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Psych Scoop, 4/4/18

April 4, 2018

April 4th, 2018

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Are You Graduating Spring 2018? Save the Date to Celebrate!

Psychology majors who have applied for Spring 2018 graduation will soon be receiving an email invitation to the 2018 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 4, 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.

2. Research in Psychology Fair

Tomorrow! Thursday, April 5th, 1:00-3:00pm
Elliott Hall Lobby (1st floor)

Psychology undergraduate students, stop by the lobby of Elliott Hall anytime between 1-3pm on Thursday, April 5th to learn about psychology research opportunities! Representatives from psychology research labs, UROP, and Psychology Advising will be available to answer your questions. This event is specifically recommended for Psychology BS majors planning to complete major project during the 2018-19 academic year, but all students interested in learning more about psychology research opportunities are welcome.

3. Save the Date! Graduate Research Panel: Information Session

Friday, April 6th, 11:30-1:15pm
N219 Elliott Hall

Are you considering a RESEARCH based graduate school? Come hear from our Associate Director of Grad Studies Rachel Goeller on what makes a competitive applicant for research based grad programs. You'll also hear from a panel of graduate students at the U of M in various research areas to better learn about their process of applying to research based graduate schools, reaching out to faculty about their research, and everything in-between! RSVP today; as space is filling up quickly!

Psychology Student Organizations

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!

4. Apply to be a PISA officer for the 2018-2019 School Year!

Passionate about Psychology? Interested in helping other Psychology majors on campus? Wish to polish your leadership and organizational skills? PISA is recruiting for the next academic year! We are looking for driven individuals who care about international students and Psychology! If this sounds like you, please take a few minutes to fill up this form and be part of something bigger than yourself. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach us on Facebook or

Officer Application


5. Free GRE Prep

GRE Free Prep Week Starts April 7! Don’t miss out on learning how to tackle problem solving, text completion, sentence equivalence, and statistics. Seats go fast, students should sign up now.

GRE Bootcamp, April 22. This one day only, 2-hour intensive Bootcamp is just what your students need to get a jump on the GRE–includes Quant, Verbal, and Analytical Writing. Hurry, seats fill quickly.


6. HECUA Scholarships

Deadline: April 15th

HECUA is able to offer eleven ($1000) scholarships for our Race in America students specifically. Eight of the eleven will be set aside for Racial Justice Scholarships and three will be offered as Social Justice Scholarships. These scholarship applications will also be due April 15th, same day as the program application deadline.


7. Health Professional School Expo

Thursday, April 5th, 10:00-2:00pm
UMN RecWell Center - 4th Floor (MAC Gym)

The Health Professional School Expo will bring over 40 health professional schools from around the country to campus to network with students. Whether your're a freshman or a senior, it can be great experience to get face to face with an admissions representative, ask questions about the program and the profession, and share a bit about yourself.

A full listing of schools and programs will be available in the Health Professional School Expo mobile guide, in the U Minnesota app, which will go live early next week. ​The guide will also include some questions to help students prepare for the event, no matter where you are at in the exploration or preparation process.

The HPSE is sponsored by the UMN Pre-Health Student Resource Center and the Interprofessional Pre-Health Students organization.

8. Future Legal Professionals Networking Event

Tuesday, April 10th, 6:00-8:30pm
412 Bruininks Hall

At this event hosted by the CLA Student Board, CLA Alumni Society, and Pre-Law Society, students will have the opportunity to learn from alumni in the legal industry. Attorneys from a variety of practice areas will be in attendance, as well as law students and legal professionals who do not have a JD and are working in law firms, corporate, government, nonprofit, and higher education. Learn more about the different specialties within the legal field to see the wide variety of options available. A light dinner will be served at the event.


9. Fighting Stigma: Facilitating Social Change in Marginalized Communities

Friday, April 13th, 5:00pm
330 Bruininks Hall

Addiction and mental health concerns disproportionately impact marginalized communities in a number of ways, including barriers to effective treatment due to limited awareness of cultural values and norms, the challenges of integrating these values into treatment for mental health and substance use, as well as potential underlying stigma. In an effort to bridge this gap, we invite you to join us for a free panel discussion and Q&A session on this topic featuring leaders in the community who provide substance abuse and mental health services to marginalized groups. Learn about how specific communities view mental illness, what strategies can be effective, and how you can support members of your community experiencing mental health and addictions issues.

