Your Undergraduate Degree in Psychology: From College to Career

Your Undergraduate Degree in Psychology: From College to Career

By: Paul I. Hettich (author), Ronald Eric Landrum (author)Paperback

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There are roughly 500,000 psychology majors in the United States and about 75% of them go straight into the business world with only a bachelor's degree. Given the tentative nature of career decision making in a complex and changing economic and job environment, Eric Landrum and Paul Hettich provide students with innovative strategies for succeeding after college with an undergraduate degree in psychology. Considering the undergraduates' transition from college to career in a practical manner, the authors introduce major career preparedness topics that summarize research and data, provide strategies, include self-report exercises and offer further recommendations. Combining the empirical data with their practical experience with thousands of students, Landrum and Hettich provide key advice and tools to help psychology majors survive and thrive in the workplace. Features: -Provides overview of multiple career options available to psychology baccalaureate graduates. -Extensive coverage of networking shows students how to build a strong network and develop sustaining relationships in their areas of interest. -Exercises in each chapter help students chart their course to their career. -Describes a career-oriented action plan for students to implement during their time in college.

About Author

Paul I. Hettich received his PhD in general Experimental Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. Subsequently he was program evaluator for the federally funded Cooperative Education Research Laboratory, Inc. At the Intext Corporation he worked as an applied research scientist managing driver behavior research and training contracts. His experiences in military, non-profit, and corporate settings gave him a "real-world" perspective for a 35-year career at Bara College (later Barat College of DePaul University) where he taught various psychology courses, chaired the department, and served in administration as academic dean, grants writer, and institutional researcher. He completed a post-doctoral summer session in program evaluation at Northwestern University and subsequently directed the evaluation of a three-year federally funded Women in Leadership Learning program at Barat College. He was a member of the Danforth Foundation for Teaching excellence and the first recipient at Barat College of the Sears Roebuck Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership. He has several professional presentations-nationally and internationally-as well as publications on diverse topics such as study skills, professional development of faculty, teaching methods, program evaluation, cognitive development of college students, and workplace readiness. He is a Fellow in Divisions 1 (General Psychology), 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology), and 52 (International Psychology) of the American Psychological Association and a Life Member of the Midwest Psychological Association. R. Eric Landrum is a professor of psychology at Boise State University, receiving his PhD in cognitive psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. His research interests center on the educational conditions that best facilitate student success as well as the use of scholarship of teaching and learning strategies to advance the efforts of scientist-educators. He has more than 375 professional presentations at conferences, published over 45 books/book chapters, and has published more than 90 professional articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. He has worked with more than 300 undergraduate research assistants and taught more than 14,000 students in 23 years at Boise State. During Summer 2008, he led an American Psychological Association working group at the National Conference for Undergraduate Education in Psychology studying the desired results of an undergraduate psychology education. During the October 2014 Educational Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, Eric was presented with a Presidential Citation from then APA President Nadine Kaslow for his outstanding contributions to the teaching of psychology. Eric is the lead author of The Psychology Major: Career Options and Strategies for Success (5th ed., 2013) and has authored Undergraduate Writing in Psychology: Learning to Tell the Scientific Story (2nd ed., 2012) and Finding a Job With a Psychology Bachelor's Degree: Expert Advice for Launching Your Career (2009). He coauthored You've Received Your Doctorate in Psychology-Now What? (2012), is the lead editor for Teaching Ethically-Challenges and Opportunities (2012), and coeditor of Assessing Teaching and Learning in Psychology: Current and Future Perspectives (2013). He and Regan Gurung are the inaugural coeditors of the APA journal Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology. He served as vice president for the Rocky Mountain region of Psi Chi (2009-2011). He is a member of the American Psychological Association, a fellow in APA's Division Two (Society for the Teaching of Psychology or STP), served as STP secretary (2009-2011), and served as the 2014 STP president. He will serve as the 2015-2016 president of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association.


Preface About the Authors About the Contributing Authors Part I. Get Ready for Your Transition to the Workplace 1. Meet the New Workplace Realities (and Your Paperback Mentors) 2. Yes! You Can Succeed in Life With a Bachelor's Degree 3. Make the Most of Your Opportunities--Now! Part II. Know Thyself--Better! 4. What Is the Secret of Excellent Career Planning? (by Camille Helkowski) 5. Your Journey Through Psychosocial Development Continues Long After Graduation 6. Know the Skills You Need to Succeed (Course Content Is No Longer the Focus) 7. Jump-Start Your Job Search (by John Jameson) Part III. Onboarding to Work 8. Why Are Attitudes, Motivation, and Work Centrality Important? 9. Your First Real Job? It's Primarily About Communicating 10. Avoid False Expectations: Onboarding and Your First 90 Days Part IV. I Graduated and Got a Job: What's Next? 11. Your Personal Life Changes After College (by Abby [Wilner] Miller) 12. From Know Thyself to Manage Thyself 13. Prime Yourself for More Transitions 14. What Lies Ahead? Author Index Subject Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781412999311
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781412999311
  • ISBN10: 1412999316

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