Psych Scoop, 3/21/23


March 21st, 2023

The Psych Scoop is sent to all Psychology Undergraduate students and alumni every Tuesday throughout the academic school year. 

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Psychology Advising Announcements

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1. Alumni Spotlight: Nora Luetmer

Psych Advising has started a monthly Alumni Spotlight to showcase what our amazing alumni are up to! Our March spotlight, Nora Luetmer ('21) works as an Analyst at Solstice Strategy Group. Read about how Nora merged the fields of psychology and finances to consult various professional companies. Nominate someone who you think would be great to spotlight, including yourself, through our Alumni Spotlight Interest Form!

2. Countdown to Registration - 3 Weeks Out

Registration is right around the corner! Psych Advising is here to help. With registration 3 weeks away, 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!). Appointments 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!

3. Apply to Graduate!

Students who are planning on graduating Spring or Summer of 2023, make sure to apply for graduation through MyU! You can find preparation tools, as well as how to apply to graduate on the One Stop website. Check graduation dates and deadlines on the Academic Calendar, and verify your degree information and requirements by checking your APAS report. Speak to your advisor about any remaining credits or questions you may have to successfully apply for graduation.

4. Are You Graduating in the Spring or Summer of 2023? Save the Date to Celebrate!

Friday, April 28, 2023, 4:45 pm- 6:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Coffman Memorial Union, Campus Club, West Wing - 4th Floor

Psychology majors who have applied for Spring or Summer 2023 graduation will soon be receiving an email invitation to the 2023 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 28th, 2023 from 4:45 pm to 6:00 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 2023. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Psychology Undergraduate Advising at

5. Internships in Psychology Information Sessions

Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 12:30 pm- 1:15 pm CST
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 12:30 pm- 1:15 pm CST
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 4:00 pm- 4:45 pm CST
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 12:30 pm- 1:15 pm CST
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 4:00 pm- 4:45 pm CST
Thursday, April 13, 2023, 12:30 pm- 1:15 pm CST
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 Summer or Fall 2023. Please email with questions or to request disability-related accommodations.

6. Getting Started with Psychology Research: Info Session Workshop

Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 3:15 pm- 4:30 pm CST - N219 Elliott Hall
Thursday, April 6, 2023, 12:30 pm- 1:45 pm CST - S204 Elliott Hall
Thursday, April 14, 2023, 12:30 pm- 1:45 pm CST - N668 Elliott Hall
Cost: Free
Location: Various locations in Elliott Hall

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. To RSVP for one of the info sessions, please visit the link.

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.

7. Grad Student Panel

Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: To be determined, please check the UMN psychology club's Instagram for updates @umnpsychology or email us at for the location!

Are you interested in graduate school? Or just want to find out more about research in psychology? This meeting is the place for you! Please join us on Tuesday, March 28th from, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for a Graduate Student Panel. A group of graduate students from the Clinical, Social, and Industrial Organizational Psychology programs will come in to talk about their graduate school experiences and their research. Please bring any questions you have! We hope to see you there! Please email with any questions.


8. Networking Best Practices

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Tate Hall, Room B65

Have you ever been interested in networking, but not sure where to start? Join Ameriprise Financial for this interactive event to learn more about the art of networking. During the session, members of the Ameriprise Advisor Center and the campus recruiting team will offer best practices for expanding your network, tips on how to have an informational interview, and examples of what action steps you should take following a networking event. Attend this event and gain valuable, applicable tricks you can take with you for your next networking event. This event is open to all CLA students-and ALL students regardless of the college in which they are registered! Students registered in CLA 3002 can attend this event as one of their Employer Engagement Activities. Registration on Handshake is desired but not required. Email with any problems registering.

