University of Bridgeport | Ms Counseling, College Student Personnel

The College Student Personnel Concentration is designed to prepare students for counseling careers in higher education. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in college and university settings and for careers at institutions of higher education throughout the country. Advanced coursework in this concentration includes classes in career and lifestyle development, organization and administration of higher education, and college student development. This program is 45 credit hours and may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. No special licensing post-degree is required for college student personnel job placement.

Upon completion of the program, students demonstrate:

  • Application of a lifespan approach to career and lifestyle development
  • The ability to perform career assessment and career guidance
  • An understanding of assessment tools used in college counseling centers
  • Ability to apply placement procedures for advancement in college career centers
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices

Personal Characteristics

Personal characteristics students cultivate in our program include:

  • Determination and confidence
  • Leadership skills
  • Sound decision making skills
  • Strong organizational and managerial skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Communication and motivational skills
  • Familiarity with information technology

Settings

College Student Personnel graduates find employment in colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning working in:

  • Admissions-applications and marketing
  • Financial aid
  • Academic advising, career planning and placement
  • Residential Life- student services, student clubs and organizations
  • Athletics
  • Administration-policies and programs, reports, forms, and documents, transcripts

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Jan
28
Sat
Undergraduate Open House: Design, Music, and Fashion Merchandising @ Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Visit us and learn how the University of Bridgeport cultivates excellence in music, design and fashion merchandising. Tour our iconic arts center and meet the students and faculty whose creative energies drive our programs forward!

Activities will include:

  • Admissions & financial aid presentation
  • Faculty meet-and-greet
  • Chat with current UB students
  • Program overviews
Feb
6
Mon
M.S. in Biology Graduate Information Session @ Discovery Pavilion - 1st floor of the Wahlstrom Library
Feb 6 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Discover our new and growing community of learners dedicated to becoming experts in the field of biology!

  • Meet with an admissions representative to learn about our curriculum, teaching assistantships, and application requirements
  • Bring unofficial transcripts for evaluation and review
  • Discuss internships, resume writing, and interview tips with the Center for Career Development

Sessions begins at 4:30 p.m. Please arrive promptly!

Register for the date that works best for you:

Feb
7
Tue
UB Faculty Music Recital @ Littlefield Recital Hall
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come in from the cold and enjoy the warm sounds of Lisa Arkis on flute and Andrew Gordon on piano.

Click here to learn more about UB’s 2016–2017 Performance Season!

Feb
9
Thu
M.S. Counseling Information Session @ Bates Hall
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Discover our community of learners dedicated to becoming experts in their chosen fields of clinical mental health or college student personnel!

Meet with a current student and admissions representative to learn about our curriculum, graduate assistantships, and application requirements.

We encourage students to bring resumes or unofficial transcripts for evaluation and review.  The Center for Career Development will also be in attendance to discuss internships, resume writing, and interview tips.

Session begins at 4:30 p.m. Please arrive promptly!

Register for the date that works best for you:

Mar
16
Thu
Graduate Information Session – Waterbury @ Waterbury Center
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Students interested in graduate programs at the University of Bridgeport are welcome to join us at our Waterbury location for information regarding the application process and program details.

The graduate programs represented will include those in:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Counseling
  • Public and International Affairs

Click here to register!

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