The undergraduate Psychology Club is an organization for students run by students. Although the Psychology Club is geared towards the needs and interests of students majoring in psychology, club meetings may be attended by all Hofstra students with an interest in psychology and related fields. The club meets Wednesdays during common hour and sponsors speakers who provide information on the numerous possible careers in psychology, how to get the necessary training for a career in psychology, and how to prepare for and apply to graduate programs in psychology. Attending Psychology Club meetings is also a great way for psychology majors to get to know each other outside of the classroom setting. The club's annual Mental Health Awareness Day brings representative from local mental health agencies to campus to provide information about the psychological services and jobs and internships available to undergraduates on Long Island. Undergraduate and graduate students who meet certain academic requirements may apply for membership in Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology.
In recent years, the club has invited speakers on volunteer opportunities for students, suicide prevention, AIDS and drug counseling, anger management, rational emotive behavior therapy, psychoanalysis, social work, industrial/organizational psychology, school psychology, and forensic psychology. Don't forget our acclaimed annual Graduate School: How Do I Get in and What Do I Do when I Get There? meeting.
Call or email one of the club's faculty advisor, Dr. Oskar Pineño (463-4626 | email), for more information.
The Psychology Club also has a website listing information about job and internship opportunities, graduate schools in clinical, counseling, and school psychology, local psychology meetings and seminars, and more. Please visit the Psychology Club website. You can also follow the Psych Club on Facebook and receive important updates and news.