Psych Scoop, 10/25/22

October 25th, 2022

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Psychology Advising Announcements

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1. Countdown to Registration - 2 Weeks Out

We are about two weeks out from registration! Registration starts on April 14th. At this point, you have received your registration time. You can check your registration time on your MyU accountAppointments are currently available to meet with a Psych Advisor. We recommend scheduling sooner than later if you would like to meet with Psych Advising because our office can become very busy once registration starts!

2. Psychology Research Info Sessions

Various Dates
Cost: Free
Location: Online or In Person

Join this session to learn more about getting started with psych research. In the workshop, we will focus on sharing resources on how to get started with research that relates to the Psychology Major. You will learn how Psy 4/5993 research works in the department. You will discover how research can fit into your Psychology Major and/or overall enhance your undergraduate experience. You will leave this session with 2-3 ideas to explore for a research position. Please email with questions or to request disability-related accommodations. RSVP to sign up for a session.
Join us at any listed times!
1.) Thursday, October 27th, 2022, 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm CST, N219 Elliott Hall
2.) Wednesday, November 16th, 2022, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm CST, Zoom
3.) Thursday, November 17th, 2022, 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm CST, N219 Elliott Hall
4.) Wednesday, December 7th, 2022,4:15 pm - 5:15 pm CST, Zoom

3. Psychology Internship Info Sessions

Various Dates
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Join this session to learn more about the PSY 3896: Internship in Psychology class, earning credit for your work, and opportunities for funding! Please RSVP to sign up for this event. In this session, you will learn about the PSY 3896: Internship in Psychology class. You will discover how internships can fit into your Psychology Major and/or overall enhance your undergraduate experience. Ideally, you will also leave this session with 2-3 ideas to explore for an Internship in Spring or Summer 2023. Please email with questions or to request disability-related accommodations.
Join us at any listed times!
1.) Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022, 12:30 pm- 1:15 pm CST
2.) Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm CST
3.) Thursday, November 3rd, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm CST
4.) Wednesday, November 9th, 2022, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm CST
5.) Thursday, November 10th, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm CST

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.

4. IOPC Student Group - Returning Fall 2022

The Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club (IOPC) is currently recruiting new members and potential leaders for the organization. The goal of the I-O Psychology Club is to help undergraduates become more involved in I-O psychology by connecting them to peers, graduate students, and faculty with similar interests. For more information, contact Alex Zolnosky, at, or follow the link to the club website!


5. Boynton Health's Nutritious U Food Pantry

Tuesday, October 25, 2022, - Thursday, October 27, 2022, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: 103A Memorial Union

Boynton Health's Food Pantry is open the last week of every month during the semester (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), from 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm on the 1st floor of Memorial Union (Room 103A), across the lounge from the theater. Any student can visit the food pantry, no proof of need is required. Students choose from available foods items when they show up. Learn more about the pantry on Boynton's website.

6. Grad App Lab

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 11:00 am- 3:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: 411 Bruininks Hall

Need some help with your graduate school application materials? CLA Career Services is here to help! Whether you’re just getting started or if you already have drafted materials, career services team members will be available to help you prepare your application materials, such as CVs, personal statements, and diversity statements. Find us any time between 11:00 am - 3:00 pm in 411 Bruininks Hall on October 26th, 2022. Come for treats, advice, or just a space to work! Learn more about the event on Handshake.

7. Bridge to the Doctorate: Own Your Academic Journey Explore Undergraduate Research

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Undergraduate research opportunities are impactful for students who are the first in their family to attend college, are Pell-eligible, and/or from an underrepresented community. They empower students interested in graduate school as a way to effect change. Learn more and sign up for the event online.

8. Career Connections: The Value of Your Global Experience

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Calling all international students in Minnesota! Join us to gain insight into how your unique international background and experiences can support your professional development. Learn about networking on a global scale, how to talk about international experiences with prospective employers, and hear from local professionals and international alumni about how an international background is valuable in a career. This event is open to international students studying at any college or university in Minnesota. This event is designed for international students, but we won't exclude any other students from attending. RSVP online. This event is hosted by Global Minnesota and the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Career Services Administration. Please reach out to Anna at and/or Jane at with any questions about this event.

