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Psych Scoop, 9/13/16

September 26, 2016

September 13, 2016

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Psychology Advising

1. This Semester's Drop-in Advising Hours

Due to high student demand during the first 2 weeks of the term, we will have an advisor available for drop-in advising M-Th 8:00-4:30 and F 10:30-4:30. Regular Drop-in Hours take effect after Monday, 9/19. Drop-in hours are intended for 5-10 minute questions; longer issues will be referred to schedule an appointment. More information about Fall 2016 availability can be found on our website: Changes in availability will be posted in the Psych Scoop in advance whenever possible.

Graduate School

2. RISE Grad Prep Academy for Undergraduate Men of Color

RISE invites Native American, Black, Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander undergraduate men who are presently in their junior year to apply for participation in our Grad Prep Academy, a project that prepares scholars for doctoral study and research-related careers in the five RISE fields: education, health, human services and social policy, juvenile and criminal justice, and workforce development. This program includes a four-day, all expense paid visit to the University of Pennsylvania. Selected scholars will learn more about applying to and succeeding in graduate school; meet our faculty and hear about their research projects; interact with our graduate students and alumni; and tour Philadelphia. We will also pay for Academy participants to take a four-week Kaplan course valued at $1,200 to prepare for the Graduate Record Exam (the GRE is required for admission to most graduate programs). Additionally, each Academy participant will be paired with a current male Ph.D. student of color who will offer mentoring throughout the graduate school application process, feedback on essays and other application materials, and advice on where to apply and ultimately enroll.

All application materials must be submitted electronically (using the form below) no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, October 3, 2016. Please direct all questions to For more information and to apply, go to

Job/Career Related Events

3. PsyCareer Exploration Fair

Wednesday, September 21st, 6:00-7:30pm. RSVP Here. 

Wondering what you can do with your major in Psychology? You’re not alone! Visit the PsyCareer Exploration Fair on Wednesday, September 21st to learn about various career pathways alumni have taken with their psychology majors. Alumni will be available to answer questions about different industries between 6pm - 7:30pm in Elliott Hall N219. Stop by as your schedule allows! Light snacks and refreshments will be provided - please let us know if you plan to attend:

4. CLA Career & Internship Fair

Friday, September 30th, 10:00am-2:00pm.

Attend the CLA Internship & Career Fair to connect with more than 70 employers who will be recruiting liberal arts students for internship, volunteer, and full-time opportunities. This free event is only open to current CLA students and recent graduates. Register on GoldPASS. We look forward to seeing you there!

Workshops (including workshops specific to international students) and pop-in resume critiques are available starting this week! For a full list of CLA Internship & Career Fair prep events, click here.

5. Minneapolis Trans* Equity Summit & Job Fair

Summit: Thursday, September 22nd, 1-5pm, Minneapolis Institute of Art. Register here

Job Fair: Friday, September 23rd, 10:00am-3:00pm, Intermedia Arts. Register here

Hosted by the City of Minneapolis in partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The theme for this year's Summit is employment, with sessions covering topics of interest to employers, employees, and community members interested in learning about and furthering transgender equity. All are encouraged to attend. In conjunction with the Trans* Equity Summit on September 22, Twin Cities Pride, Peace Coffee, RARE Productions, Intermedia Arts, and Lambda Legal are sponsoring a Queer and Trans* Equity Job Fair with the goal of demystifying the hiring process for community members and employers. The event is FREE for job seekers and lunch will be provided. Up to 15 employers will be on hand, including Delta Air Lines, Metro Transit, UPS, Target, Allina, Cargill, RBC, City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and Mia.

Other Events

6. Learning Abroad Fair

Wednesday, September 21st, 10:00am-2:30pm, West Bank Plaza

The Learning Abroad Fair is designed for students to discover the variety of learning abroad options available at the University of Minnesota. Students will have the opportunity to meet Learning Abroad Center staff, affiliated program staff, college advisers, and many other departments from around the U that will help with the decisions and steps needed to participate in an education abroad experience.  More information can be found on LAC's website.


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.

7. Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Social Psychology

We are seeking undergraduate students to work in Professor Marti Hope Gonzales’s research lab to help with the interpersonal conflicts and forgiveness project. RAs will primarily assist in collecting, coding, and analyzing the data. In addition, RAs will attend weekly meetings at 11am-1pm on Tuesdays for this fall. Preference will be given to students who have previous research experience and those who commit to two or more semesters in the lab. If interested, send your current transcript and/or your CV to Hyun Euh ( by 2pm on Friday, September 16th. Students will then be sent the application and considered for the position. Students may earn research credit for PSY 5993.

8. Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed – Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab

The Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System is conducting research on the brain, evaluating hypotheses on higher cognitive processes and aging. We are looking for 2 undergraduate students to become involved with this project to gain experience in learning brain’s functions and interaction with aging. Students will work as part of a research team lead by a Medical Doctor (Phd and M.D) and will be involved in reviewing literature, entering data, looking at brain scans through advanced neuroimaging technologies, and evaluating data. There is potential to work in genetic testing if students are qualified, and potential to work directly with participants collecting data. Candidates must have minimum elementary knowledge of brain functions, be a curious and eager learner, be self-disciplined and self-motivated requiring little supervision, interested in increasing neuroscience and and/or psychology knowledge. Individual initiative will be supported for conference presentations & journal publication.

