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    View a sampling of colloquia titles from our Clinical Psychology doctoral students.

Career Services

Career Services offers career guidance and employment counseling, workshops, events, and resources to students and alumni across disciplines. Career Services collaborates with Alumni Relations, Field Education, and Academic Departments to help guide students and alumni through the many stages of their career development process.

Meredith Apfelbaum
Meridith Apfelbaum, MS, Assistant Dean of Students
WJC Career Services and COVID-19

WJC Career Services Goes Virtual

Looking for a job or postdoctoral training opportunity? Need help with your resume/CV, cover letter, online profile, or interview coaching?

WJC students and alumni are most welcome to schedule a career services meeting with Meridith Apfelbaum, Assistant Dean of Students and Career Coach, through CareerLink. This system serves as the vehicle for scheduling career coaching appointments and also houses job/postdoctoral listings for new and seasoned professionals, employer contacts, and an online career library. Alumni have the ability to create an account in the system and students can login using their main WJC username and password. Once in the system, click on Counseling Appts on the left nav bar and you will be able to choose an appointment date/time. Meridith will then receive a notification and send you a Zoom link for the appointment. If you are having trouble finding a time that works for your schedule in the system, email Meridith with some days/times that work for you, and she will schedule a meeting at a time that works best. Email address: Meridith_Apfelbaum@williamjames.edu

NOTE: Employers are hiring our students and alumni for professional positions during this time!  They are looking for aspiring LMHCs, LMHCs, Postdocs, early career & seasoned school and clinical psychologists, human services providers, and Organizational Development/HR professionals. Some employers are hiring for virtual/telehealth positions with the option to go in-house at a later date and some continue to hire for in-house positions – really depends on the employer – but they are hiring. In fact, some are hiring for immediate crisis management positions due to the pandemic.   


Navigating the job search and remot working during COVID-19 - Resources from indeed.com

Job Search Advice and Where to find Remote Work in a variety of fields:


Ten tips for online/virtual interviews

  1. Get familiar with the technology and make sure it works – Be sure you have access to any meetings links and codes, so you can login to the interview meeting. Double-check that you have the right date, time, and time zone. Also, be sure to check your computer webcam and microphone ahead of the interview, to ensure that they are working. And, ensure that you have a stable internet connection.
  2. Be mindful of your interview environment – Choose a room that is quiet, well-lit, and free from distractions. Also, be sure that your background is neutral and not distracting. You want the interviewer to pay attention to you and your answers, not the clutter on the floor or wall behind you!
  3. Be on-time, not too early and not late – Login to your online interview 2 or 3 minutes early. Don’t logon any earlier, as the interviewer may be meeting with someone else. And, don’t logon late, as the interviewer may think you forgot about the meeting.
  4. Dress the part – Dress professionally, as you would for an in-person interview. This is very important, as it puts you in the mindset for a professional meeting and helps to create a great first impression. Be sure to wear the full outfit, even though the interviewer may only see the top half of you…better to be safe, than sorry, when a camera is on!          
  5. Body languate – Do not get up and walk around during the interview. Sit in one place, avoid tapping on the table, and have eye contact with your interviewer, as this helps to establish rapport and trust. Practice looking into your webcam, as opposed to looking at the video of yourself.
  6. Know yourself – Take an inventory of your strengths and favorite stories from your past jobs, practicum, and internship situations. Think of your knowledge areas, skills, and personal attributes. If you are an aspiring clinician, share about your successful cases, groups, and crisis interventions. Do you have telehealth experience? If yes, be sure to share that, especially if you are interviewing for a position that is currently virtual.               
  7. Know the organization – Read their website. Do information interviews with alumni, faculty, staff, and fellow students that may know the organization well.   
  8. Write out answers to frequently asked questions – just to help you collect your thoughts ahead of time, not to memorize word-for-word. Best to do this a few days before the interview, as opposed to cramming right before.       
  9. Practice! Schedule a mock interview with Career Services – WJC Career Services will do an actual practice interview with you via Zoom and provide you with coaching and feedback.  
  10. Send a thank you within 24 hours via email – Always best to send a brief “thank you” email; 4 – 5 sentences. Mention that the interview confirmed your strong interest in the position, reiterate three strengths that make you a good fit for the position/organization, genuinely thank them for taking the time to meet with you, and let them know that you hope to speak with them again in the near future.   

