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An Eye on the Workplace: Full Table of Contents

Posted By Bradley Cannon, Psi Chi Central Office, Monday, May 4, 2020


We are so excited to have released Psi Chi's second eBook, An Eye on the Workplace: Achieving a Career With a Bachelor's in Psychology! In this digital publication, Psi Chi's veteran "Wisdom From the Workplace" columnist, Dr. Paul Hettich, brings together 31 articles published previously by numerous experts in Eye on Psi Chi magazine.

For many years, Psi Chi has been striving to share research-driven and time-tested strategies that will help our members to succeed in the workplace. Specifically, the goal of this eBook is to support those seeking to go directly into the workforce without a graduate degree. Yes, good jobs do exist for these individuals. This eBook will help you create a plan to pursue and achieve a meanginful career that is right for you.

It is thrilling to present much of Psi Chi's best career advice in this special new format, which will be useful to many students and alumni. Below, please see the full Table of Contents. We're sure that you'll see many chapters that will interest you and support your careers journey!

Psi Chi members receive a special discount. Order your copy HERE.


PREFACE By Dr. Paul Hettich

SECTION ONE
Demystifying the College-to-Workplace Transition

1. Pride of Ownership: Do You Recognize the Value of Your Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology?
Stacie M. Spencer, PhD, MCPHS University

2. The Worthies Vs. the Great Unwashed: Overcoming Psychology’s Tier Problem
Jane S. Halonen, PhD, University of West Florida

3. Careers for Psychology Majors: What Every Student Should Know
James H. Thomas, PhD, Northern Kentucky University

4. Psychology Major! What Are You Going to Do With That? Strategies for Maximizing Your Degree
Derek E. Zeigler, Ohio University, and Lindsay M. Orchowski, PhD, Brown University (RI)

5. The Real and Unreal Worlds of College
Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus at DePaul University

6. Planning Your First Postcollege Job: Underemployment and What to Do About It
Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus at DePaul University

SECTION TWO
Preparing for the Workforce During College

7. Is the Student Parent to the Employee? College Experiences That Lead to a Good Job and a Better Life
Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus at DePaul University

8. What Psychology Students Learn: 10 Skills That Any Employer Will Appreciate
Jeanne M. Slattery, PhD, Clarion University (PA), and Carie L. Forden, PhD, American University in Cairo (Egypt)

9. Real-World Skills: How to Develop Marketable Career Competencies and Sell Yourself to Employers
Ayesha Shaikh, PhD, and Lorinda B. Camparo, PhD, Whittier College (CA)

10. Undergraduate Research Experience: Preparation for the Job Market
Merry J. Sleigh, PhD, and Darren R. Ritzer, PhD, Winthrop University (SC)

11. Psi Chi Officers Can Develop a Full Portfolio of Career-Related Skills
Drew C. Appleby, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Joseph R. Ferrari, DePaul University (IL)

12. Internships!
Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus at DePaul University

SECTION THREE
The Skills and Experiences Employers Seek

13. Program Your GPS: Guidelines to Proficiency in Skills for Work and Career
Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus at DePaul University

14. Increase Your Educational ROI With Career Services, Internships, and Mentorships
Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus at DePaul University

15. Identifying and Communicating Your Skills From College to Career: Part I
Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus at DePaul University, and Hilarie Longnecker, Med, DePaul University

16. Increase Your Odds of Employment: Add a Career-Specific Skillset
Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus at DePaul University

SECTION FOUR
Resumés and Letters of Reference

17. Identifying and Communicating Your Skills From College to Career Part II
Hilarie Longnecker, MEd, DePaul University, and Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus DePaul University

18. From Job Outlook to Job Search: Advice From Experts
Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus at DePaul University

19. You’re Writing Your Own Letter of Recommendation
John C. Norcross, PhD, and J. Timothy Cannon, PhD, University of Scranton

20. Writing a Strong Resumé for Robot and Human Readers
Merry J. Sleigh, PhD, and Darren R. Ritzer, PhD, Winthrop University (SC)

21. Effective Cover Letters and Resumés: The Importance of Fit Before Format
Stacie M. Spencer, PhD, MCPHS University

SECTION FIVE
Acing Interviews

22. Career Engagement Through Networking
John Jameson, Creative Financial Staffing, and Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus DePaul University

23. Preparing for Interview Success: Tips to Impress
Hilaire Longnecker, MEd, DePaul University

24. Everything I Needed to Know About Interviewing, I Learned From Watching The Bachelor
Merry J. Sleigh, PhD, and Darren R. Ritzer, PhD, Winthrop University (SC)

25. A Three-Step Guide to Exploring Occupations With Your Baccalaureate Degree
Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus DePaul University

SECTION SIX
Special Topics

26. Do You Work and Attend College?
Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus DePaul University

27. Returning Adult Students Turning to New Careers
Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus DePaul University

28. To Double Major or Not to Double Major: That Is the Question
Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus DePaul University

29. Searching for a Research Topic? Study Your Transition From College
Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus DePaul University

30. Are You Ready for Your Many Transitions?
Paul Hettich, PhD, Professor Emeritus DePaul University

SECTION SEVEN
Bonus Chapter

31. Can Psychology Majors Prepare for a Career in Business? Part I: There Is HOPE
Drew C. Appleby, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

SECTION EIGHT
Contributors

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