What skills did you gain that you found to be advantageous from being part of the group?
Overall, the experience taught me time management of a long project, how to think end to end and how to anticipate things by planning ahead.
What have you been doing since you graduated?
After graduating from Rutgers I moved to NYC and entered the M.A. Social/Organizational Psychology Program at Columbia University, Teachers College. While at Rutgers I interned at Morgan Stanley which started a financial services trend for me. While at Columbia I worked at a boutique HR consulting company and supported several clients in the financial services industry. Between the first and second year I worked for Bank of America in Leadership Development supporting Global Wealth and Investment Management in Boston. During my last year at Columbia I worked at UBS in HR before relocating to Charlotte, NC for a full time role at Bank of America as a Leadership Development Consultant in 2008.
Do you have any tips for current lab members?
If you are considering graduate work this is a great way to see what getting a PhD would entail. It helped me realize that although I wanted to get more education in this field I knew I did not want to spend several years researching but rather reading the research and applying it in the field.
The best thing you can do is to put yourself in the middle of anything and everything. You will learn the most if you stay with the team at least a year. IT is helpful to take part in a few studies and then focus heavily on one or two to really understand it. And as always, read those long articles and keep some caffeine nearby!