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Undergraduates at SUNY Potsdam are encouraged to obtain extra career related experience in their chosen field by doing off-campus internships. Contact the Experiential Education Office at (315) 267-2507 or visit their website to learn more. Examples of previous internships in which Psychology students have participated include:

  • Canton-Potsdam Hospital Chemical Dependency Unit, Potsdam, NY
  • SUNY Potsdam Counseling Center, Potsdam, NY
  • Jefferson Elementary School, Massena, NY
  • Rose Hill, Massena, NY
  • JACE Daycare and Learning Center, Wappingers Falls, NY
  • Renewal House, Canton, NY
  • Head Start, Brooklyn, NY
  • Cambria Heights Academy, Hollis, NY
  • Toole and Toole, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, Geneva, NY
  • Universal Attractions Agency, Manhattan, NY
  • St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, Ogdensburg, NY
  • Renewal House, Canton NY
  • Cambria Heights Academy for New Literacy, Hollis, NY
  • Franklin County Department of Social Services, Malone, NY
  • Partners in Transition, Plattsburgh, NY
  • Crossroads Camp and Retreat Center, Califon, NJ
  • Bradog Youth Services, Dublin

Opportunities in the Field / Employment

SUNY Potsdam psychology graduates have entered a variety of psychology-related professions, often via graduate school. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue graduate degrees and have commonly continued their studies at the master's level in such areas of study as school psychology and counseling psychology. Several students also have continued on to pursue their doctorates in experimental and clinical specialties of psychology. Even without a graduate degree, Potsdam psychology graduates have obtained positions as counselors in a variety of settings (e.g., youth, addiction, geriatric).

Employers after SUNY Potsdam

  • Mercy College: Dobbs Ferry, NY - School Counseling
  • Benefitfocus: Charleston, SC - Benefits Administrator
  • Glens Falls Hospital: Glens Falls, NY - Behavioral Health Technician
  • Best Staffing Solutions: Gloversville, NY - Staffing Consultant