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Fall 2011 Counselor Ed Newsletter

  1. 1. O C T O B E R 2 0 1 1 Fall Newsletter C O U N S E L O R E D U C A T I O N D E P A R T M E N T West Chester University Message from the Chair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
  2. 2. COUNSELOR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2011 Fall’s new and familiar faces J+#!*0/)7#20&!3./5%,0)!"#$%&(#)!F#250(#7!0/&!)#F#7!=/22S,(#! =%5/2?!(#(B#&7_!"&H!K%&#)!",5C,)70)!%).!"&H!3&,5!>F#)7H!!! A#!F,7+!+#(!+#!(07!7/55#77!,)!+#,&!=//&#7!%+#%.H! Dr. Karen Dickinson ZH<HI![/8#&7N!YH<HI!A#7!*+#7#&!M),G#&7,?N!9+H"HI!M),G#&7,?!0=!"#2%F%&#! ! "&H!",5C,)70)!,7!%!5#&,=,#.!75+002!50/)7#20&!F,+!0G#&!]!?#%&7!0=!#4$#&,#)5#!%7!%! 50/)7#20&!%).!#2#(#)%&?!%).!7$#5,%2!#./5%,0)!#%5+#&H!!6+#!#%5+#7!%22!+#!75+002! 50/)7#2,)8!50/&7#7I!%7!F#22!%7!9&%5,5/(I!-&0/$!"?)%(,57!%).!1/).%(#)%27!0=!+#! :#2$,)8![#2%,0)7+,$H!:#&!&#7#%&5+!+%7!5#)#&#.!%&0/).!B/22?,)8!%).!7/.#)7!F,+! .,7%B,2,,#7H! Dr. Eric Owens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uick AnnouncementsJoin Chi We are on Check yourSigma Iota LinkedIn D2L dailyCSI is looking for new Join the “West Chester Please check your D2Lmembers. Submit your Counselor Education for departmentapplication by October Group” on LinkedIn. announcements and27th. updates. 2
  3. 3. COUNSELOR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2011Q & A with Nicole ArnoldNicole Arnold is an alumnus of the CounselorEducation program and recent graduate of the highereducation counseling/student affairs track. Currently,she is the Freshman Advisor at Delaware ValleyCollege.Tell us about your position at DelawareValley College.I work as a Freshman Advisor at Delaware Valley In other news….College. My job is to respond to any issues that a Attention MED students accepted intofreshman or freshman parent might be having and the program 1/11/11 or later. PDEprovide them with the appropriate resources. Our has added coursework required foroffice, the office of First Year Experience, is in certification. Please be sure to pick up thecharge of running new student orientation, “Additional Requirements for Schooladvising the freshman class officers, running Counseling Certification” advisingfreshman programs, the peer mentor program, information from the department literaturefamily day events and our mandatory skills for rack that explains the Chapter 49.13college success course. requirements. Please contact your academic advisor if you have any questions.On a typical day in this position, what do youdo? Drs. Parsons and Zhang are currently engaged in what should be a seminalOn a typical day I will meet with students, usually contribution to counselor education. Theyfrom my skills courses (both freshman advisors are co-editing an 11 book series for Sageteach at least four courses every fall semester), Publications. The series will cover every coreprepare for or grade papers from classes, plan courses and provide a single set of text, whichevents (orientation, family day), attend meetings – meet the CACREP general standards. Ini.e. retention, alcohol awareness, staff etc., prepare addition to serving as series editors they willprograms and teach classes. These are just a few of also author a book on the Fundamentals ofthe tasks I might have on a typical day. (Don’t Counseling and edit the text on theories.forget – attending campus events for otherdepartments as well!) Professor Judy Schmitz’s article, “Lend a Hand” is featured in the SeptemberWhat personal qualities or abilities are edition of ASCAs School Counselorimportant to being successful in this job? Magazine. The Counselor Education Department congratulates her on her latestBeing organized is extremely important. You accomplishment. (Continued on Page 5) 3
  4. 4. COUNSELOR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2011 Spotlight on Chrissie BaumannWhile others spent their summers at the beach or beside the pool, Chrissie Bauman, a CounselorEducation student, spent her summer volunteering at Casa Remar in Cusco, Peru. Read on tolearn more about her journey and experiences.Describe your volunteer experience this summer.This summer I went to Cusco, Peru for two months to volunteer at Casa Remar- a small home forgirls who were victims of abuse or who had lost their parents. There were 16 girls who lived at thehome, and all 16 of them stole my heart forever. Every afternoon I took a short bus ride to theoutskirts of Cusco away from the craziness of the city and all of the tourists to Casa Remar. Thefirst day at the home I was greeted with so many hugs and smiles from all of the girls. My heartmelted from the start, and I knew from that moment that this experience would change my lifeforever. Before I left the United States, I had several arts and crafts and games donated to me tohelp do projects with the girls. From these items and some things that I bought with grant moneyin Cusco I would choose a new activity to do with the girls every day. We did everything frommaking