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How to get experience after masters degree


Nicole Purdy Henderson, NV

I have my masters degree in psychology, but gaining experience in my field for consulting is not easy. I am very artsy and I just need to learn how to utilize my talents for profit. How do you begin?

13 October 2020 4 replies Mentoring



Robert Rahni White Plains, NY

Not an easy dilemma to maneuver. My advice? Get to know what you like based on what you don’t like!

Leverage LinkedIn and this platform to schedule informational interviews, read up on different areas/sectors and be open to rotational programs, internships or even temp work.

Hope this helps!

18 October 2020 Helpful answer


Jeff Martin Ashburn, VA

I’d suggest that you network at the target company or industry. Use LinkedIn to find people already working there and reach out to them. Ask them the process they used to get hired and ask them to help you navigate the hiring process and if they are willing, ask them to submit you as a referral. These activities require much more time on your part but in my opinion would greatly increase your chances for success. Good luck!

17 October 2020 Helpful answer


Noah Strassberg New York, NY

Hi Nicole,

Thank you for your question, and congratulations on your Masters degree! The first step would be to begin seeking out mentorship, as a mentor would be able to help point you in the right direction, and help you find out where to begin from.

Secondly, I would also take a look into the Community section on ACP AdvisorNet (, where you can find advisors and mentors in the career area and location you are looking to explore, and ask them questions!

Let me know if you have anything else I may be able to help with!

Noah Strassberg

16 October 2020 Helpful answer


Jennifer Polhemus Santa Monica, CA

my suggestions: Try StrengthsQuest self-assessment (about $10, and ignore the "students" part because it works for grown-ups too) and/or this book by Kirk Snyder "Finding Work You Love."

And what about art-based therapy, does that interest you?

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