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Psych Scoop, 3/5/19

March 5, 2019

March 5th, 2019

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Careers & Pizza: Business Careers with a Psych Degree

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 11:30 am- 12:45 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N219

Are you interested in a career related to business or industrial/organizational psychology? Join Psychology Advising on Wednesday, March 13th from 11:30 am- 12:45 pm in N219 Elliott Hall for Careers & Pizza. Learn, eat, & listen to these two outstanding professionals in the field. Please bring a pen, paper, and your questions! RSVP here! The RSVP closes on Monday, March 11th, 2019. Space is limited.

Featured Guests: Ben Rohan - Director Of Business Operations at Aerotek with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. Skilled in Business Development, Sales Management, Recruiting, and Relationship Building.

Caroline Cochran - Highly effective, seasoned industrial and organizational (I/O) psychologist with over 25 years of consulting experience and proven results in both Fortune 100 and public sector organizations.

2. Are You Graduating in Spring 2019? Save the Date to Celebrate!

Psychology majors who have applied for Spring 2019 graduation will soon be receiving an email invitation to the 2019 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 3rd, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. 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 last year's celebration.

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. IOPC: Rescheduled Guest Speaker Event

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall S150

We have rescheduled our guest speaker who could not attend our last event due to weather. We are excited that our next event will feature Sarah Sotever-Seehusen, an experienced professional in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology! She has research experience in I/O, worked at the Vocational Assessment Clinic at the U of M, and currently works in consulting. Pizza will be served and we hope to see you there tomorrow! All are welcome to attend!

4. Psychology Club Journal Series: Dr. Canan Karatekin

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N219

Psychology Club/Psi Chi will be collaborating with a new student organization H.O.P.E for our second Psychology Journal Club event. This event gives students the opportunity to learn and discuss the research being done by faculty psychology departments. It will also allow students to learn more about the new H.O.P.E. organization and how to get involved. The mission of the Psychology Club Journal Series is to expose students to a broad spectrum of psychological research through the critical analysis and presentation of current articles from the psychological literature and to connect students and faculty with shared interests. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Canan Karatekin from the Institute of Child Development who will base her talk on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). More information about the articles used for this meeting will be distributed by the Psychology Club email (email to be added to our mailing list). Students attending the events are not expected to fully understand topics before they arrive but are encouraged to be prepared to ask questions on the material afterward. We hope to see you there!

5. Apply for 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 are due Wednesday, March 27th. Visit the Psychology Student Organization page to find out more about becoming a member.


6. Careers in Law Fair

Wednesday, March 6, 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Willey Hall Atrium

Stop by the Careers in Law Fair to speak with representatives from law schools, government agencies, paralegal programs, nonprofits, criminal justice organizations, political offices, and LSAT prep programs. You can come anytime to learn and ask questions about graduate school requirements, volunteer programs, internship experiences, and professions in the legal community. This fair is for anyone considering a career related to the legal field. Find more information on GoldPASS.

7. Upcoming Trans, GNC+ Allies Event on Campus

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Appleby 41

Hello trans, gender non-conforming (GNC), and cis psych students! The Gender and Sexuality Center is partnering with Student Counseling Services for a series of discussion groups for the trans, GNC, & ally communities. Each meeting will cover a different topic related to building allyship for trans & GNC communities. Student Counseling Services and The Gender and Sexuality Center would invite all of you to our March meeting. The meeting is this coming Wednesday, March 6, 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm, Appleby 41. We will have a discussion on what makes for productive allyship, building allyship and supporting trans & GNC communities. All students are welcome to attend! There will be an additional meeting on March 27th from 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm in Appleby 41 that is intended only for trans and GNC people to meet. NO RSVP required. We encourage you to come, learn, discuss, and share experiences of allyship. Hope to see some of you there! Feel free to email Jenna Brownfield ( with any questions.

8. Pre-Law 101

Thursday, March 7, 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Appleby 102

Are you thinking about going to law school? This workshop is for any U of M student considering it. They'll talk about the skills you need, and how to decide if law school is a good fit for you. They will also provide basic tips about getting into law school, and what you can do to prepare. Find more information on GoldPASS.

9. Professional Health Career Panel

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks 518/520

Considering a graduate program in healthcare? Attend the health careers panel to learn from CLA alumni currently practicing in the industry and enrolled in a healthcare graduate program. Panelists are represented in various areas of healthcare (nursing, dental, medical, PA, pharmacy, and public health). Come as you are and come prepared with questions you might have for the panelists! Find more information on GoldPASS.


10. Undergrad Research Opportunities with the Minnesota Twin Registry (MTR) Lab for Summer 2019

We are looking for 2 undergraduate research assistants for the Minnesota Twin Registry (MTR) Lab, to start in Summer 2019. MTR has a grant, conducted by Dr. Robert Krueger (Psych) and Dr. Glenn Roisman (ICD), that will examine personality, social relationships, and health in adulthood. RAs will receive credit for PSY 4/5993 and will assist in two tasks. One will be to conduct surveys over the phone with research participants, as part of a larger assessment being done. The phone survey is about education, work, personality, relationships, lifestyle, and health. The other task will be to assist in relocating research participants whose contact information needs to be updated. RAs may also be assigned articles to read and will be expected to work approximately 9 hours per week. Must be fluent in English and have good verbal skills. To apply, please contact Zuzanna Pasek at

