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University of Connecticut Division of Student Affairs

Introduction to Student Affairs: Preparation and Practice (ELDR 3298)

A course for undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in student affairs.

Introduction to Student Affairs: Preparation and Practice:

  • 10 week accelerated course
  • One credit
  • Class meets once per week for two hours
  • Utilizes a combination of readings, class sessions, projects, and experiential learning opportunities. The assignments and course structure for Spring 2014 will be similar to those outlined in this previous syllabus.

Students must apply to be considered for the course. To apply students must:

  • Submit a personal interest statement.

Your personal interest statement should be sent as a word document. Responses should be typed using a 12 point font, one inch margins and cannot exceed 400 words. Please list your name, PeopleSoft number, class standing and major on your personal interest statement.

Your personal interest statement should address the following:

  • Discuss some of the activities in which you have been involved, and any leadership positions you have held, at UConn.
  • Describe why you want to enroll in Student Affairs: Preparation and Practice as well as your interest in the field of Student Affairs. The statement should indicate why you are interested in student affairs as a possible career.

The course will be offered in the spring 2014 semester on Fridays from 10:10 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. The application process has begun. Please submit your personal statement by November 8th to Shana Clarke.

Questions? Email Shana Clarke, Course Coordinator and Graduate Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs

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