Psych Scoop, 10/24/17

October 24, 2017

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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!

1. 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!

2. 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. 


3. Collaborative Healthcare Event - Explore current issues in the health field!

Wednesday, October 25th, 6:00-8:00pm
D199 Mayo Building

RSVP today for the Collaborative Healthcare Event on Wednesday, October 25 in the Mayo Building, room D199! At this event, pre-health students have the chance to come together, discuss and dissect a complex case health case study, and hear perspectives from the 5 health professional panelists. Dinner will be provided! The panelists include faculty from our University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, and University of Minnesota School of Public Health. RSVP at:

4. 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.

5. NAMI MN State Conference: Mental Health Advocacy in Action

Saturday, November 4th, 8:30am-5:00pm
St Paul RiverCentre

Learn more about mental health and advocacy at the annual conference! NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children with mental illnesses and their families. This year's conference will be held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre and will feature 18 breakout sessions for people living with a mental illness, their families, young adults, educators, social workers, providers, law enforcement and anyone interested in mental health advocacy. Registration is $35 for students and includes lunch. To learn more and sign up, visit the Event page.

6. Want to Improve your Interviewing Skills? Sign up for a Practice Interview!

Wednesday, November 8th and Friday, November 10th - choose your own time!
524 Bruininks Hall

Want to improve your interviewing skills for jobs/internships? Sign up for a 45-minute practice interview with a professional recruiter from one of these areas:

Business, Sales, and Communications
Human Services Government, and Education Science
Technology, Math, and Healthcare

This is a great opportunity to receive helpful feedback on your interviewing skills. Professional recruiters from a variety of organizations volunteer to conduct the interviews. Learn more and up through the ‘Interview on Campus’ section on GoldPASS.

Learning Abroad

7. May Session 2018 Global Seminars

The Learning Abroad Center is offering 8 Global Seminars this May session. Global Seminars are three-week, three-credit study abroad programs led by UofM faculty and staff, are experiential in natural and offer a way for students to explore interdisciplinary topics. Visit the Global Seminar program pages for details on dates, fees, and applying. Or, attend an upcoming Info Session: 

Thursday, November 16th, 3:00-4:00pm, 204 Appleby Hall

Thursday, December 14th, 3:00-4:00pm, 123 Bruininks Hall


8. MN Institute of Neuroeconomics and Decision Science (MINDS) Upcoming Meeting

Wednesday, November 1st, 5:30pm
N219 Elliott Hall

The Minnesota Institute of Neuroeconomics and Decision Science (MINDS) is pleased to host their third research dinner on Wednesday, November 1st at 5:30pm in Elliott Hall N219. This academic and career development event aims to continue to bridge gaps across a number of disciplines here at the University of Minnesota involved in decision-making and neuroeconomics research. This event will feature talks (with discussion afterwards) from Joe Kable, a special guest presenter from the University of Pennsylvania, and a personality, individual differences and behavior genetics graduate student. This event will also feature a free dinner catered by Wally's during which attendees may meet graduate student researchers and faculty across a number of departments.

Graduate Study

9. Interested in Careers in Education? Consider School Psychology at UMN

We’re looking for smart, innovative psychology majors to join the University of Minnesota's school psychology Ph.D. program, and we’re partial to Gophers. One of the strongest, most established programs in the nation, we offer rigorous, cutting edge training just a few blocks down from Elliott Hall in the Education Sciences Building. Our young faculty are leaders in research, and so are our students. In fact, 85-100% of school psychology students at the U of M present and publish their research each year. We’re accredited/approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) and NASP. And best of all, 100% of our school psychology Ph.D. students have been fully funded and found jobs in the field since 2012. 

10. UW-River Falls Information Sessions for Counseling & School Psychology

The Department of Counseling & School Psychology at UW-River Falls offers two unique graduate programs that lead to careers as school counselors or school psychologists. Learn more about the programs and get your questions answered at an upcoming open house! There will be an on-campus open house held on Tuesday, November 14th, from 4:30-6:00pm at the UW-RF campus. Can't make it to campus? Attend an online open house, offered periodically. For more information, visit the UWRF Counseling & School Psych Homepage.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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11. Student Employment Opportunities in SMART

SMART Learning Commons is hiring tutors for Spring! Application info/instructions at Deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 3rd at 4PM.     

12. Behavior Therapist Jobs at Holland Center for Upcoming or Recent Grads

Holland Center is hiring Behavior Therapists to join our established, Twin Cities based program, working one on one with children with autism using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Behavior Therapists are trained on 7-10 clients and work with anywhere from three clients to all of them each day. Holland Center’s clients range from 2 to 16 years old and represent the entire autism spectrum. With the wide variety of clients, staff have the opportunity to gain experience with all types of learners.  View more information, including qualifications and application instructions, on the online job posting.

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