ERIC Number: ED447369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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Undergraduate Training and Skills for Careers outside Psychology.
Carducci, Bernardo J.
Many potential psychology majors are electing to pursue degrees in other disciplines that appear to have greater market value in the current employment environment. Providing psychology majors with the skills and knowledge necessary to compete successfully with business majors for entry-level employment opportunities in a variety of business careers can reverse the trend. As a means of preparing psychology students for careers in business, four areas need to be considered: (1) the basic skills needed by psychology majors to be successful in business careers; (2) some of the basic decisions psychology majors need to make when seeking a business career path; (3) a curriculum strategy for psychology students interested in business careers; and (4) how faculty advisors can become more involved in the business community. Advisors of psychology students need to help them explore other possible careers in personnel, staff development, and marketing research as ways of finding employment with a psychology degree. (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (108th, August 4-8, 2000, Washington, DC).