Psych Scoop, 3/26/19

March 26th, 2019

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. PSY/CSPY Graduate School Prep Workshop

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N219

Are you interested in pursuing graduate school in Psychology or related fields? Attend this workshop to learn about different graduate degrees in Psychology (Ph.D., Psy.D., Masters), how to find/identify programs of interest, application/admission timeline and materials, and how to make yourself a competitive applicant. Hosted by the Departments of Child Psychology, Psychology, and CLA Career Services. For more information, check out GoldPASS.

2. Research in Psychology Fair

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall 6th Floor

Psychology undergraduate students, stop by the 6th Floor of Elliott Hall anytime between 1:00- 3:00 pm on Thursday, April 11th to learn about psychology research opportunities! Representatives from psychology research labs, UROP, and Psychology Advising will be available to answer your questions. This event is specifically recommended for Psychology BS majors planning to complete the capstone during the 2019-20 academic year, but all students interested in learning more about psychology research opportunities are welcome. Check out the Facebook event for more information!

3. Schedule an Appointment for Course Planning

If you would like to speak to a psychology advisor about course planning prior to fall registration, you will need to schedule an appointment. Please be aware that our appointments book out far in advance this time of year! To ensure you are able to meet with an advisor prior to your registration queue, please plan ahead and submit an appointment request at least two weeks before your registration queue time. It is also very important to notify our office if you are no longer able to make a scheduled appointment so that we are able to open those appointment times up to other students.

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.

4. Join Psi Chi/Psych Club for Grad School Fair

Wednesday, March 27th, 4:30-6: 00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: N219 Elliott Hall

Join the Psychology Club for our second Grad School Fair. This interactive event will allow students to choose the information they want by providing a variety of booths to choose from with graduate students placed at each one. Examples of booths include How To Write a CV, Social Psychology, Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Masters Programs, and more. Food will be provided by UMN Dining. Come for 5 minutes or the full hour and a half.

5. 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 tomorrow, Wednesday, March 27th! Visit the Psychology Student Organization page to find out more about becoming a member.

6. Apply to be a PISA officer for this 2019-2020 School Year!

Passionate about Psychology? PISA is currently recruiting new officers for this upcoming 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 out this application form and be part of something bigger than yourself. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach us on Facebook or The deadline is Wednesday, April 3rd.


7. March Nutritious U Food Pantry

Tuesday, March 26 - Thursday, March 28, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Coffman 210

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 March 26-28th from 12-6pm pm in Coffman room 210! Any registered undergraduate, graduate, and professional student is welcome! No verification of income required. We care about sustainability - if possible please bring your own reusable bag!

8. H.O.P.E. Student Organization General Meeting

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott Hall N219

H.O.P.E. Student Organization will be having their next general meeting on Tuesday, March 26th from 6:30- 7:30 pm in Elliott Hall N219. Professor Ann Masten from the Institute of Child Development will be giving a research presentation about resilience, protective factors in families and children, and benevolent childhood experiences. This event will provide students with greater knowledge of creating positive growth in oneself and others in the face of adversity. There will also be time for discussion and questions. Food will be provided. Please email if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!

9. LinkedIn Workshop for International Students

Wednesday, March 27, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Folwell Hall room 8

LinkedIn is an important tool for your career development and job and internship searching. Join this helpful workshop to learn how to use this tool to connect with employers, recruiters, and UMN alumni around the world; how to search for opportunities on LinkedIn; and how to best present yourself on the site when employers and recruiters are searching for candidates like you! We recommend bringing a laptop to this workshop if you can. This workshop is presented by Mari Ruddy of Career & Internship Services, and coordinated by Jane Sitter, UMN International Career Consultant. Registration is encouraged but not required, if you can - let us know you're coming on GoldPASS. Email Jane at with any questions.