All members of the university and larger Twin Cities community are welcome to attend. Seats are limited, please RSVP. This event is made possible through the generous support of The College of Continuing and Professional Studies, The Office of Equity and Diversity, and the Campus Climate committee. This event is brought to you by INC, the diversity and inclusivity initiative for graduate education at CCAPS

10. 2018 Upper Midwest Queer Trans Indigenous People of Color Conference (QTIPOCC)

April 13th-15th
Humphrey School of Public Affairs

The 4th Annual Upper Midwest Queer and Trans Indigenous People and People of Color (QTIPOC) Conference seeks to mobilize our communities' deep commitment to centering the expertise, identities, vulnerabilities, lived experiences, and leadership of those most impacted by the social, political, economical, and structural injustices against our communities. Our mission is to create a revolutionary loving and learning space where we can celebrate our struggles, rediscover our magic, and thrive together.

RSVP on Facebook

11. Gratitude Event

Friday, April 20th, 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: FREE for all CLA Students

Come celebrate with us at our free social gathering to honor all the amazing work done in mental health care. The event is a celebration to all who have contributed to improving mental health care as well as those who are interested in learning more about People Incorporated and mental illness. Enjoy engaging multi-media activities and a humorous and educational performance by the Brave New Workshop. The Gratitude Event is in anticipation of People Incorporated’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2019. All are welcome.

RSVP by April 10

Research (for credit)

12. Narrative, Identity, Culture and Education Lab

The Narrative, Identity, Culture and Education Lab run by Dr. Moin Syed is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Fall semester. Tasks will focus on general data management and organization. Tasks will include data organization, quantitative coding, and other detail oriented tasks. Find an application on the NICE Lab website and email the completed application to Ummul Kathawalla, Applications are due April 16th, 2018.


13. Join video production for international students - Reply needed

CLA Transfer Advising is creating a video to share with incoming international transfer students, and we hope it will help them connect and feel at home on campus. We are looking for students to impact this exciting, high quality video production with professional staff. We are asking CLA international transfer students to share their story and experiences. Filming will take place near the end of April/early May, and there will be a meeting in advance to prepare. This is a volunteer opportunity. You’ll gain tremendous experience for your resume and genuinely make a difference for others. We’ll have free CLA swag and refreshments. If you are interested, please reply soon to Therese Djei ( We will send more information about next steps. Priority deadline is April 10th. Final deadline is April 18th.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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14. Learning Abroad Center is Looking to Hire

Enrollment Services Assistant. The Learning Abroad Center is looking for a student with intercultural experience to join our Enrollment Services Team for Fall 2018 and beyond. Students with experience organizing data, working in databases, and/or strong attention to detail will be successful in this position. Work-study funds and previous study abroad experience are NOT required. Please encourage interested students to submit an application HERE, and feel free to direct any questions to Abby Fink at or 612-301-6807.

Peer Adviser. The Learning Abroad Center is looking to hire 2-3 Peer Advisers to start Summer 2018 or Fall 2018. Peer Advisors work the LAC front desk in our Resource Center. They need to be good at assisting others, detail-oriented, and friendly faces. Previous study abroad experience is required. Work-study funds are NOT required. Interested students, please contact Kelley Redmond at or 612-626-2330 to request an application. Feel free to contact Kelley with any questions. Priority application deadline: April 13th.

15. CLA Advising in Bruininks is Hiring 2 Peer Advisors

CLA Advising in Bruininks is hiring 2 Peer Advisors to start this summer! Job Posting ID: 322748. The primary duties of Bruininks Hall CLA peer advisors are: assisting students with advising decisions; serving as a liaison between students and university programs and services; and assisting in the provision of academic support services including referrals to other academic units and/or sources of academic learning such as tutors or career guidance professionals. Preference will be given to applications received on or before April 6th but application materials will be reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of two references to be considered.

16. CAPE is Hiring!

CAPE is hiring for multiple student positions including:

1-2 Office Assistants (Job Opening ID: 322836) Office Assistants are integral to the Center for Academic Planning & Exploration, as they are the first point of contact that a student has with our office. They provide administrative support towards CAPE’s overarching mission: to guide students through the exploration process of finding a major that reflects their unique interests, strengths, and personal values.

2-3 Peer Coaches (Job Opening ID: 322788) Our Peer Coaches staff the CAPE drop-in hours and assist students with getting started on the major exploration process and getting connected to other resources. Peer Coaches also serve as TA’s for sections of OUE 2100: Academic Planning & Exploration, and assist with grading and facilitating in-person class meetings.

1 Communications Intern (Job Opening ID: 322794) The Communications Intern will assist with projects related to social media, marketing and outreach for the Center for Academic Planning & Exploration (CAPE), as well as coordinating the Major Network Program. The ideal candidate should possess strong written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, leadership or mentoring experience, creativity, and the willingness to take initiative and work independently.

Students can apply via the U of M employment website using the Job Code ID’s listed above.