9. Government & Nonprofit Career Fair

Friday, October 28, 2022, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Great Hall, Memorial Union

The Career Fair allows Government and Nonprofit agencies to meet with candidates and alumni from the 30 participating Minnesota 4-year colleges and universities and participating regional colleges. You must register ahead for this eventYou can view the list of participating companies online.

10. Employment-Based Visas and Permanent Residency Session

Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Join us for a live presentation discussing the various types of employment-based visas (including H-1B) and paths to permanent residency (“green card”). The presentation will be done by John Medeiros, an immigration attorney with nearly 30 years of experience in immigration law. This event will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, November 1st at 12:00 pm CST, and it will include a live Question and Answer opportunity with John who will be present to address your questions. This event will also be recorded and shared on the ISSS website. There will be other immigration attorney presentations in the month of November. RSVP online.


11. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology (URJP) at UCLA

Have you completed a research paper in a psychology-related field (i.e. psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, linguistics)? Are you looking for a platform to publish your work? If so, The Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA (URJP) WANTS YOU to submit your papers for our annual publication, expected to be released in Spring 2023. URJP is an organization dedicated to informing the community of psychological findings through research run by undergraduates from all universities. Last year, we received submissions ranging from local to international universities. URJP is one of the few established psychology journals that publishes undergraduate psychological research. To submit, the papers must be original work completed by undergraduates (Including senior honors theses, independent research, reviews, theoretical papers, and other scholarly writing) and have never before been published. Read more and submit your paper online.

12. TRIO McNair Scholars - Applications Due November 11th

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program is more than a research program. Scholars have the opportunity to develop their research and leadership skills while simultaneously preparing for graduate school and building a community with their peers. We are now accepting applicants for the 2023 McNair Scholars cohort! If you are eligible and are interested in learning more about the program, please fill out this form to express your interest and we will reach out.

13. 2022 Virtual Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium

The deadline to register for the Fall Virtual Symposium is November 28! Entries will go live on December 9. This is an excellent venue to present the results of your research to the University Community. A reminder that there is no "live" component to the Fall symposium. Students pre-record presentations and the web pages featuring all of the student participants be live for public viewing for about a month. Learn more and register online.

14. Apply for the Social-Personality Undergraduate Research Program Today

SPSP is now accepting mentor and trainee applications for the Social-Personality Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Program, which aims to expand research opportunities for students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Beginning in March 2023, the SPUR Program will gather mentors and trainees who will work together to complete an independent project between March-December. SPUR trainees will complete a poster at the program’s close to summarize the project and attend four seminars designed to promote success in graduate school. Trainees in the program will receive a free SPSP membership, an SPSP Annual Convention registration award, and $1,500 (paid in two installments) for their mentored research time for approximately 120 hours worked across the months of the SPUR program. The SPUR Program is open to individuals from historically underrepresented racial backgrounds who are either currently enrolled in college or recent graduates (within two years of graduation) and intending to apply to Ph.D. programs in social-personality psychology. Learn more and apply online. Applications are due November 11th, 2022.

15. Call for Papers: Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley

The Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley (UJPB) is accepting original undergraduate research submissions for publication in UC Berkeley's 2023 psychology journal. We would like to invite undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota involved in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, and related sciences to submit their work for review. The Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley aims to represent a diverse community of undergraduate scholars, and as such, we encourage submissions from different research laboratories and fields related to the psychological sciences. Apply online through Google Forms. If you have any questions regarding the review process, please email UJPB ( and CC the Editor-in-Chief (

16. *Credit or Volunteer* Research Assistant Position for Spring 2023

Thanks for your interest! Dr. Jeffry Simpson from the Department of Psychology's Social Interactions Lab is looking for undergraduate RAs for the upcoming Spring 2023 semester. We are looking at parent-child interactions and coding them for behavior related to the parent-child relationship or the relationship between the parents. If you’re interested in applying to be a RA in this project, please fill out the Qualtrics form provided. You can also email Mo at

17. *Credit or Volunteer* Dr. Deniz Ones' Personality Lab

Dr. Deniz Ones’ Personality Research Lab is recruiting two motivated and detail-oriented undergraduate research assistants to work on a project examining the meta-analytic relationship between personality traits and sleep-wake variables. The responsibilities of the research assistants include conducting systematic literature searches, retrieving journal articles, and dissertations from databases, coding information from the articles and attending weekly lab meetings for progress updates and discussion. The position can be taken for PSY 5993 credits or through volunteer. Preference will be given to students who have taken courses in the field of personality or workplace psychology. If you are interested, please contact Ziyu Ren at with the subject "Meta Volunteer", an unofficial transcript, and a resume/CV attached.

