notatoaster Posted April 21, 2021 Share Posted April 21, 2021 Hi everyone! I was a non-psych major at NYU for two years, before transferring to Clark U. in Worcester for Psychology and Management (I transferred because of mental health reasons, and Clark was the far more intimate, friendly campus space I needed at the time). My GPA at NYU was a 3.6 -> its a 3.91 at Clark. My GRE score is 158V and 158Q though I plan to retake it this summer. My main concern is that I lost two years that I could have been doing psych-related extracurriculars and have no research experience. After transferring, I was unable to forge relationships with my professors or do a lot of in-person quality research partly because of COVID, partly I was very lost and unprepared for how to succeed in the field. I have one professor that I've done volunteer work with, namely literature searches, but he's going on sabbatical next year so he is not available for a letter of rec. I have little research and lab experience. I am taking a year off before applying to graduate school and I think this is the perfect opportunity to bolster that aspect of my application. I was wondering what ECs I could take up in a year or two that would better my chances for grad school. I wrote I/O program in the heading, but have also considered a PsyD in Clinical Psychology or a masters/PhD in neuropsychology. I'm worried my lack of lab/research and professional experience and non-existent relationships with professors will bar me from most ECs. The gist: What ECs could I do/get accepted into within a year or two that will help my chances of getting into an I/O, clinical or neuropsychological program without much undergraduate lab or research experience? Thank you Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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