9. Equitable Advisors: Backpacks to Briefcases

Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Amundson Hall, Room 120

Open to all students, especially students registered in CLA 3002. This event counts as an Employer Engagement Activity. This session covers considerations students face in picking a career path: the impact of their work, their life’s financial trajectory, career satisfaction, and personal fulfillment. We explore the role of values, passions, and unique abilities in guiding career choices. Overview and insights into financial services as an industry, career paths available, and factors of success for those considering financial advising as a career path. Discussion on how the habits, communication, and skills learned as a student translate to life after graduation and a career as a financial professional. To register for this event, visit Handshake. Contact with any problems registering or questions about the event.

10. U.S. Department of State: Careers with the State Department Info Session

Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Peik Gym, Room G55, 157 Southeast Pillsbury Drive, Minneapolis, MN

Join Diplomat in Residence Midwest, Susan Falatko, to learn about careers, paid internships, and fellowships with the U.S. Department of State. It's not just for diplomats! We are looking for people with a sense of adventure to join our diplomatic corps, but also to serve as IT managers, and administrative personnel (HR, budget and finance, logistics, facilities, and office managers). This event is for undergraduates, graduates, alumni, and faculty, especially in CLA. Check out their website at This event will be held in Peik Gym (which is across the street from Peik Hall). Students can only gain access to the building using their U-card. Enter through the doors facing University Avenue, and then go downstairs. Contact with questions.

11. Paid Internships and Fellowships with the U.S. Department of State Info Session

Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Amundson Hall, Room 120

Want to score a paid internship at an embassy overseas or at the State Department in Washington DC? First-year and sophomores: Join Diplomat in Residence Midwest Susan Falatko to learn about our paid spring, summer, and fall internships. Upperclass students will also qualify if they are returning to school the term after their internship. Juniors and seniors - thinking of grad school? Come hear about graduate school fellowships, which can provide a path into Foreign Service. Registration is requested on Handshake but not required. Email if you're having trouble registering. Space is limited to the first 40 students who attend. This event will be held in Peik Gym (which is across the street from Peik Hall). Students can only gain access to the building using their U-card. Enter through the doors facing University Avenue, and then go downstairs. Please arrive early (or come as soon as you can).

12. Pathways to Forensic and Legal Psychology Info Session

Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Considering a career in forensic psychology? Learn more about the forensic & legal psychology field, job opportunities, and necessary education, and hear about how to successfully apply to graduate programs. The info session will start at 6:00 pm. To register please visit the website. For questions about the session, please contact

13. Pre-Health Student Resource Center Reapplication Renovation Workshops

In-Person Workshop: Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Room 3-152, Phillips Wangensteen Building

Virtual Workshop: Friday, April 28, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual (Zoom link will be provided upon registering)

The PHSRC will be hosting two Reapplication Renovation workshops this spring for students who have applied to a health professional program and have either not received an official admissions decision yet, been waitlisted, or have received an admissions decision (rejection). This workshop is open for current UMN students at all 5 system campuses, and recent UMN alumni. Join our staff at one of these workshops to discuss how admissions committees review applicants, key areas of the application and the holistic review, examples of what other re-applicants did during their gap year(s), and activities for applicants to reflect on their own application. If you're interested in attending the in-person or virtual session, register here. If you have any questions about the events, contact 612-624-6767 or

14. Big Problems Being Solved with Psychology Colloquium Series

Friday, March 31, 2023, 10:00 am CST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

David Blustein, Ph.D. - Psychological Responses to Radical Changes in the Workplace: Resisting Precarity and Marginalization - This presentation will describe the radical shifts in the workplace related to growing precarity, marginalization, and commodification. Dr. David Blustein will present an overview of theory and research that have been informed by research and advocacy in vocational and counseling psychology, particularly within the psychology of working community. Psychology of working theory is reviewed as the conceptual framework for research, practice, and public policy responses to growing inequity and marginalization at work. The presentation will include a review of a new evidence-based practice initiative that is designed for vulnerable workers and unemployed adults. Pre-Register for the event here.

15. Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC)

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 8:00 am- 3:30 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Bethel University: 3900 Bethel Dr., St. Paul, MN 55112

Bethel University is hosting this year's Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference! Students who are interested in submitting their research proposals to present as a poster or talk should register on the MUPC website. Keynote speaker, Dr. Ka Ip, is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development and is excited to talk about his research findings in his area of focus. Visit the MUPC website to learn more about Dr. Ka Ip and his research, as well as the schedule for the conference. For questions, please contact Angela Sabates at

Courses of Interest

16. PSY 3960: Psychology of College Life (Undergrad Seminar)

This class will explore how psychological principles play in your everyday life as a college student. We will explore how psychological theories and research contribute to our understanding of aspects of university life, including but not limited to academic performance, career planning, campus involvement, identity development, racism and discrimination, mental and physical health, and traumatic experiences. This is a 3 credit, Remote Class (online-synchronous meetings) that will utilize various learning methods, including lectures, discussions, writing reflections, and readings. Additional asynchronous online participation is required.

PSY 3960 will meet online (synchronously), Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm CST - Meets June 5th - July 28th, 2023

Instructor: Liza Meredith (

Note: PSY 3960 may be used as Elective Credit in the Psychology Major.

17. Developmental Psychology Summer Online Courses

Registration is now open for online Developmental Psychology courses that count for Psychology majors. CPSY 3301- Introduction to Developmental Psychology and CPSY 4303- Adolescent Psychology will be offered this summer! CPSY 4994- Directed Research in Developmental Psychology is also available for Psych majors who have a research position in the Institute of Child Development.


18. *Credit (under PSY 4/5993 or CPSY 4994)* PSY 5993-001: Summer Research Opportunity

Dr. Amanda Woodward is looking for students to enroll in an online section of PSY 5993 this summer. In this course, students will learn about different methods of teaching and factors related to effective student learning. Students will work on a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research project. Through this project, students will gain skills related to conducting a literature review, editing a code book to capture student attitudes and learning, coding assignments, and analyzing data. Most work will be completed asynchronously, though occasional zoom meetings (based on student availability) will be necessary to ensure training is complete and to discuss coding assignments. Interested students should complete this interest form and may email Dr. Amanda Woodward ( to discuss any questions they have about this opportunity.

19. *Volunteer or Credit* Research Intern For a Brain Neuromodulation Project in Addiction - Psychiatry Department

The research intern will directly assist research staff at the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department. The Department is currently running a research study that is in the active recruitment phase. Intern responsibilities will include working with databases, verifying the accuracy of study data collected, and administering transcranial direct current stimulation, depending on experience and ability. This research is under the direction of Dr. Jazmin Camchong and Dr. Kelvin O Lim. The patient population includes patients enrolled in a treatment program for alcohol use disorder and opioid 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 to 9-10 hours per week for 12 months. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Hannah Verdoorn,

20. *Volunteer or Credit* 1 year+ RA Position with a Longitudinal Study of Resilience in Military Service Members

The Advancing Research on Mechanisms of Resilience (ARMOR) Project, under the direction of Dr. Melissa Polusny at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, is looking for research assistants for the 2022-2023 school year and beyond! The current longitudinal study examines processes contributing to resilience in military personnel. Research assistants who join the ARMOR Project will receive extensive training and gain hands-on experience conducting a large cohort study that utilizes evidence-based longitudinal tracking and survey methods. This is a volunteer position and requires a minimum of 10-12 hours per week commitment onsite at the Minneapolis VA and attendance to our weekly lab meeting. Students accepted to the lab can apply to receive research credit for the course PSY4993 after committing to 2-3 months as a volunteer. Preference will be given to students who have a minimum GPA of 3.5, are available year-round, and are able to make a multiple-semester commitment. Those with prior experience conducting human subjects research, veterans and military-connected students as well as those from groups that have been historically underrepresented in science as defined by the National Science Foundation are strongly encouraged to apply. Please NOTE: You must be a US citizen to work onsite at the Minneapolis VA. To apply, send an email with “ARMOR RA Position” in the subject line to the Project Coordinator, Shelly Hubbling at ( Include your cover letter, resume/CV, and copies of your unofficial transcripts.

