Student Life at UT has been playing a large role in the NODA organization in recent years, and this year isn’t going to be any different.
Lindsey Snow, coordinator in New Student & Family Programs, was recently selected as the Career Development co-coordinator for the NODA Graduate Student Network. The Graduate Student Network fosters learning, supports, and offers professional development for NODA’s graduate student members. The Network achieves this by creating opportunities for graduate students to connect with peers and professionals, assisting in the transition from graduate student to becoming a new professional, and foster career development opportunities that allow students to clarify career goals, explore professional values, and learn successful job search strategies.
Eddie Higginbotham, associate director of New Student & Family Programs, recently published a chapter in the latest NODA publication, Building Successful Foundations: Best Practices in Orientation, Transition, & Retention. Additionally, Eddie will be hosting the national 2020 Annual Conference held in Minneapolis, MN!
James Kelly, coordinator in New Student & Family Programs, will also become more involved in NODA this year as he was selected as a member of the 2019 NODA Annual Conference Graduate Student Symposium (GSS) Faculty! The GSS is a symposium designed to support masters-level graduate students by providing workshops, mentoring opportunities, and networking with professionals and peers. The symposium offers sessions on a variety of topics to assist with professional development and the transition from graduate student to Orientation, Transition, & Retention professional.
Additionally, the University of Tennessee Knoxville was selected to host the NODA Region 6 Conference in 2021, where Lindsey and James will be co-hosts the conference.
With the involvement of staff members like Lindsey, James, and Eddie, there is sure to be a long-lasting and strong relationship between NODA and the University of Tennessee!
Today, NODA is an international association comprised of professional administrators, students, faculty, and related organizations. The Association strives to attract a pluralistic membership and leadership, which endeavors to facilitate the professional development of its members. NODA is further dedicated to inter-association cooperation, the advancement of professional and ethical standards, and the production of scholarly works.