Spring is typically job search season in student affairs. Departments are looking to hire the best people for their open positions and student affairs professionals (whether they are recent graduates of master’s professional preparation programs or mid- or senior-level professionals), may be engaging in the #SAsearch. How can you make the most of conferences and placement opportunities? How can you effectively network and connect with future employers? What are the strategies for launching an effective job search in student affairs? On this episode of Student Affairs Live, host Heather Shea Gasser connects with three student affairs leaders to discuss the #SAsearch process and tips for career development.  Joining Heather are Mallory Bower, Dr. Patrick Love, and Antonio Pee. Please read the detailed bios of the panelists below. We welcome your questions, comments, and insights throughout the show. Please tweet to #higheredlive or @higheredlive.


Episode Host

Heather Shea

Heather Shea

Heather Shea's career in student affairs spans nearly two decades and five different campuses, and involves experience in many different functional areas including residence life, multicultural affairs, women’s centers, student activities, leadership development, and commuter/nontraditional student services–she identifies as a student affairs generalist. Heather is currently serving as the director of Women*s Student Services in the Division of Student Affairs at Michigan State University having just completed her Ph.D. in MSU's HALE (Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education) Program. She completed her master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Colorado State University in 2000. Connect with Heather on Twitter at @heather_shea_


Mallory Bower

Mallory is a career coach who’s on a mission to find out what makes people “tick.” She has dedicated her work life to helping college students and professionals find fulfilling careers that fit with their unique talents. She is the Associate Director of Career Services and a Professor of Communication Studies at SUNY Oswego. Connect with Mallory on Twitter at @MalloryBower.


Dr. Patrick Love

Patrick is the Vice President for Student Affairs at NYIT. As a veteran administrator at many levels and as a former student affairs grad program professor for 17 years, he has spent a great deal of time participating in, studying, observing, and advising about all aspects of the student affairs job search process. His new book, Unconventional Perspectives on the Student Affairs Job Search: Getting the Position You Want, will soon be published. Connect with Patrick on Twitter at @pglove33.


Antonio Pee

Antonio serves as assistant director for residence education at Michigan State University. In this role, Antonio leads the North residential neighborhood and oversees the training needs of the residence education team. Antonio is active in several higher education professional associations and has several years of experience working with new and young professionals through placement exchanges. Connect with Antonio on Twitter at @AntonioLPee.