11. Paid Research Assistant Position

Professor Betty Zhou at the Carlson School of Management is looking for conscientious and detail-oriented research assistants for her current study. The RAs will code behaviors from video and audio recordings. This is a part-time position for current undergraduate students and it starts as soon as possible. If you are interested, please email your resume with your current GPA and major to Maeve Finnegan at


12. Washburn Center for Children Internships

Washburn Center for Children is committed to offering families professional therapeutic services to help children experiencing depression, anxiety, behavioral difficulties, trauma or other mental health challenges. We are currently interviewing for an unpaid internship position to begin immediately in our afternoon classrooms in our Day Treatment program in our facility at 1100 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405. Interns will have the opportunity to work with a teacher team in providing therapeutic support to the children to foster emotional and behavioral regulation skills, support emerging social and coping skills, and promote developmental growth. The schedule that is available is Monday through Thursday afternoons from 12:45 pm to 4:15 pm. Applications are available on our website. To apply for an internship, please click this link. For more information, contact Colleen Hegy, Intern Coordinator, at 612-872-3341 or email

13. Peer Helper with destress

If you enjoy helping others and are looking for a volunteer experience next year, this would be a great fit for you! Boynton Health is recruiting graduate and undergraduate volunteers to serve as Peer Helpers for the 2019-2020 school year. As a Peer Helper, you will receive training from Boynton Mental Health & Student Counseling Services. You will meet with students to talk through stress in their life and help them develop a proactive stress management plan. Candidates with marginalized identities and men are strongly encouraged to apply. The competitive application closes on March 15th, so apply today!

14. BCA Lab Epstein – Rhoads Internship Program

The BCA Lab Epstein - Rhoads program provides an internship experience for college students interested in entering the field of forensic science. This program offers students an opportunity for observation of forensic scientists at their work, as well as involvement in working on an assigned laboratory project. The 10-16 week non-paid internship program will require each student to complete an assigned project with a laboratory staff member consisting of an extensive literature review, laboratory experimentation and research, compilation of data, and an oral presentation. Available locations include St. Paul and Bemidji. For more information and application process, visit the website here.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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15. David Hoy & Associates (DH&A) - Part-Time Administrative Assistant

David Hoy & Associates (DH&A) is hiring a part-time Administrative Assistant for our Chaska office! This is the perfect position for anyone who has finished, or is close to finishing their Psychology undergrad degree, and looking to get more experience in the mental health field! As an Administrative Assistant for DH&A, your most important job will be to greet clients and make them feel comfortable before and after their appointment. You will also be responsible for scanning in client documents, tracking client payments, and cleanliness of the office. We are in need of support in the evenings Monday-Thursday, and a possible daytime shift on Fridays. If you are interested in applying to this position send your letter of interest and resume to Nicole Recke,

16. Gravie Care Advisor - Customer Service

The Gravie Agency is a healthcare startup that is dedicated to making healthcare benefits better for all. We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping people navigate the confusing world of health insurance and benefits, a dedication to outstanding customer service day-in and day-out, and strong problem-solving skills. This is a full-time salaried position and is suitable for both entry-level and experienced candidates. For more information, feel free to explore our website or contact Marissa Cerone at Please click here to view the full job posting and application.

17. Psychiatry Department - RA Position

We are looking to hire a full-time employee who will serve as the primary research assistant (RA) to the research coordinators working on multiple NIH-funded research protocols focused on alcoholism, anxiety disorders, and psychophysiology. The RA will assist with patient recruitment, ongoing patient assessment including diagnostic interviews, data collection, data entry and verification, appointment scheduling and reminders. In addition, they will be responsible for phone screening potential participants, preparing participants and equipment for EEG data collection, and collecting, logging, and storing specimens including hair and saliva samples. Training will be provided for all position responsibilities. Hours for the position are Monday through Friday from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, with occasional weekend hours required. There is some flexibility on the position start date for students graduating in the Spring. A one to two-year commitment is requested. This position requires a keen sense of detail, adherence to standard lab procedures including timeliness and professionalism, and all responsibilities are to be completed according to strict adherence to the Federal Code of Regulations and Good Clinical Practice Standards. If you are interested in this position, please send a resume to Nikki Degeneffe at

18. Project Engage

Dr. LeAnne Johnson's Project Engage is looking for an immediate hire for an hourly data collector position. The position is for coding video 5-10 hours a week, which can be done remotely and on the person's flexible schedule. The coder will be trained by the research time and would be assigned a set of videos to complete weekly and have occasional remote meetings. The position starts immediately and will continue through the summer with the potential of continuing during Fall 2019. Please contact LeAnne Johnson (PI) and Maria Hugh (RA) at with interest and questions. Learn more at our website here.

19. Russell Robin & Associates - Junior Recruiter (Great for an interest in I/O)

Our firm is currently seeking a junior recruiter to work with our professional services team in our growing Minneapolis, MN office! This individual must have the desire to learn, help others, grow and win! For full requirements and description of the position, visit GoldPASS.

20. Position Openings with MN Center for Twin & Family Research (Part-Time, UGRA)

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) is seeking applicants for two part-time paid undergrad research assistant (UGRA) positions. To view full job postings, go to the UMN Job Board and follow the instructions: Job ID 328970: Data Management & Recruiting UGRA (One position open) and Job ID 329026: Data Manager UGRA (Two positions open).

21. Fairview Health System

There are several positions within the Fairview system for Bachelor’s level individuals. Look in the careers section at the upper left at the very top of the web site. Once in the careers section select the clinical/nonclinical tab in the middle of the screen. Go to the middle specialty tab and select behavioral services. Bachelors level people can apply for the Psychiatric Associate positions.