Psi Chi Story: Sydnee Akubiro
During the 2016–17 academic year, we received requests for only 84 of 100 potential recipients of our Membership Assistance Fund (MAF). This fall, if you know someone who is deserving of Psi Chi membership but may not be able to join due to financial needs, please encourage your faculty advisor to invite this person to join for free through our MAF program.
We believe all eligible students should be able to afford a Psi Chi membership! In today’s interview, recent MAF recipient Sydnee Akubiro (Spelman College, GA) shares her Psi Chi story.
Caption: Sydnee on the left in black and her advisor, Dr. Danielle Dickens, on the right in green pattern.
How did it feel to become a Psi Chi member?
Becoming a Psi Chi member was one of the best things that happened to me last semester. I remember coming into Spelman and hearing about Psi Chi from the psychology faculty and my peers. From the first time I heard about it, I knew that it was something I wanted to be a part of. Being able to finally get inducted was an amazing feeling.
What membership benefits can you take advantage now that you are a member?
Now that I am a member, I can take advantage of the many resources that Psi Chi provides. Specifically, I can now network with many professionals that are in the field that I would like to go into. This well help me to find jobs, internships, and even mentors.
Do you think that Psi Chi will help you get into graduate school should you decide to go?
I do believe that Psi Chi will help me get into graduate school. It is a very well-known honor society, and I believe that admissions committees will recognize my membership as being a representation of my hard work and scholarship.
What other ways could being a Psi Chi member benefit you?
Being a Psi Chi member can also provide me with opportunities to present my research at different events. I believe that it is important to present research as often as possible and observe others’ research in order to develop skills as a researcher. Psi Chi will be able to provide me with opportunities to attend conventions so that I can continue to grow as a researcher.
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Psi Chi members, please welcome Sydnee to our Professional Organization (member login required)! What membership benefits do you recommend for new members to pursue? What membership benefits have helped you the most?