Haley is a first-year Master's student in the EPPL Higher Education Program and a graduate assistant for Student Accessibility Services at William & Mary.
"For my undergraduate, I studied public administration and social work at Texas State University, and I knew from that experience that I wanted to complete my graduate degree at a smaller, more academically rigorous institution. When I began looking at student affairs graduate programs across the country, I was looking for programs that offered a wide range of graduate assistantship options, and that gives students the option to tailor their degree program to their professional interests. Students in this program have a broad enough option of electives that we can choose to narrow our interests and only take electives specific to our career goals, or we can also choose to take electives that give a sampling of various subfields in higher education, to get a more generalist overview. I also feel that our program's faculty having a range of backgrounds allows us to be given distinct course opportunities, and to hear from unique perspectives.
The internships I did during my undergraduate career were mostly in Dean of Students Office roles. My graduate assistantship is currently with Student Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office, and I am the Honor Council Chair for the School of Education. Once I graduate, I plan on going into a Ph.D. program for higher education administration. I plan on working with student conduct and Title IX."