Career Paths of Recent Graduates


  • Coordinator Big Brother/Big Sister Program
  • Asst. Director state Mental Health Assn.
  • Educational Outreach/Family Planning
  • Franklin County AIDS Educator
  • Franklin County Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Staff Therapist - In/out patient ADHD; autistic children
  • Applied Personnel Research
  • Therapy with autistic children
  • Counselor at Brook Lane adolescent care
  • Asst. Professor of Psychology
  • Editor with US LifeLine
  • Group home supervisor (adults with mental retardation)

Graduate schools attended (programs include: Psychology, Social Sciences, Gerontology, Social Work, Library Sciences, Industrial Organizational, Urban Counseling, Neurolinguistics, Counseling, Genetic Counseling):


  • Syracuse University
  • UCLA
  • Hofstra University
  • Columbia University
  • Monmouth State
  • Clarion
  • Michigan State University
  • Devereau Foundation, Philadelphia
  • McGill University
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Shippensburg University
  • Temple University
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • University of Rochester


Graduate School Information


Graduate schools want students who have demonstrated their ability to learn, understand, and apply the fundamentals. They want students who think critically, write well, speak confidently, work independently, can design and critique research, etc. Graduate school faculties typically want to be the ones to shape their graduate students in terms of specialty areas and theoretical approaches. Metaphorically speaking, they want high quality clay for that process.


At Wilson, we emphasize these all-important fundamentals, and we provide numerous opportunities to conduct research and engage in experiential learning, which are highly valued by graduate programs.  These opportunities, along with the distinct advantages associated with being a very small liberal arts college, prepare our graduates well for graduate programs.