10/6/14

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

Psych Scoop 9/30/14
The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology Advisor!
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PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
--1.Want to Study Abroad in Psychology? Attend This Info Session Tuesday!
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
--2.Psychology Colloquium: Can Consuming Narrative Fiction Create Empathy?
--3.Psychology Colloquium: Inequity, Social Class and Self
PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
--4.TED Talks and Popcorn This Thursday
EVENTS
--5.Greater Than 7: Courageous Conversations About Equity and Diversity
--6.MCAE Scholarship & Internship Fair
--7.Free Practice Tests from Kaplan This Saturday!
RESEARCH
--8.Facial Emotion Coding RA Position Available Immediately
--9.Research Opportunity in Child Development
ENGAGEMENT
--10.Community Engagement Scholars Program
LEARNING ABROAD
--11.The Student Project for Amity among Nations (SPAN)
JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
--12.AmeriCorps CTEP Position
--13.Internship Opportunity
--14.Work in CLA Student Services After Graduation
--15.Become a Volunteer Blogger at the Women's Center!
--16.Childcare and Tutor Positions
--17.Entry-level Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
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PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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1.Want to Study Abroad in Psychology? Attend This Info Session Tuesday!
A learning abroad experience will enhance your understanding of psychology through course work, internships or cross-cultural interactions encountered every day while you live and travel in a new country. Where can you go? What will you do there? How will that count toward your psychology degree? Come find out! Tuesday, October 7th 1:00-2:30pm in N639 Elliott Hall. You'll hear about programs in London, Italy, Denmark, Argentina and a New Psychology Research Program in Spain!! On hand will be psychology majors who have been abroad, learning abroad center staff and psychology advisors. Bring a pen, paper, and any questions you may have! As seating is limited, please RSVP to psyadvis@umn.edu with "Study Abroad" in the subject heading.
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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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2.Psychology Colloquium: Can Consuming Narrative Fiction Create Empathy?
On Friday, October 3rd, from 11:00am-12:30pm in N639 Elliott Hall, the Department of Psychology will host Raymond A. Mar, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, York University to present as part of the Psychology Fall Colloquium Series. Most of us engage with fictional narratives on a daily basis, be it a novel, film, or favorite television show. In doing so, we often imagine the inner worlds of others who are quite different from ourselves, which may provide an avenue for developing perspective-taking and empathy towards others. In this talk Dr. Mar will provide a critical overview of the available research on whether exposure to narrative fiction can improve our capacity to understand other people. This includes work based on various methodological approaches, including neuroscience, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology and individual differences. A list of the upcoming Colloquium speakers can be found under "upcoming events" on the Departmental website.
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3.Psychology Colloquium: Inequity, Social Class and Self
On Monday, October 6th, from 10:00am-11:30am in N639 Elliott Hall, the Department of Psychology will host Hazel Rose Markus, Professor in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, to present as part of the Psychology Fall Colloquium Series. The U.S. is increasingly marked by inequality and divided along social class lines. The divide is evident in what we eat for dinner, how we parent, how we vote, and how long we live. In this talk, Hazel will integrate many of the powerful and previously unexamined psychological consequences of social class, suggesting that societal rank has its influence on behavior through one's experience of self. In North American settings, those with higher rank (whether measured or manipulated) tend to experience themselves as independent selves--as separate from others, as expressing and promoting their own interests, choices and goals, and as influencing and controlling social interactions. Those with lower rank tend to experience themselves as interdependent selves--as connected with others, as responsive to the social situation and to others' goals, emotions and needs, and as adjusting and deferring to others in interaction. The more unequal we become and the more different our selves become, the more societal dysfunction we will experience. Addressing inequality in health, education, and political engagement requires policies and practices that bridge these socioculturally shaped differences in self. A list of the upcoming Colloquium speakers can be found under "upcoming events" on the Departmental website.
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PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
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PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psi Chi/ Psychology Student Association activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!
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4.TED Talks and Popcorn This Thursday
Psychology Club meeting this Thursday at Elliott Hall 4:45-5:45! You can look forward to popcorn, TED Talks, and some great company. We're excited to see you there!
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EVENTS
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5.Greater Than 7: Courageous Conversations About Equity and Diversity
The Office of Equity and Diversity is proud to host the first annual week-long University-wide event around equity and diversity, Greater Than 7: Courageous Conversations About Equity and Diversity. Nearly 50 events will be taking place this week (September 29 - October 3), including some fantastic events such as: MCAE Open House, Pride@Work: Bagels and Coffee Welcome Event, Speaker Faisal Alam - "Hidden Voices: The Lives of LGBT Muslims", Women Activists Today: How to Build Sustainable Movements, Tongues Untied - Afrofuturism: Envisioning Black Futures, Greater Than 7 Film Festival. View the complete Greater Than 7 calendar of events and download the Greater Than 7 flier and the "Say It In 7" mini-pamphlet ("Say It In 7" story cards will be available starting Monday, September 29) from the Greater Than 7 website.
