Ms. Kinjal Tejani - School Counseling Student
Have you started thinking about your career yet?
What is your answer?
But what we can do is .......
to figure out what your likes and interests are!!
So let us see how many possible professional fields are there!!?!!
Well to be specific you would like to be....
Tons of Fields to explore ...... phew!!
Let us Talk about School Counseling for now!!
A profession where an individual with a school counseling degree who is called as a School Counselor works in elementary, middle, and high schools to provide academic, career, college readiness, and personal/social competencies to all K-12 students through a school counseling program.
What School Counselors DO?
- Provide valuable assistance to students regardless of whether they work in an elementary middle school or high school
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Consultation—working with administrators, teachers, and staff to meet student needs
- Career development—developing and implementing career awareness
- Public relations—explain importance of counseling with school staff, parents, teachers, students, community members, explain problems students may have
Let me tell you
It all started with PSYCHOLOGY!!
I was in 8th grade when I decided I want to have a degree in Psychology just because my neighbor was pursuing her bachelors in this field!
Yes!! It was that early!
What did I knew about Psychology back then?
I need not have to Calculate and play with numbers!
My Educational Qualification
Graduate Degree in Psychology
Masters in Social Psychology
Completed one Internship at an Orphanage and that is where my passion to work with school students started blooming :)
Project Assistant at an Education and Research Institute in Mumbai, India to provide resources and uplift underprivileged school students.I was responsible for coordinating and team work. I worked with
- Faculty and Staff
- MBA Students
- Project staff
The experience here reinforced my passion to work with students and hence I wanted to explore the field of School Counseling :)
What do you need'to do' to get in the Masters Program for School Counseling?
Prepare for Competitive exam like The Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Statement of Purpose (SOP)
Letter of Recommendations
Application forms of the universities you select
Why are we just talking about papers and forms!
What do you think you should have to be School Counselor?
Are we saying we should have .....
Hmmm.......... let us think ..........
Lets us learn about the SKILLS necessary to be a
School Counselor :)
Effective in Management
Understands and Promotes student welfare
Promotes learning environment and liberty to let students learn from their mistakes because