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Spring 2012

  • 11/25/14

    Psych Scoop 11/25/14
    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology Advisor!
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Psychology Advising Closed For Thanksgiving
    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
    --2.Psy 4960: Creativity Sciences: Minds, Brains, and Innovation - Area A Course
    EVENTS
    --3.Pre-Genetic Club End of the Semester Party
    RESEARCH
    --4.Research Opportunity In Carlson - Work and Organization
    --5.Registering for Research with a Child Psychology Faculty Member
    --6.DESRE- Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience Program
    ENGAGEMENT
    --7.National Student Exchange (NSE)
    --8.Social Justice Leadership Retreat - Apply Now!
    --9.Opportunity for Males to Get Involved: Ending Sexual Assault
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --10.ELS J. Michael Adams Global Education Scholarship
    COURSES
    --11.AHS 3101: The New Health Professions Team
    --12.CSPH 5555: Intro to Body and Movement-Based Therapies
    --13.Prevention Science FSOS 5150
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --14.Paid Entrepreneurial Internship - Deadline: DECEMBER 1, 2014!
    --15.Intern with Congressman Keith Ellison
    --16.Part Time Case Management Position
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Psychology Advising Closed For Thanksgiving
    Psychology Advising will be closed Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. If you have questions for advising, please email psyadvis@umn.edu and we will get back to you when we return Monday, December 1st. Have a great weekend, and safe travels.
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    2.Psy 4960: Creativity Sciences: Minds, Brains, and Innovation - Area A Course
    Each semester the Department of Psychology offers Special Topic Seminars listed under Psy 3960, Psy 4960 and Psy 5960. Always be sure to check these courses out as they are interesting topics that frequently change. This semester, one of the topics offered is Psy 4960: Creativity Sciences: Minds, Brains, and Innovation. Creativity and innovation play a pivotal role in our individual and collective lives. How do our minds, brains, and environments together enable the generation of useful novel ideas? This course investigates this question, using empirical findings and methods from the cognitive and brain sciences and other disciplines. Both close readings of original empirical research articles and active hands-on/minds-on within-class experiments and collaborative activities are core parts of the course. Two integrative themes throughout the course are the need for dynamically adaptive (contextually sensitive) variation in both levels of cognitive control and goal guidance (deliberate to spontaneous to automatic) and our level of representational specificity (concrete and specific to mid-level to abstract). Special Topic Seminar Courses count towards the Psychology Electives portion of the Psychology BA and BS Major. This particular seminar will count as an upper-level Area A Distribution Area Course towards the Psychology BA and BS major. Email Psychology Advising if you have any questions about how this course would count towards your Psychology Major.
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    3.Pre-Genetic Club End of the Semester Party
    Come to the Pre-Genetic Counseling Club's end-of-semester party! It will be a potluck-style meeting and we will be making holiday cards to give to the children's hospital. The meeting is on Thursday, December 4, from 5-6pm in Coffman 326. See you there!
    5.MCAE Fall Workshops
    The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is offering great fall workshops on: Power, Hmong Culture, The Dream Act and American Indians. Check out their workshop schedule online for more information or email mace@umn.edu.
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    4.Research Opportunity In Carlson - Work and Organization
    Professor John Kammeyer-Mueller and Yeonka Kim (Ph.D. Candidate) at Department of Work and Organization of Carlson School of Management are looking for one or two volunteers for our research. The topic of the study is about working professionals' emotional experiences and their emotional management in the workplace. If you are interested in having research experiences in management and emotion research as well as qualitative research for your future academic work or career, this is a great opportunity. Volunteers will be asked to code the descriptions of work events and emotional regulation strategies of working professionals into categories. We will provide coding schemes in the 1st or 2nd week of December so that you can code the data based on them. You may start working on coding the data in your convenient time after you receive the coding schemes and complete it by the end of winter break (e.g., 12/18). But, it would be great if you can complete it earlier. Since we will share data with you electronically, you can work on it anywhere and anytime. If you intensively work on it, I think you can complete it within a few days. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity or have any questions, please contact Yeonka Kim (kimx2621@umn.edu) for further discussion. Thank you!
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    5.Registering for Research with a Child Psychology Faculty Member
    If you are planning to work in a Child Development research lab (with a Faculty member from the Institute of Child Psychology) and register for CPsy 4994 credit, this experience can be used towards the Psychology major as PSY elective credit. In order to use CPsy 4994 for credit toward your psychology major, you must fill out a Psychology Undergraduate Research Contract and bring it to Psychology Advising to be approved before the end of the 2nd week of the term. If you do not fill out an Psychology Undergraduate Research Contract (to be obtained from Psychology Advising in N108 Elliott Hall) by the deadline, the credit will not be applicable towards your Psychology major.
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    6.DESRE- Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience Program
    The initiative is a 6-week summer program at Georgia Southern University hosted by the Rural Health Research Institute and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The initiative, called DESRE (Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience), is a paid, hands-on research experience for undergraduate and graduate students. During the program, students engage in cutting-edge rural health disparities research and receive training in the unique factors associated with addressing health disparities. Students work with and learn from a team of experienced faculty researchers from both Georgia Southern University and Mercer University. Go online to learn more about the program and access the application. The application deadline is Monday, December 1st, 2014. Please contact Janie Wilson, with any questions or for more information about the program.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    7.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! Most students pay U of M tuition, receive financial aid, and all students will earn credits towards their degree! Visit http://www.offcampusstudy.umn.edu/nse/ for more information and a list of NSE schools. Or contact us at 612-626-2044, nseadv@umn.edu or visit us in 240 Appleby Hall. Sign up for an info session or set up a meeting with an advisor to learn about the application process. And please "like" us on Facebook! The preferred application deadline for the 2015/2016 academic year is February 18, 2015. Don't Delay!
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    8.Social Justice Leadership Retreat - Apply Now!
    The University of Minnesota offers many opportunities, but few are as meaningful and powerful as the Social Justice Leadership Retreat (SJLR). The SJLR focuses on developing and fostering diversity and social justice leaders committed to improving the campus climate for all students and working towards a more just and equitable society. The 3 day retreat (January 17-19) takes students and facilitators away from campus to explore issues of identity, oppression, and how to make an impact on campus and in the community after the retreat. Over 700 students have attended our retreats over the last ten years and those students are having a powerful impact on campus and in the community using what they learned and the connections they made. To find out more information about the retreat and to apply, please check out our website. The application deadline for the retreat is December 2.
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    9.Opportunity for Males to Get Involved: Ending Sexual Assault
    The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education is looking for male identified students and staff who want to assist our work in putting an end to sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Volunteers obtain a state-wide certification as a sexual assault counselor upon completion of a 40 hour training that happens over a long week starting Jan.30, 2015 through Feb. 7th. The training is based on a social justice model and experienced with a great community of up to 30 students and staff. You will find it challenging, rewarding and even fun with snacks and food at appropriate times. Applications are due by November 28th! To get more information check out umn.edu/aurora or email Jerie Smith at smith449@umn.edu. Come and be part of the solution!
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    10.ELS J. Michael Adams Global Education Scholarship
    Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) and ELS Educational Services are pleased to announce the renewal of the ELS J. Michael Adams Global Education (JMA) Scholarship for the 2015/2016 academic year. J. Michael Adams was dedicated to educating world citizens through global education. He led the effort to develop the United Nations' Academic Impact for greater international academic innovation and cooperation, bringing together colleges and universities from around the world. This award will honor his memory and help preserve his vision by supporting students as they embark on their journey as global citizens, and contribute to the diversity and internationalism at FDU. Students who apply to the ELS English for Academic Purposes program at FDU's Metropolitan campus in Teaneck, New Jersey, and who meet FDU's academic requirements for conditional admission to any undergraduate or graduate degree program will automatically be reviewed for the JMA Scholarship. Selection will be based upon academic merit. Each JMA Scholarship recipient will receive a one-time award in the amount of US $7,000 upon completion of the ELS English for Academic Purposes program. JMA Scholarship recipients may benefit further by qualifying for an FDU merit-and need-based International Student scholarship. These scholarships are available to all direct and conditionally admitted undergraduate and graduate students who qualify. To view the FDU scholarship application, please click here.
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Not all courses listed below are offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    11.AHS 3101: The New Health Professions Team
    The Health Careers Center has a new course offering this spring! If you are interested in working in a Health Career, consider this course, AHS 3101: The New Health Professions Team, and other AHS health career exploration courses. The New Health Professions Team will help students explore the ins and outs of interprofessional problem-solving around complex health challenges. Teams of students will explore the causes of several deadly diseases and strategize together to create prevention and treatment plans that could be implemented by interprofessional healthcare teams. The course will help students grow in their understanding and capacity to work in interdisciplinary teams in a multitude of settings, from serving patients to serving communities. This course is recommended for junior and senior undergraduate students pursuing a health career. Students are encouraged to take this course once they have completed many of their prerequisite courses for their major and their health profession. Students are also encouraged to have had some experience working or volunteering so they have some context for the course information. Contact the HCC with any questions.
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    12.CSPH 5555: Intro to Body and Movement-Based Therapies
    Center for Spirituality and Healing is offering CSPH 5555: Intro to Body and Movement-Based Therapies. This course is an overview of western-based complimentary and alternative therapies that use the body and movement as primary healing resources. The therapies are relevant to the fields of Complimentary and Alternative Therapies, Health Coaching, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Creative Arts Therapy, Music Therapy, Social Work, Counseling, Education, Dance, Performance Studies (music, dance or theater), Occupational Therapy, and Sports/Sports Medicine as well as those wanting to use these approaches for personal growth and wellness. The experiential part of the course will include individual, partner and group exercises intended to embody and deepen class material. Class will also include demonstrations and discussions to better understand the application of the techniques with various populations and settings. After taking this course, students will be able to: Understand basic approaches of somatic therapy, dance/movement therapy and other body and movement-based therapies; Compare and contrast the theoretical framework and techniques of somatic therapy and dance/ movement therapy techniques; Understand the appropriate application of somatic, and dance/movement techniques to different settings and with a range of populations, and Understand the use of somatic and dance/movement therapy techniques to supplement other health care modalities (such as Western medical approaches. Check it out today!
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    13.Prevention Science FSOS 5150
    As part of the cross-college Prevention Science Graduate Minor, this course provides an in-depth examination of the prevention science field including theoretical underpinnings, state of research and practice, program development, methodology and data analysis, impacts and economic benefits, policy, and dissemination and use. Topics are examined from life-course perspectives that include ecological and human capital theories of behavior. Intervention research and programs will be highlighted in the following areas: school failure and learning problems, substance and tobacco use, obesity, and delinquency as well as the promotion of health, mental health, and general well-being. Register for FSOS 5150-002. Contact Professors Gewirtz (agewirtz@umn.edu) and August (augus001@umn.edu) for more information. Visit the Prevention Science website to learn more about the program.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    14.Paid Entrepreneurial Internship - Deadline: DECEMBER 1, 2014!
    The goal of this program is to apply the student's entrepreneurship coursework in a real-world environment, test the student's interest and capability in an early-stage venture, gain first-hand exposure to an entrepreneur as they build their business, and, prepare the student to make an informed career decision. These are $12/hour ($2,000) spring internships in local entrepreneurial companies. Criteria: Decent academic record, Compelling interest in entrepreneurship, commitment to complete the internship, junior or senior standing, and have taken entrepreneurship courses and programs at the Carlson School of Management OR have been involved in entrepreneurial experiences. Interested CLA students can apply. Send a resume, 1-2 page cover letter, and a copy of unofficial University transcripts to Morgan Weber at webe0448@umn.edu) by Monday, December 1. Students will be presented with business opportunities Monday, December 8. Student preferences are due on Wednesday, December 10. Selections finalized and students communicate with business by Friday, December 12. Selected student are committed to 10-15 hours per week during spring semester (mid-Jan. through Apr.).
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    15.Intern with Congressman Keith Ellison
    As we near the semester's end, Congressman Keith Ellison is looking for the next group of smart, hardworking, and dedicated students for a Winter 2015 internship opportunity in his Minneapolis office. Internships are offered for individuals interested in learning the operations of a Congressional office: current events as they relate to Congressional activity, federal legislation and legislative issues, constituent services, and events research and planning. Interns must work at least 15 hours per week. Unfortunately, due to House ethics guidelines, we are not able to offer compensation to interns. People of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and those from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Though this internship demands high-quality work and investment, we are seeking applicants who are passionate about social justice and in need of experience. Applications are due by December 12, 2014, and may be emailed to nicky.leingang@mail.house.gov.More information about the posting can be found online. If you have any questions, please contact me via email (nicky.leingang@mail.house.gov) or telephone (612-522-1212).
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    16.Part Time Case Management Position
    Empowering Students to Achieve Program at LSS, currently has a part-time case management position (up to 20 hrs./week) available for the remainder of the school year. We are looking for a strong candidate with a great youth development experience. Please apply online at http://www.lssmn.org/Employment/. The Position is under the Human Services Category
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  • 11/18/14

    Psych Scoop 11/18/14
    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology Advisor!
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.The Diversity Expo Was a Success!
    --2.Drop-In Hours Altered
    EVENTS
    --3.Global Seminars Info Sessions
    --4.Active Minds Hosts: Diversity in Mental Health
    --5.MCAE Fall Workshops
    --6.MCAE Tutoring
    --7.CLA Student Board Speed Networking Event
    --8.Win an Free Kindle in Kaplan's Drawing
    RESEARCH
    --9.Registering for Research with a Child Psychology Faculty Member
    --10.Research Opportunity in Social Psychology Lab
    --11.Mental Health Research in Mexico this Summer
    --12.DESRE- Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience Program
    --13.McNair Research Scholars Applications
    ENGAGEMENT
    --14.Apply to be a De-Stress Volunteer
    --15.Social Justice Leadership Retreat - Apply Now!
    --16.Opportunity for Males to Get Involved: Ending Sexual Assault
    COURSES
    --17.EPSY 5801: Assessment & Decision Making in School & Community Settings
    --18.Courses in Gerontology
    --19.Courses in Medical Laboratory Science
    GRADUATE PROGRAMS
    --20.Master of Science in Applied Psychology Online Program
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --21.CORRECTION from 11/11 Psych Scoop : Full Time Job Opportunity at Natalis
    --22.Intern with Congressman Keith Ellison
    --23.Part Time Case Management Position
    --24.Director of Training and Outreach at the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota
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    1.The Diversity Expo Was a Success!
    Two weeks ago, the Psychology Diversity Council hosted the 2nd Psychology Diversity Expo. We had over 50 students, and more than 10 organizations/offices in attendance - thank you if you were among that number! Also, a big congratulations to Korrina Griffith and Alyssa Chou for winning the $25 Amazon Gift Cards! If you have any feedback about the council or our event, we would love to hear it! The Diversity Council is a relatively new entity of the Psychology Department, and we are still trying to figure out how we can be most helpful. Any feedback that you have can be submitted anonymously online. If you are interested in getting more involved with the Diversity Council, or would like to know more about our future events and programming, please send an email to psyadvis@umn.edu with the subject "I'm interested in the Diversity Council."
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    2.Drop-In Hours Altered
    Psychology Advising will have shortened Drop-In hours on Friday, 11/21/14. Kayla will be taking the Drop-Ins on Friday from noon-1pm in Psychology Advising.
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    3.Global Seminars Info Sessions
    Learn about 9 exciting study abroad programs during May Session. With Global Seminars, you can earn 3 credits and meet liberal education requirements during a 3-week, instructor-led program. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities will be discussed on Thursday, December 11, 420B Science Teaching & Student Services (STSS Building). Global Seminars in Europe from 2-3 p.m, and Global Seminars in Asia, Africa, and Latin America 3-4 p.m.
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    4.Active Minds Hosts: Diversity in Mental Health
    Active Minds, a mental health awareness student group on campus, is hosting a discussion panel for the University community titled "Diversity in Mental Health: The Unique Concerns of a Universal Problem." The event will take place from 8:00PM to 9:00PM in the Coffman theater on Monday, November 24th, doors will open at 7:30PM for refreshments. There will be a panel of university speakers including peer educators from the Aurora Center, Dr. Richard Lee from the Psychology department, and Stef Wilenchek from the GLBTA Programs Office. The panel will discuss how different groups of people can have varying risk factors, experiences, attitudes, and coping mechanisms related to mental health. The goal is to better understand how mental health issues affect our entire community. The event is free to all!
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    5.MCAE Fall Workshops
    The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is offering great fall workshops on: Power, Hmong Culture, The Dream Act and American Indians. Check out their workshop schedule online for more information or email mace@umn.edu.
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    6.MCAE Tutoring
    As we approach the critical mid-term and final exam periods of this semester we want to remind you to take advantage of the resources available to you on campus. Walk-in tutoring service at the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is service is free and available for all U of M Twin Cities students. Subjects covered include writing, general and organic chemistry, biochemistry, general biology, genetics, algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, human anatomy and physiology, physics, C/C++ programming, languages (Dakota, Spanish, Ojibwe), economics, statistics, accounting, animal science, nutrition, and more (see online schedule). If you may need tutoring support for a course not included please contract MCAE.
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    7.CLA Student Board Speed Networking Event
    This Thursday, November 20 from 6:30 - 9:00pm the CLA Student Board is hosting a Speed Networking Event at the Campus Club. Throughout the year, CLASB offers various events that allow current students to network and build relationships with CLA Alumni. Our events range from a Speed Networking event to dinners with CLA Alumni that have created their own businesses. This speed networking event is a great opportunities to learn and get advice from Alumni. For more information go online.
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    8.Win an Free Kindle in Kaplan's Drawing
    Want to win a Free Kindle Fire HDX? Enter Kaplan's Season of Thanks Drawing. The winner will be notified on December 1st! Winners will also be chosen for other giveaway items, like gift cards or GRE Flashcards. Questions? Email Aly Johnson at alyssa.johnson@kaplan.com.
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    9.Registering for Research with a Child Psychology Faculty Member
    If you are planning to work in a Child Development research lab (with a Faculty member from the Institute of Child Psychology) and register for CPsy 4994 credit, this experience can be used towards the Psychology major as PSY elective credit. In order to use CPsy 4994 for credit toward your psychology major, you must fill out a Psychology Undergraduate Research Contract and bring it to Psychology Advising to be approved before the end of the 2nd week of the term. If you do not fill out an Psychology Undergraduate Research Contract (to be obtained from Psychology Advising in N108 Elliott Hall) by the deadline, the credit will not be applicable towards your Psychology major.
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    10.Research Opportunity in Social Psychology Lab
    The Social Interaction Lab, run by Dr. Jeffry Simpson, is hiring research assistants for the spring semester to work on projects about conflict in romantic relationships, prosocial behavior and social networks, and evolutionary and social psychology. Interested students should Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) by 10am on Friday, November 21st with "Interest in RA Positions" as the subject line. The email should contain the following information: Name, Email, Major(s)/Minor(s), Expected graduation date, GPA, and One sentence about why you're interested in working in the Social Interaction Lab. Qualified applicants will receive a full RA application and detailed descriptions of the positions. Late emails will not receive a response. Email Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) with any questions about these positions or the application process.
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    11.Mental Health Research in Mexico this Summer
    Undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students who are interested in conducting mental health research in Mexico during the summer of 2015, and who meet the application criteria, are encouraged to apply for the NIH/NIMHD-funded Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training program (MHIRT) which we refer to as the Latino Mental Health Research Training Program. Interested undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students meeting criteria should visit the website. Criteria include: 3.0 GPA or better, Research career orientation, Demonstrated interest in and/or commitment to reducing health disparities, Excellent Spanish language oral and written skills, Background in statistics and/or demonstrated social/behavioral sciences research experience, Undergraduates with junior or senior class standing for 2014-2015, post baccalaureate students, and pre-doctoral level students, U.S. citizen, permanent resident, non-citizen national, and From a group with health disparities including African American, Asian American, Latino, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and rural communities. The on-line application opened on November 15, 2014, and the last day to submit an application is February 2, 2015.
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    12.DESRE- Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience Program
    The initiative is a 6-week summer program at Georgia Southern University hosted by the Rural Health Research Institute and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The initiative, called DESRE (Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience), is a paid, hands-on research experience for undergraduate and graduate students. During the program, students engage in cutting-edge rural health disparities research and receive training in the unique factors associated with addressing health disparities. Students work with and learn from a team of experienced faculty researchers from both Georgia Southern University and Mercer University. Go online to learn more about the program and access the application. The application deadline is Monday, December 1st, 2014. Please contact Janie Wilson, with any questions or for more information about the program.
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    13.McNair Research Scholars Applications
    The University of Minnesota's Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is now accepting applications for summer 2015. The priority application deadline is January 26, 2015. The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school. During the the 10-week summer research program students: Develop a great relationship with a professor that is essential for applying to graduate school; Receive a $3,500 stipend; Conduct research with a professor; Develop a quality research paper; Receive guidance through the graduate school process (e.g. identify graduate programs, write a personal statement, create a curriculum vitae, etc.), and Present research at poster sessions held on campus. Qualifications include: First generation college student and low income, or from an underrepresented group; GPA of 2.75 and above; Full-time sophomore or junior and a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident; Students with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) focus are strongly encouraged to apply to the McNair Scholars Program, as are student veterans. I encourage interested students to check out the McNair website for more information, and to sign up to attend a information session. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the program and application process. Click here (right toolbar) to view/register for upcoming information sessions. Also, feel free to contact Anthony Albecker (albecker@umn.edu), Shade' Osifuye (osif0003@umn.edu), Bai Vue (vuexx085@umn.edu) or visit us online and on Facebook.
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    14.Apply to be a De-Stress Volunteer
    The de-stress health promotion student group is a peer counseling program being developed by UCCS and Boynton. The group focuses on student stress and mental health. Members of this group educate students about stressors, stress management skills, and campus resources related to stress management through Stress Check Ins and other activities. The program is currently recruiting volunteers. We are looking for volunteers with a positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, a passion for public health, particularly within areas of mental health and stress management. Approximately 15 volunteers will be selected through a simple application basis essentially asking why they would like to be involved in the program. Volunteers who currently attend weekly meetings and participate will also be taken into consideration. Volunteers selected will participate in a 16 hour training prior to the start of the program (March) between January-February. Training will be provided by Boynton's Mental Health Clinic and UCCs and will cover a variety of mental health and stress management topics, including what to do if a student should need to be brought to Boynton's Mental Health Clinic. This group currently hosts weekly meetings on Thursdays from 4-5PM in Boynton's Garden room (N101). More information can be found online and on Facebook. Any additional questions can be sent to distress@umn.edu
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    15.Social Justice Leadership Retreat - Apply Now!
    The University of Minnesota offers many opportunities, but few are as meaningful and powerful as the Social Justice Leadership Retreat (SJLR). The SJLR focuses on developing and fostering diversity and social justice leaders committed to improving the campus climate for all students and working towards a more just and equitable society. The 3 day retreat (January 17-19) takes students and facilitators away from campus to explore issues of identity, oppression, and how to make an impact on campus and in the community after the retreat. Over 700 students have attended our retreats over the last ten years and those students are having a powerful impact on campus and in the community using what they learned and the connections they made. To find out more information about the retreat and to apply, please check out our website. The application deadline for the retreat is December 2.
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    16.Opportunity for Males to Get Involved: Ending Sexual Assault
    The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education is looking for male identified students and staff who want to assist our work in putting an end to sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Volunteers obtain a state-wide certification as a sexual assault counselor upon completion of a 40 hour training that happens over a long week starting Jan.30, 2015 through Feb. 7th. The training is based on a social justice model and experienced with a great community of up to 30 students and staff. You will find it challenging, rewarding and even fun with snacks and food at appropriate times. Applications are due by November 28th! To get more information check out umn.edu/aurora or email Jerie Smith at smith449@umn.edu. Come and be part of the solution!
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Not all courses listed below are offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    17.EPSY 5801: Assessment & Decision Making in School & Community Settings
    The 3 credit course is an introduction to psychological and educational assessment for individuals who work with children and youth, especially those experiencing academic and behavior problems. We will study standardized tests of intelligence, achievement, socio-emotional functioning, perception, reading, mathematics, adaptive behavior, and language. The course will address preschool through grade 12, with an emphasis on preschool and elementary school. This class is recommended for students who plan to go into a career or graduate program related to education. Please contact Yvette Anne Aranas at arana004@umn.edu for more information.
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    18.Courses in Gerontology
    If you want to learn about aging, from the effects of biology on the aging process, to social and institutional supports and challenges, you should look into the courses offered through Gerontology this spring. A few courses include: GERO 5100 -001: Hot Topics in the Biology of Aging (1 credit); GERO 5100-002: Aging and Society (2 credits); GERO 5100: The Biology of Aging (3 credits); GERO 5115: Introduction to Geriatrics (2 credits), and GERO 5125: Gerontology Service Learning (3 credits), all of these courses and more are approved for the freestanding Gerontology Minor, as well as the Aging Studies Certificate. For further information, please direct inquiries to rockn008@umn.edu
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    19.Courses in Medical Laboratory Science
    If you enjoy science and may be considering a career in a medical setting, the Medical Laboratory Science (formally Clinical Laboratory Science) program is offering several courses this spring and/or summer. Some courses include: MLSP 1010: Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences; MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community; MLSP 5311 - Fundamental Biomedical Laboratory Techniques; MLSP 5511 Principles of Immunobiology. Any questions about our courses or requests for permission numbers should be directed to cahpinfo@umn.edu.
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    GRADUATE PROGRAMS
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    IMPORTANT: Programs 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.
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    20.Master of Science in Applied Psychology Online Program
    We are pleased to announce the Master of Science in Applied Psychology Online program at University of Southern California. This unique program is for those seeking to work in organizational development, social media and analytics, market research, marketing or any field related to human behavior in organizations. Our curriculum is at the intersection of psychology theory, research and practice in business settings. We currently offer concentrations and coursework in both organizational psychology and consumer psychology, both of which are in the top occupational growth areas of this decade. We encourage you to explore this program if you are interested in using psychology in a real-world setting other than in a clinical context. The education and the support you will receive by joining our diverse and rapidly growing online student body at the University of Southern California is nothing less than excellent. Feel free to contract us (annycho@usc.edu) with any questions that you may have.
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    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.
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    21.CORRECTION from 11/11 Psych Scoop : Full Time Job Opportunity at Natalis
    There was a full time job opportunity with Natalis Outcomes posted in the Psych Scoop last week, 11/11/14, and it was brought to our attention that the email address that was listed to send letters of interest and resumes was misspelled. The correct email is: Jeffrey.wigren@natalisoutcomes.org.
    ORIGINAL POST:
    Natalis Outcomes is seeking a lead behavioral health care manager to perform the following at Natalis Counseling & Psychology Solutions, a multispecialty mental and behavioral health outpatient clinic: 1. Provide care coordinator services and referral support to clients and clinic providers 2. Assist clients with accessing community-based resources and services 3. Effectively work with the clinic's providers 4. Administer, interpret and coordinate client treatment outcomes evaluation and tracking 5. Perform other duties assigned by administrative or clinical leaders. The position will be full time position during normal business hours, and is located on MTC Light rail Green Line (though private transportation is desired). The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and there will be a monthly healthcare expense reimbursement of $200, and 10 days of PTO, plus 7 holidays. Qualifications include: 1. Bachelor's of Arts in psychology or social sciences strongly preferred 2. Completion of a bachelor's in social sciences by the summer of 2015 required, 3. Demonstrate cross cultural understanding and competency to work with diverse client population 4. Ability to use a PC and basic software packages 5. Basic understanding of mental and behavioral health care and treatment modalities. Please send a letter of interest and a resume to Jeffrey.wigren@natalisoutcomes.org.
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    22.Intern with Congressman Keith Ellison
    As we near the semester's end, Congressman Keith Ellison is looking for the next group of smart, hardworking, and dedicated students for a Winter 2015 internship opportunity in his Minneapolis office. Internships are offered for individuals interested in learning the operations of a Congressional office: current events as they relate to Congressional activity, federal legislation and legislative issues, constituent services, and events research and planning. Interns must work at least 15 hours per week. Unfortunately, due to House ethics guidelines, we are not able to offer compensation to interns. People of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and those from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Though this internship demands high-quality work and investment, we are seeking applicants who are passionate about social justice and in need of experience. Applications are due by December 12, 2014, and may be emailed to nicky.leingang@mail.house.gov. More information about the posting can be found online. If you have any questions, please contact Nicky Leingang by email (nicky.leingang@mail.house.gov) or telephone (612-522-1212).
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    23.Part Time Case Management Position
    Empowering Students to Achieve Program at LSS, currently has a part-time case management position (up to 20 hrs./week) available for the remainder of the school year. We are looking for a strong candidate with a great youth development experience. Please apply online. The Position is under the Human Services Category
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    24.Director of Training and Outreach at the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota
    MPM is looking for great addition to our dynamic team. The Director of Training and Outreach is responsible for development, delivery and evaluation of the services of MPM's Training Institute, which supports Minnesota organizations' efforts to start and strengthen quality youth mentoring programs. This is a position with a lot of variety, including opportunities to connect with mentoring program staff, volunteers and supporters throughout Minnesota and beyond. The complete job description and application are online; applications will be accepted through December 1st.
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  • 11/11/14

    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Careers & Pizza: Careers in the fight against Eating Disorders
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --2.Pizza, Pop, & Grad School Talk
    --3.ATTN Accepted Psi Chi Applicants
    EVENTS
    --4.Gradstaff Webinar for Graduating Seniors
    --5.CLA Career Services - Employer Visits
    --6.Pro Advice 101: Career Tips from the UMN Alumni Network
    --7.Bender Virtual Career Fair
    RESEARCH
    --8.McNair Research Scholars Applications
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --9.MCAE Scholarship
    COURSES
    --10.CPSY Special Topics Courses
    --11.Courses in the Center for Bioethics
    GRADUATE PROGRAMS
    --12.Clinical Social Work Practice and Licensure
    --13.Master of Prof. Studies, concentration: Applied Behavioral Economics and Individual Choice!
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --14.Undergraduate Office Assistant Position
    --15.Entry Level Positions with Korn Ferry
    --16.Admissions Representative at UMR
    --17.Full Time Job Opportunity at Natalis
    --18.Conservation Corps Americorps Positions for Fall Grads
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Careers & Pizza: Careers in the fight against Eating Disorders
    We are bringing the professionals to you! Join both a Therapist & a Nutritionist while they discuss their experiences working with individuals struggling with Eating Disorders. They share their different perspectives and the different work that they do. Investigate career opportunities in this field and how to obtain experience prior to graduate school or career opportunities. This is your opportunity to bring questions to professionals in your area of interest. Be ready to share contact information for follow-up questions. This is ideal for both the Psychology BA and Psychology BS majors alike. Join us on Thursday, 11/13/14 from 11:30am-1pm in N639 Elliott Hall. FREE PIZZA for those who RSVP! To RSVP for this event, please email psyadvis@umn.edu with the subject line "Careers & Pizza". Space (and pizza) will be limited.
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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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    2.Pizza, Pop, & Grad School Talk
    Psychology club is having a graduate student panel from 4:45 to 5:45 this Thursday in Elliott room N391. They will tell us about their fields of study and you can ask questions about their research, work, or the graduate school process in general. There will also be pizza! See you all there!
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    3.ATTN Accepted Psi Chi Applicants
    Attention new accepted applicants for Psi Chi: the due date for Psi Chi application fee is coming up! Please bring $65 (checks should be written out to Psi Chi) to drop-box outside the Psychology Advising Main Office (N108 Elliott Hall) by November 13th.
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    4.Gradstaff Webinar for Graduating Seniors
    Gradstaff will be hosting a free Webinar: What's Next? Job Search Strategies for Graduating Seniors, next week Tuesday, November 18th at 11:00am. This webinar will address these topics: Identifying transferable skills and career interests: Where you fit in the workplace; Demographic trends: How an aging workforce can impact your job search; Where the Jobs Are: Comparing Large vs. Small/Medium Employers; Target industries: Examples of industries that are hiring; 5 Entry-level career opportunities that you don't know about: Some examples to get you started. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation, where attendees can get answers to any specific job search questions they have. Graduating seniors who will be looking for a professional full-time job after graduation - Both Fall 2014 and Spring/Summer 2015 grads are encouraged to attend. Alumni looking for job search tips will find important info as well. Pre-registration is required in order to reserve your spot - if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time, please register and information on viewing a recorded version of the webinar will be sent at the conclusion of the presentation for your convenience. Access is available from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. The webinar may be replayed on our website within 24 hours of the live presentation. For more information and to ask questions: hires@gradstaff.com.
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    5.CLA Career Services - Employer Visits
    If want an opportunity to meet with employers, check out CLA Career Services Events. Coming up this week and next week Career Services will host C.H. Robinson and Apple, Inc (great opportunity for Chinese International Students).
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    6.Pro Advice 101: Career Tips from the UMN Alumni Network
    All U of M students and alumni are invited to attend ProAdvice 101: Career Tips from the U of M Alumni Network on Tuesday, November 11th from 5:00-7:15pm in Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center. This event offers a lively networking opportunity and interactive presentation that will address some of today's toughest professional etiquette, networking, and on-the-job questions, based on feedback from the 445,000+ strong University of Minnesota alumni community. Advice on how to negotiate salary, navigate food/beverage etiquette, avoid fatal job search mistakes, network with confidence, handle embarrassing questions, and more! Appetizers and non-alcohol beverages will be served. Cost: Students ($10 UMAA members; $15 non-members); Alumni ($20 UMAA members; $25 non-members) Registration required here. (Interested students and alumni can contact Erica Giorgi (giorg003@umn.edu) BEFORE registering for a possible registration fee discount.) Please contact Jon Ruzek at ruzek010@umn.edu with any questions you may have.
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    7.Bender Virtual Career Fair
    Are you a person with a disability looking for a career opportunity or internship? This virtual career fair, held on Thursday, November 13th, is a great opportunity for college students with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including American Transmission Co., ANSYS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Enterprise Holdings, Epic, Genentech, KLA-Tencor, Lexmark, Verizon, & other excellent employers! Find out more information online.
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    RESEARCH
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    8.McNair Research Scholars Applications
    The University of Minnesota's Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is now accepting applications for summer 2015. The priority application deadline is January 26, 2015. The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school. During the the 10-week summer research program students: Develop a great relationship with a professor that is essential for applying to graduate school; Receive a $3,500 stipend; Conduct research with a professor; Develop a quality research paper; Receive guidance through the graduate school process (e.g. identify graduate programs, write a personal statement, create a curriculum vitae, etc.), and Present research at poster sessions held on campus. Qualifications include: First generation college student and low income, or from an underrepresented group; GPA of 2.75 and above; Full-time sophomore or junior and a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident; Students with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) focus are strongly encouraged to apply to the McNair Scholars Program, as are student veterans. I encourage interested students to check out the McNair website for more information, and to sign up to attend a information session. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the program and application process. Click here (right toolbar) to view/register for upcoming information sessions. Also, feel free to contact Anthony Albecker (albecker@umn.edu), Shade' Osifuye (osif0003@umn.edu), Bai Vue (vuexx085@umn.edu) or visit us online and on Facebook.
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    9.MCAE Scholarship
    The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is turning 10 this year! To celebrate, we partnered with Target Corporation to provide a special scholarship opportunity for eligible undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. MCAE will be awarding three one-time scholarships of $1,000 for Spring 2015 semester. Preference will be given to those students who are currently involved in MCAE programs and initiatives. To be eligible for the MCAE @ 10 Scholarship a student must: Be an undergraduate (full-time student), have a FAFSA on file, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, demonstrate financial need (students should consult with One Stop if they are uncertain, and be from an underrepresented background. Students can access the scholarship application at z.umn.edu/mcae10scholarship. The Application Deadline is Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced in early January 2015. Questions about the scholarship should be directed to David Zelaya (dzelaya@umn.edu).
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Not all courses listed below are offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    10.CPSY Special Topics Courses
    This spring semester the Child Psychology department will be offering two special topics classes that are open to all students! These topics would be a great option for students interested in the arts, social work, sociology, public affairs or who just have a desire to work with children. Both classes are three credits. CPSY 4310 SEC 001: Imagination will be taught Mondays from 4:00-6:30pm and will This topic will examine how psychologists think about and study human imagination and play. CPSY 4310 SEC 002 Resilience in Children will be taught Wednesdays, from 4:00pm - 5:40pm.
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    11.Courses in the Center for Bioethics
    The Center for Bioethics (BTHX) is offering several interesting courses during Spring semester, including four new courses: Disability Ethics, Social Justice & Bioethics, Advanced Topics in Public Health Ethics, and Advanced Topics in Research Ethics. Other courses include: Dying in contemporary Medical Culture, Crossing Borders: Transnational Medical Travel & The Global Marketplace for Health Services, Research & Publication, and more. The Center has an extraordinary faculty and draws students from a wide variety of disciplines. Please consider these courses for yourself.
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    GRADUATE PROGRAMS
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    IMPORTANT: Programs 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.
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    12.Clinical Social Work Practice and Licensure
    If you are considering clinical social work practice, you may want to investigate the St. Kate's-St. Thomas MSW program. Over the summer, we updated our website to provide more information about the program and the profession. Here are links to some of our most popular pages: MSW home page; What is Clinical Social Work Practice?; St. Kate's - St. Thomas MSW Program-at-a-glance; Program format options; Explore areas of interest: opportunities for clinical practice specialization and MSW application process. There is an upcoming information session at St. Catherine University in St. Paul (Register HERE) on December 2nd from 7 - 9 pm, and online information sessions led by our Dean, Barbara Shank (Register HERE) on November 18th from 5 - 5:45 pm (CST) and December 17th from 7 - 7:45 pm (CST).
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    13.Master of Prof. Studies, concentration: Applied Behavioral Economics and Individual Choice!
    Are you interested in pursuing graduate studies upon graduation? Do you want to change the way the world thinks about food marketing, public policy, consulting, or consumer research? If so, this Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Agriculture and Life Sciences with concentration in Applied Behavioral Economics and Individual Choice - currently in its first year - might be just what you are looking for! This unique 2-semesters' MPS program offered through the Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management at Cornell University ignites cross-disciplinary solutions that transform consumer welfare as well as firm performance. Students have the opportunity to stylize their program in one of three areas of focus: Behavioral Marketing, Sustainability and Behavior, and Behavioral Finance. Check out and/or share with your friends the program's website. Apply now, only 25 seats available! If you have questions please contact Sandra Cuellar-Healey, Deputy Director, MPS-ABEIC Program at mps-abeic@cornell.edu.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    14.Undergraduate Office Assistant Position
    The MPC Admin Core is currently conducting a search for 1-2 undergraduate office assistants to join our front desk student team. This is an immediate opening but we would like to find individuals who would be able to work through future semesters. We're looking for someone who is hard working, has good attention to detail, and great customer service skills. If you are interested in this position you can apply online through the UMN Employment website (Req Number 195117).
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    15.Entry Level Positions with Korn Ferry
    At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Through our vision, research and tools across 80 offices and 3,400 employees, we convert potential into greatness. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Currently Korn Ferry is hiring for a number of entry-level positions. Follow this link to see the available positions.
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    16.Admissions Representative at UMR
    The University of Minnesota Rochester as an opening for an Admissions Representative. Please view the following link for a complete position description and information on how to apply online.
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    17.Full Time Job Opportunity at Natalis
    Natalis Outcomes is seeking a lead behavioral health care manager to perform the following at Natalis Counseling & Psychology Solutions, a multispecialty mental and behavioral health outpatient clinic: 1. Provide care coordinator services and referral support to clients and clinic providers 2. Assist clients with accessing community-based resources and services 3. Effectively work with the clinic's providers 4. Administer, interpret and coordinate client treatment outcomes evaluation and tracking 5. Perform other duties assigned by administrative or clinical leaders. The position will be full time position during normal business hours, and is located on MTC Light rail Green Line (though private transportation is desired). The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and there will be a monthly healthcare expense reimbursement of $200, and 10 days of PTO, plus 7 holidays. Qualifications include: 1. Bachelor's of Arts in psychology or social sciences strongly preferred 2. Completion of a bachelor's in social sciences by the summer of 2015 required, 3. Demonstrate cross cultural understanding and competency to work with diverse client population 4. Ability to use a PC and basic software packages 5. Basic understanding of mental and behavioral health care and treatment modalities. Please send a letter of interest and a resume to Jeffrey.wigren@natalisoutcomes.org
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    18.Conservation Corps Americorps Positions for Fall Grads
    Each year, the Youth Outdoors program hires AmeriCorps members to work outdoors in City and County public green spaces and to lead youth crews in the same work. We offer after-school jobs to 140 high school students in the metro area each year and our AmeriCorps members provide leadership and support to these youth. The Youth Outdoors program at Conservation Corps Minnesota is currently accepting applications for 22 AmeriCorps positions: Youth Outdoors Field Specialists, Youth Outdoors Crew Leaders and Youth Outdoors Crew Members. These positions are posted on GoldPASS but since they involve youth development and education, they may be of particular interest to Psychology students. More information and the link to the application can be found online. These AmeriCorps positions begin in early 2015 and end in mid-December. They require at least 40 hours per week so are likely best suited for recent graduates or Fall 2014 graduates. Upon finishing their terms of AmeriCorps service, Youth Outdoors members are eligible for an education award in the amount of $5645 (if eligible) that may be used for college expenses or to repay qualified student loans.
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  • 11/4/14

    Psych Scoop 10/28/14
    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology Advisor!
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Psychology Diversity Expo!
    --2.Careers & Pizza: Careers in the fight against Eating Disorders
    --3.Shortened Drop-In Hours on Thursday 11/6
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --4.ATTN Accepted Psi Chi Applicants
    RESEARCH
    --5.Columbia Business School Research Programs
    EVENTS
    --6.Pro Advice 101: Career Tips from the UMN Alumni Network
    --7.Bender Virtual Career Fair
    LEARNING ABROAD
    --8.NEW! Psychology & Research in Madrid: Summer 2015
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --9.MCAE Scholarship
    COURSES
    --10.Neuroscience Course NSCI 3100 - Mind and Brain
    --11.Work in the Community for Credit
    --12.APPS 1620: 1 Credit Strategies for Success
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --13.Paid Internship - Summer Teaching Opportunity
    --14.Tutoring Opportunity 4.5 Hours/Week
    --15.Hiring Part Time Experienced Youth Worker
    --16.Work Experience & Cash Prizes
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Psychology Diversity Expo!
    The Psychology Undergraduate Diversity Council is a student advisory group dedicated to engaging diverse perspectives and ensuring accessibility of services and programs within the psychology undergraduate program. The Diversity Council will be hosting the very first Psychology Diversity Expo Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 5th. This event will feature programs and services that support students' academic success, engagement and goals. Students are welcome to come and go throughout the Expo. Speak with researchers in psychology labs, learn about summer research programs for multicultural and first generation students, become familiar with Career Services' resources, speak to Psychology grad program staff. Refreshments will be served, and students will have the chance to be entered into a prize drawing. Again, the event will be held Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 5th 2-4pm in N219 Elliott Hall. No RSVP necessary. Hope to see you there.
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    2.Careers & Pizza: Careers in the fight against Eating Disorders
    We are bringing the professionals to you! Join both a Therapist & a Nutritionist while they discuss their experiences working with individuals struggling with Eating Disorders. They share their different perspectives and the different work that they do. Investigate career opportunities in this field and how to obtain experience prior to graduate school or career opportunities. This is your opportunity to bring questions to professionals in your area of interest. Be ready to share contact information for follow-up questions. This is ideal for both the Psychology BA and Psychology BS majors alike. Join us on Thursday, 11/13/14 from 11:30am-1pm in N639 Elliott Hall. FREE PIZZA for those who RSVP! To RSVP for this event, please email psyadvis@umn.edu with the subject line "Careers & Pizza". Space (and pizza) will be limited.
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    3.Shortened Drop-In Hours on Thursday 11/6
    Thursday, November 6th Psychology Advising will have shortened Drop-in hours. Drop-ins typically run from 2:15-4:15pm on Thursdays, but this week we will only have one hour of Drop-ins, from 2:15-3:15pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions, please email psyadvis@umn.edu.
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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.ATTN Accepted Psi Chi Applicants
    Attention new accepted applicants for Psi Chi: the due date for Psi Chi application fee is coming up! Please bring $65 (checks should be written out to Psi Chi) to drop-box outside the Psychology Advising Main Office (N108 Elliott Hall) by November 13th.
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    5.Columbia Business School Research Programs
    Are you interested in leveraging your analytical skills to work on cutting-edge research questions? Do you want to pursue research in a field with excellent academic and industry career opportunities? Are you ready to combine math, economics, computing, statistics, and information sciences to find innovative solutions to challenging problems? Do you want to apply theories of psychology and sociology to management, marketing, finance and the decision sciences? Do you want to work with the leaders in New York City who are defining the very center of business? Come join U-M Alum Khaled Hamdy (PhD EE 2000) from Columbia Business School for an information session about the following programs: 1) Full-Time Research Associate Program - This 2-3 year program allows the RA to work on many different projects as they perform full-time research assistance to top faculty in their respective fields; 2) Summer Research Internship Program - This 10-week program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and exposes the intern to the world of business research. It is designed for students in their junior year, but exceptional sophomores and master's students have participated, and 3) PhD Program - Columbia Business School provides an intense research community and excellent resources for doctoral studies. A fellowship and stipend give doctoral students flexibility to purse their interests without having to worry about funding. This info session will be held next Thursday, November 13th from 5:00pm-6:30pm in Keller Hall 4-178A. Theory Meets Practice. Do research at the very center of business. Bring your resumes!
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    6.Pro Advice 101: Career Tips from the UMN Alumni Network
    All U of M students and alumni are invited to attend Pro Advice 101: Career Tips from the U of M Alumni Network on Tuesday, November 11th from 5:00-7:15pm in Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center. This event offers a lively networking opportunity and interactive presentation that will address some of today's toughest professional etiquette, networking, and on-the-job questions, based on feedback from the 445,000+ strong University of Minnesota alumni community. Advice on how to negotiate salary, navigate food/beverage etiquette, avoid fatal job search mistakes, network with confidence, handle embarrassing questions, and more! Appetizers and non-alcohol beverages will be served. Cost: Students ($10 UMAA members; $15 non-members); Alumni ($20 UMAA members; $25 non-members) Registration required here. (Interested students and alumni can contact Erica Giorgi BEFORE registering for a possible registration fee discount. Please contact Jon Ruzek with any questions you may have.
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    7.Bender Virtual Career Fair
    Are you a person with a disability looking for a career opportunity or internship? This virtual career fair (https://t.e2ma.net/message/i6wbh/ub5qeh), held on Thursday, November 13th, is a great opportunity for college students with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including American Transmission Co., ANSYS, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Enterprise Holdings, Epic, Genentech, KLA-Tencor, Lexmark, Verizon, & other excellent employers! Find out more information online.
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    8.NEW! Psychology & Research in Madrid: Summer 2015
    The Learning Abroad Center, together with the Department of Psychology and the Fundacion Ortega-Marañon in Madrid, will be launching a new study abroad program in Madrid, Spain this summer. On this program, students will earn 6 credits of PSY Credit in just 6 weeks! Students will take Psy 3061 (taught by Professor Jonathan Gewirtz, Department of Psychology UMN-TC) and work in one of 2 world-famous research labs in Madrid, earning 3 credits of Psy 5993. Students on the program will have the choice of living in local dormitories or with a Spanish host family. In addition to spending 6 weeks in Madrid, students will also take a study trip to Toledo, Spain. This program is a great opportunity for students to gain an international perspective on psychology, specifically in the brain science area, and to work on psychological research while abroad! Best of all, this program is extremely affordable. To find out more, take a look at the Learning Abroad Center's Website. If you're thinking of applying, you will first need to complete a Learning Abroad Center first step meeting () and then apply through the Apply tab. If you have questions about this program, or how it would count towards the Psychology major (BA or BS), please contact Psychology Advising, or Sarah Reuben from the Learning Abroad Center.
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    9.MCAE Scholarship
    The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is turning 10 this year! To celebrate, we partnered with Target Corporation to provide a special scholarship opportunity for eligible undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. MCAE will be awarding three one-time scholarships of $1,000 for Spring 2015 semester. Preference will be given to those students who are currently involved in MCAE programs and initiatives. To be eligible for the MCAE @ 10 Scholarship a student must: Be an undergraduate (full-time student), have a FAFSA on file, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, demonstrate financial need (students should consult with One Stop if they are uncertain, and be from an underrepresented background. Students can access the scholarship application here or z.umn.edu/mcae10scholarship. The Application Deadline is Monday, December 1, 2014 at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced in early January 2015. Questions about the scholarship should be directed to David Zelaya (dzelaya@umn.edu).
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Not all courses listed below are offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    10.Neuroscience Course NSCI 3100 - Mind and Brain
    The Neuroscience Department will be offering NSCI 3100, Mind and Brain, this Spring. The topic of this course will cover the implications of the physical nature of the mind, with an emphasis on decision-making as an entry point into neuroscience and psychology. The course will count towards the Psychology Bachelor of Science Outside Foundation Coursework in the Area D. Biological Science Foundation Cluster. Check out the course guide and the class schedule for more information. Any questions may be directed to the Instructor of the course, David Redish.
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    11.Work in the Community for Credit
    Are you looking for ways to do work in the community as part of your academic course load this Spring? Service Learning Courses might be the perfect fit for you! Check out the Community Service Learning Center for information about Service Learning Courses that will be offered this Spring 2015. Updates will continue to be made to this list throughout the remainder of Fall semester and typically up through the start of Spring semester, so check back regularly in the next couple weeks and then once a week after Thanksgiving for updates.
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    12.APPS 1620: 1 Credit Strategies for Success
    The Academic, Professional, and Personal Success (APPS) Program offers a series of 1xxx-level, 1-credit courses that allow you to develop your personal Toolkit for Success. These are courses tailored to your unique interests and goals and range in topic from effective interviewing to preparing for graduate school, all focused on your success now and after graduation. There will be A-term, B-term and full semester offerings. Some of the course titles are: Building your Professional Network; Preparing for Meaningful Community Engagement; Preparing for Meaningful Internships; Going Global: Planning, Preparing, Maximizing; Graduate School: Exploring, Preparing and Applying.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    13.Paid Internship - Summer Teaching Opportunity
    Breakthrough Twin Cities helps motivated students overcome adversity to prepare for college with the support of older students passionate about education. We are seeking a diverse group of talented undergraduate and high school students (juniors/seniors) to apply for our paid summer teaching fellowship, complete with training and classroom teaching experience. Open to all majors! This internship was ranked as one of the TOP TEN SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS by the Princeton Review.The Summer 2015 application is now available online. Early Decision Deadline is January 6, 2015 and the Regular Decision Deadline is February 25, 2015. Interviews will be granted on a rolling basis. Please check out the Breakthrough Twin Cities or Breakthrough Collaborative for more information.
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    14.Tutoring Opportunity 4.5 Hours/Week
    The Pillsbury United Communities' FANS is a college prep program at four neighborhood centers. We are looking for a couple awesome tutors to inspire our youth to do well now so they can get into college later. Please send all applications to Julie Graves at our Waite House location.
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    15.Hiring Part Time Experienced Youth Worker
    Community Education is looking for an experienced youthworker for the after school program Everyday Leaders. The class is based on the strategy of service-learning where facilitators and youth come together to create service learning projects. The the job description can be found here.
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    16.Work Experience & Cash Prizes
    Please take a look at the following psychology project from MindSumo. MindSumo projects give you work experience from impressive companies and offer cash prizes for the best submissions. What is the best way to train children and adults about mentorship? - $600 in prizes. Questions can be directed to aaron@mindsumo.com. More information can be found online.
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  • 10/28/14

    Psych Scoop 10/28/14
    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology Advisor!
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Psychology Diversity Expo!
    PISA - PSYCHOLOGY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION
    --2.PISA Bake Sale
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --3.Potluck Halloween Party on Thursday!
    EVENTS
    --4.Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility
    --5.Humphrey Preview Day, November 1
    --6.Masters in Human Resources Grad School Fair Virtual
    --7.Info Session for U of M Counseling Master's Program
    ENGAGEMENT
    --8.Volunteer with the Aurora Center
    LEARNING ABROAD
    --9.NEW! Psychology & Research in Madrid: Summer 2015
    COURSES
    --10.Practicum Course in ABA for Autism
    --11.WRIT 4431W Science, Technology, and the Law
    RESOURCES
    --12.University Libraries
    --13.Student Mental Health Resources
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --14.Mental Health Advocate Position in Eden Prairie
    --15.Work with Girl Scouts
    --16.Part Time Research Analyst Positions
    --17.Job Opportunities with Ramsey County
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Psychology Diversity Expo!
    The Psychology Undergraduate Diversity Council is a student advisory group dedicated to engaging diverse perspectives and ensuring accessibility of services and programs within the psychology undergraduate program. The Diversity Council will be hosting the very first Psychology Diversity Expo next week Wednesday, November 5th. This event will feature programs and services that support students' academic success, engagement and goals. Students are welcome to come and go throughout the Expo. Speak with researchers in psychology labs, learn about summer research programs for multicultural and first generation students, become familiar with Career Services' resources, speak to Psychology grad program staff. Refreshments will be served, and students will have the chance to be entered into a prize drawing. Again, the event will be held Wednesday, November 5th 2-4pm in N219 Elliott Hall. No RSVP necessary. Hope to see you there.
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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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    2.PISA Bake Sale
    Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 29th, the Psychology International Student Association (PISA) will have a bake sale! We will be selling cookie brownies, cinnamon muffins and much more! Please see us 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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    3.Potluck Halloween Party on Thursday!
    Happy Halloween! We will be hosting a scary movie night this Thursday from 4:30 to the end of the movie in Elliott Hall room N391. It's potluck style, so we'll bring some snacks, but feel free to bring your own to share too!
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    EVENTS
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    4.Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility
    The Center for Spirituality & Healing is sponsoring The Wellbeing Lecture Series. They have invited experts in various fields of health and wellbeing to share the latest science as well as new knowledge and tools to help you find your own path to wellbeing. The Series' next speaker is Social Psychologist, Dr. Ellen Langer who will be presenting: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Dr. Langer is the first female professor to gain tenure in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. She has been described as the "mother of mindfulness" and has written extensively on the illusion of control, mindful aging, stress, decision-making, and health. Dr. Langer has been a guest speaker all over the world, including Japan, Malaysia, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Switzerland, Argentina and China. Her websites can be found at www.langermindfulnessinstitute.com and www.ellenlanger.com. The presentation will be held Monday, November 10th from 2:00-4:00pm in The Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union. Go to the Wellbeing Lecture Series Website for more information.
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    5.Humphrey Preview Day, November 1
    If you would like to learn more about how a Humphrey School education can prepare you for a lifetime of impact, we invite you to attend the Humphrey Preview Day on Saturday, November 1. During this half-day event at the Humphrey School on the UM-Twin Cities campus, attendees will learn about our five master's degrees in public policy, urban and regional planning, and international development as well as science, technology, and environmental policy.
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    6.Masters in Human Resources Grad School Fair Virtual
    Are you considering a career in Human Resources? Looking to get ahead in this growing field? A graduate degree in HR can provide you with just the advantage that you need. The Virtual Fair will allow you to have your admissions questions answered by representatives from graduate institutions nationwide in this live online event on November 5th. Register NOW to attend the FREE virtual fair to learn more about HR Grad Schools. Save your valuable time by meeting school representatives in live chat sessions online and have your questions answered without ever leaving the comfort of your computer. Only a one-time registration is required to meet multiple schools.
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    7.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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    ENGAGEMENT
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    8.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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    LEARNING ABROAD
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    9.NEW! Psychology & Research in Madrid: Summer 2015
    The Learning Abroad Center, together with the Department of Psychology and the Fundacion Ortega-Marañon in Madrid, will be launching a new study abroad program in Madrid, Spain this summer. On this program, students will earn 6 credits of PSY Credit in just 6 weeks! Students will take Psy 3061 (taught by Professor Jonathan Gewirtz, Department of Psychology UMN-TC) and work in one of 2 world-famous research labs in Madrid, earning 3 credits of Psy 5993. Students on the program will have the choice of living in local dormitories or with a Spanish host family. In addition to spending 6 weeks in Madrid, students will also take a study trip to Toledo, Spain. This program is a great opportunity for students to gain an international perspective on psychology, specifically in the brain science area, and to work on psychological research while abroad! Best of all, this program is extremely affordable. To find out more, take a look at the Learning Abroad Center's Website. If you're thinking of applying, you will first need to complete a Learning Abroad Center first step meeting () and then apply through the Apply tab. If you have questions about this program, or how it would count towards the Psychology major (BA or BS), please contact Psychology Advising, or Sarah Reuben from the Learning Abroad Center.
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Not all courses listed below are offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    10.Practicum Course in ABA for Autism
    We're entering our 17th year of offering a practicum in ABA for autism at the Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota (Psy 4012 - Behavior Analysis and Autism). We typically have room for about 12 undergraduates each spring, who participate in 7 hours per week of introductory practicum work in family homes and ABA centers in the Twin Cities. This is part of a four-course sequence in the Psychology Department including: Psy 3011: Introduction to Learning & Behavior; Psy 4011: Applied Behavior Analysis; Psy 4012: Behavior Analysis and Autism; and Psy 3996: Undergraduate Field Study/Internship in Psychology. A handout with full descriptions of these courses can be found on the Course Catalog online or picked up in Psychology Advising (N108 Elliott Hall). If you are seeking credits in autism or ABA, then please contact Dr. Eric Larsson and request a prerequisites questionnaire. He will be able to provide you with all of the necessary information.
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    11.WRIT 4431W Science, Technology, and the Law
    Learn about areas of the law that are greatly affected by technology and scientific discovery: privacy, intellectual property, and health law. Using case reading and discussion, the course begins with a survey of what actions by business, government, and private individuals constitute invasion of privacy as well as what limits are placed on the right of privacy. For example, students discuss The Wiretap Act and The Patriot Act, and how the Fifth and Fourth Amendments affect such laws. Students then discuss intellectual property, in particular music downloading, filesharing, and electronic books. The final section of the course centers on health law--how medical science and the law have affected each other. Students will find this course prepares them for the legal issues they will encounter in future careers in industry, government, and media. Students interested in law school should find this course of particular value. For more information, contact instructor Brian Larson at 612.464.8660 or lars0642@umn.edu.
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    RESOURCES
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    12.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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    13.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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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    14.Mental Health Advocate Position in Eden Prairie
    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.
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    15.Work with Girl Scouts
    Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys are hiring. In partnership with 17,000 adult volunteers, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys helps 43,000 girls each year--in all or portions of 49 counties in southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin--to discover new abilities, connect with new friends, and take action to improve their communities. Girl Scouts is the world's preeminent leadership development organization for girls, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. See open positions online.
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    16.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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    17.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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  • 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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    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.
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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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  • 10/14/14

    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.Considering Grad School in Mental Health? Attend this Info Session!
    --2.Interested in Research but Don't Know Where to Start? Attend this Info Session!
    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
    --3.Psychology Colloquium: Neuroimaging, PTSD, Resilience, and Posttraumatic Growth
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --4.Rorschach Painting and Trivia at Psychology Club
    EVENTS
    --5.Government & Nonprofit Career Fair
    --6.On-Campus Interviews
    --7.Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
    --8.Students Interested in Aging Studies - Fall Film, Pizza and Discussion
    --9.Minneapolis Idealist Grad Fair Next Week
    --10.Medical School Info Sessions
    RESEARCH
    --11.Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) College of Sciences Hosts FOCUS
    --12.DESRE- Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience Program
    ENGAGEMENT
    --13.UDREAM
    --14.Become a Volunteer Blogger at the Women's Center!
    COURSES
    --15.Register now for B-Term Classes Starting Oct 21st
    --16.Spring 15 - PSY 5960: Neuroscience, Philosophy & Ethics
    RESOURCES
    --17.Website to Help Students with Group Projects
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --18.Boren Scholarship and Fellowship $8,000-$20,000 Awards for Study Abroad
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --19.Employment Opportunity Available Immediately
    --20.Student Experience is Hiring!
    --21.Expanded Learning Teacher at Sojourner Truth Academy
    --22.Conservation Corps MN & IA is hiring a Recruitment Coordinator, based in St. Paul
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Considering Grad School in Mental Health? Attend this Info Session!
    Tomorrow - Wednesday, October 15th; 3pm-4:30pm in N639 Elliott Hall Psychology Undergraduate Advising will be hosting the 'Mental Health Graduate School Information Session' an opportunity to hear from a panel of Mental Health graduate students from across the metro area, including a few from the University of Minnesota. Bring a pen, paper, and any questions you may have! As seating is limited, please RSVP to psyadvis@umn.edu with "Grad Panel" in the subject heading.
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    2.Interested in Research but Don't Know Where to Start? Attend this Info Session!
    On 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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    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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    3.Psychology Colloquium: Neuroimaging, PTSD, Resilience, and Posttraumatic Growth
    Thursday, October 16th from 3:30-4:30pm in Walter Library 402, the Department of Psychology will host Brian Engdahl, Ph.D. as part of the Psychology Fall Colloquium Series. The search is on for biological markers of mental disorders. Neuroimaging techniques that assess brain function (EEG, PET, MRI) are providing tools in this search. We are using magnetoencephalography (MEG), a unique neuroimaging technique that is simple (task free resting state), safe, short (1 minute), dynamic (based on ongoing activity collected every millisecond) and sensitive to changes in brain communication patterns. MEG allows excellent discrimination between controls and disorder-specific groups. We have studied nearly 2000 subjects. Findings on multiple select groups will be presented, highlighting neural differences in PTSD, trauma adaptation, and posttraumatic growth. A list of the upcoming Colloquium speakers can be found under "upcoming events" on the Departmental website.
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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.Rorschach Painting and Trivia at Psychology Club
    There is a Psychology Club meeting this Thursday from 4:45-5:45 in Elliott Hall. We will be making our very own Rorschach tests and competing in some psychology trivia! I hope to see you there! Check out the Psychology Club/Psi Chi Facebook Page on the day of the event for the exact location. There will also be signs posted on the doors of Elliott Hall that day.
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    5.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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    6.On-Campus Interviews
    Each semester employers conduct interviews on campus for a variety of full-time and internship positions. Organizations interviewing on campus yet this semester include: Ameriprise Financial, Cargill, General Mills, Kohl's Department Stores, MEDITECH, SPS Commerce, Target, and more! These organizations are recruiting for a variety of positions including Management Development, Internal Communications, Marketing, Analyst, Store Management, Sales, Customer Operations, Quality Control, Software Developer, and more! Check often as new schedules are added regularly! Search the 'Interview On Campus' section on GoldPASS for more information and a full list of on-campus interview opportunities. There are deadlines this week and next week for some great positions! Questions about interviewing on campus? Contact CLA Career Services at 612-624-7577 or hirecla@umn.edu.
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    7.Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
    At the University of Minnesota, we have one of 35 graduate programs accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling to educate genetic counseling practitioners in North America. The program currently accepts 8 new students each year. Most of our students secure teaching assistantships in their first year that helps to fund a portion of their studies with partial tuition remission and a stipend. Our graduates are employed in a wide variety of positions in clinical settings, research, public health and industry both nationally and internationally. To find out more about our programs, attend our genetic counseling information session on Friday, October 17th! More information about this can be found online.
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    8.Students Interested in Aging Studies - Fall Film, Pizza and Discussion
    Students, faculty, and staff are invited to enjoy pizza and view the film Gen Silent, next Thursday, October 23rd from 4:00-6:30pm in Mayo 3-100. This award-winning documentary is the first film to examine the challenges faced by older GLBT adults as they navigate the healthcare system. After the film, there will be a group discussion led by Stef Wilenchek, director of the GLBTA Programs Office, and Judith Katz, regional academic adviser in the Department of English and the Department of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies. The event is free and open to all, but advance registration is requested. You can access the registration form on the home page of the Center on Aging web site.
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    9.Minneapolis Idealist Grad Fair Next Week
    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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    10.Medical School Info Sessions
    There are many factors that go into creating a competitive medical school portfolio and just as many pathways. In an attempt to provide students with information, the University of Minnesota Medial School hosts various events throughout the year. We hope that students we can have a meaningful and informative dialogue about preparing for medical school and the admissions process. We encourage applicants to seek advice and feedback from a variety of people who know the profession and pathway. Lastly, we hope to convey to prospective students the benefit of attending the University of Minnesota Medical School and expose them to our unique academic programs and opportunities. If you are interested in coordinating a visit and have not done so already please contact Lola Galvan at galva001@umn.edu. Lola, will work with you to find an appropriate time and date. In addition to visiting your campus we are hosting two on-campus information sessions for students. Friday, October 17 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm in 3-100 Mayo Building (Register online) and November 21, 2014 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm in3-125 Mayo Building (Register online). We look forward to an opportunity to work with applicants who will be Driven to Discover at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Please do not hesitate in contacting me directly at dpatel@umn.edu should you have any questions.
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    11.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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    12.DESRE- Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience Program
    The initiative is a 6-week summer program at Georgia Southern University hosted by the Rural Health Research Institute and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The initiative, called DESRE (Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience), is a paid, hands-on research experience for undergraduate and graduate students. During the program, students engage in cutting-edge rural health disparities research and receive training in the unique factors associated with addressing health disparities. Students work with and learn from a team of experienced faculty researchers from both Georgia Southern University and Mercer University. Learn more about the program and access the application online. The application deadline is Monday, December 1st, 2014. Please contact Janie Wilson, with any questions or for more information about the program.
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    13.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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    14.Become a Volunteer Blogger at the Women's Center!
    Practice, enhance, and strengthen your writing skills, have a chance to express your opinions to a large audience, have your work published and archived online, and learn how to work on a deadline. The blogging opportunity at the Women's Center is a great way to become involved in the social justice community. Not only will you become more familiar with social justice topics in our community, but you will also build your resume for future positions. Apply online by October 27 to be considered for fall semester (or beyond).
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    15.Register now for B-Term Classes Starting Oct 21st
    The Academic Professional and Personal Success (APPS) Program offers a series of courses that allow you to develop your personal Toolkit for Success. These courses are tailored to students' unique interests and goals and range in topic from effective interviewing to preparing for graduate school, all focused on student success now and after graduation program. Find out more about the APPS program online. There are still some 1 credit, B-term courses open that will start October 21st. The courses are listed under EDHD 1620: Strategies for Student Success. Individual topics include: Developing your Digital Brand; Preparing for Meaningful Internships; Building your Professional Network; Navigating Difficult Conversations; Effective Interviewing; Meaningful Community Engagement; Teamwork-Surviving to Thriving. Register now.
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    16.Spring 15 - PSY 5960: Neuroscience, Philosophy & Ethics
    This Spring, the Department of Psychology will be offering a 3 credit seminar course titled "Neuroscience, Philosophy, & Ethics" - Psy 5960. Neuroscience increasingly allows us to explain the human experience in terms of mechanistic, electrochemical processes. The current course explores philosophical issues sparked by these developments in two modules. The first module examines the ways in which human neuroscience may shed new light on age-long philosophical quagmires such as mind-body dualism, free-will, and consciousness. For example, can all of conscious experience (qualia) be reduced to neurobiology? The second module turns to neuroethical questions regarding the potential benefits and harms neuroscience might bring to the moral fabric of society. For example, could brain-based accounts of human behavior increase societal compassion toward those exhibiting taboo or antisocial behaviors (e.g., substance abuse, mental illness, violence, reckless driving, homelessness). Following modules one and two, the course will cover an additional 3-4 topics chosen collectively by enrolled students. The semester will also include two guest lectures by UMN professors from the Law School, Philosophy Department, Neuroscience Department, or School of Public Health. This course will be open to junior and senior undergraduates; preference will be given to students who have completed Psy 3061 or an equivalent course. The seminar will be taught by Shmuel Lissek who is an assistant professor in the department. If you think you may be interested in taking this course, please contact Dr. Lissek at smlissek@umn.edu. Expressing interest does not entail a commitment to enroll in the course. This course would count towards the Psychology Electives portion of the psychology major (BA or BS).
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    17.Website to Help Students with Group Projects
    Ever been frustrated with group-work/group projects? The Center for Teaching and Learning here at the TC campus has just created a new website to help students work better together on group projects in their courses. It's teamwork.umn.edu. Check it out!
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    18.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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    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.
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    19.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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    21.Expanded Learning Teacher at Sojourner Truth Academy
    Sojourner Truth Academy is a PreK-8th grade Charter Public School in Minneapolis. We are passionate about ensuring our scholars achieve academic and social success in a community of high expectations where each scholar is valued. Through a collaborative partnership with the Northside Achievement Zone, STA is able to offer Truth be Told, an academically and socially enriching expanded learning (after school) program. We are seeking passionate, patient, and collaborative youth workers to work in a team environment supported by professional development and data driven instruction. Compensation is $18/hour. The full post can be found online. To apply email a letter of interest and resume to Katie Cook at: kcook@sojournertruthacademy.org.
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    22.Conservation Corps MN & IA is hiring a Recruitment Coordinator, based in St. Paul
    The Recruitment Coordinator manages recruitment for 300 AmeriCorps and 275 youth positions serving each year: developing applications and position descriptions, managing the applicant tracking database, posting service opportunities, reviewing and processing applications, fielding applicant inquiries, running criminal history and driver checks, conducting interviews, and networking with program alumni and community organizations. The start date is November 3, 2014 (or earliest available). View the posting & position description online. The Application deadline is October 19, 2014. Submit a cover letter and resume to: hr@conservationcorps.org (electronic submission only). Questions: Contact Candice McElroy at 651.209.9900 x 24
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  • 10/6/14