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6.MCAE Scholarship & Internship Fair
The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is hosting a Scholarship and Internship Information Fair next week Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 11:00am - 2:00pm in the Mississippi Room at Coffman Memorial Union. Local corporations, government agencies and university programs will be there recruiting for their internship and scholarship opportunities and scholarship experts and organizations will be onsite to answer questions. In addition to recruiters, we strength coaching will be available, and students can bring their resumes and have them reviewed by a career services staff member. Go online to register and to see which organizations will be attending. Registration is not required but appreciated. Students who register will receive event reminders and information on how to prepare for the event. All eligible student participants will have a chance to win an ipad.
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7.Free Practice Tests from Kaplan This Saturday!
Kaplan is hosting Free MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT, GRE and LSAT practice tests on Saturday, October 4 in Blegan Hall. Pre-registration is REQUIRED and space is limited. Save your spot today!
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RESEARCH
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8.Facial Emotion Coding RA Position Available Immediately
A lab at the Institute of Child Development is seeking Research Assistants to help us this fall semester with a facial emotion coding project. You will gain training in face emotion coding and learn more generally about conducting psychology research. This may be an especially good opportunity for individuals who think they may want to eventually pursue graduate studies in psychology or child development and want to gain research experience. This experience can be from 1 to 3 credits, depending on your time commitment (3-9 hours per week effective from now until the end of the fall semester). To apply please forward your resume, which includes your current GPA near the top, to Jyothi and Madelyn at ramak032@umn.edu and label052@umn.edu; please be sure to put "ICD Emotion Coding Project" in the Subject Line. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions. Thanks for your interest!
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9.Research Opportunity in Child Development
The Carlson Child Development Lab offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience and earn college credits while working with preschool and school-aged children in a laboratory setting. Current research topics include self-control, perspective-taking and pretend play. Our undergraduates are an integral part of our lab, and participate in all levels of our research. From offering suggestions for developing protocols to running sessions with children and families, research assistants are afforded every opportunity to pursue their own interests and apply their own skills within our lab. As a Carlson Lab RA, you will interact with some of the leading scientists in the field of child development,. You will also have the chance to contribute to presentations of our research at international conferences and be included in future publications. This is the perfect opportunity to develop important research skills and relationships while learning about children's social cognitive development. Schedules are highly flexible. Inquiries can be directed to childlab@umn.edu. Two credit, two semester minimum.
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ENGAGEMENT
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10.Community Engagement Scholars Program
Do you enjoy volunteering? Would you like to connect with others who are dedicated to working with their communities? Check out the Community Engagement Scholars Program (CESP)! This program recognizes students who make a significant commitment to community work and service-learning. Through work with non-profit organizations off campus, reflections, service-learning courses and a final project, CESP participants explore what it means to work and learn with their communities. Interested? The first step to get involved is to attend an information session. See dates and register here online. Questions? call 612-626-2044 or email cesp@umn.edu.
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LEARNING ABROAD
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11.The Student Project for Amity among Nations (SPAN)
In 2015 the Student Project for Amity among Nations intends to travel to Germany or to Armenia & Georgia, former states of the Soviet Union, to study and pursue independent research projects. Open to students from all Minnesota colleges and universities, these two destinations offer students an opportunity to immerse themselves in foreign language and culture, to sightsee, and to explore a self-chosen research topic in which the student is keenly interested. Want to go along? Then set your sights on traveling overseas with SPAN in summer 2015. First, learn more about SPAN. Read more about the 2015 destinations and the faculty who will lead the two study and research groups. Then take the next step. Turn awareness into action: apply to be a SPAN researcher for summer 2015. Students can earn eight University of Minnesota academic credits. Scholarships are also available. Learn more about SPAN on our Website and Facebook. Feel free to contact Evelyn Anderson with any questions you have.