Learning Abroad

21. Study Psychology in Cologne, Germany Summer 2023 - Applications due April 1st!

Undergraduate students have an opportunity to experience a splash of Cologne, Germany through CLA. The Psychology Department will offer a course in this brand new abroad program. PSY 3604 - Introduction to Psychopathology (formerly titled "Intro to Abnormal Psychology") will be offered in a 3-week session (July 10th - July 28th) taught in English by Professor Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, and may count towards your PSY major or minor requirements. PSY 3604 will cover an overview of the causes, prevalence, and treatments of depression, substance abuse, schizophrenia, and other serious mental health problems that are experienced around the globe. Taking this opportunity to learn about the traditions and customs of Germany and other parts of central Europe, this course will examine how culture and historical events may serve to shape the risk and protective factors of psychopathology. The deadline to apply for this learning abroad opportunity is April 1st, 2023. To learn more information please visit the Learning Abroad Center website.

Graduate School

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

22. Carlson School of Management Women in Finance Event

Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 9:00 am - 10:00 am CST

Cost: Free

Location: Virtual (Zoom) and In-Person

The Carlson School's Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Finance programs can open doors to many different career paths in finance! On March 29th we will be hosting a Women in Finance event to share insight on how to navigate the finance industry as a woman, explain why finance is a great career path for women and share advice for women looking to launch their career in finance. Register to attend in person on our campus or join virtually over Zoom! Questions about this event can be directed to

23. Special Ed MEd/licensure and Online ASD Certificate Info Sessions

Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST

Cost: Free

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Considering graduate school or taking graduate-level classes for fall 2023? We hope you can join us on March 28 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm for an info session on our MEd/teaching licensure programs, including academic behavior specialist (ABS), Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH), and early childhood special education (ECSE), to learn more about graduate and professional programs in special education at the University of Minnesota. Register to attend here. Any questions about the info sessions can be directed to Laura Paczkowski at

Scholarships & Awards

24. Scholarships for Current CLA Students

Collegiate scholarships vary in awarding criteria, but most are awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The timeline to apply for these funds is early in the spring semester. Awards are made for the following academic year. Some awards may be annually renewable, depending on class year and the number of credits. To be considered for these awards, you must meet the following qualifications: you are currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student in CLA or another college at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, you are in good academic standing, and you will be enrolled as a CLA degree-seeking student for the 2022-23 academic year. The CLA General Scholarship application is now open for scholarships being awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year. CLA General Scholarship applications for scholarships being awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year are due by April 7 at 9:00 am CST. To learn more about the scholarships and apply, visit the CLA Scholarship website. Questions regarding scholarship information can be directed to

25. Learning Abroad Scholarships

CLA offers scholarships specifically for students planning to study abroad. These scholarships can provide financial support for one semester or even up to a year's worth of study in a different country. These scholarships can be found in different areas of the college, as well as around the university. College of Liberal Arts Office of Undergraduate Education typically offers learning abroad scholarships for fall, spring, and summer semesters. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $6,000 per semester. The CLA Learning Abroad Scholarship application is currently open for learning abroad during the May 2023 and Summer 2023 term. CLA Learning Abroad Scholarship applications for learning abroad during the May 2023 and Summer 2023 terms are due by March 31 at 9:00 am CST.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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26. Internship Opportunities at Tubman!

Are you passionate about making a difference? Tubman relies on volunteers and interns to make a difference in every facet of our work. The passion and energy of our amazing volunteers and interns are essential to the daily work of our organization, and to support our clients and community. Black, Indigenous, and people of color, multilingual speakers, people of all gender identities, people with disabilities, and veterans are all encouraged to apply. Some of our current internship opportunities include Resource Advocate, NorthStar Youth Outreach Center Advocate, and various legal-related internships. Work can be done as an official internship for school credit or for a personal internship not for credit. Most positions require working 8-15 hours a week for 6-9 months. Volunteer opportunities with a smaller commitment are also available. Excellent training, supervision, and support are provided for all employees. We offer a five-part orientation and training series for Tubman volunteers and interns. Most volunteer and internship positions require attendance at all five sessions, with positions beginning after training has been completed. We are currently accepting applications from students interested in starting both in May and late August. Visit their website to learn more about the position descriptions, how to apply, and the training schedule for May.

