Psych Scoop, 2/6/24

February 6, 2024

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Psychology Advising Announcements

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1. Summer Registration Updates

Registration for Summer 2024 will open on Thursday, February 22. Some courses might be subject to change, we recommend checking Schedule Builder for Summer term PSY courses. All psychology courses in the summer will be offered online. Any updates with course availability will be communicated through future Psych Scoop postings.

2. Alumni Spotlight: Anne Gale

Psych Advising loves to show what our amazing psychology alumni are up to through our monthly Alumni Spotlight! Our February spotlight, Anne Gale (SP '15 - PSY BS) works as a Customer Success Manager at Qualtrics. Read more about her tips on finding a career path, getting the most out of your major, and more.Nominate someone who you think would be great to spotlight, including yourself!

3. Learning Abroad in Psychology

Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: 10 Church Street Lobby

Join the Learning Abroad Center and Psychology Advising for an information session about psychology options abroad. There will be a presentation from 12:15-12:30 pm highlighting different programs that have psychology options. After the presentation, staff will be available tabling to answer your questions until 1:00 pm! No RSVP is required - we look forward to seeing you there. Questions about the event can be directed to Korrina at

4. Spring 2024 Psych Social

Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall, N219

Psychology Undergraduate Advising is hosting the Psych Social event this Spring semester! Join us to chat with psychology peers, student groups, and advisors to learn more about research, courses, and resources we offer through the department! Grab some cookies and paint tote bags, coasters, and more while you meet some peers! Please RSVP by Monday, 2/12 using this Google Form!

5. Registration Open for the 58th Annual Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC)

Carleton College is thrilled to announce that registration is officially open for MUPC 2024 which will be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2024. Faculty can register here. Students can register here. Students can request to present an oral presentation or a poster here. Note that in addition to submitting empirical work, students are also welcome to present literature reviews, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, or other types of projects based on literature analysis. The deadline for registering and requesting to present is Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 12:00 am. We encourage you to secure your spot early and take advantage of this exciting opportunity to engage, learn, and connect with peers in our community.

Student Group Announcements

6. PISA Leadership and Member Interest!

Psychology International Student Association (PISA) is recruiting Officers and Members! Please join us and get involved in bridging gaps between international and domestic students in Psychology. It will be a great opportunity for you to meet amazing people (e.g. other fellow psychology students, faculty members, university leaders, etc.), build leadership within the Psychology community, and improve your understanding of psychology! We welcome both domestic and international students to apply. Officers who showcase competency and prove responsibility will be considered for board members as well! Current or previous student organization experiences are not required so just apply with your passion! If you have any questions or concerns, please email Psych Advising at or email Curry Chang at Looking forward to seeing you soon! The priority deadline is February 19th.

7. Celebrate Valentine's Day with Psychology Club!

Monday, February 12, 2024, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks 512A

Psych Club is asking you to be our valentine by joining us Monday, February 12th from 5:30-7:30 PM for our first event for the spring semester! We will be making Valentine's cards, decorating cookies, and hanging out with fellow psychology lovers. All supplies will be provided along with hot chocolate, so you don’t want to miss this event. We hope to see you all there! If you are interested in attending, please fill out this RSVP form, and if you have any questions, feel free to email

Minor of the Month

8. Minor of the Month - Anthropology Studies

Are you interested in pairing a minor with your Psychology Major? Each month the Department of Psychology will highlight a minor program and the benefits of pairing it with your Psychology major! The Anthropology Studies Minor is geared toward students who would like to understand how the human experience has changed throughout the past few millennia. Students majoring in psychology can find that this minor can widen their perspective to comprehending people of diverse backgrounds, which is useful for those interested in government/non-profit work. The minor is extremely flexible, requiring 16 credits consisting of 1 required intro course and four upper-division electives. Students are given the freedom to study areas of anthropology that interest them, such as research/fieldwork, artifacts, myths, death, and gender and sexuality. Some students like theory-based classes, and some prefer being hands-on; this program offers both choices! Beyond the classroom, Anthropology has a lively undergraduate club that hosts discussions, film nights, game nights, field trips, and annually plans and runs an amazing conference. They run summer field schools, including one on a local archaeological site, and one in Kenya that explores primate fossils and human origins. This major-minor pairing will be beyond useful to those interested in working in museums, artifact recovery, and research. If you're interested in declaring your Minor in Anthropology, visit their website!


