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Caroline Farquhar

Degrees:B.A. Psychology (1992)

Caroline is a graduate in psychology (1992) who now works as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and is the National Training Manager for Renew Life and NeoCell Canada.

“People skills and understanding what makes people tick helps in every walk of life, whether you get into the field or not. I learned to listen and determine why people are motivated to do or not do certain things. It has helped me to be empathetic and gain people’s trust.”

What did you do after your BA?

I actually went to travel school and traveled the world for a bit. When I got back, I worked in the travel industry for 11 years, eventually became a project manager and then went back to school to become a holistic nutritionist. I’m the National Training Manager of a digestive care company and have been doing that for almost 14 years. All the while, I have been using my psychology skills to help understand people better.

Do you have any advice for students thinking about taking a BA in Psychology at Carleton?

It’s an ever changing world and the need for mental health care is growing exponentially. There has never been more fear, depression and anxiety in our society. The good thing is that people are now feeling ok to open up about it. Providing a safe space for them to unload and teach them coping skills is a noble cause.

Do you have a favourite memory, or favourite instructor that had an impact on you here at Carleton?

My days at Carleton were some of the best of my life. I learned so much about myself and made some amazing friends for life. The instructor that stood out for me is Professor Runtz. He taught biology and animal behaviour. I still remember many of the things he taught me when I head into nature. He made his courses come alive and I loved attending his classes. I’m thrilled to see he is still teaching there!