My internship was at Victor Central School District. Overall, it has been a good experience. The ditrict you are in really affects how you view this line of work. It’s very important to find an internship in a district you will be comfortable with and that will offer you a similar experience to the one that you’d like as a practitioner. The program helped to give me knowledge/background I’d need to apply in the field. Once I started working 5 days a week in the job, I learned so much more and developed a clearer picture.
My internship was at Hilton Central School District. So far, its going well and I love not having homework! I also have a lot a freedom for doing what I want, like DIBELS with kindergarteners. I definitely think RIT prepared me for this internship, but at the same time, I learned a lot from being on the job.
My internship was at Wayland-Cohocton, which is in Steuben County. I like being able to intersect with children on a consistent basis. I also enjoy functioning independently but having supervisors in which I feel comfortable asking questions when things come up. I like being in a K-12 setting because I am constantly getting exposure to all grade levels.
I learned a lot from the program, including the importance of report writing and the language used in report writing. RIT gave me good foundation so that I was prepared for my internship and the field of school psychology.
My internship was at Wheatland-Chili. I learned a lot from the program at RIT that prepared me for my internship.
My internship was at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES located at Midlakes Education Center. It serves students aged 5-21. I love this internship placement and I have learned a lot from a supervisor that is dedicated to helping me learn and master counseling and consultation. I primarily perform counseling and consultation and I think that the RIT program has prepared me well for this.