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Career Panel Features Monmouth Psychology Alumni

More than 60 students attended a career panel hosted by the Department of Psychology, the Psychology Club and the Human Resources Club, in collaboration with the Jersey Shore Human Resources Association (JSAHR), on Nov. 11.

Panelists included four Monmouth University alumni: Kerstin Bothner ’13, talent sourcing specialist at CentraState; James Morecraft ’14, researcher at the Kessler Institute; Renee Mass ’05, a licensed clinical social worker for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Jay Bevacqua ’17, search consultant at Selby Jennings.

Additionally, Jacki Barnicle, animal training supervisor from Six Flags, shared insight on working in animal behavior. Christine Dykeman, JSAHR member, moderated the discussion.

“This was an opportunity for psychology majors as well as other majors to hear about career paths and the ability to obtain a professional position with an undergraduate degree,” said Janice Stapley, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology.

According to Stapley, panelists agreed that doing internships that involved self-reflection to better discern one’s skills and fit for different types of work and work environments is helpful for obtaining a first job post-graduation. Another major theme of the night was the wide variety of fields students can enter with an undergraduate degree in psychology.