Careers in Student Affairs (CSAM) is a month-long initiative, each October. CSAM is dedicated to the celebration of a career in student affairs, education and awareness in the profession, and engagement with professional associations and peers in the field. More directly, the goals of Careers in Student Affairs Month are to:

  • Celebrate the field of student affairs through opportunities to reflect on individual journeys and experiences
  • Provide professional development for student affairs administrators in higher education
  • Encourage and promote the profession in order to grow the field of student affairs
  • Cultivate spaces for dialogue related to pertinent topics within student affairs

The theme for CSAM18 is Magnify Your Lens. As a field, student affairs and higher education have a scope that reaches farther than just our campus communities. Careers in Student Affairs Month (CSAM) 2018 explores the impact that members of the profession have on our students, our colleagues, and our communities on campus and beyond to create safer, more inclusive, and more productive communities for all.

This year we will feature the following events to learn more about what Warren College Student Affairs does, including:

All Month Long

Warren College CSAM Photo Challenge

On the Warren College Instagram page @ucsdwarren

Check out our Instagram for our CSAM photo challenge which will feature a new photo on Wednesday's and Friday's. Each day has a new topic so follow us on Instagram and don't miss out!

Friday, October 12

Instagram Live Q & A -  With Warren Program Assistant, Saniesa Thomas

10:00-11:00 AM, On the Warren College Instagram page @ucsdwarren

Join our Program Assistant, Saniesa Thomas, on IG Live where she will be answering questions about Student Affairs and her under-graduate experience that led up to her current career journey. Saniesa is a native San Diegan who graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She recently celebrated her first year working at UCSD with Warren College. 

Friday, October 19

Careers in Student Affairs Panel

2:00-3:15 PMWarren JK Wood Lounge (map)

Join Warren College Student Affairs and Residential life Staff as they share their personal experiences about their professional journeys that led them to work in higher education. 

Saturday, October 20

Western Regional Careers in Student Affairs Day

8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Cal Poly Pomona

The Western Regional Careers in Student Affairs Day (WRCSAD) is a multifaceted professional development event that seeks to promote the profession to talented and diverse individuals and to retain current professionals by meeting their career-oriented professional development needs. This day-long conference is targeted to a wide audience including undergraduate students, graduate students, as well as new and experienced professionals in student affairs. If you would like to attend, register via  Eventbrite

Friday, October 26

Brunch With the Dean - With Warren College Dean of Student Affairs Kafele Khalfani

10:00-11:00 AM. Warren College (EBU3B) Medium Conference Room

Join Dean Khalfani for a catered breakfast where he will be available to talk about his journey to becoming the Dean of Student Affairs. Dean Khalfani has been working in student affairs since he became an orientation leader during his undergrad at Syracuse University. 

Careers in Student Affairs Month Mixer

3:00-4:30 PM, Zanzibar at the Loft (Price Center)

Mix and mingle with other undergraduates, graduate students, and student affairs professionals to learn more about a career in student affairs and opportunities through the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program. 

Monday, October 29

Careers in Student Affairs Month Mixer

10:00-11:30 AM, Zanzibar at the Loft (Price Center)

Mix and mingle with other undergraduates, graduate students, and student affairs professionals to learn more about a career in student affairs and opportunities through the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program.