Why I Want to Attend Graduate School Essay

774 Words Sep 26th, 2011 4 Pages
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
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The program that I was assigned to work with was the After School Program.

At first I was just an assistant for the teachers, but then I became one of the lead teachers. I helped with homework, reading, planning activities, creating the curriculum and a lot more. I stayed with the center throughout the entire school year. When some of the kids came there they were struggling with certain subjects such as reading and math. When they received their first report card the grades were kind of low, but after a while there grades slowly progressed and they were so excited to show me there grades it made me so happy. It made me feel good to know that I made a difference in their lives.
After I finished my needed hours for the internship I still stayed at the center because I felt like the kids there needed me and I made a difference in their lives. I guess the director felt I was such a huge help to the students that they decided to hire me full time. Due to lack of funding the center closed down and the students no longer had a place to go. I still keep in contact with some of the parents and students just to see how they are doing and they all say the same thing, I helped them stay on the right path. Every time I see one of them I know that I made a difference. I am now employed with the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services where I am a Medicaid Eligibility worker. I determine eligibility for
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