College Student Personnel program

Student Resources

The CSP Program hosts, supports, and organizes a wide range of resources and events designed to help you get the most out of your graduate school experience.

Orientation: Beginning in an online format in April and concluding with in-person sessions in August, Orientation addresses academic, geographic, social, professional, and personal transitions associated with enrolling in the CSP program. The first topics? Living arrangements, finances, and registering for classes!The Class of 2019 at Orientation

Welcome Events: Join the 1st and 2nd year cohorts for potluck dinners, kickball and s’mores, mini-golf, board games, and much more as you learn about the space, place, and faces of Macomb, WIU, and the CSP communities from mid-August to mid-September.

Alumni Mentoring Underrepresented Students in Education (MUSE): Designed to provide personal and professional support and networking between CSP students and alumni who have similar underrepresented identities.

Alumni Career Coaching Program: Provides a venue for current CSP students to benefit from the experience and expertise of our alumni in support to prepare students for a successful internship or job search. 

Interview Preparation Workshops: The CSP team provides assistance and coordinates processes as you prepare to interview for each new hands-on experience (assistantship, practica, summer internship, full-time job search) including securing potential sites, coordinating resume review, inviting guest speakers to talk about the process, organizing mock interviews, collecting job search data from previous graduating classes, distributing process and timeline information, and organizing panel discussions.

WISPA: This CSP student organization plans social, professional development, and community service events including Homecoming tailgate, apple orchard and corn maze trips, appreciation parties, speed friending, wine tasting, hot topics in the field discussions, social media presence, and much more.

Alumni Hour: Monthly discussions with alumni who share their professional experiences in a small-group format with current students on topics such as work-life harmony, transitioning into the 1st professional position, navigating institutional politics, resiliency in the field, and balancing personal beliefs and professional position.

Alumni Justin Moore speaks with members of the CSP program

Academic and Career Advising: The CSP faculty and staff regularly meet with current students to discuss course materials, intellectual curiosities, research agendas, mid-year performance evaluations, transition into graduate school and professional positions, and much more.

Student Handbook: This document provides insights, tips, and timelines for topics such as independent study, elective credits, faculty expectations, technology in the classroom, graduation requirements, evaluation methods, scholarships, support provided by the CSP program, and resources for academic success.