The field of psychology is very diverse and can lead to many different career paths. If you are trying to get a job right after college with a BA or you are planning on obtaining a Masters or PhD, there is a psychology-related job for you.

Reference Books

The psychology office has a wide selection of up to date reference books in the student lounge area, such as:

  • Finding jobs with a psychology bachelor’s degree:  Expert advice for launching your career (R. Eric Landrum)
  • The insider’s guide to the psychology major:  Everything you need to know about the degree and profession (Amira Rezec Wegenek and William Buskist)
  • Majoring in psych? Career options for psychology undergraduates (Betsy L. Morgan)
  • Getting in: A step-by-step guide for gaining admission to graduate school in psychology, second edition (American Psychological Association)
  • The psychology major:  Career options and strategies for success (Eric Landrum, Stephen Davis, and Teresa A. Landrum)

American Psychological Association

The APA website is one of the best resources for everything related to psychology. Use PsycCareers to find job postings and descriptions of psychology subfields. You can find psychology career news and helpful tips that will prepare you for a job in the field of psychology.  Additionally, there is a page that profiles psychologists in less traditional positions and their journeys to these interesting jobs. A great resource to see where your degree could take you! You can also find interesting Undergraduate Research Opportunities.

Fellowships

Each year, Carleton students achieve some of the most prestigious awards for graduate study and travel in many parts of the world. Preparing for these wonderful opportunities requires work well in advance of submission deadlines to find fellowships that best match your interests and experience, your academic and extracurricular life, and to develop your qualifications to the fullest by the time you apply.

Job Resource Center

The Job Resource Center is a website where employers post psychology related positions. These jobs are not necessarily endorsed by the Carleton psychology department, but this page can help you see what you can do with your degree.