Experts offering timely advice on a number of emerging topics for graduate students and early career trainees.

Mentoring Hour for Students of Color Applying to Doctoral Programs

Joy Zelinski Marquez Farzana SaleemJoy Zelinski Marquez and Farzana Saleem help prospective students think through program considerations that are salient to students of color (e.g., geography, culture and climate) and increase awareness about different types of psychology programs, admissions criteria and opportunities to study multicultural issues. (Web chat recorded May 2016.)

How to Give a Great Job Talk

Mitchell J. Prinstein, PhD, ABPPMitchell J. Prinstein, PhD, ABPP, speaks in detail about the components of a successful job talk for academic positions. Prinstein is the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and the director of clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Recorded September 2015.)


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Social Media Strategies for the Academic Job Hunt

Nabil Hassan El-Ghoroury, PhD Nabil Hassan El-Ghoroury, PhD, tells graduate students about how to brand yourself and optimize social media to best prepare yourself for landing an academic job. El-Ghoroury is director of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students. (Recorded September 2015.)


Interesting Psychological Science Careers Outside of Academia

In this panel, three psychologists describe their unique jobs that incorporate psychological science but do not rest in the academy.

Azurii K. Collier, PhDAzurii K. Collier, PhD works for Accenture in the Life Sciences Practice as a management consultant with clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, improving R&D and clinical trial functions in an effort to get products to patients faster.

Barbara Oudekerk, PhDBarbara Oudekerk, PhD is a statistician in the Victimization Unit at the Bureau of Justice Statistics where she spends the majority of her time developing research portfolios related to juvenile crime and victimization, repeat victimization, and longitudinal uses the National Crime Victimization Survey.

Tom Paskus, PhDTom Paskus, PhD serves as the principal research scientist for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, directing the NCAA’s national portfolio of studies on the academic trajectories of college student-athletes and oversees the NCAA’s data collections and research initiatives pertaining to the academic, athletic, social, and personal well-being of current and former student-athletes. (Recorded September 2015.)

Implementing Social Justice Principles in Practice and Community

Miguel Gallardo, PsyDMiguel Gallardo, PsyD, helps graduate students walk through three core questions: Why is it critical to change the way we see ourselves as psychologists? Why can we not separate who we are as people from who we are as professionals, particularly when working with underserved and disenfranchised communities? And how do we make sense of social justice in the work we do in our individual and broader-based work with ethnocultural communities? Gallardo is an associate professor of psychology at Pepperdine University, director of Aliento, The Center for Latina/o Communities, and director of research and evaluation for the Multiethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies (MECCA), a nonprofit community-based organization. (Recorded December 2015.)

The Roots of Behavioral Health Disparities

Brian Smedley, PhDBrian Smedley, PhD, describes how psychological science informs causes of racial and ethnic health inequities, and how research translates to health equity policy strategies. He also discusses how to forge a career in policy. Smedley is executive director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, a project that connects research, policy analysis and communications with on-the-ground activism to advance health equity. (Recorded November 2015.)

Social Justice in Academia and Research

Arpana Inman, PhDArpana Inman, PhD, speaks with graduate students about how to consider incorporating social justice into your professional lives, including research activities, clinical pursuits and academic careers. Significant Q&A follows. Inman is professor and chair of the Department of Education and Human Services at Lehigh University, and an award-winning Fulbright scholar whose interests include international psychology, multicultural competencies and social justice in supervision and training, South Asian immigrant diasporic identity and mental health disparities. (Recorded October 2015.)

Mental Health of High-Achieving Students of Color

Kevin Cokley, PhDKevin Cokley, PhD, describes his new research on perceived discrimination, impostor feelings, and the mental health of high-achieving students of color. Cokley is director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, a professor of counseling psychology and African and African diaspora studies and a faculty affiliate of the Center for African and African American Studies at the University of Texas-Austin. (Recorded December 2014.)

Racial Identity and Academic Climates

Janet Helms, PhDJanet Helms, PhD, speaks with students about her seminal work in racial identity development, and in particular, how trainees and others might use the Racial Identity Social Interaction Theory to assess their academic environments.  Helms is a professor of counseling, developmental, and educational psychology and director of the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College. She has authored more than 60 articles and four books on the topics of racial identity and cultural influences on assessment and counseling practice. (Recorded April 2013.)