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Psych Scoop, 4/19/16

April 19, 2016

April 19th, 2016

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Psychology Advising 

1. Seniors! Don't Forget to RSVP for the Psychology Undergraduate Celebration!

Psychology majors who have applied for Spring 2016 graduation should have received an email invitation to the 2016 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 6, 2016 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. RSVPs are due by this Monday, April 25th. Visit our Facebook Page to view pictures of last year's celebration. RSVP here:

Psi Chi/Psychology Club 

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

2. De-Stress Night 

Come join us on Monday, April 25th from 5:30-6:30 in Elliott Hall, room N647 for De-stress Night. This will be a chill and fun night with cute animal videos and socializing. Cupcakes and juice boxes will be available! We hope to see you there for a fun night!

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

IOPC-Industrial/Organizational Psychology Club

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

4. IOPC presents Applied I/O Psychology: A Presentation by Christine Scheu

Ever wonder what an I/O psychologist does in the field? Deliberating between academia and the applied sectors? Wondering what to do with your psychology degree? Don't know what I/O Psychology is? Get answers in a presentation by Christine Scheu, Director of Talent Solutions at CEB on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 5:30 to 6:30PM in Elliot Hall N423. Food & Drinks will be provided.

IOPC is committed to educating, involving, and engaging undergraduate students interested in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology field. We strive to have monthly meetings that include presentations by professors, professionals, and graduate students. If you are interested in the event or the club in general, please join our Facebook group at “Industrial Organizational Psychology Club – IOPC” or send an email to We look forward to seeing you there!


5. Info Session: Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University

Wednesday, April 25th, 12-5pm, 304 Coffman

Sign up through the "Career Fairs/Events" section on GoldPASS (event ID: 2947)

Stop by Coffman between 12-5pm on Wednesday, April 25th to learn more about the Argosy University Clinical PsyD program. The strength of our PsyD program lies in our commitment to student learning and mentoring, our emphasis on understanding and appreciating diversity, broadly defined, and our focus on clinical practice. The classroom experiences allow students the opportunity to develop a strong knowledge base of theory and research but, more importantly, how to translate this knowledge into professional practice.

6. Now Hiring: 2016 Grads!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016, 2:00-4:30pm, RecWell Center, 2nd floor

Sign up through the "Career Fairs/Events" section on GoldPASS (event ID: 2928)

This event provides University of Minnesota graduating seniors (12/2015-8/2016) the opportunity to explore job opportunities and learn creative job search strategies directly from staffing agency employers. This event is free! Light refreshments will be provided. Registration through GoldPASS appreciated. Business casual attire required.

7. Mental Health Awareness Day: Monday, 4/25

Monday, April 25th, 10am-2pm, Coffman Great Hall

Active Minds is hosting the 2016 Mental Health Awareness Day on Monday, April 25th from 10am to 2pm in Coffman's Great Hall. Stop in to check out the mental health resources on campus, pet some PAWS therapy animals, visit with student groups that care about mental health, and grab some free cookies! The event will feature an empty chair display to represent the 1,100 college students lost to suicide every year in the US. There will be an opportunity to post notes of remembrance and encouragement on the chairs and to fill out a "I Stand Up to Mental Health Stigma Because..." sign for our de-stigmatizing campaign. If you have questions about the event, feel free to email Active Minds at

Learning Abroad

8. Map Out a Unique Research & Study Abroad Experience with SPAN

Apply now for a life-changing experience either in Morocco or Russia in Summer 2017. SPAN (Student Project for Amity among Nations) offers 8 Global Perspective credits, 4 of which are Writing Intensive. You will begin your SPAN experience during next Spring Semester, working with a diverse group of motivated students and an academic advisor to prepare for the summer of 2017, when you spend 8 weeks abroad, working on a research project of your own choosing. Upon return, you will write a 50-plus page research paper, which you can use as a senior or honors paper, or to strengthen your application to graduate school. SPAN is open to students from all Minnesota colleges and universities. Having sent groups abroad since 1946, SPAN provides scholarships, funded by alumni, available to all participants. For more information or to apply for either Russia or Morocco, email or call Evelyn Anderson at 612-626-1083. Deadline is Friday, May 13, 2016.

9. Studying Abroad in Fall? Apply for International UROP - Due May 1st!

Are you studying abroad fall 2016? Apply The International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program scholarship is designed to promote learning abroad opportunities to UMTC undergraduate students by providing critical funding to students enrolled in select credit-bearing learning abroad programs involving a research project. The learning abroad program must be a semester or academic year in length involving a minimum of 100 hours dedicated to research that occurs on site. Awards are $2,500.


