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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1.Big 10 Virtual Career Fair
Looking for a job or internship? Meet recruiters live, online. Students and alumni can interact with employers via chat sessions at the Big 10 Virtual Career Fair this week (Tuesday, April 8 - Thursday, April 10)! Employers are recruiting talent across all majors and degrees. Register online.
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2.Active Minds Meeting
Active Minds will have its next meeting on April 9th. Four panelists will be there to discuss various career options in the mental health community. This will be a good opportunity to ask questions about potential careers in addition to hearing about just a few of the many careers aimed to support positive mental health. The following organizations/departments will be represented: University Counseling and Consulting Services, The Aurora Center, The Emily Program, and Disability Services. Wednesday, April 9th, 7:00-8:00pm in Coffman 213.
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3.Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Presents The Vagina Monologues
April 13th: The Vagina Monologues (7-8:30 pm, Coffman Memorial Union, $5 - Students; $8 - Non-students). Once a year a performance of this play, along with other works created by V-Day, raise awareness and funds to help end violence against women and girls. This event is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) activities being organized by The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education during the month of April. To register, click here.
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4.General Mills Sourcing Career Day
This Friday, April 11th (from 8:30am-2:30pm) General Mills Worldwide Sourcing is excited to invite you to experience "a day in the life" of a Sourcing Management Associate (SMA). You will have the opportunity to see a world-class sourcing organization, shadow Sourcing professionals, and experience personalized career development. You will be able to create connections for future internship opportunities through case studies, mock interviews, and more! (Located at 1 General Mills Blvd. Golden Valley, MN 55426).
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5.Criminal Prosecution and the Courts
The U of M Pre-Law Society will host an event titled Careers in Criminal Prosecution and the Courts on Tuesday, April 15th at 5:00 PM in 530B STSS. The event will feature the Hon. Liz Cutter, a current Hennepin County District Court judge and former Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney and Special Assistant Attorney General. Judge Cutter is considered an expert in criminal law and has served on an outstanding number of local, state, and international advisory boards, including as the President of Minnesota Women Lawyers. Additionally, she was honored as a 2011 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer. Please join us for a discussion of Judge Cutter's career and topics in criminal law.
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6.Secrets from CLA Alumni: How They Got Great Jobs
This event will be held this Friday, April 11th from 12:45-4:00 p.m. in McNamara Alumni Center. "Secrets from CLA Alumni" is a career-planning event aimed at CLA juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. This is a great opportunity to hear from recent CLA Alumni on how they landed their dream jobs! Students will hear from keynote speaker, Career Consultant Sarah Rohne on Building Your Brand as a Young Professional, a panel of alumni will discuss career advice, and there will be plenty of time to practice networking skills with other attendees and alumni.
Cost of attendance is $5 and registration is via GoldPASS.
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7.Fulbright Scholarships For 2015-16 Info Sessions For Undergraduates
Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarships, which provide generous support for 1000+ recent college graduates to study, carry out research or creative work, or serve as English Teaching Assistants abroad in over 100 countries. U.S. citizenship is required. Approximate campus application deadline for the 2015-16 Fulbright Program: August 2014. For more information about the Fulbright program and other national scholarships, please visit http://www.honors.umn.edu/scholarships. Current juniors (class of 2015) who want to spend a year abroad after graduation are especially encouraged to attend. Event times: Wednesday 4/9, 12:00-1:00, Lind Hall 303 (East Bank); Wednesday 4/9, 4:00-5:00, Vincent Hall 113 (East Bank); Thursday 4/10, 12:30-1:30, 120 Coffey Hall (St Paul).
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8.Careers in Social Work 2014
Did you know that Social work employment is expected to grow by 20% in the next decade? Join our panel of School of Social Work alumni to discuss the trends and career opportunities they anticipate in their organizations and practice areas over the next decade. This program will be appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level students and include discussion about both generalist and clinical social work practice and career opportunities. This event will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, April 9, 4:30 - 6 pm at The University of St. Thomas, McNeely Hall, MCH100. Go online for information about the schedule, specific panelists, and to register (event is free).
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9.Karatekin Research Group is Looking for Volunteers
The Karatekin Research Group is currently looking for volunteer students interested in a research project on parent- and sibling-directed aggression. The project is conducted in collaboration with Tubman Center (http://tubman.org/home/) , the largest provider of domestic violence services in the state. We are currently conducting semi-structured interviews with mothers and interested children over the age of 12 on these topics. The interview takes approximately an hour. The interviews may be conducted in Maplewood or the Minneapolis locations of Tubman, or at the U if the parent can come to the U. Interviews may occur once every few weeks, depending on how often potential participants contact us, and can be conducted at any time based on your and the parent's schedules. To conduct the interviews on your own, you'd need to go through Tubman's 6-session training, observe another interviewer twice, and be observed yourself twice. Because the training is time consuming, and interviews may not be scheduled very frequently, you should be willing to commit to the project for at least a year. This project can be a very useful opportunity for students who are interested in these very under-researched aspects of domestic violence and who want to gain experience with interviewing parents. If you are interested, please contact Canan Karatekin, Ph.D (karat004@umn.edu).
