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Psych Scoop, 1/3/17

January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017

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1. Career Fair in Shanghai, China for UMN Students & Alumni

Friday, January 6th, 1:00-5:30pm, China Financial Information Center, Shanghai. RSVP here.

We warmly welcome you to attend the 2017 Career Open Day in Finance and Business Sectors to be held on January 6 in Shanghai! This event will include a career forum with a panel of high profile executives and HR leaders from well-known companies, as well as a career fair emphasizing positions in finance and business. You will have the opportunity to learn about industry trends and insider perspectives on the unique Chinese marketplace, as well as pick up some helpful tips on the recruitment process to land your dream job or internship in finance or business. Agenda includes registration and networking from 1:00-1:30pm, career development forum from 1:30-3:30pm, and career fair & open interview from 3:30-5:30pm. Register:

Career Development Opportunities

2. CLA Undergraduate Students: You’re Invited! Learn More About Becoming a Career Development Professional

The Career Development profession is committed to increasing its diversity. Students of diverse backgrounds will soon comprise the majority of college students. These students need role models who reflect the diversity of our society and can relate to students’ needs and experiences. We need career professionals with varying cultural backgrounds and ethnicities, from the GLBTQ community, with different ages, abilities, religions, and more.

Interested in learning about the Career Development Profession? MCUCSA (Minnesota College and University Career Services Association) invites you to attend our next spring meeting on March 24, 2017! If you are interested in helping students, we would like you to be our guest to learn about the important field of career services. There is no charge for attendance. Lunch and transportation is included. Please fill out this brief application form to express your interest in attending the Spring MCUCSA meeting on March 24, 2017. Application priority deadline is 1/23 and spots are limited. The time commitment to attend the meeting is 8am-3:30pm, including transportation time. Please contact Maggie Heier, Assistant Direct, CLA Career Services at if you have any questions.

Graduate School

3. University of Minnesota Duluth Master of Arts in Psychological Science

The Master of Arts in Psychological Science (MAPS) at the University of Minnesota Duluth offers a terminal Master's degree that prepares graduate students with research-based knowledge and skills that are essential for acceptance into doctoral programs and successful careers in organizational, educational, clinical, and counseling settings. We are one program with three integrated tracks: Clinical-Counseling Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Applications are due by February 15, 2017. Please visit our website for further information and to apply. Feel free to contact us with any questions at

4. UMN Masters in Human Resource and Industrial Relations

The Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations is a natural extension to a psychology degree. If you are interested in people and business, this is where the two intersect. Our next information session is January 12, 6-7pm. Email to RSVP and explore this option.

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.

5. Undergraduate Student Opportunity in Research on Bipolar Disorders

We are seeking highly motivated, responsible, and detail oriented undergraduates of sophomore or junior standing to contribute to preprocessing and analyses of a dataset of electroencephalography (EEG) assessments for over 100 adolescents with bipolar disorders and adolescents without psychopathology in the laboratory of Dr. Snezana Urosevic and in collaboration with Dr. Scott Sponheim’s laboratory. Both credit and volunteer opportunities are available. Potential research assistants will learn a state-of-art preprocessing pipeline for task-relevant EEG data, attend laboratory meetings, and have an opportunity to develop independent research questions based on their interests and available data. Competitive applicants will have strong interest in pursuing graduate-level education and an excellent academic record. Please contact Dr. Snezana Urosevic by email ( if you are interested and attach a resume that includes information about your work and schooling experience, references, software skills and knowledge, as well as an unofficial transcript.

6. Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Computational Neuroscience

We are looking for technically inclined students to work in the Computational Visual Neuroscience Lab (, where functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and sophisticated computational techniques are used to understand vision and cognition. Students will likely be involved in data analysis. Please contact Dr. Kendrick Kay ( if interested. Ideal candidates would have background in programming, or be motivated to learn.

7. 2017 Latino Mental Health Research Training in Mexico

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training program (MHIRT) is an 11-week summer research training program designed to prepare undergraduate and pre-doctoral researchers to address disparities in mental health care of U.S. Latinos with serious mental illness. The program is comprised of an intensive one-week training seminar at USC, and a 10-week training program in Puebla México. The first phase will take place at USC and consists of research workshops by some of the top Latino Mental Health Researchers in the country. The one-week intensive seminar will serve to help trainees develop research and professional skills to reduce disparities and to motivate them to pursue advanced research degrees. In addition the seminar will provide them with a cultural orientation to facilitate a smooth transition to living and working in Mexico. Applications are due February 1, 2017. For more information, including eligibility requirements and application, visit the MHIRT website.


8. International Student Buddy Program

Are you a new international student starting at the UMN in the Spring? Or are you a returning UMN student who wants to gain leadership experience and introduce new international students to the U? Apply to now to be a Mentor or Buddy for the International Buddy Program-University of Minnesota!

9. Apply to be a GSC Sexuality & Gender Ambassador (SAGA)

Do you to get more involved with the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life (GSC)? Apply to be a Sexuality and Gender Ambassadors (SAGA)! You can find more information about SAGA and apply here.

Courses of Interest

IMPORTANT: Not all courses listed below are offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to consult with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.

10. AMST 3001 Contemporary Perspectives on Asian America

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:15am-12:30pm, 4 Scott Hall. How do Asian Americans fit into our nation's current narratives politically, socially, economically, and culturally? How might Asian Americans be affected in the near future? What are the current Asian American relationships with other American communities and Asian communities? How might these relationships change? This course uses local, transnational, and global perspectives to address contemporary political, social, & cultural phenomena in Asia & Asian America. This class emphasizes student-centered discussions, small group learning activities, and independent/collaborative research.

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.

11. McNamara Academic Center is Hiring Subject Tutors

The McNamara Academic Center is hiring tutors for the 2016/2017 Academic School Year. We are looking for intelligent, professional and personable people who are interested in sharing their knowledge with others. These tutors need to be incredibly quick-thinkers with the ability to explain concepts in a variety of methods to a diverse group of learners. Outstanding communication skills are necessary. The following courses are ones in which tutors are needed: PSY 1001, PSY 3801, PSY 3001W, and PSY 3511. If you believe you would be a good candidate for the position, complete the following 2 steps: 1) Complete the online application form at Subject Tutor Online Application. 2) Email a copy of your resume, unofficial transcript, and cover letter to the

12. 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