1. What are you doing now?
I am currently a graduate student at the University of Tennessee at Martin pursuing a Masters degree in Business Administration. After graduation, I plan to enter the workforce in a career that accentuates my people skills.
2. How did UTM Psychology Program help you achieve what you have become?
The Psychology Program at UT Martin is a challenging, yet rewarding program. The professors have really helped me reach my goals and achieve great things. One thing in particular is becoming a better thinker. People go about life being closed-minded and not open to new experiences. The UTM Psychology program really pushes you to explore new ideas and think for yourself.
Throughout my studies at UT Martin, the psychology department offered many different opportunities for me to explore different things. The opportunities for students to further their knowledge alongside professors are worth the time and effort. Currently, I am working with Dr. Angie MacKewn with recycling projects, campus gardening, and other environmental projects. These opportunities allow me the chance to share my ideas and better the community one step at a time.
3. What advice would you give to students who are thinking about becoming UTM psychology majors?
My advice to future psych students would be to come into the psychology program with an open mind. Specifically, you need to think for yourself. Professors push students to develop their own plans and to put those plans into action. The key is to stay on top of things and be a hard worker.
Another tip is to be involved within the program. The UT Martin psychology department is a top notch program, especially for it being small, but the professors really care! They are willing and able to help you in any way possible. Unlike other large campuses, students aren't viewed as just another student. Professors develop a rapport with students that leads to a better learning environment.
Psychology is the study of how to work with people and to understand the behavior of people. Students that graduate from the UT Martin psychology program are well prepared for working with people and ready to take on the world.