Internal PBS Workshops

We offer several informational workshops every semester; topics include career planning, internships, study abroad, graduate school, and more.

Please see the Advising Center (Tobin 501) to confirm locations.

Past Workshop Recordings and Slides

Study Abroad Workshop Recording: Fall 2023 (Sept 19,2023)
Interested in study abroad but not sure where to begin? ​
How does it work with your academic plans?  How do you pay for it?  Where should you go? ​​
This workshop will answer your questions and get you started! ​
Workshop Recording

Grad School Workshop Recording: Fall 2022
Have questions about graduate programs in psychology? Well we want to answer them! PBS faculty member Erik Cheries will discuss different graduate programs, strategies for applying, and other important details for anyone thinking about pursuing psychology or social work after graduation.  Join the discussion in person or via Zoom.  A recording of the workshop will also be available after the event.
Workshop recording

Senior Meeting Recording: Fall 2022
If you are planning to graduate next February or May of 2023, you will benefit from attending the Senior Meeting.  We will be providing you with information related to your Psychology graduation requirements and will discuss opportunities for your last semester, career exploration and beyond  You will have a chance to review your SPIRE ARR with an advisor individually, after the meeting concludes to make sure you are on track to graduate!
Meeting Recording
Meeting Websites

Internship Overview Recording: Spring 2023
Are you thinking of pursuing an internship during the winter or spring? Watch this session to hear Drs. Erik Cheries & Carolyn Davies (general Internship Coordinators in PBS) describe how to find an internship, complete the necessary paperwork, and receive course credit toward your Psychology major while gaining hands-on experience. 
Workshop Recording 

Slides from Destination Days Presentation (February 18, 2023) 

Getting Involved in Research Recording: Spring 2023
Interested in getting involved in research in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences?  Looking for ways to connect with faculty mentors and build your resume?  Just curious about what happens in labs behind the scenes of a SONA experiment?  This workshop will guide you through the process of searching for and applying to labs, the benefits of undergraduate research, and specialized programs to support your research involvement at UMass and beyond.  Dr. Astheimer will host an expert panel including current and former undergraduate research assistants and lab staff who will share their experiences and advice and answer all of your questions. 
Workshop Recording
Workshop Slides

Make the Most out of Your Major Workshop Recording: Spring 2023
First and second-year psychology majors come learn about courses, opportunities, and other ways to make the most of your time in Psychology at UMass!
Workshop Recording
Workshop Slides

External Workshops

These workshops are opportunities for students to speak to recruiting companies about employment. You should also check with Career Services, since they offer several career fairs including the "Career Blast" which is the largest on-campus career fair in western Massachusetts. Over 130 employers who have internships, co-ops, or full-time positions will be there. Open to all-level students. Professional dress is expected.

MIchigan State Univ PhD Info sessions

Monday, September 18, 2023 7:00pm


To register for a session, go to

The Department of Psychology at Michigan State University will be hosting virtual webinars for students interesting in applying to the PhD program.  There are sessions representing our different areas of concentration.  MSU offers graduate training in behavioral neuroscience, cognition and cognitive neuroscience, clinical science, ecological/community psychology, organizational psychology, and social/personality psychology.  

Sessions will be held for each area of interest: