Applying for Jobs with a Bachelor's Degree
The Psychology Major provides students with a liberal education, as well as a particularly wide range of practical and professional skills.
Academic Advising and Career Development
JMU's Career and Academic Planning provides students with a variety of resources including:
- Major and Career Exploration
- Job and Internship Search
- Graduate School Preparation
O*NET Online: The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is a free online database that helps students and job seekers. Sponsored by the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
- Find Occupations: https://www.onetonline.org/find/
- My Next Move “provides easy-to-use search options and career overviews for students”: https://www.mynextmove.org/
Highlight your skills
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) developed a list of 8 competencies related to career readiness. To prepare for your future, seek out opportunities to develop these skills. When you do apply for jobs, consider how you can emphasize these skills.
|NACE Career Readiness Competencies|
|Critical Thinking / Problem Solving||Oral / Written Communication||Teamwork / Collaboration||Digital Technology|
|Leadership||Professionalism / Work Ethic||Career Management||Global / International Fluency|