Psych Scoop, 2/19/19

February 19th, 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.

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 S160

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. Psi Chi / Psychology Club Upcoming Meeting

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Lind Hall Room 340

Thank you to everyone who attended our first meeting of the semester! We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of you and seeing some new and familiar faces. That being said, we have taken your suggestions into consideration and are bringing you an event dedicated to learning more about how to get involved in psychology on campus. During this event we will have roundtable discussions with the following topics: Research, Study Abroad, Volunteering, Jobs, & Internships. There will also be snacks so we hope to see you all there! Additionally, Please take a look at the following link if you are interested in volunteering with psychology club: Volunteer Interest Survey for Ronald McDonald House or are interested in applying for one of the open officer positions. Applications are due by March 1st. Available positions: Officer of Public Relations Application, Officer of Recruitment Application, Secretary Application, Treasurer Application.

4. 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.


5. Careers in Healthcare Networking (For CLA Students)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Humphrey School - Room 50-B

Join the College of Liberal Arts Student Board and CLA Alumni Society for an evening of networking. Students pursuing various careers in healthcare, public health, and medicine are encouraged to gain career advice from alumni and professionals. Students, whether you are interested in becoming a medical practitioner or you wish to work in a business, communication, or educational capacity, meet professionals in a myriad of occupations touching the healthcare industry. Light refreshments will be provided. Learn more about this event on GoldPASS.

6. Career Chat Thursday: Career Fair Prep

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks 114

All CLA students are welcome to visit CLA Career Services during these special drop-in hours. Career counselors will be free to answer questions and have brief discussions with students. No appointment is necessary — it's designed for students to connect with a career counselor in a more casual atmosphere. Students are welcome to stop in when they can, stay as long as they want, and leave feeling more confident in their next steps. Treats provided!

7. University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair

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

The University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair is 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! Learn more on GoldPASS.

8. Public Sector Partnership Informational/Networking Session (At the Job and Internship Fair)

Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center - Room 205

Going to the University of Minnesota Job & Internship Fair? Learn more about public sector careers at this informative, interactive breakout session with Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, and the State of Minnesota. The event will cover the benefits of a local government career, tips and tricks for applying, and small table networking. This event will be held during the University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair. Learn more about this event on GoldPASS.

9. NEDA Walk - Active Minds

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 8:30 am
Cost: Free
Location: Mall of America

Join other members of Active Minds at the National Eating Disorder Association Walk on Sunday, February 24th, 8:30am at the Mall of America! There is no registration fee this year to join the walk, so feel free to join us and raise awareness and get a free T-Shirt! First, sign up to join our team here. Then, fill out this Google Form and mention if you need a ride or if you're willing to drive other members! We hope to see you there!

10. Applying to Law School

Monday, February 25, 2019, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 121 Bruininks

This workshop is open to all U of M students, especially for those who know they're going to law school and would like guidance about the application process. They’ll discuss application materials and deadlines, as well as how to prepare your application materials so that you're the best law school applicant you can be. If you are currently in the application process for Fall 2019, or thinking ahead to Fall 2020 admission, this is the place for you. Learn more on GoldPASS.

11. UMN Mental Health, Well-Being, and Resilience Resource Fair

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 9:30 am- 11:30 am
Cost: Free
Location: Donhowe Room 210

Are you interested in mental health, well-being, and resilience? Do you love networking? Come learn about exciting campus resources and services as well as how to access them! All UMN students, staff, and faculty are welcome. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. See this flyer for more details.


12. 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.

13. Volunteer Research Assistant Position

Professor Betty Zhou at the Carlson School of Management is looking for conscientious and detail-oriented research assistants for her current study. The RAs will code behaviors from video and audio recordings. This is a part-time position for current undergraduate students and it starts as soon as possible. If you are interested, please email your resume with your current GPA and major to Maeve Finnegan at

Learning Abroad

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

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.

15. 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

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. Summer Internship with AshaUSA

AshaUSA is a non-profit organization focused on promoting health and harmony in the South Asian community. Based on our research, the community has identified Mental health as one of the areas which has been identified as one of the top priorities. Just like many communities, South Asians underestimate the importance of mental health and its impact on physical health and wellbeing in all areas of life. For South Asians in particular, the expectations in education, career and family life can be exceedingly high. South Asians tend to internalize their stress and emotional problems, minimizing the intensity of what they are experiencing or having physical symptoms that are indirect expressions of the stress. Acknowledging the mental health symptoms and explaining them to the people who care, will likely bring great relief. Major hurdles in preventing South Asians from seeking Mental Health help are stigma associated with mental health, myths and stereotypes about causes, treatment and care of mental health problems. Volunteer 5-10 hours a week working on developing a plan for AshaUSA's mental health initiative, creating marketing materials, and presenting the plan to potential partners. Interested applicants should send their resume/CV and a brief (1-2 paragraphs) letter of interest to apply to

17. Camp Kesem Mental Health Professional (Master's level)

Camp Kesem is a national nonprofit organization designed to support children through and beyond a parent's cancer by creating a magical week during which they can find support and have endless fun. We are in search of a Mental Health Professional to help us out at Koronis Ministries in Paynesville, Minnesota from August 18-23. Mental health professionals are responsible for counseling campers and counselors on various issues. Some of these issues are behavioral but others may tie to home situations or bereavement. They must have a Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, School Counseling, or a related Mental Health field. Email with inquiries.

18. Pediatric Anxiety Research Center - Brown Medical School

The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) at Bradley Hospital (located in East Providence, RI and affiliated with the Brown Medical School), is looking for two full-time clinical research assistants for several projects concerning obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Administrative duties include scheduling study participants, tracking progress of the studies, data entry and analysis, collaboration with community partners, and preparing submissions to the Human Subjects Protection Committee and Office of Research Administration. Aiding in study recruitment and developing innovative recruitment strategies is an important role of the research assistant. Clinical responsibilities may include screening research participants, administering ratings scales, behavioral coding of exposure treatment sessions, and administering diagnostic interviews to study participants. Participation in multidisciplinary discussions regarding research design and implementation is expected. Mentorship from psychologists and opportunities to assist in writing scientific articles for publication and grant submissions are provided. A strong academic record is essential and past research experience is desirable. Frequent travel to research sites in Rhode Island and Massachusetts is required for at least one position and may be included in both positions. Flex work schedules would be considered given significant travel to the Greater Boston area. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and two written recommendations (sent directly by your recommenders) to Jenna Sung ( or 401-432-1473) no later than March 15, 2019.

19. Undergraduate Student Employee- Student Parent Help Center

The Student Parent HELP Center has a great UG student employee job for any student interested in working with families. Any student majoring in Psyc, Soc, Fam So Sci, Child Psych would be a great candidate. We prefer work-study eligible, freshman and sophomores who want to maintain the same job through their degree program. This position is for Fall 2019, with a start date of the first week of classes. Strong preference for the following majors: Family Social Science, Psychology/Child Psych, Education, or Sociology. See the full posting at the HR website, job reference number 328755.

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