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  • August 11th, 2015

    August 11, 2015

    Psychology Advising

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    Events

    2. Save the Date: Community Involvement Fair!

    Research

    3. UGRAs Needed – Political Communication (for credit)
    4. Carlson Child Development Lab Seeking UGRAs (for credit)

    Learning Abroad

    5. Pre-Health Students: Study Abroad over Winter Break in Thailand or India!

    Jobs/Internship Opportunities

    6. Gain Valuable Student Employment as an MCAE Educational Consultant!
    7. Student Employment Opportunity: Work as a Student Production Assistant 
    8. Apply for a Paid Internship through UMN's E-ternship Program 
    9. Intern with Washburn Center for Children 
    10. Student Experience is Hiring Now for Fall PCA Positions!
    11. Disability Consulting Services Seeking PCAs 
    12. GradStaff Seeking a Full-Time Mental Health Advocate 
    13. American Red Cross - Volunteer Office Assistant Needed 

    August 11, 2015
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    Psychology Advising

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    Events

    2. Save the Date: Community Involvement Fair! 
    Thursday, September 17th, 10:00am-2:00pm, Coffman Union Great Hall. You can make a difference! This free event gives students (grad and undergrad) a chance to learn about Twin Cities volunteer and internship opportunities. Talk to representatives from more than 90 local organizations to find a position that matches your major or interests. Learn about volunteer and internship positions in fields such as: Youth Education and Mentoring, ELL/ESL Tutoring, Environment, Animal Rights, Healthcare / Public Health, Law / Criminal Justice, Housing / Homelessness, Refugee and Immigrant Communities, Political Organizing / Public Policy, Family Services / Family Violence, the Arts, GLBT Communities, Women and Gender issues. This event is hosted by the Community Service Learning Center. Go to http://www.servicelearning.umn.edu/CIF for more details and a list of participating organizations. 

    Research

    3. UGRAs Needed – Political Communication (for credit) 
    The Political Communication Lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants to start work during the Fall semester, earning research credit for PSY 5993. RAs will be assisting with coding and data analysis in a study examining the relationship between different types of verbal accounts (e.g., excuses or denials) and political scandal. Responsibilities include coding verbal accounts taken from a large news archives database, and attending a weekly team lab meeting, which will be scheduled based on lab members' availability. The position runs during the Fall semester, with the opportunity to continue into the Spring. RAs will be expected to work approximately 9 hours per week (may vary across weeks). Strong candidates for this position will be conscientious, bright, motivated students interested in the research process. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the University Honors Program, to students willing commit to at least 2 semesters in the lab, and to those with previous research experience. If you would like to apply for an RA position, send an email with the subject line “Political Communication Research Assistant Position” to Ally Williams (will3621@umn.edu) and Pierce Ekstrom (ekstr076@umn.edu) by 1pm on Tuesday, September 7th, containing the following information: 1. Name, 2. Email, 3. Class year, 4. Cumulative GPA, 5. Reason for applying (no more than one sentence, please). *Only students who respond accordingly will be sent the full research assistant application and considered for this position. 
    4. Carlson Child Development Lab Seeking UGRAs (for credit) 
    The Carlson Child Development Lab at the Institute of Child Development is seeking motivated undergraduate research assistants for a new project currently undergoing data collection. This position may be an especially good opportunity for those interested in educational, cognitive, or developmental psychology. The undergraduate research assistant would be directly involved in data collection with 3 and 4-year-old children at area preschools. Other responsibilities would include task scoring, parent recruitment and data entry. Students who can commit to 6 to 9 hours a week (2-3 credits) with a minimum of 2 semesters are preferred. Please contact Emily Prager (oste0317@umn.edu) if interested, include Name, Email, Class year, GPA and Reason for applying (no more than one sentence, please) in the body of the email and “Undergraduate Research Interest” in the subject line.

    Learning Abroad

    5. Pre-Health Students: Study Abroad over Winter Break in Thailand or India!
    Applications are now open for two winter break global seminars offered through the Health Careers Center! 1. The Global Future Physician (Mysore, India): More information and application can be found online. 2. Global Helath in Thailand: Humans, Elephants, and Disease (Chiang Mai, Thailand): More information and application can be found online. Students can apply to one or both programs. For additional questions, contact the Health Careers Center

