The Fall Career Fail will be held on Tuesday, September 18th from 4:00-7:00pm in Upper Convo! Please arrive 20-25 minutes prior to the event. Students who have pre-registered will receive a printed name-tag at the event. Students who are unable to register in advance are still encouraged to attend and can register at the door. Please dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume. Students seeking internship and job opportunities are encouraged to wear suits. All students are expected to be dressed in business casual attire or better. Career Services staff may ask students dressed less appropriately to change.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Danny recently completed his first year of graduate school at Loyola University outside of Baltimore, MD. He is pursuing a masters degree in clinical psychology that has a research focus, and he hopes to complete that program and enter a PhD program in psychology with the ultimate goal of teaching at the collegiate level. I asked Danny to write a short narrative about his experience:
"I think going from my undergraduate degree to an M.S. in clinical psychology was a good step towards my PhD. Unlike most master’s programs, this one is research focused and its goal is to improve applications for PhD programs rather than prepare me to sit to be a licensed counselor. While these types of programs are becoming difficult to find, they are great for those who want to start with a shorter commitment, take some time to really discover their research interests, or who really want to reinforce their applications before beginning the rigorous process of applying to doctoral programs. Ashland University really does well preparing its students for a graduate degree and, as such, I felt ready for and enjoy my program. My program is really doing well to improve my doctoral applications and has provided me with many research opportunities I may not have otherwise had. I would definitely recommend it for those who met the aforementioned criteria."
Monday, August 27, 2018
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is holding an open house on July 19, 2018 from 1:00-6:00pm at 400 East Campus View Blvd, Columbus for Disability Claims Adjudicators. Qualified applicants must have a completed bachelor's degree, be organized, computer proficient, and enjoy a fast-paced and data-driven environment. Salary starts at $18.09/hour for the first year, with guaranteed raises after the first year and excellent benefits. This could be an outstanding opportunity for students with a psychology degree! Questions should be directed to Lucille Twitty at email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Derek Baker, a psychology major who graduated from Ashland University in May 2017, recently published an article with Dr. Chris Chartier in the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research. The article, titled "Participant Attentiveness to Consent Forms" is available full-text and online by clicking here. Derek is currently a student in the School Psychology graduate program at Miami University (OH). Congratulations!!
Friday, May 11, 2018
Members of this year’s Sport Psychology class (PSYC 280) shared their newly acquired knowledge about mental game skills with local athletes as part of a class project. After learning key sport psychology skills during the first part of the course, students divided into groups, selected a sport, developed a teaching plan, and taught these skills to groups of high school athletes.
The Ashland University students worked with the following teams: Ashland High School Softball, Ashland High School Girls Track, Hillsdale High School JV Baseball, Hillsdale High School Track (Both Boys & Girls), and the Cleveland Volleyball Company 17’s & 18’s National Teams.
Dr. Curt Ickes, Associate Professor of Psychology, said, “This type of project is simply a great opportunity for psychology students to experience how psychological principles can be applied in real-world settings. The young athletes benefit by learning mental game skills to help them improve athletic performance. Once again, I had an outstanding group of students who worked with a great group of enthusiastic coaches.”
Several students reflected on their experiences.
“Completing fieldwork this semester for sports psychology was an enlightening experience. I thought it was a great way to apply our knowledge and skills in a ‘real world’ setting. The best part was how
influential the message was for the athletes. I could tell they were retaining the information that we were giving them; so eager and willing to apply it to themselves, not only in their sport, but in
their everyday lives.” Paige Lentz
“Not only was the fieldwork experience beneficial to me as a student, I got to impact young athletes by teaching them skills that many were not familiar with. I was able to learn and teach at the same time and that truly is something special.” Malcolm Doepke
“I think one of the main things that I learned from this experience is that most athletes are open to the concept of sport psychology. They want to better their performance. It was obvious that the high schoolers that my group worked with thought it was really neat to hear from actual collegiate athletes- doing what they one day hope to do.” Madison Blyer
“This project was the absolute most valuable learning experience I took away from this class. It forced us to apply the theories and techniques we learned in class to a real-world scenario. The experience has honestly been one of the highlights of my semester. “ Jacob Dingus
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Congratulations to the following students who were awarded their diplomas during Spring Commencement 2018! This list includes students earning BA and BS degrees, double majors, and those graduating with distinction! We are proud of you!
Manga Cum Laude
Gamma Alpha Kappa
Magna Cum Laude
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
AU Psychology students Tiffany Pryce, Hannah Drake, and Natalie Bisignano presented their original research at the Midwestern Psychological Association annual conference in Chicago on April 12th. The students conducted their research as part of Dr. Bonfiglio’s Fall 2017 Research Methods course. They had the opportunity to connect with psychologists across the region to discuss their research interests, and were also able to spend some time exploring downtown Chicago. We are incredibly proud of these students!