What Can You Do With A Psychology Degree?

“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.  

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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.

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Arianna’s Random Thoughts: A Beachfront Retreat

As you can probably tell, a few things have changed on Arianna’s Random Thoughts. Over the past couple of months, I have been working hard on polishing the site to transform it into a beachfront retreat for us all to enjoy.

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Bits and pieces came together over time, and this week I finally made the leap.

After 4 years of blogging with wordpress.com, I recently decided to move my blog to a self-hosted site. I had thought about it for a while (a year actually) and decided this spring was the perfect time to launch.

Initially, I started the blog as a place for my own healing and personal growth; over time and through your support, this beach space has grown into a collective retreat space for us all to gather. I wanted the design to reflect the transition.

I reached out and asked the amazingly creative designer and fellow Canadian, Rita Barry (Blog Genie), to help me make the transition from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. The process is quite challenging and technical, so I asked for an expert’s help.

Up until this point, I had done everything, except for the logo, myself and it was amazing to have a set of expert eyes to work with. Thank you, Rita, for making what can be a stressful process so enjoyable!

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