Interested in hiring our WJC students and alumni?

Are you a recent or seasoned alum looking to hire WJC students or fellow alumni to work at your organization? Are you an employer looking to hire our talented WJC students and/or alumni?

WJC Career Services will advertise postdoctoral opportunities and professional job opportunities for alumni and current students to view. To advertise an opportunity, you are welcome to create an employer account in CareerLink and post directly into the system, or you can email any job listings directly to Meridith Apfelbaum, Assistant Dean of Students and she will post on your behalf. Email address: Meridith_Apfelbaum@williamjames.edu. This is an easy, convenient, free way to advertise your current recruiting needs.     

Individual Career Counseling Appointments

Topics Students and Alumni Seek Help with:

  • Career Reflection, Guidance, Decision Making, & Transitions   
  • Resume & CV Critiques
  • Cover Letter & Networking Letter Critiques
  • LinkedIn & Online Presence Coaching
  • Interview & Negotiation Coaching
  • Job Search Strategy Coaching
  • Postdoctoral Opportunity Search Coaching
  • Networking Strategies & Connecting with Alumni/Employers

Students and alumni can meet with a career counselor in-person, online, or via phone. To schedule a career counseling appointment, login to CareerLink.

Online and On-Campus Career Development Workshops - Events - and Classroom Presentations

Example of Topics: 

  • Interview Strategies for Counselors & Psychologists
  • Professional Etiquette from Classroom to Practicum & Beyond
  • Find Your Networking Voice    

Career Expos & Panels Tailored to Academic Programs

Expos and panels give students and alumni the opportunity to connect with and learn from each other and employers about career paths, organizational cultures, and potential opportunities. Career Expos and panels will be promoted via email to students and alumni. 

For current events happening this semester, go to the Dean of Students Office page and scroll down to the Events and Programs listings toward the middle of the page.

CareerLink - William James College Online Career Management System

CareerLink is William James College's online career management system that allows students and alumni 24/7 access to:

  • View employer information directory & identify contacts
  • Search work-study, professional job & postdoctoral opportunities
  • Access career development handouts and videos, including resume/CV and cover letter guides 
  • Vehicle to schedule career counseling appointments

To login to CareerLink, click on the CareerLink Student & Alumni Login Page.

William James College LinkedIn Group and Tips for Psychology Blogging

The William James College LinkedIn Group is the official online network of graduates and current students of William James College. Joining the group is a great way to learn about different career paths that graduates have pursued, get questions answered about organizations and geographic locations of interest, get professional development tips, and to stay connected with the community! To join the group, login to LinkedIn, and click on or enter the group address: www.linkedin.com/groups/6517340/profile. At the group page simply click on the Ask to join button in the upper right hand corner. (Before requesting to join any groups, best to have your individual LinkedIn Profile setup. Be sure to include William James College and your degree or certificate program in the Education section of your profile.)

Raise your professional online presence with a Psychology Blog. One of the best ways to direct readers to your blog is by posting articles on LinkedIn and other social media platforms. Click HERE to learn more about how to start, promote, and maximize a Psychology Blog.

Clinical Psychology - Career Resources Links

Graduates meet the educational requirements for licensure in Massachusetts and health service provider certification of the Board of Registration of Psychologists in Massachusetts. Graduates are eligible to sit for the licensing examination following completion of all mandatory clinical requirements. Although each state determines its own requirements for licensing psychologists, many William James College graduates are licensed in other states.

