Careers In student affairs month

Careers in Student Affairs (CSAM) is a month-long initiative that takes place each October. CSAM is dedicated to the celebration of a career in student affairs and helps educate future student affairs professionals. 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


month-long discounts

Use code CSAM10 to take 10% off any ACPA24 registration through 31 October

NEW GRADUATE/DOCTORAL MEMBERS: use code NewCSAM to take 20% off!


October Professional Development

5 October

Enhancing faculty interaction with students: The faculty-in-residence experience
Presented by ACPA’s Commission for Housing and Residential Life

7 October

2023 California College Personnel Association Fall Institute
Presented by the California College Personnel Association

11 October @ 6:30pm ET

Instagram LIVE CSAM Chat
Presented by ACPA President Heather Shea & Vice President Rachel Aho

16 October

Michigan Chapter Annual Conference
Presented by the Michigan College Personnel Association

19 October

Lucky Winner: Using a Lottery System to Hire Student Staff
Presented by ACPA’s Commission for Housing and Residential Life

19 October

Second-Year Student programming and development
Presented by ACPA’s Commission for Student Involvement

20 October

South Carolina College Personnel Association Fall 2023 Drive-In Conference
Presented by the South Carolina College Personnel Association

23 October
Implementing A Professional Fellowship Program: Learning Pathways for Career Progression
Presented by ACPA’s Senior-Level Community of Practice

26 October

Careers in Student Affairs Month: Functional Area Panel
Presented by ACPA’s Graduate Student and New Professional Community of Practice

involvement opportunities

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