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Psych Scoop Archives

Spring 2012

  • 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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    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.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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    EVENTS
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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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    RESEARCH
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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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    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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    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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    EVENTS
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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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    RESEARCH
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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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    ENGAGEMENT
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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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    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.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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    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.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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    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.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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    ENGAGEMENT
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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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    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.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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
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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.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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    CAMPUS RESOURCES
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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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    ENGAGEMENT
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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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    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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    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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    RESEARCH
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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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    ENGAGEMENT
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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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    PSI CHI
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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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    EVENTS
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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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    RESEARCH
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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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    SCHOLARSHIPS
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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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    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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    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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    EVENTS
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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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    SCHOLARSHIPS
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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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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
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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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    EVENTS
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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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    RESEARCH
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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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    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.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
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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.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
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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.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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
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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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    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.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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    EVENTS
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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
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    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
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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.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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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
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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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    EVENTS
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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
    *****
    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
    *****
    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.
    *****
    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
    *****
    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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    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 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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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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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
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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.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
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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 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
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    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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    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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    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.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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    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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    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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    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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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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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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    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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    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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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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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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    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.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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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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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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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
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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
    This course will provide students with the tools needed to research and write grants in today's funding and political climate, which finds decreasing government funding for educational and other social service funding, resulting in an increased need for non-profit groups to find new or additional financial support. At the same time, government and non-profit foundations are significantly increasing support for targeted health care research funding. Students will learn the basics of grant writing, including how to: identify potential funding sources, respond to a Request for Proposal by creating a needs assessment, goal statement, budget and grant funding plans, and the importance and trends in public and private health care and social services funding as compared to other non-profits. This course is 3 credits; it is fully online, and students must have 45 credits completed or in progress in order to enroll.
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  • 8/6/13

    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!
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --2.Work-study Position with the Community Service-Learning Center (CSLC)
    --3.Direct Care Counselors Needed for Group Home--Part Time/Weekends
    --4.In Home Support Professional Needed Immediately
    --5.Respite Provider Needed Immediately--14 hours per week
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --6.AHS 2400: Writing a Personal Statement (Health Professions)
    --7.ID 3201 Career Planning
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --8.Call for Undergraduate Research Manuscripts (Berkeley)
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
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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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    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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    2.Work-study Position with the Community Service-Learning Center (CSLC)
    The Community Service-Learning Center is currently seeking a Peer Advisor to join their team! Peer Advisors in the CSLC advise students in the Community Engagement Scholars Program, facilitate training and reflection sessions, advise students seeking volunteer opportunities, and support service-learning courses. This is a great position for students looking to expand their experience with and knowledge of non-profit organizations in the Twin Cities. Students in these positions also gain extensive skills in advising their peers, leading reflection and training sessions, and program development. Positions are approximately 10 hours per week and applicants must have work-study. Contact Laura Dammer Hess damm0032@umn.edu with any questions and to apply. Applications are due Monday, August 19th at 4:30 PM.

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    3.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 County, and Andover/Coon Rapids. 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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    4.In Home Support Professional Needed Immediately
    Dependable Home Health Care is seeking an In Home Support Professional to work directly with a teenage male with Autism. An ideal candidate would be physically large to be able to handle high aggressive behaviors. This position is available immediately and would be 30 hours per week M-F 3pm-9pm. Preferred candidates will have experience working with persons who have developmental disabilities and have excellent behavior management skills. All job offers are contingent 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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    5.Respite Provider Needed--14 hours per week
    Dependable Home Health Care is seeking a Respite Provider to work with a young adult female by taking her out into the community for outings. Hours would include Monday, Wednesday, Friday evenings (5:30-8:30) and Saturdays for about 5 hours. This position is open immediately. Preferred candidates will have experience working with persons who have developmental disabilities and have excellent behavior management skills. All job offers are contingent 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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    6.AHS 2400: Writing a Personal Statement (Health Professions)
    Do you need to write a personal statement or essay for your application to a health profession program? Are you having trouble figuring out how to get started, or how to tell your story in a concise and compelling way? Writing a personal statement can be challenging. Take this class and learn how to build your own story... and learn to express yourself the "write" way! Who should take this course? Pre-health students who will be applying to a health professional program within the next year. (1 credit, S/N only). Permission Number: Students should submit request at http://z.umn.edu/ahs2400fall13
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    7.ID 3201 Career Planning
    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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    --8.Call for Undergraduate Research Manuscripts (Berkeley)
    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 at http://ujpb.weebly.com/submit.html for guidelines and expectations for different kinds of manuscripts. To submit an original research article and/or other work for review and publication, you can send an e-mail to berkpsychjournal@gmail.com with your article (in .doc or .docx format) attached. Please verify that your submission does not contain any identifying information (to ensure anonymity during the review process), but do include your full name, paper title, telephone number, and preferred e-mail address in the body of your e-mail. The deadline to submit papers is September 22, 2013. While articles submitted after this date may still be considered for later editions, papers received earlier will have higher priority.
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  • 7/23/13

    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.New Advisor in Psychology Advising
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --2.KIN 5720: Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior
    --3.VPM 3850W: Health & Biodiversity to fulfill Environment LE theme & Writing Intensive!
    LEARNING ABROAD
    --4.Start Exploring Study Abroad Programs Now!
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    1.New Advisor in Psychology Advising
    I wanted to write an introduction as I will be the new advisor in Psychology Advising starting this week, and the new author of the Psych Scoop. My name is Kayla Kelsey and I graduated last May (2012) from the University of Minnesota-TC with dual degree in Psychology and Youth Studies. I have spent the past year working as an Americorps member with College Possible at Humboldt High School in St. Paul helping high school students with the college application process. I worked in Psychology Advising for 4 years as a Peer Advisor, and I am really excited to be back on campus and back in the Psychology Department full time. I look forward to meeting you all.
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    2.KIN 5720: Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior
    3 credit - Class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (9:45-11:00am). This course addresses developmental, bio-cultural, psychological, social, and contextual factors associated with promotion of physical activity and prevention of sedentary behavior among young people. Students will consider fundamental questions and assumptions that frame the study of youth physical activity behavior, be exposed to a breadth of theoretical approaches and empirical research on youth physical activity, and learn how the existing knowledge base has been and can be translated into physical activity promotion efforts. Physical activity contexts will span structured (e.g., organized sport, school physical education) and unstructured (e.g., recreation, recess, active transportation) forms in school, neighborhood, and community settings). Course topics include: historical views on youth physical activity; definitions, measurement, and recommended guidelines of physical activity; youth health outcomes, ethics of youth physical activity research; motivational theories and perspectives; self-perceptions; family influence, peer influence, economic principles, living environments, and interventions in school settings, organized sport, and community programs. Interested students may contact Dr. Weiss at mrweiss@umn.edu.
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    3.VPM 3850W: Health & Biodiversity to fulfill Environment LE theme & Writing Intensive!
    3 credit - Class will meet Tuesdays 1:55-3:50pm. Ever thought about how the health of the environment affects the health of animals and humans? or what role does biodiversity play in that equation? This course explores the inextricable linkages between biodiversity, the health of the environment, and the health of humans and animals. The course will explore these relationships, threats to the delicate balance between them, and potential solutions for sustainable global & ecosystem health It will be delivered in an interactive environment and be largely based upon individual/group active learning processes and case study evaluation. It is available to all undergraduates interested in a future career in most health professions including veterinary medicine, public health, medicine, nursing, environmental health and more! Understanding the big picture of health will make you a more effective problem-solver!
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    LEARNING ABROAD
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    Start Exploring Study Abroad Now!
    Thinking about studying abroad? Summer is the best time to explore the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center. The Learning Abroad Center's website is extensive, with options to search programs, by region, term, or subject. It takes time to sift through all of the program options to find the best fit for you, so start early. By starting in the summer, you can ensure sufficient time to learn about program requirements and deadlines and potential scholarship opportunities so that you can plan accordingly and not miss anything! If you don't know where to start, being by checking out the Psychology Major Advising Page!
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  • 7/2/13

    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.Last Day for Psych Advisor Janessa Eisenbraun
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --2.LS 5950: Lifestyle and Health
    --3.LS 5950: Creating Policies and Procedures for the Next Decade
    --4.Want Guidance During Your Career or Internship Search? 2-Credit Fall Courses!
    --5.One-Credit Courses to Supplement Your Personal & Professional Goals
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --6.Part-Time Strengths & Engagement Coaches Needed!
    --7.Full-Time Student Personnel Coordinator for School of Journalism
    --8.Full-Time College of Science & Engineering Transfer Advisor
    --9.Kenwood Therapy Center Seeking Volunteer Intake Support
    LEARNING ABROAD
    --10.Map Out a Unique Research & Study Abroad Experience with SPAN
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    1.Last Day for Psych Advisor Janessa Eisenbraun
    I wanted to write to let you know that this will be the final Scoop sent from me, Janessa, as my last day in Psychology Undergraduate Advising will be this Friday, July 5th. (Don't worry--the Scoop will still be making its way to your inbox! Just not from me.) I have thoroughly enjoyed the past three years spent in this role, especially getting to know the many students who have entered my office, whether through email or meetings. I have been inspired by a number of you, and I will be embarking on a new adventure in graduate school this summer as part of the Master of Education in secondary English education program here at UMN-TC.

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    2.LS 5950: Lifestyle and Health
    1 credit - Class will meet on two Wednesdays (7/10 & 7/13 from 6 - 8:30pm), with a paper due 3 to 4 weeks later. Millions of dollars are spent each year, searching for the newest medical interventions to aid the ailing public. Ironically, from a "big picture" perspective, access to medical care is actually a minor contributor to health. The number one factor in promoting health and reducing the risk for premature death is one's lifestyle. Lifestyle (diet, exercise, stress reduction, drug/alcohol/tobacco use, etc.) factors play a larger role in health than genetics, environment, socioeconomics or access to medical care. Physicians receive minimal training in methods of effectively altering patients' Lifestyle choices, and many of them spend their time painstakingly documenting the inevitable downward course of lifestyle-created disease. Although much attention is paid to this issue, with many individuals attending health clubs, trying various diets, etc., the vast majority of these attempts fail. This class is focused on identifying successful and sustainable methods of lifestyle change that can be used by anyone to improve their physical health and mental health. E-mail ccemls@umn.edu for a permission number of if you have questions about this seminar.

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    3.LS 5950: Creating Policies and Procedures for the Next Decade
    1 credit - Class will meet for one day (7/20 9am - 3pm) with a paper due 3 to 4 weeks later. Who needs policies and procedures? Whether written, oral, or imbedded in the culture, all organizations have policies and procedures by which they operate. The most effective policies are created to meet a need that has been well-analyzed. They are practical, logical and legal. They benefit from stakeholder input and research into alternatives and what has gone before. Perhaps most importantly there is a concrete plan for implementation and revision. This course culminates with a research and writing project that uses all the tools discussed to create policy and procedure for a real or hypothetical organization. E-mail ccemls@umn.edu for a permission number of if you have questions about this seminar.

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    4.Want Guidance During Your Career or Internship Search? 2-Credit Fall Courses!
    It's not too late to enroll in one of CLA's Career Courses this fall! Whether you are exploring possible majors and careers, trying to determine what you'll do after graduation, laying the groundwork for a successful job search, or wanting to get the most out of your internship, there are career courses that can give you expert guidance.

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    5.One-Credit Courses to Supplement Your Personal & Professional Goals
    If you are looking to add one more credit, consider making it mean something with Academic, Professional, and Personal Success (APPS) courses. APPS courses offer practical strategies to strengthen students' academic, professional, and future goals. Course topics include, but aren't limited to: APA 101: Guidelines & Academic Integrity; Effective Interviewing; Graduate School: Exploring, Preparing, & Applying; Preparing for Meaningful Internships; and Writing a Research Proposal from "A" to "IRB." Courses are available throughout the semester as Full-term, A-term, and B-term offerings. Students may enroll in multiple sections at one time. All courses are listed on One Stop under EDHD 1620. For more information, visit z.umn.edu/apps

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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.Part-Time Strengths & Engagement Coaches Needed!
    The Office for Student Engagement is hiring students as Strengths & Engagement Coaches (S&E Coaches)! S&E Coaches will be paid $500 stipend/semester for approximately 60-70 hours of work/semester. S&E Coaches will: Provide individualized strengths and engagement coaching to students; facilitate workshops to student groups; provide feedback and ideas to the Office for Student Engagement and the Strengths Advisory Team; staff outreach events, such as: Exam Jam, U of M Job Fair, Involvement Fest; and assist with promotion of strengths and engagement through providing ideas and content for the twitter pages, website, facebook page, and blogThere are two strengths trainings you will need to attend if selected as a coach, these trainings are taking place on July 30th and August 5th. You also must be available for an in-person interview on July 22 or July 23rd. Please see the full job description and application to learn more about the duties of this position, as well as the qualifications needed under the "News and Updates" section of this webpage. Applications are due July 12th. If you have any questions you can contact Katy Hinz at katyh@umn.edu.

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    7.Full-Time Student Personnel Coordinator for School of Journalism
    The School of Journalism and Mass Communication has recently posted a position for an Undergraduate Student Personnel Coordinator. The person in this position serves as the unit's first point-of-contact for 1000+ pre-majors and journalism majors concerning policies, procedures, and communications and provides valued operational support to the program. This person is part of a dedicated student services team and works with SJMC's dynamic faculty and staff. This position may be of interest to recent graduates who have worked in a student services office and are interested in gaining professional student services experience. You can view the full position description posting at the UMN employment site here.

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    8.Full-Time College of Science & Engineering Transfer Advisor
    Provide leadership in coordinating and executing the recruitment and matriculation plan for Inter-College (ICT), Intra-University (IUT), and New Advanced Standing (NAS) transfer students to the College of Science and Engineering (CSE). Coordinate focused outreach and follow-up activities to attract and recruit high achieving students and students from under-represented populations. Achieve the desired ICT/IUT/NAS application and enrollment goals for CSE. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and at least one year experience in a higher education academic setting. Must demonstrate excellent communication skills with strong written, interpersonal communication, and presentation skills, and have evidence of working with diverse populations, a commitment to diversity, and/or intercultural competence. University of Minnesota graduates preferred. Apply via the UMN employment site here.

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    9.Kenwood Therapy Center Seeking Volunteer Intake Support
    Kenwood Therapy Center is a highly regarded, innovative, 12-therapist, multidisciplinary clinic and training center in Minneapolis, MN. We are currently offering a volunteer opportunity for individuals to do confidential phone intakes and referrals, insurance benefit checks, and scheduling. This is a chance to speak to real people about real problems, and will provide context to further positions and graduate work. Experience, comfort, compassion, maturity, good judgment, and interest in working with clients with emotional, relational, sexual, and other serious life issues is important. This position provides the opportunity for immersion in the daily life of the clinic, as well as research and evaluation, so additional supportive tasks will be assigned as needed. Ideal for upperclassman student or individuals contemplating going on to graduate school in Psychology, Sociology, Family Therapy, or other mental health fields; or someone interested in general work in a mental health and family therapy clinic. At this dynamic, innovative center, opportunities for your role to evolve are abundant. Past volunteers have eventually assisted with group therapy sessions, taken session notes for therapists, and some have continued on to be hired for a paid position here at the Kenwood Center. Students and volunteers will be given opportunities for on-going training and supervision with experienced staff and therapists. We are looking for applicants that are able to commit for at least 1 year. Hours requested are Saturday, either 9am-1pm or 11am-3pm; and one additional weekday evening, from 3-7pm. We are looking for someone to start ASAP! If you are interested, please email a resume and a cover letter with a bit of your experience and interest to Joey Engelhart, Volunteer Coordinator, at j.engelhart@kenwoodcenter.org. You can find out more about the Kenwood Therapy Center website.

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    LEARNING ABROAD
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    10.Map Out a Unique Research & Study Abroad Experience with SPAN
    The Student Project for Amity among Nations (SPAN) is now taking applications for study and research during summer 2014 in Cuba/Puerto Rico, Russia, or Ghana. The Ghana program is described at further here. For more information on all three destinations and an application form, visit the SPAN webpage or contact Evelyn Anderson at span@umn.edu.

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  • 6/18/13

    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.NEW!! Electronic Undergraduate Research Contract for PSY 4/5993
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --2.SLHS 4301: Neuroscience of Human Communication
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --3.Full-Time Student Services Position in Center for Spirituality & Healing
    --4.Therapy Center Seeking Volunteer Intake Support
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
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    1.NEW!! Electronic Undergraduate Research Contract for PSY 4/5993
    Great news! Psychology Advising has migrated our PSY 4993/5993 undergraduate research contract to an electronic format using Google Docs. Students will no longer need to come to our office to pick-up or drop-off the hardcopy form, nor will physical signatures be needed. Instead, the new form will be accessible via our website: http://psych.umn.edu/ugrad/researchcontract.html
    If you have secured a position as an undergraduate research assistant, follow the instructions carefully to complete the form, obtain email approval from supervisors and mentors, and receive final approval and registration instructions from Psychology Advising. Paper contracts will be available and accepted until our current printing is exhausted.

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    COURSES OF INTEREST
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    2.SLHS 4301: Neuroscience of Human Communication
    Looking for an upper-division course this fall that supplements your interests? Consider taking this course in Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences! The course will cover basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, especially as they relate to normal speech, language, and hearing processes. This course does not count toward PSY major requirements, but may be used to work toward overall degree progress and upper-division outside the major requirements.

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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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    3.Full-Time Student Services Position in Center for Spirituality & Healing
    The Center for Spirituality & Healing has a Student Services and Academic Programs Coordinator position open. This position provides the opportunity to work in an excellent environment with a supportive team and strong leadership. This position is a great fit for someone with a passion for education and students, and requires a lot of energy! The center serves students from diverse backgrounds and offers a wide range of programming from acupressure, to aromatherapy, Reiki, nature based therapeutics, health coaching, and integrative health and healing. View the full job description and apply via the U's employment webpage.

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    4.Therapy Center Seeking Volunteer Intake Support
    Kenwood Therapy Center is a highly regarded, innovative, 12-therapist, multidisciplinary clinic and training center in Minneapolis, MN, currently offering a volunteer opportunity for individuals to do confidential phone intakes and referrals, insurance benefit checks, and scheduling. This is a chance to speak to real people about real problems, and will provide context to further positions and graduate work. Experience, comfort, compassion, maturity, good judgment, and interest in working with clients with emotional, relational, sexual, and other serious life issues are important. This position provides the opportunity for immersion in the daily life of the clinic, as well as research and evaluation, so additional supportive tasks will be assigned as needed. Ideal for upperclassman student or individual contemplating going on to graduate school in Psychology, Sociology, Family Therapy, or other mental health fields; or someone interested in general work in a mental health and family therapy clinic. At this dynamic, innovative center, opportunities for your role to evolve are abundant. Past volunteers have eventually assisted with group therapy sessions, taken session notes for therapists, and some have continued on to be hired for a paid position at the Kenwood Center. Students and volunteers will be given opportunities for on-going training and supervision with experienced staff and therapists. Hours requested are Saturdays, 9 am to 3 pm, starting ASAP! If you are interested, please email a letter with a bit of your experience and interest to info@kenwoodcenter.org or call (612) 377-9190, ext. 1. You can find out more about the Kenwood Therapy Center here.

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  • 6/4/13

    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:
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --1.EPSY 5401: Counseling Procedures--Offered Fall 2013 with Seats Available!
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --2.Summer Undergrad Research Assistants Needed for School Psych Lab
    VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    --3.Interested in Gaining Nonprofit Youth Work Experience? Be a Part of CLUES!
    --4.Kenwood Therapy Center Seeking Volunteer Intake Support
    SCHOLARSHIP/GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
    --5.Have an Unpaid Summer Internship? Apply for CLA Internship Scholarships!
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    1.EPSY 5401: Counseling Procedures--Offered Fall 2013 with Seats Available!
    This course is designed as an introduction to counseling. Students will learn about the types of issues that clients bring to counseling as well as counseling and interpersonal skills that can be used with clients and in students' own lives. Case studies, role playing, and demonstrations will be used, and multicultural counseling topics will be covered. This course is 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 through the online registration system.

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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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    2.Summer Undergrad Research Assistants Needed for School Psych Lab
    The lab of Dr. Ted Christ (Educational Psychology) is looking for responsible, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented students who can help with data entry, organization, assessment development, and other lab activities related to School Psychology and reading or math assessment research during the summer. Credit and volunteer options are available. Please contact Dr. Mary Jane White by email if you are interested at whit0782@umn.edu.

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    3.Interested in Gaining Nonprofit Youth Work Experience? Be a Part of CLUES!
    Volunteers and interns at CLUES lead and teach children ages 3-10 whose parents are attending CLUES ESL classes. Volunteers will work cooperatively in the classroom to supervise and educate multicultural students through literacy-based games and activities, which includes leading group activities, reading stories, engaging children during "choice" time, and communicating with parents. Opportunities for interns also include assisting with coordinating the programs, developing curriculum, and updating the newsletter. Opportunities are available in both the Minneapolis and St. Paul offices. Visit this website to learn more about the services CLUES provides. Summer term runs June through the end of August. For more information or to submit an application, please contact Abbey Leff at aleff@clues.org or 612-746-3549.

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    4.Kenwood Therapy Center Seeking Volunteer Intake Support
    Kenwood Therapy Center is a highly regarded, innovative, 12-therapist, multidisciplinary clinic and training center in Minneapolis, MN. We are currently offering a volunteer opportunity for individuals to do confidential phone intakes and referrals, insurance benefit checks, and scheduling. This is a chance to speak to real people about real problems, and will provide context to further positions and graduate work. Experience, comfort, compassion, maturity, good judgment, and interest in working with clients with emotional, relational, sexual, and other serious life issues is important. This position provides the opportunity for immersion in the daily life of the clinic, as well as research and evaluation, so additional supportive tasks will be assigned as needed. Ideal for upperclassman student or individual contemplating going on to graduate school in Psychology, Sociology, Family Therapy, or other mental health fields; or someone interested in general work in a mental health and family therapy clinic. At this dynamic, innovative center, opportunities for your role to evolve are abundant. Past volunteers have eventually assisted with group therapy sessions, taken session notes for therapists, and some have continued on to be hired for a paid position here at the Kenwood Center. Students and volunteers will be given opportunities for on-going training and supervision with experienced staff and therapists. Hours requested are Saturdays, 9 am - 3 pm. We are looking for someone to start ASAP! If you are interested, please email a letter with a bit of your experience and interest to info@kenwoodcenter.org or call (612) 377-9190, ext. 1. You can find out more about the Kenwood Therapy Center by visiting this website.

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    5.Have an Unpaid Summer Internship? Apply for CLA Internship Scholarships!
    Are you doing an unpaid internship this summer? Apply for a $1,500 CLA Undergraduate Internship Scholarship. The application deadline is June 12th. See details and application instructions here.

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  • 5/21/13

    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 Availability for Summer 2013
    --2.Psych Scoop Summer Edition Schedule
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --3.CHIC 3900 Latinos in the K-12 Education System--Fall Term
    --4. LS 5100 Sexuality, Gender, & Identity--2 Cr Summer Course
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --5.Lifeguard Needed for Amplatz Behavioral Pool
    --6.Student Office Assistant Needed for U of M Autism Clinic
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    1.Psychology Advising Availability for Summer 2013
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising will begin our summer availability this Monday, May 20th. We do not hold walk-in hours during summer session, as advisor availability fluctuates. However, we are happy to meet with students through appointments. If you would like to meet with an advisor, please submit an appointment request. 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.

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    2.Psych Scoop Summer Edition Schedule
    During the summer term, you will begin to receive the Psych Scoop on a bi-weekly rather than weekly basis. The regular schedule will commence as fall term approaches. The summer issues still contain important information and wonderful opportunities, so be sure to keep checking your inbox!

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    COURSES OF INTEREST
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    These courses do not necessarily apply to PSY major requirements, but may be used toward your general degree completion/requirements or career development.
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    3.CHIC 3900 Latinos in the K-12 Education System--Fall Term
    In this class, students learn about issues impacting Latinos in the K-12 education system. It begins with local and national background information and a brief survey of important historical events, movements and legal actions from the 1930's to the present. The course looks at family and community and its relationship to and involvement with the formal educational system; educational structural issues such ESL-bilingual Education, charter Schools, immigrant verse 2nd and 3rd generation dynamic, e.g. Finally, students look at best practices and talk with professionals and youth to gain first hand insight into the topic at hand. Register via Onestop.

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    4. LS 5100 Sexuality, Gender, & Identity--2 Cr Summer Course
    How is one's identity shaped by one's gender identification? To what extent is gender culturally determined and reinforced by social institutions? Can we say if a person is born biologically male, biologically female, or biologically intersexed? How much of gender is determined by biology, how much by individual choice, and how much by external pressures? Why do we consider human subjectivity in terms of masculinity and femininity? And finally, how is sexuality understood as the place where our sexed/gendered bodies and our sexual desires intersect, as shaped by biology, culture, and individual expression? Students will read from a variety of disciplines and critical perspectives, including texts by Sharon Preves, Kate Bornstein, and Judith Butler. Works of creative nonfiction and literary texts by William Giraldi, Lidia Yuknavitch, Carlos Andres Gomez, and others will provide personal accounts of what it means to have a gendered identity in today's world. Register via Onestop.

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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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    5.Lifeguard Needed for Amplatz Behavioral Pool
    The University of Minnesota Medical Center--Fairview, is looking to hire an additional Lifeguard for the Amplatz Behavioral Pool, located on West Bank at the Fairview Riverside Campus. The pool is used by psychiatric inpatients and outpatients, mainly from the child and adolescent units. Current American Red Cross certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR, and First Aid are required, and knowledge of psychology is helpful. Pay is competitive. This is a perfect position for psychology majors with a background in lifeguarding who are interested in gaining experience working with patient populations. Interested applicants can apply through the Fairview system.

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    6.Student Office Assistant Needed for U of M Autism Clinic
    The University of Minnesota Autism Clinic is looking for a work-study student to fill an office assistant position. The Autism Clinic is located on the medical school campus in the 717 Delaware SE building. Duties include: Mail intake packets, track and file incoming paperwork, prep scanning and send to Health Information Management, receive and sort incoming mail and faxes, and other assigned tasks. If you are interested, please contact the clinic coordinator, Desirae Rambeck at 612-624-0171 or drambeck@umphysicians.umn.edu

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  • 5/14/13

    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 Availability for Summer 2013
    --2.Psych Scoop Summer Edition Schedule
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --3.Tubman is Seeking Youth Advocate Interns--Training May 18th!!
    --4.Psych Department Hiring Full-Time Advisor/Student Personnel Coordinator
    --5.TRiO Upward Bound Hiring Full-Time High School Academic Advisors
    --6.Full-Time Research Assistant with Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center
    --7.Part-Time Research Intern with Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center
    --8.Part-Time Computer Programming Intern with Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center
    --9.Summer Job Opportunities Making Social Change
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
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    1.Psychology Advising Availability for Summer 2013
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising will begin our summer availability this Monday, May 20th. We do not hold walk-in hours during summer session, as advisor availability fluctuates. However, we are happy to meet with students through appointments. If you would like to meet with an advisor, please submit an appointment request. 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.

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    2.Psych Scoop Summer Edition Schedule
    During the summer term, you will begin to receive the Psych Scoop on a bi-weekly rather than weekly basis. The regular schedule will commence as fall term approaches. The summer issues still contain important information and wonderful opportunities, so be sure to check your inbox every other Tuesday!

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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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    3.Tubman is Seeking Youth Advocate Interns--Training May 18th!!
    Tubman focuses on providing social just through information and offers safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, elder care resources, youth programming, and community education to the Minneapolis community. Tubman is seeking Peace Camp Youth Advocates who 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. This intern position is 20 hours per week throughout summer, with an 18 hour training beginning May 18th. If interested, contact Joanie Braun, Intern & Volunteer Program Manager, at jbraun@tubman.org as soon as possible to request the complete job posting and application.

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    4.Psych Department Hiring Full-Time Advisor/Student Personnel Coordinator
    Do you want to be a part of Psychology Advising by providing students access to information and resources that will help them make the most of their undergraduate career? The Department of Psychology is hiring a full-time professional advisor. This individual will be responsible for carrying out direct student services in individual and group academic advising appointments, trouble-shooting of unique registration and academic concerns, and referrals to outside resources and engagement opportunities. This position handles program communications, which includes compiling the weekly student newsletter, managing the undergraduate webpage, and developing additional materials in support of advising initiatives. Working within a team to develop systematic approaches of serving the needs of our large, diverse student population is also a key component of this position. To see the full position description and to apply, please visit the U's employment page.

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    5.TRiO Upward Bound Hiring Full-Time High School Academic Advisors
    Interested in education, teaching, youth advocacy, or counseling? This is an excellent opportunity for recent or upcoming grads to work with the TRiO Upward Bound program! These positions will serve as Academic Advisors to program participants at Roosevelt or Edison High School in Minneapolis. The position's primary responsibility is delivering program services to the students including conducting weekly academic groups in which program curriculum is delivered and weekly individual meetings with participants to review academic progress and set short term academic goals; assisting program seniors with college and financial aid applications; monitoring attendance and academic performance; and maintaining student files including records of grades, attendance, credits earned/attempted, and academic test scores (MCAII, etc.). He/she will also be responsible for the documentation of student contact including case notes and materials produced by students in program activities, working cooperatively with other program staff in the planning of the program calendar and program activities, and assisting in chaperoning students on program sponsored activities. The position for Edison and the position for Roosevelt can be found on the U's employment webpage.

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    6.Full-Time Research Assistant with Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center
    The successful candidate will serve as Research Assistant at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), a consortium of Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and civilian partners dedicated to serving active duty military, their dependents and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives, and educational programs. The research assistant will have broad responsibilities which include administering and scoring clinical scales, psychological and neuropsychological tests and conducting computer-assisted cognitive testing in addition to working with relational databases and basic computer programming. The client population will include military personnel or veterans who have either recently acquired or have a medical history notable for traumatic brain injury. Individuals may have disabilities such as aphasia, memory loss, dementia, or other focal cognitive deficits as well as physical disabilities or behavioral issues related to their injury. Because traumatic brain injury can occur at any stage of an individual's life span, the age range of clients will vary from young adult to older adult. The position is 18-month minimum with a competitive salary. If interested, please request a full job posting and application by emailing Joseph Satre, MPA, at joseph.satre@va.gov

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    7.Part-Time Research Intern with Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center
    The research intern will assist research staff at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), a consortium of Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and civilian partners dedicated to serving active duty military, their dependents and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives, and educational programs. The research intern will have broad responsibilities which include preparing study materials, scoring clinical scales, working with testing software, verifying accuracy of study data and conducting computer-based cognitive testing. 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. Individuals may have disabilities such as aphasia, memory loss, dementia, or other focal cognitive deficits, as well as physical disabilities or behavioral issues related to their injury. The age range of patients will vary from 18- 65. Students interested in this position would need to commit 8 - 10 hours per week for 12 months minimum. If interested, please request a full job posting and application by emailing Joseph Satre, MPA, at joseph.satre@va.gov

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    8.Part-Time Computer Programming Intern with Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center
    The programming intern will assist staff at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), a consortium of Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and civilian partners dedicated to serving active duty military, their dependents and veterans. The intern will have responsibilities including creating a web-based user interface for collection of subject data, organization of data through relational databases and development of programs to use for cognitive assessment. Other responsibilities may include statistical programming and analysis. The desired intern will have basic programming experience and a strong motivation to increase programming and development skills. Knowledge of Python, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, R and E-prime is desired, but not a requirement. Students interested in this position would need to commit 8 - 10 hours per week for 12 months minimum. If interested, please request a full job posting and application by emailing Joseph Satre, MPA, at joseph.satre@va.gov

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    9.Summer Job Opportunities Making Social Change
    The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking smart, hard-working students who are eager to make a difference this summer. The Fund for the Public Interest (aka "the Fund") works with some of the top progressive organizations in the country like Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, and U.S. PIRG. In Minneapolis specifically, the organization is hiring summer campaign staff to work on campaigns to protect the Boundary Waters and to end subsidies to corporate farms. If you want to get your hands dirty and make a real impact on some of the most critical issues facing our society, please apply. If you are interested in applying, visit this website.

