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Psych Scoop, 2/18/20

February 18, 2020

February 18th, 2020

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Learning Abroad in Psychology

Monday, February 24, 2020, 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
LAC and Psychology Advisors available in 10 Church Street from 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Presentation on Psychology Learning Abroad Programs from 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Cost: Free, food provided
Location: 10 Church Street

Join us on Monday, February 24th to explore awesome learning opportunities abroad tailored to Psychology Students. These will include Psych and Research in MadridYouth Development and Psychology in FranceSummer in Scotland, and Japanese Traditions and Wellbeing. PSY 3801 and 3001W students - this event is being held in 10 Church Street for extra convenience! We will have feature staffed tables for on-site questions and offer a brief presentation of programs. Please RSVP so that we can have an accurate count for food (served around 12:45). You do not need to attend the entire event.

2. Limited Hours - Monday, Feb. 24th

Just a heads up - our office will have limited hours on Monday, February 24th for the Learning Abroad presentation (come see us there!). We apologize for any inconvenience.

Psychology Student Group Announcements

All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psychology student organizations. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend! To learn more, visit our website.

3. PISA Instagram Raffle

To enter, go to PISA's Instagram page and tag 3 friends in the comments and tag @umnpisa and re-post to your story (must tag to enter). Each additional friend tagged in the comments is an extra entry! We will draw lucky people at our Community Engagement GSB on February 18! If you are one of the lucky people but you miss our event, then you will not be able to win the prize. Show up for our event and win prizes! This giveaway raffle is not sponsored by Instagram. Terms and conditions apply.

4. PISA: Community Engagement Event

today, Tuesday, February 18, 2019, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks 512

Our next event, GSB Community Engagement, will be this Tuesday (Feb. 18th) from 4 to 6 PM in the Bruininks Hall 512. We are inviting Laurel Hirt from the Center for Community-Engaged Learning (CCEL) to give a speech about community engagement from different perspectives. If you have time, please come and stop by! You can also RSVP here. We will also provide food and a gift card giveaway.


5. First-Gen Pre-Health Workshop Series: Building Your Portfolio

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm
Cost: Free, snacks provided
Location: 2-565 Moos Tower

This workshop will focus on how to build a well-rounded, authentic, and competitive portfolio of experiences, including tips and strategies on how to search out experiences that are meaningful to you, and how to communicate with organizations or individuals. RSVP today.

6. Financial Wellness Workshop Series: Get your Bucks in a Row

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks 131B

OneStop Student Services and the Office of Student Finance are hosting a workshop series where students can learn about financial aid and credit basics. This workshop consists of two different sessions with a break halfway through. Come learn about scholarship strategies and financial aid in the first session or come after the break for the second session about credit basics and money-saving mental tricks! You are encouraged to come to both, but come to whichever session meets your interests. RSVP here!

7. Spring 2020 Transfer Workshop Series: Freaky Fast Finances

Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Appleby 103

Learn about budgeting, finances, and best practices for managing your money. We will be serving Jimmy John's sandwiches! RSVP hereCheck out other workshops and all events during the First Six Weeks.

8. International Student Career Fair Preparation Workshop

Friday, February 21, 2020, 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks 420B

Join us to prepare for the career fair! Do you want to learn more about what to expect at the upcoming career fair as an international student? Would you like tips for how to successfully talk with employers? We can help you at the International Student Career Fair Preparation Workshop! We will also have the opportunity to practice your self-introduction so you can impress employers, and an ISSS advisor will present details about your CPT & OPT options. This workshop is presented by ISSS and Career Services; undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree international students are welcome. Find more information on Facebook or GoldPASS.

9. Financial Wellness Workshop Series: Make Sense of your Cents

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks 131B

OneStop Student Services and the Office of Student Finance are hosting a workshop series where students can learn how to budget for today and the future. This workshop consists of two different sessions with a break halfway through. Come learn about budgeting and budgeting theory in the first session or come after the break for the second session about how to implement these practices in your own finances! You are encouraged to come to both, but come to whichever session meets your interests. Please bring your laptop to the second session. If you do not have access to a laptop please contact OneStop at at least three days prior to the event. RSVP here.

