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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 many others 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 have pursued many different careers, including:
A number hold positions at:
- private business (e.g. creative director, web designer, 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)
- 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:
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.