RaeAnne Smith

  • Seattle Washington
RaeAnne Smith

Professional Portfolio

Table of Contents

Goal Statement.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

Cover Letter................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

Education.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

Work History............................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

Volunteer Experience............................................................................................................................................................................. 2-3

Artifacts..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3-4

Appendix................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4-5

 

Goal Statement

The purpose of this portfolio is to present my skills and experience to the Graduate Program of Counseling at Seattle University. I have taken a wide variety of courses in my undergraduate work here at Seattle University that have helped me to expand my understanding of the psychological processes and influences that contribute to an individual’s personality. Additionally, I have both work and volunteer experience with adults and children. In my work as a server, I have honed my ability to work with a wide range of people and personalities, and have honed my skills in mediating between providers and clients. In my volunteer work as an elementary school tutor, I have gained experience working with children individually and in groups to assess their academic skills and abilities to determine ways to help them develop critical reading, writing and math skills. I believe that the Seattle University Counseling Graduate Program will enhance my therapy and counseling skills to help me achieve my final goal of becoming a licensed counselor.

Cover Letter

Dear Selection Committee,

 

I am excited about the opportunity to gain further experience in, and hone my therapeutic skills through the Seattle University Counseling Program in the Graduate which I was able to learn about through the Seattle University official website. I am currently a Junior Psychology major at Seattle U. My volunteer experience with adults and children that I have accumulated since freshman year aligns well with the desired skill set for this program.

I have taken a wide variety of course work at Seattle U that has helped me to develop proficient writing and communication skills, such as a couple of English courses and writing classes focused on developing writing skills specifically tailored for Psychology. Additionally, I have taken many classes that have expanded my understanding of what contributes to the human personality, such as Growth and Development, Cognitive Psychology, Theories of Personality and Multicultural Psychology. I believe that these courses have provided me with a strong foundation for a future in counseling.

As a tutor and a server, I have gained experience in working with all kinds of people. My work as a server has taught me skills in mediating between clients and the company to come up with solutions to ensure the satisfaction of all parties. I have worked with elementary school children to assess their strengths and weaknesses in the areas of reading, writing and math to help develop and hone those skills to prepare them for a successful future in academia.

I believe that with my course work as an undergraduate Psychology student and my work and volunteer service will make me a strong candidate for the Graduate Counseling program. I look forward to putting the knowledge I already possess into practice and further expanding my knowledge of Psychology and counseling. I can be reached at smithr9@seattleu.edu or 540-878-0471. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Sincerely,

RaeAnne Smith

Education

Education
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016

B.A

Seattle University
Aug 2008 - Jun 2012

High School Graduate

School Bangkok

Work History

Work History
Jul 2014 - Present

Server/Chef

Genki Sushi
  • Provide fast, friendly service to hundreds of customers nightly.
  • Oversee 8-15 tables simultaneously per shift in a fast-paced environment.
  • Handle up to $1,200 per night in sales.
Jul 2013 - Sep 2013

Animal Groomer

Gaila Grooming
  • Handled and efficiently bathed a wide range of small and large dog breeds and cats.
  • Provided crisis management assistance to other groomers for particularly aggressive animals to establish a calm and safe environment for both groomers and animals at all times.
Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

Supply Clerk

American Embassy Bangkok
  • Supply Clerk Fulfilled supply orders for over 600 Embassy personnel.
  • Created a catalogue for all supplies available to Embassy employees.
  • Maintained daily inventory of supplies available.
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011

Administrative Clerk

American Embassy Bangkok
  • Maintained and organized files for over 600 Embassy personnel.
  • Organized and labeled supplies daily in exam rooms.
  • Created flyers and posters for ways to prevent the spread of germs causing the flu and proper techniques for sanitation.

Volunteer Experience

Youth Tutoring Program

Elementary Student Tutor

  • Improved reading score for my student by 3 grade levels in 2 months.
  • Facilitated in the passing of 16 levels of math in 2 months.
  • Established a comfortable, safe learning environment for four underprivileged students.

 

Chinese Information and Service Center

Elementary School Tutor

  • Created a fun and safe learning environment for up to 15 elementary students at a time.
  • Assisted in improving skills for reading, writing and math.

 

Artifacts

Below are several papers composed during my undergraduate work at Seattle University. All papers are relevant to the field of Psychology and Counseling, as they have expanded my knowledge of the factors that influence the development of individual and collective personality. 

Factors Influencing Substance Use

Influences of Attachment on Development

Assessing the Criminal Justice System

Adler and Freud

Appendix