“Everyone at the University is very helpful and they all want the students to succeed!”
Cassandra Fallon earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology from the University of Kentucky, and now, at 24, she is pursuing her Master of Arts in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy specialization at University of the Rockies.
“I decided to pursue my graduate degree because after investigating several different areas of psychology, I found my passion for family and couples therapy,” she says. “To pursue a career in this field, I needed the training and education I would receive from a graduate program.”
University of the Rockies was close to a job she was working at the time, so it seemed like a natural fit. “After visiting campus and meeting a few staff members, I decided I liked the atmosphere. I was impressed with the caring each staff member demonstrated for the students, and was pleased with the night and weekend class offerings. Everything just fell into place.”
Due to complete her program in December 2012, Cassandra then plans to secure an internship for two years in Colorado or Ohio, and then sit for the licensing board so she can become a certified Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). She would also enjoy teaching and becoming involved with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) so that she can assist in the establishment of the MFT field.
“To anyone considering University of the Rockies, I advise speaking with as many students, faculty, and staff members as possible. Ask anything – you will receive an honest answer. Everyone at the University is very helpful and they all want the students to succeed!”