I blueprinted an ideal Youth Program I could create for adolescent females. It wasn’t until entered into a spirited debate with of my close friends, remembering the knowledge I had gained from my child development course work that I realized a Masters in School Psychology would be the perfect fit for the goals I had in life, my skill set and my passions. As a person who has spent the greater part of my education studying psychology and who began my work experiences with children, I believe that I will make an excellent contribution to Long Island University.
With the support of my family and hopefully the Rouse Program through this scholarship, I plan to reach my academic goals and get the education that I treasure so much. The money I receive will fund my future as I get reach my goal towards a better education. Whether I decide on law or medicine, the money I hope to receive will financially secure my decision. Hopefully, within the first two years of college I will discover which major I will pursue and prepare for the next chapter in my education. I hope that the place where I find myself as a student is at Howard Community Collage among the Rouse Scholars.
The pursuit of my career path was clearly defined, and I want to follow my aspiration through completing a degree for the Specialist Program in School Psychology. My work and school experience has stimulated and reinforced my objectivity in the field of psychology. I am currently working at Nova Southeastern University in the Baudhuin Preschool as a Teacher’s Aide for Autistic children for the past two years. I have gained significant knowledge on how to utilize research based ABA curriculum, STAR, to perform instructional methods of discrete trials train... ... middle of paper ... ...d genuinely caring. They also decided that I convey my teaching, listening, and communicating abilities in both a professional and personal manner.
However, more importantly I have witnessed the struggles faced by people with limited resources. Through my experience, I know that my interest lies in directly influencing individuals to b... ... middle of paper ... ... for problem reduction and prevention and I can help students create meaningful lives for themselves with the partnership of their families, the community and schools. The accelerated school counseling program with the yearlong internship is another reason I am interested in the University of North Carolina. The yearlong internship will be the most beneficial aspect of the program because of the opportunity to fully develop relationships with both students and staff, as well as have the opportunity to handle a wide range of issues that occur during a school year. I look forward to attending graduate school for school counseling.
Sharing simple things about our lives can be used as a tool when teaching. I feel that students can overcome obstacles they have experienced in their lives and begin to find many successes that encourage them to be the best that they can be. One of the biggest ways I think children find success is when their curiosity creates creativity “getting the wheels turning”. During my undergraduate program at Piedmont College, I observed in many classes in which it was clear the students had a variety of abilities and skills. While observing techniques that the teachers utilized I learned that there is a great deal of strategy involved in teaching, mentoring and guiding
My aspiration to become an educator of the youth began from my experiences in high school. Working with small children as a young adult unveiled my eyes to the beauty of child development. I began to realize how vital those beginning years are in every child’s life. By nature, I am a helper and I never stop caring for others. I chose to study early childhood and childhood education for my undergraduate degree because I genuinely wanted to know more about how children learn and grow.
As a person who struggled for years to thrive in school, I realized after receiving Dean's list honors my freshman year, that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. Now I am going to help others accomplish many things they set their minds to, through occupational therapy. I developed a strong interest in occupational therapy (O.T.) after volunteering with different people. A dream of mine has always been to be the first in my family to go to college and receive a degree.
April Jennings Psy 299 Dr.Schratter April 11, 2014 Personal Statement Psychology is my number one career field choice. In many ways, it also reflects every other career choice that I have. Teachers lead our young toward successful lives. Government workers help to push policies that improve processes for their people. And professional athletes commit their live to the vast study of their sport and practice to master the skills needed to thrive and succeed.
Over time, I started to understand that I could feel compassion not only for others, but also for myself. This personal growth was extremely important, not only for myself, but for my abilities as a future counselor. Practicing self-compassion has given me the self-awareness to fully focus on others without letting my self-perceptions bias my interactions. Beyond the compassion I experience for others, there are many reasons I desire to pursue counseling. A career where I can grow and progress is ide... ... middle of paper ... ...seling have evolved throughout being an accomplished psychology undergraduate student and a mental health care professional, I realize that my natural next step is becoming a counselor.
Currently I am studying for my psychology degree and planning on finishing with my bachelors’ degree in 2014, I have faced few challenges with my plans so far because I feel as though I have prepared myself well for the future. I am a in the psychology club and I participate in psychology experiments at school. I want to utilize all that I can while I am in school to become the best at what I do. Where I work I call alumni of my college and ask them for donations, before I ask them I have to gain their trust and that is also the basis for any counselor patient relationship. A big challenge that I will face is deciding which side I will take on a big debate in substance abuse counseling.