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Letter to (Soon-to-be!) Alums: How to Stay Involved

Dear Fellow Alum,

In the early part of third semester, the thought dawned on me. Soon, I will no longer be here.

The MA program at MSP moves swiftly this way. In September, coursework and practicum are daunting – there is a lot to learn and a lot to accomplish. By May, it’s like we are all on a well-greased slide to graduation and the wide world of job hunting.

Whether you are graduating in July or you graduated many Julys ago, I invite you to become involved in our community at MSP.

Alumni involvement makes MSP stronger. Your experience and expertise – as former students, as psychologists, as human beings in the world – make you invaluable to the education of the psychologists of tomorrow.

Consider the ways in which you could get involved. 

Attend events on campus. Each semester we present free lectures, workshops, and film screenings that you are very welcome to attend. Find information about upcoming events on our web calendar, on Facebook, or sign up to receive our monthly newsletter

Spring brings plenty of great events to campus. Stop by MSP alum Dr. Laura Hutchison’s Introduction to Play Therapy Brownbag (May 9) or register for the upcoming Career Fair (June 7).  Some events like the Cultural Competency Conference (May 17) have an admission fee, but often alums receive a discount.

We also host a CE Workshop series (next workshop is Domestic Human Sex Trafficking on May 11) to help you fulfill your CE hours in a familiar place.

Join the Alumni Association (or as a bonus, the Alumni Advisory Board). Help plan networking and social events with fellow alums. Next meeting is May 7 at 6:30 at MSP!

Check out the Alumni Facebook Group. Find regular job postings, events run by alums in the community, and ask questions!

Share your news in a blog or a “Life After MSP” feature. Joined a new practice? Switched careers? Wrote a book? Share this experience with the community. Prose or Q&A format – however works best for you.

We want to hear from you! In what ways would you like to be involved?


Cynthia Ransley, MA, LLPCynthia Ransley, MA (’15)