Psychology prepares students for any life and career path where understanding people and their behavior is important. Through high-impact activities inside and outside the classroom, our students develop a host of competencies that are valued by employers including critical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, and teamwork. Psychology is one of the few major fields to offer inherently fascinating coursework that is readily applied to our everyday lives.
Recommendations for Psychology (PSH) Majors
Identify your interests and explore if you are in the right major and what potential career paths exist.
Complete APS course
Join Psychology Club
Attend PSH presentations at Undergraduate Research & Internship Day and Scholars Day
Attend PSH events* and get to know faculty outside of the classroom, especially your advisor
Review assessments and virtual resources offered through Career Services
Explore “What Can I Do With My Major” from Career Services
Consider joining the Leadership Development Program
Sign up for Eagle Connect
*PSH events are communicated via Blackboard email and on Brockport Psychology social media pages.
Begin to develop credentials and gain experience relevant to the discipline/profession.
Look for a volunteer or shadowing experience relevant to psychology
Talk to psychology faculty about research interests and apply for a lab (if interested in graduate school)
Consider enrolling in PSH 203 Statistics Lab and/or PSH 318 Personal & Professional Development for PSH Majors this year or next
Visit Career Services for help with your résumé• ATTEND Jobs & Internships Fairs (Fall and Spring)
Consider study abroad opportunities
Complete opportunities to distinguish yourself from others through research, internships, study abroad, and leadership opportunities, and start to plan for graduate school, if interested.
Apply for Summer Undergraduate Research (if working in a lab)
Apply for PSH 498 Psychology Internship (deadline is Sept. 15 for Spring internships, Feb. 15 for Summer and Fall internships)
Talk to your advisor about graduate school applications (if interested) and register for the Psychology and/or General GRE, depending on your program of interest
Obtain a Leadership position on campus
Join Psi Chi (if invited)
Create a LinkedIn profile
Students polish and refine their job/grad school materials and prepare for entry into the job market/grad school
Complete your capstone course
Present at Undergraduate Research & Internship Day, Scholars Day, and/or SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference
Practice networking and interviewing skills with Career Services
Finalize résumé and cover letter or graduate school applications
Note: These recommendations are meant to be flexible such that students can select which options are best for them depending on their circumstances and in consultation with their advisor.