10. Affordable Summer Volunteer Abroad Program Through AIESEC

Still aren't sure what to do over the summer? Do something different this summer through AIESEC and have an unforgettable summer break experience. 6for10, a project partnered with United Nation supporting Sustainable Development Goal #10 (Reduced Inequalities). AIESEC, partnering with United Nations, will be sending 1,000 young people from the United States to 10 different countries on 6 week volunteer program to support Sustainable Development Goal #10, Reduced Inequalities. Visit our facebook "AIESEC-Minnesota" ( ) and to know more about the project. Contact or Yuan ( +1 515 7085108 ) if you have any questions.


IMPORTANT: Not all research opportunities listed below are affiliated with the Department of Psychology. If you are receiving credit for a research experience outside the Psychology Department, you will need to check with Psychology Advising about how it will fit into your academic program.

11. Research Assistant Positions - NICE Lab

The Narrative, Identity, Culture and Education Lab run by Dr. Moin Syed is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Fall semester. Projects will focus on young adults, college students and non-college-students, life stories, and goal setting. Tasks will include data transcription, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, data collection, greeting and guiding participants, etc. Contact Lauren Mitchell,, for an application.


12. Scholarship for Pre-Health Students

The CHI Undergraduate Scholarship supports full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing a health related career and who show academic promise and financial need. Anticipated funding for up to 15 awards @ $2,650 each. Students must be currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus and must demonstrate maturity, adaptability, and respect for diversity and other cultures. The CHI Undergraduate Scholarship is administered by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE). Applications will be available online and accepted starting April 13, 2016. There are a few steps to the application process so please review the instructions below to ensure your application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. All parts of your application (including recommendation letters) must be received by Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11:59PM (Central Time). Apply online here. Questions about the CHI Undergraduate Scholarship should be directed to Paul Edwards, Coordinator of Instructional Support, MCAE, phone: 612.626.7152, email:

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. UROC Summer Research Internship

UROC seeks a highly qualified research intern to join a dynamic team to conduct community-grounded, action-oriented research on the topic of sex trading and trafficking in Minnesota. The ideal candidate will be a graduate student or highly-motivated undergraduate in the social sciences, public health, public policy, social work, or other related fields. We seek individuals who are trauma-informed, emotionally mature, and interested in issues related to social justice, equity, human rights and/or violence against women. This is an unpaid research internship. We seek at minimum a 10-15 hour commitment per week with a maximum of 40 hours per week. Contact Christina Melander: for a full position description. The Internship will start Monday June 6, 2016 and end on August 26, 2016. But these dates can be flexible if needed. Training is provided.

14. Entry-Level Cognitive Trainer Positions Open at New Location in St. Louis Park

We have positions open for Cognitive Trainers in Chanhassen, Maple Grove, St. Louis Park and Vadnais Heights. Come join the LearningRx cognitive skills training team and help change lives by improving cognitive ability! Our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work one-on-one with individuals utilizing clinically-proven procedures to improve areas such as memory, attention, auditory processing and IQ. We are looking for quick thinking, high energy individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree or are in their junior/senior year. We require at least four weekdays with availability from 4PM-8PM. This is a great long-term part-time position for individuals seeking psychology experience. Training is provided. For more information and to request an interview give us a call at 952-949-6900. After calling - resumes can be sent to

15. Job & Internship Opportunities with ACR Healthcare

ACR Homes is currently hiring for a direct care position titled "Program Counselor," which involves working with individuals that have physical/developmental disabilities. Some roles of a PC include escorting residents to appointments, administering medications, providing care for daily activities, preparing meals, documenting legal health information, taking residents on community outings such as movies, concerts, parks, etc. There are no specific qualifications for this job. However, the position does require training before being permitted to work at any home, which covers first-aid, CPR, medication administration, how to handle behaviors, and other classes depending on your assigned home. Training can take up to two weeks, but the good news is that all training is paid! ACR Homes requires a minimum of 12 hours a week (around two shifts), and we prefer staff to commit for at least 6 months. If you do not have a source of transportation, we have a car program available for all employees. The Program Counselor position pays $11.00/hr during weekdays, $12.75 if working an awake night. During weekends, you would make $12.81 for day and evening shifts, and $15.00 for awake nights. We also have an internship program for any employee planning to pursue nursing, pharmacy, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other health-based careers. We can even create a new internship based on your interests, as long as you are an employee. For more information, contact Caitlin Fortin at or 952-261-7038.

16. Lab Manager Position in Yale Cognition & Development Lab

The Cognition and Development Lab at Yale University seeks a full-time project manager/research assistant for a federally funded project on the role of mechanistic explanations in children’s understanding of science and technology. (The fellowship has been recommended for funding, final approval pending). A recent college graduate having majored in psychology, cognitive science or a related field and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal; many former project managers/research assistants have gone on to excellent graduate schools. Strong writing skills are essential. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and organizational skills are also critical. Approximate start date is August 15, 2016, but that date is flexibleContact Frank Keil at for a full position description.