Top Tips on How To Get Psychology Work Experience
So you’ve done your research and decided that psychology work experience is the best thing you can do to get the ball moving with your career, and now you just need to find the right place to get it. As with anything, preparation and research is key. The earlier you start looking, the more time you have to find the best opportunity for you to make sure you will really enjoy it and benefit from the experience. But, where do you even start when there are so many options available to you?
1. Make use of people
As a student, you are in an amazing environment to find yourself that perfect work experience opportunity. You have a careers service, as well as older students who have probably been in your exact position - make use of them! If you book yourself in for a chat with your careers team you can discuss your options and get lots of helpful advice while they point you in the right direction. If you are lucky enough to have career fairs running at your uni, be sure to go, as networking with potential employers could open up lots of doors for you with regards to finding that opportunity you’ve been looking for.
2. Make use of the internet
The wealth of knowledge we have available at our very fingertips is incredible - although it might be fun watching dog videos, take a bit of time to do some research online. There are so many websites out there dedicated to finding opportunities and even websites just set out to help you prepare so you can ace life as an intern. You’ll also be able to find other people’s experience of all aspects of an opportunity to help you make any decisions too!
3. Make use of yourself
I know what you’re thinking, what does that even mean… Unfortunately for us, a lot of companies don’t actually advertise their opportunities and so making the first move is key sometimes. It can seem daunting, but if you don’t ask you don’t get! Reach out to any companies or organisations you are interested in working with - explain your skills, strengths and, of course, demonstrate your motivation to work with them. Do take a bit of time to have a personal touch to any emails you send out, it can go a long way with the response you could get.
If you want to be an intern gaining hands-on clinical experience in a beautiful location then look no further - we at SLV.Global have psychology work experience opportunities available!