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Psych Scoop, 1/31/17

February 2, 2017

January 31, 2017

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1. U of M Job & Internship Fair

Friday, February 24th, 10:00am-4:00pm, Minneapolis Convention Center

The University of Minnesota offers the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! The fair is open to all U of M undergraduates and recent alumni. The cost is $10 if pre-registered online by February 17, or $25 at the door. (Need-based fee waivers available upon request.) Disability accommodations available upon request. The U of M is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Participants will have access to: 300+ organizations recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships; FREE transportation provided to and from campus; FREE professional headshot photos; and FREE box lunch for all pre-registered participants. To pre-register, go to

2. Job & Internship Fair Prep Events

General Prep workshops: Friday, February 17th, 12:00-1:00pm, 56 Rapson Hall and Tuesday, February 21st, 3:00-4:00pm, 54 Rapson Hall (pick a date)

Do you want to attend the UMN Job & Internship Fair on Feb. 24th but you’re not sure what to do when you’re there? Attend this workshop for answers and advice from CLA Career Services staff and employers. We’ll tell you about the employers attending and how to conduct research on those organizations and their available jobs and internships. A few employers attending the fair will be at the workshop to answer your questions. Tips include how to dress, what to bring with you to the fair, and how to quickly make a good impression. Sign up on the "Career Fairs/Events" page of GoldPASS.

International Student Prep workshop: Friday, February 17th, 9:30-10:30am, 412 Bruininks

Through this workshop, international students will learn what to expect at the Job and Internship Fair, how to target and research companies, how to talk about your visa status and the elements of how to introduce yourself to a company. Sign up on the "Career Fairs/Events page of GoldPASS.

3. Wells Fargo Info Session & Interviews

Monday, February 6th, 6:00-8:00pm, McNamara Alumni Center, Swain Room

When you start a career with Wells Fargo, you’re joining a team that is committed to your development now and throughout your career. We hope you’ll join us to learn more about your future at Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo is hosting a career panel and networking event for all majors on February 6th. Please join representatives from Wells Fargo to learn more about the summer internship and full-time opportunities for current undergraduates. We will be sharing information about early talent programs within Wholesale Banking. The event is open to Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. RSVP is required to attend this event, space may be limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP through GoldPASS by Sunday, February 5, 2017.

4. ACR Homes Hiring Event

Wednesday, February 8th, 3:00-7:00pm, J. Arthur's Coffee

ACR Homes is hiring Direct Care Professionals! Come to our Hiring Bash on Wednesday, February 8th at J. Arthur's Coffee (2441 Rice St. Roseville, MN 55113) between 3pm and 7pm for an open house. Serious applicants can come for a walk-in interview between 3pm and 6:30pm. Students can either complete the application in advance, or fill it out at the event before 6:30pm to interview. This is a fun event meant to help students learn about the open positions that ACR Homes has to offer! Come and enjoy free food, live music and maybe even win a prize! We will be having a drawing for a $200 gift card at 5pm! For more information, click here.

Psychology International Student Association (PISA)

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

5. PISA Kickoff Party

Tuesday, February 7th, 6:00-7:30pm, S150 Elliott Hall

Welcome back, everyone! The Psychology International Student Association (PISA) will hold a Kick – off Party on Tuesday, 02/07, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in room S150 of Elliott Hall. Come and join us to learn more about our student association and make some new friends. Free pizza and snacks will also be provided during the event.

6. PISA’s Valentine Bake Sale

Tuesday, February 14th, 10:00am-3:00pm, Coffman Union, Ground level

PISA will have a fundraising bake sale on Tuesday, February 14. We will have several options including brownies, cupcakes, cake pops, meringue, and also Gluten – free baked goods. Stop by our table on the ground level of Coffman Student Union, if you want to get any of these awesome treats for yourself or your loved ones.

Research Opportunities

Research opportunities listed below may be volunteer, for-credit, or paid. Not all these opportunities are affiliated with the Department of Psychology. If you are receiving credit for a research experience outside the Psychology Department, you will need to check with Psychology Advising about how it will fit into your academic program.

7. Summer Research Opportunity at Florida Mental Health Institute

The Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) at the University of South Florida is dedicated to research and education related to mental illness and related disorders. FMHI invites undergraduate students to apply for a highly selective Summer Research Institute. The SRI@FMHI is designed for students interested in building their research skills within the context of mental health to help them prepare for a Senior Thesis and/or graduate school. The SRI@FMHI is a ten-week program beginning May 29, 2017 and ending August 2, 2017. Students can apply on-line at An official transcript and letter of recommendation from a faculty member are required. More information about the program, eligibility requirments and application process is contained on the website.

