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Psych Scoop, 9/10/19

September 10, 2019

September 10th, 2019

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. *New Opportunity for 2019-2020* Psychology Undergraduate Student Advisory Council

The Department is seeking interested students to join our new Psychology Undergraduate Student Advisory Council. Students will serve a 1-year term and selections will follow a brief application process this September. Participation in a Town Hall Event being held on Friday, October 18th (9:00 am - 10:30 am) is expected. This is a great opportunity to share your views of the undergraduate experience and to connect with Department faculty and leadership! To see more details and to apply, please review our web application. Applications are due Wednesday, September 18th at 12:00 pm (Noon) CST.

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.

2. Psychology Club/ Psi Chi Fall 2019 Kick-Off Meeting

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 325 Memorial Union

Are you interested in getting to know other psychology students at the U of MN? Our first official meeting for the 2019-2020 academic year is on Tuesday, September 17, from 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm in room 325 in Memorial Union. Come meet the officers and mingle with other psychology students. At the meeting, we will go over a tentative plan of meetings for the year, have time to ask questions, and enjoy some food! We hope to see you there!

3. IOPC Meet and Greet

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall S150

The Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club hopes that you had a great first week of school and are settling into your classes well. Whether you are about to graduate or just getting familiar with our beautiful campus, we hope that you are enjoying your time here and spending time forming meaningful relationships. The Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club wants to meet you, too! We will be having a Meet & Greet event in Elliott Hall S150 on Wednesday, September 18th from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Food and refreshments will be provided.


4. Fall Activities Fair

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Coffman Memorial Union, Front Plaza

Looking to find your community on campus? Connect with student groups at the Fall Activities Fair on Wednesday, September 11th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Activities Fair showcases many student involvement opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

5. Pre-Law 101

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks Hall 230

Are you thinking about going to law school? This workshop is for any UMN student considering it. We'll talk about the skills you need and how to decide if law school is a good fit for you. We'll also provide basic tips about getting into law school and what you can do to prepare. Register on GoldPASS for this event.

6. Think Like a Researcher Workshop

Friday, September 13, 2019, 2:00 pm- 4:30 pm
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9:00 am- 11:30 am
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 12:30 pm- 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Walter Library 320

Think like a Researcher is a workshop designed to help undergraduate students (primarily first or second years) become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of exciting research and creative opportunities. It is designed to bring students, especially first year and second year students, from across the University and different colleges together to learn. Workshop topics are benefits and challenges of research, finding faculty mentors, a panel of student researchers, examples of student projects and more. Learn about the wide variety of ways to get started with research including volunteer, taking a course, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS), International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, summer research and more. Learn more about the Office for Undergraduate Research and the University Libraries. Learn more information about the event and register today.

7. International Student Career Fair Preparation Workshops

Friday, September 13, 2019, 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Walter Library 402

Monday, September 16, 2019, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks Hall 530A

Join the International Student Career Fair Preparation Workshop to get ready for the upcoming fall career fairs! Do not miss this opportunity to learn what to expect at the career fairs, tips for researching employers and opportunities, a review of CPT and OPT, and an invaluable chance to practice your self-introduction before you meet recruiters! Staff from Career Services and ISSS will co-present these workshops. The workshops are identical, so you only need to attend one. Registration is encouraged on GoldPASS, but not required to attend. All UMN international students, undergraduate and graduate, are welcome to attend. Click here to view the Facebook event. Email UMN International Career Consultant, Jane at with any questions about these events.

8. You CAN Afford to Study Abroad: Info Sessions About Scholarships & Financial Aid

Monday, September 16, 2019, 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Blegen Hall 215

At this popular info session, you'll get an overview and tools that will help you choose an affordable program and apply for scholarships & financial aid—all important parts of making your dream of studying abroad a reality. Contact Thuy Doan at with questions.

