The Psychology Undergraduate Student Conference answers the question: "What can I do with a bachelor's in psychology?" This event is an opportunity for undergraduate psychology students to get involved with on-campus research, update their plans for graduation and beyond, and find job and internship opportunities.
The conference is for psychology undergraduate majors and minors as well as undergraduates pursuing other majors and students who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree from FIU. The event is a joint effort of the Department of Psychology, Psychology Ambassadors for Student Success, the FIU chapter of Psi Chi Honor Society, FIU Career and Talent Development and the Psychology advising team. It runs every fall at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and in spring at the Biscayne Bay Campus.
The student conference delivers informative sessions throughout the day which expose students to career resources, employment and internship opportunities. For example, students can acquire resume building knowledge by attending workshops and connect with potential employers. The conference also has sessions for students who intend to go to graduate school; these sessions may cover graduate admission requirements, goal-setting as an undergrad, and more. Other sessions and workshops showcase research being conducted by psychology faculty, allowing lab managers and directors to recruit students to work in labs on campus.
If attending online, you must log into zoom with your FIU credentials for your name to be reported to any instructor who requests an attendance list. If attending in person, please bring your FIU One-card or know your panther ID for attendance to be recorded. You must attend for at least one hour for your name to be reported to your instructor.
The psychology conference presents a great opportunity for employers and recruiters to meet and network with psychology majors. Each year, students have been recruited and hired on the spot for internships and jobs. Students can discuss their career goals and get feedback about succeeding in their job search.
We typically host at least 15-20 representatives from agencies that are specifically interested in recruiting psychology majors.
The conference begins with welcome and opening remarks from 9:00am-9:20am, followed by a general presentation from 9:20am-10:00am. Following the general presentation are four concurrent sessions hosted in 40 minute intervals between the hours of 10:10am-1:20pm where students have three presentations to choose from. The conference day wraps up with another general presentation scheduled from 1:30-2:10pm. The evening sessions will feature research lab presentations from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Please scroll through to see conference program and be sure to check out Times and information for Tablingat the bottom of the page.
Welcome and Opening Message | 9:00am-9:20am.
Raul Gonzalez, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Psychology
Jaqueline Diaz, M.S., Director of Academic Advising, CASE
General Presentation | What Can I do with a Bachelor's In Psychology | 9:20am-10:00am.
GC Middle Ballrooms | & Streaming Online Here
Four concurrent sessions will run every 40 minutes. Students have three options to choose from for each session based on topic interests.
Mind Mapping Your Career with a Psychology Degree
Andrea Cuadra, M.Ed, Ed.S, Career Advisor, Career and Talent Development
Mind maps open your mind to new connections and possibilities. They can be a great way to brainstorm and generate new ideas. This activity will help you think through the value of your Psychology degree and what you have experienced during your time in college. Use this mind map to develop a more robust understanding and analysis of what you have been studying and how it connects to your career goals.
This workshop is based on Vanderbilt's Dr. Kate Brooks & Grace J. Foy's "Picture Your Career" guidebook
|GC Middle Ballrooms | & Streaming Online Here|
Job Search and Interviewing Tips Workshop
Maria Villalobos Leal, M.S., Career Service Coordinator, Career and Talent Development
Do you need help figuring out how to job search and land your first job post-graduation? Well, we are here to help! Join us at this virtual event to learn more about how to create an eye-catching resume that will get you noticed by employers, how to navigate job searching sites, understand the importance of networking in order to land your dream job, and how to prepare for your upcoming interviews.
During this workshop, we will cover all you need to know about the job search process, and how you can prepare to land your dream job. There will also be a Q&A section at the end of the program where you will have a chance to ask questions and interact with our team!
Samantha Martin, MS., Academic Advisor III, Pre-Health Professions Advising
A review of course requirements, preparing for admission tests, and the application process for professional pre-health programs. Topics include Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Physican Assistant, Pre-Podiatry, Pre-Vet, and related careers.
New Program: B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience
Leila Allen, Ph.D., Assistant Teaching Professor, Director of Behavioral Neuroscience Undergraduate Program, Department of Psychology
This topic will introduce students to the new BS in Behavioral Neuroscience - discussion of program requirements as well as the new courses that will be offered and the types of careers students can pursue with this degree.
General Presentation | Panel Discussion- Psychology Career Pathways | 1:30pm-2:10pm.
GC Middle Ballrooms | & Streaming Online Here
Evening Presentations | Education & Experience for Psychology Majors | 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Philip Lazarus, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School Psychology Program Director | Eds. in School Psychology
Elisa Lage', Graduate Assistant | MS in Rehabilitation Counseling
Andrew Greiner, Research Scientist, CCF | Experience with the STP program
Mariel Shilling, BA., Assistant Director Institutional Partnerships, Admissions, TWC | Internships with the Washington Center.
Allen Varela, M.S., Senior Coordinator, Academic Services, Isabella Herrera, M.A., NCC | How to Present Your Research at URFIU
This session will feature opportunties for psychology majors to receive experience through research labs, programs, and trainings.
You can connect with a representative from various programs or employers through tabling. Tabling will take place either at the GC Ballroom Venue and/or Table Reps will also be available online via zoom. See tabling schedule below. If tabling is available online, please click on the link to connect with a table representative at the time they are available.
|Program or Employer||Table Rep||Location||Time||Zoom Link|
|Pre-Health Sciences||Nerla Moise, MS.||Online Zoom||12:00PM-1:00PM||STERAMING HERE|
|Occupational Therapy||Lynne Richard, PhD.||Online Zoom||12:00PM-1:00PM||STREAMING HERE|
|Social Work||Kelly Syndor, MSW||Online Zoom||1:00PM-3:00PM||STREAMING HERE|
|Behavior Analysis Inc.||Jimena Mekras, Ph.D., BCBA-D||Online Zoom||9:00AM-2:00PM||STREAMING HERE|
|ABA Squad||Janet Vasquez, MS, BCBA, RYT||In Person & Online Zoom||9:00AM-2:00PM||STREAMING HERE|
|City Year||Afrika Rameses-Annunm||Online Zoom||9:00PM-2:00PM||STREAMING HERE|
|Connect4Success- Transfer & Transition||Brittany Boyd, MS., MS. Ed. PhD.c.||Online Zoom||1:00PM-3:00PM||STREAMING HERE|
|MS. In Higher Education||Rebekah Schulze, Ed.D||Online Zoom||7:00PM-9:00PM||STREAMING HERE|
|MS. In Rehabilitation Counseling||Sabrina Gomez Souffront, MS||Online Zoom||12:30PM-1:00PM||STREAMING HERE|
|Positive Behavior Supports Corp.||Niady Torres, PhD., BCBA-D., LMHC||In Person- GC Ballrooms||9:00AM-2:00PM||In Person Only- GC Ballrooms|
|Behavioral Family Solutions||Diana Navarro||In Person- GC Ballrooms||9:00AM-2:00PM||In Person Only- GC Ballrooms|
|FIU College of Law||FIU School of Law Ambassador||In Person-GC Ballrooms||9:00AM-2:00PM||In Person Only-GC Ballrooms|
|Miami Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation||Juan Diasgranados||In Person-GC Ballrooms||9:00aAM-2:00PM||In Person Only-GC Ballrooms|