International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

90-minute Conference Session

Growing with the Flow: Maintaining Sanity/Workload in Small Offices

Wednesday, October 19
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: Ballroom C

Feel alone? You’re not! Many universities have one-person/small offices whose responsibilities range from study abroad to programming, compliance, support, and internationalization, etc. In this session, learn how to manage your responsibilities while growing with the flow, learning tips, developing professionally, and maintaining your sanity.

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Katie Ahlman

International Student Coordinator
Western New England University

Katie Ahlman has been the International Student Coordinator, working with all incoming international students and scholars, at Western New England University since 2013. Katie received her Masters in Educational Policy and Administration with a concentration in International Education from the University of Minnesota.


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Maggie Shirland

International Student Adviser
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Maggie Shirland received her BA in Art History and Studio Arts from the UMass Boston and her MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University. Maggie worked at Boston University in the International Students and Scholars Office before coming to MassArt in 2011. She loves working with a diverse group of international students and is proud to be part of an inspiring, personable and artistic environment at MassArt.


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Meaghan Murphy

International Program Administrator
University of Hartford

My name is Meaghan Murphy, and I'm the International Program Administrator at University of Hartford where I advise students on studying abroad. Prior to Hartford, I worked with a provider for three years as their New England University Relations Representative, and led programs to England and Scotland over the summer. I currently volunteer with NAFSA as a Region XI Exhibitor Coordinator, and I'm on the planning committee for the Connecticut Area Study Abroad (CASA) Re-Entry Conference. I have a Master's Degree in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute and I'm currently working on a MBA program at University of Hartford.


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