Psych Scoop, 2/12/19

February 12th, 2019

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Study Room and Community Room Closed 2/15 11:30 am- 1:00 pm

Just a heads up that our office will be closing the Study Room and Community Room (Rooms N118 & N120) this Friday, 2/15 from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm for an event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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. IOPC: Guest Speaker Event

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N391

We are excited to announce that our first event this semester will feature Sarah Sotever-Seehusen, an experienced professional in the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She has research experience in I/O, worked at the Vocational Assessment Clinic at the U of M, and currently works in consulting. We hope to see you there! Are you interested in helping other Psychology majors interested in I/O Psychology? Do you want to polish your leadership and organizational skills? IOPC is recruiting for the 2019- 2020 academic year! We are looking for motivated individuals who are passionate about I/O psychology! If this sounds like you, please take a few minutes to fill out this form. If you have any questions feel free to email us directly at!

3. Apply for Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology

Psi Chi is the International National Honor Society in Psychology. It's a great way to improve your resume and become eligible for new opportunities within the field of psychology. We are taking applications now and they are due Wednesday, March 27th. Visit the Psychology Student Organization page to find out more about becoming a member.


4. Career Chat Thursday - Career Fair Prep

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 411 Bruininks Hall

Want to meet with a Career Counselor but don't have time? Stop by Career Chat Thursdays! No appointment is necessary - it's designed for students to connect with a career counselor in a more "casual" atmosphere. Treats provided! This Career Chat will be especially focused on prepping for the upcoming Career Fairs! Get networking advice, talk to employers and career counselors, get resume feedback, and more. Find more information on GoldPASS.

5. Pre-Law 101

Friday, February 15, 2019, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks 114

Join the International Student Career Fair Preparation Workshop to get ready for the upcoming spring career fairs! Don't 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. It is recommended to attend one of the three workshops. Registration is encouraged on GoldPASS, but not required to attend.

6. International Student Career Fair Prep

Friday, February 15, 2019, 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm
Location: Bruininks 512A
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm
Location: Bruininks 330
Cost: Free

Join the International Student Career Fair Preparation Workshop to get ready for the upcoming spring career fairs! Don't 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. You can pre-register for these events on GoldPASS but it is not required: February 15 and February 19. For more information, you can email Jane Sitter at

7. Employment-based Visas and Permanent Residency Information Workshop (Spring 2019)

Monday, February 18, 2019, 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: University International Center, Room 101 (East Bank) OR Attend ONLINE via WebEx

Learn about the various types of employment-based visas (including H-1B) and paths to permanent residency (“green card”). The presenter is John Medeiros. Mr. Medeiros is an immigration attorney with nearly 30 years of experience in immigration law. Learn more about the workshop, including instructions for how to log in online, on the ISSS website. If you have questions, please email

8. University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair

Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center

Registration is now open on GoldPASS for the University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair on Friday, February 22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Over 350 organizations will be there, hiring for internships and full-time jobs, so this is a great opportunity to learn about what is out there for you!

9. Save the Date- 54th Annual MUPC Undergraduate Psychology Conference

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Cost: $5
Location: Gustavus Adolphus College

We look forward to seeing you at the 54th Annual MUPC! This year the keynote speaker is Dr. Kathleen Vohs, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Land O’Lakes Chair in Marketing at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. She is also a Gustavus Adolphus Psychological Science Graduate! The title of her keynote is The Hidden Costs of Decision Making. The online registration will take place in March and you will receive information soon about how to find the registration form on the Gustavus Adolphus Psychological Science web site. The only cost is the $5.00 lunch ticket.


