Title

Steps after Graduation: Psychology Alumni Career Paths and Advice

Date

5-28-2015 9:00 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 11:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Chehalis Strapp

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This presentation describes a project designed to connect current psychology undergraduates with alumni. Purposive sampling was used to recruit diverse alumni following different career paths and representing alumni who identified as first generation, nontraditional, Latina/Latino or as a student of color. Current students conducted semi-structured interviews with alumni. Interview topics included decision-making, barriers, supports, and gathering advice for current psychology majors. Additionally, some alumni agreed to participate in an “Alumni Profile”. These profiles included advice regarding beneficial classes, what they wished they knew as an undergraduate student, extracurricular activities, and knowledge gained on the path from graduation to career.

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May 28th, 9:00 AM May 28th, 11:00 AM

Steps after Graduation: Psychology Alumni Career Paths and Advice

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

This presentation describes a project designed to connect current psychology undergraduates with alumni. Purposive sampling was used to recruit diverse alumni following different career paths and representing alumni who identified as first generation, nontraditional, Latina/Latino or as a student of color. Current students conducted semi-structured interviews with alumni. Interview topics included decision-making, barriers, supports, and gathering advice for current psychology majors. Additionally, some alumni agreed to participate in an “Alumni Profile”. These profiles included advice regarding beneficial classes, what they wished they knew as an undergraduate student, extracurricular activities, and knowledge gained on the path from graduation to career.