Applying to graduate school can be a daunting process — from standardized tests to grueling on-site interviews. As someone who recently completed graduate school, there are many things about this process that I wish I had known before I applied.
Talk to anyone who has completed their clinical training, and they will tell you becoming a psychologist is a process that begins early in your academic career. Laying the groundwork during your undergraduate years can provide a strong foothold into the field as well as into a graduate training program. One of the best ways to get involved as a student is to take advantage of the opportunities provided by your local undergraduate institutions. Universities are active breeding grounds for social science research and frequently employ students for pay or course credit.
Thinking about grad school? Dr. Laura K. Hansen outlines everything you need to know to make an informed decision and chart the right course to achieve your goals: http://blog.time2track.com/look-before-you-leap-what-to-know-before-you-apply-to-graduate-school/