    Psych Scoop 10/6/14
    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology Advisor!
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.CONNECT! Schedule an appointment with a Psychology Advisor!
    --2.Considering Grad School in Mental Health? Attend this Info Session!
    EVENTS
    --3.Tour May School of Health Sciences (Transportation Provided this Thursday)
    --4.Webinar: 50 Shades of Developing Gray Matter: Adolescents & Marijuana
    --5.Pre-Genetic Counseling Club Meeting
    --6.MCAE Scholarship & Internship Fair
    --7.Pre-Law Advising and Student Group
    RESEARCH
    --8.Post-Graduate Research Fellowships
    --9.Facial Emotion Coding RA Position Available Immediately
    --10.Child Development Research
    ENGAGEMENT
    --11.Institute on the Environment Undergraduate Leader's Program
    --12.Pre-Law Advising and Student Group
    --13.Community Engagement Scholars Program
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --14.National Scholarship Applications
    --15.Learning Abroad Center Scholarships
    LEARNING ABROAD
    --16.May Term in Denmark and Sweden!
    --17.Volunteer & Community Engagement Abroad Information Sessions
    --18.Study Abroad in Istanbul
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --19.Banyan Community is hiring
    --20.Volunteering with Youth Providing After-School Education
    --21.AmeriCorps Positions with the Minnesota Alliance With Youth
    --22.Undergraduate Internship at Urban Arts
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    1.CONNECT! Schedule an appointment with a Psychology Advisor!
    Statistics show that 70% of all jobs are found through networking! Start now! Making CONNECTions is a crucial part of your undergraduate student experience, especially within your major. As your major advisors, we want to CONNECT with you! In Psychology Undergraduate Advising we have a great deal of psych-related experience, including having worked in a wide variety of psychology-related positions, completed both undergraduate and graduate programs in psych, traveled and studied abroad, and completed internships and maintained CONNECTions with alumni and current graduate students who are working in the field. With that, we would like to invite you to CONNECT with us by scheduling an appointment to simply CONNECT. Relationship building is important, so if there is an advisor who you have met with in the past, or has experience in something that you are interested in, feel free to request a specific advisor. October is a great month for these type of appointments, act now before the rush!
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    2.Considering Grad School in Mental Health? Attend this Info Session!
    Wednesday, October 15th; 3pm-4:30pm in N639 Elliott Hall Psychology Undergraduate Advising will be hosting the 'Mental Health Graduate School Information Session' an opportunity to hear from a panel of Mental Health graduate students from across the metro area, including a few from the University of Minnesota. Bring a pen, paper, and any questions you may have! As seating is limited, please RSVP to psyadvis@umn.edu with "Grad Panel" in the subject heading.
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    3.Tour May School of Health Sciences (Transportation Provided this Thursday)
    This Thursday, October 9th from 5:30-7:30 the Universi of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) is hosting the Mayo School of Health Sciences Educational Open House. UMR is providing FREE transportation from UMTC (Coffman Memorial Union) to the event. This will be an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in the health field. You can discover new career pathways, chat with current students and get a behind-the-scenes look at Mayo Clinic's Mayo School of Health Sciences with 19 undergraduate, graduate and internship programs represented. In addition to the transportation and open house, there will be a short tour of downtown Rochester and a free meal included in the bus tour. You must register here ASAP if you are interested in taking the bus. Please contact Jordan Melbye at melby085@r.umn.edu or 507-258-8087 with any questions.
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    4.Webinar: 50 Shades of Developing Gray Matter: Adolescents & Marijuana
    More Americans now perceive marijuana as harmless and many believe that it should be legal and unregulated. Currently, 22 states either allow medical or recreational use of the drug. As policy shifts toward medicalization and legalization of marijuana, it is reasonable to expect that prevalence rates and resulting health consequences will increase. The Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health presents Dr. Ken Winters speaking on the use of marijuana by adolescents and the clinical implications. Dr. Winters is a Professor in the UMN Department of Psychiatry, Director for the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research, and a senior scientist with the Treatment Research Institute in Philadelphia. His primary research interests are the assessment and treatment of addictions, including adolescent drug abuse and problem gambling. This webinar will be held Friday, October 10th from 12:00pm-1:00-m. You can register online. The webinar can also be viewed with a mobile device by downloading and installing the free app. The webinar ID to use with a mobile device is 103-655-043
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    5.Pre-Genetic Counseling Club Meeting
    Do you enjoy counseling people through major life decisions? Do you like genetics? Then genetic counseling may be the perfect path for you! Join the Pre-Genetic Counseling Club to meet other students interested in the field, hear guest speakers from different specialties, and learn more about all of the opportunities waiting for you in genetic counseling. Attend our next meeting on Tuesday, October 14 from 6-7pm in Coffman room 326. We will be hearing from Bonnie LeRoy, the director of the genetic counseling grad program at the U! Snacks will be provided of course.
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    6.MCAE Scholarship & Internship Fair
    The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is hosting a Scholarship and Internship Information Fair tomorrow, Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 11:00am - 2:00pm in the Mississippi Room at Coffman Memorial Union. Local corporations, government agencies and university programs will be there recruiting for their internship and scholarship opportunities and scholarship experts and organizations will be onsite to answer questions. In addition to recruiters, we strength coaching will be available, and students can bring their resumes and have them reviewed by a career services staff member. Go online to register and to see which organizations will be attending. Registration is not required but appreciated. Students who register will receive event reminders and information on how to prepare for the event. All eligible student participants will have a chance to win an ipad.
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    7.Pre-Law Advising - Should I go to Law School
    The Pre-Law advising office on campus will be hosting a workshop called: Should I go to Law School, tomorrow, Wednesday, October 8th at 3pm in 411 STSS. Check it out!
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    8.Facial Emotion Coding RA Position Available Immediately
    A lab at the Institute of Child Development is seeking Research Assistants to help us this fall semester with a facial emotion coding project. You will gain training in face emotion coding and learn more generally about conducting psychology research. This may be an especially good opportunity for individuals who think they may want to eventually pursue graduate studies in psychology or child development and want to gain research experience. This experience can be from 1 to 3 credits, depending on your time commitment (3-9 hours per week effective from now until the end of the fall semester). To apply please forward your resume, which includes your current GPA near the top, to Jyothi and Madelyn at ramak032@umn.edu and label052@umn.edu; please be sure to put "ICD Emotion Coding Project" in the Subject Line. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions. Thanks for your interest!
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    9.Research Opportunity in Child Development
    The Carlson Child Development Lab offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience and earn college credits while working with preschool and school-aged children in a laboratory setting. Current research topics include self-control, perspective-taking and pretend play. Our undergraduates are an integral part of our lab, and participate in all levels of our research. From offering suggestions for developing protocols to running sessions with children and families, research assistants are afforded every opportunity to pursue their own interests and apply their own skills within our lab. As a Carlson Lab RA, you will interact with some of the leading scientists in the field of child development,. You will also have the chance to contribute to presentations of our research at international conferences and be included in future publications. This is the perfect opportunity to develop important research skills and relationships while learning about children's social cognitive development. Schedules are highly flexible. Inquiries can be directed to childlab@umn.edu. Two credit, two semester minimum.
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    10.Community Engagement Scholars Program
    Do you enjoy volunteering? Would you like to connect with others who are dedicated to working with their communities? Check out the Community Engagement Scholars Program (CESP)! This program recognizes students who make a significant commitment to community work and service-learning. Through work with non-profit organizations off campus, reflections, service-learning courses and a final project, CESP participants explore what it means to work and learn with their communities. Interested? The first step to get involved is to attend an information session. See dates and register here online. Questions? call 612-626-2044 or email cesp@umn.edu.
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    14.National Scholarship Applications
    The Office for National and International Scholarships hosts a variety of scholarship information sessions throughout the school year regarding several competitive scholarships that U of M students can apply for. Applying for national or international scholarships or fellowships can be a great learning experience, but it is also very challenging. The Office for National and International Scholarships have a variety of resources to help students assess their scholarship potential, understand the application process, and prepare the most competitive application. While these awards are very competitive, University of Minnesota students have been winners and top contenders in the past. For more information, please visit their website.
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    15.Learning Abroad Center Scholarships
    Scholarship deadlines are approaching for students participating in winter break and spring 2015 programs. The Study Abroad Scholarship and the Diversity Scholarship are due Wednesday, October 15. Contact the LAC for more information.
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    16.May Term in Denmark and Sweden!
    Explore what makes Nordic countries among the happiest in the world! This May (2015) Dr. Michael Stebleton will be leading EDHD 3100: Examining the Good Life. This is a 3-week, 3-credit program where students will examine how education, employment and environmental issues contribute to high standards of living in Denmark and Sweden. Participants will travel like locals, by bike, around many of Copenhagen's car-free streets, and learn about the importance of smart urban design in the parks and canals. This course will also fulfill the Global Perspectives Theme Liberal Education Requirement. Sign up today!
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    17.Volunteer & Community Engagement Abroad Information Sessions
    Volunteer and Community Engagement programs are for UofM students and are led by UofM staff. The Non-Credit Learning Abroad Grant is applicable to these programs. For more information visit our site. This year, the Senegal program during winter break will be led by staff from the LAC and the Leadership (LEAD-UP) office. The Ecuador and Guatemala programs during spring break will be led by staff from the LAC. Pizza and refreshments are provided at all sessions. Ecuador and Guatemala: Wednesday, October 8, 12-1 p.m., 230 Heller Hall; Senegal: Wednesday, October 8, 4-5:30 p.m., 219 Appleby Hall
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    18.Study Abroad in Istanbul
    Are you interested in participating in one of the U of M's most cost-effective semester long programs in Europe? This Thursday the Learning Abroad Center will host an information session about the Study Abroad in Istanbul, Turkey. The session will be Thursday, October 9, 2:30pm, Social Sciences 260. Study Abroad in Istanbul has coursework well suited to CLA majors, with classes fulfilling several UMN Lib Ed requirements (including Writing Intensive). The program will include Turkish language, housing in host families, and limited credit-bearing internship placements new for Spring 2015. The program also features a two-week academic excursion to Rome, Italy (included in the program fee). The application deadline is November 1. Contact Eric Leinen (lein0032@umn.edu) for more details or visit the Learning Abroad Center's website.
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    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.
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    16.May Term in Denmark and Sweden!
    Explore what makes Nordic countries among the happiest in the world! This May (2015) Dr. Michael Stebleton will be leading EDHD 3100: Examining the Good Life. This is a 3-week, 3-credit program where students will examine how education, employment and environmental issues contribute to high standards of living in Denmark and Sweden. Participants will travel like locals, by bike, around many of Copenhagen's car-free streets, and learn about the importance of smart urban design in the parks and canals. This course will also fulfill the Global Perspectives Theme Liberal Education Requirement. Sign up today!
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    17.Volunteer & Community Engagement Abroad Information Sessions
    Volunteer and Community Engagement programs are for UofM students and are led by UofM staff. The Non-Credit Learning Abroad Grant is applicable to these programs. For more information visit our site. This year, the Senegal program during winter break will be led by staff from the LAC and the Leadership (LEAD-UP) office. The Ecuador and Guatemala programs during spring break will be led by staff from the LAC. Pizza and refreshments are provided at all sessions. Ecuador and Guatemala: Wednesday, October 8, 12-1 p.m., 230 Heller Hall; Senegal: Wednesday, October 8, 4-5:30 p.m., 219 Appleby Hall
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    18.Study Abroad in Istanbul
    Are you interested in participating in one of the U of M's most cost-effective semester long programs in Europe? This Thursday the Learning Abroad Center will host an information session about the Study Abroad in Istanbul, Turkey. The session will be Thursday, October 9, 2:30pm, Social Sciences 260. Study Abroad in Istanbul has coursework well suited to CLA majors, with classes fulfilling several UMN Lib Ed requirements (including Writing Intensive). The program will include Turkish language, housing in host families, and limited credit-bearing internship placements new for Spring 2015. The program also features a two-week academic excursion to Rome, Italy (included in the program fee). The application deadline is November 1. Contact Eric Leinen (lein0032@umn.edu) for more details or visit the Learning Abroad Center's website.
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  • 9/30/14

    Psych Scoop 9/30/14
    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology Advisor!
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Want to Study Abroad in Psychology? Attend This Info Session Tuesday!
    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
    --2.Psychology Colloquium: Can Consuming Narrative Fiction Create Empathy?
    --3.Psychology Colloquium: Inequity, Social Class and Self
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --4.TED Talks and Popcorn This Thursday
    EVENTS
    --5.Greater Than 7: Courageous Conversations About Equity and Diversity
    --6.MCAE Scholarship & Internship Fair
    --7.Free Practice Tests from Kaplan This Saturday!
    RESEARCH
    --8.Facial Emotion Coding RA Position Available Immediately
    --9.Research Opportunity in Child Development
    ENGAGEMENT
    --10.Community Engagement Scholars Program
    LEARNING ABROAD
    --11.The Student Project for Amity among Nations (SPAN)
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --12.AmeriCorps CTEP Position
    --13.Internship Opportunity
    --14.Work in CLA Student Services After Graduation
    --15.Become a Volunteer Blogger at the Women's Center!
    --16.Childcare and Tutor Positions
    --17.Entry-level Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
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    1.Want to Study Abroad in Psychology? Attend This Info Session Tuesday!
    A learning abroad experience will enhance your understanding of psychology through course work, internships or cross-cultural interactions encountered every day while you live and travel in a new country. Where can you go? What will you do there? How will that count toward your psychology degree? Come find out! Tuesday, October 7th 1:00-2:30pm in N639 Elliott Hall. You'll hear about programs in London, Italy, Denmark, Argentina and a New Psychology Research Program in Spain!! On hand will be psychology majors who have been abroad, learning abroad center staff and psychology advisors. Bring a pen, paper, and any questions you may have! As seating is limited, please RSVP to psyadvis@umn.edu with "Study Abroad" in the subject heading.
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    2.Psychology Colloquium: Can Consuming Narrative Fiction Create Empathy?
    On Friday, October 3rd, from 11:00am-12:30pm in N639 Elliott Hall, the Department of Psychology will host Raymond A. Mar, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, York University to present as part of the Psychology Fall Colloquium Series. Most of us engage with fictional narratives on a daily basis, be it a novel, film, or favorite television show. In doing so, we often imagine the inner worlds of others who are quite different from ourselves, which may provide an avenue for developing perspective-taking and empathy towards others. In this talk Dr. Mar will provide a critical overview of the available research on whether exposure to narrative fiction can improve our capacity to understand other people. This includes work based on various methodological approaches, including neuroscience, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology and individual differences. A list of the upcoming Colloquium speakers can be found under "upcoming events" on the Departmental website.
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    3.Psychology Colloquium: Inequity, Social Class and Self
    On Monday, October 6th, from 10:00am-11:30am in N639 Elliott Hall, the Department of Psychology will host Hazel Rose Markus, Professor in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, to present as part of the Psychology Fall Colloquium Series. The U.S. is increasingly marked by inequality and divided along social class lines. The divide is evident in what we eat for dinner, how we parent, how we vote, and how long we live. In this talk, Hazel will integrate many of the powerful and previously unexamined psychological consequences of social class, suggesting that societal rank has its influence on behavior through one's experience of self. In North American settings, those with higher rank (whether measured or manipulated) tend to experience themselves as independent selves--as separate from others, as expressing and promoting their own interests, choices and goals, and as influencing and controlling social interactions. Those with lower rank tend to experience themselves as interdependent selves--as connected with others, as responsive to the social situation and to others' goals, emotions and needs, and as adjusting and deferring to others in interaction. The more unequal we become and the more different our selves become, the more societal dysfunction we will experience. Addressing inequality in health, education, and political engagement requires policies and practices that bridge these socioculturally shaped differences in self. A list of the upcoming Colloquium speakers can be found under "upcoming events" on the Departmental website.
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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.TED Talks and Popcorn This Thursday
    Psychology Club meeting this Thursday at Elliott Hall 4:45-5:45! You can look forward to popcorn, TED Talks, and some great company. We're excited to see you there!
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    EVENTS
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    5.Greater Than 7: Courageous Conversations About Equity and Diversity
    The Office of Equity and Diversity is proud to host the first annual week-long University-wide event around equity and diversity, Greater Than 7: Courageous Conversations About Equity and Diversity. Nearly 50 events will be taking place this week (September 29 - October 3), including some fantastic events such as: MCAE Open House, Pride@Work: Bagels and Coffee Welcome Event, Speaker Faisal Alam - "Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims", Women Activists Today: How to Build Sustainable Movements, Tongues Untied - Afrofuturism: Envisioning Black Futures, Greater Than 7 Film Festival. View the complete Greater Than 7 calendar of events and download the Greater Than 7 flier and the "Say It In 7" mini-pamphlet ("Say It In 7" story cards will be available starting Monday, September 29) from the Greater Than 7 website.
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    6.MCAE Scholarship & Internship Fair
    The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is hosting a Scholarship and Internship Information Fair next week Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 11:00am - 2:00pm in the Mississippi Room at Coffman Memorial Union. Local corporations, government agencies and university programs will be there recruiting for their internship and scholarship opportunities and scholarship experts and organizations will be onsite to answer questions. In addition to recruiters, we strength coaching will be available, and students can bring their resumes and have them reviewed by a career services staff member. Go online to register and to see which organizations will be attending. Registration is not required but appreciated. Students who register will receive event reminders and information on how to prepare for the event. All eligible student participants will have a chance to win an ipad.
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    7.Free Practice Tests from Kaplan This Saturday!
    Kaplan is hosting Free MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT, GRE and LSAT practice tests on Saturday, October 4 in Blegan Hall. Pre-registration is REQUIRED and space is limited. Save your spot today!
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    RESEARCH
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    8.Facial Emotion Coding RA Position Available Immediately
    A lab at the Institute of Child Development is seeking Research Assistants to help us this fall semester with a facial emotion coding project. You will gain training in face emotion coding and learn more generally about conducting psychology research. This may be an especially good opportunity for individuals who think they may want to eventually pursue graduate studies in psychology or child development and want to gain research experience. This experience can be from 1 to 3 credits, depending on your time commitment (3-9 hours per week effective from now until the end of the fall semester). To apply please forward your resume, which includes your current GPA near the top, to Jyothi and Madelyn at ramak032@umn.edu and label052@umn.edu; please be sure to put "ICD Emotion Coding Project" in the Subject Line. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions. Thanks for your interest!
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    9.Research Opportunity in Child Development
    The Carlson Child Development Lab offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience and earn college credits while working with preschool and school-aged children in a laboratory setting. Current research topics include self-control, perspective-taking and pretend play. Our undergraduates are an integral part of our lab, and participate in all levels of our research. From offering suggestions for developing protocols to running sessions with children and families, research assistants are afforded every opportunity to pursue their own interests and apply their own skills within our lab. As a Carlson Lab RA, you will interact with some of the leading scientists in the field of child development,. You will also have the chance to contribute to presentations of our research at international conferences and be included in future publications. This is the perfect opportunity to develop important research skills and relationships while learning about children's social cognitive development. Schedules are highly flexible. Inquiries can be directed to childlab@umn.edu. Two credit, two semester minimum.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    10.Community Engagement Scholars Program
    Do you enjoy volunteering? Would you like to connect with others who are dedicated to working with their communities? Check out the Community Engagement Scholars Program (CESP)! This program recognizes students who make a significant commitment to community work and service-learning. Through work with non-profit organizations off campus, reflections, service-learning courses and a final project, CESP participants explore what it means to work and learn with their communities. Interested? The first step to get involved is to attend an information session. See dates and register here online. Questions? call 612-626-2044 or email cesp@umn.edu.
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    LEARNING ABROAD
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    11.The Student Project for Amity among Nations (SPAN)
    In 2015 the Student Project for Amity among Nations intends to travel to Germany or to Armenia & Georgia, former states of the Soviet Union, to study and pursue independent research projects. Open to students from all Minnesota colleges and universities, these two destinations offer students an opportunity to immerse themselves in foreign language and culture, to sightsee, and to explore a self-chosen research topic in which the student is keenly interested. Want to go along? Then set your sights on traveling overseas with SPAN in summer 2015. First, learn more about SPAN. Read more about the 2015 destinations and the faculty who will lead the two study and research groups. Then take the next step. Turn awareness into action: apply to be a SPAN researcher for summer 2015. Students can earn eight University of Minnesota academic credits. Scholarships are also available. Learn more about SPAN on our Website and Facebook. Feel free to contact Evelyn Anderson with any questions you have.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    12.AmeriCorps CTEP Position
    Hiring for a West Side 21st Century Technology Learning Coordinator - CTEP AmeriCorps Member. The AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) bridges the "digital divide" for new Immigrants and low-income communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Join AmeriCorps CTEP and help make the information age accessible to all. There are two groups that the CTEP member would serve. First, they would serve teens on the West Side. Most teen work will be with employment-aged youth who are enrolled in high school, although there would be some work with middle school teens as well. A second role for the CTEP member will be to teach a series of basic computer skills workshops to immigrant adults involved in the Jane Addams School for Democracy at Baker Center. Click for a complete description of the role. Apply online at my.americorps.gov and click on "Apply to Serve" (be sure to search for the "Community Technology Empowerment Project" or "CTEP" when asked to indicate what program you would like to send your application to). Contact: Joel Krogstad, joel@technologypower.org, 651.556.1384
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    13.Internship Opportunity
    Washburn Center for Children is committed to offering families quality therapeutic services--and a new, child-friendly facility will help us do just that! We are currently interviewing for unpaid internship positions this spring in our Family Focused program in our new 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. In Family Focused, preschool aged children come to the center for milieu therapy four half days a week, all year round. They are in small groups of about 7 to 9 children each. There are three to four adults (which include the interns) with a group so interns have a lot of direct involvement with the children. During the fall interns in Family Focused volunteer 2 half days a week. The schedules that are available include: Monday/Wednesday mornings, Monday/Wednesday afternoons, Tuesday/Thursday mornings and Tuesday/Thursday afternoons. For mornings the hours would be 8:45am-12:30pm and for afternoons the hours would be 12:45pm-4:30pm. Our spring internship placements run from the beginning of January until the end of May. Applications are available on our website. For more information, contact: Colleen Hegy, Intern Coordinator, at 612-872-3341 or email internships@washburn.org.
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    14.Work in CLA Student Services After Graduation
    CLA Student Services is hiring a Student Personnel Coordinator. To see the full posting search req number 194532 on the UMN Employment website.
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    15.Become a Volunteer Blogger at the Women's Center!
    Practice, enhance, and strengthen your writing skills, have a chance to express your opinions to a large audience, have your work published and archived online, and learn how to work on a deadline. The blogging opportunity at the Women's Center is a great way to become involved in the social justice community. Not only will you become more familiar with social justice topics in our community, but you will also build your resume for future positions. Apply Online by October 27 to be considered for fall semester (or beyond).
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    16.Childcare and Tutor Positions
    College Nannies and Tutors of Wayzata is currently accepting applications from responsible, outgoing individuals for a variety of childcare and tutor positions. We offer flexible scheduling, great pay, and a wide selection of jobs to fit your skills and preferences. Nanny positions include after school care, part-time, or hourly babysitting. Tutor positions range from general Homework Help to advanced subject support such as Algebra Tutors, Calculus Tutors, Physics Tutors, ACT Prep Tutors, SAT Prep Tutors and Foreign Language Tutors. To learn more submit an email to wayzatamn@collegenannies.com or visit our website.
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    17.Entry-level Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
    We have part-time positions open for Cognitive Trainers in Chanhassen and Maple Grove. Come join the LearningRx cognitive skills training team and help change lives by improving cognitive ability! Our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work one-on-one with individuals utilizing clinically-proven procedures to improve areas such as memory, attention, auditory processing and IQ. We are looking for quick thinking, high energy individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree or are graduating soon. Hours are flexible but we require at least four days with availability between the hours of 3PM-8PM. For more information and to request an interview give us a call at 952-949-6900. After calling - resumes can be sent to nate.maus@learningrx.net.
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  • 9/23

    Psych Scoop 9/23/14
    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology Advisor!
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    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
    --1.Psychology Colloquium: Can Consuming Narrative Fiction Create Empathy?
    PISA - PSYCHOLOGY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION
    --2.Research and Internship Session
    PSI CHI
    --3.Apply to Psi Chi
    EVENTS
    --4.CLA Internship Fair
    --5.Health Careers Fair
    --6.MCAE Fall 2014 Workshops and Study Sessions
    --7.Minnesota State Senate Intern Recruitment Session
    --8.Pop-in Resume Critique Event
    --9.CLA Practice Interview Days
    RESEARCH
    --10.Institute of Child Development Research Open House
    --11.Facial Emotion Coding RA Position Available Immediately
    --12.Think About Applying for a UROP Research Grant
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --13.Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Studies
    --14.Learning Abroad Center Scholarships
    --15.Gilman International Learning Abroad Scholarship
    ENGAGEMENT
    --16.Volunteer & Community Engagement Abroad Information Sessions
    --17.Spanish Language Opportunities over Winter Break
    ACADEMICS
    --18.New Minor in Interior Environments
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --19.Part-Time AVID Tutors in Saint Paul Public Schools
    --20.Entry-level Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
    --21.Positions with ACR Healthcare
    --22.Tutoring Positions at Edina Learning Center
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    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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    1.Psychology Colloquium: Can Consuming Narrative Fiction Create Empathy?
    On Friday, October 3rd, from 11:00am-12:30pm in N639 Elliott Hall, the Department of Psychology will host Raymond A. Mar, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, York University to present as part of the Psychology Fall Colloquium Series. Most of us engage with fictional narratives on a daily basis, be it a novel, film, or favorite television show. In doing so, we often imagine the inner worlds of others who are quite different from ourselves, which may provide an avenue for developing perspective-taking and empathy towards others. In this talk Dr. Mar will provide a critical overview of the available research on whether exposure to narrative fiction can improve our capacity to understand other people. This includes work based on various methodological approaches, including neuroscience, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology and individual differences.
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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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    2.Research and Internship Session
    Interested in gaining research experience in the Psychology Department? Want to learn more about getting internships related to Psychology? Come and hear PISA officers' experiences as international students in finding research and internship opportunities in psychology at the Research and Internship Seminar on Monday, 29th September in Elliot N639, 5-6 p.m. Please RSVP on Facebook or email pisaumn2014@gmail.com to let us know that you will be attending our event.
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    PSI CHI
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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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    3.Apply to Psi Chi
    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 October 23rd. Follow this link to find out more about becoming a member.
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    EVENTS
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    4.CLA Internship Fair
    The CLA Internship Fair will be held Friday, September 26th from 10:00am-2:00pm in the Great Hall (Coffman Memorial Union). Attend this event to explore internship opportunities with a variety of employers who have internships and want to hire CLA students. Starting dates for these opportunities may include fall 2014 and spring or summer 2015. This event is open to all CLA students and recent alumni (alumni within one year of graduation). For more information and a detailed list of employers attending search the 'Career Fairs/Events' section on GoldPASS.
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    5.Health Careers Fair
    The annual Health Careers Fair, is on Wednesday, October 1st! It will be held from 12:00 - 3:00pm in the Great Hall at Coffman Union. A large number of health professional degree programs will be in attendance, as well as other related programs from on and off campus. The pre-health student groups will also be there as a great way for students to learn how to get involved with these organizations. We will be joined by the therapy animals again this year, because who doesn't want to pet a pup or say hi to Woodstock the rooster while exploring health program options. More information can be found online.
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    6.MCAE Fall 2014 Workshops and Study Sessions
    The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) offers a series of workshops throughout Fall Semester, be sure to check them out! Time Management will be held on Wednesday, 9/24; Find your Learning Style will be held on 10/21, and Writing to Research, 11/17. MCAE Also hosts a weekly study session called the Power Productivity Palooza, which takes place each Thursday from 7-10pm in STSS 530A. Our educational consultants are present during this time for both STEM and writing.
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    7.Minnesota State Senate Intern Recruitment Session
    Please join the Department of Political Science on Wednesday, October 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in 250 Blegen Hall to learn more about internship opportunities at the State Capitol in St. Paul AND how you can receive credit for the internship experience. Dozens of student interns are needed for the upcoming 2015 legislative session which begins in January. Scott Magnuson, Director of the Senate Information Office, and Professor Paul Soper, Internship Director for the Department of Political Science, will be at the session to talk about the upcoming internship opportunities available to undergraduates in spring semester and how you can receive credit for this exciting experience. Applications will be available at the session. All students, in all majors and in all colleges, are eligible for and encouraged to apply for a Minnesota State Senate internship. Applicants with a variety of interests, skills, and strengths are needed as interns. Students who are unable to attend the session due to their class schedules may stop by the Department of Political Science Undergraduate Advising Office in 1482 Social Sciences AFTER October 1 to pick up an application. Anyone with questions may direct them to Rose Miskowiec, Undergraduate Advisor for the Department of Political Science, at (612) 624-8517 or r-misk@umn.edu.
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    8.Pop-in Resume Critique Event
    Do you want to attend the CLA Internship Fair but you're not sure what it is or what to do when you're there? Attend a prep event for answers and advice: Pop-in Resume Critique Event: September 24, 1:00 - 4:00pm in 411 STSS. No registration required.
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    9.CLA Practice Interview Days
    Wednesday, October 1 and Friday, October 3 CLA Career Services will be hosting Practice Interview Days. This is a great way to practice for job or internship interviews. This free event is open to all CLA students. You'll do a practice interview with an employer and receive helpful feedback afterward. Professional recruiters from various companies and organizations facilitate the interviews. Register via the 'Interview On Campus' section on GoldPASS. Choose your own 45-minute interview time. Cost: FREE. For more information search the 'Interview On Campus' section on GoldPASS.
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    RESEARCH
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    10.Institute of Child Development Research Open House
    Are you looking for a way to get involved in research in the Institute of Child Development? The Child Psychology Student Organization will be hosting a research lab open house Wednesday, September 24th at the Institute of Child Development where any students (including Psychology Majors) interested in research with ICD will be invited to find out more. At 6:00pm students will have the opportunity to take a tour of ICD. Beginning at 6:15pm in room 105 of ICD, researchers and research assistants will be answering questions and presenting information pertaining to the work that is currently going on in their labs. Learn more about the research being done by faculty members as well as possible research opportunities available to undergraduate students. Free pizza and snacks will be served at the event. Please RSVP online!
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    11.Facial Emotion Coding RA Position Available Immediately
    A lab at the Institute of Child Development is seeking Research Assistants to help us this fall semester with a facial emotion coding project. You will gain training in face emotion coding and learn more generally about conducting psychology research. This may be an especially good opportunity for individuals who think they may want to eventually pursue graduate studies in psychology or child development and want to gain research experience. This experience can be from 1 to 3 credits, depending on your time commitment (3-9 hours per week effective from now until the end of the fall semester). To apply please forward your resume, which includes your current GPA near the top, to Jyothi and Madelyn at ramak032@umn.edu and label052@umn.edu; please be sure to put "ICD Emotion Coding Project" in the Subject Line. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions. Thanks for your interest!
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    12.Think About Applying for a UROP Research Grant
    The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,700 for undergraduates either to work with a faculty member on her/his scholarly or creative project or to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor. UROP projects are an ideal way to bring together the University's research and teaching missions, and the program is well funded, providing over 100 grants for CLA students every year. Electronic applications can be submitted at urop.umn.edu. The due date for UROP applications for spring 2015 projects is October 6, 2014.
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    SCHOLARSHIPS
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    13.Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Studies
    The Beinecke Scholarship Program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate program. Each scholar receives $34,000 for graduate study toward a PhD or MFA (professional degrees such as law, public policy, education, etc. are not eligible). 20 scholarships will be awarded nationwide. The U is one of the 106 select institutions which may nominate students for the scholarship. Applicants must be juniors with a history of receiving need-based financial aid. The Office of National and International Scholarships will be holding an information session for interested student on October 6 from 12:00-1:00 in the Crosby Seminar Room (240 Northrop).
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    14.Learning Abroad Center Scholarships
    Scholarship deadlines are approaching for students participating in winter break and spring 2015 programs. Deadlines are as follows:
    Financial Need/First-Generation Scholarship: Wednesday, September 24; Study Abroad Scholarship: Wednesday, October 15 and Diversity Scholarship: Wednesday, October 15. Contact the LAC for more information.
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    15.Gilman International Learning Abroad Scholarship
    The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for US-citizen, undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Applicants must be Pell Grant-eligible (check your eFAAN to confirm). Awards up to $8000 are available for summer, semester, and year programs. Contact Thuy Doan, 612.626.8686, with questions. Information sessions will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 214 Heller Hall and Friday, September 26, 2-3 p.m., 214 Heller Hall.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    16.Volunteer & Community Engagement Abroad Information Sessions
    Volunteer and Community Engagement programs are for UofM students and are led by UofM staff. The Non-Credit Learning Abroad Grant is applicable to these programs. For more information visit our site. To learn more, attend an info session. Ecuador and Guatemala: Wednesday, October 8, 12-1 p.m., 230 Heller Hall; Senegal: Wednesday, October 8, 4-5:30 p.m., 219 Appleby Hall. Pizza and refreshments are provided at all sessions.
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    17.Spanish Language Opportunities over Winter Break
    Need to Finish your Language Requirement? The Learning Abroad Center offers several intensive Spanish language programs that allow students to complete a semester's worth of Spanish in only 3 weeks. Students also benefit from small class sizes, living with a host family, and being immersed in a Spanish-speaking environment. The following programs and courses are available: Intensive Spanish in Ecuador: (equivalents of) SPAN 1004-SPAN 3015 Language and Culture in Buenos Aires: (equivalents of) SPAN 1003, SPAN 1004 Study Abroad in Mexico: SPAN 1004-SPAN 3015. For more information, visit the links above or contact Molly Micheels in the Learning Abroad Center.
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    ACADEMICS
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    18.New Minor in Interior Environments
    The College of Design is excited to offer a new minor in Interior Environments. The Interior Environments minor will introduce students to the discipline's core principles and the question of how health and well-being are impacted by the social, cultural, historical, and technological forces behind the design of interior environments. This pay be of interest to students studying: psychology, business, architecture, individually designed degrees and those who have a general interest in design. Information and online application.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    19.Part-Time AVID Tutors in Saint Paul Public Schools
    AVID tutors serve as leaders and role models for students, helping them achieve more and get ready for college. You would be a great fit if you are: A college graduate or current college student, have access to a car, bus, bike or other reliable transportation, can support students as they learn: math, reading, social studies, and other school subjects, and love working with students from diverse backgrounds. These positions will be part-time, up to 14 hours per week with flexible schedules and competitive pay. All positions will be in the Saint Paul Public School District. If you're interested, please apply at spps.org. Email toni.herman@spps.org with questions.
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    20.Entry-level Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
    We have part-time positions open for Cognitive Trainers in Chanhassen and Maple Grove. Come join the LearningRx cognitive skills training team and help change lives by improving cognitive ability! Our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work one-on-one with individuals utilizing clinically-proven procedures to improve areas such as memory, attention, auditory processing and IQ. We are looking for quick thinking, high energy individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree or are graduating soon. Hours are flexible but we require at least four days with availability between the hours of 3PM-8PM. For more information and to request an interview give us a call at 952-949-6900. After calling - resumes can be sent to nate.maus@learningrx.net.
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    21.Positions with ACR Healthcare
    ACR is currently in need of employees for a direct care position titled "Program Counselor," which involves working with individuals that have physical/developmental disabilities. Some roles of a Program Counselor include escorting residents to appointments, which could be for an annual check-up, physical therapy, occupational therapy, art therapy, and other possibilities. Other general roles of a PC include administering medications, providing care for daily activities, preparing meals, and also taking residents on community outings such as movies, concerts, parks, and anything else that interests them. Since there are over 50 houses within ACR, there are some homes that have more medical-based residential care, and others that are more behavioral. The position does require training before being permitted to work at any home, which covers first-aid, CPR, medication administration, how to handle behaviors, and other classes depending on the assigned home. Training can take up to two weeks, but the good news is that all training is paid! ACR Healthcare does require a minimum of 12 hours a week (around two shifts), and we prefer staff to commit for at least 6 months. ACR Healthcare was voted #1 workplace in Minnesota for 2014, and it is a great company to be involved with. We also have an internship program for any employee planning to pursue nursing, pharmacy, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other health-based careers. Any student that is interested in this position can contact Caitlin Fortin via email (fort0191@umn.edu) or phone (952) 261-7038.
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    22.Tutoring Positions at Edina Learning Center
    Lindamood-Bell is an organization dedicated to enhancing human learning. We provide intensive instruction in the underlying skills needed for proficiency in reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking, and math. Our instruction helps a wide range of individuals, pre-kindergarten through adult, by developing language processing that is critical to becoming a proficient learner in any subject. Our Edina Learning Center is looking for energetic, positive individuals to work as Clinicians (Tutors). These positions are seasonal. Paid 7-10 day training in our research validated programs is provided. Ideal candidates will have a background in the education field and a passion for helping others. Responsibilities will include: Providing one-to-one instruction based upon each individual client's learning need, working with Center Director and Consultant to implement client plans, and interacting positively and professionally with clients and staff to provide a safe and fun learning environment among other things. Please complete the application for Clinician (Tutor) -Edina, MN at the following website: https://lindamoodbellcareers.silkroad.com/
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  • 9/16/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    1.Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
    PSI CHI
    2.Psi Chi Kick off Meeting
    EVENTS
    3.Community Involvement Fair - Today!
    4.Learning Abroad Fall Fair - Tomorrow!
    5.CLA Internship Fair
    6.Peace Corps Information Session
    7.First Active Minds Meeting
    8.Humphrey School of Public Health Preview Days
    9.The 2014 LGBTQIA Student Leadership Retreat
    10.Interviews on Campus
    RESEARCH
    11.Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (Zelazo Lab)
    12.Think About Applying for a UROP Research Grant
    ENGAGEMENT
    13.CLA Business Club - First Meeting Today
    14.Take Your Professor To Lunch!
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    15.Behavioral Dimension
    16.Peace Corps Campus Ambassadors
    17.U of M News Service Looking for a Communications Specialist
    18.Positions with ACR Healthcare
    19.Tutoring Positions at Edina Learning Center
    20.Donor Relations Internship with Hennepin Theatre Trust
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    1.Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising has designated drop-in hours during the academic year. During the first two weeks of the term, we have been taking drop-ins all day, but normal drop-in hours take effect this week (week of September 15th). While other units may have advisors available at all times, each advisor in our unit holds drop-in hours once a week and cannot address walk-in issues outside of these. While it may seem like a quick issue (such as signing a research contract), it often takes more time than expected and adds up when considering our large student population. To run efficiently and serve our students best, it is important that we recognize and respect these specified drop-in times.
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    PSI CHI
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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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    2.Psi Chi Kick off Meeting
    The psychology club and psi chi kick off event is this Thursday from 4:45-5:45. Everyone can look forward to pizza, games, and great people! We look forward to seeing you at Elliott Hall on Thursday!
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    3.Community Involvement Fair - Today!
    You can make a difference! Come find out how at the Community Involvement Fair on Tuesday, September 16th from 10a.m. to 2p.m. in the Great Hall (Coffman Memorial Union). 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.
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    4.Learning Abroad Fall Fair - Tomorrow!
    The Learning Abroad Center is hosting a Learning Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 17th (10:00am-2:30pm) in the West Bank Plaza. The Learning Abroad Fair is designed for students to discover the variety of learning abroad options available at the University of Minnesota. Students will have the opportunity to meet with: Learning Abroad Center staff, Affiliated program staff, College advisers, Career counselors, and many other departments from around the U that help with the decisions and steps needed to participate in an education abroad experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maria Wentworth. Thank you again!
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    5.CLA Internship Fair
    The CLA Internship Fair will be held next Friday, September 26th from 10:00am-2:00pm in the Great Hall (Coffman Memorial Union). Attend this event to explore internship opportunities with a variety of employers who have internships and want to hire CLA students. Starting dates for these opportunities may include fall 2014 and spring or summer 2015. This event is open to all CLA students and recent alumni (alumni within one year of graduation). For more information and a detailed list of employers attending search the 'Career Fairs/Events' section on GoldPASS. (Prep Workshops will be held Friday, September 19, 12:00 - 1:00pm and Tuesday, September 23, 3:00 - 4:00pm. At the Prep Workshops, CLA Career Services staff will tell you about the employers attending and how to conduct research on those organizations and their available opportunities. Tips include how to dress, what to bring with you to the Fair, and how to quickly make a good impression.) Registration on GoldPASS is encouraged.
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    6.Peace Corps Information Session
    Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17th at 6 p.m. there will be a Peace Corps Information Session in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Room 289. At the info session, you will hear Returned Peace Corps Volunteers talk about their service and get tips for applying.
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    7.First Active Minds Meeting
    Active Minds is a student-run mental health advocacy group devoted to educating students about mental health issues and reducing the stigma of mental illness. Tomorrow, Wednesday September 17th from 7:30pm to 8:30pm Active Minds will host their first meeting in Coffman 213. We will have FREE PIZZA! Come join us to learn about the group and talk about our exciting plans for the upcoming semester. All are welcome! To help us get an idea of how many people will be joining us (and how much food to order), please fill out this quick RSVP Form and vote for what kind of pizza you would like!
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    8.Humphrey School of Public Health Preview Days
    The University of Minnesota School of Public Health invites you to their Fall Preview Days. Do you want to find out if the School of Public Health is the right fit for you? The Humphrey is a top 10 school of public health where students gain field experience at local, national and global health organizations and learn from internationally recognized faculty members. Join us for an upcoming Preview Day and learn about our programs, opportunities and resources directly from SPH deans, students, alumni and staff. Meet with a coordinator from your potential public health major, and get help with application and admission details. This preview day will be held Friday, September 19 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in Room 307 Coffman Memorial Union. Don't delay, register here!
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    9.The 2014 LGBTQIA Student Leadership Retreat
    The University of Minnesota LGBTQIA Leadership Retreat is an annual retreat hosted in the fall for undergraduate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/ally students at the University of MN Twin Cities. The retreat is sponsored by the GLBTA Programs Office and the Queer Student Cultural Center. The purpose of the retreat is to focus on leadership development and community building while exploring intersecting identities and oppressions through a social justice lens. It is also a great way for students to make new friends and meet new people! The retreat will take place in Coffman Union on Saturday Oct. 4th, 9am-8pm and Sunday Oct. 5th, 9am-4pm. Meals will be provided and the retreat is free for U of M undergraduate participants. Space is limited. Please fill out the application by Thursday, September 18th.
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    10.Interviews on Campus
    Many employers conduct interviews on campus for full-time and internship positions. Each semester CLA Career Services hosts local and national companies, both for-profit and non-profit, of all sizes. Check often as new schedules are added regularly! Some of the interviews happening in the month of September are with: Analysis Group, United Health Group, Kohl's Department Stores, Target Corporation, Insight Global, KPMG, Securian Financial, Ameriprise Financial, General Mills, and more! Search the 'Interview On Campus' section on GoldPASS for more information and a full list of on-campus interview opportunities.
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    7.Child Psychology Research Opportunity
    Undergraduate research assistants needed in the Relationships Research Lab. We are beginning two large research projects investigating (1) how young children understand relationships; (2) the neural processing of relationship information by young adult couples. Major responsibilities will include transcription and data entry. Additional opportunities to gain research experience will be available, including opportunities to attend regular lab meetings and discuss ongoing and future research questions. We require a 3 credit commitment. If you are interested please contact Professor Glenn I. Roisman at roism001@umn.edu.
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    11.Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (Zelazo Lab)
    Researchers at the Institute of Child Development are currently seeking motivated undergraduate students who are interesting in obtaining hands-on research experience. Our project may be of particular interest for those pursuing research experiences in social and cognitive psychology. Students who can commit to 6 to 10 hours a week with a minimum of 2 semesters are preferred. Lab duties include assisting in recruitment, ERP/behavioral data collection, and data entry and analysis. We prefer students who can help collect data on weekends. Opportunities to be involved in professional presentations may be offered pending on the commitment of the student. If you'd like more information please contact Rowena Ng at: rowenang@umn.edu.
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    12.Think About Applying for a UROP Research Grant
    The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,700 for undergraduates either to work with a faculty member on her/his scholarly or creative project or to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor. UROP projects are an ideal way to bring together the University's research and teaching missions, and the program is well funded, providing over 100 grants for CLA students every year. Electronic applications can be submitted at urop.umn.edu. The due date for UROP applications for spring 2015 projects is October 6, 2014.
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    13.CLA Business Club - First Meeting Today
    Interested in learning more about the CLA Business Club? Come to our first event of the semester TODAY! (September 16th!) The event will be at 6:30 pm at Akerman Hall in Room 209. We'll be talking about how to get more involved with the club, the events we have coming up during fall semester, and the club leadership elections coming up later this month. It will be a great opportunity to network with other CLA students interested in business careers, and CLA Alum who are leaders in their fields. Contact clabclub@umn.edu with questions or concerns. The club also has open officer positions, which are a great opportunity to make a difference in the CLA community and club leadership would look great on any resume. Descriptions of the positions can be found here: http://z.umn.edu/oiw.
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    14.Take Your Professor To Lunch!
    If you are an undergraduate in a class of 30 or more students, we will pick up the bill for lunch when you and at least two other classmates take your professor to lunch. Click here for details.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    15.Behavioral Dimension
    Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. We are looking to hire for positions throughout the metro area. Part time and full time positions are available. Go online for more information.
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    16.Peace Corps Campus Ambassadors
    Campus Ambassadors, an internship opportunity, will work closely with me (Frieda von Qualen, UMN Peace Corps Campus Representative) from mid-October through next May as networking and social media experts on campus. Through this application. Send any questions to diversity@peacecorps.gov. The application deadline is Friday, September 19th, 2014. The application should only take a few minutes, and it'll be a wonderful, engaging professional development opportunity!
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    17.U of M News Service Looking for a Communications Specialist
    The University of Minnesota News Service is hiring a communications specialist. They are essentially look for someone 2-5 years out of college, with strong media relations and team skills. View the full position description online.
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    18.Positions with ACR Healthcare
    ACR is currently in need of employees for a direct care position titled "Program Counselor," which involves working with individuals that have physical/developmental disabilities. Some roles of a Program Counselor include escorting residents to appointments, which could be for an annual check-up, physical therapy, occupational therapy, art therapy, and other possibilities. Other general roles of a PC include administering medications, providing care for daily activities, preparing meals, and also taking residents on community outings such as movies, concerts, parks, and anything else that interests them. Since there are over 50 houses within ACR, there are some homes that have more medical-based residential care, and others that are more behavioral. The position does require training before being permitted to work at any home, which covers first-aid, CPR, medication administration, how to handle behaviors, and other classes depending on the assigned home. Training can take up to two weeks, but the good news is that all training is paid! ACR Healthcare does require a minimum of 12 hours a week (around two shifts), and we prefer staff to commit for at least 6 months. ACR Healthcare was voted #1 workplace in Minnesota for 2014, and it is a great company to be involved with. We also have an internship program for any employee planning to pursue nursing, pharmacy, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other health-based careers. Any student that is interested in this position can contact Caitlin Fortin via email (fort0191@umn.edu) or phone (952) 261-7038.
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    19.Tutoring Positions at Edina Learning Center
    Lindamood-Bell is an organization dedicated to enhancing human learning. We provide intensive instruction in the underlying skills needed for proficiency in reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking, and math. Our instruction helps a wide range of individuals, pre-kindergarten through adult, by developing language processing that is critical to becoming a proficient learner in any subject. Our Edina Learning Center is looking for energetic, positive individuals to work as Clinicians (Tutors). These positions are seasonal. Paid 7-10 day training in our research validated programs is provided. Ideal candidates will have a background in the education field and a passion for helping others. Responsibilities will include: Providing one-to-one instruction based upon each individual client's learning need, working with Center Director and Consultant to implement client plans, and interacting positively and professionally with clients and staff to provide a safe and fun learning environment among other things. Please complete the application for Clinician (Tutor) -Edina, MN online.
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    20.Donor Relations Internship with Hennepin Theatre Trust
    Have an interest in non-profit fundraising and a passion for the arts? Hennepin Theatre Trust, the non-profit owner of the Orpheum, State, Pantages, and New Century Theatres in downtown Minneapolis is looking for motivated and passionate individuals for its Donor Relations Internship. This position is designed for individuals interested in learning more about the field of development, with a concentration on individual giving and donor relations. The candidate will provide direct support to our development staff. The ideal candidate must have strong organizational, communication and research skills. Please go online for additional information and for instructions on applying.
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  • 9/9/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    1.Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
    2.$500-$600! Apply for a Fall 2014 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline September 15th
    EVENTS
    3.CLA Internship Fair Prep Workshops
    4.Community Involvement Fair - September 16th
    5.Learning Abroad Fall Fair
    6.Interviews on Campus
    RESEARCH
    7.Child Psychology Research Opportunity
    8.Research Opportunity with the Adolescent Depression Study
    9.Mazzocco Math and Numeracy lab
    ENGAGEMENT
    10.Take Your Professor To Lunch!
    GRADUATE SCHOOL
    11.Spring and Fall CSULB Master's Application
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    12.Behavioral Dimension
    13.Full Time Administrative Assistant Position
    14.Intern with Jeff Johnson for Governor
    15.Full Time Advising Position in Carlson School
    16.Paid Student Interview Positions
    17.Position in Human Resources
    18.Communications Intern with the Governor
    19.Jobs with YouthCARE
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising has designated drop-in hours during the academic year. However, due to the high student demand the first two weeks of the term, we will have an advisor available from on drop-ins from 8:00am- 4:30pm. Drop-ins are a great time to have research contracts signed, and ask 5-10 minute questions; longer issues will be referred to schedule an appointment. Our normal drop-in hours will take effect Monday, September 15th. This semester's drop-in hours for the Psychology Advisors can be found on our website. While other units may have advisors available at all times, each advisor in our unit holds drop-in hours once a week and cannot address walk-in issues outside of these. While it may seem like a quick issue (such as signing a research contract), it often takes more time than expected and adds up when considering our large student population. To run efficiently and serve our students best, it is important that we recognize and respect these specified drop-in times.
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    2.$500-$600! Apply for a Fall 2014 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline September 15th
    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 Fall 2014. A third candidate will be selected to receive the named Natalis Award of $600. The Fall 2014 application deadline is September 15, 2014. Notification Date: Sept. 25, 2014. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage.
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    3.CLA Internship Fair Prep Workshops
    Do you want to attend the CLA Internship Fair but you're not sure what it is or what to do when you're there? CLA Career Services is hosting a pre-fair workshop to give you answers and advice. The workshop will be held twice, Friday, September 19, (12:00 - 1:00pm) or Tuesday, September 23 (3:00 - 4:00pm) in 411 STSS. We'll tell you about the employers attending and how to conduct research on those organizations and their available opportunities. Tips include how to dress, what to bring with you to the Fair, and how to quickly make a good impression. For more information search the 'Career Fairs/Events' section on GoldPASS.
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    4.Community Involvement Fair - September 16th
    You can make a difference! Come find out how at the Community Involvement Fair on Tuesday, September 16th from 10a.m. to 2p.m. in the Great Hall (Coffman Memorial Union). 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.
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    5.Learning Abroad Fall Fair
    The Learning Abroad Center is hosting a Learning Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 17th (10:00am-2:30pm) in the West Bank Plaza. The Learning Abroad Fair is designed for students to discover the variety of learning abroad options available at the University of Minnesota. Students will have the opportunity to meet with: Learning Abroad Center staff, Affiliated program staff, College advisers, Career counselors, and many other departments from around the U that help with the decisions and steps needed to participate in an education abroad experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maria Wentworth. Thank you again!
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    6.Interviews on Campus
    Many employers conduct interviews on campus for full-time and internship positions. Each semester CLA Career Services hosts local and national companies, both for-profit and non-profit, of all sizes. Check often as new schedules are added regularly! Some of the interviews happening in the month of September are with: Analysis Group, United Health Group, Kohl's Department Stores, Target Corporation, Insight Global, KPMG, Securian Financial, Ameriprise Financial, General Mills, and more! Search the 'Interview On Campus' section on GoldPASS for more information and a full list of on-campus interview opportunities.
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    7.Child Psychology Research Opportunity
    Undergraduate research assistants needed in the Relationships Research Lab. We are beginning two large research projects investigating (1) how young children understand relationships; (2) the neural processing of relationship information by young adult couples. Major responsibilities will include transcription and data entry. Additional opportunities to gain research experience will be available, including opportunities to attend regular lab meetings and discuss ongoing and future research questions. We require a 3 credit commitment. If you are interested please contact Professor Glenn I. Roisman at roism001@umn.edu.
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    8.Research Opportunity with the Adolescent Depression Study
    Dr. Karina Quevedo is currently looking for undergraduate students interested in gaining volunteer experience in her lab in the Department of Psychiatry! About the Lab: Depression and the Adolescent Self (DAS) is a neuroimaging and psychoendocrine study designed to better understand adolescent depression. It was inspired by: 1) research showing that our identity forms during adolescence; 2) that poor formation of a self-identity is linked to depression; and 3) that intense sensitivity to social rejection can trigger depression. Therefore, DAS focuses on the brain function of adolescents - with and without depression - while they think about themselves during an fMRI scan. Who We Want: We are looking for highly motivated students with an interest in neuroscience and child and psychopathology research. Volunteers may talk with families and make phone calls regularly, so strong interpersonal and phone skills are required. Basic duties include data entry and basic clerical tasks. Students with high analytical and/or computer skills will be encouraged to directly learn to process brain imaging data and we will help them to produce a poster after about one 1/2 year with the lab. This is usually an excellent way to pave your way to graduate or medical school applications. There is opportunity to gain directed research credit. Students should be in good academic standing and be willing to devote 5-12 hours a week to this study. If interested, please email the Research Coordinator a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript: Hannah Scott.
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    9.Mazzocco Math and Numeracy lab
    Researchers at the Institute of Child Development are currently seeking motivated undergraduate students who are interesting in participating in developmental research. Our projects may be of particular interest for those pursuing research experiences in developmental, educational, or cognitive psychology. Students who are available Wednesday afternoons (for lab meetings) and can commit to 6 to 9 hours a week with a minimum of 2 semesters are preferred. Lab duties may include but not limited to coding, data entry, and recruitment. There are 5 Research Assistant positions across 3 projects: Evaluating Counting books (2 openings), Number concepts in young children (2 openings), "Number sense" in adults (1 opening). Interested students will Earn CPSY 4994 Research Credits, which will count towards the PSY Elective portion of the Psychology Major. The lab will expect 3 hours per week per earned research credits (CPSY 4994), 2 semesters commitment (Fall + Spring), and 6 hours minimum (9 maximum) per week. Volunteers will be asked to make a 3 hours minimum commitment for at least one semester. Lab days are Tues- Friday, on the St Paul Campus. For more information visit our website. To apply email an application (from website) to mazzocco@umn.edu.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    10.Take Your Professor To Lunch!
    If you are an undergraduate in a class of 30 or more students, we will pick up the bill for lunch when you and at least two other classmates take your professor to lunch. Click here for details.
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    11.Spring and Fall CSULB Master's Application
    The CSULB Psychology department is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for a special Spring 2015 entry for our MA-Psychological Research and MS-Human Factors programs. Please check out our website to review submission dates for both Spring and Fall 2015,
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    12.Behavioral Dimension
    Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. We are looking to hire for positions throughout the metro area. Part time and full time positions are available. Go online for more information.
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    13.Full Time Administrative Assistant Position
    Augsburg Fairview Academy seeks a full time administrative assistant for the social work department. The Social Work Administrative Assistant will be responsible for managing all administration for Augsburg Fairview Academy Social Workers and Social Work Interns. The full job posting can be found online. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. ONLY electronic applications will be considered. Submit a cover letter, résumé, and three letters of reference to: jenny.andersen@afa.tc.
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    14.Intern with Jeff Johnson for Governor
    The Jeff Johnson for Governor campaign is currently looking for interns to help out starting immediately. Duties will vary depending on what is happening that week in the campaign but we are able and willing to help provide a glimpse into many different aspects of a campaign, such as GOTV activities, volunteer outreach, participating in campaign events like parades and fundraisers, and more. The position would be unpaid. Jeff Johnson was endorsed by the base of the Republican Party in May, won the Republican primary in August, and he is the best candidate to take on Mark Dayton in November. Jeff is able to win over voters because of his focus on fiscal issues, reducing the size and scope of government and eliminating the achievement gap in K12 education. If you are interested or have any questions email info@johnsonforgovernor.org.

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    15.Full Time Advising Position in Carlson School
    There is currently a vacant advisor position in the Carlson School's Undergraduate Program. The position is posted on the University of Minnesota's Employment Web site. Please reference requisition # 193806.
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    16.Paid Student Interview Positions
    The Office of Measurement Services (OMS) at the University of Minnesota is hiring 40-50 student survey interviewers for a telephone study beginning in mid-late September. Interviewers will be conducting telephone interviews with randomly selected households over the telephone in Minnesota. Students must be available for three four-hour evening shifts Sunday through Thursday as the call center is closed on Fridays and Saturdays. Paid training is provided and the starting wage is $8.50 an hour. OMS is located at 879 29th Avenue South in Minneapolis just off of Como Avenue near a bus stop. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English, have a friendly phone voice and have prior customer service experience. Sociology or Psychology methods or other social science related coursework is a plus. Call or e-mail Deb Grillo at 612-625-3892 or wynn0004@umn.edu for information on how to apply. The job requisition number on the UMN employment site is 193355.
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    17.Position in Human Resources
    Sherman Associates is in quick need of an HR intern in their office located close to campus. This is a paid, flexible, part-time opportunity open now for a talented U of M student to support SA's HR, recruiting and payroll responsibilities. Sherman Associates, Inc. is an award-winning firm specializing in design, construction and financing of quality commercial and housing properties in California, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Having earned a strong reputation for quality and follow-through, cities around the country have turned to Sherman Associates to pioneer redevelopment in their highest priority urban neighborhoods. In the process, Sherman Associates has become an industry leader in tax credit, affordable housing, and tax increment financing projects. Such developments have been successful for the participating cities, investors, residents, and businesses. Sherman Associates has developed approximately 600,000 square feet of commercial property and 6,000 multifamily, townhouse, and single-family homes. Click on this link to access the position description on GoldPASS, Job ID #ID:124388:

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    18.Communications Intern with the Governor
    The Office of Governor Mark Dayton is hiring communications interns for fall semester. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to interact with policy makers and legislators to help communicate the work that Governor Dayton is doing to help Minnesotans. Past interns in the office have gotten a behind the scenes look at the work we do to support the Governor's vision to Build a Better Minnesota - passing the Freedom to Marry Bill, protecting kids from bullying, and enacting a tuition freeze at all of Minnesota's public colleges and universities - just a few of the historic moments in Minnesota politics in recent years. Responsibilities include assisting communications staff with daily operations. From research to creating digital content, from press events with the Governor, to blogs and social media projects - and more. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Students should send: Cover letter, Resume and Writing sample no longer than four pages to Jenna Covey, Director of New Media at Jenna.Covey@state.mn.us. For more information about the Governor's office, go online.
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    19.Jobs with YouthCARE
    YouthCARE is a nonprofit multicultural organization that serves Minneapolis and St. Paul youth, 7-18 years old, from diverse ethnic, cultural and racial backgrounds. YouthCARE's mission is to promote respect for self and others, develop future leaders and provide youth with positive multicultural activities and relationships with caring adults. Currently, YouthCARE has a few part time positions open that are ideal for college students. Both are working directly with youth after school and on the weekends. There are positions open for a Community Service Stars Crew Leader and two Assistant Crew Leaders. You can find out more about this program online, and contact Nardos Tesfalidet for the full job description (Ntesfalidet@YouthCAREmn.org).
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  • 9/2/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    1.Welcome Back!
    2.Fall 2014 Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
    3.$500-$600! Apply for a Fall 2014 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline September 15th
    PISA - Psychology International Student Association
    4.PISA Welcome Back
    RESEARCH
    5.Opportunity for Undergraduate Research Experience
    ENGAGEMENT
    6.New LAC Programs in Thailand
    7.Using Art to Connect the US and China
    COURSES
    8.DNCE 3334/5334 Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy
    9.PA 1961: Personal Leadership in the University, offered as PA 1961W
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    10.Paid Student Interview Positions
    11.Position in Human Resources
    12.Communications Intern with the Governor
    13.Gain Experience in Working with Individuals with Disabilities
    14.Student Worker Positions
    15.Youth Work Positions at YMCA
    16.Jobs with YouthCARE
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Welcome Back!
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising would like to welcome you to campus for the start of Fall 2014! As you get back in to gear, keep our office's resources in mind. Some of you are returning from exciting summer experiences such as study abroad or internships or, for others, the less-exciting coursework and GREs. No matter what your summer consisted of, we can likely help you in moving forward! Advisors in our office are available for appointments year-round to assist with psychology course-selection and major progress, career and graduate school preparation and selection, and general engagement to make the most out of your time here. To schedule an appointment, fill our our appointment request form online. We look forward to seeing you and wish you the best of luck in the coming semester!
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    2.Fall 2014 Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising has designated drop-in hours during the academic year. However, due to the high student demand the first two weeks of the term, we will have an advisor available from on drop-ins from 8:00am- 4:30pm. Drop-ins are a great time to have research contracts signed, and ask 5-10 minute questions; longer issues will be referred to schedule an appointment. Our normal drop-in hours will take effect Monday, September 15th. This semester's drop-in hours for the Psychology Advisors can be found on our website. While other units may have advisors available at all times, each advisor in our unit holds drop-in hours once a week and cannot address walk-in issues outside of these. While it may seem like a quick issue (such as signing a research contract), it often takes more time than expected and adds up when considering our large student population. To run efficiently and serve our students best, it is important that we recognize and respect these specified drop-in times.
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    2.$500-$600! Apply for a Fall 2014 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline September 15th
    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 Fall 2014. A third candidate will be selected to receive the named Natalis Award of $600. The Fall 2014 application deadline is September 15, 2014. Notification Date: Sept. 25, 2014. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage.
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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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    4.PISA Welcome Back
    The Psychology International Student Association (PISA) is holding its first 2014-2015 school year event! Please come and join us for the PISA Welcome Back Celebration! It will take place outside the main entrance of Elliot Hall, on Friday, September 5th from 4-6 pm. We will introduce and discuss the future plans of PISA with our new and returning members, along with other fun activities. Pizza and drinks will be provided! Please come and celebrate with us, if you want to learn more about our new student group, or just have a good time! If you want to contact someone to learn more about PISA or about the event, email Nijhum Dutta at dutt0097@umn.edu. Please RSVP through the Facebook event.
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    RESEARCH
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    5.Opportunity for Undergraduate Research Experience
    We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented students who can work in Dr. Ted Christ's research lab and help with data entry, organization, assessment development, and other lab activities related to School Psychology and reading and math assessment research during the fall semester. Credit and volunteer options are available. Please contact Dr. Mary Jane White by email (whit0782@umn.edu) if you are interested and attach a 1 page resume that includes information about your work and schooling experience, references, skills using Microsoft Office (WORD, Excel, etc.), SPSS, R and/or other statistical software.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    6.New LAC Programs in Thailand
    Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, the Learning Abroad Center will offer 2 new programs in the Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID) family. MSID Thailand puts students in direct contact with the social and economic realities of actual communities and of people working within them to address complex problems. The curriculum explores the theoretical and practical implications of international development and intercultural issues in Thailand, the only southeast Asian country not be colonized by European powers and a hub for manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism. The program is based in Chiang Mai, and students will also spend time in the hill-tribe region surrounding Chiang Mai. Field experience is an integral part of all courses. On the Intensive Thai in Thailand program, students enroll in 4 credits of intensive beginning or intermediate Thai language, where they learn in small classes taught by host-country instructors and practice Thai each day with their host family. The program appeals to students interested in completing a full semester of Thai language in only 3 weeks. This program can be an optional pre-session for MSID Thailand or can be taken on its own. Students can apply for these programs beginning this fall. Learn more about these programs on our website, or contact Vanessa Walton.
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    7.Using Art to Connect the US and China
    The Institute for Global Studies, in collaboration with the Consortium for the Study of the Asias, at the University of Minnesota invites degree-seeking, advanced undergraduates and graduate students to submit proposals for innovative, paid internship opportunities, where the student, under the supervision of a faculty member, creates a research or artistic project as a means to further promote the collaborations detailed above. Proposals should seek to build relationships between the student and scholars and/or artists from China and/or the Twin Cities, and to link experiential learning to the student's coursework. Applicants may also pursue opportunities at art institutions outside of their university. Please note, however, that it is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange and secure internship positions directly with these institutions. Internships may be eligible for credit at some institutions. The full posting can be found online.
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    8.DNCE 3334/5334 Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy
    Dance/movement therapy is mind/body form of psychotherapy that uses body and movement to facilitate psychological goals of self-awareness growth and change. No previous movement experience is required. The course is appropriate for anyone interested in the relationships among body, movement, creative expression and psychology and is particularly relevant to the fields of Psychology, Education, Music Therapy, Art and Drama Therapy, Counseling, Family Social Studies, Social Work and Movement Studies. This course is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association for Alternate Route R-DMT credit. To register: submit a request online. For questions contact: loebx001@umn.edu , 612-916-1829.
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    9.PA 1961: Personal Leadership in the University, offered as PA 1961W
    PA 1961 is a unique personal leadership course that is offered both in-person and online. Students enrolled in this course will: make a connection to a community of 30 or fewer students across all colleges, develop writing skills, focus on personal exploration, use a strengths-based approach to determine one's own leadership style, examine America's lens on leadership, Learn to connect that personal leader to others through writing, discussion, group work, and learn some of the most basic tenets of leadership: to seek to understand, and that relationships are the currency of power. This course is geared toward the explorer, the student seeking to connect to their peers, who is looking for an alternative to the traditional classroom settings they may be coming from. Personal Leadership in the University is the first of four core courses in the Leadership Minor. If you are interested in leadership, or the leadership minor, check this course out. If seats are full in PA 1961W, search for the cross-list OLPD 1301W.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    10.Paid Student Interview Positions
    The Office of Measurement Services (OMS) at the University of Minnesota is hiring 40-50 student survey interviewers for a telephone study beginning in mid-late September. Interviewers will be conducting telephone interviews with randomly selected households over the telephone in Minnesota. Students must be available for three four-hour evening shifts Sunday through Thursday as the call center is closed on Fridays and Saturdays. Paid training is provided and the starting wage is $8.50 an hour. OMS is located at 879 29th Avenue South in Minneapolis just off of Como Avenue near a bus stop. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English, have a friendly phone voice and have prior customer service experience. Sociology or Psychology methods or other social science related coursework is a plus. Call or e-mail Deb Grillo at 612-625-3892 or wynn0004@umn.edu for information on how to apply. The job requisition number on the UMN employment site is 193355.
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    11.Position in Human Resources
    Sherman Associates is in quick need of an HR intern in their office located close to campus. This is a paid, flexible, part-time opportunity open now for a talented U of M student to support SA's HR, recruiting and payroll responsibilities. Sherman Associates, Inc. is an award-winning firm specializing in design, construction and financing of quality commercial and housing properties in California, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Having earned a strong reputation for quality and follow-through, cities around the country have turned to Sherman Associates to pioneer redevelopment in their highest priority urban neighborhoods. In the process, Sherman Associates has become an industry leader in tax credit, affordable housing, and tax increment financing projects. Such developments have been successful for the participating cities, investors, residents, and businesses. Sherman Associates has developed approximately 600,000 square feet of commercial property and 6,000 multifamily, townhouse, and single-family homes. Click on this link to access the position description on GoldPASS, Job ID #ID:124388:
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    12.Communications Intern with the Governor
    The Office of Governor Mark Dayton is hiring communications interns for fall semester. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to interact with policy makers and legislators to help communicate the work that Governor Dayton is doing to help Minnesotans. Past interns in the office have gotten a behind the scenes look at the work we do to support the Governor's vision to Build a Better Minnesota - passing the Freedom to Marry Bill, protecting kids from bullying, and enacting a tuition freeze at all of Minnesota's public colleges and universities - just a few of the historic moments in Minnesota politics in recent years. Responsibilities include assisting communications staff with daily operations. From research to creating digital content, from press events with the Governor, to blogs and social media projects - and more. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Students should send: Cover letter, Resume and Writing sample no longer than four pages to Jenna Covey, Director of New Media at Jenna.Covey@state.mn.us. For more information about the Governor's office, go online.
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    13.Gain Experience in Working with Individuals with Disabilities
    REM Hennepin is a company dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities to become independent and live the highest quality of life possible! We help individuals in a community and home based setting to learn new independent living skills on a daily basis! Our Direct Support Professionals are given the opportunity to work with individuals who may have mental illness, mental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, high medical needs, and a range of other behavioral and cognitive disabilities. GAIN REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE WHILE MAKING A TRUE POSITIVE CHANGE IN PEOPLE'S LIVES! We provide comprehensive trainings and have locations throughout Hennepin county! We offer full time, part time, and overnight positions allowing for flexibility for all schedules! All Direct Support Professionals must be 18 years old and have a true passion for working with people. More information and applications can be found online!
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    14.Student Worker Positions
    Academic Technology Support Services is seeking applications for multiple student production assistant positions for the upcoming academic year. The position description is available on the U of M employment site - requisition #193378.
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    15.Youth Work Positions at YMCA
    As we gear up for the school year we have some openings at YMCA Sheridan Beacons Center! The position will be a part time (15-20 hours/wk) Group Leader (youth worker). Staff will be responsible for planning and executing fun, engaging, and educational activities for young people ages 6-13. Interested students should go to www.sheridanbeacons.blogspot.com and click the 'work with us' link. For more information about the Beacons Program check out their website.
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    16.Jobs with YouthCARE
    YouthCARE is a nonprofit multicultural organization that serves Minneapolis and St. Paul youth, 7-18 years old, from diverse ethnic, cultural and racial backgrounds. YouthCARE's mission is to promote respect for self and others, develop future leaders and provide youth with positive multicultural activities and relationships with caring adults. Currently, YouthCARE has a few part time positions open that are ideal for college students. Both are working directly with youth after school and on the weekends. There are positions open for a Community Service Stars Crew Leader and two Assistant Crew Leaders. You can find out more about this program online, and contact Nardos Tesfalidet for the full job description (Ntesfalidet@YouthCAREmn.org).
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  • 8/26

