Navigating the Next Steps: Graduate School Exploration Class
"The class gave me a lot of confidence going forward and best of all, it gave me deadlines to get things done."
- Logan Kaplan, BS in Psychology - 2016
The class in question is PSYCH 298, Graduate School Exploration for Psychology Majors, taught by Psychology Academic Advisor Vicky Hansen. What began in 2005 as a multi-session workshop for psychology majors planning to apply to graduate programs has evolved into a two credit class that is offered each fall quarter. The class focusses on the main components of the graduate school application process: understanding the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), obtaining strong letters of recommendation, crafting CVs, writing compelling personal statements, and preparing for interviews.
Psychology Department Graduation 2016: Share in the Celebration!
Last June over 1300 people filled the HUB Ballrooms to celebrate the accomplishments of our 2016 Psychology graduates. Well over half of the 500 students who earned their Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degrees in psychology were on hand for the festivities, along with their families and friends, faculty, advisors, and other supporters. Department Chair Sheri Mizumori presided over the event. For the first time ever, this event included two special keynote speeches. Alicia Mendez Sawers spoke representing our graduating seniors. Alicia was a Psychology Honors student, a McNair Scholar, and a peer mentor for incoming transfer students. This fall, Alicia began her graduate studies at Rutgers University's MSW/Ph.D. program. Our disinguished alumni speaker was Policarpio (Polo) DeCano. Polo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 2002 and is now completing his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the UW College of Education. We invite you to now share in this celebration by enjoying photos taken at the event by Psychology Department staff member Kim Arbios.