bracelets, learning American and Peruvian games, to making objects with pretzels andmarshmallows. All of these activities gave the girls something to look forward to each day afterschool. Without any volunteers these girls have nothing- nothing to play with and no organizedactivities from when they get out of school around one until they go to bed.What motivated you to do this?I have always had a passion for helping others and try to get involved in service activitieswhenever possible, and I figured why not expand my love for service and go abroad. This pastsummer happened to be perfect timing to do something like this because I didn’t have any classesor jobs. On a whim I made the decision to go, and I never looked back. What was your experience like? My time in Peru and time with the girls was unbelievable. I never wanted to leave- it was that great of an experience. The 16 girls that I worked with were so inspirational to me. Despite what they have been through in their lives, I have never met more grateful, respectful, and loving children in my entire life. I know that I helped the girls have fun, was there to listen to them, and showed them compassion. 4
  5. 5. COUNSELOR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2011However, they did the same for me, if not more. My life was changed, and I gained sixteen littlesisters through this experience. I left all of the arts and crafts and other items I brought with me at thehome with the girls, but I left wanting to leave more and help more. By the end of my trip all Iwanted to do was stay forever. Nothing I did in the two months in Cusco and traveling all aroundPeru on weekends beats my time at Casa Remar. It truly was the greatest thing that I have ever done.How did you learn of this opportunity?I did a lot of research online and called a lot of organizations that offered service trips abroad, andthis opportunity seemed like the best one out there for me. I did quite a lot of research actually, and Iwould advise anyone looking to do something similar to this to research a lot as well because thereare a lot of scams out there. I went through Interexchange Working Abroad if anyone is interested indoing something like this.What were you able to take away from this experience?!I was able to learn what is really important and valuable inlife. Seeing the little things in life that made these amazinggirls happy really hit home with me. It helped me rememberthat it is relationships that matter and what people reallyshould value in life. I came home extremely grateful forwhat I have and wanting to do more for others in mycommunity and the global community at large.(Continued from Page 3)should be able to respond/work well with deadlines without much structure. You want to be creativewhen it comes to coming up with new programs for the freshman students. It is important to beindependent but also know how to work well with others when it comes to collaboration.What CED classes did you find useful?I use all of them in one-way or another. However, if you are pursuing a career in student affairs aftergraduation, make sure to learn as much as possible from all three student affairs classes. Personally,I use the counseling courses as well for my per diem job as a counselor. So, I feel that I takeinformation from most if not all of the courses I have taken in the program. 5
  6. 6. COUNSELOR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2011What advice do you have for those who are graduating?Take your student affairs classes seriously (as well as your counseling classes). When you areworking on projects/assignments for class or internships, look at them as if you were actuallydoing them for a job. The more work you put into your student affairs classes and internships, themore helpful it will be in the future when you are actually in the workforce.Don’t just do all 700 hours of your practicum and internship in one area – i.e. career services.Get varied experience, whether it’s through internships, jobs, or graduate assistantships. Themore experience you have will help you land the job you want. Plus, its good have knowledge ofnumerous departments, not just the one you’re solely interested in because many of them mightoverlap or have to work together on certain things.Lastly, apply to many jobs during your last semester of the program! Even if you may not thinkyou are fully qualified, it does not hurt to apply. Make sure you are tailoring each resume andcover letter to each job you apply to. Do not send out one generic resume and cover letter to eachposition. Let them know your qualifications and what you have to offer. I applied to 30 jobs andonly received two on-campus interviews and one phone interview. You have to do your best toNETWORK, that’s the number one way to get a position! If you have any news or announcements that you would like to be featured in the next newsletter, please e-mail Elizabeth Schroeder at ES751116@wcupa.edu or Sherry Marvil at smarvil@wcupa.edu. 6

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