Career Central Programming

Career Central Snapshot Sessions

Taking place within Career Central during standard program block times, these 30- or 60-minute sessions focus on any topic that is relevant to the career development, preparation, or advancement of attendees. These sessions may take any form—presentation, panel, facilitated discussion, or workshop—and are meant to support and educate undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, and faculty from all levels of career experience.

The ACPA18 Career Central Snapshot Sessions line-up includes:

  • “From Proposal to Presentation”
  • “Help, My Flame is Going Out: Compassion Fatigue in Student Affairs”
  • “Social Identity Work: Getting Personal to Maximize Your Professional Impact”
  • “Working Together to Survive the First-Time Faculty Job Search”
  • “Choices in the What, Where, and How of the Doctoral Pursuit”
  • “White Female Supervising Black Faculty in the Middle East”
  • “Navigating the Mid-Manager Role Using Radical Candor”
  • “Higher Education to Corporate: Lessons, Insights, and Tips for Transition”
  • “Becoming Scholar Practitioners: Higher Level Practice in Higher Education”
  • “#Making Moves: Shifting Gears Between Functional Areas of Higher Education”
  • “Surviving vs. Thriving as a First-Year Minoritized Doctoral Student”
  • “Leadership Strategies to Manage Change”
  • “Campus Service as a New Professional”
  • “Decolonizing Myths about Employment and Professionalism in Student Affairs”

Career Central Pathways Discussion Sessions

Taking place within the Career Central space during standard program block times, these new, 60-minute sessions are designed to assist participants from all levels of experience and backgrounds in exploring various functional areas within higher education and student affairs. Join these sessions for informal discussions with ACPA entity group leaders and current professionals in these areas to learn more about career trajectories, specific competencies, job titles, ways to gain relevant skills and market your experiences, and other considerations for entering into these roles.

The ACPA18 Career Central Pathways Discussion Sessions line-up includes:

  • “Career Central Pathway Discussions: Enrollment, Assessment, Academic Affairs, Career Services”
  • “Career Central Pathway Discussions: Transition Programs, Specific Population Support Services”
  • “Career Central Pathway Discussions: Social Identities and Social Justice Programs”
  • “Career Central Pathway Discussions: Residence Life and Student Engagement Programs”
  • “Career Central Pathway Discussions: Student Safety, Success, and Support Services”

Career Central Roundtable Dialogue Sessions

Taking place within Career Central during standard program block times, these new, 60-minute sessions are designed to connect attendees with current professionals holding underrepresented and marginalized identities among various career trajectories within higher education and student affairs, facilitate candid conversations surrounding social identity and career trajectories in relation to the operational side of functional areas, and serve as an informal space for convention attendees to engage in meaningful and transparent conversations about career trajectories within higher education.

The ACPA18 Career Central Roundtable Dialogue Sessions line-up includes:

  • “Career Central Roundtable Dialogues: Navigating the Beginning of Your Career”
  • “Career Central Roundtable Dialogues:  Navigating the Middle of Your Career”
  • “Career Central Roundtable Dialogues:  Navigating Senior Level Higher Education Administration”
  • “Career Central Roundtable Dialogues: Making the Switch to Faculty”
  • “Career Central Roundtable Dialogues: Engaging the Student Affairs Job Search”