Psychology Opportunities

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  • Pitt-Greensburg Scholarships
  • Helen Conors Psychology Award is given to the student who has demonstrated the highest quality scholarship and service to psychology on and off campus. Named after the first full-time Pitt-Greensburg counselor.
  • Randi Koeske Scholarship is is given to the sophomore with the best academic record and greatest financial need. Renewable! Named after the late Pitt-Greensburg Associate Professor of Psychology. 

Career Information

Clubs/Honors Societies/Organizations

Active Minds is a student club that promotes awareness, education, and advocacy for mental health issues. This club works to reduce the mental health stigma and encourage students to take advantage of campus resources. Pitt-Greensburg students have held informative and entertaining events on campus on topics like body image and stress. There are no requirements to join Active Minds; it is open to all students. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact advisors Mrs. Gayle Pamerleau or Dr. Jeff Everly.

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, encourages, stimulates, and maintains excellence advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact advisor Dr. Kristen Asplin.

Graduate Studies

Potential Graduate Studies in Psychology >>



Pitt-Greensburg Psychology InternsTo obtain course credit, students can apply for departmental approval to complete an internship during their junior or senior year through Dr. Jessica Everly. The following is a list of local internship sites used in the past:

- Adelphoi Village - Blackburn Center
- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
- Counseling Associates - Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
- Counseling Associates - Family Behavioral Resources
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) - Gateway Rehabilitation Center
- Key Care Hospice - New Story
- The Open Door - The Pace School
- Southwestern PA Human Services (SPHS) - West Place Clubhouse
- Westmoreland Casemanagement & Supports  





Activities include interviewing clients, keeping records, facilitating group interventions, devising treatment plans, writing grants, scheduling clients, managing cases, coordinating recreational activities, and billing. Students have the opportunity to provide services and sit in on professional settings such as psychotherapy or advocacy.

For paid internships or internships prior to junior status, contact the Pitt-Greensburg Career Services office. Although course credit cannot be obtained for these internships, this office has a wealth of knowledge concerning internship possibilities. This office also assists with job shadowing and volunteer work.


Research Opportunities

All students conduct a research project in Senior Thesis (PSY 1925), working in small groups, reviewing prior research, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting the results to the campus community.Johnstown Psychology Research Presentation 2013

Students can also work one-on-one with a professor or in small groups conducting research projects, and obtain credit, conducting their own research (PSY 1913) or working on a faculty project (PSY 1920). 

Students might submit their work to a student or professional journal, or present at a student or professional conference, as graduate schools and employers value these "outcomes." Past projects include working with the local courts, examining the effectiveness of juvenile placement programs, examining the personality types of students who identify as geeks, studying the effects of aversive events on behavior, and evaluating quantitative models of signal detection. Students can explore the psychology faculty webpages to examine faculty research interests.

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