My friend gave this advice a while ago, know what specific field in student affairs you want to concentrate in. I’ve always known that I wanted to work in a multicultural center but it dawned on me that I should think of at least three field in student affairs that I want to specialize in. But with reflecting and visiting my Alma Matter, I realized that aside form working in a multicultural center, I would love to work in a department or center that deals with high school/potential student outreach and retention of the student body- of course I’d love it even more if it specifically dealt with historically underrepresented communities in higher education. Then with my friends running for offices and with my experience having been somewhat part of ASUCI, I’d really love the chance to work in student government. I’d love to somewhat see it in a different perspective that beyond petty politics, the students who run and win these offices makes a difference for the student body.
I like to think about the future and with my interest in higher education and my fascination with research regarding this particular academic discipline, it’s making me think about putting Higher Education as my topic pick for a PhD program when I apply 5 years after getting my MA/M.Ed in Higher Ed/ Student Affairs.