The Life Cycle of the Grad School Graduate’s job hunt for something in the mental health field

This is an awesome post about job hunting by one very smart young woman.

The Neophyte Therapist

I was walking out of the stadium, clad in a cap and gown, when my father yelled “GET A JOB!” from the stands. While my dad was only kidding (here’s hoping anyway), it illustrated the pressure and necessity of getting a job as soon as possible after graduation. Maybe you’re taking a summer position or working at your part-time job you had in graduate school. Or maybe you were lucky enough to land a full-time, paid position at your internship and be the envy of everyone in your graduating class. Or maybe you decided, “hey, writing a dissertation sounds fun, maybe I’ll spend my next 5-7 years in a Ph.D/Psy.D program!” (If I wasn’t so burnt out from school, I’d envy you all). Or perhaps you were smart and started applying for jobs in February and got one before you graduated. In any case, this life cycle is primarily intended…

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One response to “The Life Cycle of the Grad School Graduate’s job hunt for something in the mental health field”

  1. Amy says :

    Wow, thank you for the kind words!

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