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10.Volunteer at St. Joseph's in South Minneapolis.
We are seeking students who are interested in a volunteer opportunity promoting gardening and nutrition with at-risk teens. The time commitment would be approximately one to two hours a week, and would involve working in the garden and cooking with the youth. Volunteers with gardening and/or cooking experience will be preferred, but the most important qualification is a desire to invest in the lives of the youth at St. Joes. The time frame would be May through September, with flexibility for vacations, etc. This position offers flexibility to the volunteers involved, and will also offer support from experienced gardeners and the St. Joseph's nursing staff. Please contact Jess Welsh if you're interested in receiving more information on this opportunity. Due to the overwhelming response last year, we will only reply to e-mails that have a resume or description of the volunteer's qualifications included. We will select our volunteers by the first week in May. Please email Jess Welsh with your materials (jaw08@hotmail.com).
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11.Volunteer for Mental Health Awareness Day 2014
Roughly 1 in 4 Americans struggle with mental illness every year, and 1,1000 students die by suicide nationwide. The University of Minnesota is no exception. It's time to talk about it! Active Minds and USAP will recognize Mental Health Awareness Day on April 23rd with an event on Northrop Plaza to encourage conversation and show support. The event starts at 9 am and ends at 3:30 pm, but we also need volunteers to help setting up from 7 to 9 in the morning and cleaning up from 3:30 to 4:30. It is required for the people who volunteer between 9 to 3:30 to attend an one hour training. The training is on Thursday, April 17 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm and Friday, April 18 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. You can choose to attend the training that works with your schedule. The location of the training is not known yet, but we will update you once we decide. If you are interested in being a volunteer for the MHAD, please email xuexx106@umn.edu the time you are available to volunteer, and your t-shirt size. Last but not least, breakfast and lunch will be provided! :) Your support is always appreciated!
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12.iCan Summer Bike Camp
Are you looking for a community service opportunity that blends fitness and service? Consider volunteering at the iCan Bike Camp - Twin Cities the week of August 4th. You are instrumental in a camper achieving a milestone in life...independently riding a two-wheel bike.... that creates confidence, independence & friendship. You may find volunteer and camp information at www.dsamn.org, www.icanshine.org, or http://www.facebook.com/ICanShineTwinCities.
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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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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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1.Careers & Pizza: Business 4/8/14
Join Psychology Advising on Tuesday, April 8th from 11:30am - 1:00pm in N639 Elliot Hall for Careers & Pizza, featuring two professionals currently working the field of business. This is an opportunity for you to talk to a professional in the field in an intimate and informal setting. Enjoy a free lunch of Mesa pizza while you learn what you can be doing now to pursue a career in business with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Please bring a pen, paper, and your questions! An RSVP is required, as seating is limited--please email psyadvis@umn.edu by Sunday, 4/6/14 with "Careers & Pizza" as your subject heading.
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PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psi Chi/ Psychology Student Association activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!
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2.Relay For Life
Psychology Club/Psi Chi are building a team for U of M Relay for Life. The event is at 6:00pm this Friday, April 4th and we would love you to join our team! It is a great way to meet your fellow psych majors and support a great cause! To join just go to uofmrelayforlife.com and at registration choose to join the Psychology Club/ Psi Chi team. All Psi Chi members who join will be given graduation honor chords for free for participating!
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3.Psi Chi Officer Recruitment
Psi Chi is looking for officers for next year! If you are interested in gaining leadership experience and becoming more involved you can fill out an application here. Two of the positions to be filled do not require you to be a Psi Chi member. The deadline is this Sunday, April 6th!
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4.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Eli Finkel - The Suffocation of Marriage
This week Thursday, April 3rd Dr. Eli Finkel, Northwestern University, will be presenting as part of the Department of Psychology's Spring 2014 Colloquium Series. Dr. Finkel's presentation distills insights from historical, sociological and psychological analyses of marriage to develop the suffocation model of marriage in America. According to this model, contemporary Americans ask their marriage to help them fulfill their physiological and safety needs much less than in the past, but they ask it to help them fulfill their esteem and self-actualization needs much more than in the past. These changes require increased investment of time and psychological resources to foster the relational bond, but most Americans are investing less in their marriages, rather than more. As a result, mean levels of marriage quality and personal well-being are declining. Join us Thursday (April 3rd) from 4:00-5:00pm in N639 Elliott Hall.
