Attending Conferences « Psychology Majors

Attending Conferences

Attending and presenting at conferences can provide a huge boost to your CV and open up doors for the future. First, make sure to get involved in research. You can check out your psychology department’s website for faculty members’ research interests or ask around to see which labs are accepting undergraduate research assistants (current grad students are great people to ask about this). If you work in a lab for 2-3 semesters, many faculty members are willing to supervise an honors thesis. This might be something good to ask about before joining a lab. An honors thesis is a great project to present at a conference. Oftentimes, you will be able to find a local or regional conference to submit your project to. In some cases, you can submit your project to a national conference (some national conferences like APA have student poster sessions).