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  • 5/7/13

    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 FEATURED EVENTS
    --1.Walk-In Hours Canceled Friday, May 10th
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --2.Last Meeting of the Year--Social at Annie's Parlor
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --3. FSOS 5150 Introduction to Sex Therapy--Summer Course
    --4. IBH 6224 Integrating Spirituality in Counseling Practice--Summer Course
    --5. IBH 6226 Vital Involvement--1 Credit, Clinical/Prevention Strategies
    --6. CSPH 3001 Intro to Integrative Therapies--Fall Course
    --7. CSPH 3000 Hatha Yoga Anatomy & Physiology--Fall Course
    --8.Work Toward Your Career Path & Earn Credit!
    EVENTS
    --9.Connecting Research to Practice: Understanding Infant Brain Development
    --10.Interested in the Peace Corps? Attend the Send-Off Party & Learn More!
    --11.Interested in Carlson's Part-Time MBA Program? Attend This Event!
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --12.Research Assistants Wanted for Social & Evolutionary Psychology Lab
    VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    --13.International Buddy Program Seeking Student Mentors!
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --14.Become a Behavior Therapist! Positions Available
    GRADUATE STUDIES
    --15.Kaplan Offering Free Bootcamp Week for Grad Test Prep
    SCHOLARSHIP/GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
    --16.CLA Internship Scholarships for Summer 2013
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    1.Walk-In Hours Canceled Friday, May 10th
    Janessa's walk-in hours are canceled this Friday, May 10th, from 9:00 - 11:00am. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have questions, feel free to set up an appointment via z.umn.edu/psyadvis or email psyadvis@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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    2.Last Meeting of the Year--Social at Annie's Parlor
    Come join us for our last Psi Chi/Psych Club event this Wednesday, May 8! We're closing out the semester and celebrating the long-awaited wonderful weather by heading over to Annie's for hamburgers and shakes. We'll be meeting in the lobby of Elliott Hall at 4:30 before we walk over to Annie's. As always, all are welcome and you do not need to be a member of Psi Chi in order to join us.

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    COURSES OF INTEREST
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    These courses do not necessarily apply to PSY major requirements, but may be used toward your general degree completion/requirements or career development.
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    3. FSOS 5150 Introduction to Sex Therapy--Summer Course
    The purpose of this course is to provide students an opportunity to learn about sex therapy and the ways issues of sexuality and sex therapy can be integrated into work with couples and individuals. This two credit course will help students evaluate and increase their comfort discussing sexuality issues with clients, delineate the parameters of sex therapy, develop skills in assessing and diagnosing sexual problems through sexual history interviews, understand key clinical sex therapy interventions, and developing an understanding of ethical issues particular to sex therapy. Learning will occur through class lecture, discussion, reading, assignments using technology, role playing, film, case examples, and research. An opportunity to explore how personal values and culture play a part in sex therapy for clients and clinicians alike will also be explored.

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    4. IBH 6224 Integrating Spirituality in Counseling Practice--Summer Course
    Integrating Spirituality in Counseling Practice is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of counseling students and practitioners in the recommended professional competencies for addressing spiritual and religious issues in counseling. This two credit course will provide students with evidence-informed theoretical and conceptual models to instill an appreciation for and understanding of these issues and will introduce students to basic therapeutic intervention strategies and treatment techniques. The ethical and cultural aspects of integrating spirituality and religion in counseling will undergird our learning and practice of these competencies. This course combines lectures, discussion, experiential exercises, clinician/client role play and readings to advance cognitive, interpersonal and practical skills.

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    5. IBH 6226 Vital Involvement--1 Credit, Clinical/Prevention Strategies
    Vital involvement practice (VIP) is an emerging clinical/prevention strategy for promoting client strengths and assets, in conjunction with ameliorating problems and treating disorders - at the individual, organizational, and community levels. Though developed for older adults, the approach is proving useful with clients of all ages, of diverse levels of ability/disability/disorder, and cultural identifications. VIP explicitly engages both practitioner and client (i.e., all participants) on identifying multifaceted client strengths, and on creatively using these strengths to achieve specific client goals. Fundamental to these specifics is a process of promoting vital involvement (PVI) as part of developing each client's ongoing, day-to-day psychosocial health. This one credit course meets two times: Wednesdays, May 29th & June 12th, 9:00am- 5:00pm. Register through the U's enrollment system.

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    6. CSPH 3001 Intro to Integrative Therapies--Fall Course
    The Center for Spirituality & Healing is now offering the undergrad course CSPH 3001 Introduction to Integrative Therapies. The course is three credits and is entirely online. The course covers current US health care system, US cultural views of health, and wellness. It also looks at various complementary, alternative medical systems, and practices that might be integrated into current way of thinking about health, wellness, treatment of illness, and disease.

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    7. CSPH 3000 Hatha Yoga Anatomy & Physiology--Fall Course
    The Center for Spirituality and Healing is piloting a new undergraduate-level Hatha Yoga course, Hatha Yoga Anatomy and Physiology, this fall. The course has lecture and lab components and is listed as CSPH 3000 sections 001, with sections 002 and 003 as the lab enrollment sections. It does carry a prerequisite of an anat/phys course or instructor consent. Contact Carla Mantel at cmantel@umn.edu with any questions.

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    8.Work Toward Your Career Path & Earn Credit!
    Whether you are exploring possible majors and careers, trying to determine what you'll do after graduation, laying the groundwork for a successful job search, or wanting to get the most out of your internship, CLA Career Services offers career courses that can give you expert guidance.

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    EVENTS
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    9.Connecting Research to Practice: Understanding Infant Brain Development
    Friday, May 10th; 7:45am - 1:00pm
    Central Lutheran Church, 333 South 12th St, Minneapolis
    Understanding Infant Brain Development will include presentations from U of M researchers Megan Gunnar, Regents Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, and director of the Institute on Child Development; and Ann Masten, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Child Psychology and director of Project Competence, which studies risk and resilience in children and families. For registration and more information, visit here.

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    10.Interested in the Peace Corps? Attend the Send-Off Party & Learn More!
    Saturday, June 1st; 1:00pm mingle, 2:00pm program
    The Whole, Coffman Memorial Union
    Peace Corps recruiters, together with the Peace Corps Ambassadors Student Group and Minnesota Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (MNRPCV), will be hosting a Send-Off Party for individuals who are currently in the application process. Are you interested in Peace Corps? Come hear stories from RPCVs and meet individuals who have already applied! There will be light appetizers and RPCVs from various assignment areas and geographic locations to answer your questions and share stories--come early for food and to mingle. The program will include an RPCV panel, a keynote speaker, story-telling, and cultural activities. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Visit the UMN Peace Corps Facebook page for more info.

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    11.Interested in Carlson's Part-Time MBA Program? Attend This Event!
    Wednesday, May 22nd; 6:00 - 8:00pm
    Carlson School of Management, Carlson Atrium & 3M Auditorium
    Join students, staff, and alumni for this on-campus networking opportunity for individuals curious about the Carlson Part-Time MBA Program. Get a primer on the program, hone your networking skills with help from the school's renowned career coaches, and check out the Part-Time MBA community by mingling with future classmates. This fast-paced event offers big networking potential in a small time span. Visit here to register and find preparation information.

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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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    12.Research Assistants Wanted for Social & Evolutionary Psychology Lab
    Our research team is looking for dedicated research assistants who are interested in conducting research in Social & Evolutionary Psychology for the 2013-2014 academic year. Duties include participating in weekly lab meetings, providing input into study design, recruiting participants, and running experimental sessions. Preference may be given to undergraduates who can commit 2 semesters to our lab. Getting involved with our lab will be a beneficial opportunity for anyone interested in gaining research experience and knowledge in the areas of social influence, decision-making, consumer preferences, eating behaviors, biology, and stress. This research opportunity will be conducted under Dr. Jeffry A. Simpson. You can volunteer or use this opportunity for PSY 5993 or 4993 credit. If you are interested in joining our team, please email Stephanie at cant0089@umn.edu by Friday, May 10th. Please use "RE: Social/EP Research Lab" as the subject of your email and include your full name, email, major, and year in school.

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    13.International Buddy Program Seeking Student Mentors!
    Adjusting to a new cultural environment can be exciting and challenging. New international students at the University of Minnesota often have a lot of questions and concerns during their first weeks on campus. The International Buddy Program (IBP) eases the transition, with current undergraduate students helping new international undergraduate students. As a mentor, you get to: be an ambassador to new international students; gain insight on different cultural values and world views; build your resume; and have FUN and enjoy lots of FREE activities and food! Go to the International Student and Scholar Services website for more information. Hurry--applicants will be reviewed as they are received. Email IBP@umn.edu with 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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    14.Become a Behavior Therapist! Positions Available
    Behavior Therapists needed to provide intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) to young children with autism in their homes. Positions are available in the Metro area. Thorough training provided. Starting wage is $14.47/hr. For information, qualifications, & to apply, please visit Behavioral Dimensions' website.

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    GRADUATE STUDIES
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    15.Kaplan Offering Free Bootcamp Week for Grad Test Prep
    The Bootcamp event series features extremely difficult content -- the toughest of the tough -- in an interactive, engaging sample class setting. Events will run 90 minutes each and will give participants the chance to actually complete questions in a timed setting and see presenters demonstrate Kaplan strategy. Sessions are offered for GRE, LSAT, MCAT, PCAT, GMAT, & DAT between May 13 - May 18. Register here.

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    16.CLA Internship Scholarships for Summer 2013
    Are you doing an unpaid internship this summer? Apply for a $1,500 CLA Undergraduate Internship Scholarship. The application deadline is June 12th. See details and application instructions here.

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  • 4/30/13

    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.Make Your Student Voice Heard! Take the SERU Survey!
    --2.Exam Jam is Here! Expanded Tutoring Hours & Review Workshops
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --3.CPSY 4310 Development of Numeracy Skills & Early Math Achievement
    --4.CSPH 5000 Exploration into Wellbeing & Leadership
    EVENTS/LECTURES
    --5.Final Active Minds Meeting of the Year!
    --6.Removing the Brakes on Brain Plasticity in Adults with Amblyopia
    --7.Stress & Drug Use Vulnerability in the African American Community
    --8.Daughter of BF Skinner, Julie Vargas, Discusses His Legacy
    --9.The Wellbeing Lecture Series: 'The Power of Habit'
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --10.'After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools' Summer '13 UGRA
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --11.On-Campus Internship--Gain Exposure to Counseling Psych
    --12.PT On-Campus Position Working with Abroad Programs!
    --13.FT Lab Manager Position at University of Maryland
    --14.MN Math or Reading Corps Tutor Positions with Americorps--Full Time
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
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    1.Make Your Student Voice Heard! Take the SERU Survey!
    If you have not already done so, please complete the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU)survey: the ultimate student survey. The SERU is the most important survey you will take as an undergraduate student at the U of M. The SERU is a chance for you to tell faculty, staff, and U leaders about your experiences as an undergraduate. We honestly want to know what you think. The questions cover a range of topics, from your relationship with your professors to the learning experiences you've had and your perceptions of the campus environment. This survey should be completed on a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer. We realize many of you are reading this message on a smartphone, but it's easier to take this 25-minute survey on a larger-screen device. Take the survey at z.umn.edu/seru. Responses are confidential, and participants can win one of 100 $25 gift cards to the U Bookstore or one of two Apple iPad minis. Learn how the survey is being utilized across campus here.

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    2.Exam Jam is Here! Expanded Tutoring Hours & Review Workshops
    Students can prepare for finals by connecting with other students for tutoring and review workshops! The full schedule of review workshops 05/04 - 05/11 is available at the Golden Gopher Workshop Database. Additionally, you may take advantage of a week of expanded tutoring hours, bookended by TWO Exam Jam Saturdays: May 4 1pm-5pm in 204 Walter Library (hosted by the SMART Learning Commons) & May 11 9am-1pm in 140 Appleby Hall (hosted by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence). Tutor schedules and more details can be found at here.

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    3.CPSY 4310 Development of Numeracy Skills & Early Math Achievement
    Child Psychology will be offering this Special Topics in Child Development course this coming fall term. The importance of mathematics has received national attention from educators, researchers, and policy makers. The nationwide charge to improve math skills aims to raise achievement in low performing students, provide greater opportunities for advanced studies for students who excel in math, and enhance numeracy skills of all citizens. This course focuses on relevant research on cognitive and social development that explains some of the variation in math and numeracy skills in preschool to high school, and the implications of this research for local and national policies or practices. This course is not usable toward Psychology major requirements or upper-division outside the major; however it is an excellent general elective if this is an area of interest to you! Find more information and register via the online registration system.

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    4.CSPH 5000 Exploration into Wellbeing & Leadership
    Imagine traveling to rugged and remote Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) for five days immersed in the beauty of the north woods. Here you will develop leadership skills and come to know yourself while camping, hiking, canoeing and wild crafting. You will explore ancient shores while paddling in primitive areas used by the Ojibwe people and Voyageurs or hike along the Border Route Trail overlooking the vast Canadian/Minnesota border. You will work as a team to carry packs and canoes over portage trails', prepare meals and course lessons. This back-country experience requires participants to become a high-functioning group that is able to communicate effectively, make decisions and take on challenges. It is the perfect backdrop for self-reflection and learning how to facilitate and foster leadership skills. This course includes class time in June, Moodle assignments in July; along with the five day adventure in August. Register for this Center for Spirituality & Healing course through the online registration system. May be usable toward upper-division outside the major requirements.

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    EVENTS/LECTURES
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    5.Final Active Minds Meeting of the Year!
    The final Active Minds meeting of the academic year will be held Tuesday, May 7 at 7:30 in Coffman 203. Active Minds is a student organization that focuses on reducing the stigma on campus surrounding mental health issues. For the final meeting, the group will be watching a documentary called "Bully" and having free pizza--please join!

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    6.Removing the Brakes on Brain Plasticity in Adults with Amblyopia
    Thursday, May 2nd; 4:00 - 5:00pm
    N-119 Elliott Hall
    Dennis M. Levi, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Optometry, University of California, will present on the following for the Cognitive & Biological Psychology Colloquium. Experience-dependent plasticity is closely linked with the development of sensory function. Beyond this sensitive period, developmental plasticity is actively limited; however, new studies provide growing evidence for plasticity in the adult visual system. The amblyopic visual system is an excellent model for examining the "brakes" that limit recovery of function beyond the critical period. While amblyopia can often be reversed when treated early, conventional treatment is generally not undertaken in older children and adults. However new clinical and experimental studies in both animals and humans provide evidence for neural plasticity beyond the critical period. The results suggest that perceptual learning and video game play may be effective in improving a range of visual performance measures and importantly the improvements may transfer to better visual acuity and stereopsis. These findings, along with the results of new clinical trials, suggest that it might be time to re-consider our notions about neural plasticity in amblyopia.

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    7.Stress & Drug Use Vulnerability in the African American Community
    Friday, May 3rd; 11:00am - 12:00pm
    N639 Elliott Hall
    Ezemenari Obasi, Ph.D. University of Houston, will be presenting the following for the Counseling Psychology Colloquium. The development of drug abuse in the African American community is often characterized by oversimplified models that are rooted in research studies that rarely include African Americans. This study will identify mechanisms that influence drug use vulnerability in at-risk African American adults who reside in the southeastern U.S. Such research is needed to develop socially and culturally informed prevention and treatment programs aimed at reducing drug-related health disparities that continue to plague African Americans. Please attend the talk to learn more.

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    8.Daughter of BF Skinner, Julie Vargas, Discusses His Legacy
    Thursday, May 23rd; 1:30pm
    N639 Elliott Hall
    Julie Vargas, Ph.D., the daughter of B.F. Skinner, will be discussion 'Myth and Mythconceptions in Skinner's Legacy.' Many "urban myths" endure about B. F. Skinner. This talk will touch upon the major misconceptions about the science that Skinner began. Skinner's substitution of contingencies of reinforcement to replace internal "free will" or other out-of-reach agencies produced name-calling, urban myths, and caricatures. Some of the more popular myths and caricatures will be contrasted with more accurate descriptions.

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    9.The Wellbeing Lecture Series: 'The Power of Habit'
    Tuesday, May 14th, 3:00pm lecture, 4:30pm reception
    Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
    Why do some people struggle to change, despite years of trying, while others are able to quickly remove bad habits and reinvent themselves? How have some companies changed their corporate culture--and achieved success - by altering your habits? Charles Duhigg is the author of 'The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life & Business' and an award-winning investigative reporter for the New York Times. During this presentation, he will discuss how a simple habit loop - a cue, a routine, and reward - is the key to transforming behavior. Free to U of M students. Register here.

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    10.'After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools' Summer '13 UGRA
    Are you interested in observing parents interact with their school-aged children? Are you searching for research experience on a federally-funded study to strengthen your training and expertise? Are you reliable, detail-oriented, and a team player? Would you like to learn about parent-child relationships in families experiencing military deployment? 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 2013, contact Osnat Zamir (Postdoctoral Researcher) at ozamir@umn.edu and Sheila Hanson (Project Manager) at skhanson@umn.edu to learn more. Please email ASAP, and 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. The coding lab is located in the Department of Family Social Science on the St. Paul campus at the University of Minnesota. 9 hrs/wk minimum commitment from June 1 to Sept. 1, 2013 (between 12 and 18 hours/wk preferred). After 20-30 hours of training in early June is complete, flexible scheduling options are available. Volunteer or PSY 4993 credit option available.

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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.On-Campus Internship--Gain Exposure to Counseling Psych
    The Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic (CCAC) is seeking an undergraduate intern for the 2013-2014 school year (beginning summer or fall 2013). 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 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 Kelli Howard at howar473@umn.edu for more information. Students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher to apply.

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    12.PT On-Campus Position Working with Abroad Programs!
    The Office of International Programs in CFANS is looking for students who have an interest in study abroad to apply for a Student Office Assistant position. This dynamic position will provide administrative, communication, and research support to International Programs. 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 a previous study abroad experience or be familiar with CFANS majors and study abroad programs and possess experience with web sites and social media tools. For a complete description and to apply, please visit the university's employment webpage.

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    13.FT Lab Manager Position at University of Maryland
    The University of Maryland Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay is seeking a full-time lab manager starting summer 2013. The DSCN lab investigates the neural and cognitive bases of social communication (e.g., joint attention, theory of mind) in typical individuals and individuals with autism. The methods used include functional and structural MRI as well as behavioral measures with adults and children. This is an excellent position for anyone who would like to pursue graduate work in developmental, cognitive, and/or clinical neuroscience. Responsibilities will include data collection and analyses of MRI and behavioral studies with infants, children, and adults and development and maintenance of lab imaging analysis and stimulus presentation scripts. Additionally, the lab manager will supervise undergrad RAs, manage IRB protocols, and be responsible for general lab upkeep. The position may involve MRI operator training. There may be opportunities for presenting data at conferences and co-authoring publications. Experience with matlab (and other programming languages), neuroimaging analysis software (e.g., AFNI, SPM, FSL, Freesurfer), and Linux is preferred. Applicants must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills and must enjoy working with children. Salary will be competitive commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. Application review will begin immediately. One-year position with the possibility of renewal. Please email application to Brieana Viscomi (dscn.umd@gmail.com), including a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, CV (with GPA), relevant coursework or transcript, and (at least) 2 references who can provide letters upon request.

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    14.MN Math or Reading Corps Tutor Positions with Americorps--Full Time
    Marcy Open School in Minneapolis is hiring three Americorps positions for the 2013-14 school year. Positions begin August 7. To read more about the program, including full position descriptions, qualifications, and to apply, view the link on this page. Questions? Contact recruitment@mnedc.org or 866-859-2825.

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  • 4/23/13

    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.Let Your Student Voice Be Heard! Take the SERU Survey!
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --2.TOMORROW: Pizza, Pop, & Grad School Talk!
    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --3.DNCE 3334/5334: Introduction To Dance Movement Therapy
    --4.Academic Health Services Courses--Health Career Exploration
    --5.Registration Is Open For The 2013 Public Health Institute
    EVENTS
    --6.NOW HIRING: 2013 GRADS!
    --7.Federal Government Pathways Programs Info Session
    --8.Info Session on Teaching English Abroad
    --9.Trauma, Faith, & Healing In The Community
    --10.Psychiatry Update Spring 2013: Healthy Eating & Lifestyles
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --11.Native Spanish Speaker Needed for Paid Research Assistant Position
    --12.SS'13, FA'13, & SP'14 RA Needed for Self-Regulation Research
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --13.Summer Residential Youth Counselors Needed!
    --14.Corrections, Social Work, & More Internships at Hennepin County Corrections
    --15.Part-Time Employer Relations Assistant Position--On-Campus!
    --16.Psychology Tutors Needed for McNamara Academic Center
    --17.Part-Time Campus Rep Position With Kaplan Test Prep
    --18.Summer Program Development Intern For Zero-Waste Events
    GRADUATE STUDIES
    --19.Health Intelligence & Analytics track--MS in Health Services Research & Admin
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
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    1.Let Your Student Voice Be Heard! Take the SERU Survey!
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising urges you to take the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey, "the ultimate student survey," the most important survey you will take as an undergraduate student at the U of M. SERU is a chance for you to tell faculty, staff, and U leaders about your experiences as an undergraduate--whether outstanding or not so good. We honestly want to know what you think. The questions cover a range of topics, from your relationship with your professors to the learning experiences you've had and your perceptions of the campus environment. Take the 25 minute survey at z.umn.edu/seru (it does not work on mobile devices). Responses are confidential. Participants can win one of 100 $25 gift cards to the U Bookstore or one of two Apple iPad minis. You can learn how the survey is being utilized across campus here. Please make sure your voice is heard!

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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.TOMORROW: Pizza, Pop, & Grad School Talk!
    Come join Psi Chi/Psychology Club this Wednesday, April 24th, from 4:30-5:30pm in N639 Elliott Hall. It's time for the Pizza, Pop, and Grad School Talk! Graduate students from a variety of areas within the Department of Psychology will be sharing their graduate school experiences, from applying to programs to being a student. Come with questions and we're sure they'll be happy to answer them for you. Free Mesa pizza and pop will be served, and you do not have to be a member of Psi Chi to attend-- all are welcome! If you have questions, attend a meeting or send an email to psichi@umn.edu for more information.

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    COURSES OF INTEREST
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    3.DNCE 3334/5334: Introduction To Dance Movement Therapy
    Dance/movement therapy is a 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 Sciences, Social Work, and Movement Studies. The course also complies with Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) Alternate Route requirements. Additional course info can be found through the online enrollment system. If you have any questions, contact the instructor (Loebx001@umn.edu) or the Dance Department at 612-624-5060. To obtain a permission number for this course, visit here.

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    4.Academic Health Services Courses--Health Career Exploration
    Check out these health career exploration courses offered out of the Health Careers Center Fall 2013: AHS 1101 (in person) / AHS 1102 (online): Orientation to Health Careers; AHS 1600: The Future Physician I: The Life & Work of a Physician; AHS 1602: The Future Physician III: Experiences in Medicine (online); AHS 2300: Orientation to Clinical Research; AHS 2400: Writing a Personal Statement; or AHS 2707H: Global Health Challenges for Future Health Professionals. Visit the 'Class Schedule' for registration and additional course details.

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    5.Registration Is Open For The 2013 Public Health Institute
    The institute offers a unique opportunity to explore multiple interest areas within public health, while networking with other students and public health professionals. Courses run May 28-June 14. For registration and more information, click here.

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    EVENTS
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    6.NOW HIRING: 2013 GRADS!
    Tuesday, May 7th; 2:00 - 4:00pm
    Carlson School Atrium
    Seniors, attend this event to meet and connect with 20+ employers who are looking to hire University of Minnesota seniors and recent graduates! This event is open to ALL graduating seniors from the U of M Twin Cities. At this event, connect with employers from a wide range of industries who have open positions with their organizations. NowHiring: 2013 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 free event is for the Twin Cities campus only and is not a job fair. Business casual attire is required. Refreshments provided by The Cookie Cart and door prizes available. For more information on resumes, job searching, upcoming events, and how to prepare for this event, visit CLA Career Center. For more information about this event, search the 'Career Events' section on GoldPASS.

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    7.Federal Government Pathways Programs Info Session
    Thursday, April 25th; 1:00 - 2:00pm
    Please join the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for an informational session on the Pathways Programs, the new program to connect students to Federal internships, jobs, and career opportunities. It will focus on the Pathways Internship, Recent Graduates and Presidential Management Fellows Programs, and will also include discussion of the importance of Federal service and career opportunities. There will be a panel of speakers present to discuss their experiences working for the Federal Government. Current students and recent graduates welcome! Please register for this session here.

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    8.Info Session on Teaching English Abroad
    Friday, April 26th; 4:00pm
    110 Heller Hall
    The Learning Abroad Center is hosting an information session on Teaching English Abroad after graduation. The information session will include information and resources for learning about teaching opportunities abroad and how to go about searching for positions. There will be a great group of panelists that have taught all over the globe on various types of programs. For any questions please contact Lindsey Lahr at lahr0039@umn.edu or 612.625.8827.

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    9.Trauma, Faith, & Healing In The Community
    Wednesday, April 24th; 2:00pm
    Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
    Conversations with South Africa's Tutu Sisters, will take place. Find out how faith, consensus-building, and communal reconciliation can heal community spirit in a special public discussion with the daughters of renowned South African social rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu: the Rev. Mpho Tutu; race and gender activist Naomi Tutu; and researcher Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe.

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    10.Psychiatry Update Spring 2013: Healthy Eating & Lifestyles
    Friday, May 3rd
    The Commons (formerly The Radisson)
    Experts from a variety of disciplines (psychiatry, psychology, sports medicine, pediatrics, biochemistry, and internal medicine) will present evidence-based approaches promoting healthy lifestyle choices throughout childhood and adult life. The conference will focus on effective management of obesity, physical inactivity, stress, and tobacco use. Register and find additional details here.

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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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    11.Native Spanish Speaker Needed for Paid Research Assistant Position
    Professor Maria Sera's Language and Cognitive Development Lab is looking for a native, fluent speaker of Spanish to assist with data collection in a language development study. Psychology, Child Psychology, or Education majors who have experience working with children, and have taken statistics and methods preferred. Primary duty will involve testing children and adults in a word-learning task for approximately 10 hours per week. Must have availability for the remainder of the semester and through the summer. Please contact Christopher Hammerly (hamme381@umn.edu) with questions or with a resume and statement of interest.

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    12.SS'13, FA'13, & SP'14 RA Needed for Self-Regulation Research
    The Health and Eating Lab run by Dr. Traci Mann is seeking research assistants (RAs) interested in the self-regulation of eating and exercise. RAs should intend to stay for both spring and fall semesters (volunteer or for credit). RAs can volunteer over the summer, as well. Primary tasks involve 8 hours a week of running participants and entering data. There is also a one-hour weekly lab meeting. This is a non-paid position which offers excellent experience in the social psychology department. It may be taken for PSY 4993 or PSY 5993 if interested. Learn more about the lab at the website and apply online here.

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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.Summer Residential Youth Counselors Needed!
    Like working with youth? Need a job and a place to live? TRiO Upward Bound is hiring Residential Youth Counselors for Summer 2013! Residential Youth Counselors are live-in positions on the University of Minnesota campus for the duration of TRiO Upward Bound's 5-week experiential summer program. For more information and to apply, visit the U's employment page (#183232). Applicants must provide an updated resume, cover letter, references, and recent transcript; final candidates must pass a criminal background check. Apply by May 1st.

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    14.Corrections, Social Work, & More Internships at Hennepin County Corrections
    Hennepin County has numerous internships posted through GoldPASS that includes: project management, IT, library, corrections, and social work. Search GoldPASS for Hennepin County internships to find additional details and to apply. Application due dates are fast approaching (ranging from 4/26/13 to the beginning of May).

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    15.Part-Time Employer Relations Assistant Position--On-Campus!
    CLA Career Services is hiring a part-time student Employer Relations Assistant position. This rewarding opportunity supports the work of CLA's Employer Relations team in building strong relationships with a variety of employers who are interested in recruiting CLA students. Primary responsibilities include assistance with managing GoldPASS and employer relations-related projects. The start date for this position is May or June 2013. Priority deadline for students to apply is May 3rd. The full position description and application can be found via the U's employment page(requisition #184167) or via GoldPass (#94289). CLA students in their sophomore or junior year are strongly encouraged to apply. Questions? Please contact Beth Lory at hoffm115@umn.edu or 612-624-7387.

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    16.Psychology Tutors Needed for McNamara Academic Center
    Apply to be a tutor to UMN-TC 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, and be capable of working flexible hours. Tutors must 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, be willing to learn and address learning styles and tutoring techniques, thoroughly and accurately document every session, and create activities and drills to help student-athletes learn the material. NOTE: Hours will vary; pay is $11/hour for undergrads. To apply, send an email to Jamie Zamjahn at jzamjahn@umn.edu. Attach a current resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and hours of availability.

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    17.Part-Time Campus Rep Position With Kaplan Test Prep
    Kaplan Test Prep is currently hiring a part-time Campus Rep for the fall semester! A part-time job with Kaplan is both a great resume-builder and an opportunity to contribute to the campus community by helping to build futures one success story at a time! Benefits of working for Kaplan: Flexible part-time hours right on-campus; competitive hourly pay rates; gain experience and build your resume with a world-leading education company; earn a free Kaplan test prep course; and help students achieve their educational and career goals. For more info and to apply for a Campus Rep position, please visit http://bit.ly/umnkaplancr (case sensitive). Please contact the hiring manager, Ann Peckskamp, at ann.peckskamp@kaplan.com or 612-916-0381 with any questions.

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    18.Summer Program Development Intern For Zero-Waste Events
    Eureka Recycling is seeking a self-motivated, flexible, and organized individual to support the research and development of the zero-waste initiatives. This position would include hands on activities to support our zero-waste event program as well as research for this and other zero- waste programs and initiatives. This intern will see firsthand how Eureka Recycling works to achieve its mission to reduce waste through entrepreneurial projects that engage the community. This internship is ideal for someone who is interested hands on-work as well as assisting in research and data analysis that supports a waste free tomorrow. The Program Development Intern will support the zero-waste event program and other zero-waste and composting programs. This will include hands on labor for events including organizing equipment and working at Rock the Garden, Bastille Day, and other community events that are partnering with Eureka Recycling to work towards zero waste. 12-15 hours per week, June - August 2013. Complete an online application here. If you have any questions, please send an email to jobs@eurekarecycling.org or call Eureka's Human Resources Department at 612-455-9135.

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    GRADUATE STUDIES
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    19.Health Intelligence & Analytics track--MS in Health Services Research & Admin
    The University of Minnesota School of Public Health is pleased to announce a new Health Intelligence and Analytics (HIA) track for its Master of Science (MS) graduate program that can be completed within one calendar year. The HIA track provides students with the skills to help clinicians, managers, and policy-makers translate data into evidence. Students develop expertise in health information and analytic skills necessary to use health data from multiple sources such as medical records, surveys, and health insurance claims to obtain the information and evidence required to improve health care. Students also choose a specialization in Health Care Cost Effectiveness, Health Care Quality Improvement/Operations Research, or they may develop an individualized specialty plan in collaboration with a faculty adviser. Candidates for this program will hold strong quantitative skills, such as statistics and calculus, and strong writing and communication skills. A health services background is helpful, but not required. Graduates will gain an understanding of clinical, business and policy issues that are applicable to numerous environments. Employment opportunities exist in managed care organizations, health insurance companies, departments of health and human services, the medical device industry, health research organizations, and other practice-related health-related industries. More information is available here.

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  • 4/16/13

    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.Enrolling in a 'Research Lab Project' Section of PSY 3902W this Fall?
    --2.Psychology Career Talk: Private Practice Psychotherapy
    --3.Psychology May Term Course! PSY 3960: Mental Illness & the Media--2 credits
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --4.Pizza, Pop, & Grad School Talk--Next Wednesday!
    EVENTS
    --5.Minnesota Pre-Law Scholars Program (MPLS)
    --6.April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
    --7.Child Psych Student Org Screening Documentary "It's A Girl"
    --8.FREE 'R' Workshop on Reproducible Research
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --9.Consumer Analyst Position with Office of MN Attorney General
    --10.FT Position: Program Coordinator for Asian Pacific American Student Programs
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
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    1.Enrolling in a 'Research Lab Project' Section of PSY 3902W this Fall?
    Senior Psychology B.S. majors registered for PSY 3902W Major Project have an alternative option for the required enrollment in PSY 4/5993. For Fall 2013, a specific PSY 5993 section (-042) will be 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. Fall 2013's section will be broadly applicable to clinical psychology. The research will consider environmental processes that may be of relevance to the development of psychopathology. In this lab, students will be investigating various ways in which discrete emotions are shaped by others, and what individual differences may be linked with psychopathology, personality characteristics, ethnicity, etc. The course will be taught by Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, Ph.D. and will be held Mondays from 3:00 pm - 5:00 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, after the senior registration queue is complete, will respond with a permission number for an open seat. There is a limited availability, so email now if interested and have a back-up plan in mind if seats fill.

