As a Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the department of counseling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) I have the pleasure of providing research, instruction, and leadership to the field of professional counseling. My road to becoming a professor began at Marywood University’s counselor education program. I learned the skills to not only become a clinician but a professional. I would highly recommend the counseling program at Marywood for the meaningful curriculum and faculty who are behind you every step of the way. My experience at Marywood helped shape me both as a professional and a person. Marywood’s counseling faculty challenged me and provided me with all the tools to succeed as a professional counselor and into my doctoral studies. One of my favorite parts of my time at Marywood was being a leader in Marywood’s Chi Sigma Iota counseling honor society. CSI provided me with leadership experience, volunteer opportunities, and social comradery with fellow students .