10. The Way of the Healthy Deviant featuring Pilar Gerasimo

Thursday, March 28, 4:00 pm- 5:30 pm
Cost: $5 for students
Location: Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center

In this talk, Pilar Gerasimo will offer an eye-opening look at the true nature of our current health challenges, an exploration of the transformative promise of Healthy Deviance, and some practical suggestions for embracing The Way of the Healthy Deviant as a means of escaping our unhealthy culture’s deadly vortex. For more information and how to buy tickets, follow this link.

11. Applying to Law School

Thursday, March 28, 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 123 Bruininks Hall

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. We'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. This session includes a special guest, Robin Ingli who is the Director of Admissions at UMN Law! View more information on GoldPASS.

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

Friday, March 29, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm
Cost: Free!
Location: Blegen Hall 2505

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.

13. Calling to Question: 150 Years of Liberal Arts Education at the University of Minnesota

Friday, March 29, 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Wallin Center, Bell Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library

Join CLA for an Exhibit Reception and Curator Talk by Noah Barth. For the past 150 years, liberal education has been the bedrock of learning at the University of Minnesota. Questioning is a vital component of this education. Discover the people, struggles, and inquiries that have challenged the College of Liberal Arts to work for a more equitable society and for the betterment of the world around them. RSVP here for the reception and talk. The exhibit itself will run in the library until June 14th, 2019.

14. Employer Chat (presented with MISA)

Friday, March 29, 4:30 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 432 Bruininks Hall

Are you interested in getting an internship or job in the U.S.? This event is for you! We have invited a panel of 4 employers and recruiters who will provide tips and advice for being impressive in the internship and job application process, and preparing for the U.S. workplace. All panelists are from organizations that welcome international applicants who are using CPT/OPT work authorization. Industries represented include STEM, Healthcare, Analytics and Research, Psychology and Youth Work. The broad focus of this event will be useful for all students! Registration is encouraged but not required, if you can - let us know you're coming on GoldPASS. Questions? Email Jane Sitter (UMN Career Services) at or May (MISA Event Coordinator) at *ALL undergraduate students welcome, the MISA student group aims to bring domestic and international students together; this session is planned with international undergraduate students in mind.

15. JCPenny Suit-Up Event

Sunday, March 31, 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Cost: Free to attend, free transportation provided
Location: JCPenny Rosedale Mall

Are you in need of professional attire for an upcoming interview, job or internship? If so, take advantage of this special event! The University of Minnesota has partnered with JCPenney in Roseville for a Suit-Up Event. Students attending this event will save an EXTRA 40% off career dress apparel! This discount is on top of already marked-down items. This event is open to current UMN students, their families, and alumni who have graduated within the past year. Register for this event on GoldPASS.

16. Working Towards Resilience Workshop

Wednesday, April 3, 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 131B Bruininks Hall

H.O.P.E. Student Organization is hosting the "Working Towards Resilience" Workshop on Wednesday, April 3rd from 5:00-6: 00 pm in Bruininks Hall (Room 131B). This workshop will be an interactive presentation engaging with the UMN community on the definition of ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) and how to understand and respond to individuals with high numbers of ACEs. This is a great opportunity to learn how to take action by providing effective forms of support to those affected by ACEs. Food and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP if you are interested in attending! This event is funded by the Department of Diversity & Equity in CEHD


17. NAMI - #WellnessinColor

The Multicultural Young Adult Advisory Board at NAMI is seeking individuals who want to share their mental health story. Our hope is to reduce the stigma of mental illness by reshaping its cultural language. Please help us by sharing your journey to mental wellness and contributing to our podcast series. This collection will be dedicated to capturing stories of what mental wellness looks like and how to achieve and maintain mental health. If you are interested, please fill out the form linked here. If you have any questions, please contact Caroline at

18. Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties - Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Community Action has a variety of internships available for the warm season. Many of our positions fill quickly so if you're interested in volunteering for experience or credit, you should start the process now! Students can reserve a fall semester placement before they depart for the summer. Many options are available, visit our website to see the complete list. Terrific team-building opportunities are available for groups (campus employees, retirees, alumni, student clubs, etc).


