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Psych Scoop, 9/27/16

September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Farewell to Becky Mooney

A message from Becky Mooney, Psychology Advisor:

It is with great sadness that I announce that I will be leaving the wonderful undergraduate students in Psychology. I have taken a new position in the Department of Political Science, beginning 10/3/16. My work in Psychology Advising, since 2003, has been such a great experience! Working with both students and alumni from the department of my Alma Mater has meant so much to me. So many of you have touched and enriched my life, for which I am eternally grateful.

Psychology Advising and the Department will be throwing me an Open House Farewell on Friday, 9/30 from 11:00am-1:00pm. I am also holding my final drop-in hours this Thursday afternoon from 2-4pm. Please feel free to stop by either event. I'd love to say "goodbye." Either way, please connect with me on LinkedIn, so that I can stay connected and see where you take your life path! Yours, Becky Mooney

2. Study Rooms Closed Friday, 11:00-1:30

The Elliott Hall study room (N118) and community room (N120) will be closed this Friday, 9/30 from 11:00am-1:30pm. We will be hosting Becky's farewell open house in this space. Students, please feel free to stop by between 11:30 and 1:00 to wish Becky well!

3. Changes to Drop-in Availability

Starting next week, Psychology Advising will no longer be holding Thursday afternoon drop-in hours, due to Becky's departure. Starting the week of 10/3, Kelley and Mike's drop-in advising will extend by 30 minutes each: Mondays from 1:30-4:00pm and Wednesdays from 12:30-3:00pm. All updates to drop-in availability will be posted on our website next week.

Next Wednesday's (10/5) drop-in hours will be canceled. Kelley will still hold drop-ins on Monday afternoon from 1:30-4:00pm.

Psychology Club/Psi Chi

PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psi Chi/Psych Club activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!

4. Tonight! Psych Club/Psi Chi Welcome Meeting

Tuesday, September 27th, 5:30-6:30, N391 Elliott Hall

Welcome to Psych Club! Psych Club/Psi Chi has their first meeting tonight! If you're interested in meeting fellow students interested in psychology and want to get more involved in the department, stop by! There will be pizza. See you then!

Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club (IOPC)

PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in IOPC activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!

5. IOPC Event: Meet & Greet

Thursday, September 29th, 4:30-6:00pm, S150 Elliott Hall.

The Industrial-Organizational Psychology Club is excited to announce their first event of the semester, the Meet and Greet, this Thursday 9/29! The intention of the event is to give members, or I-O Psychology enthusiasts, a chance to meet each other and warm up for the upcoming events. Everyone is welcome, and pizza/drinks will be served! If you have any questions or want to learn more feel free to send a message to the Facebook group or an email at


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6. Health Careers Fair

Wednesday, September 28th, 1:00-4:00pm, Coffman Great Hall

The annual Health Careers Fair brings together UMN health degree programs at all levels - undergraduate, graduate, and professional - to network with students and answer their questions. The UMN pre-health student groups will be there, in addition to organizations from the community that offer paid or volunteer experiences for pre-health students. For more information, visit

Download the Health Careers Fair mobile app! Just search "UMN" in the App Store or Google Play to get the app. Then, look for "Health Careers Fair 2016" in the public guides and download it. A web version of this guide can be found here,

7. CLA Internship & Career Fair

Friday, September 30th, 10am-2pm, Coffman Great Hall

Attend the CLA Internship & Career Fair to connect with more than 75 employers who will be recruiting liberal arts students for internship, volunteer, and full-time opportunities. This free event is only open to current College of Liberal Arts students and recent graduates. Register on GoldPASS (ID# 2959) We look forward to seeing you there! For a list of CLA Internship & Career Fair prep events click here.

8. US Department of State Info Session

Thursday, September 29th, 6-7pm, 1-104 Hanson Hall

This event is to help students learn the process for applying to the US Department of State for internship and full time opportunities. The State Department rep will also be discussing the different types of opportunities that they have available to undergrad and graduate students. For more information, search the ‘Career Fairs/Events’ section on GoldPASS (ID#3000).

9. Networking for Goverment & Political Jobs

Thursday, September 29th, 6:30-7:30pm, 50B Humphrey School of Public Affairs. RSVP Here.

The CLA Alumni Society and the CLA Student Board (CLASB) are partnering to sponsor this alumni and student networking event featuring alumni who work in government careers. Do you want to learn more about working in the government sector or in politics? This is your chance to ask people who work there and can answer your questions.


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.

10. RA Position: Positive Emotion Coding During a Motivation Task

The Masten Lab at the Institute of Child Development is seeking a Research Assistant to help with a positive emotion coding project. The position is available immediately and open to students in any major. We can definitely work with RAs to get research credits or Honors experience for this position. Research Activities: The project investigates how expressions of joy, pride, happiness and pleasure during a self-motivated magnetic fishing game is related to positive outcomes. Previous psychology or child development research experience is a plus. However, we are primarily seeking individuals who are interested to learn about this topic area and have a strong attention to detail. We are flexible about hours per week and anticipate there will be a total of around 35 to 50 hours of coding and work overall from start to finish.

