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Psych Scoop, 10/15/19

October 15, 2019

October 15th, 2019

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Work the Undergrad Psych Advising Office!

Our office is currently looking for a Student Office Assistant. Student office assistants help with appointment scheduling, acquiring knowledge about resources around campus, planning events, and more! There are lots of opportunities for learning different areas as well and there is an opportunity for moving into a Peer Advisor role. If you are interested in applying, submit your application on the UMN Job Website and search job ID 333627 under "Students." Your application must include a resume, cover letter, contact information for two references, and expected availability for Spring 2020 (can be based on courses you are hoping to get into).

2. PSY & CPSY Exploration & Alumni Connections Event

Friday, October 18, 2019, 4:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Cost: Free, refreshments provided
Location: 432 Bruininks Hall

Wondering what you can do with a major in Psychology or Developmental/Child Psychology? You’re not alone! Visit the PSY/CPSY Career Exploration & Alumni Connections Event from 4:00 pm- 5:30 pm on Friday, October 18th in 432 Bruininks Hall to meet alumni and learn about your career options! This event is free and open to current CLA students. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Even if you are unable to make it for the full time, it is definitely okay to come for part of the time (you can RSVP as well)! RSVP on GoldPASS!

3. Want to Get to Know Faculty Better? Take Our Survey!

Psychology Undergraduate Advising is piloting a new event series to bridge the gap between psychology students and faculty. We will be hosting one or two faculty spotlights per semester, starting in November. At each spotlight event, light snacks will be provided and students will have the chance to ask questions and network with the featured faculty member. To make this happen, we need your help! In order to determine what faculty our students want to get to know more on a personal/academic level, we would greatly appreciate it if you fill out this short survey. Your individual contribution will help us host faculty that you and your peers are the most interested in getting to know more—sounds like a win-win situation! Thank you for your contribution and we look forward to hearing from you.

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.

4. Hi IOPC Members!

tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 5:15 pm- 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N695

Our first guest speaker event of the semester is coming up soon, and you will not want to miss it. We are featuring CLA Career Counselor John Wetzel, who earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Psychology from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in I-O Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He has professional experience as a part of Ameriprise Financial/IDS Financial Services and Right Management, a global HR consulting firm. He will come and speak about his experience and answer questions from club members on Wednesday, October 16th from 5:15 pm- 6:30 pm in Elliott Hall N695. Free food and drink from M Dining will be served.

5. Psychology Club/ Psi Chi Fall 2019 Meeting

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Memorial Union 325

Hello All! Our next meeting is a fundraiser on Tuesday, October 22nd. We will start at Memorial Union in room 325 at 5:00 pm and have a fun short meeting for about a half-hour. Then we will head over to the Stadium Village Chipotle to get some food and chat. Our fundraiser is at the Stadium Village Chipotle from 5:00 pm- 9:00 pm. Just make sure to tell the cashier that you are part of the Psychology Club fundraiser. The club is also selling UMN colored Pura Vida bracelets for $2 as another fundraiser and we take cash or Venmo. We hope to see you there!


6. LockIn Workshops

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 50 Mondale Hall

On Tuesday, October 15th from 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm, the organization LockIn will visit campus to present a workshop on strategies to find global jobs (India, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia). The workshop will take place in Mondale Hall room 50. Students can choose to attend the session that best fits their goals, it is not required to attend both sessions. This is a great opportunity for international students to gather updated information about the home country job search. LockIn, as an organization, also shares access to global internship and job opportunities that students can learn through attending this session.

Schedule of events:
4:00 pm- 4:30 pm - check-in, registration
4:30 pm- 6:00 pm - Finding jobs in China session (Mandarin)
6:00 pm- 6:30 pm - transition
6:30 pm- 8:00 pm - Finding Global Jobs session (English)

7. International Student Email Writing Workshop! (For Professional & Academic Purposes)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 4:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Cost: free, food provided
Location: 530A Bruininks Hall

Email communication is important in the job and internship search, networking, and when interacting with your professors and classmates! Learn how to be an email writing expert at this helpful workshop hosted by Student English Language Support and International Careers. All UMN International Students are welcome at this session. Registration is not required, but appreciated via GoldPASS or the International Careers Facebook Page - so we can prepare enough materials. Email Jane Sitter at with any questions regarding this event.

