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After Graduation

Graduates of the psychology program have gone on to success in both a professional and educational capacity.

Ashley Smith ’06 earned her Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Temple University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health.

Penny Trieu ’14 is working on her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in the School of Information.

Katie West-Hazelwood ‘13 earned an MAT in Special Education from Randolph and now is a special education teacher and unit leader at R. S. Payne Elementary School in Lynchburg, VA.

Zara Sibtain ’13 earned a M.Ed. in Educational Policy Planning & Leadership from the College of William and Mary, she currently serves as Coordinator for Parent and Family Programs in the Dean of Students Office at William & Mary.

Bette L. Bottoms ’86 is a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has done significant research on child abuse and perceptions of children in the courtroom .

Marsha Blakeslee ’05  had her senior honors paper, “The effects of a mental skills training package on equestrians,” published in The Sport Psychologist [2007, Vol. 21(3)].

Alisha Walker Marciano ’95 is a professor of psychology at Lynchburg College, conducting research on cyber-bullying and organizing prevention programs in local schools.

Occupations of Interest to Psychology Majors

  • Admissions Counselor
  • Career Counselor
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Community Organizer
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Crisis Counselor
  • Employment Recruiter
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Probation and Parole Officer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Research Assistant
  • Social Worker

Occupations requiring additional education:

  • Art Therapist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Family and Marriage Therapist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
  • Lawyer
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • College Professor
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • Speech Pathologist

Advanced Study

Recent graduates of Randolph College’s psychology program have gone on to pursue advanced degrees at these and other prestigious institutions:

  • Columbia University
  • Purdue University
  • The College of William and Mary
  • American University
  • University of Michigan
  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • George Mason University
  • University of Iowa
  • Virginia Tech
  • Rutgers University
  • Washington University
  • Temple University
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