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Applied Psychology - How to Begin

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Applied Psychology - How to Begin

10 Tips on Staring Your Career in Applied Psychology
A Journey Requiring Intense Focus and Concentrated Effort

 

  1. Take at least 3 of the Applied Psychology courses at CCNY.

  2. Decide on your specialization (e.g. Project Management, Process Improvement, Market Research). To help with this, search job descriptions. Discover what excites you most. See yourself in the role.

  3. Learn everything you can about your specialization through reading and watching videos .

  4. Join professional organizations such as SIOP and SHRM.

  5. Become a job search expert.

  6. Seek out professionals in your specialization. Conduct informational interviews.

  7. Develop a meticulous resume which highlights your Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics (KSAOs) that are relevant to your specialty.

  8. Find an internship where you can develop skills that are congruent with your specialization. Start here and here.

  9. Develop a professional looking cover letter to use in your internship application.

  10. Set up your professional profile.

Contact Information:

Richard Paino, PhD
Lecturer, Applied Psychology
Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
The City College of New York
NAC Building, Room 8/119
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

Phone: 212-650-6851