27. Research Professional 1 - MCTFR

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire a Research Professional 1 (8352P1) responsible for the recruitment and assessment of participants for MCTFR research protocols. Candidates are expected to have the following experience: prior recruitment, family/community engagement, or customer service experience; excellence in communication (verbally and written) with research participants, coworkers, and supervisors; a track record of setting and achieving goals; ability to perform record-keeping of daily activities, including participant contact and progression through the study protocol; and the ability to work well and flexibly with a larger team to achieve the organization’s missions. This position works closely with the MCTFR Principal Recruiter, other MCTFR assessment staff, and the general public, so outstanding communication and organizational skills are essential. Starting pay is $16.82 an hour. Apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System; reference job ID 354462. If you have any questions about this position please contact Bethany Simon at

28. Group Leader

University Recreation & Wellness Youth Programs is hiring for Summer 2023! If you love getting outdoors, being active, and working with school-age kids, apply now to be a Group Leader. Full- and part-time hours are available at $16+/hour. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to The application deadline is May 1, 2023. If you have any questions about the position please contact Erica Churchill at or 612-625-2242.

29. Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Child Language Disorders across diverse Contexts (CLDC) lab in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences has opportunities for students who are fluent in Spanish or in Vietnamese to join our lab as paid undergraduate research assistants. We are conducting a multi-site NIH-funded study on cognitive skills in monolingual and bilingual children with and without developmental language disorders. Undergraduate RAs are needed to assist with data collection with 5-7-year-old children. Training will be provided. Data collection primarily occurs at school and community sites, and the ability to travel to local sites for data collection is required. The expected commitment is 3-5 hours/week for at least two semesters. Please complete this interest form no later than Friday, March 31. Questions can be directed to Kerry Ebert, Associate Professor in SLHS,

30. Research Coordinator Department of Neurology, NYU Langone Health *Remote*

We are seeking a person to manage a fully remote NIH-funded study at NYU Langone Health assessing a smartphone-based tool for migraine management. Responsibilities include, creating study materials (Using REDCap, coordinating with a team including behavioral economic experts and other consultants to develop messaging for the participants, internal study documents, and communicating with the IRB), learning the study protocol and becoming familiar with the app-based intervention and with WebEx, the virtual platform for hosting the enrollments, recruiting participants virtually through a multi-site hospital-based healthcare system, administering interviews and teaching the participants how to use the app, monitoring progress throughout the study, serving as a digital navigator for participants throughout the study, maintaining proper NIH documentation for the study, ensuring data management and quality assurance for research, including managing to track the database, and working with the team to maintain data integrity, data standardization, and data accuracy, being responsible for processing data reporting and analytics, including assisting in the design of such analytics and outputting in appropriate formats (Excel, PDF, etc.). BA or BS in psychology or a related field is required and a minimum of two years of progressively responsible project coordination experience, preferably in a research setting. A minimum of a 2-year commitment is required.

31. Research Technician

Addictive, Compulsive, and Impulsive Disorders Lab is recruiting for a Research Assistant which includes subject interviews for treatment, imaging, and observational studies; working with large datasets for data entry and analysis; running MRI scans; coordinating with study sponsors; writing and/or editing manuscripts and presenting research. Subject interviews for treatment, imaging, and observational studies. Responsibilities include; working with large datasets for data entry and analysis, running MRI scans, coordinating with study sponsors, writing and/or editing manuscripts and presenting research, providing technical and administrative support for a research project, collects and entering data. Assists in analyzing data. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts, and other documents, may assist in recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; and assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. If you're interested in applying, visit their website. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Eve Chesivoir at 773-702-9066 or

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