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nghi Nov 03, 2022 112 views

Work values for an academic counselor

In a high school setting, many students have extreme issues, be it with mental health, family, drugs, poor academic performance, etc. As a counselor, it should be one of your core values to care. However, where is the line drawn? To what point can you help them without crossing boundaries or...

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nghi Nov 03, 2022 172 views

The Demand for High School Academic Counselors in 5 Years

As a high school academic counselor, you have likely witnessed massive layoffs of counselors during recessions such as the one during Covid-19. Simultaneously, most can agree that in California at least, there is a huge lack of academic counselors in comparison to students. Where do you see the...

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Hydeia Jul 14, 2022 296 views

School Counselor 101

I am interested in getting advice on how to become a school counselor. I am interested in behavioral health and social emotional learning for students.

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Coral-Anne Mar 16, 2022 398 views

Do I have to have experience as a teacher to be a school guidance counseler?

I am willing (and eager) to eventually go back to school for a Master's in Counseling & my Pupil Personnel Services Credential, as required by the state of CA. While I have experience within the classroom and in mentoring/tutoring positions, I am not sure I am willing to go back to school...

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Briana May 21, 2021 275 views

What's are the steps I have to do in order to become a Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor ?

I like helping people lol #counselor #career-counseling #guidance-counselor #therapists

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Akshat Mar 21, 2021 475 views

What may be the most promising and consistent career in the next 5 years?

#careers #future #career-choice #guidance-counselor

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Unal Sep 05, 2020 706 views

How do I become a school counselor in NY ?

I will complete my masters in Trauma counseling this year and I my goal is to become a school counselor in NY. What are the requirements and the certification do I need for this ? #counselor #school-counselor #therapists #guidance-counselor #counseling

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Ayen Aug 24, 2018 558 views

One of the things college students struggle with, is organization. What are some encouraging tips and detailed advice on how to stay organized and overall manage time?

#college-bound #organization #guidance-counselor

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Vonseer Aug 15, 2018 504 views

Was it difficult to find a job after college?

I’m a Sociology Major with a minor is Psychology. I want to work either in a school with children as a counselor or as a psychologist for young adults. #psychology #guidance-counselor

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Lisa Aug 12, 2018 571 views

Is it better to apply to a school you have a shot getting into but not being able to pay tuition or not applying at all?

#school #guidance-counselor #money #college-application

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Melissa Aug 02, 2018 804 views

What is the role of a guidance counselor in the future of education?

Trends in education are becoming more technology driven. The personal connection for educators and students could be at risk. What will the future role be for educators as technology becomes the driving force in education? #guidance-counselor #k-12education

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Ariel Jan 16, 2018 893 views

What does it mean to be a school counselor?

I am looking into possibly looking at this as a career. I want to know what this career is like and all that it entails.

#community-psychology #school-counseling #college-counseling #teaching #education #guidance-counselor

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Jennifer Mar 21, 2017 879 views

I am studying for a post first degree law, which possible arears should i focus on

I am applying for post first degree law school this year. I like to learn new things, I believe I have good communication and debatable skills. but I am not sure if I know what to expect in the entrance exams or during the interview. I would really appreciate some guidance. #law...

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Melissa Feb 22, 2017 1138 views

What do you do, when you don't know what to do with the rest of your life?

How do you know when you are 18 and starting to think about your major what you really want to do with the rest of your life? What if you are unsure? Did they talk to you about careers in high school? Mine didn't. It was accelerated, average, and vocational, oh wait and farmers. Maybe I...

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Samantha Feb 19, 2017 1301 views

Can I major in zoology and then minor in elementary teaching? Or the other way around?

I have always had an interest in becoming a zoologist, basically since 6th grade, but I have also wanted to become a teacher for maybe first or second graders. My top choice would be zoology, but I am afraid that there won't be many jobs in my area, so I would like a backup plan. #college...

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Alayna Oct 29, 2016 716 views

What kind of careers are available in Food Sciences?

