Psych Scoop, 09/28/21

September 28th, 2021

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Psychology Advising Announcements

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1. Psychology Advising Presents: How to get started with UROP!

Tuesday, October 5th, 12:15-1:15 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

You are invited to attend Psychology's Advising Event: How to Get Started with UROP. Hear tricks from the current CLA UROP coordinator on how to get started with UROP. Get 2 current student perspectives on their UROP experiences in both Psychology and Developmental Psychology. Listen to advice from current Psychology Faculty on how to find a mentor and participate in your own undergraduate research project! RSVP by Monday, October 4th.

2. CONNECT! Schedule an appointment with a Psychology Advisor!

Making connections is a crucial part of your undergraduate experience, especially within your major. Psychology Undergraduate Advising would like to invite you to schedule an appointment to simply CONNECT. Psychology Advisors hold a great deal of psychology-related experience: we have worked in a wide variety of psychology-related positions, completed both undergraduate and graduate programs in psych, traveled and studied abroad, and completed internships and maintained connections with alumni and current graduate students who are working in the field. Relationship building is important, so if there is an advisor with whom you have met in the past, or has experience in something that you are interested in, feel free to request to meet with that specific advisor. October is a great month for these types of appointments; act now before the registration rush!

Psychology Student Group Announcements

All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psychology student organizations. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend! To learn more, visit our website.

3. Join the Association of Black Psychology Students

The Association of Black Psychology Students (ABPS) is currently recruiting new members and potential leaders for the organization. This Association gives students of African descent an opportunity to develop a professional network geared towards social sciences. Students are encouraged to sign up for emails to receive information about current events, educational opportunities, and webinars If you are looking to become more involved and connect with a committed group of students - please consider joining us or reaching out to learn more! For more information, email

4. Join the Psychology International Student Association

The Psychology International Student Association (PISA) is looking for new members with great opportunities for leadership as well! PISA is a student group that serves and helps international psychology students to succeed at the University. Meetings are informal and open to new members majoring or minoring in psychology. While PISA is geared toward international students, all students are welcome and encouraged to attend PISA's meetings and events. For more information, email the group at

5. Join the Chinese Psychology Student Association

The Chinese Psychology Student Association (CPSA) is currently recruiting new members and potential leaders for the organization. CPSA is an academic student association composed of Chinese students with a major in psychology at UMN. Our intention is to set a foundation to unite and provide a platform to communicate, share, and establish comprehensive information in the psychological field between alumni and students, including topics on academic discussions, research/graduate programs, career perspectives, etc. For more information, email Kedian Chang at


6. Nutritious U Food Pantry

September 28-30, 2021, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Memorial Union, 2nd Floor

The Nutritious U Food Pantry provides fresh and healthy food to students that struggle to get enough to eat. Any student can visit the food pantry, no proof of need is needed. Students will select their foods when they show up. The hours will be 12 - 6 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. Learn more about the pantry.

7. Learning Abroad Fair

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021, 10:00 am- 2:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Westbank Outdoor Plaza

Grab some information to begin your international adventure. Tired of the virtual world? Explore the real one. Registration is not required for you to attend this event, you may just show up. If you do enter your information in the form, we will send you a calendar invite and a reminder for this event.

8. Bridge to Doctorate Workshop

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021, 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Are you a first-generation college student, Pell-eligible, and/or from an underrepresented community seeking a pathway to transform systems? Have you ever thought about pursuing a doctorate degree or going to graduate school? An undergraduate research experience is a good starting point for your journey and allows you to connect with faculty. In this workshop, we explore the importance of undergraduate research programs, provide a range of paid research opportunities for you to find the one that fits your research interests, and share tips for applying. Participants will hear from a panel of representatives from undergraduate research programs and will conclude with breakout rooms for students to learn more from panelists. RSVP for the Bridge to Doctorate workshop.

9. CLA Internship & Career Fair - RSVP Today!

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The CLA Internship & Career Fair connects CLA students across all 65+ majors with employers and organizations represented from many career field areas. Students can explore internship, volunteer, and full-time opportunities with employers who are hiring CLA students and recent alumni. The CLA Internship & Career Fair will be held virtually through the Handshake platform with in-person support available for students. By attending the fair in a virtual setting, students are able to avoid waiting in long lines by scheduling times to meet with employers in advance. This event is open to all CLA students and recent alumni and is FREE to attend. RSVP for the CLA Internship & Career Fair.

