About my college education:
It was a very enriching experience to be honed by excellent professors in a small women's college. We were literally "pounded" by our professors in psychology in delivering excellent outputs in research, counseling, and psychological testing, which I think helped us graduates to be prepared with the demands of our future employers. As for other practical skills, we were taught to engage in meaningful discussions and forums in various social issues which I think helped us develop our communication and interpersonal skills.
My current job:
Researcher in a Guidance office.
I currently handle the research needs of the guidance department. It is expected of me that at the end of the school year, I should have developed and finished a research project that is geared towards understanding and addressing the needs of the students of that particular school year.
Am I using what I learned in college:
As a researcher for a guidance department, I have utilized the skills taught by our professors since I need to be well-skilled in the areas of psychological testing and conducting research in order to produce worthy projects for our school. Also, our exposure in our practicum and in our mini-projects for each Psychology subject further developed our abilities to handle the demands of any career in Psychology.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
1 month. We were helped by our Guidance office since our contact details and resumes were forwarded to numerous companies during the job fairs and through our yahoo group.
Do I recommend studying Bachelor of Science in Psychology:
Psychology has unlimited career opportunities. Every institution has a Human Resource Department, wherein most of it's staff should be Psychology graduate. Every school has a Guidance Office, wherein the same qualification (psychology grad) is also expected.
Working in a field where you get to help people is a very fulfilling experience. You get to share your thoughts and insights with others who value your opinions. You also get to develop programs that promote the well being of the population that you serve (eg. HR = training programs for employees; SCHOOL = guidance periods for students, etc.).
As for the salary, truthfully speaking, ours cannot be directly compared with that of the salaries of graduates of technical courses (engineering, science courses, etc.). Although at first it may be not as high as you expect, gaining additional courses or getting higher degrees (MA or PhD) can increase your marketability for high salary careers in Psychology.
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