Psychology and Brain Sciences | Planning Your Psych Career
P199 | 6335 | Hoffman, C.
PSY P199 Hoffman C
Planning Your Psychology Career
Overall goal for P199: This one-credit, required, pass/fail course
is provided as a service to all psychology majors. The goal of this
course is for you to experience the process of career exploration.
What constitutes “progress in career development” will be different
from student to student: Some students may explore and discover the
career that is right for them. Others may explore and realize that
they will need to keep exploring in future. The idea is to move from
wherever you are on your career development path to someplace new.
Specific goals for P199:
Think broadly about your career options.
Learn where psychology majors go after they graduate.
Raise your “major” self-esteem.
Learn why participation in campus/volunteer organizations is a very
important part of college.
Learn why your degree is more than the facts you memorize for your
courses: the covert curriculum & what employers look for in
Learn about practical skills students earning a liberal arts degree
can acquire to increase their marketability.
Generate a professional resume and cover letter you can use to get a
summer job, an internship, or a “real” job.
Learn why the phrase “network or no work” is very important. Develop
your networking skills.
Learn about and utilize the services of helpful people on this
campus – Psychology Department advisors, Career Development Center
advisors, HPPLIC advisors, professors, graduate students, graduate
Learn about and utilize campus self-discovery resources – looking
for a job doesn’t start with the want ads, it starts with you!
Learn about and utilize campus career exploration resources: Career
Development Center library, internet…
Learn about and utilize resources available for you to search for an
Learn about and utilize resources available for you to search for a
job or a graduate school.
P199 Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~psych/undergrad