On 2/07/12, Dave wrote:
> Schools creating larger student service departments. MANY schools
> until now have had very small student services departments, usually
> a single counselor. For some schools their current counselor(s) are
> also moving up into DIP, high school as college advisors, creating a
> vacuum in the earlier grades.
> On 2/06/12, D. Thomas wrote:
>> Possibly. But it did seem that a fair few of those positions were
>> at the middle and elementary level.
>> n 2/06/12, Dave wrote:
>>> Increase in Student Services. I think the increase is from
>>> more schools recognizing the importance of school services.
>>> These are schools that before had a token counselor, and are
>>> increasing the size of their counseling department. This
>>> increased need is largely in the form of college advising.
>>> Historically, students went to a local university after high
>>> school for their bachelors, and the to the West (UK, USA, etc)
>>> for their Masters (MBA). What were seeing is a significant
>>> increase in students wanting to go abroad for their bachelors.
>>> Its easier to think of the increase in school counselors less
>>> in the traditional mental health model, and more as a career
>>> advisor/life coach approach.
>>> On 2/06/12, D Thomas wrote:
>>>> So whats with the counseling positions at top tier schools
>>>> this year? Some even had multiple openings at the same
>>>> school. And it seemed like a lot newbies just walked into
>>>> top schools this year. Not that I'm jealous (much).