9. Community Involvement Fair

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Great Hall in Memorial Union

Find a volunteer opportunity that fits your needs. Are you looking to get experience in the healthcare field or want to make a difference in a young person's life? Check out the fair and meet with over 90 non-profit organizations in the Twin Cities, many are within walking distance or a short bus ride from campus. This event is FREE and open to everyone (undergraduate, graduate, staff, and faculty). No registration required. Find more information about the organizations attending on the newly redisgned Center for Community Engaged Learning website.

10. Applying to Law School

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Appleby Hall 226

This workshop is open to all U of M students, especially for those who know they're going to law school and would like guidance, as well as how to prepare your application materials so that you're the best law school applicant you can be. If you are currently in the application process for Fall 2020, or thinking ahead to Fall 2021 admission, this is the place for you. Courtney Igbo-Ogbonna, Admissions Associate at Minnesota Law will be joining for this session. View more information on GoldPASS.


11. Have a research position lined up? Fill out the Online Contract

Students participating in a PSY 4993/5993 experience during Fall 2019 should complete and turn in the Undergraduate Research Contract before the drop-add deadline (Monday, September 16th). Students participating in CPSY 4994 experiences who would like to receive credit towards their Psychology Major must also have a Psychology Undergraduate Research Contract signed before the end of the day Monday, September 16th. This is a strict deadline. The online research contract can be found on our website. Scroll down the page to the "How to Register" section and look on step 4. You will be able to fill out the contract there. The contract will then be sent to the faculty member. If you have any questions, please email If you have already submitted your contract for Fall and signed up for your course, you do not need to submit another contract.

12. *Credit or Volunteer* VA Lab Looking for 2 RA's

A lab at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center is conducting a randomized clinical trial to examine the effects of a wearable therapeutic system in the treatment of trauma related nightmares. The lab is currently looking for 2 volunteer psychology undergraduate students to be involved in the study. Student responsibilities will include preparing study materials, collection and quality control of study data, reviewing patient records in an electronic medical system, mailing recruitment letters, and phone screening potential participants. Additional responsibilities may include working with databases and assessing participants depending on intern’s experience and ability. Qualified students must be highly motivated, able to work independently, extremely detail-oriented, and willing to develop new skills. Sophomores/juniors are encouraged to apply for these positions. Experience in basic computer programs such as word, excel, and web applications is preferred. A commitment of 9-10 hours per week for 6 to 12 months is expected (hours and days are flexible, but M-F during normal business hours). Volunteers are required to be U.S. Citizens. All research activities are conducted at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System and students must be able to commute to the VA. Students may register for research credit. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Nicholas Davenport at and Mary Evans-Lindquist at You may also call the Study Coordinator, Mary Evans-Lindquist at 612-467-4946

13. *Credit* Undergraduate Research Opportunity - Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Professor Michele Mazzocco’s research team is seeking undergraduate research assistants (UGRAs) to join the Math and Numeracy Lab this fall. Each UGRA will be involved with research projects in the areas of early number concepts mathematics, numerical cognition, and supporting preschool math instruction. Responsibilities include performing literature searches, helping to create research materials, data scoring and data entry, and general research and data collection support. We ask that UGRA’s register for two to four credits of CPSY 4994 Directed Research each semester. This translates to committing to an average of 6 to 12 hours of work per week (9 hours for 3 Credits), participate in research team meetings, work independently on assigned tasks and on data entry or data collection teams, and become a productive member of our lab. We seek candidates who are interested in cognitive, developmental, or school psychology, including students who plan to pursue graduate studies in the near future. Please contact Michele Mazzocco at by September 17th if you are interested.