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    1.Fall 2014 Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
    2.Like Psychology Advising on Facebook!
    PISA - Psychology International Student Association
    3.PISA Welcome Back
    EVENTS
    4.Basic fMRI Design and Analysis Using SPM Workshop
    RESEARCH
    5.Opportunity for Undergraduate Research Experience
    6.Research Lab at the VA
    7.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Political Communication
    ENGAGEMENT
    8.New LAC Programs in Thailand
    9.CAPE and The Major Network Looking for Major Mentors
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    10.Gain Experience in Working with Individuals with Disabilities
    11.Student Worker Positions
    12.Position in CEHD Student Services
    13.Youth Work Positions at YMCA
    14.Fall Internship at Washburn
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Fall 2014 Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising has designated drop-in hours during the academic year. However, due to the high student demand the first two weeks of the term, we will have an advisor available from on drop-ins from 8:00am- 4:30pm. Drop-ins are a great time to have research contracts signed, and ask 5-10 minute questions; longer issues will be referred to schedule an appointment. Our normal drop-in hours will take effect Monday, September 15th. This semester's drop-in hours for the Psychology Advisors can be found on our website. While other units may have advisors available at all times, each advisor in our unit holds drop-in hours once a week and cannot address walk-in issues outside of these. While it may seem like a quick issue (such as signing a research contract), it often takes more time than expected and adds up when considering our large student population. To run efficiently and serve our students best, it is important that we recognize and respect these specified drop-in times.
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    2.Like Psychology Advising on Facebook!
    Likes the Scoop? Like us on Facebook too! As I'm sure you know, the Psych Scoop is a great resource for: Campus Groups and Opportunities, Latest course information, Research Opportunities, Upcoming Events on and off Campus, Available Jobs & Internships, and much, much more! Psychology Advising also has a Facebook Page, Twitter Account & LinkedIn where we will post this type of information as well! Be sure to Like Us on Facebook & Follow Us on Twitter to get the most Recent and up-to-date information from Psychology Advising!
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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 Welcome Back
    The Psychology International Student Association (PISA) is holding its first 2014-2015 school year event! Please come and join us for the PISA Welcome Back Celebration! It will take place outside the main entrance of Elliot Hall, on Friday, September 5th from 4-6 pm. We will introduce and discuss the future plans of PISA with our new and returning members, along with other fun activities. Pizza and drinks will be provided! Please come and celebrate with us, if you want to learn more about our new student group, or just have a good time! If you want to contact someone to learn more about PISA or about the event, email Nijhum Dutta at dutt0097@umn.edu. Please RSVP through the Facebook event.
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    EVENTS
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    4.Basic fMRI Design and Analysis Using SPM Workshop
    Basic fMRI Design and Analysis Using SPM is a 5-day workshop designed for investigators having familiarity with the fundamental principles of fMRI measurement and design, with some experience in functional neuroimaging data acquisition and analysis. The strongly interactive workshop will focus on using SPM12 and its extensions for preprocessing, statistical modeling and visualization of data associated with a range of basic and clinical fMRI experimental designs. The fundamentals of analyzing both task-related and resting state data will be covered. While the primary emphasis will involve using the core SPM12 programs for these purposes, there will also be extensive discussion of a variety of software tools that extend the power of SPM12. Some of these tools facilitate fMRI quality assurance through artifact detection and mitigation at various analysis stages. Other tools support a variety of data visualization methods, including MRIcron, xjView, FSLview, and FreeSurfer. This course is appropriate for investigators who have had some experience with previous versions of SPM.) The workshop will be hosted in September, costing $1500 for regular participants, $1000 for students. Go online for more information.
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    RESEARCH
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    5.Opportunity for Undergraduate Research Experience
    We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented students who can work in Dr. Ted Christ's research lab and help with data entry, organization, assessment development, and other lab activities related to School Psychology and reading and math assessment research during the fall semester. Credit and volunteer options are available. Please contact Dr. Mary Jane White by email (whit0782@umn.edu) if you are interested and attach a 1 page resume that includes information about your work and schooling experience, references, skills using Microsoft Office (WORD, Excel, etc.), SPSS, R and/or other statistical software.
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    6.Research Lab at the VA
    A laboratory at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System is conducting treatment outcome research to examine how individuals with schizophrenia change as a result of participating in computer-based skills training. There is an opportunity for 2 undergraduate students to become involved with this project as a Research Lab in Psychology experience. The students will learn about the assessment and treatment of schizophrenia, with emphasis on symptom severity, social functioning, cognition, and rehabilitation. Student will work as a part of a research team lead by a psychologist and will be involved primarily with scoring measures and entering data. As part of the research experience, students will attend a weekly lab meeting in which topics related to the project are discussed. In addition, students will write an APA-style paper on a related topic. All research activities are conducted at the VA Health Care System. Students must be able to commute to the VA. Student will be asked to register for research credit and to commit an average of 9 hours each week between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. Availability on Tuesday and Thursday is preferred. For more information, please contact Tasha Nienow, Ph.D. at 612-467-1004 or send a resume to Tasha.Nienow@va.gov.
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    7.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Political Communication
    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 literature reviews 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 conducting literature reviews, helping to build a large database using news archives from across the country, 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" Pierce Ekstrom (ekstr076@umn.edu) by 1pm on Tuesday, September 2nd, containing the following information: Name, Email, Class Year, Cumulative GPA, and 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.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    8.New LAC Programs in Thailand
    Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, the Learning Abroad Center will offer 2 new programs in the Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID) family. MSID Thailand puts students in direct contact with the social and economic realities of actual communities and of people working within them to address complex problems. The curriculum explores the theoretical and practical implications of international development and intercultural issues in Thailand, the only southeast Asian country not be colonized by European powers and a hub for manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism. The program is based in Chiang Mai, and students will also spend time in the hill-tribe region surrounding Chiang Mai. Field experience is an integral part of all courses. On the Intensive Thai in Thailand program, students enroll in 4 credits of intensive beginning or intermediate Thai language, where they learn in small classes taught by host-country instructors and practice Thai each day with their host family. The program appeals to students interested in completing a full semester of Thai language in only 3 weeks. This program can be an optional pre-session for MSID Thailand or can be taken on its own. Students can apply for these programs beginning this fall. Learn more about these programs on our website, or contact Vanessa Walton.
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    9.CAPE and The Major Network Looking for Major Mentors
    The Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE) provides personalized services to help undergraduate students like you develop an Action Plan to aid in your major and career decision-making process. The Major Network is a University of Minnesota cross-college network that connects upper-level students who are passionate about their majors, with students who are exploring different major options. Exploring students are paired with an upper-level mentor in a low-key and time-commitment-friendly environment where students can receive a firsthand look at what it is like to be a student in a particular major. Exploring Students and Mentors collaborate to ask questions and share information about their major(s) of interest in a variety of ways. Upper-level Mentors are students who have been identified as excellent peer resources in particular areas of study. Mentors should be passionate about their major and need to have completed a significant amount of upper-division coursework within their particular major. If you are an upper-level psychology student, consider applying to be an upper-level mentor! More information can be found online.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    10.Gain Experience in Working with Individuals with Disabilities
    REM Hennepin is a company dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities to become independent and live the highest quality of life possible! We help individuals in a community and home based setting to learn new independent living skills on a daily basis! Our Direct Support Professionals are given the opportunity to work with individuals who may have mental illness, mental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, high medical needs, and a range of other behavioral and cognitive disabilities. GAIN REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE WHILE MAKING A TRUE POSITIVE CHANGE IN PEOPLE'S LIVES! We provide comprehensive trainings and have locations throughout Hennepin county! We offer full time, part time, and overnight positions allowing for flexibility for all schedules! All Direct Support Professionals must be 18 years old and have a true passion for working with people. More information and applications can be found online!
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    11.Student Worker Positions
    Academic Technology Support Services is seeking applications for multiple student production assistant positions for the upcoming academic year. The position description is available on the U of M employment site - requisition #193378.
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    12.Position in CEHD Student Services
    CEHD Student Services is now accepting applications for a Transfer Student Adviser & Admissions Coordinator position.This role is crucial to the College meeting its enrollment targets. This person is responsible for the creation, implementation, and evaluation of transfer student recruitment goals and strategies, and functions in many ways as an academic adviser with a special emphasis on the advisement and recruitment of prospective internal and external transfer students. The posting is available on the University of Minnesota employment website, requisition 193369, and can be found online. We will accept applications through 11:59 PM on Sept. 10.
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    13.Research & Evaluation Associate in San Diego
    Gregory Aarons, Ph.D., of the University of California San Diego Psychiatry Department, is currently seeking a Research and Evaluation Associate to assist with research and evaluation studies examining novel service delivery strategies in behavioral health, criminal justice, and social service settings. The implementation of evidence-based practice into real-world human service settings is an important priority for improving the quality of services and outcomes for individuals and families. Multiple ongoing research and evaluation studies utilize quantitative and quantitative methods to develop detailed service assessments and improvement recommendations for behavioral health and criminal justice service settings within San Diego County and throughout the State of California. Under supervision, the incumbent will function as a Research and Evaluation Associate in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry who will provide support for all phases of the research and evaluation process for one or more studies involving behavioral health, physical health, and/or related social service and criminal justice organizations and systems. Under supervision, the incumbent will be an active member of the research team and assist in literature reviews, study design, measurement, IRB protocol processing, data collection, data analysis, and manuscript/report/presentation preparation as needed. The incumbent will also support study administration tasks such as preparing IRB documentation, coordinating and participating in meetings and assisting with other study responsibilities as needed. The ideal candidate will have completed college level coursework in psychology, psychiatry, sociology, or a related field and/or have equivalent experience, possess knowledge of public sector mental health and social service organizations, and have demonstrated experience designing and conducting evaluation studies with advanced knowledge of SPSS, STATA, SAS and/or other software packages for data management and analysis. Candidates with any qualitative research experience are especially encouraged to apply. The position is full-time, starting salary ranging from $ 3,302.52 - $ 3,598.32 per month. Full benefits are available. Preferred start date is late summer and a two-year commitment is strongly preferred. Interested applicants should send their resume to jiphillips@ucsd.edu and apply online. The deadline for application is 9/4/2014. After that date, we will be unable to consider applications.
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    14.Youth Work Positions at YMCA
    As we gear up for the school year we have some openings at YMCA Sheridan Beacons Center! The position will be a part time (15-20 hours/wk) Group Leader (youth worker). Staff will be responsible for planning and executing fun, engaging, and educational activities for young people ages 6-13. Interested students should go to www.sheridanbeacons.blogspot.com and click the 'work with us' link. For more information about the Beacons Program check out their website.
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    9.Fall Internship at Washburn
    There are currently unpaid internship positions open at Washburn Center for Children in our Family Focused program this fall. 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. In Family Focused, preschool aged children come to the center for milieu therapy four half days a week, all year round. They are in small groups of about 7 to 9 children each. There are three to four adults (which include the interns) with a group so interns have a lot of direct involvement with the children. During the fall interns in Family Focused volunteer 2 half days a week. The schedules that are available include: Monday/Wednesday mornings, Monday/Wednesday afternoons, Tuesday/Thursday mornings and Tuesday/Thursday afternoons. For mornings the hours would be 8:45am-12:30pm and for afternoons the hours would be 12:45pm-4:30pm. 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.
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  • 8/19

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    1.Fall 2014 Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
    RESEARCH
    2.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Conflict Mediation
    3.Research Lab at the VA
    4.Psychiatry Research Opportunity
    COURSES
    5.Courses in Gerontology
    6.SASS Courses
    7.Courses in Bioethics
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    8.Work Study Positions
    9.Fall Internship at Washburn
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Fall 2014 Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising has designated drop-in hours during the academic year. However, due to the high student demand the first two weeks of the term, we will have an advisor available from on drop-ins from 8:00am- 4:30pm. Drop-ins are a great time to have research contracts signed, and ask 5-10 minute questions; longer issues will be referred to schedule an appointment. Our normal drop-in hours will take effect Monday, September 15th. This semester's drop-in hours for the Psychology Advisors can be found on our website. While other units may have advisors available at all times, each advisor in our unit holds drop-in hours once a week and cannot address walk-in issues outside of these. While it may seem like a quick issue (such as signing a research contract), it often takes more time than expected and adds up when considering our large student population. To run efficiently and serve our students best, it is important that we recognize and respect these specified drop-in times.
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    RESEARCH
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    2.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Conflict Mediation
    The Conflict Mediation 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 participants' written responses from conflict mediation sessions and data analysis in a study examining the effect of verbal and non-verbal behaviors on conflict mediation outcomes. Responsibilities include coding mediation data as well as 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 "Mediation Research Assistant Position" to Ally Williams (will3621@umn.edu) by 1pm on Tuesday, September 2nd, containing the following information: Name, Email, Class Year, Cumulative GPA, and 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.
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    3.Research Lab at the VA
    A laboratory at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System is conducting treatment outcome research to examine how individuals with schizophrenia change as a result of participating in computer-based skills training. There is an opportunity for 2 undergraduate students to become involved with this project as a Research Lab in Psychology experience. The students will learn about the assessment and treatment of schizophrenia, with emphasis on symptom severity, social functioning, cognition, and rehabilitation. Student will work as a part of a research team lead by a psychologist and will be involved primarily with scoring measures and entering data. As part of the research experience, students will attend a weekly lab meeting in which topics related to the project are discussed. In addition, students will write an APA-style paper on a related topic. All research activities are conducted at the VA Health Care System. Students must be able to commute to the VA. Student will be asked to register for research credit and to commit an average of 9 hours each week between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. Availability on Tuesday and Thursday is preferred. For more information, please contact Tasha Nienow, Ph.D. at 612-467-1004 or send a resume to Tasha.Nienow@va.gov.
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    4.Psychiatry Research Opportunity
    Dr. Marilyn Carroll is looking for students to work in her research lab in the Department of Psychiatry. Students may work for credit, or on a volunteer basis. The time commitment is flexible. We are looking for students who can work at least this Fall semester. The hours per week would depend on the number of credits taken (approximately 3 hours/week per credit). If the student is a volunteer we would expect 5-10 hours per week. The lab would be of particular interest to students interested in behavioral psychology. Most of the studies we conduct are cocaine addiction studies. We conduct the research on rats, so the lab might be of particular interest to someone who wants to gain experience with laboratory animals. Students should expect to attend short, weekly meetings. They will need to work with laboratory rats in order to maintain their health and well-being. There will also be some data entry and data analysis. We have several studies going on at one time, but we typically have directed research students work with one study and complete a poster to present in the Undergraduate Research Symposium at the end of the semester. Interested students please email Heather Veglahn, vegla003@umn.edu with their availability for the Fall. The lab is open from 7:30am-3:30pm every day.
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    COURSES
    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    5.Courses in Gerontology
    The Gerontology Department is offering several great courses this Fall, including: GERO 5105: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging; GERO: 5115 Introduction to Geriatrics; GERO 5125: Gerontology Service Learning, and GERO 8023: Aging Policy Seminar. If you are interested in working in geriatrics, gerontology, or public health, you may want to check these courses out.
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    6.SASS Courses
    Student Academic Success Services (SASS) at UCCS is currently offering two different courses for Fall Semester, 2014 to assist student with their academic efforts. LASk 1102 is designed for students: on academic probation; returning from an academic suspension; or having significant academic issues. Students completing this 2 credit course speak highly of the experience - please keep it in mind for students you think would benefit from more focused, individualized assistance. To register: Student should call the SASS/UCCS front desk at 612-624-3323 to get registration paperwork, or email UCCS@umn.edu for the same. After submitting their paperwork to UCCS@umn.edu, students will receive a permission number to complete their registration process. LASK 1001: Mastering Skills for College Success, is a perfect 2-credit course for any student looking to hone their academic skills. It focuses on five factors for academic success: Active Learning, Self-Awareness, Study Skills, Life Balance and Campus Enlargement. While freshmen and sophomores benefit greatly from this class, juniors and seniors will also learn vital information that they can use throughout their academic and professional career. Consider recommending this course to any student who would like to learn skills for working smarter and more effectively! For more information, visit us at: www.sass.umn.edu.
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    7.Courses in Bioethics
    The Center for Bioethics is offering some courses this fall that psychology students may be interested in. A few courses of interest may be: BTHX 5010: Bioethics Proseminar; BTHX 5210: Ethics of Human Subjects Research; BTHX 5400: Introduction to Bioethics in Health Policy, and BTHX 5610: Research & Publication. These courses cover a range of topics including ethics and policy issues in research on human subjects, the analysis of policy history and changes. For more information and a completely listing of courses, visit the Bioethics website. If you have any questions or would like to request a permission number for registration, contact Margie O'Neill through e-mail at bthxed@umn.edu or by calling 612-626-4817.
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    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.
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    8.Work Study Positions
    TRIO Upward Bound is a federally funded college prep program focused on equipping low income, first generation and urban Minneapolis high school students with the skills and information needed to achieve their collegiate dreams. TRIO UB is currently accepting applications for the following work-study student positions: Tutor (work study only) (req#193047); Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (work study) (req #192994); Student Office Assistant (Req#193069). Tutors and Teaching Assistants require weekly availability during the hours of our after-school services which run M-Th from 3-6pm in Appleby Hall. Office Assistants should have daytime availability between 9-5pm M-Th. To apply go to employment.umn.edu and search the position using the requisition numbers listed above. All positions require an updated resume, cover letter, and references and college transcripts; final candidates must pass a criminal background check. Interviews will take place at the end of August, early September; Staff will start no later than 9/20 (training). TRIO UB academic year after-school services are held at Appleby Hall and will start on 9/29. Questions about the Tutoring & Teaching Assistant positions should go to Tricia Wilkinson @ wilk0109@umn.edu or 612-625-3369. Inquiries regarding the Office Assistant position should go to Elizabeth Nelson at echa0001@umn.edu or 612-624-0865.
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    9.Fall Internship at Washburn
    There are currently unpaid internship positions open at Washburn Center for Children in our Family Focused program this fall. 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. In Family Focused, preschool aged children come to the center for milieu therapy four half days a week, all year round. They are in small groups of about 7 to 9 children each. There are three to four adults (which include the interns) with a group so interns have a lot of direct involvement with the children. During the fall interns in Family Focused volunteer 2 half days a week. The schedules that are available include: Monday/Wednesday mornings, Monday/Wednesday afternoons, Tuesday/Thursday mornings and Tuesday/Thursday afternoons. For mornings the hours would be 8:45am-12:30pm and for afternoons the hours would be 12:45pm-4:30pm. 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.
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  • 8/5

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
    1.PSY 3960: Stress & Trauma - 3 credits
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    2.Like Psychology Advising on Facebook!
    RESEARCH
    3.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Conflict Mediation
    4.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Political Communication
    COURSES
    5.Register now for EPSY 5401 - Counseling Procedures
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    6.Intern with the Sexual Violence Center
    7.Employment with The Annex Teen Clinic
    8.Communications and Network Associate
    9.Office Manager in STSS
    10.MCTC Student Services Resource & Referral Specialist
    11.World Without Genocide Internship
    12.Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
    13.Fall Internship Opportunity with Congressman Ellison
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    1.PSY 3960: Stress & Trauma - 3 credits
    This new course is an introduction to the psychological aspects of stress and trauma. Students will gain understanding of the major theories and research findings related to stress and trauma, including the effects of stress and trauma on mental and physical health, factors related to more effective coping with stress/trauma (e.g., social support). and interventions designed to decrease the negative effects of stress and trauma (e.g., stress management training). Students will practice analyzing and critiquing the scientific methods used to study these topics and will have the opportunity to apply stress and trauma research to their own lives through reflection and personal application assignments. Sign up today!
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    2.Like Psychology Advising on Facebook!
    Likes the Scoop? Like us on Facebook too! As I'm sure you know, the Psych Scoop is a great resource for: Campus Groups and Opportunities, Latest course information, Research Opportunities, Upcoming Events on and off Campus, Available Jobs & Internships, and much, much more! Psychology Advising also has a Facebook Page, Twitter Account & LinkedIn where we will post this type of information as well! Be sure to Like Us on Facebook & Follow Us on Twitter to get the most Recent and up-to-date information from Psychology Advising!
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    3.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Conflict Mediation
    The Conflict Mediation 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 participants' written responses from conflict mediation sessions and data analysis in a study examining the effect of verbal and non-verbal behaviors on conflict mediation outcomes. Responsibilities include coding mediation data as well as 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 "Mediation Research Assistant Position" to Ally Williams (will3621@umn.edu) by 1pm on Tuesday, September 2nd, containing the following information: Name, Email, Class Year, Cumulative GPA, and 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.
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    4.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Political Communication
    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 literature reviews 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 conducting literature reviews, helping to build a large database using news archives from across the country, 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" Pierce Ekstrom (ekstr076@umn.edu) by 1pm on Tuesday, September 2nd, containing the following information: Name, Email, Class Year, Cumulative GPA, and 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.
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    COURSES
    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    5.Register now for EPSY 5401 - Counseling Procedures
    EPSY 5401(Counseling Procedures) is designed as an introduction to counseling. Students will learn about the types of issues that clients bring to counseling, counseling and interpersonal skills that can be used with clients and in students' own lives, case studies, role playing, and demonstrations will be used. Multicultural counseling topics will be covered. For individuals who are interested in exploring the field of counseling and for individuals whose professional work may include counseling and interviewing. Both graduate and undergraduate students are invited to enroll.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    6.Intern with the Sexual Violence Center
    The Sexual Violence Center (SVC) is currently seeking interns for the upcoming 2014-15 year. Interns provide crisis phone counseling, short-term individual counseling, and advocacy support to clients. SVC is a non-profit agency with offices in Minneapolis and Chaska, serving youth and adult victims/survivors of sexual violence 12 years of age and older, free of charge. SVC prefers interns who can commit to at least 6 months, but a commitment of 12 months is preferred. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Kristen Sukura at ksukura@sexualviolencecenter.org.
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    7.Employment with The Annex Teen Clinic
    The Annex Teen Clinic provides low cost, confidential, nonjudgmental sexuality-related health care for adolescents and young adults through age 25. We provide sexuality-related health care services in a friendly and comfortable setting. We also facilitate fact-based education for young people, parents, professionals and community members. The Annex Teen Clinic is seeking passionate youth workers to fill two positions as a Teen Outreach Program (TOP) Facilitator! Learn more and apply online (at: https://careers-macc.icims.com/jobs/2222/teen-outreach\program-%28top%29-facilitator/job).
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    8.Communications and Network Associate
    Sprockets is Saint Paul's out-of-school time network which includes the City of Saint Paul, Saint Paul Public Schools and over 45 community organizations including the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College. Sprockets key strategies are designed to improve the quality, availability and effectiveness of out-of-school time learning for all youth in Saint Paul. Sprockets communications and network building strategies are key to our mission. Sprockets is focused on building public awareness about the importance of after-school and summer learning while helping families and youth learn about and connect to OST opportunities in Saint Paul. Sprockets also focuses on network communications, ensuring our network partners and other stakeholders have reliable information about both the state of after-school and summer learning in Saint Paul and the opportunities available to them through Sprockets to strengthen quality and accessibility. Sprockets is currently hiring a Communications and Network Associate to coordinate communications and event activities while providing administrative support. See the full posting and apply online! (http://ow.ly/zVhiy )
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    9.Office Manager in STSS
    The Career Services Center in STSS is hiring for our Office Manager role. The Office Manager will serve as office manager, overseeing the reception area, supervising of student employees, and assists with projects within the unit. We are seeking a candidate with excellent customer service skills and would ideally prefer a candidate with past experience in a career services or student services setting. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates. Interviews will be conducted over the next few weeks with the goal of hiring someone by the beginning of the school year. Complete details can be found online (employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=122499).
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    10.MCTC Student Services Resource & Referral Specialist
    Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) is currently hiring a Student Services Resource and Referral Specialist. The position will be responsible for coordinating and leading a network of campus and external services to mitigate issues of homelessness, hunger, health, child care and housing affecting MCTC students. See the complete job post, or apply online. http://mnscu.edu/jobs/viewPosting.php?pid=11805
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    11.World Without Genocide Internship
    World Without Genocide (www.worldwithoutgenocide.org) is a human rights organization headquartered at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN. We provide education to raise awareness about past and current conflicts and advocacy at local, state, and national levels for policies and legislation to protect innocent people, prevent genocide, prosecute perpetrators, and remember those whose lives have been affected by genocide. We address conflicts in the past, those occurring today, and the challenging problems of child soldiers, human trafficking, gender-based violence, weapons trafficking, and resource scarcity or abundance as causes of conflict. World Without Genocide is currently looking for an Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator for Fall 2014. This is an unpaid internship (12-15 hours per week) that could be sponsored for credit. The full internship post and information about how to apply can be found online. http://worldwithoutgenocide.org/about-us/internship-opportunities
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    12.Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
    We have part-time positions open for Cognitive Trainers in Chanhassen and Maple Grove. Come join the LearningRx cognitive skills training team and help change lives by improving cognitive ability! Our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work one-on-one with individuals utilizing clinically-proven procedures to improve areas such as memory, attention, auditory processing and IQ. We are looking for quick thinking, high energy individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree or are graduating soon. Hours are flexible but we require at least four days with availability between the hours of 3PM-8PM. For more information and to request an interview give us a call at 952-949-6900. After calling - resumes can be sent to nate.maus@learningrx.net.
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    13.Fall Internship Opportunity with Congressman Ellison
    Congressman Keith Ellison is looking for the next group of smart, hardworking, and dedicated students for a fall internship opportunity in his Minneapolis office. Internships are offered for individuals interested in learning the operations of a Congressional office: current events as they relate to Congressional activity, federal legislation and legislative issues, constituent services, and events research and planning. Interns must work at least 15 hours per week. Unfortunately, due to House ethics guidelines, we are not able to offer compensation to interns. People of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and those from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Though this internship demands high-quality work and investment, we are seeking applicants who are passionate about social justice and in need of experience. Applications are due by August 15, 2014, and may be emailed to nicky.leingang@mail.house.gov. Please see the full posting online for more information. If you have any questions, please email Nicky Leingang via email (nicky.leingang@mail.house.gov) or telephone (612-522-1212).
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  • Psych Scoop 7/22/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    1.Undergraduate Internship Coordinator Position in Psychology
    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
    2.PSY 3960: Stress & Trauma - 3 credits
    EVENTS
    3.Basic fMRI Design and Analysis Using SPM Workshop
    RESEARCH
    4.Wanted: Paid Research Assistant
    5.Part Time Research Assistant Position with Law Professor
    6.Submit an Article to JIRIRI
    ENGAGEMENT
    7.CAPE and The Major Network Looking for Major Mentors
    COURSES
    8.Register now for EPSY 5401 - Counseling Procedures
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    9.MN Population Center Admin Core is Hiring
    10.Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
    11.TRIO Upward Bound College Access Advisor & Residential Coordinator
    12.EMPaCT Program is Hiring a Community Health Coordinator - Patient Navigator
    13.Fall Internship Opportunity with Congressman Ellison
    14.Full-Time Assistant Director for Camp Sunrise

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    1.Undergraduate Internship Coordinator Position in Psychology
    Psychology Advising is seeking an undergraduate psychology student for our newly developed Internship Coordinator internship opportunity. The intern will investigate fieldwork opportunities and resources (both on and off campus) in psychology; work under an advisor in Psychology, and with the entire advising staff, to investigate possible internship opportunities; help design curriculum for a possible online internship course; assist in setting up protocol for a possible internship program; and write a manual for Psychology Advising. The full position description can be found here. Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to psyadvis@umn.edu by Friday, 8/1/2014. Applications will be reviewed the following week. Applicants can expect contact after 8/13/14 and not before.
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    2.PSY 3960: Stress & Trauma - 3 credits
    This new course is an introduction to the psychological aspects of stress and trauma. Students will gain understanding of the major theories and research findings related to stress and trauma, including the effects of stress and trauma on mental and physical health, factors related to more effective coping with stress/trauma (e.g., social support). and interventions designed to decrease the negative effects of stress and trauma (e.g., stress management training). Students will practice analyzing and critiquing the scientific methods used to study these topics and will have the opportunity to apply stress and trauma research to their own lives through reflection and personal application assignments. Sign up today!
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    EVENTS
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    3.Basic fMRI Design and Analysis Using SPM Workshop
    Basic fMRI Design and Analysis Using SPM is a 5-day workshop designed for investigators having familiarity with the fundamental principles of fMRI measurement and design, with some experience in functional neuroimaging data acquisition and analysis. The strongly interactive workshop will focus on using SPM12 and its extensions for preprocessing, statistical modeling and visualization of data associated with a range of basic and clinical fMRI experimental designs. The fundamentals of analyzing both task-related and resting state data will be covered. While the primary emphasis will involve using the core SPM12 programs for these purposes, there will also be extensive discussion of a variety of software tools that extend the power of SPM12. Some of these tools facilitate fMRI quality assurance through artifact detection and mitigation at various analysis stages. Other tools support a variety of data visualization methods, including MRIcron, xjView, FSLview, and FreeSurfer. This course is appropriate for investigators who have had some experience with previous versions of SPM.) The workshop will be hosted in September, costing $1500 for regular participants, $1000 for students. Go online for more information.
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    4.Wanted: Paid Research Assistant
    Native, fluent speaker of Spanish needed to help with data collection in a language development study in Maria Sera's Language and Cognitive Development Lab for fall and possibly spring semester(s). Psychology, Child Psychology, or Education majors who have experience working with children, and have taken statistics and research methods preferred. Primary duty will involve testing children and adults in a word-learning task for approximately 10 hours per week. Please contact Maria Sera with questions or with a resume and statement of interest.

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    5.Part Time Research Assistant Position with Law Professor
    Law Professor Francis Shen is looking to hire a part-time research assistant for several empirical legal research projects related to psychology, neuroscience, and law. The position will run for the duration of the summer and then into the 2014-15 academic year. This position is for either an undergraduate or graduate student. Alumni and recent graduates who will not be enrolled at UMN in Fall 2014 are not eligible to apply. No previous exposure to law or legal research is required for this position, but preference will be given to applicants who have experience with psychology research. It is estimated that during the summer, this will require 10-15 hours per week, and during the school year between 5-10 hours per week. The hourly compensation will be the standard departmental hourly rate. To apply: please send (1) a cover letter/email, (2) an updated C.V, and (3) an unofficial copy of all undergraduate (and if applicable graduate) transcripts to: fxshen@umn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, so applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Information about Dr. Shen and his work can be found online. Feel free to contact Dr. Shen if you have questions about this opportunity, email: fxshen@umn.edu, call: 612-625-5328, or stop by the Law School, room 330.
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    6.Submit an Article to JIRIRI
    The Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity (JIRIRI) is an international scientific psychology journal published annually with the goal of promoting creative and original ideas relating to identity, interpersonal relations and intergroup relations. The JIRIRI offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to experience the complete process of publication through a peer review system. Undergraduate students from any university are invited to submit their articles in French or English. Articles can have been co-written with a professor or a graduate student, but the undergraduate student must be the first author. No prior experience of publication is necessary for the submission of an article. Indeed, the JIRIRI team provides guidance and support to the authors throughout the publication process in order to help them reach scientific standards. The peer review system for volume 8 of the JIRIRI (Winter 2015) will start the review process as soon as the article is submitted. In order to ensure the effectiveness of the review process, we suggest the articles be submitted before August 15th, 2014. Any undergrad or graduate students wishing to participate in the review process or submit an article can do so by contacting the Editor in Chief, Jérémie Dupuis. Here, you may find a web copy of volume 7. For any additional information, please visit our website.
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    7.CAPE and The Major Network Looking for Major Mentors
    The Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE) provides personalized services to help undergraduate students like you develop an Action Plan to aid in your major and career decision-making process. The Major Network is a University of Minnesota cross-college network that connects upper-level students who are passionate about their majors, with students who are exploring different major options. Exploring students are paired with an upper-level mentor in a low-key and time-commitment-friendly environment where students can receive a firsthand look at what it is like to be a student in a particular major. Exploring Students and Mentors collaborate to ask questions and share information about their major(s) of interest in a variety of ways. Upper-level Mentors are students who have been identified as excellent peer resources in particular areas of study. Mentors should be passionate about their major and need to have completed a significant amount of upper-division coursework within their particular major. If you are an upper-level psychology student, consider applying to be an upper-level mentor! More information can be found online.
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    8.Register now for EPSY 5401 - Counseling Procedures
    EPSY 5401(Counseling Procedures) is designed as an introduction to counseling. Students will learn about the types of issues that clients bring to counseling, counseling and interpersonal skills that can be used with clients and in students' own lives, case studies, role playing, and demonstrations will be used. Multicultural counseling topics will be covered. For individuals who are interested in exploring the field of counseling and for individuals whose professional work may include counseling and interviewing. Both graduate and undergraduate students are invited to enroll.
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    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.
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    9. MN Population Center Admin Core is Hiring
    The MN Population Center Admin Core is currently conducting a search for 3-4 undergraduate office assistants to join our front desk student team. This is an immediate opening but we would like to find individuals who would be able to work during the academic year as well. We're looking for someone who is hard working, has good attention to detail, and has great customer service skills. In this role, you will function as part of a reception and administrative support team and provide service to staff and visitors to the Center. Your duties will include the following: general office support: typing, filing, errands, faxing, and copying; mail distribution: incoming and outgoing mail, deliveries, and courier services; operations and facilities support; special event assistance: setup and cleanup; conference room scheduling and monitoring; and HR and financial support tasks. The full posting can be found online, Req # 192407.
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    10.Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
    We have part-time positions open for Cognitive Trainers in Chanhassen and Maple Grove. Come join the LearningRx cognitive skills training team and help change lives by improving cognitive ability! Our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work one-on-one with individuals utilizing clinically-proven procedures to improve areas such as memory, attention, auditory processing and IQ. We are looking for quick thinking, high energy individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree or are graduating soon. Hours are flexible but we require at least four days with availability between the hours of 3PM-8PM. For more information and to request an interview give us a call at 952-949-6900. After calling - resumes can be sent to nate.maus@learningrx.net.
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    11.TRIO Upward Bound College Access Advisor & Residential Coordinator
    The Student Services unit at the College of Education and Human Development is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for a College Access Advisor & Residential Coordinator to assist in the execution of our long-standing federal grant program -- TRIO Upward Bound (TRIO UB). TRIO Upward Bound is a college preparatory program for low-income and educationally disadvantaged high school students. TRIO UB works with students, parents, schools and communities, on a long-term and intensive basis to help generate both individual and systemic change. Services are designed to help participants build the skills needed to succeed in postsecondary education. This position is responsible for academic advising and student caseload management to achieve student development in all facets including academic, personal, social, and cultural. Includes program operation including developing, implementing and managing program initiatives, projects and events. Also includes serving as an instructor in post-secondary education, the Residential Coordinator, and the school and community liaison. This position contributes to the professional growth of students through programs, courses, and events. To learn more about and/or apply to the TRIO UB College Access Advisor & Residential Coordinator position, go to employment.umn.edu and search Requisition #192485.
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    12.EMPaCT Program is Hiring a Community Health Coordinator - Patient Navigator
    Navigators are "natural helpers" who will provide information and support to racial/ethnic minority patients to ensure they have equal access to clinical trials. Navigators help patients move through the healthcare system and help them overcome barriers to enrollment, treatment protocols, and continued participation in clinical trials. Navigators provide general information about how clinical trials are conducted, patient rights and protections, and work with research staff to ensure patients concerns are addressed. Navigators then link patients to institutional services, community resources, and provide support to enhance enrollment and retention of patients in clinical trials. Information about the EMPaCT program and the full job posting (Req #192318) can be found online. Please follow up with Lisa Rogers at roger031@umn.edu for any questions.
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    13.Fall Internship Opportunity with Congressman Ellison
    Congressman Keith Ellison is looking for the next group of smart, hardworking, and dedicated students for a fall internship opportunity in his Minneapolis office. Internships are offered for individuals interested in learning the operations of a Congressional office: current events as they relate to Congressional activity, federal legislation and legislative issues, constituent services, and events research and planning. Interns must work at least 15 hours per week. Unfortunately, due to House ethics guidelines, we are not able to offer compensation to interns. People of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and those from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Though this internship demands high-quality work and investment, we are seeking applicants who are passionate about social justice and in need of experience. Applications are due by August 15, 2014, and may be emailed to nicky.leingang@mail.house.gov. Please see the full posting online for more information. If you have any questions, please email Nicky Leingang via email (nicky.leingang@mail.house.gov) or telephone (612-522-1212).
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    14.Full-Time Assistant Director for Camp Sunrise
    YouthCARE is currently looking to hire a new full time Assistant Director for Camp Sunrise. See the full job description online.
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  • 7/8/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
    1.PSY 3960: Stress & Trauma - 3 credits
    RESEARCH
    2.Teacher responsiveness in children with Autism
    COURSES
    3.APPS Courses - 1 credit
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    4.Natalis Outcomes is Hiring
    5.Positions with Minnesota Alliance with Youth
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    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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    1.PSY 3960: Stress & Trauma - 3 credits
    This new course is an introduction to the psychological aspects of stress and trauma. Students will gain understanding of the major theories and research findings related to stress and trauma, including the effects of stress and trauma on mental and physical health, factors related to more effective coping with stress/trauma (e.g., social support). and interventions designed to decrease the negative effects of stress and trauma (e.g., stress management training). Students will practice analyzing and critiquing the scientific methods used to study these topics and will have the opportunity to apply stress and trauma research to their own lives through reflection and personal application assignments. Sign up today!
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    2.Teacher responsiveness in children with Autism
    Researchers at the Educational Psychology are currently seeking motivated undergraduate students who are interesting in participating in autism research. Our project may be of particular interest for those pursuing research experiences in preschoolers with Autism. Students who are native English speakers and can commit to 6 to 10 hours a week this summer is preferred. Lab duties include coding videos and data entry. Students will be trained on how to use direct observational software to code videos. Opportunities to be involved in professional presentations may be offered pending on the commitment of the student. If you'd like more information please contact Xueqin Qian at qianx035@umn.edu.
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    3.APPS Courses - 1 credit
    Are you looking for a unique corse that's tailored to your interests and goals? Check out CEHD's Student Academic, Professional and Personal Success (APPS) Program! These are 1-credit courses, ranging in topic from effective interviewing to preparing for graduate school, all focused on your success now and after graduation. Courses are available throughout the semester as full-term, a-term, and b-term offerings. You may enroll in multiple sections at one time. All courses are listed on Onestop under EDHD 1620.
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    4.Natalis Outcomes is Hiring
    Natalis Outcomes is hiring five full-time positions this month! They are hiring Care Managers, who are the primary coordinators of care between the client and the client's providers and community resources to improve client's quality of life. They assess and respond to client needs to promote maximized health outcomes. For more information, email Jeffrey.wigren@natalisoutcomes.org or look for the post on Gold Pass.
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    5.Positions with Minnesota Alliance with Youth
    Minnesota Alliance with Youth is looking for energetic and passionate individuals to join their team. They are currently accepting applications for the following positions: Program Associate, Executive Assistant, and AmeriCorps Promise Fellows. Apply Now!
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  • 6/24/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    EVENTS
    --1.Free Test Prep for Post Grad Studies
    RESEARCH
    --2.Summer Research Opportunity with Adolescent Depression Study
    --3.Call for Undergraduate Research Manuscripts
    COURSES
    --4.LS 5950 Inter-seeing: Photography, Humans, and Nature - 1 credit
    --5.PA 4190 Leadership & Mgmt in Public/Nonprofits - 3 credits
    --6.PA 3002 Basic Methods of Policy Analysis - 3 credits
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --7.Student Production Assistant Positions
    --8.Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
    --9.Recreation Leader Position with Minneapolis Parks
    --10.Youth Program Specialist with Minneapolis Parks
    --11.Playworks Corps Applications Open
    --12.2014-15 NorthStar Youth Worker Fellowship
    --13.Full Time Job Opportunity at UMM
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    1.Free Test Prep for Post Grad Studies
    Looking for free GMAT/GRE/LSAT/MCAT/DAT/OAT or PCAT practice this summer? Fill out this form and you will be notified when we have free practice tests, and free class previews, as well as other great free resources. Questions? Email Aly Johnson at alyssa.johnson@kaplan.com.
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    2.Summer Research Opportunity with Adolescent Depression Study
    Dr. Karina Quevedo is currently looking for undergraduate students interested in gaining volunteer experience this summer in the Department of Psychiatry! About the Lab: Depression and the Adolescent Self (DAS) is a neuroimaging study designed to better understand adolescent depression. It was inspired by: 1) research showing that our identity forms during adolescence; 2) that poor formation of a self-identity is linked to depression; and 3) that intense sensitivity to social rejection can trigger depression. Therefore, DAS focuses on the brain function of adolescents - with and without depression - while they think about themselves during an fMRI scan. Who We Want: We are looking for highly motivated students with an interest in child psychology research. Volunteers will talk with families and make phone calls regularly, so strong interpersonal and phone skills are required. There is opportunity to continue with the lab fall semester and gain directed research credit. Students should be in good academic standing and be willing to devote 5-12 hours a week to this study. If interested, please email the Research Coordinator a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript: Hannah Scott, hlscott@umn.edu.
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    3.Call for Undergraduate Research Manuscripts
    The Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley (UJPB) is an annual publication that provides a critical forum for publication to a diverse and multidisciplinary undergraduate community. It features original research and review articles and provides a venue for original works that focus on psychology, neuroscience, and other cognitive sciences. The journal also has a focus on education and training scholarship, thereby promoting excellence in and encouraging further undergraduate research in psychology. If you have completed a "Stepping Stone Article", "Research Article" and/or "Review Article" in a psychology-related field, we'd like to invite you to submit your paper for review in the Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley! Before you submit an article, please check our website for guidelines and expectations for different kinds of manuscripts.The deadline to submit papers is September 22, 2014. While articles submitted after this date may still be considered for later editions, papers received earlier will have higher priority. Go online for more information about the journal, and to view past editions. If you have any questions or are having difficulty submitting your paper, do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    4.LS 5950 Inter-seeing: Photography, Humans, and Nature - 1 credit
    Photography can transform how we perceive the world and our place within it. In this course, we will consider the role of photography to explore and negotiate the human relationship with the rest of nature. Readings on human/nature relationship and photography will inform hands-on photography exercises and critique of photographs, resulting in a final creative or interpretive project that examines the story of the human place in nature. No photography experience is necessary, and a simple camera - even the camera feature in a smart phone, will be suitable for class exercises. Schedule: Class meets for one day, Saturday, July 19th, with a paper or project due about 3 - 4 weeks later. See the Course Guide for more information. Students should contact ccemls@umn.edu for a permission number.
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    5.PA 4190 Leadership & Mgmt in Public/Nonprofits - 3 credits
    The course is designed to help you think and act from the perspective of a manager considering ways to strengthen your leadership abilities and the work of organizations. To create that foundation, we focus on organizations and different ways to analyze them. Through active participation, you will become acquainted with the basic concepts, competencies, and skills needed to manage and lead organizations involved in making and carrying out policies and programs to address public issues. The course moves through the various levels of organizational behavior. We begin with your own skills and consider how to use them to work effectively in groups. We then consider the elements of organizations and the character of the larger environment that shapes what happens within them and how they interact with other organizations. Throughout, you will come to see that organizations provide opportunities and constraints as well as power and privilege within particular contexts. See Course Guide for more details.
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    6.PA 3002 Basic Methods of Policy Analysis - 3 credits
    Introductory course in policy analysis methods, with case studies and real-world exercises designed to equip students with the basic concepts and practical tools in problem definition, data collection and analysis, alternatives identification and evaluation, presentation techniques and implementation strategies. A technology-facilitated, flexible learning model allows students to complete online tutorials at their convenience. Class time is dedicated to direct interaction with the instructor as students apply those lessons by solving practical case studies in a small team setting. The course is designed to prepare and equip future leaders with the theoretical policy foundations, practical methods and analytical techniques they need to be successful in their careers. Multidisciplinary approach to problem solving. The case study method is emphasized. Case studies may cover current topics such as sports stadiums, teenage driving restrictions, housing assistance, on-campus parking, light rail transit, missing children, movie ratings, plastic bag taxation, substance abuse, lakefront and downtown development. See Course Guide for more details. Meets Lib Ed req of Social Sciences
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    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.
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    7.Student Production Assistant Positions
    Academic Technology Support Services is seeking applications for multiple student production assistant positions for Summer 2014. The position description is available on the U of M employment site - requisition #191860.
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    8.Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
    We have part-time positions open for Cognitive Trainers in Chanhassen and Maple Grove. Come join the LearningRx cognitive skills training team and help change lives by improving cognitive ability! Our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work one-on-one with individuals utilizing clinically-proven procedures to improve areas such as memory, attention, auditory processing and IQ. We are looking for quick thinking, high energy individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree or are graduating soon. Hours are flexible but we require at least four days with availability between the hours of 3PM-8PM. For more information and to request an interview give us a call at 952-949-6900. After calling - resumes can be sent to nate.maus@learningrx.net.
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    9.Recreation Leader Position with Minneapolis Parks
    Apply online and click on job opportunities. This position is open for applications until 4:30 PM on Monday June 30, 2014.
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    10.Youth Program Specialist with Minneapolis Parks
    Apply online and click on job opportunities. This position is open for applications until 4:30 PM on Monday July 7, 2014.
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    11.Playworks Corps Applications Open
    Are you committed to youth development? Would you like to say "I love my job" and mean it? Apply with Playworks Minnesota to be a Playworks Corps Member today! In addition to loving your job, gaining excellent youth development and group management experience, positively impacting the community AND receiving a $5500 education award for current student loans or future education, Playworks also supplements Corps Members pay to provide a living allowance above the AmeriCorps stipend! For more information or to apply online, please visit www.playworks.org.
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    12.2014-15 NorthStar Youth Worker Fellowship
    Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-15 NorthStar Youth Worker Fellowship. The NorthStar Youth Worker Fellowship, previously known as the Minnesota Walkabout Fellowship, is not a typical class or workshop series. The purpose of the Fellowship is to engage a cohort of experienced youth work practitioners in exploration, reflection, and study to generate more wisdom, language, and leadership in the field of youth work in Minnesota. Fellows in the 2014-15 cohort will examine rights-based approaches to youth work in Minnesota's past as well as the possible impact of using this approach on current youth work practice. Each of the fellows will frame an inquiry question and spend the year reviewing relevant research and writings, tapping the local wisdom of their professional network, engaging in conversation with local and national leaders in the field, and writing a position paper that will inform systems development and field advancement in Minnesota. You can learn more about the fellowship and download the application online. The Fellowship requirements are listed in the Overview document, and include consistent participation, monthly meetings, outside readings, and producing a position paper for publication. There is no cost to you or your organization for the Fellowship, and Fellows will receive a $500 stipend, two University credits (tuition fees apply), books and materials, and extensive contact with local and national field leaders. The application deadline is July 18, 2014. For questions or more information on the NorthStar Fellowship, contact Sheila Oehrlein at sheila.oehrlein@state.mn.us/651-582-8448. The 2014-15 Fellowship is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education, the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College, and Youthprise.
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    13.Full Time Job Opportunity at UMM
    The Multi-Ethnic Student Program, in the Office of Equity, Diversity and Intercultural Programs (EDI), on the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) campus offers a well-developed, comprehensive program dedicated to creating a strong, supportive campus environment for U.S. students of color and American Indian students; and supporting the development of intercultural competence for all students. The position is 12-month, 100% time professional and administrative appointment reporting to the Assistant to the Chancellor for Equity and Diversity/Director of Equity, Diversity and Intercultural Programs and will be hired as an Assistant Director (job code: 9339) or as an Associate Director (job code: 9338) commensurate with the successful candidate's credentials. The Assistant or Associate Director will provide leadership in a time of program transition as UMM pursues a Trio Student Support Services program and works toward broader program development around student identity, equity and diversity.
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  • 6/10/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Apply for a Summer 2014 Psych Engagement Award! $500! Deadline June 16th
    EVENTS
    --2.Undergraduate Awards 2014 - Extended to June 16th
    RESEARCH
    --3.Summer Research Opportunity with Homeless Families
    --4.Research Opportunity at the VA Medical Center
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --5.Student Communications Assistant
    --6.Program Manager for Youth Program
    --7.Program Director in Student Unions & Activities
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    1.Apply for a Summer 2014 Psych Engagement Award! $500! Deadline June 16th
    Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this summer? 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 Summer 2014. The Spring 2014 application deadline is June 16, 2014. Notification Date: June 26, 2014. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage.
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    2.Undergraduate Awards 2014 - Extended to June 16th
    The Undergraduate Awards is the world's only multi-disciplinary academic awards program that identifies leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. Winners receive an all-expenses paid trip to Dublin for the UA Global Summit in November 2014 and will have their work published in the Undergraduate Journal, which is circulated internationally. This is the chance to gain international recognition for your undergraduate paper/thesis. Register your place in the Psychology category now, as places are limited. Then, you can submit up to 3 papers until June 16th (extended deadline). As a winner you will be brought to the UA Global Summit in Dublin, and have your work published and be recognized as one of the best undergrads in your field. Submissions are judged anonymously by academics from around the globe. The category descriptions can be found online and you can email Bella@Undergraduateawards.com with any questions. Register for this unique opportunity now!
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    3.Summer Research Opportunity with Homeless Families
    The Masten Lab research team at the Institute of Child Development is seeking undergraduates interested in volunteering or receiving fall research credit for helping with an ongoing study being conducted at two of Minneapolis's largest homeless shelters. This study focuses on risk and resilience processes in young children and their families who are staying in homeless shelters. The study is being conducted on-site in the shelters and students would primarily be engaging in babysitting the siblings of children in the study and may also learn to interview parents. Students would be expected to commit to at least one 3-hour session per week, but we understand that some students travel in the summer. Students receiving credit will also likely spend some time in the lab doing data entry or coding videos of children as well as reading articles about our research. Volunteers may also engage in these activities if they wish. If you are interested, please contact Julianna Sapienza at sapie006@umn.edu.
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    4.Research Opportunity at the VA Medical Center
    The "Building Spiritual Strength" Research Team at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System is seeking undergraduate psychology students (or those in related fields) to assist in either a) a randomized clinical trial of a spiritually integrated intervention for PTSD or b) an observational study of spiritual functioning in couples affected by PTSD. Duties may include literature review, reviewing recorded therapy sessions for fidelity to treatment manuals, transcribing recordings of assessment interviews, coordinating recruitment/outreach and community education, and other administrative tasks. If interested, please e-mail your resume to Dr. J. Irene Harris, Jeanette.harris2@va.gov.
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    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.
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    5.Student Communications Assistant
    The Academic Support Resources (ASR) communications team is looking to fill a student communications assistant position immediately (see the job description here - requisition number is 191575). This position will begin immediately and continue through the 2014-15 school year. Students that are particularly interested in business communications, internal communications and organizational effectiveness are encouraged to apply.
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    6.Program Manager for Youth Program
    The Link will be opening an emergency shelter and housing program in coordination with the state and Hennepin County's new No Wrong Door Response for Sexually Exploited Youth. We are currently looking for a Program Manager that would oversee the new program. We are looking for people that have solid experience working with sexually exploited youth and encourage survivors, people of color, people who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming, and/or gay/lesbian/bi-sexual to apply. There will also be further opportunities for employment within this program coming out later on this summer for a full time case manager, several youth specialist positions, a mental health therapist, etc. The full job description can be found online.
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    7.Program Director in Student Unions & Activities
    Student Unions & Activities has an opening for a Program Director (Events & Activities for Student Activities). This leadership position sets the strategic vision for a diverse array of campus-wide events and activities. The Program Director supervises full-time Student Activities advisors, graduate assistants and student programmers. See requisition # 191665 on the U of M Employment Site for the posting details. We plan to begin review of applications the week of June 23-27.
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  • 5/27/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Psych Scoop Summer
    RESEARCH
    --2.CPSY Research Assistant Positions Available!
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --3.Apply for a Summer 2014 Psych Engagement Award! $500! Deadline June 16th
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --4.Part Time Student Positions in One Stop
    --5.Lab Technician Position in Biomedical Engineering
    --6.Full Time Staff in Business Development
    --7.Full Time Position in CEHD
    --8.Jobs with Ramsey County
    --9.Volunteer Position Available with Forensic Services
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    1.Psych Scoop Summer
    During the summer months, the Psych Scoop will only be sent out every-other Tuesday. The information will still be relevant and informative, so be sure to stay up-to-date with the information and opportunities!
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    2.CPSY Research Assistant Positions Available!
    The Carlson Child Development Lab offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience and earn college credits while working with preschool and school-aged children in a laboratory setting. Current research topics include self-control, perspective-taking and pretend play. Our undergraduates are an integral part of our lab, and participate in all levels of our research. From offering suggestions for developing protocols to running sessions with children and families, research assistants are afforded every opportunity to pursue their own interests and apply their own skills within our lab. As a Carlson Lab RA, you will interact with some of the leading scientists in the field of child development. You will also have the chance to contribute to presentations of our research at international conferences and be included in future publications. This is the perfect opportunity to develop important research skills and relationships while learning about children's social cognitive development. Schedules are highly flexible. Inquiries can be directed to childlab@umn.edu, or by submitting an application from our website.
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    3.Apply for a Summer 2014 Psych Engagement Award! $500! Deadline June 16th
    Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this summer? 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 Summer 2014. The Spring 2014 application deadline is June 16, 2014. Notification Date: June 26, 2014. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage.
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    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.
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    4.Part Time Student Positions in One Stop
    One Stop Student Services is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for several part-time student positions in our STSS (East Bank) and St. Paul locations. The positions will begin this summer and continue through the 2014-15 academic year. You can view the job description here. The requisition number is 191564. Review of applications began immediately upon posting.
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    5.Lab Technician Position in Biomedical Engineering
    This position is within the Biomedical Functional Imaging and Neuroengineering Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering within the College of Science and Engineering. This position reports to Prof. Bin He, the faculty supervisor, and is responsible for assisting in coordinating various projects supported by various sponsors, and for assisting in noninvasive human data collection and analysis such as brain waves. Responsibilities will include: coordinating collaborative projects; recruiting human subjects; ensuring IRB compliance; editing research manuscripts; providing administrative support to multiple activities; assisting in data collection and analysis of EEG for various human protocols, and other related activities as supervised. The complete job posting can be found online.
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    6.Full Time Staff in Business Development
    The Jandris Center/higher education program (Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development) at the University of Minnesota is seeking its first full-time professional staff member to lead business development. The central function of the position is to generate enrollment for MA/certificate programs and develop new revenue opportunities for these programs. Ideally, we are seeking someone with higher education and business development/marketing experience who can work independently and works collaboratively with faculty, students, staff, Jandris Center affiliates, and other partners. The full posting can be found online: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=120125
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    7.Full Time Position in CEHD
    CEHD Student Services has reformulated their front desk position. We are putting an emphasis on the development of all of our student staff, recognizing the important contribution they make to our work, and the great opportunity they can have to develop work and life skills with us. Primary responsibilities for this position include creation and implementation of a new student employee development program emphasizing development of student personnel throughout CEHD Student Services, and managing the front desk student staff. The development program to be created will include an on-going training program that emphasizes career assessment, work- and life-skill development and regular feedback for 40 student staff who stay with our program throughout the undergraduate career. Student staff will specialize in one staffing area, but be cross-trained by the Coordinator for all student roles in Student Services (which include front desk and advising assistance, career services, admissions, orientation and general office support). As supervisor of the front desk, the person in this role is responsible for making a first impression about the college at the desk and various events, and therefore is essential for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment consistent with college and unit mission in providing excellent customer service to students and other guests. The full posting can be found online.

