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Psych Scoop, 10/18/16

October 18, 2016

October 18, 2016

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. TOMORROW! Research Session: PSY 4993/5993 + UROP

Wednesday, October 19th 2:30-4:00pm, 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 Undergraduate Research Assistants, Psychology lab supervisors, and faculty members. There will be members of UROP that will provide more information about the program and how to get involved. *Please RSVP to, subject: "Psychology Research Session" to reserve your spot.

2. You & Graduate School: A Diversity Admissions Workshop

Thursday, October 27th 6:00-8:00pm, N219 Elliott Hall

Announcing an opportunity specifically for college Sophomores and Juniors from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to learn more about Graduate Programs in Psychology and related programs at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota Department of Psychology presents "You & Graduate School: A Diversity Admissions Workshop." This event is Free and open to any student. If you are bringing students or attending with a group. we ask that each individual submits an RSVP for this event. Registration will close on Wednesday, October 26th. RSVP and more details: For questions, please contact Mike Houlahan ( or Lindsey Jendraszak (

Psychology Club/Psi Chi

PLEASE NOTE: All students interested are welcome to participate in Psych Club/Psi Chi activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!

3. Next Meeting: Psychological Thrillers

Tuesday, October 25th, S160 Elliot Hall, 5:30pm-6:30pm

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. Also note: all meetings from here on out will take place in room S160. See you next week!

4. Apply to Psi Chi, the International Honor Society 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 Friday, November 4th. Follow this link to find out more about becoming a member.

5. Apply to be an Officer of Psychology Club!

Psychology Club/Psi Chi is looking for an officer of recruitment for the 2016-2017 school year. If you are interested, please fill out this application. Applicants are NOT required to be official Psi Chi members. Please contact if you have any questions.

Psychology International Student Association (PISA)

PLEASE NOTE: All students interested are welcome to participate in PISA activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!

6. Halloween Party

Thursday, October 27th, 5:00-7:00pm, S160 Elliott Hall

The Psychology International Student Association will hold a Halloween Party on Thursday, October 27, from 5 -7 PM, in Elliott Hall, room S160. Please come and join us for free food, games, and chances to win gift cards!

7. The Stress-Free Series: Netflix & Chill

Monday, October 31st, 4:30-5:30, S160 Elliott Hall

PISA will have our second Stress - Free event on Monday, October 31, from 4:30 to 5:30 PM, in Elliott Hall, room S160. Come and join us for an hour of Netflix watching and take your mind off your stress!

Job/Career-Related Events

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8. Government & Nonprofit Career Fair

Friday, October 28th, 10:00am-3:00pm, Coffman Great Hall

Attend the Government & Nonprofit Career Fair to visit with representatives from a variety of government branches and non-profit organizations! Open to U of MN Students & Alumni.

9. HNA Group Info Session & On-Campus Interviews

Friday, October 21st, 9:00-10:00am, 3M Auditorium, Carlson School

HNA Group, a Fortune 500 Company, with businesses in the fields of aviation, real estate, hospitality, capital investment, tourism, finance, logistics, shipbuilding, and eco-technology will be visiting the University of Minnesota to recruit students into a rotational program in China and the US. Both international and US students are welcome. Register for an on-campus interview here.

10. CLA Practice Interview Day

Friday, October 21st. Choose Your Own Time!

Sign up through "Interview on Campus" section of GoldPASS

Want to improve your interviewing skills for jobs/internships? Sign up for a 45-minute practice interview with a professional recruiter from the areas of Business/Sales/Communications; Human Services/Government/Education; or STEM/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. For more information, search the ‘Interview On Campus’ section on GoldPASS.

Graduate Studies

11. Free GRE Class Session

ThThursday, October 27th, 8:00-9:00pm, 1-451 Moos Tower. Register here.

Attend this free class and learn valuable strategies and methods to raise your GRE score. An expert Kaplan GRE teacher will provide information on the structure and scoring of the exam, and walk through practice questions to demonstrate strategies you can use on Test Day.

12. Minnesota Future Doctors is Accepting Applications

Minnesota Future Doctors (MFD) prepares premedical students from Minnesota communities underrepresented in medicine for admission to medical school. MFD provides critical coaching and support to its scholars in order to assist in the development of a competitive portfolio for their application to medical school. Scholars that meet program expectations will receive MCAT preparation courses and materials, American Medical College Application System (AMCAS) application support, research opportunities, physician shadowing, connections to health-related experiences, and individualized advising to assist scholars with successful admission into medical school. We select 10 students annually to join the Minnesota Future Doctors community. Applications are reviewed holistically, and competitive applicants are invited to interview for this highly selective program. Learn more and complete an application at Applications are due Friday, November 18th.

Campus Resources

13. Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL)

Looking for to gain hands-on experience in your field of interest? Want to find a volunteer opportunity but don't know where to start? The Center for Community Engaged Learning can help! CCEL connects U of M students to community involvement and service-learning opportunities as well as exchanges to other US campuses. They partner with over 300 nonprofits in and around the Twin Cities. Visit their website to learn how to get started.

Learning Abroad

14. Acara Global Seminars - Spend This Summer in India or Nicaragua!

Acara is excited to announce TWO study abroad courses in May 2017 to India and Nicaragua. CEGE 4011/5570: Design for Sustainable Development is a unique global seminar that provides an opportunity for travel and experiential learning in India or Nicaragua focused on engineering and entrepreneurial approaches to development challenges: water, energy, waste, transportation, public health. But don't take our word for it, check out these awesome photos and student blog from the 2016 trip to India.

Interested in learning more? We will host an information session on the program October 18, 12:00-1:00pm in Mechanical Engineering 1130. Lunch will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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15. ADAPT4U is Hiring - Gain Research Experience Working with Familes

The ADAPT4U (After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools) Study is looking for dedicated individuals to conduct structured interviews with military families. The study seeks to develop and evaluate tools to support resilience among military families as they cope with the stress of deployment and reintegration. Applicants must be available for flexible scheduling, including late afternoons, evenings, and weekends. To apply, or learn more about the position: go to the UMN Employment page, click "Search Postings" and enter Job ID Number: 308651. Interested in learning more about the study? Visit Any questions may be directed to the Assistant Project Manager, Shauna Tiede, at

16. Social Developmental Neuroscience Research Fellowship for Seniors and Recent Graduates

The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering four fellowships: the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering, the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience, and the Simons Fellowship in Design Engineering. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2017 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2017, and they are 2 years in duration. Students can find further details at: and