Psychology Club’s Networking Fair a Success

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The Psychology Club, which has been reinstated and active again this academic year, hosted a Networking Fair during Experiential Wednesday on February 8th. The club members worked to recruit a variety of agencies/organizations who work in the human services field to participate. Eight different organizations were scheduled to participate; however, for the actual event only four groups were able to make it due to the weather and staffing issue. The recruiters from these agencies were looking for potential interns for a variety of internships as well as new employees.

Those in attendance included the Neurodevelopmental Institute of New Hampshire (NINH), Stay, Work, Play New Hampshire, The New England Center for Children: Autism Education and Research (NECC), and Independent Services Network (ISN).

The NINH is a private organization that provides treatment (e.g. occupational therapy) and conducts research on neurodevelopmental, neuropsychological, and personality issues including speech and language delays. The Stay, Work, Play in New Hampshire provides resources for adults in their 20’s and 30’s to live and work in the state of New Hampshire. Of particular interest to NEC students, they connect undergraduates with a variety of internships and not just in the field of psychology. The NECC, located in Boston, is an agency that provides resources and schooling for children who are diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorders or related disabilities. The ISN is a non-profit organization that gives foster children a home by selecting the right family and providing support and resources for that child and family such as, therapy, parenting training, and access to life, health, and dental, insurance.

The event was well attended by over 50 students from a variety of majors including psychology, health sciences, kinesiology, criminal justice, and education. Professors Kittie Weber and Heather Chabot stopped by to speak with the different agencies and Career Counselor Eugene Durkee was also on hand to meet with interested students. The attendees were able to share their resumes with the recruiting agents and have the opportunity to have in-depth conversations about the work that the agencies do. Participant were also able to enter the raffle for a sensory bag created by the club members. Ainsley Bruno was the lucky winner.

Anyone who is interested but was unable to attend may contact Timisha Johnson, the coordinator of the event and the President of the Psychology Club, at [email protected] for more information. Professor Heather Chabot also has some resource information in her office if you want to venture over to Spaulding 105A. You are also encouraged to contact Eugene Durkee in Career Life Planning at X2358 for additional information regarding internships, resumes, and career options.

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