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    2.Psychology Career Talk: Private Practice Psychotherapy
    Tuesday, April 23rd; 12:40-1:45pm
    N639 Elliott Hall
    If you're considering a future career as a psychotherapist, don't miss the upcoming Career Talk sponsored by Psychology Advising. Suzanne Morgan Dresdner, MSW, LICSW and private practice psychotherapist will discuss her decision to pursue her profession, choice of academic program, launching a private practice, and the rewards and challenges of independently managing a business and providing effective therapy to clients. Ms. Morgan Dresdner's specialties are eating disorders, LGBTQ concerns, and relationships. She has been in private practice for nearly 15 years, in both Pittsburgh, PA and Minneapolis. RSVP to psyadvis@umn.edu with "Private Practice" in the Subject line.

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    3.Psychology May Term Course! PSY 3960: Mental Illness & the Media--2 credits
    This 2-credit May Term course will investigate the portrayals of mental illness in the media. Mental illness is frequently discussed in the media, particularly when trying to understand horrific crimes (e.g, Newtown and Colorado shooting sprees). Moreover, films and television shows frequently portray individuals with mental illness. This course will investigate how these depictions treat mental illness, what this treatment means for those who suffer from these conditions, as well as implications for treatment. Different categories of mental illness (e.g., mood disorders and psychosis) will be investigated as well as relevant fictional and non-fictional portrayals. The course will watch and analyze news broadcasts as well as scenes from television programs and movies. Social media influence will also be considered. Several peer-reviewed journal articles on this topic will be read and discussed. PSY 3960 may count toward psychology students' PSY Elective area of the major. To see how this may fit in with your major progress, please review your major requirements. Registration is now open for this course through the online registration system.

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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.Pizza, Pop, & Grad School Talk--Next Wednesday!
    The next Psi Chi/Psychology Club meeting will be on Wednesday, April 24th, from 4:30-5:30pm in N639 Elliott. It's time for our Pizza, Pop, and Grad School Talk! We have graduate students from a variety of programs who will be sharing their experiences with graduate school from applying to programs to being a student. Come with questions and we're sure they'll be happy to answer them for you. Free pizza and pop will be served, and you do not have to be a member of Psi Chi to attend-- all are welcome! If you have questions, attend a meeting or send an email to psichi@umn.edu for more information.

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    EVENTS
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    5.Minnesota Pre-Law Scholars Program (MPLS)
    The University of Minnesota Law School will again be offering the Minnesota Pre-Law Scholars (MPLS) Program this summer. MPLS is a free, intensive LSAT and admissions summer preparation program taught by a Kaplan instructor and University of Minnesota Law School staff. College students considering law school, especially rising-seniors and those from groups historically underrepresented in law school, are encouraged to apply. The program is open to undergraduate students (and recent alums) from any undergraduate institution. Interested students can visit the MPLS webpage. The deadline to apply is May 2, 2013. Any questions can be directed to Kate Snowdon, Associate Director of Admissions at ksnowdon@umn.edu.

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    6.April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
    This month is an opportunity for the U of M to raise awareness about sexual assault, and to learn what we as a campus community can do to help prevent sexual assault from happening on our campus. The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education, in collaboration with The Women's Center, Boynton Health Service and other University partners, is sponsoring a variety of events on sexual violence awareness, self-care, and positive body image. Click here to learn more about the events!

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    7.Child Psych Student Org Screening Documentary "It's A Girl"
    Thursday, April 18th; 7:30pm
    Bell Auditorium
    The film focuses on the current "gendercide" occurring in parts of India and China. Millions of girls have gone missing or have been killed due to this. The purpose of the event is to make others aware of this and promote donations for prevention programs. The film begins at 8:00pm with a social hour beginning at 7:30 with free donated food from around the area. We also have the privilege to have the director of the film present at the event to answer any questions or talk with about the film. This event is free but donations are greatly appreciated and will go directly to the prevention programs and awareness groups for the gendercide. View the film trailer here. If you have any questions, please email the Child Psychology Student Organization at cpso@umn.edu.

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    8.FREE 'R' Workshop on Reproducible Research
    Friday, April 26th; 2:30 - 5:30pm
    N-391 Elliott Hall
    Planning to pursue research-related grad programs or professions? Attend a free R workshop on Reproducible Research offered by Dr. Roger Peng (Johns Hopkins University) and the CLA Quantitative Methods Collaborative. This is a hand on workshop, so please bring a laptop. The validity of conclusions from scientific investigations is typically strengthened by the replication of results by independent researchers. Full replication of a study's results using independent methods, data, equipment, and protocols, has long been, and will continue to be, the standard by which scientific claims are evaluated. However, in many fields of study, there are examples of scientific investigations that cannot be fully replicated, often because of a lack of time or resources. In such situations, there is a need for a minimum standard that can serve as an intermediate step between full replication and nothing. This minimum standard is reproducible research, which requires that data sets and computer code be made available to others for verifying published results and conducting alternate analyses. The tutorial will provide an introduction to tools for statistical computing language and will discuss other tools that can be used for producing reproducible documents. Questions concerning this workshop can be directed to Drs. Niels Waller (nwaller@umn.edu) or Galin Jones (galin@stat.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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    9.Consumer Analyst Position with Office of MN Attorney General
    The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is accepting resumes from upcoming 2013 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. The 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. CLA Career Services will be hosting an on-campus interview on Friday, May 3rd for the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson for this position. Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter through the 'On-Campus Interviews' section on GoldPASS by April 28th (GoldPASS Schedule ID: 2860). The AG's Office has indicated it feels a Psychology student would be an excellent fit for this role. Students who have strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills are encouraged to apply.

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    10.FT Position: Program Coordinator for Asian Pacific American Student Programs
    Interested in higher education and student services? The Office of Cultural Diversity at University of Minnesota, Duluth, is hiring a full-time Program Coordinator for the Asian Pacific American Student Programs. This position's primary responsibility is to advise, counsel, and mentor students of Asian/Pacific American decent with academic, career, and personal objectives. Required qualifications include a Bachelor degree in a related field (such as Psychology) and a year of relevant experience, experience working with Asian/Pacific American students in higher education, demonstrated commitment to diversity, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively. For additional details, please visit the online employment system here.

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  • 4/9/13

    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 FEATURED EVENTS
    --1.Career Talk: Private Practice Psychotherapy
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --2.Learn About UROP at Psi Chi/Psych Club Meeting Tomorrow
    --3.Spring 2013 Psi Chi Inductee Fee Deadline is TOMORROW!
    --4.First Meeting of Psychology International Student Association!
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --5.PSY 3960: Mental Illness & the Media--2-credits May Term
    --6.Earn Credit for a Summer Internship-- CFAN 3096
    --7.Summer Course on Health Program Personal Statement Writing
    --8.Engagement & Professional Topic Courses--1-Credit 1xxx-Level
    --9.Fall 2013 Course on Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence
    LECTURES OF INTEREST
    --10.Attitudes Towards Immigration: The Role of Personal Predispositions
    --11.Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sexual Behavior: A Research Symposium
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --12.Summer RA Needed for Psychopathology/Psychophysiology Research
    --13.Summer RA Opportunity for Social Interaction Research
    --14.Summer RAs Needed for LGBT & Racial/Ethnic Minority Research
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --15.Part-Time On-Campus Job: Peer Advisor for CLA Career Services
    --16.Part-Time On-Campus Job: Training Coordinator for SELP
    --17.Full & Part-Time Positions in HR, PCA, & Direct-Care Counseling Areas!
    --18.Youth Job Corps Job Coach Intern with City of St. Paul
    GRADUATE STUDIES
    --19.Information Session for NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURED EVENTS
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    1.Career Talk: Private Practice Psychotherapy
    Tuesday, April 23rd; 12:40 - 1:45pm
    N639 Elliott Hall
    If you're considering a future career as a psychotherapist, don't miss the upcoming Career Talk sponsored by Psychology Advising. Suzanne Morgan Dresdner, MSW, LICSW and private practice psychotherapist will discuss her decision to pursue her profession, choice of academic program, launching a private practice, and the rewards and challenges of independently managing a business and providing effective therapy to clients. Ms. Morgan Dresdner's specialties are eating disorders, LGBTQ concerns, and relationships. She has been in private practice for nearly 15 years, in both Pittsburgh, PA and Minneapolis. RSVP in advance to psyadvis@umn.edu with "Private Practice" in the Subject line.

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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.Learn About UROP at Psi Chi/Psych Club Meeting Tomorrow
    Interested in learning more about the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)? Come to the Psi Chi/Psych Club meeting in Elliott N119 this Wednesday, April 10th, to hear from a UROP representative about the process of finding a mentor, coming up with research ideas, and the application process. UROP is an excellent way to get to know faculty while gaining invaluable experience doing research--all while getting paid!

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    3.Spring 2013 Psi Chi Inductee Fee Deadline is TOMORROW!
    Initial membership dues for Spring 2013 Psi Chi inductees are due tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th. Please drop off your membership dues in the drop box outside of N108 Elliott Hall, or bring your dues to the Psi Chi/Psych Club meeting.

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    4.First Meeting of Psychology International Student Association!
    The first meeting of the Psychology International Student Association (PISA) is finally on its way! The meeting will be held this Friday, April 12th at 2:30pm in N639 Elliot Hall. Fresh people, fresh group, and fresh connections aimed at helping international students are provided. Senior psychology students will be attending to give suggestions for summer and fall course registration. Please join!

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    COURSES OF INTEREST
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    5.PSY 3960: Mental Illness & the Media--2-credits May Term
    This 2 credit May Term course will investigate the portrayals of mental illness in the media. Mental illness is frequently discussed in the media, particularly when trying to understand horrific crimes (e.g, Newtown and Colorado shooting sprees). Moreover, films and television shows frequently portray individuals with mental illness. This course will investigate how these depictions treat mental illness, what this treatment means for those who suffer from these conditions, as well as implications for treatment. Different categories of mental illness (e.g., mood disorders and psychosis) will be investigated as well as relevant fictional and non-fictional portrayals. The course will watch and analyze news broadcasts as well as scenes from television programs and movies. Social media influence will also be considered. Several peer-reviewed journal articles on this topic will be read and discussed. PSY 3960 may count toward psychology students' PSY Elective area of the major. To see how this may fit in with your major progress, please review your major requirements. Registration is now open for this course through the online registration system.

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    6.Earn Credit for a Summer Internship-- CFAN 3096
    This course is ideal for students seeking support and/or credit during their summer internship experience. Open to any major! Spring registration and introductory sessions ensures NO summer tuition for this 1-credit course! This course covers topics that will help you have an excellent summer internship experience including: Mentoring and support from a professional "coach" throughout the internship experience; Helping students resolve internship challenges and build relationships with co-workers; Learning how to successfully market your internship to future employers; Creating clear internship goals with your site supervisor; Learning about professionalism and strategies for ensuring success on the internship; Online reflection and discussion with peers to learn and gain support from classmates; Activities to help you network with professionals at your internship site. To secure a permission number to register, simply contact the instructor Heidi Perman at hperman@umn.edu or 612-624-9120. View a sample syllabus here.

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    7.Summer Course on Health Program Personal Statement Writing
    Do you need to write a personal statement or essay for your application to a health profession program? Are you having trouble figuring out how to get started, or how to tell your story in a concise and compelling way? Register for AHS 2400: Writing a Personal Statement, a 1-credit Summer 2013 course. Writing a personal statement can be challenging. Take this class and learn how to build your own story... and learn to express yourself the "write" way! Pre-health students who will be applying to a health professional program within the next year should register! Students should submit request for permission numbers here.

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    8.Engagement & Professional Topic Courses--1-Credit 1xxx-Level
    EDHD 1620: Strategies for Student Success courses offer an array of 1-credit topics that support the development of student's academic, professional, and/or personal success and are offered at various times throughout the semester. New sections and topics are added often, so check back! Current topics include: Building Your Professional Network; Developing Your Personal Brand and Online Identity; Preparing for Community Engagement; Graduate School: Exploring, Preparing, and Applying; Writing a Research Proposal from "A" to "IRB." Registration details, course descriptions, and instructor contact information can be found here.

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    9.Fall 2013 Course on Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence
    GWSS 3415: Feminist Perspectives on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence 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. This course carries LE credit in Diversity and Social Justice and can be used for upper-division credit outside of the psychology major. For additional details and to register, use the online registration system.

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    10.Attitudes Towards Immigration: The Role of Personal Predispositions
    Monday, April 15th; 2:00 - 3:00pm
    N639 Elliott Hall
    Robert Klemmensen and Asbjorn S Norgaard of the Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark, will present for the Personality, Individual Differences and Behavioral Genetics Colloquium. In this presentation they add the Big Five personality traits to the explanation of attitudes towards immigration, scrutinizing whether personality traits matter beyond the traditional situational factors of economic and cultural threat and analyze how individuals with different personalities react when confronted with the same situational triggers. Come to the talk to learn more!

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    11.Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sexual Behavior: A Research Symposium
    Saturday, April 20; 8:30am - 12:30pm
    The Commons Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
    The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality is hosting a 1/2 day symposium. Registration is $30-38 for students and $45-$60 for regular registration. Presenters from all over U.S. and Canada will be present. Visit here for additional information on the symposium and to register.

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    12.Summer RA Needed for Psychopathology/Psychophysiology Research
    Summer research assistant needed to help with data processing/analysis for a study on the neurobiology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder using psychophysiological and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) measures. Duties include visually inspecting skin conductance data files, helping to run fMRI sessions, attending lab meetings, and data entry. Position requires 5-10 hours/week. Scheduling of hours is very flexible (based on your availability). Must be available this summer or sooner. This is a non-paid position which offers an excellent opportunity to gain research experience. It may be taken for PSY 4993 credit if interested. Check out this website and email kaczk003@umn.edu if you are interested!

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    13.Summer RA Opportunity for Social Interaction Research
    The Social Interaction Lab run by Dr. Jeff Simpson is looking for research assistants to work this summer as video coders. Video coders will be trained to watch videos of couples engaging in decision-making discussions and rate the partners' behavior on a variety of scales. After three scheduled group training sessions, they will watch and code these videos on their own, meeting occasionally to discuss issues that may arise during coding. Coders will work approximately 4 hours per week and be able to set their own schedules after completing training. There will be opportunities to stay on through the fall. Competitive applicants will be highly conscientious, attentive, and able to comprehend English fluently.If you are interested in this position, send Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) an email by 11am on Friday, April 12th, 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 a full 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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    14.Summer RAs Needed for LGBT & Racial/Ethnic Minority Research
    A counseling psych lab is seeking a few research assistants (RAs) interested in research on LGBT and/or racial/ethnic minority groups. Positions are for the summer with the possibility of starting this semester and continuing into next fall/spring. Primary tasks involve qualitative data transcription, coding, and analysis. Students can participate for PSY research credit. If interested, please send an email to ajayi006@umn.edu to set up a brief interview.

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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.Part-Time On-Campus Job: Peer Advisor for CLA Career Services
    Gain excellent on-campus experience as a Peer Advisor in CLA Career Services. Great for student interested in helping roles (education, counseling, etc) or business roles (HR, administration, etc). For more details and to apply, visit the University's employment page.

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    16.Part-Time On-Campus Job: Training Coordinator for SELP
    The Office for Student Engagement is hiring a part-time student employee to serve as the Student Employment Leadership Program (SELP) Training Coordinator for next year. This person would coordinate workshops and professional development for student employees. The position posting and application instructions can be found on the University's employment webpage (Req. #183612). This position will close on April 19th, please apply before this date to be considered for this opportunity

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    17.Full & Part-Time Positions in HR, PCA, & Direct-Care Counseling Areas!
    Dependable Home Health Care has been providing support services to people with developmental disabilities for the last twenty years. Due to growth, there are several open positions in group home settings, one-on-one environments, and even the human resources area! Positions are located in the Twin Cities Metro area. For complete job descriptions and application instructions, please visit this website.

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    18.Youth Job Corps Job Coach Intern with City of St. Paul
    The YJC Job Coach Intern is a motivated and interested individual who will provide assistance in training and mentoring YJC participants throughout the course of the summer. The position will require planning and co-leading weekly training workshops in topics such as professionalism, conflict resolution, working with younger children, and more. The position will help ensure that teens placed at recreation centers have a meaningful work experience and develop the skills needed to be successful in the workplace. Interns will co-facilitate weekly two-hour YJC staff meetings for three cohorts of participants. These staff meetings will include discussions of work experiences and issues, check-ins about progress on individual summer learning goals, and workshops on various work readiness and job skills topics, including resume writing and interviewing. The YJC Job Coach Coordinator will provide at least one hour of reflection, support, and supervisory time with interns each week. Average of 3-13 hours/week, weekday mornings June - August 2012 (schedule negotiable depending on intern's requirements). Interested applicants should visit this website for the link to a complete job description and application instructions. Application deadline is 4:30 P.M. on TUESDAY, APRIL 30.

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    19.Information Session for NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
    Monda,y April 15th; 4:00 - 5:00pm
    145 Nicholson Hall
    Undergraduates who are interested in applying for National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships to support their future graduate studies should attend this information session! For research-based PhDs in the social sciences (including psychology), sciences, engineering, mathematics, and history & philosophy of science beginning fall 2014 or later.

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  • REGISTRATION EDITION

    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 THE REGISTRATION ISSUE:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.Schedule An Appointment NOW!
    --2.Walk-In Hours--What Can Be Covered
    COURSE PLANNING
    --3.Course Catalog V. Course Offerings
    --4.What To Do If A Course You Planned To Register For Is Closed
    IMPORTANT: REGISTRATION INSTRUCTION
    --5.Did You Take A PSY 3801 Equivalent At Another Institution &
    Do You Plan On Taking PSY 3001W Summer Or Fall Term?
    --6.PSY 4993/5993 Research Lab Registration Instructions
    --7.Planning PSY 3902W Summer Of Fall Term?
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.Schedule An Appointment NOW!
    If you would like to speak to a psychology advisor about course planning prior to registration, you will need to schedule an appointment. Please be aware that our appointments book out far in advance this time of year. To ensure you are able to meet with an advisor prior to your registration queue, please plan ahead and submit an appointment request at least two weeks before your registration queue time. It is also very important to notify our office if you are no longer able to make a scheduled appointment so that we are able to open those appointment times up to other students.

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    2.Walk-In Hours--What Can Be Covered
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising holds designated walk-in hours for 5 - 10 minute questions. To run efficiently and serve our students best, it is important that we recognize and respect these specified walk-in times and the scope of what can be covered in them. Questions that may be addressed during walk-ins include: research contract signatures, policy verification, and resource referrals (note: some topics in these categories may be unique and require an appointment). If your question takes more than 10 minutes or requires a certain level of preparation (such as determining what you have left in your major), you will be asked to schedule an appointment with an advisor for a later date. This semester's walk-in hours for the Psychology Advisors can be found on our website.

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    3.Course Catalog V. Course Offerings
    There are a number of psychology courses being offered in a different term than the Course Catalog and Graduation Planner indicate. Please be aware that, while these tools may provide good estimations for course offerings, courses are not guaranteed to be offered during the term listed in Grad Planner or the Course Catalog. The Class Schedule should always be viewed as the most up-to-date and accurate resource for when classes will be offered during upcoming terms.

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    4.What To Do If A Course You Planned To Register For Is Closed
    Permission numbers are not available for closed psychology courses. There are only so many seats available in each class, and someone needs to drop in order for a seat to become available. We do not make exceptions to registration policies based on individual circumstances. However, here are some steps you can take to increase your likelihood of securing an open seat:
    1) DO register for an alternate course - Because there is no guarantee that you will get into a closed course, it is best to register for another course. That way you can hold yourself a place in a back-up course while you take steps to try to get into your first choice.
    2) DO keep checking the registration system for an open seat - There is usually a little fluctuation in course enrollment as people adjust their schedules between now and the start of the term (especially in the week right before the term starts). Check the registration system daily in case a seat opens up.
    3) DO attend the first week of class - University policy is that if anyone who is registered for a course does not show up for the first day (without prior arrangement), they forfeit their seat. It is a good idea to approach the instructor right before the class begins to let them know that you are hoping for a seat, in case one opens up. Also, people drop and add classes up through the cancel/add deadlines, so continue to attend class and check the registration system regularly throughout this period.

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    IMPORTANT: REGISTRATION INSTRUCTION
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    5.Did You Take A PSY 3801 Equivalent At Another Institution &
    Do You Plan On Taking PSY 3001W Summer Or Fall Term?

    Are you a declared Psychology major who has successfully completed an approved statistics equivalent to PSY 3801 at another institution? Do you intend to enroll in PSY 3001W Summer or Fall semester? If you meet these criteria, please read on. Our registration system only recognizes several approved equivalents as meeting the stats pre-requisites for PSY 3001W, and you may be blocked from enrolling in open seats. To increase your chances of securing an open seat for this course, you will need to follow these instructions:
    1) Email psyadvis@umn.edu at least three days prior to your registration start time. In the email, provide your student ID number, your registration time, and state that you would like to enroll in PSY 3001W and have taken a PSY 3801 equivalent at another institution.
    2) We will respond to your email verifying that you have successfully completed an approved equivalent.
    3) You will keep this verification email and respond directly to it a half hour before you plan on registering. In this response, you must include your student ID number and your top two choices of open 3001W sections (NOTE: there MUST be an open seat in the section for us to provide a permission number).
    4) If a seat is available, we will respond as soon as possible with a permission number that you must use promptly.

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    6.PSY 4993/5993 Research Lab Registration Instructions
    Are you planning to participate in PSY 4993/5993 this Summer or Fall? If so, please note that the registration process for this experience differs greatly from that of standard PSY courses. Please read and follow the registration guidelines outlined on our website to secure an experience and become enrolled.

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    7.Planning PSY 3902W Summer Of Fall Term?
    If you plan to take PSY 3902W Major Project this summer or fall, please check your email for an important message from our department regarding enrollment in this course! To enroll, you will need to meet the prerequisites of:
    1) Senior Status (90 credits +)
    2) Completion of PSY Foundation Courses (1001, 3801, 3001W)
    3) Completion of the Distribution Areas Courses (the five required courses across area A, B, & C)
    4) BS Students ONLY--completion of at least 13 credits of Outside Foundation coursework
    Psychology BS major may find additional information here.
    Psychology BA majors may find additional information here.

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  • 4/2/13

    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.Participate on Psi Chi/Psych Club's Relay for Life Team THIS Friday!
    --2.Gain Valuable Experience & Skills as a Psi Chi/Psych Club Officer!
    --3.Next Psi Chi/Psych Club Meeting Wednesday 4/10
    --4.Join the NEW Psychology International Student Association
    EVENTS
    --5.Active Minds Meeting TONIGHT! Featuring The Aurora Center
    --6.Film & Discussion on Bullying & Mental Health in MN Schools
    --7.Cirque De-Stress - Balancing Life, Juggling Responsibilities
    --8.Colloquium in Social Psych--Social Identity Threats & Intergroup Disparities
    --9.Talk by Founder of the Non-Profit 'To Write Love On Her Arms'
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --10.Deadline Extended! PHIL 4326: Lives Worth Living
    --11.Have an Abroad Experience Without Leaving the Twin Cities!
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --12.RA Needed for Psychopathology Research at VA Medical Center
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --13.Gain Counseling-Related Experience & More through Tubman
    --14.Full-Time & Part-Time Summer Tutors Needed!
    --15.Gain Experience Working with Autism--Full-Time & Part-Time Openings
    --16.Work With Youth This Summer! TRiO Upward Bound is Hiring
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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.Participate on Psi Chi/Psych Club's Relay for Life Team THIS Friday!
    Help Psi Chi/Psych Club raise money for cancer research by joining the Relay for Life team. Go to this link and click "Join a Team," then search for Psi Chi/ Psychology Club. Relay for Life will be held this Friday, April 5th--please plan to attend!

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    2.Gain Valuable Experience & Skills as a Psi Chi/Psych Club Officer!
    Interested in being an officer in Psi Chi or Psych Club? There are currently two officer spots (Public Relations Chair and Advertisement/Recruitment Chair) that need to be filled, and we are looking for enthusiastic students to join our team. You do not necessarily need to be a member of Psi Chi in order to be eligible (although some positions do require membership) and we think you will find the experience to be fun and rewarding in addition to looking good on resumes and graduate school applications. This can be a great way to gain skills relating to leadership, communications, event planning, marketing/PR, accounting, higher education, and networking in the field of psychology. If you are interested, come talk to the Psi Chi officers at one of our biweekly meetings or send us an email at psichi@umn.edu.

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    3.Next Psi Chi/Psych Club Meeting Wednesday 4/10
    The next meeting will take place in Elliott N119 on Wednesday, April 10 at 4:30pm--topic is to be determined! Please add it to your calendars and check back next week for additional details.

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    4.Join the NEW Psychology International Student Association
    A new and exciting student group is emerging in the Department of Psychology! This group is a subset of the Psychology Club and Psi Chi. This is a group specifically intended for international students majoring or minoring in psychology, which distinguishes itself apart from the University of Minnesota's International Student group. If you are interested in learning more about this group, please send an email to Becky Mooney, Psychology Advisor, at moone013@umn.edu.

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    EVENTS
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    5.Active Minds Meeting TONIGHT! Featuring The Aurora Center
    Tuesday, April 2nd; 7:30pm
    Coffman Memorial Union, Room 203
    Active Minds is a student-run mental health advocacy group devoted to educating students about the prevention of mental health issues and reducing the stigma of mental illness. The next meeting will feature The Aurora Center who will present on a topic called "Step Up!"

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    6.Film & Discussion on Bullying & Mental Health in MN Schools
    Wednesday, April 3rd; 5:45pm
    Mayo Memorial Auditorium
    MPR reporter Tom Weber will moderate a panel discussion on bullying and mental health in Minnesota public schools, which follows the 5:45 p.m. screening of Minnesota Nice?, a documentary by student filmmaker Alec Fischer. The event is part of the National Public Health Week Film Festival. For more information, see bullying.

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    7.Cirque De-Stress - Balancing Life, Juggling Responsibilities
    Wednesday, April 3rd; Hourly from 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Coffman Memorial Union (Great Hall)
    Stressed out? Take a break and see the biggest show on campus! You will flip to see aerialists, high-wire walkers, clowns, jugglers, belly dancers, stilt walkers, and more! Plus: Look for juggling and balancing exercises and stress management and mental health resources. The event is FREE! For more information, check here.

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    8.Colloquium in Social Psych--Social Identity Threats & Intergroup Disparities
    Friday, April 19; 2:30 - 3:30pm
    Elliott Hall, Room N639
    Dr. Geoffrey Cohen from the Department of Psychology Stanford University with be presenting "Wise Intervention: A Social Identity Threat Approach to Understanding and Reducing Intergroup Disparities." The Department of Psychology welcomes you to come! The abstract for the talk is following: Persistent threats to people's social or group identity--such as negative stereotypes targeted at their group--can contribute to intergroup disparities, for example in education and health. The manifestations of this process in laboratory and real-world educational settings will be explored. A general model of how social identity threat unfolds over long periods of time will be presented. Based on this model, several randomized field experiments will demonstrate that highly leveraged psychological interventions ("wise" interventions) can reduce intergroup disparities and yield lasting benefits, particularly for educational outcomes. Finally the talk will explore how and when the effects of social-psychological interventions propagate over time.

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    9.Talk by Founder of the Non-Profit 'To Write Love On Her Arms'
    Friday, April 12th; 7:30pm
    Coffman Memorial Union (Great Hall)
    To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Jamie Tworkowski, the founder of TWLOHA, will be coming to campus to speak about the organization he started. More information can be found here.

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    10.Deadline Extended! PHIL 4326: Lives Worth Living
    Attend 'Philosophy Camp' this summer, May 28th - June 21st! During this 6 credit experience, participants gain a fresh perspective on questions of self, vocation, 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? 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. Visit here for information on this course including application process, cost and financial aid/scholarship info. Interested students should contact the Philosophy Camp Student Adviser in the Community Service-Learning Center by April 15th (pcamp@umn.edu, 612-626-2044).

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    11.Have an Abroad Experience Without Leaving the Twin Cities!
    What can a neighborhood teach us about leadership and social change? Global Leadership for Social Change- A Cedar Riverside Immersion is a 3 credit May session course that parallels the immersion experience of study abroad, and could be usable toward your Psychology major requirements! Using concepts of leadership and community engagement as a focus, Global Leadership for Social Change will give students an opportunity to identify the international and diverse quality of neighborhoods connected to us right here on the West Bank. With the course being based in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, you will be given a greater opportunity to explore the neighborhood's historic commercial, theatrical and residential diversity. You will be learning and working in the Cedar-Riverside community and examining questions of leadership, power, cultural diversity, and social change. The course involves an exciting blend of community engagement, neighborhood excursions, readings, and lively discussions. The course also includes a neighborhood theater performance and meals at local restaurants. Visit here for additional details. If you would like more information as to how this may be used toward Psychology major requirements, contact psyadvis@umn.edu with your student ID number included.

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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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    12.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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    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.Gain Counseling-Related Experience & More through Tubman
    Gain experience working with individuals & families thru internship and volunteer opportunities at Tubman! Summer and Fall internships and volunteer opportunities. Community Advocate: Provide supportive counseling, resources and referrals to individuals who call or walk into Tubman sites. Positions available in Maplewood and Minneapolis. Youth Advocate: Work with and advocate for youth who have experienced family violence. Promote family healing through creation of a fun environment, provision of family activities, and respite childcare. Youth & Young Adult Assistant (YAYA): Work with individuals between the ages of 13-24 who have experienced partner violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Help them access resources and write and attain goals. Must have previous direct client work experience. Financial Workshop Facilitator: Lead financial literacy/budgeting workshops for women living in Tubman shelters or Transitional Housing. Training provided for all positions--summer training begins May 18th. Contact Joanie at jbraun@tubman.org or Katie at kmassie@tubman.org. Visit the website for more info.

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    14.Full-Time & Part-Time Summer Tutors Needed!
    Lindamood-Bell is an organization dedicated to enhancing human learning through providing intensive instruction in the underlying skills needed for proficiency in reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking, and math. The 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 the Twin Cities Learning Center! Seasonal summer positions are available, running approximately 5/13/13 - 9/01/13 with FT and PT hours. $13.00/hr. Visit this website for more information. Send resumes to resumes.twincities@lindamoodbell.com or fax to (952) 835-2790, Attn: Clinician Position.

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    15.Gain Experience Working with Autism--Full-Time & Part-Time Openings

    Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. is a non-profit, community-based group home providing progressive residential services for adults affected by autism who function in moderate to profound ranges of developmental disability. Part- and full-time direct care staff are currently needed to work at the Brooklyn Park location. Direct-care staff assist residents in domestic tasks, personal hygiene & grooming, community integration, leisure & recreation, adaptive communication, and behavior management/modification. All applicants for part-time positions must have at least 44 college credits complete, and applicants for full-time positions must have a completed degree in a related field by the close of the current academic semester. All applicants must be able to work the following shifts: AMs (6am-9am), PMs (2pm-10pm), Overnights (11pm-7am), and every other weekend. To learn more about the position and set up an application appointment, call Human Resources Coordinator Gael Palkki at 763-560-2988, or send email inquiry to gpalkki@afpwa.org.

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    16.Work With Youth This Summer! TRiO Upward Bound is Hiring

    Want an amazing job working with youth? TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota is the longest standing college preparation program in the Twin Cities. Each summer, TRiO coordinates an academic and residential summer program for high school-aged participants. If you're interested in working in a fast-paced environment with the opportunity to impact some amazing Minneapolis youth - this is the job for you. TRiO is now accepting applications for various positions including: Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Administrative Assistant, and Residential Youth Counselor. Apply via the University's employment system by April 19th.

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  • 3/26/13

    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:
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --1.Spring 2013 Psi Chi Applications Due TODAY!
    --2.Join the NEW Psychology International Student Association
    --3.Gain Valuable Experience & Skills as a Psi Chi/Psych Club Officer!
    --4.Next Meeting 3/27/13--Psychology Professor Panel
    --5.Join Psi Chi/Psych Club's Relay for Life Team!
    EVENTS
    --6.Considering Med School? Attend Pre-Med Week Events This Week!
    --7.Career Panels for Unique Jobs in Healthcare
    --8.Secrets Of CLA Alumni: How They Got Great Jobs
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --9.Present at or Attend the Twin Ports Undergrad Psych Conference
    --10.Summer UGRAs Needed for Social Psych Lab-For Credit or Volunteer
    --11.Paid RA Position Spring & Summer '13-Educational Research
    --12.Summer Research Positions in BioStats for Underrepresented Students
    VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    --13.Mental Health Awareness Day Volunteers Needed!
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --14.Fight Poverty through Full-Time Americorps VISTA Position in St. Paul
    --15.Behavior Therapists Needed to Work with Autistic Children
    ABROAD EXPERIENCES
    --16. 2014-15 Fulbright Scholarships to Conduct Research or Teach Abroad!
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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.Spring 2013 Psi Chi Applications Due TODAY!
    If you are interested in becoming a member of Psi Chi, you must submit your application by the end of the day today, Tuesday, March 26th. Applications are available on the door of N118 Elliott Hall. Completed applications can be submitted in the drop box outside of N108 Elliott Hall. Initial membership fees will be due shortly following, by Wednesday April 10th. Membership fees can be submitted to the drop box outside of N108 Elliott Hall or brought to a Psi Chi meeting.

