Careers in Student Services day showcases University jobs

10/9/2007 | By: Staff Report  |

Some students often feel the University of Nevada, Reno runs itself. But they're wrong. And Career Development will be showcasing campus jobs through their "Careers in Student Services Day" on October 9 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room in the Jot Travis Student Union.

A panel of professionals with student service jobs on campus will explain how students can get involved with Student Services for a possible career choice. Students are encouraged to be inquisitive and come with questions in mind.

Whether a student wants to stay on the UNR campus or transfer to another university doing a student services job, the panel is designed to help students achieve their goals.

Rita Escher, the Interim Associate Vice President of Student Success Services, Jerry Marczynski, the Associate Vice President of Student Life Services and Idonas Hughes, the assistant director of residential life are on the panel. Two students from the College Student Development Program are also on the panel. J.W. Lazzari and Michelle Humphries will represent the Counseling and Educational Psychology branch of UNR.

"It doesn't take much to get people to talk about their jobs," Kevin Gaw, the Director of Career Development in the Student Services Division said about the volunteer panel. "If they like their work."

He said there are plenty of career opportunities in student services for UNR graduates. Some jobs he mentioned included financial aid, residential and career development jobs.

"It's a career path," Gaw said while placing his fingers together and contracting them. "We call it the hidden career path."

Gaw and Pru Jones, the Career Counselor for Career Development organized the event.

"It's (student service jobs) a serious profession that has it's own research," Pru Jones said with a delicate, soft voice. "It's not a last resort."


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