Graduate Student Committee

Graduate Student and New Professional Blogs
We are all taking 12-15 credit hours per semester, participating in research opportunities, managing work schedules, maintaining a social/family life, or we just transitioned into our New Professional role and have no idea what we are doing! ACA’s Graduate Student and New Professional Blog offers real life vignettes of life, academics, and how to keep yourself afloat despite your crazy schedule. Any suggestions for what you would like to hear more about, please email the Graduate Student Committee.

Columns can be reprinted in full or in part with attribution to the American Counseling Association’s Graduate Student and New Professional Blog.

  • “Navigating Counseling Conferences as an Introvert”

    Sep 18, 2019
    If you are an introvert (like myself), you might also have a challenging time navigating counseling conferences (particularly those as large in number as the annual ACA conference). While being amongst our colleagues and learning information may be exciting, conferencing requires a LOT of energy.
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  • Current Events

    Sep 11, 2019
    As a committee, it has taken us time to respond to the events that have transpired in the past few months. Many committee members were impacted by the hateful acts and rhetoric toward communities of color and undocumented communities.
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  • A Day in the Life of a Doctoral Student

    Aug 19, 2019
    It’s back-to-school season! Now that I am on the other side of my doctoral education since graduating with my PhD this past May, I wanted to reflect back to where I was before starting the Counselor Education program at Virginia Tech.
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  • The 411 on Podcasts

    Jun 17, 2019
    ’m sure you’ve all heard the current buzzword ‘Podcast’ and are wondering if you should hop on the train or continue avoiding the current social norms. Podcasts are derived from two words: ‘iPod’ and ‘broadCast.’ This is a free audio recording, also known as ‘audioblogging’, that allow individuals to pull audio files from a podcasting app for people to listen to on their phones or computers.
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  • Want to Present at a Conference? Here Are Some Tips And Tricks!!!

    May 28, 2019
    Are you considering submitting a conference proposal to present at a conference? Have you presented before but want some helpful tools? Do you feel you know all there is to know about presenting? Well this blog is for you!
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