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Psych Scoop, 1/16/18

January 16, 2018

January 16, 2018

The Psych Scoop is sent to all Psychology Undergraduate students and alumni every Tuesday throughout the academic school year. Share your news with psyadvis@umn.edu!

Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Welcome Back!

Welcome back to campus! As you get back into gear for this semester, keep our office's resources in mind. Psychology Advisors are available for appointments year-round to assist with psychology course-selection and major progress, career and graduate school preparation and selection, and general engagement to make the most out of your time here. To schedule an appointment, visit z.umn.edu/psyadvis We look forward to seeing you and wish you the best of luck in the coming semester!

Additionally, Psychology Advising will have extended drop-in hours during the first two weeks of classes for quick, five – ten minute issues. Visit our website for drop-in availability: z.umn.edu/psyadvis

2. Psychology & Research in Madrid Info Session

Thursday, January 25th, 11AM-12PM
N219 Elliott Hall
RSVP at z.umn.edu/MadridRSVP

pplications are now open for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 Psychology & Research in Madrid!  This unique program gives students the opportunity to study psychology and gain hands-on research experience, all the while experiencing the vibrant culture of Madrid - Spain's lively capital city! At this info session, you will learn more about the program and how it fits into your psychology major, receive practical information from the Learning Abroad Center Staff, and hear from past participants of the program.

If you plan to attend the event, please fill out this short RSVP form. Any questions about this event may be directed to psyadvis@umn.edu.

3. Spring 2018 Internship? Consider PSY 3996: Psychology Internship Course

If you are planning to complete or interested in an Internship during Spring semester, you may be eligible to sign up for PSY 3996: Internship in Psychology (3 credits to count toward PSY Major Elective credit). In addition to your Internship Hours (average 6-8 hours/week for 15 weeks at your site), the PSY 3996 class meets weekly, Mondays -- 2:30pm - 4:00pm in Elliott N423. Instructor: Dr. Kelli Howard

Please email psyadvis@umn.edu for more information and any questions about this opportunity!

Scholarships & Awards

4. $500! Apply for the Spring 2018 Psychology Engagement Award

Application Deadline is February 14th, 2018

Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this spring semester? Or engaging in a learning opportunity that takes you outside of the classroom for a unique experience? The Department of Psychology's Donor Awards for Psychology Undergraduate Engagement are available to support you! The purpose of these awards is to encourage and support psychology majors who engage in learning experiences beyond the University campus and classroom environments (i.e. unpaid internships, volunteer experiences, study abroad containing a psych-related internship or research component, etc.). Up to two awards of $500 will be offered for Spring 2018. Application deadline is February 14th, 2018. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage. Materials must be submitted electronically to Mike Houlahan at mhoulaha@umn.edu.   

Events

5. Interested in Becoming a Teacher? DirecTrack to Teaching Info Session

Friday, January 19th, 11:30AM-1:00PM
155 Peik Hall
RSVP

DirecTrack to Teaching offers undergraduate students the opportunity to examine the culture of teaching and schools, work face-to-face with K-12 students, and build confidence and experience in education settings. Learn more about the program and how to apply at this info session! For more info, email dtt@umn.edu

Research Lab Opportunities (for credit)

6.TRiCAM Lab in Need of RA's for Spring

Dr. Angus MacDonald's TRiCAM Lab is looking for a research assistant studying neuromodulation, thinking skills, and decision making in healthy and psychiatric samples. We are using transcranial direct current stimulation, cognitive training, and task-based assessments. Contact: Josh at mervi004@umn.edu with a resume and optional cover letter. Position will be open until filled. General awesomeness can make up for limited experience. Can be for 5993 credit or not depending on candidate. Visit this website for more info about the lab and experience. 

Additional Research Opportunities

7. TRIO McNair Scholars Program - Summer Research Opportunity for Qualified Students

Are you looking for paid and grad school preparation? The federally funded TRIO McNair Scholars Program seeks to increase doctoral program application, matriculation, and degree attainment by first generation, low-income, and/or underrepresented college students. During the the 10-week summer research program, students will: develop a great relationship and conduct research with a professor that is essential to applying for graduate school; receive a $3,500 stipend; receive guidance through the graduate school process, and present their research at a poster session on campus.

Qualifications: must be a first generation college student and low income, or from an underrepresented group; have 2.75 GPA or above, be a full-time sophomore or junior and a US citizen or permanent resident.

Please visit z.umn.edu/mcnair for more information. Deadline to apply is January 22nd, 2018!

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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8. 2018 Health Disparities and Cancer Summer Research Internship

This nine-week program is designed to give undergrad students from racial/ethnic minority and underrepresented communities research experience in the health sciences. For more information, visit z.umn.edu/cancerdisparitiesintern Deadline to apply is February 5, 2018

9. de-stress is Hiring!

Are you passionate about helping students manage their stress? De-stress is looking for a paid student coordinator to join our team at Boynton for the 2018-2019 school year! The position focuses on developing stress management programming and promotion, much like these weekly emails you receive. Applicants with marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply. The application requires a resume and cover letter and will close on February 1st. More information can be found on GoldPASS.  

10. Seeking Undergrad RA in English Department (Paid)

A Professor of English is currently seeking a student assistant to help with a project. This student will primarily be doing data entry and analysis work, and we're seeking someone who has human subjects training through the university, is proficient in Excel, and has a strong command of spoken and written English. Experience with psychological experiments is a bonus. Hours for this job are flexible and the appointment runs through the spring semester. Interested applicants should search for Job ID# 321836 on the university's employment website, and submit a CV and letter of interest with their application.