Author Archives: Samantha Burns


It is sad to say that this is my final blog, as I have completed all of classes, turned in my Capstone paper, and will be graduating with my Master’s in Counseling Psychology on June 5th!  Tomorrow is my last … Continue reading


Wrapping Up The Year With Some Big Changes!

I feel as though these past two weeks have been a whirlwind of changes, and it has both exhausted and excited me!  In terms of school, I have just one day of classes left before graduation.  My professor even offered … Continue reading

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Job Search

I have 3 weeks of classes left until I graduate with my M.A. in Mental Health Counseling! Now that my Capstone is out of the way, I can focus all of my attention on securing a job. Luckily, I have … Continue reading

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Capstone Presentation

I am feeling so extraordinarily relieved right now!  I had my Capstone presentation yesterday in front of my class and the director of the M.A. Counseling program and it went better than I could have imaged!!! I was really worried … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Today is raining. I drove home from my morning classes in a thunderstorm and it is only in the low 40s, so my house is chilly.  Last week’s snow has washed away and my mood basically matches the weather.  I … Continue reading


Why MSPP? Accepting Your Acceptance Letter!

Some of you may be deciding which school to attend after receiving multiple acceptance letters in the past few weeks! Personally, I chose MSPP because of the small community atmosphere, the individualized attention from professors, the field placement opportunities, and … Continue reading

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Getting Involved at MSPP

As an MSPP student, you will have opportunities to get involved with many extracurricular activities.  I’ve blogged before about social gatherings, volunteering at interview days, community service, attending Continuing Education programs, Student Coordinating Committee meetings, and participating in the Lucero … Continue reading

Posted in Counseling Psychology, Social Responsibility

A Day in the Life of an M.A. Counseling Student

This week I am going to blog briefly about what I’ve been up to in my classes because, as a prospective student, it may be helpful to have a sneak peek into the day in the life of an MSPP … Continue reading

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An MSPP Filled Weekend!

This past weekend I was involved with MSPP academically, voluntarily, and socially!  On Saturday I attended a very successful Interview Day.  I was a student interviewer who helped to lead the group interview round, as well as five individual interviews.  … Continue reading

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Interview Day!

This weekend I am volunteering at MSPP for interview day! Along with a professor, I’ll be conducting interviews with M.A. Counseling applicants. If you’re one of the lucky folks attending interview day this Saturday, February 26th, how prepared are you? … Continue reading

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