A warm welcome to the Spring/Summer 2021 Newsletter, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we are able to almost see you all in person again! As usual, these challenges have not stopped the Psychology department from thriving and working to make all of our students' experiences just as special and meaningful as in person. This special issue brings an insight on graduating during COVID from recent Graduates, a new military initiative that launched late last year, celebrations of recent history months, farewells, and tips for the new and not so new alumni joining the workforce on professional online presence!
Being digital makes it harder to connect with your cohorts, we get that. Make it one of your goals while at Mason to connect with your fellow Psychology majors, both in the classroom and beyond. Whether it’s joining the Psychology Club, volunteering in a faculty research lab, applying for the Honors Program in Psychology, or joining us for virtual Brown Bag Lectures in the fall, reach out and make the most of your time as an undergraduate student in the department. We’re happy that you’re here and are looking forward to helping you feel at home at Mason.
There are great opportunities for students and alumni to get involved, build professional development skills, and put them into practice to establish a career. Specific examples include Forensic Psychology workshops, the new Hire Mason program called "Handshake", and keeping up to date with the Career Blog.
Are you an Alumni? Stay connected to us by filling out our new “Where are they now?” survey on the “Alumni” tab of our department website under “connect with us”. We want to hear from our alumni about how you are doing, your successes, and any achievements you have accomplished since graduation. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!