The beginning of a graduate program is full of excitement about new beginnings as well as future possibilities. To help us get to know each other and begin our journey of exploring our career paths and future in the field of psychology, let’s share our passions and interests. Respond to the following questions:
- What is most exciting to you about studying psychology?
- What do you hope to achieve by pursuing graduate work in psychology?
- At this moment in time, what is your purpose? If you feel comfortable, please share your purpose statement from the Articulating Your Purpose activity.
- What are you willing to do to make yourself successful in your degree program and your career in psychology?
- What were your results on the Time Management Action Plan and did they surprise you? As you examine your life, what adjustments do you think you will need to make to succeed in your studies?
- As you are starting the course and your new path, how does the 4.02.02 Learner Code of Conduct (see Resources area) apply to you as a learner? What does it really mean?
Also, take this opportunity to introduce your academic and professional background and any thoughts you have about your orientation experience. Read the Attributes and Evaluation of Discussion Contributions to learn how the instructor will evaluate your discussion participation throughout this course.
Discussions provide an opportunity to share your learning and experience with peers and receive feedback and support to continually challenge, clarify, and expand your understanding of course concepts. Read your peers’ discussion posts and respond to at least two of them. Be sure to provide substantive responses to help your peers build on their learning and reference any relevant assigned readings, additional resources, or professional literature to support your response.