Careers in Student Affairs Conference

2017 Careers in Student Affairs Conference 

Careers in SA 2017


Sunday, October 22, 2017
The University of Akron
Grand Ballroom of the Student Union
303 Carroll St.
Akron, Ohio 44325
8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

The Careers in Student Affairs conference is designed for undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students interested in pursuing graduate studies and careers in Student Affairs.

The Careers in Student Affairs Conference Offers Opportunities to:

  • Participate in a Graduate School Fair where you will learn about program options and requirements
  • Network with Student Affairs practitioners
  • Get motivated to seek a career in Student Affairs
  • Meet peers interested in Student Affairs and begin to build relationships
  • Discover career tracks in Student Affairs

Schedule at a Glance

Location: The University of Akron Student Union Grand Ballroom

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast 
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM Conference Opening
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Program Session I
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM  Program Session II
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM OCPA Board Meeting
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Graduate School Fair

Preparing for the Job Search

(Primary Audience: Graduate Students)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch & Keynote Address

Presentation of Awards

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Program Session III
2:25 PM - 3:10 PM Program Session IV
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Program Session V


Conference Information & Forms

Registration for the OCPA Careers in Student Affairs Conference is $30 for all attendees.

Conference Registration for Current OCPA Members and those who wish to join OCPA:

If you are a current member of OCPA, please login to the Constituent Portal and register for the conference through your account.

If you are not a member of OCPA and would like to join, please visit our OCPA Member Registration Form to complete your membership and then register through the Constituent Portal.

Conference Registration for Non-OCPA Members who do not wish to Register with OCPA:

If you wish to attend the conference without becoming a member of OCPA, please complete the Non-Member Conference Registration

Call for Programs - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Submit a Program Proposal for the Careers in Student Affairs Conference! Attention graduate students, new professionals, and functional area experts - apply to present to an audience of students considering a career and/or advanced studies in Student Affairs. Presentations should focus on the conference theme, Discover Student Affairs, but can span a wide array of topics.

  • Professional Skills and Development (professioanl dress, etiquette, etc)
  • Competencies for Graduate School/Student Affairs (time management, balance, etc)
  • Cultivating Mentoring Relationships
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Functional Area Spotlights
  • Selecting a Graduate Assistantship
  • And More!

Submissions for Program Proposals are currently open and will close on Friday, September 15, 2017. If you are interested in presenting at the Conference, please submit your program proposal using our Program Proposal Form

Campus Map

Conference Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017

For more information, contact the Conference Co-Chairs:

David Vale – david.vale112@gmail.com

Henrique Alvim – halvim@walsh.edu