This month's Spotlight features Carly, a former Psychology major who is now doing double duty in helping people overcome hardships as both a stroke researcher and a volunteer trauma advocate.
Carly, on her toughest moment:
"...I found a master’s program in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I loved it and I did really well, graduating with honors. However, there are very few jobs in that particular field you can get with just a master’s. To make matters tougher, by the time I graduated, with the economic crash, all the PhDs flooded the job market that was supposed to be at the master’s level. I looked for a job in my field, but after I graduated, I faced the reality that I had to start getting paid or move home. For a while, facing rejection from job interviews for the first time in my life was something I took very personally."
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Carly welcomes UCSB students to contact her vie email with questions about medical research or applied psychology and for mentorship on how to become competitive in those fields. Requests to look over student resumes or inquiries about open positions will not be responded to.
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Editor: Brandilyn Gilbert, Academic Advisor