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Psych Scoop, 2/28/17

February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Are You Graduating Spring 2017? Save the Date to Celebrate!

Psychology majors who have applied for Spring 2017 graduation will soon be receiving an email invitation to the 2017 Psychology Undergraduate Celebration. This annual psychology undergraduate event recognizes award recipients and graduating seniors in front of peers, staff, faculty, and family for all of their accomplishments! The event will be held on campus Friday, May 5, 2017 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Please mark your calendars now and keep an eye out for your email invitation which will be sent following Spring Break. Visit our Facebook page to view pictures of past years' celebrations.

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!

2. Pizza, Pop, & Grad School Talk

Wednesday, March 1st, 5:30-6:30pm, N119 Elliott Hall

Wondering what graduate school will be like? Come to Psych Club’s next meeting to listen to psychology Ph.D. students share their experiences. Graduate students on the panel are studying a variety of disciplines such as Clinical psychology, Industrial-Organizational psychology, Cognitive and Brain sciences, and Personality, Individual Differences and Behavior Genetics. Come with questions and an appetite because FREE Mesa pizza will be provided.

3. 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 Friday, March 24th. Follow this link to find out more about becoming a member.


4. Careers in Law Fair

Wednesday, March 1st, 11:00am-2:00pm, Willey Hall Atrium

Come join University Student Legal Services, Pre-Law Society, and CLA Career Services for the annual Careers in Law Fair! This is a great opportunity to speak with representatives from law schools, government agencies, paralegal programs, nonprofits, criminal justice organizations, political offices, and LSAT prep programs. Stop by anytime to learn and ask questions about graduate school requirements, volunteer programs, internship experiences, and professions in the legal community. This fair is not only for students considering law school, but for anyone considering a career related to the legal field.

5. American Cancer Society Site Visit

Friday, March 3rd, 9:30am-12:30pm

Get an up-close look at the American Cancer Society and learn about different career opportunities for liberal arts students. During the visit, you'll talk with employees from a variety of areas within the American Cancer Society including advocacy, event and volunteer management, corporate relations and senior leadership, learn about the organization and career options, and get a tour. For more information and to register, search the ‘Career Fairs/Events’ section on GoldPASS (ID#3238).

6. Health Interprofessional School Fair

Monday, March 27th, 10:00am-2:00pm, Coffman Great Hall

Come network with admissions officers of health professional schools from around the country! A mobile event app will be up and running in the next few weeks that will list all of the schools and colleges attending along with other tips for preparing for the event. More information about the event and the mobile app can be found on the Health Careers Center's HISF webpage, or by RSVP-ing to the HISF Facebook event page. Questions? Contact the Health Careers Center at the University of Minnesota at 612-624-6767 or

Campus Resources

7. Feeling Stressed? Schedule a Free Stress Check-in

Free, one-on-one Stress Check In appointments are available to students through the student group de-stress. During a Stress Check In, you will meet with a trained peer helper to discuss the stressors in their life, whether academic, personal, social, or health-related. In this 45-minute appointment, you will learn about stress management skills and get connected to stress management resources on campus through a comfortable conversation with a peer. Stress Check Ins take place at Boynton’s East Bank location. Questions? Email or visit the de-stress website.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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8. CLA Career Services is Hiring Peer Advisors!

CLA Career Services is hiring Peer Advisors for the upcoming academic year. We offer resources and services to help CLA students choose a major, search for internships, jobs and/or volunteer opportunities, revise their resume and cover letter, choose a career, apply to graduate/professional school, and prepare for opportunities post-graduation. Peer Advisors work in the resource room at CLA Career Services providing assistance to a diverse population of students, in all of the above areas, on a drop-in basis. More information on CLA Career Services can be found by visiting

To learn more and apply, visit the UMN Job Board and enter 315778 into the keyword search. Please submit a resume and cover letter to apply. The deadline is Friday, March 10, 2017. If you have not drafted a resume or cover letter before, CLA Career Services offers drop-in advising from 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Please direct questions to Ben Hansen, Career Counselor, via or (612) 625-9358.

9. Summer Job With Non-Profit She Rock She Rock

We are currently seeking women, gender non-binary and trans folks to be coaches and mentors at our 2017 Girls Rock n Roll Retreat summer camp sessions. We have started a new position called the GRRRL Power Coach. At camp, these folks would help the students, ages 8-18, with personal problem solving and conflict resolution. The GRRRL Power Coach would Debrief and process with students and staff on difficult issues including: teamwork, gender identity, self-esteem, anxiety, privilege/oppression, social justice, challenging emotions, self harm, depression, body image, etc. To learn more and apply for a position, please visit

10. Become a First Year Experience Section Leader for the 2017-18 School Year

Are you looking for a leadership position within the College? CLA First Year Experience (FYE) is seeking section leaders for the 2017-18 academic year. Section Leaders assist in the delivery of the course and will also work as a peer mentor to first year students, provide feedback on reflective writing, and create and execute course-related programming. There are also opportunities for advanced leadership positions within the program for current Section Leaders to take more of a role in shaping the future of the FYE and driving our work with curriculum, analytics, communications (including web and social media), event planning and training. Students with these interests or career goals should also be encouraged to apply! The priority application deadline is March 1st (tomorrow) but we are accepting applications on a rolling basis until we have been able to fill the positions. We anticipate again hiring 150 Section Leaders to mentor the next incoming class. To apply, go to the UMN Job Board and look for Job ID 315531

11. Graywolf Press is Seeking Summer Interns

Graywolf Press offers ongoing unpaid internships designed to expose qualified applicants to editorial, marketing, publicity, and development work, and other aspects of the publishing industry. Graywolf is an independent, nonprofit literary press dedicated to the creation and promotion of thoughtful and imaginative contemporary literature essential to a vital and diverse culture. We offer four to six focused departmental internships per session across our marketing, development, and editorial departments. The internships are intended for those who are serious about pursuing these particular fields, and the acceptance process will be highly selective. Benefits of an internship at Graywolf include a great hands-on learning experience at a well-established nonprofit arts organization, a flexible schedule, and free books. Additional information on each type of internship is available on our website at