Savannah is a student in the school counseling program at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. Originally from Chesterfield, Virginia, Savannah earned her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech; although she began her undergrad at Virginia Tech in statistics, after working with College Mentors for Kids at Virginia Tech and in other local elementary schools, she even- tually found her home in human development. Through changing her major, she was able to explore the career of a school counselor and hasn’t looked back since.
Savannah chose Radford University because of their CACREP-accreditation, high job placement rate, and for the welcoming and supportive faculty. Savannah offered the following advice to fellow graduate students: “Take the time to really get to know yourself. All those reflections you are writing, you are writing them for a reason. When you understand your own needs, what motivates you, and who you are at your core, it is life-changing! When you are better able to understand and take care of yourself, you are better able to understand others and help them with their needs. It is an ongoing process, but necessary in order to do our job as a school counselor well.” For self-care, Savannah enjoys catching up with friends over coffee, watching One Tree Hill and Friday Night Lights, and getting her nails done.
VASC thanks the RU School Counseling faculty for their support in recognizing deserving graduate students