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    2.Join the NEW Psychology International Student Association
    A new and exciting student group is emerging in the Department of Psychology! This group is a subset of the Psychology Club and Psi Chi. This is a group specifically intended for international students majoring or minoring in psychology, which distinguishes itself apart from the University of Minnesota's International Student group. If you are interested in learning more about this group, please attend the Psi Chi/Psychology Club meeting on Wednesday (see information below) or send an email to Becky Mooney, Psychology Advisor, at moone013@umn.edu.

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    3.Gain Valuable Experience & Skills as a Psi Chi/Psych Club Officer!
    Interested in being an officer in Psi Chi or Psych Club? There are currently two officer spots that need to be filled, and we are looking for enthusiastic students to join our team. You do not necessarily need to be a member of Psi Chi in order to be eligible (although some positions do require membership) and we think you will find the experience to be fun and rewarding in addition to looking good on resumes and graduate school applications. This can be a great way to gain skills relating to communications, event planning, marketing/PR, accounting, higher education, and networking in the field of psychology. If you are interested, come talk to the Psi Chi officers at one of our biweekly meetings or send us an email at psichi@umn.edu.

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    4.Next Meeting 3/27/13--Psychology Professor Panel
    Join us this Wednesday, March 27th at 4:30pm in Elliott N639 for our professor panel! Department of Psychology professors Chad Marsolek and Steve Engel will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about graduate school, careers in psychology, research (and how you can get involved), as well as anything else you'd like to know--Jimmy John's and cold beverages will be there for the taking.

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    5.Join Psi Chi/Psych Club's Relay for Life Team!
    Help Psi Chi/Psych Club raise money for cancer research by joining the Relay for Life team. Go to this link and click "Join a Team," then search for Psi Chi/ Psychology Club. Relay for Life will be held on Friday, April 5th--please plan to attend!

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    6.Considering Med School? Attend Pre-Med Week Events This Week!
    Are you thinking about going to Medical School? Do you want to learn more about what it's like to be a doctor or medical student? Pre-Med AMSA is hosting a Pre-Med Week this week with many different events related to applying for and getting into medical school, including a number of networking opportunities! Check out what is going on each day on the UMN Pre-Med website. If you have any questions about the events, email premed@umn.edu.

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    7.Career Panels for Unique Jobs in Healthcare
    Are you interested in working in healthcare, but aren't sure of the options available? The Health and Natural Science Community in the College of Liberal Arts is hosting alternative health career panels April 3rd - 10th with some professionals in the "hidden careers of healthcare." These hidden careers include: oncology clinic assistant, child-family specialist, or working in research with the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. So come enjoy a slice of pizza over lunch and network with some professionals! A flyer that includes exact dates, times, and locations is available here.

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    8.Secrets Of CLA Alumni: How They Got Great Jobs
    Friday, March 29; 1:00 - 4:00pm
    McNamara Alumni Center
    CLA students and recent graduates (May 2012 or after) are invited to connect with more than 20 CLA alumni to learn how they have used their liberal arts degrees, like psychology, professionally. Students and alumni will first hear from a guest presenter and CLA graduate, Teresa Thomas, Director at Women in Networking (WIN), who will talk about the power of networking and engage participants in a networking activity. Registration required via GoldPASS. Cost: $5 (includes appetizers and a padfolio).

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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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    9.Present at or Attend the Twin Ports Undergrad Psych Conference
    The Twin Ports Undergraduate Psychology (TPUP) conference at the University of Wisconsin-Superior invites submissions for the 11th annual TPUP conference. This conference is a wonderful way for undergraduate students to present your research in a supportive yet rigorous context. Submissions for poster presentations or oral presentations are invited. The research or project that will be presented does not need to be fully completed. You are also welcome to simply attend. There will be a nice selection of graduate schools attending to recruit and talk about opportunities in their fields, as well as a UW-Superior Career Services Office present to help review resumes or to go over interview tips and ideas. The deadline for submissions is April 12th, which can be sent via email to epinnow@uwsuper.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to email! Additional details for the conference can be found here.

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    10.Summer UGRAs Needed for Social Psych Lab-For Credit or Volunteer
    Jaclyn Theisen is looking for research assistants to code videotaped interactions of couples for a project she is running under Dr. Jeff Simpson. The project will be examining various responses of individuals in interactions with their partner. Working on this project will involve watching videotaped interactions of couples and rating their behaviors on scales. Video coders will be trained on the scales to watch and code for various behaviors. After training, they will watch and code these videos on their own, meeting occasionally to discuss issues that might arise while coding. Coders can set their own schedule and will have some flexibility, but they must be able to maintain between 4-7hrs of coding each week and not fall behind. Potential RAs must be detail-oriented, conscientious, and reliable. Also, coders need to be able to comprehend English fluently for this position. If you are interested in this position, send Jaclyn Theisen (theis405@umn.edu ) an email by noon on April 19th, with "Interest in RA position" as the subject line and the following information provided in the body: Name; Email; Class Year; GPA; Reason for applying (no more than 5 sentences, please). Qualified applicants will receive a full RA application. Late emails will not receive a response.

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    11.Paid RA Position Spring & Summer '13-Educational Research
    The Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) is hiring an undergraduate research assistant to assist with multiple research/evaluation projects in K-12 education. The position requires 8-10 hours per week, schedule flexible. Preferred qualifications include: experience with any of the following: writing literature reviews, coding open ended data, basic statistical analysis, survey measures, transcribing interview data; completion of coursework in research methods, statistics, survey research, or related topics; interest in education research. Job responsibilities include: analytical writing, data entry, data analysis, organizing/cleaning data sets, and other research project support roles. The complete job description and application is available here.

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    12.Summer Research Positions in BioStats for Underrepresented Students
    The UMN School of Public Health Bio Statistics department has been awarded a grant to help promote this unique field to underrepresented populations. This is an amazing opportunity for undergraduate students who have an interest in statistics and/or biology. The six week program covers tuition, room and board, and travel to and around Minneapolis. More detailed information can be found here.

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    13.Mental Health Awareness Day Volunteers Needed!
    Are you interested in Mental Health Awareness? If the answer to that is YES, then please consider volunteering at Mental Health Awareness Day on Tuesday April 16 on the front lawn of Coffman Memorial Union. You even get a free t-shirt for helping out! No formal mental health background is required, but a short training session will be offered a week before the event for some volunteer shifts. A 2 hour minimum commitment is requested. Please sign up for a shift and one of the volunteer training options. The Volunteer Committee will be in touch soon after you register on the following link: Mental Health Awareness Day Volunteer Sign Up.

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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.Fight Poverty through Full-Time Americorps VISTA Position in St. Paul
    Are you graduating this spring and not sure what you will be doing next year? Then join the Saint Paul AmeriCorps VISTA program and: 1. FIGHT POVERTY, 2. GAIN EXPERIENCE, 3. PAY BACK STUDENT LOANS. AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed to fight poverty with passion by responding to local needs through organizations working to improve education, increase housing opportunities, improve illiteracy and health services, and more. The Saint Paul VISTA program, hosted through the Office of Mayor Chris Coleman, works to close the education opportunity gap and supports the education goals of the city. As a VISTA member, you will serve in a local non-profit organization, government agency, or public, private, or charter school, and be charged with erasing poverty by building the capacity of your organization. In addition to your grassroots and city work, you will gain important professional development and leadership experience through trainings and one-on-one support within the Mayor's Office. Benefits for VISTA members include a living allowance for 12 months of service, an education award of $5,550 upon successful completion, health benefits, personal and sick leave, and student loan forbearance. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit this website for more information and submit an application through this site. Contact Angela Brown, VISTA Leader, at angela.brown@ci.stpaul.mn.us or (651) 266-8517 with any questions.

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    15.Behavior Therapists Needed to Work with Autistic Children
    Behavioral Dimensions is hiring Behavior Therapists to provide intensive behavioral intervention (IBI) to young children with autism in their homes. Positions are available in St. Cloud, St. Michael, Princeton, Big Lake, Coon Rapids, Maple Grove, East Bethel, Isanti, Forest Lake, Hugo, and the St. Paul region. Thorough training provided. Starting wage is $14.47/hr. For information, qualifications, & to apply, please visit this site.

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    16. 2014-15 Fulbright Scholarships to Conduct Research or Teach Abroad!
    Attend an info session next week (April 9th & 10th) to learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which provides 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 2014-15 Fulbright Program: August 2013. For dates & times of info sessions and more information about the Fulbright program and other national scholarships, please visit here.

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  • 3/19/13

    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:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --1.Reminder of Spring Break Office Hours
    --2.Psych Advising Front Desk Unavailable Mon. 3/25 from 12:00 - 1:30pm
    UNIQUE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
    --3.Phil 4326: Lives Worth Living--Questions of Self, Vocation, & Community
    --4.Have an Abroad Experience Without Leaving the Twin Cities!
    --5.Study Health Care in South Africa!
    EVENTS
    --6.MN Psych Applied to Work Meeting & I/O Career Panel
    --7."Five Generations of Research of Health Disparities"
    --8.Talks from Adrian Owen of the Brain & Mind Institute
    --9.Interested in Law School? Attend These Upcoming Events!
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --10.Therapy Center Seeking Volunteer Intake Support
    --11.FT Paid Research Assistant Position with Youth Mental Health Lab in NYC
    --12.Recent or Upcoming Grads--PT Position in Department of Psychiatry
    --13.Starting to Explore Job & Career Possibilities? Read on!
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    1.Reminder of Spring Break Office Hours
    The University, including Psychology Undergraduate Advising, will be closed this Friday, March 22nd. Our office remains open the rest of the week, and advisors are available to meet with students through scheduled appointments.

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    2.Psych Advising Front Desk Unavailable Mon. 3/25 from 12:00 - 1:30pm
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising's front desk will not be staffed from 12:00-1:30pm on Monday, March 25th. If you have questions during this time, please send them to psyadvis@umn.edu. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!

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    3.Phil 4326: Lives Worth Living--Questions of Self, Vocation, & Community
    Attend 'Philosophy Camp' this summer, May 28th - June 21st! During this 6 credit experience, participants gain a fresh perspective on questions of self, vocation, 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? 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. Visit here for information on this course including application process, cost and financial aid/scholarship info. Interested students should contact the Philosophy Camp Student Adviser in the Community Service-Learning Center before April 1, 2013. (pcamp@umn.edu, 612-626-2044).

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    4.Have an Abroad Experience Without Leaving the Twin Cities!
    What can a neighborhood teach us about leadership and social change? Global Leadership for Social Change- A Cedar Riverside Immersion is a 3 credit May session course that parallels the immersion experience of study abroad, and could be usable toward your Psychology major requirements! Using concepts of leadership and community engagement as a focus, Global Leadership for Social Change will give students an opportunity to identify the international and diverse quality of neighborhoods connected to us right here on the West Bank. With the course being based in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, you will be given a greater opportunity to explore the neighborhood's historic commercial, theatrical and residential diversity. You will be learning and working in the Cedar-Riverside community and examining questions of leadership, power, cultural diversity, and social change. The course involves an exciting blend of community engagement, neighborhood excursions, readings, and lively discussions. The course also includes a neighborhood theater performance and meals at local restaurants. Visit here for additional details. If you would like more information as to how this may be used toward Psychology major requirements, contact psyadvis@umn.edu with your student ID number included.

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    5.Study Health Care in South Africa!
    Are you interested in health care? Consider this NEW abroad option! IBUS 4080 "Health Care Industry Dynamics in Africa" is offered in Fall B term followed by two weeks abroad in Cape Town, South Africa in January 2014. Students from any college may apply. The course explores the challenges and opportunities of health care in Africa. The course examines the multi-dimensional problem of health care management in the sub-Saharan region, analyzes the role of national, regional and global stakeholders in African health care, and investigates how improvements in health care can unlock commercial opportunities for American companies. For more detail, see the website. (This course does not fulfill Psychology major requirements, but may be beneficial for overall degree requirements or general interest.)

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    6.MN Psych Applied to Work Meeting & I/O Career Panel
    Tuesday, March 26th; 5:00pm
    Solera, 900 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
    Minnesota Psychology Applied to Work (MPPAW) is hosting a career panel that will be a great way for you to learn more about careers in I/O psychology. The MPPAW Career Panel will include discussions about educational paths and job options in the field of psychology applied to work and human resource management. There will be 6 panelists with experience in a variety of areas (e.g., human resources, academia, internal and external consulting) across a wide range of organizations. The panel will be followed by MPPAW's monthly meeting, featuring a presentation from Dr. Nathan Kuncel, professor of I/O psychology at UMN, which students can also choose to attend. To register and for further info visit here.

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    7."Five Generations of Research of Health Disparities"
    Thursday, April 4; 12:15-1:30pm
    2-620 Moos Tower
    Center for Health Equity Research Rounds and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute will present "Five Generations of Research of Health Disparities." Nancy Adler, vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry, director of the Center for Health and Community, and Lisa and John Pritzker Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco, will give the talk. Please attend!

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    8.Talks from Adrian Owen of the Brain & Mind Institute
    The Department of Psychology will be co-sponsoring a visit by Professor Adrian Owen, Ph.D. to the University of Minnesota April 4-5th, 2013. Adrian Owen is a faculty within The Brain and Mind Institute at University of Western Ontario. He will be presenting on the following topics, with summaries of the talks found here. Please feel free to attend!
    The Search For Consciousness: Detecting Awareness in the Vegetative State
    Thursday, April 4; 7:00pm; Cowles Auditorium
    Detecting Awareness in the Vegetative State: Ethical Challenges & Scientific Solutions
    Friday, April 5; 12:15-1:30pm; 2-690 Moos Tower
    When Thoughts Become Actions: Functional Neuroimaging in Disorders of Consciousness
    Friday, April 5, 3:35-5:05, 275 Nicholson Hall

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    9.Interested in Law School? Attend These Upcoming Events!
    Both events will be held in 411 STSS--registration is NOT required. These workshops are open to all U of M students!
    Should I Go to Law School? ---Tuesday, March 26; 9:30am
    Are you thinking about going to law school? This workshop is for any U of M student considering it. We'll talk about the skills you need, and how to decide if law school is a good fit for you. We'll also provide basic tips about getting into law school, and what you can do to prepare.
    Applying to Law School ---Monday, April 1; 1:00 - 2:00pm
    This free workshop is for students who know they're going to law school and would like guidance about the application process. We'll discuss application materials and deadlines, and how to prepare your application materials so that you're the best law school applicant you can be.

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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.Therapy Center Seeking Volunteer Intake Support
    Kenwood Therapy Center is a highly regarded, innovative, 12-therapist, multidisciplinary clinic and training center in Minneapolis, MN. Kenwood is currently offering a volunteer opportunity for individuals to do confidential phone intakes and referrals, insurance benefit checks, and scheduling. This is a chance to speak to real people about real problems and will provide context to further positions and graduate work in clinical fields. Experience, comfort, compassion, maturity, good judgment, and interest in working with clients with emotional, relational, sexual, and other serious life issues are important. This position provides the opportunity for immersion in the daily life of the clinic, as well as research and evaluation, so additional supportive tasks will be assigned as needed. Ideal for upperclassman student or individual contemplating going on to graduate school in Psychology, Social Work, Family Therapy, or other mental health fields; or someone interested in general work in a mental health and family therapy clinic. At this dynamic, innovative center, opportunities for your role to evolve are abundant. Past volunteers have eventually assisted with group therapy sessions, taken session notes for therapists, and some have continued on to be hired for a paid position here at the Kenwood Center. Students and volunteers will be given opportunities for on-going training and supervision with experienced staff and therapists. Hours requested are 3-7 pm Tuesdays AND Thursdays. We are looking for someone to start ASAP! If you are interested, please email a letter with a bit of your experience and interest to info@kenwoodcenter.org or call (612) 377-9190, ext. 1. You can find out more about the Kenwood Therapy Center here.

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    11.FT Paid Research Assistant Position with Youth Mental Health Lab in NYC
    The Laboratory for Leveraging Evidence & Practice for Youth Mental Health Services in the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University is seeking a Research Assistant. The lab focuses on dissemination and implementation of empirically supported interventions for youth mental health. Specific tasks will include word processing for scientific manuscripts, grants, and interview schedules; assisting in the creation of tables, graphs, spreadsheets, and presentations; conducting literature searches; corresponding with human subjects, grant offices, and community partners; assisting with project expenditures and reconciling financial statements; conducting basic data analysis as needed (construct variable and statistical analyses using SPSS); assisting with participant recruitment and data collecting; and assisting with observational coding of psychotherapy session recordings. The candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe and PowerPoint; have good command of the English language and excellent written and oral communication; must be extremely organized, detail oriented, able to maintain high quality of work and accurate, manage multiple tasks, problem solve, and work independently and efficiently. Further, the candidate must have experience with survey research, database management, SPSS, and IRB submissions. As a member of a collaborative research team, you will also be expected to interact with other team members and their research groups on the subjects of joint research. The candidate must have a Bachelor degree in Psychology, including completion of undergraduate statistics and research methods for social sciences with a grade of B+ or higher. Of particular interest are candidates with experience in psychology research related to treatment outcome or dissemination and implementation, along with work or volunteer experiences with youth (child & adolescent). Interested applicants should submit CV, 2 references, and a description of research interests to Abby Bailin at abby.bailin@einstein.yu.edu . Free to contact Abby with questions.

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    12.Recent or Upcoming Grads--PT Position in Department of Psychiatry
    The Department of Psychiatry at the UMN--TC is seeking a Community Program Specialist to assist with developing, coordinating, and facilitating the participation of parent and teen participants in a federally-funded study on the efficacy of recovery schools as continuing care. A Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field or a combination of relevant education and related experience total four (4) years is required. Visit the employment webpage for additional details and application.

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    13.Starting to Explore Job & Career Possibilities? Read on!
    GoldPASS now offers students and alumni the opportunity to reach out to professionals via the Professional Networking Database. Network and connect with professionals in your field and engage in informational interviews, email networking, job shadowing, and other activities. Search using keywords or your major to sort through the database and find professionals that work in the fields most relevant to you. Access the database by logging into GoldPASS and selecting the "professional networking" tab.

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  • 3/12/13

    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 ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --1.No Walk-In Hours Tomorrow, Wednesday 3/13/13
    --2.Psych Advising Office Hours During Spring Break
    --3.Spam Folder & PsyAdvis Email
    CAMPUS RESOURCES
    --4.Want to Get Back on Track Academically? Enroll in LASK 1101!
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --5.Spring 2013 Psi Chi Applications & Membership Fee Deadlines Approaching!
    --6.Next Meeting 3/27/13--Psychology Professor Panel
    --7.Join Psi Chi/Psych Club's Relay for Life Team!
    EVENTS
    --8.Strengths + Career = Finding a Job
    --9.How Will Your Abroad Experience Help You Get a Job?
    --10."Target: Meet The Bullseye Event"--Invite-Only Event with Target Corp
    --11.Looking for Post-Grad Job Opportunities? Insight Global Info Session
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --12.Seeking Peer Mentors for President's Emerging Scholars Program
    --13.Full-Time Position with National Youth Advisory Council
    --14.Cognitive Trainer Positions Open in Twin Cities Metro
    LEARNING ABROAD
    --15.Study Abroad Summer 2013? Sorensen Family Scholarship
    --16.Bridging Loan Program for Initial Study Abroad Costs
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
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    1.No Walk-In Hours Tomorrow, Wednesday 3/13/13
    There will be no walk-in hours tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13th. We apologize for any inconvenience. Feel free to email psyadvis@umn.edu with any questions.

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    2.Psych Advising Office Hours During Spring Break
    Spring break is only a few days away! University services, however, will not be on vacation (for the most part!). We in Psychology Undergraduate Advising will still be available to meet with during scheduled appointments and walk-in hours. Our front desk will not be steadily staffed during this time, so if you have quick questions, it will be best to send an email to psyadvis@umn.edu, and we will respond as soon as we are able. The University will be closed on Friday, March 22nd for a floating holiday.

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    3.Spam Folder & PsyAdvis Email
    While same-domain emails are not supposed to end up in spam folders, it has come to our attention that emails from our account (psyadvis@umn.edu) are occasionally being sent to students' spam folders. Unfortunately, this can lead to students missing crucial information, as email is the official form of communication on this campus. Ensure you are not missing needed information by adding us to your 'Never send it to Spam' list! It just takes a minute using the following steps:
    1.In Gmail, click Settings > Filters > Create a new filter.
    2.Enter "psyadvis@umn.edu" in the 'From' field, and then click 'Create filter with this search.'
    3.Select 'Never send it to spam,' and then click 'Create Filter.'

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    4.Want to Get Back on Track Academically? Enroll in LASK 1101!
    LASK 1101: Academic Refresher is a 1-credit course designed for students who would like some help in getting your academic approach back on track. If you are having troubles with procrastination or motivation, this course can assist in providing strategies to curb those grades and your study habits! A section of this course will begin the week after Spring Break, with registration closing by Tuesday, 3/26/13. To register for this course, students must call University Counseling & Consulting Services at 612-624-3323--be sure to mention LASK 1101!

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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.Spring 2013 Psi Chi Applications & Membership Fee Deadlines Approaching!
    If you are interested in becoming a member of Psi Chi, you must submit your application before Tuesday March 26th. Applications are available on the door of N118 Elliott Hall. Completed applications can be submitted in the drop box outside of N108 Elliott Hall. Initial membership fees will be due shortly following, by Wednesday April 10th. Membership fees can be submitted to the drop box outside of N108 Elliott Hall, or brought to a Psi Chi meeting.

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    6.Next Meeting 3/27/13--Psychology Professor Panel
    Join us after spring break on Wednesday, March 27th at 4:30pm in Elliott N119 for our professor panel! Department of Psychology professors will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about graduate school, careers in psychology, research (and how you can get involved), as well as anything else you'd like to know--Jimmy John's and cold beverages will be there for the taking.

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    7.Join Psi Chi/Psych Club's Relay for Life Team!
    Help Psi Chi/Psych Club raise money for cancer research by joining the Relay for Life team. Go to this link and click "Join a Team," then search for Psi Chi/ Psychology Club. Relay for Life will be held on Friday, April 5th--please plan to attend!

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    8.Strengths + Career = Finding a Job
    Thursday, April 4th; 1:00 - 2:00pm
    STSS 131 A
    Need a job? This workshop will help you explore how you can use your strengths to create your personal brand which you then can use in your resume, cover letters, elevator pitch for events like career fairs, and in interviewing. You'll leave this workshop with concrete ways that you can use each of your strengths in the job search, interviewing, and a new position. Find out more and register here.

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    9.How Will Your Abroad Experience Help You Get a Job?
    Wednesday, March 13th; 2:00 - 3:15pm
    University International Center (UIC) Room 101, 331 17th Ave SE
    The Learning Abroad Center is hosting 'Effective Interviewing: Tell Your International Stories' for students who have had an international experience and would like to learn best practices in incorporating it into their job or graduate school search! Career counselors will share their expertise on how to get the most out of an interview.

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    10."Target: Meet The Bullseye Event"--Invite-Only Event with Target Corp
    Interested in interning with or working for Target Corporation? If you will be graduating between Fall 2014 and Spring 2016, have a GPA of 3.0 or above, and are legally authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer, then you should register to attend this invite-only event! Target is recruiting the next generation of leaders who have a passion to succeed. This exclusive event will provide an overview of Target and internship & full-time opportunities, with a panel of team members sharing their experiences from Merchandising, Product Design and Development, Finance, Technology...and more. You will take a tour of Target headquarters and get interviewing and resume tips and tricks! If you would like to be considered to attend, visit the 'Career Events' section on GoldPASS.umn.edu (search on 'All Events' or select the category of 'Employer Site Visit'), and register with your resume. The deadline to apply via GoldPASS to be considered by Target for this opportunity is Wednesday, March 27th.

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    11.Looking for Post-Grad Job Opportunities? Insight Global Info Session
    Wednesday, March 13th; 4:30 - 5:30pm
    518/520 Science Teaching and Student Services Building (STSS)
    Insight Global is seeking qualified college graduates who have gained leadership experience through internships or organizations on campus, held positions in sales/marketing, have a competitive drive, and love working with people. Attend this information session to learn more about full-time careers with Insight Global.

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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.Seeking Peer Mentors for President's Emerging Scholars Program
    The President's Emerging Scholars Program (PES) is seeking applicants for PES Peer Mentor positions. Peer Mentors must be positive role models who demonstrate intercultural sensitivity and competency, maturity, empathy, warmth, assertiveness, and resourcefulness. Peer Mentors will work closely with PES staff, including college personnel to support the success of PES participants. Peer Mentors will be selected based on their ability to work well with individuals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, communicate effectively, & exhibit creative problem solving skills. Additionally, Peer Mentors need to have patience, flexibility, strong organizational skills, and be willing and ready to learn. The Peer Mentor position is a paid position. Pay is equivalent to $10/hour. Students with work-study funds are highly encouraged to apply. For additional information and to apply, visit here.

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    13.Full-Time Position with National Youth Advisory Council
    The National Youth Advisory Council (NYLC) has a position opening for a Professional Development Manager to lead youth initiatives. As lead professional development staff for NYLC's youth initiatives, this position oversees the Youth Advisory Council, develops and implements NYLC's youth trainings, and builds relationships with youth-serving partners. The complete position announcement can be found here and is open until filled, with resumes being reviewed on a rolling basis beginning March 25.

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    14.Cognitive Trainer Positions Open in Twin Cities Metro
    LearningRX is seeking recent or upcoming graduates to fulfill part-time position openings for Cognitive Trainers in Chanhassen, Maple Grove, and now in Vadnais Heights. Come join the LearningRx cognitive skills training team and help change lives by improving cognitive ability! The 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. Individuals who are quick-thinking, high energy, and who have completed a bachelor's degree or are graduating soon are encouraged to apply. Hours are flexible but at least four days with availability between the hours of 3PM-8PM are required. For more information and to request an interview, call 952-949-6900. Resumes can be sent to nate.maus@learningrx.net.

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    15.Study Abroad Summer 2013? Sorensen Family Scholarship
    CLA undergraduates are invited to apply for scholarships to support full-time study abroad during the summer term of 2013. Awards will be made between $1,000 and $1,500. Preference is for students connecting the experience to their major and/or students including language study in their program. To apply, submit a completed application form (available in 214 Social Sciences) and a 300-500 word essay explaining the ways in which the program abroad supports your course of study at the University of Minnesota. Applications must be submitted electronically to igs@umn.edu. Please include "Sorensen Scholarship" in the subject line. Application Deadline March 30, 2013.

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    16.Bridging Loan Program for Initial Study Abroad Costs
    The Learning Abroad Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Bridging Loan program to assist students in paying for the upfront costs associated with learning abroad by providing short term loans. The Bridging Loan Program allows students to delay the payment of their program deposit and covers the cost of their flight until their financial aid funds are available to them. The hope is that this will make learning abroad accessible to more students. To qualify, students must have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of $10,000 or less. Full details and eligibility can be found here.

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  • 3/5/13

    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 ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --1.Are You Graduating Spring 2013? Save the Date to Celebrate!
    --2.Office closed Friday, March 8th, 12:00 - 12:30pm
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --3.Meeting This Wednesday! TED Talks & Popcorn
    --4.Join the Psi Chi/ Psych Club Relay for Life Team!
    LECTURES
    --5.TODAY: Dr. Robert Krueger Discusses Broad Impacts of the DSM-5
    --6.Rethinking the Developmental Impact of Teenage Sexual Behavior
    --7.Gene-Environment Interplay in Early Cognitive Development
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --8.Summer Research Assistants Wanted--Perception & Virtual Reality
    VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    --9.HECUA Info Session: Race, Inequality, Poverty, & Social Justice
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --10.Interested in Counseling or Education? Apply to be a CLA Peer Advisor!
    LEARNING ABROAD
    --11.Study Abroad in Florence, Italy! Plus--Earn PSY Credit!
    GRADUATE STUDIES
    --12.Attend a Free Kaplan Strategy Class
    --13.Take a Free Practice LSAT - On Site!
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
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    1.Are You Graduating Spring 2013? Save the Date to Celebrate!
    Psychology majors who have applied for Spring 2013 graduation will soon be receiving an email invitation to the 2012 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 10, 2013 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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    2.Office closed Friday, March 8th, 12:00 - 12:30pm
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising's front desk will be briefly unstaffed this Friday, March 8th from 12:00 - 12:30pm. If you have questions during this time, 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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    3.Meeting This Wednesday! TED Talks & Popcorn
    Sit back and reach for some popcorn at the next meeting of Psi Chi/Psych Club at 4:30pm on Wednesday, March 6 in Elliot N119--we'll be showing a few of the best psychology TED talks and have popcorn to share! As always, everyone is welcome.

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    4.Join the Psi Chi/ Psych Club Relay for Life Team!
    Help Psi Chi/Psych Club raise money for cancer research by joining the Relay for Life team. Go to this link www.uofmrelayforlife.com and click "Join a Team," then search for Psi Chi/ Psychology Club.

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    5.TODAY: Dr. Robert Krueger Discusses Broad Impacts of the DSM-5
    Tuesday, March 5th at 4:30pm
    6-135 Jackson Hall
    Psychology professor Dr. Robert Krueger will lead a session of broad impacts on the science behind the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The DSM provides criteria for classifying mental disorders and is relied upon by clinicians, researchers, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and policy makers. The fifth edition of the DSM, DSM-5, is slated to be published in May 2013. This talk will focus on how DSM-5 is (and is not) connected with data, and how working to enhance the connection between DSM and science is the best course of action in the long run.

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    6.Rethinking the Developmental Impact of Teenage Sexual Behavior
    Monday, March 11th; 1:15 - 2:15pm
    N639 Elliott Hall
    Dr. K. Paige Harden of University of Texas at Austin presents her work in the department's Colloquium in Personality, Individual Differences, & Behavior Genetics. In "Rethinking the Developmental Impact of Teenage Sexual Behavior," Dr. Harden reviews quantitative genetic and candidate gene association studies of individual differences in adolescent sexual behavior. She describes a series of her recent behavioral genetic studies of the links between teenage sexual activity and delinquency, depression, and adult relationship satisfaction, highlighting how sex occurring in the context of a romantic dating relationship may have different implications for adolescent well-being than "casual" sex, and instances in which early versus late sexual intercourse is not uniformly associated with worse developmental outcomes.

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    7.Gene-Environment Interplay in Early Cognitive Development
    Monday, March 11th; 2:30 - 3:30pm
    N639 Elliott Hall
    Dr. Elliot M. Tucker-Drob of University of Texas at Austin will be presenting "Gene-Environment Interplay in Early Cognitive Development" in the department's Colloquium in Personality, Individual Differences, & Behavior Genetics. In this talk, Dr. Tucker-Drob provides an overview of his analyses of data from a population-representative cohort of American twins followed from infancy to kindergarten entry. Results indicate dynamic and interactive relations between individual characteristics and early-life environmental contexts, ranging from parenting, to socioeconomic position, to experience in center-based childcare settings. He discusses potential mechanisms underlying these effects, focusing particularly on transactional processes, whereby individuals in high opportunity contexts evoke and actively select positive learning experiences on the basis of their genetic predispositions, and these learning experiences, in turn, reciprocally influence cognition. Finally, he discusses the implications of individual differences in early cognition for later development, and present results of a recent meta-analysis of the longitudinal stability of genetic and environmental influences on cognition across the lifespan.

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    8.Summer Research Assistants Wanted--Perception & Virtual Reality
    The Engel lab is looking for assistance on a project using virtual reality to measure how changeable perception is. If you are interested in perceptual or cognitive research, and want to get some lab experience for PSY credit (or as a volunteer), send an email and unofficial transcript to engel@umn.edu. A course in psych methods is required and one in cognition, perception, or biological psychology is a plus. The lab is looking for students who can give a minimum of 6 hours/week of time commitment from the end of May through the beginning of August.

