I graduated from University of Maryland, Baltimore County in December 2010. I was able to get involved in research while in school, and I felt that my next step was to do some applied work in the field. I found that there were plenty of jobs for a person with a Psychology degree - that is, poorly paid, high-stress jobs that work with difficult populations!
My work experiences were definitely eye-openers, and I feel that they kind of "broke me in" in the sense that I've seen some of the worst behaviors that a child can have. Now I'm ready to further my education so that I can do more effective, meaningful work that truly makes a difference in a student's life. I chose William and Mary because of it's stellar reputation, small class sizes, availability of assistantships/financial aid, and because they place you in schools right away!