Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University

Below is a list of Organizations and Graduate Programs who attended the Winter 2012 Fair.

Entry Level Jobs

City Year Columbus
City Year is a proud AmeriCorps organization for young adults, 17-24 years old. Our corps members commit to 10 months of full time service as tutors, mentors and role models. City Year works with K-12 students at low performing schools in urban communities to keep them on track for graduation. Throughout the year our members gain valuable experience to help elevate them to the next level of their lives. A few benefits of the program include a biweekly living stipend, health insurance, loan forbearance $5,500 education award that can be used for future or previous schooling as well as an opportunity to win one of our 48 ‘Give a Year’ scholarships. Further information about the program as well as the application can be found online at

Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities
FCBDD provides direct and contracted services to citizens of all ages in Franklin County who have developmental disabilities. The agency provides programs, services, and supports to eligible children, adults, and their families; so that individuals with developmental disabilities can live, work, learn, and participate in the community.

Nationwide Children's Hospital - Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
We offer a range of psychological services to children with autism and their familes. Our services include early intensive behavioral intervention, parent training, behavioral consultation, school consultation, sibling support, counseling, social skills training, and group psychotherapy. We provide our staff with the opportunity to be a part of a service delivery team, and to advance their knowledge and experience in the psychological treatments of autism. We offer educational stipends for staff memebrs seeking to pursue graduate degrees, and offer internships and post-doctoral training to graduate students.

Teach For America
Teach For America recruits top college graduates of all academic majors, career interests, and backgrounds who demonstrate achievement, leadership, perseverance, and a commitment to expanding opportunity for children in low-income areas to teach for two years in one of our 43 different regions. Corps members are full-time teachers employed by their school districts. They receive full salaries and comprehensive health benefits. Additional benefits, such as help with student loans and funding for relocation, will allow you to be financially stable as a corps member. Our recruiting efforts are especially focused on individuals who share the racial and/or socioeconomic backgrounds of the students in underserved public schools, many of whom are African American or Latino.


Alvis House
Alvis House student interns have a unique opportunity to learn how human services programs are provided through hands-on, real-life interaction with staff at all levels, and working directly with our clients. Alvis House offers a wide variety of services supporting reentry and family reintegration. Alvis House DD Services include an ICF/MR, behavioral intervention programs and supported living programs. Alvis House services include: Assessment, Case Management, Chemical Dependency Education & Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Employment Readiness, Placement & Retention, Home confinement / Electronic monitoring, Life Skills Education / Mentoring, and Referrals to Community Resources.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio is a mentoring organization. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported relationships that change their lives for the better. We are looking for interns that will make a school year commitment. Interns will assist professional school-based coordinators at the Columbus City middle school programs with programming activities, match support and enhancement, attendance and daily programmatic functions. Candidates need to be dependable and have an interest in a school mentoring setting. Inquires need to be directed to Kerry Wears

Clintonville Beechwold Community Resources Center
Part of the century-old settlement house movement, the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center was organized in 1971 to promote a positive quality of life for residents of the area. CRC is the “go to” agency for services, resources and advocacy in Clintonville and Beechwold. We invite you to learn more about our programs and opportunities for involvement. CRC's mission is to improve the quality of life in the Clintonville-Beechwold community in the best tradition of Settlement Houses. Products Family & Neighborhood Services at CRC distributes over two tons of food and toiletries each week to economically stressed individuals and families. We always need volunteers for a variety of projects and day to day activities.

Columbus Metropolitan Library
Our mission is to inspire reading, share resources and connect people. Columbus Metropolitan Library provides resources to fuel economic growth and keeps our community informed. One of the nation's premier libraries, our 21 locations lead the way in providing information resources to Central Ohio. In 2010 Columbus Metropolitan Library loaned almost 14.6 million items to 6.3 million visitors, with another 8.3 million visits to our web resources, mmaking the library available to all 24/7. Proof of our dedication to serving children lies in our extensive Young Minds initiative, which includes the largest Summer Reading Club in the country. Unpaid internships and volunteer opportunities are available.

