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.

Leadership Opportunities

Become a WSCA Graduate Student Representative for your program to collaborate with other graduate students. If you are looking for a larger leadership role, become a WSCA Graduate Student Director. This role gives the opportunity to have more responsibilities like helping plan the annual conference, creating the Grad Student Newsletter, and organizing graduate student social events for networking. Email gradstudent@wscaweb.org if interested.

"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
"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

Upcoming Events

Here you will find information about any of the graduate student’s upcoming events, including their NEW Sunday Sundaes collaborations!

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

Especially exciting is our upcoming Virtual School Counselor Career & Job Fair!  If you are graduating soon or freshly on the lookout for your first school counselor position, make sure to attend to connect personally with schools and districts that are actively hiring!

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