The psychology program at Assumption College prepares students for successful and fulfilling careers in an array of fields, including nonprofit and entrepreneurial organizations, corporations, and local, state and federal government in the following areas:
Mental health services
If you’d like to know more about career options, the American Psychology Association's Students page provides some helpful resources.
Many students also pursue graduate degrees in a variety of areas including psychology, sociology, rehabilitative services and law. Assumption College offers a master’s degree in counseling psychology that is nationally renowned.
These are some examples of the post-graduation paths of a sampling of recent students.
Human Resources Intern at Target
Post-Grad Plans: Executive Team Leader at Target
"Through my internship, I was able to identify both my strongest leadership qualities and those qualities that needed improvement. I also learned how to conduct interviews and evaluate whether Target applicants were the perfect fit for our team. I was taught how to train my Target team on their performance by coaching them and providing feedback when needed."
Project Leader, Horace Mann Educational Associates
"As a research assistant during my time at Assumption, I aided in the design, conduction, analysis, and presentation of two studies in collaboration with experienced faculty. I gained practical understanding of the scientific method and contributed to the field of psychology."
Communications: Blogger, Host, Actress, Casting Director, Film Scout for Ostrow and Company
Biotechnology: Lab Specialist II at Shire H, Boston, Massachusetts
Research Assistant, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Outcomes: Graduate Study
Internship: Disability Services Intern at College of the Holy Cross
Post-Grad Plans: Master’s Degree in School Counseling at Assumption College
"Assumption taught me the importance of being a well-rounded person. Developing strong interpersonal skills will help me in my graduate program and in my career as a school counselor."
Masters of Arts in School Counseling, Assumption College '15
"Being able to do research in the Psychology department truly gave me a unique experience that provided me with the ability to uncover a skill-set that I didn't know I had within me."
Doctor of Psychology candidate, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
"Engaging in hands-on research in the Assumption College Psychology Department provided me with invaluable experiential learning, enabling me to consider course material actively and to thereby attain an enhanced comprehension of the nuances of psychological research, as well as its value to our society."
Psychology and Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies '15
Intern at Flagg Street School
Post-Grad Plans: PsyD candidate at William James College
"My experiences at Flagg Street provided me with the opportunity to utilize skills learned in the classroom in real-life situations. Assumption’s liberal arts education provided me with a comprehensive approach which helped me to adapt to changes in the working environment. My internship allowed me to engage in a field that I am passionate about and work with those whom I would like to serve following my graduate studies, solidifying my decision to enter the field of clinical psychology."
Shelter Staff Intern at Abbey’s House and College Intern at Flagg Street School
Post-Grad Plans: Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Springfield College
"Being able to have two different internships working with two different age groups let me see where my strengths are, what I enjoy most, and what it is like working in different environments. Abby’s House provided me with my first experience working with adult women who have experienced trauma and live with severe mental illness."
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology candidate, Assumption College
"Being able to present my research at the Assumption College Undergraduate Symposium was a great experience. My involvement has also led me to achieve other great prospects, such as being awarded a Division II All-Academic American by the USTFCCA."
Internship: Assistant Probation Officer at the Worcester Superior Court Probation Office
Post-Grad Plans: PsyD candidate at Ponce Health Sciences University
"The most important thing I gained from my internship is to work in a field that I genuinely feel a passion for. Everyone that I had the pleasure of working with really loved their job. I was able to adapt myself to a culture very different from the one I grew up in, and now feel confident that I can be a great professional anywhere I go."
PhD in Developmental Psychology, University of Nebraska
Law School, Florida State University College of Law, Member of the Dispute Resolution Competition Team
Law School, New England School of Law
Masters in Administration of Higher Education, Suffolk University