Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Tales from Quarantine | Reflections from Master’s Students in Counseling

It will come as no shock that Covid-19 has dramatically changed society and our individual lives. For many people, this has been full of immense tragedy and stress. For others, it has prompted reflection on how to live. Three students from the master’s counseling program at William & Mary share their own experiences and the valuable lessons they have taken away from this generation-altering experience. At the risk of trivializing the wake of grief surrounding us with the first-world-problem-curved lens covering my outlook, I want to convey what a refuge...

Positives of Pivoting: Reflections on the Transition to Virtual Career Advising | Corinne Townley

"In a world that feels so out of control, career development is something tangible students can work towards." On March 6th, 2020, the Cohen Career Center was buzzing with students making last-minute edits to their resumes and internship applications before setting off on a week of rest and relaxation. No one knew when we left that sunny Friday afternoon, the career center’s doors would remain closed well past the end of spring break. Now, as we approach the one year mark of the pandemic, the career center has pivoted to offering services in a...

Ways of Knowing: Dismantling Master’s House, Part 2 | Nick Dawkins

Read Part 1 of this article here. The struggle to arrive at the understanding of how deeply epistemologies and experiences shape educational organizations has taken my thoughts to a variety of experiences within Math spaces in my education. My mother’s math experiences and my experiences at home. My teachers and friends, math teachers I hired and observed, assistant principals and central office specialist we collaborated with designing and implementing math curricula. The central office math director and superintendents, the research and development department, and budget analyst, and my past school...