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Neil Rosen

Neil Rosen

Glenn Rockey H.S. located in a probation camp in the city of San Dimas, CA.

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Neil's work combines: Education, Non-Profit Organizations, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Transition Counselor

I transition students back into the community through school contacts.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    San Diego State University

  • Graduate Degree

    Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services

    San Diego State University

  • Graduate Degree

    Educational Psychology

    San Diego State University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors:

Bachelor's Degree: Social Work

Graduate Degree: Social Work


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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Passion for helping others.

  • 2.

    Majored in psychology in undergraduate work.

  • 3.

    Worked as a substitute teacher while going for my Masters Degree in Counseling & Guidance.

  • 4.

    Working at night getting hours for my MFCC license.

  • 5.

    Went back to college for my Masters in Ed. Psychology in order to become a School Psychologist.

  • 6.

    After three years being a School Psychologist, I became a School Counselor in order to work with all.

  • 7.

    After 7 years as a Middle School Counselor, I got a position working with Los Angeles Office of Ed.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    You should be an accountant or a teacher. My parents really didn't push me one way or another. I did take an accounting class to make my father happy. I realized it wasn't my cup of tea. My parents let me find my own niche in life. I guess I'm fortunate compared to others.

  • How I responded:

    You need to find what is going to make you happy. Find and discover your passion. It is important to find a career that you will enjoy since you will spend years in college to get a degree, certificate, etc. to allow you to enter the profession of your choice. Take the time to explore, ask questions, do fieldwork and internships, to get a feel of what the job or career is all about before you invest a lot of time, money, and yourself. I hear of too many people who are unhappy in their job or career.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Many of the students are on free lunch or federal assistance from the government.

  • Most of the students are affiliated or members of a gang in their communities. Many of these students have witnessed violence in their homes or communities.

  • Some of our students are first generation families. Many of our students would be the first to attend higher education.

  • Some of our students have learning or emotional disabilities. The students who are identified as emotional disturbed usually need to be placed at a non-public school.

  • Many of our students have substance abuse problems or addictions to drugs.

  • Many of our students are raised by their mothers, grandparents, or relatives.

  • Most of our students would be the first to attend college in their families.