"My involvement with Div. 24, first as a student and now as an early career psychologist, has been of tremendous value for my career. The advice and mentorship that I have received, along with numerous opportunities for networking, have been great. Leaders and 'big names' in the field are never too busy to chat at conferences or respond to emails. I was welcomed as the first student representative on the executive committee, which then led to further involvement with the membership committee. I received support and encouragement for papers I presented within the division's program at the APA convention and our midwinter biennial meeting. I also received an honorable mention one year for the student paper award the division provides for students at the APA convention. My involvement with the division has helped me to build my CV and to make important network contacts who have been instrumental in helping me to further my career. When I think of professional homes for theoretical and philosophical psychology, Div. 24 is one of the few that come to mind, and certainly one of the most desirable."
—Jason Goertzen, PhD, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus in Camrose, Alberta, Canada. He received his PhD in 2009. Jason was student representative from 2005-2007, and has been a member of Div. 24 since 2004.