Psychology Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2023

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Maddie Gidman

Hometown: Willington, Connecticut
Major: psychology
Employer: A piece of the puzzle
Job title: behavioral technician 
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Provided me with a global education and connected me with many mentors and peers. I feel ready to enter the world in whatever way my feet take me.
Internship Experience
  • Girls Inc. of the Valley, program facilitator, Holyoke, Mass. 

Caroline Scholz

Hometown: Monroe, Connecticut
Majors: psychology, sociology 
Employer: Dauphin County Children and Youth
Job title: Child Protective Services social worker

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Joining my sorority for the first time and meeting as many people as I had, eventually becoming president, and discovering the internship I ended up taking that has exposed my love for social work.

Internship Experience

  • Dauphin County Children and Youth, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Katie Lurie

Hometown: Newtown, Connecticut
Major: psychology
Employer: Chimney Corners Camp for Girls
Job title: junior unit director
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
The robustly engaging curriculum and interpersonal relationships facilitated by the Department of Psychology have most certainly prepared me for life after graduation. Never in my life have I been more excited to be learning material for class, in that it is actively applied to every facet of life beyond school. My professors, those that I have done research with or TAed for in particular, have given me experience with maintaining professional yet collaborative relationships with superiors, in which I have been able to learn from them as mentors yet simultaneously be treated like an intellectual that can meaningfully contribute to our shared goals. Most importantly, I've been gifted a sense of relentless curiosity about discovering new knowledge that can help further our understanding of human connection and cognition.

Bridget Miller

Hometown: Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Major: psychology
Graduate School: Bridgewater State University 
Field of study: clinical psychology 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
Studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark for my junior year was a huge defining moment for me that really solidified my passions in the field of psychology as well as allowed me to grow more as an individual.

Samantha Whittum

Hometown: Williamstown, Massachusetts
Major: psychology
Employer: Boston Children's Hospital
Job title: clinical assistant
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Dickinson helped prepare me in a professional, academic, and personal sense for the next step in my life. The Career Center helped me prepare for my future in nursing by helping me research different nursing schools, understand which prerequisites were required for these programs, and help writing my resume and cover letters. Academically, Dickinson provided me with rigorous classes that helped me decide nursing is the career path for me. In a personal sense, Dickinson helped me find my confidence which contributed to my growth as a person and leader. 
Internship Experience
  • Williamstown Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Williamstown, Mass., nursing assistant

Dorothy Curtin

Hometown: Ottsville, Pennsylvania
Major: psychology
Employer: The Choice Program at UMBC
Job title: service coordinator
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
By providing me with educational background in the area of psychology. The professors at this school prepared me well and imparted me with the knowledge necessary to advance in the field. 
Internship Experience
  • The Defenders Association of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., social worker intern

Jocelyn Wright

Hometown: Clarksville, Maryland
Majors: classical studies, psychology
Graduate School: University of Maryland College Park
Field of study: library and information sciences



Published April 26, 2023