Students Attend Professional Conference

Students Attend Professional Conference

In October 2008, a group of psychology students from Cedarville University attended the Ohio Psychological Association Convention and received valuable information about graduate school and practical experience presenting research. Photo courtesy of the Ohio Psychological Association.

by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

April 6, 2009

Cedarville, Ohio—In October 2008, a group of psychology students from Cedarville University attended the Ohio Psychological Association (OPA) Convention. This yearly trip, funded by the psychology department, gives students valuable information about graduate school and practical experience presenting research.

“It gave me some direction on what steps to take to get into graduate school,” says Amy Ernsberger, a senior psychology major, “and how to choose which one to attend.”

Along with her classmates, Melanie Cherland displayed her research and discussed it with judges. “I have not had the chance to visit a conference before,” says Cherland, also a senior psychology major. “It helped me get a handle on what it is like to present research professionally.”

Hillary Jones also presented at the conference. Jones, a 2008 graduate, appreciated the help she received from the judges. “The conference was far less stressful than I had anticipated. The judges weren’t intimidating at all and were very helpful in their constructive criticism and in their compliments of our study.”

Eight students attended the graduate school session and were pictured in the OPA’s January 2009 “Update” newsletter.