MSP is pleased to introduce Carol Hanson who is filling a new role on campus – Training Coordinator. As MSP grows, we are lucky to have Carol’s expertise in supporting our students in navigating the clinical training process. Carol was kind enough to answer a few questions below.
Give us a snapshot of your professional/academic background:
After attending OCC for one year after high school, I quit and decided to work full-time. I began working at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice as a secretary and was encouraged by the judge I worked for and several employees to pursue higher education. I eventually earned my bachelor’s degree and was able to promote into positions which required a degree after the judge retired.
Not happy to forever work in a cubicle, I continued taking courses and pursued master degrees to elevate my career. Thankfully, I was able to pursue positions within the court system that provided me the opportunity to develop clinical skills, without starting from the bottom salary-wise. However, my goal after earning a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling was always to work in a college setting.
What attracted you to working at MSP?
I had driven by the campus several times over the years and was always curious about the school. Once I read the job description and the history of MSP, I thought it would be the perfect fit for me as I had several years performing administrative duties as well as experience on the clinical side as I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and went through a similar journey (taking competency exams, locating a practicum and internship, juggling working at sites while working full-time, supervision and taking the state licensing exam).
Describe your role at MSP:
As the Training Coordinator for the Clinical Training Department, I will be working closely with the students overseeing clinical training documentation and evaluations as well as providing consultation to students during their practicum search and training experience.
What has been your favorite part of the job?
Driving up into a beautiful, relaxed setting; feeling immediately welcome by staff and students; and after years of working in downtown Detroit, free parking!
What is one thing that people might be surprised to know about you?
I still get speeding tickets!