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Career Story: Educational Administrator At A University

Educational Administrator At A University

Job Title: Educational Administrator In Higher Education

Type of Company: I work for a private higher education just outside of Boston.

Education: BA in History, Bridgewater State College, MPA, Bridgewater State College

Previous Experience: I started in a temp position in a public sector college and then moved into a more permanent position within graduate admissions in that same college prior to my current position in a different university.

Job Tasks: My primary responsibility is to assist students in the application process for applying to a program within a graduate school at the University. I provide important information about application documents and guidance necessary for each student wishing to further his/her education. I provide academic counseling and advising for students just beginning school to those students looking to graduate in the near future. I assist students seeking financial assistance and those students seeking academic guidance in courses.

In addition, I coordinate various events including graduation ceremonies. I also provide daily office support such as phone and email support for my team members.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of the job is the day to day interaction with students that are excited to learn more about their chosen career path and being involved in an educational setting. The worst part is dealing with sensitive issues such as academic integrity which includes plagiarism.

In addition, the other worst part is contacting those student who receive failing grades in courses.

Job Tips: Although it may be difficult to enter the higher education environment, do not give up. It is a very rewarding field to see new students begin his/her academic career and follow his/her progress through until graduation.

Management courses, organization behavior/development courses and computer skills are very helpful when working in an office setting. In addition, public speaking is an important part of higher education since several presentations and meetings are constantly occurring.

A communication course or public speaking course is very beneficial in this career.

Additional Thoughts: What surprises people the most about my career is the benefits associated with working at a higher education institution. There are discounts on attending courses at my specific institution or elsewhere. There is vacation time and health benefits available which is extremely important. The ability to attend campus events on various current events or issues is readily available during office hours.

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