Graduate School

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

18. Fall 2022 UMN Graduate Admissions Virtual Information Sessions

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 9:00 am- 10:00 am and 2:30 pm- 3:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Curious about graduate school? Wondering if it’s right for you? The Graduate Admissions Office hosts virtual information sessions for prospective applicants. Whether you’re already working on an application or even just thinking about pursuing a graduate degree, we would love to meet with you! These sessions are designed to provide general information about the process of applying to a graduate program and answer any questions you may have. RSVP and learn more online.

19. Carlson School of Management Early Career Graduate Programs Virtual Open House

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 11:00 am- 1:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Are you about to graduate from your undergraduate program or have recently graduated? Stop by the Carlson School of Management's Early Professional Program Virtual Open House! Learn about each of our graduate programs and have access to our entire recruitment team for Q&A and application tips! Register online.


20. Check Out Family Social Science Minor Options

A minor in Family Social Science will deepen your understanding of parents, children, and couples in today’s complex family systems. Focused on the fundamental building block of society – the family – an FSoS minor will complement your liberal arts degree and give you a competitive edge either on your resume or your graduate school application. Learn more about a minor in Family Social Science.

Engagement Opportunities

21. Volunteer at The Aurora Center!

The Aurora Center offers volunteer opportunities at The University of Minnesota that are focused on providing support to survivors and educating to the campus. All positions are designed to foster leadership and professional skill development for volunteers. We are now accepting applications for our Direct Service Advocate and Violence Prevention Educator volunteer positions. Read more about the application online. Applications are due by Monday, November 21, 2022.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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22. Mental Health Clinic Assistant for Psychology Majors and Recent/Future Graduates

Lorenz Clinic is seeking Mental Health Clinic Assistants to work the front desk at each of our various locations around the Twin Cities (Rosemount, Chaska, Prior Lake, Victoria, and Wayzata-coming soon). These roles are ideal for students and new graduates with psychology degrees interested in engaging in the mental health space for a future career. Learn about working with clients, working with insurance companies, and the ins/outs of a mental health clinic. Lorenz Clinic has a multi-disciplinary staff that includes child specialists, couples counselors, and adult therapists. Having these specialized services under one roof helps us impact many problems from a variety of angles, making change more likely and sustainable. The role has flexible hours ranging from 7:30 am-7:30 pm, and there are full-time and part-time opportunities. Potential for the role to be converted into an internship dependent on requirements. Learn more and apply online.

23. Research Assistant - Minneapolis VA

An intervention study at the Minneapolis VA has openings for two full-time research assistants, starting in Winter/Spring 2023. The focus of the study is on a social-cognitive skills training intervention for individuals with serious mental illness. The project is funded for 2 years. The individuals hired for these positions will participate in intervention development sessions with the research team. They will also: consent participants, complete diagnostic and psychosocial interviews, conduct social-cognitive and functional skills assessments, schedule appointments, and assist with other recruitment activities. One position will have a stronger emphasis on assessment. The person in this position will be responsible for the management and processing of data collected through skills assessments and exit interviews. Duties will include scoring and entering data, transcribing interviews, and assisting with qualitative data analysis. The other position will have a stronger intervention emphasis. This person in this position will assist with the preparation, administration, and recording of intervention sessions offered to veterans. All activities will be conducted on-site and under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. The salary will start at about $48,000. Qualifications: Must be a U.S. citizen. A Bachelor’s degree in psychology and research experience or a Master’s degree is preferred. To apply, send a vita and transcripts to Tasha Nienow, Ph.D., LP at

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