Psychology

What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with This Major” guides for counseling and psychology.

Common Career Titles for Psychology from the OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK:

  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
  • Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
  • School and Career Counselors
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Social and Human Service Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Sociologists
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Additional Resources

Careers in Psychology

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information, email , TU Psychology Internship Coordinator.

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Psychology Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Interview Questions

Common industry related questions
  • In what way does your life experience prepare you for this position?
  • In your opinion, what are currently the most pressing problems for psychologists to study?
  • How do you keep up with new research findings?
  • Why did you decide on a career in psychology?
  • Describe your own strengths, particularly those that will help you to excel in counseling, therapy, or advocacy.
  • In communicating, people’s gestures or verbal cues can give us information. Give an example of how your interpretation of verbal or non-verbal behavior has helped you.
  • What do you look for in supervision?
  • What are your specific clinical interests?
  • What are your research interests? How did you get interested in this topic?
  • What theoretical orientation do you identify most with and why?
  • What population do you find particularly difficult to work with or intimidating?
  • Why and what would you do if faced with a client in that population?
  • Tell us about a client in which you would be unwilling or unable to work? What would you do in this situation?
  • Name the assessment instruments that you are comfortable with using and provide an example of how you have used each.
  • This can be a stressful and overwhelming field at times; how do you keep yourself balanced and what do you do to de-stress?

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.