I plan to major in biochemistry and am trying to narrow down my area of study. I am an athlete and am considering a possible path in the food science area, possibly as a nutritionist or dietitian. #teacher #guidance-counselor #career-guidance

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Alayna Oct 29, 2016 773 views

What kind of careers can you pursue with a biochemistry degree?

I enjoy biology and chemistry and math and plan to pursue a biochemistry degree. I'm not sure I want to be a doctor, but maybe something in the medical field in a different sector. I'm an athlete and considered physical therapy, nutrition, or something in the medical research area. #teacher...

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Esther Oct 14, 2016 843 views

Should I go to a school that does not offer my major?

Since high school my dream colleges have been mainly schools like Tufts University and Brandeis University. I have visited both colleges and found their diversity, size, and culture to be desirable. The only hindrance is that all these liberal and research based colleges does not have my major,...

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Eric Aug 18, 2016 760 views

How useful/beneficial is a private college counselor?

I had never heard of anyone using a private counselor but upon moving to the northeast, it seems its a relatively common thing among my friends. #college #college-admissions #guidance-counselor

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Daniel Jun 29, 2016 1039 views

Hi im currently a first time summer school teacher for a remedial math course, i find that a lot of my students lack the motivation to try in class or in anything at all. how do i help them

I've tried appealing to their own personal interests, and some of them can't seem to come up with any, i've offered them incentives like internship opportunities and given them talks about their future beyond high school, but everything i've tried has only had fleeting effects. can you please...

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Mohammed Jun 22, 2016 979 views

Can I do optometry without studying biology in higher studies?

I am a class IX student, wants to become an optometrist without studying Biology. Can I do so? #doctor #career-counseling #doctorate-degree #guidance-counselor #career-counselor

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Mary May 30, 2016 848 views

How much counseling does a school guidance counselor actually do?

My teacher told me that most of the time, counselors does more of administrative work. They barely have time to actually counsel students anymore. #psychology #guidance-counselor #student-counseling

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Troy May 27, 2016 1399 views

Should I drop a difficult class I enjoy but find challenging and might negatively affect my G.P.A?

So, when I was younger I always thought I'd like physics and took a class this semester in college. I would love to learn the material, but had to drop it after it became apparent the class would negatively affect my G.P.A. Now I'm caught in a dilemma, do I take the class again next semester...

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Troy May 27, 2016 851 views

How do I gain experience for my dream job when my rigorous major keeps taking up all my time?

My name is Troy and I am currently a freshman in College. As of now I am studying engineering because I do love it and feel working as an engineer for a few years might be a good ideal until I can get my feet of the ground with my true passion - film making. However, if possible, I would love...

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Jada May 22, 2016 923 views

In deciding what to major in for college, how do you process majors and minors in the course selecting process?

I am a recently graduated high school student, and I am majoring in Neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I want to minor in Spanish and vocal performance. I am asking because I am unsure of how to minor in those particular fields of study while having a filled schedule for...

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Danielle May 21, 2016 689 views

What are some great scholarship websites and is it too late to apply to any?

I will be attending Western Illinois University in the fall and I need about $4,000 to be able to attend. #scholarships #guidance-counselor

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Krishia May 20, 2016 1091 views

Do school counselors' role vary depending on the grade of school they are working in?

I want to know if a school counselor's role differ in an elementary school, middle school, high school, and college due to students' age and their behaviors. I can see a school counselor in a middle school would likely to deal with behavioral issues where as high school can be different....

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renee May 19, 2016 797 views



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Rachel May 17, 2016 783 views

I'm concerned that because college will be more challenging academically than high school that I might have some trouble keeping my grades at a top level. How can I make the adjustment to college learning without stressing myself out?

I have always done well in school and pride myself on my working knowledge. I am concerned that my grades might suffer due to all the changes I will have to deal with being on my own for the first time. I'm sure many students have experienced this, and want to avoid it, if at all possible....

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Rebekah May 15, 2016 782 views

Is having a very specific career goal putting to many limitations on my future?

Becoming a video game developer is all I've ever wanted to be. I'm concerned that being so specific will limit my options down the road. Should that not pan out, I worry about what other careers will I be qualified for. I want to have something to fall back on. #career-path #guidance-counselor...