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Devin R.

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Master's Graduate from the University of Exeter

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Lander University
Psychology
University of Exeter (UK)
Master's

Education

Lander University (Psychology)

University of Exeter (UK) (Master's)

About Devin

In school I have often excelled academically. I learned early on that if I tried hard, I could succeed; if I wanted something badly enough, I possessed the ability to strive to achieve it. I had attended seminars that informed students about the financial challenges that lay ahead and was motivated to get through college without having to rely too heavily on student loans.

I knew that hard work was going to be necessary to maintain my scholarships and I also began to follow-up on any job opportunities that presented themselves to me. I applied to my first job as a sous chef at a local drive-thru restaurant and for the following four years I continued to apply to an assortment of different positions. I worked as a model for a retail company, a personal groundskeeper for an individual homeowner, a bagger for a local grocery store, and a laborer for two different equestrian centers. I put the money hard work had earned me toward any expenses that would arise throughout the school year.

Entering into my undergraduate program at Lander University I was not entirely sure what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I had developed a fascination for chemistry while in high school when I got to perform such experiments as setting myself on fire using methane soap bubbles. So I decided to pursue chemistry as a possible major. However, things were slightly different in college than they had been before.

My work as a chemist seemed to be summed up by one evening in particular. It felt like hours had gone by as I sat on a stool in front of my workstation counting small clear droplets of liquid dripping monotonously from a suspended burette into a beaker containing another clear solution. I was waiting for the mixture inside the beaker to acquire the slightest tinge of pink before I could make my way across campus in time for a late supper.

I realized then that a career as a chemist was not exactly what I had in mind for myself. Certainly, I enjoyed and respected the subject; however, while enrolled at Lander University I experienced a different world opening up to me. Like many other folks, I used my first year to explore a profusion of different disciplines. It was during my freshman expedition that I signed up to take my first psychology course. The way Dr. Deborah Acorn passionately discussed research like Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment (1971) and Sherif et al.’s Robber’s Cave Experiment (1961) was truly infectious. It was then that I decided to apply my scientific curiosity to understanding people’s behavior and mental processes and declared psychology as my new major.

One of the proudest moments in my life was earning my college degree and going on to pursue my master’s. I was accepted to the internationally renowned University of Exeter in the southern county of Devon, England. I was also granted the United States Masters Excellence Scholarship and was also given the College of Life and Environmental Sciences Top 10 Scholarship for my outstanding academic achievement. As a student without borders I gained vast experiences, learned new lessons, and fostered insight into cultures, organizations, and best practices.

As a psychology major I developed an interest in understanding more about social interactions and how people reacted in the real, implied, or imagined presence of others. Based on anecdotal experiences with working for a diverse set of companies I especially developed an interest in how social psychology applied to organizational settings. I believe that my success as a student was not only because I employ a strong work ethic, but also because I approached my studies as a professional—a psychologist rather than just a student, that is. I was not put off by the difficult courses most students tended to avoid, if possible, because I believed they were the classes that had the most to teach me. I also worked with the professors I felt were most qualified in my areas of interest. Beginning my junior year, I began working under the supervision of Dr. Acorn and Dr. Jonathan Bassett and led my own psychological investigations. My demonstrated success as a psychology student earned me a position as a teaching assistant. As such I was responsible for understanding the course objects and learning goals set forth by the professor and communicating the course material in lecture format to students of Psychology 101 and 102. I also offered personal one-on-one tutoring sessions to students to better prepare them for tests and quizzes.

As a collegiate-level researcher I have had vast experiences with writing academically acclaimed work. As a scientist I am required to write up my research in terms that are easily understandable and thoroughly descriptive. I have also taken many prerequisite English/literature courses in which I have excelled at. While enrolled in such classes it has often been required that students provide each other with feedback, so I have experience with delivering constructive criticism. Additionally, I explore the art of writing in my free time as an aspiring author.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I encourage you to drop me a line so we might explore your options together and determine whether I might be of service. Here to help in any way possible. Thanks!
In school I have often excelled academically. I learned early on that if I tried hard, I could succeed; if I wanted something badly enough, I possessed the ability to strive to achieve it. I had attended seminars that informed students about the financial challenges that lay ahead and was motivated to get through college without having to rely too Read more

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Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Rock Hill, SC 29732
Science:
Astronomy, Psychology
English:
English,
Literature, Proofreading, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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English

In high school I took AP English and received college credit through York Technical College. As a collegiate-level researcher I have had vast experiences with writing academically acclaimed essays. As a scientist I am required to disseminate my research in terms that are thoroughly descriptive and easily understandable. I have also taken many prerequisite English/literature courses in which I have excelled. While enrolled in such classes it has often been necessary for students to provide each other with feedback, so I have experience with delivering constructive criticism. Additionally, I explore the art of writing in my free time as an aspiring author.

Lander University
Psychology
University of Exeter (UK)
Master's

Education

Lander University (Psychology)

University of Exeter (UK) (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Devin will travel within 25 miles of Rock Hill, SC 29732.