HECSA: Career Opportunities

A Career in Student Affairs Might be a Good Fit for You if You:

  • Enjoy working with students
  • Enjoy the college or university campus environment
  • Have the initiative and interest in pursuing an advanced degree
  • Have good planning, communication, and leadership skills
  • Want to make a difference in other college students’ lives
  • Crave an exciting and dynamic career
  • Enjoy helping others to reach their full potential


Career Opportunities:

Graduates are employed in a wide variety of higher education and non-profit settings. Here is a list of positions (job titles) that our recent graduates have secured:

  • Academic Advisor
  • Associated Students Manager
  • Athletics Academic Advisor
  • Business Employee Trainer
  • Career and Life coach
  • Career Counselor
  • Community College Counselor
  • Community Mental Health and Outreach Worker
  • Dean of Student Services
  • Disability Counselor
  • Disability Services Coordinator
  • Director of Extended Opportunity Programs & Services
  • Educational Opportunity Programs Counselor
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Graduate Student Thesis Advisor
  • Health and Wellness Educator
  • Health Professions Advisor
  • Housing and Residential Life Coordinator
  • Judicial Affairs Director
  • Mediator
  • Multicultural Center Coordinator
  • Non-profit Program Manager
  • Orientation Programs Coordinator
  • Probation Officer
  • Recreational Sports Coordinator
  • Study Abroad Advisor
  • Student Life and Leadership Coordinator
  • Transfer Center Counselor
  • University/ Community College Athletic Coach
  • Upward Bound Advisor

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