Joining Organizations and Attending ConferencesPresenting at a Conference
In addition to your course work at Worcester State University, there are many additional sources of learning. Some of these include joining organizations such as the American Psychological Association (APA) and the New England Psychological Association (NEPA). Both of these organizations offer special features for students and host annual conferences. The NEPA conference was held at Worcester State two years ago. This year's conference will take place at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Check with Psych Club - some faculty may be attending the conference and may be bringing a group of interested students.
Presenting a paper or poster at a conference is a major achievement for a student and is a valuable addition to your resume. It also makes you a more appealing candidate for graduate school. If you are interested in research leading to a conference presentation your first step should be to find a faculty member who is working on research that most closely matches your interests. Each faculty member's list of publications and presentations can be found on the Faculty and Staff page. Your next step should be a face-to face meeting with a faculty member to discuss the possibility of working together. Also, you should consider participating in the Psychology Honors Program (see the link to the left). Your project carried out as part of this program can lead to a presentation.