Deacon is applying for applied psychology positions, as well as positions in human resources.
How well has UW-Stout prepared you to work in your field and why?
Stout has done a very effective job of preparing me to work in my field because the applied psychology program is essentially a simulation of the professional work environment.
The program gives its students real experience to provide us with the necessary skills to work in a world of professionals.
These skills include verbal, written and interpersonal communication; presentation and technological skills; the knowledge of research, evaluation and industrial-organizational psychology; and more.
What stands out about your UW-Stout experience?
The main thing that stands out to me about my Stout experience is the wonderful faculty in the applied psychology program.
Not only were they incredibly effective in providing us with important skills and knowledge, but they also were great about catering to the human side of students.
They were very understanding of any mental struggles that a student was experiencing and would gladly listen as well as provide support in any way they could. They have been fantastic about developing relationships with us, allowing for an effective social network.
How has your UW-Stout education and experience changed you?
My experience here at Stout has completely changed who I am as a human being. The university provided me with a purpose and a reason to get out of bed in the morning, something I did not have during the pandemic, and even before. The people I have met and the things I have been able to be a part of provided me with the college experience that I did not get during my undergraduate years.