10. Undergrad Research Opportunity in I-O Psychology Lab

Professor Deniz Ones’ Environmental Sustainability (green) research team is seeking 3 undergraduate research assistants (UGRA) to begin working in Spring 2019 and to commit at least two semesters (i.e. continue in the Summer or Fall 2019). The UGRA will be involved with research projects on organizations' pro-environmental behaviors in the area of Industrial/Organizational psychology and will have opportunities to gain experience in data collection, data entry, and statistical analysis. UGRAs are expected to commit to approximately 10 hours of work per week, attend research team meetings and work independently on assigned tasks. Ideal candidates are conscientious and motivated psychology students who are interested in gaining research experience. This research experience may be especially important for those considering applying to graduate school in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Environmental Sciences, or a related field. We strongly prefer students who are proficient in a second language given our archival data retrieval needs (e.g. French, Arabic, German, Turkish, etc.). We will be accepting applications until Monday, February 25, 2019. Please send your CV (with your GPA) to Yagizhan Yazar ( if interested. This experience is eligible for PSY 5993 credit.

11. Volunteer Research Assistant Positions

The Research Exploring Psychological Assessment and Individualized Rehabilitation (REPAIR) Lab, led by Dr. Jacob Finn, at the Minneapolis VA Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC) is currently looking for two new volunteer research assistants. The REPAIR lab has two current projects: one outpatient traumatic brain injury study (TBI) and one longitudinal TBI study. The outpatient study focused on mild TBI, and the longitudinal study focuses on the full range of severity. Research assistant duties include screening participants, recruitment of new participants, scheduling research appointments, running research sessions, calling participants for follow-up assessments, conducting interviews to assess functioning, documenting efforts in clinical charts, coordinating participant payments, collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team, reporting progress to collaborators and other agencies, and disseminating results locally. Dr. Finn expects volunteer research assistants to commit at least 8 hours per week to the lab and to commit to at least two full semesters in the lab. Interested parties should send a copy of their transcripts and a curriculum vitae/résumé to Dr. Jacob Finn (

Grad School

12. Applications to the Master of Arts In Psychological Science (MAPS) program at the University of Minnesota Duluth are due February 15th!

The MAPS program offers a terminal Master’s degree that prepares graduate students with research-based knowledge and skills that are essential for acceptance into doctoral programs and successful careers in organizational, educational, clinical, and counseling settings. We are one program with three integrated tracks: Clinical-Counseling Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Reasons to Consider the MAPS program at UMD include 1.) Small student-to-faculty ratio (we admit only 6 students per track each year, students work closely with faculty and receive exceptional mentorship and supervision); 2.) Funding (To date, 100% of students have been offered part-time teaching assistantships that provide some income and offsets tuition costs. We offer financial support for supervised research experience and travel, and funding for research projects); 3.) Academic Excellence (Our MAPS program is a rigorous, full-time, 2-year program. Most students who have applied to doctoral programs have been accepted. 3.) Applied experiences: (Clinical Counseling students receive intensely supervised assessment and psychotherapy skills training within our technology-enhanced training clinic, and complete an internship in the Duluth community. I/O students complete applied projects with local businesses and the campus community, enabling students to apply theory and models from coursework to real-world settings and develop consulting skills). Students can visit our website for further information and apply, and may contact us with any questions at, Dr. Lara LaCaille, Director of Graduate Studies (DGS): (218) 726-7364; Ali Shea, Program Coordinator: (218) 726-7808.

Learning Abroad

13. You CAN Afford to Study Abroad: Info Sessions about Scholarships & Financial Aid

Tuesday, February 12, 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Blegen Hall 215
Friday, March 29, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm, Blegen Hall 2505
Cost: Free!

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 make your dream a reality. This semester we're hosting two of these very popular info sessions. 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,, with questions.

14. National Student Exchange (NSE)

Do something different next year! Exchange to another school in the US, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands for a summer, semester, or year! Take new classes! Meet new people! Have new adventures! Make connections at a potential graduate school or in a different job market! There are over 160 schools to choose from! NSE is affordable...most students pay U of M tuition and receive financial aid...and all students earn credits towards their degree. Visit our website for more information and a list of NSE schools. Or contact us at 612-626-2044,, or visit us at 240 Appleby Hall. Sign up for an info session or set up a meeting with an advisor to learn about the application process. The priority application for summer 2019 and the 2019/2020 school year is February 22nd, 2019. Don't delay!

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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15. Looking for the Best Job in the World?