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    9.HECUA Info Session: Race, Inequality, Poverty, & Social Justice
    Friday, March 8; 1:00 - 2:30pm
    Bordertown Coffee House (315 16th Ave SE)
    HECUA, the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs, is a non-profit organization based in St. Paul, MN, partnered with the Community Service Learning Center, that offers unique experiential education programs both domestically and abroad. These programs focus on issues affecting our local and global communities. HECUA programs are interdisciplinary and open to students from any college, major, minor, etc. There are no prerequisites and students can participate anytime after you've completed 20 credits. Come to an info session, featuring alumni of each program, to learn more about HECUA's dynamic off-campus study programs focused on race, inequality, poverty, and other social justice topics! Coffee, tea, and treats will be served! Visit here for information on all of HECUA's programs. General HECUA inquiries can be sent to hecuaUSA@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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    10.Interested in Counseling or Education? Apply to be a CLA Peer Advisor!
    CLA Student Services is hiring three peer advisors, positions beginning this summer. The primary duties of peer advisors are assisting students with advising decisions, serving as a liaison between students and university programs and services, and assisting in the provision of academic support services including referrals to other academic units and/or sources of academic learning such as tutors or career guidance professionals. To read more details and apply, visit here. Preference will be given to applications received on or before March 29, 2013.

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    LEARNING ABROAD
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    11.Study Abroad in Florence, Italy! Plus--Earn PSY Credit!
    Spend fall semester exploring the Renaissance city of Florence while earning psychology credits (in English!) towards your major. Delve deeper into the Italian culture by also studying subjects like art history, sociology, photography, Italian language, economics, drawing, literature, retail merchandising, and more. A week long study tour to Sicily, site visits around Florence, and local expert lecturers highlight course content. Volunteer and internship opportunities are available for students at all language levels.
    Application deadline is April 1st! For more information please contact Jessica Hartnett at hart0581@umn.edu or visit the Study Abroad in Florence website.

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    12.Attend a Free Kaplan Strategy Class
    Attend a free Kaplan strategy class for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, or PCAT! Join for a free Kaplan test prep class. See Kaplan's instructors in action and learn proven, effective strategies to help you ace the exam. This is a great way to jump start your prep and begin building the foundation to get an awesome score on Test Day! Free sample strategy classes are offered March 18 - April 7th via Classroom Anywhere (which is live and online!). Register at bit.ly/umntuff13.

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    13.Take a Free Practice LSAT - On Site!
    Saturday, March 9th; 9:30am
    University of St. Thomas, McNeely Hall, Room 111
    Register at http://bit.ly/mnlsatevents2013 (case sensitive)
    Sponsored by the Pre-Law Society at the University of St. Thomas
    Kaplan Test Prep is offering students the chance to take a practice LSAT, on site and completely free! Test your skills with this free practice test and see how you would score on test day. Participants will receive a detailed analysis of their performance on the exam, including individual strengths and weaknesses on every question type. Stick around after the exam to learn some test-taking strategies from Kaplan's LSAT and Law School expert and practicing attorney, Josh Newville. The exam is set to begin at 9:30am, so please plan to arrive 15 - 30 minutes early to give yourself time to settle in. This is a great opportunity to experience the LSAT in its true paper/pencil form.

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  • 2/26/13

    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.Mental Health & Counseling Grad Program Panel--RSVP!
    --2.N118 Elliott Hall Printer for Psychology Undergraduates
    EVENTS
    --3.Lecture on 'Neuroeconomics and the Governance of Choice'
    --4.Want to Go to Law School? MN Law Early Admissions Program Info Session
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --5.Study Volunteerism--Paid Summer Research Internship
    VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    --6.Be a Part of the Community Engagement Scholars Program!
    --7.Active Minds Meeting on Eating Disorder Awareness TONIGHT!
    --8.Mental Health Awareness Day Planning Meeting TONIGHT!
    --9.Dance Marathon Fundraiser for Children's Health Programs
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --10.Apply to be a Health Advocate!
    --11.Study & Intern in Boston this Summer!
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
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    1.Mental Health & Counseling Grad Program Panel--RSVP!
    Thursday, February 28th; 3:00 - 4:30pm
    N639 Elliott Hall
    Interested in pursuing a career relating to mental health, counseling, or therapy? Looking into grad school possibilities? Whether you are just beginning to consider your options or are to the point of application, this panel is for you! Current grad students in a Marriage & Family Therapy, Masters of Social Work, School Counseling, and Counseling & Addiction Counseling program will be present to tell you about their path to grad school, their current experience, and job prospects following their degree. Bring paper, pen, and your questions! RSVP is required as seating is limited; to reserve your spot, email psyadvis@umn.edu with "Grad Panel" as your subject line.

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    2.N118 Elliott Hall Printer for Psychology Undergraduates
    As a part of our new student space (N118/N120 Elliott Hall), we are now able to offer undergraduate students a computer and printer for last minute printing needs! The computer and printer may be used for official University or course-related needs only. Students must provide their own paper (a paper donation tray is available and may have extra paper in it). Visit N118 Elliott Hall for full instructions and use of the printer.

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    3.Lecture on 'Neuroeconomics and the Governance of Choice'
    Thursday, February 28; 11:30am - 1:00pm
    Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
    The Consortium on Law and Values invites you to attend the lecture "Neuroeconomics and the Governance of Choice" by MIT's Natasha Dow Schüll. The lecture is free and open to the public. Prof. Schüll will explore how neuroeconomics, a marriage of behavioral economics and neuroscience, tracks what happens in our brains when we make decisions and how policy makers use this science to find better ways of guiding and governing behavior. The lecture is the second in the Neuroscience and Public Policy series organized by professors in Pediatrics, Child Psychology, Neonatology, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and the Carlson School of Management. Registration is not essential, but preferred. Find more information and register here.

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    4.Want to Go to Law School? MN Law Early Admissions Program Info Session
    Tuesday, March 12th, from 1-2pm
    STSS 530A
    The University of Minnesota Law School is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity: the Minnesota Law Early Admissions Program (MLEAP). This program is for current undergraduate students from University of Minnesota campuses who are interested in pursuing a legal education at the University of Minnesota Law School beginning in the fall immediately following their undergraduate graduation. MLEAP is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014 law school admission. Please attend a special information session by assistant director of admissions, Dan Cheng, where he will answer your questions about the program, eligibility, and the unique benefits to a legal education at the University of Minnesota Law School. Refreshments will be served. More information about MLEAP can be found here.

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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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    5.Study Volunteerism--Paid Summer Research Internship
    The Dept. of Psychology, Entomology, and Applied Economics along with the MN Dept. of Agriculture are working with private oak woodlands owners in Minnesota as potential volunteers to detect the first appearance of several high priority invasive insect pests. Research interns are needed to assist with the project summer 2013. For details on the position and study, and for application instructions, visit here. A stipend of $6000 is provided for REU. Application deadline is March 2, 2013. Send question to Tomisin Olayiwola at olayi001@umn.edu.

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    6.Be a Part of the Community Engagement Scholars Program!
    Like to volunteer? Want to connect with other students who are passionate about community work? Check out the Community Engagement Scholars Program! The Scholars Program offers a way to get official University of Minnesota recognition for integrating community work into your education; a space to reflect meaningfully with other students about your work and the social issues that you care about; and resources, support and structure to help you make a significant contribution to the off-campus community. The first step to getting involved in the program is to attend an information session. To read more about the program and register for an information session, visit here. If you'd like to get involved in the Scholars Program this semester, you must attend an information session by March 29th. Questions? Contact cesp@umn.edu or 612-626-2044

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    7.Active Minds Meeting on Eating Disorder Awareness TONIGHT!
    Active Minds, a student group that focuses on reducing the stigma of mental health issues around campus, will be meeting TONIGHT, Tuesday, February 26 from 6:00-7:00 in Coffman Room 203. The topic for this meeting will focus on eating disorders in honor of this week being National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Hear several group members present and share personal stories!

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    8.Mental Health Awareness Day Planning Meeting TONIGHT!
    The Mental Health Awareness Day(MHAD) is a campus event held annually, (April 6th this year) to bring awareness to mental health issues faced by college students. A MHAD planning meeting will be held TONIGHT, Tuesday, February 26 from 7:00-8:00 in Coffman Room 202. This meeting will focus on planning for MHAD and hearing about the progress of all the subcomittees. It is still not too late to join if you would like to help plan for this huge event!

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    9.Dance Marathon Fundraiser for Children's Health Programs
    Saturday, March 2 from 10:00am - 10:00pm in the McNamara Alumni Center. Dance Marathon at the University of Minnesota-TC is a student led year-long fundraising event that culminates into a 12-hour annual dance marathon to raise money for two great beneficiaries: OneHeartland and Amplatz Children's Hospital. OneHeartland offers programs and summer camps for children including those with HIV/AIDS, Type 2 Diabetes, as well as other children challenges. Amplatz Children's Hospital is partnered with the University of Minnesota Medical School to give pediatric care for infants and for young children! For more information on how to register for this event you can visit here.

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    10.Apply to be a Health Advocate!
    Boynton Health Service is looking for 2013-2014 Health Advocates: students appointed as health resources in their residence halls and apartment communities who are trained to respond to common health-related issues. The application deadline is Friday, March 8. For more information or to apply, click here.

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    Study & Intern in Boston this Summer!
    Boston University is offering a Summer Study Internship Program--a valuable opportunity that combines in-depth academic knowledge and practical experience on the job. The program is 12 weeks in length, the first half of which students take two courses surrounding a track of interest (one option being Psychology & Social Policy!), and the end half in a professionally relevant internship at a Boston-area firm or organization. Students in this program earn 10 credits (check with the Office of Admissions to determine initial transferability). Visit bu.edu/summer/internship for additional information and application instructions.

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  • 2/19/13

    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:
    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURED NEWS
    --1.Mental Health & Counseling Grad Program Panel--RSVP!
    --2.Office CLOSED Monday, 2/25 from 12:00 - 1:15pm
    --3.Spring 2013 Walk-In Hours Posted
    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --4.First Meeting of University Suicide Awareness & Prevention Student Group!
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --5.Next Meeting Wednesday 2/20--Psych Trivia!
    --6.Join Psi Chi/Psych Club's Relay for Life Team!
    EVENTS
    --7.MN Psych Applied to Work Meeting & I/O Career Panel
    --8.Workshop: Should I Go to Law School?
    --9.Careers in Law Forum
    --10.U of M Job & Internship Fair: Pre-Registration Deadline TODAY!
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --11.Interested in Studying Volunteerism? Paid Summer Research Internship!
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --12.Full-Time Mental Health Advocate Position Available!
    --13.PCA Opportunity - Gain experience in Applied Behavior Analysis!
    --14.Now Hiring: Assistant Canvass Directors Nationwide
    GRADUATE STUDIES
    --15.Accepting Fall 2013 Applications: Marriage & Family Therapy at Valdosta State
    --16.University of South Carolina-College of Social Work: Virtual MSW Info Session
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURED NEWS
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    1.Mental Health & Counseling Grad Program Panel--RSVP!
    Thursday, February 28th; 3:00 - 4:30pm
    N639 Elliott Hall
    Interested in pursuing a career in counseling or therapy? Looking into grad school possibilities? Whether you are just beginning to consider your options or are to the point of application, this panel is for you! Current grad students in a Marriage & Family Therapy, Masters of Social Work, School Counseling, Counseling & Addiction Counseling program will be present to tell you about their path to grad school, their current experience, and job prospects following their degree. Bring paper, pen, and your questions! RSVP is required as seating is limited; to reserve your spot, email psyadvis@umn.edu with "Grad Program Panel" as your subject line.

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    2.Office CLOSED Monday, 2/25 from 12:00 - 1:15pm
    Psychology Advising will be closed from 12:00 - 1:15pm this Monday, February 25th. If questions arise during this time, please email our office at psyadvis@umn.edu and we will get back to you.

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    3.Spring 2013 Walk-In Hours Posted
    Our final schedule for Spring 2013 walk-in hours is now posted on our webpage. If you would like to meet with an advisor on walk-ins, please check the schedule to ensure you are coming during a designated walk-in time. As a reminder, walk-ins are meant for quick 5 - 10 minute questions and typically do not allow time for looking into individual student records. We would be happy to meet with you in an appointment for larger questions or if you are unable to make walk-in hours.

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    4.First Meeting of University Suicide Awareness & Prevention Student Group!
    University Suicide Awareness & Prevention (USAP) is a student group on campus that offers participants the opportunity to learn about suicide prevention, to teach others about suicide prevention through presentations and informational material distribution, and a safe place to talk about suicide and suicide risk. The first meeting will be held this Thursday, February 21st from 7:00 - 8:00pm in Coffman Room 303.

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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.Next Meeting Wednesday 2/20--Psych Trivia!
    Show off your smarts at the psych trivia contest! Bring two friends to make a team of three or form a team with some new friends when you come to Elliott N119 on Wednesday, February 20th at 4:30pm for the Psi Chi/Psych Club trivia contest. Winning teams will be awarded gift cards to Jimmy John's so brush off that "Intro to Psych" textbook and come join us--everyone is welcome!

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    6.Join Psi Chi/Psych Club's Relay for Life Team!
    Help Psi Chi/Psych Club raise money for cancer research by joining the Relay for Life team. Go to this link www.uofmrelayforlife.com and click "Join a Team," then search for Psi Chi/ Psychology Club. Signing up before March gets you a free t-shirt, so act fast!

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    7.MN Psych Applied to Work Meeting & I/O Career Panel
    Tuesday, March 26th; 5:00pm
    Solera, 900 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
    Minnesota Psychology Applied to Work (MPPAW) is hosting a career panel that will be a great way for you to learn more about careers in I/O psychology. The MPPAW Career Panel will include discussions about educational paths and job options in the field of psychology applied to work and human resource management. There will be 6 panelists with experience in a variety of areas (e.g., human resources, academia, internal and external consulting) across a wide range of organizations. The panel will be followed by MPPAW's monthly meeting, featuring a presentation from Dr. Nathan Kuncel, professor of I/O psychology at UMN, which students can also choose to attend. To register and for further info visit here.

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    8.Workshop: Should I Go to Law School?
    Friday, March 1st; 1:00 - 2:00pm
    411 Science Teaching & Student Services (STSS)
    Are you thinking about going to law school? This workshop is for any U of M student considering it. The pre-law advisor will talk about the skills you need and how to decide if law school is a good fit for you. They will also provide basic tips about getting into law school, and what you can do to prepare. Registration is NOT required - just show up to check in!

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    9.Careers in Law Forum
    Wednesday, March 6th; 12:00 - 3:00pm
    Willey Hall Atrium
    The University Student Legal Services, Mock Trial Association, CLA Career Services, and the Pre-Law Society are proud to present the 15th Annual Careers in Law Forum. This event is not just for those considering law school- it features opportunities for a variety of academic disciplines in law-related fields. This year's 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. New this year, giveaways and treats will be offered throughout the event. Please join us for the Careers in Law Forum- it's all here!

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    10.U of M Job & Internship Fair: Pre-Registration Deadline TODAY!
    Friday, February 22nd; 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Minneapolis Convention Center
    Pre-register by February 19th via GoldPASS for $10 (at the door is $25). Are you considering your post-grad options or looking for a job/internship? This is an excellent opportunity for you to get an idea of possible jobs out there (many that you may not have realized exist!). Come to the biggest student career fair in Minnesota--more than 225 organizations will be there recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. This Fair is open to all U of M students and was created for YOU. For more information visit here.

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    11.Interested in Studying Volunteerism? Paid Summer Research Internship!
    The Dept. of Psychology, Entomology, and Applied Economics along with the MN Dept. of Agriculture are working with private oak woodlands owners in Minnesota as potential volunteers to detect the first appearance of several high priority invasive insect pests. We are looking for research interns to assist with our project during the summer 2013. This is a great opportunity to study the psychology of volunteerism and to interact with oak woodland owners to help prevent the establishment of several potentially devastating invasive insect pests. Duties include of research interns include: assist in obtaining, interpreting and synthesizing data from woodland owners; interact with woodland owners by providing them with feedback on their activities; work on individual project of interest. For a list of possible REU projects relating to your interests, visit here (information beyond the project interests may be outdate). Applicants must be a US citizen and enrolled as an undergraduate at a US College or University. Application Materials (Deadline: March 2, 2013): 1) Resume; 2) Short essay (800 words maximum) explaining your interest in this REU, your abilities to contribute to the project, and pertinent research experience; 3) Course transcript (unofficial transcript is ok); 4) Three academic or work references (please ask your references to submit letters to olayi001@umn.edu). Send first three parts as a single electronic file to Tomisin Olayiwola at olayi001@umn.edu. Research interns are selected based up strength of academic record, fit of interests to the project, past experience, and skills, such as independence, reliability, problem-solving, decision-making, and communication. Notification of Award is March 20, 2013. A stipend of $6000 is provided for REU.

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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.Full-Time Mental Health Advocate Position Available!
    GradStaff is the leader in providing college graduates with great career opportunities. There is a current need for 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 Maria Queenan at mqueenan@gradstaff.com.

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    13.PCA Opportunity - Gain experience in Applied Behavior Analysis!
    An energetic individual is needed to work as a PCA with a 6-year-old girl with autism in St. Paul's Merriam Park Neighborhood. This fun position would include training with the child's home-based Applied Behavior Analysis team. You would assist the child when she is not actively engaged in therapy sessions, implementing language, play, and self-care targets in her natural environment. The part-time hours would be primarily late afternoon or early evening as well as some weekend hours but there is also a need for someone for Thursday mornings. You do not have to have previous experience, just a positive attitude and lots of energy! If interested, please call Nick at 309-868-1521.

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    14.Now Hiring: Assistant Canvass Directors Nationwide
    Grassroots Campaigns is a progressive organization that specializes in running face-to-face campaigns for political parties, candidates, and advocacy groups. Since 2003, Grassroots Campaigns has worked with many of the most progressive organizations and political candidates to date. The campaigns have been on the front line of a variety of social change movements and historic elections. The goal is to grow the progressive movement through face-to-face outreach, and the organization is looking for forward-thinking individuals like you to make that happen! For more information and to apply, please visit here or email msmith@grassrootscampaigns.com.

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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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    15.Accepting Fall 2013 Applications: Marriage & Family Therapy at Valdosta State
    Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia is still accepting applications for Fall 2013 admission to their Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy. The program prepares clinicians to provide therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups and prepares students for clinical membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Curriculum consists of coursework required to become licensed in Georgia and many other states as well as 600 hours of face-to-face client contact. For more information, visit here or contact Joshua Waters at jgwaters@valdosta.edu. Priority application deadline is March 15th, 2013, and general application deadline is July 15th, 2013.

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    16.University of South Carolina-College of Social Work: Virtual MSW Info Session
    The College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina will be hosting an online information session so you can learn more about their program! The College of Social Work will offer an online open chat session during which prospective students can chat with the recruiter to learn more about the MSW program. The virtual session will cover important topics about graduate school, application process, and funding options. At the end of the presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and further interact with the recruiter. On Wednesday, February 27th from 5:30 - 6:30pm, use the following URL to login and participate in the session: https://breeze.sc.edu/r89efuxswva/ If you have any questions, please contact the recruiting office at 803.777.3702.

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  • 2/12/13

    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:
    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --1.Active Minds Meeting (with Free Pizza) TONIGHT!
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --2.Psych Trivia Night! Win a Jimmy John's Gift Card & Have Some Fun!
    EVENTS
    --3.U of M Job & Internship Fair
    --4.International Student Job & Internship Fair Prep Workshop
    --5.Career Advice & A Pizza Slice: International Student Edition
    --6.Pre-Law Society Event with a Criminal Prosecutor TONIGHT!
    --7.Interested in Law School? Attend These Events!
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --8.Gain Leadership Experience! Paid Committee Chair Positions with SUA
    --9.Part-Time Positions with Alternatives for People with Autism
    --10.FT Entry-Level Position for Bilingual Recent CLA Grads!
    GRADUATE STUDIES
    --11.Free Practice Tests for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, & PCAT
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    1.Active Minds Meeting (with Free Pizza) TONIGHT!
    The first Active Minds meeting of Spring 2013 is on Tuesday, February 12 from 6:00-7:00 in the DSCC which is Room 203 in Coffman. Active Minds focuses on raising awareness surrounding mental health issues around campus. This is an introductory meeting that will discuss the purpose of the group and plans for the upcoming semester. There will also be free pizza! Conveniently following the Active Minds meeting there will be a Mental Health Awareness Day meeting from 7:00-8:00 in WSAC (Coffman 202) for those of you who are interested in volunteering and helping out with that! Email aminds@umn.edu with any questions.

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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.Psych Trivia Night! Win a Jimmy John's Gift Card & Have Some Fun!
    Show off your smarts at the psych trivia contest! Bring two friends to make a team of three or form a team with some new friends when you come to Elliott N119 on Wednesday, February 20th at 4:30pm for the Psi Chi/Psych Club trivia contest. Winning teams will be awarded gift cards to Jimmy John's so brush off that "Intro to Psych" textbook and come join us--everyone is welcome!

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    3.U of M Job & Internship Fair
    Friday, February 22; 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Minneapolis Convention Center
    Don't miss the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More than 225 organizations will be there recruiting for hundreds of entry-level 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. Cost: $10, if you pre-register online by February 19th, or $25 at the door on the day of the fair.

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    4.International Student Job & Internship Fair Prep Workshop
    Friday, February 15; 1:25pm - 3:00pm
    President's Room, Coffman Union
    Calling all International Students! If you are planning on attending the University of Minnesota's Job and Internship Fair, this workshop is for you! Come and learn about researching employers, practice interacting with recruiters, and learn how to make the most of your experience at the Job and Internship Fair! The prep workshop will be held on RSVP is required for this event. Please register online by TOMORROW, Wednesday, February 13th.

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    5.Career Advice & A Pizza Slice: International Student Edition
    Thursday, February 28; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Coffman Union, President's Room
    Join CLA Career Services for a workshop and panel discussion about how international students can find internships and jobs in the U.S. This free event includes pizza, and is open to all CLA students. GoldPASS registration is recommended, but walk-ins are also welcome as space permits. For more information, visit here.

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    6.Pre-Law Society Event with a Criminal Prosecutor TONIGHT!
    Tuesday, February 12; 5:30pm
    235 Blegen Hall
    Would you like to hear a local judge and prominent criminal prosecutor talk about her career with criminal law? The U of M Pre-Law Society is excited to host Liz Cutter, a U of M graduate, who has an extensive career in civil and criminal law and is an international advocate on domestic violence. The opportunity for questions and discussion will be included. For those who are interested in joining the Pre-Law Society permanently, please check out the PLS Facebook page and bring the application and fee.

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    7.Interested in Law School? Attend These Events!
    Are you interested in a career in law, or would like to hear a Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, attorneys, or law students discuss the legal system? The Department of Political Science is excited to announce a three-part series of speaking events on these topics: Judges, Lawyers, & Law School. The first event, featuring distinguished Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras, will take place on Thursday, February 14th, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The second event, featuring three University of Minnesota graduates and prominent local attorneys, will take place on Monday, February 18th, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. The third and final event, featuring several current law students, will take place on Thursday, February 28th, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. All of the events will be presented in the Willey Hall Auditorium, in Room 20, and will include moderators and the opportunity for student questions. Please come join us for this remarkable and informative series of events!

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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.Gain Leadership Experience! Paid Committee Chair Positions with SUA
    Student Unions & Activities (SUA) are seeking students to plan and implement campus events on the SUA Student Program Board as a paid committee chair. SUA is currently hiring Committee Chairs for the 2013-2014 Program Board to coordinate campus events for Homecoming, Spring Jam, as well as weekend events, guest speakers, weekly films, art gallery exhibits, and concerts in the Whole Music Club. Students should apply to be a committee chair to get involved in the University community and gain valuable leadership and event planning experience. Applications are due Wednesday, February 13. More information on the position can be found here, and applications can be found on the Program Board site.

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    9.Part-Time Positions with Alternatives for People with Autism
    Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. is currently hiring part-time Living Skills Instructors. The Living Skills Instructor position involves direct care work with adults affected by autism and moderate to profound developmental disability. Living Skills Instructors assist and teach residents of a community-based group home in the areas of personal care, domestic skills, community integration, augmentative communication, leisure & recreation, social skills, and behavior modification/management. Part-time employees work between 22-36 hours per week and MUST be able to work the following shifts: AMs (6am-9am), PMs (2pm-9pm, 3pm-11pm), Overnights (11pm-7am), and E/O weekend. All applicants must have at least 44 undergraduate credits complete to be considered for the position. If interested, contact Human Resources Coordinator Gael Palkki at 763-560-2988, or by e-mail (gpalkki@afpwa.org).

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    10.FT Entry-Level Position for Bilingual Recent CLA Grads!
    GradStaff is working with a non-profit organization located in Minneapolis who is looking to fill a Bilingual Account Coordinator position. This is a great entry level position for a recent grad to get a "foot-in-the door" while also working for an organization that makes a difference in people's lives. The company is looking for recent college graduates with a degree in the Liberal Arts (such as Psychology!). The ideal candidate will: be Bilingual in Spanish and English; have strong computer skills; have excellent attention to detail; have the ability and motivation to provide great customer service, take initiative, and work independently and as part of a team. Visit GoldPASS for a complete job posting and to apply.

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    11.Free Practice Tests for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, & PCAT
    February 23rd and 24th, Kaplan is holding FREE Practice Tests for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT. Take your practice test from anywhere live and online. As space is limited, this event does require pre-registration. To register for this free event, fill out the following form: bit.ly/minnspringnpt13 . Each test will last up to 4 hours and will be proctored like an actual exam. Immediately following the exam, you will receive your score report, with full comprehensive feedback on your individual performance, on a web-enabled mobile device (smartphone or tablet). One of Kaplan's instructors will provide a short overview on how to interpret your score report, followed by a short workshop on test-taking strategies. Kaplan staff will be available throughout the day to answer any questions you may have. This is a great opportunity for you to see how you might score on the real thing, and also to become familiar with the kinds of questions that will be on the real test. For additional information and alternative practice test dates, visit here or call 1-800-KAP-TEST. Contact the local Kaplan representative, Ann Peckskamp, with any questions at ann.peckskamp@kaplan.com or 612-916-0381.

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  • 2/5/13

    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:
    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --1.Taking PSY 3001W or 3902W? Peer Research Consultants Can Help!
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --2.First Meeting of Spring Semester--Plan your Future (Plus Free Pizza!)
    EVENTS
    --3.International UROP Scholarship Information Session
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --4.Upcoming Grad? Full-Time Research Position at Wayne State University
    --5.College Possible is Hiring for '13-'14! Apply NOW to Make a Difference!
    --6.Interested in Corrections & the Penal System? Internship Available!
    --7.Undergraduate Internship with MnDOT this Summer!
    GRADUATE STUDIES
    --8.Earn a MS in Evolutionary Psychology at Brunel University in London!
    --9.Master Program in Market Research & Consumer Behavior--In Spain!
    SCHOLARSHIP/GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
    --10.Deadline Extended: Psychology Major & CLA Scholarships! APPLY NOW!
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    1.Taking PSY 3001W or 3902W? Peer Research Consultants Can Help!
    The Peer Research Consultants provide one-on-one assistance to students to help them develop the research strategies needed 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. They are upper-level undergraduates who have gone through 10+ hours of training on using the libraries and helping students to do the same. Many students find it very helpful, including International students. View this page for PRC walk-in hours!

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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.First Meeting of Spring Semester--Plan your Future (Plus Free Pizza!)
    Want to learn more about applying to graduate schools and what you can use your psych degree for after you graduate? Enjoy free Mesa pizza? Come to the Psi Chi/Psychology club meeting in N119 Elliott Hall this Wednesday, February 6th at 4:30pm! Guest speakers include Holly Hatch-Surisook and Becky Mooney of Psychology Undergraduate Advising. ALL ARE WELCOME!

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    3.International UROP Scholarship Information Session
    Tuesday, February 12; 2:00 - 3:00pm
    110 Heller Hall, West Bank
    The International Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Scholarship is designed to promote learning abroad opportunities to undergraduate students by providing critical funding to students enrolled in select credit-bearing learning abroad programs involving a research project. The learning abroad program must be a semester or academic year in length involving a minimum of 100 hours dedicated to research that occurs onsite. For more information, visit here. No RSVP necessary.

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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.Upcoming Grad? Full-Time Research Position at Wayne State University
    The laboratory of Jessica Damoiseaux at the Department of Psychology and Institute of Gerontology at
Wayne State University is inviting applications for a full‐time Research Assistant position, starting June
2013. The research focus of the lab is to examine changes in functional and structural brain connectivity, using MRI, and cognitive function in normal and abnormal aging. The position involves all stages of the
research process, from planning a project to writing up the results, but the main focus is on data collection, management, and analysis. This position provides an opportunity to be involved in cutting‐edge neuroimaging research, and the launch of a longitudinal aging study. The successful applicant has excellent organizational skills, is detail‐oriented, reliable, and has good communication and inter‐personal skills. Experience with structural and functional MRI data analysis, neuropsychological testing, older research participants and/or patients with neurodegenerative diseases, is preferred but not required. Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as: Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, etc. Course work in psychology or cognitive neuroscience is preferred, as well as familiarity with UNIX operating systems, Matlab, SPSS, ePrime and Photoshop. Interested individuals should forward a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three references, to: damoiseaux@wayne.edu. More information can be found here.

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    5.College Possible is Hiring for '13-'14! Apply NOW to Make a Difference!
    College Possible is currently recruiting to fill AmeriCorps and VISTA positions for Fall 2013. This nonprofit makes college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. The after-school services include academic support through ACT/SAT test preparation, college application assistance, financial aid consulting, guidance in the college transition and support toward college degree completion. In 2008, College Possible was named one of Princeton Review's Best Entry Level Jobs in the country, and in 2009 it was recognized by President Obama at an event on Social Innovation! Over 130 new AmeriCorps and VISTA members will be selected to start in the fall in the Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Omaha, and Portland. The Regular Application Deadline is 3/8/2013. For more details on the positions and application instructions, along with a short video about what it's like to serve with College Possible, please visit here. Please consider applying for an AmeriCorps position with College Possible. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact GWilson@CollegePossible.org.

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    6.Interested in Corrections & the Penal System? Internship Available!
    The Freeform Radio Initiative is a nonprofit organization that is coordinating a prisoner-based program. FRI is seeking interested psychology students in need of an internship for an exciting and innovative project entitled Incarcerated Voices. Incarcerated Voices has three prongs: 1) Nationally syndicated radio broadcast; 2) Quarterly newspaper; and 3) Scholarly research article. Interns will mostly be working within the first prong. The goals of the internship are to listen to and respect the stories and thus the dignity of persons who are incarcerated as well as others impacted by the penal system; to reflect on the spiritual journeys and realities of prisoners, victims, family members of victims and prisoners, and corrections officials; to examine our own attitudes toward those who are incarcerated as well as those victimized by crime; and to examine correctional treatment and its efficacy, as well as problems and programs pertinent to special populations. The internship primarily will focus on prisoner contributions to the project. Duties for this internship are: Reading and analyzing letters (content) sent by the incarcerated contributors; broadcast preparation; light research and administrative tasks. This internship opportunity is remote in nature and does not require a presence in the offices. Please contact Scott McWilliams, Executive Director, at scott@freeformradio.org for more information about this hands-on internship opportunity.

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    7.Undergraduate Internship with MnDOT this Summer!
    This 2013 summer internship program is for students interested in working at the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and is coordinated through the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota. MnDOT will be selecting 3 students from the University of Minnesota to participate. The program will provide an excellent opportunity for highly motivated students to gain valuable professional experience and skills that will complement their academic pursuits. Mentoring, training, and professional development opportunities will be provided to students. Through the program, students will gain practical knowledge within a state DOT, learn about MnDOT's operations, and work on transportation-focused projects. In addition to their project involvement, the internship experience will be enriched by technical field trips, social and community programs, and related activities over the course of the ten-week program. Application deadline: March 15, 2013; Internship: June 3-August 9, 2013. Undergraduates from all fields of engineering, material science, geography, planning, architecture/landscape architecture, economics, psychology/human factors, and related fields are invited to apply. No prior transportation-related work experience is required. Interns with be compensated $12.21-$13.25 per hour (40-hour work week). Access to the region's public transportation system operated by Metro TransitApplication forms and instructions are available online here. For additional information or with questions, Shawn Haag Education Program Coordinator Center for Transportation Studies 612-625-5608 haag0025@umn.edu.

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    IMPORTANT: Programs listed below are not necessarily 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.Earn a MS in Evolutionary Psychology at Brunel University in London!
    The Department of Psychology at Brunel University in London, UK invites you to apply to its Master of Science program in Evolutionary Psychology. This program provides an exciting opportunity for advanced study in Evolutionary Psychology, i.e. psychological science informed by explicit consideration of the fact that the human mind, like the human body, is a product of evolutionary processes. This program is particularly suited to students in the life sciences or social sciences who are interested in finding out how principles from evolutionary biology can provide a framework for the scientific study of human psychology and behavior. It is taught in association with the Centre for Culture and Evolutionary Psychology (CCEP) and the Centre for Cognition and Neuroimaging (CCNI). It is one year full-time, two years part-time. More information about the program as well as an application can be found here.