COSI is a vibrant hands-on inquiry-based science center for all ages, offering interactive exhibits and traveling exhibits, movies, live shows, and special programming and activities. Just a few of our exhibits include: Adventure, Life, Space, Ocean, Little Kidspace, and Big Science Park. Several ongoing volunteer opportunities are available as well as college internships throughout the year.

Department Of Youth Services - Juvenile Parole
Student interns will be introduced to all DYS parole related policies and Standard Operating Procedures. They will be given the opportunity to attended monthly All-Staff meetings as well as attend any regional office parole related training(s) being offered. Student interns will become familiar with the computerized tracking and data base systems and our accreditation process. Student interns will learn how youth assessments are interpreted and how to administer them. They will learn about and study the parole treatment modality EPICS (Effective Practices in Correction Settings).

LifeCare Alliance
LifeCareAlliance, a not-for-profit organization, provides a comprehensive array of health and nutrition services to older adults and individuals with a chronic illness or disability in Central Ohio. Founded in 1898 as the Instructive District Nursing Association (IDNA),LifeCare Alliance was Columbus’ first in-home health care agency and Ohio’s first Visiting Nurse Association.LifeCare Alliance’s mission is to lead the community in identifying and delivering health and nutrition services to meet the community’s changing needs.

National Youth Advocate Program
National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) provides services for youth and families involved in the child welfare, juvenile justice and mental health systems. Parent Advocate Connections (PAC) Program provides mentoring services to parents involved with the Child Welfare system. Mentors are trained and supported to cultivate informal, caring relationships with their mentees in order to role model and influence the development of positive parenting and household management. The ultimate goal of the PAC program is to strengthen parents’ ability to care for their children in order to prevent placement of children in foster care, or other alternative placements, and to help families live productively and successfully in the community.

Nationwide Children's Hospital - Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
We offer a range of psychological services to children with autism and their familes. Our services include early intensive behavioral intervention, parent training, behavioral consultation, school consultation, sibling support, counseling, social skills training, and group psychotherapy. We provide our staff with the opportunity to be a part of a service delivery team, and to advance their knowledge and experience in the psychological treatments of autism. We offer educational stipends for staff memebrs seeking to pursue graduate degrees, and offer internships and post-doctoral training to graduate students.

Odyssey Hospice
Odyssey Hospice, one of the largest hospice providers in the United States, serves patients throughout Central Ohio during the end of their life journey. Volunteers brighten patients' days through simple visits, reading to patients, watching TV or movies, sharing stories and creating memory journals as a legacy for families, and even baking cakes for birthdays. Your ideas, friendly face, time and caring heart can make a difference! Internship opportunities available.

Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry
Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry is a full service psychiatric hospital providing inpatient psychiatric treatment for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults. A Partial Hospitalization Program (day treatment) for Adults is also provided Monday-Friday. A multi-disciplinary treatment team comprised of psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, nurses, recreation therapists, mental health associates, and the patient work together to develop effective treatment strategies. Treatment includes individual sessions with the psychiatrist, social workers and therapists, as well as, group therapy sessions. Interns will have an opportunity to work directly with the treatment team, learn how to develop a treatment plan, case notes and discharge planning, and participate in treatment sessions.

Peace Corps
Peace Corps is a volunteer organization helping people in developing countries. We are commemorating 50 years of promoting peace and friendship throughout the world. A U.S. government organization, volunteers work under various categories: education, youth and community development, health, business and information and communication technology, agriculture, environment, HIV/aids, and food security. Volunteer opportunities are available world-wide.

Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program promotes the rights of consumers receiving long-term care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities as well as those using home and community based services. Our trained volunteers educate consumers, assist complaint resolution, while improving the consumers' quality of life and quality care. Ombudsmen staff and volunteers advocate for person-centered environments, creating home, no matter where one might live. You too can make a difference! You can learn the truth about aging. You can discover the rewards of volunteering as a Long Term Care Ombudsman. You can be a volunteer ombudsman, building experience and gaining knowledge while you progress toward a career. Stop by our fair display or call 614-857-1230 for more information.

Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO)
SARNCO is looking for caring and compassionate women and men who: care about ending sexual and relationship violence, excel at listening to the needs of others, and want to truly make a difference in the community. As a SARNCO Volunteer Advocate, you will be a part of our mission to empower all survivors and co-survivors (their friends or family members) of sexual and relationship violence and in time, to eliminate these forms of abuse, through culturally competent prevention and outreach programming. Types of programming include Helpline Advocates, hospital advocates, SARNCO-DWAVE (Deaf Women Against Violence Everywhere) Hospital Advocates, and Education Advocates.

Suicide Prevention Services – North Central Mental Health Services
The Suicide Prevention Services, located on N. High St, just south of the OSU campus, offers an opportunity to volunteer on the 24-hour Suicide Prevention Hotline. Volunteers receive 50 hours of hands on training in communication skills, crisis intervention, suicide risk assessment, and other topics. After completing training, volunteers work six hours a week on the Hotline, for a minimum of 6 months. Working on the Hotline gives students a chance to interact with and assist callers dealing with a wide range of mental health issues, addictions and stressful situations. Learn a lot and make a difference!

The Ohio State University Medical Center - Critical Care Unit
Through personal interaction with families and visitors, collaboration with volunteers, and connections with other OSUMC services, the Family Support Intern ensures ICU families’ and visitors’ needs for information, visitation, physical comfort, and emotional and spiritual support are met. The Family Support Intern functions include responding to family and visitor concerns through empathetic verbal communication skills. They are also responsible for proactive customer service interventions by anticipating the needs and feelings of ICU families and visitors. The Family Support Intern utilizes, as necessary, interpersonal, diplomacy, and conflict management skills, and service recovery approaches.

The Ohio State University Student Wellness Center
The OSU Student Wellness Center offers volunteer, internship, and practicum opportunities. There are a number of opportunities available and are structured to be beneficial for both the student and SWC. If you're interested in discussing opportunities, please contact Connie Boehm at

Graduate Programs & Offices

Ball State University
The doctoral program in Educational Psychology trains research scholars who will contribute to the understanding of learning and development; research and statistics; and individual differences in learning and adjustment in educational settings. Currently, faculty members have research interests in high stakes testing, classroom climate, academic anxiety, achievement motivation, gifted students, after school programs, parenting, perfectionism and adolescent development. Graduates with a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology are qualified for academic positions in higher education and research positions in public and private institutions such as professional evaluation firms and testing companies.

John Carroll University
John Carroll University is a private, coeducational university located in Cleveland, Ohio. The University provides master's programs in more than twenty fields including Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Psychology, and School Counseling. Substantial scholarships of up to 33% as well as graduate assistantship positions are available. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 edition of Best Colleges ranks John Carroll University #7 among universities in the Midwest offering master’s programs. This marks the 23rd consecutive year that the University has been named as one of the top 10 regional institutions.

Kent State University - School Psychology Program
The graduate training program in School Psychology (SPSY) at Kent State University prepares students to work as influential leaders and agents of change within schools and mental health settings. Specifically, faculty within the program train students to be data-oriented problem-solvers with the ability to develop and implement prevention/intervention programs for a variety of behavioral, social, and academic concerns. While in the program, students translate their coursework preparations to “real world” practice through a variety of supervised field experiences. Our professors have notable expertise in the areas of school-based mental health, early childhood learning, autism spectrum disorders, positive behavior support, and response to intervention. Through it’s vision and distinguished faculty, the SPSY program continues a tradition of national leadership. Graduates of the SPSY program are sought throughout the state, as well as nationally. Currently, the program has full approval from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) for its specialist-level training program and has full accreditation from the American Psychology Association (APA) at the doctoral level (the only doctoral school psychology training program in Ohio to hold this accreditation).

Ohio University - Child and Family Studies/Department of Social and Public Health
The Child and Family Studies graduate program offers a more in-depth study of children, adults, and families along the life span. The program prepares individuals who are interested in studying and/or working with families in many settings, including human and social service agencies, and programs for youth, adolescents, and elders. We offer two concentrations: 1) Child Life Concentration: Prepares students for a career as a Certified Child Life Specialist. CCLS help normalize the hospitalization experience for children and families via preparations for medical procedures, coping skills for children during stressful health care experiences, support for siblings and parents and therapeutic medical play. 2) Family Gerontology: Focuses on aging within the context of families.

