Studentlifeguru.com is the official blog of Student Life Consultants. We believe that student leaders and higher education professionals should have access to remarkable, relevant, and most importantly, affordable training materials and resources. We aim to meet those needs. Student Life Consultants is a private consulting firm specializing in the development of a wide array of ready-made leadership training tools and resources for college & university student affairs administrators and student leaders alike.
The company is owned and managed by Scott and Maureen Helfrich and Justin Schiefelbein and is based out of Brownsville, Pennsylvania.
Scott has been a full-time, higher education professional from the past 14 years and has presented nationally and internationally on Student Activities, Student Government, Residence Life, and mental health-related topics. He has been published in the Journal of College Student Development, Student Leader Magazine, Programming, and has been a training module developer and writer for various colleges & universities, online companies, and higher education organizations. He is also a guest blogger on the Huffington Post College. He was recently awarded the 2013 Residence Life Professional of the Year Award (10+ Years) from ACPA’s Commission of Housing & Residence Life.
Scott earned his doctorate (D.Ed.) from the higher education program at the Pennsylvania State University.
Justin has been a full-time residence life professional for the past nine years. He has earned a Master’s degree in Higher & Post-Secondary Education. He is a member of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and the Association for College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I). He attended the 2011 Residential Curriculum Institute and has spent time planning, implementing, and assessing programs that enhance student development. Justin is a graduate of Bethany College in Bethany, WV with a BA in English where he spent three years working in a paraprofessional role in residence life. He has written training tools for paraprofessional residence life staff and has developed webinars for faculty and student life administrators.
Maureen is an instructional designer and a consultant in the use of social media for marketing and as a platform for transmitting educational materials to students. She has been an educator since 1998 working in various locations across the country, including Florida, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. She earned her master’s degree in instructional design.