Psych Scoop, 6/14/22

June 14th, 2022

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1. The Spring 2022 Post-Graduation Survey

Did you graduate this past semester? Well, if you are a very recent alum and you are reading the Scoop, we would love to know what your post-graduation plans are. CLA Career Services has a Post-Graduation survey that we invite you to take today! Even if you are not completely sure of your plans, the information helps current students and advisors have an idea of where our majors are going.


2. Inaugural U of M Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: North Minneapolis

The University of Minnesota will host its inaugural Juneteenth Celebration block party and commemorative march in North Minneapolis on Saturday, June 18, from noon to 6 pm. This free event – centering on the theme of Was. Is. Will Be: Black Past, Black Present, Black Future – will feature Black vendors, speakers, teach-ins, storytellers, musicians, performers, DJs, roller skating, books, free food, free haircuts, mural, art-making, and more. Learn more online.

3. Neuropsychology Meet and Learn at AACN

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm CST
Cost: Free
Location: Barrio Minneapolis - 925 Nicolett Mall

Do you love the brain? Are you a student from an underrepresented minority background in STEM? This is an American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) sponsored event held by the Student Pipeline Subcommittee and New2Neuropsychology. This is a free event for undergraduate students to learn about neuropsychology and meet neuropsychologists working in various fields such as within a hospital setting, research setting, sport setting, etc. Please come and join us for the opportunity to meet in a small group setting and get advice on graduate school and career experiences in neuropsychology. The event will be on Wednesday, June 22, 6-8 pm at Barrio Minneapolis. RSVP online.

4. Save the Date: 2022 AMENA-Psy Conference

Friday, September 23, 2022- Saturday, September 24, 2022
Cost: $25 for undergraduates
Location: Virtual

The American Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African Psychological Association (AMENA-Psy) is hosting our third conference from Friday, September 23rd to Saturday, September 24th, 2022. The conference will be held virtually from 11:00 am to 7:20 pm EST on Friday, and from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm EST on Saturday. The theme of the conference this year is MENA Intersectionality: Embracing Our Shared and Unique Experiences. The conference is designed to balance the delivery of content and the opportunity for interactive discussion between attendees and presenters in a virtual environment. Multidisciplinary, international, and student scholars are welcome! Please visit our website for more details about the conference, our theme, and call for proposals!

5. Underrepresented Students in STEM Symposium

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Cost: Free
Location: TBD

The Underrepresented Students STEM Symposium invites you to submit an application to participate in a symposium taking place on September 24, 2022. This symposium is free and tentatively going to be held in person at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, East Bank Campus. The symposium will allow underrepresented students to present research, current literature, or a research proposal to STEM professionals and other undergraduate students. Students will be paired with a mentor to work through the presentation process and for future questions about graduate school and applications. The symposium will also include panels on what graduate school entails, how to apply, and what grad student life looks like. Learn more and RSVP online.


6. *Credit or Volunteer* Undergraduate Research Opportunity with Adolescent Suicide Risk and Depression Study

Dr. Karina Quevedo (Department of Psychiatry) is looking for detail-oriented Undergraduates who are interested in neuroscience or psychology research! There is an opportunity to gain directed research credit. Committed and dedicated volunteers will have the opportunity to become co-authors on scientific papers. About the Lab: The Health and Emotions in Adolescents Trajectories (HEAT) Laboratory is a neuroimaging lab conducting several studies to better understand brain functions of suicidality and depression in adolescents during emotion regulation and cognition fMRI tasks. Our ongoing study specifically looks at the potential use of real-time functional magnetic research as a tool for treatments of suicidality. Volunteers can choose to do one or more of the following tasks: 1) interface with participants and families to gain clinical experiences, 2) conduct fMRI scan, 3) analyze data, 4) write papers, 5) recruit participants, and 6) perform basic office work. Who We Want: We prefer freshman and sophomore students. Volunteers should have good computer and social skills. Students who are interested in one of the first four listed tasks are required to commit to at least one full year as those tasks are time-intensive to teach and learn. Students should have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be willing to devote 5-12 hours a week. If interested, please fill out this online survey and email Hoang-Giang Nguyen at with a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript.

