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October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. 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!

2. Tonight! Psychological Thrillers

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

Tune in tonight 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!

3. 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.

4. 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!

5. Halloween Party

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

In the spirit oh Halloween, PISA is throwing a Halloween Party. Come join us for some spooky fun with games, face painting and henna! You wouldn't want to miss out on our raffle and prizes where you stand a chance to win up to $70 worth of gift cards. We'll be serving FREE Mesa and Blaze pizza!

6. The Stress-Free Series: Netflix & Chill

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

PISA will be having our second Stress-Free Series - Grab some free snacks, a soda, an empty seat and join us for an hour of Netflix watching, and hopefully scaring the stress out of you!

Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club (IOPC)

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

7. Introduction to I-O Psychology, By Nathan Kuncel

Thursday, October 27th, 4:30-6:30, S150 Elliott Hall

The Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club is proud to announce that next Thursday, October 27 Professor Nathan Kuncel will be presenting a talk on an introduction to I-O Psychology, fields that involve I-O Psychology, and his career path. Professor Kuncel is currently teaching Psychology in the Workplace (PSY3711) and is very passionate about his work, so this is a great opportunity to learn more about I-O Psych and ask any questions that you may have. Jimmy Johns sandwiches and drinks will be served! Please send any questions to or to the Facebook group. Hope to see you then!


8. Make Time to PAWS

Thursday, October 27th, 11:00am-3:30pm, Coffman Great Hall

Join your favorite dogs, bunnies and therapy chicken for Make Time to PAWS. The Great Hall in Coffman will transform into a park filled with your favorite furry friends from PAWS, a labyrinth, giant coloring sheets and forest bathing. Feeling in control of your life can be a challenge, especially if you’re stressed by school, social or family pressures, work or finances. Make Time to PAWS a will show you simple actions you can do on your own anytime to stay healthy and reduce stress. This is free and open to all students. More information

9. 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. For more information, search the ‘Career/Fairs Events’ section on GoldPASS (ID#3062).

10. State of Minnesota Career Fair

Saturday, October 29th, 10:00am-4:00pm
Minnesota State Building, 95 University Ave. W, St Paul, MN 55155

Join us for the first-ever State of Minnesota enterprise-wide career fair. The event will bring together representatives from every state agency to connect Minnesotans with opportunities in state government. Attendees will learn about current job openings, network with state leaders, and attend resume and application workshops. For more information, search the ‘Career/Fairs Events’ section on GoldPASS (ID#3186).

11. UMN Counseling Psychology Program Information Session

Tuesday, November 1st, 4:00-6:00pm, 325 Education Sciences Bldg

The Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) program at the University of Minnesota would like to invite you to attend an information session to learn more about our M.A. program in Counseling, School Counseling and College Student Personnel. 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 at To learn more about the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology program, please visit out website.

Graduate Studies

12. Free GRE Class Session

Thursday, 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.

Campus Resources

13. Fall 2016 Korean Military Service Pre-Departure Workshop

Thursday, November 11th, 4:00-5:30pm, 2-250 Hanson Hall.

There is an upcoming workshop for international Korean male students who have not yet completed South Korean Mandatory Military Service. This purpose of this workshop is to prepare you properly before you leave for service. This workshop is for all Korean male students, from freshmen to senior, as long as you plan to leave the UMNTC and start your services in spring 2017, fall 2017, spring 2018, or fall 2018. Free Korean food will be served! RSVP is required. Please email Anny Lin ( directly by November 10th if you plan to attend.


14. Apply to Be a 2017 Orientation Leader!

Develop personal and professional skills through a unique, résumé-building leadership experience, and help create a seamless transition for the Class of 2021. Information about the Orientation Leader position and application process can be found at The deadline to apply is Monday, October 31.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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15. Minnesota Twin Registry is Hiring a Full-Time Interviewer

Dr. Glenn I. Roisman of the Institute of Child Development and Dr. Bob Krueger of the Department of Psychology, Co-Principal Investigators on a five year NIH-funded grant to follow-up the large Minnesota Twin Registry (MTR) cohort into late life, are still accepting applications for two Research Assistants (8352R2: Researcher 2). This position is responsible for interviewing study participants (aged 60-80 years) in their homes. Research Assistants will review data to assure quality and prepare data for analysis and publication. They will work closely with the MTR research participants, MTR co-investigators, and the MTR project coordinator who schedules visits, so a bachelor degree is required and research experience, knowledge and skills plus outstanding communication and problem-solving skills are preferred. In addition, applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to use their own car to travel for assessments of the older twins in this study. Research Assistants will be compensated for mileage at University rates. A full job description and application can be found on the U of M employment website (Job ID: 313450)

16. Elite Medical Scribes: Opportunities for Pre-Health Students

Elite Medical Scribes offers the chance for students and recent graduates interested in the medical field to receive first hand clinical experience in the exam room with physicians and patients. We currently have over 20 (part-time or full-time) medical scribe positions available in the Twin Cities. Being a Medical Scribe is one of the best ways to gain experience in the medical field. We currently have over 20 (part-time or full-time) medical scribe positions available in the Twin Cities. Medical Scribes work one-on-one with physicians. This gets them in "the front lines" of medicine and helps them learn a vast amount of medical terminology. They are also able to build personal relationships with the physicians, which allows for great letters of recommendation. Please apply at the location nearest you: If you have questions, please contact Molly Steele at