As a National Guard officer and Black Hawk helicopter pilot, Lt. Lindsey Jefferies is used to high pressure and high expectations.
She’s relied on her discipline and drive to be successful in the military. Now as a graduate student in UNCG’s Couple and Family Counseling program – recognized as one of the top programs nationally – she depends on the same kind of work ethic.
From class projects to practicums to internships in the community, the work load is heavy. But it’s what sets UNCG’s Dept. of Counseling and Educational Development apart.
“We get so much hands-on training before we go out into the field,” Jefferies says.
After graduation in May, Jefferies plans to begin her career counseling military couples and families.
“I’m someone who speaks their language. There’s so much I can do within North Carolina to help the military.”
Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Communications
Photography by Martin W. Kane, University Communications