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Psych Scoop, 2/25/20

February 25, 2020

February 25th, 2020

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Get To Know Your Faculty - Cupcakes and Clinical Feat. Dr. Iacono

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Cost: Free, cupcakes provided
Location: Elliott Hall N219

Exciting news! Our office is hosting the second event for students to connect with faculty outside of the classroom in a comfortable and informal setting. Get to know our first featured faculty, Dr. William Iacono, on a personal and academic level and enjoy cupcakes. Dr. Iacono is the co-director for the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research. He specializes in clinical psychology. His research focuses on cognitive brain development in adolescents. At the event, you can ask questions ranging from "How did you find your passion?" to "What is your favorite Netflix show?" Please RSVP at as soon as possible. We can't wait to see you there!

2. Summer Registration Opens This Week

Registration is open to all students and no seats are reserved in Summer! Registration officially opens on February 27th at 8:00 am. Note the following classes being offered for Psychology in Summer 2020:

Foundation Classes
PSY 1001 (Online)
PSY 3801 (Daytime and Evening Options) - prereq: PSY 1001
PSY 3001W (Online) - prereq: PSY 3801

Area A:
PSY 3051: Cognitive (Online)

Area B:
PSY 3206: Health Psychology (Online)
PSY 3604: Abnormal (Evening)
PSY 3666: Human Sexuality (Daytime)

Area C:
PSY 3511: Counseling (Daytime)
PSY 4521: Psych of Stress and Trauma (Online) - prereq: 3001W

Psychology Capstone:
PSY 3901W (Daytime and Evening Options)** - seats reserved for BS students
PSY 3902W (Daytime and Evening Options)**

**Note: Capstone prereqs strictly enforced: PSY 1001, 3801, 3001W, AND Distribution Areas A, B, and C completed prior to Summer 2020.

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 Global Study Buddies: Movie Night

Tuesday, March 3, 2019, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks 512A

Come join PISA for a movie night with movie snacks and time to socialize! Again, this event is open for everyone, including international and domestic students regardless of major. Check our Instagram @umnpisa for the final movie decision as we are currently running a poll for the movie choice. RSVP at Email with any questions.

Courses of Interest

4. Summer CPSY Course Options

Looking for a summer online course? Both CPSY 3301 (Intro to Child Psych) and CPSY 4303 (Adolescent Psych) will be offered this year! These can count as Group B or electives in your Psychology major and also for a Developmental (Child) Psychology minor. Email with any questions.


5. February Nutritious U Food Pantry

Tuesday, February 25 - Thursday, February 27, 2019, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Memorial Union 210

Do you worry your food might run out before you can buy more? Do you lack reliable transportation to an affordable grocery store? If you struggle to get enough, quality food to eat - visit the Nutritious U Food Pantry on February 28th-30th from 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm in Coffman room 210! Any registered undergraduate, graduate, or professional student is welcome! No verification of income required. We care about sustainability - if possible please bring your own reusable bag! Find out more information.

6. Careers in Law Fair

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Willey Atrium

Our annual Careers in Law Fair provides a unique opportunity for students to meet with law school representatives and to explore employment and volunteer opportunities in law-related careers, including work with nonprofits and government agencies. Check out the list of exhibitors at

7. Intro to Public Sector Careers

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: President's Room, Memorial Union

Work where you will make a difference. Learn more about local public sector careers at this informative, interactive event hosted by some of Minnesota’s largest employers; the State of MN, Hennepin, Ramsey, and Dakota counties, and the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Together, we employ 60,000 passionate individuals driven to improve the lives of others. Connect with leading practitioners in the fields of public health, social work, transportation, law, environmental services, criminal justice, planning, policy, data analytics, and more! The event includes networking, a panel discussion, and application tips for government jobs. For all UMN students & recent alumni. Dinner is provided. Questions? Email us at

8. UMN Job & Internship Fair!

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!

