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Hartwick’s “Psychology Day” to Explore Career Options

April 4, 2018

On Friday, April 13, the Hartwick College Psychology Department will host a day-long series of events to help students with Hartwick psychology graduates in various professional fields. Throughout “Psychology Day,” there will be panels and discussions about graduate school and career paths, and opportunities for Hartwick graduates at different stages in their career to network with each other over dinner.

“We are humbled by the number and the diversity of psychology graduates who are donating their time and resources to help a new generation of Hartwick students find their own success,” said Dr. KinHo Chan, professor and department chair for psychology. “The generosity of these psychology alumni is a testament to how much we value the sense of community.”

In the morning, Chan has invited alumni to help him teach his Biological Psychology class, which will also be open to any student, faculty or staff who would like to sit in.

Later, during the Common Hour, alumni will hold several open conversations on different career paths with students.

A private dinner will be held for alumni, faculty, and staff in the Cheseboro Room, Dewar Hall, at 5:15 p.m.

The day will culminate with an evening presentation titled “Innovations in Recruiting, Developing, & Retaining Talent,” conducted by Hartwick graduates and Human Resource experts Dr. Bryan Clutz ’04, Erin Dertouzos ’05, Adam Mitchinson ’07, and Erin Zuck ’05 at Shineman Chapel House. The event is open to the public.

Schedule of activities (subject to change):

9:05 – 10 a.m.: Panel Discussion
Topic: “Research in Neuroscience and Related Fields”
Clark Hall, Room 244

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.: Common Hour Open Discussions: Alternative Career Paths
Topic: Pre-Health, Pre-Med, Physical Therapy, and Entrepreneurship
Location: The Commons, Dewar Union

Topic: Careers in Public Health
Location: Chesebro Room, Dewar Union

Topic: Workshop in Performance & Theatre Arts (noon – 1 p.m.)
Location: Slade Auditorum, Yager Hall

Topic: Careers in Industrial Organizational Psychology
Location: The Commons, Dewar Union

And various other traditional careers in social work, counseling, etc.
Location: The Commons, Dewar Union

1:25 – 2:20 p.m.: Panel Discussion
Topic: “Developmental Psychology in the Real World”
Location: Clark Hall, Room 244

3 – 4 p.m.: Panel Discussion
Topic: “Careers in Clinical/Counseling Psychology”
Location: Golisano Hall, Room 103

4 – 5 p.m.: Panel Discussion
Topic: “What to know about getting in and out of graduate school?”
Location: Golisano Hall, Room 103

7:00 – 8:15 p.m.: Keynote Address
Topic: “Innovations in Recruiting, Developing, & Retaining Talents.”
Location: Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House

  • Dr. Bryan Clutz ’04, senior director of research at Health Management Academy
  • Erin Dertouzos ’05, chief people officer at Quartet Health
  • Erin Zuck ’04, human resources manager at Briggs & Stratton Corporation
  • Adam Mitchinson ’07, leadership development and performance management expert for the National Basketball Association

In a preview of “Psychology Day,” an alumna will also conduct a class on Thursday, April 12, exploring the psychological aspects of yoga and Pilates. The session will be held in Campbell Fitness Center from 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

“It is humbling to see how graduates from our department are key change agents in their professions and communities,” Chan said.

For more information on Psychology Day, visit the event Facebook page or contact Chan at 607-431-4593 or chank@hartwick.edu.