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Transcript of UCONN HESA Program

December 1, 2017

Final Recommendation Deadline:
December 15, 2017
Application Timeline
Graduate Assistantships
Typical options posted online at

Finalized positions available to the HESA Class of 2020 will be posted in late November.

Full Tuition waiver
provided to all students who are granted assistantships. (Graduate Fees still apply. Roughly $1000/semester. Payroll deduction plans available)

For the 2017 – 2018 academic year, the typical Graduate Assistant stipend for a nine-month appointment is
HESA Academic Basis
The core of the HESA program is a 44-credit hour curriculum featuring classes taught by student affairs practitioners as well as full-time faculty scholars.

Cohort Model

Class of 2018: 19
Class of 2019: 19
Admissions Webinar
Core Competencies
Semester 1
• EDLR-5102 Assessment, Evaluation, and Research in Student Affairs I
• EDLR-5105 Structured Group Interventions in Student Affairs
• EDLR-5122 College Student Development: Programs and Services
• EDLR-5092 Practicum in Higher Education

Semester 2
• EDLR-5103 Assessment, Evaluation, and Research in Student Affairs II
• EDLR-5117 The College Student
• EDLR-5119 The Law, Ethics, and Decision Making in Student Affairs
• EDLR-5092 Practicum in Higher Education

Semester 3
• EDLR-5108 Leadership Challenges in Higher Education
• EDLR-5126 Leading Toward a Multicultural Educational Environment
• EDLR-5092 Practicum in Higher Education
• Elective

Semester 4
• EDLR-5118 Seminar in Higher Education
• EDLR-5107 Resource Management Issues in Student Affairs
• Elective

The Road to Follow...
Questions/Answers from Webinar RSVP Responses
A Storied Tradition
www.hesa.uconn.edu | Questions? Email hesa@uconn.edu during the presentation!

www.hesa.uconn.edu Questions? Email hesa@uconn.edu during the presentation!

www.hesa.uconn.edu Questions? Email hesa@uconn.edu during the presentation!

www.hesa.uconn.edu Questions? Email hesa@uconn.edu during the presentation!

Interview Days!
February 18-19, 2018
Don't Hesitate to Contact the Program!
Rico Destinvil
, HESA Graduate Assistant
Facebook: "
UConn HESA Masters Program
• Assistant Residence Hall Director (ARHD)
• Rainbow Center GA
• College of Liberal Arts and Sciences -
Alumni Relations GA
• Student Activities GA
• Center for Career Development GA
• Careers for the Common Good GA
• Educational Leadership - HESA Program GA
• Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center GA
• Student Union and Programming GA (1st year Union, 2nd year Programming)
• Women's Center GA

Others TBD

Graduate Assistantships Continued...
Questions/Answers from Webinar RSVP Responses Continued...
Interaction with faculty/practitioners in assistantships?
How is the living area around the university?(Weather included)
What types of experiences or qualifications are you looking for to stand out on a resume or in an interview?
Letters of Recommendation tips?
What makes UConn's program different from the rest of the bunch?
What's a typical day like for a HESA student at UConn?
Additional Opportunities for Students!
Advise Greek Organizations
Advise "Alternative Break" Trips
Graduate Student Organizations
UConn Student Affairs Association (UCSAA)
Volunteer with on-campus events
Professional organization local involvement
www.hesa.uconn.edu Questions? Email hesa@uconn.edu during the presentation!

The dreaded GRE...
Personal Statement
Academic backgrounds of HESA students
Nearby institutions to complete practica experiences?
Masters Thesis option?
What is the percentage of students getting jobs after graduation?
What support does HESA provide in the job search?
Separate GA application?
Requirements for Admission
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university!
(finishing undergrad first is key!)
A cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 for the entire undergraduate record,

-A G.P.A. of at least 3.2 for the last two undergraduate years,

-Excellent work in the entire final undergraduate year (3.5 or

-Graduate work with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 or better.
(any of these will suffice)
A Day in the Life...
Semester 1
-When do students find out about Interview Day Invitations?
*Not a final list!
A Day in the Life...
Semester 3
Apply research and theories
to promote success of college students
Create programs that foster student learning
such as teaching college students or facilitating leadership experiences
Work effectively

advising and helping individual students and student groups
Demonstrate an

understanding of multicultural issues and competencies

in higher education and act in ways that

promote inclusive practice
Integrate an

understanding of the context of higher education
including the history and organization of the student affairs profession, legal principles, and the academic mission of colleges and universities
Manage and develop resource
including program budgets, staff, information technologies, and strategic plans
Solve problems that require

effective communication, thoughtful decision making, coping with ambiguity, and managing conflict

genuine professional issues by

interpreting and applying qualitative and quantitative research techniques

and by
developing evaluations

of programs and services
Develop a

professional identity

based on ethical principles, career goals, and careful reflection

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