Courtney Wills

By Ke Xu



courtney wills

School: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Major: Sociology (Social Work and Women’s Studies)

Position: Residential Counselor at Bay State Community Services

Salary: about $1,600/month (after taxes)

“It always a feel to me,” Wills said when she explains why she chose the major. “I always want to help people. I originally want to do nursing. That just had too much science for me. So I decided that social work would be better.”

She said she applied for  100 different jobs before she got interview for her current job. “That was the only interview I had in my field.” Wills said. “I found it on…I sent them an email with my resume and cover letter and they sent an email back.”

Wills felt she was one among the underemployed college graduates. She works with 8 teenagers and deals with issues ranging from parental problems to substance abuse to emotional issues.

Listen to what Wills said about her current job

Courtney Wills

About Ke Xu 8 Articles
Ke Xu is a second-year graduate student in journalism at Emerson College and an intern at Latitude News. She believes that a good story should be both audience-centric and story-driven, and a good journalist should not just care about the facts, but also the human beings or issues behind the story. Outside of journalism, she is passionate about reading, music, food, skiing and running.