8. 2017 Summer Research Internship at Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School (CBS) is seeking outstanding applicants for the 2017 Summer Research Internship program. The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and exposes the students to the world of business research. Several of the top interns have gone on to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science and Data Sciences. Many have been selected to join CBS afterwards as full-time Research Associates. Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management, Decision Sciences, Operations, Accounting, and Data Analytics. This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all backgrounds, including Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, the Physical Sciences, and the Social and Behavioral Sciences, are encouraged to apply. The internship program is designed for undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior year and first-year Masters students. Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis. The program runs from May 30, 2017 – August 4, 2017 (tentative dates). On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided. The Application Deadline is 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2017. Apply early. Applications will be reviewed beginning mid-January and positions may be filled on a rolling basis. The application process is highly competitive. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. To apply, please fill out the online application form.

9. UROP is Accepting Research Proposals

Application deadline is February 27th, 2017.

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,500 for undergraduate students either to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor or work with a faculty member on her/his scholarly or creative project. Thousands of students and faculty across the University have already discovered the benefits of these hands-on research opportunities in laboratories, studios, libraries, and field sites. Participating students have developed detailed knowledge of research methods while their faculty sponsors have gained the assistance of enthusiastic and capable students. Learn more about undergraduate and the UROP program by visiting Online application materials can be found at If you have questions about UROP, please contact Wendy Nicholson-Kotas at

Graduate School Resources

10. Practice with a Purpose: Free Practice Tests for GRE, MCAT, LSAT, and more

Kaplan has teamed up with the Boys and Girls Club of America this semester. For each student who takes a practice quiz/test (for the GRE, MCAT, LSAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT or GMAT), we’ll donate to the Boys and Girls Club of America with a goal to donate 100 scholarships, valued up to $125,000, for students in need! For more information, go here:

11. University of Virginia Diversifying Psychology Visit Day

Application deadline is February 15th, 2017

This event is for research-oriented, junior and senior undergraduate students (and recent graduates) from underrepresented groups (e.g., students who identify as an ethnic/racial minority or who are the first in their family to attend college) who want to learn more about psychology graduate school and the Psychology Department at UVA. Accepted students will have their travel, meal, and hotel costs covered to spend the day visiting the department on April 28th, 2017. The visit will include: individual and small group meetings with professors to discuss students’ intellectual interests; attending research presentations and lab meetings; information on applying to graduate school, funding opportunities, mentoring, and student life; information session with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and the Director of Clinical Training; and networking with current graduate students.

To apply, students should send: 1) 1-2 paragraphs describing their research experience and interests, as well as how their research interests align with 1-2 faculty members in the UVA Psychology Department (, and why they want to attend the Visit Day 2) an unofficial copy of their transcript 3) their CV or resume 4) 1 letter of recommendation that speaks to their capacity for graduate study in psychology (letter writers can submit their letter directly to Please submit all materials by email to Applications are due February 15th, 2017.

Questions? Email Dr. Bethany Teachman, Professor and Director of Clinical Training, at or Dr. Noelle Hurd, Assistant Professor, at

Campus Resources

12. New Transfer Workshop Series

Fridays from 12:45-2:00pm, 103 Appleby Hall

Transfer Student Experience is hosting a series of eight workshops with the purpose of easing the transition to the University. Get to know your university, get to know other transfer students, and get to know yourself. For more information and to register, go to the Transfer Workshop Series website.


13. Apply to be a 2017 Welcome Week Leader!

Application deadline is February 15th, 2017

Orientation & First-Year Programs is currently accepting applications for Welcome Week Leaders to lead the class of 2021! If you are looking for a unique opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills, gain 100+ volunteer hours, and help create a seamless transition for the Class of 2021, please consider becoming a 2017 Welcome Week Leader (WWL)! More information about the WWL position and application can be found at The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 15. If you have any questions, feel free to email

Interested in learning more about the position? Get out of the cold and enjoy some hot chocolate and Insomnia Cookies on us at the Welcome Week Warm Up! Stop by Coffman room 303 Thursday, February 9 between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Learning Abroad

14. You CAN Afford to Study Abroad

Thursday, February 9th, 2:00-3:00pm, 230 Heller Hall & Friday, March 31st, 12:00-1:00pm, 150 Blegan Hall

Do you want to study abroad but aren't sure how you will afford it? You are not alone! Attend this info session to learn about the variety of scholarships and financial aid options that will help you make your dream to study abroad a reality. For more information about this and other Learning Abroad Center events, go to

15. Learning Abroad Center Scholarship Deadlines

Are participating in a study abroad program this summer or next fall? Deadlines are approaching for the following scholarships:

Financial Need Scholarship: Wednesday, February 1 (May/summer and fall/academic year programs)

Study Abroad Scholarship: Wednesday, February 22 (May/summer programs) and Wednesday, April 12 (fall/academic year programs)

Diversity Scholarship: Wednesday, February 22 (May/summer programs) and Wednesday, April 12 (fall/academic year programs)

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.

