Students Bring Home the Passion

Students gather a lot of useful information at the NextGen graduate preparation fair.

Students gather a lot of useful information at the NextGen graduate preparation fair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAS VEGAS — What happens this week in Las Vegas probably should not stay in Vegas!

That’s because one of my favorite clients, the 7,500-member American College Personnel Association, is meeting here and I am lucky to be shooting their conference. This group represents some of the less visible heroes of the American university and college experience. ACPA represents the professionals in higher education who are not faculty, such as housing administrators, guidance counselors and academic advisors.

A name tag with memories and accomplishments.

A name tag with memories and accomplishments.

Simply stated: These are the folks who make it possible for students to show-up for class ready to learn.

No where is the passion for students more lively than at the group’s NextGen Conference, a two-tab confab held during the week for students contemplating careers in student affairs. It’s fun watching and photographing the students as they get to know each other and have some good conservations with the various educators about where they might pursue graduate study.

For me, it is gratifying to work with an organization that appreciates having good photography for their events. They use the images throughout the year and know that strong imagery advances their mission, keeps sponsors informed and shows donors that they’re succeeding in their work.

The graduate preparation fair gives students a chance to meet with a variety of graduate programs.

The graduate preparation fair gives students a chance to meet with a variety of graduate programs.

Prospective graduate students get to hear from their peers about their experiences.

Prospective graduate students get to hear from their peers about their experiences.

The students come ready to learn -- and have some laughs, too.

The students come ready to learn — and have some laughs, too.

Students from different schools and different geographic locations get to share their campus experiences and make new friends.

Students from different schools and different geographic locations get to share their campus experiences.

The NextGen Conference is a time to make new friends who are likely to be future colleagues.

The NextGen Conference is a time to make new friends who are likely to be future colleagues.

Each school has literature on hand and the students scoop it up like snacks.

Each school has literature on hand and the students scoop it up like snacks.

The conference gets underway with a day-long workshop.

The conference gets underway with a day-long workshop.

It's time to listen, learn and hear a pitch from a college recruiting graduate students.

It’s time to listen, learn and hear a pitch from a college recruiting graduate students.

 

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