The School of Professional Studies wraps up our “School of the Week” segments.
What exactly is “professional studies?” At USF, this means education, psychology and social work.
I think their website says it best:
Rooted in the core Franciscan values, which emphasize service to others and reverence for the dignity of each person, the school is a perfect place to obtain not just the knowledge you need, but also the ability to apply it most effectively in your professional setting
Our education isn’t just about learning skills or learning facts. It’s about learning how to use the skills we’ve taught you. Being in Fort Wayne is an asset in this aspect of our education. We’re the second-largest city in Indiana, which means we have a lot of non-profits, schools and counseling agencies nearby through which our students do internships, engage in service learning and volunteer.
The diversity found in Fort Wayne also allows our students to discover their passions. Social Work and Psychology cover so many disciples. Do you want to work with children? Families? Maybe with co-workers? It’s a lot to digest and internships give you the opportunity to figure that out!
Close your eyes for a second and imagine a professional. Whether you think of a man or woman, or someone in a business suit, you think of someone with skill – someone who does a job with confidence and ease. People gain confidence with practice. And at USF, you get the practice of hands-on experience. Whether it’s in the classroom as an education major (you observe a classroom as early as your first year as an education student) or with the practice of an internship or a practicum, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional skills outside of the classroom.