Student Feedback

Field Study turned out to be the most educational thing I have done in college. ---student placed at Children’s Mental Health

This field study opened many doors in my personal life as well as my career. -- student placed at I/You Venture

The people that I worked for at the agency were great people, and were glad to have me around to help. After I graduated, and my field study was coming to an end, I was notified of a job opening within the agency. I interviewed and was hired as their new Probation Advocate and Activities Coordinator for high school and junior high youth. The most valuable part of the field study program was the networking that is involved. I wouldn't be doing what I am doing today without the help/experience of the field study program. I'm applying to grad school right now to get my Masters in Social Work, and the internship I had and job I have now are perfect experiences for what I want to do later in life. - - student placed at Mountain Community Resources (Ben Lomond)

I've learned so many things at field study. initially i only got involved with an academic outlook, but i think that it's actually helped me become more empathetic and i feel like i've been made into a better person from having gone through the experience. its also reminded me, from being around kids, that people are essentially good which is hard to remember sometimes. can't get any better than that! :) -- student placed with an Elementary School Counselor

I have always known that I wanted to help kids, and quite honestly i was burned out on psychology. But this class reinforced what I was learning this year and it set me ablaze. I confirmed and reinforced what I already knew, and has pushed me to further in my studies, because there is still so much I do not know. -- student placed at local child care center

The group home experience has helped me be more committed to school and school has helped me to be more dedicated to the group home. -- student placed at Haven of Hope

I learned more from this experience than I did any other experience here at Santa Cruz. -- student placed at the SC Public Defender's Office

I think that this experience has really me face reality. No matter how much someone else tells you the system is corrupt and a failure, is not nearly as powerful as sitting across from people weekly hearing their stories and the paths that got them there in the first place. I would not change anything about my experience. -- student placed at Friends Outside

I’m really learning a great deal about empathy as I said before. I think it’s really important, especially going into the psychology field to be empathetic and to really know how to ask the right questions and give appropriate responses to what someone says. I hope to build these skills even more throughout the rest of my time with the girls. --student placed at Walnut Ave. Women’s Center