8. Falling for H.O.P.E.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 144 Bruininks

Come join H.O.P.E. at our fall-themed welcome event on Wednesday, October 16th, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Bruininks Hall Room 144! This is a time to get to know H.O.P.E. officers and other group members while enjoying delicious caramelized apples and apple cider. We will also have games and music. Additionally, it will be a great chance to find out how to get more involved with our organization. We HOPE to see you there!

9. RADIAS Health - Information Table

Friday, October 18, 2019, 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Memorial Union

RADIAS Health (formerly South Metro Human Services) is a non-profit agency serving adults with mental illness and/or substance use in the Twin Cities metro area. We offer many opportunities for people interested in working with clients either in residential settings or out in the community. RADIAS Health employs Mental Health Professionals, Mental Health Practitioners, Nurses, Psychiatrists, and Mental Health Counselors as well as support staff and administration. We offer opportunities for those who are looking to enter the mental health field to gain experience for the first time as well as opportunities for seasoned mental health clinicians.

10. Women in Business presents: Sisterhood Soirée- a Fall Networking Event

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, must apply by October 11th!
Cost: Free
Location: Carlson

Women in Business is a student organization at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management that is dedicated to bringing together business professionals and students of all majors and all backgrounds to network and learn about pertinent topics within business. Come embrace your #GRLPWR and network with WIB’s Fortune 500 sponsors! Join us for a classy evening full of fun, #GRLPWR, and connections that will last a lifetime. This event will take you out of the traditional networking environment to feel comfortable as you make power moves in the business world. Dress is business casual and dinner will be served. Please RSVP here! The first 40 members to sign up are entered into a drawing.

11. 2019 Upper Midwest Law Fair

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00 am- 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Mondale Hall Plaza

The UMLF hosts hundreds of prospective students and pre-law advisors from around the Midwest each year. Participants can meet with law school admissions professionals from a variety of Midwest law schools and attend informational breakout sessions about the law school application process. It is co-hosted by St. Thomas law school, the University of Minnesota Law School, and Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and alternates locations between the schools each year. See what schools are attending and register here.


12. *Credit or Volunteer* Vinogradov Lab

The Vinogradov Lab in the Department of Psychiatry is looking for responsible, motivated, and detail-oriented students to volunteer in our lab. Our research focuses on two areas: cognitive training in people with psychosis and precision psychiatry. We have several studies looking for help with data management, survey and assessment administration, and other tasks. There may be opportunities to assist with MRI and EEG data collection. In addition, students are welcome to attend Journal Clubs and Grand Rounds in the department. Opportunities for credit may be available after one semester of volunteering. We prefer students who have taken a course in Abnormal Psychology, and preference will be given to those who can commit to two or more semesters in our lab. Please send your CV/Resume, unofficial transcript, and a short introduction to Brandon Schermitzler at to be considered.

13. *Credit or Volunteer* Research on Longitudinal Study of Resilience in Military Service Members RA Position

The Readiness and Resilience in National Guard Soldiers (RINGS) research lab, under the direction of Drs. Melissa Polusny and Drs. Christopher Erbes at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System is looking for research assistants! The current longitudinal study examines processes contributing to resilience in military personnel. Research assistants who join the RINGS lab will receive extensive training and gain hands-on experience conducting a large cohort study that utilizes evidence-based longitudinal tracking and survey methods. Duties include recruiting soldiers to participate and collecting baseline data at National Guard armories on Saturdays/Sundays, conducting participant outreach and follow-up calls, conducting eligibility screenings for lab visits, data entry, attending lab meetings, and assisting lab technicians with lab visits. In collaboration with Drs. Scott Sponheim, Nick Davenport, and Shmuel Lissek (co-investigators on this project), research assistants may also gain experience with the collection of electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data in conjunction with cognitive tests, interview-based assessments of symptoms, and questionnaires. This is a volunteer position and requires an 8-10 hour per week commitment. Students can receive research credit for the course PSY 4993. Preference will be given to students who are available in the summer and fall, and those able to make a multiple-semester commitment. The start date is June 2019. Successful candidates must have a valid SSN (required to work on-site at the VA). Those with experience working with veterans or the military may be given priority. To apply, send an email with “RINGS RA Position” in the subject line to the project coordinator, Shelly Hubbling at Include your name, email, class year, and reasons for applying in the body of email, and attach your resume/CV and copies of your unofficial transcripts. For more information about the study, please visit the ARMOR Project website.