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    8.Jobs 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 Friday, May 23, 2014. One great new job posting (Child Support Assistant) has been added to our list. We encourage and invite you to subscribe to our "Job Opportunities" updates list and look at the new list of job postings! You can file your application online using our easy-to-use, secured website. You can also check the status of previously filed applications. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.
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    9.Volunteer Position Available with Forensic Services
    CornerHouse is an internationally renowned center located in Minneapolis for it's work conducting forensic interviews with children when issues of child abuse are being investigated. They use a model that allows for ONE interview with all of the child protection, social workers, attorneys, and investigators to be observing the interview taking place so the child is protected as much as possible from being re-victimized. Their approach has been replicated around the country and world through the work of their training team. CornerHouse is currently looking for Forensic Services Volunteers. The Forensic Services Volunteer will work closely with staff to provide: a child-friendly environment for children before and after their interview, including purposeful play and appropriate interactions with others in the Family Service area. Volunteers will also be responsible for maintaining the family reception area, answering doors and phone calls for the Family Service area, and light clerical work as needed. Volunteers must be able to commit a minimum of 1 shift per week for at least 6-months (variety of shifts available). Volunteers must be: over 18 years of age, able to communicate effectively with children age 2-17, able to maintain confidentiality and strong interpersonal boundaries, comply with all program policies and procedures of CornerHouse, and able to work closely with staff. This opportunity will give volunteers an experience: with a highly regarded nonprofit, to be part of a team of professionals, and help provide important services to children and families in your community. Contact: Rut Kessel at rut.kessel@childrensmn.org or 612-813-5937 for more information.
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  • 5/20/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Psychology Advising Availability for Summer 2014
    --2.Psych Scoop Summer
    RESEARCH
    --3.CPSY Research Assistant Positions Available!
    COURSES
    --5.PSY May Term Psy 3960: Cognitive Enhancement and 'Smart Pills'
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --5.Volunteer Position Available with Forensic Services
    --6.Internship Opportunity at Autism Treatment Center
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    1.Psychology Advising Availability for Summer 2014
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising began our summer availability this Monday, May 19th. We do not hold drop-in hours during summer session, as advisor availability fluctuates. However, we are available to meet with students through appointments. If you would like to meet with an advisor, please submit an Appointment Request Form. Our office remains open during our usual operating hours, though availability of front desk assistance varies during this time as well. We will still be checking and responding to emails frequently, so feel free to contact us with your questions at psyadvis@umn.edu. If you would like to have a research contract signed, please email us ahead of time to let us know when you would like to stop by so we can be sure that there is an advisor available to go over your contract.
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    2.Psych Scoop Summer
    During the summer months, the Psych Scoop will only be sent out every-other Tuesday. The information will still be relevant and informative, so be sure to stay up-to-date with the information and opportunities!
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    3.CPSY Research Assistant Positions Available!
    The Carlson Child Development Lab offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience and earn college credits while working with preschool and school-aged children in a laboratory setting. Current research topics include self-control, perspective-taking and pretend play. Our undergraduates are an integral part of our lab, and participate in all levels of our research. From offering suggestions for developing protocols to running sessions with children and families, research assistants are afforded every opportunity to pursue their own interests and apply their own skills within our lab. As a Carlson Lab RA, you will interact with some of the leading scientists in the field of child development. You will also have the chance to contribute to presentations of our research at international conferences and be included in future publications. This is the perfect opportunity to develop important research skills and relationships while learning about children's social cognitive development. Schedules are highly flexible. Inquiries can be directed to childlab@umn.edu, or by submitting an application from our website.
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    4.PSY May Term Psy 3960: Cognitive Enhancement and 'Smart Pills'
    Use of stimulant medications such as methylphenidate (trade names such as Ritalin and Concerta) and amphetamine (Adderall) by psychologically healthy individuals as so-called "smart pills" (nootropics: drugs designed to improve mental functions) has undergone recent increases in popularity. Most notably used to treat psychiatric conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stimulant medications are thought to enhance cognition by increasing alertness and energy, improving positive mood, and prolonging physical and mental stamina. College campuses, athletic settings, and workplace environments are among nonmedical settings that one might find individuals using such medications in hopes of gaining a "competitive edge." However, to what extent these medications actually boost a person's cognitive ability (versus one's perception of effectiveness) or what the potential aversive consequences may be from taking stimulants (e.g., dependence, iatrogenic effects) remain to be better understood. This course will give a brief history of stimulant drug usage (prescription and non-prescription; e.g., nicotine, caffeine) as it pertains to medical (e.g., asthma, ADHD) and nonmedical (recreation, cognitive enhancement) applications. We will also investigate present-day prevalence of stimulant usage: who is using stimulants and for what reasons? Folk belief of stimulants' effect on a person's cognitive ability is that these drugs enhance learning/memory processes among other executive functions and motor abilities. To this regard, we will ask whether stimulant medications actually "work" for the common person and if so, how? Several considerations of stimulant usage will be discussed. Do stimulants work for all people in the same way? How should policy-making institutions view the use of stimulant drugs for nonmedical purposes (is it "cheating?")? Is it ethical for the medical profession to prescribe these drugs for this purpose, especially when parents request them for school-age children? Given that methylphenidate and amphetamine are government-controlled substances, what potential concerns are there for the neurotoxic effects and addiction? Go to the Summer Course Schedule to register!
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    5.Volunteer Position Available with Forensic Services
    CornerHouse is an internationally renowned center located in Minneapolis for it's work conducting forensic interviews with children when issues of child abuse are being investigated. They use a model that allows for ONE interview with all of the child protection, social workers, attorneys, and investigators to be observing the interview taking place so the child is protected as much as possible from being re-victimized. Their approach has been replicated around the country and world through the work of their training team. CornerHouse is currently looking for Forensic Services Volunteers. The Forensic Services Volunteer will work closely with staff to provide: a child-friendly environment for children before and after their interview, including purposeful play and appropriate interactions with others in the Family Service area. Volunteers will also be responsible for maintaining the family reception area, answering doors and phone calls for the Family Service area, and light clerical work as needed. Volunteers must be able to commit a minimum of 1 shift per week for at least 6-months (variety of shifts available). Volunteers must be: over 18 years of age, able to communicate effectively with children age 2-17, able to maintain confidentiality and strong interpersonal boundaries, comply with all program policies and procedures of CornerHouse, and able to work closely with staff. This opportunity will give volunteers an experience: with a highly regarded nonprofit, to be part of a team of professionals, and help provide important services to children and families in your community. Contact: Rut Kessel at rut.kessel@childrensmn.org or 612-813-5937 for more information.
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    6.Internship Opportunity at Autism Treatment Center
    St. David's Center - Autism Day Treatment has a new internship opportunity beginning in September 2014. St. David's has recently opened a community-based autism day treatment program focused specifically on serving the Twin Cities' Somali/East African population. The program's goal is to bridge cultural barriers that limit access to autism services in the Somali community and provide high quality early intervention services. This includes being located in an accessible community location and staff who are fluent in Somali/East African language and culture. The program model and internship design is equitable to St. David's traditional ADT program. This is a fantastic opportunity for students who are interested in exploring culturally-responsive treatment practices to participate in an intensive early intervention autism program. Direct client contact therapy in the treatment room provides the majority of internship hours. The opportunity to provide in-home family therapy may be available to interns with fluency in the Somali language. Although St. David's traditionally accepts only graduate level interns, this program will be open to undergraduate interns who possess strong clinical skills. For a full internship description and information about how to apply contact Rebecca Ludwig at RLudwig@stdavidscenter.org.
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  • 5/13/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Psychology Advising Availability for Summer 2014
    EVENTS
    --2.University Libraries Offer Distraction-Free Study Time
    --3.Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program Summer 2014
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --4.CLA Internship Scholarship
    COURSES
    --5.PSY May Term Psy 3960: Cognitive Enhancement and 'Smart Pills'
    GRADUATE STUDIES
    --6.Master of Arts in Psychological Science at UMD
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --7.Internship Opportunity at Autism Treatment Center
    --8.Summer Youth Advocate Interns/Volunteers at Tubman
    --9.Case Manager II Position
    --10.Positions with Minnesota Reading/Math Corps
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Psychology Advising Availability for Summer 2014
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    1.Psychology Advising Availability for Summer 2014
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising will begin our summer availability this Monday, May 19th. We do not hold drop-in hours during summer session, as advisor availability fluctuates. However, we are available to meet with students through appointments. If you would like to meet with an advisor, please submit an Appointment Request Form. Our office remains open during our usual operating hours, though availability of front desk assistance varies during this time as well. We will still be checking and responding to emails frequently, so feel free to contact us with your questions at psyadvis@umn.edu. If you would like to have a research contract signed, please email us ahead of time to let us know when you would like to stop by so we can be sure that there is an advisor available to go over your contract.
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    EVENTS
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    2.University Libraries Offer Distraction-Free Study Time
    The University Libraries will offer "distraction-free" studying for finals that includes extended hours in our buildings, as well as stress-reducing activities. Students can study in our spaces (13 on campus libraries), use our computers (and printers and staplers), enjoy our coffee shops, get help when needed, and take a break with our awesome activities. Walter and Bio-Medical Libraries are open 24/7 now through May 16; Wilson Library will be open 24/7 on May 9-16; Magrath Library (St. Paul) will have extended hours until 2 am on May 9-16. Many of our Libraries host study break activities including puzzles, coloring, games, bubble wrap, plant therapy, coffee, treats, chair massage, animal therapy, origami, button-making and more. All the details can be found online.
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    3.Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program Summer 2014
    The 2014 Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program offers internship opportunities for undergrads in a variety of areas! To learn more and apply, visit their website!
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    SCHOLARSHIPS
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    4.CLA Internship Scholarship
    Are you doing an unpaid internship this summer? Apply for the CLA Undergraduate Internship Scholarship. The application deadline is June 11th. Find more information online.
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    5.PSY May Term Psy 3960: Cognitive Enhancement and 'Smart Pills'
    Use of stimulant medications such as methylphenidate (trade names such as Ritalin and Concerta) and amphetamine (Adderall) by psychologically healthy individuals as so-called "smart pills" (nootropics: drugs designed to improve mental functions) has undergone recent increases in popularity. Most notably used to treat psychiatric conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stimulant medications are thought to enhance cognition by increasing alertness and energy, improving positive mood, and prolonging physical and mental stamina. College campuses, athletic settings, and workplace environments are among nonmedical settings that one might find individuals using such medications in hopes of gaining a "competitive edge." However, to what extent these medications actually boost a person's cognitive ability (versus one's perception of effectiveness) or what the potential aversive consequences may be from taking stimulants (e.g., dependence, iatrogenic effects) remain to be better understood. This course will give a brief history of stimulant drug usage (prescription and non-prescription; e.g., nicotine, caffeine) as it pertains to medical (e.g., asthma, ADHD) and nonmedical (recreation, cognitive enhancement) applications. We will also investigate present-day prevalence of stimulant usage: who is using stimulants and for what reasons? Folk belief of stimulants' effect on a person's cognitive ability is that these drugs enhance learning/memory processes among other executive functions and motor abilities. To this regard, we will ask whether stimulant medications actually "work" for the common person and if so, how? Several considerations of stimulant usage will be discussed. Do stimulants work for all people in the same way? How should policy-making institutions view the use of stimulant drugs for nonmedical purposes (is it "cheating?")? Is it ethical for the medical profession to prescribe these drugs for this purpose, especially when parents request them for school-age children? Given that methylphenidate and amphetamine are government-controlled substances, what potential concerns are there for the neurotoxic effects and addiction? Go to the Summer Course Schedule to register!
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    GRADUATE STUDIES
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    6.Master of Arts in Psychological Science at UMD
    The Master of Arts in Psychological Science program at the University of Minnesota Duluth is still accepting applications for a limited number of seats in the General-Experimental track. We are seeking to fill seats on wait lists for the Clinical-counseling and Industrial-Organizational tracks. Please submit materials as soon as possible! Please visit our website or email mapsumd@d.umn.edu with any questions.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    7.Internship Opportunity at Autism Treatment Center
    St. David's Center - Autism Day Treatment has a new internship opportunity beginning in September 2014. St. David's has recently opened a community-based autism day treatment program focused specifically on serving the Twin Cities' Somali/East African population. The program's goal is to bridge cultural barriers that limit access to autism services in the Somali community and provide high quality early intervention services. This includes being located in an accessible community location and staff who are fluent in Somali/East African language and culture. The program model and internship design is equitable to St. David's traditional ADT program. This is a fantastic opportunity for students who are interested in exploring culturally-responsive treatment practices to participate in an intensive early intervention autism program. Direct client contact therapy in the treatment room provides the majority of internship hours. The opportunity to provide in-home family therapy may be available to interns with fluency in the Somali language. Although St. David's traditionally accepts only graduate level interns, this program will be open to undergraduate interns who possess strong clinical skills. For a full internship description and information about how to apply contact Rebecca Ludwig at RLudwig@stdavidscenter.org.
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    8.Summer Youth Advocate Interns/Volunteers at Tubman
    Tubman is currently recruiting for a few summer Youth Advocate Interns/Volunteers at our Maplewood location. Tubman offers safety and support to anyone facing violence, chemical dependency or mental health challenges. This year Tubman will help light the way to hope for almost 40,000 people, from newborn to age 99. With countless ways to help and the best professional staff, Tubman is here. Peace Camp Youth Advocates are responsible for identifying and responding to the individual needs of children and youth residing in Tubman's domestic violence shelters. This includes implementation of activities and fieldtrips, providing child care, completing intakes with mothers, and other projects as needed. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Katie Massie at kmassie@tubman.org.
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    9.Case Manager II Position
    The Bridge for Youth is a premier resource for youth and families in crisis. We ensure a continuum of care to provide shelter and support, reunite families whenever possible and to build independent living skills in young people. The Bridge for Youth is a community leader in the development of approaches for youth and their families to resolve problems and develop healthier relationships. The Bridge is currently hiring a Case Manager for heir Emergency Shelter Program. For a full job posting, go online.
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    10.Positions with Minnesota Reading/Math Corps
    If you're looking to explore a career in education, take the first step and become a Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps tutor. We are looking for people who are dedicated to our community. By joining Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps, you can be one of more than 1,000 trained tutors placed in schools across the state. You will guide students toward becoming successful readers by third grade or proficient in math by the end of eighth grade. You'll also see real results and make a lasting impact in our students' lives, as well as in your own career. You'll not only tutor students who need extra support; you'll also make a meaningful connection with the school and our community. During your eleven month of service as a full- or part-time tutor, you'll receive extensive training, support and professional development opportunities. In addition, you'll receive a modest living stipend and an education award of $5,645 (full-time) or $2,822 (part-time). All necessary training is provided and no licensure is necessary. Learn more and apply about MN Reading Corps or MN Math Corps online. Preference is given to tutors who can start serving August 10, 2014. Send questions to recruitment@servemnaction.org or call 866-859-2825.
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  • 5/6/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    EVENTS
    --1.University Libraries Offer Distraction-Free Study Time
    --2.Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program Summer 2014
    --3.Win a trip to Ireland representing the U of M as a top student of Psychology
    --4.Exam Jam is here!!
    --5.Take Advantage of On-Campus Recruiting
    --6.'Stressing' Academic Success: When Life Gets in the Way
    RESEARCH
    --7.Measurement and Educational Psychology Lab looking for talented Undergraduate RAs!
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --8.CLA Internship Scholarship
    COURSES--
    --9.EPSY 2601 - Understanding Differences, Disabilities, and the Career of Special Education
    --10.FSoS 3429 - Counseling Skills Practicum
    --11.ESPM 3601/HSG 3482 - Sustainable Housing: Community, Environment, & Technology
    GRADUATE STUDIES
    --12.Master of Arts in Psychological Science at UMD
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --13.Summer Youth Advocate Interns/Volunteers at Tubman
    --14.Case Manager II Position
    --15.Positions with Minnesota Reading/Math Corps
    --16.Urban Boatbuilders is Hiring AmeriCorps VISTAs!
    --17.Student Success Coach at the University of Minnesota-Rochester
    --18.Check Out GradStaff for Post graduation Jobs
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    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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    EVENTS
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    1.University Libraries Offer Distraction-Free Study Time
    The University Libraries will offer "distraction-free" studying for finals that includes extended hours in our buildings, as well as stress-reducing activities. Students can study in our spaces (13 on campus libraries), use our computers (and printers and staplers), enjoy our coffee shops, get help when needed, and take a break with our awesome activities. Walter and Bio-Medical Libraries are open 24/7 now through May 16; Wilson Library will be open 24/7 on May 9-16; Magrath Library (St. Paul) will have extended hours until 2 am on May 9-16. Many of our Libraries host study break activities including puzzles, coloring, games, bubble wrap, plant therapy, coffee, treats, chair massage, animal therapy, origami, button-making and more. All the details can be found online.
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    2.Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program Summer 2014
    The 2014 Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program offers internship opportunities for undergrads in a variety of areas! To learn more and apply, visit their website!
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    3.Win a trip to Ireland representing the U of M as a top student of Psychology
    The Undergraduate Awards is the world's only multi-disciplinary academic awards program that identifies leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. Winners receive an all-expenses paid trip to Dublin for the UA Global Summit in November 2014 and will have their work published in the Undergraduate Journal, which is circulated internationally. This is the chance to gain international recognition for your undergraduate paper/thesis. Register your place in the Psychology category now, as places are limited. Then, you can submit up to 3 papers until June 2nd. As a winner you will be brought to the UA Global Summit in Dublin, and have your work published and be recognized as one of the best undergrads in your field. Submissions are judged anonymously by academics from around the globe. The category descriptions can be found online and you can email Bella@Undergraduateawards.com with any questions. Register for this unique opportunity now!
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    4.Exam Jam is here!!
    The SMART Learning Commons and the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence are teaming up to provide students with an opportunity to get a jump on their preparations for final exams. Students can prepare for finals by connecting with other students for tutoring and review workshops! The schedule of review workshops for the week of April 5-10 is available at the Golden Gopher Workshop Database. Additionally, students may take advantage of a week of expanded tutoring hours, and an Exam Jam Saturday event this Saturday, May 10 9am-1pm in 140 Appleby Hall (hosted by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence). Tutor schedules and more details can be found online.
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    5.Take Advantage of On-Campus Recruiting
    On-campus interviews are open to CLA students seeking full-time jobs after graduation or full-time summer 2014 internships. Each semester we host local and national companies, both for-profit and non-profit, of all sizes. Check often as new schedules are added regularly! Search the 'On-Campus Interviews' section on GoldPASS for more information and a full list of on-campus interview opportunities.
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    6.'Stressing' Academic Success: When Life Gets in the Way
    All University of Minnesota campus community stakeholders (including faculty, staff and students) are invited to participate in the following colloquium: 'Stressing' Academic Success: When Life Gets in the Way, A Day of Conversations Leading to Actionable Solutions' hosted by The Provost's Committee on Student Mental Health. This event will be held Monday, May 19, 2014 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at The McNamara Alumni Center (light refreshments and lunch provided). The motive is to create a University environment where students, faculty and staff can thrive and reach their full academic potential, while recognizing that mental health challenges dramatically impact our ability to thrive and be successful - permeating and negatively affecting all aspects of academic life. The purpose of this event is to provide a forum for all stakeholders to engage in the strategic conversation, strengthen campus-wide relationships, envision and create truly integrated and holistic University support systems, assess and demonstrate academic success. You must RSVP for this event. The Registration deadline is Friday, May 9th.
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    RESEARCH
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    7.Measurement and Educational Psychology Lab looking for talented Undergraduate RAs!
    Dr. Chun Wang (Quantitative/Psychometric Methods) and Dr. Panayiota Kendeou (Department of Educational Psychology) are looking for talented undergraduate research assistants to participate in their collaborative project. In this project, we will use the item response theory (IRT, one modern testing theory) for the analysis and scoring of a reading comprehension recall test. Recall tests are increasingly being used in reading research, while the psychometric properties of these tests are largely unknown. The present study aims to document these properties using an IRT approach. Expectations: Activities include working with children written protocols, applying a coding scheme, entering and checking data. Qualifications: Motivated and diligent undergrads are welcome! Interested individuals will work with both professors to gain research experiences and to learn the application of item response theory in recall test. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Dr. Chun Wang.
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    SCHOLARSHIPS
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    8.CLA Internship Scholarship
    Are you doing an unpaid internship this summer? Apply for the CLA Undergraduate Internship Scholarship. The application deadline is June 11th. Find more information online.
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    9.EPSY 2601 - Understanding Differences, Disabilities, and the Career of Special Education
    If you are considering becoming a special education teacher, the Educational Psychology department is offering a new course, EPSY 2601 - Understanding Differences, Disabilities, and the Career of Special Education. This course provides students with hands on learning and experience working with students with disabilities. The course description follows: The purpose of this course is to explore the world of disabilities, understand the impact of disabilities on the individual and family, consider support systems for persons with disabilities, explore the concept of advocacy and discover approaches for advocacy, and employ reflective practices when considering issues related to the concept of disability. This course has an imbedded school-based practicum. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Susan Hupp shupp@umn.eduin the Special Education program.
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    10.FSoS 3429 - Counseling Skills Practicum
    Looking for an exciting, hands-on, skills-based course to take this summer? Consider enrolling in FSoS 3429: Counseling Skills! This course emphasizes the development of counseling skills (rather than academic reading or writing), which makes it a perfect selection for summer. The skills emphasized in the course are applicable to career paths in social work, couple and marriage and family therapy, education and teaching, psychology and psychiatry, etc. Please contact the instructor, Dr. Cynthia Meyer (cjmeyer@umn.edu) with any questions you may have.
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    11.ESPM 3601/HSG 3482 - Sustainable Housing: Community, Environment, & Technology
    How can sustainable housing practices build community? Can we build houses that use less energy? Explore the relationship between people, buildings, and the environment. Learn about technology being used to build high performance homes (Meets T&S Liberal Education requirement).
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    GRADUATE STUDIES
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    12.Master of Arts in Psychological Science at UMD
    The Master of Arts in Psychological Science program at the University of Minnesota Duluth is still accepting applications for a limited number of seats in the General-Experimental track. We are seeking to fill seats on wait lists for the Clinical-counseling and Industrial-Organizational tracks. Please submit materials as soon as possible! Please visit our website or email mapsumd@d.umn.edu with any questions.
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    JOB/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.
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    13.Summer Youth Advocate Interns/Volunteers at Tubman
    Tubman is currently recruiting for a few summer Youth Advocate Interns/Volunteers at our Maplewood location. Tubman offers safety and support to anyone facing violence, chemical dependency or mental health challenges. This year Tubman will help light the way to hope for almost 40,000 people, from newborn to age 99. With countless ways to help and the best professional staff, Tubman is here. Peace Camp Youth Advocates are responsible for identifying and responding to the individual needs of children and youth residing in Tubman's domestic violence shelters. This includes implementation of activities and fieldtrips, providing child care, completing intakes with mothers, and other projects as needed. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Katie Massie at kmassie@tubman.org.
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    14.Case Manager II Position
    The Bridge for Youth is a premier resource for youth and families in crisis. We ensure a continuum of care to provide shelter and support, reunite families whenever possible and to build independent living skills in young people. The Bridge for Youth is a community leader in the development of approaches for youth and their families to resolve problems and develop healthier relationships. The Bridge is currently hiring a Case Manager for heir Emergency Shelter Program. For a full job posting, go online.
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    15.Positions with Minnesota Reading/Math Corps
    If you're looking to explore a career in education, take the first step and become a Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps tutor. We are looking for people who are dedicated to our community. By joining Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps, you can be one of more than 1,000 trained tutors placed in schools across the state. You will guide students toward becoming successful readers by third grade or proficient in math by the end of eighth grade. You'll also see real results and make a lasting impact in our students' lives, as well as in your own career. You'll not only tutor students who need extra support; you'll also make a meaningful connection with the school and our community. During your eleven month of service as a full- or part-time tutor, you'll receive extensive training, support and professional development opportunities. In addition, you'll receive a modest living stipend and an education award of $5,645 (full-time) or $2,822 (part-time). All necessary training is provided and no licensure is necessary. Learn more and apply about MN Reading Corps or MN Math Corps online. Preference is given to tutors who can start serving August 10, 2014. Send questions to recruitment@servemnaction.org or call 866-859-2825.
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    16.Urban Boatbuilders is Hiring AmeriCorps VISTAs!
    Urban Boatbuilders is hiring two AmeriCorps VISTA positions: Outreach and Development Coordinator & Program and Volunteer Coordinator. These positions will help Urban Boatbuilders build the quality of our programs and the capacity of our organization to serve more youth! Go online for more information.
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    17.Student Success Coach at the University of Minnesota-Rochester
    UMR is hiring for a Student Success Coach to join the coach team to provide academic advising, and career and life coaching to students in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program. The full job posting can be found online.
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    18.Check Out GradStaff for Post graduation Jobs
    GradStaff provides employment services focusing exclusively on a unique labor pool - the college graduate. Using our proprietary interviewing technique, we invest a considerable amount of time getting to know each candidate and understanding their core skills and attributes. In understanding our candidates better, we then identify exciting employment opportunities that help them combat the often-frustrating "Catch-22" of needing experience, but not finding a job where they can gain that experience. We place our candidates in a variety of different areas: Banking, Benefit Administration, IT, Electronics, Customer Service/Sales, Financial Services, Human Resources, Insurance, Marketing, Operations and Retail Operations. All costs for our services are paid for by our client companies - graduates who apply with Gradstaff NEVER pay us a fee.
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  • 4/29/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
    --1.Psychology Colloquium: Forty Years Later: What Happens to Mathematically Precocious Youth
    --2.Seniors! Don't forget to RSVP
    EVENTS
    --3.Exam Jam is here!!
    --4.Take Advantage of On-Campus Recruiting
    --5.'Stressing' Academic Success: When Life Gets in the Way
    --6.Now Hiring 2014 Grads!
    --7.Kaplan Offering Free Course Scholarship
    --8.Startup Weekend EDU
    RESEARCH
    --9.Measurement and Educational Psychology Lab looking for talented Undergraduate RAs!
    --10.Opportunity for Undergraduate Research Assistants
    ENGAGEMENT
    --11.Volunteer in a Psychology Clinic
    COURSES
    --12.LASk 1001 Mastering Skills for College Success
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --13.Check Out GradStaff for Post graduation Jobs
    --14.YouthCARE is Hiring!
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    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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    1.Psychology Colloquium: Forty Years Later: What Happens to Mathematically Precocious Youth
    Wednesday, April 30th N119 Elliott Hall (NOTE: room change) 3:00-4:00pm. Findings from the first midlife follow-up of 1,650 participants from the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth's (SMPY's) two oldest cohorts will be presented. During 1972-1974 and 1976-1978, participants were identified at age 12 as in the top 1% in mathematical reasoning ability. They were surveyed from January 2012 to February 2013 on their accomplishments, families, and personal well-being. Particular attention will be devoted to their occupational attainments, creative accomplishments, and mate preferences, as well as how they invest their time currently and plan to in the future. Sex differences in occupational preferences, personal views, and life values will be reviewed and placed in a broader theoretical context. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of participants' satisfaction with their careers, personal relationships, and lives in general.
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    2.Seniors! Don't forget to RSVP
    Psychology majors who have applied for Spring 2014 graduation should have received an email invitation to the 2014 Psychology Undergraduate Celebration. This annual psychology undergraduate event recognizes award recipients and graduating seniors in front of peers, staff, faculty, and family for all of their accomplishments! The event will be held on campus Friday, May 9, 2014 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. RSVPs are due by this Sunday, May 4th. Visit our Facebook page to view pictures of last year's celebration.
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    EVENTS
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    3.Exam Jam is here!!
    The SMART Learning Commons and the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence are teaming up to provide students with an opportunity to get a jump on their preparations for final exams. Students can prepare for finals by connecting with other students for tutoring and review workshops! The schedule of review workshops for the week of April 5-10 is available at the Golden Gopher Workshop Database. Additionally, students may take advantage of a week of expanded tutoring hours, bookended by two Exam Jam Saturday events: May 3 1pm-5pm in 204 Walter Library (hosted by the SMART Learning Commons) and May 10 9am-1pm in 140 Appleby Hall (hosted by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence). Tutor schedules and more details can be found online.
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    4.Take Advantage of On-Campus Recruiting
    On-campus interviews are open to CLA students seeking full-time jobs after graduation or full-time summer 2014 internships. Each semester we host local and national companies, both for-profit and non-profit, of all sizes. Check often as new schedules are added regularly! Search the 'On-Campus Interviews' section on GoldPASS for more information and a full list of on-campus interview opportunities.
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    5.'Stressing' Academic Success: When Life Gets in the Way
    All University of Minnesota campus community stakeholders (including faculty, staff and students) are invited to participate in the following colloquium: 'Stressing' Academic Success: When Life Gets in the Way, A Day of Conversations Leading to Actionable Solutions' hosted by The Provost's Committee on Student Mental Health. This event will be held Monday, May 19, 2014 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at The McNamara Alumni Center (light refreshments and lunch provided). The motive is to create a University environment where students, faculty and staff can thrive and reach their full academic potential, while recognizing that mental health challenges dramatically impact our ability to thrive and be successful - permeating and negatively affecting all aspects of academic life. The purpose of this event is to provide a forum for all stakeholders to engage in the strategic conversation, strengthen campus-wide relationships, envision and create truly integrated and holistic University support systems, assess and demonstrate academic success. You must RSVP for this event. The Registration deadline is Friday, May 9th.
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    6.Now Hiring 2014 Grads!
    Seniors and recent graduates, attend this event to meet and connect with 30+ employers who are looking to hire University of Minnesota seniors and recent graduates! Now Hiring: 2014 Grads! provides University of Minnesota graduating seniors the opportunity to gain personal connections, explore job opportunities, and learn creative job search strategies directly from employers. This will be held Tuesday, May 6th from 2:00-4:00pm in the Carlson School Atrium. The event is free and open to ALL graduating seniors from the U of M Twin Cities campus. This is not a job fair. Business casual attire is required. Refreshments provided by The Cookie Cart. To register visit GoldPASS or The Edge and search the event Now Hiring: 2014 Grads!. For more information, to register, and to see a list of attending employers search for 'Now Hiring' in the 'Career Events' section in GoldPASS.
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    7.Kaplan Offering Free Course Scholarship
    As requested by numerous students, this spring, Kaplan will be raffling off one free course scholarship! The winner will receive a free Kaplan advantage on site, classroom anywhere or on-demand course for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, PCAT, DAT or OAT! The drawing is open to all University of Minnesota, Augsburg and St. Scholastica students, as well as young professionals in the Minneapolis area. Alumni are also eligible for the drawing! We will be holding the drawing on May 9th, and we will contact the winner via email. The course will need to be redeemed by August 1st, 2014.You can enter the drawing online. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alyssa.johnson@kaplan.com.
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    8.Startup Weekend EDU
    Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here's your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complementary skills and the passion & dedication to build an education product in one weekend. Design for learning, conduct user tests, receive coaching from experienced education designers & industry professionals and win prizes that will help take your idea to the next level! Startup Weekend EDU brings together a diverse group of people - educators, technologists, designers, and business professionals - passionate about making a positive impact on education. In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, design products and launch education startups. Startup Weekend EDU begins with open-mic 60-second pitches on Friday night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable education concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday focusing on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the education market. On Sunday, teams demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. (Hosted by the Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota at Hanson Hall, 1925 4th Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55455). Ticket includes 7 great meals, plus some freebies from the sponsors. For more information or to buy tickets,go online.
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    9.Measurement and Educational Psychology Lab looking for talented Undergraduate RAs!
    Dr. Chun Wang (Quantitative/Psychometric Methods) and Dr. Panayiota Kendeou (Department of Educational Psychology) are looking for talented undergraduate research assistants to participate in their collaborative project. In this project, we will use the item response theory (IRT, one modern testing theory) for the analysis and scoring of a reading comprehension recall test. Recall tests are increasingly being used in reading research, while the psychometric properties of these tests are largely unknown. The present study aims to document these properties using an IRT approach. Expectations: Activities include working with children written protocols, applying a coding scheme, entering and checking data. Qualifications: Motivated and diligent undergrads are welcome! Interested individuals will work with both professors to gain research experiences and to learn the application of item response theory in recall test. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Dr. Chun Wang.
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    10.Opportunity for Undergraduate Research Assistants
    We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented students who can work in Dr. Ted Christ's research lab and help with data entry, organization, assessment development, and other lab activities related to School Psychology and reading and math assessment research during the summer. There are options to continue into the coming school year. Credit and volunteer options are available. Please contact Dr. Mary Jane White by email (whit0782@umn.edu) if you are interested and attach a 1 page resume that includes information about your work and schooling experience, references, skills using Microsoft Office (WORD, Excel, etc.), Camtasia and other audio/video editing software, SPSS, R and/or other statistical software.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    11.Volunteer in a Psychology Clinic
    We are looking for individuals to volunteer at our psychology clinic. The work would be mainly administrative-scheduling clients, taking copays, making charts and various documents, but it would give volunteers an idea of the inner workings of a psychology clinic. Volunteers frequently talk to clients on the phone/including initial appointment intakes, and there are great opportunities to attend workshops for free and possibly sit in on sessions. This experience is a bit of a commitment, as we are looking for people to stay for about year because the training takes some time. If you are interested email b.shaheen@kenwoodcenter.org.
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    12.LASk 1001 Mastering Skills for College Success
    LASK 1001, Mastering Skills for College Success, is a perfect 2-credit course for any student looking to hone their academic skills. It focuses on five factors for academic success: Active Learning, Self-Awareness, Study Skills, Life Balance, and Campus Engagement. While freshmen and sophomores benefit greatly from this class, juniors and seniors will also learn vital information that they can use throughout their academic and professional careers. Any student who would like to learn skills for working smarter and more effectively should check out this course! Go online for more information.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    13.Check Out GradStaff for Post graduation Jobs
    GradStaff provides employment services focusing exclusively on a unique labor pool - the college graduate. Using our proprietary interviewing technique, we invest a considerable amount of time getting to know each candidate and understanding their core skills and attributes. In understanding our candidates better, we then identify exciting employment opportunities that help them combat the often-frustrating "Catch-22" of needing experience, but not finding a job where they can gain that experience. We place our candidates in a variety of different areas: Banking, Benefit Administration, IT, Electronics, Customer Service/Sales, Financial Services, Human Resources, Insurance, Marketing, Operations and Retail Operations. All costs for our services are paid for by our client companies - graduates who apply with Gradstaff NEVER pay us a fee.
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    14.YouthCARE is Hiring!
    YouthCARE is a multicultural nonprofit organization that serves Minneapolis and St. Paul youth, 7-18 years old, from diverse ethnic, cultural and racial backgrounds. YouthCARE's mission is to promote respect for self and others, develop future leaders and provide youth with positive multicultural activities and relationships with caring adults. YouthCARE operates three highly regarded programs: Camp Sunrise, YouthLEAD and the Young Women's Mentoring Program. Program services include youth employment, leadership development, outdoor education and positive after school, weekend and summer social, recreational and educational activities. Camp Sunrise, a program of YouthCARE is the site of a residential Summer Program serving youth, 13-18 years old, from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Activities at camp include canoeing, hiking, camping, community service projects, arts and crafts and team building. YouthCARE currently has a Full Time Program Specialist Position open, and Summer Positions at Camp Sunrise that include: Program Coordinator, Junior Counselor Crew Leader, Head Cook, Counselor and Assistant Counselor. Go online for more information about these openings.
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  • 4/22/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
    --1.Psychology Colloquium: Psychiatric Genetics: A Current Perspective
    --2.Psychology Colloquium: Forty Years Later: What Happens to Mathematically Precocious Youth
    EVENTS
    --3.Mental Health Awareness Day TOMORROW!
    --4.Now Hiring 2014 Grads!
    --5.WSAC'S Revolutionary Art THing: Spoken Word Featuring Frannie Choi
    --6.Text, Talk, Act - Support Mental Health
    --7.Business Careers for CLA Majors
    --8.What's Next? Job Search Strategies for Graduating Seniors
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --9.End of the Year Social!
    --10.Psi Chi Graduates: Purchase Honor Chords ASAP
    RESEARCH
    --11.Opportunity for Undergraduate Research Assistants
    ENGAGEMENT
    --12.Volunteer in a Psychology Clinic
    COURSES
    --13.BTHX 5000 Topics - Bioethics, Psychiatry and Psychology (3 cr)
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --14.Hiring Psy Major to Lead Weekly Study Sessions F14
    --15.Unpaid On-Campus Internship - Gain Exposure to Counseling Psychology Work
    --16.Part Time Paid Psychology Tutoring Positions Available!
    --17.Reading Corps Literacy Tutor At March Open School 2014-2015
    --18.Summer Research Analyst Internship for Continuing Students
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    1.Psychology Colloquium: Psychiatric Genetics: A Current Perspective
    Friday, April 25th 402 Walter Library from 9:00-10:15am the Psychology Colloquium presents special guest and invited speaker: Kenneth S. Kendler, MD. Dr. Kendler is a Rachel brown Banks Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry; Professor of Human genetics; Director, Psychiatric Genetics Research Program; Director, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. This program is sponsored by Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research's (CSPR) Research Day in conjunction with the Biological Psychopathology (BP) & Personality, Individual Differences, and Behavior Genetics (PIB) Programs.
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    2.Psychology Colloquium: Forty Years Later: What Happens to Mathematically Precocious Youth
    Wednesday, April 30th N119 Elliott Hall (NOTE: room change) 3:00-4:00pm. Findings from the first midlife follow-up of 1,650 participants from the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth's (SMPY's) two oldest cohorts will be presented. During 1972-1974 and 1976-1978, participants were identified at age 12 as in the top 1% in mathematical reasoning ability. They were surveyed from January 2012 to February 2013 on their accomplishments, families, and personal well-being. Particular attention will be devoted to their occupational attainments, creative accomplishments, and mate preferences, as well as how they invest their time currently and plan to in the future. Sex differences in occupational preferences, personal views, and life values will be reviewed and placed in a broader theoretical context. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of participants' satisfaction with their careers, personal relationships, and lives in general.
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    3.Mental Health Awareness Day TOMORROW!
    Roughly 1 in 4 Americans struggle with mental illness every year, and 1,1000 students die by suicide nationwide. The University of Minnesota is no exception. It's time to talk about it! Active Minds and USAP will recognize Mental Health Awareness Day tomorrow (April 23rd 9:00am-3:00pm) with an event on Northrop Plaza to encourage conversation and show support. Get out and support Mental Health!
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    4.Now Hiring 2014 Grads!
    Seniors and recent graduates, attend this event to meet and connect with 30+ employers who are looking to hire University of Minnesota seniors and recent graduates! Now Hiring: 2014 Grads! provides University of Minnesota graduating seniors the opportunity to gain personal connections, explore job opportunities, and learn creative job search strategies directly from employers. This will be held Tuesday, May 6th from 2:00-4:00pm in the Carlson School Atrium. The event is free and open to ALL graduating seniors from the U of M Twin Cities campus. This is not a job fair. Business casual attire is required. Refreshments provided by The Cookie Cart. To register visit GoldPASS or The Edge and search the event Now Hiring: 2014 Grads!. For more information, to register, and to see a list of attending employers search for 'Now Hiring' in the 'Career Events' section in GoldPASS.
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    5.WSAC'S Revolutionary Art THing: Spoken Word Featuring Frannie Choi
    Throughout the month of April WSAC has been hosting our annual WSAC's Revolutionary ArtTHing, or WRATH. WRATH focuses on a different art form each year, with this year's being spoken word. The spoken word-related events we host during this are intended to bring awareness to gender-based inequalities, along with intersections that occur with other parts of identity such as race, class, sexual orientation, etc. This week Thursday April 24th, (1:30-3:00pm) in Nolte 140, WSAC will be hosting SPEAK UP!: Spoken Word Poetry as Radical Truth-Telling. Spoken word poetry offers an avenue for historically silenced people to reclaim their voices. Through writing and performance exercises, we will take a stab at speaking back against the dominant narrative and telling our truth. Refreshments will be provided! If you can't make it for the afternoon workshop, the conclusion of the WRATH series will be held from 6:00-9:00pm in the same place (Nolte 140). The evening will also feature Frannie Choi and other local artists. Food will be provided!
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    6.Text, Talk, Act - Support Mental Health
    Text, Talk, Act is a nationwide text-enabled dialogue on mental health on April 24. All you need is 1 hour anytime of the day, at least 4 people, and at least 1 phone. All you need to do is: 1. At any time on April 24th, gather 3-4 of your friends, family, classmates, students, and/or colleagues; 2.Text "start" to 89800; and 3. Receive polling and discussion questions via text messaging while having face-to-face dialogue with your group. It is a great and easy way to get involved and talk about mental health! If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to wpuetz01@hamline.edu
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    7.Business Careers for CLA Majors
    Discover how a Liberal Arts major can prepare you for a successful career, what skills businesses look for and how to acquire them, and the importance of relevant work and internship experience. Business Careers for CLA Majors will be held this Thursday, April 24th from 2:30-4:30pm in 101 Walter Library. For more information search the 'Career Events' section in GoldPASS.
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    8.What's Next? Job Search Strategies for Graduating Seniors
    This week Wednesday and Thursday (Wednesday, April 23rd at 2:00pm and Thursday, April 24th at 3:00pm), GradStaff will sponsor a webinar to help graduating seniors best to prepare for the work force. Topics Outline: Identifying transferable skills and career interests: Where you fit in the workplace; Demographic trends: How an aging workforce can impact your job search; Where the jobs Are: Comparing Large vs. Small/Medium Employers; Target industries: Examples of industries that are hiring; 5 Entry-level career opportunities that you don't know about: Some examples to get you started; The importance of personal networking and useful tips; If you are unable to attend at the scheduled time, please register and information on how to view a recorded version of the webinar will be sent at the conclusion of the presentation. Technology: Access is available from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. Webinar Recording: The webinar may be replayed on our website within 24 hours of the live presentation. Questions? Email any questions to info@gradstaff.com or call (612) 339-5332 Ext.20.
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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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    9.End of the Year Social!
    Join us for our last meeting this Thursday 4/24 in Elliot Hall N639. This will be a less structured meeting- come for treats and meet your fellow Psychology Majors!
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    10.Psi Chi Graduates: Purchase Honor Chords ASAP
    Any graduating members of Psi Chi who would like an Honor Chord to wear at graduation can purchase them online from the Psi Chi website. Make sure to order them as soon as possible to ensure they arrive before graduation!
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    11.Opportunity for Undergraduate Research Assistants
    We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented students who can work in Dr. Ted Christ's research lab and help with data entry, organization, assessment development, and other lab activities related to School Psychology and reading and math assessment research during the summer. There are options to continue into the coming school year. Credit and volunteer options are available. Please contact Dr. Mary Jane White by email (whit0782@umn.edu) if you are interested and attach a 1 page resume that includes information about your work and schooling experience, references, skills using Microsoft Office (WORD, Excel, etc.), Camtasia and other audio/video editing software, SPSS, R and/or other statistical software.
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    12.Volunteer in a Psychology Clinic
    We are looking for individuals to volunteer at our psychology clinic. The work would be mainly administrative-scheduling clients, taking copays, making charts and various documents, but it would give volunteers an idea of the inner workings of a psychology clinic. Volunteers frequently talk to clients on the phone/including initial appointment intakes, and there are great opportunities to attend workshops for free and possibly sit in on sessions. This experience is a bit of a commitment, as we are looking for people to stay for about year because the training takes some time. If you are interested email b.shaheen@kenwoodcenter.org.
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    13.BTHX 5000 Topics - Bioethics, Psychiatry and Psychology (3 cr)
    Explore philosophical and ethical issues in psychiatry and psychology. Potential topics include the moral responsibility of psychopaths/sociopaths for their actions, insanity pleas, the sociology of institutionalization, clinical trials of psychiatric drugs, cosmetics psychopharmacology, recent work in experimental philosophy; and class experiments in social psychology. Fall 2014, Thursdays 9:30am-12:00pm, Carl Elliot, MD, PhD. Prerequisite: Jr, Sr, or Grad. Contact Margie ONeill at bthxed@umn.edu for permissions. Go online for current courses in bioethics.
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    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.
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    14.Hiring Psy Major to Lead Weekly Study Sessions F14
    SMART Learning Commons is hiring an undergrad psychology major to lead weekly study sessions for students in PSY 1001 in Fall '14. Please see description, requirements, and the application online.
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    15.Unpaid On-Campus Internship - Gain Exposure to Counseling Psychology Work
    The Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic (CCAC) is seeking an undergraduate intern for the 2014-2015 school year (beginning in summer, 2014). CCAC is a non-profit career counseling clinic that has served the community for over 30 years. The intern is involved in administrative tasks that help the clinic run smoothly. The intern has the option to attend our biweekly case consultation meetings where counselors discuss their clients' goals and strategize how to best meet those needs. Finally, it may be possible for interns to take the career assessments offered by the clinic to gain their own self-knowledge. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone considering a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology or related fields. If you are interested, please email Liza Meredith at lizameredith4@gmail.com for more information.
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    16.Part Time Paid Psychology Tutoring Positions Available!
    Tutor student-athletes who are seeking tutoring either one-on-one or in small groups in Psychology. Successful applicants: Must be at least a junior in good academic standing; Possess an overall Cumulative GPA of 3.0.; Have taken and passed with and "A" or "B" any course for which you wish to be considered eligible to tutor/or equivalent courses from other universities; Be able to provide three recommendations from professors/instructors; Capable of working flexible hours. Prior experience and training as a tutor or in education is preferred. Tutors must also: Demonstrate and model the highest degree of academic integrity; Assess and address student-athletes strengths and weaknesses as it pertains to the class and the material; Be reliable and punctual for every appointment; Possess subject-specific knowledge as well as the ability to present it in creative and effective ways; Have a contagious passion for Psychology and learning in general; Provide academic assistance to student-athletes who are seeking tutoring either one-on-one or in small groups; Be willing to learn and address learning styles and tutoring techniques; Thoroughly and accurately document every session; Create activities and drills to help student-athletes learn the material. NOTE: Hours will vary; graduate students may not work more than 14 hours per week. Pay is $11/hr for undergrads and $14/HR for graduate students. To apply: Send an email to Jamie Zamjahn, Coordinator of Learning Services / McNamara Academic Center at jzamjahn@umn.edu. Please attach a current resume, cover letter, list of references, unofficial transcripts, and hours of availability.
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    17.Reading Corps Literacy Tutor At March Open School 2014-2015
    Help our kids grow the skills they need. Whether you're looking to explore a new career in education, reenter the workforce or simply want to work with kids, you can make an impact on children's success. Become a Minnesota Reading Corps literacy tutor at Marcy Open School to create meaningful growth. We are looking for people who are dedicated to our community. By joining Minnesota Reading Corps, you can be one of more than 1,000 trained tutors placed in schools across the state. Tutors are parents, grandparents, recent college grads, and mid-career professionals. You will guide students toward becoming successful readers by third grade, see real results and make a lasting impact in our students' lives, as well as in your own career. You'll not only tutor students who need extra support; you'll also make a meaningful connection with the school and our community. During your eleven month of service as a full-time / part-time tutor, you'll receive extensive training, support and professional development opportunities. In addition, you'll receive a living stipend of about $484 biweekly (full-time) / $250 biweekly (part-time) and an education award of $5,645 (full-time) / $2,882 (part-time). All necessary training is provided and no licensure is necessary. Pass the word on to friends and family members! Strong preference is given to tutors who can start serving August 10, 2014. Send questions to recruitment@servemnaction.org.
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    18.Summer Research Analyst Internship for Continuing Students
    Headquartered in Eagan, MN, Questar delivers business results. Our Customer Experience Management programs are designed to support each client's unique brand experience and business requirements. We integrate multiple sources of customer feedback and business data, and provide actionable insights through real-time, distributed reporting. Our analytics focus managers on improving the customer experience in ways that drive increased sales. Questar has been providing customer experience solutions to multi-unit restaurants, retailers and services companies for over 25 years. They are looking for a Research Analyst for their Summer Internship. The Research Analyst Intern will assist the VP of Product Innovation and Senior Research Consultants with research projects and presentations of research results. We are looking for someone who wants to gain real-world experience conducting research and who can work part-time (30+) hours weekly during the summer. The full posting is available on the company web site: http://questarweb.com/careers/research-analyst-intern
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  • 4/15/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
    --1.Psychology Colloquium: Forty Years Later: What Happens to Mathematically Precocious Youth
    --2.Psy 3801: Summer Online
    --3.May Term Psy 3960: Cognitive Enhancement and 'Smart Pills'
    --4.Summer Psy 3960: Psychology of Stress and Trauma
    EVENTS
    --5.Violence Awareness Day - April 17th
    --6.4th Annual Collaborative Health Care Event
    --7.Criminal Prosecution and the Courts
    PISA - PSYCHOLOGY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION
    --8.Apply to be a PISA Officer Next Year (2014-2015)
    RESEARCH
    --9.Social Interaction Lab Looking for Research Assistants
    --10.Karatekin Research Group is Looking for Volunteers
    ENGAGEMENT
    --11.Volunteer for the NAMI Spring Gala
    --12.Volunteer at St. Joseph's in South Minneapolis
    COURSES
    --13.GWSS: Feminist Perspectives on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (3cr)
    --14.Health Career Exploration Courses
    --15.Comm 4404W Language Borderlands
    --16.PA 5451: Immigrant Health Issues
    --17.DNCE3334/5334: Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy (2 Credits)
    --18.IBH 6910 001: Dance/Movement Therapy I - Theory and Practice (30 hrs)
    --19.BBE 3201: Sustainability of Food Systems - A Life Cycle Perspective (3cr)
    --20.CPSY Courses That Will Count Towards Your Psychology Major
    --21.Summer Family Social Science Offerings
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --22.Hiring Psy Major to Lead Weekly Study Sessions F14
    --23.Unpaid On-Campus Internship - Gain Exposure to Counseling Psychology Work
    --24.PT Paid Psychology Tutoring Positions Available!
    --25.Reading Corps Literacy Tutor At March Open School 2014-2015
    --26.Summer Research Analyst Internship for Continuing Students
    --27.Korn Ferry Looking for Project Coordinators
    --28.Neuromodulation Technician
    --29.Behavior Therapist Full Time/Part Time
    --30.Minnesota Alliance With Youth Recruiting AmeriCorps Promise Fellows
    --31.Living Skills Instructor
    --32.Behavioral Dimension
    --33.Resource Inc Employment Counselor
    --34.Dreamline Job
    --35.Minnesota Consumer Analyst Position
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    1.Psychology Colloquium: Forty Years Later: What Happens to Mathematically Precocious Youth
    Wednesday, April 30th N119 Elliott Hall (NOTE: room change) 3:00-4:00pm. Findings from the first midlife follow-up of 1,650 participants from the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth's (SMPY's) two oldest cohorts will be presented. During 1972-1974 and 1976-1978, participants were identified at age 12 as in the top 1% in mathematical reasoning ability. They were surveyed from January 2012 to February 2013 on their accomplishments, families, and personal well-being. Particular attention will be devoted to their occupational attainments, creative accomplishments, and mate preferences, as well as how they invest their time currently and plan to in the future. Sex differences in occupational preferences, personal views, and life values will be reviewed and placed in a broader theoretical context. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of participants' satisfaction with their careers, personal relationships, and lives in general.
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    2.Psy 3801: Summer Online
    For the first time this summer, the Department of Psychology will be piloting an online section of Psy 3801. If you are interested in taking Psy 3801 online, and being part of the initial offering of the course in a NEW format, check out the summer course schedule!
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    3.May Term Psy 3960: Cognitive Enhancement and 'Smart Pills'
    Use of stimulant medications such as methylphenidate (trade names such as Ritalin and Concerta) and amphetamine (Adderall) by psychologically healthy individuals as so-called "smart pills" (nootropics: drugs designed to improve mental functions) has undergone recent increases in popularity. Most notably used to treat psychiatric conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stimulant medications are thought to enhance cognition by increasing alertness and energy, improving positive mood, and prolonging physical and mental stamina. College campuses, athletic settings, and workplace environments are among nonmedical settings that one might find individuals using such medications in hopes of gaining a "competitive edge." However, to what extent these medications actually boost a person's cognitive ability (versus one's perception of effectiveness) or what the potential aversive consequences may be from taking stimulants (e.g., dependence, iatrogenic effects) remain to be better understood. This course will give a brief history of stimulant drug usage (prescription and non-prescription; e.g., nicotine, caffeine) as it pertains to medical (e.g., asthma, ADHD) and nonmedical (recreation, cognitive enhancement) applications. We will also investigate present-day prevalence of stimulant usage: who is using stimulants and for what reasons? Folk belief of stimulants' effect on a person's cognitive ability is that these drugs enhance learning/memory processes among other executive functions and motor abilities. To this regard, we will ask whether stimulant medications actually "work" for the common person and if so, how? Several considerations of stimulant usage will be discussed. Do stimulants work for all people in the same way? How should policy-making institutions view the use of stimulant drugs for nonmedical purposes (is it "cheating?")? Is it ethical for the medical profession to prescribe these drugs for this purpose, especially when parents request them for school-age children? Given that methylphenidate and amphetamine are government-controlled substances, what potential concerns are there for the neurotoxic effects and addiction? Go to the Summer Course Schedule to register!
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    4.Summer Psy 3960: Psychology of Stress and Trauma
    This course is an introduction to the psychological aspects of stress and trauma. Students will gain understanding of the major theories and research findings related to stress and trauma, including the effects of stress and trauma on mental and physical health, factors related to more effective coping with stress/trauma (e.g., social support). and interventions designed to decrease the negative effects of stress and trauma (e.g., stress management training). Students will practice analyzing and critiquing the scientific methods used to study these topics and will have the opportunity to apply stress and trauma research to their own lives through reflection and personal application assignments.Go to the Summer Course Schedule to register!
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    5.Violence Awareness Day - April 17th
    Violence Awareness Day will be held on April 17th from 5:00pm-8:30 pm at The Bell Museum. This fundraiser for The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education is being hosted by the Violence Intervention Student Advisory (VISA) Board and raises awareness about sexual violence. Featuring speaker and researcher Dr. Pat Frazier (Distinguished McKnight University Professor; Department of Psychology) and with performances by hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, social justice activist, educator and writer Guante, and slam poets Sierra DeMulder, Mollie Lacy and Jennifer Wang. Open to the Public, Snacks provided!
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    6.4th Annual Collaborative Health Care Event
    The 4th Annual Collaborative Health Care Event will be held April 17th from 6pm-8pm in STSS 412. Participants will be able to interact with health care professionals at the U and in the metro area and learn about challenges and successes with the inter-professional health care model. There will also be food and a chance to win prizes. This is a great opportunity for all pre-health students (or anyone interested in the health field) to learn about collaborative practice of health professionals - which will shape the future of health care in the US. RSVP for the event online.
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    7.Criminal Prosecution and the Courts
    The U of M Pre-Law Society will host an event titled Careers in Criminal Prosecution and the Courts on Tuesday, April 15th at 5:00 PM in 530B STSS. The event will feature the Hon. Liz Cutter, a current Hennepin County District Court judge and former Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney and Special Assistant Attorney General. Judge Cutter is considered an expert in criminal law and has served on an outstanding number of local, state, and international advisory boards, including as the President of Minnesota Women Lawyers. Additionally, she was honored as a 2011 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer. Please join us for a discussion of Judge Cutter's career and topics in criminal law.
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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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    8.Apply to be a PISA Officer Next Year (2014-2015)
    Psychology International Student Association (PISA) is recruiting new officers for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. This is a great opportunity to get involved in "everything" in Psychology and build connections with your fellow students and professors. PISA supports international students within Psychology, as well as to educate American students regarding international student issues within Psychology. To apply or if you have questions, please email huixx058@umn.edu. The application deadline is 4/21/14. Applicants who are short-listed will be invited to attend interview.
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    9.Social Interaction Lab Looking for Research Assistants
    The Social Interaction Lab run by Dr. Jeffry Simpson is looking for summer research assistants to work on a variety of projects. We are hiring for projects focusing on prosocial behavior, social support and PTSD, and decision-making in romantic couples. RA duties include recruiting participants, running participants through lab sessions, and/or coding videos of romantic couples' interactions. If you're interested in receiving more information about these positions and applying, send Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) an email by 5pm on Thursday, April 17th, with "Interest in RA Positions" as the subject line and the following information contained in the body: Name, Email, Class Year, GPA, and Reason for Applying (no more than one sentence, please). We encourage interested students to proofread their emails before submitting-- emails with typos or other errors may be rejected. Qualified applicants will receive a full RA application and more detailed descriptions of the available positions. Late emails will not receive a response. Email Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) with any questions about these positions or the application process.
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    10.Karatekin Research Group is Looking for Volunteers
    The Karatekin Research Group is currently looking for volunteer students interested in a research project on parent- and sibling-directed aggression. The project is conducted in collaboration with Tubman Center (http://tubman.org/home/) , the largest provider of domestic violence services in the state. We are currently conducting semi-structured interviews with mothers and interested children over the age of 12 on these topics. The interview takes approximately an hour. The interviews may be conducted in Maplewood or the Minneapolis locations of Tubman, or at the U if the parent can come to the U. Interviews may occur once every few weeks, depending on how often potential participants contact us, and can be conducted at any time based on your and the parent's schedules. To conduct the interviews on your own, you'd need to go through Tubman's 6-session training, observe another interviewer twice, and be observed yourself twice. Because the training is time consuming, and interviews may not be scheduled very frequently, you should be willing to commit to the project for at least a year. This project can be a very useful opportunity for students who are interested in these very under-researched aspects of domestic violence and who want to gain experience with interviewing parents. If you are interested, please contact Canan Karatekin, Ph.D (karat004@umn.edu).
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    11.Volunteer for the NAMI Spring Gala
    This years Music For The Mind Spring Gala, will be held Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at the Sheraton of Bloomington, MN. The 1920's themed event will run from 4:00 to Midnight and feature the musical talent of The Classic Big Band. They are looking for volunteers to help throughout the night with the following: Logistics Crew, Silent Auction Crew, Data Entry, Theme Crew, and Interior Program Crew. If you're interested in volunteering please send me an email to Audrey at Events@nami.org. Volunteers will get free admission to the night's festivities and a meal prior to the event, but will be busy much of the time. The Gala is a way to get involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It is a a fun event to raise money for their many groups and advocacy work.
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    12.Volunteer at St. Joseph's in South Minneapolis.
    We are seeking students who are interested in a volunteer opportunity promoting gardening and nutrition with at-risk teens. The time commitment would be approximately one to two hours a week, and would involve working in the garden and cooking with the youth. Volunteers with gardening and/or cooking experience will be preferred, but the most important qualification is a desire to invest in the lives of the youth at St. Joes. The time frame would be May through September, with flexibility for vacations, etc. This position offers flexibility to the volunteers involved, and will also offer support from experienced gardeners and the St. Joseph's nursing staff. Please contact Jess Welsh if you're interested in receiving more information on this opportunity. Due to the overwhelming response last year, we will only reply to e-mails that have a resume or description of the volunteer's qualifications included. We will select our volunteers by the first week in May. Please email Jess Welsh with your materials (jaw08@hotmail.com).
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    13.GWSS: Feminist Perspectives on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (3cr)
    This course focuses on the history of and contemporary thinking about activism, social change, public policies, and legal remedies directed toward sexual assault and domestic violence in the US, particularly from the point of view of feminism. The course deals, for example, with how notions of privacy and assumptions about traditional gender roles contribute to attitudes toward stranger sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Readings in the course offer insight into early links between slavery and rape, between the temperance movement and domestic violence, and between views of child abuse and sexual abuse, as well as the increasing roles of psychiatry and social work in addressing such violence. The course traces how these historical foundations and cultural attitudes help determine contemporary responses by legal officials, and the course covers such diverse topics as sexual abuse of men and women in prison; incest; child abuse; and sex offender treatment. Students read a memoir (Alice Seabold's Lucky) about surviving sexual assault and view a film (The Accused) as well as read historical and analytical texts. The course ends with a close look at a project by the president of William Mitchell College of Law on sexual predator laws, in terms of their effectiveness, feminist perspectives, and impact on Constitutional rights. Other speakers include a representative from MNCASA (Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault), the former head of the Minneapolis Police Department Sex Crimes Unit, and the Executive Director of Project Pathfinder, an organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse and restoring lives through clinical therapy.
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    14.Health Career Exploration Courses
    The Health Careers Center offers health career exploration courses (AHS) for students interested in future careers in the Health Careers. Courses include: Orientation to Health Careers, The Future Physician: Medicine in the 21st Century, The Future Physician: Experiences in Medicine, Orientation to Clinical Research and Writing a Personal Statement. Read more about these courses online.
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    15.Comm 4404W Language Borderlands
    It is estimated that at least half of the people in world speak more than one language. This course will explore the experience of living in more than one language or dialect. We will read first person memoirs by people who are polylingual or bidialectal. The following questions will guide our work: What is life like when it is lived in more than one language? How does language contribute to our sense of identity, sense of community, to our sense of being part of a nation or the world? Some of us will be thinking about these questions from a multilingual background, others from a monolingual background, and some will be somewhere in between. Does it matter? Some polylinguals had to learn English because their families fled their homeland and settled in an English-speaking country. Some are American born. Some are living their lives in another language or languages by choice. Some are choosing to assimilate to a new language and culture on their own terms. Each writer struggles to fit into more than one language world and hence more than one culture. Each person searches for self-unity and struggles to understand their multiplicities. Their languages or dialects have been a source of self-exploration and richness, but also self-disruption and fragmentation. We will come to understand how living in a language borderland led them to greater self-reflection, brought some degree of self-integration, and may be a celebration of being "multiple". We will explore some gifts and heartaches of living within and across other languages or dialects. We will contextualize the personal experience of multilingualism and mutidialectalism by considering language issues in the world such as: killer languages, language death and revitalization; multilingualism in the US; linguistic prejudice, the English-only movement, and language ideologies related to race, ethnicity, gender. How does this material relate to you? Whether you are monolingual or polylingual, or somewhere in between, you will explore your family's linguistic history, the multilingual/multidialectal world we live in, and the power of language over us. You will learn sociolinguistic concepts to help you understand the key role that language in social interaction plays in your personal life as well as a citizen in local, national and world politics. You will be opened to new worlds and new ways of seeing your world. We will explore how language can be an instrument of oppression when governed by misunderstandings and biases that we may not be aware of. But when we are informed with accurate information about language, we can reframe "problems" and controversies. We can better apply ourselves to creating social justice, can better recognize the advantages, and inevitability, of social diversity, and will see the central, powerful role of language in human life.
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    16.PA 5451: Immigrant Health Issues
    The demography of American communities is changing dramatically, but many of our institutions have not kept pace with the needs of new African, Asian, Eastern European and Latino residents Health care and social service providers used to treating European origin families and some Latino residents are suddenly seeing refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia, Laos, Bosnia, Cambodia and the Sudan. In order to meet the needs of these new residents, it is imperative for providers and policy makers to understand the context and motives for immigration, as well as the characteristics and belief systems of their clients. If this interests you, as you begin to plan your schedule for the Fall semester, consider PA 5451: Immigrant Health Issues. This is an online course for graduate students interested in Public Policy, Education, Public Health, Nursing, Social Work, Pharmacy and other related fields. Email Stacey Grimes with any questions you may have (grime004@umn.edu).
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    17.DNCE3334/5334: Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy (2 Credits)
    Dance/movement therapy is mind/body form of psychotherapy that uses body and movement to facilitate psychological goals of self-awareness growth and change. No previous movement experience is required. The course is appropriate for anyone interested in the relationships among body, movement, creative expression and psychology and is particularly relevant to the fields of Psychology, Education, Music Therapy, Art and Drama Therapy, Counseling, Family Social Studies, Social Work and Movement Studies. The course also complies with DMT Alternate Route requirements. To register: contact the Dance Department - 612-624-5060 or umdance@umn.edu or the instructor: loebx001@umn.edu, 612-916-1829.
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    18.IBH 6910 001: Dance/Movement Therapy I - Theory and Practice (30 hrs)
    Dance/movement therapy (DMT) focuses on the understanding and use of movement, body awareness and dance with persons who have psychological and behavioral issues. The introductory course introduces basic DMT theory and skills with an emphasis on multicultural perspectives for working with non-verbal behaviors. Students study 1) the diverse and universal role of movement and dance as a healing, transformative modality; 2) the history and development of DMT; 3) movement intervention skills.
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    19.BBE 3201: Sustainability of Food Systems - A Life Cycle Perspective (3cr)
    Hamburger or hummus? Organic or conventional? Mediterranean diet or McDonald's? What dietary choices are truly the most sustainable when we consider that what we eat affects not just our health but also the environment and the well-being of others? This course will provide you with an overview of our world's food system and its many impacts from the individual to the global scale. Meets LE Requirement-Global Perspective.
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    20.CPSY Courses That Will Count Towards Your Psychology Major
    There are 2 courses from the Child Psychology Department that can count towards the Psychology Major requirements, CPSY 3301: Introductory Child Psychology for Social Sciences and CPSY 4303: Adolescent Psychology. Both courses count towards the Area B (Clinical, Personality & Social Area of the Major). If you have already fulfilled Area B, these courses can count towards your Psychology Elective Requirement. For information about the topics of these courses, see the CPSY Course Catalog, and see the Summer and Fall 2014 Class Schedules to see their offerings.
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    21.Summer Family Social Science Offerings
    If you are looking for some online or short-term course options for this summer, the Family Social Science Department is currently offering a myriad of courses that you may be interested in. Check them out online!
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    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.
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    22.Hiring Psy Major to Lead Weekly Study Sessions F14
    SMART Learning Commons is hiring an undergrad psychology major to lead weekly study sessions for students in PSY 1001 in Fall '14. Please see description, requirements, and the application online.
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    23.Unpaid On-Campus Internship - Gain Exposure to Counseling Psychology Work
    The Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic (CCAC) is seeking an undergraduate intern for the 2014-2015 school year (beginning in summer, 2014). CCAC is a non-profit career counseling clinic that has served the community for over 30 years. The intern is involved in administrative tasks that help the clinic run smoothly. The intern has the option to attend our biweekly case consultation meetings where counselors discuss their clients' goals and strategize how to best meet those needs. Finally, it may be possible for interns to take the career assessments offered by the clinic to gain their own self-knowledge. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone considering a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology or related fields. If you are interested, please email Liza Meredith at lizameredith4@gmail.com for more information.
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    24.PT Paid Psychology Tutoring Positions Available!
    Tutor student-athletes who are seeking tutoring either one-on-one or in small groups in Psychology. Successful applicants: Must be at least a junior in good academic standing; Possess an overall Cumulative GPA of 3.0.; Have taken and passed with and "A" or "B" any course for which you wish to be considered eligible to tutor/or equivalent courses from other universities; Be able to provide three recommendations from professors/instructors; Capable of working flexible hours. Prior experience and training as a tutor or in education is preferred. Tutors must also: Demonstrate and model the highest degree of academic integrity; Assess and address student-athletes strengths and weaknesses as it pertains to the class and the material; Be reliable and punctual for every appointment; Possess subject-specific knowledge as well as the ability to present it in creative and effective ways; Have a contagious passion for Psychology and learning in general; Provide academic assistance to student-athletes who are seeking tutoring either one-on-one or in small groups; Be willing to learn and address learning styles and tutoring techniques; Thoroughly and accurately document every session; Create activities and drills to help student-athletes learn the material. NOTE: Hours will vary; graduate students may not work more than 14 hours per week. Pay is $11/hr for undergrads and $14/HR for graduate students. To apply: Send an email to Jamie Zamjahn, Coordinator of Learning Services / McNamara Academic Center at jzamjahn@umn.edu. Please attach a current resume, cover letter, list of references, unofficial transcripts, and hours of availability.
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    25.Reading Corps Literacy Tutor At March Open School 2014-2015
    Help our kids grow the skills they need. Whether you're looking to explore a new career in education, reenter the workforce or simply want to work with kids, you can make an impact on children's success. Become a Minnesota Reading Corps literacy tutor at Marcy Open School to create meaningful growth. We are looking for people who are dedicated to our community. By joining Minnesota Reading Corps, you can be one of more than 1,000 trained tutors placed in schools across the state. Tutors are parents, grandparents, recent college grads, and mid-career professionals. You will guide students toward becoming successful readers by third grade, see real results and make a lasting impact in our students' lives, as well as in your own career. You'll not only tutor students who need extra support; you'll also make a meaningful connection with the school and our community. During your eleven month of service as a full-time / part-time tutor, you'll receive extensive training, support and professional development opportunities. In addition, you'll receive a living stipend of about $484 biweekly (full-time) / $250 biweekly (part-time) and an education award of $5,645 (full-time) / $2,882 (part-time). All necessary training is provided and no licensure is necessary. Pass the word on to friends and family members! Strong preference is given to tutors who can start serving August 10, 2014. Send questions to recruitment@servemnaction.org.
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    26.Summer Research Analyst Internship for Continuing Students
    Headquartered in Eagan, MN, Questar delivers business results. Our Customer Experience Management programs are designed to support each client's unique brand experience and business requirements. We integrate multiple sources of customer feedback and business data, and provide actionable insights through real-time, distributed reporting. Our analytics focus managers on improving the customer experience in ways that drive increased sales. Questar has been providing customer experience solutions to multi-unit restaurants, retailers and services companies for over 25 years. They are looking for a Research Analyst for their Summer Internship. The Research Analyst Intern will assist the VP of Product Innovation and Senior Research Consultants with research projects and presentations of research results. We are looking for someone who wants to gain real-world experience conducting research and who can work part-time (30+) hours weekly during the summer. The full posting is available on the company web site: http://questarweb.com/careers/research-analyst-intern
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    27.Korn Ferry Looking for Project Coordinators
    Korn Ferry is looking for recent Psychology graduates for entry-level positions as Project Coordinators. Korn Ferry is a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. They currently employ more than three thousand professionals operating in forty countries and serving clients all over the globe. As one of them, you will have endless opportunities to innovate, make an impact, and work with the best. You will also have plenty of freedom to chart your own course, as you grow and develop with our business. If you are interested in this position, please visit their website and scroll down to the Leadership and Talent Consulting section.
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    28.Neuromodulation Technician
    This position is open to individuals that have completed a Bachelor's Degree and have experience with human subjects and EEG, TMS, or TCS equipment. See the full posting online.
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    29.Behavior Therapist Full Time/Part Time
    Looking for behavior therapists to conduct in-home behavior therapy services for young children with autism in the Twin Cities Metro area. Experience working with adults or children with disabilities required. Paid training is provided. This is a salaried position with full benefits. Contact Charryse Luckey at charryseluckey@lovaas.com. A bachelor's level degree is required.
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    30.Minnesota Alliance With Youth Recruiting AmeriCorps Promise Fellows

    The Minnesota Alliance With Youth is recruiting AmeriCorps Promise Fellows to support academic achievement and civic engagement gap work at a variety of both school-based sites and community-based organizations throughout the state of Minnesota. AmeriCorps Promise Fellows coordinate tutoring and mentoring programs before, during, and after school for youth in grades 6-10 at risk of dropping out of school. Members provide small group and one-to-one support, connect youth to service-learning opportunities and caring adults, manage community volunteers and other activities that support overall success in young people's school, work, and life. The AmeriCorps Promise Fellow program is a full-time commitment; the term of service is September 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015. Applicants must be US citizens, nationals, or legal residents; high school graduates; and pass a criminal background check. They cannot be employed or enrolled in school full-time while serving. AmeriCorps Promise Fellows receive a bi-monthly living allowance, health coverage, student loan deferment, education award, and ongoing training. You can find more details about this great opportunity and apply online. The priority deadline to apply as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow is May 1st, but interviews will occur on a rolling basis as applications arrive.
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    31.Living Skills Instructor
    Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. is currently seeking part-time direct-care Living Skills Instructors. This position includes assisting and teaching adults affected by autism and moderate to profound intellectual disability in a progressive residential setting. Requirements include: at least 15 college credits completed and the ability to work a variety of shifts, including AMs, PMs, Overnights, and weekends. Starting wage is $13.56 per hour, we offer $500 per academic semester scholarships, and we encourage the use of work hours toward academic internship credits. Please submit a resume to gpalkki@afpwa.org, call 763-560-2988 for more information, or visit our website at www.afpwa.org for a full job description. You can also find this position listed on GoldPass.
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    32.Behavioral Dimension
    Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. We are looking to hire for positions throughout the metro area. Part time and full time positions are available. Go online for more information.
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    33.Resource Inc Employment Counselor
    Graduating seniors who are looking for jobs, check out Resource Inc. They are currently accepting applications for an Employment Counselor or MFIP Case Manager. Check out their website to find out more.
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    34.Dreamline Job
    Dreamline is a Nonprofit program based out of the Sanneh Foundation in St. Paul, and they are currently recruiting talented youthworkers to serve students in St. Paul schools during the 2014-2015 school year. Dreamline coaches are high-energy positive role models based full-time in a school, building relationships and mentoring students to increase academic performance and self-efficacy, and help change the overall school climate. They specifically target youth who are academically disengaged or feel disconnected from school. Dreamline is looking for idealistic, passionate, resilient people to join our diverse youth development team. In particular, they are looking for people who have lived experience or work experience with urban and immigrant youth, as they work hard to have coaches reflect the demographics of the students in the schools. For more information on exactly what the position entails and what they're looking for, please visit their website.
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    35.Minnesota Consumer Analyst Position
    The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is accepting resumes from recent graduates and upcoming 2014 college graduates who have the professionalism, capabilities, and motivation to perform outstanding work on behalf of the people of Minnesota as a Consumer Analyst. Consumer Analysts perform important work that makes a difference in the lives of Minnesota citizens as part of a highly committed team of professionals. Our Consumer Analysts assist and advocate for Minnesota citizens on an array of different issues. Analysts research and analyze complex laws and problems and communicate with a variety of different parties to help forge solutions that benefit individual consumers. Applicants must have superior written and oral communication skills, strong research and analytical abilities, good judgment and character, and leadership potential. CLA Career Services will again be hosting on-campus interviews for the Consumer Analyst position with the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. The interviews will take place on Thursday, May 1st. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter through the 'On-Campus Interviews' section on GoldPASS by April 23rd (GoldPASS Schedule ID: 3363).
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  • 4/8/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    EVENTS
    --1.Big 10 Virtual Career Fair
    --2.Active Minds Meeting
    --3.Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Presents The Vagina Monologues
    --4.General Mills Sourcing Career Day
    --5.Criminal Prosecution and the Courts
    --6.Secrets from CLA Alumni: How They Got Great Jobs
    --7.Fulbright Scholarships For 2015-16 Info Sessions For Undergraduates
    --8.Careers in Social Work 2014
    RESEARCH
    --9.Karatekin Research Group is Looking for Volunteers
    ENGAGEMENT
    --10.Volunteer at St. Joseph's in South Minneapolis
    --11.Volunteer for Mental Health Awareness Day 2014
    --12.iCan Summer Bike Camp
    COURSES
    --13.CPSY Courses That Will Count Towards Your Psychology Major
    --14.Summer Family Social Science Offerings
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --15.Minnesota Alliance With Youth Recruiting AmeriCorps Promise Fellows
    --16.Living Skills Instructor
    --17.Behavioral Dimension
    --18.Resource Inc Employment Counselor
    --19.Dreamline Job
    --20.Minnesota Consumer Analyst Position
    --21.Paid Research Assistant Positions
    --22.Work That Matters With The Fund for the Public Interest This Summer
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    1.Big 10 Virtual Career Fair
    Looking for a job or internship? Meet recruiters live, online. Students and alumni can interact with employers via chat sessions at the Big 10 Virtual Career Fair this week (Tuesday, April 8 - Thursday, April 10)! Employers are recruiting talent across all majors and degrees. Register online.
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    2.Active Minds Meeting
    Active Minds will have its next meeting on April 9th. Four panelists will be there to discuss various career options in the mental health community. This will be a good opportunity to ask questions about potential careers in addition to hearing about just a few of the many careers aimed to support positive mental health. The following organizations/departments will be represented: University Counseling and Consulting Services, The Aurora Center, The Emily Program, and Disability Services. Wednesday, April 9th, 7:00-8:00pm in Coffman 213.
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    3.Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Presents The Vagina Monologues
    April 13th: The Vagina Monologues (7-8:30 pm, Coffman Memorial Union, $5 - Students; $8 - Non-students). Once a year a performance of this play, along with other works created by V-Day, raise awareness and funds to help end violence against women and girls. This event is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) activities being organized by The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education during the month of April. To register, click here.
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    4.General Mills Sourcing Career Day
    This Friday, April 11th (from 8:30am-2:30pm) General Mills Worldwide Sourcing is excited to invite you to experience "a day in the life" of a Sourcing Management Associate (SMA). You will have the opportunity to see a world-class sourcing organization, shadow Sourcing professionals, and experience personalized career development. You will be able to create connections for future internship opportunities through case studies, mock interviews, and more! (Located at 1 General Mills Blvd. Golden Valley, MN 55426).
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    5.Criminal Prosecution and the Courts
    The U of M Pre-Law Society will host an event titled Careers in Criminal Prosecution and the Courts on Tuesday, April 15th at 5:00 PM in 530B STSS. The event will feature the Hon. Liz Cutter, a current Hennepin County District Court judge and former Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney and Special Assistant Attorney General. Judge Cutter is considered an expert in criminal law and has served on an outstanding number of local, state, and international advisory boards, including as the President of Minnesota Women Lawyers. Additionally, she was honored as a 2011 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer. Please join us for a discussion of Judge Cutter's career and topics in criminal law.
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    6.Secrets from CLA Alumni: How They Got Great Jobs
    This event will be held this Friday, April 11th from 12:45-4:00 p.m. in McNamara Alumni Center. "Secrets from CLA Alumni" is a career-planning event aimed at CLA juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. This is a great opportunity to hear from recent CLA Alumni on how they landed their dream jobs! Students will hear from keynote speaker, Career Consultant Sarah Rohne on Building Your Brand as a Young Professional, a panel of alumni will discuss career advice, and there will be plenty of time to practice networking skills with other attendees and alumni.
    Cost of attendance is $5 and registration is via GoldPASS.
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    7.Fulbright Scholarships For 2015-16 Info Sessions For Undergraduates
    Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarships, which provide generous support for 1000+ recent college graduates to study, carry out research or creative work, or serve as English Teaching Assistants abroad in over 100 countries. U.S. citizenship is required. Approximate campus application deadline for the 2015-16 Fulbright Program: August 2014. For more information about the Fulbright program and other national scholarships, please visit http://www.honors.umn.edu/scholarships. Current juniors (class of 2015) who want to spend a year abroad after graduation are especially encouraged to attend. Event times: Wednesday 4/9, 12:00-1:00, Lind Hall 303 (East Bank); Wednesday 4/9, 4:00-5:00, Vincent Hall 113 (East Bank); Thursday 4/10, 12:30-1:30, 120 Coffey Hall (St Paul).
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    8.Careers in Social Work 2014
    Did you know that Social work employment is expected to grow by 20% in the next decade? Join our panel of School of Social Work alumni to discuss the trends and career opportunities they anticipate in their organizations and practice areas over the next decade. This program will be appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level students and include discussion about both generalist and clinical social work practice and career opportunities. This event will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, April 9, 4:30 - 6 pm at The University of St. Thomas, McNeely Hall, MCH100. Go online for information about the schedule, specific panelists, and to register (event is free).
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    9.Karatekin Research Group is Looking for Volunteers
    The Karatekin Research Group is currently looking for volunteer students interested in a research project on parent- and sibling-directed aggression. The project is conducted in collaboration with Tubman Center (http://tubman.org/home/) , the largest provider of domestic violence services in the state. We are currently conducting semi-structured interviews with mothers and interested children over the age of 12 on these topics. The interview takes approximately an hour. The interviews may be conducted in Maplewood or the Minneapolis locations of Tubman, or at the U if the parent can come to the U. Interviews may occur once every few weeks, depending on how often potential participants contact us, and can be conducted at any time based on your and the parent's schedules. To conduct the interviews on your own, you'd need to go through Tubman's 6-session training, observe another interviewer twice, and be observed yourself twice. Because the training is time consuming, and interviews may not be scheduled very frequently, you should be willing to commit to the project for at least a year. This project can be a very useful opportunity for students who are interested in these very under-researched aspects of domestic violence and who want to gain experience with interviewing parents. If you are interested, please contact Canan Karatekin, Ph.D (karat004@umn.edu).
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    10.Volunteer at St. Joseph's in South Minneapolis.
    We are seeking students who are interested in a volunteer opportunity promoting gardening and nutrition with at-risk teens. The time commitment would be approximately one to two hours a week, and would involve working in the garden and cooking with the youth. Volunteers with gardening and/or cooking experience will be preferred, but the most important qualification is a desire to invest in the lives of the youth at St. Joes. The time frame would be May through September, with flexibility for vacations, etc. This position offers flexibility to the volunteers involved, and will also offer support from experienced gardeners and the St. Joseph's nursing staff. Please contact Jess Welsh if you're interested in receiving more information on this opportunity. Due to the overwhelming response last year, we will only reply to e-mails that have a resume or description of the volunteer's qualifications included. We will select our volunteers by the first week in May. Please email Jess Welsh with your materials (jaw08@hotmail.com).
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    11.Volunteer for Mental Health Awareness Day 2014
    Roughly 1 in 4 Americans struggle with mental illness every year, and 1,1000 students die by suicide nationwide. The University of Minnesota is no exception. It's time to talk about it! Active Minds and USAP will recognize Mental Health Awareness Day on April 23rd with an event on Northrop Plaza to encourage conversation and show support. The event starts at 9 am and ends at 3:30 pm, but we also need volunteers to help setting up from 7 to 9 in the morning and cleaning up from 3:30 to 4:30. It is required for the people who volunteer between 9 to 3:30 to attend an one hour training. The training is on Thursday, April 17 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm and Friday, April 18 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. You can choose to attend the training that works with your schedule. The location of the training is not known yet, but we will update you once we decide. If you are interested in being a volunteer for the MHAD, please email xuexx106@umn.edu the time you are available to volunteer, and your t-shirt size. Last but not least, breakfast and lunch will be provided! :) Your support is always appreciated!
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    12.iCan Summer Bike Camp
    Are you looking for a community service opportunity that blends fitness and service? Consider volunteering at the iCan Bike Camp - Twin Cities the week of August 4th. You are instrumental in a camper achieving a milestone in life...independently riding a two-wheel bike.... that creates confidence, independence & friendship. You may find volunteer and camp information at www.dsamn.org, www.icanshine.org, or http://www.facebook.com/ICanShineTwinCities.
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    13.CPSY Courses That Will Count Towards Your Psychology Major
    There are 2 courses from the Child Psychology Department that can count towards the Psychology Major requirements, CPSY 3301: Introductory Child Psychology for Social Sciences and CPSY 4303: Adolescent Psychology. Both courses count towards the Area B (Clinical, Personality & Social Area of the Major). If you have already fulfilled Area B, these courses can count towards your Psychology Elective Requirement. For information about the topics of these courses, see the CPSY Course Catalog, and see the Summer and Fall 2014 Class Schedules to see their offerings.
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    14.Summer Family Social Science Offerings
    If you are looking for some online or short-term course options for this summer, the Family Social Science Department is currently offering a myriad of courses that you may be interested in. Check them out online!
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    15.Minnesota Alliance With Youth Recruiting AmeriCorps Promise Fellows

    The Minnesota Alliance With Youth is recruiting AmeriCorps Promise Fellows to support academic achievement and civic engagement gap work at a variety of both school-based sites and community-based organizations throughout the state of Minnesota. AmeriCorps Promise Fellows coordinate tutoring and mentoring programs before, during, and after school for youth in grades 6-10 at risk of dropping out of school. Members provide small group and one-to-one support, connect youth to service-learning opportunities and caring adults, manage community volunteers and other activities that support overall success in young people's school, work, and life. The AmeriCorps Promise Fellow program is a full-time commitment; the term of service is September 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015. Applicants must be US citizens, nationals, or legal residents; high school graduates; and pass a criminal background check. They cannot be employed or enrolled in school full-time while serving. AmeriCorps Promise Fellows receive a bi-monthly living allowance, health coverage, student loan deferment, education award, and ongoing training. You can find more details about this great opportunity and apply online. The priority deadline to apply as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow is May 1st, but interviews will occur on a rolling basis as applications arrive.
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    16.Living Skills Instructor
    Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. is currently seeking part-time direct-care Living Skills Instructors. This position includes assisting and teaching adults affected by autism and moderate to profound intellectual disability in a progressive residential setting. Requirements include: at least 15 college credits completed and the ability to work a variety of shifts, including AMs, PMs, Overnights, and weekends. Starting wage is $13.56 per hour, we offer $500 per academic semester scholarships, and we encourage the use of work hours toward academic internship credits. Please submit a resume to gpalkki@afpwa.org, call 763-560-2988 for more information, or visit our website at www.afpwa.org for a full job description. You can also find this position listed on GoldPass.
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    17.Behavioral Dimension
    Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. We are looking to hire for positions throughout the metro area. Part time and full time positions are available. Go online for more information.
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    18.Resource Inc Employment Counselor
    Graduating seniors who are looking for jobs, check out Resource Inc. They are currently accepting applications for an Employment Counselor or MFIP Case Manager. Check out their website to find out more.
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    19.Dreamline Job
    Dreamline is a Nonprofit program based out of the Sanneh Foundation in St. Paul, and they are currently recruiting talented youthworkers to serve students in St. Paul schools during the 2014-2015 school year. Dreamline coaches are high-energy positive role models based full-time in a school, building relationships and mentoring students to increase academic performance and self-efficacy, and help change the overall school climate. They specifically target youth who are academically disengaged or feel disconnected from school. Dreamline is looking for idealistic, passionate, resilient people to join our diverse youth development team. In particular, they are looking for people who have lived experience or work experience with urban and immigrant youth, as they work hard to have coaches reflect the demographics of the students in the schools. For more information on exactly what the position entails and what they're looking for, please visit their website.
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    20.Minnesota Consumer Analyst Position
    The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is accepting resumes from recent graduates and upcoming 2014 college graduates who have the professionalism, capabilities, and motivation to perform outstanding work on behalf of the people of Minnesota as a Consumer Analyst. Consumer Analysts perform important work that makes a difference in the lives of Minnesota citizens as part of a highly committed team of professionals. Our Consumer Analysts assist and advocate for Minnesota citizens on an array of different issues. Analysts research and analyze complex laws and problems and communicate with a variety of different parties to help forge solutions that benefit individual consumers. Applicants must have superior written and oral communication skills, strong research and analytical abilities, good judgment and character, and leadership potential. CLA Career Services will again be hosting on-campus interviews for the Consumer Analyst position with the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. The interviews will take place on Thursday, May 1st. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter through the 'On-Campus Interviews' section on GoldPASS by April 23rd (GoldPASS Schedule ID: 3363).
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    21.Paid Research Assistant Positions
    Part time undergraduate research assistants needed to help with conducting driving simulation experiment in research lab. Responsibilities include collecting data from research subjects who will drive through a set of simulated roadway scenarios. Schedule will be arranged individually with each hire. Pay is $12/hour. If interested please email, Kathleen Harder, Ph.D., at kharder@umn.edu.
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    22.Work That Matters With The Fund for the Public Interest This Summer
    Work to protect the Boundary Waters and win campaigns on other issues with the Fund this summer! The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns. In Minnesota, we'll be working with Environment Minnesota to protect the Boundary Waters from toxic sulfide mining. Last summer our staff helped stop toxic gas drilling, worked to end subsidies for junk food, and built support for equal rights for all Americans- all while building valuable leadership skills. Currently, we have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills. As a member of our staff, you will fundraise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.
    To apply, please visit www.JobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH (1-800-753-2784).
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  • 4/1/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Careers & Pizza: Business 4/8/14
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --2.Relay For Life
    --3.Psi Chi Officer Recruitment
    EVENTS
    --4.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Eli Finkel - The Suffocation of Marriage
    --5.CLA Practice Interview Days
    --6.Secrets from CLA Alumni: How They Got Great Jobs
    --7.Fulbright Scholarships For 2015-16 Info Sessions For Undergraduates
    --8.Northwestern Hosts a Graduate School Research Sneak Peek
    --9.Careers in Social Work 2014
    --10.The Sex + Drugs Show
    --11.Kaplan Free Sample Classes
    --12.Medical School Application Info Session
    --13.Effective Interviewing: Tell your International Stories
    ENGAGEMENT
    --14.Volunteer for Mental Health Awareness Day 2014
    --15.iCan Summer Bike Camp
    --16.Language & Culture in Florence Italy
    --17.Philosophy Camp
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --18.A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --19.Paid Research Assistant Positions
    --20.Work That Matters With The Fund for the Public Interest This Summer
    --21.Full-Time Research Coordinator Position
    --22.CLA Employer Relations team is Hiring a PT student Employer Relations Assistant
    --23.YIPA is Hiring a Membership Coordinator
    --24.Clinician (Tutor Positions) with Edina Learning Center
    --25.Behavior Therapist Positions
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Careers & Pizza: Business 4/8/14
    Join Psychology Advising on Tuesday, April 8th from 11:30am - 1:00pm in N639 Elliot Hall for Careers & Pizza, featuring two professionals currently working the field of business. This is an opportunity for you to talk to a professional in the field in an intimate and informal setting. Enjoy a free lunch of Mesa pizza while you learn what you can be doing now to pursue a career in business with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Please bring a pen, paper, and your questions! An RSVP is required, as seating is limited--please email psyadvis@umn.edu by Sunday, 4/6/14 with "Careers & Pizza" as your subject heading.
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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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    2.Relay For Life
    Psychology Club/Psi Chi are building a team for U of M Relay for Life. The event is at 6:00pm this Friday, April 4th and we would love you to join our team! It is a great way to meet your fellow psych majors and support a great cause! To join just go to uofmrelayforlife.com and at registration choose to join the Psychology Club/ Psi Chi team. All Psi Chi members who join will be given graduation honor chords for free for participating!
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    3.Psi Chi Officer Recruitment
    Psi Chi is looking for officers for next year! If you are interested in gaining leadership experience and becoming more involved you can fill out an application here. Two of the positions to be filled do not require you to be a Psi Chi member. The deadline is this Sunday, April 6th!
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    4.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Eli Finkel - The Suffocation of Marriage
    This week Thursday, April 3rd Dr. Eli Finkel, Northwestern University, will be presenting as part of the Department of Psychology's Spring 2014 Colloquium Series. Dr. Finkel's presentation distills insights from historical, sociological and psychological analyses of marriage to develop the suffocation model of marriage in America. According to this model, contemporary Americans ask their marriage to help them fulfill their physiological and safety needs much less than in the past, but they ask it to help them fulfill their esteem and self-actualization needs much more than in the past. These changes require increased investment of time and psychological resources to foster the relational bond, but most Americans are investing less in their marriages, rather than more. As a result, mean levels of marriage quality and personal well-being are declining. Join us Thursday (April 3rd) from 4:00-5:00pm in N639 Elliott Hall.
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    5.CLA Practice Interview Days
    Do a practice interview with a business professional, then receive feedback immediately after! Practice interviews will be held Friday, April 4th in 524 Science Teaching and Student Services building (Interview Center). Your session will be 45 minutes long and you can choose the start-time. More information can be found online.
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    6.Secrets from CLA Alumni: How They Got Great Jobs
    This event will be held on Friday, April 11th from 12:45-4:00 p.m. in McNamara Alumni Center. "Secrets from CLA Alumni" is a career-planning event aimed at CLA juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. This is a great opportunity to hear from recent CLA Alumni on how they landed their dream jobs! Students will hear from keynote speaker, Career Consultant Sarah Rohne on Building Your Brand as a Young Professional, a panel of alumni will discuss career advice, and there will be plenty of time to practice networking skills with other attendees and alumni.
    Cost of attendance is $5 and registration is via GoldPASS.
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    7.Fulbright Scholarships For 2015-16 Info Sessions For Undergraduates
    Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarships, which provide generous support for 1000+ recent college graduates to study, carry out research or creative work, or serve as English Teaching Assistants abroad in over 100 countries. U.S. citizenship is required. Approximate campus application deadline for the 2015-16 Fulbright Program: August 2014. For more information about the Fulbright program and other national scholarships, please visit http://www.honors.umn.edu/scholarships. Current juniors (class of 2015) who want to spend a year abroad after graduation are especially encouraged to attend. Event times: Tuesday 4/8, 4:00-5:00, Hanson Hall 1-109 (West Bank); Wednesday 4/9, 12:00-1:00, Lind Hall 303 (East Bank); Wednesday 4/9, 4:00-5:00, Vincent Hall 113 (East Bank); Thursday 4/10, 12:30-1:30, 120 Coffey Hall (St Paul).
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    8.Northwestern Hosts a Graduate School Research Sneak Peek
    Northwestern's psychology department is hosting a program on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th for undergraduates who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups (including first generation college students), and who are potentially interested in pursuing graduate study in psychology. Activities will include a workshop designed to help with the graduate school application process and opportunities to meet psychology department faculty members and graduate students to learn what graduate school is like and how they might fit into the graduate programs and laboratory groups at Northwestern. Travel and accommodation costs associated with participation will be covered, and the application process will be fast and free (applications are due by April 14th @ 5 pm). Visit their website for more information.
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    9.Careers in Social Work 2014
    Did you know that Social work employment is expected to grow by 20% in the next decade? Join our panel of School of Social Work alumni to discuss the trends and career opportunities they anticipate in their organizations and practice areas over the next decade. This program will be appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level students and include discussion about both generalist and clinical social work practice and career opportunities. This event will be held Wednesday, April 9, 4:30 - 6 pm at The University of St. Thomas, McNeely Hall, MCH100. Go online for information about the schedule, specific panelists, and to register (event is free).
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    10.The Sex + Drugs Show
    The Sex+Drugs Show is a 90-minute, multi-issue program that covers the basics of substance abuse, sexual communication and sexual assault. During this interactive program, students will have the opportunity to discuss types of drinking behavior, the effect of substance abuse on academic performance, what happens when alcohol and sexual communication collide, and the difficult subject of sexual assault. Presented by GTC Dramatic Dialogues as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) activities being hosted by The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education during the month of April. Join this event on April 6th from 7:00-8:30 pm in Coffman Theater. This event is Free & Open to the Public, Snacks provided!
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    11.Kaplan Free Sample Classes
    Kaplan is hoping you had a great spring break, and as a welcome back would like to invite you to join them for a FREE 90-minute Sample Class. You'll learn essential strategies designed to help you ace your exam and get a first-hand look at what Kaplan has to offer. Just choose a date and time from the options below and Kaplan looks forward to meeting you. GMAT: Monday March 24th, 9:00PM ET or Thursday April 3rd, 7:30PM ET; GRE:Tuesday March 25th, 7:00PM ET or Wednesday April 2nd, 8:00PM ET; LSAT:Thursday March 27th, 7:00PM ET or Wednesday April 2nd, 8:00 PM ET; MCAT:Wednesday March 26th, 9:30PM ET or Tuesday April 1st, 7:30PM ET; DAT:Sunday, March 23rd, 10:00PM ET or Tuesday April 1st, 8:00PM ET; OAT: Sunday, March 23rd, 8:00PM ET or Tuesday April 1st, 10:00PM ET; PCAT:Thursday, March 27th, 7:00PM ET or Wednesday April 2nd, 10:00PM ET.
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    12.Medical School Application Info Session
    Are you thinking about or planning to apply to medical school this summer? Wondering what the AMCAS system will look and feel like? The Health Careers Center is hosting information sessions this spring to review the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) process. The sessions will be held: Tuesday, April 8 @ 12:30pm; Monday, April 14 @ 3:00pm, and Thursday, April 24 at 1:30pm. Go to the Health Careers Center's website to register (go to the AMCAS sessions near bottom of page). You can always stop in the Health Careers Center (2-565 Moos Tower - 2nd floor) with questions.
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    13.Effective Interviewing: Tell your International Stories
    Maggie Kubak will be leading a session this Wednesday, April 2nd 2:00p - 3:15p.m. at the University International Center (UIC) 101. This workshop is part of the "Market Your International Experience Workshop Series and is structured to help students articulate their international experiences during interviews.

