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Explain and identify scientific methods in psychology, as well as the important psychological terms, concepts, and issues covered in your undergraduate course work by: (a) participating in class discussions and presentations (e.g., discussion leading) and (b) including in your psychology portfolio best examples of your academic work as a psychology student (PSLO1, 2, 3, and 4).

Write your Portfolio “Foreword” summarizing your development as a student and your major career goals and outlook.

Write a cover letter that introduces you and your skills to a potential employer or graduate admission committee (PSLO4 and 5).

Complete other aspects of your Psychology Major Portfolio as a representation of your knowledge and your best work as a student in the Psychology Major, including: a.      Update and complete assignments that encourage you to examine your values, strengths, weaknesses, and career vision (PSLO4 and 5). b.      Update your résumé (PSLO4 and 5). c.       Supplemental materials that highlight your formal applied professional experience (e.g., Internship), your campus/community service and other relevant community experiences, your awards and honors, a sample cover letter to a prospective employer, and so on (PSLO3, 4, and 5).

Seminar Paper Research and write a major “seminar paper” that will challenge you to apply what you have learned as a psychology major in an in-depth examination of a significant issue or problem area where a psychological analysis has been applied.   You will publicly present your findings at the end of the semester (PSLO1, 2, 3, 4, and 5).  Failure to publicly present your paper during your assigned time in [April/May] will result in an “F” in the course. 

PowerPoint Presentation of the Paper You will do a presentation for the campus community of your seminar paper.  The presentation should be approximately 10 to 15 minutes in length.  You should also prepare to answer questions from the audience about your presentation. 

Mock Interview There will be a simulation of a job interview.