Ohio University - Counselor Education
The Counselor Education Program at Ohio University was established in 1948 by George E. Hill, a national leader in Counselor Education. All degree programs in Counselor Education are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) and the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). Specialty areas of focus include: clinical mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and school counseling. Approximately 30-40 M.Ed. students and 8-14 Ph.D. students are admitted each year by the Counselor Education Program. Academic credentials, experience, compatibility of personal characteristics and professional goals with advanced study in the field of counseling and counselor education are all taken into consideration in the evaluation process.

The Ohio State University College of Nursing
The College of Nursing provides an opportunity for students with a baccalaureate degree in a major other than nursing to earn a Master of Science in nursing. After meeting prerequisites, students complete all necessary coursework leading to a master’s degree in three years of full-time study. Students select a specialty at the time of application to the Graduate Entry option. Specialties include pediatrics, psychiatric mental health, family practice, adult, women’s health to name a few. Advance Practice Nurses (APN) include Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Midwives. After completing 18 months of full-time study, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX). Eligibility for certification in the specialty area will occur upon graduation. The primary goal of the Graduate Entry option is to prepare graduates for advanced practice nursing in a variety of clinical settings ranging from private practices, clinics, hospitals, and businesses to managed care organizations and governmental agencies. Students acquire knowledge, values, and skills necessary for advanced practice nursing through coursework, clinical experience, and research.

The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Looking for a guaranteed job after graduation? Students at The Ohio State University College of Optometry find it quite easy to start their careers after tremendous preparation in the classroom and clinic. A career in demand, optometry made US News & World Report's top careers list in 2011. A career that will only offer more promise as The American Bureau of Labor Statistics expects more than a 24% growth, or 8,500 new optometric jobs through 2018! Rewarding in the help you provide, and compensation, the median optometrists last year earned around $100,000. Many psychology students enter our program each year. Take a look at optometry!

The Ohio State University Division of Occupational Therapy
The Masters of Occupational Therapy program at The Ohio State University is ranked in the top 20 occupational therapy graduate programs in the nation. Our mission is to produce graduates who will improve people's lives through caring attitudes, skills in collaboration and communication, a desire to engage in life long learning, competence in ethical and responsible decision making and respect for the dignity of all individuals. The occupational therapy faculty are committed to promoting scholarship, leadership and research in the occupational therapy field. For occupational therapy practitioners, we offer opportunities to advance practice and evidence for practice via our Masters of Science and PhD (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) programs.

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
The two year Master of Labor & Human Resources at the Fisher College of Business is a great opportunity for psychology students to get a foothold into a top ranked business school. If you are looking to apply your psychology major in a business "real world" setting, this may be a good fit for you. The program is designed for all majors, including psychology majors - there are no prerequisite courses or work experience required for successful application to the program. All classes are in the evening which allows you to pursue the program on a full- or part-time basis.

The Ohio State University School of Educational Policy and Leadership
The School of Educational Policy and Leadership has a distinguished tradition of pursuing scholarship and offering graduate programs in academic fields that contribute to the formation of sound policy and effective leadership for educational institutions in all settings and levels. Our faculty incorporates expertise from a broad range of disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, and cognate disciplines. We offer nationally ranked graduate programs in the areas of educational administration, higher education, quantitative methods, educational psychology and philosophy, and cultural foundations, technology and qualitative inquiry.

The Ohio State University School of Physical Activity and Educational Services (PAES)
Thank you for your interest in the School of Physical Activity & Educational Services! We offer a variety of graduate programs in our school which include: Special Education, Health and Exercise Science, Physical Activity, Sport Management, Sport Humanities, Counselor Education, School Psychology and Workforce Development & Education. We will begin accepting applications October 1st, 2012 for Autumn 2013. Deadline to apply is Dec 1, 2012. Please carefully review our PAES Graduate Admissions website at

The Ohio State University School of Public Health
Ohio State offers four graduate degree programs: Master of Public Health, Master of Health Administration, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy. Specializations in biostatistics, clinical translational science, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health behavior and health promotion, health services management and policy, and veterinary public health. We also have a new Bachelor of Science in Public Health that will be available in autumn 2012. Careers in health care delivery and consulting, public health preparedness, health policy and management, government and environmental agencies, education, research, and global health.

