November 2005 | Vol. 3 No. 4

November 2005 gradPSYCH Magazine cover

COVER PACKAGE: Students at convention

Destroyed house due to Hurricane Katrina

CAREER CENTER

Get it in writing

Be sure you're earning the professional postdoc experience you need by signing an agreement with your supervisor.

In Katrina's wake

Psychology students displaced by Hurricane Katrina look to rebuild their lives, as their peers lend a helping hand.

Land your first job by marketing your skills

Panelists at convention encouraged students to start their job search while still in graduate school, consider how their skills are transferable to different jobs and to network to make contacts

Learning to supervise

Taking your first crack at supervision? View the job as a special kind of counseling that takes unique skills and preparation.

Rethinking ethics training

Some universities are changing their approach to research ethics education.

Students' research gets $20,000 boost

The APF Koppitz Fellowships support promising graduate student research in child psychology.

What's your salary forecast?

Now is the time to think about your financial future, said convention presenters.

Why do you want to teach?

Experts offer tips on writing a philosophy of teaching statement.

DEGREE IN SIGHT

Academic workshop helps prepare students to teach psychology

Topics covered included developing syllabi and lesson plans and learning how to get students to participate in classroom discussions

Student prize winner urges psychologists to educate parents about marketing practices

Psychologists have an ethical duty to counter advertising's potential harm to children, argued second-year University of Denver counseling psychology student Juli B. Kramer

Students call for psychology-friendly legislation

A contingent of 85 psychology students participated in a workshop that taught them how to talk with their legislators about psychology

Students garner Match advice from APPIC chairs

Chairs recommend embracing the challenge and focusing more on fit

Writing up your results

Be open to surprising findings, but don't lose track of your dissertation's main research questions, experts advise.

MONEY MATTERS

Loan consolidation

What you need to know about consolidating your federal student loans.

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