Hey y’all! I’m hoping some grad students might be able to share their experiences with me and what they believe would be a good move for me! I would ideally like to apply to cognitive psychology PhD programs in the Fall, but I’ve been considering post bacc programs because of my lack of research experience. I would like to know what y’all would suggest I do! Here’s my background:
I’m currently a third year undergrad studying for a bachelor’s in psychology. I am in the honors program and I am taking a few honors psychology courses (cognitive psych being one of them). I am very involved on campus as a member of our student government and I am on the executive board of my sorority. I also have a position as a campus manager for a clothing company. I will be joining a lab in the Fall, and start assisting in some lab research in the Summer. Apart from that, I will be conducting my own research during a capstone project in the Fall and for my honors thesis. Before my time at my current institution, I was a biology major (but I wanted to switch to psychology because I found that I was no longer interested in biology). During my time there, I had a very personal event that really impacted my studies and inspired me to pursue psychology.
I’m hoping anyone could give me some insight on what my next move should be? My ultimate goal is to obtain a PhD and to become a professor because my passion is teaching. I have tutored students ever since I was in high school and that has really impacted my career goals but learning about psychology has really made me want to conduct my own research and contribute to the field