Membership Comes With Many Benefits
Professional development opportunities and resources
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Information to support education professionals and the students you serve:
"I've been a MACAC member since 2001 and it has helped in many areas of my professional life. I’ve developed professionally and built lasting relationships with my colleagues in the organization. Since college counseling is a large part of our work as school counselors, it’s beneficial for myself and others at the high school to be on top of all admissions trends and partnerships with colleges. Without the knowledge and networking that I’ve done in MACAC, I know that I wouldn’t be able to succeed as well in my current position.
One of the most memorable and rewarding experiences I have had through MACAC is the Leadership Development Program (LPD). I learned more about myself, leadership skills, and the higher education profession through LDP. LDP was developed by leaders in our profession where we are able to investigate, define, and further develop our leadership skills. We work with our mentor and meet as a whole group throughout the year to apply these new skills individually and take them back to own institutions. These mentors have extensive resumes that include: past presidents of MACAC, directors of admission and college counseling, and other senior leaders. LDP has helped push me outside of my comfort zone and grow into the professional I wish to become. While we all may work at different institutions or “sides of the desk” it is fulfilling and worthwhile to be a part (and not just a part - an active part) of MACAC.
The work I do with MACAC has a direct impact on my professional development. In a time of decreasing budgets, having an organization orchestrate trainings and conferences within our state has allowed me to stay informed and connected on trends with a network of collegial support. This in turn allows me to best advise and advocate for the students I work with at my public two-year institution.