The Psychology major is excellent preparation for many careers that involve knowledge about human behavior and skills in data collection and analysis. Some careers will involve further study at the graduate level; others will not. Thinking about graduate school or need some career direction? We have several resources that can help. Additional resources are available on the Moodle page for Psychology Majors and Minors (if you would like to be added to this page, please contact Donna Greene, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Current students are urged to consult with Furman’s Malone Center for Career Engagement. This office offers workshops on various aspects of career planning and serves as the liaison for recruiters from business and industry. The office also houses an extensive database for job exploration and alumni connections. It is never too early to begin exploring your options and developing relevant skills!
Another way to learn more about career options is to attend the Professional Development Workshops that are offered during the fall and spring terms. There are sessions on Careers in Psychology, Mental Health Careers, and Alumni Panel, and Finding a job. See the calendar of events to find dates. In addition, internships offer you the opportunity to explore career interests through hands-on experience through hands-on experience with professionals in the community.
The Graduate School Info session is held each fall as part of the Psychology Professional Development Series and covers essential information for students who want to know about any aspect of graduate school in psychology and the process of applying for admission. Check our events page to find out the date for the next Graduate School Info session.
We also highly recommend participating in research and internship opportunities which can help to clarify your career goals and provide valuable experience that will prepare you for graduate work. For resources on applying to Graduate School in Psychology, see the Psychology Department Moodle page.
Need a graduate school recommendation from one of our faculty members? Don’t forget that you must attend the Graduate School Info session for faculty to write letters on your behalf. Review our instructions form and the Departmental Recommendation form on the Department Moodle page.