14. *Credit or Volunteer* Research Intern For Brain Neuromodulation Project in Alcoholism - Psychiatry Department

The research intern will assist research staff in the Psychiatry Department. The Department is currently running a research study that is in the active recruitment phase. Intern responsibilities will include preparing study materials, collecting data from participants, verifying accuracy of study data, and conducting patient record review. Additional responsibilities may include working with databases and assessing participants (using transcranial direct current stimulation and accompanying participants to brain imaging sessions) depending on experience and ability. This research falls under the direction of Dr. Jazmin Camchong, UMN faculty. The patient population includes patients enrolled in a treatment program for alcohol use disorder. Qualified candidates must be highly motivated, able to work independently, extremely detail-oriented, and willing to develop new skills as the need arises. Excellent communication (written and oral), organizational and interpersonal skills; comfortable using basic computer programs such as Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and web applications. Candidates must be pursuing a degree in Psychology or related field, and be willing to commit to 9-10 hours per week for 12 months (hours will be over ~3:00 pm- 6:00 pm times). To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jazmin Camchong at

15. *Credit or Volunteer* Volunteer Research Assistant

The Minnesota Aging & Technology Lab (MINTECH) is currently looking for new Research Assistants. The volunteer position supports the execution of research projects in the VA Geriatric Research Education & Clinical Center (GRECC) under Dr. Adriana Seelye, which contribute to national efforts to understand cognition and daily functioning in normal aging and prodromal Alzheimer’s disease and to develop and evaluate innovative technologies for cognitive assessment and patient support. Research assistant duties include entering behavioral and neuropsychological test data into the REDCap study database, verifying accuracy of data entered, assisting the study coordinator and PI with recruiting research volunteers, determining eligibility, facilitating study enrollment, making telephone calls to research volunteers, participating in regulatory compliance (IRB, HIPAA trainings), and attending weekly lab meetings. There are also opportunities to learn and administer assessments to research volunteers depending on one’s interest, time commitment, and skill level. Due to the training burden, Dr. Seelye expects research assistants to commit to at least 9 hours per week to the lab (internship for credit) and to start in September or any time after. Interested parties should send a cover letter addressing qualifications, a current resume or CV that includes any relevant psychology or research methods coursework and current GPA, and a list with the names and email addresses of at least 2 references who can address the applicant's qualifications for the position. Questions should be addressed to Jessica Klinger at

16. *Credit or Volunteer* DVBIC Research Intern

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) at the Minneapolis VA has an immediate opening for a Research Intern to assist the research team with observational and interventional studies under the direction of Dr. Kelvin Lim, M.D. (UMN faculty, Psychiatry). Current studies involve longitudinal assessment of neurotrauma, MRI, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in Veterans with TBI and/or mental health disorders. Position requires 8-10 hours a week for 12 months. May provide the opportunity to convert to a full-time paid position based on performance and availability of funding. For details and full position description, contact Carolyn Gentz at

17. *Volunteer* Health Psychology Lab

Dr. Alex Rothman's Health Psychology Lab is seeking enthusiastic, responsible, and detail-oriented research assistants (RAs) for this Fall and Spring semester to run a study related to calorie-tracking apps. RAs will be tasked with running participants, coordinating participant communication, data management, and participant recruitment. Prospective research assistants should be able to commit approximately 8 hours of work per week over the semester, and preference will be given to students that are able to commit for more than one semester (with the possibility of earning course credit). RAs will also have the chance to learn more about social psychological research and careers in psychology with their graduate student mentor. Apply today! If you have any additional questions, please contact Erin Standen at


18. Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis (MNABA) is Looking for Student Volunteers

MNABA is currently looking for volunteers for our conference at the Crowne Plaza AIRE in Bloomington, MN on Friday, September 27th. Volunteer duties might include handing out information at the conference, setting up stations, or other similar activities. In exchange for volunteering, student volunteers would be given free admission to conference discussions. Further information regarding the conference can be found on our website. Anyone interested can contact


19. Psychology Engagement Award

Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this spring semester? Or engaging in a learning opportunity that takes you outside of the classroom for a unique experience? The Department of Psychology's Donor Awards for Psychology Undergraduate Engagement are available to support you! The purpose of these awards is to encourage and support psychology majors who engage in learning experiences beyond the University campus and classroom environments (i.e. unpaid internships, volunteer experiences, study abroad containing a psych-related internship or research component, etc.). Up to three awards of $500 will be offered for Fall 2019. The application deadline is September 30, 2019. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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20. Join the Acacia Counseling and Wellness Team!

