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What's Your Story?

Undergraduate psychology students would like to know how you use your Psychology major in your current field/job/career. Here's an opportunity to share your story with current undergraduate students.

Read About:

Dr. Bradley Axelrod: Neuropsychologist, Department of Veteran Affairs

Bradley Axelrod

 

Fabian Camarena: Certified Public Accountant, Director of Finance for Fortune 50 insurance company

Fabian Camarena

 

Tynisa Gaines: Private tax practice

Tynisa Gaines

 

Ryan Graff: Vice President of Program Devleopment & Participant Opportunities, The First Tee

Ryan Graff

 

Dr. W. Rodney Hammond: (Retired) Director of the Division of Violence Prevention (National Center for Injury Prevention, Centers for Disease Control)

Dr. W. Rodney Hammond

 

Lauren Hays: Human Resources Director, Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center

Lauren Hays

 

Erica Hornthal: Owner, Chicago Dance Therapy

Erica Hornthal

 

Dr. Anna Kokayeff: Physician in private practice

Dr. Anna Kokayeff

 

Michael Langendorf: (Retired) Social Worker
Brian Lazzaro: Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Brad Perlstein: Vice President of Human Resources, Komatsu

Brad Perlstein

 

Keri Carter Pipkins: Associate Director, The Career Center, University of Illinois

Keri Carter Pipkins

 

Nicole Shields: School Social Worker, Pre-K-5th, Paxton-Buckley-Loda School District 10

Nicole Shields

The Honorable Jill-Ellyn Straus: District Court Judge, 17th Judicial District of Colorado

The Honorable Jill-Ellyn Straus

 

Dr. Stephan Wiet: Research Director of Consumer Sciences, McNeil Consumer Healthcare (over the counter pharmaceutical arm of Johnson & Johnson)

Stephan Wiet

 

Share Your Story (Anonymous)

 


Please use the following question template to share your story.

While you were at the University of Illinois:

* How/why did you choose Psychology as a major?

* What specific skills did you develop by taking Psychology courses?

* Outside the classroom, what opportunities/experiences were most beneficial?

* Did you believe that you “had to” obtain more schooling after your bachelor’s degree?

* In retrospect, what would you have done differently as an undergraduate?

After graduating from Illinois:

* If your bachelor’s degree was the highest degree you earned, describe the first job(s) you held.

* If you continued more schooling after your bachelor’s degree, share your reasons.

* Describe how you utilize your undergraduate Psychology skills in your current job/career.

* What pearls of wisdom can you offer to current undergraduate students?

Feel free to cut/paste your responses and e-mail them (along with a picture if you like) to Cheryl Berger, Assistant Head for Alumni Relations - cberger@illinois.edu.

 

 

Comments or concerns about the Alumni web pages can be addressed to Cheryl Berger, Assistant Head for Alumni Affairs, by e-mail to cberger@illinois.edu

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