Therese JoyceClass year and major: 2011, Master’s in School Counseling

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Why did you choose Butler: I chose Butler to pursue my Master’s in School Counseling degree because I liked the cohort concept. I practiced law for almost 10 years and really put a lot of thought into this career change. Because of my previous career outside of education, I did not want to simply take graduate courses towards a master’s. I liked the group aspect of the cohort at Butler. I wanted to learn not only from professors, but from other students who have great experiences both in and out of the education fields. 

Most memorable academic experience(s) at Butler: I have enjoyed all of my classes at Butler particularly because of the cohort. The hands-on practical aspects of the program are invaluable. The real experiences of the Group Counseling course as well as the hours spent in practicum and internship have more than prepared me for a career in school counseling.

Activities you’re involved with outside of the classroom: I love spending time with my husband and three young children and enjoy taking part in all of the great activities Indianapolis has to offer. I also enjoy running and competing in triathlons.

The most important thing you’ve learned at Butler: My course work both in and out of the classroom has opened my eyes to the challenges facing young children today. Full-time faculty as well as adjunct professors have helped prepare me for a diversity of experiences that I may encounter in my future employment.


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