Licensure Resources

Professional Associations & Job Search Sites

Postdoctoral Resources

Counseling - Career Resource Links

Graduates of the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program will have fulfilled all of the educational and pre-master’s field experience requirements to qualify for the license as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts.

Licensure Resources

*The above exam prep resources are only for the NCMHCE test, which is the only test required in MA. Other states only require NCE or both. 

Professional Association & Job Search Sites

Organizational and Leadership Psychology - Career Resource Links

Professional Association and Job Search Sites

Alumni Career Story Video

School Psychology - Career Resource Links

School Psychology Program graduates will be eligible to work in Massachusetts and other states. After working as a school psychologist for two years and meeting other requirements, graduates can apply for Massachusetts licensure as an educational psychologist and practice privately. (Credentialing requirements for private practice vary from state to state.)

Licensure Resources

Professional Association & Job Search Sites

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services - Career Resource Links

Resources for Career Exploration and Research

  • O*NET – includes detailed descriptions of a variety of professional roles, including; typical knowledge, skills, and abilities needed, work environment overviews, salary information, and job listings by US state.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – includes career information on a variety of occupations, educational requirements, and economic outlook for hundreds of professional roles.
  • What Can I Do With a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology?

Job Search Sites

  • Human Services Career Network – source for Human and Social Service Jobs
  • Social Service Jobs – source for Social Service jobs across US. Searchable by degree level.
  • Careers of Substance – A central resource for anyone involved in preventing, intervening in, treating, and supporting recovery from addictions in Massachusetts.
  • CareerLink – William James College Career Management System
  • Indeed – Great resource for finding mental health counseling jobs in various geographic locations.
  • LinkedIn – Great resource for finding mental health counseling jobs in various geographic locations.
  • Idealist – Great resource for finding mental health counseling positions with non-profit organizations.

Graduate School Finders

People with Disabilities

Professional Association & Job Search Sites

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The United State Department of Labor defines NDEAM as a time to “educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.” The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council is always looking for members with a disability or family members of a person with a disability. Our own Kathryn Stanley, Chair of the Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department is on the council and happy to field any questions about the organization and ways to get involved with their mission and advocacy work. You are welcome to reach out to her directly at kathryn_stanley@williamjames.edu.

Salary Finders
Employers - How to Post Field Site - Postdoctoral - Professional Opportunities

How to post Field Site Opportunities

Our Field Education Office would like to work with you to increase the training sites available to our students in the greater Boston, North & South Shore, Worcester, Cape Cod, Southern New Hampshire, and Rhode Island areas. We are looking for information about sites that would be excellent training opportunities at the masters and doctoral intern levels of training. If you or a professional you know is interested in establishing a training relationship with the Clinical Psychology program at William James College, contact Shellee Robbins, Director of Field Education, at shellee_robbins@williamjames.edu. For the Counseling Program (leading to LMHC), please contact Melissa Koen, Associate Director of Field Education at melissa_koen@williamjames.edu. If you are interested in establishing a training relationship with the School Psychology programs, contact Elana Wolkoff, Associate Director of Field Education, at elana_wolkoff@williamjames.edu. If you are interested in establishing a training relationship with the Organizational and Leadership programs, contact Miranda Ralston, Associate Director of Field Education, at miranda_ralston@williamjames.edu. Learn more about our Field Education & Job Training Department.

How to post Postdoctoral and Professional Opportunities

Career Services will advertise postdoctoral opportunities and professional job opportunities online for students and alumni to view. To advertise an opportunity to William James College students and alumni, post them directly via your employer account in CareerLink - William James College's Online Career Management System. Don't have an account yet? You can register for an employer account on CareerLink. It's easy, convenient, and free!

Looking to post a childcare or retail opportunity? 

Please email those job listings directly to careerservices@williamjames.edu, as we share those opportunities on a separate internal, online jobs bulletin board.

Student Leadership and Organizations

Student Leadership & Organizations