In five years, Pamela Rosecrance will be completing her final year in residence at the University of Tennessee Ph.D. program (where she was recently admitted) and preparing for a clinical internship placement. And she credits the Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions with preparing her for this future.
Unsure if counseling and psychology was a career she wanted to move into after five years in human resources, Rosecrance was quickly assured she made the right choice with her first class. "After that first class, I knew I wanted to complete the program and pursue my interest to study psychology in a Ph.D. program," she remembers.
On all of her courses:
I learned about all the possible degrees and jobs that were available in the social work, psychology and counseling fields. My last class helped me navigate and prepare for the graduate school application process. The program as a whole gave me the foundational coursework necessary to be competitive for and accepted into graduate school. Without taking these courses, there would have been a steeper learning curve and classes would be much more difficult once I got to graduate school without having these prerequisites.
On her fellow classmates:
It was exciting to be in the presence of students who were interested in the same things that I was. Being around other psychology students fueled my interest in the field and in the coursework.
On her instructors:
They were all approachable and kind, with varying levels of expertise. I liked that they had different backgrounds in clinical, research and academic settings.