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JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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12.AmeriCorps CTEP Position
Hiring for a West Side 21st Century Technology Learning Coordinator - CTEP AmeriCorps Member. The AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) bridges the "digital divide" for new Immigrants and low-income communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Join AmeriCorps CTEP and help make the information age accessible to all. There are two groups that the CTEP member would serve. First, they would serve teens on the West Side. Most teen work will be with employment-aged youth who are enrolled in high school, although there would be some work with middle school teens as well. A second role for the CTEP member will be to teach a series of basic computer skills workshops to immigrant adults involved in the Jane Addams School for Democracy at Baker Center. Click for a complete description of the role. Apply online at my.americorps.gov and click on "Apply to Serve" (be sure to search for the "Community Technology Empowerment Project" or "CTEP" when asked to indicate what program you would like to send your application to). Contact: Joel Krogstad, joel@technologypower.org, 651.556.1384
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13.Internship Opportunity
Washburn Center for Children is committed to offering families quality therapeutic services--and a new, child-friendly facility will help us do just that! We are currently interviewing for unpaid internship positions this spring in our Family Focused program in our new facility at: 1100 Glenwood Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405. The Family Focused Program serves families needing an intensive combination of periodic parent groups, in-home and center-based therapy and a therapeutic preschool for children. It is designed to decrease the potential for harm to children and to help parents provide a safer, more nurturing environment for their children. In Family Focused, preschool aged children come to the center for milieu therapy four half days a week, all year round. They are in small groups of about 7 to 9 children each. There are three to four adults (which include the interns) with a group so interns have a lot of direct involvement with the children. During the fall interns in Family Focused volunteer 2 half days a week. The schedules that are available include: Monday/Wednesday mornings, Monday/Wednesday afternoons, Tuesday/Thursday mornings and Tuesday/Thursday afternoons. For mornings the hours would be 8:45am-12:30pm and for afternoons the hours would be 12:45pm-4:30pm. Our spring internship placements run from the beginning of January until the end of May. Applications are available on our website. For more information, contact: Colleen Hegy, Intern Coordinator, at 612-872-3341 or email internships@washburn.org.
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14.Work in CLA Student Services After Graduation
CLA Student Services is hiring a Student Personnel Coordinator. To see the full posting search req number 194532 on the UMN Employment website.
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15.Become a Volunteer Blogger at the Women's Center!
Practice, enhance, and strengthen your writing skills, have a chance to express your opinions to a large audience, have your work published and archived online, and learn how to work on a deadline. The blogging opportunity at the Women's Center is a great way to become involved in the social justice community. Not only will you become more familiar with social justice topics in our community, but you will also build your resume for future positions. Apply Online by October 27 to be considered for fall semester (or beyond).
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16.Childcare and Tutor Positions
College Nannies and Tutors of Wayzata is currently accepting applications from responsible, outgoing individuals for a variety of childcare and tutor positions. We offer flexible scheduling, great pay, and a wide selection of jobs to fit your skills and preferences. Nanny positions include after school care, part-time, or hourly babysitting. Tutor positions range from general Homework Help to advanced subject support such as Algebra Tutors, Calculus Tutors, Physics Tutors, ACT Prep Tutors, SAT Prep Tutors and Foreign Language Tutors. To learn more submit an email to wayzatamn@collegenannies.com or visit our website.
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17.Entry-level Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
We have part-time positions open for Cognitive Trainers in Chanhassen and Maple Grove. Come join the LearningRx cognitive skills training team and help change lives by improving cognitive ability! Our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work one-on-one with individuals utilizing clinically-proven procedures to improve areas such as memory, attention, auditory processing and IQ. We are looking for quick thinking, high energy individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree or are graduating soon. Hours are flexible but we require at least four days with availability between the hours of 3PM-8PM. For more information and to request an interview give us a call at 952-949-6900. After calling - resumes can be sent to nate.maus@learningrx.net.
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9/23

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

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

The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
1.Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
PSI CHI
2.Psi Chi Kick off Meeting
EVENTS
3.Community Involvement Fair - Today!
4.Learning Abroad Fall Fair - Tomorrow!
5.CLA Internship Fair
6.Peace Corps Information Session
7.First Active Minds Meeting
8.Humphrey School of Public Health Preview Days
9.The 2014 LGBTQIA Student Leadership Retreat
10.Interviews on Campus
RESEARCH
11.Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (Zelazo Lab)
12.Think About Applying for a UROP Research Grant
ENGAGEMENT
13.CLA Business Club - First Meeting Today
14.Take Your Professor To Lunch!
JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
15.Behavioral Dimension
16.Peace Corps Campus Ambassadors
17.U of M News Service Looking for a Communications Specialist
18.Positions with ACR Healthcare
19.Tutoring Positions at Edina Learning Center
20.Donor Relations Internship with Hennepin Theatre Trust
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1.Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
Psychology Undergraduate Advising has designated drop-in hours during the academic year. During the first two weeks of the term, we have been taking drop-ins all day, but normal drop-in hours take effect this week (week of September 15th). While other units may have advisors available at all times, each advisor in our unit holds drop-in hours once a week and cannot address walk-in issues outside of these. While it may seem like a quick issue (such as signing a research contract), it often takes more time than expected and adds up when considering our large student population. To run efficiently and serve our students best, it is important that we recognize and respect these specified drop-in times.
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PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psi Chi/ Psychology Student Association activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!
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2.Psi Chi Kick off Meeting
The psychology club and psi chi kick off event is this Thursday from 4:45-5:45. Everyone can look forward to pizza, games, and great people! We look forward to seeing you at Elliott Hall on Thursday!
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3.Community Involvement Fair - Today!
You can make a difference! Come find out how at the Community Involvement Fair on Tuesday, September 16th from 10a.m. to 2p.m. in the Great Hall (Coffman Memorial Union). This free event gives students (grad and undergrad) a chance to learn about Twin Cities volunteer and internship opportunities. Talk to representatives from more than 90 local organizations to find a position that matches your major or interests. Learn about volunteer and internship positions in fields such as: Youth Education and Mentoring, ELL/ESL Tutoring, Environment, Animal Rights, Healthcare / Public Health, Law / Criminal Justice, Housing / Homelessness, Refugee and Immigrant Communities, Political Organizing / Public Policy, Family Services / Family Violence, the Arts, GLBT Communities, Women and Gender issues.
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4.Learning Abroad Fall Fair - Tomorrow!
The Learning Abroad Center is hosting a Learning Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 17th (10:00am-2:30pm) in the West Bank Plaza. The Learning Abroad Fair is designed for students to discover the variety of learning abroad options available at the University of Minnesota. Students will have the opportunity to meet with: Learning Abroad Center staff, Affiliated program staff, College advisers, Career counselors, and many other departments from around the U that help with the decisions and steps needed to participate in an education abroad experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maria Wentworth. Thank you again!
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5.CLA Internship Fair
The CLA Internship Fair will be held next Friday, September 26th from 10:00am-2:00pm in the Great Hall (Coffman Memorial Union). Attend this event to explore internship opportunities with a variety of employers who have internships and want to hire CLA students. Starting dates for these opportunities may include fall 2014 and spring or summer 2015. This event is open to all CLA students and recent alumni (alumni within one year of graduation). For more information and a detailed list of employers attending search the 'Career Fairs/Events' section on GoldPASS. (Prep Workshops will be held Friday, September 19, 12:00 - 1:00pm and Tuesday, September 23, 3:00 - 4:00pm. At the Prep Workshops, CLA Career Services staff will tell you about the employers attending and how to conduct research on those organizations and their available opportunities. Tips include how to dress, what to bring with you to the Fair, and how to quickly make a good impression.) Registration on GoldPASS is encouraged.
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6.Peace Corps Information Session
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17th at 6 p.m. there will be a Peace Corps Information Session in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Room 289. At the info session, you will hear Returned Peace Corps Volunteers talk about their service and get tips for applying.
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7.First Active Minds Meeting
Active Minds is a student-run mental health advocacy group devoted to educating students about mental health issues and reducing the stigma of mental illness. Tomorrow, Wednesday September 17th from 7:30pm to 8:30pm Active Minds will host their first meeting in Coffman 213. We will have FREE PIZZA! Come join us to learn about the group and talk about our exciting plans for the upcoming semester. All are welcome! To help us get an idea of how many people will be joining us (and how much food to order), please fill out this quick RSVP Form and vote for what kind of pizza you would like!
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8.Humphrey School of Public Health Preview Days
The University of Minnesota School of Public Health invites you to their Fall Preview Days. Do you want to find out if the School of Public Health is the right fit for you? The Humphrey is a top 10 school of public health where students gain field experience at local, national and global health organizations and learn from internationally recognized faculty members. Join us for an upcoming Preview Day and learn about our programs, opportunities and resources directly from SPH deans, students, alumni and staff. Meet with a coordinator from your potential public health major, and get help with application and admission details. This preview day will be held Friday, September 19 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in Room 307 Coffman Memorial Union. Don't delay, register here!
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9.The 2014 LGBTQIA Student Leadership Retreat
The University of Minnesota LGBTQIA Leadership Retreat is an annual retreat hosted in the fall for undergraduate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/ally students at the University of MN Twin Cities. The retreat is sponsored by the GLBTA Programs Office and the Queer Student Cultural Center. The purpose of the retreat is to focus on leadership development and community building while exploring intersecting identities and oppressions through a social justice lens. It is also a great way for students to make new friends and meet new people! The retreat will take place in Coffman Union on Saturday Oct. 4th, 9am-8pm and Sunday Oct. 5th, 9am-4pm. Meals will be provided and the retreat is free for U of M undergraduate participants. Space is limited. Please fill out the application by Thursday, September 18th.
