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Sunday, March 13th, 2011
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Objective To utilize my research skills in an academic setting.








Assumption College, Worcester, MA.Currently enrolled in Master of Arts/ Counseling Psychology ProgramWorcester State College, Worcester, MA.B.S.  1998Major:  Psychology, Minor:  Sociology

Summa Cum Laude





Member of Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology

Awards received First Prize Research Award, Research Methods Course, Worcester State College, Spring, 1998.  “The effects of parental marital status on academic achievement motivation.”
Presentation “Factors that influence students to choose a career working with elderly persons”.  Poster accepted for presentation at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting in Providence, RI, April, 1999.  Paper being prepared for publication.
Volunteer experience Chandler Magnet School, Chandler Street, Worcester, MA.  Worked as a reading tutor for developmentally delayed and non-English speaking students.The West Side House, Fruit Street, Worcester, MA.  Worked as an activities aide in a psychiatric nursing home.  Duties included assisting residents with indoor and outdoor activities, i.e. walks, trips to the mall, art, birthday parties, etc.Worcester State College, Chandler Street, Worcester, MA. Research Assistant.  Assisted Psychology Professor in gathering, processing, and interpreting statistical data.  Proficient in using SPSS statistical software.  Concurrently conducting a study on therapy termination and a program analysis involving therapy patients with the Clinical Director of a social service agency.
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1998 – present.                                                                                     Seven Hills Foundation.81 Hope Avenue, Worcester, MA Part-time Respite Counselor. Duties include helping developmentally delayed adults with tasks for livingCommunity Healthlink.  72 Jacques Avenue, Worcester, Part-time Residential Counselor II.  Duties include helping homeless mentally ill adults to stabilize, and assisting them in achieving independent living skills.  Duties also include writing and implementing treatment plans, pstp’s and daily progress reports.  Duties also include dispensing medications, and counseling as needed on a one-on-one basis.



Undergraduate classes included:  Psychological Statistics (in which I had the highest average of three classes), Research Methods in Psychology (First-Prize Paper), Research Methods of Sociology (more qualitative than quantitative) and Advanced Experimental Psychology, which included the entire research process from gathering data to writing proposals to statistical analysis to presenting the findings in a publishable paper.  My class project is being presented as a poster at EPA.  Posses working knowledge of which statistical tests to use in analyzing data.  Able to design and construct questionnaires.




Received “A”s in all writing/English classes; an all proposals and written reports; and on all final research papers.



Successfully completed the MAP medication program and have certification to dispense medication.  Excellent inter-personal skills.  Excellent typing and numerical ability.









References available upon request.


3 Things you must have on Your Resume when applying for a Psychology Related Career

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Your resume is your profile to your employer. Ask yourself: What sets me apart from other individuals trying to get hired for the same job? What do I have to offer which can benefit my employer? During your interview you can go over some experiences in greater detail. Your employer needs to hear about your great skills. Those stories will illustrate your skills and relate them to the targeted career.

What to include in your resume:

• Psychology related experience. Did you volunteer at a behavioral health center? Did you conduct research in a lab? Make sure to list these and state what month/year you did them. Add some details to what you did. Its important that your future employer sees how your experience ties in to the career you are applying for.
• List your activities. What did you do during your college career which can be sold as an activity? Were you part of a club that involved leadership roles? Any sports that you played?
• Detail your work experience and some of the duties with each job. If you have worked at many places it will show the employer that you are familiar with different kinds of task. If you have worked only few jobs but for a long duration it can show loyalty to a company.

So you’ve started writing your resume…But what about the template?! Whatever word document you use should have a template creator. Visit this resume for an example.