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    9.Master Program in Market Research & Consumer Behavior--In Spain!
    Are you thinking about what to do after graduation? Are you interested in human behavior and how people make decisions? Would you consider spending 10 months in Madrid, Spain -- in an international class of top students from around the world? The Associate Director at IE University and IE Business School in Madrid, Lilian Lopez, invites you to apply to an innovative new Master degree in Market Research & Consumer Behavior. Market research is among the largest and fastest growing job categories, and psychology - the study of how people behave and make decisions - is becoming a big part of what market researchers do. The program has been designed specifically for people with undergraduate degrees in psychology, sociology, economics, and related social sciences. It is a 10-month, highly international program (in English) offered at a lively campus in downtown Madrid (Spain). If you are interested in doing a Master degree as a way to transform your undergrad into a great career in business or policy, have a look at this program link. Email Lilian at lilian.lopez@ie.edu with any questions.

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    10.Deadline Extended: Psychology Major & CLA Scholarships! APPLY NOW!
    Application deadlines have been extended for Department of Psychology and College of Liberal Arts scholarships! Be sure to apply by February 15th, 2013 to the scholarships found here. Two scholarships offered specifically for Psychology majors by the Department of Psychology are available through this application: the Mortensen Academic Scholarships in Psychology, which offers up to five $1,000 scholarships, and the Mortensen Study Abroad Scholarship in Psychology, which offers one $1,000 scholarship. Use the previous link and scroll to the bottom of the page for additional details on these Psychology scholarships.

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  • 1/29/13

    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 FEATURED EVENTS
    --1.PSY 4/5993 Contract Deadline February 4th
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --2.SOC 4511: Sociology of Youth--Transition to Adulthood
    EVENTS
    --3.Info Session for Full-Time Entry-Level Positions @ Epic Careers
    --4.Junior or Senior? Attend the U of M Job & Internship Fair!
    --5.Find a Meaningful Summer Job! YMCA Summer Job Fair
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --6.UGRAs Needed for Volunteerism & Group Identity Lab--For Credit!
    --7.Adolescent Depression Research Opportunity- For Credit!
    --8.Undergrad Research Opportunities Program Summer & Fall Deadline Feb. 25
    --9.Summer Research in Health Disparities--Open to Underrepresented Students
    --10.Deadline Approaching-Summer Research Experience at Carnegie Mellon LearnLab
    VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    --11.Take Part in Organizing Mental Health Awareness Day! Meeting Jan. 29th
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --12.FT Positions for Recent/Upcoming Grads with USPIRG
    SCHOLARSHIP/GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
    --13.$500-$600! Apply for a Spring 2013 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline Feb.1
    --14.Have an Unpaid Internship this Term? Apply to the CLA Undergrad Internship Grant!
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    1.PSY 4/5993 Contract Deadline February 4th
    A reminder that PSY 4/5993 contracts should be completed by Monday, February 4th. Psychology Undergraduate Advising will hold walk-in hours during all office hours through this date. We will review the completed contract and provide permission numbers for enrollment at that time. Please contact psyadvis@umn.edu with any questions.

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    2.SOC 4511: Sociology of Youth--Transition to Adulthood
    Looking for a great upper-division outside your major course to complement your Psychology degree? Consider taking SOC 4511: Sociology of Youth--Transition to Adulthood. This course helps uncover what factors shape the movement into adulthood and examines how policies and intervention strategies effect this transition. This course is taught by Professor Jeylan Mortimer on Tu/Th from 1pm-2:15pm. She will welcome late registration students and will work with them to catch up with the class. Email her at morti002@umn.edu for permission to enter the course.

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    3.Info Session for Full-Time Entry-Level Positions @ Epic Careers
    Wednesday, February 6; 6:00 - 7:00pm
    518/520 Science Teaching and Student Services Building (STSS)
    As a worldwide leader in the development of software for healthcare organizations, Epic Careers is driving change for an entire industry. Epic Careers is searching for smart, passionate people who want to achieve great things. Full-time and internship opportunities are available for U of M undergraduate students from diverse academic disciplines and experiences. Students with strong problem-solving, communication, and analytical skills are encouraged to apply--the skills you have fine-tuned as a Psychology major! Registration for this free event is encouraged via GoldPASS. For more information search the 'Career Events' section on GoldPASS.

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    4.Junior or Senior? Attend the U of M Job & Internship Fair!
    Friday, February 22; 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Minneapolis Convention Center
    Don't miss the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More than 225 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. Cost: $10, if you pre-register online by February 19th, or $25 at the door on the day of the fair. Visit the Job Fair website for more information and updates.

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    5.Find a Meaningful Summer Job! YMCA Summer Job Fair
    Wednesday, February 6; 11:00am - 5:00pm
    University YMCA, 1801 University Ave SE
    The University YMCA is hosting the 3rd Annual Y of the Greater Twin Cities (Y-GTC) Summer Job Fair! Come anytime during the fair to learn about the endless career possibilities working with social responsibility, youth development, and healthy living. Available positions include: Youth development staff, trail counselor/guides, school-aged care program staff, camp instructors, camp counselors. Bring your resumes, dress for success, and be prepared to ask your informational interview questions! You can find applications online. Contact Bruce.Yang@ymcatwincities.orgor Patti.Neiman@ymcatwincities.org with questions.

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    6.UGRAs Needed for Volunteerism & Group Identity Lab--For Credit!
    The VAPS Volunteerism project is looking for undergraduate research assistants to start work during the spring semester, earning research credit for PSY 5993. RAs will be assisting mainly with survey data entry and data analysis in a study examining the effect of heightened individual and group identity on volunteer behaviors. The position runs during the spring semester, with the opportunity to continue into the fall semester. RAs will be expected to work approximately 10 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 "VAPS Research Assistant Position" to Ally Williams (will3621@umn.edu) by 1pm on Monday, February 4th, containing the following information: Name; Email; Class Year; GPA; Reason for applying (no more than one sentence, please).

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    7.Adolescent Depression Research Opportunity- For Credit!
    Dr. Karina Quevedo is currently seeking undergraduate students for Directed Research (can be done as PSY 4993 if desired, or volunteer) in her Depression and the Adolescent Self (DAS) lab. DAS is a neuroimaging study designed to better understand adolescent depression. DAS focuses on the brain function of adolescents - with and without depression -while they think about themselves during an fMRI scan. Highly motivated students with an interest in neuroscience, biological psychology, and/or child psychology research are needed. Students should have a good GPA and be willing to devote 3-12 hours a week to this study. Students will help prepare folders for subjects and subject recruitment, distribute flyers, and call sources of subject recruitment. Students will also enter data gathered during the study and become familiar with the various instruments used. There is potential to learn how to analyze fMRI data gathered and work on an independent project for those willing to spend the time needed. Contact the Research Coordinator to sign up for the course or to volunteer: Hannah Scott at hlscott@umn.edu. You can read more about the lab on Facebook.

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    8.Undergrad Research Opportunities Program Summer & Fall Deadline Feb. 25
    Hoping to gain additional research experience? 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. 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 on here. The application deadline for Summer and Fall 2013 projects is February 25th. If you have questions about UROP, please contact Wendy Nicholson-Kotas at nicho421@umn.edu.

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    9.Summer Research in Health Disparities--Open to Underrepresented Students
    A summer undergraduate research opportunity on cancer and health disparities will be offered by the Medical School's Program in Health Disparities Research and the Masonic Cancer Center. Eligible applicants will be incoming sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students from Minnesota's ethnic minority or underrepresented communities enrolled in two-or four-year colleges in Minnesota. Deadline is Feb. 14. For an application and more information, visit this link.

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    10.Deadline Approaching-Summer Research Experience at Carnegie Mellon LearnLab
    A summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) program, sponsored by LearnLab--a Science of Learning Center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is accepting applicants who would like to conduct research in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies. LearnLab's REU program allows talented undergrads to spend 8 weeks during the summer in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, or a research partner. The REU teaches students how to conduct research in a modern academic research lab under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers, and experiment in real classroom environments with research matched to interests expressed in the student's application. Students will have access to seminars held by LearnLab and the university, as well as seminars specific to them with topics including graduate admissions and career opportunities in science, education, and computer science and engineering. Each student will receive a fellowship stipend of $4000, as well as food, housing, and travel. Although students from other years may apply, this opportunity is most fitting for undergrads finishing their junior year. Students should have a minimum of 3.5 GPA, although students who show by other measures that they are exceptional and who have GPAs over 3.2 will be considered. Class standing and grades in specific subjects that are close to the field of research will also be considered, as are recommendations. Program runs Sunday, June 2, 2013 through Friday, July 26, 2013. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2013. Students will be informed of a decision by March 1, 2013. The additional details and application can be found here.

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    11.Take Part in Organizing Mental Health Awareness Day! Meeting Jan. 29th
    Active Minds is hosting 'Don't Sit in Silence: Mental Health Awareness Day 2013' on April 16th on Coffman's front lawn. The first planning meeting for this huge event will be held Tuesday, January 29 from 7:00-8:00pm in 202 Coffman (WSAC-Women's Student Activist Collective). Anyone is invited to come! At the meeting, topics of discussion will include volunteer requirements, advertising, supplies, fundraising, and more. There is already an exciting agenda planned for the day, now it is putting it into action--hopefully you can join and play a crucial role in this. Contact aminds@umn.edu with any questions.

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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.FT Positions for Recent/Upcoming Grads with USPIRG
    Looking for a FT job that will make a difference following graduation? Consider a job with USPIRG. USPIRG is a federation of state-based public interest advocacy groups with a 35-year track record of organizing and making an impact on issues ranging from safe food policies to voter registration. USPIRG is hiring over 100 graduating seniors as a Campus Organizer or in the Fellowship Program. There will be an information session at University of Minnesota on February 19th from 7-8 pm, with interviews held at CLA Career Services all day on February 20th. If you are interested in either opportunity, please apply on USPIRG's website and respond to Sarah Clader via e-mail at sarahc@studentpirgs.org to express interest.

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    13.$500-$600! Apply for a Spring 2013 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline Feb. 1
    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 2013. A third candidate will be selected to receive the named Natalis Award of $600. The Spring 2013 application deadline is Feb. 1, 2013. Notification Date: Feb. 11, 2013. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our website.

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    Have an Unpaid Internship this Term? Apply to the CLA Undergrad Internship Grant!
    The CLA Undergraduate Internship Grant 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. For more details and application instructions, visit here.

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  • 1/22/13

    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.Spring 2013 Walk-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --2.International Student Job Search Club!
    --3.Is Procrastination Getting in the Way of Success? Join 'Let's Do This'
    --4.Interested in Medical School? Begin your Learning Now--Mini Medical School
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --5.UGRAs Needed for Research on Schizophrenia--For Credit
    --6.Summer Research Internship Program--Vision Sciences & Cognitive Development
    --7.Summer Research Internship Program--Child Development
    VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    --8.Build your Leadership Experience! Become a 2013 Welcome Week Leader
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --9.Paid Lab Position in Driving-Related Study-- 30-40 hours/week, On-Campus
    LEARNING ABROAD
    --10.Interested in Studying Abroad this May or Summer? Attend Study Abroad Event!
    --11.Study away in the USA (or Canada)! Take Part in National Student Exchange
    --12.Psychology & Social Work Internships Available Through GlobaLinks
    SCHOLARSHIP/GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
    --13.$500-$600! Apply for a Spring 2013 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline Feb 1st
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    1.Spring 2013 Walk-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 walk-in advisor available from 8:00am - 4:30pm M, T, W, F and 9:30am- 4:30pm TH for quick five - ten minute issues and research contract signatures. Our normal walk-in hours will take effect after Monday, February 4th. After this date, walk-in hours are held by each advisor during a specific time once a week. We are not able to address walk-in questions (including research contract signatures) outside of these times. This semester's walk-in hours can be found on our website.

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    2.International Student Job Search Club!
    Are you looking for an internship/ job in the U.S.? Are you experiencing difficulties and frustration in the process? Join the International Student Job Search Club to find support and resources for your search. You will learn about the U.S. hiring culture, work authorization, and job search tips for international students and practice your networking skills. By joining this club you will: Commit to attend all weekly meetings Thursday 4-5:30pm from Jan.31- March 28. (7 meetings); Read two assigned job search books: 'Power Ties: the international student's guide to find a job in the US' and '2-Hour Job Search' by Steve Dalton; Discuss your challenges and receive advice from group members and group leaders; Practice networking skills such as introducing yourself and having a conversation with recruiters; and make weekly plans for your job search and take actions! (Note: the group will not discuss job search basics such as how to write a resume and what is a cover letter. If you need help with resume and cover letters, please contact your career office.) If you are interested, you must attend the info session on Fri. Jan.24 from 4 - 5pm in Carlson 1-143. More information about the Job Search Club will be provided, and you'll have an opportunity to ask questions. Application form will be provided after the info session. To RSVP for the info session, email Drew Smith at smit2039@umn.edu, with your name, planned graduation date, major, and degree.

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    3.Is Procrastination Getting in the Way of Success? Join 'Let's Do This'
    Let's Do This! is an academic support group to help you overcome procrastination and discover your inner passion for academic success. Let's Do This is a combination support and didactic group for students wishing to address issues of low motivation, procrastination, and similar issues negatively impacting academic performance. The group format will include some informational presentation, group discussion, and weekly goal-setting. It will be held Tuesdays 4:30-6pm in 340 Appleby Hall during spring semester through University Counseling & Consulting Services. To register, visit here.

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    4.Interested in Medical School? Begin your Learning Now--Mini Medical School
    Registration is open for Mini Medical School's winter programming, "Through the Ages," about health issues throughout life, from pregnancy and infancy to regenerative medicine and long-term care. Mini Medical School takes place Mondays, Feb. 4-March 4. Cost: $65 for faculty, staff, and students. For more information, see Mini Medical School.

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    5.UGRAs Needed for Research on Schizophrenia--For Credit
    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, cognition, and rehabilitation. Student will work as a part of a research team and primarily will be responsible for scoring and entering data, assisting with the piloting of study protocols, and attending weekly lab meetings. 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 commit to an average of 9 hours/week for one semester and can receive research credit (as PSY 4993 toward the PSY major). Availability on Monday and Thursday afternoons 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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    6.Summer Research Internship Program--Vision Sciences & Cognitive Development
    Motivated students are wanted for a summer internship program at Johns Hopkins University May 29 - July 31, 2013. The program includes three faculty members in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and brings together 10-13 undergraduates from across the country to work on research concentrated in either Cognitive Development or Vision Sciences. This is a full blown, funded, undergraduate research experience, including meeting, reading groups, and close one-on-one mentoring between faculty, post-docs, PhD students and undergraduate interns. The undergraduate interns interact with students from other universities and often choose to live in Hopkins dormitories during their internship, which are easy to register for. The internship includes social events, camaraderie, plenty of fantastic science, and carries a stipend of up to $1500 (or some students arrange to receive course credit instead of stipend). Please visit the Laboratory for Vision and Cognition website to download the official announcement and an application. Applications are due via email Feb 28.

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    7.Summer Research Internship Program--Child Development
    Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Child Development's annual Summer Internship Program. Under the direction of Drs. Lisa Feigenson and Justin Halberda, the Lab is currently investigating a range of issues including memory development, numerical abilities, logical reasoning, and language acquisition, in populations including young infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults. Summer interns participate fully in all aspects of research, including recruiting participants, testing infants and children in behavioral tasks, coding children's testing sessions, analyzing data, and interpreting results. Summer interns have daily contact with children and their parents, and as such must be mature, articulate, and comfortable communicating with others. Successful candidates will also be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the research being conducted, a strong work ethic, and an excellent academic record. Desirable background experience includes coursework in developmental and/or experimental psychology, computer skills, an ability to work in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment, and previous research experience. The 2013 Program will take place from May 29 to July 31, and will be full-time (roughly 9AM to 5PM). Interns will receive either course credit or a stipend (range: $1000 - $1500), depending on the availability of lab funds. More information can be found on the lab website (click "Join Our Team!"), including a full description, FAQ, and application instructions. Applications are due February 8th. Inquiries can be directed to Amanda Skoranski, Lab Manager: child.dev.internship@jhu.edu

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    8.Build your Leadership Experience! Become a 2013 Welcome Week Leader
    If you are looking for a unique opportunity to further develop your leadership skills, gain knowledge about the U, and make a difference for the Class of 2017, submit an application to become a Welcome Week Leader! As a Welcome Week Leader, you will have the opportunity to lead a group of first-year students through their transition to the University of Minnesota during Welcome Week. This experience will provide you: Use of your Strengths in individual & team situations; Confidence when leading a group of peers; Increased tolerance of ambiguity; Practical knowledge of the University of Minnesota; Cooperative relationships among the people with whom you work. For more information on the position and to apply, go to www.ofyp.umn.edu/wwl. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 13. If you have any questions, feel free to call at 612-624-1979 or email wwl@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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    9.Paid Lab Position in Driving-Related Study-- 30-40 hours/week, On-Campus
    HumanFIRST (human factors lab located in Mechanical Engineering) program needs a research assistant/ lab manager to conduct driving-related research studies. The appropriate candidate will have a psychology background, be able to work 30-40 hours a week and preferably have prior experience running participants. Duties will include scheduling and running participants, as well as performing other lab tasks. This position will last 2-5 months, depending on the funding. A student will be paid standard hourly rate (graduate or undergraduate) while the pay for a non-student will be depending on education. If interested, e-mail Ensar Becic at ebecic@umn.edu.

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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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    10.Interested in Studying Abroad this May or Summer? Attend Study Abroad Event!
    Wednesday, January 30th; 12:30 - 2:00pm
    Walter Library Room 101
    Stop by anytime or join for pizza at 12:30. Explore over 30 study abroad opportunities for this May and Summer. Program representatives will be available to answer your questions, including some of the nine Global Seminars during May Session 2013! Priority application deadline for May-term Global Seminars is February 1st; final deadline is March 1st--start planning now if interested in going abroad this May or Summer!

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    11.Study away in the USA (or Canada)! Take Part in National Student Exchange
    National Student Exchange (NSE) is a partnership between nearly 200 colleges and universities in the US, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands that allows undergrads to study at another campus for a semester or year. Most students pay U of M tuition (or instate tuition at their host school) and can apply financial aid toward their exchange! Use this experience to learn independence and self-reliance by getting out of your comfort zone, broaden your personal and educational perspectives, take courses not available at the U of M, or test out the university you may want to go to for graduate school or the region of the country you want to move to after graduation! For more information, please visit this website, contact 612-626-2044, nseadv@umn.edu or visit 240 Appleby Hall. Sign up for an info session or set up a meeting with a NSE advisor to learn about the application process. The preferred application deadline for the 2013/2014 academic year is February 14th. Don't delay!

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    12.Psychology & Social Work Internships Available Through GlobaLinks
    Are you looking for valuable internship experience to help boost your resume? Complete this experience in Australia, New Zealand, China, or Spain! These high-quality work experience openings will give you practical, hands-on experience in your field of study. This is a great opportunity for students to explore future careers, to learn about interests and dislikes, and build skills that you will be able to add to your resume and utilize in your future job search. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad internships are not like other internship programs. Because each student is unique, GlobaLinks does not have a limited number of pre-set placements, but instead offers a customized placement model. Here are a few of the many internship placements available: Spiritus Youth Center in Brisbane, Australia - assist case work with at-risk youth; Australia's Navy in Nowa, Australia - organizational psychology; Odyssey House in Auckland, New Zealand -iInternship at a substance abuse facility for adults and adolescents; Alpha Autism in Melbourne, Australia - autism care at not-for-profit organization . Check out this website for more information.

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    13.$500-$600! Apply for a Spring 2013 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline Feb 1st
    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 2013. A third candidate will be selected to receive the named Natalis Award of $600. The Spring 2013 application deadline is Feb. 1, 2013. Notification Date: Feb. 11, 2013. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage.

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  • 1/15/13

    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 ANNOUNCEMENTS
    --1.Spring 2013 Walk-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --2.CAPY 5662: Development & Prevention of Antisocial & Delinquent Behavior
    --3.Want to Build your Leadership Skills? Take Personal Leadership in the University!
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --4.UGRAs Needed for Research on Schizophrenia--For Credit
    VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    --5.Volunteers needed for MN TRiO Day! Make a Difference in a HS Student's Life
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --6.Looking for Full-Time Position or Summer Internship? Target Hiring Group Leaders!
    --7.FT Position for Recent or Upcoming Grads with Interest in CAB Research!
    --8.Part-Time Direct Care Counselor & Support Professional Positions Available!
    GRADUATE STUDIES
    --9.Studying for the GRE? Attend Kaplan's GRE Bootcamp
    SCHOLARSHIP/GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
    --10.Psychology Major & CLA Scholarships Available! APPLY NOW!
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    1.Spring 2013 Walk-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 walk-in advisor available from 8:00am - 4:30pm M, T, W, F and 9:30am- 4:30pm TH for quick five - ten minute issues and research contract signatures. Our normal walk-in hours will take effect after Monday, February 4th. After this date, walk-in hours are held by each advisor during a specific time once a week. We are not able to address walk-in questions (including research contract signatures) outside of these times. This semester's walk-in hours will be posted here at the start of the term.

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    2.CAPY 5662: Development & Prevention of Antisocial & Delinquent Behavior
    Looking for a 1-credit course to add to your Sping '13 schedule? Interested in the clinical area of psychology? Enroll in CAPY 5662: Development and Prevention of Antisocial and Delinquent Behavior in Children and Youth! This course studies the description/epidemiology of antisocial behavior in children and adolescents, as well as developmental theories of antisocial behavior, and application of principles/methods of prevention science. The course will meet Wednesday March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1 from 3:00-6:00pm and will be taught by Gerald J. August, Ph.D. This course is housed in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. This course does not apply to major requirements nor upper-division outside the major requirements, but may be a great supplement to your interests and goals. Register through the online registration system.

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    3.Want to Build your Leadership Skills? Take Personal Leadership in the University!
    PA 1961W - Personal Leadership in the University, cross-listed with OLPD 1301W, still has seats available for Spring 2013! Personal Leadership in the University is a course in which students examine their own views of leadership, explore the differences between personal and positional leadership, examine leadership ethics and values, and analyze their own leadership strengths and skills. Personal Leadership in the University challenges students to go outside their comfort zone to maximize their college experience. Students have opportunities to develop meaningful relationships with other students, examine different communication styles, and gain hands-on teamwork experience. If you or your students have any questions about this class or any of the courses administered by the Leadership Minor, please contact our office at 612-624-1559 or lead@umn.edu

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    4.UGRAs Needed for Research on Schizophrenia--For Credit
    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, cognition, and rehabilitation. Student will work as a part of a research team and primarily will be responsible for scoring and entering data, assisting with the piloting of study protocols, and attending weekly lab meetings. 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 commit to an average of 9 hours/week for one semester and can receive research credit (as PSY 4993 toward the PSY major). Availability on Monday and Thursday afternoons 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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    5.Volunteers needed for MN TRiO Day! Make a Difference in a HS Student's Life
    Saturday, February 23; 9:00am - 3:30pm
    University of Minnesota-West Bank Campus
    Minnesota TRiO in collaboration with the College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, is seeking volunteers for the 2013 MN TRiO Day - Southern Tier, pre-college conference. This is a day designed to equip pre-college TRiO students with information and skills to prepare them for college entrance and success. 500+ high school TRiO participants are anticipated to be in attendance, so volunteers are needed! Volunteers play an important part of this event and are needed to fill many roles in helping this event be successful. Volunteers are needed for morning, afternoon, or all day shifts between 7:30 - 4:00. All volunteers are required to attend a two hour orientation session that will provide everyone with background information on the event details, roles, and expectations. If you are interested in signing up to volunteer, please complete the online form. Questions regarding volunteering can be directed to Pa Lee at leex3372@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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    6.Looking for Full-Time Position or Summer Internship? Target Hiring Group Leaders!
    Target Distribution Centers in Woodbury and Fridley are recruiting Group Leaders now! A Group Leader oversees the daily operations of assigned department(s) at the Distribution Center. They lead and coordinate activities of team members and evaluate operating methods and procedures for improvements and total quality. They also focus on innovative and creative ways to achieve desired results in the areas of accuracy, productivity, service, cost effectiveness, and growth/development of team members (internship is a condensed version of the Group Leader role). Group Leader roles are full-time positions, internships (typically for jr and sr) are for 3 months during the summer (paid). Background does not matter! Please send your resume to Kristi Mandel at 9501 Hudson Road, Woodbury, MN, 55125 no later than Wednesday, February 13th, 2013.

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    7.FT Position for Recent or Upcoming Grads with Interest in CAB Research!
    A full-time research assistant position is available in vision/attention/cognitive science. This position is in the lab of Jeremy Wolfe at Harvard in Cambridge, MA. The lab conducts psychophysical/behavioral research primarily in the area of visual attention. How do you find what you are looking for in a world full of things you are not looking for? How do radiologists find a tumor in an x-ray? How do their eyes move when they are looking? How could we help make them more accurate? Healthy young adults are the experimental observers for many experiments. Experts like radiologists are observers in other experiments. The position involves all stages of the research process from planning experiments and preparing documents for the ethics review board to helping to write up results for publication, but the main focus is data collection and analysis. Research assistants typically attend and present at one scientific meeting each year, funding permitting. This position requires a BA or BS degree. A major in Psychology or related field would be preferable, but is not necessary. Some research experience would also be useful. The lab is primarily Mac based. A candidate should have some computer experience and should be willing to learn how to use the lab's statistics, graphics, and word processing packages. Programming experience is not necessary, but familiarity with MATLAB would be a plus. Familiarity with eye tracking would be another plus. A candidate must be able to work in an organized, independent manner on multiple tasks and should be able to interact with subjects in a tactful and pleasant manner. This is an excellent position for a recent college graduate who wants to spend two or more years in a research setting before going on to graduate or medical school. NOTE: A two-year commitment is required. Visa and funding issues make it extremely difficult to hire non-US residents. This position could start anytime between about March 1 and Aug 1, depending on the candidate's schedule (finish college first!). If interested, please send an email to Jeremy Wolfe at wolfe@search.bwh.harvard.edu

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    8.Part-Time Direct Care Counselor & Support Professional Positions Available!
    Dependable Home Health Care has been providing support services to people with developmental disabilities for the last twenty years. Several positions are available for patient and motivated staff. One person is needed Saturday or Sunday 9 am - 11pm to spend time with an individual with a developmental disability and mental illness. Duties include taking client to community events, teach daily living skills and model healthy relationships. Shift runs 14 hours in duration without an overnight! Direct Support Professionals are also needed for part-time afternoons/evenings and weekends to provide support services for clients in their own homes. The Direct Support Professional will work directly with persons served in the implementation of the written Coordinated 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. Pay rate for these positions is $13.00 per hour. Preferred candidates will have experience working in a group home and working with persons who have developmental disabilities and have excellent behavior management skills. Must be able to read, write and speak the English language. All job offers are contingent on a cleared background check and clean driving record. Training will be provided to those offered a position. Candidates can apply online (Direct Care Counselor - Weekends).

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    9.Studying for the GRE? Attend Kaplan's GRE Bootcamp
    Kaplan will be hosting a GRE Bootcamp event on January 17th at 8pm, but beware -- this event isn't for the faint at heart. Kaplan will put you through several GRE study drills, introduce you to some of the toughest questions, and teach you ways to best approach each question. Use this link to register now . If you have questions about Kaplan's test prep resources, contact Ann Peckskamp, Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions' Campus Manager - Minneapolis at ann.peckskamp@kaplan.com - she can meet for one-on-one appointments as well.

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    10.Psychology Major & CLA Scholarships Available! APPLY NOW!
    Deadlines are approaching for Department of Psychology and College of Liberal Arts scholarships! If you have financial need and are an academically talented student, be sure to apply by February 1st, 2013 to the scholarships found here. Two scholarships offered specifically for Psychology majors by the Department of Psychology are available through this application: the Mortensen Academic Scholarships in Psychology, which offers up to five $1,000 scholarships, and the Mortensen Study Abroad Scholarship in Psychology, which offers one $1,000 scholarship. Use the previous link and scroll to the bottom of the page for additional details on these Psychology scholarships.

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  • 1/8/12

    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:
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --1.Interested in Animal Therapy? CSPH 5641: Animals in Healthcare
    --2.Interested in Law School? ID 3205: Law School Exploration
    --3.Interested in Education & Youth Work? CI 3151W: Culture, Power, & Education
    --4.Interested in Health Careers? AHS courses with seats available!
    --5.Seats Available! PSY 5960 -003 Environmental Decision Making: Lawns to Climate
    EVENTS
    --6.YMCA Summer Job Fair!
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --7.Volunteer UGRAs Needed for Lab on Temper Tantrums!
    --8.Yale Cognition & Development Lab Summer Research Internship
    --9.U of Maryland, College of Behavioral & Social Sciences Summer Research Internship
    --10.Mental Health Research Training Opportunity in Mexico Summer 2013--Apply Now!
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --11.Teaching & Tutoring Positions Available with TRiO UpwardBound
    --12.Part-Time PCA Opportunity-Gain experience in Applied Behavior Analysis!
    LEARNING ABROAD
    --13.Complete an Independent Research Project in France or South Africa this Summer!
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    PLEASE NOTE: Courses listed in this section do not necessarily meet PSY major requirements.
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    1.Interested in Animal Therapy? CSPH 5641: Animals in Healthcare
    Do you ever wonder why puppies are brought in during finals week as a stress reliever? Do you want to integrate a fuzzy creature into your career in a helping profession? Then look into CSPH 5641: Animals in Healthcare--The Healing Dimensions of Human/Animal Relationships. Seats are still available for Spring 2013.

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    2.Interested in Law School? ID 3205: Law School Exploration
    The U of MN's Pre-Law Advisor will be teaching this 2 credit course, ID 3205 - Law School Exploration for Spring 2013. Learn more about exploring the option of Law School, becoming a competitive applicant, and preparing applications for programs! If you are considering Law School, this is a great course to take.

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    3.Interested in Education & Youth Work? CI 3151W: Culture, Power, & Education
    Culture, Power, and Education provides students with an intensive investigation of the ways in which culture plays a critical role in education and student achievement. The course is meant for those considering education as a vocation, working with youth, or those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how culture operates in our daily lives. Students will reflect upon how cultural practices impact learning, with an eye toward developing a more just classroom and educational environment. It fulfills the liberal education requirements for the Diversity and Social Justice theme and is also a Writing Intensive course. Students will investigate how culturally relevant pedagogy can and must be implemented as a critical part of any teacher's pedagogy. The course will examine the research that explicates why it is vital to incorporate students' interests and lived experiences into our classrooms. It will discuss ways to begin to foster sociopolitical consciousness in ourselves and our students so that they are positioned to become agents of change in our society. Students will be required to spend time in educational settings looking critically at how they are and are not culturally relevant. Finally students will work in teams to develop models of culturally relevant instruction with a focus on social justice. If you have any questions please contact Brian Lozenski - lozen002@umn.edu.

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    4.Interested in Health Careers? AHS courses with seats available!
    Whether you want to explore options for health careers or gain experience within the field, Academic Health Center (AHS) likely has a course to aid in moving you toward your goal! The following courses still have seats available for Spring 2013, and may be registered for through the online enrollment system. AHS 1101: Orientation to Health Careers (1 cr); AHS 1104: Experiences in Health (2 cr--hybrid course) ; AHS 2707: Global Health Challenges for Future Health Professionals (2 cr). To learn more about what these courses entail and see other available courses, visit here.

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    5.Seats Available! PSY 5960 -003 Environmental Decision Making: Lawns to Climate
    How do people comprehend, shape, and manage environments? How do people decide which dynamics of environmental controversies are important - and worthy of study and activism? How do scholars identify and apply appropriate analytic frameworks to illuminate the intertwined nature of social and environmental systems? This environmental psychology seminar uses interdisciplinary social science approaches to explore ways that people experience environments and make decisions about them, both as individuals and also in the social contexts where environmental decision making is institutionalized. The class will use case studies at contrasting scales to explore a range of environmental decision challenges--from the everyday experience of immediate environments (like lawns) to the abstract "global environment" (as encountered in climate change and energy decisions). Students will also engage with environmental decision projects underway around the university and state to consider the challenges involved in using a range of different knowledge systems to understand and manage society-environmental relationships. PSY 5960 -003 will meet spring semester 9:45 - 12:30pm Fridays. The course prerequisite is an Introductory Psychology course (PSY 1001 or equivalent). PSY 5960 may be usable toward the PSY Elective area of your major. Use the PSY requirements page or contact Psych Advising to see how this may fit into your major progress.

