Workshops

Internal PBS Workshops

We offer several informational workshops every semester; topics include career planning, internships, study abroad, graduate school, and more.

Please see the Advising Center (Tobin 501) to confirm locations.

Getting into Grad School Workshop

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 4:00pm

Location: 

Tobin 304

Have questions about graduate programs in psychology? Well we want to answer them! PBS faculty member Erik Cheries will discuss different graduate programs, strategies for applying, and other important details for anyone thinking about pursuing psychology or social work after graduation.  Join the discussion in person or via Zoom.  A recording of the workshop will also be available after the event.

Zoom: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/my/pbspeers

LEAD Program Info Session: Linking Employment to Academic Development

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 4:30pm

Location: 

Tobin 304

Are you looking for ways to gain work experience while balancing academics?  In the LEAD Program you spend a semester taking psychology courses on the Mt Ida campus and we help you find exciting internship sites in Newton and the greater Boston area. 
For more information attend the info session or contact Prof. Metevier at stina@umass.edu

Zoom: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/my/pbspeers

Getting Involved in Research Workshop

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 5:30pm

Location: 

Tobin 304

Interested in getting involved in research in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences?  Looking for ways to connect with faculty mentors and build your resume?  Just curious about what happens in labs behind the scenes of a SONA experiment?  This workshop will guide you through the process of searching for and applying to labs, the benefits of undergraduate research, and specialized programs to support your research involvement at UMass and beyond.  Dr. Astheimer will host an expert panel including current and former undergraduate research assistants, faculty, and graduate students who will share their experiences and advice and answer all of your questions. 

Zoom: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/my/pbspeers

Senior Meeting

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 4:00pm

Location: 

On Zoom: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/my/pbspeers

If you are planning to graduate next February or May of 2023, you will benefit from attending the Senior Meeting.  We will be providing you with information related to your Psychology graduation requirements and will discuss opportunities for your last semester, career exploration and beyond  You will have a chance to review your SPIRE ARR with an advisor individually, after the meeting concludes to make sure you are on track to graduate!

Internships Workshop

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 4:00pm

Location: 

TBA

Are you thinking of pursuing an internship during the winter or spring? Check out this workshop to hear Dr. Erik Cheries and Dr. Carolyn Davies (Internship Coordinators in PBS) describe how to find an internship, complete the necessary paperwork, and receive course credit toward your Psychology major while gaining hands-on experience in the field.

Zoom: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/my/pbspeers


 

External Workshops

These workshops are opportunities for students to speak to recruiting companies about employment. You should also check with Career Services, since they offer several career fairs including the "Career Blast" which is the largest on-campus career fair in western Massachusetts. Over 130 employers who have internships, co-ops, or full-time positions will be there. Open to all-level students. Professional dress is expected.