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  • February 2nd, 2016

    February 2, 2016

    Psi Chi/Psychology Club

    1. Apply to Psi Chi, the International Society in Psychology!

    Pychology International Student Association - PISA

    2. PISA Valentine's Special Speed "Dating"

    Events

    3. Stay Up-to-Date on all Career Services Events!
    4. International Undergraduate Career Symposium (1st & 2nd Year Students)
    5. International Student Job & Internship Fair Prep Workshops
    6. Business Networking Event for International Students
    7. CLA Practice Interview Days

    Scholarships

    8. $500 Spring Psychology Engagement Award App due tomorrow!
    9. $1,500 CLA Internship Scholarship App due tomorrow!
    10. Info Session for National Scholarships

    Engagement

    11. Philosophy Camp

    Jobs/Internship Opportunities

    12. Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies 2016 Summer Internship
    13. Research Associate Position at UT-Austin

    February 2, 2016
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    Psi Chi/Psychology Club

    PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psi Chi/ Psychology Student Association activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!
    1. Apply to Psi Chi, the International 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 Friday, March 25th. Follow this link to find out more about becoming a member.

    Pychology International Student Association - PISA

    PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in PISA activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!
    2. PISA Valentine's Special Speed "Dating"
    Friday, February 12th3:30-5:30pm, N639 Elliott Hall
    Feeling a little out of luck in the field of friendship/relationships? Don’t be! It’s time to try speed dating! The Psychology International Student Association is having a Valentine's special event. Come and play some games, get to know some friends and of course have some complimentary snacks! What are you waiting for? Come to our Valentine’s Day event on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm at room N639. May the force of love be with you!

    Events

    3. Stay Up-to-Date on all Career Services Events!
    From the upcoming U of M Job & Internship Fair, to workshops and on-campus interviews, there are career-related events going on weekly in Career Services. We try to pick out a few events to highlight in every week's Scoop, but we encourage you to also stay up-to-date with Career Services news. Visit CLA Career Services' Website, subscribe to their newsletter, or browse GoldPASS for a full listing of upcoming events!
    4. International Undergraduate Career Symposium (1st & 2nd Year Students)
    Saturday, February 6th, 11:30-3:30, 412 Bruininks Hall. Preregister on GoldPASS (Event ID: 2853)
    Co-Sponsored by Career Services Administration, MISA, and The Asian Business and Economics Student Association, this event will introduce international students to the basics of career planning and preparation. Set up as a conference where students can choose the sessions most relevant to them, the event will include: Career Planning: Considering Multiple Possible Routes; American Networking; Effective Resumes; What to Expect from and How to Use Your Career Center (panel); How to Stand Out at a Career Fair (presented by a recruiter); Planning for and Preparing or Graduate School; Understanding Your Visa's Work Options in the U.S. Lunch will be provided to Pre-Registered Students (only)! Students who are not registered may attend day of and will be allowed in on a space-available basis.
    5. International Student Job & Internship Fair Prep Workshops
    Monday, February 8th, 12:00-1:00, 2-215 Carlson School of Management
    Thursday, February 11th, 2:30-3:30, 108 Mechanical Engineering Bldg
    Attend only one. Preregister on GoldPASS (Event IDs: 2811, 2812)
    Hello International Students! If you plan to attend the University of Minnesota Job and Internship Fair,this workshop is for you! Through this workshop, you will learn: What to expect at the Job and Internship Fair; How to target and research companies; How to talk about your visa status; The elements of how to introduce yourself to a company.
    6. Business Networking: Careers in Business
    Friday, February 12th, 5:00-7:00, Anderson Library. GoldPASS Registration Required (Event ID: 2854)
    International Student & Alumni Networking event for international students interested in pursuing a career in Business. Light snacks and refreshments provided.
    7. CLA Practice Interview Days
    February 12th & April 15th, 2016 (choose your own time)
    Want to improve your interviewing skills for jobs/internships? Sign up for a 45-minute practice interview with a professional recruiter from one of these areas: Business, Sales & Communications; Human Services, Government, & Education; STEM & Healthcare. This is a great opportunity to receive helpful feedback on your interviewing skills. Professional recruiters from a variety of organizations volunteer to conduct the interviews. For more information search the 'Interview on Campus' section on GoldPASS.

