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Psych Scoop, 3/14/17

March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Career Readiness Guidebooks are Available in Psychology Advising!

The staff and faculty at CLA are committed to help you prepare for careers and life after college. So, CLA has created a free resource to help you on your career readiness journey: The CLA Career Readiness Guide. Whether you're in your first year, a transfer student in your last semester or somewhere in between, this guide is for you. You'll find practical, nuts-and-bolts advice on everything from exploring majors and pursuing significant experiences to searching for a job or applying for graduate school. This guide is free for all students. Psychology Advising has copies available for majors to pick up. Stop by N108 Elliott Hall during office hours to pick up your copy today!

Psychology International Student Association (PISA)

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

2. PISA’s Career Talk and Information Session

Thursday, March 23rd, 5:30-7:00pm, S150 Elliott Hall

The Psychology International Student Association (PISA) will host a Career Talk and Information Session on March 23, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, in room S150 of Elliott Hall. We will have both American and international student alumni coming to share about their working experience and also representative from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) to talk about the paperwork process required for international students to work in U.S after graduating. Come and join us to learn more about career options in the psychology field. Free donuts, snacks and beverage will be served during the event

Psychology Club/Psi Chi

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

3. Get Psyched about Your Degree!

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

Wondering where a degree in Psychology can take you? Come to Psi Chi/Psychology Club’s next meeting to explore career opportunities with a psychology major/minor. A panel of U of M alumni will be answering questions and sharing their post-graduation experiences.

4. 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. Visit our website for Psi Chi membership info and application instructions


5. Study, Teach, or Research Abroad: Fulbright Fair

Wednesday, March 22nd, 4:00-5:00pm, 240 Northrop

The Fulbright US Student Program Supports one year of post-baccalaureate study, research, creative work, or English teaching in one of approximately 130 foreign countries. Undergraduate juniors and seniors - attend this fair to learn more about the Fulbright program. You will hear from former Fulbrighters, learn about the application process and campus resources that can assist you. For more information, contact the Office of National and International Scholarships,

Graduate School

6. Kaplan GRE Test Prep: Free Events & Resources

Below please find a list of upcoming FREE live online events to help you do well on the GRE, as well as a list of FREE Resources, including a Grad School Application Checklist which will tell you when to complete each of the parts of the Grad School Application process.

Inside the Classroom: GRE Quant 1 - March 14th

Bootcamp for the GRE - March 16th and March 19th

Inside the Classroom: GRE Verbal 1 - March 28th

Access free GRE Practice Tests and Quizzes

Download a free GRE Study Guide

Print out a free Grad School Application checklist

Courses of Interest

7. LAW 3000/5000: Intro to American Law

Fall 2017 course details: Tuesday/Thursday 9:45-11:00am, Mondale Hall, Rm 50

Law pervades all areas of modern life. Yet it remains mysterious to those without legal training. This course will equip you to better answer such questions by exploring the tools that lawyers use to interpret and apply the law. Students will learn to think like lawyers through a series of contemporary case studies that require reading, writing, thinking, and problem solving like a lawyer. Cases will be drawn from topics such as contracts, torts, civil procedure, property, business law, criminal law, sports law, and law and science.

Learning Abroad

8. Spend Next Semester Teaching English in Brazil

Juniors and Seniors: Think outside the hemisphere when considering next semester! Looking for something unique and challenging? Consider a full semester field experience in Brazil. Co-teach Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 in a private school at any age level (age 2 through high school.) After five days in Rio de Janeiro, spend three weeks learning Portuguese in coastal Salvador, then move to a smaller city where you will live and teach English. Visit schools and programs working with Brazilian children and youth. Explore the music, soccer, food, beaches and festivals of Brazil. Students will receive credit for CPSY 5996: Language Acquisition Methods. This is NOT a study abroad program where you will be one of many other American students. You and your 2-4 other colleagues will likely be the only American university students in the city for the semester. Sound interesting? Check out the English Language Acquisition Methods in Brazil program website or contact Frances Durkin at for more information.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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9. Post-Grad AmeriCorps Positions at College Bound

Are you a young professional looking to make real change and gain valuable career experience in education, social work, and nonprofit fields by helping students get to and through college? College Bound St. Louis is currently taking applications and interviewing candidates to complete our 2017-18 team. Our first priority deadline is March 24, 2017, but we strongly encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. To learn more or apply, visit

10. Summer Job at Padelford Riverboats

Are you ready for a fun and exciting Summer job working on the river? We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 river season (April-October). Being a crew member on the Padelford riverboats is a unique way to make money and have adventures floating up and down the river, meeting customers from around the world. Seasonal full-time and part-time positions available. Evening and weekend availability a must. Responsibilities include but not limited to providing customer service to passengers, catering/food service, bar-tending & concessions sales, as well as cleaning and stocking boats both before and after cruises. Other responsibilities/duties as needed. For more information please feel free to visit our website at Online applications through our website are preferred.

11. Children of Incarcerated Caregivers Paid Internship

Children of Incarcerated Caregivers (CIC) is seeking a team of interdisciplinary students from the University of Minnesota and Macalester College for a paid, part-time, three-month summer internship, from May 30 to August 25, 2017. Founded in 2014, CIC is a Minneapolis-based non-profit dedicated to researching and advocating for policies and programs that improve the lives of children whose caregivers are affected by the criminal justice system in the United States and abroad. There are four positions available: Research Intern (1 position) and Community Engagement Intern (3 positions). Applications are due March 31, 2017. To read full job postings and application instructions online. 

12. Boynton is Hiring Paid Student Employees to Promote Mental Health!

Boynton Health's de-stress student health promotion group provides peer support to help University of Minnesota student develop stress management skills, connect students to appropriate stress management resources, and to normalize regular participation in proactive stress management. There are 2 paid positions available: the Program Development Coordinator will implement existing programming and develop new ideas for programming, as guided by stress management research; the Community Outreach Coordinator will maintain and expand de-stress’s social media presence, relationships with other student groups, and recruit new members. Both jobs are posted on GoldPass (job ids: 192900, 192903). For more information, please email