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Psych Scoop, 4/12/16

April 12, 2016

April 12th, 2016

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Psychology Advising

1. Summer and Fall Registration Begins This Week

Summer and Fall 2016 registration begins this week! Be sure to check your MyU account (Go to "Academics > "Registration") to find the date and time you can begin to register for classes. Please keep in mind that registration is the busiest time of year in advising, so when scheduling appointments with your major and college advisors, plan 1-2 weeks in advance. To schedule appointments, follow these links:

Meet with your CLA advisor

Meet with a Psychology major advisor

2. Grad School Info Session: Addiction Counseling & Integrated Behavioral Health

Tuesday, April 19th, 12-1pm, N219 Elliott Hall. RSVP to, subject: Grad Session

Considering graduate school? The University of MN has two clinical master's programs that compliment and build on your Psychology undergraduate degree.

Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling--MPS: ADDC (30 credits) - The evolution of substance abuse counseling from an intuitive, layperson endeavor to an evidence­-based practice has been remarkable. Advancements in neuroscience, pharmacotherapy, and clinical practices have expanded the body of research in the field and made it even more critical for counselors to stay informed. The MPS: ADDC provides a rigorous, applied clinical program that meets the up-to-date education and training needs of individuals seeking to acquire Minnesota's Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MNLADC) license.

Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health--MPS: IBH (60 credits) - The high prevalence of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders virtually guarantees that counselors, no matter the treatment setting, will encounter clients struggling with not one but two or more disorders. The MPS: IBH merges mental health and substance abuse education and training into a single, comprehensive and cohesive program, and is designed to fulfill education and training requirements for two licenses: the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and the Minnesota Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MNLADC).

Intrigued? Join us on Tuesday, April 19 at 12-1 p.m. in N219 Elliott Hall to hear more about these two graduate programs and the exciting career forecast for both. Pizza will be served! Please RSVP in advance to, subject: Grad Session

PISA – Psychology International Student Association 

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!

3. Apply to be a PISA Officer for the 2016-2017 School Year!

Psychology International Student Association (PISA) is recruiting for officers position for next academic year of 2016-2017! If you will be here next academic year and are interested of gaining experience in a student group, this would be a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills, event organizing experience and much more! There are several positions that we are looking for, including president, secretary, event coordinator and treasurer. Apply today! Please note that the deadline is April 20th, 2016 at 11:59pm! And if you have any questions, feel free to email us at


4. Federal Government Agencies Career Panel

Thursday, April 21st, 4-5pm, 223 Appleby Hall

Sign up through the "Career Fairs/Events" section on GoldPASS (event ID: 2955)

Are you interested in federal employment but confused about the process or even the types of opportunities available to you? Come and enjoy FREE food while the panel discusses the following topics in a Q&A format: Benefits of working for the US Government; Internships & jobs within federal government; Navigation of the federal hiring process. Panelists represent the following federal agencies: US Customs & Border Protection; National Park Service; US District Court of MN; USDA-National Institute of Food & Agriculture; and US Department of Homeland Security. Registration is encouraged but not required at

5. City Year Info Session-Post-Graduation Opportunity to Work in Education

Friday, April 15th, 11:30am-12:30pm, Appleby Hall

At City Year, we believe education has the power to help every child reach their potential. However, in high-poverty communities there are external factors and obstacles students are faced with every day that can interfere with their ability to both get to school and be ready and able to learn. Join us to learn how City Year is working to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support that students actually need and what their schools are designed and resourced to provide. All are welcome! Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.

6. CLA Student and Alumni Virtual Networking Hour

Tuesday, April 19th, 12-1pm Register here

Take advantage of this unique opportunity by connecting online with College of Liberal Arts alumni to learn strategies for navigating your career search. It is speed networking, only online! During the event, students will visit different discussion booths and connect with alumni from various industries who are sharing career advice. You’ll move through the event in a series of up to 9 minute chats. You’ll end the session with a handful of new alumni connections! The six discussion booths are: Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations; Business and Sales; Non-Profit and Education; Government; Science, Technology, Math and Healthcare; General Networking. Register at For more information, search event ID: 2925 in the "Career Fairs/Events" section on GoldPASS. GoldPASS registration is not necessary.

