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James McCarty, 2013
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology
Penn State Berks

"The Applied Psychology Program at Penn State Berks has helped me to not only grow as an individual, but also as a professional within my field of study. The degree itself is broad, however the internships that I have obtained through the program have helped me to gain vital on-the-job experience and apply what I am learning in the classroom to the "real world" and really tailor my degree to what benefits my academic desires."

"If there is one thing that sets our program apart from others, it would have to be the opportunities for students. I have only completed two of my four internships, but I have already gained more experience than peers who have graduated from similar programs at similar schools. I have been in a clinical counseling setting; observed group and individual therapy sessions, been to court to observe a psychologist testify in a child custody hearing, score psychological tests, and even help to create, and run (supervised) a psychotherapy group for individuals suffering from Anxiety and Depression. These are the type of opportunities that will help set me on the road to success for what comes after college."

"I owe a lot of thanks to the professors within the program for all they have taught me, as well as how much they have helped me to grow as a person. Choosing to finish my degree at Penn State Berks was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made, hands down."