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Old 07-01-2016, 12:23 PM
 
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I live in Illinois but am trying to leave next year. I graduated in May 2015, and still have no hopes of getting a teaching job in southern Illinois. I was lucky enough to get promoted at Sylvan Learning and am now the Center Director as well as the Director of Education. I am still looking for a different career path but one that will help others; something that matters.

I am currently looking for careers in higher education. It is somewhat limited down here...not much open and most require a masters or above. I am looking for an advisor position, or something similar. Anyone have advice on how to get into higher education without a masters? Any other ideas for careers in higher education?
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Old 07-01-2016, 03:44 PM
 
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I live in Illinois but am trying to leave next year. I graduated in May 2015, and still have no hopes of getting a teaching job in southern Illinois. I was lucky enough to get promoted at Sylvan Learning and am now the Center Director as well as the Director of Education. I am still looking for a different career path but one that will help others; something that matters.

I am currently looking for careers in higher education. It is somewhat limited down here...not much open and most require a masters or above. I am looking for an advisor position, or something similar. Anyone have advice on how to get into higher education without a masters? Any other ideas for careers in higher education?
It would be difficult, given that your major was in an area that is the opposite of the level you are now seeking.

Most universities I am familiar with require master's degrees, or at the very least a bachelor's in the subject area of the advising assignment. Those I know who work as academic advisors have master's in fields such as human services, counseling, psychology and higher education administration.

It's a difficult job that requires excellent organizational skills as well as knowledge of complicated areas such as standardized testing and federal education laws.

You may be able to get an administrative university position with your current degree.
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Old 07-02-2016, 04:18 PM
 
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What kind of "advisor" position are you looking for? Academic advising? Forget it.

You might try Admissions; the entry point is typically a BA/BS degree of any kind. Keep in mind that some places will require
student employment or internship experience in Admissions. The same for HR.

There are also assorted administrative assistant positions on campus which typically don't require a degree of any kind but, again, since universities are desirable places to work, you will be competing with people who have significant experience as AAs.

Some universities have their own child care centers as well.
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:31 PM
 
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Look into corporate training, instructional design, learning designer, etc. It's still education and it pays well.
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Old 07-03-2016, 04:21 PM
 
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Perhaps university housing? Supervise RAs, work in student affairs.
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:09 PM
 
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Perhaps university housing? Supervise RAs, work in student affairs.
I guess she could look into it, but I have never seen one of these positions go to someone who didn't have a degree in college student personnel or higher education administration.
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