Psychology's Second Annual Alumni Career Panel

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The Psychology Alumni Career Panel was first offered in the spring of 2017 and was recently held once again. On Wednesday, March 7, psychology majors gathered together in the Johnson Center to hear from a panel of Mason psychology alumni talk about their experiences transitioning from an undergraduate student to joining the workforce.

Dr. Michael Hurley, the Director of Undergraduate Advising and the instructor of the College to Career course states, “The purpose of the career panel is for current students to learn from former Mason psychology majors what their job search experiences were, both while still attending Mason as well as after they graduated. The panelists also address things such as which course(s) and other Mason experiences were particularly useful to them both in their job searches and their job. Finally, the panel is an opportunity for current Mason psychology majors to ask questions and get advice from our alumni panel.”  

This year's panelists hold positions in multiple fields of work including jobs at the Center for Autism, a consultant for Booz Allen, a peer review coordinator in the Journals Department of the Association of Psychological Science, and a job in the field of marketing. This allowed the students to learn about different career paths and see which areas they might be most interested in. The panel also presented the opportunity for students to connect with someone that was in their shoes not long ago, and hopefully leave with confidence about the transition from Mason to their career.