The Administrative Specialist will serve as the evening receptionist for Acacia Counseling and Wellness. The Administrative Specialist will be someone who contributes to an office culture that is safe, warm, and welcoming as they complete tasks assigned by the Office Manager and/or Clinical Director. They will take part in greeting clients, checking clients in/out, collecting copays, and performing daily tasks that contribute to the functionality of the office. Acacia Counseling and Wellness is a growing provider in mental health and we strive to bring on team members who are passionate in contributing to the accessibility of mental health services while also working to undo the stigma that has been associated with mental health. Please refer to our job posting for more details regarding the position and/or to apply. If you have any questions, please email Jonathan Truong at

21. Cognitive Trainer Positions Open(Employee and Paid Internships)

We are currently seeking energetic individuals who have a strong desire to positively impact the lives of others through our intensive cognitive training program. Join our team as a Cognitive Skills Trainer at one of our centers in Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, and Shoreview. Like a personal trainer for the brain, our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work with students in an intense, one-on-one environment to improve learning, reading, and math. We utilize specific techniques to strengthen cognitive learning skills, attention, and memory in students from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups such as K-12 students, adults, and those with traumatic brain injuries and other cognitive impairments. We are looking for quick thinking, high energy individuals who are pursuing or have completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or other social science. We require at least four weekdays with availability from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM. This is a great long-term part-time position for individuals seeking psychology experience. Internship credit available along with starting pay of $14/hr plus signing and performance bonuses. Training is provided. For more information and to request an interview email your resume, preferred location(s), and consistent availability for the position to Nate Maus at

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

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) is seeking applicants for one part-time paid undergrad research assistant (UGRA) position. To view the full job posting, go to the UMN Job Board and follow the instructions. Click "Students," then search for the Job ID. The Job ID is 331406.

23. Administrative Consultant/Analyst 1 position available with the University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota Office of Measurement Services (OMS) is looking for an Admin Consultant/Analyst 1 to work with our dynamic team with a focus on survey services. Required qualifications include a bachelor's degree and 6 years of professional research, measurement, program evaluation or related experience. Additional required qualifications include knowledge of survey best practices, project management experience, demonstrated Qualtrics knowledge, experience with Tableau and data visualization, and supervision and/or training experience. Interested applicants can apply through the University of Minnesota website. The job requisition number is 332906. Questions? Please contact Mark Miazga at or 612-624-0675.

24. ACR Homes

ACR Homes is hiring psychology students to become Direct Care Professionals! Get some experience this school year and apply today (positions starting now, winter break, or even next spring)! You would work in a home setting alongside a co-worker to care for 4 people who have disabilities (amazing 1:2 ratio). You will get the chance to gain direct patient care hours by caring for the medical, emotional, and physical needs of the residents as well as enjoying fun activities with them on your shifts. ACR is VERY flexible for students, pays starting up to $15/hr, offers paid training, and we have locations near campus, and you don't even need to have a car! We even offer custom research based INTERNSHIPS that end with a letter of recommendation from our CEO who is a licensed psychologist! Contact Kayla Wildes at if you are interested in applying!

25. Position Opening: Part-Time Administrative Assistant

Martin-McAllister Consulting Psychologists, Inc., an organizational consulting firm in downtown Minneapolis, is seeking a part-time employee to help with a variety of administrative tasks. Responsibilities would include typing, filing, scheduling, front desk support, and assisting with the administration of psychological tests. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and consistent attention to detail. If interested, please submit a resume and a brief statement of interest to Laura Pendergrass at

26. P&G China 2020 Campus Overseas Recruiting

Positions for MAINLAND students include Information Technology, Customer Business Development (Sales), Product Supply, Brand Management, Consumer & Market Knowledge, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, and Research & Development. We welcome students from the Class of 2018 - 2020 to apply to our positions. The application & online assessment are open and are due by September 20th. Visit and search job code ASI00000832 to apply!