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Student Affairs and Academic Support

New Professional Symposium

The New Professional Symposium is designed to assist new student affairs professionals and graduate assistants in developing skills, gaining insight from seasoned professionals and networking with colleagues.  The symposium aims to help UofSC professionals integrate into their roles while encouraging them to keep pace with best practices and trends in the field.

Call for Proposals

The Professional Development Team invites proposals for presentations or educational sessions by Dec. 1. To submit your proposal, fill out the form below.


The 2021 New Professional Symposium will be 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 7, 2021 and is tentatively planned to be held online. It's open to Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support staff members and graduate assistants who have fewer than two years of experience in the field.

The symposium will feature presentations and discussions on an array of topics and issues, including:

  • Life Balance
  • Supervision
  • Networking and Mentoring
  • Professional Identity
  • Change Management
  • Personal Finances
  • Resources at UofSC



Register to attend the online symposium or submit a presentation proposal.

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