Friday, January 19, 2018

Emily Wirtz - December 2017 Intern of the Month!

Congratulations to Emily Wirtz who has been named Ashland University’s December Intern of the Month! Emily graduated in December and majored in Pychology, Creative Writing, and Religion. During her internship she worked as an Outreach and Prevention Assistant at Safe Haven, a rape crisis and domestic violence center. 

Emily assisted in rebranding general marketing materials as well as created a new set of marketing materials to be used on campus. She also researched and assisted in the creation of new programs, including a college-geared social media platform, college-age support group for sexual assault survivors, and teaching curriculum for high school and college students. Additionally, she had the opportunity to attend training in advocacy and awareness for sexual assault and domestic violence. Emily continually worked directly with the Title IX committee of AU to improve policy and support for all students.

“The subject matter of this internship has prepared me to do ground-level work with people in need. It has given me the tools to care for others and myself in stressful and high-risk situations, such as those present in circumstances of domestic violence and sexual violence. Additionally, the internship, and more specifically my supervisor, has provided me with the social and business etiquette to function and excel in the workplace, no matter who I am working with. Working in this environment has showed me how to raise my voice for important issues and be respectful while doing so.”

The Career Services Center is so glad you achieved a great deal at your internship, Emily. We hope the skills and knowledge you obtained will continue to benefit you on your career path. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we wish you the best in your future endeavors.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Full Time Position Seeking Applicants

There has recently been posted a vacancy announcement for a full-time Vocational Rehabilitation Caseload Assistant position, headquartered in Mansfield. The working hours for this position are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., subject to management discretion. The posting will close on 1/17/18 at 11:59 p.m. This position is open to internal and external applicants.  To apply, go to, click on Search for State of Ohio Government Jobs, click the drop down arrow next to Filter, click on Department, scroll down and click on Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities under the Department heading, click on the X to close the Department list, and then click on the job title of the position.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MS Program at Shippensburg University of PA

The Master’s of Science program in Psychological Science at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is currently accepting applications for Fall 2018. This program is a traditional two-year Master’s program, with three possible exit strategies: (1) Thesis, (2) field experience with an emphasis in data analysis OR applied behavior analysis, or (3) a comprehensive examination based on coursework taken. All of the on-campus graduate courses are taught by faculty holding doctoral degrees, and graduate assistantships are available, both within our department and across the university. Full-time assistantships provide full tuition reimbursement as well as an hourly stipend. Faculty areas of focus include behavior analysis, cognitive/human factors, developmental psychology, experimental psychology, social psychology, and statistical analysis. More information about can be found HERE.  In addition, they offer a nationally-approved coursework sequence for those interested in board-certification in behavior analysis (, with a new cohort beginning in May 2018.  Interested students should contact Kathryn Potoczak, Coordinator of the program, at

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Saint Joseph's University Hosting Open House for Graduate Programs in Psychology

The master's program in experimental psychology at Saint Joseph's University is a full-time program designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the scientific study of psychology. All students in the program are assigned to a mentor and conduct an empirically based research thesis under his/her direction.  Saint Joseph's will be hosting a virtual (online) open house on Monday, November 13th at 11:30. Information on how to attend the open house can be found HERE.  Complete details about our program are available HERE

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

AU in Germany 2018 Interest Meeting

Hey Psychology majors and minors -- this is Dr. Metzger writing this blog post.  I wanted to clue you in on an outstanding opportunity that you won't want to miss if you've ever considered studying abroad -- the AU in Germany program.  I was lucky enough to participate in this trip on four different occasions, and I served as the director of this program for three of those four years.  In essence, this is a four week experience with three of those four weeks taking place in eastern Germany.  Students take two core classes in the program (see below), and thus earn 6 credits toward their studies.  Eastern Germany has some of the most beautiful landscapes and architecture in all of Europe, and you won't be sorry if you decide to make this trip.  There will be an additional information meeting on November 13th at 5:00pm in Bixler 209, and if you can't make this meeting feel free to contact Rebecca Parillo in the Global Education office.  

SOC 340: Marriage and Family Relationships (Soc Sci)

PHYS 350: Science as a Cultural Force - Making of the Atomic Bomb (Nat Sci or Human)

MUS 225: Musical Style (Aesth)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Excellent Job Opportunities for Psychology Majors!!!

Fatima Bratton, HCM Senior Analyst, has posted multiple vacancy announcements for full-time Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor positions, headquartered in Ashtabula, Allen, Clark, Clermont, Franklin, Guernsey, Licking, Lucas, Richland, and Ross Counties. The working hours for these positions are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., subject to management discretion. The postings will close on 11/12/2017 at 11:59 p.m. These positions are open to both internal and external applicants.  To apply, click the links above, or go to, click on Search for State of Ohio Government Jobs, click the drop down arrow next to Filter, click on Department, scroll down and click on Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities under the Department heading, click on the X to close the Department list, and then click on the job title of the position.  Reach out to Fatima at or 614.438.1417 if you would like additional information on these employment opportunities.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Degree With 100% Employment After Graduation!

The University of Michigan’s Program in Survey Methodology (MPSM) is an exciting graduate program that combines aspects of psychology, sociology, statistics, and information and data science to provide training in topics relevant to the understanding of human populations. The program offers PhD and MS degrees through the University of Michigan. The program's home is the Institute for Social Research, the world's largest academically-based social science research institute.

Students who graduate from this program can pursue careers in public health, business, public policy, consulting, and academics. Everyone is familiar with political polling, but survey methodologists also help with understanding the spread of disease, the risk of transportation injuries, the lifetime antecedents to a healthy old age, the marketing for new and existing products, among many, many career paths.

The application deadline for this program is January 1, 2018.  Please contact Patsy Gregory ( with any questions you may have.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Dr. Ickes Presents at Sports Psychology Conference

Dr. Curt Ickes, Associate Professor Psychology, presented at the 32nd Annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference which was held in Orlando, Florida. The title of his presentation was Designing and Implementing a Mental Game Training Program for Smaller Colleges and Universities. Key aspects included ways to overcome challenges such as gaining program support and developing an efficient and effective design. Also, a model emphasizing a multi-level approach to delivering mental game training to collegiate athletes at smaller institutions was given. Dr. Ickes works with Ashland University athletes including the baseball, softball, and swimming and diving teams. He also teaches the sport psychology class (PSYC 280).