Is a Psychology major enough to get a job? A psychology major builds strong skills, but it also helps to add a major/minor that will increase your marketability. A Business or Communications minor will be a strong complement for many of you who may consider marketing, human resources, or working in a company. Is psych right for you? What should you do as an undergrad?
How do I become competitive for graduate school/jobs? Work hard and build your GPA, get to know faculty well (cultivate relationships so at least three of us can say a lot of good things about you), select courses that prepare you well for your career path. Study hard for the GRE and start early on your personal statements.
How do I find a graduate program? It depends what area of psychology you are interested in. Most areas has lists of the best graduate programs online. Our psychology department has a number of useful links (like this one) you should read. A nice overview of the main areas in psychology can be found here.
What can I do with a Psychology major? Anything you want (click for great answers). I strongly recommend a Masters degree to make you competitive for jobs. Sell your skills well (quantitative and critical thinking, writing): Let potential employers know all you can do!!!
- What are “Careers in Counseling” [Dr. Kristin Vespia] :http://www.uwgb.edu/vespiak/Careers.htm
- CHECK OUT this great video with advice relating to career options for psych majors.
Curious about careers:
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY or
SPORTS????Click on each of the terms for special advice on each or go HERE for a larger list of programs in psychology.
- IMPORTANT SKILLS: How to write professional emails.