9. Annual CESP Conference: Reflection, Action, Partnership (RAP) Day - Building Bridges, Local and Global Storytelling for Change

Friday, February 9, 2024, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Coffman Memorial Union: 3rd Floor President's Room

RAP Day will take place on Friday, February 9th from 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. RAP Day is a conference for CESP scholars and undergraduate students across the UMN-TC who are interested in community engagement. You will have the chance to reflect on your community engagement experiences collectively and individually. RAP Day is also an opportunity to meet other students and learn from community engagement professionals across a variety of social issues. If you are in the scholars program, attending RAP Day will also allow you to fulfill various CESP reflection requirements, including Sense of Self, Identity, Power, and Privilege, Collaboration and Community Building, and Agency. please email with questions. Sign up for the event here!

10. Pre-Health Opportunities Fair

Thursday, February 15, 2024, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: RecWell Center MAC Gym, 4th Floor, University of Minnesota, 123 SE Harvard St, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Attend the 2024 Pre-Health Opportunities Fair to connect with local and on-campus organizations that provide experiences to prepare you for health professional school. This includes volunteer opportunities, part-time jobs, study abroad programs, gap year programs, research positions, and more! This event is open to ALL University of Minnesota pre-health students alumni (up to two years post-graduation). RSVP and learn more here! If you have additional questions about the fair or to request accommodations, please contact the CBS Career Team at

11. Getting Started With Psychology Research Workshop

Thursday, February 22, 2024, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: N668 Elliott Hall

Are you a student planning to take PSY 3901W this upcoming Summer 2024 term and still need to find a research lab? This workshop is for you! Start your journey of finding research sooner rather than later! RSVP for the workshop here! If you have questions about this event, please contact

12. University of Minnesota Job & Internship Fair

Monday, February 26, 2024, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Huntington Bank Stadium & McNamara Alumni Center

Attend the largest college job & internship fair in Minnesota! More than 200 organizations from all employment sectors will be recruiting for hundreds of jobs, internships, and other employment opportunities. The University of Minnesota Job & Internship Fair is open to all enrolled University of Minnesota students, including undergraduate and graduate, as well as alumni who graduated within the past three years (2021 - 2023). Visit event details on Handshake! Questions about this event can be directed to

Volunteer/Engagement Opportunities

13. Connect with Minnesota Youth Conducting Behavioral Health Research

The Minnesota State Science and Engineering Fair is an annual event where hundreds of middle and high school students from across Minnesota present the results of their original research to STEM professionals, gaining valuable feedback. We are currently recruiting judges for the in-person 2024 State Science and Engineering Fair at the St Paul River Centre on Friday, March 22. Click here to register as a grand award judge if you have a background in social science or the STEM field. Even undergraduate students can help as middle school judges! Each year, judges must create a new login. Judges arrive by 10 a.m. and finish their tasks by 3:30 p.m. at the earliest. Questions? Email


14. The Mentor Collective Program

The Mentor Collective Program enriches the student experience through personalized connections with mentors. This one-on-one peer pairing ensures that students have a dedicated supporter invested in their success, someone poised to listen, inspire, assist in overcoming challenges, and identify opportunities. Students benefit from insights into academic expectations, guidance on tackling obstacles, and valuable career advice. Simultaneously, mentors expand their networks and enhance their professional and leadership skills. Students will be matched with a peer mentor based on common interests, background, academics, and/or professional aspirations. Pretty great, right? To get started, students and mentors register and complete an online survey to paint a holistic picture of their interests and experiences. Request a mentor here! Questions? Great, we want that! Do not hesitate to reach out to Abby Hagel, at or contact Mentor Collective directly at

