Rebekah Burton is a senior at Shawnee State University and plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in the psychology program. While at SSU, she has been able to develop relationships with her professors and peers. Rebekah says because of the smaller class sizes at SSU, she has been more easily able to network with university contacts and professionals in her field. She landed an internship at the Counseling Center on campus because of the network she created.
“If I had gone to a larger university, I would not have had the opportunity to intern and develop a close connection with professors, students, and other faculty outside my concentration.”
Rebekah did not always enjoy interacting with students and faculty. In fact, during her freshman year she was shy and did not try to develop relationships. This is her biggest regret at Shawnee State University and she advises new students to do the opposite. Rebekah’s goal is to earn her master’s degree in clinical counseling and work in a university setting. While at Shawnee State University, she found her passion for working with young adults.