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    6.YMCA Summer Job Fair!
    The University YMCA is hosting the 3rd Annual Y of the Greater Twin Cities (Y GTC) Summer Job Fair! Join the UY (1801 University Ave SE) on February 6th between 11am and 5pm to learn about the endless career possibilities working with social responsibility, youth development, and healthy living. Available positions include: Youth development staff, trail counselor/guides, school-aged care program staff, camp instructors, camp counselors. Bring your resumes, dress for success, and be prepared to ask your informational interview questions! You can find applications online. Contact Bruce.Yang@ymcatwincities.org or Patti.Neiman@ymcatwincities.org with questions.

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    7.Volunteer UGRAs Needed for Lab on Temper Tantrums!
    A lab in Pediatrics & Neurology at the U of M Medical Center is in need of undergraduate research assistants for a study of temper tantrums in young children. This is a short term volunteer project involving the coding of parent behaviors during children's tantrums. UGRAs will be working with Prof. Mike Potegal, the Principal Investigator, and would have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about tantrums, anger, emotional expression, and related topics. For more information, contact Prof. Potegal at: poteg001@umn.edu

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    8.Yale Cognition & Development Lab Summer Research Internship
    Applications to participate in the Yale Cognition & Development Lab's 2013 research internship program are now available on Yale's website. The 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 full-time lab members. Complete information about the research and internship program, as well as required application materials and an FAQ page, can be downloaded from this website. This year's internship will run from June 3 to July 30, 2013, and all applications should be received no later than Friday, March 1, 2013. Questions not covered online about the program may be directed to the lab manager at cognition.development+si@yale.edu.

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    9.U of Maryland, College of Behavioral & Social Sciences Summer Research Internship
    2013 Summer Research Initiative (SRI) at the University of Maryland College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, College Park is now accepting applicants. The goals of the program are to provide rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest in research careers in the social and behavioral sciences, develop research skills, and learn about doctoral training with the goal of encouraging students to pursue doctoral degrees in the social and behavioral sciences. The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders). This 8-week program will be held on the University of Maryland, College Park campus from June 1st - July 26, 2013. Students will be provided a meaningful research experience by working with a faculty mentor. Students' research will also be supplemented with lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities. Students will be provided round-trip airfare, meals, room and board in University on-campus housing and a stipend of $2,700. Complete information and the application material can be found on the website. The deadline for submission of application forms and all associated documentation is February 15th 2013. You may also contact the SRI Office at (301) 405-1097 or bsossri@umd.edu with any questions.

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    10.Mental Health Research Training Opportunity in Mexico Summer 2013--Apply Now!
    The on-line application is now open 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. Dr. Steven Lopez at USC's Department of Psychology, Dr. Carmen Lara at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) in México, and colleagues at the Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatria (INP), USC, UCLA, University of Oregon and California State University at San Bernardino have established an 11-week summer research training program designed to prepare undergraduate and graduate level researchers to address disparities in mental health care of U.S. Latinos with serious mental illness. The program includes a one-week training seminar at USC, and a 10-week training program at the BUAP Medical School in Puebla México or at the INP. The last day to submit an application is February 1, 2013. Undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students who are interested in conducting mental health research in Mexico during the summer of 2013 are encouraged to apply. Visit this website for application information.

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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.Teaching & Tutoring Positions Available with TRiO UpwardBound
    TRiO UB is a federally funded college prep program focused on helping low income, first generation and urban, Minneapolis high school students achieve their collegiate dreams. A variety of positions are available in the after school program that runs from M-Th at the University of Minnesota. These positions include: TRiO Upward Bound Academic Year Tutor (work study) - #181647; TRiO Upward Bound Academic Year Instructor Position (non U of MN students may apply to this position) - #181644. 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; final candidates must pass a criminal background check.

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    12.Part-Time PCA Opportunity-Gain experience in Applied Behavior Analysis!
    Do you enjoy working with children or want to gain experience with behavior therapy? Work as a personal care assistant with a wonderful, easygoing, 5-year-old boy with high-functioning autism in Shoreview! This fun position would include training with the child's home-based Applied Behavior Analysis team. You would assist the child when he is not actively engaged in therapy sessions - playing and implementing self-care targets in his natural environment. While the therapists are working with the child you would be free to observe therapy sessions or work on your own activities, school work, etc. We are primarily looking for someone to come on Mondays from 7:15am to 5:30pm (therapist present from 8:30am-2:10pm), Tuesdays from 7:15am until 5:30pm (therapist present from 8:30am-4:10pm), and Friday from 7:15am-12:30pm (therapist present from 8:30am-12:30pm). If you are interested but can only commit to one day or mornings/afternoons, please still contact us with your availability. If interested, please e-mail Cheri at cschoon4@fairview.org.
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    13.Complete an Independent Research Project in France or South Africa this Summer!

    The Student Project for Amity among Nations (SPAN) is pleased to accept student applications for two study-abroad groups in 2013--France and South Africa! SPAN is now in its 66th year of providing life-changing experiences, both intellectual and social, to adventurous undergraduates who want to do independent research on a topic of their choosing. This spring, the students will meet regularly with the advisor to study the history and culture of France or South Africa and to plan their research project. They will work, study, and travel in the country for eight weeks next summer, then write a research paper (minimum 50 pages) next school year. Upon completion of their work participants will receive eight University of Minnesota credits for the SPAN experience. The France group is led by advisor Dr. Kim Munholland, U of M Professor emeritus of European history. The South Africa group is led by Dr. Andrew Carlson, assistant professor at Metro State University specializing in communications research and social media. Applications are due February 8th. More information can be found here. Students may also stop by the SPAN office in 331 Social Science Building or call 612-626-1083.

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  • 12/18/12

    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.REMINDER: Psychology Advising Finals & Break Office Availability
    --2.Participate on Facebook and Win $20 to the University Bookstore!!!
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --3.Seats Available! PSY 5960 -003 Environmental Decision Making: Lawns to Climate
    --4.Need Relevant Upper-Division Outside Major Credits? Political Psych Classes!
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --5.RAs Needed in After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools Lab--Work Study/Credit
    --6.Summer Undergrad Research Program in Health for Under-Represented Students
    --7.Summer Research Experience at LearnLab in Pennsylvania
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --8.Part-Time PCA Opportunity - Gain experience in Applied Behavior Analysis!
    LEARNING ABROAD
    --9.Upcoming May Session 2013 Global Seminars
    SCHOLARSHIP/GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
    --10.Apply for a Study Abroad Scholarship! Fund for Education Abroad
    --11.Alfred I. Johnson Scholarship for Internship in Public Affairs/Public Service
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    1.REMINDER: Psychology Advising Finals & Break Office Availability
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising began our winter break availability on Monday, December 17th. Because advisor availability fluctuates, we will not hold walk-in hours during this time period. We are available to meet with students through appointments only. If you would like to meet with an advisor, please submit an Appointment Request Form: http://psych.umn.edu/ugrad/appointment.html. With the exception of University Holidays (12/24, 12/25, 12/26, and 1/1), our office remains open during our usual operating hours. Our front desk is not always staffed, but 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.Participate on Facebook and Win $20 to the University Bookstore!!!
    Want a $20 gift card to the University Bookstore?? Participate on PsyAdvis' Facebook page and be entered in a drawing at the end of the semester! Any UMN-TC student will be entered in the drawing each time (up to a total of ten) he or she meaningfully contributes to our Facebook page in a given semester. This would include participating on a discussion board, sharing a link on our wall, asking a related question, etc. There will be a drawing for posts made on or before 12/21/12, after which we will begin a new list of entries. There is no limit to the number of times you can win, and each semester you can be entered up to ten more times! Sounds fun, right? Follow this link to participate.

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    3.Seats Available! PSY 5960 -003 Environmental Decision Making: Lawns to Climate
    How do people comprehend, shape, and manage environments? How do people decide which dynamics of environmental controversies are important - and worthy of study and activism? How do scholars identify and apply appropriate analytic frameworks to illuminate the intertwined nature of social and environmental systems? This environmental psychology seminar uses interdisciplinary social science approaches to explore ways that people experience environments and make decisions about them, both as individuals and also in the social contexts where environmental decision making is institutionalized. The class will use case studies at contrasting scales to explore a range of environmental decision challenges--from the everyday experience of immediate environments (like lawns) to the abstract "global environment" (as encountered in climate change and energy decisions). Students will also engage with environmental decision projects underway around the university and state to consider the challenges involved in using a range of different knowledge systems to understand and manage society-environmental relationships. PSY 5960 -003 will meet spring semester 9:45 - 12:30pm Fridays. The course prerequisite is an Introductory Psychology course (PSY 1001 or equivalent). PSY 5960 may be usable toward the PSY Elective area of your major. Use the PSY requirements page or contact Psych Advising to see how this may fit into your major progress.

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    4.Need Relevant Upper-Division Outside Major Credits? Political Psych Classes!
    POL 3310 Topics in American Politics: Personality and Politics--For more than half a century, psychologists and political scientists have sought to understand why some people gravitate toward political conservatism and others toward moderate or liberal ideologies. This course will examine classic and contemporary literature on the relationship between psychological dispositions (including traits, needs, physiological processes, and genes) and political preference and orientation. We will begin the course by examining the nature and influence of authoritarianism, a psychological disposition that launched the study of personality and politics in the 1950s and that continues to fuel debate about the underpinnings of political orientation. We will then examine how a wide variety of individual differences in personality, genes, and physiological functioning are responsible for producing differences in political ideology. The course will rely on both books and articles, and will require a 7-page term paper.*
    POL 3766 Political Psychology of Mass Behavior--This course will provide an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of political psychology. It will use theories and findings from both political science (particularly in the areas of public opinion and political behavior) and psychology (particularly in the areas of social psychology and personality) to better understand politics, with a special focus on understanding ordinary citizens' political attitudes and behaviors. Students do not have to have prior coursework in both political science and psychology for this class. However, prior coursework in one of the two fields (especially in the areas mentioned above) is recommended. Work Load: 100 pages reading per week, 15 pages writing per term, 2 exams, 1 paper. In addition to working toward upper-division outside the major requirements, this course also meets the Liberal Education requirement of Social Sciences. For more details and to register for these courses, please visit the online registration system. *These courses do not count toward PSY major requirements, but may be great supplements to your studies.

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    5.RAs Needed in After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools Lab--Work Study/Credit
    The After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT) study is looking for students to assist with research. Opportunities include data entry, data cleaning, and off-site childcare, preferably as work study or for credit (may enroll as PSY 4/5993). Students interested in childcare must have availability in the evenings and/or weekends and be willing to complete a background check. To learn more about ADAPT, please visit the website. Positions could start in spring semester or immediately. If interested, please send your resume or description of educational background and relevant experience to Stephanie Morris (skmorris@umn.edu).

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    6.Summer Undergrad Research Program in Health for Under-Represented Students
    The Center for Health Equity (CHE) and the Clinical &Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) are requesting applicants for the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Program. The purpose of the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is to provide promising students from populations under-represented in research with knowledge, skills, and experience in health care research. This summer program provides research training through a structured core curriculum, closely supervised research projects, clinical research seminars and participation in selected additional symposia and scientific meetings. The cornerstone of the research training program is the trainee's participation in a research project. This will be under the direct supervision of faculty mentors who represent a cross-section of ongoing clinical and translational research in areas such as lab sciences, community health, survey, qualitative, and clinical. URP scholars will have opportunities to present at local, regional and possibly national meetings, and receive a $424/week stipend between 6/1/13 and 8/30/13. Applicants must be University of Minnesota - Twin Cities undergraduate students who are from an under-represented population (regardless of citizenship or immigration status). Applicants are encouraged to send a Letter of Interest - brief email stating your interest in the program - to Shane Smith at ctsieduc@umn.edu. Application due by noon on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013. Visit the website for more information and application (view the complete "Request for Applications" document link provided on the website).

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    7.Summer Research Experience at LearnLab in Pennsylvania
    A summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) program, sponsored by LearnLab--a Science of Learning Center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is accepting applicants. Applications are encouraged from students who would like to conduct research in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies. LearnLab's REU program allows talented undergrads to spend 8 weeks during the summer in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, or one of our research partners. The REU teaches students how to conduct research in a modern academic research lab under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers, and experiment in real classroom environments. Students will conduct research in an area matched to the interests expressed in the student's application. Guidance and supervision of the research project will be provided by the faculty member. Seminars specific to those participating in the REU program will be held weekly, topics including graduate admissions and career opportunities in science, education, and computer science and engineering. In addition, LearnLab seminars and other held by the institution will be open to the students. Each student will receive a fellowship stipend of $4000. Food, housing, and travel will also be provided. Although students from other years may apply, this opportunity is most fitting for undergrads finishing their junior year. Students should have a minimum of 3.5 GPA, although students who show by other measures that they are exceptional and who have GPAs over 3.2 will be considered. Class standing and grades in specific subjects that are close to the field of research will also be considered, as are recommendations. Students will begin their research experience on Sunday, June 2, 2013 with a welcoming reception and info session. The REU program will end on Friday July 26, 2013 with a poster session in the afternoon. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2013. Students will be informed of a decision by March 1, 2013. The additional details and application can be found here.

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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.Part-Time PCA Opportunity - Gain experience in Applied Behavior Analysis!
    Do you enjoy working with children or want to gain experience with behavior therapy? Work as a personal care assistant with a wonderful, easygoing, 5-year-old boy with high-functioning autism in Shoreview! This fun position would include training with the child's home-based Applied Behavior Analysis team. You would assist the child when he is not actively engaged in therapy sessions - playing and implementing self-care targets in his natural environment. While the therapists are working with the child you would be free to observe therapy sessions or work on your own activities, school work, etc. We are primarily looking for someone to come on Mondays from 7:15am to 5:30pm (therapist present from 8:30am-2:10pm), Tuesdays from 7:15am until 5:30pm (therapist present from 8:30am-4:10pm), and Friday from 7:15am-12:30pm (therapist present from 8:30am-12:30pm). If you are interested but can only commit to one day or mornings/afternoons, please still contact us with your availability. If interested, please e-mail Cheri at cschoon4@fairview.org.

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    9.Upcoming May Session 2013 Global Seminars
    What better thing to do over Winter Break than plan your May term abroad experience?! The Learning Abroad Center is excited to offer nine Global Seminars during May Session 2013, including six that are brand new programs. Spend May Session abroad and earn 3 credits while exploring a unique destination and topic. All Global Seminars have been evaluated to fulfill Liberal Education requirements. Priority application deadline is February 1; final deadline is March 1. Visit the website to learn more.

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    10.Apply for a Study Abroad Scholarship! Fund for Education Abroad
    Application deadlines for scholarships through the Fund for Education Abroad are being accepted until January 18, 2013. FEA provides awards up to $10,000 to students going abroad the fall 2013, academic year 2013/14, spring 2014 or summer 2014 terms. Awards are open to US citizens of all majors, studying in any country, on any program four weeks or longer. Application details and forms are available online.

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    11.Alfred I. Johnson Scholarship for Internship in Public Affairs/Public Service
    This scholarship was created to honor Alfred I. Johnson who was a Regent of the University and Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. The selected students commit to completing 400 hours in a public service internship. This scholarship provides students with a demonstrated interest in public affairs a stipend for their internships. In 2012-2013, six students received scholarships of up to $15,000 (although scholarship amounts may vary from year to year. Applicants must show evidence of a strong interest in public affairs, with an intention to pursue a career or vocational activities in public affairs, including any kind of community volunteer activity, organizing to affect public policy, service on government advisory committees, and service in elective offices. Applications are due on March 18, 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year. Applications are available on the Political Science's department website.

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  • 12/11/12

    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.Psychology Advising Availability for Finals & Winter Break
    --2.Changes in Office Availability this Week!
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --3.UGRAs Needed for Social Psych Lab Spring Semester--For Credit
    --4.Impulse Control Disorder Research in Psychiatry Dept-RA Volunteer or Credit
    --5.Summer Research Internship in Judgment & Decision Making
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --6.Part-Time PCA Opportunity - Gain experience in Applied Behavior Analysis!
    --7.PT Paid Psychology Tutoring Positions Available!
    SCHOLARSHIP/GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
    --8.Katherine E. Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad 2013-14
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    1.Psychology Advising Availability for Finals & Winter Break
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising will begin its finals and winter break availability on Monday, December 17th. Because advisor availability fluctuates, we will not hold walk-in hours during this time period. We are 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 (12/24, 12/25, and 1/1), our office remains open during our usual operating hours. 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.Changes in Office Availability this Week!
    Due to staffing hours shifting and an office event, Psychology Undergraduate Advising will be unavailable at the following times: Wednesday, 12/12, 9am - 10am; Thursday, 12/13, 11:45am - 2:30pm. If you have questions during this time, please email psyadvis@umn.edu. We will work to respond to your concern as soon as possible upon our return. Thank you!

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    3.UGRAs Needed for Social Psych Lab Spring Semester--For Credit
    Research assistant positions are available in Prof. Chris Feberico's social psych research lab. Applicants must be hardworking, responsible, very organized, and eager to learn; with GPA of at least 3.4 and good English. Research experience and completion of Intro to Social Psych (PSY 3201 or equivalent) are a plus, but not required. Participants will register for PSY research credit with Prof. Chris Federico. If interested, please contact Michal Reifen at reife014@umn.edu.

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    4.Impulse Control Disorder Research in Psychiatry Dept-RA Volunteer or Credit
    Are you interested in learning more about psychiatric clinical research? The Impulse Control Disorder Clinic of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota has a volunteer position available for Spring 2013. The lab conducts research trials for pathological gambling, alcohol dependence, as well as obsessive-compulsive disorder. It also studies predictive factors in the development of behavioral and substance addiction through the use of neurocognitive and functional imaging techniques. Duties of an RA would include assisting the study team with data entry, regulatory documents, advertising, subject recruitment, subject interviews. There is also the possibility of drafting a research paper to be submitted for peer-review and publication. At the end of the Spring, the RA will hopefully have learned how research trials function on a day-to-day basis and developed skills in scientific writing. The time commitment is about 10 hours per week and has flexible hours. It may be taken for credit. To apply for this position, please send a research related writing sample, a resume including any research work you have assisted with, as well as your unofficial transcript. For more information and to apply, please contact Liana Schreiber at 612-626-5167 or email (schre164@umn.edu).

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    5.Summer Research Internship in Judgment & Decision Making
    The Center for Behavioral and Decision Research (CBDR) at Carnegie Mellon University is accepting applications from undergraduates interested in conducting judgment and decision making research in a summer internship program. The internship begins on June 17, 2013 and ends on July 26, 2013.The Center includes researchers with training in social and cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, marketing, neuroscience, and organizational behavior. Interns will spend approximately 40 hours/week working in close contact with faculty and graduate students affiliated with the center. Work includes conducting experiments with CBDR researchers in the lab and field (on the Data Truck). In weekly seminars, researchers will present the results of the research conducted by the interns the previous week and lead workshops on related topics (e.g., from intertemporal choice to the graduate admissions process). Interns will be provided with free university housing and access to university facilities, but will be responsible for all other costs (e.g., transportation, travel, and meals). The deadline for applications is February 1st, 2013. All applicants must commit to attending the entire program, no exceptions (arriving on 6/16/2013 and departing on 7/27/2013). Applications should include: 1. A one-page cover letter describing your research experience and interests. Please explain why you would like to attend the program, as well as whether you intend to attend graduate school in a related field. 2. A resume or curriculum vitae. Please include your university, major, relevant courses, relevant research experience, GPA, email address, and a working telephone number. 3. A letter of reference from a member of your academic community: a graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, or professor. Applications should be submitted to the CBDR laboratory manager, Ms. Tess Bailie, by email (cbdr-lab@andrew.cmu.edu). Applicants will be notified of their status by February 15th. For information about CBDR, please visit: http://cbdr.cmu.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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    6.Part-Time PCA Opportunity - Gain experience in Applied Behavior Analysis!
    Are you an energetic individual who wants to work helping others? Work as a PCA with a 6-year-old girl with autism in St. Paul's Merriam Park Neighborhood! This fun position would include training with the child's home-based Applied Behavior Analysis team. You would assist the child when she is not actively engaged in therapy sessions, implementing language, play, and self-care targets in her natural environment. The part-time hours would be primarily late afternoon or early evening as well as some weekend hours, but there is also a need for someone Thursday mornings. You do not have to have previous experience, just a positive attitude and lots of energy! If interested, please call Nick at 309-868-1521.

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    7.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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    8.Katherine E. Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad 2013-14
    This scholarship provides the opportunity for one senior at any campus of the University of Minnesota 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 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 2012 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. Applicants must be available for an in-person interview on the Twin Cities campus on March 8, 2013. Application materials and instructions are available here: http://www.honors.umn.edu/scholarships/sullivan-scholarship/ The application requires a study abroad advisor's signature. Application deadline is February 8, 2013.

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  • 12/4/12

    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.Walk-ins Canceled & Office Closure Wednesday, 12/5
    --2.Course Title Change: PSY 3711 Psychology in the Workplace
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
    --3.Last Psi Chi/Psychology Club Meeting of the Semester!
    EVENTS
    --4.Interested in an Entrepreneurial Career with your Psych Degree? Attend!
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --5.UGRAs Needed for Educational Psychology Project--Course Credit Available
    --6.Data Collectors Needed for eMath Lab in Educational Psychology
    VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    --7.Become a Major Mentor!
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --8.Recent & Upcoming Grads: FT RA Positions with National Institute of Mental Health
    --9.Student Positions with the Learning Abroad Center!
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
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    1.Walk-ins Canceled & Office Closure Wednesday, 12/5
    Holly's walk-ins for Wednesday, December 5th from 12 - 2 will be canceled due to a staffing conflict. We will also not have anyone available at the front desk from 12 - 1:30 and from 2:45 - 3:15. If you have questions during this time, please feel free to send them to psyadvis@umn.edu and we will work on responding to them upon our return! Thank you.

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    2.Course Title Change: PSY 3711 Psychology in the Workplace
    The Department of Psychology has recently changed the title of a course. PSY 3711, formerly "Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology," is now "Psychology in the Workplace." We believe this title more transparently addresses what is covered in the course. While the title has changed, the course description and topics covered have not, nor has registration for the course been affected. If you have any questions, please contact Psychology Advising at psyadvis@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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    3.Last Psi Chi/Psychology Club Meeting of the Semester!
    Join us Thursday, December 6th for some shakes and fries at Annie's Parlor. Meet in the lobby of Elliott at 4:30pm! It's a great way to hang out with members and to let us know what you want to see from Psychology Club next semester and connect with your fellow Psychology majors! Everyone is welcome, so bring some friends!

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    4.Interested in an Entrepreneurial Career with your Psych Degree? Attend!
    Thursday, November 8th; 1:20 - 2:40 pm
    Room G55 Peik Gym
    Attend "From Liberal Arts Study to Entrepreneurial Success" and learn how a Liberal Arts major can lead to a successful business career. CLA Career Services and guests will tell you which skills businesses look for and how to acquire them. They will also provide an information-packet about business-related majors, minors and internships. Featured speakers include U of M / CLA alumni working in business-related fields who will offer advice and answer your questions. This event is free and you don't have to register in advance to attend.

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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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    5.UGRAs Needed for Educational Psychology Project--Course Credit Available
    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 second 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 students' learning data and experiencing educational research. Undergraduate Research Assistants (URA) have the opportunity to lead a reading group in a Minneapolis or Bloomington Public School, if interested and appropriate. Reading groups meet three times each week for up to 10 weeks starting in late January. Other tasks may include scoring and coding transcripts, testing subjects, entering data, producing teaching materials and other research related office tasks. URAs attend a bi-weekly lab meeting. Most work is performed in the Education Sciences Building M-F during typical business hours. URAs may receive course credit (Psy4993) or volunteer 3, 6 or 9 hours per week. To apply, email Bonnie Janda (jand0015@umn.edu), who will reply with an application and schedule an interview.

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    6.Data Collectors Needed for eMath Lab in Educational Psychology
    Data collectors needed to assist with in-school data collections as part of the Adaptive Math (aMath) research project lead by Dr. Ted Christ in the Department of Educational Psychology. Data collectors will work as a team to administer computer-based assessments to elementary students using iPads, laptops, or desktop computers. Qualifications: Highly reliable, flexible schedule, access to personal transportation and willing to travel 30-40 miles, basic iPad and computer skills, experience working in elementary schools is preferred. This is NOT a regularly scheduled position in a research lab, rather, data collections occur intermittently. If interested, email nels6964@umn.edu.

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    7.Become a Major Mentor!
    Major Network (formerly known as Major Mentor Program) joins upperclassmen that are passionate about their major together with students who are exploring majors and want to learn more about a specific major from a peer. The program is informal without a heavy time commitment, and is an excellent way to build your outside-the-classroom experiences! Go to cape.umn.edu and click on "Programs" to learn more.

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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.Recent & Upcoming Grads: FT RA Positions with National Institute of Mental Health
    Employment opportunities at the Section of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (BSD) at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD. BSD seeks qualified individuals to fill research assistant positions, with employment starting May/June 2012. BSD conducts research on the pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention of severe mood disorders in children, with an emphasis on bipolar disorder and severe irritability. Research assistants are involved in all aspects of the clinical research process, including data analysis and interactions with patients. The full-time positions require a bachelor's degree and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien). A minimum commitment of one year is expected; however, a two-year commitment is preferred. Successful applicants will be awarded post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowships, which provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend time engaged in biomedical investigation. During their tenure in the program, post-baccalaureate fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school. Visit this website for more information about the position and applying. You should also forward a letter of interest and resume to Lizz Reeves at Lizz.reeves@nih.gov.

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    9.Student Positions with the Learning Abroad Center!
    Put your people skills to use! The Learning Abroad Center is hiring several new student employees. Applicants must have completed an abroad experience to be eligible. Apply to be an Enrollment Services Assistant (#108023), an Outreach Assistant (#108084), or a Peer Advisor (#108025). For more details on each opportunity, search the requisition number listed above on the employments system: employment.umn.edu.

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  • 11/27/12

    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.Last Meeting of the Semester! Join Us at Annie's Parlor
    EVENTS
    --2.Fear Factor: Mental Health Edition--Discussion Panel by Active Minds
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --3.UGRA Needed for Emotional Reactions Study--For Credit
    --4.UGRAs Needed for Couples Communication Study--For Credit
    --5.UGRA for Evolutionary Psych Study Examining Consumer & Eating Behavior--For Credit
    --6.Project Manager Needed for Decision-Making in Relationships Study
    --7.UGRA needed Decision-Making in Relationships Study
    --8.Decision-Making in Relationships Study Videocoders Needed!
    VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    --9.Make Your Spring Break Meaningful! Pay It Forward Tours with STLF
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --10.Interested in Teaching? Paid Summer Internship with Breakthrough St. Paul
    --11.Tutoring & Teaching Positions Available with TriO Upward Bound
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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.Last Meeting of the Semester! Join Us at Annie's Parlor
    A big thanks to everyone who helped bake and run the Psi Chi Bake Sale! It was a great success and for a great cause. Also, our last Psi Chi/Psychology Club meeting of the semester will be Thursday, December 6th. Meet in the lobby of Elliott at 4:30 and we'll head over to Annie's for some shakes and fries! It's a great way to hang out and get to know the members. It's also a way to let us know what you want to see from Psychology Club next semester! Everyone is welcome, so bring some friends!

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    EVENTS
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    2.Fear Factor: Mental Health Edition--Discussion Panel by Active Minds
    Tuesday, December 4, 7:00-9:00
    The Whole (Basement in Coffman)
    Join the Active Minds student group for a discussion panel that will focus on the role that fear plays in mental health. Fear often prevents people from speaking out about mental health issues, getting help, becoming an advocate, or helping others. The purpose of this event is to explore these topics and encourage people to face their fears and seek help for issues that are related to mental health. The panel consists of Matt Hanson, a psychologist from UCCS, a psychiatrist from Boynton Health, Cynthia Fuller from Disability Services, Jerie Smith from the Aurora Center, and Adam Moen, an undergrad student at the University of Minnesota who has experienced mental health complications. After the panelist discuss, the audience members will have a chance to ask panelists questions they may have pertaining to the discussion.

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    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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    3.UGRA Needed for Emotional Reactions Study--For Credit
    PhD Candidate Jen Fillo is looking for research assistants to help with running her dissertation study in the Spring. The project is investigating individuals' physiological, self-reported, and displayed emotional reactions in response to an emotion-eliciting stimuli. Working on this project would involve such tasks as assisting with organizing project materials (e.g., scripts, instructions), running participants, some data cleaning/coding, and possibly helping with scheduling participants. RAs should be comfortable talking to and working with participants. RAs will be trained on all necessary equipment and procedures. RAs who could stay on (if necessary) into the summer and/or Fall will be given priority. This position is a 3 credit/9 hour per week commitment. 5993 credit can be taken concurrently with the major project course. This project is under the Social Interaction Lab run by Dr. Jeff Simpson. If you are interested in this position, send Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) an email by noon on Friday, December 7th, with "Interest in RA Positions" as the subject line and the following information contained in the body: Name; Email; Class Year; GPA; Reason for applying (no more than one sentence, please). Qualified applicants will receive a full 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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    4.UGRAs Needed for Couples Communication Study--For Credit
    This project is under the Social Interaction Lab run by Dr. Jeff Simpson, supervised by Maryhope Howland. The lab is looking for reliable, flexible, energetic research assistants to collect data for an experiment on couple communication. The position will include being trained on how to run a complicated experiment with couples, recruiting participants, participating in bi-weekly lab meetings, and running participants through the study. Hours will be 2-6/wk depending on how many participants sign up. The study involves some deception, physiological measures, and examining social support processes. Maryhope is open to advising students completing their honors thesis or PSY 3902W. If you are interested in this position, send Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) an email by noon on Friday, December 7th, with "Interest in RA Positions" as the subject line and the following information contained in the body: Name; Email; Class Year; GPA; Reason for applying (no more than one sentence, please). Qualified applicants will receive a full 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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    5.UGRA for Evolutionary Psych Study Examining Consumer & Eating Behavior--For Credit
    This project is under the Social Interaction Lab run by Dr. Jeff Simpson, supervised by Stephanie Cantu. UGRAs run brief computer-based experiments that run 30-45 minutes long. Sometimes these studies include behavioral outcome measure that RAs must "serve," such as food, music, or artwork. In general, these studies examine psychological, consumer, and eating behavior from an evolutionary perspective. Potential RAs must be extremely detail-oriented, conscientious, and somewhat familiar with (or at least interested in learning more about) evolutionary theory. RAs are required to work a set schedule in the lab of 8 hours per week, plus one additional hour per week for the lab meeting (for a total of 9 hours/week). If you are interested in this position, send Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) an email by noon on Friday, December 7th, with "Interest in RA Positions" as the subject line and the following information contained in the body: Name; Email; Class Year; GPA; Reason for applying (no more than one sentence, please). Qualified applicants will receive a full 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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    6.Project Manager Needed for Decision-Making in Relationships Study
    The project manager will be in charge of responding to emails from participants, keeping track of participants' completion of subparts of the study, maintaining schedules for RA's working on the project, scheduling lab sessions for participants and RA's, and sending out follow-up questionnaires to participants. Occasionally, other tasks (e.g., organizational tasks, hanging fliers advertising the study) may be required. You will be able to work on your own time. The study email account must be checked twice a day and all schedules kept up to date daily. You must also attend an RA meeting for the study (approx. 30 mins every other week). Strong candidates for this position must be highly conscientious, reliable, and organized. You must be fluent in English and able to write well. References (email address preferred) who can speak to your organizational skills and conscientiousness are recommended. This project is under the Social Interaction Lab run by Dr. Jeff Simpson. If you are interested in this position, send Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) an email by noon on Friday, December 7th, with "Interest in RA Positions" as the subject line and the following information contained in the body: Name; Email; Class Year; GPA; Reason for applying (no more than one sentence, please). Qualified applicants will receive a full RA application. Late emails will not receive a response.