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5.CLA Practice Interview Days
Do a practice interview with a business professional, then receive feedback immediately after! Practice interviews will be held Friday, April 4th in 524 Science Teaching and Student Services building (Interview Center). Your session will be 45 minutes long and you can choose the start-time. More information can be found online.
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6.Secrets from CLA Alumni: How They Got Great Jobs
This event will be held on Friday, April 11th from 12:45-4:00 p.m. in McNamara Alumni Center. "Secrets from CLA Alumni" is a career-planning event aimed at CLA juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. This is a great opportunity to hear from recent CLA Alumni on how they landed their dream jobs! Students will hear from keynote speaker, Career Consultant Sarah Rohne on Building Your Brand as a Young Professional, a panel of alumni will discuss career advice, and there will be plenty of time to practice networking skills with other attendees and alumni.
Cost of attendance is $5 and registration is via GoldPASS.
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7.Fulbright Scholarships For 2015-16 Info Sessions For Undergraduates
Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarships, which provide generous support for 1000+ recent college graduates to study, carry out research or creative work, or serve as English Teaching Assistants abroad in over 100 countries. U.S. citizenship is required. Approximate campus application deadline for the 2015-16 Fulbright Program: August 2014. For more information about the Fulbright program and other national scholarships, please visit http://www.honors.umn.edu/scholarships. Current juniors (class of 2015) who want to spend a year abroad after graduation are especially encouraged to attend. Event times: Tuesday 4/8, 4:00-5:00, Hanson Hall 1-109 (West Bank); Wednesday 4/9, 12:00-1:00, Lind Hall 303 (East Bank); Wednesday 4/9, 4:00-5:00, Vincent Hall 113 (East Bank); Thursday 4/10, 12:30-1:30, 120 Coffey Hall (St Paul).
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8.Northwestern Hosts a Graduate School Research Sneak Peek
Northwestern's psychology department is hosting a program on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th for undergraduates who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups (including first generation college students), and who are potentially interested in pursuing graduate study in psychology. Activities will include a workshop designed to help with the graduate school application process and opportunities to meet psychology department faculty members and graduate students to learn what graduate school is like and how they might fit into the graduate programs and laboratory groups at Northwestern. Travel and accommodation costs associated with participation will be covered, and the application process will be fast and free (applications are due by April 14th @ 5 pm). Visit their website for more information.
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9.Careers in Social Work 2014
Did you know that Social work employment is expected to grow by 20% in the next decade? Join our panel of School of Social Work alumni to discuss the trends and career opportunities they anticipate in their organizations and practice areas over the next decade. This program will be appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level students and include discussion about both generalist and clinical social work practice and career opportunities. This event will be held Wednesday, April 9, 4:30 - 6 pm at The University of St. Thomas, McNeely Hall, MCH100. Go online for information about the schedule, specific panelists, and to register (event is free).
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10.The Sex + Drugs Show
The Sex+Drugs Show is a 90-minute, multi-issue program that covers the basics of substance abuse, sexual communication and sexual assault. During this interactive program, students will have the opportunity to discuss types of drinking behavior, the effect of substance abuse on academic performance, what happens when alcohol and sexual communication collide, and the difficult subject of sexual assault. Presented by GTC Dramatic Dialogues as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) activities being hosted by The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education during the month of April. Join this event on April 6th from 7:00-8:30 pm in Coffman Theater. This event is Free & Open to the Public, Snacks provided!
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11.Kaplan Free Sample Classes
Kaplan is hoping you had a great spring break, and as a welcome back would like to invite you to join them for a FREE 90-minute Sample Class. You'll learn essential strategies designed to help you ace your exam and get a first-hand look at what Kaplan has to offer. Just choose a date and time from the options below and Kaplan looks forward to meeting you. GMAT: Monday March 24th, 9:00PM ET or Thursday April 3rd, 7:30PM ET; GRE:Tuesday March 25th, 7:00PM ET or Wednesday April 2nd, 8:00PM ET; LSAT:Thursday March 27th, 7:00PM ET or Wednesday April 2nd, 8:00 PM ET; MCAT:Wednesday March 26th, 9:30PM ET or Tuesday April 1st, 7:30PM ET; DAT:Sunday, March 23rd, 10:00PM ET or Tuesday April 1st, 8:00PM ET; OAT: Sunday, March 23rd, 8:00PM ET or Tuesday April 1st, 10:00PM ET; PCAT:Thursday, March 27th, 7:00PM ET or Wednesday April 2nd, 10:00PM ET.
