Scott M. Helfrich is a managing partner of Student Life Consultants and has been a full-time higher education professional for the past 10 years. He has presented nationally and internationally on topics ranging from student activities, student government, residence life & housing, and college student mental health. He has been published in the Journal of College Student Development, Student Leader Magazine, Programming and has been a consultant, training module developer, and writer for various college and universities and higher education organizations. Scott is currently a doctoral candidate (ABD) in the higher education program at the Pennsylvania State University. His blog can be found at and he can be followed on Twitter @studentlifeguru.