Google Values Soft Skills

“The seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas.”

Sounds a lot like the skill set you develop in Psychology and LAS.

(STEM expertise is #8, and you get that with our major, as well!)

Read the article in today’s Washington Post.


Registration Restrictions

Hi all.

Some information on registration restrictions:

Some advanced Psychology courses will have restrictions lifted today (April 17). Others will be restricted to Psychology majors who are seniors, juniors, and sophomores until April 24. (If you are a Psychology freshman, you shouldn’t be registering for an advanced-level Psychology course!)

Information on restricted courses in selected majors:


Computer Science


Many other departments have restrictions on their courses. Sometimes, this information is viewable in Class Schedule under “Section Info.” You can also contact the department offering the course to find out when restrictions might be lifted.

Illinois in Washington

Illinois in Washington
Spend fall interning and taking U of I classes in Washington, DC, with Illinois in Washington. The program is open to all majors, including Psychology students! Students will earn 12 credits of Illinois coursework during the fall semester. Courses include PS 491: Internship Seminar, PS 321: Principles of Public Policy, and PS 199: The Washington Experience.

Fall application deadline is April 1. For more information and to apply, visit the Illinois in Washington web site.