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12.Medical School Application Info Session
Are you thinking about or planning to apply to medical school this summer? Wondering what the AMCAS system will look and feel like? The Health Careers Center is hosting information sessions this spring to review the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) process. The sessions will be held: Tuesday, April 8 @ 12:30pm; Monday, April 14 @ 3:00pm, and Thursday, April 24 at 1:30pm. Go to the Health Careers Center's website to register (go to the AMCAS sessions near bottom of page). You can always stop in the Health Careers Center (2-565 Moos Tower - 2nd floor) with questions.
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13.Effective Interviewing: Tell your International Stories
Maggie Kubak will be leading a session this Wednesday, April 2nd 2:00p - 3:15p.m. at the University International Center (UIC) 101. This workshop is part of the "Market Your International Experience Workshop Series and is structured to help students articulate their international experiences during interviews.

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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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18.A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's, bachelor's, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, or long-term care administration. Deadline April 30, 2014. Essay topic and details found online.
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IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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19.Paid Research Assistant Positions
Part time undergraduate research assistants needed to help with conducting driving simulation experiment in research lab. Responsibilities include collecting data from research subjects who will drive through a set of simulated roadway scenarios. Schedule will be arranged individually with each hire. Pay is $12/hour. If interested please email, Kathleen Harder, Ph.D., at kharder@umn.edu.
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20.Work That Matters With The Fund for the Public Interest This Summer
Work to protect the Boundary Waters and win campaigns on other issues with the Fund this summer! The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns. In Minnesota, we'll be working with Environment Minnesota to protect the Boundary Waters from toxic sulfide mining. Last summer our staff helped stop toxic gas drilling, worked to end subsidies for junk food, and built support for equal rights for all Americans- all while building valuable leadership skills. Currently, we have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills. As a member of our staff, you will fundraise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.
To apply, please visit www.JobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH (1-800-753-2784).
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21.Full-Time Research Coordinator Position
A paid, full-time research coordinator (lab manager) is being sought for the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu, Dr. Brooks King- Casas, and Dr. Stephen LaConte at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Drs. Chiu, King-Casas, and LaConte's work centers on functional neuroimaging of healthy and clinical populations (e.g., mood/anxiety, substance, at-risk youth) with an emphasis on social neuroscience and reward-guided decision-making. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in graduate school in cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology and related fields. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment. Minimum requirements for the position include a BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or related field, and two years of prior research experience. Required application materials: Cover letter, CV/Resume, list of references. At least two letters of recommendation will be required prior to final consideration. Please apply online (posting #SW0140158).
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22.CLA Employer Relations team is Hiring a PT student Employer Relations Assistant
The CLA Employer Relations team is hiring. They have a part-time student Employer Relations Assistant position now open and posted on the central HR website (Requisition Number: 190311). Students interested in the fields of recruiting, staffing, generalist human resources duties and working with/marketing to external professionals will gain many valuable and transferable skills in this position. While undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts are preferred, students with undergraduate majors in all colleges will be considered and are encouraged to apply. The priority application deadline is April 14, 2014.
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23.YIPA is Hiring a Membership Coordinator
Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA) is hiring a Membership Coordinator with the primary responsibility of the recruitment and retention of our rapidly growing membership. YIPA is committed to creating systemic change in how society perceives and works with at-risk youth. Our mission is to increase awareness and support for youth intervention services. We desire a dynamic mission driven individual with impeccable interpersonal skills and a unwavering commitment to service. If you want to help youth by creating systemic change, this is your unique opportunity. Passing this posting on to others is greatly appreciated. View the job posting online.
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24.Clinician (Tutor Positions) with Edina Learning Center
Edina Learning Center is looking for energetic, positive individuals to work as Clinicians (Tutors). These positions are seasonal. Paid 7-10 day training in our research validated programs is provided. Ideal candidates will have a background in the education field and a passion for helping others. Responsibilities will include: Providing one-to-one instruction based upon each individual client's learning needs, working with Center Director and Consultant to implement client plans, and interacting positively and professionally with clients and staff to provide a safe and fun learning environment. Please complete the application for Clinician (Tutor) -Edina, MN at the following website: https://lindamoodbellcareers.silkroad.com/
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25.Behavior Therapist Positions
Behavioral Dimensions is hiring Behavior Therapists to provide intensive in home behavioral services to children with autism and other related disabilities. We will train you to use positively based techniques to work with children who engage in a variety of challenging behaviors. Specifically, you will be using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a set of rigorous, data-driven practices grounded in over 40 years of peer-reviewed evidence in the treatment of disordered behavior and skill deficits in any setting. Behavior Therapists are an integral part of a team of highly trained staff supervised by licensed psychologists and board certified behavior analyst who are able to effectively work with a wide variety of children. We are seeking Behavior Therapists throughout the metro area for both full and part time positions. To qualify for this position you need to meet one of the following requirements: 1) Have a bachelor's degree AND 2,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of mental illness or children with emotional disturbances, 2) Be ENROLLED as a graduate student in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields at an accredited college or university, or 3) Have completed 6,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of clinical services in the treatment of mental illness or children with emotional disturbances. If you are interested in learning more about the services BDI provides, the employee benefits available, wage information, if you meet requirements for employment, or would like to fill out an application please visit www.behavioraldimensions.com.
