UCF Psychology Accepts Governor’s Challenge


The UCF Psychology Department has accepted Governor Rick Scott’s “Ready, Set, Work” challenge and is already implementing programs to reach this goal.

Governor Rick Scott recently announced the “Ready, Set, Work” University Challenge, which challenges the two most popular majors within state-funded universities to get 100 percent of their graduates (not going on to graduate school) full-time employment within a year. As the two most popular majors at UCF,  psychology and nursing have both accepted Governor Scott’s challenge.

As the largest major at UCF, the Psychology Department is eager to rise to this challenge and will be hosting an event to help students connect with professionals and learn about the field.

“Beyond the Degree: Careers in Psychology” presented by the UCF Psychology Advising Center and Career Services will host panelists to discuss the various career options that are available to individuals that have bachelor degrees in psychology. The event will take place on Thursday, April 21st from 1-3pm in the Career Services Building, Room 121. RSVP is requested by Wednesday, April 20.

The panelists will include:

  • Orange Legal- Human Resources Generalist
  • Winter Garden Police Department- Police Officer
  • Florida Department of Children and Families- Central Region CPI Recruiter

The topics of discussion will include:

  • Why psychology majors are a good fit for their field
  • Specific characteristics and traits that are considered during the hiring process
  • The benefits of psychology majors working in their field
  • And much more

Notes will be provided for those unable to attend and available on the Psychology Advising Center webpage under the Psychology Careers tab.



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