The University of Akron
The University of Akron offers three graduate programs in psychology. Our Industrial/Organizational Psychology program offers doctoral and terminal masters degrees and is one of the older and most established programs in the nation. Our Counseling Psychology doctoral program is a collaborative program with the College of Education and like its I/O counterpart, has one of the best track records in the country. Our Adult Development and Aging program is a collaborative program with Cleveland State University that offers a doctoral degree specializing in the areas of research methods and design, and adult biobehavioral and psychosocial functioning. Combined, there are roughly 90 graduate students enrolled in our programs that represent demographically and ethnically diverse populations.

The University of Michigan
The University of Michigan Program in Survey Methodology, established in 2001, seeks to train future generations of survey methodologists. The program offers doctorate and master of science degrees and a certificate through the University of Michigan. The program's home is the Institute for Social Research, the world's largest academically-based social science research institute. The Program in Survey Methodology (PSM) is where students learn the science of surveys. Our students study with some of the world's leading survey methodologists while pursuing their Master's or PhD degree. The Program provides a rich intellectual environment for study and work at one of the premier public universities in the world.

Union Institute & University
Union Institute & University’s Doctor of Psychology Program (Psy.D.) offers a concentration in clinical psychology, following a practitioner-scholar model. The program’s distributed learning model makes it accessible to working adults who need to balance career, family, and other responsibilities. In The Doctor of Psychology Program students meet together in small cohorts each month and attend Academic Meetings in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Brattleboro, Vermont. Students in the doctor of psychology program benefit from UI&U’s experienced psychology faculty and collaborative learning environment, developing the attitudes, knowledge, and skills they need to advance their careers. Union also offers a hybrid Master of Arts with a concentration in Counseling Psychology degree based in Vermont.

University of Mount Union
The University of Mount Union Physician Assistant Studies Program is dedicated to the development of competent, compassionate healthcare providers who are able to work in conjunction with the supervising physician as an integral participant of the medical team. We offer a curriculum rich in biomedical and clinical preparatory sciences, which allows students to become critical thinkers. Our program curriculum develops the medical decision-making and problem-solving skills that may be applied to patient situations encountered in clinical practice.

Wright State University
The School of Professional Psychology (SOPP) at Wright State University was among the first doctoral programs in the country to develop a practitioner model program and to grant the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree. As a practitioner model program, the SOPP focuses on training students for professional practice. The SOPP's educational and training philosophy explicitly emphasizes generalist training at the doctoral level. Accordingly, we've designed our course work, clinical practica, and other educational experiences to give you broad exposure to theoretical models, clinical skills, and professional roles fundamental to the current and future.

Xavier University
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The 60 hour Master of Arts degree program in community counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The degree program is designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a professional clinical counselor. The department is in the process of changing the name to Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

School Counseling
Xavier University is proud to offer a 48 program leading to a Masters of Arts degree in school counseling, a professional degree designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a school counselor. The program is also accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Youngstown State University
The Department of Counseling and Special Education at Youngstown State University offers five CACREP accredited graduate program options in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health, School, Student Affairs, College, & Addiction Counseling). The Special Education graduate program offers three graduate program options (General, Intervention Specialist, & Autism/Related Disabilities). The School Psychology graduate program offers a Master's degree in Intervention Services and an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology. Our Department is exemplified by the quality and diversity of classroom instruction, field experiences, program options, students, faculty and the outstanding reputation of graduates in our community.

Career and Graduate School Services

Arts and Sciences Career Services Office
Our office is dedicated to assisting undergraduate students in the Arts and Sciences with finding internships, exploring career options, and planning a strategic job search. Those who have completed a bachelor's degree within the past year are also welcome to use our services and resources.

Career Connection
Career Connection offers Individual Career Counseling providing individual attention to assist students in discovering how their interests, values, skills, and personality traits connect with majors and careers. We also help students explore personal concerns related to career decision making. The office also offers Career Assessments, Career Exploration as well as Job Search and Graduate School preparation assistance.

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
Kaplan is the leader in test preparation and offers personalized help in preparing students to take Graduate School Admission Exams. Kaplan holds a variety of classes both on-line and on-site to provide students with the most versatile and effective prep experience, along with guaranteed results.