A Student Affairs Professional's Road to Campus: An Analysis of Self

Date of Award

Fall 12-20-2018

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Counseling


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Taryn Akgul


Student Affairs, background information, assessment


I chose to complete the Analysis of Self for my Plan B project because I wanted to take a holistic look at myself before I graduated and started my first professional job. This paper starts off with a substantial background information section that includes discussion on my relationships, academic and career history, mental, clinical, and physical health, culture, coping/stress management, strengths and resiliency, and ending with my favorite activities and hobbies. The next section is on assessment, where I go through a few of the tests I have taken, what my results were, and what those results mean for me personally, socially, and professionally. Interviews I completed with five various friends and family members makes up the next part of the paper. I discuss who I interviewed and why, a general summary of their answers, and what I took away from the interview process. My theoretical conceptualization is the next section. In this part I talk about my connection to Existentialism, and also why I appreciate Erikson’s theory of development so much. I then go into the impact of writing this paper, and what I learned or was maybe not surprised by during the process. The final section is my plan for continued development, which includes some of the conferences I plan on attending, continuing supervision, and enacting a consistent self-care plan.

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