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Alumni Spotlight:

Q&A with LTanya Ray

California School of Education at Alliant International University

Master of Arts in Education – School Counseling with Pupil Personnel Services Credential

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Counselor in Los Angeles, CA

Q: How did your Alliant experience contribute to your career growth?

A: While attending Alliant International University, I obtained the knowledge and the confidence needed to pursue my career goal to become a counselor. The internships afforded me the hands-on experience which also increased my confidence and knowledge.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your work?

A: I enjoy being able to help children grow academically, socially, and emotionally. It is very rewarding.

Q: What inspires you to make a positive difference in the world?

A: I'm inspired most by knowing that some children need a little more help than they are currently getting. If I can provide the bridge to help them in the areas in which they need that is what inspires me.

Q: Do you have any advice for current students?

A: I would say to study hard and pay strict attention to detail and what you are doing during your internship.

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