Psych Scoop, 3/19/24

March 19, 2024

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Psychology Advising Announcements

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1. Countdown to Fall 2024 Registration - 3 Weeks Out

With registration for Fall 2024 coming quickly, this is a great time to start reviewing your APAS and thinking about what classes you might take for the Fall semester (as a reminder, summer registration is currently open!). This week, we recommend looking into any holds you may have on your record. Holds can be viewed in MyU. Generally, holds can be related to academics, finances, or other issues. Appointments are currently available to meet with a Psych Advisor (please note that psychology generally does not use holds, so if you have a hold, we may not be your first stop!). We recommend scheduling sooner rather than later if you would like to meet with Psych Advising because our office can become very busy once registration starts!

2. Are You Graduating in the Spring or Summer of 2024? Save the Date to Celebrate!

Friday, April 26, 2024, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Coffman Memorial Union, Mississippi Room

Psychology majors who have applied for Spring or Summer 2024 graduation will soon be receiving an email invitation to the 2024 Psychology Senior Spectacular Celebration. This psychology undergraduate event recognizes award recipients and graduating seniors in front of peers, staff, faculty, and family for all of their accomplishments! The event will be held on campus Friday, April 26th, 2024 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Please mark your calendars now and keep an eye out for your email invitation, which will be sent out directly to students who are applying to graduate for Spring or Summer 2024. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Psychology Undergraduate Advising at

3. Research in Psychology Week is Next Week!

Join Psychology Advising for a week of events centered around research and engagement. Throughout the week of March 25th, we will be hosting virtual and in-person sessions related to getting involved and learning more about research in the Department of Psychology. Check the Research Week Website starting on Monday, March 25th to review the different events and activities to complete throughout the week. Be sure to check out further posts in the Scoop about specific events.

4. Psychology Internship Information Session (Virtual)

Monday, March 25, 2024, 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Zoom

In collaboration with Research in Psychology Week (details to be shared in the Psych Scoop at a later date), the Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office is hosting a Virtual and in-person Internships in Psychology Information Session! By attending this event, students will learn about the PSY 3896: Internships in Psychology course, discover how internships can fit into a Psychology Major, and leave this session with 2-3 ideas to explore for an internship in Summer or Fall 2024. RSVP for the virtual or in-person session here.

5. Research in Psychology Fair

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: 1st Floor Elliott Hall Lobby

Join Psych Advising and research faculty at the Research in Psychology Fair. Students will have the opportunity to chat with some of our faculty, labs, and psychology advisors about research around the Department of Psychology. Join anytime from 1-3 pm, no RSVP is required.

6. *Change in Location* Getting Started With Psychology Research Workshop

Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Peik Gym G55

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

7. Destress Event with PAWS!

Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall Lobby (PAWS) & Room N219 (crafts and pizza)

Psychology Undergraduate Advising and Graduate Studies are collaborating on a Spring 2024 Destress event featuring PAWS! Registered therapy animals will be on the first floor of Elliott Hall in the Lobby from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Come by the second floor of Elliott Hall in Room N219 to enjoy some relaxing crafts, eat pizza, and connect with peers and staff in the Psychology Department! The best portrait of the PAWS animal of your choice (judged on a 100% unserious and not empirically backed scorecard) will be featured on our social media. If you are interested in submitting a portrait to be judged, please DM 'umnpsyadvis' on Instagram with your x500 by no later than Monday, April 8th at 11:59 pm. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the RSVP form by Monday, April 1, 2024. We look forward to seeing you!

8. Psychology Internship Workshop (In-Person)

Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N219

In collaboration with Research in Psychology Week (details to be shared in the Psych Scoop at a later date), the Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office is hosting a Virtual and in-person Internships in Psychology Information Session! By attending this event, students will learn about the PSY 3896: Internships in Psychology course, discover how internships can fit into a Psychology Major, and leave this session with 2-3 ideas to explore for an internship in Summer or Fall 2024. RSVP for the virtual or in-person session here.

9. 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 for 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.

