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Career Development

For more information on what you can do
with a major in psychology
, visit CLA Career
Services
or explore GoldPASS, the U of M's
exclusive online career database.

Career development is a lifelong process of self-discovery, career exploration, gaining meaningful experiences, intentional reflection, and career decision-making and planning. Utilize CLA Career Services staff and resources to help you navigate your career development process.

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Studying psychology can take you almost anywhere in the world of work and prepare you for more in-depth study at the graduate level. The career path you take is up to you. Your degree can be used in a variety of fields, such as human services; business, including management, human resources, advertising, sales, or marketing; technology, including web page design or user interface design; and research in a variety of areas.

Browse a list of possible career paths for psychology majors:

Experience

The psychology major is designed to give you a breadth of knowledge across the discipline, as well as a strong foundation in psychological statistics and research methodology. In addition, what you do outside of the classroom can improve your confidence, enhance your skills, and build your resume. Therefore, we encourage you to seek out real-world experience through research opportunities, community engagement, and internships to help you feel confident in your decision upon graduation. Students may also also gain valuable and relevant skills in psychology by studying abroad or joining a student organization.

Excel

Prioritize your next steps by building an effective strategy for applying to graduate programs, jobs, and/or service opportunities. You are encouraged to schedule an individual appointment with a CLA Career Counselor by calling 612-624-7577, explore GoldPASS, the U of M’s exclusive job and internship search database, and attend upcoming employer and career events and workshops to start building a network. You can also connect with us online via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

CLA Career Services
411 Bruininks Hall
612-624-7577

Career Counselor, Psychology 
Contact Laura Heilman for specialized career and graduate planning for psychology majors.

Fall 2016 PsyCareer Drop-in Hours
Mondays, 2-4PM