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RESOURCES: Graduate School

 
Graduate school can be a huge advantage as you look for a career in psychology. Psi Chi is here to assist you through the application and preparation process. We have resources to help you study for the GRE and advice from experts, not to mention a connection to a professional network all around the country and world!

Tools for Getting Into Graduate School

Organizing Your Personal Statement: An Outline to Get You Started
Merry Sleigh, PhD (Winthrop University, SC)
Not sure how to start writing your personal statement? Dr. Sleigh breaks it down, section by section, with examples of valuable phrases to use or avoid.
Strong Letters of Recommendation
Amber M. Anthenien (Portland State University, OR)
Start planning early to make the most out of your relationships with professors before asking for recommendations for graduate school.
Guide to Writing Your Vitae
Stephen C. Hayes, PhD, and Linda J. Hayes, PhD (University of Nevada, Reno)
This guide walks you through the writing process, giving you expert insights and examples formatted for your convenience.
The Difference Between a Resumé and a CV
Mitchell M. Handelsman, PhD (University of Colorado, Denver), Scott W. VanderStoep, PhD (Hope College, MI), and R. Eric Landrum, PhD (Boise State University, ID)
You might need to have both a resumé and a CV; learn how to differentiate between the two. Our column titled "Three Heads ARE Better Than One" also answers more than 30 graduate school questions by Drs. Handelsman, VanderStoep, and Landrum.
Join Our LinkedIn Group
Connect with Psi Chi members and alumni who can give you graduate school advice and keep you in the know.
The Princeton Review
Psi Chi members and family can save on The Princeton Review courses and tutoring for the GRE.
GRE Breakdown
John Gomez, PhD (Our Lady of the Lake University, TX)
The better you understand the test, the better you will perform.

Get Connected With Psi Chi

Membership with Psi Chi offers more than just another line on your resumé, especially when you are active in your chapter. As you look forward to graduate school, think of how you can make your Psi Chi benefits work best for you. Besides putting Psi Chi as an honor on your CV, you can

bulk up your CV by becoming a Psi Chi officer and adding your leadership experiences in your Professional Activities section,

submit to Psi Chi Journal to have an academic publication in your name,

apply for Psi Chi awards and grants for research projects, and
travel to present at conventions using Psi Chi travel grants, extending your network and academic experiences.
Perhaps most importantly, you are part of a supportive group of peers and mentors who will guide you on your journey to graduate school and be your personal champions as you meet challenges and opportunities. Your Psi Chi membership lasts a lifetime, so this network will follow you to graduate school and beyond.

Related Psi Chi Articles
Applying to Graduate School in Psychology: A Professor's Perspective
Whitney M. Herge, MA, Sherilynn F. Chan, Valentina A. Podkowirow, and Betty Lai, PhD, MST (University of Miami, FL)
GRE Test Day: A Student's Odyssey
Matthew Sather (Boise State University, ID)
Acing the Graduate School Interview Process
Betty Lai, MS, MST (University of Miami, FL)
Transitioning From College to the Great Beyond
Marisa T. Cohen, PhD (St. Francis College, NY)
Want more? Select "Graduate School" in our online Publication Search tool for additional resources.

 

 

 
What does Psi Chi mean to you for
your future in graduate school?


Laura Kopdzynski
SUNY New Paltz

"Since my induction, I have been very impressed by the engaging and friendly community as well as the opportunities Psi Chi has to offer. I look forward to attending graduate school in the fall at Baruch Collegeand I am glad to know I have friends waiting for me in Psi Chi."

 

 

 


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