’14 is a forward thinker. In addition to his involvement in the student clubs
Young Life and Peak Baggers (Adventure Club), he’s a member of Psi Chi, the
international honor society of psychology. As a psychology major and a business
administration minor graduate, Hawkes’ prepped himself for multiple choices
that his future has in store for him.
always been known you’d study for a psychology degree?
I decided to
become a psychology major my freshman year at Saint Joseph's College. I was
looking for a degree that was both transferrable across a multitude of domains
and fascinating. The psychology program met both of these requirements.
Fascinating. How will these characteristics and the skills you learn prepare
you for your future?
I am looking
to further my psychology education with a degree in industrial/organizational
psychology. I plan to work in business management after completing my
The skills I
have attained over my four years of psychology training have definitely
prepared me for my career goals. Through these classes, I have become
proficient in general psychology topics, deduction and, most importantly,
critical thinking. Through my senior research I have also attained the ability
to research effectively. These skills are applicable to everyday jobs and are
required for graduate level programs.
so rewarding about your experience here?
been a pleasure getting to know the psychology faculty. They are all eager to
help and very friendly. Through my many classes with Dr. Josh Schoenfeld
I have gotten to know him very
well and really enjoy his teaching style. He is extremely knowledgeable in a
wide array of topics and conducts the classroom environment well.
Dr. Nina Eduljee
is a very engaging professor.
Through the process of conducting my senior thesis, she has been a great
resource and has helped me create my best work.
program is structured well and teaches students skills in a wide range of areas
while exposing them to several different facets of psychology. It is also
designed in a way that gives students the skills to effectively conduct
research, which is then tested in a senior research project.