Why I Want to Attend Graduate School

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I would like to Attend Capella University’s Masters Program in School Counseling. I have always known that I wanted to work with children ever since I can remember. Working with children is something that I have always enjoyed doing even if it was tutoring, or just being around them. The reason I want to receive my Master’s Degree in School Counseling is to become a Guidance Counselor. Being a guidance counselor you can make a difference in a child’s life, whether it’s talking to them about their grades, peer pressure, or any of the things that children of all ages go through in school and in life.

The moment I knew I wanted to be a guidance counselor was at the age of 14, and attending middle school. I can remember my guidance counselor talking to me about my grades, what I needed to improve in, helping me choose high schools to attend, and many other things. I think that the help I received from her put me on the path to working with children. When I entered high school there was no doubt in my mind what I wanted to attend college for. I will never forget my guidance counselor in high school her name was Ms. Price. She helped with all the things you needed to get through in school such as passing statewide testing, filling out college applications, discussing issues that I had questions about, and even my personal life.

I then attended Benedict College in Columbia, SC where I earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Child and Family Development. College is where I really got hands on experiences with children. Being that I majored in education I had to do numerous practicum experiences. The first one I can remember doing was at a child a development center at a church. I worked with the 4 year old class and it was the best experience ever. I helped out with creating activities, teaching lessons, dramatic play and much more. Looking at the children and seeing the joy just made me want to work with children even more. During My senior year I had to do an...
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