Careers of the Month: February 2008 Edition

This month, we shine the spotlight on two careers that relate to assessment – one that requires a graduate degree, and one that does not.

Psychometrist: Think you might like to administer tests for a living? Here’s a career you can pursue with a bachelor’s degree working under the supervision of a psychologist. Read more at the National Association of Psychometrists’ website.

School Psychologist: Ready to take on graduate school for a couple of years? Interested in working with children and also assessing their academic abilities and needs? Think about school psychology and learn more at the National Association of School Psychologists’ website.

UWGB Students to Present at National Psychology Conference in Boston!

Five Human Development and Psychology students will present their research at 116th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Boston, MA this August. They submitted their work for consideration last semester and just found out in the last couple of weeks that it had been accepted for inclusion in the conference. A big PF congratulations goes out to current students Jaimie Henschel, Stephanie Sabinash, and Janet Weidert and recent graduates Amanda Jeske and Kristen Kratcha. Many of these students will be co-presenters with the faculty members attending the conference: Drs. Gurung, Martin, Vespia, and Wilson-Doenges.

UWGB Student Wins ADEC Scholarship!

UWGB student Erika Linzmeier has won an Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) Student Initiative Committee scholarship to attend that organization’s prestigious research conference in Montreal, Canada this spring. Erika has been doing work on a national study of college student grief with Professors Illene Noppe and Ryan Martin. Congratulations Erika!!

How Can I Get a Good Job with a HUD or PSYCH Degree?

The Career Services Office is a great resource for our students that can help you answer this question. Conveniently located in the newly-remodeled Student Services area, their professionals can assist with everything from resume-reviews and mock interviews to career counseling. Human Development and Psychology students should strongly consider checking out their workshops and events for the semester, which include:

• Creating Dynamic Resumes & Cover Letters:  Feb. 6th, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Heritage Room (Union)
• Thinking About Graduate School?  Feb. 6th, 2-3 p.m., Garden Café B Booth
• Learn to Interview Like a Professional:  Feb. 26th, 12:30-1:30 p.m. 1965 Room (Union)
• Spring Job and Internship Fair:  Feb. 27th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Phoenix ABC

Finally, Career Services is sponsoring Dining with Professionals:  The Do’s and Don’ts of Etiquette, which will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 5:45 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center. It is an opportunity for students to mingle with colleagues and business professionals in a fun learning environment.  The basics of etiquette will be covered over a delicious multi-course meal combined with the opportunity to informally meet area professionals.  The evening will be lead and emceed by Deborah Thomas-Nininger who is a national speaker on business and professional etiquette. Space is limited, so if you are interested in this event, you will need to register in advance at the Registration website.