Spring Break Was Amazing!

First of all, I must apologize for how long it has been since I’ve posted here.  Life has been outrageously busy!  All for the good though.  My plans for school and work have changed so many times over the past couple months.  I’ve gone back and forth from graduating in December to staying until May 2011.  I have finally decided that I will be staying in Oswego until next May.  I just can’t let go yet!

I attended a conference in Boston this past weekend for ACPA (American College Personnel Association) and LOVED it!  My dream is to work in student affairs at a college or university and ACPA is an organization for student affairs professionals.  I was able to meet other students who want to work in student affairs.  It was an amazing experience.  I never realized how intense my emotions could get when I meet people who have as much passion as I do about where they want to work.  I was able to meet so many incredible people who have experienced graduate school and the beginning of their careers in student affairs.  They were so inspirational and motivating.  The conference was two days and it was called NextGen for next generation, obviously :-)  It was preceding the annual ACPA Convention.  Can I just say SO MUCH FUN!  Melissa and Sean were amazing, they were the coordinators of the program and did a wonderful job.  I learned so much and connected to so many people.  I know I have made so many new friends.

I have decided to stay at Oswego for multiple reasons.  1. I want to be a student for one more year.  I love college and everything that is offered to me. 2. I have the opportunity to take part in a fellowship next year in student affairs.  The fellowship will give me the chance to travel and work at other colleges. 3. If I stay the full year and apply to graduate schools for the Fall 2011 semester then I’ll have more opportunities for graduate assistantships.

I have a lot of homework to do, so I must go now.  Don’t worry, I will be posting much more often than I have been.

About the Author

Steven DiMarzo is starting his graduate studies in mental health counseling at SUNY Oswego. He completed his bachelor's in human development in May, and served as president of Student Association during his senior year.
Email: dimarzo@oswego.edu
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