Leah Brenner ’16, a counseling psychology major, fell in love with Delaware Valley University on her first visit to campus and is thankful for all of the experiences DelVal has offered.
The Experience360 Program, DelVal’s experiential learning program, set the University apart from other schools.
“I believe it’s important that students are able to experience their field before entering the real world,” Brenner said. “DelVal does an amazing job of preparing students mentally, physically and emotionally [for their career], I believe, with the hands-on experience.”
Brenner credits the professors at DelVal with making personal connections with their students, an effort that doesn’t go unnoticed.
“My advisor, Dr. [David] Mutchler… has helped me work out my schedule where my workload is evenly spaced,” Brenner said. “I’ve also learned so much about my field already through Dr. [Allison] Cohen.”
The hands-on experience allowed Brenner to better understand her chosen field and the requirements needed to be successful.
“[E360] allowed me to grow professionally,” said Brenner. “In fact, my boss found my resume through DelVal’s ExperienceLink!”
After graduation, Brenner had hopes to attend graduate school to eventually become a middle school or high school guidance counselor.
“The experience I’m able to gain through [DelVal] is what I’ll be able to carry with me through not only grad school, but my lifetime career,” said Brenner.