Psych Scoop, 10/12/2021

October 12th, 2021

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1. Psychology Undergrad Fall 21 Town Hall

Thursday, October 14th, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The Psychology Department is hosting the Fall 21 Town Hall for undergraduate students. The goal of these town halls is to connect students directly with the Department of Psychology leadership. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the Google Form to RSVP. The Zoom link will be sent out to those who RSVP in advance. If you are unable to attend this event, you can leave comments and questions in the form; feedback will be shared anonymously at the Town Hall. The town hall won't be recorded, however, meeting minutes will be shared out afterward. Meeting minutes for past Town Halls can be found here. This is your chance to be heard!

2. Get to Know Your Faculty: Connections in Psych

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Exciting news- we are featuring Dr. Amanda Woodward, the psych department’s newest faculty hire and instructor for PSY 3801 Psych Stats this semester! Dr. Woodward is joining us after teaching at the University of California. Stop by to connect with our featured faculty on a personal and academic level. Her research interests lie in early social cognition. Her current focus is on how children think about those who have included or excluded them and what factors influence these judgments. Please RSVP by Sunday, November 7th. We can't wait to see you there!


3. Come Join Us for Our Exciting Hiring Event at Midway Corporate Campus in St Paul!

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: 1700 University Ave West, St. Paul, MN 55104

Some of our openings include housekeeping, maintenance assistant and techs, nutrition services (Nutrition Aides, Cook, Chef, Server/Culinary Assistant), security officers, patient escort, CNA nursing assistant, and many more! Hiring for all locations (All Fairview’s Hospitals, Clinics, and all Ebenezer locations). Attractive Wages, opportunities for growth, and support to help you get there, as well as our amazing benefits for part and full-time staff. We have really part-time opportunities for college students to help them gain relevant work experience for their resume while they pursue their degree. Plus full-time opportunities for those who have completed their degree program. Bring your resume, meet with recruiters and connect with leaders from sites and clinical settings across our system for on-the-spot interviews and job offers! Register online.

4. Voting, Candidates, and Doing Your Research: Learn to Navigate Your City Election in November

Thursday, October 14th, 2021, 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm CST (RSVP)
Friday, October 22nd, 2021, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm CST (RSVP)
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Your vote counts, especially at the local level, and we want to help you navigate the ins and outs of the city elections in Minneapolis and Saint Paul in November! Come to this workshop to learn about navigating the process of voting, how to view your sample ballot, resources for researching candidates and specific ballot questions, and how you can be more involved with elections in your community. First-time voters, new-to-the-area voters, and seasoned voters are all welcome!

5. Big 10+ International Students Connect

Thursday, October 14th, 2021, 4:00 pm- 5:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Join us on Thursday, October 14th for a virtual career networking opportunity with international peers across the Big 10+ network. This informal event will give you the opportunity to have career conversations in small breakout rooms to explore career interests and make connections in your career journey. We are also inviting several Big 10+ International Alumni to join the event to help facilitate networking conversations. Event registration via Zoom is required. We are looking forward to meeting you there! Email Jane Sitter with any questions about this event at

6. Fall 2021 Transfer Workshop Series: Pause and Plan

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

Now it's time to put it all together! Develop a game plan to make the most out of your time at the University of Minnesota. RSVP today.

7. Midterm Madness Pomodoro Sessions

Monday, October 18th, 2021, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm CST (RSVP)
Wednesday, October 27th, 2021, 11:00 am- 1:00 pm CST (RSVP)
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Gather with other students and staff to learn how to use the Pomodoro technique--a brain-research based study strategy--and work on whatever needs to get done. Come prepared to be productive -- whether that means studying for midterms (or anything else!), researching and writing, or finishing a problem set. Power through with others for accountability, and use this focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered.