10. Fall 2021 Transfer Workshop Series: Freaky Fast Finances

Friday, October 1, 2021, 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks Hall, Room 512B

Learn about budgeting, finances, and best practices for managing your money. RSVP for Freaky Fast Finances workshop.


11. Get Involved: Apply to be a MURAJ Student Reviewer

The Minnesota Undergraduate Research & Academic Journal (MURAJ) is an academic journal dedicated to the research of undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota. Apply to be a MURAJ student reviewer for the 2020-2021 academic year. Reviewers review research papers within a specified focus area for publication in our journal. Please fill out the form by 11:59 pm CST on October 15 to apply. If you have any questions, please email or attend one of our Reviewer Information Meetings on Monday, October 4th or Thursday, October 7th.

Graduate School

Find Diversity Weekend programs - includes Fall, Spring, and Summer programs. Updated frequently.

12. Announcing the 2021 Virtual Diversity in Psychology Program - UMN

October 28-29, 2021
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The University of Minnesota’s Diversity in Psychology Program is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the Fall 2021 virtual diversity program event (October 28-29, 2021). The program is designed for individuals who are historically underrepresented in psychology graduate programs and who are interested in learning about graduate training in the Department of Psychology, as well as graduate training in Child Development and Educational Psychology, at the University of Minnesota. The virtual event will feature a coordinated set of formal and informal experiences designed to familiarize participants with strategies for constructing successful graduate school applications and to provide them with the opportunity to learn more about the experience of graduate education in our departments. If you are interested in applying for the Diversity in Psychology Program (or know someone who would be interested), please visit our website. Applicants must provide the following information and materials by Wednesday, September 29th (5:00 pm CST).

13. Educational Psychology info sessions at Psych Grad School Virtual Fair

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Learn more about earning your grad degree in educational psychology. We're hosting info sessions on our school psychology MA and Ph.D. (10:00- 11:00 am CST) and counselor education MA (11:00 am- 12:00 pm CST) on October 6, 2021, at the Psychology Graduate School Virtual Fair (free for prospective students) in the University of Minnesota Department of Educational Psychology chat room. Signing up is easy. Register for the fair. The Virtual Fair will send you details on how to log in the day of once you’ve registered. If you have questions about this process, send an email to or call 770-980-0088. Then, RSVP to attend our University of Minnesota Department of Educational Psychology info session during the virtual fair. RSVP for school psych and/or RSVP for counselor education. For general questions, contact

14. Master of Science in Criminal Justice

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice Plus One program at Aurora University offers a streamlined path to your master’s degree through daytime classes held on the main campus. The program is open to students with undergraduate degrees in a wide variety of majors, including cybersecurity, computer science, business administration, psychology, political science, and public policy. You can choose one of two concentrations: Leadership and Administration or Psychology and the Law. Through full-time studies, you can complete your Criminal Justice degree in one year. The program begins in June and finishes the following May. You will also complete an internship aligned with your career goals. These internships often take place at federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, private security agencies, law offices, and probation departments.

15. North Carolina State University Lifespan Development Program Seeking Applicants!

We are seeking qualified applicants for our doctoral program in Lifespan Developmental Psychology at North Carolina State University, and we would appreciate your assistance in bringing our program to the attention of potential students. The program as well as the Department of Psychology has an active and growing group of faculty with expertise in development across the lifespan and particular strengths in the intersections among emotion, social cognition, and everyday cognitive functioning. Students in the program obtain a strong grounding in theory, research, and methodology in Lifespan Development, and are supported through graduate research and teaching assistantships. Interested students are encouraged to find out more about our program online. We are located in Raleigh, a dynamic city representing the eastern point of the research triangle. The deadline for applications is December 1st.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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16. Home Health Aide - United Chapters Living

Great opportunity for students to learn and gain experience in a rewarding field with plenty of room to grow with the company! Inclusive environment and a welcoming team. United Chapters Living operates two customized living facilities in the metro, one in Golden Valley and one in Edina. We are looking for charismatic problem solvers with a passion for helping vulnerable adults seek and reach goals in their everyday life. Our mission is to help each and every resident toward a more independent lifestyle. Contact Ryan Magloughlin at for more information.

