Jobs and Careers
The field of psychology touches every industry, and teaches important skills for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow.
UConn’s psychological sciences program offers you the flexibility to explore your interests, gain specialized training, and get involved in enrichment experiences. As a result, you can design an education that will prepare you for a wide range of career goals.
Need help narrowing down your options? Our team of helpful advisors in the Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office and the Center for Career Development can help you explore classes, internships, research experiences, and other opportunities to find the path that best suits you. Whether you decide to pursue graduate school, full-time employment, or work in research, you’ll leave UConn prepared for whatever comes next.
Where Our Alumni Work
UConn psychological sciences alumni work in virtually every industry you can think of. Many of our students continue their educations at some of the top graduate programs in the U.S.
- Child and Adolescent Development
- Criminal Justice
- Data Analytics
- Disability Services
- Health care
- Human Resources
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Non-Profit Management
- Public Policy
- Public Relations
- Social Work
- Student Affairs (higher education)
of UConn psychological sciences alumni report positive outcomes* 6 months post-graduation.
*Employed, continuing education or service; based on a 5-year average of UConn Huskies Moving On survey responses
Center for Career Development
UConn's Center for Career Development partners with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to prepare students for success in today’s workforce. The Center offers:
- One-on-one coaching sessions for help with résumés, interviewing, jobs and internships, graduate school applications, and more.
- Online tools for connecting with alumni mentors as well as companies looking to recruit UConn students.
- In-person and virtual events that help students explore their career options and prepare for professional success.
Graduate School Resources
Students should weigh many factors before they decide to apply for graduate school. Our Preparing for Graduate School page includes information about various resources, workshops, and answers students’ most frequent questions about graduate programs and options.
Connect with Alumni
Connecting with UConn alumni is one of the most valuable ways to learn and get advice about your career options.
The Department hosts an annual Career Series that brings alumni together with students to discuss common career topics, ranging from job roles to industries to career levels.
The Husky Mentor Network consists of alumni and friends of UConn who have volunteered to give back to current students through sharing their stories and advice.