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    7.UGRA needed Decision-Making in Relationships Study
    UGRA's will help run a 2.5 hour videotaped lab session with romantic couples as part of a study of decision-making in romantic relationships. RA's will work in pairs to give instructions to participants, debrief them, and videotape the couples' interactions using AV equipment. Occasionally, other tasks (e.g., posting fliers for recruitment) will be required. You will be responsible for running 1 or 2 lab sessions (3 hours including set up/clean up) a week on weekday evenings. You must also attend an RA meeting for the study (approx. 30 mins every other week). RA's must be conscientious, interested in psychological research, comfortable working with non-student participants, and able to speak English clearly. You must also have at least 3 evenings a week free. This project is under the Social Interaction Lab run by Dr. Jeff Simpson. If you are interested in this position, send Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) an email by noon on Friday, December 7th, with "Interest in RA Positions" as the subject line and the following information contained in the body: Name; Email; Class Year; GPA; Reason for applying (no more than one sentence, please). Qualified applicants will receive a full 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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    8.Decision-Making in Relationships Study Videocoders Needed!
    Video coders will be trained to watch videos of couples discussing issues in their relationship and rate the couples' behavior on a variety of scales. After training, they will watch and code these videos on their own, meeting occasionally to discuss issues that may arise during coding. There will be an opportunity to stay on through the summer. Coders will work 4 hours per week on a schedule selected by you. You must be highly reliable and able to comprehend English fluently for this position. If you are interested in this position, send Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) an email by noon on Friday, December 7th, with "Interest in RA Positions" as the subject line and the following information contained in the body: Name; Email; Class Year; GPA; Reason for applying (no more than one sentence, please). Qualified applicants will receive a full RA application. Late emails will not receive a response.

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    9.Make Your Spring Break Meaningful! Pay It Forward Tours with STLF
    Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF) is a student organization whose motto is revealing leadership through service, relationships, and action. Every spring break, STLF sends out 6 buses full of 40 students to cities across the country doing service projects along the way and building relationships on Pay It Forward Tours. This year, buses are being sent to Dallas, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. More information can be found here. Become a part of something big, and gain meaningful leadership experience along the way!

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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.Interested in Teaching? Paid Summer Internship with Breakthrough St. Paul
    Breakthrough Saint Paul helps motivated middle and high school students overcome adversity to prepare for college with the support of older students passionate about education. Each year, BSP seeks a diverse group of talented undergraduates to apply for a paid, nine-week summer teaching internship, complete with training and classroom teaching experience. In addition to teaching middle school students from the Saint Paul Public Schools, interns work closely with professional instructional coaches to create lessons and get feedback on their teaching throughout the summer. This internship was ranked as one of the top ten summer internships for college students by the Princeton Review. This year's application deadline is Monday, February 25th. This opportunity is open to ALL MAJORS! Please visit here for more details!

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    11.Tutoring & Teaching Positions Available with TriO Upward Bound
    TRiO Upward Bound, UMN-TC is a federally funded college prep program focused on helping low income, first generation and urban, Minneapolis high school students achieve their collegiate dreams. These positions are all part of our after school program that runs from M-Th at the University of Minnesota. TRiO UB is currently accepting applications for the following positions: TRiO Upward Bound Academic Year Tutor #181647 (work study) and TRiO Upward Bound Academic Year Instructor Position #181644 (non U of MN students may apply to this position). 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; final candidates must pass a criminal background check. Must be available for Orientation & Training Saturday, January 12, 2013 (8-4:30pm).

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  • 11/20/12

    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.Front Desk Closed & Walk-In Hours Canceled Wednesday, 11/21
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
    --2.Psi Chi Bake Sale TODAY! Donate to a Cause & Enjoy Delicious Treats
    --3.Fall 2012 Psi Chi Applications Due Tomorrow 11/21!
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --4.HSM/ABus 4571: Intro to Grant Writing for Non-Profit & Health Care Organizations
    --5.CSPH 5555: Introduction to Body &Movement-Based Therapies
    EVENTS
    --6.Looking for an I/O Psych, HR, or Marketing Internship This Spring?
    --7.Is Memory True? Attend WAM Chatter to Find Out
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --8.Mental Health Research Training Opportunity in Mexico Summer 2013--Apply Now!
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --9.FT Community Engagement Coordinator @ Rural Health Research Institute in GA
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
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    1.Front Desk Closed & Walk-In Hours Canceled Wednesday, 11/21
    Due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Holly's walk-in hours are canceled this Wednesday, November 21st. In addition, our front desk will not be staffed throughout the day, so we ask that you send any questions that arise during this time to psyadvis@umn.edu.
    There will also be a brief period on Monday, November 26th where our front desk will not be staffed--if you need assistance between 1:30 - 2:15 Monday, 11/26, please email your concern. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

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    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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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 Bake Sale TODAY! Donate to a Cause & Enjoy Delicious Treats
    The Psi Chi/Psychology Club bake sale is going on today until 7:00pm! Half of all proceeds will go towards our Relay for Life team in the Spring. Stop by for some tasty treats and to support a good cause! Stay tuned till the next Psych Scoop for our next meeting's information. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    3.Fall 2012 Psi Chi Applications Due Tomorrow 11/21!
    Would you like to become a member of the International Honors Society in Psychology? Apply to be a member of Psi Chi! Fall 2012 applications are due tomorrow, Wednesday 11/21. Applications can be picked up on the door of N118 Elliott Hall, and can be submitted to the drop box outside of N108 Elliott Hall. Applicants must meet minimum GPA and credit requirements for admission. Visit Psi Chi's website for more information.

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    COURSES OF INTEREST
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    4.HSM/ABus 4571: Intro to Grant Writing for Non-Profit & Health Care Organizations
    If you are considering a career in social and human service, non-profits, or even health care administration, this is a great supplementary course that will allow you to add grant writing knowledge to your resume! HSM/ABus 4571: Introduction to Grant Writing for Non-Profit and Health Care Organizations will provide students with the tools needed to research and write grants in today's funding and political climate, which finds decreasing government funding at the local, regional, state and federal levels decreasing traditional educational and other social service funding, resulting in an increased need for non-profit groups to find new or additional financial support. At the same time, government and non-profit foundations are significantly increasing support for targeted health care research funding. Students will learn the basics of grant writing, including how to: identify potential funding sources, respond to a Request for Proposal by creating a needs assessment, goal statement, budget and grant funding plans, and the importance and trends in public and private health care and social services funding as compared to other non-profits.

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    5.CSPH 5555: Introduction to Body &Movement-Based Therapies
    This course is an overview of western-based complementary and alternative therapies that work with body and movement as primary healing resources. These modalities are relevant to the fields of complementary and alternative therapies, psychology, psychotherapy, creative arts therapy, music therapy, social work, counseling psychology, education, dance, performance studies (music, dance or theater) and sports/sports medicine. If you have any questions feel free to contact the Center for Spirituality and Healing (612-624-5166) or email the instructor Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb at loebx001@umn.edu .

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    6.Looking for an I/O Psych, HR, or Marketing Internship This Spring?
    Tuesday, November 27th; 3:30pm-4:30pm
    518/520 Sciences Teaching & Student Services Building
    Work Effects, a Downtown Minneapolis - based HR Consulting company which specializes in Leadership Development, Organization & Culture, and Performance Management, will be holding an information session on campus for Spring 2013 internships. Work Effects is recruiting Spring 2013 interns for: Project Management, Human Resources Development, I/O Psychology, Marketing, and Programming. They work with some of the largest organizations in the world including Citigroup and Lockheed Martin and leverage the combined expertise of highly talented consultants and technical experts to deliver exceptional results for clients. They offer a highly experiential, semester-long, paid internship to motivated students who are eager to learn new skills and grow as leaders. Get your foot in the door (and hopefully an internship) by attending this information session! Registration encouraged via GoldPASS, and the session is free to attend.

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    7.Is Memory True? Attend WAM Chatter to Find Out
    Wednesday, November 28th; 7:30pm
    Weisman Art Museum
    Weisman Art Museum's WAM Chatter brings together varied thinkers on the social, psychological, and neurobiological dimensions of the construction of memory. Produced in association with The WAM Files: The Art of the Archives, this presentation examines how memory endures and whether it can be held accountable. Panelists will present in pecha kucha style format and respond to the question in twenty slides shown for exactly twenty seconds each. Presenters include Rebecca Krinke, multimedia artist and landscape architect; our department's Wilma Koutstaal, associate professor of psychology specializing in cognitive neuroscience; and Mona Smith, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate, artist and educator. Steve Dietz, new media curator and artistic director of Northern Lights, will moderate.

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    8.Mental Health Research Training Opportunity in Mexico Summer 2013--Apply Now!
    The on-line application is now open 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. Dr. Steven Lopez at USC's Department of Psychology, Dr. Carmen Lara at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) in México, and colleagues at the Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatria (INP), USC, UCLA, University of Oregon and California State University at San Bernardino have established an 11-week summer research training program designed to prepare undergraduate and graduate level researchers to address disparities in mental health care of U.S. Latinos with serious mental illness. The program includes a one-week training seminar at USC, and a 10-week training program at the BUAP Medical School in Puebla México or at the INP. The last day to submit an application is February 1, 2013. Undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students who are interested in conducting mental health research in Mexico during the summer of 2013 are encouraged to apply. Visit this website for application information.

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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.FT Community Engagement Coordinator @ Rural Health Research Institute in GA
    The Community Engagement Coordinator is a grant-funded position that will assist with coordinating the activities of the Community Engagement and Outreach Core within the Center of Excellence. Responsibilities will include serving as a liaison with community partners, conducting trainings and workshops within the community, scheduling and coordinating Core activities such as speakers and meetings, assisting with development and production of outreach curriculum materials, providing technical assistance to communities in preparing and engaging in community-led health outreach and intervention efforts, and other duties in support of the Core and the overall Center of Excellence. Visit here to apply.

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  • 11/13/12

    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.Planning to Enroll in a Research Lab Project Section of PSY 3902W this Spring?
    --2.Did You Take a PSY 3801 Equivalent at Another Institution &
    Do You Plan on Taking PSY 3001W Spring Term?
    --3.A Call for Artists: Contribute to Psychology Advising's New Community Space!
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --4.New EDHD Topics Courses Designed to Help You Prepare for your Future!
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
    --5.Meeting THIS Thursday: Pizza, Pop, & Grad School Talk
    --6.Psychology Club Bake Sale Next Week!
    --7.Psi Chi Applications DUE Wed. 11/21--Apply Now for Fall 2012 Membership
    EVENTS
    --8.Want to Make a Difference While Traveling? Peace Corps Information Session!
    --9.On-Campus Conference Celebrating 100-Years of Gestalt Psychology
    --10.Should the Science of Adolescent Brain Development Inform Legal Policy?
    RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
    --11.Undergrad Summer Research Fellowship Program in Vision Science
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --12.Want a Summer Job that Makes a Different? Camp Akeela in Vermont is Hiring!
    --13.Autism Play Therapy Internship at Son-Rise Program
    GRADUATE STUDIES
    --14.Planning Grad School? Free Test Prep Strategy Sessions for the GRE!
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
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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 this 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 1:00 - 2:55 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.Did You Take a PSY 3801 Equivalent at Another Institution &
    Do You Plan on Taking PSY 3001W Spring Term?

    Are you a declared Psychology major who has successfully completed an approved statistics equivalent to PSY 3801 at another institution? Do you intend to enroll in PSY 3001W Spring semester? If you meet these criteria, please read on. Our registration system only recognizes several approved equivalents as meeting the stats prerequisite for PSY 3001W, and you may be blocked from enrolling in open seats. To increase your chances of securing an open seat for this course, you will need to follow these instructions: 1) Email psyadvis@umn.edu at least three days prior to your registration start time. In the email, provide your student ID number, your registration time, and state that you would like to enroll in PSY 3001W and have taken a PSY 3801 equivalent at another institution. 2) We will respond to your email verifying that you have successfully completed an approved equivalent. 3) You will keep this verification email and respond directly to it a half hour before you plan on registering. In this response, you must include your student ID number and your top two choices of open 3001W sections (NOTE: there MUST be an open seat in the section for us to provide a permission number). 4) If a seat is available, we will respond as soon as possible with a permission number that you must use promptly.

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    3.A Call for Artists: Contribute to Psychology Advising's New Community Space!
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising is seeking art submissions for display in our new undergraduate community space. Submissions will go through a screening process, with selected pieces being displayed in the new advising corridor (N120 -N108) for the academic year. Submissions should be a minimum of 8" by 8" and can be done in any medium that is able to be hung. Bring submissions to N108 Elliott Hall. Displayed pieces will be selected on a rolling basis until space is filled. Contact psyadvis@umn.edu with any questions--we look forward to seeing your work!

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    4.New EDHD Topics Courses Designed to Help You Prepare for your Future!
    The College of Education and Human Development is offering FOUR NEW 1-credit, 1xxx-level courses for Spring 2013, in addition to their already useful offerings. All of these courses are designed to help prepare students for academic, professional, and/or personal success, and range from topics on research proposals to community engagement to the graduate application process. Earn credit for work you should be doing outside the classroom anyway! For more information on the EDHD 1620 Current Topics courses, visit here.

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    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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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.Meeting THIS Thursday: Pizza, Pop, & Grad School Talk
    Psi Chi/Psych Club's Pizza, Pop, and Grad School Talk will be held Thursday 11/15 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm in N301 Elliott Hall. Come and listen to a variety of current graduate students talk about their experiences and challenges of getting in and surviving grad school! This is a great opportunity to get all of your burning questions and concerns about graduate school finally answered! Bring friends! Pizza and pop will be provided.

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    6.Psychology Club Bake Sale Next Week!
    Psychology Club will be hosting a Bake Sale on the first floor of Elliott Hall November 19th and 20th. If you're interested in donating baked goods, or working a table, feel free to sign up by emailing psichi@umn.edu or sign up at meeting. Make sure you swing by for a treat! Half of all proceeds from the bake sale will go toward Relay For Life.

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    7.Psi Chi Applications DUE Wed. 11/21--Apply Now for Fall 2012 Membership
    Fall 2012 applications for Psi Chi, The International Honor Society for Psychology, are due next week, Wednesday, November 21st! Be sure to pick up your application form from N118 and submit it to the drop box outside of N108 before the deadline. For further information, contact psichi@umn.edu, or visit Psi Chi's national website.

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    8.Want to Make a Difference While Traveling? Peace Corps Information Session!
    Thursday, November 15th; 5:00 - 6:00pm
    214 Heller Hall
    The University of Minnesota Peace Corps Campus Representative will be hosting an information session this Thursday! If you or someone you know is interested in the adventure of serving overseas at no cost to them, Peace Corps is a great leadership opportunity. There will be two Returned Peace Corps Volunteers there to share their experiences from overseas with us. Volunteers serve in education, health, business, environment, agriculture, and youth development projects. Please note that the application process takes 9-12 months, so apply a year before you are ready to depart. Peace Corps services provides many personal and professional benefits, including financial, medical, educational, and career benefits. To learn more about the personal benefits, come to the NEXT INFORMATION SESSION and hear returned volunteers tell their stories! Can't attend or want more information? Visit the website.

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    9.On-Campus Conference Celebrating 100-Years of Gestalt Psychology
    Wednesday, November 14th; 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union
    In celebration of 100-years of Gestalt Psychology, the Department of Psychology is sponsoring a one-day conference which will include two keynote talks and 19 short talks. The keynote speakers are Stephen Palmer (Berkeley) and James Townsend (Indiana). Speakers for short talks include Irving Biederman, Phil Kellman, Robert Goldstone, Mary Peterson, Ruthie Kimchi, James Enns, James Pomerantz, and our very own Yuhong Jiang, Neal Viemeister, Dorea Ruggles/Andrew Oxenham. Detailed information about the conference can be found here. Attendance is free. To help in planning for the meeting, please email Yuhong Jiang (jiang166@umn.edu) if you plan to attend any of the talks.

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    10.Should the Science of Adolescent Brain Development Inform Legal Policy?
    Thursday, November 15th; 11:30am - 1:00pm
    Coffman Memorial Union Theater
    Come listen to Laurence Steinberg, PhD and Distinguished University Professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University, present on the topic of brain development and how legal policy takes this into account. Studies of adolescent brain development have influenced debates on issues such as the constitutionality of the juvenile death penalty, if sentencing juveniles to life without the possibility of parole is moral, to whether states should raise the legal driving age, to permitting minors to obtain an abortion without parental consent. In this lecture, Prof. Steinberg will examine whether burgeoning research on adolescent brain development should influence legal policy.
    Prof. Steinberg will offer an overview of the major changes in brain structure and function that take place during adolescence, and discuss what we do, and do not, gain with respect to our understanding of adolescence from neuroscience beyond what we already know from behavioral science. After applying this analysis to the specific case of adolescent criminal culpability, he will consider how developmental neuroscience might influence questions concerning the drawing of legal age boundaries more generally.

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    11.Undergrad Summer Research Fellowship Program in Vision Science
    The Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester announces its 2013 Summer Research Fellowship Program in Vision Science. Undergraduates in their junior (3rd) year during the 2012-2013 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 (June 3 - August 3, 2013) 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. Application Deadline is February 1, 2013. More information and electronic application can be found here.

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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.Want a Summer Job that Makes a Different? Camp Akeela in Vermont is Hiring!
    Camp Akeela is an overnight camp in Vermont that creates a warm, supportive community for boys and girls ages 9 - 17 who struggle socially. Most of the campers have been diagnosed with Asperger's or a non-verbal learning disorder. Others are undiagnosed, but "quirky" and struggle to connect with their peers. Akeela's small, supportive community helps campers improve their social skills, make friends, gain self-confidence and have fun! Staff members are primarily college and grad student in the fields of psychology, education, special education, PT, OT, SLP, social work, outdoor education, etc. Staff will not be providing "therapy" in the traditional sense, but will be a key part of a program that integrates a therapeutic approach to recreation and community living. Staff will have the opportunity to work first-hand with children and see the practical applications of their studies, while providing an incredible, life-changing camp experience. Camp Akeela's directors Debbie (PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Yeshiva University) and Eric Sasson (MEd, Harvard University), along with a key staff of experienced professionals, are at camp to mentor and support the staff. For additional details visit the website www.campakeela.com or email staff@campakeela.com.

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    13.Autism Play Therapy Internship at Son-Rise Program
    The Son-Rise Program is a home-based social skills development program that combines a fun, loving, and non-judgmental approach with one-on-one child centered play to help children with autism and other developmental disabilities reach their full potential. Play Therapy Interns will work one-on-one with a six-year-old boy in a supervised, specially designed in-home therapy room to help him develop the social skills that people with autism struggle with. Position is located in Carver, MN, 35 minutes west of the U of M. Starting rate is $10 - 12 / hour, DOQ. Morning and afternoon shifts are available starting immediately, but January 2013 start dates will also be considered. Preference goes to candidates who can commit to working 5 months or longer. To learn more about the position and to apply, visit James' page.

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    14.Planning Grad School? Free Test Prep Strategy Sessions for the GRE!
    During the month of November, Kaplan is pleased to announce the return of their free Test Prep Strategy Sessions for the GRE! Between November 12th - 26th students can take advantage of this opportunity to jump start their studies before finals and winter break! Each session will be held live and online in their virtual Classroom Anywhere environment with multiple meeting dates available to accommodate students' busy schedules during this time of the year. In addition, students will have a chance to see their top-rated instructors in action and learn proven, effective strategies to help ace the exam. Sessions last approximately 90 minutes. Space is limited, so sign up soon via bit.ly/minntuff2012 (case sensitive)! Days and times will be listed on the registration site. Don't hesitate to let the Kaplan representative know if you have any questions: Ann Peckskamp at ann.peckskamp@kaplan.com, Skype: apeckskamp.

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  • 11/6/12

    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.Additional Area A 4xxx-level Course this Spring! PSY 4960: Creativity Sciences
    --2.Did You Take a PSY 3801 Equivalent at Another Institution &
    Do You Plan on Taking PSY 3001W Spring Term?
    COURSES OF INTEREST
    --3.Interested in Healthcare? WRIT 3270: Communication and Humanistic Healthcare
    --4.WRIT 4431 Intersections of Scientific & Technical Communication & the Law
    --5.WRIT 3361: The Literature of Social Movements in the United States: 1950-Present
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
    --6.Pizza, Pop, & Grad School Talk--Next Thursday 11/15!
    EVENTS
    --7.Pursuing a Business Career with a Psych Degree? Attend This Event!
    --8.Learn More About Medical School at a Pre-Med Dinner!
    --9.Attend the Psychology Colloquia in Interpersonal Relationships Research
    --10.Interested in Dance/ Movement Therapy Theory and Practice?
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --11.Paid Business-Related Internship Position Available Immediately!
    --12.FT Position for Recent or Upcoming Grads! RA in Human Service-Related Lab
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    1.Additional Area A 4xxx-level Course this Spring! PSY 4960: Creativity Sciences
    Are you hoping to fulfill an Area A Cognitive and Brain Sciences course Spring semester? Wilma Koutstall will be teaching a 4xxx-level seminar course that may be used to fulfill one of the required Area A courses within the Psych major*! This is particularly relevant to BS students who may need a 4/5xxx level course. PSY 4960 Creativity Sciences: Minds, Brains, and Innovation will examine the pivotal role these concepts play in our individual and collective lives. How do our minds, brains, and environments together enable the generation of useful novel ideas? You will investigate 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. Representative topics: neural correlates of insight and analogical thinking; fluid categorization; environmental variation and brain plasticity; information systems and creative affordances; positive affect and cognitive flexibility; benefits of prototypes and parallel prototyping; and openness to experience and adaptability to change. Maximum enrollment is 54 students, so register on-time! *If using this course to fulfill an Area A requirement in your major, you will need to contact Psychology Advising at psyadvis@umn.edu following successful completion of the course so that we may make the amendment to your major program.

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    2.Did You Take a PSY 3801 Equivalent at Another Institution &
    Do You Plan on Taking PSY 3001W Spring Term? If So, Read On:

    Are you a declared Psychology major who has successfully completed an approved statistics equivalent to PSY 3801 at another institution? Do you intend to enroll in PSY 3001W Spring semester? If you meet these criteria, please read on. Our registration system only recognizes several approved equivalents as meeting the stats prerequisite for PSY 3001W, and you may be blocked from enrolling in open seats. To increase your chances of securing an open seat for this course, you will need to follow these instructions: 1) Email psyadvis@umn.edu at least three days prior to your registration start time. In the email, provide your student ID number, your registration time, and state that you would like to enroll in PSY 3001W and have taken a PSY 3801 equivalent at another institution. 2) We will respond to your email verifying that you have successfully completed an approved equivalent. 3) You will keep this verification email and respond directly to it a half hour before you plan on registering. In this response, you must include your student ID number and your top two choices of open 3001W sections (NOTE: there MUST be an open seat in the section for us to provide a permission number). 4) If a seat is available, we will respond as soon as possible with a permission number that you must use promptly.

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    3.Interested in Healthcare? WRIT 3270: Communication and Humanistic Healthcare
    Writing Studies is offering a new course for undergraduate students preparing for careers in healthcare. The course, Communication & Humanistic Healthcare, explores the relationship between patient-practitioner interaction, communication and the ways practitioners explore empathy in art they create. The course is a response to two intertwined trends. Many believe that we are in danger of losing humanistic medicine to technology. MCAT, the entrance exam to medical schools has changed their testing emphasis from exclusively science to a new version to be implemented in 2015. Students will be asked to analyze and interpret excerpts from sociological and humanities writings. Communication and Humanistic Healthcare provides initial training for this change in emphasis, as well as exposing healthcare students to humanities that explore their future careers. The course is offered as a special topics course this Spring (WRIT 3270) but will be offered free standing in the future. Please contact Bill West (westx005@umn.edu) for more information. This course is not applicable toward Psychology major requirements; however it may be applied toward overall degree progress.

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    4.WRIT 4431 Intersections of Scientific & Technical Communication & the Law
    This course introduces students to the areas of the law that are most affected by technological 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, The Stored Communication Act, and The Patriot Act and Electronic Surveillance Law, and how the Fifth and Fourth Amendments affect such laws and acts. Students then discuss intellectual property with a focus on patents, trademarks, and copyright. Discussion focuses on the intersections of technology and intellectual property as currently evolving, 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. This section begins with a look at medical examiners, forensic pathologists, and psychiatrists as they first entered the courtroom as experts and then goes on to medical-product liability, the right to refuse treatment, and informed consent and malpractice. You will find this course prepares you for the legal issues you 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, view the online course schedule or contact Professor Schuster at 612.624.2262 or mmlay@umn.edu.

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    5.WRIT 3361: The Literature of Social Movements in the United States: 1950-Present
    This course focuses on six social movements in the last half of the 20th 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. One central question of the course is why and how people tell stories about important social events--what choices they make in terms of plot, point of view, character, theme, and setting, and why they seem to make these choices to achieve the desired effects on the reader or viewer. The other central question asks how social movements persuade and influence public debate and democratic decision-making. For more information, view the online registration system or contact Professor Schuster at 612.624.2262 or mmlay@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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    6.Pizza, Pop, & Grad School Talk--Next Thursday 11/15!
    Attend Psi Chi/Psychology Club's Pizza, Pop, and Grad School Talk on Thursday, November 15th! The club will be hosting graduate students from different departments to share with us their experiences and challenges of getting in and surviving grad school. This is a great opportunity to get all of your burning questions and concerns about graduate school finally answered! All are welcome to attend! More information will be coming in the next Psych Scoop, so stay tuned.

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    7.Pursuing a Business Career with a Psych Degree? Attend This Event!
    Thursday, November 8; 1:20 - 2:45pm
    Peik Gym, Room G55
    Attend 'Business Careers for CLA Majors' and learn how a Liberal Arts major can lead to a successful business career! CLA Career Services will tell you which skills businesses look for and how to acquire them. You will receive an information-packet about business-related majors, minors, and internships. Featured speakers include U of M / CLA alumni working in business-related fields. They'll offer advice and answer your questions. This event is free and you don't have to register in advance to attend. For more information search the 'Career Events' section on GoldPASS.

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    8.Learn More About Medical School at a Pre-Med Dinner!
    Friday, November 5th; 5:30 - 7:30pm
    Mississippi Room, Cofman Memorial Union
    Are you thinking about going to Medical School? Do you want to learn more about what it's like to be a doctor or medical student? Pre-Med AMSA, the student group on campus, is hosting a Pre-Med Dinner. Tickets for the event are $8 before Friday, and $10 at the door. Multiple doctors and medical students will be in attendance! It's a perfect networking opportunity for Pre-Med students! Dress for the event is formal. If you would like to get your ticket before Friday, check this Google Doc to see where committee members will be selling tickets. If you have any questions about the event, email premed@umn.edu.

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    9.Attend the Psychology Colloquia in Interpersonal Relationships Research
    Thursday, November 8th; 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    N639 Elliott Hall
    Dr. R. Chris Fraley, Department of Psychology University of Illinois, will be visiting our department to present his research titled "The Dynamics of Stability & Change in Adult Attachment." His abstract follows: One of the core assumptions of attachment theory is that attachment representations are stable over time. Unfortunately, the data on attachment stability have been ambiguous, and as a result, alternative theoretical perspectives have evolved to explain them. The objective of the present research was to evaluate alternative models of stability by studying adults in 2 intensive longitudinal investigations. Specifically, we assessed self-reported attachment representations in 1 sample (N = 203) daily over a 30-day period and in the other sample (N = 388) weekly over a year. Analyses showed that the patterns of stability that exist in adult attachment are most consistent with a prototype model---a model which assumes that there is a stable factor underlying temporary variations in attachment.

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    10.Interested in Dance/ Movement Therapy Theory and Practice?
    Sunday, January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24; 9:00 am -12:30 pm & 1:30 - 6:00 pm
    The Beautiful Studio, 2242 University Ave, #214, St. Paul, MN
    Participate in a 'Psychotherapy & Embodied Expression-Authentic Movemen't class! Authentic Movement (AM) develops the ability to be deeply present to oneself and others in an embodied manner. In this didactic and experiential course, participants will learn how to become aware of and use their own kinesthetic awareness in psychotherapeutic settings. They will also learn about specific clinical applications and uses of Authentic Movement skills. This course is for those interested in pursuing dance/movement therapy registration (R-DMT), psychotherapists wanting to integrate more embodied, somatically-based approaches into their clinical practice and others who want to deepen their understanding and experience of Authentic Movement. The course has been pre-approved by the American Dance Therapy Association as meeting requirements for the Alternate Route R-DMT credential. It will be 30 contact hours for 2 credits, with a course fee is $750 for R-DMT credit, or $500 for CEU credit. Payment is sent to: Embodying Psychotherapy, 4632 York Ave South, Mpls. MN 55410. The instructor, Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, is a board certified dance/movement therapist, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and is certified in Laban Movement Analysis, Somatics/Body Therapies, Mindell Process Work and Somatic Experiencing. She has been a psychotherapist for almost 20 years and has worked with children, adults, geriatrics, couples and families as well as with clients with mental, physical and medical diagnoses, trauma/PTSD, attachment and wellness/personal growth concerns. She has extensive diversity expertise and multicultural experience. She teaches at the University of Minnesota and has recently returned from a semester teaching at Tallinn University in Tallinn, Estonia, as a Fulbright Scholar. She may be contacted at loebx001@umn.edu or 612-916-1829.

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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.Paid Business-Related Internship Position Available Immediately!
    Thies & Talle Management, Inc., a property management company located in Chanhassen, MN, has a paid internship opportunity available immediately for an office position. This is a great way to start building skills and experience within business and human resource-related areas. The position will begin with a file scanning project which includes scanning of business formation documents, audits, and tax returns and uploading these documents into SharePoint. In January, this individual will begin providing support in the Accounts Payable department. This will include printing of checks from the Accounts Payable software, matching checks with invoices copies, filing of paid bill copies, and stuffing checks to be mailed out. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required. Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email resumes to both pkeltgen@thiestalle.com and Lynn Argetsinger at lpa@umn.edu.

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    12.FT Position for Recent or Upcoming Grads! RA in Human Service-Related Lab
    Michael Hurlburt, Ph.D. of the University of Southern California, School of Social Work and Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) is currently seeking a research assistant to work on a research study regarding implementation of evidence-based practice, which 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 it affects organizations and staff. This lab investigates what it takes to effectively implement clinical practices in community-based settings. It focuses on organization and policy factors that affect whether clinical interventions are used effectively with clients and patients. These studies aim to identify and support the organizational factors that improve evidence-based practice implementation, including organizational culture, organizational climate, and leadership. The research also focuses on adaptation of evidence-based practice for health, mental health, and social service settings. Data is collected from mental health and social service agency administrators, supervisors, service providers, and their clients throughout California. Under supervision, the incumbent will work as an RA at the CASRC, with employment through the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. The main duties and responsibilities will include: coordinating research participant retention and tracking, preparing and administering survey instruments, managing longitudinal data using SPSS and web-based data collection programs, conducting data coding and analysis, and assisting with preparing reports and presentations. Other duties will be assigned as needed. The ideal candidate will have completed college level coursework in social work, psychology, psychiatry, or a related field or equivalent knowledge or experience, possess knowledge of public sector mental health and social service organizations, and have demonstrated experience managing survey data and performing basic descriptive analyses using SPSS or SAS software. This position is ideal for recent graduates interested in gaining valuable research experience before applying to graduate school. A 2-year commitment is strongly preferred. The position is full-time, starting salary ranging from $13.00 - 15.00 per hour. Full benefits available. Start date is ASAP. Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to nshapiro@ucsd.edu and apply using this link.

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  • 10/30/12

    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.A Call for Artists: Contribute to Psychology Advising's New Community Space!
    PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
    --2.Meeting Thursday 11/1--Learn About The Aurora Center & Psych Classes!
    EVENTS
    --3.Active Minds Meeting TONIGHT! Get Involved with Mental Health Advocacy!
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --4.Excellent PT Campus Job for Psych Majors! Become a Peer Advisor
    --5.Full-Time Position for Recent Psych Grads as Mental Health Advocate
    --6.Two-Year Fellowships for Spring 2013 (or earlier) Grads!
    --7.Care for Individual with Developmental Disabilities--PT Weekends
    --8.Direct Care Counselors Needed for Group Home--Part Time
    GRADUATE STUDIES
    --9.NDSU Developmental Science Ph.D. Accepting Applicants
    --10.CSULB Psychology Master Programs in Research, I/O, or Human Factors
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    1.A Call for Artists: Contribute to Psychology Advising's New Community Space!
    Psychology Undergraduate Advising is seeking art submissions for display in our new undergraduate community space. Submissions will go through a screening process, with selected pieces being displayed in the new advising corridor (N120 -N108) for the academic year. Submissions should be a minimum of 8" by 8" and can be done in any medium that is able to be hung. Bring submissions to N108 Elliott Hall. Displayed pieces will be selected on a rolling basis until space is filled. Contact psyadvis@umn.edu with any questions--we look forward to seeing your work!

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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.Meeting Thursday 11/1--Learn About The Aurora Center & Psych Classes!
    PsiChi/Psychology Club meeting this week, Thursday, November 1st from 4:30 - 5:30pm in N391 Elliott Hall! Come to hear a Direct Services Advocate from The Aurora Center talk about counseling experiences, training, and education they have received while working with The Aurora Center. They are willing to answer any questions