Author: Morgan Hanson

One of the aspects of the NWASAP experience that I personally feel is most energizing and valuable is our networking dinner night, a tradition that is continuing this year with a few new twists. This year, the NWASAP Board has created a restaurant sign-up sheet that asks participants to list not only their names but also their job titles and institutions, so that everyone can be more strategic about whom they want to break bread with. 

For anyone who is new—or maybe hasn’t participated in the past—here are some of the opportunities this dinner provides:

Author: Tim Caldwell

As a young professional in student affairs, I was introduced to a new phrase that shaped the way I viewed my job as a student affairs practitioner. A supervisor and mentor explained early on that our job in student life is simple; it is about “growing adults”. This phrase “growing adults” struck me as something I had never heard before.

Author: Morgan Hanson

This week, I have been thinking about (and sometimes wincing from!) the growing pains of the first year in a new job. As I new professional in the student affairs field, I have been through this transition process only twice thus far, but as I was mulling over this last year of work and thinking toward the many goals I have for next year, I decided to take some time to really think about what I had learned—in  a broad sense—from my transition years.

Author: Kelly Donaldson

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Author: Jill Powell, NWASAP Treasurer

NWASAP values transparency in our budget process.  Our registration fee this year is $265.  This helps pay for all parts of our conference and ensures we have enough money to continue moving forward as an organization. The breakdown of our registration fee is as follows: