May 23, 2014 7:23 am
by Heather Shea
Who are the next generation of student affairs professionals? What are the foundational experiences that characterize the transition between graduate school to campus positions? How do the stories about this transformation impact how they enter this profession? The book Job One 2.0: Understanding the Next Generation of Student Affairs Professionals answers these and and other questions of new professionals and those who supervise them. The book focuses on narratives written by new professionals about their introduction and transitions into Student Affairs work.
On June 4th, host Heather Shea Gasser spoke with Jill Carnaghi and Peter Magolda, the editors of Job One 2.0 and with Molly Pierson, one of the authors of a chapter in the book. Among other topics, they will discuss the books evolution since the first edition and how this volume can serve as a useful resource to all who work within Student Affairs who seek to understand and optimize the experience of new professionals. Written in a narrative format, the book highlights several central themes including job satisfaction, socialization, supervision, professional networking, professional identity, and home-work tensions. The book is published by ACPA – College Student Educators International and they describe the book as documenting “the joys and angst felt as new professionals prepare to transition from graduate school to work, search for their first Student Affairs position, assimilate campus norms, formulate a professional identity, satisfy supervisors’ expectations, mediate cultural conflicts, and remain true to their personal and professional values.”
Please view the recording of the show below or you can catch the PodCast on iTunes. Other past episodes of Student Affairs Live can be found in syndication.
Jill E. Carnaghi is an associate vice chancellor for students and dean of campus life at Washington University in St. Louis and has been there since 1997. She is very interested in new professionals’ transition to their first job and has been very involved with ACPA.
Peter Magolda is a professor in Miami University’s Student Affairs in Higher Education Program. His scholarship focuses on ethnographic studies of collegiate subcultures and critical issues in qualitative research. In 2011, he co-edited Contested Issues in Student Affairs. In 2014, he co-edited a second edition of Job one 2.0: Understanding the next generation of student affairs professionals.
Molly Pierson has served as a Residential College Director at Washington University in St. Louis since 2010 and was recently promoted to Assistant Director for Off Campus Students. She previously work at St. Louis University as the Honors Program Coordinator. She earned her M.A. in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University in 2009 and a B.A. in biology from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.