Students in the undergraduate psychology summer institute (UPSI) engage in activities and conversations to prepare them for a future in graduate school. While participating in workshops at Spelman College, Morehouse College, and the University of Georgia, participants have the chance to meet and make lasting connections with students and faculty who will provide the support and expertise needed to be successful in the program and thereafter.
"The goal of the institute is to expose underrepresented students to the diversity of research and career paths in psychology, to provide these students with coaching and information to help them be competitive candidates for graduate program applications, and to engage them in our research," said Franklin senior associate dean and professor of psychology Kecia Thomas. "It has been very rewarding to show off the UGA campus and highlight our exceptional faculty and graduate psychology alums who have led sessions over the last four weeks."
Slideshows of the Institute's activities available at the link. A fantastic and important learning experience for our students and for the University of Georgia. The six-week program, funded by a grant from the American Psychological Foundation, wraps up next week.