“What can you do with a Psychology degree?” is a question many students (either prospective or current) ask about the program. I bet you have asked yourself a variation of this question before starting your training. What students really want to know is: “How can I apply the skills and knowledge I learn from my Psychology studies outside the school setting?” and “What will result?”
While I was a student, I remember asking the same questions. However, now through gaining professional experience in the field and finding my way, I can tell you there are SO many routes to apply your degree.
Through the website, many people reach out to me asking about the steps I have taken to where I am currently. Students are particularly interested. I thought I would share a talk that I gave to Intro Psychology students about my journey in the field to carry on the discussion beyond the classroom.
Through my counselling endeavours, people often tell me, “You have such a talent and the heart for counselling, you must have known this was your calling the whole way along.”
Truth is, I didn’t. I actually remember during my undergrad degree shying away from counselling because I didn’t think I had the strength to support people when I hadn’t dealt with my own issues first.
My route is different than where I thought I would be. But I’m so content where I am today that I wouldn’t have it any other way. I didn’t pursue counselling; rather, it found me.