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Your major helps you develop knowledge, skills and abilities that employers seek.
To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through your coursework, activities and work, consider using the reflection worksheets (accessible via B.hired > Resources) and/or Type Focus (accessible via B.hired > Resources).
The Brandeis Internship Exchange is a convenient online tool to find and share internship opportunities.
Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to search internships by major.
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
What to do with a degree in Psychology
Sample of Occupations
Psychology Web Sites
Graduate School Information
The Psychology Department at Brandeis emphasizes a rigorous, scientific approach to the understanding of human behavior. The program examines the most up-to-date and comprehensive psychological research and theory, and provides opportunities for direct involvement in psychological research and application.
The main objective of the Psychology major is to help you develop a solid background in the scientific method and a strong foundation in the fundamentals of psychology, which will prepare you to be thoughtful, analytic and discerning problem solvers. The features of the undergraduate program also make you especially attractive to employers in the mental health and business professions. Given the broad training in quantitative and research skills that you will get, you may consider a wide range of professional areas including marketing and consulting, government and public policy and social and mental health services. You may also choose to go on to graduate school in law, business, medicine, public health, speech pathology or social work, as well as psychology.
The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Psychology alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.
The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Psychology major at Brandeis.
The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Psychology major at Brandeis.
|2007||Lifespan/Rhode Island Hospital||Clinical Research Assistant||Scientific Research|
|1987||Mooseheart Child City and School||Psychologist||Health Care|
|2007||Germaine Lawrence Inc.||Residential Counselor||Counseling and Social Services|
|2001||Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary||Development Associate||Non-Profit|
|1988||Cohen and Wolf||Attorney||Legal Services|
|1999||Temple Shaaray Tefila||Assistant Rabbi||Religion|
|2007||St. Louis University Medical School||Student||Health Care|
|2000||Arnold Worldwide||Assistant Media Planner||Media and Entertainment|
|1982||Self employed||Psychologist||Counseling and Social Services|
|2007||Susquehanna International Group||HR Associate||Human Resources and Recruiting|
|1997||Self employed||Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon||Health Care|
|1969||Center for Organization||Research Investigator||Leadership and Management Research|
|2006||Bloomberg||Finance Training Program||Financial Services|
|2004||Jane Street Capital||Operations||Finance and Banking|
|2003||CBS News||Production Coordinator||Media and Entertainment|
|2000||National Museum of Contemporary Art||International Art Historian||Museum and Library|
|1999||ABT Associates Inc||Market Research Consultant||Consulting|
|1977||J & J||Technical Writer||Health Care|
|2005||The City of New York||Press Secretary||Government|
|1968||Xerox Corporation||Human Factors Specialist||Consumer and Industrial Products|
|1994||Executive Coaching||President, Leading Principles Inc.||Organizational Development|
Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.
In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills. The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities. Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.
- Appropriate Vault Guides
- For an extensive web resource for undergraduates on careers, educational requirements, financial assistance and licensing in all fields of psychology, contact American Psychological Association [e.g. Geropsychology - It's Your Future (pdf)].
- Job & Internship Search Links
- American Psychological Association
- American Psychological Society
- Association of Psychological Science
- Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers
- Chronicle of Philanthropy
- Corporation for National & Community Service (includes Americorp)
- Human Services Career Network
- Nonprofit Times Jobs
- Opportunity Knocks
- School psychology job center
- Social Psychology Network
- Social Service.com
- Society for I/O Psychology
- The Mentor Network
- U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
- Career Planning Links
- Professional Associations Links