Greg Mason

Greg Mason


Around the world in private schools


My road in life has been direct.
Knew I wanted to help people.
Discovered which degrees I needed to pursue.
Found jobs that gave me a diverse work experience.
Had an opportunity to work overseas.
Developed new skills and said yes to everything.
Made a five year plan for achieving my dream.
Tried not to divert from my major goal.


High School
Florida State University
Child Development
Florida State University



I am an international school counselor.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

I teach character education to children, teach health and sex-ed to high school students, and give personal counseling to students, staff, and families. I never know what is coming through my door and what issues a client might have, which keeps me on my toes. Teaching life skills to students right when they can start practicing them is a fun aspect of my work. I get to see if my lessons have any effect as the years go by.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Helping people comes with pros and cons. It feels great to know you can help people solve problems, but there can be moments where you will feel upset or saddened by the work. If you are a balanced person, you would probably be a good counselor. Read some self-help books and see if you like the ideas. Take a psychology course in high school or university and see if it matches your preferences. If you want to pursue a degree, great. If not, you can be a better friend or relationship partner.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

"You should be less of a risk taker."

Challenges I Overcame