Coming to Niagara as an undergraduate student was, by far, one of the best decisions I ever made, and the opportunity to continue my graduate work here as well has been a blessing.
Niagara University has given me so many opportunities to grow professionally and as an individual. I am currently a graduate student in the College of Education in the school counseling program but my path in getting here was complicated.
During my undergrad, I was working toward my degree in elementary education, but as my senior year approached, I began having doubts. While I loved children and working with them, I didn’t know if my love for children meant that I wanted to be a teacher.
Trying to find out what I wanted to do was very difficult for me. However, the faculty in the College of Education were very instrumental in helping me make that difficult decision. I felt very supported in trying to figure out what I should do for my graduate work. I was always able to go up to the College of Education Office and ask for guidance and to obtain resources to aid me in figuring things out.
After months of exploring options, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in school counseling. The program here is extraordinary. The class sizes are small, so you can build a bond with your classmates and your professors. There is also a lot of hands-on learning and collaborative activities, and I feel that this has benefited me most.
Being part of such a well-rounded and accredited program has also broadened my horizons professionally, and I feel that, upon graduation, I will be well prepared to go out into the workforce.
Here at Niagara, I was able to find a career that I loved, along with finding myself in the process and, for that, I am forever grateful.