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Grad student / Guidance counselor

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Grad student / Guidance counselor

At the moment I am working with teens who are in D.S.S, living at a group home. I love spending time with these children. They all come from disturbing pasts, but they have so much to offer to the world. 

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

  

What new technology will be important?

  

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

I am in my first year of graduate school.  

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

To become a guidance counselor: go to college and study psychology, sociology, or education, and then apply to graduate school. I also recommend working for some time in a social work field to make sure the field is right for you. 

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

I had an idea that I would enter the field. I knew I wanted to work with kids but was unsure in which capacity.  

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important   
Athletic / Physical 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important   
Bilingual 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important   
Computer Technology 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important   
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 1-Not Important   
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important   
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important   
Investigative / Fact Finding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important   
leadership and Supervising 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important   
Logical Thinking3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important   
Math 2-Less Important2-Less Important   
Mechanical Understanding 1-Not Important   
Sales and Negotiation 1-Not Important   
Scientific and Experimental 1-Not Important   
Social Service / Helping Skills 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important   
Teaching / Instructing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important   
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important   
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 2-Less Important2-Less Important   
Understanding Yourself 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important   
Writing 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important   
 

Interview By: Kini U., first year graduate student @ Suffolk University