Group Counseling Reflective Report

Prior to starting my program in educational counseling, I strongly believed that I wanted to work in a four year setting. However, when I took ‘Group Counseling’ and met Dr. Mosqueda, she slowly convinced me to seek out the community colleges. As the class progressed, she mentioned the opportunity of doing hours at El Camino College, in particular the First Year Experience (FYE) program, so I decided to take the offer. This preface is important because it gives a glimpse into my constant eagerness to learn more about what exactly counselors do at the community college.
Internship Site El Camino Community College is located near Torrance, California. According to their website, the college itself enrolls more than 25,000 students and has over 850 academic and career programs. The FYE program is located in the second floor of the student services building. FYE is designed to prepare students for academic success their first year at El
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The concept of ‘successful education’ is used to describe the secret to prosperous retention programs. The experiences that are made by the institutions are vital to analyze and discuss frequently. Such experiences, such as the classroom setting and on-campus programs, need to be aware of understanding the importance of establishing a space where students can bond amongst each other, faculty and staff (Tinto, n.d.). Several principles of implantation that postsecondary institutions can utilize are to reshape the experience of students’ freshmen year, understand the complexity of the various on-campus student services, and observe the importance of assessments and monitoring of student academic progress. At El Camino, the FYE program has a large space that is welcoming, thus allowing students to be able to collaborate and

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