Outside the Classroom

Student pieing professor in the face

Psych major Emily Mack '12 pies Dr. Stark during a Psi Chi fundraising event. Emily is now in graduate school at OSU studying Occupational Therapy.

At college, you'll learn outside the classroom as well as in. Student research, clubs and organizations are great ways to learn the practical applications of your eduation and gain experience in your field.

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in psychology. Heidelberg's chapter is very active educating and promoting current issues in psychology. Members also provide tutoring for students who need help with their psychology courses.


Student research is a crucial part of your education. At Heidelberg, you aren't just an assistant. You choose your own topic, conduct your own research, and translate your own findings. All with a faculty mentor, who is your assistant.  Here are some topics of projects psychology students presented at Heidelberg's Research Conference:

  • Missy Orzechowski – “Alzheimer’s Disease” (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Traci Stark)
  • Neal Renna – “Gender Identity Disorder” (Faculty Mentor: Professor Neil Sass)
  • Kandra Roberts, “The Ethics of Animal Experimentation in Psychology: Then and Now” (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Traci Stark)
  • Diana LoConti – “An Analysis of Adolescent Issues in the Book Go Ask Alice” (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Virginia Gregg)

studnet sitting outside of buildingInternships

Internships provide "hands-on" experience that are valuable tools for making career decisions, building skills and networking. In recent years, majors have interned at:

Autumnwood Geriatric Center

Gase Homes

Marathon Oil

Seneca City Youth Center

Seneca County Jobs and Family Services

Seneca County Sheriff’s Department

Tiffin Developmental Center