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Applied Psychology: Abroad

The USC Master's in Applied Psychology Program consists of 150 students, 80% of whom pursue their degree completely online from locations all over the U.S. Although the program emphasizes virtual group projects in the curriculum, the majority of the online students never meet each other in person until graduation on campus in Los Angeles, California.

Beginning in 2017, these students now have the opportunity to meet in Dublin, Ireland,
while completing a required internship course for their degree. 

2017 Participant Comments

“This experience has given me a more worldly professional perspective and helped me to learn to be more adaptable across different situations.”
Courtney N.
Internship @ EMPOWERMENT Financial Search & Selection

“This experience is going to jumpstart my career back in the US. It really helped give me direction. The program as a whole was amazing, as were all the people involved.” 
James H.
Internship @ Clearview Group

“I learned so much from my time working with my supervisor in human resources. She really welcomed me and treated me like I was a part of the team. In Dublin, you are given many tools to succeed including professional development sessions."
Jennifer R.
Internship @ Bon Secours Hospital

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Full-time Internship Experience

  • 8-weeks full time international work experience
  • Customized Internship Placement
    • Fields: Marketing and Consumer Insights, Human Resources and Talent Management, Data Analysis and Research, Talent Acquisition and Recruiting, Business Administration, Advertising and Social Media
  • Self-Exploration through Clifton StrengthsFinder®
  • Career Readiness and Leadership Development
  • Personalized advising from start to finish
  • Individualized program preparation and onsite orientations
  • Local staff support available 24/7
  • Furnished accommodations on campus at University College Dublin
  • Local transportation pass

 

PSYC 591 Course Objectives

1. To deepen exposure to real-world challenges facing contemporary organizations and businesses.
2. To extend practical skills through learning and working in a business setting, including communication skills.
3. To identify real-world workplace issues that may be informed by psychology theory and research.
4. To identify mentoring and networking relationships in a business setting.
5. To work effectively as a contributing member of a work group or team.
6. To continue development of personal branding and career goal clarification leading to next career steps.
7. To provide opportunities to develop capstone treatise or project ideas in the context of the internship
placement.

Contact Us

USC MAPP
On-Campus Students

Donald Ward,
Program Administrator
warddl@usc.edu

USC MAPP
Online Students
:

Serena Diep,
Program Specialist
serenadi@usc.edu

Global Experiences
Kelly M. Holland
Associate Director, Institutional Partnerships
kelly@globalexperiences.com