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  • 10/21/14

    Psych Scoop 10/14/14
    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology Advisor!
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Interested in Research but Don't Know Where to Start? Attend this Info Session Today!
    --2.Psychology Advising Study Room Closed Tomorrow Afternoon
    PISA - PSYCHOLOGY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION
    --3.PISA Bake Sale
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --4.Psi Chi Applications Due!
    EVENTS
    --5.Info Session for U of M Counseling Master's Program
    --6.Career Day Seminar for International Students
    --7.HECUA Info Session
    --8.Government & Nonprofit Career Fair
    --9.Minneapolis Idealist Grad Fair Tomorrow
    RESEARCH
    --10.Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) College of Sciences Hosts FOCUS
    ENGAGEMENT
    --11.Volunteer with the Aurora Center
    --12.UDREAM
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --13.Boren Scholarship and Fellowship $8,000-$20,000 Awards for Study Abroad
    RESOURCES
    --14.University Libraries
    --15.Student Mental Health Resources
    --16.One-On-One ESL Support for English Language Learners
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --17.Part Time Research Analyst Positions
    --18.Job Opportunities with Ramsey County
    --19.Data Analysis Employment Opportunity: Available Immediately!
    --20.Student Experience is Hiring!
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Interested in Research but Don't Know Where to Start? Attend this Info Session!
    Today, Tuesday, October 21st, 3pm-4:30pm in N639 Elliott Hall, Psychology Undergraduate Advising will be hosting the 'Research Session: UROP & PSY 4/5993'. Attend this event to hear from current undergrad research assistants, a faculty mentor, and a UROP advisor. Come with questions and something to write with! Seating is limited, so please RSVP to psyadvis@umn.edu with "Research Session" in the subject heading.
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    2.Psychology Advising Study Room Closed Tomorrow Afternoon
    The Psychology Study Room (N121) & Community Room (N118) in the Psychology Advising Corridor will be closed after 1:30pm tomorrow, Wednesday October 22nd due to a staff event. The rooms will reopen at 8am on Thursday morning as usual, and continue will normal hours (8:00am-4:30pm).
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    PISA - PSYCHOLOGY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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    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!
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    3.PISA Bake Sale
    On Monday, October 27th and Wednesday, October 29th, Psychology International Student Association will have a bake sale! We will be selling cookie brownies, cinnamon muffins and much more! Please see us inside Elliot Hall near the entrance on Monday and in front of Coffman marketplace on Wednesday from 10:15am to 6:00pm! We hope to see you soon.
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    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
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    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!
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    4.Psi Chi Applications Due!
    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 This week Thursday, October 23rd. Follow this link to find out more about becoming a member.
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    EVENTS
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    5.Info Session for U of M Counseling Master's Program
    The Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP- Department of Educational Psychology) program at the University of Minnesota would like to invite you to attend an information session, held on Thursday, October 30th from 2:30-3:30pm in the Education Sciences Building, Room 10. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet faculty, staff and current students in the program, learn about the CSPP program requirements and possible career paths and licensure options and ask about the application process. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP online. To learn more about the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology program, please visit the website.
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    6.Career Day Seminar for International Students
    Are you interested in finding a job? Would you like to learn valuable skills for job-hunting as an international student? Register for our free Career Day seminar this Saturday, October 25th, hosted by the Minnesota International Student Association (MISA), and learn about what it takes to create a stellar resume and ace that interview! Visit our website here to learn more information and register.
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    7.HECUA Info Session
    Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22nd from 12:30pm-1:30pm in 325 Coffman, there will be an info session to learn more about HECUA's dynamic off-campus study and internship programs here in the Twin Cities. While all programs will be discussed, we'll highlight these spring 2015 offerings: Making Media, Making Change; Agriculture and Justice; Inequality in America; and Art for Social Change. Program faculty and alums will be on hand to talk to any interested students! You can learn more about HECUA's off-campus + internship programs in the Twin Cities on their website.
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    8.Government & Nonprofit Career Fair
    This Friday, October 24 from 10:00am - 3:00pm there will be a Government & Nonprofit Career Fair in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union. Great positions are available in government offices and nonprofit organizations, both locally and nationally. Come to this event to learn what's out there. This event is FREE and open to all U of M students and alumni. More information can be found online.
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    9.Minneapolis Idealist Grad Fair Tomorrow
    The Humphrey School will co-sponsor this year's Minneapolis IdealistGrad Fair, on Wednesday, October 22 from 5:00-8:00pm in the Great Hall at Coffman Memorial Union. More than 80 graduate programs from around the country will be in attendance! Go online for more information.
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    RESEARCH
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    10.Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) College of Sciences Hosts FOCUS
    FOCUS is one of the nation's premier programs for raising awareness of graduate education. It is designed to attract the best and brightest underrepresented minority students and encourage them to pursue graduate degrees at Georgia Tech (particularly those with research interests in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, earth and atmospheric/environmental sciences, mathematics, physics, physiology, or psychology). FOCUS will be held January 15-18, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. Heading into its 24th year, this campus-wide event has attracted the best and brightest undergraduates to learn about the following topics: How to successfully navigate the graduate application process; Strategies to succeeding in graduate school including identification of financial resources (fellowships, assistantships, etc.); Research taking place at Georgia Tech which includes visits to academic units based on the student's interest; Perspectives on graduate school from current students, faculty and administrators; Insights into career opportunities for persons with an advanced degree. Interested students should apply online at www.focus.gatech.edu by October 31, 2014. Participation is limited, and priority is given to juniors and seniors with excellent academic credentials and who intend to embark on graduate studies in the sciences. Lodging, meals and transportation subsidies will be provided for the participants. For additional details and FAQs, see the Focus website or email.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    11.Volunteer with the Aurora Center
    The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education (TAC) is currently accepting applications for Violence Prevention Educators. You can contact aurora@umn.edu for an information packet. Training space is limited so early application is suggested. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Jerie Smith, with questions.
