Recent graduates have completed PhDs in cognitive, clinical, social and quantitative psychology, and behavioral neuroscience; and master's degrees in counseling, industrial organizational, social work and political science. Others have gone on to law and medical schools, nursing, and physical and occupational therapy.
Recent graduates are employed by Family Resources social services agency, Quad Cities Autism Center, Peace Corps and AmeriCorps. They are teaching English in Asia and working as substance abuse counselors, college admissions counselors, a behavioral health technician and a youth minister. Others work in sales, marketing and human resources.
All take Basic Issues in Psychology, a course that covers careers and graduate school plans and helps students weigh their options.
Students get clinical experience in a community placement for at least 40 hours. Students also may spend a term volunteering at a community agency and developing research based on the experience. Some recent graduates were so successful in their clinical placements, they were hired full-time after graduation.
Emily Grooms ’17 is a graduate student in the Specialist Program in School Psychology, Western Illinois University.
Kayla Jackson ’17 is in the master’s program in educational measurement and statistics at the University of Iowa.
Emily Murphy ’17 is pursuing a master’s in clinical mental health counseling at Northern Illinois University.
Nadia Panasky ’17 is employed at the Center for Alcohol and Drug Services, Davenport, Iowa, where she interned as a student.
Carissa Thalmann ’16 is a case manager at UCP Sequin, a non-profit to help individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.