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[Jul. 15th, 2010|10:57 am]
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Hey there,

I'm currently in the process of recieving my Honours B.Sc with Specialization in Psychology, with a minor in Biology, going into my second year of studies full time. My intentions at the moment are to obtain my Masters, hopefully in the field of Neuroscience, or Psychology. I understand there are a lot of things that schools look into when applying to enter a master's program, and one of the things I have more recently decided to look into are part-time jobs which might look good on my application. I need to have a part time job during the school year (both the fall and winter sessions) to supplement the financial aid I recieve from my school and from government loans. Last year I worked as a Clerk at the photocopy center on campus, which I am aware will not really help me any way in my studies other than the fact that I could afford my textbooks (which is still important, of course, but not something I would like to do again).

Why I am posting here is this, do any of you have some suggestions for a part time job that I could do while in school, that would possibly look good on a application to graduate schools, when applying to enter either a Neuroscience or Psychology program there?


[User Picture]From: tisiphone
2010-07-15 04:39 pm (UTC)
See if any of the labs on campus hire undergrad research assistants. That will help you get some research experience as well as some money.
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[User Picture]From: pocketpolina
2010-07-15 08:51 pm (UTC)
I was going to suggest that. Also depending on where you live there may be private organizations looking for assistants in your field. Realistically a lot of those kinds of jobs involve getting everyone's bagel orders but it looks really good on a resume.
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[User Picture]From: derselbe
2010-07-15 06:39 pm (UTC)
If you can't find a part-time job in your area of interest, think about doing some volunteer work. I'm a poli sci major; can't afford to go without a job during the summer, but couldn't find a paid internship in my area or in my field for this summer. Instead I'm volunteering on the reelection campaign for my local state rep, and I'm working directly with the candidate and his campaign manager. A friend of mine who wants to go to medical school is volunteering at a hospital. A volunteering position on top of a regular job and school can show that you're hardworking, etc, and willing to go the extra mile to get experience.
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