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Psych Scoop, 6/28/16

June 29, 2016

June 28th, 2016

Graduate School

1. Kaplan GRE Resource: Score Predictor

Kaplan's “Score Predictor” quiz allows students to see examples of every type of GRE question, including the test’s Quantitative Reasoning puzzles and dense Reading Comp passages. After the quiz, which takes 15-20 minutes, students will see explanations of every question. Full practice exams offer a more accurate diagnostic score, but this quiz is perfect for students who are just starting to explore the exam and want a quick assessment. Plus, free practice questions with explanations are always helpful to anyone studying for the GRE! Students interested in taking a free full-length practice test can head to for a list of upcoming events.


2. Wells Fargo Summer Analyst Diversity Forum

As part of our commitment to the recruitment and development of diverse talent, Wells Fargo is hosting an internship hiring event called the Summer Analyst Diversity Forum. The event will give diverse college juniors the chance to experience Wells Fargo’s unique values and culture through 2-day regional forums in either Los Angeles, Minneapolis or Charlotte. Participants can also interview with hiring managers for opportunities in our 2017 Summer Financial Analyst Program. All travel, including airfare, hotel accommodations, meals, and other transportation, to the conferences are paid by Wells Fargo. The application deadline is Sunday, July 31st. To learn more and to apply, click here.

Learning Abroad

3. Want to Study Abroad During 2016-17? Complete a LAC First Step Meeting

If you are considering studying abroad, the way to get started is by completing a First Step Session through the Learning Abroad Center. First Step Sessions give basic information about programs, services, and resources available through the Learning Abroad Center. You can complete the First Step online or in-person. Once completed, you will be eligible to schedule a Program Selection Meeting with a Learning Abroad advisor. Program Selection Advisers meet one-on-one with you to discuss if learning abroad is right for you. They will assist in finding a program that matches your academic, career, and personal goals and interests. Studying abroad requires quite a bit of planning ahead, so start thinking about your options now! For more information on First Step Meetings and Program Selection Advising, and LAC summer availability, check out LAC's website.


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

4. Want to Learn about Web Design? UC:3201

In this class you will learn the Web design process by mastering the four phase process of site development: plan, design, launch, and publish. Learn industry standard Web design software including Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Animate to build your own Website. Also get a firm foundation in HTML5 and CSS. In addition the course covers design basics, color theory and resolution. The course also includes an introduction to Bootstrap to create mobile friendly websites. Create a personal site for your resume, artistic or design portfolio, family business, campus organization, hobby or other useful website. Host the site on the U of MN server or move it to a permanent location with your own URL. For more information, go here.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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5. Public Health Research Assistant Needed (Paid Position)

We have an open student position to work on a new public health research study that evaluates the eating and activity behaviors of young adults. Project EAT 2010-2018 will follow a cohort of individuals who were adolescents at the time when first surveyed in 2009-10, as well as their parents/caregivers. We will track and offer surveys to these participants over the 2016-2018 period. (For information about EAT 2010 go here. Our study population is ethnically and socioeconomically diverse. Therefore, we are actively seeking undergraduate students with interest in public health research, experience working with and/or from various backgrounds, as well as those with additional language skills (e.g., Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Oromo). The job posting can be found on the University of MN Employment website, and is titled "Student Academic Support" with Job ID 310225. It is for up to 10 hr/wk. I am the contact person for the position.

6. Family Wise Seeking Applicants for Part Time and Full Time Positions

Since 1976, FamilyWise has been helping to educate, empower and enrich families who are struggling with poverty, substance abuse, mental health issues, homelessness and domestic violence. The High Fidelity Wraparound Facilitator facilitates a team process to give families and youth with behavioral health issues voice and choice with the outcome of living in a stable family or community setting. Facilitators focus on identifying needs along with focusing on family culture and team composition through weekly family or youth check ins and monthly team meetings. Due to program expansion, FamilyWise is hiring a couple new Facilitators. B.A. or B.S. in Social Work, Psychology, Parent Education or related field. Men, multilingual, non-white and GLBT individuals encouraged to apply. For questions or to submit a cover letter and resume, contact Anna VonRueden by email at or by fax at 612.617.0193. Visit our website at