Life after Macalester
A BA in Psychology opens many doors for you. One of the many benefits of a liberal arts degree is the breadth of training you’ve received, and you will have some exciting choices ahead. Whether you are ready to commit yourself to a lifelong career or considering a gap year or two, department faculty and staff are glad to help you. Our department office (OLRI 321) carries a library of books and guides on graduate school and careers in psychology. Students are also encouraged to stop by the Career Development Center. The CDC offers vocational interest testing, resume writing workshops, interview coaching, and tips on optimizing your job search. They may also be able to put you in contact with recent alumni who have pursued similar career paths.
David Amodio '96 wins Award
Psychology alum David Amodio '96 received the 2010 Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science. The Spence awards are given in recognition of the significant impact that recipients are already having across the subfields of psychological science and in changing the way we approach our discipline. Amodio also received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award last Fall, to support his research investigating the links between racial bias and mechanisms of learning and memory in the brain.