Candice StolikerJob Title: Career Educator
Employer: University of Toronto
Undergraduate Degree: Psychology Research Specialist
Graduating Year: 2006
Candice has been a pro at bouncing between various careers since graduating in 2006. She has been an English teacher in Japan, a Research Assistant at McGill and UofT, a Recruiter, a Master's degree student, a Group Therapy Facilitator, an Assistant Dean, and a Program Coordinator in her recent past. Candice is still unsure of what she would like to do when she grows up and so really enjoys living vicariously through the students she gets to work with as a Career Educator.
How has your U of T Psychology degree helped you throughout your career?
A career path is filled with highs and lows and my psychology degree gave me the knowledge to navigate those waves. I learned the importance of self-awareness, gained a biological understanding of how my mind and body interact, and achieve a superior comprehension of how thoughts impact our lives. This all helped me motivate myself to the next step regardless of where I was. In addition, my knowledge of psychology and undergraduate experience improved my interpersonal skills, my critical thinking skills and my ability to carry a thesis, I mean project, through to the end. Each of these skills has been highly valued by each employer I have had and I do know that, wherever I end up, my psychology knowledge and related skills will be needed and will help me excel.