    Scholarships

    8. $500 Spring Psychology Engagement Award App due tomorrow!
    Deadline is Wednesday, February 3, 2016
    Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this Spring? Or engaging in a learning opportunity that takes you outside of the classroom for a unique experience? The Department of Psychology's Donor Awards for Psychology Undergraduate Engagement are available to support you! The purpose of these awards is to encourage and support psychology majors who engage in learning experiences beyond the University campus and classroom environments (i.e. unpaid internships, volunteer experiences, study abroad containing a psych-related internship or research component, etc.). Up to two awards of $500 will be offered for spring 2016. Notification of award date: February 17, 2016. For details about the award and the application process, visit our webpage. Please submit application materials to Mike Houlahan at mhoulaha@umn.edu. (Materials must be submitted electronically).
    9. $1,500 CLA Internship Scholarship App due tomorrow!
    Deadline is Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016.
    CLA Career Services is offering a $1,500 internship scholarship to help support you while you build your resume. Approximately 100 scholarships totaling $150,000 are being awarded in 2015-2016. 60% of applicants received a scholarship last year. Apply by Wednesday, February 3 for a scholarship this spring!
    10. Info Session for National Scholarships
    Friday, February 19th4:00-5:00pm, 101 Walter Library 
    Every year the University of Minnesota nominates several outstanding students for competitive scholarships that cover graduate study in the United Kingdom. Rhodes Scholarships award 2-3 years of study in any discipline at Oxford; Marshall Scholarships award 1-2 years in any discipline at other UK universities; and Churchill Scholarship award a single year at Cambridge for students in STEM fields. The Office of National and International Scholarships will hold an information session on these and other scholarships for graduate study in the UK on February 19, 4:00-5:00 in 101 Walter Library. More information can be found on the Univeristy Honors Program website.

    Engagement

    11. Philosophy Camp
    Philosophy Camp is the affectionate nickname given by students to the University of Minnesota course Philosophy 4326/5326—Lives Worth Living: Questions of Self, Vocation, and Community (4 credits, 3 weeks). A small group of students and instructors meet daily, from May 22nd through June 12th, and create a residential living-learning community experience at a retreat center on the prairie outside of Windom, MN. Participants in this course gain a fresh perspective on questions of self, vocation, education, sustainability, health, and community while enjoying simple living on the prairie of southwestern Minnesota. Students and instructors learn to investigate their own and others' responses to questions such as these: What is an authentic self? What is my work in the world? What kind of community do I want to have around me? What do I bring to my relationships and community? It’s a fantastic experience to add to your undergraduate (or graduate!) time, and is a great opportunity to make friends and learn about yourself.
    Philosophy Camp is now taking applications for the upcoming 2015 May-Term. Visithttp://www.philosophycamp.org or email us at pcamp@umn.edu for information on this course including application process, cost and financial aid info. If you're ready to apply, just download an application here! Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis until the course is full.

    Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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    12. Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies 2016 Summer Internship
    The Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies, under the direction of Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker, invites undergraduate students and graduating seniors to apply for our 2016 summer internship program. Current research projects focus on logical reasoning, naive theories, conceptual structure, visual perception, the development and acquisition of language, and the relationship between syntactic and semantic representations of language. The internship will start on June 1st and run through August 9th. This full time internship position is a great opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience with psychology research. A stipend of $1500 may be awarded for a full time commitment, but applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from external sources. For more information about this opportunity or to find out how to apply, please visit our website. The domestic deadline is March 1st, 2016. We do not accept late applications.
    13. Research Associate Position at UT-Austin
    The Anxiety & Health Behaviors Lab at the University of Texas at Austin is hiring a full-time research associate to start with us this summer. It is typically a 2 year position and is a perfect job for the time between undergrad and graduate school. Find more information and the application here.

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