Title

Fostering Student Professional Development

Document Type

Contribution to Books

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Abstract

Students receiving an undergraduate education in psychology are prepared for many future endeavors, but do not receive training sufficient to qualify for licensure as a psychologist. Some pursue graduate education, but many students use their bachelor's degree to seek good jobs. This chapter highlights the strategies that students can use while an undergraduate that will promote professional development and provide a competitive edge in whatever career path they pursue. Professional development includes activities such as research assistantships, teaching assistantships, internships, a senior thesis, and organizational involvement.