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Psychology Club members dive into an eventful semester

Kazden Watkins
City College career counselor, Cami Vignoe, gives a talk on her career path and resources for employment, Wednesday, March 18, in the Schall Career Center at City College. This talk was the third installment of the Psychology Club’s “Career Exploration” meetings.

City College’s Psychology Club has been on campus for quite some time now, but this semester’s Co-President Cheryl Tan is determined to get the club more active and involved on campus.

The club focuses on getting people involved and using the things they learn about psychology in everyday life. Many students may think that the only people in the club are psychology majors, but that is actually not the case.

“The main goal is to expand the club and raise awareness of the applicability of psychology in everyday lives,” Tan said.

Although the club is beneficial to students who plan to transfer, it’s great for anyone wanting to learn more about psychology.

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The club has worked hard this semester to enrich their meetings and arrange more events. This semester marked the beginning of what Tan calls the “Psychology Career Meeting Series,” a five-part series of weekly meetings with guest speakers who have a career in psychology. Each installment focuses on one specific field of psychology. It’s covered topics like cognitive science and evolutionary, clinical, and counseling psychology and the final installment will focus on organizational psychology.

This unique series of meetings has caught the interest of old and new club members alike.

“The Psychology Club at SBCC is very organized and active,” said club member Shyan Simkins. “I joined recently and noticed how involved the students are in bringing liveliness to the club. This made me compelled to share my ideas and thoughts and interesting findings in psychology.”

Although the club is not exclusive to psychology majors, it is something that they find useful.

“I joined the club because I want to get information about what I do as a psych major,” said Co-President Ben Kim. “Psych club is a good way to meet people and share about their knowledge in psychology.”

After spring break the club will dive into its human sexuality week and will host City College’s first ever community service fair later in the semester. The event includes over twenty non-profit organizations that want to increase their prominence in Santa Barbara and recruit new student members.

“Volunteering is one of the best things for anyone majoring in psychology,” Tan said.

Tan hopes the club will continue the community service fair as an annual event. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, in Friendship Plaza on East Campus.

The club usually meets at 2:20 p.m. on Wednesdays in Campus Center Room 226, but time and location can vary.

The Psychology Club has a bulletin board across the hallway from Interdisciplinary Center Room 111 with information on psychology tutoring, upcoming guest speakers and meeting times.

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