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    ENGAGEMENT
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    14.Volunteer for Mental Health Awareness Day 2014
    Roughly 1 in 4 Americans struggle with mental illness every year, and 1,1000 students die by suicide nationwide. The University of Minnesota is no exception. It's time to talk about it! Active Minds and USAP will recognize Mental Health Awareness Day on April 23rd with an event on Northrop Plaza to encourage conversation and show support. The event starts at 9 am and ends at 3:30 pm, but we also need volunteers to help setting up from 7 to 9 in the morning and cleaning up from 3:30 to 4:30. It is required for the people who volunteer between 9 to 3:30 to attend an one hour training. The training is on Thursday, April 17 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm and Friday, April 18 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. You can choose to attend the training that works with your schedule. The location of the training is not known yet, but we will update you once we decide. If you are interested in being a volunteer for the MHAD, please email xuexx106@umn.edu the time you are available to volunteer, and your t-shirt size. Last but not least, breakfast and lunch will be provided! :) Your support is always appreciated!
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    15.iCan Summer Bike Camp
    Are you looking for a community service opportunity that blends fitness and service? Consider volunteering at the iCan Bike Camp - Twin Cities the week of August 4th. You are instrumental in a camper achieving a milestone in life...independently riding a two-wheel bike.... that creates confidence, independence & friendship. You may find volunteer and camp information at www.dsamn.org, www.icanshine.org, or http://www.facebook.com/ICanShineTwinCities.
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    16.Language & Culture in Florence Italy
    Spend fall semester exploring the Renaissance city of Florence, while earning Psychology credits towards your degree. In addition to a Cross Cultural Psychology course, take classes in Italian language, Art, Art History, Business, Sociology, Retail Merchandising, or Literature. You can also participate in an internship to gain a deeper appreciation of the Italian culture. A one-week study tour to Sicily is also included in the program fee. This program is open to sophomores through seniors and there is no language pre-requisite. For additional information, contact Jessica Hartnett at hart0581@umn.edu.
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    17.Philosophy Camp
    Philosophy Camp is the affectionate nickname given by students to the University of Minnesota course Phil 4326/5326--Lives Worth Living: Questions of Self, Vocation, and Community (4 credits, 3 weeks). Students and instructors meet daily, May 27th through June 13th, and create a residential living-learning community experience. Asking questions is central to the practice of philosophy and democratic education. Participants gain a fresh perspective on questions of self, vocation, education, sustainability, and community while enjoying simple living on the prairie of southwestern Minnesota. Students and instructors form a community for living and learning to investigate their own and others responses to questions such as these: What is an authentic self? Who am I? What is vocation? 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? What makes communities resilient, able to flourish through change and conflict? We'll eat healthy foods, live simply and thoughtfully, work to create and maintain rich nourishing social spaces and discuss how to grow as individuals, community members, and citizens. We create the syllabus democratically based on our interests. We share stories. We share meals together. We learn from each other. Students and instructors also meet local residents to learn how they are living the answers to life's important questions and creating lives worth living. Philosophy Camp is now taking applications for the upcoming 2014 May-term. Visit http://www.philosophycamp.org for information on this course including application process, cost and financial aid info. Interested students should contact the Philosophy Camp Student Adviser in the Community Service-Learning Center before April 1, 2014. (pcamp@umn.edu, 612-62
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    SCHOLARSHIPS
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    18.A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
    Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's, bachelor's, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, or long-term care administration. Deadline April 30, 2014. Essay topic and details found online.
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    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.
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    19.Paid Research Assistant Positions
    Part time undergraduate research assistants needed to help with conducting driving simulation experiment in research lab. Responsibilities include collecting data from research subjects who will drive through a set of simulated roadway scenarios. Schedule will be arranged individually with each hire. Pay is $12/hour. If interested please email, Kathleen Harder, Ph.D., at kharder@umn.edu.
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    20.Work That Matters With The Fund for the Public Interest This Summer
    Work to protect the Boundary Waters and win campaigns on other issues with the Fund this summer! The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns. In Minnesota, we'll be working with Environment Minnesota to protect the Boundary Waters from toxic sulfide mining. Last summer our staff helped stop toxic gas drilling, worked to end subsidies for junk food, and built support for equal rights for all Americans- all while building valuable leadership skills. Currently, we have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills. As a member of our staff, you will fundraise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.
    To apply, please visit www.JobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH (1-800-753-2784).
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    21.Full-Time Research Coordinator Position
    A paid, full-time research coordinator (lab manager) is being sought for the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu, Dr. Brooks King- Casas, and Dr. Stephen LaConte at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Drs. Chiu, King-Casas, and LaConte's work centers on functional neuroimaging of healthy and clinical populations (e.g., mood/anxiety, substance, at-risk youth) with an emphasis on social neuroscience and reward-guided decision-making. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in graduate school in cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology and related fields. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment. Minimum requirements for the position include a BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or related field, and two years of prior research experience. Required application materials: Cover letter, CV/Resume, list of references. At least two letters of recommendation will be required prior to final consideration. Please apply online (posting #SW0140158).
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    22.CLA Employer Relations team is Hiring a PT student Employer Relations Assistant
    The CLA Employer Relations team is hiring. They have a part-time student Employer Relations Assistant position now open and posted on the central HR website (Requisition Number: 190311). Students interested in the fields of recruiting, staffing, generalist human resources duties and working with/marketing to external professionals will gain many valuable and transferable skills in this position. While undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts are preferred, students with undergraduate majors in all colleges will be considered and are encouraged to apply. The priority application deadline is April 14, 2014.
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    23.YIPA is Hiring a Membership Coordinator
    Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA) is hiring a Membership Coordinator with the primary responsibility of the recruitment and retention of our rapidly growing membership. YIPA is committed to creating systemic change in how society perceives and works with at-risk youth. Our mission is to increase awareness and support for youth intervention services. We desire a dynamic mission driven individual with impeccable interpersonal skills and a unwavering commitment to service. If you want to help youth by creating systemic change, this is your unique opportunity. Passing this posting on to others is greatly appreciated. View the job posting online.
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    24.Clinician (Tutor Positions) with Edina Learning Center
    Edina Learning Center is looking for energetic, positive individuals to work as Clinicians (Tutors). These positions are seasonal. Paid 7-10 day training in our research validated programs is provided. Ideal candidates will have a background in the education field and a passion for helping others. Responsibilities will include: Providing one-to-one instruction based upon each individual client's learning needs, working with Center Director and Consultant to implement client plans, and interacting positively and professionally with clients and staff to provide a safe and fun learning environment. Please complete the application for Clinician (Tutor) -Edina, MN at the following website: https://lindamoodbellcareers.silkroad.com/
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    25.Behavior Therapist Positions
    Behavioral Dimensions is hiring Behavior Therapists to provide intensive in home behavioral services to children with autism and other related disabilities. We will train you to use positively based techniques to work with children who engage in a variety of challenging behaviors. Specifically, you will be using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a set of rigorous, data-driven practices grounded in over 40 years of peer-reviewed evidence in the treatment of disordered behavior and skill deficits in any setting. Behavior Therapists are an integral part of a team of highly trained staff supervised by licensed psychologists and board certified behavior analyst who are able to effectively work with a wide variety of children. We are seeking Behavior Therapists throughout the metro area for both full and part time positions. To qualify for this position you need to meet one of the following requirements: 1) Have a bachelor's degree AND 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of mental illness or children with emotional disturbances, 2) Be ENROLLED as a graduate student in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields at an accredited college or university, or 3) Have completed 6,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of mental illness or children with emotional disturbances. If you are interested in learning more about the services BDI provides, the employee benefits available, wage information, if you meet requirements for employment, or would like to fill out an application please visit www.behavioraldimensions.com.
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  • 3/25/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --1.Pizza, Pop, and Grad School Talk
    --2.Relay For Life
    --3.Psi Chi Officer Recruitment
    EVENTS
    --4.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Patricia Frazier - Control Your Stress!
    --5.Minnesota Center for Mental Health Annual Conference
    --6.Northwestern Hosts a Graduate School Research Sneak Peek
    --7.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Eli Finkel - The Suffocation of Marriage
    --8.Kaplan Free Sample Classes
    --9.Internship Advice & A Pizza Slice - International Addition
    --10.Learning Abroad Center - Targeting Your Resume and Cover Letter for Career Success
    --11.Effective Interviewing: Tell your International Stories
    --12.Active Minds Meeting Tomorrow
    ENGAGEMENT
    --13.Language & Culture in Florence Italy
    --14.Philosophy Camp
    --15.Join the CLA Business Club
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --16.A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --17.Full-Time Research Coordinator Position
    --18.CLA Employer Relations team is Hiring a PT student Employer Relations Assistant
    --19.YIPA is Hiring a Membership Coordinator
    --20.Clinician (Tutor Positions) with Edina Learning Center
    --21.Summer Employment Opportunities with TRIO Upward Bound
    --22.Research Assistant at the University of California San Diego
    --23.Summer Internships and Employment Opportunities with Youth Farm
    --24.AmeriCorps VISTA Position with Minneapolis Health Dept Youth Violence Prevention
    --25.Mental Health Worker - Senior Lodge
    --26.Behavior Therapist Positions
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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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    1.Pizza, Pop, and Grad School Talk
    Join us this Thursday 3/27 at 5:00pm in Elliot Hall N639 for Pizza, Pop, and Grad School Talk! We will be hosting a panel of graduate students from multiple different areas of psychology, they will share their personal experience and answer questions you may have! Psychology Club is open to all psychology majors!
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    2.Relay For Life
    Psychology Club/Psi Chi are building a team for U of M Relay for Life. The event is at 6:00pm on April 4th and we would love you to join our team! It is a great way to meet your fellow psych majors and support a great cause! To join just go to uofmrelayforlife.com and at registration choose to join the Psychology Club/ Psi Chi team. All Psi Chi members who join will be given graduation honor chords for free for participating!
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    3.Psi Chi Officer Recruitment
    Psi Chi is looking for officers for next year! If you are interested in gaining leadership experience and becoming more involved you can fill out an application here. Two of the positions to be filled do not require you to be a Psi Chi member.
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    4.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Patricia Frazier - Control Your Stress!
    This week Thursday, March 27th Dr. Patricia Frazier will be presenting as part of the Department of Psychology's Spring 2014 Colloquium Series. Dr. Frazier's talk will provide an overview of her translational program of research on the role of perceived control in coping with stressful life events from initial theoretical work to the recent development of an online intervention to increase perceived control. Much of the talk will focus on the online intervention, which as now been tested with more than 1,000 students and found to be effective in reducing perceived stress and the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Join us Thursday (March 27th) from 4:00-5:00pm in 402 Walter Library.
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    5.Minnesota Center for Mental Health Annual Conference
    Minnesota Center for Mental Health is hosting a two-day conference this week Thursday and Friday (March 27-28) that addresses co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders (day 1) and first episode psychosis (day 2). More information about the conference can be found online, including details about the break-out sessions and speaker bios, and online registration. Special conference pricing is available for students: $75 for day 1, $50 for day 2 or $100 for both days. The conference will be a great introduction to COD for students that are interested but unfamiliar with the subject. There are also advanced-level breakout sessions for students that have a solid grounding in COD.
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    6.Northwestern Hosts a Graduate School Research Sneak Peek
    Northwestern's psychology department is hosting a program on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th for undergraduates who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups (including first generation college students), and who are potentially interested in pursuing graduate study in psychology. Activities will include a workshop designed to help with the graduate school application process and opportunities to meet psychology department faculty members and graduate students to learn what graduate school is like and how they might fit into the graduate programs and laboratory groups at Northwestern. Travel and accommodation costs associated with participation will be covered, and the application process will be fast and free (applications are due by April 14th @ 5 pm). Visit their website for more information.
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    7.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Eli Finkel - The Suffocation of Marriage
    Next week Thursday, April 3rd Dr. Eli Finkel, Northwestern University, will be presenting as part of the Department of Psychology's Spring 2014 Colloquium Series. Dr. Finkel's presentation distills insights from historical, sociological and psychological analyses of marriage to develop the suffocation model of marriage in America. According to this model, contemporary Americans ask their marriage to help them fulfill their physiological and safety needs much less than in the past, but they ask it to help them fulfill their esteem and self-actualization needs much more than in the past. These changes require increased investment of time and psychological resources to foster the relational bond, but most Americans are investing less in their marriages, rather than more. As a result, mean levels of marriage quality and personal well-being are declining. Join us Thursday (April 3rd) from 4:00-5:00pm in N639 Elliott Hall.
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    8.Kaplan Free Sample Classes
    Kaplan is hoping you had a great spring break, and as a welcome back would like to invite you to join them for a FREE 90-minute Sample Class. You'll learn essential strategies designed to help you ace your exam and get a first-hand look at what Kaplan has to offer. Just choose a date and time from the options below and Kaplan looks forward to meeting you. GMAT: Monday March 24th, 9:00PM ET or Thursday April 3rd, 7:30PM ET; GRE:Tuesday March 25th, 7:00PM ET or Wednesday April 2nd, 8:00PM ET; LSAT:Thursday March 27th, 7:00PM ET or Wednesday April 2nd, 8:00 PM ET; MCAT:Wednesday March 26th, 9:30PM ET or Tuesday April 1st, 7:30PM ET; DAT:Sunday, March 23rd, 10:00PM ET or Tuesday April 1st, 8:00PM ET; OAT: Sunday, March 23rd, 8:00PM ET or Tuesday April 1st, 10:00PM ET; PCAT:Thursday, March 27th, 7:00PM ET or Wednesday April 2nd, 10:00PM ET.
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    9.Internship Advice & A Pizza Slice - International Addition
    Join CLA Career Services to learn more about how international students can be successful in their internships. This session will be held Friday, March 28th from 2:00-4:00pm in the President's Room (3rd Floor) of Coffman Memorial Union. This workshop is open to all CLA students, GoldPASS registration is encouraged, but walk-ins will be welcome.
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    10.Learning Abroad Center - Targeting Your Resume and Cover Letter for Career Success
    Sarah Newberg will be leading this session on Friday, March 28, 2:00-3:15 p.m. at the University International Center (UIC) 101. This workshop is part of the "Market Your International Experience Workshop Series," and is meant to help students integrate their international experiences into their career materials, and generally better articulate their experiences.
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    11.Effective Interviewing: Tell your International Stories
    Maggie Kubak will be leading a session next Wednesday, April 2nd 2:00p - 3:15p.m. at the University International Center (UIC) 101. This workshop is part of the "Market Your International Experience Workshop Series and is structured to help students articulate their international experiences during interviews.
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    12.Active Minds Meeting Tomorrow
    Active Minds will be meeting this Wednesday the 26th at 7:00pm-8:00pm in 213 Coffman along with University Suicide Awareness and Prevention. A member of the Crisis Connection will be there to share their resources and explain what they do. They are hosting a walk on May 3rd and looking for teams to join! Please come and learn a little more about community resources for mental health!
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    13.Language & Culture in Florence Italy
    Spend fall semester exploring the Renaissance city of Florence, while earning Psychology credits towards your degree. In addition to a Cross Cultural Psychology course, take classes in Italian language, Art, Art History, Business, Sociology, Retail Merchandising, or Literature. You can also participate in an internship to gain a deeper appreciation of the Italian culture. A one-week study tour to Sicily is also included in the program fee. This program is open to sophomores through seniors and there is no language pre-requisite. For additional information, contact Jessica Hartnett at hart0581@umn.edu.
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    14.Philosophy Camp
    Philosophy Camp is the affectionate nickname given by students to the University of Minnesota course Phil 4326/5326--Lives Worth Living: Questions of Self, Vocation, and Community (4 credits, 3 weeks). Students and instructors meet daily, May 27th through June 13th, and create a residential living-learning community experience. Asking questions is central to the practice of philosophy and democratic education. Participants gain a fresh perspective on questions of self, vocation, education, sustainability, and community while enjoying simple living on the prairie of southwestern Minnesota. Students and instructors form a community for living and learning to investigate their own and others responses to questions such as these: What is an authentic self? Who am I? What is vocation? 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? What makes communities resilient, able to flourish through change and conflict? We'll eat healthy foods, live simply and thoughtfully, work to create and maintain rich nourishing social spaces and discuss how to grow as individuals, community members, and citizens. We create the syllabus democratically based on our interests. We share stories. We share meals together. We learn from each other. Students and instructors also meet local residents to learn how they are living the answers to life's important questions and creating lives worth living. Philosophy Camp is now taking applications for the upcoming 2014 May-term. Visit http://www.philosophycamp.org for information on this course including application process, cost and financial aid info. Interested students should contact the Philosophy Camp Student Adviser in the Community Service-Learning Center before April 1, 2014. (pcamp@umn.edu, 612-62
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    15.Join the CLA Business Club
    A number of students have expressed an interest in forming a new CLA Business Club for students and young alumni, and Lynn Argetsinger (lpa@umn.edu) is helping them get this off the ground. We are looking for sophomores or juniors who might be interested in being one of the creating officers. The intent would be to have a business-oriented CLA club that provides access to CLA business connections through CLA alumni speakers, panels, networking opportunities, site visits, etc. If you are interested, please contact Lynn directly.
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    SCHOLARSHIPS
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    16.A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
    Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's, bachelor's, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, or long-term care administration. Deadline April 30, 2014. Essay topic and details found online.
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    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.
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    17.Full-Time Research Coordinator Position
    A paid, full-time research coordinator (lab manager) is being sought for the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu, Dr. Brooks King- Casas, and Dr. Stephen LaConte at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Drs. Chiu, King-Casas, and LaConte's work centers on functional neuroimaging of healthy and clinical populations (e.g., mood/anxiety, substance, at-risk youth) with an emphasis on social neuroscience and reward-guided decision-making. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in graduate school in cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology and related fields. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment. Minimum requirements for the position include a BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or related field, and two years of prior research experience. Required application materials: Cover letter, CV/Resume, list of references. At least two letters of recommendation will be required prior to final consideration. Please apply online (posting #SW0140158).
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    18.CLA Employer Relations team is Hiring a PT student Employer Relations Assistant
    The CLA Employer Relations team is hiring. They have a part-time student Employer Relations Assistant position now open and posted on the central HR website (Requisition Number: 190311). Students interested in the fields of recruiting, staffing, generalist human resources duties and working with/marketing to external professionals will gain many valuable and transferable skills in this position. While undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts are preferred, students with undergraduate majors in all colleges will be considered and are encouraged to apply. The priority application deadline is April 14, 2014.
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    19.YIPA is Hiring a Membership Coordinator
    Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA) is hiring a Membership Coordinator with the primary responsibility of the recruitment and retention of our rapidly growing membership. YIPA is committed to creating systemic change in how society perceives and works with at-risk youth. Our mission is to increase awareness and support for youth intervention services. We desire a dynamic mission driven individual with impeccable interpersonal skills and a unwavering commitment to service. If you want to help youth by creating systemic change, this is your unique opportunity. Passing this posting on to others is greatly appreciated. View the job posting online.
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    20.Clinician (Tutor Positions) with Edina Learning Center
    Edina Learning Center is looking for energetic, positive individuals to work as Clinicians (Tutors). These positions are seasonal. Paid 7-10 day training in our research validated programs is provided. Ideal candidates will have a background in the education field and a passion for helping others. Responsibilities will include: Providing one-to-one instruction based upon each individual client's learning needs, working with Center Director and Consultant to implement client plans, and interacting positively and professionally with clients and staff to provide a safe and fun learning environment. Please complete the application for Clinician (Tutor) -Edina, MN at the following website: https://lindamoodbellcareers.silkroad.com/
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    21.Summer Employment Opportunities with TRIO Upward Bound
    TRIO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development is currently in search of talented individuals to support the program in providing quality summer services to TRIO UB high school participants. We have three job categories we're for which we are currently accepting applications (these positions are open to the public i.e. not exclusive to U of M students): Classroom Assistant (requisition # 189936), Teacher (lead) (requisition #189937), Administrative Assistant (requisition #189939) (this position has the potential to start as early as May 20th). To apply, go to employment.umn.edu and search the listed requisition number or click on the link to each specific job. All candidates will need to pass a criminal background check. All candidates must be available minimally for the following days/times: Please contact 612-625-3021 or ubtrio@umn.edu w/ employment questions.
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    22.Research Assistant at the University of California San Diego
    Gregory Aarons, Ph.D. of the University of California, San Diego Department of Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) is currently seeking a research assistant to work on his research studies regarding implementation of evidence-based practice. The implementation of evidence-based practice into real-world human service settings is an important priority for improving the quality of services and outcomes for families. However, little is known about what factors facilitate or impede implementation, and how implementation of an evidence-based practice affects organizations and staff. Our lab investigates what it takes to effectively implement clinical practices in community-based settings. We focus on organization and policy factors that affect whether clinical interventions are used effectively with clients and patients. Our studies aim to identify and support the organizational factors that improve evidence-based practice implementation, including organizational culture, organizational climate, and leadership. Under supervision, the incumbent will work as a Research Assistant for the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry. The main duties and responsibilities can be found online. Candidates with any qualitative research experience are especially encouraged to apply. The position is full-time, starting salary ranging from $15.77 - $17.15 per hour. Full benefits available. Preferred start date is on or around July 7, 2014 and a two-year commitment is strongly preferred. Interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume, and writing sample to nshapiro@ucsd.edu and apply online. The application deadline is 3/28/14.

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    23.Summer Internships and Employment Opportunities with Youth Farm
    Youth Farm is excited to announce our summer 2014 internships and employment opportunities across our five neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul! Youth Farm is hiring summer youth workers and a chef, and also has a variety of internship opportunities available. All summer staff and interns will play, farm, cook, eat, bike, and hang out with an awesome group of young people. We welcome interns and staff who are excited to engage with youth, get dirty in the farms, and can adapt to anything in the kitchen. For more information about internships and employment opportunities, please visit http://youthfarmmn.org/get-involved/job-openings/ or http://youthfarmmn.org/get-involved/internships/.
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    24.AmeriCorps VISTA Position with Minneapolis Health Dept Youth Violence Prevention
    The Minneapolis Health Department is recruiting for an AmeriCorps VISTA to support our youth violence prevention efforts. The VISTA will join our team to assist with development and implementation of a hospital-based intervention program for youth victims of violent assault injuries, coordination of training around youth violence prevention for medical professionals and community partners, and building community capacity. VISTA is a 12 month full-time commitment, and the term of service is June 2014-June 2015. VISTAs must have a college degree by the beginning of the service time, be US citizens, nationals, or legal residents, and pass a criminal background check. They cannot be employed in any other paid position while serving as a VISTA member. They will receive a bi-weekly living allowance, health coverage, and an education award of end-of-service stipend. You can find more details about this great opportunity and apply online. The deadline to apply as a VISTA is April 11th, but interviews will occur on a rolling basis as applications arrive. Feel free to contact Josh Peterson with any questions.
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    25.Mental Health Worker - Senior Lodge
    Tasks unlimited, Inc. has an opening for a PT Mental Health Worker at our Senior Lodge (6 adult clients with serious and persistent mental illness), located in St. Louis Park. The position is approximately 14 hours per week - predominantly on the weekends to be present for the evening medication group. The position currently is 4-10pm on Sunday, every other Saturday from 4-9pm, and a few weekday evenings from 7-9pm, however hours may be negotiable. Because there are no case note requirements or relief coverage expectations, this pay range for this position is starting at or near $11.56 per hour. Prefer Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or related field. Prefer at least one year experience with adults diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness, but not required. Successful candidates will be flexible in availability to work, possess positive and constructive communication skills both in writing and verbally, and have a desire to empower people who have been diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness. Anyone interested in applying should e-mail Kris Roegiers (HR Director) at: kroegiers@tasksunlimited.org, and let her know how they found out about this job!
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    26.Behavior Therapist Positions
    Behavioral Dimensions is hiring Behavior Therapists to provide intensive in home behavioral services to children with autism and other related disabilities. We will train you to use positively based techniques to work with children who engage in a variety of challenging behaviors. Specifically, you will be using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a set of rigorous, data-driven practices grounded in over 40 years of peer-reviewed evidence in the treatment of disordered behavior and skill deficits in any setting. Behavior Therapists are an integral part of a team of highly trained staff supervised by licensed psychologists and board certified behavior analyst who are able to effectively work with a wide variety of children. We are seeking Behavior Therapists throughout the metro area for both full and part time positions. To qualify for this position you need to meet one of the following requirements: 1) Have a bachelor's degree AND 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of mental illness or children with emotional disturbances, 2) Be ENROLLED as a graduate student in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields at an accredited college or university, or 3) Have completed 6,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of mental illness or children with emotional disturbances. If you are interested in learning more about the services BDI provides, the employee benefits available, wage information, if you meet requirements for employment, or would like to fill out an application please visit www.behavioraldimensions.com.
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  • 3/18/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Updated Drop-In Hours
    EVENTS
    --2.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Kory Floyd - Interpersonal Relationships Research
    --3.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Patricia Frazier - Control Your Stress!
    --4.Internship Advice & A Pizza Slice - International Addition
    --5.Learning Abroad Center - Targeting Your Resume and Cover Letter for Career Success
    --6.Second Women of Color Student Conference - March 29th
    --7.Free Practice GRE
    ENGAGEMENT
    --8.Join the CLA Business Club
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --9.Summer Employment Opportunities with TRIO Upward Bound
    --10.Research Assistant at the University of California San Diego
    --11.Summer Internships and Employment Opportunities with Youth Farm
    --12.BestPrep is Hiring a Communications and Special Events Coordinator
    --13.Apply Now for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps!
    --14.AmeriCorps VISTA Position with Minneapolis Health Dept Youth Violence Prevention
    --15.Mental Health Worker - Senior Lodge
    --16.Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program
    --17.Entry Level Position with the Learning Abroad Center
    --18.Human Resources Generalist Position with North Side Achievement Zone
    --19.Mental Health Receptionist at The Lorenz Clinic
    --20.Behavior Therapist Full Time/Part Time
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    2.Updated Drop-In Hours
    Due to some schedule adjustments, Psychology Advising will be discontinuing Drop-In Hours on Wednesday evenings (4:00pm-6:00pm). Drop-in hours will also be cancelled this week, during Spring Break (March 17th - March 21st). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions, please email psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    2.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Kory Floyd - Interpersonal Relationships Research
    The Department of Psychology Welcomes Dr. Kory Floyd as the second speaker in the Spring 2014 Colloquium Series. His presentation will explain the connection between interpersonal communication and the health of individuals and relationships. Dr. Floyd of Arizona State University has spent several years exploring how prosocial communication, such as the expression of affection, benefits physical and mental health and the stability of close relationships. He will describe how positive, intimate communication leads to personal and interpersonal wellness and how individuals can use this information to maximize well-being in their own lives and relationships. The presentation will be held on Monday, March 24th from 1:00-2:00pm in N639 Elliott Hall. Check it out!
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    3.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Patricia Frazier - Control Your Stress!
    Next week Thursday, March 27th Dr. Patricia Frazier will be presenting as part of the Department of Psychology's Spring 2014 Colloquium Series. Dr. Frazier's talk will provide an overview of her translational program of research on the role of perceived control in coping with stressful life events from initial theoretical work to the recent development of an online intervention to increase perceived control. Much of the talk will focus on the online intervention, which as now been tested with more than 1,000 students and found to be effective in reducing perceived stress and the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Join us March 27th from 4:00-5:00pm in 402 Walter Library.
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    4.Internship Advice & A Pizza Slice - International Addition
    Join CLA Career Services to learn more about how international students can be successful in their internships. This session will be held Friday, March 28th from 2:00-4:00pm in the President's Room (3rd Floor) of Coffman Memorial Union. This workshop is open to all CLA students, GoldPASS registration is encouraged, but walk-ins will be welcome.
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    5.Learning Abroad Center - Targeting Your Resume and Cover Letter for Career Success
    Sarah Newberg will be leading this session on Friday, March 28, 2:00-3:15 p.m. at the University International Center (UIC) 101. This workshop is part of the "Market Your International Experience Workshop Series," and is meant to help students integrate their international experiences into their career materials, and generally better articulate their experiences.
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    6.Second Women of Color Student Conference - March 29th
    The 2nd Women of Color Student Conference entitled "Loving Each Other Harder: Womyn of Color, Community and the Intersections of Our Identities," will be held on March 29, 2014 at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. As we seek to further fulfill our mission of advancing equity women across all identities, we must embrace the countless nuances within women's identities. It is through this framework that the 1st Women of Color Student Summit was born, and it is through this framework that we seek to dive even deeper with our 2nd Women of Color Student Conference. We are very excited to announce our keynote speaker, Wazina Zondon. Wazina, a social justice educator, writer and performer, is featured in the 2013 HBO documentary, "The Out List." Wazina has trained on issues related to holistic sexuality, and the crossroads of race, class, gender, faith. An Afghan, working-class queer, Wazina is committed to and inspired by self-determination and the power of people around the globe. Registration is REQUIRED and now open. More information is available online.
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    7.Free Practice GRE
    If you're studying hard for the GRE and want to get a feel for how well you're doing, take advantage of a Kaplan Test Prep free GRE practice tests! You will get a detailed score report highlighting your strengths and weaknesses, complete explanations of every question and strategies for improvement. You can take the exam in person or online. Look online to find test dates/times.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    8.Join the CLA Business Club
    A number of students have expressed an interest in forming a new CLA Business Club for students and young alumni, and Lynn Argetsinger (lpa@umn.edu) is helping them get this off the ground. We are looking for sophomores or juniors who might be interested in being one of the creating officers. The intent would be to have a business-oriented CLA club that provides access to CLA business connections through CLA alumni speakers, panels, networking opportunities, site visits, etc. If you are interested, please contact Lynn directly.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    9.Summer Employment Opportunities with TRIO Upward Bound
    TRIO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development is currently in search of talented individuals to support the program in providing quality summer services to TRIO UB high school participants. We have three job categories we're for which we are currently accepting applications (these positions are open to the public i.e. not exclusive to U of M students): Classroom Assistant (requisition # 189936), Teacher (lead) (requisition #189937), Administrative Assistant (requisition #189939) (this position has the potential to start as early as May 20th). To apply, go to employment.umn.edu and search the listed requisition number or click on the link to each specific job. All candidates will need to pass a criminal background check. All candidates must be available minimally for the following days/times: Please contact 612-625-3021 or ubtrio@umn.edu w/ employment questions.
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    10.Research Assistant at the University of California San Diego
    Gregory Aarons, Ph.D. of the University of California, San Diego Department of Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) is currently seeking a research assistant to work on his research studies regarding implementation of evidence-based practice. The implementation of evidence-based practice into real-world human service settings is an important priority for improving the quality of services and outcomes for families. However, little is known about what factors facilitate or impede implementation, and how implementation of an evidence-based practice affects organizations and staff. Our lab investigates what it takes to effectively implement clinical practices in community-based settings. We focus on organization and policy factors that affect whether clinical interventions are used effectively with clients and patients. Our studies aim to identify and support the organizational factors that improve evidence-based practice implementation, including organizational culture, organizational climate, and leadership. Under supervision, the incumbent will work as a Research Assistant for the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry. The main duties and responsibilities can be found online. Candidates with any qualitative research experience are especially encouraged to apply. The position is full-time, starting salary ranging from $15.77 - $17.15 per hour. Full benefits available. Preferred start date is on or around July 7, 2014 and a two-year commitment is strongly preferred. Interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume, and writing sample to nshapiro@ucsd.edu and apply online. The application deadline is 3/28/14.

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    11.Summer Internships and Employment Opportunities with Youth Farm
    Youth Farm is excited to announce our summer 2014 internships and employment opportunities across our five neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul! Youth Farm is hiring summer youth workers and a chef, and also has a variety of internship opportunities available. All summer staff and interns will play, farm, cook, eat, bike, and hang out with an awesome group of young people. We welcome interns and staff who are excited to engage with youth, get dirty in the farms, and can adapt to anything in the kitchen. For more information about internships and employment opportunities, please visit http://youthfarmmn.org/get-involved/job-openings/ or http://youthfarmmn.org/get-involved/internships/.
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    12.BestPrep is Hiring a Communications and Special Events Coordinator
    A Communications and Special Events Coordinator position is open at BestPrep and they are looking for someone who can start as soon as possible. The Communications and Special Events Coordinator will be in charge of coordinating an event as soon as May 22nd. This person should have a really strong communication and PR background, with design skills as well. Apply Online.
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    13.Apply Now for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps!
    Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit/NGO professionals from around the world to apply for Fellowships in the U.S. Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 6-18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders. Fellows serve at Host Organizations working on issues that complement their expertise. This prestigious fellowship includes a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing) and health insurance. All applicants must be aged 22-35 and must have 2-10 years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/social sector, a bachelor's degree or equivalent, English proficiency, commitment to return to your home country after the fellowship. Applications are accepted year-round, but to be considered for our U.S. Fellowship beginning in September 2014, we encourage applications by March 22. For more details about eligibility requirements and the application process, please go online.
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    14.AmeriCorps VISTA Position with Minneapolis Health Dept Youth Violence Prevention
    The Minneapolis Health Department is recruiting for an AmeriCorps VISTA to support our youth violence prevention efforts. The VISTA will join our team to assist with development and implementation of a hospital-based intervention program for youth victims of violent assault injuries, coordination of training around youth violence prevention for medical professionals and community partners, and building community capacity. VISTA is a 12 month full-time commitment, and the term of service is June 2014-June 2015. VISTAs must have a college degree by the beginning of the service time, be US citizens, nationals, or legal residents, and pass a criminal background check. They cannot be employed in any other paid position while serving as a VISTA member. They will receive a bi-weekly living allowance, health coverage, and an education award of end-of-service stipend. You can find more details about this great opportunity and apply online. The deadline to apply as a VISTA is April 11th, but interviews will occur on a rolling basis as applications arrive. Feel free to contact Josh Peterson with any questions.
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    15.Mental Health Worker - Senior Lodge
    Tasks unlimited, Inc. has an opening for a PT Mental Health Worker at our Senior Lodge (6 adult clients with serious and persistent mental illness), located in St. Louis Park. The position is approximately 14 hours per week - predominantly on the weekends to be present for the evening medication group. The position currently is 4-10pm on Sunday, every other Saturday from 4-9pm, and a few weekday evenings from 7-9pm, however hours may be negotiable. Because there are no case note requirements or relief coverage expectations, this pay range for this position is starting at or near $11.56 per hour. Prefer Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or related field. Prefer at least one year experience with adults diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness, but not required. Successful candidates will be flexible in availability to work, possess positive and constructive communication skills both in writing and verbally, and have a desire to empower people who have been diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness. Anyone interested in applying should e-mail Kris Roegiers (HR Director) at: kroegiers@tasksunlimited.org, and let her know how they found out about this job!
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    16.Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program
    Wells Fargo is now accepting applications for their 23rd annual Wells Fargo Minnesota Summer Internship Program. The internship provides interns the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, demonstrate skills and prepare for regular employment. There will be a variety of summer intern positions, ranging from entry to professional level. Interns will participate in various professional development events to network, develop skills, volunteer in the community, and learn more about Wells Fargo businesses. This internship could lead to regular employment with Wells Fargo upon completion of the summer internship. This year's program is scheduled to begin in early June and run for approximately three months. The majority of the internship positions will be posted online through early April, although additional positions may be posted after this. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Unfortunately, students who are here on an F1 visa are not eligible. To apply, go online to www.wellsfargo.com/careers, create a Job Profile and search for this position using the keyword "intern." Attaching a resume is highly recommended.
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    17.Entry Level Position with the Learning Abroad Center
    the Learning Abroad Center has recently posted a full-time entry-level position processing study abroad transcripts and registration in addition to some work assisting the Assistant Director of Career and Curriculum Integration. Candidates must be extremely detailed, organized, and able to focus in front of a computer (as the position is heavy on data-entry, running reports and stats, etc.). Candidates should apply on the UMN website: Academic and Curriculum Integration Specialist (Requisition # 189873)
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    18.Human Resources Generalist Position with North Side Achievement Zone
    The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ), a Promise Neighborhood, is a collaboration of organizations and schools who work with children and families in a geographic "zone" of north Minneapolis to build a culture of achievement so that all youth graduate from high school ready for college. They are working to end multigenerational poverty through education. Families and children move through a "cradle-to-career" pipeline that provides comprehensive support from pre-natal through college to career. They currently have a position open (until April1 3) for a Human Resource Generalist. The Human Resource Generalist is responsible for all aspects of working in the human resource function of NAZ, including: recruiting, benefits, employee relations, employment leaves, payroll, compensation, and special projects, while maintaining high levels of confidentiality and professionalism. The ideal candidate has experience working with diverse populations, experience managing complex projects from start to finish, and a "whatever it takes" attitude. Check out their website for a full job description, or to apply.
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    19.Mental Health Receptionist at The Lorenz Clinic
    The Lorenz Clinic is now accepting applications for a Mental Health Receptionist at our Prior Lake clinic. This is a full-time, salaried, position with flexibility to start part time to accommodate a school schedule if needed.The Lorenz Clinic is a for-profit group private practice focused on the mental health needs of children, families, and adults. While the majority of our services are provided under the umbrella of managed care, we have community partnerships that allow us to service those without insurance. Our two locations, in Victoria and Prior Lake, are located approximately 30 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis. The Mental Health Receptionist position includes extensive phone coverage, filing and faxing, making copies, greeting patients, data entry, processing payments, etc. For a full job description and details on how to apply can be found online.
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    20.Behavior Therapist Full Time/Part Time
    The Lovaas Institte is looking for behavior therapists to conduct in-home behavior therapy services for young children with autism in the Twin Cities Metro area. Experience working with adults or children with disabilities required. Paid training is provided. This is a salaried position with full benefits. Contact Charryse Luckey at charryseluckey@lovaas.com. A Bachelor's degree is required.
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  • 3/11/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Psychology Study Room Closed Wednesday Afternoon
    --2.Updated Drop-In Hours
    --3.The Diversity Expo Was a Success!
    --4.Are You Graduating Spring 2014? Save the Date to Celebrate!
    EVENTS
    --5.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Kory Floyd - Interpersonal Relationships Research
    --6.Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work Career Panel
    --7.HECUA Information Session
    --8.2nd Women of Color Student Conference - March 29th
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --9.Psi Chi Application Deadline - THIS FRIDAY
    COURSES
    --10.Start the Semester Off On the Wrong Foot? LASK 1101 Can Help
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --11.Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program
    --12.Entry Level Position with the Learning Abroad Center
    --13.Human Resources Generalist Position with North Side Achievement Zone
    --14.Care Manager at Natalis
    --15.Mental Health Receptionist at The Lorenz Clinic
    --16.Behavior Therapist Full Time/Part Time
    --17.Dependable Home Health Care is Hiring
    --18.Job Opening: Research Coordinator and Psychometrist
    --19.Living Skills Instructor Position
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Psychology Study Room Closed Wednesday Afternoon
    The Psychology Study Room (N121) & Community Room (N118) in the Psychology Advising Corridor will be closed after 1:30pm tomorrow, Wednesday March 12th 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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    2.Updated Drop-In Hours
    Due to some schedule adjustments, Psychology Advising will be discontinuing drop-in Hours on Wednesday evenings (4:00pm-6:00pm). Drop-in hours will also be cancelled this Thursday, March 13th (10:00am-12:00pm) and during the week of Spring Break (March 17th - March 21st). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions, please email psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    3.The Diversity Expo Was a Success!
    Last week Wednesday, the Psychology Diversity Council hosted the very first Psychology Diversity Expo. We had over 50 students, and more than 10 organizations/offices in attendance - thank you for being among that number! Also, a big congratulations to Wanbing (Lisa) Zhang for winning the signed copy of The Science of Happily Ever After by Dr. Ty Tashiro. If you have any additional feedback about the council or our event, we would love to hear it! The Diversity Council is a relatively new entity of the Psychology Department, and we are still trying to figure out how we can be most helpful. Any feedback that you have can be submitted anonymously online. If you are interested in getting more involved with the Diversity Council, or would like to know more about our future events and programming, please send an email to psyadvis@umn.edu with the subject "I'm interested in the Diversity Council."
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    4.Are You Graduating Spring 2014? Save the Date to Celebrate!
    Psychology majors who have applied for Spring 2014 graduation will soon be receiving an email invitation to the 2014 Psychology Undergraduate Celebration. This annual psychology undergraduate event recognizes award recipients and graduating seniors in front of peers, staff, faculty, and family for all of their accomplishments! The event will be held on campus Friday, May 9, 2014 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Please mark your calendars now and keep an eye out for your email invitation, which will be sent following Spring Break. Visit our Facebook page to view pictures of last year's celebration.
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    EVENTS
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    5.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Kory Floyd - Interpersonal Relationships Research
    The Department of Psychology Welcomes Dr. Kory Floyd as the second speaker in the Spring 2014 Colloquium Series. His presentation will explain the connection between interpersonal communication and the health of individuals and relationships. Dr. Floyd of Arizona State University has spent several years exploring how prosocial communication, such as the expression of affection, benefits physical and mental health and the stability of close relationships. He will describe how positive, intimate communication leads to personal and interpersonal wellness and how individuals can use this information to maximize well-being in their own lives and relationships. The presentation will be held on Monday, March 24th from 1:00-2:00pm in N639 Elliott Hall. Check it out!
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    6.Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work Career Panel
    On Tuesday, March 18th, Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work (MPPAW) will host their 2nd Annual Career Panel. The event will be held at Solera Restaurant and Event Center (downtown, Minneapolis) from 5:00-6:00pm. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about careers in applied psychology. There will be five panelists representing a variety of educational tracks, career paths, and job types. They will share insights about choosing a career in applied psychology, finding a job in the field, and gaining critical experience during graduate training, as well as their favorite (and not so favorite) aspects of their career choices to date. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. After the panel, you are welcome to join MPPAW's monthly networking event (with appetizers 6:00pm-6:30pm) and program (6:30pm-7:45pm). The presentation is entitled: Leadership Essentials and other Practical Thoughts About Working in a Global Environment (Dr. Kyle Lundby). You must register online to attend.
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    7.HECUA Information Session
    If you are interested in Social Justice Education, you might be interested in HECUA. Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 12th, HECUA will be hosting an information session from 3:00-4:30pm in 326 Coffman Memorial Union. HECUA is a consortium of 17 liberal arts colleges, universities and associations dedicated to education for social justice. The U of M is a founding consortium member. Together we shape academically rigorous, off-campus study programs that address the most pressing issues in our neighborhoods, nations and world. HECUA programs explore social justice issues through academically rigorous, experiential, community-based programs. This info session will focus on these HECUA domestic programs, which include Art for Social Change, Environmental Sustainability, Inequality in America, Writing for Social Change, Making Media/Making Change, Agriculture & Justice, and Race in America Then and Now. Former participants will on hand to talk about their experience. Come when you can and stay as little or long as you like. Snacks will be provided. Learn more about the U of M's partnership with HECUA online.
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    8.2nd Women of Color Student Conference - March 29th
    The 2nd Women of Color Student Conference entitled "Loving Each Other Harder: Womyn of Color, Community and the Intersections of Our Identities," will be held on March 29, 2014 at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. As we seek to further fulfill our mission of advancing equity women across all identities, we must embrace the countless nuances within women's identities. It is through this framework that the 1st Women of Color Student Summit was born, and it is through this framework that we seek to dive even deeper with our 2nd Women of Color Student Conference. We are very excited to announce our keynote speaker, Wazina Zondon. Wazina, a social justice educator, writer and performer, is featured in the 2013 HBO documentary, "The Out List." Wazina has trained on issues related to holistic sexuality, and the crossroads of race, class, gender, faith. An Afghan, working-class queer, Wazina is committed to and inspired by self-determination and the power of people around the globe. Registration is REQUIRED and now open. More information is available online.
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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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    9.Psi Chi Application Deadline - THIS Friday
    If you're interested in getting involved with Psi Chi, apply now! The deadline for Spring 2014 applications is THIS Friday, March 14th, and you must apply online.
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    10.Start the Semester Off On the Wrong Foot? LASK 1101 Can Help
    If you're having some difficulties this semester, fmight be a great B-term course for you. LASK 1101 is a 1-credit, mid-semester course that offers assistance over the 2nd half of the semester to students experiencing academic concerns. In LASK 1101, students receive weekly instruction and the opportunity to consult with students facing similar challenges. This course requires instructor permission to register, and registration closes Wednesday, March 26th, so interested students should contact the SASS front desk at (612) 624-3323 for more information.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    11.Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program
    Wells Fargo is now accepting applications for their 23rd annual Wells Fargo Minnesota Summer Internship Program. The internship provides interns the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, demonstrate skills and prepare for regular employment. There will be a variety of summer intern positions, ranging from entry to professional level. Interns will participate in various professional development events to network, develop skills, volunteer in the community, and learn more about Wells Fargo businesses. This internship could lead to regular employment with Wells Fargo upon completion of the summer internship. This year's program is scheduled to begin in early June and run for approximately three months. The majority of the internship positions will be posted online through early April, although additional positions may be posted after this. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Unfortunately, students who are here on an F1 visa are not eligible. To apply, go online to www.wellsfargo.com/careers, create a Job Profile and search for this position using the keyword "intern." Attaching a resume is highly recommended.
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    12.Entry Level Position with the Learning Abroad Center
    the Learning Abroad Center has recently posted a full-time entry-level position processing study abroad transcripts and registration in addition to some work assisting the Assistant Director of Career and Curriculum Integration. Candidates must be extremely detailed, organized, and able to focus in front of a computer (as the position is heavy on data-entry, running reports and stats, etc.). Candidates should apply on the UMN website: Academic and Curriculum Integration Specialist (Requisition # 189873)
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    13.Human Resources Generalist Position with North Side Achievement Zone
    The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ), a Promise Neighborhood, is a collaboration of organizations and schools who work with children and families in a geographic "zone" of north Minneapolis to build a culture of achievement so that all youth graduate from high school ready for college. They are working to end multigenerational poverty through education. Families and children move through a "cradle-to-career" pipeline that provides comprehensive support from pre-natal through college to career. They currently have a position open (until April1 3) for a Human Resource Generalist. The Human Resource Generalist is responsible for all aspects of working in the human resource function of NAZ, including: recruiting, benefits, employee relations, employment leaves, payroll, compensation, and special projects, while maintaining high levels of confidentiality and professionalism. The ideal candidate has experience working with diverse populations, experience managing complex projects from start to finish, and a "whatever it takes" attitude. Check out their website for a full job description, or to apply.
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    14.Care Manager at Natalis
    Natalis Counseling & Psychology Solutions provides a complete spectrum of counseling and mental health services for individuals and families. They are currently hiring for a Care Manager. This person would serve as primary contact for coordination between Natalis clinicians and primary care providers. The Care Manager verifies insurance benefits and responds to prior authorization requrests for HDI testing. S/he responds to therapist questions or directs them to appropriate people when necessary. Ability to travel is necessary. For a full job description, or to apply, please contact Kue Yang Thao at kue.yangthao@natalispsychology.com. Applications will only be accepted for another week, so hurry!
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    15.Mental Health Receptionist at The Lorenz Clinic
    The Lorenz Clinic is now accepting applications for a Mental Health Receptionist at our Prior Lake clinic. This is a full-time, salaried, position with flexibility to start part time to accommodate a school schedule if needed.The Lorenz Clinic is a for-profit group private practice focused on the mental health needs of children, families, and adults. While the majority of our services are provided under the umbrella of managed care, we have community partnerships that allow us to service those without insurance. Our two locations, in Victoria and Prior Lake, are located approximately 30 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis. The Mental Health Receptionist position includes extensive phone coverage, filing and faxing, making copies, greeting patients, data entry, processing payments, etc. For a full job description and details on how to apply can be found online.
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    16.Behavior Therapist Full Time/Part Time
    The Lovaas Institte is looking for behavior therapists to conduct in-home behavior therapy services for young children with autism in the Twin Cities Metro area. Experience working with adults or children with disabilities required. Paid training is provided. This is a salaried position with full benefits. Contact Charryse Luckey at charryseluckey@lovaas.com. A Bachelor's degree is required.
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    17.Dependable Home Health Care is Hiring
    Dependable Home Health Care has been providing support services to people with developmental disabilities for the last twenty years. Due to growth, they have several open positions in either group home settings or one-on-one environments. Currently they have 3 Direct Support Professional Positions open in Maplewood (one is primarily weekends, one is part-time mornings and the other is part-time weekdays). They are also hiring for a Lead Direct Support Professional in Vadnais Heights. To apply or to learn about other positions, visit DHHC's website. For more information or questions, please contact Jane Schneider at janes@dependable-care.com or 651.779.9810 x101.
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    18.Job Opening: Research Coordinator and Psychometrist
    The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) research program at the University of Minnesota has an opening for a full-time psychometrist / research coordinator. The position is part of an NIH-funded, multi-site project that is utilizing neuroimaging, neuropsychology, genetics, and 3D craniofacial imaging in the study of FASD. The psychometrist/coordinator will administer neurocognitive tests to children ages 5-7 and 10-16 in addition to collecting 3D facial images and DNA and assisting in the collection of brain MRI data. The position will also involve aspects of study coordination including assisting with participant recruitment, screening, diagnostic interviewing (training provided), scheduling, and data management. Comprehensive training will be provided, but some prior experience administering cognitive tests to children is required. This position provides an opportunity to work with a small, highly-active research group on a set of exciting multi-disciplinary clinical research projects using cutting-edge methodology. The online application can be found online. If you have specific questions, contact Dr. Jeff Wozniak, Ph.D. at jwozniak@umn.edu.
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    19.Living Skills Instructor Position
    Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. is currently seeking part-time direct-care Living Skills Instructors. This position includes assisting and teaching adults affected by autism and moderate to profound intellectual disability in a progressive residential setting. Requirements include: at least 15 college credits completed and the ability to work a variety of shifts, including AMs, PMs, Overnights, and weekends. Starting wage is $13.56 per hour, we offer $500 per academic semester scholarships, and we encourage the use of work hours toward academic internship credits. Please submit a resume to gpalkki@afpwa.org, call 763-560-2988 for more information, or visit our website for a full job description. You can also find this position listed on GoldPass.
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  • 3/4/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Psychology Diversity Expo! TOMORROW!!
    --2.Drop-Ins Cancelled Tomorrow
    --3.Are You Graduating Spring 2014? Save the Date to Celebrate!
    EVENTS
    --4.University Student Legal Services
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --5.What Can I Do With a Psych Major?
    --6.Psi Chi Application Deadline - March 14th
    PISA - PSYCHOLOGY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION
    --7.Psychology Researchers: International Style
    RESEARCH
    --8.Less Than a Week Left to Apply to the Yale Cognition & Development Summer Internship!
    COURSES
    --9.Start the Semester Off On the Wrong Foot? LASK 1101 Can Help
    RESOURCES
    --10.U Libraries Tools
    --11.Khan Academy MCAT Prep
    ENGAGEMENT
    --12.HECUA Information Session
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --13.Dependable Home Health Care is Hiring
    --14.Research Coordinator and Psychometrist
    --15.Living Skills Instructor Position
    --16.SPHC Undergraduate Student Employee Posting for 14-15 Academic Year
    --17.PCA for Lovaas Institute
    --18.Awake Overnight Living Skills Coach (Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker or Practitioner)

