Psychology Club (PsyClub)
Founded in 1987, PsyClub is run entirely by Northeastern undergraduate psychology majors. Throughout the year, they stage events, run programs, and invite speakers to address the undergraduate student body. Meetings are typically held on Wednesday evenings, with free dinner provided by the Psychology Department. Leadership roles in the club include: president, Vice President, a public relations liaison, and secretary. The faculty advisor is Prof. William Sharp.
A sampling of recent PsyClub Events:
- Positive Psychology. Active Minds and PsyClub joined together for a conversation about what positive psychology is (and what it isn’t), how we can benefit by integrating psychological training into our daily lives, and what it will take to implement these strategies on a large scale.
- Department Town Meeting. Faculty from the Psychology Department come to PsyClub every year to answer Psychology students’ questions about the program and course offerings and to ask for their feedback.
- Psychology and Human Services with Lydia Ogden, PhD. Dr. Lydia Ogden spoke about NU’s Human Services program and her academic and professional career. Dr. Ogden is a licensed clinical social worker whose research involves using qualitative research methods to understand social phenomena that surround mental health challenges.
- Co-op Panels. Psychology students who have been on one or more co-ops share how they earned their positions and what their day-to-day lives were like while holding a full-time job in the field of Psychology.
- Careers in Mental Health, Students engaged in a discussion with Nicholas Covino, PsyD, President of William James College, about the variety of clinical career options in psychology and mental health fields.
- And more!
In addition to the faculty and staff who work as advisors, the PsyClub has a Graduate Student Mentoring Program. Through this program, undergraduate students have the opportunity to meet with current Psychology graduate students in an informal setting.
The program consists of six informal meetings throughout the fall semester in which undergraduate and graduate students meet and discuss questions about applying to graduate school, such as “How to prepare for the GREs” or “What is the difference between a PsyD and a PhD?” Each meeting focuses on a unique theme that guides the discussion. Students can attend all meetings or choose those which will benefit them most, and they also have the option of being assigned an individual graduate mentor. Food and beverages are typically served at these meetings.