The Southeastern Psychological Association Conference (SEPA)

The Southeastern Psychological Association Conference (SEPA)
December 18, 2022

Author: The Crusader Staff Writer, Rachel Price

Earlier this year in March of 2022, the psychology department here at Belmont College gave their students the opportunity to attend the SEPA Conference, located
in Hilton Head, South Carolina. 10 psychology majors, including myself, and two of our professors attended the conference.

This experience allowed us to strengthen our relationships with our classmates, learn about other students’ psychology research from other colleges and universities (some near and some farther), and the honor of supporting our very own Belmont Abbey alumni and professor while they presented their research as well.

While most of us at the time were rising seniors, we had the opportunity to speak with a variety of graduate programs and their students. We collected information,
heard their individual experiences with the program, and what types of programs the schools had to offer. Looking back, I can say that this trip was well worth all my time and effort as my top pick graduate school is one that I discovered at the conference.

I thank the psychology department for making this trip possible for the other students and myself. Together, we made long lasting memories, learned a variety of professional skills, built stronger relationships with our professors and their families, and shared what we all may agree was a remarkable experience overall.

This article was originally posted in the Fall 2022, Issue 1 of The Crusader Newspaper. Download the full issue.