Graduate Students

Start Your Professional Journey Early!

Graduate students are busy with coursework and practicum/internship. However, it’s never too early to start building your leadership skills and growing your professional network!

On this page you will find information on what is happening with WSCA’s graduate students, upcoming event dates, and how you can get involved.

"Being a Rep allows us to stay updated with current events in the school counseling world and gives us an opportunity to connect and network with many individuals in the field"
Shaelyn Schoen
Lakeland

2021-2022 Graduate Student Representative Details

Grad Student Representatives will represent all School Counseling Graduate Students at your university in the WSCA Graduate Student Committee. Over the next two years with flexibility for one year representatives, you will express student concerns, ideas, and suggestions at Graduate Student Committee meetings by voting and making decisions at the meetings with the best interest of your peers in mind.

Roles/Responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting members from your program to join WSCA – 1st year membership is free for graduate students
  • Promoting WSCA events and opportunities throughout the 21-22 school year
  • Volunteering at WSCA’s conference
  • Responding to emails sent out by Graduate Student Co-Directors
  • Contributing to the quarterly newsletter
  • Finding a replacement after your term is completed
  • Keeping your program director in the loop
  • Attending in-person or virtual meetings
  • Attend Graduate Student Leadership Development Institute August 8, 2021

This is a great opportunity for students to learn about WSCA and be in a leadership role. Grad student reps are vital to the committee because you are the connection between WSCA, graduate students, and professors within your university program.

Will you consider becoming a graduate student representative? Contact gradstudent@wscaweb.org by June 30th, 2021 to express your interest!

"Being a Director gave me the opportunity to meet my internship supervisor and land my dream internship"
Brianna Capesius
UW-Whitewater
"Being a Director has taught me the importance of the ASCA National Model and how to recognize what type of district I'd like to work for"
Kayla Newman
UW-Oshkosh

Upcoming Events

Here you will find information about any of the graduate student’s upcoming events.

Click the hyperlinked title of each event to head to the registration page and pre-register to attend!

Grad Student Calendar of Events

Other Ways to Get Involved

WSCA Graduate Student Committee is looking for members to be on the Executive Committee as either a chairperson or a member.  There are three different committees which include social media, newsletter editor, and social events.  WSCA Graduate Student Committee would like to thank Chris Engstrom for volunteering to be the Social Media Chair.  WSCA Graduate Student Committee is looking for chairpersons for the newsletter editor committee and the social events committee.  If you are interested in one of these positions, please contact us at gradstudent@wscaweb.org.  Below are the responsibilities within each committee.

Social Media

  • Post on social media WSCA Graduate Students (Facebook-group page) – at least one post per week per media outlet
  • Post specifically school counselor information/leadership information
  • May have the opportunity to expand to other social media outlets
  • Creates posts that followers can interact with
  • Will only post WSCA approved professional developments
  • Adhere to WSCA’s Marketing and Brand Identity Guidelines

Newsletter Editor

  • Contacts and works with reps about writing their article based on the pre-arranged publishing schedule
  • Review and edit articles before publishing dates
  • Create and Edit the Graduate Student Newsletter four times a year in Google Doc.
  • Canva is the tool you must use to design any content related to WSCA for social media, e-blasts, or WSCALink’s.
  • Adhere to WSCA’s Marketing and Brand Identity Guidelines

Social Events

  • Find and/or create events for graduate students across WI to participate in
  • Create a grad student hangout at Conference
  • Create a grad student social for after hours at Conference, Summer Academy and Fall Summit
  • Take pictures at events and connect with exec board to share on social media and in newsletter
  • Adhere to WSCA’s Marketing and Brand Identity Guidelines

WSCA Annual Conference Grad Student Volunteer Sign-Up