Career Development

Everything you should know about getting into a psychology graduate program, but don’t (Part 1)

March 5, 2020 at 6:30pm8:00pm

Hall of Languages, 214

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Considering a career in psychology? Chances are that you will need at least some graduate training. But academia is a weird place, full of unspoken rules and expectations. If choosing, applying, and interviewing for a graduate program seems like a total mystery – this is for you.

Over three sessions, Dr. Meredith Martin, from the Department of Psychology, will pull back the curtain on the grad school admissions process. You will learn the “rules” for successfully applying – and getting in – to graduate programs in psychology and psychology-related fields. Discover where to find and how to choose a program, what to wear to interviews, how to communicate effectively with potential advisers, the hidden costs of applying, and major faux pas to avoid. Don’t wait until your Junior or Senior year! There are things you can do RIGHT NOW to better prepare yourself for success.

Session 1: Where do I start?

The first session is applicable to any student (even freshmen!) who is thinking about applying to graduate school in psychology or a related field.

  • Topics Covered During Session #1:
    I like psychology, but I don’t know what I want to do!
    Is graduate school right for me?
    What you need to do before you apply
    I hate research!
    I’m considering a gap year…
    Find the right graduate program for you
    Do I have to take the Psych GRE?
    Mastering the personal statement
    How to get stellar letters of recommendation
    What are faculty thinking when they read my application?
    How to stand out…in the good way
    Top five things to do if you want them to throw out your application
    I didn’t get an interview…now what?

This event was published on March 2, 2020.


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