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8. Graduate Admissions Virtual Information Session - Fall 2021 - Every Thursday at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm CST

Every Thursday at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

The Graduate Admissions Office is pleased to offer information sessions for prospective applicants interested in graduate education. While this information session is tailored to the University of Minnesota, it provides a comprehensive overview of what to consider when determining if graduate school is right for you! Please note that these information sessions are intended for individuals in the early stages of preparing for graduate study. If you have already applied, or been admitted to a graduate program, please reach out to someone in the department directly. To register, select your preferred date from the calendar and complete the registration form.

9. Virtual Info Session: Online MA in Applied Child and Adolescent Development

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Are you interested in a career working with children or adolescents, or creating and implementing practices and policies that support their growth and well-being? Consider an online graduate degree in applied child and adolescent development! The University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development MA program will provide you with a strong foundation in developmental psychology and an opportunity to specialize in one of three areas: child life, infant and early childhood mental health, or individualized studies. Join us for an info session on Wednesday, October 13th at 5 p.m. CST to learn more about the program, areas of specialization, and how to apply. Register through our form.

10. Master of Marketing Applications Open - Carlson School of Management

Do you enjoy creating experiences, influencing people, or analyzing trends? Are you looking for work that has purpose—and also pays well? There’s a path to your dream job (even if you’re not sure what it is yet, or how to get started): In just nine months, a Master of Marketing degree from the Carlson School can prepare you for a fun, rewarding career where you can make a difference. GRE/GMAT waivers are available! Learn more about the program and application instructions on our website. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with round 1 applications due December 1st.


11. Joy Project Volunteer

The Joy Project is a non-profit organization operating in St. Paul, Minnesota that aims to empower people struggling with eating disorders by providing real-world, workable strategies and tools for recovery. We provide support, conduct research, and represent the survivor's voice in the greater eating disorder advocacy community. We provide a variety of no-cost resources for people affected by eating disorders, including a weekly, virtual support group, Facebook support group, and an online resource archive of information and self-help tools for recovery. We are always seeking feedback from the populations we serve in order to ensure our programming is successful in meeting their needs. Currently, we are seeking volunteers to support us in a variety of projects that contribute to advancing the Joy Project’s reach. Projects may include website management, marketing, editing the website blog, and eating disorder & recovery advocacy. The board of volunteers meets every two weeks to discuss the organization’s needs and review projects. If you are interested or would like to learn more about our organization, please contact us at the Joy Project’s Volunteer Coordinator email at

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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12. 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

13. 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

14. Peer Advisor - Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

This position is for a work-study GWSS Peer Advisor. This position is treated as a professional role with a focus on career development for the employee. Individuals in this role are expected to take on increased responsibilities relating to direct student services, peer advising, community building, and undergraduate communications for a dynamic and diverse undergraduate student body. The Peer Advisor will work closely with the Advisor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in GWSS for approx. 10 hours per week between 8 am-4:30 pm and be available for occasional evening events. The position pays $13.00 an hour. This position will be on site. Preferred applicants should be an undergraduate who is enrolled in or has completed at least 1 GWSS course, should have an interest in community organizing, and demonstrated commitment to working with diverse ideas and populations, particularly those related to BIPOC students. Email Jake Rudy at for more information.

15. Bell Museum Hiring Multiple Student Positions!

The Bell Museum is Minnesota’s official natural history museum, established by the legislature in 1872 and held in trust by the University of Minnesota. For over a century, the museum has preserved and interpreted our state’s rich natural history and served learners of all ages. Additionally, our scientific collections contain over one million specimens, representing every county in Minnesota and various locales around the globe. Positions open include Administrative Assistant, Interpretive Guide, and more. Read about and apply for the various positions on the website.

