Lessons in Student Affairs
In the field of Student Affairs/ Student Services, one question you must always ask yourself is how important is it for you to change campuses? Or if changing campuses is not critical right now, how about changing departments? The reason why I bring up this question is this week will be my last at Napa Valley College. Since I finished my Masters, I’ve been asking myself how important is it that I stay at Napa and is that what I want when I look back 10 years or even 20 years from now. And in the end, that question was a huge motivator for me to look outside of Napa for work and the 1 hour commute one way I have now 😉
I knew in my heart that I wanted to experience more than Napa and that was okay. I encourage you too to think about that as you look ahead or even ponder the thought. Change can also help you refuel your passion for Student Affairs and daily energy it takes to work along side and advise college students. I’m going to miss a lot of people. I will miss the beautiful Napa Valley and my drives through the miles and miles of vines. I will miss the diverse students and their out of the blue ideas and positive energy. The best part though, is that when I look back, I will always have the experience of working at Napa Valley College.