Jana Dickey

 

1. What are you doing now?

 

I am attending Auburn University and working to obtain a Master's Degree in School Counseling. After graduating from Auburn, I plan to work as a high school counselor, preferably in Tennessee.

 

2. How did UTM Psychology Program help you achieve what you have become?

 

The UTM Psychology Program helped me in more ways than I can possibly describe. The psychology staff constantly challenged me to expand my knowledge and abilities. Extracurricular activities also played a great role in my college experience and provided me with a great support system. I was an active member of Psi Chi and also worked as a psychology research assistant while at UTM. Being a member of Psi Chi gave me many important opportunities to connect with the community and engage in meaningful volunteer work experiences. Serving as a research assistant was a great opportunity for me to challenge myself (mentally and time-wise) and to expand my knowledge of research in general. This experience also helped me value the importance of working cohesively with others.

 

3. What advice would you give to students who are thinking about becoming UTM psychology majors?

 

I encourage students who are interested in the program to talk to faculty, students, and alumni from the psychology program. The program allowed me to explore my options and left me well prepared for post graduate studies. The program also gave me great networking opportunities and provided me with the assistance I needed, even after graduation.

 

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