I am finishing my first year as a duel-degree Master of Education in Human Sexuality and Master of Social Work student at Widener University. Each year that I am in this field, I find I fall in love with new passion all the time. First, I was a peer educator for Rutgers University Health Outreach Promotion Education (H.O.P.E.). This was a phenomenal experience, which has lead me to where I am at now, educating youth.
When I am finished with graduate school, my goal is to become an adjunct professor teaching about this fabulous field of human sexuality. Along with this, I intend to become a sex therapist.
So I’ve told you what I do, and what I’d like to do, but not why. Well… “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”- Confucius. Math was my favorite subject in school, but I thought that a career based on this would not make me happy. I was reading a magazine one day and realized the article was written by a sex therapist. I did my homework, found out what a sex therapist was, and knew that this was the job for me! I got my first internship as an undergraduate with Pinelands School Based Youth Services. I shadowed Family Life Education Counselors/Youth Development Workers/Social Workers, helped teach sexual education in health classes, helped run healthy relationship groups, and helped plan and execute Thanksgiving/Christmas charity drives. This was an amazing experience and really cemented my wanting to join this field and help people every day!
If you want to be a sex educator, I would recommend that you are open to self-reflection. I have changed my views many, many times. Try to look at an argument from all sides, even if you disagree with it!