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3/25/14

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

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

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

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

The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
--1.Updated Drop-In Hours
EVENTS
--2.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Kory Floyd - Interpersonal Relationships Research
--3.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Patricia Frazier - Control Your Stress!
--4.Internship Advice & A Pizza Slice - International Addition
--5.Learning Abroad Center - Targeting Your Resume and Cover Letter for Career Success
--6.Second Women of Color Student Conference - March 29th
--7.Free Practice GRE
ENGAGEMENT
--8.Join the CLA Business Club
JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
--9.Summer Employment Opportunities with TRIO Upward Bound
--10.Research Assistant at the University of California San Diego
--11.Summer Internships and Employment Opportunities with Youth Farm
--12.BestPrep is Hiring a Communications and Special Events Coordinator
--13.Apply Now for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps!
--14.AmeriCorps VISTA Position with Minneapolis Health Dept Youth Violence Prevention
--15.Mental Health Worker - Senior Lodge
--16.Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program
--17.Entry Level Position with the Learning Abroad Center
--18.Human Resources Generalist Position with North Side Achievement Zone
--19.Mental Health Receptionist at The Lorenz Clinic
--20.Behavior Therapist Full Time/Part Time
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2.Updated Drop-In Hours
Due to some schedule adjustments, Psychology Advising will be discontinuing Drop-In Hours on Wednesday evenings (4:00pm-6:00pm). Drop-in hours will also be cancelled this week, during Spring Break (March 17th - March 21st). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions, please email psyadvis@umn.edu.
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2.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Kory Floyd - Interpersonal Relationships Research
The Department of Psychology Welcomes Dr. Kory Floyd as the second speaker in the Spring 2014 Colloquium Series. His presentation will explain the connection between interpersonal communication and the health of individuals and relationships. Dr. Floyd of Arizona State University has spent several years exploring how prosocial communication, such as the expression of affection, benefits physical and mental health and the stability of close relationships. He will describe how positive, intimate communication leads to personal and interpersonal wellness and how individuals can use this information to maximize well-being in their own lives and relationships. The presentation will be held on Monday, March 24th from 1:00-2:00pm in N639 Elliott Hall. Check it out!
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3.Psychology Colloquium Hosts Dr. Patricia Frazier - Control Your Stress!
Next week Thursday, March 27th Dr. Patricia Frazier will be presenting as part of the Department of Psychology's Spring 2014 Colloquium Series. Dr. Frazier's talk will provide an overview of her translational program of research on the role of perceived control in coping with stressful life events from initial theoretical work to the recent development of an online intervention to increase perceived control. Much of the talk will focus on the online intervention, which as now been tested with more than 1,000 students and found to be effective in reducing perceived stress and the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Join us March 27th from 4:00-5:00pm in 402 Walter Library.
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4.Internship Advice & A Pizza Slice - International Addition
Join CLA Career Services to learn more about how international students can be successful in their internships. This session will be held Friday, March 28th from 2:00-4:00pm in the President's Room (3rd Floor) of Coffman Memorial Union. This workshop is open to all CLA students, GoldPASS registration is encouraged, but walk-ins will be welcome.
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5.Learning Abroad Center - Targeting Your Resume and Cover Letter for Career Success
Sarah Newberg will be leading this session on Friday, March 28, 2:00-3:15 p.m. at the University International Center (UIC) 101. This workshop is part of the "Market Your International Experience Workshop Series," and is meant to help students integrate their international experiences into their career materials, and generally better articulate their experiences.
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6.Second Women of Color Student Conference - March 29th
The 2nd Women of Color Student Conference entitled "Loving Each Other Harder: Womyn of Color, Community and the Intersections of Our Identities," will be held on March 29, 2014 at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. As we seek to further fulfill our mission of advancing equity women across all identities, we must embrace the countless nuances within women's identities. It is through this framework that the 1st Women of Color Student Summit was born, and it is through this framework that we seek to dive even deeper with our 2nd Women of Color Student Conference. We are very excited to announce our keynote speaker, Wazina Zondon. Wazina, a social justice educator, writer and performer, is featured in the 2013 HBO documentary, "The Out List." Wazina has trained on issues related to holistic sexuality, and the crossroads of race, class, gender, faith. An Afghan, working-class queer, Wazina is committed to and inspired by self-determination and the power of people around the globe. Registration is REQUIRED and now open. More information is available online.