17. Resident Assistant - Part-Time - Vail Place

Do you want to work for a mission-driven agency that works together to create connection, opportunity, and purpose? Are you looking to jump-start your career in Human Services. Start by joining as a Resident Assistant today! The Overnight Resident Assistant supports the individual recovery goals of Vail House residents in coordinating services, such as crisis prevention and intervention, medication monitoring, attending to group supports, and independent goals. Vail House is staffed 24 hours a day, and the overnight role is an awake position. Resident Assistants may be asked to help cover shifts, and must be available to remain on shift until relieved by a replacement. All Resident Assistants may be required to work weekend, holiday, and overnight hours based on schedule & coverage needs. Please apply at our Career Center.

18. ARMHS Specialist - Lee Carlson Center

Grow your mental health therapist career with a team of talented providers in a supportive environment! Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health & Well-Being is committed to supporting its employees' professional development and making a profound difference in the lives of families. We are a 501c3 non-profit and the primary provider of outpatient mental health services in Hennepin and Anoka Counties and surrounding areas. Each year we offer hope and healing to more than 6,000+ individuals and families struggling with a variety of emotional health issues. Specialists provide Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) services to enable individuals to develop and enhance psychiatric stability, social competencies, personal and emotional adjustment, and independent living and community skills when these abilities are impaired by the symptoms of mental illness. Competitive wages and benefits (choice of two health plans, dental, life insurance, retirement plan match), supported professional development, generous time off, and reimbursement of licensure available. Must have a minimum of a BA or BS degree in psychology, social work, or human services related field and ability to maintain a valid driver's license. To learn more or to apply, visit our website or email

19. Direct Care Professional - ACR Homes

ACR Homes is hiring psychology students to become Direct Care Professionals! Get some experience this school year and apply today (positions starting now, later this semester, or even next semester)! You would work in a home setting alongside a co-worker to care for 4 people who have disabilities. You will get the chance to gain direct patient care hours by caring for the medical, emotional, and physical needs of the residents as well as enjoying fun activities with them on your shifts. ACR is VERY flexible for students only 10 shifts/month, pays starting up to $15/hr, offers paid training, and we have locations near campus, and you don't need to have a car! NEW: $2000 hiring/placement bonus!! We even offer custom research-based INTERNSHIPS that end with a letter of recommendation from our CEO who is a licensed psychologist! Contact Kayla Wildes at if you are interested in applying!

20. Administrative Assistant - David Hoy & Associates

David Hoy & Associates is a mental health agency located in Golden Valley and Chaska. We are looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant to help us run our offices smoothly. This is the perfect opportunity for a recent graduate or soon-to-be graduate from a Psychology program that has an interest in furthering their career in the mental health field. The position is full-time, the person who is hired will work partially from the office and partially from home. Work hours are 8:45 am- 5:15 pm, Monday - Friday. To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Nicole Recke at

21. Full-Time Research Assistant Position at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research

The Clinical Research Department at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) in Orangeburg, NY invites applications for a Research Assistant position. Our research involves clinical trials and investigations into the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, neurocognitive disorders, and mood disorders.

The RA will work on an experienced multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and research nurses. They will coordinate schizophrenia studies, with potential involvement in cognitive impairment and depression studies, under the supervision of Drs. Dan Iosifescu and Matthew Hoptman.

This is an excellent opportunity for obtaining research and clinical experience prior to applying for graduate or medical school. Job qualifications include BS/BA in psychology or related field, two-year commitment, prior research experience, clinical and/or research experience with psychiatric or medical populations is preferred, willing to complete a phlebotomy certification course and perform blood-draws, competent and comfortable with computers and technology, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and comfort in interacting with adult research participants. This position would begin in the Winter of 2021. If you are interested, please send a CV/resume and cover letter to Allison Sparpana at

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