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Dani311306 in Boston, Massachusetts

51 months ago

I have been interning at an Academic Advising Center for almost a year. I completed my master's degree over a year ago. I have also been applying to positions throughout this time, but I haven't even been called for an interview. I know I really would like to be working in academic advising, but I'm having trouble getting my foot in the door. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Princess30350

50 months ago

Join NACADA...... I am also trying to get into the field. At least you have been interning. What is your master's degree in? My masters is in Higher Edcuation Administration. Not very helpful.. I am actually going back for my M.S. in Academic Advising as a specialty. write back if you can.
Princess

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dani311306 in Attleboro, Massachusetts

50 months ago

My MA is in counseling psychology. I've been looking at NACADA, their clearing house has a lot of good information. Where are you planning on getting your MS in Academic Advising?

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Princess30350

50 months ago

dani311306 in Attleboro, Massachusetts said: My MA is in counseling psychology. I've been looking at NACADA, their clearing house has a lot of good information. Where are you planning on getting your MS in Academic Advising?

Hi,
I plan on going through Kansas State University online. I found it through NACADA. You can also get a graduate certificate, which I think would work in your case. You already have the counseling piece. 393/ a credit... not bad.
Do you look on higheredjobs.com. w/ interning about a year that is good experience. How did you get that?
membership is 20.00 for students.

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dani311306 in Boston, Massachusetts

50 months ago

Hello,
I've looked at Kansas State before. The program looked pretty managable. I was working with the career center at my graduate school and my counselor suggested that I look into it. Lucky for me the undergraduate academic advising center wanted to have an intern. So I jumped at the chance. It really have been worth it. Now that I've tried it, I can say that this is what I really want to do.

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Princess30350

50 months ago

dani311306 in Boston, Massachusetts said: Hello,
I've looked at Kansas State before. The program looked pretty managable. I was working with the career center at my graduate school and my counselor suggested that I look into it. Lucky for me the undergraduate academic advising center wanted to have an intern. So I jumped at the chance. It really have been worth it. Now that I've tried it, I can say that this is what I really want to do.

wow that is great.... Yes, you should look into it. I start in Sept 2010. I need experience, so at least you had that oppurtunity. Do you work as well? I say go for it. Are you putting this internship on your resume? You should. Where do you go to college? How long have you been doing this?

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Princess30350

50 months ago

Northeastern University is hiring

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dani311306 in Brookline, Massachusetts

50 months ago

I've looked at Northeastern before. I graduated last year with my master's. Then I decided to look at higher ed, then I took the internship. I've been there almost a year and for now I plan to continue there as long as they'll let me.

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Princess30350

50 months ago

well, that is good, but you don't get paid. On the other hand, you are building on your expereience and that will get you a job faster. That is the problem I am having. NO experience.

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dani311306 in Boston, Massachusetts

50 months ago

Hasn't helped me out yet. I just keep hoping that my internship site would open a position up for me. Good luck with your job search it's not an easy market.

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Princess30350

50 months ago

yah ... I part of me want to just go back to nursing.... I currently work in health care... This is taking entirely to long... with no gold at the end of the rainbow...

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dani311306 in Boston, Massachusetts

50 months ago

Yea, I have been at this search for about a year now. I currently work as a counselor at a residential program. It would be nice to see some pay off for all the hard work.

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Jessica in Clarksville, Tennessee

50 months ago

I am getting out of the army in about October 2011. I currently have 90+ transferable college credits on my way to a BA in Art. In October of 2011 i will have had 4 1/2 years in the army as Admin (Human Resource Specialist).. The thing is- i do not want to do this after the army. Prior to joining the military i worked as a substitute teacher in Killeen, TX also working at the Clements Boys and Girls Club. I wanted to be a middle school counselor. i have to finish a teaching degree and teach for two yrs before that can happen. i want to pick back up in this field. My husband and i would like to move to the Arlington/Grand Prairie area. Are there any counseling-type jobs that hire people with my current experience? 4+ yrs military admin, 3 yrs college, security clearance, and plus my substituting and Boys & Girls Club job..

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dani311306 in Brookline, Massachusetts

50 months ago

Typically you have to have some sort of counseling degree or background as well to be a school counselor. You must pass the state teaching licensing board in order work in public school, at least that is how it works in MA. You might consider looking indeed.com or other job search engines to find a job in that area. I found my counseling job through the career resource center where I did my graduate work. I'm not sure of the state requirements in that area, which could effect the types of jobs available.

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