Psychology Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2024

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Allison Cudmore

Hometown: Skillman, New Jersey
Major: psychology
Employer: Beyond Autism Services
Job title: registered behavior technician
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Dickinson has provided me with a thorough and rich education, by giving me the freedom to take classes in different fields and explore all my academic interests while still being able to complete my major and minor requirements. Dickinson provided me with an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, for a semester, which I would not have traded for the world! Dickinson has given me an amazing athletic career with the Dickinson women's soccer team and has brought me my best friends.

Eliza Gichner

Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland
Majors: educational studies, psychology
Employer: IMP
Job title: backstage hospitality coordinator 

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has helped me realize what I do and do not want to do as a future career. Dickinson has also given me the necessary tools to be on my own postgraduation.

Internship Experience 
  • Art teacher at Yellow Breeches Educational Center. 

Margot Armstrong

Hometown: Summit, New Jersey
Major: psychology 
Graduate School: University of Rhode Island 
Field of study: couple and family therapy
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
At Dickinson, I got the opportunity to work as a research assistant for two different professors, giving me the necessary research experience for graduate school. I was also encouraged to conduct my own research. 
Internship Experience
  • Sayre House - Shadowed clinicians specializing in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for girls ages 13-15
  • Child Mind Institute - Implemented individually tailored behavior plans for children with ADHD, autism and ODD

Jada Witkowski

Hometown: Macungie, Pennsylvania
Major: psychology 
Employer: Imagine 360
Job title: Jr. workforce management analyst 
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
I think Dickinson has consistently provided resources and support toward its students to ensure that we are ready for our lives postgraduation. From the start, students were provided opportunities to attend meetings about resumes and career aspects to ensure their success. We also have access to job search engines that the college provides as well as access to Dickinson alumni information for opportunities at their places of employment. Under our internship program we were provided tasks outside of the actual internship that made us consider questions about the job we were interning for and how it relates to us as people as well as our personal hopes and goals for our careers postgraduation. On the social front, student and resident life consistently provided opportunities for interaction with others. Whether it be events on Britton Plaza or other events run by clubs, we were given the chance to attend and run our own events. This provided us experience that we would need to socialize with others at our future places of employment as well as allow us to be independent from constant supervision that we were used to in high school. Additionally, we had many opportunities to volunteer and see other aspects of the world that need our attention, separate from the jobs we want that have monetary gain. For instance, Greek life, CSE, CCLA, etc, had multiple opportunities for students to volunteer at events that placed us outside the safety of our bubble we had as children and youth. Between the career assistance and volunteering opportunities we as students had the resources that we need to thrive and be productive members of our communities.
Internship Experience
  • Social work intern, Lutheran Home at Topton, Pa. 
  • Social work intern in ongoing cases, Dauphin County Children and Youth Social Services in Harrisburg, Pa.

Cate Lord

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Major: psychology
Graduate School: Penn State Dickinson Law
Field of study: law
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Dickinson has prepared me for a life after graduation by developing my critical thinking and perspective-taking skills. I feel as though Dickinson's education has made me a more well-rounded person, which is valuable in any profession. 

Caro Carneiro

Hometown: Brasilia, DF, Brazil
Majors: neuroscience, psychology
Graduate School: Boston College
Field of study: psychology and neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience track
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
My Dickinson education, specifically the opportunity to conduct research early, has been critical in applying to graduate school. I spearheaded a research project headed for publication, and I couldn't have done that at many other colleges. Additionally, I've had the opportunity to be involved as a tour guide and student interviewer with admissions, chair of MOB, the QR center, library student supervisor and Greek life. I was able to be part of these experiences while at the same time focusing on academics, and I am thankful for Dickinson for this.

Grace Schriedel

Hometown: Horsham, Pennsylvania
Major: psychology 
Graduate School: Boston University 
Field of study: child and adolescent mental health counseling 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
My study abroad experience in Copenhagen was the highlight of my Dickinson career. I explored so many new opportunities while abroad, and I really got to expand my knowledge in the field of psychology as well as the global world. 
Internship Experience
  • Administrative intern, First-Up: Champions for Early Education, Philadelphia, Pa.  

Carrington Bowles

Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Major: psychology 
Graduate School: Liberty University 
Field of study: mental clinical health counseling 
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Dickinson has prepared me through educated professors, small engaging classes, public speaking opportunities, as well as preparing me with confidence to pursue a degree in what I feel passionate about.
Internship Experience
  • Scribe for medical doctor, Tucker Psychiatric Clinic, Richmond, Va.

Diana Riggs

Hometown: Jarrettsville, Maryland
Major: psychology
Employer: The FARM Institute
Job title: camp educator
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Dickinson has provided me with multiple opportunities for professional development. My internship has taught me a lot about professional skills. Having leadership opportunities has also provided me with challenges and unexpected situations that have provided me with skills I am going to take into my professional career. 
Internship Experience
  • Media intern, Center for Sustainability Education, Dickinson College

Abigail Murphy

Hometown: Angola, Indiana
Major: psychology 
Graduate School: Virginia Tech
Field of study: clinical mental health counseling
Internship Experience
  • New Visions Inc, intern.

Melissa Abbott

Hometown: Topsfield, Massachusetts
Major: psychology
Graduate School: Northeastern University
Field of study: counseling psychology

Pete Carroll

Hometown: Madison, New Jersey
Major: psychology 
Employer: School District of the Chathams, Morris School District
Job title: substitute teacher/paraprofessional

Caralie Price

Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland
Major: psychology 
Graduate School: Yale University
Field of study: public health
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Dickinson has prepared me for life after graduation by emphasizing the value of learning, inside and outside of the classroom, and continued education to help others. My classes and research experience at Dickinson helped me to better understand what I wanted to pursue post graduation, and the meaningful connections with my peers and professors has been instrumental in creating a supportive learning environment. I am very grateful for the strong educational foundation I have received at Dickinson, namely in the psychology and English departments, which has prepared me to confidently enter graduate work in public health.


Published April 9, 2024