    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. 
    6. Gain Valuable Student Employment as an MCAE Educational Consultant! 
    The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is hiring undergraduate students to become Educational Consultants for fall 2015 in the following areas: writing, biology, chemistry/biochemistry, math, statistics, physics, nutrition, accounting, animal science, business, economics and other disciplines. MCAE is a campus-wide resource that promotes an inclusive atmosphere to foster and enrich multicultural understanding among all members of the University of Minnesota community. MCAE Educational Consultants provide peer walk-in and scheduled individual/group academic support in pre-determined subjects. Training and professional development for hired Educational Consultants will foster skills that increase their attractiveness to potential employers and admissions committees. Educational Consultants should have the ability to work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds and have a grade of “B” or better in the course(s) being supported. Applications are considered on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of Friday, August 14, 2015 at 5:00pm Central Time. Interviews are currently being scheduled for the week of August 17-21, 2015. The online application can be completed and submitted here: http://z.umn.edu/mcaetutorapp. This link also has more information on courses supported, salary, and other items related to the position and application process. Please contact Paul Edwards (pedwards@umn.edu) with questions. 
    7. Student Employment Opportunity: Work as a Student Production Assistant 
    The Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS) is hiring Student Production Assistants for the 2015-16 academic year. ATSS is a University-wide resource that partners with instructors to integrate technology into teaching and learning. Student Production Assistants help to create video, media, and other instructional content used in University courses. Training and ongoing development for Student Production Assistants develop skills that can be applied to future work in creative fields, such as communications and design. Visit http://z.umn.edu/ykv to read the complete job description. Ready to apply? Students who have not worked at the University of Minnesota before will be prompted to create a new account. Students who have previously worked on campus should use this link to apply(they will not need to create a new account). Interviews will be scheduled in late August. Please contact Jennifer Englund (englu061@umn.edu) with questions. 
    8. Apply for a Paid Internship through UMN's E-ternship Program 
    The Deluxe E-ternship Program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to become members of high-potential entrepreneurial teams. At the same time, the program provides early stage-companies with student resources for cross-functional projects. Projects can range from market research to evaluation of new products/services/markets to business planning to support for the launch of a new venture. Internships are part-time (10-15 hours per week during fall semester) and students can earn up to $12/hour. Selection will be based upon demonstrated passion for entrepreneurship, leadership skills, and academic record. Students participating in the entrepreneurial programs and curriculum will receive preference. Interested CLA students can apply by sending resume, 1-2 page cover letter and copy of unofficial University transcripts to Melissa Kjolsing at kjolsing@umn.edu by Friday, August 21st.
    9. Intern with Washburn Center for Children 
    Washburn Center for Children is committed to offering families professional therapeutic services to help children experiencing depression, anxiety, behavioral difficulties, trauma or other mental health challenges. We are currently interviewing for unpaid internship positions this fall in our Family Focused program in our facility at: 1100 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405. The Family Focused Program serves families needing an intensive combination of periodic parent groups, in-home and center-based therapy and a therapeutic preschool for children. It is designed to decrease the potential for harm to children and to help parents provide a safer, more nurturing environment for their children. During the fall interns in Family Focused volunteer 2 half days a week in the preschool. The schedules that are available include: Monday/Wednesday afternoons and Tuesday/Thursday afternoons. Afternoon shifts go from 12:45pm-4:15pm. Our fall internship placements run from the end of August until the middle of December. Applications are available on our website at: www.washburn.org. For more information, contact: Colleen Hegy, Intern Coordinator, at 612-872-3341 or email internships@washburn.org.
    10. Student Experience is Hiring Now for Fall PCA Positions!
    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 Healthcare, 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. Visit our website to apply today.
    11. Disability Consulting Services Seeking PCAs 
    Disability Consulting Solutions has frequent need for Personal Care Attendants (PCA) to provide part-time assistance for children and youth with special needs. Prior experience with children with autism or other special needs is helpful. Must have own transportation. The pay is generally around $15.00/hour, depending on experience. If interested, please email David at david7sherman@yahoo.com to inquire about specific openings. 
    12. GradStaff Seeking a Full-Time Mental Health Advocate 
    GradStaff is the leader in providing college graduates with great career opportunities. We are currently seeking a Mental Health Advocate with a National independent behavioral health care company, located in Eden Prairie, MN. This company specializes in management for all behavioral health problems and mental health and chemical dependency diagnoses. The Mental Health Advocate will provide resources to employees of the organizations who are covered under the behavioral health program. This position has provided an excellent opportunity for a Psychology/Sociology graduate to get their foot in the door and use their degree in a supportive business setting. Interested candidates can email their resume to mqueenan@gradstaff.com.
    13. American Red Cross - Volunteer Office Assistant Needed
    Red Cross Volunteer Resources provides support and resources to Biomedical volunteers to ensure daily blood collection in Minnesota. We are looking for an office assistant to help with providing support to our volunteers. We are looking for a 6 month commitment, we offer flexible scheduling and we are looking for 8-10 hours a week! This position will include data entry, clerical tasks, and other tasks that will be tailored to the individual’s strengths. This position will allow students to network, gain practical work experience, and grow personally and professionally. We are teamwork orientated, and the individual will be able to find references and opportunity with the organization. If interested, please contact Panghoua Moua at 651-291-3360 or by emailing her at panghoua.moua2@redcross.org

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