16. Psychiatry Research Specialist Position at the University of Chicago

Our lab primarily works with addictive, compulsive and impulsive disorders. Main duties include doing subject interviews for treatment, imaging, and observational studies; working with large data-sets for data entry and analysis; running MRI scans; coordinating with study sponsors; writing and/or editing manuscripts and presenting research. Works alongside another coordinator to help manage the day-to-day processes of the lab. Under limited direction, but can work as a team. Collects, records and analyzes data. Conducts literature reviews. Participates in writing reports and manuscripts. Oversees management of several studies. Recruits, schedules, and interviews study subjects. Works directly with research subjects on a daily or weekly basis. Able to attend conferences to present individual research. Ensures compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies. Qualifications include a bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted, such as psychology. For more information and to apply, go to the full posting on GoldPASS.

17. Internships for Psychology Majors at MN Center for Chemical & Mental Health

The Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health (MNCAMH) bridges science to practice to promote lifelong learning and the advancement of clinical skills within the diverse behavioral health workforce. MNCAMH is committed to fostering wellness and recovery for all individuals impacted by substances use and mental health disorders. MNCAMH provides training, research, and resources for service providers to build and sustain excellence in the delivery of broad-based mental and chemical health services. We are looking for a few summer interns (flexible dates) for the following positions:

Clinical Research Intern: Assist MNCAMH executive director, research coordinator, study coordinators, and graduate research assistants in all aspects of data and study planning. Typical work to include data entry, exposure to study design, and exposure to data analysis. Individuals in this position will have an opportunity to learn about all aspects of MNCAMH's work including clinical research, consultation, and training, based on interest. Advanced applicants may have opportunities to assist in running studies with patient populations. Recommended for those with an interest in a career in clinical work or clinical research. (1-2 positions available; minimum 10 hours a week)

Healthcare Business Intern: Assist MNCAMH executive director, director of training, and project director in all aspects of planning and executing clinical training events. Events include industry conferences, clinical trainings, webinars, and guest speakers. Typical work to include event logistics and production, public relations, community outreach, and social media management. Individuals interested in traveling for events in state will receive standard reimbursements for reasonable incurred costs (e.g. gas), though travel is not required. Recommended for those with an interest in a career in healthcare business and administration, event planning, or corporate education. (1-2 positions available; minimum 10 hours a week).

To apply, please send a brief statement of interest and a current resume to with the subject line "SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICANT 2017".

18. Psychiatry Research Assistant Position for Recent Graduate

The Kushner lab in the Department of Psychiatry at UMN is seeking to hire a post-baccalaureate research assistant to the primary research coordinator (RC) on an NIH-funded R01 and related studies focused on alcoholism and anxiety disorders. The RA will assist with patient recruitment, on-going patient assessment including diagnostic interviews, data collection, data entry and verification, appointment scheduling and reminders, and other tasks all according to strict adherence to the Federal Code of Regulations and Good Clinical Practice Standards. Applicants should have completed their BA in Psychology or a related area, and should have experience working in a psychology or psychiatry lab. If interested, please send your resume to

19. ACR Homes, Healthcare Group is Hiring

ACR Homes is currently in need of additional staffing for a direct care position titled "Direct Care Professional," which involves working with individuals that have physical/or developmental disabilities. Some roles of a PC include escorting residents to appointments, administering medications, providing care for daily activities, preparing meals, documenting legal health information, taking residents on community outings such as movies, concerts, parks, etc. There are no specific qualifications for this job. However, the position does require training before being permitted to work at any home, which covers first-aid, CPR, medication administration, how to handle behaviors, and other classes depending on your assigned home. Training can take up to two weeks, but the good news is that all training is paid! ACR Homes requires a minimum of 12 hours a week (around two shifts), and we prefer staff to commit for at least 6 months. If you do not have a source of transportation, we have a car program available for all employees. The Direct Care Professional position pays $11.00/hr during weekdays, $12.75 if working an awake night. During weekends, you would make $12.81 for day and evening shifts, and $15.00 for awake nights. We also have an internship program for any employee planning to pursue nursing, pharmacy, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other health-based careers. We can even create a new internship based on your interests, as long as you are an employee.

If you are interested, contact Caitlin Fortin at or (952) 261-7038

20. Housing & Residential Life: Now Hiring Summer Staff!

Housing & Residential Life is currently seeking candidates to be Hospitality Specialists during Summer 2017. The start date is Monday, May 15, 2017 and ends on Sunday, August 27, 2017; and you must be available to work 32-40 hours per week. Compensation includes on campus housing (a $2,500 value) and an hourly wage of $9.50. This position provides the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in customer service, guest relations, hospitality services, emergency response, and building operations. For a more detailed job description and to apply, please go to Your application must be completed by Wednesday, February 1st at noon to be considered. If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about our available positions, you can schedule a time to meet with a former Hospitality Business Specialist or Hospitality Specialist. Please email Mariah Marx at