All research activities are conducted at the VA Health Care System in Minneapolis. Students must be able to commute to VA (on Metro Blue Line). Students must be able to commit to minimum of 10-20 hours per week. Candidates must be willing to commit to the project until August 2017. A course in cognitive, neuropsych, or biological psychology required and at least one course in statistics with B+ or better. Send resume to Yelena Vorobyov, MA at Include list of courses in neuropsych, psychology, biology, and statistics taken with corresponding grade earned. Please also include your research interests and research strengths. This is an unpaid position.


9. Soul Food Monologues: HORT 3090/HIST 3933

In this community engaged class, students will work together to learn more about food justice and to understand their relationship to it. Students have the opportunity to either create a monologue sharing their own stories, work on the production of the show, or design program materials that provide a broad- er context of justice and food to inform audiences that attend the performances. In addition to working with faculty, you will also work with food justice activist, LaDonna Redmond. As workshop facilitator, LaDonna will lead students through a process that will reveal your hopes and struggles regarding food ethics and access to land, food and water. Contact Mary Rogers (HORT 3090) at or Tracey Deutsch (HIST 3993) at to learn more about the course.

Campus Resources

10. Transfer Student Workshop Series for New Transfer Students

Transfer Student Experience is hosting a series of eight workshops with the purpose of easing the transition to the University. These workshops will each cover a different topic and are designed to help first semester transfer students get connected with important campus resources right away so they can get off to a good start and make the most of their time as Gophers. Workshops will take place every Friday from 1-2pm in Coffman Memorial Union 324. Find more information and register here (registration requested but not required)

11. Think Like a Researcher Workshop Series

The U Libraries (with help from UROP) are piloting three workshops aimed at early undergrads who are interested in doing research. Think Like a Researcher is a series of three workshops during fall semester 2016. It is designed to help undergraduate students become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of exciting research and creative opportunities. Learn more at

12. LGBTQIA Mentor Program

The LGBTQIA Mentor Program creates long-lasting connections across students and employees. Student Mentees can quickly connect to someone at the U of M while the Employee/Alumni Mentors check in with mentees on: adjusting to the U of M culture, advancing their own sense of self & identity exploration, navigating being LGBTQIA within a specific academic field or career path, and creating connections throughout the local Twin Cities community. To apply, visit:


13. Social Justice Leadership Certificate Program

The Social Justice Leadership Certificate Program is an interdisciplinary program that will explore issues of social justice for those who are interested in being agents for positive social change. The cohort will meet the first Friday of each month beginning in October 2016 through May 2017 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in 307 Coffman Union. Please apply for the Social Justice Leadership Certificate Program by no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2016. If you are accepted, the first meeting will take place on Friday, October 7, 2016.


14. $500! Apply for a Fall 2016 Psychology Engagement Award

Deadline is Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this fall 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 two awards of $500 will be offered for Fall 2016. Fall 2016 application deadline is September 21st, 2016. Notification of Award Date: October 10, 2016. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage. Materials must be submitted electronically to Mike Houlahan at

15. $2,000! CLA Internship Scholarship

Deadline is Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

The CLA Internship Scholarship Program is designed to provide some financial assistance to undergraduate students participating in unpaid internships. Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 are offered each semester (spring, summer, fall). You must apply to be considered for a scholarship. Go to to figure out if you're eligible, and to read the application instructions and tips. Applications must be received by 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 21st.

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.

16. Paid Internships with History Day Mentoring Program

National History Day in Minnesota is looking for a diverse group of undergraduate students interested in history, history education, or community service! The History Day Mentoring Program is a PAID internship where undergraduates have the opportunity to mentor middle school and high school students as they create original projects. Working with the History Day program will help students build a resume, introduce them to career opportunities in education and public history, and support connections between the U and the community. A short application for prospective mentors can be found online at The deadline for applications is Friday, September 23rd. If there are any questions, please contact John Little at

17. Personal Care Assistant Needed for Teenage Boy with Autism

I am looking for a male PCA for my teenage foster son with autism. He is highly behavioral, so experience is required! Hours are M-F from 12:00am-7:00am. Get paid to do your homework! He will mostly be sleeping, but you will have to give him medications and get him back to sleep multiple times a night, then get him ready for school. African-American men will receive hiring preference as that is his cultural background, but any male is welcome to apply! Please email Morgan at to set up an interview.

18. Behavioral Dimensions is Hiring

Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. Students will learn how to implement research based behavioral techniques to teach young children a wide variety of skills as well as how to prevent and respond to challenging situations. Students receive many hours of training and support by professionals from several different disciplines, all with experience and training in Applied Behavior Analysis. We are looking to hire for positions throughout the Twin Cities metro, Duluth, & Iron Range. Part time and full time positions are available. If you are interested in learning more about the services BDI provides, the employee benefits available, wage information, or would like to fill out an application, please visit

19. Paid Research Position in UROC

The Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) is hiring for a project supporting a new statewide initiative called The Young Women's Initiative. We are looking for excellent and dedicated students interested in community engaged research experience! The project will include both qualitative and quantitative research. The UROC team will conduct research, develop and run an engagement process, and manage project implementation to develop a statewide plan of action to create the conditions for young women, particularly young women of color and other young women (young women with disabilities, and LGBTQ and gender nonconforming youth) who experience the greatest disparities in outcomes in the state. This will be an action research process. Undergraduate students are encouraged to look at the job posting on the U of M Job Board, Job ID# 312879