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    12.UDREAM
    CLA Career Services invites you to apply to The UDream program. UDream is designed to get students thinking about their career and to engage them with resources to help their career development. The program asks students to write a personal essay about their dream job and submit it to our office. Winners will gain expanded access to peer mentorship, in-depth resume, cover letter and LinkedIn critiques, resources to conduct informational interviews in the local area, an invitation to networking opportunities, and more! UDream participant selection will be based on the clarity of the "dream job" narrative, connection to personal strengths, and the extent to which the essay demonstrates a drive for self-development and likelihood to make the most of opportunities. The application deadline is October 26. Finalists will be asked to conduct a short interview which will take place in early-mid November. More information can be found on the website.
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    SCHOLARSHIPS
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    13.Boren Scholarship and Fellowship $8,000-$20,000 Awards for Study Abroad
    Boren Scholarships are for U.S. students (grad and undergrad) interested in studying abroad in world regions considered "critical to U.S. interests", including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholarships are up to $20,000 for an academic year, and are a fantastic funding opportunity for academically excellent students who are interested in studying critical languages and/or in "critical" areas of the world. Important Note- the January deadline is only for programs between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016 and are at least 8 weeks. To provide an opportunity for students to learn more about this scholarship, a Boren representative from Washington D.C. will be hosting an info session next Thursday, October 23rd from 12:00-1:00pm in 110 Heller Hall. Questions? Please contact Amanda Fischer at fisch856@umn.edu.
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    RESOURCES
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    14.University Libraries
    The U Libraries are a great resource for students! They have free workshops, tutorials and services! There are Peer Research Consultants who provide one-on-one assistance to students to help them develop academic research strategies. The Libraries also sponsor an Online Assignment Calculator that allows students to put in due dates and get research and writing steps for assignments like a research papers, speeches, videos, lab reports, UROP proposals and more. If you aren't sure where to start with conducting research in the library system, there is also an online tutorial to walk students through the basics of using the University Libraries, the website, and finding academic sources. These are just a few of the resources the libraries have to offer, check out their website for more information.
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    15.Student Mental Health Resources
    As fall semester is now in full swing, this time of year can also be a time of transition, increasing demand, and heightened stress. It can sometimes be difficult to find the right balance. In addition to friends and family, we want to make sure that you know that the University has a number of resources available to help students through tough times. If you go to the Student Mental Health Website you will find information about the various University of Minnesota mental health resources available to students. These resources may be of assistance to you, as well as friends who may be experiencing emotions and/or displaying behavior that concerns you.
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    16.One-On-One ESL Support for English Language Learners
    Are you an international student who needs help with English? The Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) is pleased to announce a new resource for international undergraduates at the U of M! Student English Language Support offers free, one-on-one English as a second language consultations on a variety of language needs, including one-on-one support for improving: pronunciation, presentation skills, interaction with classmates, TAs and instructors, grammatical accuracy in speaking or writing, listening comprehension, strategies for learning and using academic vocabulary and any other English language need! Schedule an ELS consultation or learn more about this online.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    17.Part Time Research Analyst Positions
    The Tobin Project is seeking part-time research assistants to work on a variety of important social science issues within and across our four research areas: Government & Markets, Economic Inequality, Institutions of Democracy, and National Security. Our ideal candidate is an undergraduate or graduate student in the social sciences with excellent writing skills and independent research experience. If you are interested in this opportunity, please have send a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and writing sample to opportunities@tobinproject.org. The full job posting can be found online.
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    18.Job Opportunities with Ramsey County
    The Ramsey County Human Resources Department has updated the list of job opportunities on our website for which Ramsey County is currently seeking applications as of Monday, October 20, 2014. One great new job posting (Child Protection Worker) has also been added to our list. We encourage and invite you to take a look at this great, new list of job postings! You can file your application online using our easy-to-use, secured website. Our updated Job Opportunities list is available online. If you are not able to access the URL (web address), go to the main Ramsey County website at www.co.ramsey.mn.us, and click on the link that reads "Job Opportunities" from the left hand menu bar to get to our job postings.
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    19.Data Analysis Employment Opportunity: Available Immediately!
    Temporary position available for an Undergraduate Psychology Major at the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) on St. Paul Campus. Qualified candidate will have completed courses in research methods and statistics, and will work to complete data analysis and construction of summary tables for a project report. Project subject area is media arts integration in 7th and 8th grade classrooms. Approximately 6 hours a week, with end date dependent upon continued funding (will either be November 2014 or March 2015). Please send a letter of interest and resume to Rachel Satterlee (rsatterl@umn.edu).
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    20.Student Experience is Hiring!
    Have you been looking for an opportunity to gain experience in your field, help others, and make money doing it? If so, we have the opportunity for you! Student Experience, located in Minneapolis, specializes in matching college students with young children, adolescents, and adults with physical or behavioral needs to assist with daily living activities as a Personal Care Assistant. Our company helps clients that range from age 4 to mid-sixties. While the majority of student employees are studying helping professions such as health care, education, psychology, and sociology, all majors are welcome. Working at Student Experience provides you with an opportunity to work on your professional development, gain transferable skills for your career path and helps to build your resume for future positions or graduate school. Student Experience does require a commitment of 12-15 hours per week and a minimum two semester commitment (summer semester included). We also ask that you have access to a vehicle. Student Experience is hiring for 12 part time positions! Visit our website http://www.studentexperience.com to apply today. OR call Eric at 612-353-3950 for more information.
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    October 21st, 2014

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