Psych Scoop, 10/17/17

October 17, 2017

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Office Closure Notice

Today (Tuesday, Oct. 17th), the Psychology Advising Office will close at 3:30pm. Please email if you have any questions.

Psychology Advising Featured Events

2. Research Session: PSY 4993/5993 + UROP

Wednesday, October 18th, 3:00-4:30pm
N219 Elliott Hall

Interested in doing research? Come and join us for this informational session and learn about the many ways to get involved! Learn about Psychology research experience from a panel of students, faculty, and advising staff. Panelists include: Dr. Nicola Grissom, Assistant Professor in the Cognitive & Brain Sciences area, Hannah Berg, graduate student in the ANGST lab (Clinical Psychology), and Wendy Nicholson-Kotas from the UROP program. Come prepared with questions! Please RSVP by visiting

3. Internships in Psychology Information Session

Monday, October 23rd, 3:00-4:00pm
N219 Elliott Hall

This session provides an overview of internship opportunities for Psychology students. How to search for internship opportunities, an overview of our new PSY 3996: Internship in Psychology class, and find out how to make an internship part of your Psychology Major or undergraduate experience. Sign-up to attend!

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!

4. IOPC Event: Graduate School Panel

Monday, October 23th, 5:00-6:30pm
S150 Elliott Hall

Want to know what it takes to be a Ph.D. student in I-O psychology? Having difficulty choosing grad schools and programs, or even where to start? Maybe you aren't sure if you'll even survive in grad school? We've got you covered! The Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club is having a Grad Panel next Monday featuring 5 graduate students at the U's I/O Program where you can hear about their experiences and ask any questions you may have. Everyone is welcome, even those outside the major. Bring your friends, even your family! Pizza, brownies, and various beverages will be provided courtesy of M Dining. We look forward to seeing you all there!

5. Psych Club Meeting: Psychological Thrillers

Wednesday, October 25th, 5:30-6:30pm or later
N227 Elliott Hall

Tune in next week for a psychological thriller! The movie being shown is TBA. The meeting time depends on how long the movie will be, so it will probably be later than 6:30. Expect popcorn. See you next week!

6. Apply to Psi Chi, the International Honor in Psychology!

Psi Chi is the International National Honor Society in Psychology. It's a great way to improve your resume and become eligible for new opportunities within the field of psychology. We are taking applications now, and they are due at 8:00pm on Wednesday, November 1st. Follow this link to find out more about becoming a member. 


7. PsychCinema Film Screening & Conversation: Exploring Cognition at the Movies

Wednesday, October 18th, 5:30-8:30pm
UMMC Masonic Children's Hospital

Join us for a special screening of Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). The Faculty, Residents and Fellows of the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Students, Psychology Learners, Neuroscientists, Philosophers, and Film Theorists interested in psychiatry are cordially invited to a film screening and networking event to discuss Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies. Hosted by the UMN Department of Psychiatry and PsychSIGN Join us for complimentary movie concessions (including a popcorn bar!) For more information, visit the PsychCinema Event page

8. Government & Nonprofit Career Fair

Friday, October 20th, 10:00am-3:00pm
Coffman Great Hall

The Government & Nonprofit Career Fair allows candidates to pursue professional opportunities and internships in all levels of government and nonprofit agencies. Registration is not required, but you must bring your U Card. Students are also invited to attend workshop presentations. Presentations will be held in the Mississippi Room (third floor). For more informatino, visit

9. Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Career Panel

Thursday, November 2nd, 11:45am-1:30pm
402 Walter Library

At this career panel and networking event, learn about the many career opportunities in the area of diversity and inclusion from professionals in the field. Free lunch will be provided. Confirmed panelists include: Dr. Sylvia Bartley, Global Director at Medtronic Philanthropy and Coordinator for Economic Development partnerships with North Minneapolis and Cedar Riverside communities; LaChelle Drayton, College Recruiting Diversity Sourcing & Marketing Lead at UnitedHealth; Luis Moreno, Co-Founder of The Twin Cities Business Peer Network; and Uzoma Obasi, President, Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce.

