Invited Session: We Can Do a Better Job of Advising the Great Unwashed

Psychology faculty are often more willing to provide career advising to the ~25% of their majors who plan to attend graduate school than to the ~75% who plan to enter the workforce.  This presentation addresses the causes and consequences of this unfortunate situation and provides participants with readily available career-advising resources and a systematic strategy to bring these resources to the attention of job-seeking students during academic advising sessions.  At the end of this presentation, attendees should be both more willing and more able to facilitate their job-seeking students’ accomplishment of Goal 5: Professional Development of the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major by becoming familiar with the “skill sets desired by employers who hire or select people with psychology backgrounds,” and “acquiring an understanding of the “settings in which people with backgrounds in psychology typically work,” thus helping them to “develop meaningful professional directions.”

Session Speaker(s)

Session Time and Location

2:00pm to 2:50pm
Peachtree Room

Presentation Format


Session Track

Teaching and Learning Presentations

Conference Year

SETOP 2017