7. International Student and Alumni Virtual Networking Hour

Wednesday, April 20th, 8:00-9:00am Register here

University of Minnesota Career Services and U of MN Alumni Association are offering current international students a unique, free opportunity to connect with international alumni abroad to learn strategies for navigating the career search and to help build the networks to support those searches. On April 20, 2016, from 8:00 AM to 9:00AM students will be able to sign in from their computers, phones, or tablets to have a series of career-related text chats with international alumni organized by virtual industry "booths." You will end the session with a variety of new contacts and some great advice to guide your internship and job exploration and search. Register at For more information, search event ID: 2952 in the "Career Fairs/Events" section on GoldPASS. GoldPASS registration is not necessary.

8. CLA Practice Interview Day

Friday, April 15th; choose your own time!

Sign up through the "Interview on Campus" section on GoldPASS.

Want to improve your interviewing skills for jobs/internships? Sign up for a 45-minute practice interview with a professional recruiter from one of these areas: Business, Sales, and Communications; Human Services, Government and Education; or Science, Technology, Math and Healthcare. This is a great opportunity to receive helpful feedback on your interviewing skills. Professional recruiters from a variety of organizations volunteer to conduct the interviews. For more information, search the 'Interview on Campus' section on GoldPASS.


9. HECUA: Build Knowledge & Community, Create Social Change

HECUA, the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs, is a consortium based in St. Paul. HECUA strives to build knowledge and community while enabling students to create social change. Fall programs include Environmental Sustainability, Making Media, Making Change, and more. The priority deadline to apply for Fall semester programs is April 15th, but applications will be accepted until the program is full. To learn more an apply, see HECUA's website or email with any specific questions or to set up a meeting with an advisor.

Campus Resources

10. Student Conflict Resolution Center

The Student Conflict Resolution Center (SCRC) is great resource for undergraduate and graduate students who have a University-related conflict or concern. SCRC is a confidential, neutral, and an informal resource for your students to help resolve such concerns. SCRC staff can assist students with a variety of issues, including but not limited to: grading or instructional complaints, financial and billing conflicts, graduate advising concerns, scholastic or behavioral misconduct and academic incivility. Their services are confidential and free. You can contact the SCRC at:, by phone at: 612-624-7272 or email at


IMPORTANT: Not all courses listed below are offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to consult with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.

11. Fall 2016 Grand Challenge Courses

The University’s new Grand Challenge Curriculum (GCC) offers interdisciplinary, solution-oriented courses about important global issues. All classes are taught by cross-disciplinary instructors with unique perspectives to the Grand Challenge being explored. Read more about what makes GCC courses unique or watch this short video, and then register for one of the Fall 2016 courses! All GCC courses: are 3 credits, open to undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines, meet a Liberal Education (LE) theme, and fulfill an Honors Experience for Honors students.

12. Want to Build your Leadership Skills? Take Personal Leadership in the University!

PA 1961W - Personal Leadership in the University, cross-listed with OLPD 1301W, is a course in which students examine their own views of leadership, explore the differences between personal and positional leadership, examine leadership ethics and values, and analyze their own leadership strengths and skills. Personal Leadership in the University challenges students to go outside their comfort zone to maximize their college experience. Students have opportunities to develop meaningful relationships with other students, examine different communication styles, and gain hands-on teamwork experience. To learn more about this class or about the Leadership Minor, please contact our office at 612-624-1559 or

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.

13. Health & Wellness TA Positions

The Rothenberger Institute (RI) is recruiting undergraduate students for positions as Teaching Assistants/Peer Health Educators (TAs) for PubH 1001: Success Over Stress; PubH 1003: Alcohol & College Life; PubH 1004: Sexuality Matters; and PubH 1005: Sleep, Eat & Exercise for the upcoming academic year. These one-credit, online courses are designed to help undergraduate students live healthy, productive, balanced lives. For more information about RI and the courses visit To apply, search Job ID # 308527 on the UMN employment page. Interviews start mid-April.

14. Volunteer with Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is a nonprofit that links the business community to the classroom to teach K-12 students about entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and career exploration programs. JA volunteers inspire and prepare students to succeed in school and in life. By sharing your energy and experiences, you can serve as a role model to help the next generation envision a successful future. To learn more, visit, or contact Karen Thompson at