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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Psychology Diversity Expo! TOMORROW!
    The Psychology Undergraduate Diversity Council is a student advisory group dedicated to engaging diverse perspectives and ensuring accessibility of services and programs within the psychology undergraduate program. The Diversity Council will be hosting the very first Psychology Diversity Expo tomorrow, March 5th. This event will feature programs and services that support students' academic success, engagement and goals. Students are welcome to come and go throughout the Expo. Speak with researchers in psychology labs, learn about summer research programs for multicultural and first generation students, become familiar with Career Services' resources, speak to Psychology grad program staff. Refreshments will be served, and students will have the chance to be entered into a prize drawing. Again, the event will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5th 2-4pm in N639 Elliott Hall. No RSVP necessary. Hope to see you there.
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    2.Drop-ins Cancelled Tomorrow
    Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5th Psychology Advising will not have the scheduled drop-in hours (4:00pm-6:00pm). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions, please email psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    3.Are You Graduating Spring 2014? Save the Date to Celebrate!
    Psychology majors who have applied for Spring 2014 graduation will soon be receiving an email invitation to the 2014 Psychology Undergraduate Celebration. This annual psychology undergraduate event recognizes award recipients and graduating seniors in front of peers, staff, faculty, and family for all of their accomplishments! The event will be held on campus Friday, May 9, 2014 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Please mark your calendars now and keep an eye out for your email invitation, which will be sent following Spring Break. Visit our Facebook page to view pictures of last year's celebration.
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    EVENTS
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    4.University Student Legal Services
    The 16th Annual Careers in Law Forum will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5th, from 12:00PM to 3PM in the Willey Hall Atrium. This year's participants include 50 exhibitors from more than a dozen law schools and a number of prominent government agencies, paralegal programs, nonprofit organizations, criminal justice organizations, political offices, and test preparation programs. There is no registration necessary for this event. Stop by at any time to learn first hand about graduate school options, volunteer programs, internship experiences, and professions in the legal community. This event is not just for those considering law school-it features opportunities for a variety of academic disciplines in law-related fields. This event is sponsored by the University Student Legal Services, CLA Career Services, Pre-Law Society, and Mock Trial Association. Join us and explore the options available to you in the legal field! For more information and the list of specific exhibitors contact uslsbod@umn.edu.
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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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    5.What Can I Do With a Psych Major?
    This Thursday, March 6th, Psychology Club will be hosting a panel discussion with psychology advisors and alumni! The meeting will be held in N639 at 5:00pm. Come with any questions you may have, this meeting is great whether you have an idea about what you want to do after your undergraduate or not! You do not need to be a member of Psi Chi to attend Psychology Club meetings!
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    6.Psi Chi Application Deadline - March 14th
    If you're interested in getting involved with Psi Chi, apply now! The deadline for Spring 2014 applications is March 14th, and you must apply online.
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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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    7.Psychology Researchers: International Style
    Monday, March 10th 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. in Elliot Hall N639 join PISA for Psychology Researchers: International Style. PISA will invite international professors to talk about their unique experiences in their academic journey. The goal of this event is to encourage and inspire undergraduate international psychology majors with the professors' personal stories in the field of psychology.
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    RESEARCH
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    8.Less Than a Week Left to Apply to the Yale Cognition & Development Summer Internship!
    Applications for the Yale Cognition & Development Lab's 2014 Research Internship Program are now available online. Our annual summer internship provides the opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to gain an intensive, hands-on research experience in cognitive science and developmental psychology in close partnership with our full-time lab members. Complete information about our research and internship program, as well as required application materials and an FAQ page, can be downloaded online. This year's internship will run from Mon, June 2 to Wed, July 30, 2014, and all applications should be received no later than Friday, March 7, 2014. Questions not covered online about our program may be directed to the lab manager.
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    9.Start the Semester Off On the Wrong Foot? LASK 1101 Can Help
    If you're having some difficulties this semester, fmight be a great B-term course for you. LASK 1101 is a 1-credit, mid-semester course that offers assistance over the 2nd half of the semester to students experiencing academic concerns. In LASK 1101, students receive weekly instruction and the opportunity to consult with students facing similar challenges. This course requires instructor permission to register, and registration closes Wednesday, March 26th, so interested students should contact the SASS front desk at (612) 624-3323 for more information.
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    RESOURCES
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    8.U Libraries Tools
    We know you are busy with research papers and assignments right now, so take advantage of some resources and tools from the U Libraries. These free tools will help make the semester go smoothly. The Assignment Calculator: breaks down the research and writing steps for commons assignments like papers, speech, video, poster, etc. Students can personalize including changing dates and steps, They can sign up to get email reminders, too. Library Course Pages: There is a page for every course that gives students a great place to start their research with useful articles databases, tools, and videos customized to the course content including course reserves. Peer Research Consultants (PRCs): PRCs provide one-on-one assistance to students to help them develop the library and academic research strategies needed to find sources for an excellent research paper. They can give students an overview of using the libraries for research, formulating a paper topic and search, helping students to find scholarly articles, books, and more. PRCs have drop-in hours in Walter SMART or in MCAE in Appleby Hall or students can make an appointment. Check schedule online.
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    9.Khan Academy MCAT Prep
    Thinking about medical school? Have you taken the MCAT yet? If not, then check out this free MCAT study resource.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    12.HECUA Information Session
    If you are interested in Social Justice Education, you might be interested in HECUA. Next Wednesday, March 12th, HECUA will be hosting an information session from 3:00-4:30pm in 326 Coffman Memorial Union. HECUA is a consortium of 17 liberal arts colleges, universities and associations dedicated to education for social justice. The U of M is a founding consortium member. Together we shape academically rigorous, off-campus study programs that address the most pressing issues in our neighborhoods, nations and world. HECUA programs explore social justice issues through academically rigorous, experiential, community-based programs. This info session will focus on these HECUA domestic programs, which include Art for Social Change, Environmental Sustainability, Inequality in America, Writing for Social Change, Making Media/Making Change, Agriculture & Justice, and Race in America Then and Now. Former participants will on hand to talk about their experience. Come when you can and stay as little or long as you like. Snacks will be provided. Learn more about the U of M's partnership with HECUA online.
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    JOB/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.
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    13.Dependable Home Health Care is Hiring
    Dependable Home Health Care has been providing support services to people with developmental disabilities for the last twenty years. Due to growth, they have several open positions in either group home settings or one-on-one environments. Currently they have 3 Direct Support Professional Positions open in Maplewood (one is primarily weekends, one is part-time mornings and the other is part-time weekdays). They are also hiring for a Lead Direct Support Professional in Vadnais Heights. To apply or to learn about other positions, visit DHHC's website. For more information or questions, please contact Jane Schneider at janes@dependable-care.com or 651.779.9810 x101.
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    14.Research Coordinator and Psychometrist
    The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) research program at the University of Minnesota has an opening for a full-time psychometrist / research coordinator. The position is part of an NIH-funded, multi-site project that is utilizing neuroimaging, neuropsychology, genetics, and 3D craniofacial imaging in the study of FASD. The psychometrist/coordinator will administer neurocognitive tests to children ages 5-7 and 10-16 in addition to collecting 3D facial images and DNA and assisting in the collection of brain MRI data. The position will also involve aspects of study coordination including assisting with participant recruitment, screening, diagnostic interviewing (training provided), scheduling, and data management. Comprehensive training will be provided, but some prior experience administering cognitive tests to children is required. This position provides an opportunity to work with a small, highly-active research group on a set of exciting multi-disciplinary clinical research projects using cutting-edge methodology. If you are interested, please send your resume / CV to the principal investigator: Dr. Jeff Wozniak, Ph.D. at jwozniak@umn.edu.
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    15.Living Skills Instructor Position
    Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. is currently seeking part-time direct-care Living Skills Instructors. This position includes assisting and teaching adults affected by autism and moderate to profound intellectual disability in a progressive residential setting. Requirements include: at least 15 college credits completed and the ability to work a variety of shifts, including AMs, PMs, Overnights, and weekends. Starting wage is $13.56 per hour, we offer $500 per academic semester scholarships, and we encourage the use of work hours toward academic internship credits. Please submit a resume to gpalkki@afpwa.org, call 763-560-2988 for more information, or visit our website for a full job description. You can also find this position listed on GoldPass.
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    16.SPHC Undergraduate Student Employee Posting for 14-15 Academic Year
    The Student Parent HELP Center, a university program serving low-income undergrads who are pregnant or already parenting children through their BA/BS degrees has an amazing employment opportunity for a qualified undergraduate student. This position is a great opportunity for students planning on a career working with families or other helping professions to get direct, career related experience as an undergraduate. Position will be supervised by Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Social Worker and will interact with two Graduate Social Work Students. Interested parties should read the description very carefully, as this is an undergraduate only position and we do require work study eligible students and the preferences in major are strong as we want this to be a career building opportunity for those planning careers in the helping and counseling professions. This position is posted on the University of Minnesota Job Center site and all supporting documents must be submitted through that site. The requisition # for this position is #189778 and it should be listed as Undergraduate Student Employee-SPHC. Here is the link to the U of M job center where all applications must be submitted.
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    17.PCA for Lovaas Institute
    This position would work with a family who is receiving Applied Behavior Analysis services through the Lovaas Institute. They are looking for a PCA in Mendota Heights for our 8 year old boy who has Autism. He is energetic and playful. He loves music, swimming, cooking, animals, playing with our dogs, and being outside. The PCA will be responsible for assisting him with dressing, preparing lunch and snacks, and personal care. Additionally the PCA will work with him to complete home OT and ABA programming. This will be a part-time position ($12/hour) of about 12 hours per week (Monday and Thursday morning/early afternoons). If you are interested in this position please call and/or email stadelmanjohn@hotmail.com 612-202-9048.
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    18.Awake Overnight Living Skills Coach (Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker or Practitioner)
    ResCare Northwest Residence is a 10-bed intensive residential treatment program located in Brooklyn Center, MN. We provide 24-hour mental health and chemical health services to clients with severe and persistent mental illness. Some clients have co-occurring chemical health needs. They are currently hiring for overnight shifts. Primary duties include: crisis assessment and management, teaching skills to help people cope with stress and symptoms in one-on-one sessions, supporting people to establish healthy sleep/wake cycle, medication administration, documentation of services, electronic healthcare record data entry and E-filing, cleaning and household management. For more information about this posting, and to apply, please contact Vanessa Heit, Clinical Director at Vanessa.Heit@ResCare.com.
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  • 2/25/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Psychology Diversity Expo! Wednesday March 5th
    EVENTS
    --2.University Student Legal Services
    --3.Careers in Law Forum
    --4.College Possible Information Session - Today!
    --5.United Health Group Information Session
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --6.Study Abroad in Psychology
    RESEARCH
    --7.Two Weeks Left to Apply to the Yale Cognition & Development Summer Internship!
    RESOURCES
    --8.U Libraries Tools
    --9.Khan Academy MCAT Prep
    --10.One-On-One ESL Support for English Language Learners
    ENGAGEMENT
    --11.Volunteer with Kenwood Therapy Center
    GRADUATE PROGRAMS
    --12.Master of Arts in Psychological Science
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --13.SPHC Undergraduate Student Employee Posting for 14-15 Academic Year
    --15.Awake Overnight Living Skills Coach (Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker or Practitioner)
    --14.PCA for Lovaas Institute
    --16.Full Time Mental Health Advocate in Eden Prairie
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Psychology Diversity Expo! Wednesday March 5th
    The Psychology Undergraduate Diversity Council is a student advisory group dedicated to engaging diverse perspectives and ensuring accessibility of services and programs within the psychology undergraduate program. The Diversity Council will be hosting the very first Psychology Diversity Expo on Wednesday, March 5th. This event will feature programs and services that support students' academic success, engagement and goals. Students are welcome to come and go throughout the Expo. Speak with researchers in psychology labs, learn about summer research programs for multicultural and first generation students, become familiar with Career Services' resources, speak to Psychology grad program staff. Refreshments will be served, and students will have the chance to be entered into a prize drawing. The event will be held Wednesday, March 5th 2-4pm in N639 Elliott Hall. No RSVP necessary. Hope to see you there.
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    EVENTS
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    2.University Student Legal Services
    The 16th Annual Careers in Law Forum will take place this year on Wednesday, March 5th, from 12:00PM to 3PM in the Willey Hall Atrium. This year's participants include 50 exhibitors from more than a dozen law schools and a number of prominent government agencies, paralegal programs, nonprofit organizations, criminal justice organizations, political offices, and test preparation programs. There is no registration necessary for this event. Stop by at any time to learn first hand about graduate school options, volunteer programs, internship experiences, and professions in the legal community. This event is not just for those considering law school-it features opportunities for a variety of academic disciplines in law-related fields. This event is sponsored by the University Student Legal Services, CLA Career Services, Pre-Law Society, and Mock Trial Association. Join us and explore the options available to you in the legal field! For more information and the list of specific exhibitors contact uslsbod@umn.edu.
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    3.Careers in Law Forum
    The University Student Legal Services, Mock Trial Association, CLA Career Services and the Pre-Law Society are proud to present the 16th Annual Careers in Law Forum. Participants include more than 50 exhibitors from a number of prominent government agencies, nonprofits, criminal justice organizations, several political offices, and a dozen law schools. Learn first hand about graduate school options, related volunteer and internship experiences, and professions in the local legal community. This event is not just for those considering law school- it features opportunities for a variety of academic disciplines in law-related fields. The event will be located in the Willey Hall Atrium from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 5th. Registration is not required!
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    4.College Possible Information Session - Today!
    College Possible is a growing nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income students get to and through college. We are powered by AmeriCorps and VISTA members who help high school students earn admission to college, support college students to graduation, and do indirect service in event planning, communications, fundraising, and human resources. Full-time AmeriCorps and VISTA positions with a 10 to 12 month commitment are available in the Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Omaha and Portland beginning in fall 2014. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (4:00pm - 5:00pm) in 518/520 Science Teaching and Student Services Building, there will be an Information Session to learn more about opportunities with College Possible! This session is open to ALL U of M students. For more information search the 'Career Events' section on GoldPASS.
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    5.United Health Group Information Session
    Join United Health Group for an overview of Enterprise Sourcing and Procurement, Q&A and networking! United Health Group is looking for four interns for summer 2014, and would love to talk to you about potential opportunities with their team! Session open to all majors. Friday, February 28 (11:00am - 12:00pm) in 518/520 Science Teaching and Student Services STSS (No registration required). For more Information search the 'Career Events' section on GoldPASS.
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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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    6.Study Abroad in Psychology
    Due to the weather last Thursday, we have rescheduled our Study Abroad in Psychology meeting. This Thursday 2/27 at 5pm in Elliot Hall N639 we will hear from the Learning Abroad Center and other Psychology students experiences! You do not need to be a member of Psi Chi to attend!
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    RESEARCH
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    7.Two Weeks Left to Apply to the Yale Cognition & Development Summer Internship!
    Applications for the Yale Cognition & Development Lab's 2014 Research Internship Program are now available online. Our annual summer internship provides the opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to gain an intensive, hands-on research experience in cognitive science and developmental psychology in close partnership with our full-time lab members. Complete information about our research and internship program, as well as required application materials and an FAQ page, can be downloaded online. This year's internship will run from Mon, June 2 to Wed, July 30, 2014, and all applications should be received no later than Friday, March 7, 2014. Questions not covered online about our program may be directed to the lab manager.
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    RESOURCES
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    8.U Libraries Tools
    We know you are busy with research papers and assignments right now, so take advantage of some resources and tools from the U Libraries. These free tools will help make the semester go smoothly. The Assignment Calculator: breaks down the research and writing steps for commons assignments like papers, speech, video, poster, etc. Students can personalize including changing dates and steps, They can sign up to get email reminders, too. Library Course Pages: There is a page for every course that gives students a great place to start their research with useful articles databases, tools, and videos customized to the course content including course reserves. Peer Research Consultants (PRCs): PRCs provide one-on-one assistance to students to help them develop the library and academic research strategies needed to find sources for an excellent research paper. They can give students an overview of using the libraries for research, formulating a paper topic and search, helping students to find scholarly articles, books, and more. PRCs have drop-in hours in Walter SMART or in MCAE in Appleby Hall or students can make an appointment. Check schedule online.
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    9.Khan Academy MCAT Prep
    Thinking about medical school? Have you taken the MCAT yet? If not, then check out this free MCAT study resource.
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    10.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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    ENGAGEMENT
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    11.Volunteer with Kenwood Therapy Center
    Kenwood Therapy Center is an innovative, 12-therapist clinic and training center in Minneapolis, MN. We currently have an opening in our volunteer program to assist in the front office as administrative support. Duties include scheduling clients, insurance benefit checks, and confidential phone intakes and referrals. Parts of this opportunity include the chance to speak to real people about real problems, and will provide context to further positions and graduate work. Experience, compassion, maturity, good judgment, and interest in working with clients with emotional, relational, sexual, and other serious life issues are important. This position is ideal for upperclassmen or individuals contemplating going on to graduate school in Psychology or Sociology, or other mental health fields; or someone interested in general work in a mental health clinic. We are looking for applicants that are able to commit for at least one year for approximately two four-hour shifts per week. We currently need volunteers during weekday evenings and Saturday mornings. Administrative experience preferred. We are looking for someone to start ASAP. If you are interested, please email a resume and cover letter with a bit of your experience and interest to Becca Shaheen, Volunteer Coordinator, at b.shaheen@kenwoodcenter.org. You can find out more about the Kenwood Therapy Center by going to our website.
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    GRADUATE PROGRAMS
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    12.Master of Arts in Psychological Science
    The Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota Duluth is excited to announce a new graduate program in psychology. The Master of Arts in Psychological Science is accepting our first class of students, who will begin fall semester 2014. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2014. Our mission is to prepare graduate students with research-based knowledge and skills that are essential to successful careers in organizational, educational, clinical, and counseling settings. We are one program with three integrated tracks: Clinical-Counseling Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and General-Experimental Psychology. Check out our website for more information.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    13.SPHC Undergraduate Student Employee Posting for 14-15 Academic Year
    The Student Parent HELP Center, a university program serving low-income undergrads who are pregnant or already parenting children through their BA/BS degrees has an amazing employment opportunity for a qualified undergraduate student. This position is a great opportunity for students planning on a career working with families or other helping professions to get direct, career related experience as an undergraduate. Position will be supervised by Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Social Worker and will interact with two Graduate Social Work Students. Interested parties should read the description very carefully, as this is an undergraduate only position and we do require work study eligible students and the preferences in major are strong as we want this to be a career building opportunity for those planning careers in the helping and counseling professions. This position is posted on the University of Minnesota Job Center site and all supporting documents must be submitted through that site. The requisition # for this position is #189778 and it should be listed as Undergraduate Student Employee-SPHC. Here is the link to the U of M job center where all applications must be submitted.
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    14.PCA for Lovaas Institute
    This position would work with a family who is receiving Applied Behavior Analysis services through the Lovaas Institute. They are looking for a PCA in Mendota Heights for our 8 year old boy who has Autism. He is energetic and playful. He loves music, swimming, cooking, animals, playing with our dogs, and being outside. The PCA will be responsible for assisting him with dressing, preparing lunch and snacks, and personal care. Additionally the PCA will work with him to complete home OT and ABA programming. This will be a part-time position ($12/hour) of about 12 hours per week (Monday and Thursday morning/early afternoons). If you are interested in this position please call and/or email stadelmanjohn@hotmail.com 612-202-9048.
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    15.Awake Overnight Living Skills Coach (Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker or Practitioner)
    ResCare Northwest Residence is a 10-bed intensive residential treatment program located in Brooklyn Center, MN. We provide 24-hour mental health and chemical health services to clients with severe and persistent mental illness. Some clients have co-occurring chemical health needs. They are currently hiring for overnight shifts. Primary duties include: crisis assessment and management, teaching skills to help people cope with stress and symptoms in one-on-one sessions, supporting people to establish healthy sleep/wake cycle, medication administration, documentation of services, electronic healthcare record data entry and E-filing, cleaning and household management. For more information about this posting, and to apply, please contact Vanessa Heit, Clinical Director at Vanessa.Heit@ResCare.com.
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    16.Seasonal Positions in Edina Learning Center
    Lindamood-Bell is an organization dedicated to enhancing human learning. We provide intensive instruction in the underlying skills needed for proficiency in reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking, and math. Our instruction helps a wide range of individuals, pre-kindergarten through adult, by developing language processing that is critical to becoming a proficient learner in any subject. Lindamood-Bell is seeking energetic and friendly Tutors for our Twin Cities Learning Center! Seasonal positions are available, with PT hours. $13.00/hr. Visit us at www.lindamoodbell.com. and send resumes to resumes.twincities@lindamoodbell.com or fax to (952) 835-2790, Attn: Clinician Position. EOE
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  • 2/18/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    EVENTS
    --1.University Student Legal Services
    --2.U of M Job and Internship Fair
    --3.You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
    --4.Careers in Law Forum
    --5.College Possible Information Session
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --6.Study Abroad in Psychology
    RESEARCH
    --7.Developmental Psychopathology Research (Cicchetti Lab)
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --8.CLA Continuing Student Scholarship Deadline Extended - THIS FRIDAY
    RESOURCES
    --9.Khan Academy MCAT Prep
    --10.One-On-One ESL Support for English Language Learners
    ENGAGEMENT
    --11.Volunteer with Kenwood Therapy Center
    --12.Volunteer Abroad This Summer
    GRADUATE PROGRAMS
    --13.Master of Arts in Psychological Science
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --14.Full Time Mental Health Advocate in Eden Prairie
    --15.Student Office Assistant for TRiO
    --16.Student Positions in the Office of Engagement
    --17.Research Assistant Position Available at the VA Health Care System
    --18.Seasonal Positions in Edina Learning Center
    --19.Full-time Position with YouthLink
    --20.Become an Environment America Fellow: Fight for a green future
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    EVENTS
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    1.University Student Legal Services
    The 16th Annual Careers in Law Forum will take place this year on Wednesday, March 5th, from 12:00PM to 3PM in the Willey Hall Atrium. This year's participants include 50 exhibitors from more than a dozen law schools and a number of prominent government agencies, paralegal programs, nonprofit organizations, criminal justice organizations, political offices, and test preparation programs. There is no registration necessary for this event. Stop by at any time to learn first hand about graduate school options, volunteer programs, internship experiences, and professions in the legal community. This event is not just for those considering law school-it features opportunities for a variety of academic disciplines in law-related fields. This event is sponsored by the University Student Legal Services, CLA Career Services, Pre-Law Society, and Mock Trial Association. Join us and explore the options available to you in the legal field! For more information and the list of specific exhibitors contact uslsbod@umn.edu.
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    2.U OF M Job and Internship Fair
    This Friday, February 21 from 10:00am - 4:00pm the University of Minnesota will host their annual Job & Internship Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Don't miss the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More than 200 organizations will be there recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. Visit the event website to learn more, register, and get preparation tips. The Fair is open to all U of M undergraduates, graduate students, and recent alumni. Free transportation will be provided from campus. The cost will be $10, if you pre-register; $25 at the door on the day of the fair. This year registered participants will get a free professional headshot photo for LinkedIn and other social media! Photographers will be on site during the entire event. Need based fee waivers are available to those who demonstrate financial hardship. Visit their website for more information and to pre-register (by today February 18th).
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    3.You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
    If you thought study abroad was not affordable, think again! The Learning Abroad Center is committed to helping you learn more ways to make your dream of studying abroad a reality! Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 19th 12-1pm (415 Blegan Hall) the Learning Abroad Center will be holding an information session about study abroad scholarships and financial aid. Get an Overview and tools that will help you choose an affordable program and apply for scholarships & financial aid. Contact Amanda Fischer in the Learning Abroad Center at fisch856@umn.edu or 612-625-9370 with questions.
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    4.Careers in Law Forum
    The University Student Legal Services, Mock Trial Association, CLA Career Services and the Pre-Law Society are proud to present the 16th Annual Careers in Law Forum. Participants include more than 50 exhibitors from a number of prominent government agencies, nonprofits, criminal justice organizations, several political offices, and a dozen law schools. Learn first hand about graduate school options, related volunteer and internship experiences, and professions in the local legal community. This event is not just for those considering law school- it features opportunities for a variety of academic disciplines in law-related fields. The event will be located in the Willey Hall Atrium from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 5th. Registration is not required!
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    5.College Possible Information Session
    College Possible is a growing nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income students get to and through college. We are powered by AmeriCorps and VISTA members who help high school students earn admission to college, support college students to graduation, and do indirect service in event planning, communications, fundraising, and human resources. Full-time AmeriCorps and VISTA positions with a 10 to 12 month commitment are available in the Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Omaha and Portland beginning in fall 2014. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (4:00pm - 5:00pm) in 518/520 Science Teaching and Student Services Building, there will be an Information Session to learn more about opportunities with College Possible! This session is open to ALL U of M students. For more information search the 'Career Events' section on GoldPASS.
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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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    6.Study Abroad in Psychology
    Come learn about how you could study abroad within your major! During this weeks meeting on Thursday (Feb. 20th), at 5pm in Elliot Hall N639. Hear from students on their experiences, and the Learning Abroad Center. All are encouraged to attend, you do not have to be a Psi Chi member! If you are interested in joining Psi Chi this semester, the deadline in March 14th. You can learn about the requirements and how to apply online. Psi Chi will also be participating in this years Relay for Life! If you are interested in participating, follow the link here and search for the Psi Chi/Psychology Club team.
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    RESEARCH
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    7.Developmental Psychopathology Research (Cicchetti Lab)
    Researchers at the Institute of Child Development are currently seeking motivated undergraduate students who are interesting in participating in developmental psychopathology research. Our project may be of particular interest for those pursuing research experiences in clinical or developmental psychology, with emphasis on caregiver-child relations, social-emotion and language development. Students who are native English speakers and can commit to 6 to 10 hours a week with a minimum of 2 semesters are preferred. Lab duties include transcribing videos, coding linguistic and affective data, and data entry. Opportunities to be involved in professional presentations may be offered pending on the commitment of the student. Our project is flexible to the schedule of interested undergraduates and hours accrued this semester can be rolled over toward the next. If you'd like more information please contact Michelle Brown at: brow4008@umn.edu.
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    SCHOLARSHIPS
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    8.CLA Continuing Student Scholarship Deadline Extended - THIS FRIDAY
    CLA's continuing student scholarships deadline has been extended to THIS Friday, February 21st. More information about this can be found online. Students who apply for the CLA Continuing Student Scholarship will be considered for Psychology major-specific awards. Apply Now!
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    RESOURCES
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    9.Khan Academy MCAT Prep
    Thinking about medical school? Have you taken the MCAT yet? If not, then check out this free MCAT study resource.
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    10.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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    ENGAGEMENT
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    11.Volunteer with Kenwood Therapy Center
    Kenwood Therapy Center is an innovative, 12-therapist clinic and training center in Minneapolis, MN. We currently have an opening in our volunteer program to assist in the front office as administrative support. Duties include scheduling clients, insurance benefit checks, and confidential phone intakes and referrals. Parts of this opportunity include the chance to speak to real people about real problems, and will provide context to further positions and graduate work. Experience, compassion, maturity, good judgment, and interest in working with clients with emotional, relational, sexual, and other serious life issues are important. This position is ideal for upperclassmen or individuals contemplating going on to graduate school in Psychology or Sociology, or other mental health fields; or someone interested in general work in a mental health clinic. We are looking for applicants that are able to commit for at least one year for approximately two four-hour shifts per week. We currently need volunteers during weekday evenings and Saturday mornings. Administrative experience preferred. We are looking for someone to start ASAP. If you are interested, please email a resume and cover letter with a bit of your experience and interest to Becca Shaheen, Volunteer Coordinator, at b.shaheen@kenwoodcenter.org. You can find out more about the Kenwood Therapy Center by going to our website.
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    13.Volunteer Abroad This Summer
    Do something amazing this summer in an incredible part of the world! Pour un Sourire d'Enfant, For a Child's Smile is a non-religiously affiliated NGO based in Cambodia. Each year we run summer camps for Cambodian children to prevent them from working on rubbish dumps or doing other dangerous jobs. We are looking for committed, enthusiastic volunteers to help run our amazing summer camp experience this year. The only cost for volunteers is the airfare to and from country, and spending money for travel/weekends (approximately $300 should be budgeted). Are you up to the challenge? For more information e-mail: priet015@umn.edu.
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    GRADUATE PROGRAMS
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    13.Master of Arts in Psychological Science
    The Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota Duluth is excited to announce a new graduate program in psychology. The Master of Arts in Psychological Science is accepting our first class of students, who will begin fall semester 2014. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2014. Our mission is to prepare graduate students with research-based knowledge and skills that are essential to successful careers in organizational, educational, clinical, and counseling settings. We are one program with three integrated tracks: Clinical-Counseling Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and General-Experimental Psychology. Check out our website for more information.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    14.Full Time Mental Health Advocate in Eden Prairie
    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 person with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Psychology/Sociology to get their foot in the door and use their degree in a supportive and team oriented environment. Interested candidates can email their resume to mqueenan@gradstaff.com.
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    15.Student Office Assistant for TRiO
    TRiO Upward Bound in the College of Education and Human Development is currently accepting applications for an entry level, undergraduate Student Office Assistant position for the remainder of spring semester. This position is work-study only. Candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check. Candidates must have work-study, be critical thinkers, responsible, and quick learners. The position will be about 10 hours a week, but could turn into a part-time summer office job. A full description and application process can be accessed by going to employment.umn.edu and searching requisition #118039 or clicking this link.
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    16.Student Positions in the Office of Engagement
    The Office for Student Engagement has three unique student positions opening for next year. Strengths Coordinator (Req # 189437), Strengths & Engagement Coach (Req # 189445), and Student Employment Leadership Program Training Coordinator (Req # 189438). These are great opportunities for students, check them out!
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    17.Research Assistant Position Available at the VA Health Care System
    We are currently accepting applications for a GS-7 level Research Assistant to join Project STRIVE - a randomized clinical trial investigating treatment for PTSD and co-morbid substance use disorder. Individuals interested in gaining applied research experience in order to advance their career development in the field of clinical psychology or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will join an active team of clinician investigators at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System conducting research on post-deployment mental health among combat veterans, including post-traumatic stress, risk and resilience factors, and treatment outcome evaluation. The Research Assistant will work closely with study project coordinator and investigators to ensure research activities run smoothly. Specific duties include: Assisting project team with subject recruitment, scheduling screening interviews with potential participants, obtaining informed consent, data collection, conducting literature searches, preparing literature reviews and bibliographies, assisting team with basic statistical analyses and preparing reports, and assisting in manuscript preparation and development of grant proposals. The position is full-time with funding for this position available for at least one year. Current GS-7 starting wage is $19.89 per hour. Please submit a vita, cover letter, and names of three references to: Melissa A Polusny, PhD, LP (Posttraumatic Stress Recovery Program) Phone: 612-437-3965, Email: Melissa.polusny@med.va.gov.
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    18.Seasonal Positions in Edina Learning Center
    Lindamood-Bell is an organization dedicated to enhancing human learning. We provide intensive instruction in the underlying skills needed for proficiency in reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking, and math. Our instruction helps a wide range of individuals, pre-kindergarten through adult, by developing language processing that is critical to becoming a proficient learner in any subject. Lindamood-Bell is seeking energetic and friendly Tutors for our Twin Cities Learning Center! Seasonal positions are available, with PT hours. $13.00/hr. Visit us at www.lindamoodbell.com. and send resumes to resumes.twincities@lindamoodbell.com or fax to (952) 835-2790, Attn: Clinician Position. EOE
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    19.Full-time Position with YouthLink
    YouthLink is an agency that provides a continuum of services focused on youth in crisis and/or who are homeless, precariously housed, marginalized and at risk of homelessness. They currently have an opening for a Full Time Housing Case Manager. The Housing Case Manager provides a minimum of 20 hours of direct service to homeless youth with the goal of supporting their transition to adulthood. The housing case manager's goal is to provide "life coaching" that results in a youth being empowered, connected, self-sufficient and independent in identified areas.Through the vehicles of positive relationship building and managing transitions, the housing case manager helps youth identify and achieve goals to help them maintain safe, stable housing, employment and education. A Bachelor's degree and/or one to two years of experience working with youth (or equivalent combination of education and experience) is required. For the full job posting, and other available positions, go online.
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    20.Become an Environment America Fellow: Fight for a Green Future
    Environment Minnesota is a statewide citizen based environmental advocacy group. We're about clean energy, clean air, clean water, and protecting open spaces - right now our top priority is doing our part to stop global warming. Each year, we hire graduating seniors with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluting industries, fight for a green future and do what it takes to win. Our Fellowship Program is a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles. As a fellow, you're not just learning how to make an impact; you're making one. We're currently hiring! To learn more and apply, visit jobs.environmentamerica.org. If you're not graduating this year, you should apply to be an Environment Minnesota intern - you'll learn how to make an impact on critical environmental issues, and there's no better way to gain experience and launch your career with us.
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  • 2/11/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    EVENTS
    --1.U of M Job and Internship Fair
    --2.Free Kaplan Practice Tests
    --3.You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
    --4.Target Resume Critique
    --5.Active Minds and Mental Health Awareness Day Meetings
    --6.Medical School Information Sessions
    --7.International Student Career Fair Prep Workshop
    RESEARCH
    --8.ADAPT Looking for Undergraduate Assistants
    --9.Developmental Psychopathology Research (Cicchetti Lab)
    CAMPUS RESOURCES
    --10.Check out CLA Career Services
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --11.CLA Continuing Student Scholarship Deadline Extended
    ENGAGEMENT
    --12.SUA Program Board Chair Recruitment - Apply Before Tomorrow!
    --13.Volunteer Abroad This Summer
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --14.Student Office Assistant for TRiO
    --15.Student Positions in the Office of Engagement
    --16.Research Assistant Position Available at the VA Health Care System
    --17.Seasonal Positions in Edina Learning Center
    --18.Full-time Position with YouthLink
    --19.Become an Environment America Fellow: Fight for a green future
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    EVENTS
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    1.U OF M Job and Internship Fair
    Come to the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More than 200 companies and organizations will be at the U of M Job and Internship Fair recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. This year registered participants will get a free professional headshot photo for LinkedIn and other social media! Photographers will be on site during the entire event. The Fair will be held from 10:00am - 4:00pm on Friday, February 21st at the Minneapolis Convention Center (Free transportation to and from campus is provided!). Registration required via GoldPASS, $10 pre-register, $25 at the door. The fair is open to all students and recent alumni (2011 to present) of the U of M. For more information visit: http://jobfair.umn.edu/. If you have questions, email jobfair@umn.edu or call 612-624-7577.
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    2.Free Kaplan Practice Tests
    Kaplan is hosting Free MCAT, LSAT, GRE & DAT Practice tests on Saturday, February 22nd at the University of Minnesota. At the event you will take a free practice test under real-life proctored conditions. After the practice test, a Kaplan instructor will go over problems from the test and teach you Kaplan strategies to tackle your exam. Kaplan will also provide you with a free comprehensive score analysis and complete answers and explanations to the practice test on Sunday. Pre-registration is REQUIRED and space is limited. Save your spot today. Can't make one of the events at the U of M? Go online for a complete listing of Live, Online free practice tests events delivered via Classroom Anywhere. If you have any questions, please contact Aly Johnson.
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    3.You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
    If you thought study abroad was not affordable, think again! The Learning Abroad Center is committed to helping you learn more ways to make your dream of studying abroad a reality! Wednesday, February 19th 12-1pm (415 Blegan Hall) the Learning Abroad Center will be holding an information session about study abroad scholarships and financial aid. Get an Overview and tools that will help you choose an affordable program and apply for scholarships & financial aid. Please note that some scholarships are due early February, so if you are interested in any scholarships with a deadline prior to Feb 19th, please attend the first session. Contact Amanda Fischer in the Learning Abroad Center at fisch856@umn.edu or 612-625-9370 with questions.
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    4.Target Resume Critique
    Need a fresh eye to review your resume? Could you benefit from having an employer enhance your resume? If so, then join the College of Liberal Arts and Target on February 13th for a 15-minute appointment available between 9am-4pm for an informal resume review! This event will be held in 524 STSS (Science Teaching and Student Services building -Interview Center). Schedule a 15 minute appointment via GoldPASS
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    5.Active Minds and Mental Health Awareness Day Meetings
    Active Minds is a student-run mental health advocacy group devoted to educating students about mental health issues and reducing the stigma of mental illness. They will be hosting a meeting this Wednesday, February 12th at 7:00-8:00pm, Coffman 213. The meeting will be a game night/party to break away from the winter blues. Feel free to bring games/food to share and get to know the other Active Minds Members and Mental Health Awareness Day volunteers! Then, from 8:00pm-9:00pm the Mental Health Awareness Day planning committee will meet. If you are interested in getting involved with Mental Health Awareness Day, come with your initial ideas and questions. We are still welcoming new volunteers!!!!
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    6.Medical School Information Sessions
    If you are interested in applying to medical school, check out the University of Minnesota Medical School Information Sessions. Info sessions will focus on the essential elements of a competitive application as well as the application process and selection criteria used by the U of M Admissions Committee. The first info session will be held February 17th from 4:00pm - 5:30pm in 3-125 Mayo Building. Go online to register, and/or for more information about dates and times of future info sessions and recruitment events.
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    7.International Student Career Fair Prep Workshop
    If you are planning to attend the U of M Career & Internship fair and are an international student, then this workshop is for you! You will gain valuable information like what to expect and how to prepare for the career fair. This prep workshop will be held on Thursday, February 13th from 3:00-4:00pm in 1-107 Hanson Hall.
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    RESEARCH
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    8.ADAPT Looking for Undergraduate Assistants for Summer
    Are you searching for research experience on a federally-funded study to strengthen your training and expertise? Would you like to learn about parent-child relationships in families experiencing military deployment? Are you interested in observing parents interact with their school-aged children? Are you interested in observing parents interact with their school-aged children? Are you reliable, detail-oriented, and a team player? If you answered yes to these questions and are interested in learning about observational coding on the ADAPT (After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools) project in summer 2014, contact Dr. Osnat Zamir to learn more, or check out ADAPT online. The work includes assessment of parenting behaviors and dyadic/triadic relationship interactions. The coding lab is located at the Department of Family Social Science on the St. Paul campus at the University of Minnesota.
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    9.Developmental Psychopathology Research (Cicchetti Lab)
    Researchers at the Institute of Child Development are currently seeking motivated undergraduate students who are interesting in participating in developmental psychopathology research. Our project may be of particular interest for those pursuing research experiences in clinical or developmental psychology, with emphasis on caregiver-child relations, social-emotion and language development. Students who are native English speakers and can commit to 6 to 10 hours a week with a minimum of 2 semesters are preferred. Lab duties include transcribing videos, coding linguistic and affective data, and data entry. Opportunities to be involved in professional presentations may be offered pending on the commitment of the student. Our project is flexible to the schedule of interested undergraduates and hours accrued this semester can be rolled over toward the next. If you'd like more information please contact Michelle Brown at: brow4008@umn.edu.
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    10. Check out CLA Career Services
    If you're looking to explore internships and careers, have your resume critiqued, practice interview with local and national companies, learn about writing an effective cover letter or personal statement, or any number of career related things, CLA Career Services is the place for you. CLA Career Services is the Career Services Office for CLA students. They work with all degree-seeking students enrolled in CLA, and recent alumni (up to one year after graduation) to help them prepare for their future endeavors. Each semester CLA Career Services hosts a number of workshops, courses, fairs, info sessions, practice interviews and one-on-one advising sessions for free! Take advantage of this amazing resource while you can. You can find out more information about their events and sign up for their newsletter online.
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    SCHOLARSHIPS
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    11.CLA Continuing Student Scholarship Deadline Extended
    CLA's Continuing Student Scholarship deadline has been extended to Friday, February 21st. Students who apply for the CLA Continuing Student Scholarship will be considered for Psychology Major Specific Awards. More information about this can be found online. Apply Now!
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    12.SUA Program Board Chair Recruitment - Apply Before Tomorrow!
    Student Unions & Activities is seeking student leaders to serve as committee chairs for the SUA Program Board. SUA Program Board Committee Chairs lead a group of their peers in planning campus-wide events like Homecoming and Spring Jam, as well as presenting weekly events in Coffman and the St. Paul Student Center such as speakers, films, concerts and art exhibitions. Click here to apply by Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Please contact suaprograms@umn.edu with any questions.
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    13.Volunteer Abroad This Summer
    Do something amazing this summer in an incredible part of the world! Pour un Sourire d'Enfant, For a Child's Smile is a non-religiously affiliated NGO based in Cambodia. Each year we run summer camps for Cambodian children to prevent them from working on rubbish dumps or doing other dangerous jobs. We are looking for committed, enthusiastic volunteers to help run our amazing summer camp experience this year. The only cost for volunteers is the airfare to and from country, and spending money for travel/weekends (approximately $300 should be budgeted). Are you up to the challenge? For more information e-mail: priet015@umn.edu.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    14.Student Office Assistant for TRiO
    TRiO Upward Bound in the College of Education and Human Development is currently accepting applications for an entry level, undergraduate Student Office Assistant position for the remainder of spring semester. This position is work-study only. Candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check. Candidates must have work-study, be critical thinkers, responsible, and quick learners. The position will be about 10 hours a week, but could turn into a part-time summer office job. A full description and application process can be accessed by going to employment.umn.edu and searching requisition #118039 or clicking this link.
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    15.Student Positions in the Office of Engagement
    The Office for Student Engagement has three unique student positions opening for next year. Strengths Coordinator (Req # 189437), Strengths & Engagement Coach (Req # 189445), and Student Employment Leadership Program Training Coordinator (Req # 189438). These are great opportunities for students, check them out!
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    16.Research Assistant Position Available at the VA Health Care System
    We are currently accepting applications for a GS-7 level Research Assistant to join Project STRIVE - a randomized clinical trial investigating treatment for PTSD and co-morbid substance use disorder. Individuals interested in gaining applied research experience in order to advance their career development in the field of clinical psychology or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will join an active team of clinician investigators at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System conducting research on post-deployment mental health among combat veterans, including post-traumatic stress, risk and resilience factors, and treatment outcome evaluation. The Research Assistant will work closely with study project coordinator and investigators to ensure research activities run smoothly. Specific duties include: Assisting project team with subject recruitment, scheduling screening interviews with potential participants, obtaining informed consent, data collection, conducting literature searches, preparing literature reviews and bibliographies, assisting team with basic statistical analyses and preparing reports, and assisting in manuscript preparation and development of grant proposals. The position is full-time with funding for this position available for at least one year. Current GS-7 starting wage is $19.89 per hour. Please submit a vita, cover letter, and names of three references to: Melissa A Polusny, PhD, LP (Posttraumatic Stress Recovery Program) Phone: 612-437-3965, Email: Melissa.polusny@med.va.gov.
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    17.Seasonal Positions in Edina Learning Center
    Lindamood-Bell is an organization dedicated to enhancing human learning. We provide intensive instruction in the underlying skills needed for proficiency in reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking, and math. Our instruction helps a wide range of individuals, pre-kindergarten through adult, by developing language processing that is critical to becoming a proficient learner in any subject. Lindamood-Bell is seeking energetic and friendly Tutors for our Twin Cities Learning Center! Seasonal positions are available, with PT hours. $13.00/hr. Visit us at www.lindamoodbell.com. and send resumes to resumes.twincities@lindamoodbell.com or fax to (952) 835-2790, Attn: Clinician Position. EOE
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    18.Full-time Position with YouthLink
    YouthLink is an agency that provides a continuum of services focused on youth in crisis and/or who are homeless, precariously housed, marginalized and at risk of homelessness. They currently have an opening for a Full Time Housing Case Manager. The Housing Case Manager provides a minimum of 20 hours of direct service to homeless youth with the goal of supporting their transition to adulthood. The housing case manager's goal is to provide "life coaching" that results in a youth being empowered, connected, self-sufficient and independent in identified areas.Through the vehicles of positive relationship building and managing transitions, the housing case manager helps youth identify and achieve goals to help them maintain safe, stable housing, employment and education. A Bachelor's degree and/or one to two years of experience working with youth (or equivalent combination of education and experience) is required. For the full job posting, and other available positions, go online.
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    19.Become an Environment America Fellow: Fight for a Green Future
    Environment Minnesota is a statewide citizen based environmental advocacy group. We're about clean energy, clean air, clean water, and protecting open spaces - right now our top priority is doing our part to stop global warming. Each year, we hire graduating seniors with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluting industries, fight for a green future and do what it takes to win. Our Fellowship Program is a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles. As a fellow, you're not just learning how to make an impact; you're making one. We're currently hiring! To learn more and apply, visit jobs.environmentamerica.org. Our early application deadline is Sunday, February 16th. If you're not graduating this year, you should apply to be an Environment Minnesota intern - you'll learn how to make an impact on critical environmental issues, and there's no better way to gain experience and launch your career with us.
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  • 2/4/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSI CHI
    --1.Ted Talks and Insomnia Cookies
    EVENTS
    --2.ACR Healthcare Group Open House
    --3.U of M Job and Internship Fair
    --4.Free Kaplan Practice Tests
    --5.First Pre-Law society Meeting
    --6.Sport Psychology Conference at Mankato
    RESEARCH
    --7.ADAPT Looking for Undergraduate Assistants
    --8.Research Opportunity in Ed Psych
    --9.Latino Mental Health Research Training
    --10.Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Grants Available
    --11.The Carlson Child Development Lab is looking for research assistants
    --12.Undergraduate Research in Personality, Indiv Differences, and Behavioral genetics Lab
    CAMPUS RESOURCES
    --13. Check out CLA Career Services
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --14. CLA Internship Scholarship
    ENGAGEMENT
    --15.STLF Spring Break Pay It Forward Tours!
    --16.Volunteer Abroad This Summer

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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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    1.Ted Talks and Insomnia Cookies
    This week Thursday, February 6th at 5:00pm, we are kicking off our first meeting of the semester. Meet in N639 Elliot Hall to meet the officers, enjoy cookies and join us for a viewing of psychology related TED talks. All are welcome; you do not need to be a member of Psi Chi to attend! See you there!
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    2.ACR Healthcare Group Open House
    You've heard the advice, find a job that you are passionate about. Can this really be done? Can you actually love what you do? Can you really have more than just a job? Come to ACR's Open House event and discover our secret to why we love our jobs, where our education and career paths led us, and how we found our passions. This is a "stop-by-when-you-can" event! Representatives from ACR will be available to speak to students anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30p.m on Thursday, February 6th (518/520 Science Teaching & Student Services). We will have free food and great company! All are welcome (no registration is required). For more information search the 'Career Events' section on GoldPASS.
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    3.U of M Job and Internship Fair
    Come to the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More than 200 companies and organizations will be at the U of M Job and Internship Fair recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. This year registered participants will get a free professional headshot photo for LinkedIn and other social media! Photographers will be on site during the entire event. The Fair will be held from 10:00am - 4:00pm on Friday, February 21st at the Minneapolis Convention Center (Free transportation to and from campus is provided!). Registration required via GoldPASS, $10 pre-register, $25 at the door. The fair is open to all students and recent alumni (2011 to present) of the U of M. For more information visit: http://jobfair.umn.edu/. If you have questions, email jobfair@umn.edu or call 612-624-7577.
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    4.Free Kaplan Practice Tests
    Kaplan is hosting Free MCAT, LSAT, GRE & DAT Practice tests on Saturday, February 22nd at the University of Minnesota. At the event you will take a free practice test under real-life proctored conditions. After the practice test, a Kaplan instructor will go over problems from the test and teach you Kaplan strategies to tackle your exam. Kaplan will also provide you with a free comprehensive score analysis and complete answers and explanations to the practice test on Sunday. Pre-registration is REQUIRED and space is limited. Save your spot today. Can't make one of the events at the U of M? Go online for a complete listing of Live, Online free practice tests events delivered via Classroom Anywhere. If you have any questions, please contact Aly Johnson.
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    5.First Pre-Law society Meeting
    The University of Minnesota Pre-Law Society is excited to introduce its first members meeting of the semester on Tuesday, February 4th at 5:00 PM in 530B STSS. At the meeting we will welcome new members and officers, provide a preview of spring semester events and programs, and host a guest speaker! Our speaker is Mark Karon, JD, who is an experienced attorney and Director of USLS, and he will discuss his career and various pre-law opportunities on- and off-campus. Pizza and drinks will be provided! More info and membership applications can be found on our Facebook page or by emailing prelaw@umn.edu. See you then!
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    6.Sport Psychology Conference at Mankato
    Minnesota State University, Mankato will be hosting the AASP-North Central Sport Psychology Conference (AASP-NCSPC) on February 21-22, 2014.The upper Midwest is an exciting up-and-coming region in the field of Sport & Exercise Psychology. In an effort to build collaboration throughout the region, the AASP-NCSPC as an opportunity for students and faculty from regional colleges and universities to come together. With opportunities to present and discuss the discipline, we would love to have you participate, either as a presenter or attendee, at this year's conference. All information about the conference is available online.
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    7.ADAPT Looking for Undergraduate Assistants for Summer
    Are you searching for research experience on a federally-funded study to strengthen your training and expertise? Would you like to learn about parent-child relationships in families experiencing military deployment? Are you interested in observing parents interact with their school-aged children? Are you interested in observing parents interact with their school-aged children? Are you reliable, detail-oriented, and a team player? If you answered yes to these questions and are interested in learning about observational coding on the ADAPT (After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools) project in summer 2014, contact Dr. Osnat Zamir to learn more, or check out ADAPT online. The work includes assessment of parenting behaviors and dyadic/triadic relationship interactions. The coding lab is located at the Department of Family Social Science on the St. Paul campus at the University of Minnesota.
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    8.Research Opportunity in Ed Psych
    Looking for two to three undergraduate or graduate students to help as intervention tutors. The purpose of this project is to examine the effects of data-based instruction for improving young students' writing performance. The tutors will deliver writing intervention three times per week for 30-min per session over 13 weeks with students in grade 1 to 3. We will have one-hour weekly meeting. Undergraduate research assistants may receive course credit (Psy4993). This is a great opportunity to be involved in research and work with students in schools. If you are interested in being a tutor in this study, please respond to jungx165@umn.edu. The intervention will start in the week of 2/10.
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    9.Latino Mental Health Research Training
    The deadline for submission of application has been extended to February 10, 2014 for the NIH/NIMHD-funded Minority Health and Health Disparities International Training Program (MHIRT). Undergraduate, post-baccalaureates and pre-doctoral level students interested in conducting mental health research in Mexico during the summer of 2014 who meet the eligibility are encouraged to apply. Eligibility: 3.0 GPA or better, research career orientation, demonstrated interest in and/or commitment to reducing health disparities, excellent Spanish language oral and written skills, background in statistics and/or demonstrated social/behavioral sciences research experience, undergraduates with junior or senior class standing for 2013-2014, post-baccalaureates and pre-doctoral level students, U.S. citizen, permanent resident, non-citizen national, from a group with health disparities including African American, Asian American, Latino, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander or other relevant groups. Interested undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students meeting criteria should visit our website: http://dornsife.usc.edu/latino-mental-health.
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    10.Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Grants Available
    The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,700 for undergraduate students either to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor or work with a faculty member on her/his scholarly or creative project. Thousands of students and faculty across the University have already discovered the benefits of these hands-on research opportunities in laboratories, studios, libraries, and field sites. Participating students have developed detailed knowledge of research methods while their faculty sponsors have gained the assistance of enthusiastic and capable students. Find out more about undergraduate research and the UROP program online. Application materials for UROP are available online. The application deadline for summer and fall 2014 projects is February 24, 2014. If you have questions about UROP, please contact Wendy Nicholson-Kotas at nicho421@umn.edu.
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    11.The Carlson Child Development Lab is looking for research assistants
    The Carlson Child Development Lab offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience and earn college credits while working with preschool and school-aged children in a laboratory setting. Current research topics include self-control, perspective-taking and pretend play. Our undergraduates are an integral part of our lab, and participate in all levels of our research. From offering suggestions for developing protocols to running sessions with children and families, research assistants are afforded every opportunity to pursue their own interests and apply their own skills within our lab. As a Carlson Lab RA, you will interact with some of the leading scientists in the field of child development,. You will also have the chance to contribute to presentations of our research at international conferences and be included in future publications. This is the perfect opportunity to develop important research skills and relationships while learning about children's social cognitive development. Schedules are highly flexible. Inquiries can be directed to childlab@umn.edu. Two credit, two semester minimum.
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    12.Undergraduate Research in Personality, Indiv Differences, and Behavioral genetics Lab
    Undergraduate research assistant opportunities are available in Dr. James Lee's lab. Dr. Lee is seeking undergraduate students who are interested in the area of measuring Individual Differences and Behavioral Genetics (human brain size and evolution). Students are expected to devote at least 5 hours per week performing literature readings, data collection, entry and attending lab meetings once a week. This is a volunteer position in Spring 2014 term but he would like students to take PSY 5993 Directed Research from Fall 2014 term. It will be a great opportunity gaining research experience for graduate programs. Further information about his research can be accessed through this website. https://umn.academia.edu/JamesLee. Please send resume/CV and unofficial transcript to Dr. James Lee (leex2293@umn.edu) If interested.
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    13. Check out CLA Career Services
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    If you're looking to explore internships and careers, have your resume critiqued, practice interview with local and national companies, learn about writing an effective cover letter or personal statement, or any number of career related things, CLA Career Services is the place for you. CLA Career Services is the Career Services Office for CLA students. They work with all degree-seeking students enrolled in CLA, and recent alumni (up to one year after graduation) to help them prepare for their future endeavors. Each semester CLA Career Services hosts a number of workshops, courses, fairs, info sessions, practice interviews and one-on-one advising sessions for free! Take advantage of this amazing resource while you can. You can find out more information about their events and sign up for their newsletter online.
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    14.CLA Internship Scholarship
    Are you doing an unpaid internship this spring? Apply for the CLA Undergraduate Internship Scholarship! The $1,500 internship scholarships are designated for CLA undergraduate students who are doing unpaid internships. The application deadline is February 12th.
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    15.STLF Spring Break Pay It Forward Tours!
    What are you doing for Spring Break? Want to travel across the country while also making a difference in various communities? Then you should go on a STLF Pay It Forward Tour this Spring Break from March 14 to March 22. There will be 6 buses leaving from the U of M this year and traveling to 3 different destination city, Houston, Salt Lake City, and D.C. The tours will give you the opportunity to travel to multiple cities in the country, to perform various kinds of service projects along the way, to build lasting friendships, and to engage in leadership. For more information about the tours or to sign up for a tour go online. If you have questions about the tours contact stlf@umn.edu.
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    16.Volunteer Abroad This Summer
    Do something amazing this summer in an incredible part of the world! Pour un Sourire d'Enfant, For a Child's Smile is a non-religiously affiliated NGO based in Cambodia. Each year we run summer camps for Cambodian children to prevent them from working on rubbish dumps or doing other dangerous jobs. We are looking for committed, enthusiastic volunteers to help run our amazing summer camp experience this year. The only cost for volunteers is the airfare to and from country, and spending money for travel/weekends (approximately $300 should be budgeted). Are you up to the challenge? For more information e-mail: priet015@umn.edu and check out our website!

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  • 1/28/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --1.Spring 2014 Drop-In Hours for Psychology Advising
    PSI CHI
    --2.Interested in joining Psi Chi?
    EVENTS
    --3.Peace Corps Information Session
    --4.Environmental Internship & Career Fair
    --5.First Active Minds Meeting
    --6.Sport Psychology Conference at Mankato
    RESEARCH
    --7.Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Grants Available
    --8.The Carlson Child Development Lab is looking for research assistants
    --9.Undergraduate Research in Personality, Indiv Differences, and Behavioral genetics Lab
    --10.Paid Research Opportunity in the MN Center for Twin and Family Research
    --11.Yale Cognition & Development Lab's 2014 Research Internship Program
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --12. $500-$600! Apply for a Spring 2014 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline February 3rd
    --13. CLA Internship Scholarship
    COURSES
    --14.IBH 6222 Adolescents and Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders
    ENGAGEMENT
    --15.STLF SPRING BREAK PAY IT FORWARD TOURS
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --16.YMCA Annual Summer Employment Job Fair
    --17.Teach for America Application Deadline
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    1.Spring 2014 Drop-In Hours for Psychology Advising
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising has designated drop-in hours. While other units may have advisors available at all times, each advisor in our unit holds drop-in hours once a week and cannot address drop-in issues outside of these. While it may seem like a quick issue (such as signing a research contract), it often takes more time than expected and adds up when considering our large student population. To run efficiently and serve our students best, it is important that we recognize and respect these specified drop-in times. Due to high student demand, we will have an advisor available for 5 - 10 minute issues from 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday the remainder of this week. Our normal drop-in hours will take effect after Monday, February 3rd. This semester's drop-in hours for the Psychology Advisors can be found on our website.
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    2.Interested in joining Psi Chi?
    Applications for this semester will be due Friday, March 14th. Information on how to apply as well as a schedule of Psi Chi/Psychology Club events can be found online. You can also follow us on Twitter: @UMNpsichi and Facebook: UMN Psychology Club/Psi Chi.
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    3.Peace Corps Information Session
    Make a difference in the lives of others and your own. Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to help a community in need, immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this information session to learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. The information session will be Wednesday, January 29th from 5:00pm-6:00pm in 214 Heller Hall.
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    4.Environmental Internship & Career Fair
    Wednesday, February 5th from 1:00pm-5:00pm at the North Start Ballrom (St. Paul Student Center), there will be an Environmental Internship & Career Fair. Meet employers hiring interns and full-time employees for environmental and natural resources fields. Learn how to prepare for a job fair by watching our online job fair success workshop!
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    5.First Active Minds' Meeting - Get Involved with Mental Health Awareness Day
    Active Minds is a student-run mental health advocacy group devoted to educating students about mental health issues and reducing the stigma of mental illness. If you're interested in supporting mental health, check out their first meeting of the semester! This will be a good chance to learn what Active Minds is all about and what they do to support Mental Health. ALSO, there will be Pizza! The first meeting will be tomorrow, Wednesday, January 29th from 7:00-8:00pm in 213 Coffman. If you are interested in learning about Mental Health Awareness Day, or getting involved with the event, there will be a planning meeting directly after the meeting from 8:00-9:00pm. RSVP To aminds@umn.edu so they know how much pizza to order!
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    6.Sport Psychology Conference at Mankato
    Minnesota State University, Mankato will be hosting the AASP-North Central Sport Psychology Conference (AASP-NCSPC) on February 21-22, 2014.The upper Midwest is an exciting up-and-coming region in the field of Sport & Exercise Psychology. In an effort to build collaboration throughout the region, the AASP-NCSPC as an opportunity for students and faculty from regional colleges and universities to come together. With opportunities to present and discuss the discipline, we would love to have you participate, either as a presenter or attendee, at this year's conference. All information about the Conference is available at:
    https://sites.google.com/site/aaspnorthcentralconference/home
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    7.Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Grants Available
    The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,700 for undergraduate students either to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor or work with a faculty member on her/his scholarly or creative project. Thousands of students and faculty across the University have already discovered the benefits of these hands-on research opportunities in laboratories, studios, libraries, and field sites. Participating students have developed detailed knowledge of research methods while their
    faculty sponsors have gained the assistance of enthusiastic and capable students. To find out more about undergraduate research and the UROP program, visit urop.umn.edu. Application materials for UROP are available online. The application deadline for summer and fall 2014 projects is February 24, 2014. If you have questions about UROP, please contact Wendy Nicholson-Kotas at nicho421@umn.edu.
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    8.The Carlson Child Development Lab is looking for research assistants
    The Carlson Child Development Lab offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience and earn college credits while working with preschool and school-aged children in a laboratory setting. Current research topics include self-control, perspective-taking and pretend play. Our undergraduates are an integral part of our lab, and participate in all levels of our research. From offering suggestions for developing protocols to running sessions with children and families, research assistants are afforded every opportunity to pursue their own interests and apply their own skills within our lab. As a Carlson Lab RA, you will interact with some of the leading scientists in the field of child development,. You will also have the chance to contribute to presentations of our research at international conferences and be included in future publications. This is the perfect opportunity to develop important research skills and relationships while learning about children's social cognitive development. Schedules are highly flexible. Inquiries can be directed to childlab@umn.edu. Two credit, two semester minimum.
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    9.Undergraduate Research in Personality, Indiv Differences, and Behavioral genetics Lab
    Undergraduate research assistant opportunities are available in Dr. James Lee's lab. Dr. Lee is seeking undergraduate students who are interested in the area of measuring Individual Differences and Behavioral Genetics (human brain size and evolution). Students are expected to devote at least 5 hours per week performing literature readings, data collection, entry and attending lab meetings once a week. This is a volunteer position in Spring 2014 term but he would like students to take PSY 5993 Directed Research from Fall 2014 term. It will be a great opportunity gaining research experience for graduate programs. Further information about his research can be accessed through this website. https://umn.academia.edu/JamesLee. Please send resume/CV and unofficial transcript to Dr. James Lee (leex2293@umn.edu) If interested.
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    10.Paid Research Opportunity in the MN Center for Twin and Family Research
    The Mn. Center for Twin and Family Research has an Undergraduate Research Assistant position available. The job will begin a.s.a.p. The position will be 10-15 hrs/week during academic year and the same during the summer. Salary is $10.51/hr. Qualifications include: must be undergraduate in a degree granting program, must have at least a 3.0 GPA, must have telephone experience, such as locating people, must have data entry experience, must be willing to work some evening and weekend hours, and must supply transcript and resume. Students will workstudy are preferred. Call Linda Springer at 612-626-7224 if you have any questions. More details about this position can be found on the U of M Employment webpage (req # 189155). Applicants must apply online, and also fill out an internal application, which may be picked up at N544 Elliott.
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    11.Yale Cognition & Development Lab's 2014 Research Internship Program
    Applications to participate in the Yale Cognition & Development Lab's 2014 research internship program are now available online. This annual summer internship provides the opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to gain an intensive, hands-on research experience in cognitive science and developmental psychology, in close partnership with our full-time lab members. Complete information about our research and internship program, as well as required application materials and an FAQ page, can be downloaded online. This year's internship will run from Mon, June 2 to Wed, July 30, 2014, and all applications should be received no later than Friday, March 7, 2014. Questions not covered online about our program may be directed to the lab manager at cognition.development+si@yale.edu.
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    12.$500-$600! Apply for a Spring 2014 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline February 3rd
    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 Spring 2014. A third candidate will be selected to receive the named Natalis Award of $600. The Spring 2014 application deadline is February 3, 2014. Notification Date: Feb. 14, 2014. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage.
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    13.CLA Internship Scholarship
    Are you doing an unpaid internship this spring? Apply for the CLA Undergraduate Internship Scholarship! The $1,500 internship scholarships are designated for CLA undergraduate students who are doing unpaid internships. The application deadline is February 12th.
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    14.IBH 6222 Adolescents and Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders
    Adolescents differ from adults physiologically, cognitively, and emotionally. Therefore, it is important for professionals who come into regular contact with this population to be familiar with the developmental issues and current trends in adolescent substance use. It is also essential to be able to recognize the risk and protective factors, bio-psycho-social effects, and signs of potential substance use problems in adolescents. IBH 6222 is a 2-credit course (fully online) that would greatly benefit future social workers, teachers, and other professionals looking to work with adolescents. Please contact konk0013@umn.edu for a permission number.
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    15.STLF SPRING BREAK PAY IT FORWARD TOURS
    What are you doing for Spring Break? Want to travel across the country while also making a difference in various communities? Then you should go on a STLF Pay It Forward Tour this Spring Break from March 14 to March 22. There will be 6 buses leaving from the U of M this year and traveling to 3 different destination city, Houston, Salt Lake City, and D.C. The tours will give you the opportunity to travel to multiple cities in the country, to perform various kinds of service projects along the way, to build lasting friendships, and to engage in leadership. For more information about the tours or to sign up for a tour go to z.umn.edu/tour If you have questions about the tours contact stlf@umn.edu.
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  • 1/21/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --1.Spring 2014 Drop-In Hours for Psychology Advising
    EVENTS
    --2.Peace Corps Information Session
    --3.Environmental Internship & Career Fair
    --4.You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
    RESEARCH
    --5.Paid Research Opportunity in the MN Center for Twin and Family Research
    --6.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Conflict Mediation
    --7.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Political Communication
    --8.Yale Cognition & Development Lab's 2014 Research Internship Program
    --9.DVBIC Research Intern
    --10.NIDA Summer Research Opportunity
    --11.Chicago Center for Systems Biology Summer Research Program
    --12.Summer Undergraduate Minority Research program (SUMR) in Health Services
    --13.Summer Research at Center for Health Equity and Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --14.$500-$600! Apply for a Spring 2014 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline February 3rd
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --15.YMCA Annual Summer Employment Job Fair
    --16.Teach for America Application Deadline
    --17.Roseville Parks and Recreation Summer Employment
    --18.Tutors Needed for After School College Prep Program
    --19.Transfer Counselor Position at U of M Rochester
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    Welcome Back!
    Psychology Advising hopes everyone enjoyed their winter break, and would like to wish everyone a great spring semester!
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    1.Spring 2014 Drop-In Hours for Psychology Advising
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising has designated drop-in hours. While other units may have advisors available at all times, each advisor in our unit holds drop-in hours once a week and cannot address drop-in issues outside of these. While it may seem like a quick issue (such as signing a research contract), it often takes more time than expected and adds up when considering our large student population. To run efficiently and serve our students best, it is important that we recognize and respect these specified walk-in times. Due to high student demand, we will have an advisor available for 5 - 10 minute issues from 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday for the first two weeks of the term. Our normal drop-in hours will take effect after Monday, February 3rd. This semester's drop-in hours for the Psychology Advisors can be found on our website.
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    2.Peace Corps Information Session
    Make a difference in the lives of others and your own. Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to help a community in need, immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this information session to learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. The information session will be Wednesday, January 29th from 5:00pm-6:00pm in 214 Heller Hall.
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    3.Environmental Internship & Career Fair
    Wednesday, February 5th from 1:00pm-5:00pm at the North Start Ballrom (St. Paul Student Center), there will be an Environmental Internship & Career Fair. Meet employers hiring interns and full-time employees for environmental and natural resources fields. Learn how to prepare for a job fair by watching our online job fair success workshop!
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    4.You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
    If you thought study abroad was not affordable, think again! The Learning Abroad Center is committed to helping you learn more ways to make your dream of studying abroad a reality! Tuesday, January 28th from 3-4pm (150 Blegan Hall) and Wednesday, February 19th 12-1pm (415 Blegan Hall) the Learning Abroad Center will be holding an information session about study abroad scholarships and financial aid. Get an Overview and tools that will help you choose an affordable program and apply for scholarships & financial aid. Please note that some scholarships are due early February, so if you are interested in any scholarships with a deadline prior to Feb 19th, please attend the first session. Contact Amanda Fischer in the Learning Abroad Center at fisch856@umn.edu or 612-625-9370 with questions.
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    5.Paid Research Opportunity in the MN Center for Twin and Family Research
    The Mn. Center for Twin and Family Research has an Undergraduate Research Assistant position available. The job will begin a.s.a.p. The position will be 10-15 hrs/week during academic year and the same during the summer. Salary is $10.51/hr. Qualifications include: must be undergraduate in a degree granting program, must have at least a 3.0 GPA, must have telephone experience, such as locating people, must have data entry experience, must be willing to work some evening and weekend hours, and must supply transcript and resume. Students will workstudy are preferred. Call Linda Springer at 612-626-7224 if you have any questions. More details about this position can be found on the U of M Employment webpage (req # 189155). Applicants must apply online, and also fill out an internal application, which may be picked up at N544 Elliott.
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    6.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Conflict Mediation
    The Conflict Mediation Lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants to start work during the spring semester, earning research credit for PSY 5993. RAs will be assisting with coding participants' written responses from conflict mediation sessions and data analysis in a study examining the effect of verbal and non-verbal behaviors on conflict mediation outcomes. Responsibilities include coding mediation data as well as attending a weekly team lab meeting, held on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. The position runs during the spring semester, with the opportunity to continue into the next fall. 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. If you would like to apply for an RA position, send an email with the subject line "Mediation Research Assistant Position" to Ally Williams (will3621@umn.edu) by 1pm on Tuesday, January 28th, containing the following information: Name, Email, Class Year, GPA, A list of psychology classes that you've taken, Reason for applying and what you hope to gain from the research experience.
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    7.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Political Communication
    The Political Communication Lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants to start work during the spring semester, earning research credit for PSY 5993. RAs will be assisting with literature reviews 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 conducting literature reviews, helping to build a large database using news archives from across the country, and attending a weekly team lab meeting, held on Wednesdays from 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. The position runs during the spring semester, with the opportunity to continue into the next fall. 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. 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), Pierce Ekstrom (ekstr076@umn.edu), and Elliot Weiner (wein076@umn.edu) by 1pm on Tuesday, January 28th, containing the following information: Name, Email, Class Year, GPA, A list of psychology classes that you've taken, Reason for applying and what you hope to gain from the research experience.
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    8.Yale Cognition & Development Lab's 2014 Research Internship Program
    Applications to participate in the Yale Cognition & Development Lab's 2014 research internship program are now available online. This annual summer internship provides the opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to gain an intensive, hands-on research experience in cognitive science and developmental psychology, in close partnership with our full-time lab members. Complete information about our research and internship program, as well as required application materials and an FAQ page, can be downloaded online www.yale.edu/cogdevlab. This year's internship will run from Mon, June 2 to Wed, July 30, 2014, and all applications should be received no later than Friday, March 7, 2014. Questions not covered online about our program may be directed to the lab manager at cognition.development+si@yale.edu.
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    9.DVBIC Research Intern
    The research intern will assist research staff at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC). Responsibilities will include: preparing study materials, scoring clinical scales, working with testing software, verifying accuracy of study data, conducting computer-based cognitive testing, and assessing participants. This position will also involve working with relational databases and basic computer programming. The patient population will include military personnel or veterans with traumatic brain injury and other mental health issues. Qualified candidate must be highly motivated, able to work independently, extremely detail oriented, and willing to develop new skills as the need arises. Candidate must have excellent communication (written and oral), organizational and interpersonal skills; strong computer skills required; comfortable using basic computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and web applications. Some background with statistical software and relational databases. Minimum Experience: Pursuing a degree in psychology or related field. A minimum commitment of 8-10 hours a week for 12 months is required. For questions, the full posting, or to apply, please contact Carrie Gentz at carolyn.gentz@va.gov.
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    10.NIDA Summer Research Opportunity
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites high school and undergraduate students to submit applications for the 2014 Summer Research Program. Under this program students underrepresented in the biomedical, social, clinical and behavioral sciences are paired with NIDA funded scientists at research institutions across the United States for 8-10 weeks during the summer to work in the field of substance abuse and addiction research. Internships may involve a variety of experiences including laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, patient interviews, and literature reviews. Student interns receive a stipend, and if necessary and eligible, provisions for travel and housing expenses. The deadline to submit applications for the 2014 program is February 14, 2014. Complete program information and the online application form can be found online. Questions regarding the 2014 NIDA Summer Research Program can be directed to, Julie Huffman at Huffmanj@mail.nih.gov.
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    11.Chicago Center for Systems Biology Summer Research Program
    The Chicago Center for Systems Biology is offering its 6th REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program this summer. The Center seeks qualified undergraduates for 2014 REU fellowships. Stipends are $4,000 for ten-week projects. They will be awarded on a competitive basis based on academic excellence, motivation, scientific potential, compatibility of personal interests, and long-term career goals aligned with research programs of the CCSB. Applicants with computational science backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. All participants must be U.S. citizens (or permanent residents) and be enrolled in (but not yet graduated from) an accredited undergraduate college degree program with a concentration in a biological science field. If selected, students will be matched with a research mentor. During the program participants will be invited to lab meetings and seminars. In addition, they will have access to libraries, athletic facilities, and University-sponsored events. At the conclusion of the summer projects, students will produce a summary report and present their findings at an REU Symposium in the Gordon Center for Integrative Science at the University of Chicago. The deadline for receipt of CCSB REU application materials is February 10, 2014. Send via mail or email all application materials to Barry Aprison, Ph.D. at baprison@bsd.uchicago.edu.
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    12.Summer Undergraduate Minority Research program (SUMR) in Health Services
    SUMR is a paid summer internship at the University of Pennsylvania. SUMR introduces minority undergraduate students and interested others to the field of health services research. In addition to conducting research, SUMR Scholars participate in an orientation program, attend weekly seminars, attend the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, take a GRE prep course, and network with health services researchers and epidemiologists. Applications due February 1st. To learn more about our SUMR program, click here.
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    13.Summer Research at the Center for Health Equity and Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    The University of Minnesota's Center for Health Equity and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute are offering the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) again this the summer. Applications are currently being accepted and are due March 7th. For more information and to apply, please see their website.
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    14.$500-$600! Apply for a Spring 2014 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline February 3rd
    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 Spring 2014. A third candidate will be selected to receive the named Natalis Award of $600. The Spring 2014 application deadline is February 3, 2014. Notification Date: Feb. 14, 2014. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    15.YMCA Annual Summer Employment Job Fair
    Monday, January 27th the YMCA is hosting their 4th Annual Summer Job Fair. The fair will take place from 11:00am-4:00pm in the Mississippi Room of Coffman Memorial Union (3rd floor). This event will feature summer hiring personnel from the Y of the Greater Twin Cities, U of M resources and staff from the Office of Student Engagement, Career Services staff, the Community Service Engagement Program and Hecua, and networking with YMCA personnel from Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. This is a great opportunity for students looking to work with youth. Available positions include: camp counselor (day/overnight), camp instructor, school-aged care program staff, school-aged care lead program staff, trail counselor/guide (wilderness cam) and youth development staff. Apply today at www.ymcatwincities.org/careers.
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    16.Teach for America Application Deadline
    Teach For America is a non-profit organization committed to finding outstanding college students from all academic backgrounds to help us lead the movement to expand educational opportunities for children living in poverty by teaching in our nation's highest needs communities. Apply online by Friday, January 24, 2014.
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    17.Roseville Parks and Recreation Summer Employment
    The City of Roseville is looking for fun and energetic camp counselors and sports coaches for a wide variety of summer recreation programming opportunities. Opportunities include full day and half-day school aged care camps, nutrition and fitness youth classes, exciting field trips, preschool camps, community special event programs and youth sports programs such as soccer, baseball, track and basketball. Roseville Parks and Recreation provides great planning and implementation experience for students who are looking to gain experience with youth and go into the youth work profession. Roseville is 10 minutes away for the UMN campus! Spend your summer gaining valuable experience with youth while having fun and providing positive engagement experiences for youth and community members in Roseville. Apply by March 2. The jobs can be found on GOLDPASS listed: Recreation Program Coordinator (108932), Recreation Group Leader (108931), and Sports Coach (108930), or you can apply online through the City of Roseville. Click on the Jobs tab on the left side of the page, then click on Seasonal/Temporary/Internship Opening on the left side of the page. You can contact Lauren Deal (lauren.deal@ci.roseville.mn.us) with any questions.
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    18.Tutors Needed for After School College Prep Program
    TRiO Upward Bound at the College of Education & Human Development, University of Minnesota, is now accepting applications to fill multiple tutoring positions for spring semester. Candidates must have work-study funds available. For a full job description, please go to employment.umn.edu and search requisition #188343 or click on TRiO Upward Bound Academic Year Tutor.
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    19.Transfer Counselor Position at U of M Rochester
    The University of Minnesota Rochester is seeking to fill a newly created position of Transfer Counselor in the Office of Admissions. This position will be responsible for the management of undergraduate transfer course evaluation and a web-based course equivalency database Degree Audit Report System (DARS) at UMR. The Transfer Counselor will work closely with UMTC staff to align UMR processes and procedures with regard to transfer. In addition, the Transfer Counselor will provide leadership in coordinating and executing the recruitment, application, and matriculation plan for all transfer students to UMR. He/she will work on cross-functional teams to create awareness and transparency of UMR degree programs to prospective transfer students and the general advising community. The Transfer Counselor will serve as the academic advisor for Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) students to help guide them throughout their collegiate career and ensure they are progressing academically and have access to resources that will support them. The BSHP is an educational collaboration with Mayo School of Health Sciences in the growing patient care professions of Echocardiography, Sonography, Respiratory Care and Radiography. All applicants must apply through the UM online application system (Requisition #188587).
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  • 1/14/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --1.Winter Break Advising Hours
    EVENTS
    --2.You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
    RESEARCH
    --3.RA Needed for Psychopathology Research at VA Medical Center
    --4.DVBIC Research Intern
    --5.NIDA Summer Research Opportunity
    --6.Chicago Center for Systems Biology Summer Research Program
    --7.Summer Undergraduate Minority Research program (SUMR) in Health Services
    --8.Summer Research at Center for Health Equity and Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    --9.Apply for Summer Research Opportunities Now!
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --10.Roseville Parks and Recreation Summer Employment
    --11.Tutors Needed for After School College Prep Program
    --12.Transfer Counselor Position at U of M Rochester
    --13.Tutoring Positions with Lindamood-Bell
    --14.CSE Student Services Outreach Coordinator

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    1.Winter Break Advising Hours
    Winter break availability runs through next Tuesday, January 21st. Because advisor availability fluctuates, we will not hold drop-in hours during this time period. We will be available to meet with students through appointments only. If you would like to meet with an advisor, please submit an Appointment Request Form. Our office will remain open during our usual operating hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm (with the exception of Monday, January 20th Psychology Advising will be closed due to a University Holiday). We will still be checking and responding to emails frequently during our business hours, so feel free to contact us with your questions at psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    2.You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
    If you thought study abroad was not affordable, think again! The Learning Abroad Center is committed to helping you learn more ways to make your dream of studying abroad a reality! Tuesday, January 28th from 3-4pm (150 Blegan Hall) and Wednesday, February 19th 12-1pm (415 Blegan Hall) the Learning Abroad Center will be holding an information session about study abroad scholarships and financial aid. Get an Overview and tools that will help you choose an affordable program and apply for scholarships & financial aid. Please note that some scholarships are due early February, so if you are interested in any scholarships with a deadline prior to Feb 19th, please attend the first session. Contact Amanda Fischer in the Learning Abroad Center at fisch856@umn.edu or 612-625-9370 with questions.
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    3.RA Needed for Psychopathology Research at VA Medical Center
    Participate in cutting-edge clinical research in the Research Division of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System by serving as a research assistant in the laboratory of Professor Scott Sponheim, PhD. The Minneapolis VA is easily accessible by light rail from the U of M campus. The successful candidate will be a current Junior or Senior pursuing a psychology major, have a GPA of 3.0 or high, and be flexible in hours (evenings/weekends). An interest in graduate school in psychology is a plus. Duties include: 5-10 hours per week in the laboratory, recruiting and scheduling participants, preparing clinical interview materials, attending weekly lab meetings, and data entry. Opportunities are available to conduct your own research project. This may be done as a volunteer or for PSY 4993 research credit. Please submit a resume or CV, transcripts, and references to Nicolaas VanMeerten at vanm0034@umn.edu.
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    4.DVBIC Research Intern
    The research intern will assist research staff at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC). Responsibilities will include: preparing study materials, scoring clinical scales, working with testing software, verifying accuracy of study data, conducting computer-based cognitive testing, and assessing participants. This position will also involve working with relational databases and basic computer programming. The patient population will include military personnel or veterans with traumatic brain injury and other mental health issues. Qualified candidate must be highly motivated, able to work independently, extremely detail oriented, and willing to develop new skills as the need arises. Candidate must have excellent communication (written and oral), organizational and interpersonal skills; strong computer skills required; comfortable using basic computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and web applications. Some background with statistical software and relational databases. Minimum Experience: Pursuing a degree in psychology or related field. A minimum commitment of 8-10 hours a week for 12 months is required. For questions, the full posting, or to apply, please contact Carrie Gentz at carolyn.gentz@va.gov.
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    5.NIDA Summer Research Opportunity
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites high school and undergraduate students to submit applications for the 2014 Summer Research Program. Under this program students underrepresented in the biomedical, social, clinical and behavioral sciences are paired with NIDA funded scientists at research institutions across the United States for 8-10 weeks during the summer to work in the field of substance abuse and addiction research. Internships may involve a variety of experiences including laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, patient interviews, and literature reviews. Student interns receive a stipend, and if necessary and eligible, provisions for travel and housing expenses. The deadline to submit applications for the 2014 program is February 14, 2014. Complete program information and the online application form can be found online. Questions regarding the 2014 NIDA Summer Research Program can be directed to, Julie Huffman at Huffmanj@mail.nih.gov.
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    6.Chicago Center for Systems Biology Summer Research Program
    The Chicago Center for Systems Biology is offering its 6th REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program this summer. The Center seeks qualified undergraduates for 2014 REU fellowships. Stipends are $4,000 for ten-week projects. They will be awarded on a competitive basis based on academic excellence, motivation, scientific potential, compatibility of personal interests, and long-term career goals aligned with research programs of the CCSB. Applicants with computational science backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. All participants must be U.S. citizens (or permanent residents) and be enrolled in (but not yet graduated from) an accredited undergraduate college degree program with a concentration in a biological science field. If selected, students will be matched with a research mentor. During the program participants will be invited to lab meetings and seminars. In addition, they will have access to libraries, athletic facilities, and University-sponsored events. At the conclusion of the summer projects, students will produce a summary report and present their findings at an REU Symposium in the Gordon Center for Integrative Science at the University of Chicago. The deadline for receipt of CCSB REU application materials is February 10, 2014. Send via mail or email all application materials to Barry Aprison, Ph.D. at baprison@bsd.uchicago.edu.
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    7.Summer Undergraduate Minority Research program (SUMR) in Health Services
    SUMR is a paid summer internship at the University of Pennsylvania. SUMR introduces minority undergraduate students and interested others to the field of health services research. In addition to conducting research, SUMR Scholars participate in an orientation program, attend weekly seminars, attend the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, take a GRE prep course, and network with health services researchers and epidemiologists. Applications due February 1st. To learn more about our SUMR program, click here.
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    8.Summer Research at the Center for Health Equity and Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    The University of Minnesota's Center for Health Equity and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute are offering the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) again this the summer. Applications are currently being accepted and are due March 7th. For more information and to apply, please see their website.
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    9.Apply For Summer Research Opportunities Now!
    Many research institutions across the nation have stipend summer research programs that invite students to work closely with faculty and graduate students on research projects over the summer (as you can see in many of the posts in this week's Scoop). These programs are a great opportunity to see what it would be like to be a psychology graduate student in a research program. They provide first-hand experience in advanced research, intensive guidance, networking and preparation for grad school admissions process (crafting CV and personal statement, preparation for the GRE etc.). They also provide an unforgettable summer with various social activities/events planned. You will spend a lot of time with other students from different states and disciplines that are also passionate about their research. Programs like these are competitive, and the applications are due soon. Winter break would be a great time to explore some of the available opportunities and begin the applications. The sooner you start on the applications the better because you will likely be asked to provide 2-3 letters of recommendation and a personal statement. Please keep in mind that some of these programs have specific criteria, such as citizenship, academic standards, and/or are catered for under represented populations of students, so read the eligibility carefully.
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    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.
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    10.Roseville Parks and Recreation Summer Employment
    The City of Roseville is looking for fun and energetic camp counselors and sports coaches for a wide variety of summer recreation programming opportunities. Opportunities include full day and half-day school aged care camps, nutrition and fitness youth classes, exciting field trips, preschool camps, community special event programs and youth sports programs such as soccer, baseball, track and basketball. Roseville Parks and Recreation provides great planning and implementation experience for students who are looking to gain experience with youth and go into the youth work profession. Roseville is 10 minutes away for the UMN campus! Spend your summer gaining valuable experience with youth while having fun and providing positive engagement experiences for youth and community members in Roseville. Apply by March 2. The jobs can be found on GOLDPASS listed: Recreation Program Coordinator (108932), Recreation Group Leader (108931), and Sports Coach (108930), or you can apply online through the City of Roseville. Click on the Jobs tab on the left side of the page, then click on Seasonal/Temporary/Internship Opening on the left side of the page. You can contact Lauren Deal (lauren.deal@ci.roseville.mn.us) with any questions.
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    11.Tutors Needed for After School College Prep Program
    TRiO Upward Bound at the College of Education & Human Development, University of Minnesota, is now accepting applications to fill multiple tutoring positions for spring semester. Candidates must have work-study funds available. For a full job description, please go to employment.umn.edu and search requisition #188343 or click on TRiO Upward Bound Academic Year Tutor.
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    12.Transfer Counselor Position at U of M Rochester
    The University of Minnesota Rochester is seeking to fill a newly created position of Transfer Counselor in the Office of Admissions. This position will be responsible for the management of undergraduate transfer course evaluation and a web-based course equivalency database Degree Audit Report System (DARS) at UMR. The Transfer Counselor will work closely with UMTC staff to align UMR processes and procedures with regard to transfer. In addition, the Transfer Counselor will provide leadership in coordinating and executing the recruitment, application, and matriculation plan for all transfer students to UMR. He/she will work on cross-functional teams to create awareness and transparency of UMR degree programs to prospective transfer students and the general advising community. The Transfer Counselor will serve as the academic advisor for Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP) students to help guide them throughout their collegiate career and ensure they are progressing academically and have access to resources that will support them. The BSHP is an educational collaboration with Mayo School of Health Sciences in the growing patient care professions of Echocardiography, Sonography, Respiratory Care and Radiography. All applicants must apply through the UM online application system (Requisition #188587).
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    13.Tutoring Positions with Lindamood-Bell
    Lindamood-Bell is an organization dedicated to enhancing human learning. We provide intensive instruction in the underlying skills needed for proficiency in reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking, and math. Our instruction helps a wide range of individuals, pre-kindergarten through adult, by developing language processing that is critical to becoming a proficient learner in any subject. Lindamood-Bell is seeking energetic and friendly Tutors for our Twin Cities Learning Center! Seasonal positions are available, with PT hours. $13.00/hr. Visit us at www.lindamoodbell.com. and send resumes to resumes.twincities@lindamoodbell.com or fax to (952) 835-2790, Attn: Clinician Position. EOE.
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    14.CSE Student Services Outreach Coordinator
    CSE is searching for a dynamic colleague who can manage the scope and direction of outreach activities within the College of Science & Engineering and coordinate outreach efforts by connecting faculty, staff, and students to the K12 community of students, parents, and teachers. The position can be found on GOLDPASS: CSE Student Services Outreach Coordinator (Requisition Number: 188968).
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  • 1/7/14

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --1.Happy New Year!
    --2.Winter Break Advising Hours
    RESEARCH
    --3.Apply For Summer Research Opportunities Now!
    --4.Research Positions in Educational Psychology
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --5.Tutoring Positions with Lindamood-Bell
    --6.Volunteer/Internship Opportunities with Amicus
    --7.Living Skills Instructor Position With Alternatives for People With Autism Inc.
    --8.Shift Leader Position With Alternatives for People With Autism Inc.

