Advance Your Career

EDUCAUSE offers many opportunities for you to improve and advance your professional development, regardless of your career level. There are many ways to get involved in the community—volunteer at a conference or event, contribute content to a publication, join a constituent group, or become a presenter to share your experience.

Which Development Activities are Right for You?


Professional

You work as part of a team or as an individual contributor. You are looking for opportunities to become involved in the broader higher education IT community, find a mentor, and be proactive in your career development.


Manager

You're a manager or supervisor of projects and/or teams. You are looking for ways to engage with colleagues to share ideas, find proven solutions, enhance your skill sets, or explore the latest research and IT trends.


Senior Leader

You are a senior leader at the director level or above and want to refresh and broaden your perspective. You are looking to connect with peers, expand your vision, execute plans, and lead change at your institution.

Professional


 TIME INVESTMENT  LOW MEDIUM  HIGH 
COMMUNITY
Use the EDUCAUSE Member Directory to:
  • Establish your EDUCAUSE profile
  • Locate a senior member to serve as a potential job shadow opportunity
  • Start your personal network
  • Locate a senior member to serve as a mentor
Other Opportunities:
Volunteer for Informal EDUCAUSE Opportunities:
  • Focus groups, virtual communities, content reviews, and surveys
  • Advise on specialized content within your domain of expertise
Volunteer for EDUCAUSE Conference-Related Opportunities:
  • Proposal reader for special topic events
  • Join or lead a conference social media team
  • Other conference-support activities
  • Volunteer to serve on an EDUCAUSE Advisory Committee or Conference Program Committee
CONTENT
Read a Higher Education IT-Related Publication such as:
Write or Co-author an Article in a Higher Education IT-Related Publication such as:

 


 
 EVENTS  

Attend the Annual Conference or a Special Topic Event and:
  • Participate in newcomer's events
  • Use the online program and attendee list to connect with other attendees before, during, and after the event
  • Tweet about the event

 

 

 
Attend the Annual Conference or  Special Topic Events and:
  • Propose and deliver a session (e.g. face-to-face, online, poster)
  • Take advantage of EDUCAUSE Presenter Concierge services to develop and enhance your presentation skills
  • Attend other higher education information technology events

 

INSTITUTE PROGRAMS
Research EDUCAUSE Institute leadership and management programs for future career considerations



Manager

TIME INVESTMENT LOW MEDIUM HIGH
COMMUNITY
Use the EDUCAUSE Member Directory to:
  • Establish your EDUCAUSE profile
  • Find potential job shadow opportunities for your staff
  • Enhance your personal network
  • Identify opportunities to work in consulting/advisory roles with nearby institutions
  • Use the EDUCAUSE Career Center to find a position or post an open position
Volunteer for Informal EDUCAUSE Opportunities:
  • Focus groups, virtual communities, content reviews, and surveys
  • Advise on specialized content within your domain of expertise
Volunteer for EDUCAUSE Conference-Related Opportunities:
  • Proposal reader for special topic events
  • Join or lead a conference social media team
  • Other conference-support activities
  • Volunteer to serve on an EDUCAUSE Advisory Committee or Conference Program Committee

CONTENT
Read a Higher Education IT-Related Publication such as:

(Find out if your institution is a member to access specific resources)

Write or Co-author an Article in a Higher Education IT-Related Publication such as:

 

 

 
EVENTS
Attend the Annual Conference , or a Special Topic Event and:
 
Attend the Annual Conference , or a Special Topic Event and:
  • Propose and deliver a session (e.g. face-to-face, online, poster)
  • Facilitate a discussion session
  • Propose and facilitate a half- or full-day learning lab
  • Take advantage of EDUCAUSE Presenter Concierge services to develop and enhance your presentation skills
INSTITUTE PROGRAMS
  • Research EDUCAUSE Institute leadership and management programs for future career considerations







Senior Leader

 TIME INVESTMENT  LOW MEDIUM HIGH
COMMUNITY
Use the EDUCAUSE Member Directory:
  • Establish your EDUCAUSE profile
  • Be shadowed in your job
  • Strengthen your network
  • Identify other CIOs/CTOs/CAO's/VPs and develop opportunities for staff to work in consulting/advisory roles
  • Use the EDUCAUSE Career Center to find a position or post an open position
CONTENT
Read a Higher Education IT-Related Publication such as:

(Find out if your institution is a member to access specific resources)

Write or Co-author an Article in a Higher Education IT-Related Publication such as:
 
EVENTS
Attend the Annual Conference, or Special Topic Events and:
Attend the Annual Conference or  Special Topic Events and:
  • Attend other higher education information technology events
INSTITUTE PROGRAMS
Suggest your staff apply for a scholarship to attend the EDUCAUSE Institute New IT Managers Program, Management Program, or Learning Technology Leadership Program
Serve as Director or Faculty for one of the EDUCAUSE Institute Programs: