Resume Sample - Psychology


Kaitlyn Young

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Candidate for a position which addresses the needs, and improves the quality of life, of the elderly.   Strong background in geriatric-related issues and treatments. Solid written and oral communication skills, analytical abilities, and teamwork orientation. Proven to be highly adaptable and enthusiastic.


Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Minor in English, Expected: Month Year 
Related Courses:  Behavioral Medicine, Concepts in Behavior Analysis, Human Sexuality, Psychology of Aging, Physiological Psychology, Psychology of Safety

Related Clinical Experience

Practicum, Geriatric Assessment Center, WMU Unified Clinics, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year-Month Year

Worked collaboratively with team of varied health care professionals to create comprehensive  consultative reports for identified at-risk geriatric clients. Helped direct elderly persons and their families toward relevant and effective services to enhance functional capacities and enrich daily environment.

Practicum, Alliance Senior Day Services, Portage, MI, Month Year-Month Year

Traveled to client site to gain experience with adults ages 60-95 diagnosed with dementia. Implemented protocols with the goal of improving quality of life, gaining trust, and diminishing negative behavior. Conducted role-play with examples of positive behavior. Performed assessments such as the Geriatric Depression Scale with the participants and their families.


Additional Experience

Administrative Assistant, Prima Communications, Inc., Schoolcraft, MI, Month Year-Month Year

Plan company training and social events. Train fellow employees on office procedures. Edit articles written for publication and bi-weekly letters to employees. Develop training, sales and marketing databases incorporating tables and reports. Develop experience in using Microsoft Excel, Word, Access. 

Teaching Assistant, WMU Psychology Department, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year-Month Year

Led bi-weekly study sessions for a research methods course of 40 intermediate-level students. Clarified topics and fielded questions. Graded tests weekly and tracked class project progress. 

Receptionist, Copper Advertising, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year-Month Year

Answered multi-line phones, greeted customers, and performed clerical work. Acquired high level of communication skills and learned to quickly assess and expedite customer needs. 

Resident Assistant, WMU Residence Life, Kalamazoo, MI, Month Year-Month Year

Enforced university policies and created a friendly learning environment for Siedschlag Hall residents. Planned and led educational programs which promoted academic and social development for 120 students ages 18-20.


Honors and Interests 

  • Dean’s List, Western Michigan University, Year – Present
  • Psi Chi (National Psychology Honor Society), Executive Board Member, Year – Year
  • WMU Residence Life ‘Program of the Year’ Award, Year
  • Alternative Winter Experience working at Center for MS and Severe Brain Damage, Denver CO, Year 

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