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7.Free Practice GRE
If you're studying hard for the GRE and want to get a feel for how well you're doing, take advantage of a Kaplan Test Prep free GRE practice tests! You will get a detailed score report highlighting your strengths and weaknesses, complete explanations of every question and strategies for improvement. You can take the exam in person or online. Look online to find test dates/times.
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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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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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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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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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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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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.
*****
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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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.
*****
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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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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8.ADAPT Looking for Undergraduate Assistants for Summer
Are you searching for research experience on a federally-funded study to strengthen your training and expertise? Would you like to learn about parent-child relationships in families experiencing military deployment? Are you interested in observing parents interact with their school-aged children? Are you interested in observing parents interact with their school-aged children? Are you reliable, detail-oriented, and a team player? If you answered yes to these questions and are interested in learning about observational coding on the ADAPT (After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools) project in summer 2014, contact Dr. Osnat Zamir to learn more, or check out ADAPT online. The work includes assessment of parenting behaviors and dyadic/triadic relationship interactions. The coding lab is located at the Department of Family Social Science on the St. Paul campus at the University of Minnesota.
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9.Developmental Psychopathology Research (Cicchetti Lab)
Researchers at the Institute of Child Development are currently seeking motivated undergraduate students who are interesting in participating in developmental psychopathology research. Our project may be of particular interest for those pursuing research experiences in clinical or developmental psychology, with emphasis on caregiver-child relations, social-emotion and language development. Students who are native English speakers and can commit to 6 to 10 hours a week with a minimum of 2 semesters are preferred. Lab duties include transcribing videos, coding linguistic and affective data, and data entry. Opportunities to be involved in professional presentations may be offered pending on the commitment of the student. Our project is flexible to the schedule of interested undergraduates and hours accrued this semester can be rolled over toward the next. If you'd like more information please contact Michelle Brown at: brow4008@umn.edu.
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10. Check out CLA Career Services
If you're looking to explore internships and careers, have your resume critiqued, practice interview with local and national companies, learn about writing an effective cover letter or personal statement, or any number of career related things, CLA Career Services is the place for you. CLA Career Services is the Career Services Office for CLA students. They work with all degree-seeking students enrolled in CLA, and recent alumni (up to one year after graduation) to help them prepare for their future endeavors. Each semester CLA Career Services hosts a number of workshops, courses, fairs, info sessions, practice interviews and one-on-one advising sessions for free! Take advantage of this amazing resource while you can. You can find out more information about their events and sign up for their newsletter online.
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11.CLA Continuing Student Scholarship Deadline Extended
CLA's Continuing Student Scholarship deadline has been extended to Friday, February 21st. Students who apply for the CLA Continuing Student Scholarship will be considered for Psychology Major Specific Awards. More information about this can be found online. Apply Now!
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12.SUA Program Board Chair Recruitment - Apply Before Tomorrow!
Student Unions & Activities is seeking student leaders to serve as committee chairs for the SUA Program Board. SUA Program Board Committee Chairs lead a group of their peers in planning campus-wide events like Homecoming and Spring Jam, as well as presenting weekly events in Coffman and the St. Paul Student Center such as speakers, films, concerts and art exhibitions. Click here to apply by Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Please contact suaprograms@umn.edu with any questions.
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13.Volunteer Abroad This Summer
Do something amazing this summer in an incredible part of the world! Pour un Sourire d'Enfant, For a Child's Smile is a non-religiously affiliated NGO based in Cambodia. Each year we run summer camps for Cambodian children to prevent them from working on rubbish dumps or doing other dangerous jobs. We are looking for committed, enthusiastic volunteers to help run our amazing summer camp experience this year. The only cost for volunteers is the airfare to and from country, and spending money for travel/weekends (approximately $300 should be budgeted). Are you up to the challenge? For more information e-mail: priet015@umn.edu.
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JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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14.Student Office Assistant for TRiO
TRiO Upward Bound in the College of Education and Human Development is currently accepting applications for an entry level, undergraduate Student Office Assistant position for the remainder of spring semester. This position is work-study only. Candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check. Candidates must have work-study, be critical thinkers, responsible, and quick learners. The position will be about 10 hours a week, but could turn into a part-time summer office job. A full description and application process can be accessed by going to employment.umn.edu and searching requisition #118039 or clicking this link.
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15.Student Positions in the Office of Engagement
The Office for Student Engagement has three unique student positions opening for next year. Strengths Coordinator (Req # 189437), Strengths & Engagement Coach (Req # 189445), and Student Employment Leadership Program Training Coordinator (Req # 189438). These are great opportunities for students, check them out!