Research Opportunities

10. Child Psychology Fall Research Fair - Learn about Research Opportunities in ICD!

Wednesday, November 8th, 4:00-6:30pm
Institute of Child Development

Are you looking for Psychology RA positions for spring, or to get involved with research in other ways? Join the Child Psychology Student Organization for this annual event to learn about all kinds of research labs and opportunities in the Institute of Child Development. Students can get involved with research via CPSY 4994 credit or as a volunteer. This is a great way to get to know other students, faculty, and staff, and there will be free food! RSVP appreciated though not required. 

Psychology majors interested in earning credit in the major for CPSY research: be sure to carefully read PSY Directed Research Guidelines online for instructions on how CPSY 4994 can be counted in the psychology major. 

Scholarships & Funding

11. Today! Multicultural Funding Fair

Tuesday, October 17th, 4:00-6:00pm
Coffman Mississippi Room

Join MCAE for the Multicultural Funding Fair starting at 4pm today! This event will feature scholarships, internships, grants, jobs, and other funding opportunities for current students, as well as info sessions led by One Stop and US Bank. There will be food, prizes, and entertainment! No registration necessary - stop by whenever your schedule allows during the 4-6pm timeframe. More information can be found on the Facebook event, or by searching Event# 3532 on GoldPASS.

12. AANAPISI Scholarship for Asian American & Pacific Islander Students

The AANAPISI Scholarship supports Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) students to complete their college education. Seven U of M AAPI students will be awarded up to $2,500 from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF).Get help with applying and writing your scholarship essay by visiting the Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC) in Wulling Halll 430. SWS Writing Consultants in APARC can work with you from the beginning to the end of your scholarship essay. Applications are due November 2nd. 

Graduate Study

13. Upcoming UMN Counseling Program Info Session

Monday, October 23rd, 4:00-5:30pm
325 Education Sciences Building

Are you interested in the field of counseling? The Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) program at the University of Minnesota would like to invite you to attend an information session, held on Monday, October 23rd from 4:00-5:30pm in Education Sciences Building, Room 325. Faculty, staff and students will be on hand to answer questions about the program, and talk about the application process. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP via email to:

14. Pre-Law Workshop: Applying to Law School

Monday, October 23rd, 12:00-1:00pm
Check in at 411 Bruininks

This workshop is for students who know they're going to law school and would like guidance about the application process. We'll discuss application materials and deadlines, and how to prepare your application materials so that you're the best law school applicant you can be. This workshop is open to all U of M students.

15. UMN-Duluth Master of Arts in Psychological Science Info Session

Friday, November 3rd, 1:30-4:00pm
RSVP online, location & parking info to follow

The Master of Arts in Psychological Science (MAPS) at the University of Minnesota Duluth 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. Join us for an information session on Friday, November 3rd to learn more about our graduate program. In addition to an informational session hosted by the Director of Graduate Studies, students can meet with our faculty, speak with current graduate students in the program, and tour our facilities.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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16. Intern with the Office of Governor Mark Dayton

Excited about state government? Intern with the Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith! This internship program affords students the opportunity to earn college credits and valuable professional experience. The purpose of the internship program in the Office of Governor Dayton and Lt. Governor Smith is to enhance educational opportunities for currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students or recent graduates. The program is offered year-round. Interns commit to at least 12 hours a week; schedules are flexible between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday- Friday. The Governor's Office is now accepting applications for spring 2018. The application deadline is October 31st. Applicants will be contacted regarding the status of their application by November 14th. To learn about all departments and to apply, visit 

17. Academic Tutors Needed for Communiy Parter of UMN

This position is in support of the families (elementary, middle, and high school students) served through a UMN Pre-College Program. The position involves working collaboratively with families and high school/middle school/elementary age students in the Twin Cities Region. Flexible hours (preferred weekday and/or weekend evenings) - students can choose between 6-20 hours/week. Hourly rate is $20/hour. Ideally seeking students who meet the following criteria: undergraduate student who can stay in the position for future academic years; experience interacting with diverse populations; college-level mathematics skills (able to tutor students in elementary-calculus level math); experience/interest in teaching English (writing, grammar, sentence structures, etc.); comfortable learning (or refreshing) on math areas; interested in working with highly motivated, first generation or ELL students. To learn more about the organization, visit If interested, contact Katy Mason at for more information. 

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