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ELP M.Ed. Students Participate in Mock Interviews for TPE
Joren (Ren) Plunkett and Nelly Quintanilla (U of U TPE Ambassadors) collaborated with colleagues from Career Services, Housing and Residential Education (HRE) and the Division of Student Affairs to provide mock interviews for graduating students before The Placement Exchange (TPE) Event in San Antonio, TX from March 8-12. Students graduating in May 2017 M.Ed. Student Affairs Cohort had the opportunity to practice interview skills, receive feedback from Directors, and talk about the experience. It is a great way to prepare for TPE as well as other interview opportunities that are emerging at this time. Thanks to Ren and Nelly and the U of U community for supporting M.Ed. Student Affairs Students! Ren is continuing her TPE service as an intern at the 2017 Placement Exchange in San Antonio.
Current ELP M.Ed. students and faculty are at the 2016 NASPA – Student Affairs Professional in Higher Education Conference in Indianapolis, IN. On Monday night Nick Berg, George Guardado, Kyle Inselman, and Brenda Dao talked to future graduate students from across the U.S. about their experience in the M.Ed. Student Affairs Program at the NASPA Graduate School Fair. Their lived experiences were extremely educational as these undergraduates and new professionals explore graduate education.
Good luck at The Placement Exchange 2016 (TPE). U of U TPE Representative, Brenda Dao, worked with Stan Inman, Director of Career Services, to develop a mock interview program for ELP M.Ed. Student Affairs students who are engaging with the career search process at this time. Since some of these student will participate in TPE in Indianapolis, IN during the week of March 7, directors from the U of U Division of Student Affairs shared their time and expertise as potential employers for mock interviews.
Congratulations on acceptance to present at U of U C.O.D.E. Conference in March.
The purpose of the Conference on Diverse Excellence (C.O.D.E.) is to build consciousness around systems of oppression, privilege, and solidarity through a social justice lens. Members of the ELP community will be presenting their work. Devan Church, Amy Nguyen Wiscombe, Jeilani Athumani, Maria Reyes, Natalie Pinkney, Whit Chapman, and Dr. Erin Castro will share their work through the presentation titled, Pedagogy of Liberation: Teaching and re-envisioning reality and love within Higher Education. The C.O.D.E. Conference is March 29 & 30th in the Olpin Union. Check-out this great session!
Amy Nguyen Wiscombe, M.Ed. Student Affairs, will be a 2016 NCORE Student Scholar and receive a scholarship to attend the 2016 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in San Francisco in June.
Maria Reyes, M.Ed. Student Affairs, has been invited to participate on the 2016 Regional Conference Planning Committee for the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). The conference site is Boulder, CO.
Teresa Pond, M.Ed. Student Affairs, has been invited to participate on the 2016 Annual Conference Management Team for the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). The conference site is New Orleans, LA.
Brenda Dao, M.Ed. Student Affairs, has been accepted as an intern for the 2016 The Placement Exchange (TPE) in Indianapolis, IN. TPE is one of the largest placement services for student affairs professionals and is sponsored by seven national organizations at the annual NASPA Conference. In addition to supporting the Annual event, Brenda has been organizing activities for her peers in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy.
NASPA Graduate Associate Program
Congratulations to Valery Pozo! Valery has been selected to participate in the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Graduate Associate Program (GAP). This is an initiative to increase leadership opportunities of graduate students within NASPA. NASPA GAs work collaboratively with other GAs throughout the world to become another communication conduit for NASPA events, publications, and programs offerings within a campus community. Associates also have the opportunity to serve on an unofficial graduate student council, providing another perspective for NASPA student membership.
Two alumni of the master’s degree program with an emphasis in student affairs, Bobbi Davis and Jen Wozab from the class of 2012, received two of the University Academic Advising Committee (UAAC) Outstanding Academic Advising Award for 2013. Jen’s award was for an advisor who has been advising for 3 years or less and Bobbi’s award was for more than 3 years.