9. Spring 2020 Transfer Workshop Series: Pause and Plan

Friday, February 28, 2020, 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Appleby 103

Now it's time to put it all together! Spend some time developing a game plan to make the most out of your time at the University of Minnesota. RSVP hereCheck out other workshops and all events during the First Six Weeks.

10. First-Gen Workshop Series Studying with Purpose: Reading with Purpose

Friday, February 28, 2020, 2:30 pm- 4:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Nicholson 12

This series of workshops aims to develop students' skills in reading, writing, studying, and time management. RSVP for Reading with Purpose and develop focused reading strategies to support studying and writing.


11. *Volunteer* Elison Lab for Brain and Behavioral Development

The Elison Lab for Brain and Behavioral Development is looking for undergraduate research assistants for the remainder of the spring semester to work on an exciting new study about early autism and social communication development, with the possibility of continuing into the summer and/or future semesters. The Elab focuses on behavioral and social development through the first five years of life, with many of our studies focusing on early infancy. Elab research assistants are made up of both volunteers as well as for-credit students, and the time they spend in the lab each week is flexible and can be determined by them and their supervisor. This is an incredible opportunity if you have any interest in child development, clinical psychology, autism, neuroscience, public health, etc. As an RA, you would be helping out with tasks such as visit set up/clean up, video recording of clinical and developmental assessments, and playing with participants during the visits. There may be an opportunity for you to gain additional responsibilities as you gain more experience in the lab. To apply, please contact Melody Altschuler at with the subject line "Research Assistant Position." Please include your name, major, graduation year, the reason for applying, and whether you are available to come to the St. Paul campus for a 4-5 hour visit at least once per week this spring semester.

12. *Volunteer* Research Assistant Internship

We are seeking interns to assist with a study of psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder at the Minneapolis VA. The interns’ primary responsibility will be to extract patient information from chart notes in coordination with the project team. Additional duties will be assigned as available. Applicants should be currently enrolled in psychology, public health, sociology, or a related health field at an accredited college or university. Prior research experience is preferred but not required. Hours are flexible but must be scheduled; a minimum of 8 hours per week. The position is unfunded, but we are happy to work with Interns to meet documentation or other university requirements for course credit. Please submit a CV or resume and letter of interest to Robert Orazem, Ph.D., at robert.orazem2@va.govVisit our website to learn more about the research center. Must be a U.S. citizen to apply.


13. The Lynn Johnson – Johnson Brothers Scholarship in Entrepreneurship

Do you have a dream of starting your own business, non-profit, or arts venture? Do you have an inspiration for developing a new product or a mobile app? The Lynn Johnson – Johnson Brothers Memorial Scholarship in Entrepreneurship may help you reach that goal. Entrepreneurs are found in all fields and professions. Applications for the scholarship are encouraged from students in all UMTC undergraduate colleges. Information about the scholarship is available at the UMTC Undergraduate Scholarship Search site. Click ‘Let’s Begin’ and find the link for the Johnson Brothers Scholarship Program. It will include detailed information about the qualifications and the application process. The deadline for the initial completed application is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020.


14. 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.

Grad School

15. Discover Dental School: Preparing to Apply Program

Thank you for your interest in the Discover Dental School (DDS) summer program Monday, June 1 - Friday, June 5, 2020! The application deadline is Monday, March 9, 2020 @ 11:59pm CST. The application below includes three required essays and one letter of recommendation that must also be submitted by the deadline. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for the program by Monday, March 30, 2020. Students selected to participate in this week-long program will be provided with training, resources, and experiences to strengthen their skills and assist them in creating a competitive application to dental school. Experiences will include DAT prep, connecting with current dental students, and hands-on activities. More information will be provided to students selected for the program. Apply today, no cost to attend!

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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16. University of MN Internships in Athletics

Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to various internships in the Athletics Department. These include video production, leadership positions, communications, and more. More positions to be posted soon. Please direct any questions to Intern Coordinator Conner McHugh at

17. 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