14. *Credit or Volunteer* DVBIC Research Intern

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) at the Minneapolis VA has an immediate opening for a Research Intern to assist the research team with observational and interventional studies under the direction of Dr. Kelvin Lim, M.D. (UMN faculty, Psychiatry). Current studies involve longitudinal assessment of neurotrauma, MRI, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in Veterans with TBI and/or mental health disorders. Position requires 8-10 hours a week for 12 months. May provide the opportunity to convert to a full-time paid position based on performance and availability of funding. For details and full position description, contact Carolyn Gentz at


15. National Transfer Student Week!

October 21st-25th has been named National Transfer Student Week by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students! We want to celebrate and acknowledge all of the contributions transfer students make to our campus. So how is the University celebrating? U of M "Transfer" computer stickers are in Student Services/advising offices; stop by the office to grab one! A Transfer Student Network Hangout will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd from 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm in Goldy's Gameroom, Coffman Memorial Union. There will be free food, bowling, and billiards for students. See the Facebook event here. Free donuts and coffee at the Coffman Memorial Union front plaza and the St. Paul Student Center Terrace on Friday, October 25th from 8:00 am- 10:00 am. Additionally, share your stories on the U of M Transfer Student Facebook Page and other social media accounts using the hashtag #UMNtransfers.

Grad School

16. Master of Science in Applied Psychology Program at USC

The Master of Science in Applied Psychology Program at the University of Southern California has begun its admissions process for the 2020-2021 academic year. This accelerated, one-year degree program is at the intersection of psychology theory, research, and practice in business settings. All successful businesses and organizations need two things: loyal employees and loyal customers. The Master of Science in Applied Psychology focuses directly on these two crucial areas through studying both consumer psychology and organizational psychology, both of which are projected to be top occupational growth areas in the coming decade. This program is unique for its career preparation for the global workforce and marketplace. A required practicum in a business setting in Los Angeles is a highlight of the program. We also offer a summer internship opportunity in Dublin, Ireland. Students have held internships in market research, marketing, human relations, public relations, organizational development, and social media communications amongst other fields. In addition, our program on campus is robust and the presence of international students has been a strong and continuing tradition. In fact, our alums hail from 20 different countries and we are proud that 22% of our graduates to date are international. Find application instructions on the website. The priority deadline is January 1st, 2020.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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17. Student Academic Support

Gain paid experience in psychology research while working on-campus! The Minnesota Twin Registry in the Department of Psychology is looking for a student worker to recruit research participants via phone, deliver blood samples to labs, and help manage the Journal of Personality Disorders, and other administrative tasks. 15-20 hrs/wk. Flexible schedule. To view the full job posting, go to the UMN Job Board and follow the instructions. Click "Students" and search for job ID 333517.

18. Paid RA Position with the Carlson School of Management!

We are recruiting undergrad RA(s) to help with our research projects. The research projects are about leadership and diversity. RA(s) would be responsible for leading lab sessions, data management, literature search, etc. We expect you to help with our research 8-10 hours weekly. Candidates with a background in psychology and experience with SPSS are preferred. Selected RA(s) would be working with Dr. Michelle Duffy and Wei Wang (Ph.D. candidate). To apply for the position, please send your CV, unofficial transcript, and weekly time availability to Wei Wang via