First Friday Alumni Speakers

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"How I Applied My Psychology Degree For A Career In...."

The Psychology Alumni Advisory Board provides a mentoring opportunity for undergraduates and alumni. The "First Friday" presentations/discussions help current students explore career options.

Join us for these panel presentations, questions/answers, and mentoring tips.

First Friday Alumni Panel April 1, 2016 First Friday Panel October 3, 2015

Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Schedule - 4:00 pm - Room 142 Psychology Building

October 7, 2016 - Therapy (Music, Art, Dance, Drama)

Erica Stockman Hornthal, Chicago Dance Therapy

Azizi Marshall, Riveredge Psychiatric Hospital, Drama Therapist

Alyssa Steinke, Art Therapist and Qualified Mental Health professional

Sarah Scully, Stephen's Family YMCA (Champaign), Music Therapist


November 4, 2016 - Medicine

Jason Cacioppo, '94, Plastic surgeon

James Leonard '77, President & CEO, The Carle Foundation

Blair Rowitz '89, Bariatric/trauma/general surgery, Carle Foundation Hospital


December 2, 2016 - School Settings

Nicole Shields ‘05, Paxton-Buckley-Loda (IL) school social worker

Michael Langendorf ‘75, retired school guidance counselor/social worker

Keri Pipkins ‘96, Associate Director, UIUC Career Center

Lynae Maciel '07, Bilingual School Psychologist


February 3, 2017 - Human Resources

Lauren Hays '12, HR director at MHC 

Denise Burger '93, Horizon Hobby LLC

Max Colon '16, Graduate Student - UIUC Labor and Employment Relations


*Special Wednesday Event*

March 15, 2017 - Law and University Governance

Lindsay K. H. Anderson, Executive Director, UIUC Office of Government Relations


April 7, 2017 - Neuropsychology/Neuroscience

Bradley Axelrod '84, neuropsychologist

Mike Basso, neuropsychologist

Monica Fabiani, faculty in neuroscience

Gabriele Gratton, faculty in neuroscience


Alumni interested in participating in this annual event should contact Cheryl Berger, Assistant Head for Alumni Relations, if your have any questions, comments or concerns,

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