16. Center for Community-Engaged Learning Hiring for Multiple Positions (Including Peer Advising!)

The Center for Community-Engaged Learning in Appleby Hall is hiring for the following positions Community Engagement Scholars Program Asst / Peer Advisor (Job ID 343032)Event Facilitator / Peer Advisor (Job ID 343034)Racial Equity & Community Outreach Co-Coordinator / Peer Advisor (Job ID 343038)Office Coordinator / Peer Advisor (Job ID 343040), and Marketing Assistant / Peer Advisor (Job ID 343041). We are looking to hire students who are passionate about Community Engagement and Community-Engaged Learning, whether or not they have all of the stated experiences or skills specific to each position. Please read each description for further details. If you have questions, please contact our CELS Program Manager, Basanti Miller (she/hers), at

17. MCTFR Research Professional 1 (ABCD Research Assistant)

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire one ABCD Research Assistant (8352R1: Researcher 1) responsible for executing all tasks associated with the ABCD(Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development) protocol which include neuroimaging, neurocognitive assessments, and clinical interview or self-report measures designed to assess eligibility criteria, psychopathology, medical health, social relationships, personality, and substance use, and more. Research Assistants will review data to assure quality and transfer data to ABCD Informatics Center. They will work closely with the ABCD research participants assessing complex psychological traits. A bachelor's degree in psychology or related field is required, as well as a flexible work schedule (evenings and weekends) and the ability to work onsite at and transition between the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) and Elliott Hall. Research experience, knowledge of the DSM, excellent verbal communication, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently are preferred. Apply online (internal applicants and external applicants).

18. ABCD Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire two undergraduate research assistants (UGRAs) registered for study at the University of Minnesota for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study as "ABCD UGRA” (2221: Student Academic Support) responsible for assisting the ABCD Researcher Assistants in completing on-site and remote protocols for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study. The position will also require data entry and other miscellaneous duties. Learn more and apply.

19. Residential Counselor - Children's Residential Treatment Center (CRTC)

Children's Residential Treatment Center (CRTC) is looking for more Residential Counselors. CRTC is a great way to gain hands-on, therapeutic experience without needing a Graduate Degree. If any of you are interested in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, learning de-escalation techniques, and being a positive role model for teens with various mental health diagnoses, I highly encourage you to apply to this job. Our Residential Counselors play a huge part in creating and maintaining a therapeutic environment for our kids. We are also offering a $500 sign-on bonus. Apply today.

20. Office Assistant/Peer Advisors - CLA Student Services Johnston Hall

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Student Services office is looking for peer advisors! Our office provides direct service to students as a key information, intake, peer advising, and referral office for all CLA undergraduate students. As a peer advisor in the CLA Student Services office located in Johnston Hall, serves as a pivotal outreach and communication arm of CLA Student Services (CLASS) for students, faculty, staff, the university community, and the general public. Functionally, the CLASS team operates as the "front door" of the College for the majority of our incoming first-year and transfer students. Our team also supports CLA advising by assisting students with basic advising decisions and referrals to professional advising staff. The CLASS office staff coordinate registration and orientation operations for the college, maintain student records and provide mail and equipment services to CLASS. The CLASS office staff provide critical central support and communications for advising functions throughout CLASS, including the student advising communities, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Program, Individualized Degree Programs, and the First and Second Year Experience program. Students served are continuing CLA students with special emphasis on newly admitted students. Applications must be submitted online, must attach a cover letter and resume for consideration. Learn more & apply online (job ID: 343861).

21. Caregiver English Rose

Earn while you learn! English Rose, a nationally known provider of dementia care, has opportunities for psychology students interested in neurology and dementia. The population 65 and older is growing faster than all other age groups! Within this group, there is probably no other patient population that presents such diversity for a psychologist than those suffering from some form of dementia. English Rose will help you build your knowledge and understanding of dementia and other neurological disorders. Our expertise, holistic approach, and high staff-to-resident ratio (1-3) helps to minimize changes in mood and behavior associated with dementia, resulting in an enhanced quality of life for our residents. You’ll be part of a team providing hands-on care, and just as important, building loving relationships. English Rose is a residential care provider located in Edina offering flexible work schedules and highly competitive pay! Work as little as every other weekend or as much as full-time during your breaks and summer vacation. Our wages range from $16-$25 per hour based on experience with a sign-on bonus up to $1,000. No experience or certification is necessary. We provide paid training. Visit us online!

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