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16.Research Assistant Position Available at the VA Health Care System
We are currently accepting applications for a GS-7 level Research Assistant to join Project STRIVE - a randomized clinical trial investigating treatment for PTSD and co-morbid substance use disorder. Individuals interested in gaining applied research experience in order to advance their career development in the field of clinical psychology or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will join an active team of clinician investigators at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System conducting research on post-deployment mental health among combat veterans, including post-traumatic stress, risk and resilience factors, and treatment outcome evaluation. The Research Assistant will work closely with study project coordinator and investigators to ensure research activities run smoothly. Specific duties include: Assisting project team with subject recruitment, scheduling screening interviews with potential participants, obtaining informed consent, data collection, conducting literature searches, preparing literature reviews and bibliographies, assisting team with basic statistical analyses and preparing reports, and assisting in manuscript preparation and development of grant proposals. The position is full-time with funding for this position available for at least one year. Current GS-7 starting wage is $19.89 per hour. Please submit a vita, cover letter, and names of three references to: Melissa A Polusny, PhD, LP (Posttraumatic Stress Recovery Program) Phone: 612-437-3965, Email: Melissa.polusny@med.va.gov.
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17.Seasonal Positions in Edina Learning Center
Lindamood-Bell is an organization dedicated to enhancing human learning. We provide intensive instruction in the underlying skills needed for proficiency in reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking, and math. Our instruction helps a wide range of individuals, pre-kindergarten through adult, by developing language processing that is critical to becoming a proficient learner in any subject. Lindamood-Bell is seeking energetic and friendly Tutors for our Twin Cities Learning Center! Seasonal positions are available, with PT hours. $13.00/hr. Visit us at www.lindamoodbell.com. and send resumes to resumes.twincities@lindamoodbell.com or fax to (952) 835-2790, Attn: Clinician Position. EOE
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18.Full-time Position with YouthLink
YouthLink is an agency that provides a continuum of services focused on youth in crisis and/or who are homeless, precariously housed, marginalized and at risk of homelessness. They currently have an opening for a Full Time Housing Case Manager. The Housing Case Manager provides a minimum of 20 hours of direct service to homeless youth with the goal of supporting their transition to adulthood. The housing case manager's goal is to provide "life coaching" that results in a youth being empowered, connected, self-sufficient and independent in identified areas.Through the vehicles of positive relationship building and managing transitions, the housing case manager helps youth identify and achieve goals to help them maintain safe, stable housing, employment and education. A Bachelor's degree and/or one to two years of experience working with youth (or equivalent combination of education and experience) is required. For the full job posting, and other available positions, go online.
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19.Become an Environment America Fellow: Fight for a Green Future
Environment Minnesota is a statewide citizen based environmental advocacy group. We're about clean energy, clean air, clean water, and protecting open spaces - right now our top priority is doing our part to stop global warming. Each year, we hire graduating seniors with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluting industries, fight for a green future and do what it takes to win. Our Fellowship Program is a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles. As a fellow, you're not just learning how to make an impact; you're making one. We're currently hiring! To learn more and apply, visit jobs.environmentamerica.org. Our early application deadline is Sunday, February 16th. If you're not graduating this year, you should apply to be an Environment Minnesota intern - you'll learn how to make an impact on critical environmental issues, and there's no better way to gain experience and launch your career with us.
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2/4/14

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

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

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

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1/28/14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1.Winter Break Advising Hours
Winter break availability runs through next Tuesday, January 21st. Because advisor availability fluctuates, we will not hold drop-in hours during this time period. We will be available to meet with students through appointments only. If you would like to meet with an advisor, please submit an Appointment Request Form. Our office will remain open during our usual operating hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm (with the exception of Monday, January 20th Psychology Advising will be closed due to a University Holiday). We will still be checking and responding to emails frequently during our business hours, so feel free to contact us with your questions at psyadvis@umn.edu.
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2.You CAN Afford to Study Abroad
If you thought study abroad was not affordable, think again! The Learning Abroad Center is committed to helping you learn more ways to make your dream of studying abroad a reality! Tuesday, January 28th from 3-4pm (150 Blegan Hall) and Wednesday, February 19th 12-1pm (415 Blegan Hall) the Learning Abroad Center will be holding an information session about study abroad scholarships and financial aid. Get an Overview and tools that will help you choose an affordable program and apply for scholarships & financial aid. Please note that some scholarships are due early February, so if you are interested in any scholarships with a deadline prior to Feb 19th, please attend the first session. Contact Amanda Fischer in the Learning Abroad Center at fisch856@umn.edu or 612-625-9370 with questions.
