Staff Development

Getting Connected on a New Campus – with Amy Lorenz

Student affairs professionals are sometimes hesitant to pursue a role with COCM, thinking that the transition back to a university setting will be challenging. Today, Amy Lorenz joins guest host Tara Wilkinson to share her successful move from facilities and operations at Capstone to UNF, explaining how to make connections on a new campus!

Reflections on Working in Student Housing – with Brian Collins

After working with COCM for over 10 years, IT Coordinator, Brian Collins, made the decision to move to a new company in a new professional field. Brian explains why he needed this shift and encourages others at COCM that the need for growth doesn’t necessarily mean leaving the company to find ways to stretch yourself – he suggests to engage in opportunities outside of your defined roles, and see what you learn.

How I Got into Student Housing – with Jeremy Biddy

Join the Conversation Podcast How I Got into Student Housing – with Jeremy Biddy Many professionals in the world of student housing began as RAs, gaining exposure to the industry as college students and eventually realizing the opportunity to pursue a career in the space. But what if you weren’t a resident assistant in college?…

Understanding Diversity of Sites – with Brian Kraft

Join the Conversation Podcast Brian Kraft on Diversity of Sites When it comes to student housing, there is simply no way to copy/paste a set of processes on each new campus. Rather, you need to gain an understanding of the institution and the property itself and customize your approach based on the circumstances at hand.…

Points to Ponder…

This blog by Stacy Oliver has a variety of points to consider so I wanted to share two that jumped out at me: Are you choosing to engage in professional social media exchanges? My social media experience has been limited but I understand the value. Here is what I’ve gained from it. Selected Twitter to…

Um…uh…literally…

I recently read a great blog post by Ben Decker of Decker Communications on cutting out the “filler” words in our verbal communication. I must caution you. Once you read this, you will be painfully aware of the filler words you frequently use. In fact, when I was discussing this article with my Capstone colleagues,…

Are You an Excel Power User?

If not, no worries….with a few basic tricks in your back pocket, you will be ready to amaze your colleagues in no time!  The various applications for Excel are endless and can be useful in many business settings.  I, like many in the business world, use Excel daily and just when I think I have…