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Jenna | future counselor

I would like to be a counselor. I chose this career because my favorite thing to do is help people. I love to listen to my friends and try to give them different ways to solve, or help, with an issue. I deal with a challenge every day of my life. I have dyslexia. I learn in a different way than most. What is real easy to some of my friends is not so easy for me. What I have learned from this is to always keep my chin up and work as hard as I need to no matter what. With learning this, I feel that I can help others who might be going through all different kinds of challenges in their lives.

My mom is a school counselor and loves her job. As I listen to her talk about what she does at work, it makes me realize that I would love to do the same kind of thing. A school counselor would be great, and I also would like to get my LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor. Working with children would be my main focus. My ultimate goal is to have my own counseling office.

To become a counselor I know I will need at least four years of college and do an outside internship. This will amount to a lot of money. Receiving a scholarship would help me become closer to my dream. Both of my parents work in the field of education so I realize that a lot of hard work goes into a degree of any sort. I'm willing to put in whatever it takes.

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