Psych Scoop, 10/19/2021

October 19th, 2021

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Psychology Advising Announcements

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1. Psychology Undergrad Fall 21 Town Hall - Meeting Minutes Available

The Psychology Student Advisory Council (SAC) met for the Fall 2021 semester this past Thursday, October 14th. Students met with Department faculty and administrative leadership in a Town Hall style event. Topics included data on the Psychology program's growth, curriculum and instructional feedback, and a holistic overview of the Department's DEI Initiatives. Student input is highly valued. We invite those students who were unable to attend to review the meeting minutes. And, as always, the Department leadership welcomes feedback at any time - anonymous submissions are accepted.

2. Get to Know Your Faculty: Connections in Psych

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021, 2:00 pm- 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!

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. IOPC - First Meeting!

today, Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: S160 Elliott Hall

The Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club is back up and running and we hope to see all those interested attend our first meeting! We will be meeting on Tuesday the 19th at 6 pm in Elliot S160. This will be an introductory meeting to get to know each other and the club better. RSVP!


4. Know Your Rights When Writing

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Authors may encounter copyright questions as they develop their research, at the point of submission for publishing, or sometimes even later. Choices authors make in these situations can have implications that resonate in research impact and even the ability to reuse one's own work later on. Develop a better understanding of your rights and options as an author, to make sure you can reach your research goals. RSVP to get the Zoom link.

5. Hope and Healing: Equity and Transformational Justice in Higher Education

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Drawing from his thirty years of experience in higher education, Andrew Williams will facilitate a discussion focused on the gap between conventional views on the value of diversity and equity on our college campuses and the lived experiences of BIPOC and other minoritized and marginalized student populations. You will be asked to explore the common notions of colleges and universities as open, liberal, and tolerant places through a critical examination of past and present waves of student activism and engagement. The conversation aims to enhance students' capacity to map a path forward toward reconciliation, individual and collective healing, transformative justice, and the decolonization of higher education. RSVP today.

6. Virtual Human Services Job Fair

Thursday, October 21st, 2021, 4:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

MN Department of Human Services is hosting a virtual job fair with employers from across Minnesota who provide services and supports to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related conditions. Employers will be offering information on job and internship opportunities, career paths in the industry, and more! All students are welcome. RSVP today. Questions? Contact Nicole Berning at or 651-402-2394.

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

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!

8. Mini-Medical School: Health and Wellness During a Pandemic

Monday, October 25th, 2021, 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm CST
Monday, November 1st, 2021, 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm CST
Monday, November 8th, 2021, 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Few people could have predicted the world would be approaching the second year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, but here we are with the rollout of effective vaccines, new and more aggressive variants, and still many unknowns about what lies ahead. How do we persevere while maintaining health and wellness in the changing tide of a pandemic? Health and Wellness During a Pandemic is an exploratory journey of real-time updates on COVID-19, variants, and vaccines, the state of other diseases and infections during the pandemic, and mental health in this “new normal.” RSVP for one or all of the dates.

9. Midterm Madness Pomodoro Sessions

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.

10. Bridge to Doctorate Workshop

Wednesday, October 27th, 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 here.

11. Preparing for a Career Abroad - Where to Start? With Overseasy

Thursday, October 28th, 2021, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Considering a career abroad? Join this session to learn about the various kinds of research needed to help successfully transition to a career outside of the United States. This session is presented by UMN International Alum Tim Zhang, who is the founder of Overseasy, an organization that helps expat employees transition to a career in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. All students and UMN community members are welcome. Register to get the Zoom link.

12. SIOP Diversifying I-O Psychology Program and Conference

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

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology's (SIOP) Diversifying I-O Psychology Program (The DIP) will kick off next month with a virtual conference designed to help racial and ethnic minority individuals, particularly undergraduate students, learn more about I-O psychology. The vision for The DIP is to help build a significantly larger talent pipeline of Black/African Americans, Hispanic/Latinx, and Native Americans for I-O graduate education and ultimately SIOP. Day One will focus on the I-O Ph.D. experience. Attendees will hear from distinguished speakers about what a career in I-O psychology is like, how to pursue a career in I-O psychology, and what a Ph.D. program involves. Day Two will focus on the application process, including how to find programs that are a good fit, the application itself, interviewing, and preparing to start the program. RSVP today.

Graduate School

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

13. 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.

14. 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.


15. Student Writing Support

Student Writing Support (SWS) offers collaborative one-to-one writing consultations to help student writers develop confidence and effective writing strategies. Our writing consultants will listen to your goals and concerns, read and respond to your written work, pose questions that help you clarify and articulate your ideas, and affirm the experiences and abilities you bring to your writing. We value your life experiences and languages, and we seek to provide a supportive space for you to share and develop your voice. Appointments and drop-ins are available.


16. 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 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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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) help 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 sign-on bonus up to $1,000. No experience or certification is necessary. We provide paid training. Visit us online!

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