Briana Colton graduated in October with her Master of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy from Adler University. A Chicago resident, she is blogging for us to chronicle her experiences navigating the transition between graduate school and full-time employment—and to share her progress and insights with the Adler community including current students and fellow graduates. Today she writes:
When I began looking for a job, one of the first pieces of advice I received from mentors in the field of art therapy focused on finding opportunities to advocate for the field.
One woman suggested, “If you have information on a particular topic that you feel is interesting, write up a description and send it along to your former faculty offering to do a guest lecture.” Another art therapist I know and respect suggested creating workshop ideas and getting practice providing art therapy experiences to different populations. A third suggested finding a place to volunteer, to…
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