• Grad Student Archive

What would fill those pages? This is the place to find the answers to those questions and more. The Graduate Student Newsletter is the place where the WSCA Graduate Students are able to write about the things that matter to them. There are no limits to the topics that one could find on these pages; from school counseling related articles to graduate student interest articles. This is the place where the graduate students get to have their own voice. All students are welcome to write for the graduate student Newsletters, the more articles the better. How this works is really a simple process. Each University has a designated WSCA Student Representative whose duty it is to promote the Newsletter and collect the articles written by their fellow classmates. The articles then get sent to one of the four Regional Co-Chairs, the Regional Co-Chair are then given the task of editing the articles and putting the Newsletter together. The final draft of the Newsletter gets sent to the Graduate Student Representative for a final edit and once over. The Graduate Student Representative then sends it to all the Student Representatives who send it out to their classmates for all to enjoy. The Newsletters are a team effort written for, created by and edited by graduate students. Come on in and read what the graduate students have to share with you!"


Fall 2017 - in this issue you will learn:

  • WSCA 8th Annual Fall Summit
  • 2018 Conference
  • Poster Presentations at Conference - applications are due 1/31/18
  • Meditation in Schools
  • Self-Care for School Counselors
  • Collaboration between School Counseling and Physical Education

Spring 2017 - in this issue you will learn:

  • Graduate Student Committee Meeting - April 23rd
  • July 2017 Summer Leadership Academy
  • WSCA Conference 2018 - Save the Date
  • Mindfulness in Schools
  • Building Connections
  • Students Living in Poverty: How School Counselors Can Help

Winter 2017 - in this issue you will learn:

  • January 15th Graduate Student Committee Meeting - UW Whitewater
    • Committee Representatives Needed for Marquette University, UW-River Falls and UW-Superior
  • Volunteer for 4hrs at the 2017 WSCA Conference for a waived registration fee
    • Contact Amy Sylvester-Knudtson to Sign Up
    • The Grad Pad - New this Year at Conference
    • How to become a WSCA Member
  • Mixing It Up at Lunch
  • Group Counseling - Positive Outcomes for Students and Counselors
  • 15 Minutes (or less!) Self-Care
  • Grad Student Poster Presentations at 2017 WSCA Conference - applications are due 1/6/17

Fall 2016 - in this issue you will learn:

  • November reminders
    • 2016-2017 Mike Troy Graduate Student Scholarship application due Nov 1st
    • Nov 13th Graduate Student Committee Meeting
  • Volunteer for 4hrs at the 2017 WSCA Conference for a waived registration fee
  • WSCA Committees Need Your Help!
  • Multicultural Counseling - Not What I Expected
  • Taking Time to Pause
  • Grad Student Poster Presentations at 2017 WSCA Conference - applications are due 1/6/17

Summer 2016 - in this issue you will learn:

  • Thank You! 2015-16 Graduate Student Committee
  • Me....A Professional School Counselor?!!!
  • A Day on the Hill
  • Ethics in School Counseling
  • Nurtured Hearth Approach

Spring 2016 - in this issue you will learn:

  • WSCA Conference 2016 - Thank You!
  • Transition: A Time for Action
  • Embracing the Thaw
  • The School Counselor's Role in Advocating for LGBT Students
  • WSCA Committees Need Your Help!

Winter 2016 - in this issue you will learn:

  • Professional Development for Students
  • What I learned from my semester in Elementary School
  • Mindfulness
  • Grad Student Poster Presentations at 2016 WSCA Conference - applications are due 1/15/16
  • Self-Care, It's Still and Will Always Be Important
  • WSCA Graduate Student Committee Meeting will be held on 1/31/16

Fall 2015 - in this issue you will learn:

  • Volunteer for 4hrs at the 2016 WSCA Conference for a waived registration fee
  • WSCA Committees Need Your Help!
  • Multiculturalism in School Counseling
  • Academic and Career Plans...another acronym!
  • Grad Student Poster Presentations at 2016 WSCA Conference - applications are due 1/15/16
  • Grad School and the Real World

Summer 2015 - in this issue you will learn:

  • Thank You! 2014-15 Graduate Student Committee
  • WSCA Committees Need Your Help!
  • Transitioning from Intern to Full-Time School Counselor:  What I Have Learned
  • From ACEs to Resiliency
  • Putting What I Learned Into Practice:  Not As Easy As It Seems
  • Supporting Transgender Youth in Public Education

Spring 2015 - in this issue you will learn:

  • WSCA Committees Need Your Help!
  • Graduate Student WSCA Conference Sectional Follow-Up:  What I Wish I Knew Before My Internship
  • WSCA Conference 2015 Reflections
  • Graduate Student WSCA Conference Sectional Follow-Up:  I'm About to Graduate....Now What?
  • Preparing for a Poster Presentation at the WSCA Conference
  • Study Abroad in Scotland
  • How I Changed my Counseling Approach for Working wth Elementary Students
  • Response to Spirituality in Counseling

Winter 2015 - in this issue you will learn:

  • Graduate Student Education - WSCA Conference 2015
  • WSCA Day on the Hill, Madison, WI
  • WSCA Fall Summit:  Anxiety Disorders (Part 1)
  • WSCA Fall Summit:  Mental Health Clinics in Schools (Part 2)
  • WSCPAR
  • EZ Analyze:  A FREE downloadable tool!
  • Saying Goodbye to Students and Internship

Fall 2014 - in this issue you will learn:

  • An Unexpected Code of Life
  • Summer Academy and UW-Stout School Counseling Organization
  • Funding a Trip to the ASCA Conference
  • Tips for a First-Year Counselor

Spring 2014 - in this issue you will learn:

  • A Year to Reflect on:  Message from our WSCA Grad Representative
  • A Look Back on the 2013/2014 Graduate Student Leadership Team
  • A.C.E. it Out for Students with Autism!
  • The Nurtured Heart Approach
  • Transitioning into the "Real World"
  • A Unique Conference Experience: NARENWICH
  • New Beginnings

Winter 2013 - in this issue you will learn:

  • Graduate Student Networking at the WSCA Annual Conference
  • National School Counseling Week:  What can we do?
  • Understanding Community:  The Hmong New Year
  • Being Visible
  • Preparing for Crisis:  The Necessity of a Daypack

Fall 2013 - in this issue you will learn:

  • A New School Year - A Message from the WSCA Grad Student Representative
  • Mindfulness in Education
  • Graduate School: A Lesson in Initiative
  • Insight from the Field
  • Graduate Student Posters