MA Student Spotlight
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Anticipated Graduation Date: July 2014
Favorite book (non-academic): The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
Favorite study spot: Any place where there is coffee
My prized possession: My personal library
3 things I have with me at all times: Cell phone, Lip Smackers, about twenty highlighters
Favorite saying: “Accept everything about yourself–I mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the end–no apologies, no regrets.” –Clark Moustakas
What would people be surprised to know about you? My love for writing fiction and poetry is secondary only to my passion for studying psychology.
Tell us about your experience in practicum or internship. Practicum is never, ever boring. I learn new things every day that I’m there.
What is your plan for after graduation? I am going to apply for the PsyD program.
What advice do you have for incoming students? Try to be fearless. If you can’t be fearless, be brave.
PsyD Student Spotlight
Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI
Program: PsyD I
Anticipated Graduation Date: 2017
Favorite book (non-academic): Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Favorite study spot: Starbucks and MiSPP library
My prized possession: My dog
3 things I have with me at all times: My cell phone, my laptop, and my purse
Favorite saying: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde
What makes MiSPP special? MiSPP’s is a small and welcoming community. The campus feels like a second home, always seeing welcoming and smiling faces every time I enter the building. The staff and students all collaborate with one another allowing each individual to feel heard and respected. I chose MiSPP because of their mission to educate and train individuals in becoming competent psychologists serving diverse populations.
What advice do you have for incoming students? Work hard, learn, have fun, stay caught up, never give up, and most importantly: TRUST THE PROCESS! Be ready to gain a better sense of personal growth, and become a more authentic and creative individual.
Tell us something you’re involved with here at MiSPP (honor society, TA, writing tutor, etc.) I am a member of Inclusion and Diversity, Honors Society, and participate in research with Dr. Shepler.
What is your plan for after graduation? Following graduation, I intend to own a private practice as well as be a professor of psychology. I hope to share the knowledge and experience I have gained at MiSPP with others.
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