Tanveer SinghJob Title: Research Assistant Empoyer: Hincks-Dellcrest Centre
Undergraduate Degree: Psychology Major, 2012
How has your U of T Psychology degree helped you throughout your career?
My Psychology degree from the University of Toronto has provided me with a strong foundation in several important elements of psychology that serve me well today. Since the program requires that courses be taken from a variety of subtopics in psychology, I was given the opportunity to explore neuroscience as well as social, abnormal, cognitive, and personality psychology. The program also offers valuable courses that intersect psychology with other fields, such as law and health. Having a well-rounded grasp of psychology prepared me to speak intelligently about the topic in my job nterviews and conversations with potential employers or professors. Since the degree also requires that students study research methods, it prepared me well for my first job out of university as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), where I worked for one year before transitioning into graduate school at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. I strongly believe that my Psychology degree is what allowed me to earn employment experience, which in turn, helped me considerably in my application to graduate school. I currently study Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, where I am well-prepared for my courses with a strong foundation in behavioural theories, psychology, and mental health, which are topics I explore quite often in my program. Alongside earning my Masters degree, I also work as a Research Assistant in a position more tailored to my interests at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, studying child mental health promotion. As I continue to navigate different opportunities in my career, I will carry with me the knowledge I acquired throughout my undergraduate degree.