Learning Abroad

7. Virtual Internships - Learning Abroad Center

The Virtual International Internship is a four-credit internship opportunity. It’s critical to learn to adapt, acclimate, discover new ways to contribute and be productive working remotely. Virtual internships combined with the internship course give you an opportunity to learn and develop valuable skills. You’ll work on projects from the US for an international organization in Argentina, Ecuador, France, Italy, Kenya, Senegal, Spain, or the United Kingdom while adding a global perspective to your professional work experience. You’ll apply your in-class knowledge to real-world meaningful work, gain experience, expand your skill base, earn four credits from coursework, and maximize your time. While we’ll try to place you in your preferred location, keep in mind that our top consideration is making an appropriate match to your skills, experience, and internship goals. Applications for Fall 2022 are now open.

8. May 2023 Learning Abroad Opportunity: Japanese Traditions & Psychology of Well-Being

In this seminar, immerse yourself in Japanese culture while exploring family-focused topics and examining rituals, and traditions, with an emphasis on how Japan promotes well-being or emotional struggles. These topics have important relevance to extending knowledge in the areas of psychology, human development, and cultural studies. Students receive credit for PSY 3621 - approved for Psychology Distribution Area B course OR as Psychology Elective credit for the Psychology Majors or General Psychology Minor. Applications are now open! Enrollment in this program is limited to 25 students. Admission is granted on a rolling basis and applications are reviewed in the order they are completed. Some programs may fill to capacity prior to the application deadline, therefore applying early is recommended. Additionally, applying early will allow for more time to plan ahead and prepare for the program. Learn more online.

Graduate School

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

9. Master of Marketing: Admissions 101 Virtual Information Session

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 10:00 am- 11:00 am CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online or In-Person at the Carlson School of Management

Have you decided the Master of Marketing might be the right fit for you, and now you're ready to apply? Join this information session to learn more about the application requirements and overall admission process, presented by the Master of Marketing program staff. Stick around for a Q&A (question and answer) session following the presentation. Register online.

10. MS in Business Analytics Virtual Information Session

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 9:00 am- 10:00 am CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Information sessions are a great opportunity for you to get general information about the MS in Business Analytics 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 MS in Business Analytics program but did not have the chance to research the program. Register online.

11. Master of Marketing: Careers in Marketing Virtual Information Session

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 10:00 am- 11:00 am CST
Cost: Free
Location: Online

Are you a current student or recent undergraduate and not sure of the next steps? Join this information session to learn more about the versatile field of marketing and the abundant job opportunities. You will also hear from our current students in the program about their career goals and how the Master of Marketing program is helping get them there! Register online.

12. Master of Arts in Psychological Science (MAPS) at the University of Minnesota Duluth Accepting Applications for I-O Psychology for Fall 2022

The MAPS program offers a terminal Master’s Degree that prepares graduate students with research-based knowledge and skills that are essential for acceptance into doctoral programs and successful careers in organizational, educational, clinical, and counseling settings. We are one program with three integrated tracks: Clinical-Counseling Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Industrial-Organizational Psychology (program accepting applications for Fall 2022)Learn more and apply online.


13. Online Pre-Law 101 Module

Check out the Pre-Law 101 Module. This module is perfect for someone just starting to explore law school, and outlines how to explore ways to gain experience and a brief overview of the timeline and application process.

14. Health Career Exploration Courses

The Pre-Health Student Resource Center has a variety of courses to help students explore health careers. AHS 1101 is a great fit for someone still considering many different options. The Future Physician Series is designed for students interested in learning about a career in medicine. Our global seminars take students out of their comfort zones to learn about themselves and health in a larger context. The Writing a Personal Statement course helps students tell their story when they are nearing application time. Learn more online!