15. Mental Health First Aid Certification Training

THRIVE Lifeline is a grassroots non-carceral crisis line run by and for multiple marginalized individuals, and we are offering Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Certifications. MHFA is a nationally-accredited evidence-based training that teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to someone who is experiencing a mental health or substance-use challenge. It’s a great way for students to learn more about mental health in a different context as well as gain a nationally recognized certification to add to their resume. THRIVE has discounted the full rate of MHFA tickets to $95, down from the recommended $170, to support those in our communities who need a globally recognized certification. $95 is the cost for THRIVE to cover our expenses for this workshop. If you agree to pay the recommended price of $170, then you are supporting the scholarship for another trainee who could not afford to pay our aid rate of $75*. For every sponsor cost ticket that is purchased, THRIVE will cover the additional expense of the aid cost ticket. We believe that Together We THRIVE: we support each other with wealth, through acts of service, and through community connections, according to whatever we have to give. Please note if you need a scholarship to attend, email us at We will reach out to our waiting list when scholarships become available. Learn more and sign up here.

16. MCAE Spring Events Calendar

If you would like to stay up on events for the Spring 2024 semester. Take a look at the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) Spring 2024 Events Calendar!

17. Live and low-cost GRE and LSAT Prep this Spring

Set of low-cost, high-quality, GRE and LSAT prep courses offered LIVE online this spring. The live online course, taught by an instructor you can interact with, is comprehensive and covers both the content and strategy of the test. These sessions cost $285 ($235 for those who qualify for aid) and payment plans are available. The course is taught by a high-scoring, expert instructor. Apply ASAP for the GRE (or LSAT) course, as there will likely be more applications than there are spaces available. Feel free to email or call with any questions to or (877) 805-2521.

18. APA Summer Undergraduate Psychology Experience in Research (SUPER) Fellowships

The American Psychological Association will offer up to 25 fellowships to support college students with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion to conduct summer research in a psychological science laboratory. The purpose of this fellowship program is to promote access and equity among psychology undergraduates considering research as a career by expanding opportunities for laboratory training and mentorship to those who have not had the opportunity to access research experiences. Projects must be student-driven and supervised by a faculty member with sufficient resources to support the proposed work. APA will pay a stipend of $4,000 directly to the student and $1,000 directly to the student’s summer faculty host. Stipends are intended to defray personal expenses (e.g., housing, travel) and APA will not provide funds for study expenses, indirect costs, or overhead. This stipend may be stacked with summer research funding from other sources. To learn more about this opportunity and apply, please visit their website. Frequently asked questions can be found here.

Graduate School

19. UC Irvine Psychological Science Post-Bacc Program - Application Open

The Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine is currently accepting applications for their post-baccalaureate program; the deadline to apply for Fall 2024 is April 15, 2024, for domestic students (February 15, 2024, for international students). UCI’s Post-Bacc Program in Psychological Science is a certificate program that combines psychology coursework with research and/or internship experience. It is designed for people who have a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline); who are interested in a psychology-related graduate program, career development, or career change; and who could benefit from additional coursework, research, and/or real-life work experience in psychology. Those interested in a doctoral-level or master’s degree programs in a range of areas of psychology (including clinical/counseling psychology, social/personality psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, psychology & the law, and school psychology) or health (e.g., public health, medical school) can strengthen their graduate school applications by completing our program, which offers an individualized course of study based on each person’s qualifications and goals. For more information, please visit here.

20. Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations Virtual Information Session

Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 9:00 am - 10:00 am CST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Please join us to learn more about the Human Resources and Industrial Relations Program and the opportunities it affords. Talk with our Director and a student or alumni as well as the admissions representative, and find out if the program is a good fit for you. Register for the session here!

21. Master of Marketing Virtual Information Session

Friday, February 9, 2024, 8:00 am - 8:30 am CST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Information sessions are a great opportunity for you to get general information about the Master of Marketing program, presented by the MS Programs staff. Following a program overview presentation is a Q & A session. This is an ideal session for people who want to pursue a Carlson School's Master of Marketing program but did not have the chance to research the program. Register for the session here!


