Another graduate program, another interview. Even after all the practice interviews, the constant research for common interview questions, or the many opinions of what would make the better interview outfit, I feel the same amount of nervous feelings even after all of the preparation. I feel that I wouldn’t be this nervous if it was something that I was not as passionate about. But I want this. I want truly want to pursue a graduate degree in art therapy and enhance my chances of making this practice into my career. I strongly want to be part of this field.
Despite the anxiety, the constant over-thinking, and the nerves that come along with this application process I am glad I still have something. And that something is the strong foundation I have gained from Marywood’s art therapy program. I feel that I have an advantage due to my choice of pursuing an undergraduate degree in art therapy. I believe that as a result of this decision I was able to ground myself in a strong foundation of an introductory understanding of the field of art therapy. I am happy to have this because it provides a comfort that I didn’t know I had until going through this application process for graduate school.
I am glad to be pursuing the next step to further develop myself as a future art therapist and to carry out the foundation experience I have gained at Marywood in whichever new program I become a part of.