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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.

  • Networking 101

    Nov 13, 2018
    At the most fundamental level, networking is the exchange of information and ideas that can significantly impact your career.
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  • Surviving and Thriving at Conferences

    Oct 18, 2018
    Attending a conference, especially if it is your first one, can be very scary. However, it is almost essential to any graduate student or postgraduate student to stay current and up-to-date with the latest research and professional issues of the counseling field. If you are currently planning to attend a conference or the thought of going to a conference increases your stress, then this post is here to offer support.
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  • Considering a Graduate Program in Counseling

    Sep 14, 2018
    Perhaps you are a new counseling student, or are supporting new students as they navigate their counseling career options. Either way, there are many steps and considerations to keep in mind. Lisa McKenna, PhD, LPC-S, Assistant Dean of Capella University’s School of Counseling and Human Services, provides some insight into things that new and prospective students should know when considering a counseling program.
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  • Stress Management

    Aug 14, 2018
    You are a bridge (I promise this will make sense!). A bridge has multiple types of vehicles on it every day. These vehicles can look alike or different, but the bridge is designed to carry them while they drive in a smooth, orderly fashion. But what happens when the vehicles are stopped in traffic? Does the bridge feel that weight?
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