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Psych Scoop, 1/10/17

January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017

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Psychology Advising

1. Spring 2017 Drop-in Hours

Psychology Undergraduate Advising has designated Drop-in Hours during the academic year. Due to high student demand the first 2 weeks of the term, we will have an advisor available all day (8:00am-4:00pm) on the first day of class, Tuesday, 1/17, and 12:30-4:00pm from Wednesday, 1/18 through Monday, 1/30. Drop-in hours are a great time to get research contracts signed, and to ask 5-10 minute questions; longer issues will be referred to schedule a full appointment. Our Spring 2017 Drop-in Hours will take effect on Tuesday, January 31st. Please see our website for more information on our Office Hours & Availability. Check the Psych Scoop each week for possible change in availability.


2. Diversity Career Fair

Monday, January 16th, 10:00am-1:00pm, US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis. Free! Register here

Start making connections at the MLK Jr. Holiday Diversity Career Fair. Meet face-to-face with companies that are hiring diverse motivated candidates just like you. Whether you’re unemployed or interested in new opportunities, come make valuable connections with top recruiters. Polish up Your Resume…Bring Plenty of Copies…and Get Ready to Advance Your Career in the New Year! The Minneapolis MLK Jr. Holiday Diversity Career Fair is FREE and open to everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, etc. For more information, visit the Diversity Career Fair website.

Campus Resources

3. Personal Statement Reviews for International Students

Tutors are available from November 28th - January 16th

Career Services and ISSS’ Culture Corps is providing extra one-on-one help this winter for creating a personal statement or statement of purpose for graduate school in the form of three professional tutors (trained writing instructors who are themselves international grad students)! These specialized tutors will provide an additional resource to help you make your best possible case for graduate school admission. Call to schedule ½ hour appointments (held in the CLA Career Center, 411 Bruininks Hall, but open to undergraduates from all colleges) at 612-624-7577.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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4. Internship/Research Assistantships in Applied Sport Psychology in New York City

We are pleased to announce the American Board of Sport Psychology's 2017 12th annual Internship/Research Assistantship/Visiting Fellowship Program in Applied Sport Psychology. Over 120 participants, including undergraduates, graduate students and faculty from universities and colleges worldwide as well as practicing psychologists and sport psychology professionals and coaches have been trained in our evidence-based athlete assessment and intervention protocol. Cohorts of undergraduates have presented on research the APA annual conventions and other professional conferences. Our program's has established a tradition of generating and preparing publications and making presentations on our various lines of research at important meetings. Program alumni have also continued their education in psychology, sport psychology and related fields as graduate students at top colleges throughout the United States and abroard.

DATES: May to October (May and September sessions may be abbreviated based on enrollment)

If interested please contact:

5. Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research Hiring Full and Part Time Research Positions

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family research (MCTFR) is seeking applicants for Researcher 1 (bachelor's level) positions as well as Undergraduate Research Assistant positions. 2 Researcher 1: Recruiter positions, 2 Researcher 1: Interviewer positions, and 7 Undergraduate Research Assistant: Twin Locator positions are open. For more information and to apply, go to the UMN Job Board and enter the appropriate Job ID:

Job ID 314828 - Researcher 1: Recruiter

Job ID 314832 - Researcher 1: Interviewer

Job ID 314797 - Undergraduate Research Assistant: Twin Locator

6. Summer Internship Opportunity at HealthPartners Center for Memory & Aging

Are you looking to gain experience working in a clinical research lab? Are you looking for a psychology or neuroscience internship that will look great on your resume? The Minnesota Memory Project is accepting applications for interns for summer of 2017. The Minnesota Memory Project is a longitudinal study on aging and dementia and is a part of the Center for Memory and Aging located at the HealthPartners Neuroscience Center at 295 Phalen Boulevard in Saint Paul. As an intern, you will proctor and score various neuropsychological tests, interact with an aging population of participants, collect and enter data, and schedule participant visits. Although the internship is unpaid, interns get to contribute to the understanding of Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as work as team members on a research project and get free parking and free daily meal vouchers. Start and end dates are flexible. Applicants should be prepared to work 35-40 hours/week for 10-12 weeks. Interested? Send a cover letter and resume to Put “Clinical Research Internship” in the subject line. Include career goals, relevant coursework, availability, and GPA. Applications are due by April 2nd. Decisions will be made by April 21st. A phone interview and references may be required. Questions? Call 651-254-3999