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What can you do with a major in psychology? : real people, real jobs, real rewards

Author: Shelley O'Hara
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2005.
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Provides information for psychology majors on how to pursue a career, including information on how to select the right school, how to expand a job search, and provides overviews of salary levels and work environments, with advice from actual graduates. Includes a list of resources for additional information.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley O'Hara
ISBN: 0764576097 9780764576096
OCLC Number: 60824263
Description: xiii, 127 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: About this book --
What do you want to be when you grow up? --
How this book helps you make smart decisions --
Who this book can help --
A guide to this book --
1. Majoring in psychology --
Choosing a major --
The myths of choosing a major --
How to decide --
Resources --
A closer look at a psychology major --
A quick survey : is psychology right for you? --
What classes will I be taking? --
A quick summary --
General skills --
Challenges --
The job outlook --
2. Choosing a college --
Researching colleges --
Handing advice Making your "dream" list --
Reviewing college brochures and information --
What really matters --
Is it the "right" school for you? --
Looking into the psychology program --
Applying to college --
Special college situations --
Returning to college --
Transferring to a new college --
3. Making the most of your time at college --
Planning your classes --
Double major? --
Writing a senior thesis --
Planning your resume now --
Joining clubs and organizations --
Landing an internship --
Doing volunteer work and working --
Networking while in school --
Finding people in your field --
Shadowing --
Scheduling information interviews --
Finding a mentor --
4. Attending graduate school in psychology --
Planning for a post-graduate degree --
Selecting a school and degree program --
Getting into graduate school --
Preparing for the GRE --
Getting letters of recommendation --
Paying for graduate school --
Returning to school --
5. Breaking into the psychology job market --
Planning ahead --
Preparing your resume --
Finding a job --
Published job opening --
Web sites --
Networking --
Career center, on-campus recruiters, and career fairs --
Finding your own job openings --
Interviewing for a job --
Do your research --
Practice --
Interview tips --
The Interview and follow up. 6. Career possibilities for a psychology major --
Counselors and psychologists --
Counseling careers --
Psychologist careers --
More psychology major career possibilities --
Advertising (media buyer) --
Advertising (media planner) --
Child welfare caseworker --
Employment counselor (at a college) --
Hotel manager --
Human resources specialist --
Insurance agent --
Market research analyst --
Police officer --
Psychology paraprofessional --
Public relations specialist --
Retail buyer --
Retail store manager --
Teacher --
Still more career possibilities --
Jobs for psychology majors --
Researching career particulars --
7. Case studies --
Beth, art therapist --
What I do --
Why I majored in psychology --
How my psychology major prepared me for my job --
How I got started in a career in art therapy --
What other education, training, and experiences I pursued --
What helped me succeed --
Pitfalls to avoid --
What I love about my job --
Things on the job I could do without --
My work schedule and lifestyle --
Statistics about this job --
Alex, sports psychologist --
What I do --
Why I majored in psychology --
How my psychology major prepared me for my job --
What other education, training, and experiences I pursued --
What helped me succeed --
Pitfalls to avoid --
What I love about my job --
Things on the job I could do without --
My work schedule and lifestyle --
Statistics about this job --
Marianne, forensic psychologist --
What I do --
Why I majored in psychology --
How my psychology major prepared me for my job --
What other education, training, and experiences I pursued --
What helped me succeed --
Pitfalls to avoid --
What I love about my job --
Things on the job I could do without --
My work schedule and lifestyle --
Statistics about this job --
Eric, corporate psychologist --
What I do --
Why I majored in psychology --
How my psychology major prepared me for my job --
What other education, training, and experiences I pursued --
What helped me succeed --
Pitfalls to avoid --
What I love about my job --
Things on the job I could do without --
My work schedule and lifestyle --
Statistics about this job --
Carlos, community psychologist --
What I do --
Why I majored in psychology --
How my psychology major prepared me for my job --
What other education, training, and experiences I pursued --
What helped me succeed --
Pitfalls to avoid --
What I love about my job --
Things on the job I could do without --
My work schedule and lifestyle --
Statistics about this job --
Karen, school psychologist --
What I do --
Why I majored in psychology --
How my psychology major prepared me for my job --
What other education, training, and experiences I pursued --
What helped me succeed --
Pitfalls to avoid --
What I love about my job --
Things on the job I could do without --
My work schedule and lifestyle --
Statistics about this job --
Appendix : resources --
American Psychological Association --
Honor societies --
The American Board of Professional Psychology (certification) --
Other professional organizations and resources --
Art therapy --
Sports psychology --
Forensic psychology --
Corporate psychology --
Community psychology --
School psychology --
Other psychology associations and organizations --
Journals and books --
Journals --
Books --
Self-administered aptitude tests --
The Princeton Review Career Quiz --
John Holland's SDS (Self-Directed Search) --
RIASEC --
Career interests game --
Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential (MAPP) --
Myers-Briggs Inventory --
Keirsey Character Study --
Tickle.com --
Career counseling --
Index.
Responsibility: Shelley O'Hara.
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A degree in psychology doesn't have to lead to a lifetime of listening to patients on couches. Whether you're a student considering majoring in psychology or already have a degree and want to begin  Read more...

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