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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
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    1.Happy New Year!
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising would like to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!
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    2.Winter Break Advising Hours
    Winter break availability runs through January 21st. Because advisor availability fluctuates, we will not hold drop-in hours during this time period. We will be available to meet with students through appointments only. If you would like to meet with an advisor, please submit an Appointment Request Form. Our office will remain open during our usual operating hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. We will still be checking and responding to emails frequently during our business hours, so feel free to contact us with your questions at psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    RESEARCH
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    3.Apply For Summer Research Opportunities Now!
    Many research institutions across the nation have stipend summer research programs that invite students to work closely with faculty and graduate students on research projects over the summer. These programs are a great opportunity to see what it would be like to be a psychology graduate student in a research program. They provide first-hand experience in advanced research, intensive guidance, networking and preparation for grad school admissions process (crafting CV and personal statement, preparation for the GRE etc.). They also provide an unforgettable summer with various social activities/events planned. You will spend a lot of time with other students from different states and disciplines that are also passionate about their research. Programs like these are competitive, and the applications are due soon. Winter break would be a great time to explore some of the available opportunities and begin the applications. The sooner you start on the applications the better because you will likely be asked to provide 2-3 letters of recommendation and a personal statement. Please keep in mind that some of these programs have specific criteria, such as citizenship, academic standards, and/or are catered for under represented populations of students, so read the eligibility carefully.
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    4.Research Positions in Educational Psychology
    We are looking for 1-2 undergraduate research assistants for the Spring 2014 semester. We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented individuals who can work in Dr. Christ's lab voluntarily, or for credit. Responsibilities will include: data entry, creating items for assessments, communicating with lab supervisor, possible data collection, analyzing data, and various daily responsibilities. Undergraduates will need to be available approximately 6 hours per week, during the normal business hours M-F. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Gena Nelson for more information.
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    JOB/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.
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    5.Tutoring Positions with Lindamood-Bell
    Lindamood-Bell is an organization dedicated to enhancing human learning. We provide intensive instruction in the underlying skills needed for proficiency in reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking, and math. Our instruction helps a wide range of individuals, pre-kindergarten through adult, by developing language processing that is critical to becoming a proficient learner in any subject. Lindamood-Bell is seeking energetic and friendly Tutors for our Twin Cities Learning Center! Seasonal positions are available, with PT hours. $13.00/hr. Visit us at www.lindamoodbell.com. and send resumes to resumes.twincities@lindamoodbell.com or fax to (952) 835-2790, Attn: Clinician Position. EOE.
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    6.Volunteer/Internship Opportunities with Amicus
    Amicus is a Minnesota not-for-profit organization with over 44 years of experience in improving public safety by helping inmates and ex-offenders through positive relationship-building, restorative justice practices and individualized transition services. Through innovative programming, Amicus helps inmates and ex-offenders reshape their lives, reach their goals, and make successful transitions from prison into the community. All of the Amicus programs are relationship-based, community-driven, culturally specific and outcome-oriented. Amicus offers many opportunities to volunteer. Our most popular opportunity is as a One to One, offering friendship to an inmate or someone recently released, as he or she works to build a new life. One to One requires only a few hours each month and a one-year commitment to the relationship. Internship opportunities are also available through Amicus Reconnect, a program and drop-in center providing information, referrals, and specialized one-on-one planning tailored to the specific challenges that come with having a criminal background. For more information or questions, please contact Jill Barnes at 612-877-4254, or visit us online.
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    7.Living Skills Instructor Position With Alternatives for People With Autism Inc.
    Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. is currently seeking part-time direct-care Living Skills Instructors. This position includes assisting and teaching adults affected by autism and moderate to profound intellectual disability in a progressive residential setting. Requirements include: at least 15 college credits completed and the ability to work a variety of shifts, including AMs, PMs, Overnights, and weekends. Starting wage is $13.56 per hour, we offer $500 per academic semester scholarships, and we encourage the use of work hours toward academic internship credits. Please submit a resume to gpalkki@afpwa.org, call 763-560-2988 for more information, or visit our website for a full job description. You can also find this position listed on GoldPass.
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    8.Shift Leader Position With Alternatives for People With Autism Inc.
    Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. is currently seeking a full-time Shift Leader to work with adults affected by autism and moderate to profound intellectual disability in a progressive residential setting. Shift Leaders also assist in supervisory duties and serve as on-call resource three times per week. Requirements include: a four year degree in a related field (psychology, etc.) competed by Spring 2014 and the ability to work a variety of shifts, including AMs, PMs, Overnights, and weekends. Starting wage is $14.42 per hour, we offer $500 per academic semester scholarships, and we encourage the use or work hours toward academic internship credits and field experience. Please submit a resume to gpalkki@afpwa.org, call 763-560-2988 for more information, or visit our website for a full job description. You can also find this position listed on GoldPass.
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  • 12/31/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --1.Happy New Year!
    --2.Winter Break Advising Hours
    RESEARCH
    --3.Research Positions in Educational Psychology
    --4.Call for Undergraduate Research Papers at UCLA
    --5.Summer Research Experience in Neuropsychiatric Genomics
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --6.HORT 4000: Spring Break Study Abroad Opportunity
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --7.Volunteer/Internship Opportunities with Amicus
    --8.Living Skills Instructor Position With Alternatives for People With Autism Inc.
    --9.Shift Leader Position With Alternatives for People With Autism Inc.
    --10.Student Assistant Position in Office of International Programs CFANS

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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
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    1.Happy New Year!
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising would like to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!
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    2.Winter Break Advising Hours
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising will be closed tomorrow, 1/1/2014 for the New Year holiday. Winter break availability runs from Thursday, December 26th - Tuesday, January 21st. Because advisor availability fluctuates, we will not hold drop-in hours during this time period. We will be available to meet with students through appointments only. If you would like to meet with an advisor, please submit an Appointment Request Form. Our office will remain open during our usual operating hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. We will still be checking and responding to emails frequently during our business hours, so feel free to contact us with your questions at psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    RESEARCH
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    3.Research Positions in Educational Psychology
    We are looking for 1-2 undergraduate research assistants for the Spring 2014 semester. We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented individuals who can work in Dr. Christ's lab voluntarily, or for credit. Responsibilities will include: data entry, creating items for assessments, communicating with lab supervisor, possible data collection, analyzing data, and various daily responsibilities. Undergraduates will need to be available approximately 6 hours per week, during the normal business hours M-F. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Gena Nelson for more information.
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    4.Call for Undergraduate Research Papers at UCLA
    Have you recently completed a research paper in a psychology-related field? Looking for a platform to broadcast and publish your work? If so, the Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA (URJP) cordially invites you to submit your papers for our inaugural publication, expected to be published in Spring 2014. URJP is an annual publication of collaborative efforts between students at UCLA and neighboring universities, which publishes undergraduate research in psychology and psychology-related fields (i.e., neuroscience, linguistics, and cognitive science) as long as the papers: Are original work completed by undergraduates (can be: senior honors theses, independent research projects, literature reviews, theoretical papers, and other scholarly writing); have never been published before; and fit the submissions criteria. For information and a full description of the submission process, please email psychjournal.ucla@gmail.com.
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    5.Summer Research Experience in Neuropsychiatric Genomics
    The Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics is offering an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program this summer. The Center seeks qualified undergraduates for 2014 REU fellowships. Stipends are $4,000 for ten-week projects. They will be awarded on a competitive basis based on academic excellence, motivation, scientific potential, compatibility of personal interests, and long-term career goals aligned with research programs of the Conte Center. Applicants with computational science backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. All participants must be U.S. citizens (or permanent residents) and be enrolled in (but not yet graduated from) an accredited undergraduate college degree program with a concentration in a biological sciences field. If selected for the REU program, students will be matched with a research mentor. During the program participants will be invited to lab meetings and seminars. In addition, they will have access to libraries, athletic facilities, and University-sponsored events. At the conclusion of the summer projects, students will produce a summary report and present their findings at an REU Symposium in the Gordon Center for Integrative Science at the University of Chicago. Please visit their website for the full application, and more information.
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    COURSES OF INTEREST
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    6.HORT 4000: Spring Break Study Abroad Opportunity
    We know many of you have already registered for spring semester classes so we would like to take some time to encourage you to enroll in another exciting course! HORT 4000 is a unique class that features a study abroad component during spring break. This class is focused on promoting school gardens and healthy eating options for school aged children. If you would like to spend spring break in England learning about community gardens, and teaching students about about the many benefits of school gardens, this is the perfect opportunity. To participate in this experience, go to the Onestop registration (just like all other classes) and search for HORT 4000. For more information, contact the program leader Mary Meyer at meyer023@umn.edu
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    JOB/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.
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    7.Volunteer/Internship Opportunities with Amicus
    Amicus is a Minnesota not-for-profit organization with over 44 years of experience in improving public safety by helping inmates and ex-offenders through positive relationship-building, restorative justice practices and individualized transition services. Through innovative programming, Amicus helps inmates and ex-offenders reshape their lives, reach their goals, and make successful transitions from prison into the community. All of the Amicus programs are relationship-based, community-driven, culturally specific and outcome-oriented. Amicus offers many opportunities to volunteer. Our most popular opportunity is as a One to One, offering friendship to an inmate or someone recently released, as he or she works to build a new life. One to One requires only a few hours each month and a one-year commitment to the relationship. Internship opportunities are also available through Amicus Reconnect, a program and drop-in center providing information, referrals, and specialized one-on-one planning tailored to the specific challenges that come with having a criminal background. For more information or questions, please contact Jill Barnes at 612-877-4254, or visit us online.
    *****
    8.Living Skills Instructor Position With Alternatives for People With Autism Inc.
    Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. is currently seeking part-time direct-care Living Skills Instructors. This position includes assisting and teaching adults affected by autism and moderate to profound intellectual disability in a progressive residential setting. Requirements include: at least 15 college credits completed and the ability to work a variety of shifts, including AMs, PMs, Overnights, and weekends. Starting wage is $13.56 per hour, we offer $500 per academic semester scholarships, and we encourage the use of work hours toward academic internship credits. Please submit a resume to gpalkki@afpwa.org, call 763-560-2988 for more information, or visit our website for a full job description. You can also find this position listed on GoldPass.
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    9.Shift Leader Position With Alternatives for People With Autism Inc.
    Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. is currently seeking a full-time Shift Leader to work with adults affected by autism and moderate to profound intellectual disability in a progressive residential setting. Shift Leaders also assist in supervisory duties and serve as on-call resource three times per week. Requirements include: a four year degree in a related field (psychology, etc.) competed by Spring 2014 and the ability to work a variety of shifts, including AMs, PMs, Overnights, and weekends. Starting wage is $14.42 per hour, we offer $500 per academic semester scholarships, and we encourage the use or work hours toward academic internship credits and field experience. Please submit a resume to gpalkki@afpwa.org, call 763-560-2988 for more information, or visit our website for a full job description. You can also find this position listed on GoldPass.
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    10.Student Assistant Position in Office of International Programs CFANS
    The Office of International Programs in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences is seeking applicants for a student assistant position (188525) to support study abroad and internationalization projects. We welcome undergraduate applicants from all UMTC Colleges. This dynamic position will provide administrative, communication, and research support to Study abroad programming and internationalization efforts in OIP. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and be equally comfortable with research and data organization. In addition, this position requires a high level of professionalism, collaboration and execution skills, and an ability to work in ambiguous settings. The ideal candidate would have previous study abroad experience, be familiar with CFANS majors and study abroad programs, and possess experience with web sites and social media tools. This role requires high attention to detail while working in a busy environment. We accept applications with a rolling deadline and if interested please apply before the application deadline. The anticipated start date is February 5, 2014. For a complete description, please visit the UMN Employment Website.
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  • 12/17/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --1.Winter Break Advising Hours
    RESEARCH
    --2.Call for Undergraduate Research Papers at UCLA
    --3.Summer Research Experience in Neuropsychiatric Genomics
    --4.Present Your Empirical Psychology Research
    --5.Summer Research Initiative
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --6.Alfred I Johnson Scholarship for Students Interested in Public Affairs
    --7.Kathrine E. Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --8.New Neuroscience Course (NSCI 3100) Counts for BS Outside Foundation Coursework
    --9.HORT 4000: Spring Break Study Abroad Opportunity
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --10.Student Assistant Position in Office of International Programs CFANS
    --11.Direct Care Counselors Needed for Group Home--Part Time/Weekends
    --12.Dependable Home Health Care is Hiring
    --13.Research Assistant Job Opportunities for Graduating Seniors
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
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    1.Winter Break Advising Hours
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising will be closed next week Monday, December 23rd - Wednesday, December 25th. Winter break availability will run from Thursday, December 26th - Tuesday, January 21st. Because advisor availability fluctuates, we will not hold drop-in hours during this time period. We will be available to meet with students through appointments only. If you would like to meet with an advisor, please submit an Appointment Request Form. With the exception of official University Holidays (12/23, 12/24, 12/25 and 1/1), our office will remain open during our usual operating hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. We will still be checking and responding to emails frequently during our business hours, so feel free to contact us with your questions at psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    RESEARCH
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    2.Call for Undergraduate Research Papers at UCLA
    Have you recently completed a research paper in a psychology-related field? Looking for a platform to broadcast and publish your work? If so, the Undergraduate Research Journal of Psychology at UCLA (URJP) cordially invites you to submit your papers for our inaugural publication, expected to be published in Spring 2014. URJP is an annual publication of collaborative efforts between students at UCLA and neighboring universities, which publishes undergraduate research in psychology and psychology-related fields (i.e., neuroscience, linguistics, and cognitive science) as long as the papers: Are original work completed by undergraduates (can be: senior honors theses, independent research projects, literature reviews, theoretical papers, and other scholarly writing); have never been published before; and fit the submissions criteria. For information and a full description of the submission process, please email psychjournal.ucla@gmail.com.
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    3.Summer Research Experience in Neuropsychiatric Genomics
    The Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics is offering an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program this summer. The Center seeks qualified undergraduates for 2014 REU fellowships. Stipends are $4,000 for ten-week projects. They will be awarded on a competitive basis based on academic excellence, motivation, scientific potential, compatibility of personal interests, and long-term career goals aligned with research programs of the Conte Center. Applicants with computational science backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. All participants must be U.S. citizens (or permanent residents) and be enrolled in (but not yet graduated from) an accredited undergraduate college degree program with a concentration in a biological sciences field. If selected for the REU program, students will be matched with a research mentor. During the program participants will be invited to lab meetings and seminars. In addition, they will have access to libraries, athletic facilities, and University-sponsored events. At the conclusion of the summer projects, students will produce a summary report and present their findings at an REU Symposium in the Gordon Center for Integrative Science at the University of Chicago. Please visit their website for the full application, and more information.
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    4.Present Your Empirical Psychology Research
    You are invited to apply to present your empirical psychology research at the eight annual L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference at the University of Virginia. The conference takes place at the University of Virginia on April 11, 2014, but space is limited, so register early. Abstract proposals for oral or poster presentations may be submitted from Jan 6th - march 10th. To register and for further information please visit the website.
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    5.Summer Research Initiative
    If you are interested in doing research this summer, the Summer Research Initiative (SRI) at the University of Maryland, College Park could be the perfect opportunity for you. Established in 1999, the SRI is part of the College's longstanding commitment to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities who pursue graduate degrees in the social, behavioral and economic sciences. For more information about this opportunity or to apply, go to the SRI website.
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    SCHOLARSHIPS
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    6.Alfred I Johnson Scholarship for Students Interested in Public Affairs
    A. I. Johnson was the Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives and later a Regent of the University of Minnesota. This scholarship was created for undergraduate students who show a strong interest in public affairs with an intent to pursue a career or activities serving the public. Such careers and activities may include community volunteer activities, organizing to affect public policy, service on government advisory committees, and appointive or elective office. University of Minnesota--Twin Cities Campus students who are degree-seeking undergraduates and who possess a strong interest in public affairs and an intention to pursue a career or activities serving the public are eligible and encouraged to apply. For more information see the Department of Political Science website.
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    7.Kathrine E. Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad
    This scholarship will provide up to $25,0000 to give one senior at any campus of the University of Minnesota the opportunity to enrich her or his academic experience with a fifth year of undergraduate study in another country. The scholarship is intended to support credit-bearing and usually classroom-based study abroad that immerses the student in the host university as well as in the host culture. Proposals should be for full-time study for a full academic year or the equivalent. Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduates at any University of Minnesota campus; must have senior status (at least 90 credits completed) by the end of Fall semester 2013 with at least 30 credits in residence at a University of Minnesota campus; must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; and should have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Application materials and instructions are available online. Application deadline: February 7, 2014. Please direct questions to Timothy Jones, University Honors Program (jone1744@umn.edu).
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    COURSES OF INTEREST
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    8.New Neuroscience Course (NSCI 3100) Counts for BS Outside Foundation Coursework
    For those of you who are interested in a new course being offered by the Neuroscience Department (NSCI 3100, Mind and Brain), the course will count towards the Psychology Bachelor of Science Outside Foundation Coursework in the Area D. Biological Science Foundation Cluster. The course was not added to the Onestop class schedule in time for the start of registration, therefore, you will need to register for section 001 of Nsci 4151. The topic of this course will cover the implications of the physical nature of the mind, with an emphasis on decision-making as an entry point into neuroscience and psychology.
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    9.HORT 4000: Spring Break Study Abroad Opportunity
    We know many of you have already registered for spring semester classes so we would like to take some time to encourage you to enroll in another exciting course! HORT 4000 is a unique class that features a study abroad component during spring break. This class is focused on promoting school gardens and healthy eating options for school aged children. If you would like to spend spring break in England learning about community gardens, and teaching students about about the many benefits of school gardens, this is the perfect opportunity. To participate in this experience, go to the Onestop registration (just like all other classes) and search for HORT 4000. For more information, contact the program leader Mary Meyer at meyer023@umn.edu
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    JOB/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.
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    10.Student Assistant Position in Office of International Programs CFANS
    The Office of International Programs in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences is seeking applicants for a student assistant position (188525) to support study abroad and internationalization projects. We welcome undergraduate applicants from all UMTC Colleges. This dynamic position will provide administrative, communication, and research support to Study abroad programming and internationalization efforts in OIP. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and be equally comfortable with research and data organization. In addition, this position requires a high level of professionalism, collaboration and execution skills, and an ability to work in ambiguous settings. The ideal candidate would have previous study abroad experience, be familiar with CFANS majors and study abroad programs, and possess experience with web sites and social media tools. This role requires high attention to detail while working in a busy environment. We accept applications with a rolling deadline and if interested please apply before the application deadline. The anticipated start date is February 5, 2014. For a complete description, please visit the UMN Employment Website.
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    11.Direct Care Counselors Needed for Group Home--Part Time/Weekends
    Dependable Home Health Care is seeking several Direct Care Counselors to join the teams at group homes in Northern Ramsey Count. The Direct Care Counselor will work directly with persons served in the implementation of the written Individual Support Plans, documenting progress and response to program services, and ensuring the safety and well-being of each person. This individual generally works without direct immediate supervision in the performance of assigned tasks. Individual would only be expected to work about 1 weekend per month. Job offer is contingent upon on a cleared background check and clean driving record. To apply or to learn about other positions, visit DHHC's website. For more information or questions, please contact Jane Schneider at janes@dependable-care.com or 651.779.9810 x101.
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    12.Dependable Home Health Care is Hiring
    Dependable Home Health Care has been providing support services to people with developmental disabilities for the last twenty years. Due to our growth, we have several open positions in either group home settings or one-on-one environments. To apply or to learn about other positions, visit DHHC's website. For more information or questions, please contact Jane Schneider at janes@dependable-care.com or 651.779.9810 x101.
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    13.Research Assistant Job Opportunities for Graduating Seniors
    The National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD has employment opportunities at the Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (BSD). BSD seeks qualified individuals to fill Research Assistant positions, with employment starting May/June 2014. BSD conducts research on the pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of childhood mental illnesses, with an emphasis on bipolar disorder and severe irritability (SMD) in children. Research assistants are involved in all aspects of the clinical research process, including analyzing data and interacting with patients. More information about the specific positions, and instructions for applying can be found online. Please feel free to contact Allli Oakes (alli.oakes@nih.gov) or Lizzie Harkins (lizzie.harkins@nih.gov) with any questions or concerns.
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  • 12/10/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --1.Looking for a Leadership Position? Check out Psi Chi
    CAMPUS RESOURCES
    --2.Occupy the Libraries
    --3.Exam Jam
    RESEARCH
    --4.Research Opportunity in Relationships Lab - ICD
    --5.Present Your Empirical Psychology Research
    --6.Summer Research Initiative
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --7.Alfred I Johnson Scholarship for Students Interested in Public Affairs
    --8.Kathrine E. Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --9. New Neuroscience Course (NSCI 3100) Counts for BS Outside Foundation Coursework
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --10.Paid Winter Break Data Collection Opportunity
    --11.Part-Time Paid Psychology Tutoring Positions Available!
    --12.Senior Environmental Project Associate Position with Environmental Initiative
    --13.Camp Counselor Positions Available Camp Akeela
    --14.Direct Care Counselors Needed for Group Home--Part Time/Weekends
    --15.Dependable Home Health Care is Hiring
    --16.Research Assistant Job Opportunities for Graduating Seniors
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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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    1.Looking for a Leadership Position? Check out Psi Chi
    Calling all freshmen, sophomore, and junior psychology majors- Psi Chi/Psychology Club is looking to recruit members to be on our executive board for next semester! If you are interested or looking to be more involved, email psichi@umn.edu on how to apply. This is a great leadership role and a wonderful opportunity to get more involved in the psychology community! Additionally, there will be an officer meet and greet this Thursday, December 12th at 4pm in Elliott N639. Come to meet the current officers and learn more about about the roles we are recruiting for!
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    CAMPUS RESOURCES
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    2.Occupy the Libraries
    The University Libraries will offer 'distraction-free' studying for finals that includes extended hours for the last week of classes and finals weeks. View the full schedule of hours and activities online.
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    3.Exam Jam
    Finals are here! You can prepare for finals by connecting with other students for tutoring and review workshops. The schedule of review workshops 12/7-12/13 is available at the Golden Gopher Workshop Database Online. There will also be expanded tutoring hours for you to take advantage of. Tutor schedules and more details can be found at on the SMART Learning Commons website.
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    RESEARCH
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    4.Research Opportunity in Relationships Lab - ICD
    Undergraduate research assistant opportunities are available in the Relationships Research Laboratory at the Institute of Child Development. We are seeking excellent undergraduate students interested in gaining research experience in the area of the developmental origins of adult romantic relationships. We currently have several projects ranging from observations of dating couples to experimental work with individuals. Successful applicants will gain valuable experience related to data collection, coding, and entry. Please contact Professor Glenn I. Roisman for further information (roism001@umn.edu).
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    5.Present Your Empirical Psychology Research
    You are invited to apply to present your empirical psychology research at the eight annual L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference at the University of Virginia. The conference takes place at the University of Virginia on April 11, 2014, but space is limited, so register early. Abstract proposals for oral or poster presentations may be submitted from Jan 6th - march 10th. To register and for further information please visit the website.
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    6.Summer Research Initiative
    If you are interested in doing research this summer, the Summer Research Initiative (SRI) at the University of Maryland, College Park could be the perfect opportunity for you. Established in 1999, the SRI is part of the College's longstanding commitment to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities who pursue graduate degrees in the social, behavioral and economic sciences. For more information about this opportunity or to apply, go to the SRI website.
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    SCHOLARSHIPS
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    7.Alfred I Johnson Scholarship for Students Interested in Public Affairs
    A. I. Johnson was the Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives and later a Regent of the University of Minnesota. This scholarship was created for undergraduate students who show a strong interest in public affairs with an intent to pursue a career or activities serving the public. Such careers and activities may include community volunteer activities, organizing to affect public policy, service on government advisory committees, and appointive or elective office. University of Minnesota--Twin Cities Campus students who are degree-seeking undergraduates and who possess a strong interest in public affairs and an intention to pursue a career or activities serving the public are eligible and encouraged to apply. For more information see the Department of Political Science website.
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    8.Kathrine E. Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad
    This scholarship will provide up to $25,0000 to give one senior at any campus of the University of Minnesota the opportunity to enrich her or his academic experience with a fifth year of undergraduate study in another country. The scholarship is intended to support credit-bearing and usually classroom-based study abroad that immerses the student in the host university as well as in the host culture. Proposals should be for full-time study for a full academic year or the equivalent. Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduates at any University of Minnesota campus; must have senior status (at least 90 credits completed) by the end of Fall semester 2013 with at least 30 credits in residence at a University of Minnesota campus; must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; and should have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Application materials and instructions are available online. Application deadline: February 7, 2014. Please direct questions to Timothy Jones, University Honors Program (jone1744@umn.edu).
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    COURSES OF INTEREST
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    9.New Neuroscience Course (NSCI 3100) Counts for BS Outside Foundation Coursework
    For those of you who are interested in a new course being offered by the Neuroscience Department (NSCI 3100, Mind and Brain), the course will count towards the Psychology Bachelor of Science Outside Foundation Coursework in the Area D. Biological Science Foundation Cluster. The course was not added to the Onestop class schedule in time for the start of registration, therefore, you will need to register for section 001 of Nsci 4151. The topic of this course will cover the implications of the physical nature of the mind, with an emphasis on decision-making as an entry point into neuroscience and psychology.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    10.Paid Winter Break Data Collection Opportunity
    This is an opportunity for undergraduate research assistants to collect data for a Math project. We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented students who can work in Dr. Ted Christ's lab and help with data collection in schools. Pay is $10/hour, you will need your own reliable transportation to get to-and-from schools, and you must be available to work everyday, all day M-F during the weeks of 1-6-2014 to 1-17-2014 (typically 8AM-4PM depending on school schedule). Must also be available for training on training on January 2nd and/or 3rd (depending on schedules). Any offer of employment is contingent upon the ability to provide authorization to work in the United States and the University of Minnesota prior to the start date. Please contact Gena Nelson by email if you are interested (nels8101@umn.edu).
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    11.Part-Time Paid Psychology Tutoring Positions Available!
    Tutor student-athletes who are seeking tutoring either one-on-one or in small groups in Psychology. Successful applicants: Must be at least a junior in good academic standing; Possess an overall Cumulative GPA of 3.0.; Have taken and passed with and "A" or "B" any course for which you wish to be considered eligible to tutor/or equivalent courses from other universities; Be able to provide three recommendations from professors/instructors; Capable of working flexible hours. Prior experience and training as a tutor or in education is preferred. Tutors must also: Demonstrate and model the highest degree of academic integrity; Assess and address student-athletes strengths and weaknesses as it pertains to the class and the material; Be reliable and punctual for every appointment; Possess subject-specific knowledge as well as the ability to present it in creative and effective ways; Have a contagious passion for Psychology and learning in general; Provide academic assistance to student-athletes who are seeking tutoring either one-on-one or in small groups; Be willing to learn and address learning styles and tutoring techniques; Thoroughly and accurately document every session; Create activities and drills to help student-athletes learn the material. NOTE: Hours will vary; graduate students may not work more than 14 hours per week. Pay is $11/hr for undergrads and $14/HR for graduate students. To apply: Send an email to Jamie Zamjahn, Coordinator of Learning Services / McNamara Academic Center at jzamjahn@umn.edu. Please attach a current resume, cover letter, list of references, unofficial transcripts, and hours of availability.
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    12.Senior Environmental Project Associate Position with Environmental Initiative
    Environmental Initiative is a nonprofit organization that works with business, nonprofit, and government leaders to develop collaborative solutions to Minnesota's environmental problems. The senior environmental project associate is an entry-level position responsible for supporting a range of designated Environmental Initiative projects. Initially (and potentially long-term), the senior project associate will primarily support the organization's efforts to facilitate collaboration among private sector players and other partners to enhance sustainable business practices and economic growth in Minnesota. We are excited about this growing area of Environmental Initiative's work, and the senior project associate should be ready to bring their creativity, entrepreneurial thinking, and comfort with working in an emerging program to these efforts. A full job description can be found online.
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    13.Camp Counselor Positions Available Camp Akeela
    Camp Akeela, a traditional New England summer camp for kids who have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or a non-verbal learning disorder. We are seeking young and energetic people to work as counselors at Akeela. For more information, you can visit their website, or contact Kevin Trimble, who is the Assistant Director of the camp. He can be reached by phone (866) 680-4744 or email.
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    14.Direct Care Counselors Needed for Group Home--Part Time/Weekends
    Dependable Home Health Care is seeking several Direct Care Counselors to join the teams at group homes in Northern Ramsey Count. The Direct Care Counselor will work directly with persons served in the implementation of the written Individual Support Plans, documenting progress and response to program services, and ensuring the safety and well-being of each person. This individual generally works without direct immediate supervision in the performance of assigned tasks. Individual would only be expected to work about 1 weekend per month. Job offer is contingent upon on a cleared background check and clean driving record. To apply or to learn about other positions, visit DHHC's website. For more information or questions, please contact Jane Schneider at janes@dependable-care.com or 651.779.9810 x101.
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    15.Dependable Home Health Care is Hiring
    Dependable Home Health Care has been providing support services to people with developmental disabilities for the last twenty years. Due to our growth, we have several open positions in either group home settings or one-on-one environments. To apply or to learn about other positions, visit DHHC's website. For more information or questions, please contact Jane Schneider at janes@dependable-care.com or 651.779.9810 x101.
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    16.Research Assistant Job Opportunities for Graduating Seniors
    The National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD has employment opportunities at the Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (BSD). BSD seeks qualified individuals to fill Research Assistant positions, with employment starting May/June 2014. BSD conducts research on the pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of childhood mental illnesses, with an emphasis on bipolar disorder and severe irritability (SMD) in children. Research assistants are involved in all aspects of the clinical research process, including analyzing data and interacting with patients. More information about the specific positions, and instructions for applying can be found online. Please feel free to contact Allli Oakes (alli.oakes@nih.gov) or Lizzie Harkins (lizzie.harkins@nih.gov) with any questions or concerns.
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  • 12/3/2013

