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Psych Scoop

  • 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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