Graduate Students

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.

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 (UWW)

“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 (UWO)

“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)

Graduate Student Poster Presentations

WHY DO A POSTER PRESENTATION??

  • Great networking opportunity
  • Looks good on a resume
  • Become the “expert” on your topic
  • Highlight and show off your hard work to interested professionals

WHAT KINDS OF PROJECTS CAN I PRESENT?

  • Creative class projects
  • Original compilations of resources or information
  • Collaborative or independent research
  • Curriculum design
  • Hot topics in counseling
  • Other ideas that might appeal to the profession of school counseling or graduate students

HOW DO I SUBMIT A POSTER PRESENTATION PROPOSAL?

Graduate Students are encouraged to (co)present at WSCA! A brief summary (no more than 100 words) of your topic and a picture of your poster display*** is required as your proposal. Please email those to gradstudent@wscaweb.org. You will receive a response to confirm your submission and to offer immediate feedback.