PSYC 296

Career Preparation and Planning Workshop

An activity course for psychology majors that teaches important skills associated with academic and co-curricular planning. Using a hands-on workshop approach, students learn about and implement varied planning models in relation to short and long-term aspirations. In addition, each class member practices specific strategies for exploring their interests and identifying relevant courses, internships, research opportunities, and summer employment. Presentations by faculty and guest speakers provide varied perspectives on career options as well as the graduate school application process. As part of their coursework, students complete an initial personal statement, tentative 5-year plan, and a curriculum vita. Students also develop skills related to finding job opportunities, interviewing, and communicating research interests and ideas. Furthermore, students receive feedback from both their peers and various psychology faculty members on this coursework.

Prerequisites: PSYC 101, MATH 160, and sophomore or junior standing.