Psychology provides a broad, liberal arts background that will be helpful in any career field in which one must work with people.
Psychology students will develop a wide range of skills that are desired by employers in many industries, including communication, interpersonal, leadership, teamwork, and computer skills.
Usually it's self-doubt, says procrastination researcher and Carleton University psychology professor Timothy A. "As students, you're always being pushed out of your depths—that's what learning is," Pychyl says.
Graduate students worry about performing inadequately or fear their success may raise others' expectations of them, he says.
Students should research career fields to learn what type of degree (master's or doctoral) and subject area are most appropriate when considering whether graduate work will be necessary to meet individual career goals.
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15.
A second option is to pursue graduate study to prepare for a career that requires an advanced degree.
These professional careers may involve counseling and psychotherapy, applications in school or business settings, college-level teaching, or advanced research positions.
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