To apply: Please send the following: a. Resume b. Unofficial Transcript (can be downloaded for free at Onestop) c. 1-2 paragraphs explaining why you are interested in this position (you can include it in the body of your e-mail) In the e-mail Subject Line, please write "Application for Positive Emotion Project." Please send this material to Jyothi Ramakrishnan at Also, feel free to e-mail me any questions you might have prior to applying.

Campus Resources

11. Workforce Recruitment Program for Students with Disabilities

The Disability Resource Center is excited to announce our partnership with the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) this fall semester. The WRP is a recruitment program for students and recent graduates with disabilities and serves as a primary pipeline for bringing new talent into the federal government. Participating in the WRP is an excellent way to find an internship or permanent position at federal agencies, explore careers in the federal service and gain interviewing experience. Find out about eligibility or for more information. Registration is open from August 29, 2016 through October 17, 2016 Phone interviews take place between October 22, 2016 and November 18, 2016.

Learning Abroad

12. Spend Winter Break in South America! Leadership & Social Change in Argentina

Explore Argentina's complex history and examine the ability of past and present leaders to impact social change. During this 3-week, 3-credit program over winter break, you will examine your own leadership and gain an understanding of what leadership means in an international context; learn how Argentine leaders, such as Evita Peron, have advanced social change through leadership; and experience the eclectic neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, one of South America's liveliest cities. This program is led by June Nobbe, Leadership Education and Development. The course, PA 4190 is approved for Civic Life & Ethics core and Global Perspectives liberal education requirements. For more information, visit LAC's website.

13. Critical Language Scholarships for International Study

The State Department offers full scholarships to students studying Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu who wish to travel abroad next summer and participate in a 10-week immersive language course. Students can find the 2017 application on the CLS web-site. Applications are due November 16th. Before applying, students are encouraged to contact UMN's Office of National & International Scholarships ( for advice & support.


14. Take Your Professor to Lunch!

Getting to know your faculty is a great way to not only succeed in the class, but also network for research experience, gain insight into the field, and build a connection for a future letter of recommendation! If you are an undergraduate in a class of 30 or more students, we will pick up the bill for lunch when you and at least two other classmates take your professor to lunch! Click here for details:

15. International Students: Still Time to Apply for the Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat!

ISSS's 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. Application deadline has been extended to October 3rd-apply today!

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. Get Involved with the University YMCA

The University YMCA is a vibrant campus community that is diverse, inclusive and global – a place where all are welcome and all can thrive! Consider a variety of ways to make a difference and develop as social change agents – innovate – inspire and add “Y” sparkle to your resume as well. Come in with new ideas or join current opportunities! Make a difference in the life of young people and be a positive role model and more! Apply here. Two youth serving programs available, work study and volunteer options, two semester commitment preferred. Want to learn more? Email Volunteer Coordinator at the UY

17. Part Time Direct Care Positions Available at Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc.

Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. (APA), a non profit residential service, is looking to fill Part Time Direct Care staff positions. Our organization strives to hire exceptional staff dedicated to providing a person centered approach to care. We are looking to hire staff with a passion for improving the quality of life for our residents by providing necessary supports while teaching new skills in communication, community integration, tasks, and leisures. Our programming efforts are supported by CappsDATA, a computer-aided process that supports our direct care services and enhances the way our services are designed, administered, tracked, and analyzed. Part time positions start at 14.70/hr and require 15 completed college credits. For more information, a full job description, and required shift hours, or to apply, please contact Erin Sipe at 763-560-5330 or

18. Environmental Jobs at the Fund

The Fund is a national non-profit that runs campaigns on environmental and social justice issues for groups like Environment America and U.S. PIRG. Right now we're hiring seniors and recent alum for full-time directing positions on our campaigns. This fall we’re calling on the EPA to ban toxic pesticides that threaten bees, fight for more solar in Minnesota and nationwide, and running other environmental campaigns. Visit our table at the CLA Internship & Career Fair on Friday September 30th in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial. Or Apply Online.

19. Client Services Opening with R3 Continuum

The Client Services Coordinator l position is responsible for ensuring all files complete intake in a timely manner, obtaining any additional information from the clients to ensure file completeness, and providing follow-up as needed. Per the client’s instructions, this position will also send out the confirmation for receipt of referral and combine all the received documents to initiate the processing of the review. This position will provide data entry of the information received into the eCM systems, and will document all communication and/or actions on a file to ensure up-to-date documentation in the systems. This position will prepare and organize medical documentation for physician review, create the report outline for file reviews by following the client specific requirements, scan medical documentation for electronic record retention while adhering to all company HIPAA policies and procedures. Position will receive and review correspondence via secure email, fax and website and direct it to the appropriate personnel. To request a full job posting and application instructions, please email

20. Become a Personal Care Assistant with Student Experience

Personal Care Assistants with Student Experience work with clients with physical and behavioral needs. If you are pursuing a career in health care or education and looking to gain job experience in your field of study, our company is the perfect fit for you! Not only do you pick the clients you want to work with, but we are also very flexible in scheduling your shifts around your classes. Student Experience will provide a great opportunity for you to help others and develop skills essential for all health care professions! For more information or to apply, please contact Ralph at or visit our website at