10. Rural students: New campus initiative!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Cost: Free, dinner provided
Location: Coffey Hall 125

Rural Community Connection is a new university-wide initiative to help rural students build community on campus! Each monthly meet-up will be an opportunity to connect with other students and de-stress. Dinner will be provided at each meet-up. RSVP is not required, but strongly encouraged! Contact Keelin at Questions? Contact Tommy at

11. UMN Job & Internship Fair Registration Now Open

Friday, February 28, 2020, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center

More than 300 organizations from all employment sectors will be recruiting for hundreds of jobs, internships, and other employment opportunities. The University of Minnesota Job & Internship Fair is open to all enrolled University of Minnesota students, including undergraduate and graduate, as well as alumni who graduated within the past three years (2017 - 2019). Free coat check, free professional headshot photo, and free transportation are provided. Register on GoldPASS today! Curious about what jobs and internships will be available? Career Services is maintaining industry sheets with this information!


12. Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP)

The Office of Undergraduate Research invites undergraduate applications for the Multicultural Summer Research Opportunities Program (MSROP) for the summer of 2020. This program is designed to propel traditionally underserved students into graduate education through a 10-week intensive research experience. The applications are due Monday, March 2, 2020.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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13. Full and Part-Time EEG/MEG/MRI Research Assistants Wanted

Dr. Scott Sponheim, director of the Cognition and Brain (CAB) In Psychopathology Laboratory at the Minneapolis VA and University of Minnesota, is seeking research assistants to begin Spring Term and Summer of 2020 (start date can be flexible). Primary responsibilities will include working directly with study participants to collect EEG and magneto-encephalography (MEG) data and administer cognitive and perceptual tasks, as well as managing and analyzing study data. This position is well-suited for those interested in eventually pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology or neuroscience. Requirements: Senior or Bachelor degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field with a minimum GPA of 3.5; strong motivation to learn EEG and signal processing methods; research interest in integrating clinical psychology and neuroscience; and excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. Past research experiences with neuroimaging, EEG, computer programming, coding in MATLAB, Python, or R, and/or scientific writing are desirable, but not required. A 2-year commitment is strongly preferred. Please submit a current resume’, transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and describe research experience, interests, and long-term goals. See the lab webpage for more information. Pay dependent on qualifications. Contact Dr. Scott Sponheim at with questions.

14. Caregiver - English Rose Suites

Earn while you learn! English Rose Suites, a nationally known provider of dementia care, has opportunities for psychology students interested in neurology and dementia. The population 65 and older is growing faster than all other age groups! Within this group, there is probably no other patient population that presents such diversity for a psychologist than those suffering from some form of dementia. English Rose Suites will help you build your knowledge and understanding of dementia and other neurological disorders. Our expertise, holistic approach and a high staff-to-resident ratio (1-3) helps to minimize changes in mood and behavior associated with dementia, resulting in an enhanced quality of life for our residents. You’ll be part of a team providing hands-on care, and just as important, building loving relationships. This is a challenging but extremely rewarding position. English Rose Suites is a residential care provider located in Edina offering flexible work schedules and highly competitive pay! Work as little as every other weekend or as much as full time during your breaks and summer vacation. Our wages range from $14.50-$18 per hour based on experience. No experience or certification is necessary. We will provide paid training. Contact Jane Geiger at

15. Making A Difference, It’s What We Do

Alternatives for People with Autism Inc. is a non-profit, family-founded organization committed to creating life options for adults disabled by autism and other developmental disabilities. We are hiring for part-time and full-time positions for both students and college graduates. The Living Skills Instructor position provides a unique balance between direct care hours and psychology-based programming. There is ample opportunity for exploration and growth within our organization and beyond. Visit to view the job descriptions and fill out an online application. For additional information and to schedule an application appointment, please contact Chase Sobania, HR Coordinator, by email at or by phone at (763) 560-5330.

16. Administrative Assistant Float - David Hoy and Associates

David Hoy & Associates is seeking a full-time employee to support our staff and client administrative needs at our Golden Valley and Chaska offices. This is a float position and the schedule with vary between two office locations. This is the perfect opportunity for a Bachelor’s level Psychology student to learn what it is like to work in a therapist's office. In this position, you will greet clients, answer phones, manage office flow, and other miscellaneous tasks as needed. See the full job description on the website. To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Nicole Recke at

17. CLA Career Services - TA, Peer Advisor, and Employee Engagement Assistant Positions

CLA Career Services has multiple positions open for students. They include the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant/Student Academic SupportPeer Advisor, and Employer Engagement Assistant (EEA). All positions are listed on GoldPASS.

18. Economist/Statistician (Economics) - Department of Labor

The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures labor market activity, working conditions, price changes, and productivity in the U.S. economy to support public and private decision making. Positions available in Minneapolis, MN and Cleveland, OH. Read about responsibilities and qualifications here.