Whether you plan to enter the workforce after graduating or continue in academia, your bachelor’s degree in Psychology will provide you with a diverse and broadly applicable liberal arts education. Problem-solving, effective communication and teamwork, a background in statistical analysis techniques and critical thinking are important skills that prepare you for a broad range of careers in today’s world.
- Career Counseling Library – Not sure where to begin? Have an idea, but don’t know the next steps? Make an appointment with a career counselor or take free assessments to help you get a head start on career planning.
- Career Center – Ready to explore career fairs, the jobs database, and workshops to help secure an internship, externship, or a future job? For help writing a resume, cover letter, or improving upon interviewing skills visit the comprehensive services of the center.
- O*Net Online – This Department of Labor sponsored site contains detailed descriptions of the characteristics of various work/careers. Just type in psychologist in the Occupation Search and learn about the wide variety of psychology related occupations.
- APA Careers: APA’s online career center has resources for job seekers as well as employers.
Grad School Resources
Dr. Melissa Bayne's Grad School Workshop recording & presentation slides
Education Opportunity Program Grad School resources - Are you a first gen, low income or historically underserved student? EOP has various services available to Cal Students to help them get started with grad school resources. Visit their page for more information.
Getting into Graduate School - This course is offered through the Office for Graduate Diversity (OGD) and the Graduate Assembly (GA), and it is designed to help Cal undergrads plan ahead and gain mentorship through the grad school application process
Other Helpful Guides:
- Mitch’s Uncensored Advice for Applying to Graduate School in Clinical Psychology - from Mitch Prinstein at UNC Chapel Hill
- A Student’s Perspective on Applying to Graduate School in (Clinical) Psychology: A Step-by-Step Guide
- A Guide for Underrepresented Students Applying to Graduate Programs in Clinical Psychology