Opportunities at Hastings College help Polacek ’22 pursue art therapy (video)

Since she was young, Josie Polacek, who graduated in May with distinction in psychology, knew she wanted to become a practicing art therapist and counselor. To do that, she knew she had to go to graduate school after Hastings College — and with the help of Hastings faculty, she was accepted into her first choice school.

Polacek, who minored in art and is from Omaha, Nebraska, said good advising helped her select the right courses, then the Career Services office helped her find an internship where she could observe art therapy sessions.

“Everyone here wants you to succeed, and they are going to do as much as they can to support you to help you get where you want to go,” she said. “Hastings gets you to your next step.”

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