What is the Psyched to Work! job shadow program?

In the P2W! program, MSU Denver Psychology majors and Human Development and Family Studies majors spend a day at a local workplace. Students follow professionals during the workday to learn first-hand what their job and workplace environment is really like. By participating P2W! students will learn about professionalism in the workplace, write a polished resume, network and build connections with professionals, build a LinkedIn page, and have the opportunity to build community and make friends with fellow P2W! students.

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We’ve had overwhelming interest in Psyched to Work!. To make sure we can accommodate everyone who wants to participate, we’re moving the application deadline up to Friday 9/29!

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Students’ Experience

“I learned not only about new career opportunities that I did not previously know existed, but also about the various educational pathways by which to land in such a career field. I feel like I learned a lot about myself and my professional skills during this experience as well. This experience gave me more confidence in my decision to pursue my career, which was encouraging.”


“I learned that organization, collaboration, and time management skills that I currently have can easily be applied/transferred to other professions like this one.”

Host Sites’ Experience

“The Psyched to Work! students conducted themselves professionally throughout the experience (arrived on time, dressed appropriately, engaged, etc.) and had a genuine interest in our organization and this field of work.”


“The student was professional and asked relevant questions pertaining to a shadowing role. She was prepared to inquire about different opportunities to work in the mental health field and shared some common myths and attitudes about getting a job with a bachelor’s degree. She was personable and honest in her presence, she will make a wonderful helper in whatever role she seeks in the future.”


Host Sites


  • A Precious Child
  • Aurora Police Department
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • Community College of Denver
  • Denver Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Eating Disorder Foundation
  • The Family Tree
  • Front Range Behavioral Associates
  • Girls, Inc. of Metro Denver
  • Handprints Therapies
  • Integrated Family Community Services
  • Intervention
  • JLS Fundraising
  • Jumpstart Autism Center
  • MSU Denver Student Affairs
  • Oliver Behavioral Consultants
  • Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, US Dept. of Health and Human Services


  • A Precious Child
  • Behavior Frontiers
  • Colorado Youth for A Change
  • Adams County Sherrif’s Office
  • Urban Peak
  • Aurora Police Department
  • Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners
  • Megan’s Place, LLC
  • Denver Zoo
  • Oliver Behavioral Consultants
  • Front Range Behavioral Associates
  • Colorado Public Radio
  • JumpStart Autism Center