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    EVENTS
    --1.University Suicide Awareness and Prevention - Light Up The Bridge Thursday
    --2.MECLABS Info Session for Market Research Positions
    --3.Student Experience Recruiting Table Tomorrow
    --4.UMR Info Session
    PISA - PSYCHOLOGY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION
    --5.PISA Workshop: How to Study
    CAMPUS RESOURCES
    --6.Occupy the Libraries
    --7.Exam Jam
    RESEARCH
    --8.Spring Research Opportunities in Social Psych Lab
    --9.Research Opportunity in Relationships Lab - ICD
    --10.Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision Science
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --11.CLA Internship Scholarship
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --12.Psy 5960: Graduate Seminar on Neuroscience, Philosophy, & Ethics
    --13.New Community Service-Learning Courses
    --14.Student Success Courses
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --15.Paid Winter Break Data Collection Opportunity
    --16.PT Paid Psychology Tutoring Positions Available!
    --17.Senior Environmental Project Associate Position with Environmental Initiative
    --18.Camp Counselor Positions Available Camp Akeela
    --19.Summer Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems in D.C.
    --20.Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) Intern
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    EVENTS
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    1.University Suicide Awareness and Prevention - Light Up The Bridge Thursday
    University Suicide Awareness and Prevention (USAP) is hosting a "Light up The Bridge" ceremony on Thursday, December 5th from 7-8:30pm. Come dedicate a candle to those affected by suicide and help us light up the Washington Ave Bridge! Free cookies and cocoa provided. Stop by or stay a while! USAP is a group of students at the University of Minnesota dedicated to spreading suicide awareness on campus in hopes of preventing college suicides. We strive to make suicide more talked about and reduce the stigma through several events.
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    2.MECLABS Info Session for Market Research Positions
    You know those horror stories about graduates in mind-numbing entry level-jobs where they're lost in corporate bureaucracy? You're going to be hearing just the opposite at MECLABS Meet & Greet on December 5. Stop by 518/520 Science Teaching and Student Services Building from 4:00-5:00pm and chat MECLABS professionals. They will regale you with stories of how - fresh out of college - they were given the opportunity to show off their talents to leading organizations like Bose, The New York Times and Johnson & Johnson. Most importantly, they'll share how that can happen for you, too. Find out more on December 5. MECLABS is currently seeking (To learn more about these positions search GoldPASS): Lead Generation Specialist / Entry Level Marketing position (Job ID 102246) and Marketing Research Analyst (Job ID 105931).
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    3.Student Experience Recruiting Table Tomorrow
    Student Experience is a 25 year old company helping students to develop and gain health related experience while delivering exceptional client care. Student Experience is looking to fill 18 positions. We offer the ability for students to gain paid work experience, transferable skills in their field, schedules flexible to their class requirements, and our Competitive Edge program helps students stand out among their peers when applying to their post graduate positions. The majority of students we work with are in health science or human service related areas of study. Our opportunities are open to all majors, undergraduate and professional students encouraged to apply. To learn more, stop by their table at Coffman Memorial Union tomorrow, December 4th, anytime between 10:00am - 3:00pm! For more information on Student Experience visit their website.
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    4.UMR Info Session
    Are you interested in pursuing a patient care degree in Echocardiography, Radiography, Respiratory Care, or Sonography? UMR will be hosting an information session in the Health Careers Center (2-565 Moos Tower) on Monday, December 9, 2013 for students interested in obtaining a University of Minnesota Bachelor of Science degree in one of these patient care fields. The Bachelor of Science in Health Professions degree is an educational collaboration with Mayo School of Health Sciences at Mayo Clinic. This undergraduate program is a junior year, competitive entry program. Students must complete all prerequisite courses and liberal education and theme requirements prior to starting this program. All students are invited to attend an information session. Online registration is requested HCC Information Session. Please scroll down to the bottom of the list to select Bachelor of Science in Health Professions. Health care workers are in demand and the University of Minnesota has a reputation of preparing well qualified students for competitive entry patient care programs.
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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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    5.PISA Workshop: How to Study
    Feeling panic as finals approach? Need some study strategies and time management skills? Interested in becoming a more efficient learner? Join PISA this Friday for a workshop and hear what the experts from University Counseling and Consulting Services (UCCS) have to say. All international psych majors are welcome! This workshop will take place in N639 Elliot Hall on Friday 12/6, 3-4pm. This is a good chance to equip yourself with learning strategies and plans that will help you waltz through the final weeks!
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    CAMPUS RESOURCES
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    6.Occupy the Libraries
    The University Libraries will offer 'distraction-free' studying for finals that includes extended hours for the last week of classes and finals weeks. View the full schedule of hours and activities online.
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    7.Exam Jam
    Thanksgiving was late this year, so there is not a lot of time to study for finals! You can prepare for finals by connecting with other students for tutoring and review workshops. The schedule of review workshops 12/7-12/13 is available at the Golden Gopher Workshop Database Online. There will also be expanded tutoring hours for you to take advantage off kicked off by Exam Jam Saturday: December 7th from 9am-1pm in 140 Appleby Hall (hosted by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence) and 1pm-5pm in 204 Walter Library (hosted by the SMART Learning Commons). Tutor schedules and more details can be found at on the SMART Learning Commons website.
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    RESEARCH
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    8.Spring Research Opportunities in Social Psych Lab
    The Social Interaction Lab run by Dr. Jeff Simpson is looking for research assistants to work this spring on a variety of projects. We will be hiring RA's to A) run lab sessions for a study on prosocial behavior; B) clean and analyze physiological data for a study on emotion regulation; C) code videos for a study on emotion regulation; and D) code videos for a study on romantic couples. If you are interested in any of these positions, send Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) an email by 9am on Friday, December 6th, with "Interest in RA Positions" as the subject line and the following information contained in the body: Name, Email, Class Year, GPA, and Reason for applying (no more than one sentence, please). Qualified applicants will receive more detailed descriptions of all the positions and a RA application. Late emails will not receive a response. Email Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) with any questions about these positions or the application process.
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    9.Research Opportunity in Relationships Lab - ICD
    Undergraduate research assistant opportunities are available in the Relationships Research Laboratory at the Institute of Child Development. We are seeking excellent undergraduate students interested in gaining research experience in the area of the developmental origins of adult romantic relationships. We currently have several projects ranging from observations of dating couples to experimental work with individuals. Successful applicants will gain valuable experience related to data collection, coding, and entry. Please contact Professor Glenn I. Roisman for further information (roism001@umn.edu).
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    10.Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision Science
    The Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester announces its 2014 Summer Research Fellowship Program in Vision Science. Undergraduates in their junior (3rd) year during the 2013-2014 academic year of baccalaureate studies interested in neuroscience, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and biomedical science are invited to join the Center for Visual Science for a summer of supervised laboratory training. Applicants will be selected based on academic achievements and an interest in pursuing graduate studies in science. Both US and foreign applications will be accepted. The fellowship will cover travel and on-campus housing expenses for non-local students and provide a stipend of $3600 for a summer of continuous training in a faculty member's lab. Training will also include an orientation with introductory lectures, weekly talks from CVS faculty, laboratory demos, a poster session and CVS picnic at summer's end. Rochester, located near Lake Ontario in western New York, is an internationally recognized center for visual and imaging science and provides a scenic and natural setting for a variety of outdoor activities. More information can be found at: http://www.cvs.rochester.edu/fellowships.html
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    SCHOLARSHIPS
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    6.CLA Internship Scholarship
    Are you working at an unpaid internship? The CLA Undergraduate Internship Scholarship is a competitive $1500 scholarship award for CLA students (sophomores and above) doing unpaid internships. The internship must be off-campus and you must complete a minimum 120 hours total at the internship. More details and application instructions can be found online.
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    COURSES OF INTEREST
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    12.Psy 5960: Graduate Seminar on Neuroscience, Philosophy, & Ethics
    Neuroscience increasingly allows us to explain the human experience in terms of mechanistic, electrochemical processes. The current course explores philosophical issues sparked by these developments in two modules. The first module examines the ways in which human neuroscience may shed new light on age-long philosophical quagmires such as mind-body dualism, free-will, and consciousness. The second module turns to neuroethical questions regarding the potential benefits and harms neuroscience might bring to the moral fabric of society. For example, could brain-based accounts of human behavior increase societal compassion toward those exhibiting taboo or antisocial behaviors (e.g., substance abuse, mental illness, violence, reckless driving, homelessness). Conversely, might such brain-based accounts harm society by exclusively placing blame for antisocial acts on the workings of our brains and thereby eroding our sense of moral responsibility (e.g., "My brain made me do it")? In what ways might these neuroethical issues impact the legal system and public policy? Following modules one and two, the course will cover an additional 3-4 topics chosen collectively by enrolled students. This seminar is open to juniors and seniors, and preference will be given to students who have completed Psy 3061, or an equivalent course. For more information about this course, contact the instructor, Dr. Lissek.
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    13.New Community Service-Learning Courses
    If you are interested in getting involved in the community, consider a service-learning course for Spring 2014. There are new courses being offered this spring, so be sure to check them out!
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    14.Student Success Courses
    As you plan your Spring 2014 schedule, consider EDHD 1620 Strategies for Student Success. These 1-credit, 1xxx-level courses support the development of students' academic, professional, and personal successes and are offered at various times throughout the semester. To learn more about these classes (course descriptions, instructor biographies, and student feedback) please visit z.umn.edu/apps.
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    11.CPSY 3301 Introductory Child Psychology
    This undergraduate survey course will examine social and cognitive development from the prenatal period through adolescence. The major goals include fostering an understanding of the usefulness of a developmental approach to psychological issues, and familiarizing students with current research and methodology in child psychology. This course emphasizes normal physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. Class sessions will include a mixture of lectures, discussion, videos, and group activities. This course will count towards the Area B of the Psychology Major.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    15.Paid Winter Break Data Collection Opportunity
    This is an opportunity for undergraduate research assistants to collect data for a Math project. We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented students who can work in Dr. Ted Christ's lab and help with data collection in schools. Pay is $10/hour, you will need your own reliable transportation to get to-and-from schools, and you must be available to work everyday, all day M-F during the weeks of 1-6-2014 to 1-17-2014 (typically 8AM-4PM depending on school schedule). Must also be available for training on training on January 2nd and/or 3rd (depending on schedules). Any offer of employment is contingent upon the ability to provide authorization to work in the United States and the University of Minnesota prior to the start date. Please contact Gena Nelson by email if you are interested (nels8101@umn.edu).
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    16.PT Paid Psychology Tutoring Positions Available!
    Tutor student-athletes who are seeking tutoring either one-on-one or in small groups in Psychology. Successful applicants: Must be at least a junior in good academic standing; Possess an overall Cumulative GPA of 3.0.; Have taken and passed with and "A" or "B" any course for which you wish to be considered eligible to tutor/or equivalent courses from other universities; Be able to provide three recommendations from professors/instructors; Capable of working flexible hours. Prior experience and training as a tutor or in education is preferred. Tutors must also: Demonstrate and model the highest degree of academic integrity; Assess and address student-athletes strengths and weaknesses as it pertains to the class and the material; Be reliable and punctual for every appointment; Possess subject-specific knowledge as well as the ability to present it in creative and effective ways; Have a contagious passion for Psychology and learning in general; Provide academic assistance to student-athletes who are seeking tutoring either one-on-one or in small groups; Be willing to learn and address learning styles and tutoring techniques; Thoroughly and accurately document every session; Create activities and drills to help student-athletes learn the material. NOTE: Hours will vary; graduate students may not work more than 14 hours per week. Pay is $11/hr for undergrads and $14/HR for graduate students. To apply: Send an email to Jamie Zamjahn, Coordinator of Learning Services / McNamara Academic Center at jzamjahn@umn.edu. Please attach a current resume, cover letter, list of references, unofficial transcripts, and hours of availability.
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    17.Senior Environmental Project Associate Position with Environmental Initiative
    Environmental Initiative is a nonprofit organization that works with business, nonprofit, and government leaders to develop collaborative solutions to Minnesota's environmental problems. The senior environmental project associate is an entry-level position responsible for supporting a range of designated Environmental Initiative projects. Initially (and potentially long-term), the senior project associate will primarily support the organization's efforts to facilitate collaboration among private sector players and other partners to enhance sustainable business practices and economic growth in Minnesota. We are excited about this growing area of Environmental Initiative's work, and the senior project associate should be ready to bring their creativity, entrepreneurial thinking, and comfort with working in an emerging program to these efforts. A full job description can be found online.
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    18.Camp Counselor Positions Available Camp Akeela
    Camp Akeela, a traditional New England summer camp for kids who have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or a non-verbal learning disorder. We are seeking young and energetic people to work as counselors at Akeela. For more information, you can visit their website, or contact Kevin Trimble, who is the Assistant Director of the camp. He can be reached by phone (866) 680-4744 or email.
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    19.Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) Intern
    The Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) Intern is a part-time, 30 hour/week position that will provide an opportunity for youth to engage in transferable, professional experience, while making meaningful contributions to build the Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) field in Minnesota. The position involves a major research component through which the intern will be tasked with outreach, data collection and processing for a YSE Research project. The YSE Intern will be an active part of the Youthprise Youth Innovators Collective (a collective of youth, aged 18-25, who engage in authentic, transferable professional experience while making meaningful contributions to programs and services for youth across Minnesota), attend Youthprise staff meetings, attend conferences and work on the Collective's projects. The ideal applicant will have expressed interest in the field of Youth Social Entrepreneurship and experience with data collection and research. In addition, the intern is expected to be a good communicator, self-motivated and able to create and maintain professional relationships in the community. For more information about this posting, visit their website.
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    20.Summer Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems in D.C.
    Spend a summer in Washington, DC making an investment in your future that will help set you apart after college. They are now accepting applications for the Summer 2014 Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems in Washington, DC. These comprehensive programs sponsored by The Fund for American Studies include a guaranteed internship placement (public policy or economics), courses for transferable credit, and furnished housing in downtown Washington. Students are encouraged to apply for the early application deadline of December 9 to receive priority scholarship consideration and a 5% tuition discount. For more information about this opportunity, please see their website.
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  • 11/26/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
    --1.Psychology Advising Closed For Thanksgiving
    GRADUATE STUDIES
    --2.Kaplan Promotion
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --3.Post Grad Fellowships in Autism Research
    --4.Volunteers Needed for Research
    --5.Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision Science
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --6.CLA Internship Scholarship
    CAMPUS RESOURCES
    --7.Student Technology Peer Tutors
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --8.Psy 5960: Graduate Seminar on Neuroscience, Philosophy, & Ethics
    --9.New Community Service-Learning Courses
    --10.Student Success Courses
    --11.CPSY 3301: Introductory Child Psychology
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --12.Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) Intern
    --13.Internship with Congressman Keith Ellison
    --14.Tutoring Positions at Edina Learning Center
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
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    1.Psychology Advising Closed For Thanksgiving
    Psychology Advising will be closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. If you have questions for advising, please email psyadvis@umn.edu and we will get back to you when we return Monday, December 2nd. Have a great weekend, and safe travels.
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    GRADUATE STUDIES
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    2.Kaplan Promotions
    Through December 3rd, Kaplan is running a promotion called "Season of Thanks" and it offers students a $150 discount on MCAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, OAT and DAT. In order to take advantage of this promotion, students need to use the code "THANKS150" when registering for their course. The code applies to all of our course offerings except "AdvantagePlus". Also, if you have not had a chance to enter, please fill out the form online for a chance to win a free Kaplan course! The winner will be notified via email on December 1st.
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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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    3.Post Grad Fellowships in Autism Research
    The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering three fellowships: the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience, and the Simons Fellowship in Design Engineering. Students who will receive a bachelor's degree by June 2014 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2014, and they are 2 years in duration. The fellowships were previously sponsored by the Yale Child Study Center, and students can find further details at: cohenfellowship.org and simonsfellowship.org.
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    4.Volunteers Needed for Research
    Undergraduate or graduate students are needed to contribute to an online research project about attitudes towards people with disabilities. The research aims to investigate attitudes and a number of related factors. If you would like to participate please visit the link below. For more information please contact James L. Bellini, at 315-443-9655, jlbellin@syr.edu and/or Dr. C. Mujde Koca-Atabey at 315- 443-3131, catabey@syr.edu.
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    5.Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision Science
    The Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester announces its 2014 Summer Research Fellowship Program in Vision Science. Undergraduates in their junior (3rd) year during the 2013-2014 academic year of baccalaureate studies interested in neuroscience, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and biomedical science are invited to join the Center for Visual Science for a summer of supervised laboratory training. Applicants will be selected based on academic achievements and an interest in pursuing graduate studies in science. Both US and foreign applications will be accepted. The fellowship will cover travel and on-campus housing expenses for non-local students and provide a stipend of $3600 for a summer of continuous training in a faculty member's lab. Training will also include an orientation with introductory lectures, weekly talks from CVS faculty, laboratory demos, a poster session and CVS picnic at summer's end. Rochester, located near Lake Ontario in western New York, is an internationally recognized center for visual and imaging science and provides a scenic and natural setting for a variety of outdoor activities. More information can be found online.
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    6.CLA Internship Scholarship
    Are you working at an unpaid internship? The CLA Undergraduate Internship Scholarship is a competitive $1500 scholarship award for CLA students (sophomores and above) doing unpaid internships. The internship must be off-campus and you must complete a minimum 120 hours total at the internship. More details and application instructions can be found online.
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    CAMPUS RESOURCES
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    14.Student Technology Peer Tutors
    Have an assignment that requires Excel, InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator and feel a little lost? Student Technology Peer Tutors are available to provide one-on-one assistance to help you develop technical skills you might need to complete a course assignment. Peer tutors will: meet with you one-on-one in a Tech Stop (Coffman, Blegan or Coffey Hall), help you identify the technical skills you would like to improve, advise you on choosing the appropriate technologies, assist you in leaning specific technical skills and find resources to further your technical skills after the session. Visit z.umn.edu/peertutoring for more information.
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    COURSES OF INTEREST
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    8.Psy 5960: Graduate Seminar on Neuroscience, Philosophy, & Ethics
    Neuroscience increasingly allows us to explain the human experience in terms of mechanistic, electrochemical processes. The current course explores philosophical issues sparked by these developments in two modules. The first module examines the ways in which human neuroscience may shed new light on age-long philosophical quagmires such as mind-body dualism, free-will, and consciousness. The second module turns to neuroethical questions regarding the potential benefits and harms neuroscience might bring to the moral fabric of society. For example, could brain-based accounts of human behavior increase societal compassion toward those exhibiting taboo or antisocial behaviors (e.g., substance abuse, mental illness, violence, reckless driving, homelessness). Conversely, might such brain-based accounts harm society by exclusively placing blame for antisocial acts on the workings of our brains and thereby eroding our sense of moral responsibility (e.g., "My brain made me do it")? In what ways might these neuroethical issues impact the legal system and public policy? Following modules one and two, the course will cover an additional 3-4 topics chosen collectively by enrolled students. This seminar is open to juniors and seniors, and preference will be given to students who have completed Psy 3061, or an equivalent course. For more information about this course, contact the instructor, Dr. Lissek.
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    9.New Community Service-Learning Courses
    If you are interested in getting involved in the community, consider a service-learning course for Spring 2014. There are new courses being offered this spring, so be sure to check them out!
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    10.Student Success Courses
    As you plan your Spring 2014 schedule, consider EDHD 1620 Strategies for Student Success. These 1-credit, 1xxx-level courses support the development of students' academic, professional, and personal successes and are offered at various times throughout the semester. To learn more about these classes (course descriptions, instructor biographies, and student feedback) please visit z.umn.edu/apps.
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    11.CPSY 3301 Introductory Child Psychology
    This undergraduate survey course will examine social and cognitive development from the prenatal period through adolescence. The major goals include fostering an understanding of the usefulness of a developmental approach to psychological issues, and familiarizing students with current research and methodology in child psychology. This course emphasizes normal physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. Class sessions will include a mixture of lectures, discussion, videos, and group activities. This course will count towards the Area B of the Psychology Major.
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    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.
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    12.Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) Intern
    The Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) Intern is a part-time, 30 hour/week position that will provide an opportunity for youth to engage in transferable, professional experience, while making meaningful contributions to build the Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) field in Minnesota. The position involves a major research component through which the intern will be tasked with outreach, data collection and processing for a YSE Research project. The YSE Intern will be an active part of the Youthprise Youth Innovators Collective (a collective of youth, aged 18-25, who engage in authentic, transferable professional experience while making meaningful contributions to programs and services for youth across Minnesota), attend Youthprise staff meetings, attend conferences and work on the Collective's projects. The ideal applicant will have expressed interest in the field of Youth Social Entrepreneurship and experience with data collection and research. In addition, the intern is expected to be a good communicator, self-motivated and able to create and maintain professional relationships in the community. For more information about this posting, visit their website.
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    13.Internship with Congressman Keith Ellison
    The office of Congressman Keith Ellison is accepting applications for the Spring 2014 internship program. Congressman Keith Ellison works to promote politics of inclusion and generosity within the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota. Internships are offered for individuals interested in learning the operations of a Congressional office, current events as they relate to Congressional activity, federal legislation and legislative issues, constituent services, and events research and planning. Interns will have the opportunity to see the direct connections of policies made on the federal level and the people affected by them through constituent outreach and advocacy. For more information about the responsibilities, qualifications, and application process please contact: mustafa.jumale@mail.house.gov. Applications are due December 9th.
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    14.Tutoring Positions at Edina Learning Center
    Lindamood-Bell is an organization dedicated to enhancing human learning. We provide intensive instruction in the underlying skills needed for proficiency in reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking, and math. Our instruction helps a wide range of individuals, pre-kindergarten through adult, by developing language processing that is critical to becoming a proficient learner in any subject. Lindamood-Bell is seeking energetic and friendly Tutors for our Twin Cities Learning Center! Seasonal positions are available, with PT hours. $13.00/hr. Visit us at www.lindamoodbell.com. and send resumes to resumes.twincities@lindamoodbell.com or fax to (952) 835-2790, Attn: Clinician Position. EOE.
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  • 11/19/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --1.Psi Chi Bake Sale Today and Tomorrow!
    EVENTS
    --2.Pre-Law Society Hosts Criminal Law Professional Today
    --3.Social Venture Plan Competition Info Sessions Today
    --4Business Careers for CLA Majors
    --5.Employer Panel: Using Strengths on the Job
    --6.University Student Legal Service Presents: Judicial Selection Panel
    ENGAGEMENT
    --7.CLA Career Services Opportunity!
    --8.NEW HECUA Program - Agriculture and Justice: Building a Sustainable Food System
    GRADUATE STUDIES
    --9.Free Kaplan Course Raffle
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --10.Post Grad Fellowships in Autism Research
    --11.Volunteers Needed for Research
    --12.Paid Research with ADAPT Study
    --13.Research on Aggressive Behavior
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --14.Boren Scholarships for Critical Language Study Abroad
    CAMPUS RESOURCES
    --15Student Technology Peer Tutors
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --16.Dance/Movement Based Therapy Courses
    --17.PubH 6123: Violence Prevention and Control: Theory research and Application
    --18.PA 3990: Topics in Public and Nonprofit Management - Intro to Public Policy
    --19.CPSY 3301: Introductory Child Psychology
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --20.Internship with Congressman Keith Ellison
    --21.Tutoring Positions at Edina Learning Center
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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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    1.Psi Chi Bake Sale Today
    Psi Chi's is having a bake sale 12-4pm today and tomorrow (Tuesday and Wednesday), November 19th and 20th in the main lobby of Elliott Hall. Come by for a sweet treat between classes and help us fundraise!
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    2.Pre-Law Society Hosts Criminal Law Professional Today!
    The University of Minnesota Pre-Law Society is excited to host Andrew LeFevour, Senior Attorney at the Hennepin County Attorney's Office (HCAO), who will discuss his distinguished career in criminal law. The event will take place in 330 STSS on November 19th at 5:30 pm. Andrew has served there as a local prosecutor for 19 years at the HCAO, one of the largest public firms in the Midwest, and is the managing attorney of its Gang Unit. More information can be found at the Facebook page: "U of M Pre-Law Society" or by emailing prelaw@umn.edu.
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    3.Social Venture Plan Competition Info Sessions Today
    Acara's annual social-environmental venture plan competition invites students to pitch their game changing solutions to an investor-like panel on February 21, 2014. Top performing teams will receive $1000 to pilot their plan and will then be eligible to apply for up to $5000 in seed funding per team. The entry form deadline is January 24, 2014. The challenge is open to any degree-seeking UMN student. Interested students can also review the 2014 Acara Challenge website. There will be an information session today, Tuesday November 19, 2013, 5-6pm (Carlson School of Management L-122) to learn more about the 2014 Acara Challenge venture competition. Food will be included. Contact Fred Rose at acara@umn.edu for additional information or with any questions.
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    4.Business Careers for CLA Majors
    On Friday, Novermber 22nd (12:15-1:45) in Walter 101, discover how a Liberal Arts major can prepare you for a successful career, what skills businesses look for and how to acquire them, and the importance of relevant work and internship experience. Featured speakers include CLA alumni with successful positions in business. Networking and refreshments will follow the panel discussion from 1:15 - 1:45 p.m. For more information search the 'Career Events' section on GoldPASS.
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    5.University Student Legal Service Presents: Judicial Selection Panel
    The University Student Legal Service will be hosting an educational debate titled Judicial Selection Panel: Debating the Future of Minnesota's Judicial Elections. It will be held on Thursday, November 21st from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM in Room 25 at the University of Minnesota Law School. We are excited to feature one of Minnesota's most recognized legal scholars and political commentators, Dr. David Schultz (U of M and Hamline Law Schools), as the moderator for the event, and a distinguished group of panelists including: G. Barry Anderson (Current Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court), Eric J. Magnuson (Former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court), Liz V. Cutter (Current Hennepin County Court Judge), Thomas A. Tinkham (past President of the MSBA and former Chair of the Commercial Litigation practice group Dorsey and Whitney). Please email usls@umn.edu to request any further information. Light food and beverages will be served after the discussion.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    6.CLA Career Services Opportunity
    Are you unsure about your future career path? Or, do you know what you want to do, but have no idea how to get there? The UDream CLA Career Development Program can help!" The UDream program will help students build their portfolio of career and networking resources by providing an intensive career development experience and dedicated peer mentorship to a small group of selected students. For more information and next steps to apply go to www.clacareer.umn.edu/udream. The deadline to apply is November 22nd!
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    7.NEW HECUA Program - Agriculture and Justice: Building a Sustainable Food System
    This spring there will be a new HECUA program for undergraduate students interested in exploring the connections among the environment, agriculture, food justice, and how food and food production affects the health of our bodies and the health of our communities. This is a NEW MODEL for HECUA in that the program can be taken part-time. ID 3595 (4 credits) and ID 3596 (4 credits) must be taken in the spring semester, and the OPTIONAL internship (ID 3597 or 3598) may be taken concurrently during the spring semester or during the summer. Taking the internship in the summer would allow students to take classes at the U of M during the spring as long as the course schedules don't conflict. This gives students the flexibility to take required courses on campus while engaging in an immersive, experiential, community-based program. For more information, feel free to contact Kari Pederson Behrends - the HECUA Program Representative, or visit their website.
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    GRADUATE STUDIES
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    8.Free Kaplan Course Raffle
    As requested by numerous students, this November, Kaplan will be raffling off one free course scholarship! The winner will receive a free Kaplan advantage on site, classroom anywhere or on-demand course for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, PCAT, DAT or OAT! The drawing is open to all University of Minnesota, Augsburg and St. Scholastica students, as well as young professionals in the Minneapolis area. Alumni are also eligible for the drawing! We will be holding the drawing on November 30th, and we will contact the winner via email. The course will need to be used in the next three years. You can enter the drawing here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Alyssa.johnson@kaplan.com.
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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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    9.Post Grad Fellowships in Autism Research
    The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering three fellowships: the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience, and the Simons Fellowship in Design Engineering. Students who will receive a bachelor's degree by June 2014 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2014, and they are 2 years in duration. The fellowships were previously sponsored by the Yale Child Study Center, and students can find further details at: cohenfellowship.org and simonsfellowship.org.
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    10.Volunteers Needed for Research
    Undergraduate or graduate students are needed to contribute to an online research project about attitudes towards people with disabilities. The research aims to investigate attitudes and a number of related factors. If you would like to participate please visit the link below. For more information please contact James L. Bellini, at 315-443-9655, jlbellin@syr.edu and/or Dr. C. Mujde Koca-Atabey at 315- 443-3131, catabey@syr.edu.
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    11.Paid Research with ADAPT Study
    The After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT) study, in Family Social Science, has an Assessment Technician position open for a qualified individual to provide support for a grant project focused on parenting after military deployment. The Assessment Technician position completes multiple in-home assessments for the 400 families participating in the ADAPT Project. The position is up to 14 hours per week, primarily evenings and weekends. For more information and to apply, please visit this link.
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    12.Research on Aggressive Behavior
    Student assistants wanted for a short-term project to identify recent research on aggressive behavior. The project involves scientific literature searches using scholar.google. After a 1 hour training session, assistants can use their own computers to carry out the searches. They will be asked to meet weekly search targets and to coordinate search results among themselves. To apply, contact Prof. M. Potegal at poteg001@umn.edu.
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    CAMPUS RESOURCES
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    14.Student Technology Peer Tutors
    Have an assignment that requires Excel, InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator and feel a little lost? Student Technology Peer Tutors are available to provide one-on-one assistance to help you develop technical skills you might need to complete a course assignment. Peer tutors will: meet with you one-on-one in a Tech Stop (Coffman, Blegan or Coffey Hall), help you identify the technical skills you would like to improve, advise you on choosing the appropriate technologies, assist you in leaning specific technical skills and find resources to further your technical skills after the session. Visit z.umn.edu/peertutoring for more information.
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    COURSES OF INTEREST
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    15.Dance/Movement Based Therapy Courses
    Students interested in studying either Alternative Therapeutic approaches or psychotherapeutic frameworks for working with non-verbal expressions and experiences will be interested in some of the courses offered this semester. CSPH 5555: Introduction to Body and Movement Based Therapies; IBH 6910: Dance/Movement Therapy I - Theory and Practice; and the Language of Movement 1: Intro to Laban Movement Analysis are all being taught by Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb. If you have any questions, please contact her loebx001@umn.edu/612-916-1829.
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    16.PubH 6123: Violence Prevention and Control: Theory research and Application
    This two credit course is intended to guide students through a review and critique of major theories and epidemiologic research pertinent to the prevention of control and violence. It will cover a range of topics including: definitions and characteristics of various The course will cover a range of topics including: definitions and characteristics of various forms of violence, prevalence and risk factors, health effects, reporting and treatment protocols, and intervention and prevention initiatives. Discussions, readings, and speakers will emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of efforts to prevent and control violence but the focus will be on the public health approach to violence prevention and control.
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    17.PA 3990: Topics in Public and Nonprofit Management - Intro to Public Policy
    This course will offer an introduction the study of public policy in the United States. It presents a foundation for the understanding of the what, who, where, and how of public policy making. These questions are explored from different perspectives while delving into questions such as: What is public policy good for? Who decides policy priorities? What effect does public policy actually have in solving public problems? For more information contact Emily Saunoi-Sandgren at sandg011@umn.edu.
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    18.CPSY 3301 Introductory Child Psychology
    This undergraduate survey course will examine social and cognitive development from the prenatal period through adolescence. The major goals include fostering an understanding of the usefulness of a developmental approach to psychological issues, and familiarizing students with current research and methodology in child psychology. This course emphasizes normal physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. Class sessions will include a mixture of lectures, discussion, videos, and group activities. This course will count towards the Area B of the Psychology Major.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    19.Internship with Congressman Keith Ellison
    The office of Congressman Keith Ellison is accepting applications for the Spring 2014 internship program. Congressman Keith Ellison works to promote politics of inclusion and generosity within the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota. Internships are offered for individuals interested in learning the operations of a Congressional office, current events as they relate to Congressional activity, federal legislation and legislative issues, constituent services, and events research and planning. Interns will have the opportunity to see the direct connections of policies made on the federal level and the people affected by them through constituent outreach and advocacy. For more information about the responsibilities, qualifications, and application process please contact: mustafa.jumale@mail.house.gov. Applications are due December 9th.
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    20.Tutoring Positions at Edina Learning Center
    Lindamood-Bell is an organization dedicated to enhancing human learning. We provide intensive instruction in the underlying skills needed for proficiency in reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking, and math. Our instruction helps a wide range of individuals, pre-kindergarten through adult, by developing language processing that is critical to becoming a proficient learner in any subject. Lindamood-Bell is seeking energetic and friendly Tutors for our Twin Cities Learning Center! Seasonal positions are available, with PT hours. $13.00/hr. Visit us at www.lindamoodbell.com. and send resumes to resumes.twincities@lindamoodbell.com or fax to (952) 835-2790, Attn: Clinician Position. EOE.
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  • 11/12/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
    --1.Save the Date - Research Info Session Tomorrow!
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --2.Psi Chi Meeting - Trivia on Thursday
    EVENTS
    --3.Study Away Info Session - Thursday
    --4.Employer Panel: Using Strengths on the Job}
    --5.University Student Legal Service Presents: Judicial Selection Panel
    --6.November 12th and November 13th: Admissions Panel with William Mitchell
    --ENGAGEMENT
    --7.Social Justice Leadership Retreat - Apply Now!
    --8.NEW HECUA Program - Agriculture and Justice: Building a Sustainable Food System
    GRADUATE STUDIES
    --9.Free Kaplan Course Raffle
    --RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --10.Paid Research with ADAPT Study
    --11.Research on Aggressive Behavior
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --12.Dance/Movement Based Therapy Courses
    --13.CHIC 4232: Latina/o Gender and Sexuality Studies
    --14.WRIT 3361: Literature of Social Movements in the United States
    --15.Health Career Exploration Courses
    --16.Neuroscience Course (NSCI 3100) Course Number Adjustment
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --17.Paid tutoring positions with Cardinal Scholars
    --18.Work at The Emily Program (Eating Disorders)
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    1.Save the Date - Research Info Session Tomorrow!
    Wondering how to find a research opportunity? Join us for a panel event to find out the best ways to obtain an undergraduate research experience! Wednesday, 11/13 from 2:30 - 3:30pm in Elliott Hall room N639.
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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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    2.Psi Chi Meeting - Trivia on Thursday
    This Thursday (11/14) come to the Psi Chi meeting and show off your smarts at the psychology trivia contest! Bring two friends to make a team of three or form a team with some new friends when you come. The winning team will be awarded gift cards to Insomnia Cookies, so brush off that "Intro to Psychology" textbook and come join us. All are welcome; you do not have to be a member of Psi Chi to attend! The meeting will be at 4:00pm in S150 Elliott Hall.
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    3.Study Away Info Session - Thursday
    Interested in finding out about Learning Abroad and National Student Exchange experiences? Hear it from your peers! There will be a student panel - students who recently studied abroad or took part in the National Student Exchange (NSE). There will be time for questions and discussion. No registration - just show up with curiosity and perhaps a few questions. Thursday, November 14th from 3:00pm-4:30pm in 101 Walter Library.
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    4.Employer Panel: Using Strengths on the Job
    StrengthsFinder is a tool not only used by many college students, it's also a tool that many companies are using. CLA Career Services is putting on a panel where you can hear from employers from a variety of fields about how their organizations and units use Strengths in their day-to-day work environments to be successful. The event will be held this Thursday November, 14th from 4:00-5:30pm in 402 Walter, come prepared with questions for our panelists!
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    5.University Student Legal Service Presents: Judicial Selection Panel
    The University Student Legal Service will be hosting an educational debate titled Judicial Selection Panel: Debating the Future of Minnesota's Judicial Elections. It will be held on Thursday, November 21st from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM in Room 25 at the University of Minnesota Law School. We are excited to feature one of Minnesota's most recognized legal scholars and political commentators, Dr. David Schultz (U of M and Hamline Law Schools), as the moderator for the event, and a distinguished group of panelists including: G. Barry Anderson (Current Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court), Eric J. Magnuson (Former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court), Liz V. Cutter (Current Hennepin County Court Judge), Thomas A. Tinkham (past President of the MSBA and former Chair of the Commercial Litigation practice group Dorsey and Whitney). Please email usls@umn.edu to request any further information. Light food and beverages will be served after the discussion.
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    6.November 12th and November 13th: Admissions Panel with William Mitchell
    Great opportunity to meet with William Mitchell College of Law Admissions Representatives right here on campus! Sign up for the opportunity by visiting the 'On-Campus Interviews' section in GoldPASS, selecting "Sign up for interviews you qualify for" and locating Schedule ID 3204. You will need an approved resume on GoldPASS in order to sign up for a time.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    7.Social Justice Leadership Retreat - Apply Now!
    The University of Minnesota offers many opportunities, but few are as meaningful and powerful as the January 18th-20th Social Justice Leadership Retreat (SJLR). The SJLR focuses on developing and fostering diversity and social justice leaders committed to improving the campus climate for all students and working towards a more just and equitable society. The 3 day retreat takes students and facilitators away from campus to explore issues of identity, oppression, and how to make an impact on campus and in the community after the retreat. Over 600 students have attended our retreats over the last nine years and those students are having a powerful impact on campus and in the community using what they learned and the connections they made. To find out more information about the retreat and to apply, please check out our website. The application deadline for the retreat is noon on Wednesday, November 27.
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    8.NEW HECUA Program - Agriculture and Justice: Building a Sustainable Food System
    This spring there will be a new HECUA program for undergraduate students interested in exploring the connections among the environment, agriculture, food justice, and how food and food production affects the health of our bodies and the health of our communities. This is a NEW MODEL for HECUA in that the program can be taken part-time. ID 3595 (4 credits) and ID 3596 (4 credits) must be taken in the spring semester, and the OPTIONAL internship (ID 3597 or 3598) may be taken concurrently during the spring semester or during the summer. Taking the internship in the summer would allow students to take classes at the U of M during the spring as long as the course schedules don't conflict. This gives students the flexibility to take required courses on campus while engaging in an immersive, experiential, community-based program. For more information, feel free to contact Kari Pederson Behrends - the HECUA Program Representative, or visit their website.
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    GRADUATE STUDIES
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    9.Free Kaplan Course Raffle
    As requested by numerous students, this November, Kaplan will be raffling off one free course scholarship! The winner will receive a free Kaplan advantage on site, classroom anywhere or on-demand course for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, PCAT, DAT or OAT! The drawing is open to all University of Minnesota, Augsburg and St. Scholastica students, as well as young professionals in the Minneapolis area. Alumni are also eligible for the drawing! We will be holding the drawing on November 30th, and we will contact the winner via email. The course will need to be used in the next three years. You can enter the drawing here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Alyssa.johnson@kaplan.com.
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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    *****
    10.Paid Research with ADAPT Study
    The After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT) study, in Family Social Science, has an Assessment Technician position open for a qualified individual to provide support for a grant project focused on parenting after military deployment. The Assessment Technician position completes multiple in-home assessments for the 400 families participating in the ADAPT Project. The position is up to 14 hours per week, primarily evenings and weekends. For more information and to apply, please visit: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=115158
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    11.Research on Aggressive Behavior
    Student assistants wanted for a short-term project to identify recent research on aggressive behavior. The project involves scientific literature searches using scholar.google. After a 1 hour training session, assistants can use their own computers to carry out the searches. They will be asked to meet weekly search targets and to coordinate search results among themselves. To apply, contact Prof. M. Potegal at poteg001@umn.edu
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    COURSES OF INTEREST
    *****
    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
    *****
    12.Dance/Movement Based Therapy Courses
    Students interested in studying either Alternative Therapeutic approaches or psychotherapeutic frameworks for working with non-verbal expressions and experiences will be interested in some of the courses offered this semester. CSPH 5555: Introduction to Body and Movement Based Therapies; IBH 6910: Dance/Movement Therapy I - Theory and Practice; and the Language of Movement 1: Intro to Laban Movement Analysis are all being taught by Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb. If you have any questions, please contact her loebx001@umn.edu/612-916-1829.
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    13.CHIC 4232: Latina/o Gender and Sexuality Studies
    This course explores the cultural and political aspects of gender and sexuality, paying special attention to historical and contemporary social movements within the feminist and LGBTQ communities. Grounded in Chicana feminisms, we take an interdisciplinary and intersectionality approach to study themes of family, identity, healing, nation, radical love, and community. Meets Liberal Education Requirement of Arts/Humanities, and Diversity & Soc. Justice in the U.S.
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    14.WRIT 3361: Literature of Social Movements in the United States
    This course focuses on six social movements in the last half of the twentieth century in order to understand the personal and political reasons people become involved in social movements and how they express their arguments and ideologies within the public arena. The course also focuses on how literary analysis helps us understand how and why authors and filmmakers have attempted to capture the events and the ideologies of these acts of protest and the responding acts of control. This course meets the Liberal Education Requirement of Literature and Civic Life and Ethics.
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    15.Health Career Exploration Courses
    Wondering which health career would be a good fit for you? Thinking about becoming a physician? Check out the Health Career Exploration course offered through the Academic Health Center. More information about courses offered can be found here: http://www.healthcareers.umn.edu/courses/index.htm.
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    16.Neuroscience Course (NSCI 3100) Course Number Adjustment
    For those of you who are interested in a new course being offered by the Neuroscience Department (NSCI 3100, Mind and Brain), the course was not added to the Onestop class schedule in time for the start of registration, therefore, you will need to register for section 001 of Nsci 4151. When Nsci 3100 becomes available you can change your registration. The topic of this course will cover the implications of the physical nature of the mind, with an emphasis on decision-making as an entry point into neuroscience and psychology.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    17.Paid tutoring positions with Cardinal Scholars
    Cardinal Scholars is an in-home and online tutoring company that matches exceptional tutors affiliated with top universities with elementary, middle, and high school students in need of additional academic support. We are offering our services to the Minneapolis area and seek tutoring candidates who are fantastic teachers and have experience teaching others, are academically curious and intelligent, love working with kids and are comfortable working in a home environment, are responsible, creative and motivated and attend or have graduated from University of Minnesota as either an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student. There are many benefits to working with Cardinal Scholars. Including freedom to work within your own schedule (we expect you to be taking classes yourself!), tutoring between 2-15 hours per week, competitive compensation starting at $25/hr and getting to know great families from the community who will really appreciate your help. Interested? Apply online! To learn more about our company, visit http://cardinalscholars.com.
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    18.Work at The Emily Program (Eating Disorders)
    The Emily Program staff provides the best in individualized care for eating disorders. We are deeply passionate about the integrity of our work, providing excellence in delivery of care, advocating for social change in an environment that supports wellness and maintaining the program as an excellent place to receive care as well as a rewarding place to work. We are always looking for exceptional people who share our values and our vision. If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please apply online via the link supplied within each job posting.
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  • 11/5/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
    --1.Planning to Enroll in a Research Lab Project Section of PSY 3902W this Spring?
    --2.Save the Date - Research Info Session Nov 13
    PISA - PSYCHOLOGY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION
    --3.Research Experience Workshop - This Friday
    EVENTS
    --4.Study Away Info Session
    --ENGAGEMENT
    --5.Social Justice Leadership Retreat - Apply Now!
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --6.CHIC 4232: Latina/o Gender and Sexuality Studies
    --7.WRIT 3361: Literature of Social Movements in the United States
    --8.Health Career Exploration Courses
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --9.Paid tutoring positions with Cardinal Scholars
    --10.Work at The Emily Program (Eating Disorders)
    --11.Studentexperience - PCA Positions Available
    --12.Apply to be a 2014 Orientation Leader!
    --13.AmeriCorps Promise Fellow - Recruiting Statewide
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    1.Planning to Enroll in a Research Lab Project Section of PSY 3902W this Spring?
    Senior Psychology majors registered for a Research Lab Project section of PSY 3902W Major Project this Spring have an alternative option for the required concurrent enrollment in PSY 4/5993. In the past, the research requirement has strictly been fulfilled through volunteering in a research lab of a faculty member as outlined on our webpage. Beginning last year, a specific PSY 5993 section (-042) is offered in a course-style format. This option provides an opportunity for students to work individually or in small groups to complete a research study with archival data rather than participating in the current lab of a faculty. Spring's section of 5993 will focus on secondary data analysis by using existing data sets to answer questions that are of interest to students. Students will examine, in depth, one national data set and how it has been used to address questions in psychology that are related to clinical psychology, social psychology, and developmental psychology. The course will be taught by Professor Kristen Kling and will be held Fridays from 11:00 - 1:30 pm. To enroll in this unique PSY 5993 section, you must contact Psychology Undergraduate Advising at psyadvis@umn.edu including: 1) Name, 2) Student ID Number, and 3) Expressed interest in enrolling in the PSY 5993 course option. We will verify that you are a Psychology major appropriately enrolled in a Research Lab Project section of PSY 3902W, and provide a permission number for an open seat--there is a limited availability, so act now if interested and have a back-up plan in mind if seats fill. We will wait until the end of the senior registration queue to respond with permission numbers so that each senior has a chance to first enroll in PSY 3902W.
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    2.Save the Date - Research Info Session Nov 13
    Are you interested in getting involved in research in the department of psychology? Psychology Advising will be hosting an information session featuring psychology faculty members to discuss how to get involved in research on November 13th from 2:30-3:30pm. More information to come!
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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.Research Experience Workshop - This Friday
    Being an international psych major and thinking about research experiences? Wondering about the qualifications and chances of getting in? This workshop is especially for you! Psychology International Student Association is holding Research Experience Workshop from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on Friday (11/8) in N639 Elliot Hall. International students who have successfully got involved in research are going to talk about their experiences and recommendations. There will also be time for discussion and questions. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. If research experiences are something on your future schedule, it would definitely be a great chance hear what insiders have to say. For those who are already involved in research, you are also welcome to simply come and meet other international students in the department, make friends, and share your experiences.
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    4.Study Away Info Session
    Interested in finding out about Learning Abroad and National Student Exchange experiences? Hear it from your peers! There will be a student panel - students who recently studied abroad or took part in the National Student Exchange (NSE). There will be time for questions and discussion. No registration - just show up with curiosity and perhaps a few questions. Thursday, November 14th from 3:00pm-4:30pm in 101 Walter Library.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    5.Social Justice Leadership Retreat - Apply Now!
    The University of Minnesota offers many opportunities, but few are as meaningful and powerful as the January 18th-20th Social Justice Leadership Retreat (SJLR). The SJLR focuses on developing and fostering diversity and social justice leaders committed to improving the campus climate for all students and working towards a more just and equitable society. The 3 day retreat takes students and facilitators away from campus to explore issues of identity, oppression, and how to make an impact on campus and in the community after the retreat. Over 600 students have attended our retreats over the last nine years and those students are having a powerful impact on campus and in the community using what they learned and the connections they made. To find out more information about the retreat and to apply, please check out our website. The application deadline for the retreat is noon on Wednesday, November 27.
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    COURSES OF INTEREST
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    IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    6.CHIC 4232: Latina/o Gender and Sexuality Studies
    This course explores the cultural and political aspects of gender and sexuality, paying special attention to historical and contemporary social movements within the feminist and LGBTQ communities. Grounded in Chicana feminisms, we take an interdisciplinary and intersectionality approach to study themes of family, identity, healing, nation, radical love, and community. Meets Liberal Education Requirement of Arts/Humanities, and Diversity & Soc. Justice in the U.S.
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    7.WRIT 3361: Literature of Social Movements in the United States
    This course focuses on six social movements in the last half of the twentieth century in order to understand the personal and political reasons people become involved in social movements and how they express their arguments and ideologies within the public arena. The course also focuses on how literary analysis helps us understand how and why authors and filmmakers have attempted to capture the events and the ideologies of these acts of protest and the responding acts of control. This course meets the Liberal Education Requirement of Literature and Civic Life and Ethics.
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    8.Health Career Exploration Courses
    Wondering which health career would be a good fit for you? Thinking about becoming a physician? Check out the Health Career Exploration course offered through the Academic Health Center. More information about courses offered can be found here: http://www.healthcareers.umn.edu/courses/index.htm.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    9.Paid tutoring positions with Cardinal Scholars
    Cardinal Scholars is an in-home and online tutoring company that matches exceptional tutors affiliated with top universities with elementary, middle, and high school students in need of additional academic support. We are offering our services to the Minneapolis area and seek tutoring candidates who are fantastic teachers and have experience teaching others, are academically curious and intelligent, love working with kids and are comfortable working in a home environment, are responsible, creative and motivated and attend or have graduated from University of Minnesota as either an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student. There are many benefits to working with Cardinal Scholars. Including freedom to work within your own schedule (we expect you to be taking classes yourself!), tutoring between 2-15 hours per week, competitive compensation starting at $25/hr and getting to know great families from the community who will really appreciate your help. Interested? Apply here. To learn more about our company, visit http://cardinalscholars.com.
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    10.Work at The Emily Program (Eating Disorders)
    The Emily Program staff provides the best in individualized care for eating disorders. We are deeply passionate about the integrity of our work, providing excellence in delivery of care, advocating for social change in an environment that supports wellness and maintaining the program as an excellent place to receive care as well as a rewarding place to work.They are always looking for exceptional people who share their values and their vision. If you are interested in becoming part of their team, please apply online via the link supplied within each job posting.
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    11.Studentexperience - PCA Positions Available
    "Studentexperience" is a Personal Care Assistant company located in the Twin Cities and Duluth areas. They specialize in matching college students with meaningful experiences as Personal Care Assistants. Students would have the opportunity to work with clients with mental and physical disabilities. Clients range in age from four to mid 60s - the majority of clients are under thirty. This is an opportunity to gain hands on health related experience, with flexibility and scholarship opportunities. This organization has given out over $100,000 since 1994. A unique focus is on a student's development of transferable skills that will help acceptance to post-graduate study or to get a job. A car is necessary. Currently, they are looking to fill 18 positions in St. Paul/Minneapolis. As reflected in the name, Student Experience, they work completely around the schedule of the student. Check out the website to investigate further.
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    12. Apply to be a 2014 Orientation Leader!
    Represent the U of M and make an impact on the Class of 2018 by helping first-year students make a seamless transition from high school to college. As an Orientation Leader, you will have the opportunity to make an impact on more than 5,400 first-year students. Lead them through their first experiences as a student at the University of Minnesota while also developing your own personal leadership style. Compensation includes $3,500 plus room and board during summer orientation. Go to www.ofyp.umn.edu/ol to apply and to learn more about how you can make an impact on the Class of 2018! Ski-U-Mah!
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    13.AmeriCorps Promise Fellow - Recruiting Statewide
    The Minnesota Alliance With Youth is currently recruiting individuals to serve as AmeriCorps Promise Fellows in various locations across Minnesota. AmeriCorps Promise Fellows serve in schools (middle or high) and community based organizations supporting youth in grades 6-10 in areas of academic support, in and out of school time, and service learning to increase engagement in school and life. Members are supported by a supervisor at the host site, often times the data coach, assistant principal or counselor, or program manager, and part of a student support team to assist students. The Promise Fellow is particularly charged with supporting students with high truancy, behavioral referrals, and/or in need of academic improvements. The following link provides more information on the positions, the application, and the role of the Promise Fellow.
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  • 10/29/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
    --1.Careers & Pizza Today!
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --2.Pizza, Pop and Grad School Talk! This Thursday!
    --3.Thank You For Your Psi Chi Application
    EVENTS
    --4.Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Info Sessions
    --5.Interested in I/O Psychology - Attend This Event
    --6.DirecTrack to Teaching Information Session
    --ENGAGEMENT
    --7.Social Justice Leadership Retreat - Apply Now!
    --CAMPUS RESOURCES
    --8.Student Conflict Resolution Center
    --COURSES
    --9.New Neuroscience Course! NSCI 3100: Mind and Brain
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --10.Part Time Relief Shift Worker at Division of Indian Work
    --11.Studentexperience - PCA Positions Available
    --12.Apply to be a 2014 Orientation Leader!
    --13.AmeriCorps Promise Fellow - Recruiting Statewide
    --14.Summer Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems in D.C.
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
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    1.Careers & Pizza Today!
    This is just a reminder that today Psychology Advising is hosting our Careers & Pizza Event, featuring a mental health therapist in private practice! If you RSVPd, please plan to be in the Advising Area 11:30-1:00pm, and if you an no longer make it, please let us know as soon as possible.
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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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    2.Pizza, Pop and Grad School Talk! This Thursday!
    Our most popular meeting of the semester, Pizza, Pop, and Grad School Talk, will be held Thursday, October 31st at 4pm in Elliott S150. Join us for a Graduate Student Panel and pizza! Panelists will share experiences and offer advice and tips about applying and getting into grad school. You won't want to miss this! All are welcome; you do not have to be a member of Psi Chi to attend!
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    3.Thank You For Your Psi Chi Application
    Thank you for all who applied to Psi Chi this semester! Psi Chi will begin reviewing applications and send out notifications within the next few weeks. Please contact Psi Chi if you have any questions.
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    EVENTS
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    4.Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Info Sessions
    Sponsored by the Japanese government, the JET Program offers you the opportunity to engage in intercultural exchange through language teaching in the Japanese public education system or by working in a local Japanese government office. For more information about these opportunities, there will be an info session held tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30th from 4:45pm-5:45pm in 140 Nolte.
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    5.Interested in I/O Psychology - Attend This Event
    On October 31 from 12pm - 1 pm Sandra Davis, an alumnae of the University of Minnesota Counseling Psychology program, will be speaking to the U of M Entrepreneur Club as part of the "Women in Business" series. Dr. Sandra Davis is the chief executive officer and founder of Minneapolis-based MDA Leadership Consulting. As CEO of the firm, she is widely known and respected as an executive coach and thought leader in the industry. Her clients include top corporations headquartered in the Midwest and beyond. For more detailed information about her work, check out her bio: http://mdaleadership.com/who-we-are/our-team/sandra-davis/.
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    6.DirecTrack to Teaching Information Session
    Get on the path to teaching licensure as an undergraduate through DirecTrack to Teaching. The program offers early admission to the College of Education and Human Development's initial licensure program and gives undergraduates early exposure to the culture of teaching and schools. For students interested in applying to the Fall 2014 DirecTrack to Teaching program, there will be an information session Friday, November 1st from 1:30pm-3:30pm in 355 Peik Hall. At this event, students can find out more information about DirecTrack to Teaching, meet current DirecTrack students, get questions answered about the program and get help with the application. For more information, visit their website: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/direct/.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    7.Social Justice Leadership Retreat - Apply Now!
    The University of Minnesota offers many opportunities, but few are as meaningful and powerful as the January 18th-20th Social Justice Leadership Retreat (SJLR). The SJLR focuses on developing and fostering diversity and social justice leaders committed to improving the campus climate for all students and working towards a more just and equitable society. The 3 day retreat takes students and facilitators away from campus to explore issues of identity, oppression, and how to make an impact on campus and in the community after the retreat. Over 600 students have attended our retreats over the last nine years and those students are having a powerful impact on campus and in the community using what they learned and the connections they made. To find out more information about the retreat and to apply, please check out their website. The application deadline for the retreat is noon on Wednesday, November 27.
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    CAMPUS RESOURCES
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    8.Student Conflict Resolution Center
    Need help with ANY campus-based problem or concern? The Student Conflict Resolution Center (SCRC) is here to help. The most common types of problems that they help students with include: grading or instructional complaints, financial and billing conflicts, graduate advising concerns, scholastic or behavioral misconduct and academic incivility. Their services are confidential and free. You can contact the SCRC at: http://www.sos.umn.edu, by phone at: 612-624-7272 or email at sos@umn.edu.
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    COURSES
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    9.New Neuroscience Course! NSCI 3100: Mind and Brain
    Neuroscience will be offering a new class on the interaction between the mind and the brain, NSCI 3100, Mind and Brain. The topic will cover the implications of the physical nature of the mind, with an emphasis on decision-making as an entry point into neuroscience and psychology.
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    JOB/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.
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    10.Part Time Relief Shift Worker at Division of Indian Work
    The Shift Worker will provide on call services for adolescent Boys and Girls residing in our facilities with a shift model, including weekdays, weekends, late nights, and awake overnights. Some of the Shift Worker's tasks will include: provide supervision and safety to youth, assist with case management, document information and daily reports, and communicate with youth and other program staff. The Division of Indian Work provides culturally based support systems to American Indian youth and families, encouraging educational, psychological, social and spiritual growth in a multi-cultural urban environment. For more information about this position, and a full job description, please email Nigel Perrote at nperrote@diw-mn.org.
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    11.Studentexperience - PCA Positions Available
    "Studentexperience" is a Personal Care Assistant company located in the Twin Cities and Duluth areas. They specialize in matching college students with meaningful experiences as Personal Care Assistants. Students would have the opportunity to work with clients with mental and physical disabilities. Clients range in age from four to mid 60s - the majority of clients are under thirty. This is an opportunity to gain hands on health related experience, with flexibility and scholarship opportunities. This organization has given out over $100,000 since 1994. A unique focus is on a student's development of transferable skills that will help acceptance to post-graduate study or to get a job. A car is necessary. Currently, they are looking to fill 18 positions in St. Paul/Minneapolis. As reflected in the name, Student Experience, they work completely around the schedule of the student. Check out the website - www.studentexperience.com - to investigate further.
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    12. Apply to be a 2014 Orientation Leader!
    Represent the U of M and make an impact on the Class of 2018 by helping first-year students make a seamless transition from high school to college. As an Orientation Leader, you will have the opportunity to make an impact on more than 5,400 first-year students. Lead them through their first experiences as a student at the University of Minnesota while also developing your own personal leadership style. Compensation includes $3,500 plus room and board during summer orientation. Go to www.ofyp.umn.edu/ol to apply and to learn more about how you can make an impact on the Class of 2018! Ski-U-Mah!
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    13.AmeriCorps Promise Fellow - Recruiting Statewide
    The Minnesota Alliance With Youth is currently recruiting individuals to serve as AmeriCorps Promise Fellows in various locations across Minnesota. AmeriCorps Promise Fellows serve in schools (middle or high) and community based organizations supporting youth in grades 6-10 in areas of academic support, in and out of school time, and service learning to increase engagement in school and life. Members are supported by a supervisor at the host site, often times the data coach, assistant principal or counselor, or program manager, and part of a student support team to assist students. The Promise Fellow is particularly charged with supporting students with high truancy, behavioral referrals, and/or in need of academic improvements. The following link provides more information on the positions, the application, and the role of the Promise Fellow, http://mnyouth.net/work/promise-fellows/serve/.
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    14.Summer Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems in D.C.
    Spend a summer in Washington, DC making an investment in your future that will help set you apart after college. They are now accepting applications for the Summer 2014 Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems in Washington, DC. These comprehensive programs sponsored by The Fund for American Studies include a guaranteed internship placement (public policy or economics), courses for transferable credit, and furnished housing in downtown Washington. Students are encouraged to apply for the early application deadline of December 9 to receive priority scholarship consideration and a 5% tuition discount. For more information about this opportunity, please see their website.
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  • 10/22/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --1.Careers & Pizza: Private Practice Mental Health Therapist 10/29
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --2.Don't Forget to Apply to Psi Chi - Applications Due Friday
    CAMPUS RESOURCES
    --3.Student Mental Health Resources
    --EVENTS
    --4.Psychology Alumnae Speaks as Part of Women and Business
    --5.U of M Pre-Law Society Hosts an LSAT Strategy Session TODAY
    --6.Future Legal Professionals Networking Event
    --7.Government and Nonprofit Career Fair
    --8.DirecTrack to Teaching Information Session
    --9.Want to Teach Social Studies? Attend this Teacher Licensure Info Session
    --10.Aurora Center Hosts Event for Domestic Violence Awareness Event
    COURSES
    --11.Start the Semester Off On the Wrong Foot? LASK 1101 Can Help
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --12.Paid Summer Research - Apply for the McNair Scholars Program
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --13.Volunteer & Internships with Tubman
    --14.Part Time Relief Shift Worker at Division of Indian Work
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
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    1.Careers & Pizza: Private Practice Mental Health Therapist 10/29
    Join Psychology Advising on Tuesday, October 29th from 11:30am - 1:00pm in N118 Elliot Hall for Careers & Pizza, featuring a professional currently working as a mental health therapist in private practice. This is an opportunity for you to talk to a professional in the field in an intimate and informal setting. Enjoy a free lunch of Mesa pizza while you learn what you can be doing now to pursue a career as a mental health therapist, and what it takes to open your own practice. Suzanne Morgan, MSW, LICSW, Psychotherapist in private practice, specializes in eating disorders, GLBTQ identity issues, women's issues, and couples therapy. Please bring a pen, paper, and your questions! An RSVP is required, as seating is limited--please email psyadvis@umn.edu by Sunday, 10/27/12 with "Careers & Pizza" as your subject heading.
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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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    2.Don't Forget to Apply to Psi Chi - Applications Due Friday
    Applications for Fall admittance to Psi Chi are due THIS FRIDAY, October 25th. Instructions on how to apply can be found outside the door in the advising hallway or here: http://psych.umn.edu/ugrad/psichi/events.php. We will send out notifications to applicants shortly after the deadline.
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    3.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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    EVENTS
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    4.Psychology Alumnae Speaks as Part of Women and Business
    On October 31 from 12pm - 1 pm Sandra Davis, an alumnae of the University of Minnesota Counseling Psychology program, will be speaking to the U of M Entrepreneur Club as part of the "Women in Business" series. Dr. Sandra Davis is the chief executive officer and founder of Minneapolis-based MDA Leadership Consulting. As CEO of the firm, she is widely known and respected as an executive coach and thought leader in the industry. Her clients include top corporations headquartered in the Midwest and beyond. For more detailed information about her work, check out her bio:http://mdaleadership.com/who-we-are/our-team/sandra-davis/.
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    5.U of M Pre-Law Society Hosts an LSAT Strategy Session TODAY
    The U of M Pre-Law Society will be hosting an LSAT Strategy Session in 330 STSS TODAY, October 22nd, at 5:30pm with their partners from Kaplan Test Prep! There, a real Kaplan instructor will be providing all the necessary information about LSAT logistics, test prep options, and the all-important strategies for taking the LSAT. Finally, one free Kaplan course will be given away in a drawing! Information about the Pre-Law Society, upcoming meetings and events, and applications can be found on their Facebook page: 'U of M Pre-Law Society'
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    6.Future Legal Professionals Networking Event
    Please join the U of M's University Student Legal Service, Mock Trial Association, and Pre-Law Society at the Future Legal Professionals networking event on October 24th. The event will take place at 5:30 P.M. in Coffman Memorial Union's Campus Club Lounge Corridor and Terrace. It will host a number of legal professionals from different areas of practice. A business casual dress code, at minimum, is recommended. A light dinner and beverages will be served. Please RSVP at: z.umn.edu/uslsflp.
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    7.Government and Nonprofit Career Fair
    On Monday, October 28th from 10am to 3pm in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union there will be a Government and Nonprofit Career Fair. Stop by this annual event to visit with federal/state/county/municipal government entities as well as non-profit organizations to explore both internship and full-time opportunities. No pre-registration required - open to all students and alumni. Bring your U Card and copies of your resume!
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    8.DirecTrack to Teaching Information Session
    Get on the path to teaching licensure as an undergraduate through DirecTrack to Teaching. The program offers early admission to the College of Education and Human Development's initial licensure program and gives undergraduates early exposure to the culture of teaching and schools. For students interested in applying to the Fall 2014 DirecTrack to Teaching program, there will be an information session Friday, November 1st from 1:30pm-3:30pm in 355 Peik Hall. At this event, students can find out more information about DirecTrack to Teaching, meet current DirecTrack students, get questions answered about the program and get help with the application. For more information, visit their website: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/direct/.
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    9.Want to Teach Social Studies? Attend this Teacher Licensure Info Session
    If you have ever thought of teaching social studies at the secondary level, now is your chance to find out what it takes to apply and be admitted into the U of M's Teacher Licensure program. On Wednesday, October 23rd at 12 noon, Jaimie Gearhart (from the College of Education and Human Development) will be in 1210 Heller Hall to present information and answer all of your questions. If you are completely lost as to a post-BA career you might want to check into teaching. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Rich Kott in the History Department (624-5227 or histugs@umn.edu).
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    10.Aurora Center Hosts Event for Domestic Violence Awareness Event
    The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education invites you to Shattered Glass. Demonstrating the healing power of the arts through spoken word, dramatization, live music and art, Shattered Glass is the story of a woman who disentangles herself from a toxic relationship in order to rediscover, in her words, "the smile of that girl in those pictures they say is me." Shattered Glass is part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) activities and events being hosted by TAC during the month of October. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Whole Music Club in Coffman Union. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit their website or contact aurora@umn.edu.
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    COURSES
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    11.Start the Semester Off On the Wrong Foot? LASK 1101 Can Help
    If you're having some difficulties this semester, LASK 1101 might be a great B-term course for you. LASK 1101 is a 1-credit, mid-semester course that offers assistance over the 2nd half of the semester to students experiencing academic concerns. In LASK 1101, students receive weekly instruction and the opportunity to consult with students facing similar challenges. This course requires instructor permission to register, and registration closes tomorrow, October 23rd, so interested students should contact the SASS front desk at (612) 624-3323 for a brief phone screening and registration information.
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    12.Paid Summer Research - Apply for the McNair Scholars Program
    The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school. This is a 10-week summer research program where students will conduct research with a professor. Often times, students form great relationships with the professors who are then able to write them strong letters of recommendation for graduate school and help them with the grad school application process. Students present their research at a poster sessions held on campus, and receive a $3,000 stipend for their work. The U of M Ronald E. McNair Post baccalaureate Achievement Program is now accepting applications for summer 2014. The priority application deadline is January 27, 2014. In order to apply, students must meet the following criteria: first generation college student and low income, or from an underrepresented group, have a GPA of 2.75 and above, be a full-time sophomore or junior and be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. Students with a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) focus are strongly encouraged to apply. Check out the McNair website for more information, and encourage interested students to sign up to attend an Open House. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the program and application process and provide feedback on your personal statements. Snacks provided. Click here (right toolbar) to view/register for upcoming information sessions.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    13.Volunteer & Internships with Tubman
    Tubman has openings for Community Advocate volunteer or intern positions at their Minneapolis sites, and other volunteer or intern positions available at their Maplewood shelter that include: Computer Lab Assistant and Career Workshop Facilitator (brief descriptions of some of these and other positions attached). For a brief description of the positions available and a link to the volunteer application, please visit their website: http://tubman.org/home/how-you-can-help/volunteer/.
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    14.Part Time Relief Shift Worker at Division of Indian Work
    The Shift Worker will provide on call services for adolescent Boys and Girls residing in our facilities with a shift model, including weekdays, weekends, late nights, and awake overnights. Some of the Shift Worker's tasks will include: provide supervision and safety to youth, assist with case management, document information and daily reports, and communicate with youth and other program staff. The Division of Indian Work provides culturally based support systems to American Indian youth and families, encouraging educational, psychological, social and spiritual growth in a multi-cultural urban environment. For more information about this position, and a full job description, please email Nigel Perrote at nperrote@diw-mn.org.
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  • 10/15/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!
    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.CONNECT! Schedule an appointment with a Psychology Advisor!
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --2.Psi Chi Meeting This Thursday - Learn About PsyD Programs
    CAMPUS RESOURCES
    --3.One-On-One ESL Support for English Language Learners
    --4.Student Mental Health Resources
    EVENTS
    --5.University Suicide Awareness Prevention (USAP) Meeting This Week
    --6.U of M Pre-Law Society Hosts an LSAT Strategy Session Next Week
    --7.Active Minds Meeting Tomorrow
    --RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --11.PAID Research Position Working with Military Families
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --8.Paid Summer Research - Apply for the McNair Scholars Program
    ENGAGEMENT
    --11.Peer Strengths & Engagement Coaching Program
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --12.Volunteer & Internships with Tubman
    --13.Seeking a full-time Mental Health Advocate
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.CONNECT! Schedule an appointment with a Psychology Advisor!
    Statistics show that 70% of all jobs are found through networking! Start now! Making connections is a crucial part of your undergraduate student experience, especially within your major. As your major advisors, we want to connect with you! In Psychology Undergraduate Advising we have a great deal of psych-related experience, including having worked in a wide variety of psychology-related positions, completed both undergraduate and graduate programs in psych, traveled and studied abroad, and completed internships and maintained connections with alumni and current graduate students who are working in the field. With that, we would like to invite you to connect with us by scheduling an appointment to simply connect. Relationship building is important, so if there is an advisor who you have met with in the past, or has experience in something that you are interested in, feel free to request a specific advisor. October is a great month for these type of appointments, act now before the rush!
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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!
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    2.Psi Chi Meeting This Thursday - Learn About PsyD Programs
    Are you interested in applied psychology? Join Psi Chi on Thursday, October 17th in Elliott Hall S150 at 4pm to learn more about PsyD programs and the admissions process with the Senior Admissions Representative for the Twin Cities, John Nelson. Don't miss this unique opportunity and bring any questions you may have! You do not need to be a member of Psi Chi to attend, all are welcome!
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    CAMPUS RESOURCES
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    3.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 (http://www.mentalhealth.umn.edu) 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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    4.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 at: http://cce.umn.edu/eslhelp.
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    EVENTS
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    5.University Suicide Awareness Prevention (USAP) Meeting This Week
    University Suicide Awareness and Prevention (USAP) is a student group that works to make others aware that suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students. They put on several awareness events in hopes of preventing college suicides at the University of Minnesota. This week Thursday, October 17th from 7:00pm-8:30pm (Coffman room 304), there will be pizza, and the group will be talking about upcoming fall events, and having a discussion about the stigma associated with suicide. By joining, you can be a part of the fight against suicide on campus! If you can't make it to this meeting, or simply want more information about USAP, email spire007@umn.edu.
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    6.U of M Pre-Law Society Hosts an LSAT Strategy Session Next Week
    The U of M Pre-Law Society will be hosting an LSAT Strategy Session in 330 STSS on October 22nd at 5:30pm with their partners from Kaplan Test Prep! There, a real Kaplan instructor will be providing all the necessary information about LSAT logistics, test prep options, and the all-important strategies for taking the LSAT. Finally, one free Kaplan course will be given away in a drawing! Information about the Pre-Law Society, upcoming meetings and events, and applications can be found on their Facebook page: 'U of M Pre-Law Society'
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    7.Active Minds Meeting Tomorrow
    Active Minds is a student-run mental health advocacy group devoted to educating students about mental health issues and reducing the stigma of mental illness. Their meeting this week will be tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16th from 7:00pm-9:00pm in Appleby 3, and they will be watching Call Me Crazy to learn about Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and PTSD from a Lifetime persepctive. There will also be baked goods provided. Check them out on Facebook for more information.
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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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    8.Paid Summer Research - Apply for the McNair Scholars Program
    The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school. This is a 10-week summer research program where students will conduct research with a professor. Often times, students form great relationships with the professors who are then able to write them strong letters of recommendation for graduate school and help them with the grad school application process. Students present their research at a poster sessions held on campus, and receive a $3,000 stipend for their work. The U of M Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is now accepting applications for summer 2014. The priority application deadline is January 27, 2014. In order to apply, students must meet the following criteria: first generation college student and low income, or from an underrepresented group, have a GPA of 2.75 and above, be a full-time sophomore or junior and be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. Students with a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) focus are strongly encouraged to apply. Check out the McNair website for more information, and encourage interested students to sign up to attend an Open House. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the program and application process and provide feedback on your personal statements. Snacks provided. Click here (right toolbar) to view/register for upcoming information sessions.
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    SCHOLARSHIPS
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    12.MCAE Annual Scholarship & Internship Information Fair
    The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is hosting its annual Scholarship and Internship Information Fair for multicultural undergraduate students on October 22nd from 10:00am-1:00pm in the President's Room at Coffman Memorial Union. There will be scholarship experts and organizations (local and national) on site to answer questions and recruit for unique internship and job opportunities within their organizations. Campus and career services will also provide resume critiques and GoldPASS assistance.This even is open to UMTC students from all colleges. Students should register online at z.umn.edu/sifstudent (they must be logged into their UMN email to access the form) by October 15, 2013. For more information about this event check it out on Facebook, and Like MCAE for updates about their future events!
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    13.Upcoming Scholarship Information Sessions
    The Office for National and International Scholarships hosts a variety of scholarship information sessions throughout the school year regarding several competitive scholarships that U of M students can apply for. Applying for national or international scholarships or fellowships can be a great learning experience, but it is also very challenging. The Office for National and International Scholarships have a variety of resources to help students assess their scholarship potential, understand the application process, and prepare the most competitive application. While these awards are very competitive, University of Minnesota students have been winners and top contenders in the past. For more information, please visit their website: http://www.honors.umn.edu/scholarships/. Upcoming information sessions are for the Goldwater Scholarship and the UDall Scholarship.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    11.Peer Strengths & Engagement Coaching Program
    The Office for Student Engagement is excited to announce that they are launching a Peer Strengths & Engagement Coaching Program! Undergraduate students can talk with trained peer Strengths & Engagement (S&E) Coaches about how to understand their Strengths better and how they can use them in their daily life, experiences, academics, and career. Coaches will also be able to help students explore engagement opportunities both on and off campus. Whether students want to discuss Strengths, Engagement, or both, they'll get personalized help from a coach and leave with an action plan to help them achieve their goals. Drop in hours are M-F 2-4:30pm and W&F 10am-12pm in STSS 511. For more information, check out their website!
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    JOB/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.
    *****
    12.Volunteer & Internships with Tubman
    Tubman has openings for Community Advocate volunteer or intern positions at their Minneapolis sites, and other volunteer or intern positions available at their Maplewood shelter that include: Computer Lab Assistant and Career Workshop Facilitator (brief descriptions of some of these and other positions attached). For a brief description of the positions available and a link to the volunteer application, please visit their website: http://tubman.org/home/how-you-can-help/volunteer/.
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    13.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 person with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Psychology/Sociology to get their foot in the door and use their degree in a supportive and team oriented environment. Interested candidates can email their resume to mqueenan@gradstaff.com.
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  • 10/8/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.This Friday Psychology Advising Will Close at 3:30pm
    --2.CONNECT! Schedule an appointment with a Psychology Advisor!
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --3.Don't Forget to Apply to Psi Chi
    --4.Psi Chi Meeting Next Thursday - Learn About PsyD Programs
    CAMPUS RESOURCES
    --5.One-On-One ESL Support for English Language Learners
    EVENTS
    --6.Want to Study Abroad in Psychology? Attend this Info Session Thursday!
    --7.Health Career Fair 2013 Tomorrow
    --8.Alternative Health Careers Panel
    --9.The 38th Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology: Culture and Development Systems
    --10.Thinking About Law School?
    --RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --11.PAID Research Position Working with Military Families
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --12.MCAE Annual Scholarship & Internship Information Fair
    --13.Upcoming Scholarship Information Sessions
    ENGAGEMENT
    --14.Leadership Development Programs
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --15.Seeking a full-time Mental Health Advocate
    --16.Alternatives for People with Autism, inc. Hiring Part Time Living Skills Instructors
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.This Friday Psychology Advising Will Close at 3:30pm
    This week Friday, October 11th, Psychology Advising will be closing early, at 3:30pm. If you have a question for an advisor, feel free to email us at Psyadvis@umn.edu, or schedule an appointment using our online Appointment Request Form.
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    2.CONNECT! Schedule an appointment with a Psychology Advisor!
    Statistics show that 70% of all jobs are found through networking! Start now! Making connections is a crucial part of your undergraduate student experience, especially within your major. As your major advisors, we want to connect with you! In Psychology Undergraduate Advising we have a great deal of psych-related experience, including having worked in a wide variety of psychology-related positions, completed both undergraduate and graduate programs in psych, traveled and studied abroad, and completed internships and maintained connections with alumni and current graduate students who are working in the field. With that, we would like to invite you to connect with us by scheduling an appointment to simply connect. Relationship building is important, so if there is an advisor who you have met with in the past, or has experience in something that you are interested in, feel free to request a specific advisor. October is a great month for these type of appointments, act now before the rush!
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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!
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    3.Don't Forget to Apply to Psi Chi
    Don't forget to apply to Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Instructions on how to apply are outside the study room in the advising hallway. Go to psichi.org to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member. Applications are due online on Friday, October 25th. Feel free to email psichi@umn.edu with any questions!
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    4.Psi Chi Meeting Next Thursday - Learn About PsyD Programs
    Are you interested in applied psychology? Join us on Thursday, October 17th in Elliott Hall S150 at 4pm to learn more about PsyD programs and the admissions process with the Senior Admissions Representative for the Twin Cities, John Nelson. Don't miss this unique opportunity and bring any questions you may have! You do not need to be a member of Psi Chi to attend, all are welcome!
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    CAMPUS RESOURCES
    *****
    5.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 at: http://cce.umn.edu/eslhelp.
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    EVENTS
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    6.Want to Study Abroad in Psychology? Attend This Info Session Thursday!
    A learning abroad experience will enhance your understanding of psychology through course work, internships or cross-cultural interactions encountered every day while you live and travel in a new country. Where can you go? What will you do there? How will that count toward your psychology degree? Come find out! Thursday, October 10th 1:00-2:30pm in N639 Elliott Hall. You'll hear about programs in London, Mexico, Italy and Thailand! On hand will be psychology majors who have been abroad, learning abroad center staff and psychology advisors. Bring a pen, paper, and any questions you may have! As seating is limited, please RSVP to psyadvis@umn.edu with "Study Abroad" in the subject heading.
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    7.Health Career Fair 2013 Tomorrow
    Mark your calendar for the 11th annual Health Careers Fair, which will be held tomorrow Wednesday, October 9th from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Great Hall of Coffman. This will be the biggest one yet, with over 60 tables for students and guests to visit with, which include health degree options from the U of M and beyond, U of M pre-health student groups, and opportunities for experience both on and off campus. Stop by - ask questions - get answers! While you're there, ask HCC staff your questions, and relax with the therapy animal teams from the U of M Landscape Arboretum which include therapy dogs and a therapy chicken! http://www.healthcareers.umn.edu/events/hcf/index.htm
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    8.The 38th Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology: Culture and Development Systems
    The University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development is hosting the 38th Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology: Culture and Developmental Systems on October 11th-12th. Lectures are free and open to the public, and speakers will include faculty members from all over the united states. For information about the schedule and topics, please look online: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/icd/events/symposium/.
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    9.Alternative Health Careers Panel
    Are you considering a career in health care? Do you want to know more about the variety of different careers that are available in the health care field? The CLA Health & Natural Sciences is hosting an Alternative Health Career Panel on October 10th.This panel is a great way hear straight from the professionals what their jobs consist of and how they got there. The panelists will include: a nursing recruiter for Allina Health, an oncology assistant, and a speech language pathologist. The panel will be Thursday 10/10 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm in 102 Fraser Hall.
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    10.Thinking About Law School?
    If you are considering applying for or attending law school, you need to get connected to CLA Pre-Law Advising. They are hosting a variety of workshops including, Should I Go To Law School?, Applying To Law School and a Future Legal Professionals Networking Event. The Pre-Law Advising has a Facebook page, where they post relevant events and articles, and they even offer 2 credit courses about Law School Exploration. To find out more about Pre-Law Advising and their events and services, check out their website and like them on Facebook!
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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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    11.PAID Research Position Working with Military Families
    Interested in research on Military Families? Interested in work focusing on children, youth and families? This Student Research Assistant position will be working in Dr. Lynne Borden's research lab. Her lab focuses on utilizing research and outreach strategies to enhance the capacity of those that work with, and on behalf of, children, youth, and families. Many of her projects address issues around youth development, early childhood education, deployment, and military families. As a Research Assistant, you will work with our team and provide a variety of support including: assisting with literature searches and reviews, collecting information on various topics, conducting data entry, developing and maintaining a filing system and/or electronic database for storing materials, students may also be involved in helping to organize events such as symposiums, conferences, or meetings with collaborators (10-15 hours/week). Qualifications for the position include: strong organizational, communication, and research skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office products, well-developed research and writing skills, ability to conduct literature searches using University library and other academic databases, ability to work with deadlines and handle diverse work tasks, ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Interested undergraduate students should send their resume to Kyle Hawkey at krhawkey@umn.edu. You can also email him for more information.
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    SCHOLARSHIPS
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    12.MCAE Annual Scholarship & Internship Information Fair
    The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is hosting its annual Scholarship and Internship Information Fair for multicultural undergraduate students on October 22nd from 10:00am-1:00pm in the President's Room at Coffman Memorial Union. There will be scholarship experts and organizations (local and national) on site to answer questions and recruit for unique internship and job opportunities within their organizations. Campus and career services will also provide resume critiques and GoldPASS assistance.This even is open to UMTC students from all colleges. Students should register online at z.umn.edu/sifstudent (they must be logged into their UMN email to access the form) by October 15, 2013. For more information about this event check it out on Facebook, and Like MCAE for updates about their future events!
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    13.Upcoming Scholarship Information Sessions
    The Office for National and International Scholarships hosts a variety of scholarship information sessions throughout the school year regarding several competitive scholarships that U of M students can apply for. Applying for national or international scholarships or fellowships can be a great learning experience, but it is also very challenging. The Office for National and International Scholarships have a variety of resources to help students assess their scholarship potential, understand the application process, and prepare the most competitive application. While these awards are very competitive, University of Minnesota students have been winners and top contenders in the past. For more information, please visit their website: http://www.honors.umn.edu/scholarships/. Upcoming information sessions are for the Goldwater Scholarship and the UDall Scholarship.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    14.Leadership Development Programs
    The Office for Leadership Education and Development Undergraduate Programs (LEAD-UP) is currently taking applications for the 30th annual LeaderQuest. LeaderQuest is a program for second and third year students to: Discover more about who you are, what you're interested in and what matters to you, gain valuable leadership experience while building confidence in yourself, develop a relationship with a strategically-paired mentor who is a professional in the community, learn how you can be more involved on campus, meet a diverse group of students while building a powerful network. Apply: z.umn.edu/applyLQ. More information and applications are available at www.lead.umn.edu. The deadline for applications is October 18, 2013.
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    JOB/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.
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    15.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 person with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Psychology/Sociology to get their foot in the door and use their degree in a supportive and team oriented environment. Interested candidates can email their resume to mqueenan@gradstaff.com.
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    16.Alternatives for People with Autism, inc. Currently Hiring Part Time Living Skills Instructors
    ALTERNATIVES FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM, INC. is currently hiring part time Living Skills Instructors. This position involves assisting and teaching adults affected by autism and developmental delay in the areas of personal care & grooming, domestic skills, community integration, leisure & recreation, adaptive communication, and management/modification of maladaptive behaviors. Applicants must have at least 44 college credits complete, and must be able to fill ALL of the following shifts: AMs (6am-9am), PMs (2pm-10pm), Overnights (11pm-7am, two per month), and Every other weekend. Applicants must be fluent in English and able to work as an effective team member in an energetic, physically demanding environment. Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. is located in Brooklyn Park, and employees must have reliable transportation to work. $500 per semester scholarships are available to all employees who complete 90 Day Orientation, work at least 24 hours per week, and are enrolled in a full time academic program. Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. encourages the use of work hours for internship credits and capstone projects. Applications are taken by appointment only. Please contact Human Resources Coordinator Gael Palkki by phone (763-560-2988) or via email (gpalkki@afpwa.org) for more information, or to set up an application appointment.
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  • 10/1/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
    --1.CONNECT! Schedule an appointment with a Psychology Advisor!
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --2.Psi Chi Meeting - TED Talks
    EVENTS
    --3.Considering Grad School in Mental Health? Attend this Info Session!
    --4.Want to Study Abroad in Psychology? Attend this Info Session!
    --5.Idealist Grad Fair
    --6.Free Graduate School Practice Tests
    --7.This week is Health Careers Week!
    --8.Health Career Fair 2013
    --9.CLA Practice Interview Days
    --10.The 38th Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology: Culture and Development Systems
    --11.TODAY! Spring Semester Internship Opportunities at the Minnesota State Capitol
    --RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --12.PAID Research Position Working with Military Families
    SCHOLARSHIPS
    --13.Harry S. Truman Scholarship Info Sessions
    ENGAGEMENT
    --Leadership Development Programs
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --Alternatives for People with Autism, inc. Hiring Part Time Living Skills Instructors
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
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    1.CONNECT! Schedule an appointment with a Psychology Advisor!
    Statistics show that 70% of all jobs are found through networking! Start now! Making connections is a crucial part of your undergraduate student experience, especially within your major. As your major advisors, we want to connect with you! In Psychology Undergraduate Advising we have a great deal of psych-related experience, including having worked in a wide variety of psychology-related positions, completed both undergraduate and graduate programs in psych, traveled and studied abroad, and completed internships and maintained connections with alumni and current graduate students who are working in the field. With that, we would like to invite you to connect with us by scheduling an appointment to simply connect. Relationship building is important, so if there is an advisor who you have met with in the past, or has experience in something that you are interested in, feel free to request a specific advisor. October is a great month for these type of appointments, act now before the rush!
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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!
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    2.Psi Chi Meeting - TED Talks
    Come join us for a fun viewing of the some of the best psychology TED Talks this Thursday, October 3rd at 4pm in Elliott S150! Not sure where your interests lie in psychology? Hopefully these will get you inspired! We have good ones picked out across psychology disciplines, so you don't want to miss out! Treats will be provided. All are welcome, you do not have to be a member of Psi Chi to attend!
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    EVENTS
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    3.Considering Grad School in Mental Health? Attend this Info Session!
    Wednesday, October 2nd; 4pm-5:30pm in N639 Elliott Hall Psychology Undergraduate Advising will be hosting the 'Graduate School Information Session for Mental Health' an opportunity to hear from a panel of Mental Health graduate students from across the metro area, including a few from the University of Minnesota. Bring a pen, paper, and any questions you may have! As seating is limited, please RSVP to psyadvis@umn.edu with "Grad Panel" in the subject heading.
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    4.Want to study abroad in Psychology? Attend this Info Session!
    A learning abroad experience will enhance your understanding of psychology through course work, internships or cross-cultural interactions encountered every day while you live and travel in a new country. Where can you go? What will you do there? How will that count toward your psychology degree? Come find out! Thursday, October 10th 1:00-2:30pm in N639 Elliott Hall. You'll hear about programs in London, Mexico, Italy and Thailand! On hand will be psychology majors who have been abroad, learning abroad center staff and psychology advisors. Bring a pen, paper, and any questions you may have! As seating is limited, please RSVP to psyadvis@umn.edu with "Study Abroad" in the subject heading.
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    5.Idealist Grad Fair
    The Idealist Grad Fair is intended to connect prospective students with graduate schools in the fields such as public policy, public administration, international affairs, public health, information science, social work, and lots more. This is a great opportunity to learn more from 80 schools from around the country! The Idealist Grad Fair will be held Monday, October 7, 5:00pm-8:00pm in the Great Hall at Coffman Memorial Union. The event is free, but we would appreciate it if students could please pre-register online. Students will also find more information on all the schools planning to attend, tips to help them prepare for the fair, and a video of a previous event.
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    6.Free Graduate School Practice Tests
    Free graduate school practice tests for the state of Minnesota! This year Kaplan Test Prep has allocated Saturday, October 5th & October 6th as our test dates. Choose from MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, PCAT, OAT or DAT! Register at: http://bit.ly/MinnesotaFreePracticeTest. Please contact alyssa.johnson@kaplan.com with any questions!
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    7.This week is Health Careers Week!
    Monday, September 30 thru Saturday, October 5 the Health Careers Center is sponsoring Health Careers Week. Special health career exploration events every day of the week! There are main events everyday, but also many special health degree information sessions, some of which are being held especially for Health Careers Week and may not happen again for some time! The College of Vet Med is doing a special info session on the Minneapolis campus, the Program in Mortuary Science is hosting an information session and tour of their lab/facility space, and the School of Public Health is hosting a MPH student panel. These are just a few of many information sessions going on next week. For more information, check out their website: http://z.umn.edu/hcweek2013, or check out the Health Careers Week Google Calendar: http://z.umn.edu/hcweek2013calendar.
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    8.Health Career Fair 2013
    Mark your calendar for the 11th annual Health Careers Fair, which will be held Wednesday, October 9th from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Great Hall of Coffman. This will be the biggest one yet, with over 60 tables for students and guests to visit with, which include health degree options from the U of M and beyond, U of M pre-health student groups, and opportunities for experience both on and off campus. Stop by - ask questions - get answers! While you're there, ask HCC staff your questions, and relax with the therapy animal teams from the U of M Landscape Arboretum which include therapy dogs and a therapy chicken! http://www.healthcareers.umn.edu/events/hcf/index.htm
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    9.CLA Practice Interview Days
    This is a great, FREE, way to practice for job or internship interviews. This free event is open to all CLA students. You'll do a practice interview with an employer and receive helpful feedback afterward. Professional recruiters from various companies and organizations facilitate the interviews on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 and Friday, October 4, 2013. Register via the 'On-Campus Interviews' section on GoldPASS and Choose your own 45-minute interview time. For more information search the 'On-Campus Interviews' section or the 'Career Events' section on GoldPASS.
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    10.The 38th Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology: Culture and Development Systems
    The University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development is hosting the 38th Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology: Culture and Developmental Systems on October 11th-12th. Lectures are free and open to the public, and speakers will include faculty members from all over the united states. For information about the schedule and topics, please look online: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/icd/events/symposium/.
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    11.TODAY! Spring Semester Internship Opportunities at the Minnesota State Capitol
    Expand your world & build your resume. Join us on Tuesday, October 1 from 2:30p.m. to 3:30p.m. in 235 Blegen to learn more about internship opportunities at the State Capitol in St. Paul AND how you can receive credit for the internship experience. Dozens of student interns are needed for the upcoming 2014 legislative session which begins in January. Scott Magnuson, Director of the Senate Information Office, and Professor Paul Soper, Internship Director for the Department of Political Science, will be at the session to talk about the upcoming internship opportunities available to undergraduates in spring semester and how you can receive credit for this exciting experience.
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    12.PAID Research Position Working with Military Families
    Interested in research on Military Families? Interested in work focusing on children, youth and families? This Student Research Assistant position will be working in Dr. Lynne Borden's research lab. Her lab focuses on utilizing research and outreach strategies to enhance the capacity of those that work with, and on behalf of, children, youth, and families. Many of her projects address issues around youth development, early childhood education, deployment, and military families. As a Research Assistant, you will work with our team and provide a variety of support including: assisting with literature searches and reviews, collecting information on various topics, conducting data entry, developing and maintaining a filing system and/or electronic database for storing materials, students may also be involved in helping to organize events such as symposiums, conferences, or meetings with collaborators (10-15 hours/week). Qualifications for the position include: strong organizational, communication, and research skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office products, well-developed research and writing skills, ability to conduct literature searches using University library and other academic databases, ability to work with deadlines and handle diverse work tasks, ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Interested undergraduate students should send their resume to Kyle Hawkey at krhawkey@umn.edu. You can also email him for more information.
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    13.Harry S. Truman Scholarship Info Sessions
    Come learn about the Truman Scholarships, which are awarded to undergraduates who intend to pursue careers in government, education, the non-profit sector, or elsewhere in public service, and who want to make a difference. Applicants must be Juniors and U.S. citizens or nationals. Selection criteria include communication and leadership abilities, a demonstrated commitment to community service and/or political activism, and a strong academic record. The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school. The scholarship has a service requirement. Campus application deadline: November 4, 2013. For more information about this and other nationally competitive scholarships, visit http://www.honors.umn.edu/scholarships. Info sessions will be held Wednesday October 2, 3:30-4:30 in 135 Nicholson and Thursday October 3, 3:30-4:30 in 609 Social Sciences. Freshman students, Sophomores, and Juniors are encouraged to attend
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    14.Leadership Development Programs
    The Office for Leadership Education and Development Undergraduate Programs (LEAD-UP) is currently taking applications for the 30th annual LeaderQuest. LeaderQuest is a program for second and third year students to: Discover more about who you are, what you're interested in and what matters to you, gain valuable leadership experience while building confidence in yourself, develop a relationship with a strategically-paired mentor who is a professional in the community, learn how you can be more involved on campus, meet a diverse group of students while building a powerful network. Apply: z.umn.edu/applyLQ. More information and applications are available at www.lead.umn.edu. The deadline for applications is October 18, 2013.
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    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.
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    15.Alternatives for People with Autism, inc. Currently Hiring Part Time Living Skills Instructors
    Alternatives for People with Autism, inc. is currently hiring part time Living Skills Instructors. This position involves assisting and teaching adults affected by autism and developmental delay in the areas of personal care & grooming, domestic skills, community integration, leisure & recreation, adaptive communication, and management/modification of maladaptive behaviors. Applicants must have at least 44 college credits complete, and must be able to fill ALL of the following shifts: AMs (6am-9am), PMs (2pm-10pm), Overnights (11pm-7am, two per month), and Every other weekend. Applicants must be fluent in English and able to work as an effective team member in an energetic, physically demanding environment. Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. is located in Brooklyn Park, and employees must have reliable transportation to work. $500 per semester scholarships are available to all employees who complete 90 Day Orientation, work at least 24 hours per week, and are enrolled in a full time academic program. Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. encourages the use of work hours for internship credits and capstone projects. Applications are taken by appointment only. Please contact Human Resources Coordinator Gael Palkki by phone (763-560-2988) or via email (gpalkki@afpwa.org) for more information, or to set up an application appointment.
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  • 9/24/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --1.Apply for Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology!
    EVENTS
    --2.Considering Grad School in Mental Health? Attend this Info Session!
    --3.You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
    --RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --4.The Carlson Child Development Lab is looking for research assistants
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --5.Kenwood Center Informational Meeting
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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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    1.Apply for Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology!
    Instructions on how to apply are outside the door in the Psych Advising hallway. Visit psichi.org for more information! Applications for Fall semester are due Friday, October 25th. If you are not eligible for Psi Chi, no worries! You are still welcome to participate in all Psi Chi/Psychology Club activities and events as a member of the Psychology Club (the Psychology Club is open to any psychology majors and minors!)
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    2. Considering Grad School in Mental Health? Attend this Info Session!
    Wednesday, October 2nd; 4pm-5:30pm in N639 Elliott Hall Psychology Undergraduate Advising will be hosting the 'Graduate School Information Session for Mental Health' an opportunity to hear from a panel of Mental Health graduate students from across the metro area, including a few from the University of Minnesota. Bring a pen, paper, and any questions you may have! As seating is limited, please RSVP to psyadvis@umn.edu with "Grad Panel" in the subject heading.
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    3.You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
    If you thought study abroad was not affordable, think again! The Learning Abroad Center is committed to helping you learn more ways to make your dream of studying abroad a reality! Thursday, September 26th from 3-5pm (214 Heller Hall) the Learning Abroad Center will be holding an information session about study abroad scholarships and financial aid. The session will be broken into two parts, the first hour will give you an overview and tools that will help you choose an affordable program and apply for scholarships & financial aid, and the second hour will be specifically for Pell Grant recipients. There are special study abroad scholarships (up to $8000!) for Pell Grant recipients, and the second hour will cover eligibility requirements, application deadlines, process, resources, and tips. Contact Amanda Fischer in the Learning Abroad Center at fisch856@umn.edu or 612-625-9370 with questions.
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    4.The Carlson Child Development Lab is looking for research assistants
    The Carlson Child Development Lab offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience and earn college credits while working with preschool and school-aged children in a laboratory setting. Current research topics include self-control, perspective-taking and pretend play. Our undergraduates are an integral part of our lab, and participate in all levels of our research. From offering suggestions for developing protocols to running sessions with children and families, research assistants are afforded every opportunity to pursue their own interests and apply their own skills within our lab. As a Carlson Lab RA, you will interact with some of the leading scientists in the field of child development,. You will also have the chance to contribute to presentations of our research at international conferences and be included in future publications. This is the perfect opportunity to develop important research skills and relationships while learning about children's social cognitive development. Schedules are highly flexible. Inquiries can be directed to childlab@umn.edu. Two credit, two semester minimum.
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    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.
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    5.Kenwood Center Informational Meeting
    The Kenwood Center would like to invite undergraduates to join us at our fall informational meeting on October 2nd. This is a great chance to learn about opportunities available to undergraduates as well as the counseling field in general by hearing about this dynamic, multidisciplinary therapy center in Minneapolis. At this meeting, you will hear about new therapist, internship, research and volunteer positions at Kenwood. You will also learn about the Narrative Therapy Certificate Program, and LMFT, LP and LPCC supervision details. Food and drink will be provided, and you are welcome to visit with Kenwood Staff. We invite all helping professionals, students, and the interested public to this gathering. The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 2nd Time: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm at Kenwood Therapy Center, LLC. The event is free if you pre-register, $5 at the door. You can preregister online by clicking here: http://www.kenwoodcenter.org/workshops/schedule.html.
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  • 9/17/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --1.Drop-In Hours shortened on Tuesday
    SCHOLARSHIPS / GRANTS
    --2.$500-$600! Apply for a Fall 2013 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline FRIDAY Sept 20th
    --3.CLA Internship Scholarships Available for Fall!
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --4.Don't Miss the FIRST PSI CHI MEETING OF THE YEAR!
    EVENTS
    --5.Active Minds has their first meeting!
    --6.St. Paul Campus Job & Internship Fair September 18th
    --7.You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
    --RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --8.Research Opportunities in the Yonas Visual Perception Lab
    --9.The Carlson Child Development Lab is looking for research assistants
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --10.Kenwood Center Informational Meeting
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    1.Drop-In Hours shortened on Tuesday
    Psychology Advising drop-in hours on Tuesday, September, 24th will start 30 minutes later. Tuesday's drop-in hours will be 10:15-11:30am. Please email Psychology Advising if you have any questions about this (psyadvis@umn.edu).
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    2.$500-$600! Apply for a Fall 2014 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline Sept 20th
    Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this fall? 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 Fall 2013. A third candidate will be selected to receive the named Natalis Award of $600. The Fall 2013 application deadline is Sept. 20, 2013. Notification Date: Sept. 27, 2013. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage.
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    3.CLA Internship Scholarships Available for Fall!
    Are you doing an unpaid internship this fall? Apply for the CLA Undergraduate Internship Scholarship. The $1,500 internship scholarships are designated for CLA undergraduate students who are doing unpaid internships.The application deadline is September 25th.
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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.Don't Miss the FIRST PSI CHI MEETING OF THE YEAR!
    Our first meeting of the year is this Thursday, September 19th at 4pm in Elliott Hall S150. We will host one of our very own faculty members: Dr. Angus MacDonald III! He will be joining us to discuss studying abroad in psychology. As the instructor of the global seminar, Golden Triangle: Addiction, Power, and Buddhism in Thailand, it is a great opportunity to learn about this great trip and experience over May Term 2014. Pizza will be provided! All are welcome, you do not have to be a member of Psi Chi to attend!
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    5.Active Minds has their first meeting!
    Active Minds is a student-run mental health advocacy group devoted to educating students about mental health issues and reducing the stigma of mental illness. If you're interested in supporting mental health, check out their first meeting of the year! This will be a good chance to learn what Active Minds is all about and what they do to support Mental Health. ALSO, there will be treats! The first meeting will be tomorrow, Wednesday, September 18th from 7:30-8:30pm in 213 Coffman. RSVP To aminds@umn.edu so they know how much pizza to order!
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    6.St. Paul Campus Job & Internship Fair September 18th
    If you're looking for a full time job for after graduation, or a summer internship, mark your calendar because on Wednesday, September 18th there will be a Job & Internship Fair held in the North Star Ballroom in the St. Paul Student Center. This career fair is intended to help students and employers connect regarding full-time jobs and internships. Fields represented will include agriculture, animal science, banking/finance, bio-based products, business, communication, food industry, marketing, sales and retail. Open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni from all University of Minnesota campuses! If you need help preparing your resume before then, check out CLA Career Services, located in 411 STSS Building.
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    7.You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
    If you thought study abroad was not affordable, think again! The Learning Abroad Center is committed to helping you learn more ways to make your dream of studying abroad a reality! Friday September 20th from 1-3pm and Thursday, September 26th from 3-5pm (214 Heller Hall) the Learning Abroad Center will be holding information sessions about study abroad scholarships and financial aid. The sessions will be broken into two parts, the first hour will give you an overview and tools that will help you choose an affordable program and apply for scholarships & financial aid, and the second hour will be specifically for Pell Grant recipients. There are special study abroad scholarships (up to $8000!) for Pell Grant recipients, and the second hour will cover eligibility requirements, application deadlines, process, resources, and tips. Contact Amanda Fischer in the Learning Abroad Center at fisch856@umn.edu or 612-625-9370 with questions.
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    8.Research Opportunities in the Yonas Visual Perception Lab
    The Yonas Visual Perception lab focuses on research in infant and child development. Our lab always has a variety of studies for all types of interests including research on Prosopagnosia (Face blindness), Autism Spectrum Disorder and Infant visual perception. Our lab has been featured on 60 minutes for work we do with children who have Prosopagnosia and we are continuously in contact with some of the best research institutes all over the US including MIT, Harvard and Dartmouth. This lab is different than most in that undergraduates get to run most of the studies and have opportunities to create and run their own study. We give out several UROP proposal options and paid positions for those who are well qualified. Only certain students will be accepted into this lab because we need talented and hard working individuals in order to keep the lab running smoothly. Therefore we are only looking for students who are in the honors program or who have GPA equal to or above 3.6 and who can work for two semesters. For those interested in attending medical school, this is the perfect educational opportunity for you to leave with a solid understanding about research and disorders affecting the community today. It will also give you an amazing letter of recommendation for the future. Please contact Vanessa Adamson (adams944@umn.edu) for further information.
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    9.The Carlson Child Development Lab is looking for research assistants
    The Carlson Child Development Lab offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience and earn college credits while working with preschool and school-aged children in a laboratory setting. Current research topics include self-control, perspective-taking and pretend play. Our undergraduates are an integral part of our lab, and participate in all levels of our research. From offering suggestions for developing protocols to running sessions with children and families, research assistants are afforded every opportunity to pursue their own interests and apply their own skills within our lab. As a Carlson Lab RA, you will interact with some of the leading scientists in the field of child development,. You will also have the chance to contribute to presentations of our research at international conferences and be included in future publications. This is the perfect opportunity to develop important research skills and relationships while learning about children's social cognitive development. Schedules are highly flexible. Inquiries can be directed to childlab@umn.edu. Two credit, two semester minimum.
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    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.
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    10.Kenwood Center Informational Meeting
    The Kenwood Center would like to invite undergraduates to join us at our fall informational meeting on October 2nd. This is a great chance to learn about opportunities available to undergraduates as well as the counseling field in general by hearing about this dynamic, multidisciplinary therapy center in Minneapolis. At this meeting, you will hear about new therapist, internship, research and volunteer positions at Kenwood. You will also learn about the Narrative Therapy Certificate Program, and LMFT, LP and LPCC supervision details. Food and drink will be provided, and you are welcome to visit with Kenwood Staff. We invite all helping professionals, students, and the interested public to this gathering. The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 2nd Time: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm at Kenwood Therapy Center, LLC. The event is free if you pre-register, $5 at the door. You can preregister online by clicking here: http://www.kenwoodcenter.org/workshops/schedule.html
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  • 9/10/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    SCHOLARSHIPS / GRANTS
    --1.$500-$600! Apply for a Fall 2013 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline Sept 20th
    --2.CLA Internship Scholarships Available for Fall!
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --3.Don't Miss the FIRST PSI CHI MEETING OF THE YEAR!
    EVENTS
    --4.St. Paul Campus Job & Internship Fair September 18th
    --5.You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
    --6.Join one of the ISSS Cross Cultural Discussion Groups!
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --7.Schizophrenia Research at the VA Medical Center
    --8.RA Needed for Psychopathology Research at VA Medical Center
    --9.ADAPT Project Seeks Undergraduate Research Assistant
    --10.Research Assistants for Educational Psychology Project
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --11.Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
    --12.Undergraduate Internships at the Rape and Sexual Abuse Center
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --13.ID 3201 Career Planning (2 credits)
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    SCHOLARSHIPS / GRANTS
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    1.$500-$600! Apply for a Fall 2013 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline Sept 20th
    Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this fall? 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 Fall 2013. A third candidate will be selected to receive the named Natalis Award of $600. The Fall 2013 application deadline is Sept. 20, 2013. Notification Date: Sept. 27, 2013. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage.
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    2.CLA Internship Scholarships Available for Fall!
    Are you doing an unpaid internship this fall? Apply for the CLA Undergraduate Internship Scholarship. The $1,500 internship scholarships are designated for CLA undergraduate students who are doing unpaid internships.The application deadline is September 25th.
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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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    3.Don't Miss the FIRST PSI CHI MEETING OF THE YEAR!
    Mark your calendars, our first meeting of the year is Thursday, September 19th at 4pm, (location still pending- stay tuned for next week's Scoop for more information!) We will host one of our very own faculty members: Dr. Angus MacDonald! He will be joining us to discuss studying abroad in psychology. As the instructor of the global seminar, Golden Triangle: Addiction, Power, and Buddhism in Thailand, it is a great opportunity to learn about this great trip and experience over May Term 2014. Pizza will be provided! All are welcome, you do not have to be a member of Psi Chi to attend!
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    4.St. Paul Campus Job & Internship Fair September 18th
    If you're looking for a full time job for after graduation, or a summer internship, mark your calendar because on Wednesday, September 18th there will be a Job & Internship Fair held in the North Star Ballroom in the St. Paul Student Center. This career fair is intended to help students and employers connect regarding full-time jobs and internships. Fields represented will include agriculture, animal science, banking/finance, bio-based products, business, communication, food industry, marketing, sales and retail. Open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni from all University of Minnesota campuses! If you need help preparing your resume before then, check out CLA Career Services, located in 411 STSS Building.
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    5.You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
    If you thought study abroad was not affordable, think again! The Learning Abroad Center is committed to helping you learn more ways to make your dream of studying abroad a reality! Friday September 20th from 1-3pm and Thursday, September 26th from 3-5pm (214 Heller Hall) the Learning Abroad Center will be holding information sessions about study abroad scholarships and financial aid. The sessions will be broken into two parts, the first hour will give you an overview and tools that will help you choose an affordable program and apply for scholarships & financial aid, and the second hour will be specifically for Pell Grant recipients. There are special study abroad scholarships (up to $8000!) for Pell Grant recipients, and the second hour will cover eligibility requirements, application deadlines, process, resources, and tips. Contact Amanda Fischer in the Learning Abroad Center at fisch856@umn.edu or 612-625-9370 with questions.
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    6.Join one of the ISSS Cross Cultural Discussion Groups!
    INTERNATIONAL and U.S. STUDENTS are invited to join our new cross-cultural discussion groups. Group members will meet two hours per week to share cross-cultural experiences, personal thoughts on various topics in a relaxed small group atmosphere. Groups will meet on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons beginning mid-October through early December. Groups will have a consistent meeting time and will be led by two leaders with group facilitation experience. For more information and to apply go to: http://www.isss.umn.edu/programs/disgroup/default.html.
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    7.Schizophrenia Research at the VA Medical Center
    A laboratory at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System is conducting treatment outcome research to examine how individuals with schizophrenia change as a result of participating in computer-based skills training. There is an opportunity for 4 undergraduate students to become involved with this project as a Research Lab in Psychology experience. The students will learn about the assessment and treatment of schizophrenia, with emphasis on symptom severity, social functioning, cognition, and rehabilitation. Student will work as a part of a research team lead by a psychologist and will be involved with multiple aspects of the project, including collecting data, scoring measures, entering data, and piloting of new study protocols. As part of the research experience, students will attend a weekly lab meeting in which topics related to the project are discussed. In addition, students will write an APA style paper on a related topic. All research activities are conducted at the VA Health Care System. Students must be able to commute to the VA. Student will be asked to register for research credit and to commit an average of 9 hours each week between the hours of 8am and 5 pm Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact Tasha Nienow, Ph.D. at 612-467-1004 or send a resume to Tasha.Nienow@va.gov.
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    8.RA Needed for Psychopathology Research at VA Medical Center
    Participate in cutting-edge clinical research in the Research Division of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System by serving as a research assistant in the laboratory of Professor Scott Sponheim, PhD. The Minneapolis VA is easily accessible by light rail from the U of M campus. The successful candidate will be a current Junior or Senior pursuing a psychology major, have a GPA of 3.0 or high, and be flexible in hours (evenings/weekends). An interest in graduate school in psychology is a plus. Duties include: 5-10 hours per week in the laboratory, recruiting and scheduling participants, preparing clinical interview materials, attending weekly lab meetings, and data entry. Opportunities are available to conduct your own research project. This may be done as a volunteer or for PSY 4993 research credit. Please submit a resume or CV, transcripts, and references to Nicolaas VanMeerten, vanm0034@umn.edu.
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    9.ADAPT Project Seeks Undergraduate Research Assistant
    The ADAPT project is seeking observational coders to assess parenting behaviors and dyadic/triadic relationship qualities during 50-minute family problem-solving discussions and teaching tasks. ADAPT is partially supported with funding from the National Institutes Drug Administration and tests the effectiveness of Parent Management Training in a sample of military families. The coding lab is located in the Department of Family Social Science on the St. Paul campus. Please contact Dr. Osnat Zamir at osnatzamir@gmail.com to learn more. Please include (1) a resume including a list of references, (2) cover letter with description of how this research experience fits with your interests, and (3) a list of psychology, sociology, and behavioral science courses you've completed. Can be for credit or volunteer and there is a 9 hour per week minimum. Check out our website to learn more: www.cehd.umn.edu/fsos/adapt.
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    10.Research Assistants for Educational Psychology Project
    The Department of Educational Psychology is looking for four to six upper level undergraduate students to help with a grant-funded research project. In this third year of the grant, the research team is continuing development of a teaching intervention to improve reading comprehension by struggling fourth graders. Applicants should be interested in working with student's learning data and experiencing educational research. Tasks that selected undergraduates will provide include transcribing recordings of student's oral test responses, scoring, coding, and other data-entry tasks, and producing teaching materials. Selected undergraduates will also attend a bi-weekly lab meeting. Most of the work will be performed in the Education Sciences Building during M-F daytime hours. Undergraduate research assistants may receive course credit (Psy4993) or volunteer 3, 6 or 9 hours per week. The study continues into spring semester, if the undergraduate research assistant is interested and available to continue. To apply, email Bonnie Janda (jand0015@umn.edu), who will reply with an application. Group information sessions and individual interviews will be held the week of September 16.
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    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.
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    11.Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
    We have part-time positions open for Cognitive Trainers in Chanhassen, Maple Grove and in Vadnais Heights. Come join the LearningRx cognitive skills training team and help change lives by improving cognitive ability! Our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work one-on-one with individuals utilizing clinically-proven procedures to improve areas such as memory, attention, auditory processing and IQ. We are looking for quick thinking, high energy individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree or are graduating soon. Hours are flexible but we require at least four days with availability between the hours of 3PM-8PM. For more information and to request an interview give us a call at 952-949-6900. Resumes can be sent to nate.maus@learningrx.net.
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    12.Undergraduate Internships at the Rape and Sexual Abuse Center
    The Rape and Sexual Abuse Center offers undergraduate internships for students in human services. Other volunteer opportunities also available. Interns provide supportive counseling and crisis intervention to survivors of sexual violence and concerned persons. Training begins in April 2014. Call the Community Services Coordinator @ 612-746-8530. To apply, fill out our application at www.neighborhoodinvolve.org.
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    13.ID 3201 Career Planning (2 credits)
    Wondering what you'll do after graduation? This course provides you with tools to integrate your career options with your talents, values, interests and experience. It's mainly aimed at juniors and seniors who are looking at life after graduation, and who want to optimize their career research, strategic resume writing, networking, and interviewing. You can also explore internship and grad school options.
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  • 9/3/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
    --1.WELCOME!
    --2.Fall 2013 Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --3.Schizophrenia Research at the VA Medical Center
    --4.RA Needed for Psychopathology Research at VA Medical Center
    --5.ADAPT Project Seeks Undergraduate Research Assistant
    --6.Wanted: Paid Research Assistant
    --7.Research Assistant Position in Prosocial Behavior Lab
    --8.Research Assistants for Educational Psychology Project
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --9.Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
    --10.Undergraduate Internships at the Rape and Sexual Abuse Center
    --11.Professional Data Analysts Seeks Part-Time Phone Interviewer (PAID!)
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --12.ID 3208 Internship Reflection: Making Meaning of Your Experience
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    1.WELCOME!
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising would like to welcome you to campus for the start of Fall 2013! As you get back in to gear, keep our office's resources in mind. Some of you are returning from exciting summer experiences such as study abroad or internships or, for others, the less-exciting coursework and GREs. No matter what your summer consisted of, we can likely help you in moving forward! Advisors in our office are available for appointments year-round to assist with psychology course-selection and major progress, career and graduate school preparation and selection, and general engagement to make the most out of your time here. To schedule an appointment, visit: . We look forward to seeing you and wish you the best of luck in the coming semester!
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    2.Fall 2013 Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
    Due to the high student demand the first two weeks of the term, Psychology Undergraduate Advising will have a drop-in advisor available from 8:00am - 4:30pm M., T., W., F. and 9:30am- 4:30pm Th. for quick five - ten minute issues. Our normal drop-in hours will take effect after Monday, September 16th. After this date, drop-in hours are held by each advisor during a specific time once a week. We are not able to address drop-in questions (including research contract signatures) outside of these times. This semester's drop-in hours can be found on our website at the following link:
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    3.Schizophrenia Research at the VA Medical Center
    A laboratory at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System is conducting treatment outcome research to examine how individuals with schizophrenia change as a result of participating in computer-based skills training. There is an opportunity for 4 undergraduate students to become involved with this project as a Research Lab in Psychology experience. The students will learn about the assessment and treatment of schizophrenia, with emphasis on symptom severity, social functioning, cognition, and rehabilitation. Student will work as a part of a research team lead by a psychologist and will be involved with multiple aspects of the project, including collecting data, scoring measures, entering data, and piloting of new study protocols. As part of the research experience, students will attend a weekly lab meeting in which topics related to the project are discussed. In addition, students will write an APA style paper on a related topic. All research activities are conducted at the VA Health Care System. Students must be able to commute to the VA. Student will be asked to register for research credit and to commit an average of 9 hours each week between the hours of 8am and 5 pm Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact Tasha Nienow, Ph.D. at 612-467-1004 or send a resume to .
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    4.RA Needed for Psychopathology Research at VA Medical Center
    Participate in cutting-edge clinical research in the Research Division of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System by serving as a research assistant in the laboratory of Professor Scott Sponheim, PhD. The Minneapolis VA is easily accessible by light rail from the U of M campus. The successful candidate will be a current Junior or Senior pursuing a psychology major, have a GPA of 3.0 or high, and be flexible in hours (evenings/weekends). An interest in graduate school in psychology is a plus. Duties include: 5-10 hours per week in the laboratory, recruiting and scheduling participants, preparing clinical interview materials, attending weekly lab meetings, and data entry. Opportunities are available to conduct your own research project. This may be done as a volunteer or for PSY 4993 research credit. Please submit a resume or CV, transcripts, and references to Nicolaas VanMeerten, .
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    5.ADAPT Project Seeks Undergraduate Research Assistant
    The ADAPT project is seeking observational coders to assess parenting behaviors and dyadic/triadic relationship qualities during 50-minute family problem-solving discussions and teaching tasks. ADAPT is partially supported with funding from the National Institutes Drug Administration and tests the effectiveness of Parent Management Training in a sample of military families. The coding lab is located in the Department of Family Social Science on the St. Paul campus. Please contact Dr. Osnat Zamir at to learn more. Please include (1) a resume including a list of references, (2) cover letter with description of how this research experience fits with your interests, and (3) a list of psychology, sociology, and behavioral science courses you've completed. Can be for credit or volunteer and there is a 9 hour per week minimum. Check out our website to learn more: .
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    6.Wanted: Paid Research Assistant
    Native, fluent speaker of Spanish needed to help with data collection in a language development study in Maria Sera's Language and Cognitive Development Lab for fall and possibly spring semester(s). Psychology, Child Psychology, or Education majors who have experience working with children, and have taken statistics and research methods preferred. Primary duty will involve testing children and adults in a word-learning task for approximately 10 hours per week. Please contact Christopher Hammerly () with questions or with a resume and statement of interest.
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    7.Research Assistant Position in Prosocial Behavior Lab
    The prosocial behavior lab seeks enthusiastic and conscientious research assistants for research investigating helping behavior in Elliott Hall, East Bank. Duties may include lab preparations, running participants, coding, data collection, and entering data. Weekly commitment is 5-10 hours for at least one semester, and you can receive research credit. You should have a strong academic record and preferably some knowledge of Excel or SPSS. Prior research experience is a plus. For more information please contact Alex Maki at .
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    8.Research Assistants for Educational Psychology Project
    The Department of Educational Psychology is looking for four to six upper level undergraduate students to help with a grant-funded research project. In this third year of the grant, the research team is continuing development of a teaching intervention to improve reading comprehension by struggling fourth graders. Applicants should be interested in working with student's learning data and experiencing educational research. Tasks that selected undergraduates will provide include transcribing recordings of student's oral test responses, scoring, coding, and other data-entry tasks, and producing teaching materials. Selected undergraduates will also attend a bi-weekly lab meeting. Most of the work will be performed in the Education Sciences Building during M-F daytime hours. Undergraduate research assistants may receive course credit (Psy4993) or volunteer 3, 6 or 9 hours per week. The study continues into spring semester, if the undergraduate research assistant is interested and available to continue. To apply, email Bonnie Janda (), who will reply with an application. Group information sessions and individual interviews will be held the week of September 16.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    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.
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    9.Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
    We have part-time positions open for Cognitive Trainers in Chanhassen, Maple Grove and in Vadnais Heights. Come join the LearningRx cognitive skills training team and help change lives by improving cognitive ability! Our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work one-on-one with individuals utilizing clinically-proven procedures to improve areas such as memory, attention, auditory processing and IQ. We are looking for quick thinking, high energy individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree or are graduating soon. Hours are flexible but we require at least four days with availability between the hours of 3PM-8PM. For more information and to request an interview give us a call at 952-949-6900. Resumes can be sent to .
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    10.Undergraduate Internships at the Rape and Sexual Abuse Center
    The Rape and Sexual Abuse Center offers undergraduate internships for students in human services. Other volunteer opportunities also available. Interns provide supportive counseling and crisis intervention to survivors of sexual violence and concerned persons. Training begins in April 2014. Call the Community Services Coordinator @ 612-746-8530. To apply, fill out our application at .
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    11.Professional Data Analysts Seeks Part-Time Phone Interviewer (PAID!)
    Professional Data Analysts, Inc. (PDA) is currently seeking a part-time telephone interviewer to collect data for an evaluation study of the effectiveness of a stop-smoking program. The position will begin in September and finish at the end of June, 2014, with the possibility of extending the position. This is a great opportunity for a young researcher or evaluator to gain hands-on experience with data collection. The interviewer will conduct telephone surveys and interviews with tobacco users who have taken part in a stop-smoking program and have agreed to be contacted by an evaluator. You may be asked to help print advanced letters, stuff and stamp envelopes, and some light data entry for mail survey responses. Candidates who are interested may be asked to help analyze qualitative and/or quantitative data on other projects as well. This position requires a commitment of 10 to 20 hours per week. The specific hours will vary. You will need to be available to work 2 weekends per month from October through June. Qualifications include: High school degree (college degree a plus), friendly and professional phone manner, strong command of spoken English, and comfort using the internet are essential. Experience or interest in survey research methods, evaluation, and/or public health is a plus. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to by September 6, 2013.
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    12.ID 3208 Internship Reflection: Making Meaning of Your Experience

    Make the most of your internship, and earn credit at the same time! Through this online class, you'll examine and reflect on your internship experience. Among the many things you'll: tie your internship to your personal and career goals, learn what it means to be a "professional" working in professional environments, evaluate your internship performance and accomplishments, and get feedback from others, develop a strong resume that demonstrates your knowledge and skills, and learn how to incorporate your internship experiences into a resume. This is an online course open to sophomores, juniors and seniors doing an internship. You must be doing an internship during the semester the course is taken, and the internship must be new and not continued from a previous semester. For more information go online: .
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  • 8/20/13

    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology major!

    The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
    --1.Start preparing for Job & Internship Fairs!
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --2.DNCE 3334/5334: Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy
    --3.HSM/ABus 4571: Intro to Grant Writing for Non-Profit & Health Care Orgs
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    1.Start preparing for Job & Internship Fairs!
    If you're looking for a full time job for after graduation, or a summer internship, start getting your resume and cover letter prepared now! There are several career and internship fairs around campus and in the Twin Cities in September and October. These fairs are a perfect opportunity to connect with employers and start learn about potential career avenues. Don't wait until you are busy with classes to polish your materials. If you need some assistance, check out CLA Career Services, located in 411 STSS Building.
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    2.DNCE 3334/5334: Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy
    Are you interested in dance? Have you thought about how to combine this interest, or passion, with your psychology major? Maybe you are simply looking for an interesting course outside your major? Check out this Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy course. This is a 2 credit course that meets from 2:05pm-3:35pm on Wednesdays. For more information, contact the Dance Office 612-624-5060, or to request a permission number go online:.
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    3.HSM/ABus 4571: Intro to Grant Writing for Non-Profit & Health Care Orgs
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