Jobs for a Psychology Graduate

I wanted to provide a clearer insight into what type of job roles aspiring psychologists should look into. For anyone seeking clinical/research experience after university (regardless of whether you are an undergraduate/postgraduate student), this post is for you! I will list a few job ideas for you to think about, which could help you gain experience within the field of psychology, and lead you to successful careers.

After 12 Interviews ….. Part 1

Hello everyone! It has been such a long time since I’ve made a blog post. Apologies for the long wait. Life has been such a roller-coaster, and I haven’t been able to take the time out to document my journey so far. But I’m back, and ready to give you all an update! In my last blog post, I think I spoke about the difficulties I was having in securing an Assistant Psychologist (AP) post. From November last

Unsuccessful​ Interviews​

After I realised three students from my MSc course were successful with Assistant Psychologists (AP) posts in October (2017), this gave me the ultimate push to start applying for AP jobs. Even though I was mentally done with my current job, I wanted to work for a month without reading, writing or typing. The MSc course drained my soul (literally), and I had a mental block. I submitted my dissertation the month before, and so I wanted to chill and relaxed. During the half-term school...

What Happens Next?

Now that my MSc has finished (I graduated with a Merit btw), the real fight officially begins. It’s crazy because you’d think doing a Masters means you’ve ‘made it’. Definitely not!  I knew that my next challenge would be to find a new job. I no longer wanted to work as a Teaching Assistant. I've noticed that once I am over a situation, I can’t put energy into it. This is in relation to everything lol, and I started to feel this way about my job before Summer (June 2017). I knew I had gained so much experience from my workplace, in particular gaining valuable experience working with children who had learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties. It was time for me to take this experience and put it into something new, in this case, a new job. I had it all figured out ...

Postgraduate Life Begins

After a fantastic holiday in Los Angeles and Vegas, it was back to studying. I was so excited and ready to go back but also very nervous. It was a different university which meant a whole new environment, new lecturers, new friends and most importantly new goals. I was so happy when I got accepted into King's. Apart from UCL and Queen Marys, I considered King's to be one of the best who specialises in Early interventions in Psychosis. I forgot to mention, I applied for both the MSc in Mental health and Early Intervention in Psychosis, and got into both, but decided to go with the second option as I was very interested ......

Gap Year​

Happy Friday 🙂 So leading from my last blog-post, once I got into Kings College London, I decided to take a gap year. For me, the exam period was probably one of the most stressful events in my life, just because I’ve never known how to manage or control stress. Once results were out, I passed all but one exam (which I had to retake). Although I passed the exam and was awarded a 2:1, I was very unsettled. I couldn't sleep properly,

How Did It All Start?

Happy New Year guys! And Welcome to my 1st Blog-post! I've got a lot of things to cover in this post so I will try to make it as short as possible. I guess what is important to start off with is that I didn't have a clue as to what I wanted to do after college. I was a typical 16-year-old who was confused about why I had to make such big scary decisions. I am from Nigeria, and any Nigerian readers will know that most of our parents would like us to be Doctors or Lawyers. In this case, both my parents wanted me to become a doctor and didn't understand what psychology stood for lol. I studied BTEC Health and Social Care and English, which created this desire in me to help people. I didn't know how, but I knew that I wanted to help those who were vulnerable. And that's why I decided to study Psychology .....