22. *Credit or Volunteer* Research Opportunity For a Brain Training Project in Addiction - Psychiatry Department

This volunteer research position will directly assist research staff at the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department. The Department is currently running research studies in the active recruitment phase. Intern responsibilities will include working with databases, verifying the accuracy of study data collected, assisting in MRI, and administering brain training sessions involving transcranial direct current stimulation. This research is under the direction of Dr. Jazmin Camchong. Research participants are patients enrolled in a treatment program for alcohol use disorder and substance use disorder. Qualified candidates must be highly motivated, able to work independently, extremely detail-oriented, and willing to develop new skills as the need arises. Excellent communication (written and oral), organizational, and interpersonal skills; comfortable using basic computer programs such as Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and web applications (e.g. Zoom and in-house software). Candidates must be pursuing a degree in Psychology or a related field, and be willing to commit 9-10 hours per week for a minimum of 12 months. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Clarista Berg,

23. Summer/Fall UROP Program Deadline

The deadline for applying for a summer 2024 or fall 2024 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award is February 26, 2024. There will be an additional deadline for fall projects in the summer. If you need help with the application process or finding a mentor, make an appointment with Bridget, Vicky, or one of our undergraduate staff — we’re always happy to help. Register now for UROP!

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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24. Student Writing Support is Hiring!

The Center for Writing's Student Writing Support (SWS) program invites undergraduate students to apply to be writing consultants during the 2024–25 academic year. Writing consultants consult one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate writers from across the university to support them in developing confidence and effective writing strategies. You don’t need to identify as a strong writer to apply! The Center looks for candidates who are curious learners and attentive listeners. Strong collaboration skills and attention to detail are also important. We’re interested in hiring people who are willing to have conversations with student writers and to develop ways to give feedback to writers on their work in progress. One of the benefits of working as a writing consultant is that SWS provides robust professional development for staff. Besides the course that all new consultants take, we offer regular opportunities for learning and growing as consultants and as writers, all in a community with one another. We welcome applications from students from all majors and all language backgrounds—especially students who are going to be sophomores or juniors during the 2024–25 school year. Applications are due on Friday, Feb. 9, at 11:59 pm. The job will begin in Fall 2024. For more information about the position and how to apply for it, please click here.

25. Mental Health Outpatient Therapist and Clinical Trainee Positions

Al-Baraka Mental Health, located in South Minneapolis, is looking to hire a therapist or clinical trainee to provide outpatient therapy! Clientele will vary, including many from the East African community. The position comes with a fully furnished office space, clients provided, and Office support. Outpatient Therapist / Clinical Trainees will be expected to: 1. Be able to assess clients for mental health disorders 2. Develop treatment plans 3. Provide therapy that is both trauma-informed and culturally appropriate. 4. Complete paperwork in a timely manner 5. Follow all ethical and legal guidelines for the profession. The minimum qualifications to receive the job are a Clinical Trainee on a licensure path, a Mental Health Degree Graduate on a licensure path, or a Licensed Mental Health Professional (LICSW, LMFT, LP, LPCC). Full-time, part-time, and telehealth options are all available, and scheduling is up to the practitioner’s discretion. Please send your resume and/or Cover letter to Mustafa Ahmed at or call Al-Baraka Mental Health at 612-474-0853 for further information.

26. College Access and Sucess Coach

As a College Possible AmeriCorps coach, you’ll help talented, driven students from under-represented backgrounds achieve their goal of a college degree. Employers seek out AmeriCorps service members because they bring hands-on skills in team leadership, facilitation, equity and inclusion, intercultural communication, data management, and transferable industry expertise. Gain a head start for your career while making a profound difference. Thanks to the support they receive from their AmeriCorps coaches, College Possible students are three times more likely to complete a bachelor’s degree than their peers from similar backgrounds. For all this excellent service to the community, you will receive a biweekly monthly stipend of $1,121.73 and the opportunity to earn money for future academic development. Apply now! To learn more and apply, visit their website. Please contact Pahoua Vang at for questions.

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