Psychology Student Group Announcements

10. Psychology-Inspired Mafia Game Night - Psychology Club

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Appleby Hall, Room 302

Put on your detective hats and join us on Wednesday, March 20th from 5:30-7 PM for a fun and mysterious game night. We will be playing the beloved game of Mafia but with a psychological twist. We hope to see you all there! If you have any questions, feel free to email

Career Spotlight

11. Case Management

Majoring or minoring in Psychology can pave the way for careers across various industries. This week, we are highlighting a career in Case Management. Case managers ensure that those with chronic illness, mental health issues, or other life-altering conditions are getting the help they need. They are the patient's loudest advocate; they ensure patients receive appropriate care for their situation and gain access to rehabilitation programs, community services, or other resources. Along with healthcare professionals case managers formulate treatment plans for clients that best fit their needs. They continually assess their clients' well-being and change their treatment plans as needed. Case managers often take on many clients at once and maintain consistent communication with all of them. After a client is discharged from a treatment program, a case manager will arrange transition plans so that clients still receive care. In addition, they will follow up with discharged clients to ensure they are still in good physical and mental health. At a minimum, a case manager needs a Bachelor's degree in human services, social work, psychology, sociology, or a related field. A Master's degree in social work can also be helpful. To learn more about this career, visit our office for in-person career resources, or set up a meeting with us to discuss your post-grad plans and goals!


12. Explore A Career in Human & Social Services With Opportunity Partners!

Thursday, March 21, 2024, 9:00 am - 10:30 am CST
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks Hall, Room 131A

Explore a career in human services by attending the Opportunity Partners workshop! In our workshop, you will learn about the human services industry, play a game, and interact with people with disabilities. At Opportunity Partners, our employees love where they work. It’s not just how they feel about their job, it’s also what they bring to work every day, provide in their services, and how they make others feel. RSVP for the event on Handshake! Questions about the event may be directed to Tonny Yang at

13. Health Professional School Expo

Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Memorial Union Great Hall

This event gives students the opportunity to learn about various health careers and network with admissions representatives from medical schools, dentistry schools, pharmacy schools, and other health programs from across the country. The Health Professional School Expo is open for University of Minnesota students from all system campuses, as well as undergraduate pre-health students at colleges and universities in the region. Students are able to pre-register now for the 2024 Health Professional School Expo via Handshake. There will be on-site registration at the event; you will be asked to swipe your card there even if you have registered ahead of time.

14. How to Gain Career Experience in Education

Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Zoom

Are you exploring the field of education? Are you looking to gain experience working with young people, or build your interpersonal and leadership skills to apply to any career? Whether you plan to become a licensed teacher, you are interested in learning more about the field of education, or you are generally exploring careers and developing career skills, this event is for you! Come to this panel-style event to hear from the University YMCA, St. Paul Public Schools, Teachers on Call, and a CLA alum about how to get started and what some available paths are for you. After the panel, there will be an optional time to connect with panelists and peers in breakout rooms. RSVP for the event here! Questions may be directed to Holly Hutchins at

15. ICD Undergraduate Research Fair

Thursday, March 28, 2024, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Campbell Hall

Join us to learn more about research opportunities in developmental psychology! This open house event is a perfect opportunity for anyone interested in psychology and working with young people or families to expand their knowledge on the research going on here at ICD. RSVP to hear from advisors, faculty, student leaders, graduate students, and other UMN staff about research! Also, chat with representatives more generally about other academic opportunities in our department. Research in our department can be done as a volunteer or for CPSY 4994 credit. See the event page on our Current Students site for additional information. All are welcome; we hope to see you there! Questions about the event can be directed to

16. 44th Annual Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium

Saturday, April 13, 2024
Cost: Free
Location: St. Mary's University in Winona - 700 Terrace Heights, Winona, MN 55987

The Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium prepares college students from across Minnesota and nearby states to enter STEM fields by providing a forum to present their research, explore graduate school and career options, and learn from peers and STEM professionals. In addition to the student research oral presentations and poster sessions, panel discussions by STEM industry professionals, STEM graduate & professional students, as well as an outdoor session with wildlife capture/animal handling (weather permitting). The early-bird registration fee of $75 is available through March 16. Registration fee after March 16 is $100. Registration information is included on their website. Student presenters will receive feedback from faculty/STEM professional judges, and awards will be given to top presentations and posters. Guidelines for student research presentations as well as the evaluation criteria are available in the Winchell Student & Advisor Information Section on the website. The Registration link for presenters is here. The Registration link to attend is here.

17. Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Cost: Free
Location: Memorial Union Great Hall

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual research fair held every Spring that gives all undergraduate researchers from all University of Minnesota campuses a chance to share their research, scholarly, and creative projects with the University community. Presented by the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place in Coffman Memorial Union’s Great Hall on Thursday, April 18, 2024. This is a chance for students to present their research findings to the University Community and make new connections. Registration is open and closes on April 5, 2024. Register today!


18. Free Mental Health First Aid Training - Washburn Center for Children

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program educates community members in emotional well-being, de-escalation of crises, and appropriate and safe responses to youth experiencing mental health challenges. After the training, you will know: What to do, how to act, and how to handle when kids are in a high-stress situation or mental health crisis. The different areas of mental health. How to interpret distress in kids, and how to de-escalate and support them. Mental Health First Aid requires a time commitment of a full day, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learners receive their training during an Instructor-led, in-person session. We will gladly add you to a future session that works better. Free training dates include March 8, 2024, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April 8, 2024, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or May 4, 2024, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Washburn Center’s Training Institute on 1100 Glenwood Ave. Course fees are generously covered by a grant from SAMHSA’s Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) program. To learn more about the program, please visit their website.

Scholarships & Awards

19. Obama Voyager Scholarship

Applications for the 2024 Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholarships are now open and are due on March 27. This scholarship is open to students with demonstrated financial need and two years of full-time study left to complete their undergraduate degree program. Scholars will receive up to $25K for each of their two remaining years plus $10K to support a summer work/study/research experience in between. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to a career in public service and must have US citizen, permanent resident, or DACA status. The Obama Foundation will award 100 scholarships nationally. This will be the third year for this scholarship and UMTC students have been recipients in each of the previous years. Learn more about the scholarship here.

20. The Nonprofit Scholarship

Do you have a dream of working in the nonprofit world? Are you passionate about raising funds for a worthy cause? If so, the Nonprofit Scholarship may help you reach that goal. The Nonprofit Scholarship (up to $3,000.00 award) recognizes and supports students who have a passion for nonprofit work that makes the world a better place. This scholarship honors the lifelong work of Robert Burgett, an inspiring example of genuine care, leadership, and commitment to the nonprofit sector as the Senior Vice President of Development at the University of Minnesota Foundation. Applications for the scholarship are encouraged from students in all UMTC undergraduate colleges. This undergraduate scholarship is awarded to current University of Minnesota Twin Cities juniors and seniors who have demonstrated a dedicated commitment to nonprofit work, strong academic history, and financial need. Preference is given to students with an interest in fundraising. Detailed information about qualifications and the application process is available at the scholarship application site. Click ‘Let’s Begin’ and find the link for the Nonprofit Scholarship. The deadline for the completed application is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Direct questions about the application to OUE Special Scholarships at

Graduate School

21. Carlson School Graduate Programs Pop-Up

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55455

Have you started considering your future educational opportunities after achieving your Bachelor’s degree? The UMN’s Carlson School of Management may have the program for you! Offering a variety of professional business programs, Carlson prepares students for future careers in finance, accounting, marketing, business analytics, human resources and more. Register for the info session here. Questions about the event can be directed to

22. Master of Human Resources Program: The Student Perspective Webinar

Tuesday, March 21, 2024, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Zoom

Please join us to connect with current MHRIR students to learn more about their experience in the Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations Program and the opportunities it affords. This is an open Q&A session so come prepared with your questions. Register for the info session here. Questions about the session can be directed to

23. 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.


24. *Credit or Volunteer* Research Opportunity in I/O Psychology

Are you interested in Psychology research? Have you ever wondered how an individual's personality can influence how they behave on the job? The Ones Lab in the I-O Psychology Department is seeking conscientious and motivated students to volunteer for our project on Personality and workplace deviance. We are researching the relationship between the various sub-facets of personality and how they influence an individual's likelihood to engage in various forms of counterproductive work behaviors. This is important as it allows us to better maintain a friendly and cooperative environment at the workplace! Students will participate in identifying, retrieving, and organizing studies, as well as coding relevant research for a quantitative synthesis. We prefer a summer and fall semester commitment. Interested students should submit this google form, including a CV & unofficial transcript. Students who have taken courses in I-O psychology, quantitative methods, and individual differences (e.g., personality, abilities) will be preferred. Honors students who are interested in completing their theses using data from this experience or who are interested in seeking UROP funding for related research are encouraged to apply. Credit for 5993 will be provided for those interested. Questions about this research opportunity may be directed to Michael Hazboun at We look forward to your applications!

