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Psych Scoop, 9/24/19

September 24, 2019

September 24th, 2019

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Psychology Junior/Senior Check-In

Do you have between 75-90 credits this semester? If so, it's time for your Junior/Senior Check-In! This one-on-one appointment with a psychology advisor will:

  • Check your progress towards your major to make sure you're on the right track to graduate on time
  • Connect you with career and grad school resources to begin making your post-college dreams a reality
  • Allow you a chance to give us feedback about your experiences as a psychology major

To set up your appointment, use our online Appointment Request Form.

2. Careers & Pizza: Mental Health

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N639

Are you interested in a career related to mental health? Join Psychology Advising on Wednesday, October 2nd from 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm in N639 Elliott Hall for Careers & Pizza. We will have David Wells, Ph.D., LP (Senior Clinician @ Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Interests in adolescent development, cognitive-behavioral interventions for anxiety & depression, personality disorders, oppositional problems, anger issues, interpersonal conflict, group therapy) and Erin Brunette (Psy BA Fall 15 graduate. Currently works in Human Resources for Residential Transitions who can discuss job/internship opportunities related to mental health: direct support professionals, community ILS practitioners, housing access coordinators, supportive employment specialists, program managers & more) joining us. SPACE IS LIMITED- RSVP TODAY.

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.

3. Psychology Student Group Fair

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 12:30 pm- 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall Lawn Area

Interested in Psychology? Seeking for peers and services to help you? Come to the Psychology Student Group Fair! Bring your hammocks and picnic blankets to enjoy a sunny afternoon full of lawn games, trivia, and more with your peers and friends out on the lawn outside the Elliot Hall! Multiple psychology-related organizations on and off-campus will be there to help you with any problems you may have.


4. September Nutritious U Food Pantry

Tuesday, September 24 - Thursday, September 26, 2019, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 210 Memorial Union

Do you worry your food might run out before you can buy more? Do you lack reliable transportation to an affordable grocery store? If you struggle to get enough, quality food to eat - visit the Nutritious U Food Pantry on September 24th-26th from 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm in Coffman room 210! Any registered undergraduate, graduate, or professional student is welcome! No verification of income required. We care about sustainability - if possible please bring your own reusable bag! Find out more information.

5. CLA Internship & Career Fair - Drop-In Prep

Monday, September 23 - Thursday, September 26, 2019, various times
Cost: Free
Location: 411 Bruininks, with an additional webinar on Thursday

Show up to the career fair with confidence! Attend these events to get advice from career counselors, employers, and alumni on how best to prepare for the CLA Internship & Career Fair. Registration not required. Open to all CLA students. For more info on the fair, visit the website.

6. CLA Internship & Career Fair

Friday, September 27, 2019, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: DQ Club Room, TCF Bank Stadium

The CLA Internship & Career Fair connects CLA students across all 65+ majors with for-profit, non-profit, and government organizations in many industry sectors. Students can explore internship, volunteer, and full-time opportunities with employers who are hiring CLA students and recent alumni. This event is also an opportunity for students to develop and practice networking skills, and to get advice about internships, volunteer positions, and full-time careers. This event is for CLA students and recent alumni and is FREE to attend. Last year, more than 1,000 students participated. Find more information and registration instructions.


7. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Applications for Spring 2020

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program has added another opportunity for students to submit an application to be funded for research in Spring 2020. Applications will be due October 14, 2019, and here's the link for the program with further information. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides all University of Minnesota undergraduates, regardless of college, major or discipline, the opportunity to partner with a faculty member on research, scholarly or creative project. UROP gives students a chance to explore academic and career interests, apply classroom learning to real-time research and prepare for a career or graduate school while working closely with a U of M faculty member. Students may work on a project of their own creation or take part in a faculty member’s existing project.

8. *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

9. *Credit or Volunteer* Undergraduate Student Opportunity in Research on Bipolar Disorders and Aging

We are seeking highly motivated, responsible, and detail-oriented undergraduates of sophomore or junior standing to contribute to neuroimaging (fMRI) and behavioral data collection in a pilot study assessing affective and cognitive processes in older adults (age > 60) with bipolar disorders and older adults without psychopathology in the laboratory of Dr. Snezana Urosevic and in collaboration with Dr. Adriana Seelye’s laboratory. Both credit and volunteer opportunities are available. Potential research assistants will administer questionnaires, brief cognitive screens, and e-prime tasks, aid in collection of MRI scans at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, have opportunity to learn preprocessing of MRI data, attend laboratory meetings, and have an opportunity to develop independent research questions based on their interests and/or contribute to manuscripts and poster presentations. Competitive applicants will have strong interest in pursuing graduate-level education and an excellent academic record. Please contact Dr. Snezana Urosevic by email ( and if you are interested and attach a resume that includes information about your work and academic experience, references, software skills, and knowledge, as well as an unofficial transcript.


