“Between working, volunteering and most importantly, caring for my two children, it was difficult to find a credible undergraduate program that would enable me to move forward and pursue a doctoral degree in experimental psychology. However when I learned of the One-Day-A-Week Saturday College, I knew it was my route toward a bachelor’s degree, which will ultimately lead me to graduate school.
One-Day courses like physiology and research methods provided a foundation for my psychology studies. Due to the accelerated nature of the program, I developed my time management and organizations skills, both of which will serve me well in my graduate studies. And when I wasn’t in class, I was seeking opportunities to build upon my education.
Last spring, I took the initiative to find an internship, which would not only compliment my studies, but give me real-world experience in research-based psychology. By exploring my options, I landed a summer internship with Baystate Health researchers conducting a drug study on children with ADHD. As my internship was coming to an end, I was asked to remain a part of their research team, and continue my work with the study. This was an opportunity I could not ignore. I’m learning lessons in the workplace and gaining beneficial experience, which is absolutely necessary for my career path as a research psychologist.”
- Brenda successfully completed her GRE (Graduate Record Examination), and she is applying to doctorate programs focused on developmental science, neuroscience and behavior.