group of psych students w/ program chair on graduation day

CI Support Services:

Psychology Clubs and Organizations at CI:

Regional, National and International Organizations

Professional organizations offer many resources, and typically hold annual research conferences. The following groups are popular among psychology students and faculty at CI. 

Grad School Resources:

Research and Internship Opportunities at CI:

Summer Research Programs:

Post-grad Research Opportunities:

Post-baccalaureate "post-bac" or pre-doctoral "pre-doc" opportunities are research-oriented positions for recent graduates. Although they vary, many of these opportunities are paid, time-limited (1-3 years), full-time positions designed to provide recent graduates with extensive research involvement before graduate school. There is not a comprehensive database of all opportunities, but the following lists have several postings relevant to Psychology grads. In addition, you may look for job postings on academic job websites such as APACareers or HigherEdJobs, and directly on individual university HR websites. Job titles vary, but are commonly labeled as "Post-bac", "Research Assistant", "Research/Lab Coordinator" or "Lab Manager."

Careers in Psychology:

  • CI offers a special topics course PSY 490 Topics in Psychology: Navigating Careers in Psychology which reviews various educational and career pathways in the field of psychology. As part of the course, students also work on professional development skills including: assessing career development goals, preparing graduate school and job application materials and interviewing skills.
  • CI's Career Development Center offers service to help students and alumni find and apply for jobs.
  • APA has 54 divisions, each focused on a different subfield of psychology. Division websites typically offer information about graduate programs and careers in that area. 
  • APA's Center for Workforce Studies (CWS) shares information about educational and career pathways in psychology, including data related to salaries, job demand and outlook, sociodemographics, and other employment characteristics.

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