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Recent Alumni Publication
Smith, E. S. ('10), Geissler, S.A., Schallert, T., & Lee, H. J. (2013). The role of central amygdala dopamine in disengagement behavior. Behavioral Neuroscience, 127 (2), 164-174.
Bryant, V. E. ('10), Kahler, C., Devlin, K., Monti, P.M. Cohen, R. (2013). The effects of cigarette smoking on learning and memory performance among people living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 25 (10), 1308-1316.
"I believe (or at least like to think) that I have made many wise decisions in my life. One decision I have made that I know was possibly the wisest of all, was majoring in Psychology. I have used all that I have learned studying Psychology at St. Mary's College of Maryland on a daily basis. Since obtaining my degree I have been employed by two highly accredited organizations that have provided me with numerous life-changing experiences. I worked as a Caseworker with the Choice Program where I worked with at-risk and gang-involved adolescents and their families. I then worked for the Institute for Family Centered Services as a Family Centered Specialist, where I provided home-based family therapy. Had I not received a degree in Psychology from such an incredible college filled with such highly-educated and motivated professors, I would not be writing this post about my past successes. Best major there is (in my opinion)." ~Brian Mansky '07
alumni responding to the survey in the summer of 2009, 73.2 % (156/213)
answered yes to the question. "Have you ever enrolled in school again?"
Our students have attended a wide variety of graduate institutions, including:
The majority of these students have enrolled in graduate programs in psychology, including clinical and counseling psychology, developmental psychology, family psychology, I/O psychology, neuroscience, and sports psychology. A number have entered graduate programs in social work and a number had pursued teaching (early childhood and special education were the most frequent). Other fields represented include criminal justice/criminology, human resources, medicine and nursing, law, business (MBA programs), occupational therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Our alumni hold many different career positions including: aviation administration; counselors (e.g. mental health, marriage & family, school, rehabilitation); communications specialists; human resources administrators; librarians; nurses; occupational therapists; research analysts, associates, and graduate school fellows; social workers/case-program managers; teachers (e.g. pre-K through high school, special education, instructional resource); lawyers and paralegals; college professors; psychologists; veterinarians; and web designers; as well as various positions at private business (e.g. creative director, owner, sales manager, consultant, technical support manager, manager of production design); institutions of higher education (e.g. departmental assistant, lab coordinator, animal caretaker, assistant director of counseling, area coordinator, financial aid); and non-profit organizations (e.g. dog trainer, family investment specialist, executive director of foundation, parish projects coordinator).
A sampling of our alumni's employers include: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, APS Healthcare, Inc., AT&T, Baltimore Child & Adolescent Crisis Response System, Boat America Corp, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, Inc., Bromin Construction, Catholic Charities of DC, Charles County Sheriff's Office, Charles River, Continental Airlines, CSC, Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, The Forbush Therapeutic Preschool at Towson, Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Head Start, Healthnet/MHN, ICF International, Internal Revenue Service, Janus Capital Group, Laterax Recordings BV, Lutheran World Relief, Maryland Environmental Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Merrill Corporation, Mercy Medical Center, Mitel, National Institute of Mental Health, NAVAIR, New England Center for Children, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP, Pathways, Pitney Bowes, Resource Management Concepts, Inc., RiskMetrics Group, Sheppard Pratt Health System, St. Mary's Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Support Dogs, Inc., US Census Bureau, US Army, US Navy, and the United States Secret Service. Several psychology alumni are also employed by a number of public school systems.
Use the links to the left to explore the myriad of career paths our psychology alumni have taken.
If you are an alumni who happens to stroll through the site, let Angie Draheim know what you're up to these days.