invitation and the
for the range of topics covered and the list of 25 speakers and
The keynote speaker is
founder of the Centerpoint Institute for Life and Career Renewal,
and recipient of a National Career Development Association
Outstanding Career Practitioner Award.
from schools without dedicated career staff will also greatly
benefit from attending. One 2012 first-time attendee wrote:
"I have many roles as a program
director, advisor and faculty member. Students ask me for career
advice in all of those roles, and I often feel limited in my ability
to respond. Attending NASPAA’s Career Professionals Conference
helped me learn about opportunities and strategies so my students
can launch exciting and challenging careers. I was surprised by how
much I learned about internships, federal government hiring, etc. I
attend multiple academic conferences each year and found this one to
be especially useful and worthwhile."
George Dougherty, Jr., PhD
Director, Master of Public Policy and Management degree program
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of
The conference will be
generously hosted by the
University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs.
The conference will kick off
Dec. 11, with a welcome reception and dinner. The conference will run all day Thursday - Friday, December
12-13, with a group dinner outing Thursday.
The registration fee is $200, which
includes breakfast and lunch both days.
have a room block at the Hotel Deca,
located right off the UW campus, a 12-minute walk from the Evans
School (see directions).
Seattle is served by
Sea-Tac International (SEA), 25-30 minutes from campus. Information on
ground transportation is available
We will post a "ride board" before the conference, to arrange
shared cab or shuttle rides. It worked really well last year!
magazine for a sample of the many things the city offers!
Conference Planning Committee
Tamara Schaps, Washington chair
Kristin Scheyer, Washington events coordinator
Anita Nichols, Carnegie Mellon
Brendan Hardy, Colorado-Denver
Cecille Cabacungan, UC Berkeley
Denise Riebman, George Washington
Duane Bradshaw, George Mason
Heather Wright Gavitt, George Mason
Hillary Bardwell, Rutgers
Jen McLaughlin, Albany
Jennifer Carignan, American
Karen Kille, Penn
Kathy Hursh, Indiana/Purdue-Indianapolis
Megan Ouimet, Washington
Shannon Brewer, Pitt
NASPAA staff liaisons: Stuart Heiser and
Registration fees will be refunded
(less a $50 administrative fee) for cancellation requests received
by December 3, 2013. No refunds requested after that date
will be permitted.