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Getting work experience for grad school

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by LookingForeward, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. LookingForeward

    2+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2011
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    Psychology Student
    Hey all, I wanted to ask your opinion about something. I am in my third year in college and thinking about, as of now, going to grad school for either MFT or Ed.S in school psychology. Right now I am thinking about applying for a job as a youth guidance counselor with the Boys & Girls Club of America. The position has a meager description of "Being a Youth Guidance Worker is an excellent opportunity for students who are considering a career in education or social service. Youth guidance workers plan and lead a variety of activities with youth ages 5 to 18 in Boys & Girls Club programming." It also lists "gain valuable youth development experience" as a perk of the job.

    If I were apply for and get the job, would this serve as acceptable experience that MFT and school psych grad schools are looking for? Does anyone have any idea's of where I can get valuable work experience for grad school? I am sick of selling pull-tabs and not getting valuable experience for the fields I am considering going to grad school for. Also, I am going to contact professors about research experience when the school year starts, I hope to be getting research experience too, in case anyone was concerned about that! Any help is appreciated with my questions, though. Thanks!
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