Like most students, Emilie Caron arrived at Bishop’s University unsure about her future goals. She was a Sports Studies major and an active athlete, but was not yet willing to commit to a career in sports. But after taking a Psychology of Music class, Emilie’s academic path turned on its head: she added a Psychology Major to her undergraduate curriculum and plowed her way through a variety of Psychology classes. It wasn’t long before she began craving more from this field.
Being at a small university like Bishop’s allowed Emilie to work closely with several professors and gain research experience as a research assistant. She is now graduating from Bishop’s with an impressive C.V.: she was worked in five different laboratories at Bishop’s and at the Université de Sherbrooke, has accumulated over a thousand hours of research experience that have included learning how to test participants using complex research protocols, learning how to administer cognitive tests and becoming proficient with specialized software.
What’s next for Emilie? Graduate school, of course!