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  • Sanna Maknojia '16
    ‘Accidental’ entrepreneur founds new ride-sharing business

    Austin native and psychology graduate Sanna Maknojia ’16 wanted her work to benefit people. She considered pursuing social work but discovered an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to try something new. Using research and communication skills developed at Southwestern, and the same ethic of care that motivated her major selection, Maknojia recently co-founded Trek, an Austin ridesharing company, together with her cousin. Proving that you never know where your career direction will take you, she quipped, “I’m a psychology graduate who accidentally turned into businesswoman!”

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    Stephanie Braccini Slade ’02, Distinguished Professional

    Humanity benefits greatly from her contributions to the well-being of the animal kingdom. The global perspective Stephanie Braccini Slade ’02 has achieved through her work with primates allows her to see—and share with others—that humans aren’t the only part of humanity; that human and animal lives are connected, influencing and relying on one another.

  • Psychology Testamonial
    Outstanding Education and Research Training at SU = Success

    As a part of my graduate training, I have provided assessments, consultation, and therapy to children and families across a variety of settings, including schools, clinics, and hospitals.

  • Celia Caraccioli (left) and Meredith Rollins stand with Emilie Ross (right), an applied behavior analyst who works at R.O.C.K., and Shandy, one of the ponies the center uses to provide equine-assisted therapy to children. (Photo by Elizabeth Stewart)
    Documenting the Power of Equine-Assisted Therapy

    Partnership provides real-world research opportunities for students

  • Southwestern Psychology Program is a Great Stepping Stone

    I have been able to provide individual psychotherapy services to clients at both an outpatient community clinic as well as at the university’s student counseling center.

  • Finding Passion in the Work You Do

    I immediately felt at home there and discovered a passion for crisis intervention and healthy relationship education.

  • SU Psych = Great Preparation for a Career in Psychiatry

    If you’re interested in doing both medicine management and therapy, consider pursuing a Master’s in Psychiatric Nursing through an “alternate entry” program like I did. SU’s psych major provides an excellent foundation, and in only 3 years, you’ll be ready to practice psychiatry in a mental health facility or in private practice.