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3.RA Needed for Psychopathology Research at VA Medical Center
Participate in cutting-edge clinical research in the Research Division of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System by serving as a research assistant in the laboratory of Professor Scott Sponheim, PhD. The Minneapolis VA is easily accessible by light rail from the U of M campus. The successful candidate will be a current Junior or Senior pursuing a psychology major, have a GPA of 3.0 or high, and be flexible in hours (evenings/weekends). An interest in graduate school in psychology is a plus. Duties include: 5-10 hours per week in the laboratory, recruiting and scheduling participants, preparing clinical interview materials, attending weekly lab meetings, and data entry. Opportunities are available to conduct your own research project. This may be done as a volunteer or for PSY 4993 research credit. Please submit a resume or CV, transcripts, and references to Nicolaas VanMeerten at vanm0034@umn.edu.
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4.DVBIC Research Intern
The research intern will assist research staff at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC). Responsibilities will include: preparing study materials, scoring clinical scales, working with testing software, verifying accuracy of study data, conducting computer-based cognitive testing, and assessing participants. This position will also involve working with relational databases and basic computer programming. The patient population will include military personnel or veterans with traumatic brain injury and other mental health issues. Qualified candidate must be highly motivated, able to work independently, extremely detail oriented, and willing to develop new skills as the need arises. Candidate must have excellent communication (written and oral), organizational and interpersonal skills; strong computer skills required; comfortable using basic computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and web applications. Some background with statistical software and relational databases. Minimum Experience: Pursuing a degree in psychology or related field. A minimum commitment of 8-10 hours a week for 12 months is required. For questions, the full posting, or to apply, please contact Carrie Gentz at carolyn.gentz@va.gov.
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5.NIDA Summer Research Opportunity
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites high school and undergraduate students to submit applications for the 2014 Summer Research Program. Under this program students underrepresented in the biomedical, social, clinical and behavioral sciences are paired with NIDA funded scientists at research institutions across the United States for 8-10 weeks during the summer to work in the field of substance abuse and addiction research. Internships may involve a variety of experiences including laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, patient interviews, and literature reviews. Student interns receive a stipend, and if necessary and eligible, provisions for travel and housing expenses. The deadline to submit applications for the 2014 program is February 14, 2014. Complete program information and the online application form can be found online. Questions regarding the 2014 NIDA Summer Research Program can be directed to, Julie Huffman at Huffmanj@mail.nih.gov.
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6.Chicago Center for Systems Biology Summer Research Program
The Chicago Center for Systems Biology is offering its 6th REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program this summer. The Center seeks qualified undergraduates for 2014 REU fellowships. Stipends are $4,000 for ten-week projects. They will be awarded on a competitive basis based on academic excellence, motivation, scientific potential, compatibility of personal interests, and long-term career goals aligned with research programs of the CCSB. Applicants with computational science backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. All participants must be U.S. citizens (or permanent residents) and be enrolled in (but not yet graduated from) an accredited undergraduate college degree program with a concentration in a biological science field. If selected, students will be matched with a research mentor. During the program participants will be invited to lab meetings and seminars. In addition, they will have access to libraries, athletic facilities, and University-sponsored events. At the conclusion of the summer projects, students will produce a summary report and present their findings at an REU Symposium in the Gordon Center for Integrative Science at the University of Chicago. The deadline for receipt of CCSB REU application materials is February 10, 2014. Send via mail or email all application materials to Barry Aprison, Ph.D. at baprison@bsd.uchicago.edu.
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7.Summer Undergraduate Minority Research program (SUMR) in Health Services
SUMR is a paid summer internship at the University of Pennsylvania. SUMR introduces minority undergraduate students and interested others to the field of health services research. In addition to conducting research, SUMR Scholars participate in an orientation program, attend weekly seminars, attend the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, take a GRE prep course, and network with health services researchers and epidemiologists. Applications due February 1st. To learn more about our SUMR program, click here.
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8.Summer Research at the Center for Health Equity and Clinical and Translational Science Institute
The University of Minnesota's Center for Health Equity and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute are offering the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) again this the summer. Applications are currently being accepted and are due March 7th. For more information and to apply, please see their website.
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9.Apply For Summer Research Opportunities Now!
Many research institutions across the nation have stipend summer research programs that invite students to work closely with faculty and graduate students on research projects over the summer (as you can see in many of the posts in this week's Scoop). These programs are a great opportunity to see what it would be like to be a psychology graduate student in a research program. They provide first-hand experience in advanced research, intensive guidance, networking and preparation for grad school admissions process (crafting CV and personal statement, preparation for the GRE etc.). They also provide an unforgettable summer with various social activities/events planned. You will spend a lot of time with other students from different states and disciplines that are also passionate about their research. Programs like these are competitive, and the applications are due soon. Winter break would be a great time to explore some of the available opportunities and begin the applications. The sooner you start on the applications the better because you will likely be asked to provide 2-3 letters of recommendation and a personal statement. Please keep in mind that some of these programs have specific criteria, such as citizenship, academic standards, and/or are catered for under represented populations of students, so read the eligibility carefully.
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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
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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.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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