Majoring in Psychology and working and living in a developing country has helped me gain great interpersonal skills I can apply to any workforce. The field of work I am most interested in is tutoring elementary, middle, and high school students.
I pursued psychology because I wanted to learn how to understand and help situations involving human behavior. Through the psychology department, I began volunteering for a crisis center providing free crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and referral. Working there taught me how to help others work through an array of personal issues. In addition to being involved in extra curricular activities, I was a member of the Women’s Cross Country and Track team. Balancing academics and collegiate athletics was challenging, but helped me become better at managing time and taking initiative to being a team leader.
Helping others through volunteering enabled me to apply for WorldTeach, a nonprofit whom partners with governments to send volunteers to teach in developing countries. After being accepted into the program, I moved to an outer island of Samoa where I taught a self-contained sixth grade class. Teaching was not the only activity I was involved with, though. I also planned a parade where a third of the island attended and lead a Zumba class at school.
I would love to continue educating, which is why I am able to tutor full time for every month of the year. I believe I would be a great asset and positive input for anyone who needs my assistance due to my previous teaching experience!
Purdue University-Main Campus - Bachelors, Psychology