Student Affairs/College Counseling students will complete their field placements in at least two different areas of focus. All SACC students are encouraged to work at both a two-year and four-year institution or a public and private institution to understand the diversity of campus environments. This will allow you more marketability when you graduate.
Student Affairs/College Counseling students have reciprocal agreements with Brookdale Community College, Ocean County College, Felician College, Georgian Court University, and The College of New Jersey. Students may intern at select offices at Rutgers University. Students typically intern in offices such as student activities, judicial affairs/student conduct, first-year experience, academic advising, Equal Opportunity Fund (EOF), TRIO, residence life, study abroad, international student services, fraternity/sorority life, orientation, career development, service learning, or admissions.
Student Affairs Skills
- Demonstrate professional counseling knowledge, skills, and dispositions including warmth, genuineness, respect, unconditional positive regard, and empathy in interactions with students, classmates, staff, and faculty.
- Demonstrate the ability to accept and integrate feedback, and to express feelings effectively and appropriately.
- Demonstrate awareness of your impact on others and accept personal responsibility for your knowledge, behavior, and attitudes.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and compliance with the ACPA & NASPA Codes of Ethics and other relevant ethical codes, regulations, and standards of conduct and continuously monitor your own performances accordingly.
- Demonstrate Behavior as a professional counselor and student affairs professional.
Outcomes for Student Affairs
- Exposure to at least two functional areas of student affairs or higher education
- Opportunities to concurrently earn endorsements for Licensed Professional Counselor credential or National Certified Counselor (NCC)
- Development of ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies for Student Affairs Professionals
- Ability to teach students to demonstrate leadership and decision-making through programming
- Ability to incorporate and develop social justice and student development plans and goals that incorporates adult development of individuals in a multicultural society.
- Ability to facilitate the knowledge of diverse student populations utilizing a developmental perspective.
- Ability to apply college student development theory and best practice programs to facilitate student success and career development
- Ability to utilize a critical lens about current trends across higher education