19. The Recovery Village® Health Care Scholarship

The Recovery Village® is dedicated to maintaining exceptional service at our alcohol and drug rehab facilities while providing unique opportunities for education and personal development. As part of this commitment, The Recovery Village® is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical-related course of study. To enter to win a $1,000 scholarship, simply submit a short essay (no more than 500 words) describing why you are passionate about substance use disorder and mental health treatment. Essays can be in the form of a personal narrative with a medical perspective or focus specifically on clinical experience. A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field). For more information and applications, please follow this link.

20. The Non-Profit Scholarship

Do you have a dream of working in the non-profit world? Are you passionate about raising funds for worthy a cause? If so, the Non-Profit Scholarship may help you reach that goal. The Nonprofit Scholarship (up to $1,000.00 reward) recognizes and supports students who have a passion for nonprofit work that makes the world a better place. Applications for the scholarship are encouraged from students in all UMTC undergraduate colleges. Detailed information about qualifications and the application process is available at the scholarship application site. The deadline for the completed application is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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21. 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 degree. To view our current openings, visit our website. For questions regarding our current openings, please email Erin Brunette 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!

22. Research Assistant - Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

A full-time research assistant (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Stephen LaConte, Dr. Pearl Chiu, and Dr. Brooks King-Casas, at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke, Virginia. Research in the labs is devoted to advanced neuroimaging acquisition and data analysis approaches, aimed at basic scientific discovery as well as understanding and rehabilitating neurological and psychiatric diseases. The projects include methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics in healthy and clinical populations (including adults with brain injury, children with neurological dysfunction, mood/anxiety/substance disorders, and at-risk youth). The position may also occasionally require biological sample collection and/or image acquisition in animal populations. The assistant will be responsible for recruiting and screening research participants and running fMRI scans (and other imaging modalities such an EEG, MRI-guided focus ultrasound testing, and MEG), additional duties include managing subject databases, organizing project funds, and preparing IRB protocols. The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having the overall knowledge of research in the labs and managing the day-to-day logistics of ongoing projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in graduate school in clinical or cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or healthcare. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment. For the full posting and qualifications, visit the website here.

23. Psychiatry Department - Recruiter RA Position

The Cognition and Brain (CAB) in Psychopathology Lab is seeking to hire a full-time Research Assistant responsible for recruiting participants to multiple NIH-funded studies on psychosis and traumatic brain injury. The RA will engage in community outreach, establish connections with local organizations, conduct phone screens to review potential participant eligibility, and then schedule participants for study visits. The RA will also maintain our public relations presence with website updates and social media account management. Opportunities to conduct additional assessments with participants may be available. A bachelor’s degree, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years, is required and outstanding communication skills are preferred in order to facilitate empathic interactions with potential research participants. Please explore our website for more information about our lab. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and unofficial college transcript to Drs. Scott Sponheim ( and Caroline Demro (

24. Position Openings with MN Center for Twin & Family Research (Part-Time, UGRA)

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) is seeking applicants for two part-time paid undergrad research assistant (UGRA) positions. To view full job postings, go to the UMN Job Board and follow the instructions: Job ID 328970- Data Management & Recruiting UGRA (One position open) and Job ID 329026- Data Manager UGRA (Two positions open).

25. Full-Time Research Assistant Position Available-JHUSOM

The lab of Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D., in the Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center has a full-time Research Assistant position starting May 2019. The position requires a two-year commitment, and a bachelor's degree in a health science related field (graduates in the spring of 2019 are eligible). Responsibilities include recruiting and screening healthy controls, patients with first-episode psychosis, and patients with related brain disorders (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, mood disorders) into the study. Involves regularly interacting with patients’ families and healthcare providers as well as escorting participants through various study procedures such as neurocognitive testing, blood draws, MRIs, among others. The position also involves data organization/management and will provide leadership opportunities. Educational experiences include attendance at Teaching Rounds and there is the potential for inclusion in research papers. To inquire further about this position, please contact Rebecca and Allie at [].

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