Given that I'm only a bachelor (not a US school), is it possible to ask for a Research Assistant job of some professor in a US university ?
I am applying for a research assistant job, which demands excellent writing skills. The job wants a 1 page writing sample (to determine my writing skills) along with my resume and cover letter. What is the best topic to write on for my writing sample?
What can I do with a BS degree in Psychology with little experience? Preferably in mental health, not that marketing/customer service stuff.
I'm aware that my options are limited, but where do people like me even start? All of the mental health positions I've looked at so far want at least 1-3 years of experience. I can't just become a youth counselor, case manager, or psychiatric technician overnight. It's hard to get a research assistant job at a university. So far, I've spent 3 months volunteering at a psychiatric hospital and work shadowing under a Clinical Psychologist. I currently have a part-time job assisting people with developmental disabilities in personal care (ex: changing diapers). But you only need a high school diploma to do that. I really want to do something in mental health or social work at the BS degree level.
By the way, I'm going to graduate school for a Masters degree in Social Work this Fall, so I also want something that can help prepare me for my internships. My long-term career goal is to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Most people in my program have at least 2-3 years of experience in social work already. This program expects you to start your internship right away. How do I begin to build up counseling/therapy skills?
Any suggestions? I live Raleigh, NC. Thanks, I really really appreciate it...
@monique: I will be a full-time student, so I'd like to work part-time during college. I get the sense that a lot of people are able to do this (more like they have to).
I'll spend at least 20 hrs a week doing internships for two years. It seems that most other programs teach you foundation in social work before starting your internships, but here you begin internships immediately in the first semester. I obviously want this, but I'm looking to prepare myself a little more in the next 4 months, both financially and experience-wise...
Until college begins in the fall, I can work full-time. My mornings and evenings are wide open. I'm having a hard time finding those entry-level jobs in mental health, though... Psychiatric technicians only need a HS diploma, but I fall completely short of the 1-year experience requirement. I'd go for that if I could.
Researching dental assistant jobs and I am wondering how much they make per hour. Anyone who is a dental assistant that can offer me any insight would be great.
I am majoring in Biology and Economics and have a GPA around 3.3-3.4
I didn't do too hot freshman year but progressively have gotten better and better up to this point in my Junior year where I'm now averaging a 3.6 or so GPA.
Also I've working 2 research assistant jobs, having previously worked 1 other research assistant job and I plan to volunteer and shadow in a hospital this year.
Considering my improvement since freshman year and my two majors, do I still have a shot at getting into med school?
In a university, is a phd student doing research called research assistant ? What is his additional job ?
Is his hierarchy inferior to a lecturer (or a lecturer can also be research assistant )?
I am graduating in May with a bachelors in psychology. I am taking a year off before entering the field of either clinical or counseling psychology. Can I find a job being a research assistant? Where/how? My university is not big into research. Are there any summer opportunities available if I cannot do a year long program?
If an employer asks for a writing sample (for a research assistant job) what should you give them?
If one is a foreign medical graduates and wants to pursue a job as research assistant, how should he volunteer to get experience, usually university hospitals do not offer clinical research volunteer in their volunteer opportunities?
I am living in San Jose, Ca
Is it easier to one than a professor? Are there more jobs available for a research assistant than a professor? Is there such thing as a research assistant in American History?
I am in the process of finding a research assistant volunteer position but am not too sure what is involved in the actual job. Is it something hard? I have heard of professors yelling at their students and not training them properly so this makes me wonder if I would get yelled at.. Thank you for your help.
I'm from staffordshire, so where can i go and who do i speak to about getting work experience as a psychology research assistant? Details and contacts of places are very much appreciated! :)
I am in a doctoral program where we are employed as research assistants during the course of the program. at the end of the program, you can no longer be employed as a research assistant so you lose the position. does this mean that leaving such a program would qualify me to collect unemployment benefits if i was unable to find a job?
I am an international student applying for a PhD in the US. I am wondering what would be better financially. I believe that if you are a research assistant, your tuition is lower than if you don't work for the University. Can anyone help?
I did my Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and now started M.Sc in a Top German university. But honestly I was never that much interested in studies, I only studied because my parents forced me to and also so that it can help me in finding jobs and jobs are a real scarcity in countries like my own(I'm from Bangladesh). After years of studying without much of personal interest, I now feel mentally tired and sick. I already do a Research Assistant job at a good company besides my studies which I managed to get because of my B.Sc degree. But I don't love it. These days my dislike of life makes me so sad that I'd rather sleep forever under the soil if I didn't love my parents so much. I feel so much trapped, I feel like I'm tortured every moment.
I'd really like to do something which I love to do and which will also give me enough money to live a decent life. Could you guys suggest me what I can do? I'm not sure what I'm really best at, if only someone could identify that for me I'd be so grateful. Help me! Say me how I should approach this personal crisis?
* I always liked teaching maths and English kids of age ranging age (12-18). 3-4 years ago I used to work individual tutors as a part time.
* I think I could love Sports Journalism. I really love Soccer, I am understand the tactics and mechanism of Soccer and Soccer industry pretty well. I like writing article on sports and history of sports. I carefully observe the matches and listen to commentary and even sometimes take part in phone ins to discuss football. I'd have liked to try Journalism a profession but I think nowadays it takes a Journalism degree to get such jobs.
@MavistheMaven Here I have added some more details to my question. I don't think I'd like Engineering as a profession. I'm never passionate about Engineering and on top of that when you have so much stress on something you are not passionate about I hardly think you can enjoy that.
I am planning to apply to law schools in the next year or two, but I need to work in the mean time. I have 2 years work experience out of college as a cognitive neuroscience research assistant. I would like to get a job in something more law related, what would look best on a law school application?
I don't have any real jounalistic education, but I have lots of experience in editing and revising essays, customer service, working with a team, and stuff like that. I currently work as a research writer, but it doesn't pay very well (but can I use it to my advantage on a resume?) Are there receptionist jobs, various assistant jobs, copying? What can I reasonably expect?
I don't think so Tim :)
That's just a tad too entry level for my liking
By graduate students I mean people that are in the process of earning a Master's or a Ph.D. in History. What types of jobs could they get while they're studying? Research assistants for the deparmant or the library? Could they become assistants to a proffessors? Basically, what type of academic jobs could they have while studying?
I'm a college graduate with a degree in political science. Right now I just have a part time job near home, but am planning to move to another city (still deciding which one) in a few months. I would like to get a full time job with benefits, maybe as a research assistant. The problem is, I want to line up a job now. I just don't know how to search for or apply for a job that I can't start for a few months. Particularly since there aren't a whole lot of social science jobs I can get without further experience or training, I will need time to tailor my applications. Also, if I can find jobs now in certain cities, it would help me decide which city to live in and I'd be able to find housing in advance.
So please, if you have had similar problems, tell me how you solved them. Details about good search engines would be helpful too. Thanks!
I have a couple of undergraduate degrees and technical writing and research assistant(writing reports and analysis) experience. I also have 16 credits in graduate social sciences and environmental science courses.