Field Experience

The Field Experience course (PSYC 475) is an opportunity for students to gain experience and hands-on education at an agency or institution of their choice, with the support and supervision of a faculty mentor. For many students this is a formative experience, clarifying their vocational passions and connecting classroom topics to specific industries.

While some students choose to find their own field experience sites, the Psychology Department also has longstanding relationships with a diversity of agencies and institutions to help students find a placement that suits their particular interests.

To review past student experiences and field sites, you can read any of the summary papers below. These papers are written by each Field Experience student to summarize the responsibilities, insights and challenges experienced at their site. 


Catalyst Alternative High School:

Kira Sandhu (Spring 2018)


Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD):

Hailey Hasbrook (Spring 2018)

Madison Cox (Spring 2018)


Coffee Creek Correctional Facility:

Hannah Strawn (Spring 2018)


Forward Stride:

Carly Woodward (Spring 2018)


McMinnville High School:

Megan Dwier (Spring 2018)


MyZone Afterschool Program:

Britton Holman (Spring 2018)

Emily Alena Elder (Spring 2018)


Newberg High School:

Hailey Leavitt (Spring 2018)


Rise Family Services:

Olivia Stuart (Spring 2018)


Shriners Hospital:

Megan Buchanan (Spring 2018)




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