April 22, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Osborn, Angers Receive 2018-19 Graduate Student Mentor Award

Psychology graduate students Hannah Osborn and Kaley Angers were selected as the 2018-19 recipients of the Graduate Student Mentor Award.

The Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Award was established by the Psychology Department to encourage and recognize exemplary mentoring of undergraduate psychology majors by psychology graduate students. Any graduate student in the department who is engaged in a mentoring relationship with undergraduate psychology majors is eligible for this award. Examples of mentoring include, but are not limited to, the following: mentorship of undergraduate research assistants and academic or career counseling of undergraduate psychology majors.

Hannah Osborn, portrait and streetscape

Hannah Osborn

Osborn is an outstanding adviser in the Psychology Advising and Resource Center. She is dedicated to mentoring students on their career path, including graduate school and the job market. She reviews and provides feedback on resumes, CVS and personal statements and offers mock interviews to students. She has developed and delivered workshops to undergraduate psychology students on career paths and graduate school preparation.

She also mentors research assistants in the research lab. She helps students based on their interests, including helping  prepare students to present posters at the Ohio University Research & Creative Activity Expo and other conferences.  Beyond the Advising Center, Osborn also mentors students in Psychology Learning Communities and students she has had in psychology classes.

Osborn’s adviser is Dr. Kimberly Rios, Associate Professor of Psychology.

Kaley Angers, portrait outside Porter Hall

Kaley Angers

Angers provides outstanding mentoring to students who are research assistants in the lab. She takes a “one-size doesn’t fit all” approach to mentoring, recognizing that students have different needs and adapting her mentoring to those students. She also helps students prepare presentations for the Research & Creative Activity Expo.

Angers and another graduate student started the Psychology Peer Mentorship Program, where undergraduate students are paired with graduate students in the department to provide support and resources to undergraduate students. While the program was first developed to assist with diverse populations, the program has expanded to all psychology undergraduates. Angers also participated in the OHIO First Scholars Program, which provides mentorship with first-generation college students by pairing them with a mentor who was  a first-generation student.

Lastly, she also assists students with the application process to graduate school as well as assists with applying to jobs that fit students’ interests.

Angers’ adviser is Dr. Julie Suhr, Professor of Psychology.


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