2023 NASPA Annual Conference

New Professionals and Graduate Students

For new and emerging professionals, the NASPA Annual Conference is the place to be for the widest array of career development and learning in student affairs! With over 700 content sessions, a wide array of networking opportunities, and a learning environment that allows you to choose your own adventure, we are excited that you will join us in Boston.

The New Professionals and Graduate Students Symposium

The New Professionals and Graduate Students Symposium pre-conference workshop, hosted by The New Professionals and Graduate Students Steering Community, is a space created for members of the SC and those new to NASPA to educate, learn, share, network, and develop professionally and personally. This opportunity allows new professionals and graduate students to utilize their first years of experience to enhance their overall effectiveness, learn from and educate others, as well as to develop personal and professional awareness. Participants are able to engage in case studies, small group dialogues, and panel discussions regarding their experiences and the current state of higher education. Add this pre-conference experience to your registration today!

Date: Sunday, April 2nd

Time: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm  Eastern Time

Doctoral Seminar

The doctoral seminar was created to provide support and information for higher education and student affairs doctoral students to help them successfully navigate the process. Faculty, administrators, and doctoral students will facilitate conversations and structured time to reflect about how to be successful in the doctoral experience. In addition to including time for networking with a variety of groups, this seminar will also expose attendees to different pathways that one can take after acquiring their doctorate. Please encourage your graduate students to register now, as space is limited for this event. 

Date: Sunday, April 2nd

Time: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm  Eastern Time

Register by Friday, March 10th. Please direct any questions to Dr. Jill Dunlap, Senior Director for Research, Policy, and Civic Engagement at [email protected]

The Doctoral Seminar is sponsored by Heartful Editor. As part of your registration for the 2023 Doctoral Seminar, Heartful Editor will provide a $100 gift to each participant to use for 2 hours of academic writing coaching and editing support at any time during their doctoral journey.

Register today!

Graduate Preparation Fair

The 2023 NASPA Graduate Preparation Fair is open to all conference attendees interested in pursuing graduate studies in higher education student affairs. College and university representatives from masters and doctoral programs around the country will be onsite to engage with participants and provide information about their respective programs.

Date: Sunday, April 2nd

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The New Professionals and Graduate Students' Reception

This is an excellent opportunity to connect with the New Professionals and Graduate Students Steering Committee leadership team and network with other new professionals and graduate students.

Date:  Monday, 4/3/2023
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM