April 10, 2017 at 1:09 pm

Career Corner | Career Strategies Course for Senior Psychology Majors

By Kacey Schaum
Assistant Director for the Career and Leadership Development Center

If you are in the market to secure a job this year or in the future, consider adding Career Strategies for Psychology Majors (PSY 4930 – Independent Study – Section 129) with Kacey Schaum. This one-credit hour course is designed to prepare you in every way to navigate the job search process, with the ultimate goal of preparing you for a successful transition to life after college.

Kacey Schaum

Kacey Schaum

You will receive assistance in developing a customized resume and cover letter; conduct an informational interview with a professional in your ideal career; develop excellent interview skills and strategy through mock interview practice; utilize job search tools to apply to at least one professional position of interest; and learn successful networking and branding strategies, including refining your social media presence.

This course offers you practical assignments that will help you navigate the job search process and ultimately enhance your confidence as you transition into your dream career.

Current students in this course shared the following.

“This class is the most helpful hour of my week, and Kacey has really helped me build a foundation for my initial step into the work world after college!” says Kyle Nelson.

“This course rocks because it forces me to complete everything that I know I should do, but probably wouldn’t (like my resume, Bobcat Career Link, mock interviews, etc.) but all in a low pressure setting. My favorite thing is how willing Kacey is to veer off the course schedule to cover something that might be more relevant or intimidating to us. This course gets a thumbs up, definitely would recommend, 10 out of 10,” adds Maggie Shaver.

“If you are unsure of what to do after college, this is class is a must. Kacey will work with and help you on just about anything. I look forward to going to this class every week because she has helped me tremendously with resumes, cover letters, mock interviews, and just about everything else. She cares not just about her job but also wanting to see you succeed as well,” says Donald Chapma.

“I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is feeling unsure about their plans after graduation. Even if you have an idea, it can still be of help. All of the assignments were extremely helpful and I probably would not have done them otherwise. You get informed about all kinds of resources and opportunities that will set you up for success in the future, like help with drafting resumes and cover letters and interviewing tips and skills. Kacey is so nice and very knowledgeable and is willing to help you in and outside the classroom. This class is awesome and so is Kacey! 10/10,” says Miranda McPherson.

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