Personal Statement The person I am today is contributed by the parenting of my mom and dad, as well as learning from my two older brothers. I’ve always been the type that wanted to help people whether it’s opening a door for someone going to a store or being there for a friend when they need someone to talk to. From my parents instilling good morals in me, such as showing respect to others, being polite, always to do my best, and be a person that someone could look up to. My immediate and long term goals are to pursue a career in which I can use the tools I’ve learned during my journey of obtaining my B.A. in psychology. I’m currently in the hiring process of working with adults with developmental disabilities at Social Vocational Services. My main goal with this career is to learn as much as I can and continue to grow as I start working.
Resume Education Argosy University B.A. Psychology, August 2011 National Society of Collegiate Scholars Gavilan College A.A. Liberal Arts, May 2008 Skills -Reliable with the ability to quickly learn concepts and skills -Well developed interpersonal and communication skills -Great reputation as being a team player and always wanting to help others -Knowledgeable with computer operations -Self-motivated
Resume Work Experience GavilanCommunity CollegeJanuary2010-April2011 Gilroy, CA Assistant Softball Coach Highly developed communication skills, and to work with the girls in all aspects of the game, such as: offense, defense, and being a student of the game. Drive team to and from games, as well as getting them prepared to move on to the next level for their education. PetcoOctober 2010-May 2011 Gilroy, CA Sales Expert Developed excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, efficient cashiering skills with no mistakes, sold and recommended products, answered multiple telephone lines quickly and effectively, and restock any shipments that come in to stay busy continuously. Juice It Up May 2010- October 2010 Hollister, CA Team Member Developed efficient cashiering skills with no mistakes, made smoothies to customer’s satisfaction, demonstrated great communication and customer service, maintained a clean store at all times, answered telephone promptly and professionally, and worked as a team player.
Resume Work Experience (continued) Jamba Juice March 2006- June 2006 Capitola, CA Jamba Member Developed excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, made smoothies in a quick and timely matter to customer’s satisfaction, would put in extra effort to get store clean regularly and always found another task to do during slow hours. Additional Information Available for all hours and schedule is very flexible
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Reflection Though I have only been at Argosy for the past two years, I have learned a lot while finishing my degree in psychology. I have learned to have better time management, having organization not only with school, but in life at home. I have made improvements in critical thinking, research skills, communication skills, and how to overcome my fears with interviews. Argosy has taught me so much more about myself and what I want in life. My experiences at Argosy have been really good. I’ve had my moments of stress with doing well in school after my back surgery, but everyone made it a very smooth transition. The staff has been great with being a part of my life making sure everything is going well. My strengths I’ll take away with me would be my communication skills, and relating the concepts of psychology to everyday situations. My weaknesses are having confidence in my ability with critical thinking, and considering myself as an expert in the field of psychology. I still have much more to learn about in this field, and my plan is to improve through my new job and possibly furthering my education in the future.
Table of Contents Cognitive Abilities: Critical Thinking and Information Literacy Research Skills Communication Skills: Oral and Written Ethics and Diversity Awareness Foundations of Psychology Applied Psychology Interpersonal Effectiveness **Include work samples and projects with a Title Page and organized accordingly to demonstrate each of the Program Outcomes above
Critical Thinking This professional work sample demonstrates problem solving, analysis, synthesis, and appropriate use of information resources. To view this work sample, please follow the link: https://www.box.net/shared/v16mhbqmerc925hljb4t
Research Skills This professional work sample demonstrates the ability to come up with a research proposal, developing a survey, etc. To view this sample, please follow the link: https://www.box.net/shared/vaa8zz9vguvukk0nr821
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Ethics and Diversity Awareness This professional work sample is demonstrating my understanding and/or analysis of ethical and diversity issues in psychology. To view this sample, please follow the link: https://www.box.net/shared/1ouvmplzfkznedsadygo
Foundations of Psychology This professional work sample is demonstrating my understanding of basic concepts, theories, and empirical findings in one or more domains of psychology, including biological, cognitive, developmental, personality, and social. To view this sample, please follow the link: https://www.box.net/shared/t78o1seo1vncgse14xpm
Applied Psychology This professional work sample includes a paper that demonstrates my ability to apply psychology to personal, social, and/or organizational problems. To view this sample, please follow the link: https://www.box.net/shared/k4b8ybqar8bmumrl2z6m
Interpersonal Effectiveness This professional work sample includes a presentation that demonstrates my ability to communicate effectively, appreciate diversity and cultural sensitivity and awareness of my impact on others. To view this sample, please follow the link: https://www.box.net/shared/t3j9nqe1v8s0d5m60m4d
My Future in Learning As a lifelong learner, I envision myself to further educate myself by researching on new theories and concepts in the field of psychology since things can change everyday. With my new job and never having any experience working with adults with disabilities, I will take full advantage on all the materials provided to me to learn about this field. There is much to learn about how to handle clients and deal with certain situations. I will make sure that I keep myself up to date on a regular basis to continue to learn as well as becoming a great employee at Social Vocational Services.
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