Careers Afternoon: Psychology

20 February 2015

The Careers Afternoon aimed to demonstrate the transferable elements of a Psychology degree to non-Psychology sectors and roles.

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Alumni Involvement

5 alumni delivered short presentations to the students, sharing their career paths and journey since graduating. Alumni also offered information and advice to students during ‘Speed Networking’ and informal networking sessions.


26 students were able to gain first-hand advice from Psychology graduates, build confidence in networking with professionals and see the wide range of career options open to them with a degree from Sheffield.

“I'm glad the students seemed to find it helpful and I enjoyed talking with them, fellow alumni and University staff on the day. The event was well-organised and I felt very welcomed back to Sheffield. It was really enjoyable to talk with other professionals who share my interests and background. Thank you for having me back!”

Amy Ashton
BSc Psychology 2010, MSc Psychology 2011
Early Years Co-ordinator (Primary Teacher),
Jerry Clay Academy

Students said:

“Thank you for volunteering today, it has been an enjoyable and eye-opening career event.”

“Thank you so much for taking the time to speak to us, it was very helpful and I found it interesting to learn about careers I hadn't previously considered.”

100% of students said talking to professionals who had studied at Sheffield was useful.

100% of students felt a good range of careers was presented and that they received a useful insight into the careers.

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