My Goals For College Education

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Ten years ago, I would not have been considered academic by those around me. I was not focused or motivated, and was heading down an unproductive life path. I became a mother soon after, and my life changed forever. Something inside of me lit up, a drive and desire to give my son a better life, one that I myself never had. I knew that in order to accomplish this, I needed to obtain a college education to ensure our future. There were two things that I discovered as I embarked on my educational journey that were unexpected. I realized about myself that I am an academic within, and school empowers and drives me. I relish in the knowledge that is presented to me, and the feeling of success when I truly understand or master a topic. The other …show more content…
As I learned more and my passion grew, naturally I began to feel unsatisfied in my current position. The next step would be for me to further my education and earn a masters degree and certification in school counseling so that I can pursue my passion. The masters program at Suny Brockport supports my goals in a multitude of ways. I don 't just want to be a school counselor, I want to become a professional that has the knowledge, training, and mindset to positively effect the lives of children and young adults. Suny Brockport offers a learning community that is not only supportive, but is also challenging so that I am able to learn more about myself and work towards the ultimate goal of becoming a competent and ethical school counselor. There are many challenges that I will need to overcome, but I am confident that the program at Brockport will not only strengthen me academically but also personally and …show more content…
Through both my personal and professional experiences, I have learned how to adapt to new situations. Each day, my current employment offers me unique situations in which counseling strategies are utilized. The children that I work with are high needs emotionally, and this has given me the opportunity to build relationships and learn patience, and adaptive listening skills.Greece Central has also arranged for me, access to multiple trainings which have provided counseling skills and strategies including Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (T.C.I), and Crisis Prevention Intervention (C.P.I). I am also involved in our school’s Response to Intervention Committee, and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Committee. These trainings and committees have taught me many things including how to learn and respond quickly to variety of situations and settings, and how to implement programs and interventions in both group and leadership

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