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Psych Scoop, 9/25/18

September 25, 2018

September 25th, 2018

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Drop In Update for Wednesday, September 26th

Drop In Hours with Mary will change on Wednesday, September 26th to 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Be sure to make note of this.

2. Study Rooms Closed on Monday 10/1, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Just a heads up - our office will be closing the Study Room and Community Room (N118 & N120) next Monday, 10/01 from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Psychology Student Group Announements

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!

3. Apply to be a PISA officer for this 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 currently recruiting additional members for this 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


4. CLA Internship & Career Fair

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: DQ Club Room, TCF Bank Stadium

Explore internship, volunteer, and full-time opportunities with employers from a variety of industries who are hiring CLA students and recent alumni. For-profit, non-profit and government organizations will be in attendance. This event is also an opportunity to develop your networking skills and to get advice about internships, volunteer, and full-time careers. Registration is open on GoldPASS. Search the Events section in ‘Fair Search’ for the CLA Internship & Career Fair. Click here to register for the event.

5. Puerto Rico Exchange through National Student Exchange

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm
Cost: FREE, with free pizza!
Location: Appleby 102

Puerto Rico was heavily damaged by Hurricane Maria nearly a year ago, but the beautiful Caribbean island is resilient and has bounced back. Through the National Student Exchange, campuses in Puerto Rico are ready to accept exchange students for spring 2019, summer 2019, and beyond! If you're looking for an AFFORDABLE study away experience (not abroad, since PR is part of the US) where you'll be immersed in Spanish while living on a beautiful island, consider NSE in Puerto Rico! It's affordable (U of M tuition or less) and your financial aid will follow you. Also credits easily transfer back to your U of M degree (talk to your advisor about this). Most classes are taught in Spanish, so proficiency if preferred, but courses in English are available.

6. 13th Annual Women's Health Research Conference

Monday, October 1, 2018, 1:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Cost: $15
Location: McNamara Alumni Center

The Women's Health Research Conference is a one-day event that features two plenary presentations, panel discussion, and a poster session on women’s health research. It draws 100+ interdisciplinary women’s health researchers, health care providers, students, and community public health professionals for a day of learning, networking and research dissemination. Participants come from all over the Twin Cities metro, rural Minnesota, and neighboring states. The conference topic is "Determinants of Health" featuring a keynote address from Virginia M. Miller, PhD, who is the Director of the Mayo Clinic Women's Health Research Center. There will be several other speakers, poster presentations, and a panel discussion. The panel discussion title is "Behavioral Health Perspectives to Determinants of Women's Health".

Discounted tickets ($5) for the first 50 Psych Scoop readers to register! Use code: PSYCHScoop


7. Free GRE Test Prep Materials available on Lynda

There are free GRE Test Prep Materials through Lynda is a service that provides courses in a wide range of topics, for free through a partnership with the University of Minnesota. This resource is available to students! Check out their GRE Test Prep or any one of their other courses.

8. Join a Cross-Cultural Discussion Group!

International Student and Scholar Services' Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups are an opportunity to meet other UMN students from a variety of colleges, majors, and nationalities in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. During a group's weekly discussion, you will share cross-cultural experiences and reflect on various topics including friendship/relationships, taboos and stereotypes, culture shock, educational systems around the world, and much more. ISSS has facilitated these groups for more than 30 years. Schedules are located on the website. The application closes October 3. Applications will be reviewed and accepted as they are submitted, so sign up now.


9. Washburn Center for Children

Washburn Center for Children is committed to offering families professional therapeutic services to help children experiencing depression, anxiety, behavioral difficulties, trauma or other mental health challenges. We are currently interviewing for unpaid internship positions this fall, 2018 in our Family Focused program in our facility at: 1100 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405 The Family Focused Program provides families an intensive combination of in-home therapy and a therapeutic preschool for children. It is designed to decrease the potential for harm to children and to help parents provide a safer, more nurturing environment for their children. During the fall and spring interns in Family Focused volunteer 2 half days a week in the preschool. The schedules that are available for fall include: Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am to 12:30pm. The schedules that are available for spring include: Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:00am to 12:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am to 12:30pm, Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:45pm to 4:15pm, and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:45pm to 4:15pm Applications are available on our website at: To apply for an internship, please click this link. For more information, contact: Colleen Hegy, Intern Coordinator, at 612-872-3341 or email

10. Project Heal

Project Heal is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the access to treatment and support for individuals with an eating disorder; a new chapter has started in Minneapolis/St. Paul. This organization provides eating disorder education, peer support, government advocacy, and fundraising to improve awareness in our community. We are looking for committed volunteers and interns to join this cause in one of multiple roles, including social media and marketing, government advocacy, promoting partnerships with medical providers, event planners, and fundraising. We also need recovered individuals to be small group facilitators and speak at Project Heal Recovery Connection events. Please email a letter of interest and your resume to:, and refer to our website for more information.

Graduate School

11. Psychology Grad School Virtual Fair

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Online!

Begin or refine your grad school search at the Psychology Grad School Virtual Fair on October 10th. For more information, please email Career Eco Virtual Events at You can register for the event here.


12. UROP Applications for Spring 2019

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,500 for undergraduate students to do research with a faculty mentor. Undergraduate research is an excellent way to learn about research methods and to develop core competencies that will prepare students for future jobs or graduate programs.To find out more about undergraduate research and the UROP program, visit the UROP site. Application materials for UROP grants are available on our page. The deadline for Spring 2019 is October 9th, 2018.

13. Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley: Call for Submission!

The Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley (UJPB) is now accepting submissions of original undergraduate research work for publication in our Spring 2019 issue. We would like to invite undergraduate students at your college involved in psychology, neuroscience, education, and other related sciences to submit their work for review. The submission guidelines for our journal are on the website.

14. Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology (URJP) at UCLA Accepting Submissions

Have you completed a research paper in a psychology-related field (i.e. psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, linguistics)? Are you looking for a platform to publish your work? If so, The Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA (URJP) WANTS YOU to submit your papers for our annual publication, expected to be released Spring 2019. URJP is an organization dedicated to informing the community of psychological findings through research run by undergraduates from all universities. Last year, we received submissions ranging from local to international universities. URJP is one of the few established psychology journals that publishes undergraduate psychological research. For submission guidelines and more information, visit our website. Our deadline to submit papers is October 15th, 2018!

Learning Abroad

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

Do you want to study abroad but aren’t sure how to afford it? Attend one of our You CAN Afford to Study Abroad information sessions to learn about a variety of scholarships and financial aid options that will help them make your dream a reality. This semester, we're hosting these very popular info sessions: Friday, September 28, 12–1 p.m., 250 Blegen Hall

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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16. Full Time Mental Health Opportunity

Avenica is the leader in providing college graduates with great career opportunities. We are currently seeking a Mental Health Advocate with a National independent behavioral health care company, located in Eden Prairie, MN. This company specializes in management for all behavioral health problems and mental health and chemical dependency diagnoses. The Mental Health Advocate will provide resources to employees of the organizations who are covered under the behavioral health program. This position has provided an excellent opportunity for a person with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Psychology/Sociology to get their foot in the door and use their degree in a supportive and team oriented environment. Interested candidates can email their resume to Maria Queean at

17. Position Opening with Minnesota Center for Twin & Family Research (Full-Time)

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) is seeking applicants for a full-time participant Recruiter (Researcher 1). To view the full job posting, go to the UMN Job Board and follow the instructions below:

Click "External Faculty and Staff Applicants" or "Current U Employees" on the UMN Job Board then search for Job ID 326297.