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Brian LeDuc

I can’t help but identify some of the striking resemblances of Student Affairs (and academia) and the American structure of major league baseball, working through an undergrad (AAA, farm league), application and acceptance (tryouts) for  Master’s programs (AA), going through the Placement Exchange (the draft) and then the pros, and becoming a professional in the field.  And the land donated to create my undergraduate University (RWU) built on farm land just reinforced the pun and analogy.  Thus, Student Affairs: Farm League

I am a graduate of Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island with a degree in Psychology. Originally from Rutland, Massachusetts, I now call Grand Prairie, Texas my home. I am interested in a career in Student Affairs Administration and Higher Education, and am currently pursuing a master’s degree from Texas A&M University!  Additionally, I hold a position as a student representative on the NACA Board of Directors.  If you like what I have to say and want to get to know more about me, follow me on Twitter!

Outside of my academic and professional pursuits, I love music. I play guitar, and I have performed in a variety of venues from coffee houses to campus-wide events. I enjoy editing videos, and do plenty of surfing the web. I am a novice in the ways of  social networking and blogging, but I am always working to learn new things and pass on what I can!

My Interest in Student Affairs…

I entered RWU as a Business student, focused on getting a Marketing degree, ultimately planning to be an ad executive.  Needless to say, I got the Student Affairs bug.  I changed majors, and started to think about what I wanted to do more intentionally.  I started talking to professionals in the field about what it would take, and more importantly, what I could do to get there.  I focused on finding those opportunities, and continued to focus on my goals, allowing them to evolve with my interests from my experiences.  Looking back, I can say that I’ve had a wide variety of experiences, working with departments throughout the division of student affairs, including Career Services, Student Activities, Student Government Leadership Programs, Orientation, Residence Life, and Service Learning.  Being able to define my career goals early definitely opened the doors for some fantastic experiences, but fear not; students with far less student affairs experience have succeeded in the field.  I have met RA turned Directors and Deans, and Resident Directors who did enough to have their alma mater named in their honor.  It’s all about your plan, and what you do with your experience.

A mentor in the field once told me “…without a plan, the future is an unkown and can be intimidating. With your plans and goals for the future, it is bright and with limitless possibilities.”

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