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Eye on Psi Chi: Winter 1998

TABLE OF CONTENTS

WINTER 1998 | Volume 2 | Issue 2

Features

It Takes More Than Good Grades! Some Straight Talk About How to Get Strong Letters of Recommendation From Faculty

Don't be misled into thinking that class attendance and good grades will automatically result in a strong letter of recommendation!

Building Chapter Strength by Encouraging Alumni Involvement

Alumni members are, for the most part, the foundation upon which your chapter has been built. Where are they now? Are they still a valuable resource for your chapter?

Engaged Learning in Psychology at Furman

Find out about the Furman University (SC) program, which encourages students to be active processors and developers, rather than passive recipients of knowledge.

Community Psychology: The Career for Champions

Dr. Marc Goldstein teaches about community psychology, what it involves, what kind of education you need to pursue this field, and where you can get more information.

Senior Metaphors for the College Experience

Check out this interesting study, in which "33 psychology seniors wrote original essays describing a metaphor for their college experiences." How does your own experience compare?

"Dear John"

With such an enormous number of psychology majors who express interest in pursuing admission to the limited number of openings in graduate programs, here are a few rejection letters you should hope you'll never get!

Tips for Applying for Academic Jobs or Graduate School: Putting Your Best Foot Forward (or at Least Keeping it Out of Your Mouth)

Handelsman and Palladino encourage you against saying or doing certain things on your next interviews.


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