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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15. Research Assistant - TRAIN Lab at the 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 colleagues 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. Clinical populations include Veterans with traumatic brain injury, depression, PTSD, obesity, substance use, and/or impulsivity. Responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of research study execution including recruitment, screening, assessment, and data entry and verification. For a full position description and information on applying, please contact Alicia Fenske at

16. Behavior Technician - Central Care Services

Central Care services Inc. (located on 3355 Hiawatha Ave. Minneapolis, MN) is hiring Behavior Technicians! This is a great opportunity for those with majors/minors in Developmental Psychology or related fields to get first-hand experience working under a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. No previous experience or training required as you will be trained after hire. Behavior Technicians work one-on-one with children on the autism spectrum, using ABA therapy to help clients reach their individual goals. Goals include skills such as social communication social interaction, motor skills, Self-care skills, etc. Starting pay is $18-20/hour, and preference is given to those who can work about 25-40 hours per week. Hours of operation are from 9:30 am- 8 pm on weekdays, and 11 am- 6 pm on weekends. Please reach out to with a copy of your resume if interested!

17. ABCD Research Assistant - Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire one ABCD Research Assistant (8352P1: Research Professional 1) responsible for executing all tasks associated with the ABCD (Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development) protocol which include neuroimaging, neurocognitive assessments, and clinical interview or self-report measures designed to assess eligibility criteria, psychopathology, medical health, social relationships, personality, and substance use. Research Assistants will review data to assure quality and transfer data to ABCD Informatics Center. They will work closely with the ABCD research participants assessing complex psychological traits—a bachelor’s degree in a psychology or related field is required, as well as a flexible work schedule (evenings and weekends) and the ability to work onsite at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) and Elliott Hall. Research experience, knowledge of DSM, excellent verbal communication, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently are preferred. Salary range, $33-60K, depending on qualifications and experience. Learn more online (application instructions are at the bottom of the document).

18. Research Coordinator - Minneapolis VA Health Care System

We have an opening at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System for a full-time Research Coordinator (RC) under the direction of Casey Gilmore, Ph.D. The RC will be responsible for coordinating the “Effects of Neuromodulation and Cognitive Training for Suicide in Veterans (ENACTS)” study and assisting with the performance of various research projects (depending on current study needs) in a clinical setting. Data collection may involve 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. Clinical populations include high-risk suicide inpatients, traumatic brain injury, depression, anxiety, substance use, and impulsivity. Starting pay will be a GS-7 level position (based on qualifications). For a full position description and information on applying, please contact Dr. Casey Gilmore at

19. Youth Residential Counselor - CRTC

CRTC is looking for more Residential Counselors. As a Residential Counselor, you gain hands-on, therapeutic experience without needing a Graduate Degree. If you are interested in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, learning de-escalation techniques, and being a positive role model for teens with various mental health diagnoses, I highly encourage you to apply for this job. Our Residential Counselors play a huge part in creating and maintaining a therapeutic environment for our kids. Learn more online or by contacting me, Annie O'Hagan at

20. Direct Care Professional - ACR Homes

ACR Homes is hiring psychology students to become Direct Care Professionals! Apply today for positions starting now over the summer or secure a spot for the Fall. You would work in a home setting alongside a co-worker to care for 4 people who have disabilities. You will get the chance to gain direct patient care hours by caring for the medical, emotional, and physical needs of the residents as well as enjoying fun activities with them on your shifts. ACR is VERY flexible for students, min of 12hrs/week (shifts are 4, 6, or 8hrs...any combo to reach 12 hours) but of course, you could work more. Starting pay is $13-$15/hr depending on the shift you work, paid training, and we have locations near campus, and you don't need to have a car! On top of all of that, we even offer custom research-based INTERNSHIPS that end with a letter of recommendation from our CEO who is a licensed psychologist. Contact Kayla Wildes at if you are interested in applying!

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