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.

25. CLA Student Services Peer Adviser/Office Assistant

Want a fun on-campus job? Become a CLA Student Services Peer Advisor! Peer advisors serve a vital role in the college by assisting with the management of our front desk in 16 Johnston Hall, helping new students transition into CLA during orientation, and peer-mentoring your fellow Gophers with basic advising decisions and referrals to professional advising staff. Hours are flexible to fit your class schedule! Mandarin speaking is a plus! Applications must be submitted online with a cover letter and resume for consideration. Must be able to work on campus in June, July, and August. Pay is $15/hour. Apply now on the U of M Job Website.

26. CLA Career Services - Student Positions Available

CLA Career Services is currently hiring for multiple student positions! Positions available include Peer Coach, Employer Engagement Assistant, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Office Assistant, and Business Career Field Community Leader. All of these roles will help you develop Teamwork & Leadership, Oral & Written Communication, and Career Management. Each individual role may also help you develop additional competencies. Please complete this application to be considered for one or more roles in CLA Career Services. The priority application deadline is Sunday, March 24 @ 11:59 p.m. Interviews will be held the week of April 8-17. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 626-6574. If you have questions about a specific role, please find contact information within each linked job description.

27. ABCD Research Assistant

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire one ABCD Research Assistant (Research Professional 1, 8352P1) 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, substance use, and more. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System; reference job ID 360032.

28. Research Coordinator Position - Department of Neurology at NYU Langone Health, Headache Division

In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for providing a basic to moderate range of coordination for Research studies conducted at the Medical Center. Assists with recruitment, enrollment, grant submissions, research data collection, and study coordination. Performs intra-operative monitoring and serves as liaison with the IRB and the internal and external funding agencies. Ensures accurate execution of research protocols in accordance with Good Clinical Practices, HIPAA, and required obligations to patient/subject, Principal Investigator, research team, and sponsor. Interfaces directly with patients/subjects and Principal Investigators in support of the clinical trials if applicable. Works under general supervision. Please find the job posting link and the link to information about the Principal Investigator here. Questions about this opportunity can be directed to Clinical Research Coordinator, Alexis George, at

29. Research Assistant - TRAIN Lab at Minneapolis VA Medical Center

We have an opening at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System for a full-time Research Assistant to assist with interventional and observational research studies. The studies are being conducted by Kelvin Lim, MD, and Casey Gilmore, PhD at the Technology and Research Applications in Neuromodulation (TRAIN) Lab located on the campus of the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Research involves the use of technology including transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroencephalography (EEG), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This position will require working directly with clinical patients in a research capacity. Responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of research study execution including recruitment, screening, assessment, and data entry. For a full position description and information on applying, please contact Alicia Fenske at

30. Study Coordinator Position - Suicide Prevention in Veterans Research

We are seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and detail-oriented person to be a local site study coordinator in a multi-site, randomized control trial in the laboratory of Dr. Snezana Urosevic. Dr. Urosevic is a site PI for the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. The study examines a telehealth case management intervention for veterans at risk for suicide during the transition period after discharge from inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. We request that applicants are willing to make a commitment to the lab for Summer and Fall on a part-time schedule (approximately 20 hours/week in Summer and 10 hours/week in the Fall) with the potential for extension based on fit. The study coordinator is responsible for local site participant recruitment occurring on the inpatient psychiatric unit, obtaining informed consent from participants, survey data collection and entry, and maintenance of local and central IRB records. They will work collaboratively with the main site and other satellite sites to meet recruitment goals. Opportunities include learning about study coordination, randomized control trials, and research areas of suicide prevention and telehealth interventions. There are possibilities to get involved in other active projects within the lab, such as digital phenotyping in bipolar disorders research. Competitive applicants will have a strong interest in pursuing graduate-level education and an excellent academic record. If you are interested, please contact Helen Frieman by email ( and attach an unofficial transcript, a cover letter, and a resume that includes information about your work and research experience, software skills, and other relevant knowledge.

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