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Psych Scoop, 2/14/17

February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Psychology Advising Availability This Week

Due to a staff development event, the Psychology Advising office will have limited availability tomorrow (Wednesday, 2/15); the Advising office will be open from 8:30am-2:00pm, and Drop-in hours will not be held. Please feel free to with any questions.

On Thursday, 2/16, the Psychology Study Room (N118) and Community Room (N120) will be closed from 1:00-4:00pm for an event.

2. Deadline Extended for $500 Psychology Engagement Award!

Applications Due Monday, February 20th

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! Up to two awards of $500 will be offered for Spring 2017. Application deadline is February 20th, 2017. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage. Materials must be submitted electronically to Mike Houlahan at


3. Target Career Development Events for CLA Students

Resume Critique Event: Thursday, February 16th, 524 Bruininks Hall (Slots available from 9am-4pm)

Want to make your resume stand out? Need a fresh eye to review your resume? Join members of the University of Minnesota Alumni Network who work at Target for a short resume review.

Networking Event: Monday, February 20th, 5:30-8:30pm, Coffman Mississippi Room

Please join representatives from Target to learn more about the corporation at large as well as summer internship and potential full-time opportunities. We will also be hearing from the winner of the case competition and several members of the Target team. The event is open students in the College of Liberal Arts. Food and drink will be provided, and business professional attire is expected. RSVP on GoldPASS (ID#3298) is required by February 19th.

4. Beyond the Screen: Mental Illness in Media

Wednesday, February 22nd, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Coffman Union Room 303

Join the Under-served Mental Health Association (UMHA) for a conversation on how mental health is portrayed in the media. We will be talking about movies like Split as well as social media platforms. Light refreshments provided. RSVP on Facebook.

5. UMN 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. To learn more and pre-register, go to Cost is $10 if preregistered, or $25 at the door (need-based fee waivers available upon request) 

Get ready for the Job Fair by attending a Prep event! Sign up on the Career Fairs/Events page of GoldPASS.

Psychology Club/Psi Chi

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

6. Psych Club/Psi Chi Welcome Meeting

Wednesday, February 15th, 5:30-6:30pm, N119 Elliott Hall

Psych Club/Psi Chi has their first meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15th. If you're interested in meeting fellow students interested in psychology and want to get more involved in the department, stop by! There will be snacks, personality quizzes, and more. See you then!

7. 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 will be due mid-March (exact deadline TBD). Follow this link to find out more about becoming a member.

Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club (IOPC)

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

8. IOPC Event: I-O and Consulting

Wednesday, February 15th, 5:00-6:30pm, S160 Elliott Hall

The Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club (IOPC) is excited to announce our first event for the semester! Robert Richardson, who works as a strategic advisor and head of recruitment for the third largest software company SAP, will be joining us. He will be talking about his consulting experience in the field of I-O Psychology and answering any questions you may have. Food and beverages will be served. Open to all, this event will be a unique opportunity to learn more about the consulting side of I-O without post-graduate education. Please email for more information about Richard or if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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.

9. Undergrad Research Opportunity in School Psychology

Professor Clayton Cook's research team is seeking highly skilled and motivated undergraduate research assistants (UGRA) to begin this Spring. The UGRA will be involved with research projects in the area of school mental health, teacher/administrator well-being and resiliency, whole-child assessment, intervention development, and translational research in the area of school psychology. UGRA’s will have potential opportunities to gain experience performing literature searches, data collection, data entry, statistical analysis, presenting at conferences, and manuscript writing. In addition, we believe mentorship is a critical component of developing students; therefore, UGRA's will often work closely with one or two graduate students for an extended period of time.

We ask that UGRA’s register for PSY 4993 Directed Research or commit to a voluntary position. UGRA’s are expected to commit to an average of 6-8 hours of work per week (depending on # of credits or if volunteering), attend research team meetings, work independently on assigned tasks, and take initiative in communicating with research team members. Ideal candidates are motivated psychology students who are planning to apply to graduate programs in school psychology or wish to explore the field as a career option, or generally interested in school mental health practices. Please contact Jordan Thayer ( if interested.


10. 2017 SEED Award Applications Are Now Available

Application Deadline: April 1st, 2017

The Office for Equity and Diversity’s Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Awards program honors and acknowledges students from diverse backgrounds who are doing outstanding work at the University of Minnesota, both in and out of the classroom. Undergraduate SEED Awards range from $1000 to $3000. Awardees will also partake in a SEED video and photo shoot, a dinner and educational workshop, and will be guests of honor at our annual Equity and Diversity Breakfast. Obtain application information for the undergraduate award online. The application deadline is April 1, 2017.

Graduate School

11. New Online MA in Applied Child & Adolescent Development at UMN

The Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota has launched a new online M.A. in Applied Child and Adolescent Development that will help prepare a new generation of professionals to meet the developmental needs of children in practice and through policy. The program, which will enroll its first class of students in Fall 2017, offers three tracks: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, Child Life and Individualized Studies. Learn more about the program and how to apply.

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.

12. Summer Job Working with Youth

The University's Youth and Community Programs Office is looking for full and part-time camp counselors for the summer day camp. Job postings and application instructions can be found on the University's Employment Website. Job Postings can be found below - enter the Job ID in the "keywords" box to locate the job posting. 

315609 - Temp/Casual Summer Group Leader

315605 - Student Summer Group Leader (part-time)

315607 - Temp/Casual Summer Group Leader (part-time)

315615 - Full-Time Summer Camp Art Lead 

315611 - Student Log Rolling Instructor

315610 - Temp/Casual Log Rolling Instructor 

In addition, they are also hiring a rock wall lead. 

Please email with any questions regarding the job postings.