Camp TEKO is looking for counselors, advocates, specialists, lifeguards, junior counselors and more! Camp TEKO is a Jewish camp located on Lake Minnetonka on the North Arm Bay for campers K-6. You do not need to be Jewish to apply for these positions. The TEKO staff meet our campers at one of our bus stops in the morning around 8:15 am/8:30 am, spend the day at camp and come back on the busses around 4:00 pm/4:15 pm. Salary is determined based off of experience and position. We are looking for fun, creative and open-minded staff who love working with kids! Check out our website or contact Director Abby Kirshbaum,, for more information.

16. Seeking candidates for writing consultant positions at Student Writing Support

The Center for Writing invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply to be writing consultants during the 2019–20 academic year. Writing consultants consult one-to-one with undergraduate and graduate writers from across the university to support them in developing confidence and effective writing strategies. The Center looks for candidates who collaborate well with others and who are curious learners and attentive listeners. Applications from undergraduate and graduate students in all majors and all language backgrounds are welcome. Candidates from underrepresented and/or marginalized communities and/or identities are encouraged to apply. Applications are due on Sunday, March 10. The job will begin in Fall 2019. For more information about the position and how to apply for it, please visit our website.

17. Yale Cognition & Development Lab 2019 Summer Internship

Applications for the Yale Cognition & Development Lab's 2019 summer research internship program are now available on our website. Our annual summer internship provides the opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to gain an intensive, hands-on research experience in close partnership with our full-time lab members. Opportunities are available both to study developmental psychology and adult cognition. Interns might also run studies on, and work to further develop, our online platform Complete information about our research and internship program, as well as required application materials and an FAQ, can be downloaded from our website. This year's internship will run from Monday, June 3 to Friday, July 26, 2019. For full consideration, all applications and materials should be received no later than 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 3, 2019. Questions not covered online about our program may be directed to Aaron Chuey at; please include a subject heading with the phrase "CDL Summer Internship".

18. Paid Student Outreach Coordinator for de-stress

Are you passionate about helping students manage their stress? de-stress is looking for a paid student coordinator to join our team at Boynton for the 2019-2020 school year! The goal of this position is to deliver outreach presentations by implementing existing programming and developing new programming ideas based on current stress management research, to maintain and expand de-stress’s social media presence, compose the weekly de-stress digest email, formulate and grow relationships with other student groups and campus resources, and recruit new members. Applicants with strong public speaking skills and marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply. The application requires a resume and cover letter and will close on February 14th at 5:00 pm!

19. Behavioral Dimensions is Hiring!

Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides intensive services to children with autism and related disabilities. We are currently hiring undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities studying in a wide variety of fields. We at Behavioral Dimensions believe that the experiences we can offer students give them excellent opportunities to apply what they are learning in the classroom to real-life situations. 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. Many entry-level jobs in the human services field require a degree and experience in order to be hired as a Mental Health Practitioner. We can assist in providing the required hours of experience while students are completing their degrees. In some cases, we are able to provide the training and supervision for internships and practicums. Please feel free to contact Jay O’Neill (Owner & President) at 612-889-0278 or by email at for information on how to apply.

20. Unique Camp Counselor Opportunity at Camp Akeela for Children with ASD

Camp Akeela is a traditional overnight summer camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin for boys and girls ages 9 - 19. Many of our campers have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome or a non-verbal learning disability, and are lovingly described as "quirky." Akeela provides counselors with the opportunity to play an integral role in a community that changes kids’ lives. You will gain valuable experience working first-hand with children on the autism spectrum, helping them develop social skills and forge lifelong friendships, along with developing tools and strategies to help them find success at camp! We hire counselors on a rolling basis and positions can fill quickly, please apply through our online application at our website, or reach out to Kevin Trimble at with any questions that you have.

21. Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. Employment & Internship Opportunities Available!

Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. offers internships and practicum opportunities to provide students from a wide variety of educational disciplines the opportunity to apply traditional academic classroom learning to actual clinical experiences in a multi-program setting. We offer internships at all of our Minnesota locations. For consideration of an internship position, please email your resume, internship requirements, and internship program of interest to Visit our website to see current internship offerings.

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