10. 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

Learning Abroad

11. Youth Development & Psychology - Montpellier, France

Earn credit in this cohort-based program toward your Developmental Psychology or Psychology degree while studying in this vibrant city with a centuries-old history of intellectual advances and social tolerance. Enjoy the college-town atmosphere, nightlife, and student-centered community. The program offers a core course centered on children and youth: Resilience in Children and Youth: Global Perspectives. The second required course is Community Engagement, which consists of a course and placement in the community for local engagement. In addition to your required courses, you will choose from electives including Adolescent Psychology (Area B), Intro to Child Psychology (Area B), Cross-Cultural Psychology (Area B), and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Language Learning. Additionally, University of Minnesota students on the Youth Development & Psychology in France program will be eligible for the Evaluator's Discount of $800 for Spring 2020! The application deadline is October 1st, 2019. Learn more!

12. Check Out National Student Exchange!

Nearly 100 NSE campuses are available for the spring 2020 semester, including some of our most popular destinations in California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the New York metro, and Canada. See the entire list of available campuses and application deadlines here. NSE is affordable. Either you'll continue to pay tuition to the U of M or you'll pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus (which is oftentimes cheaper than the U of M). Your U of M financial aid is available to you as well. You can literally study in Hawaii, California, or any of the other available destinations for the same (or less!) as you're paying right now. And most NSE students can stay on track to graduate; we'll work with you and your advisors to make sure your NSE credits will transfer into your degree program at the U of M. Have questions? Email David Holliday at or sign up for an info session. Ready to apply? The application process is quick and easy.


13. 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.


14. Apply for a campus climate micro-grant!

Now in its fifth year, the Campus Climate Micro-Grants offer an opportunity for members of the Twin Cities campus community to be awarded funding for new or existing projects to advance campus climate. President Joan T. A. Gabel is sponsoring and providing funding for the campus climate micro-grants for this academic year. Faculty, staff, and students on the Twin Cities campus are welcome to apply. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 25th. More information and the application link can be found here.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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15. Interested in making a difference in the lives of others and gaining experience in the Mental Health Field? Of course, you are, you follow Psych Scoop!

Residential Transitions, Inc. (RTI) is currently looking to fill a number of Mental Health Practitioner positions throughout the Twin Cities Metro area. Our Mental Health Practitioners provide person-centered guidance to our clients and assist them in modeling and practicing skills to help them maintain independence. RTI is looking to hire Full-Time and Part-Time Mental Health Practitioners and has positions open for students currently pursuing a degree as well for those who have obtained their degrees. To view our current openings, visit our website. For questions regarding our current openings, please email Ariel Her at Please note: RTI is a 245D licensed institution, which means all staff must have a valid driver’s license and car insurance on file. We hope to have you join our team

16. Studying for a career in Nursing, Occupational/Physical Therapy, Pre-Med, Physician Assistant, Education, Psychology or Social Work?

Check out Arise Cares! Earn your “Direct Care Hours” while earning a paycheck. We match your passion, interests, and experience with our clients’ needs. We work around your class schedule. Hands-on experience in the field you are pursuing. As a caregiver with Arise Cares, you work directly with our clients in their home providing assistance with daily living activities. Our clients include kids, adults with special needs, and elderly clients with age-related illness, dementia, and chronic conditions. Find the application on our website.

17. Learn and share the Latinx Culture!

Full-time employees provide care to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in a Spanish immersion environment. Orientation and site training are provided for all employees working with young children and their families. There is an employee benefits package and career growth opportunities. We have different locations in the metro area and Eden Prairie. Visit the website to learn more about the different positions /Lead Teacher/ Assistant Teacher/ Aid Teacher. For more information call Danisbel Montano at (786) 478-5843.

18. Student Research Support Assistant - CLA LATIS

This position is located in the Research Unit of the Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services (LATIS) team. LATIS provides research support to students, faculty, and staff in the College of Liberal Arts. We are looking for an undergraduate employee to join our team. This employee will help with many aspects of research support services, including staffing our Social and Behavioral Sciences Laboratory, testing and troubleshooting experiments, and assisting with internal data collection and preparation. The employee will work with the Research Support Coordinator and professional staff on the Research Support team. Training will be provided, although candidates should be familiar with and/or interested in research in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. Find more information in the job posting.

19. Paid Research Assistant Position in Carlson School of Management

Professor Betty Zhou in the Carlson School of Management is looking for undergraduate psychology students at the University of Minnesota to assist her in her research projects. In this position, you will work directly with participants in study sessions, manage the collected data and other miscellaneous tasks. You will be working on these tasks in teams with other research assistants. Please plan to commit at least 10 hours a week for this paid position. Preferably, applicants would have already taken PSY3001W: Introduction to Research Methods and do not plan to graduate until Spring 2021 or later. To apply for this position, please email your resume to Donghwa Seo at Also- please reach out to Donghwa for any questions you may have, as well.