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10.Interviews on Campus
Many employers conduct interviews on campus for full-time and internship positions. Each semester CLA Career Services hosts local and national companies, both for-profit and non-profit, of all sizes. Check often as new schedules are added regularly! Some of the interviews happening in the month of September are with: Analysis Group, United Health Group, Kohl's Department Stores, Target Corporation, Insight Global, KPMG, Securian Financial, Ameriprise Financial, General Mills, and more! Search the 'Interview On Campus' section on GoldPASS for more information and a full list of on-campus interview opportunities.
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7.Child Psychology Research Opportunity
Undergraduate research assistants needed in the Relationships Research Lab. We are beginning two large research projects investigating (1) how young children understand relationships; (2) the neural processing of relationship information by young adult couples. Major responsibilities will include transcription and data entry. Additional opportunities to gain research experience will be available, including opportunities to attend regular lab meetings and discuss ongoing and future research questions. We require a 3 credit commitment. If you are interested please contact Professor Glenn I. Roisman at roism001@umn.edu.
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11.Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (Zelazo Lab)
Researchers at the Institute of Child Development are currently seeking motivated undergraduate students who are interesting in obtaining hands-on research experience. Our project may be of particular interest for those pursuing research experiences in social and cognitive psychology. Students who can commit to 6 to 10 hours a week with a minimum of 2 semesters are preferred. Lab duties include assisting in recruitment, ERP/behavioral data collection, and data entry and analysis. We prefer students who can help collect data on weekends. Opportunities to be involved in professional presentations may be offered pending on the commitment of the student. If you'd like more information please contact Rowena Ng at: rowenang@umn.edu.
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12.Think About Applying for a UROP Research Grant
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,700 for undergraduates either to work with a faculty member on her/his scholarly or creative project or to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor. UROP projects are an ideal way to bring together the University's research and teaching missions, and the program is well funded, providing over 100 grants for CLA students every year. Electronic applications can be submitted at urop.umn.edu. The due date for UROP applications for spring 2015 projects is October 6, 2014.
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13.CLA Business Club - First Meeting Today
Interested in learning more about the CLA Business Club? Come to our first event of the semester TODAY! (September 16th!) The event will be at 6:30 pm at Akerman Hall in Room 209. We'll be talking about how to get more involved with the club, the events we have coming up during fall semester, and the club leadership elections coming up later this month. It will be a great opportunity to network with other CLA students interested in business careers, and CLA Alum who are leaders in their fields. Contact clabclub@umn.edu with questions or concerns. The club also has open officer positions, which are a great opportunity to make a difference in the CLA community and club leadership would look great on any resume. Descriptions of the positions can be found here: http://z.umn.edu/oiw.
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14.Take Your Professor To Lunch!
If you are an undergraduate in a class of 30 or more students, we will pick up the bill for lunch when you and at least two other classmates take your professor to lunch. Click here for details.
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JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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15.Behavioral Dimension
Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. We are looking to hire for positions throughout the metro area. Part time and full time positions are available. Go online for more information.
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16.Peace Corps Campus Ambassadors
Campus Ambassadors, an internship opportunity, will work closely with me (Frieda von Qualen, UMN Peace Corps Campus Representative) from mid-October through next May as networking and social media experts on campus. Through this application. Send any questions to diversity@peacecorps.gov. The application deadline is Friday, September 19th, 2014. The application should only take a few minutes, and it'll be a wonderful, engaging professional development opportunity!
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17.U of M News Service Looking for a Communications Specialist
The University of Minnesota News Service is hiring a communications specialist. They are essentially look for someone 2-5 years out of college, with strong media relations and team skills. View the full position description online.
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18.Positions with ACR Healthcare
ACR is currently in need of employees for a direct care position titled "Program Counselor," which involves working with individuals that have physical/developmental disabilities. Some roles of a Program Counselor include escorting residents to appointments, which could be for an annual check-up, physical therapy, occupational therapy, art therapy, and other possibilities. Other general roles of a PC include administering medications, providing care for daily activities, preparing meals, and also taking residents on community outings such as movies, concerts, parks, and anything else that interests them. Since there are over 50 houses within ACR, there are some homes that have more medical-based residential care, and others that are more behavioral. The position does require training before being permitted to work at any home, which covers first-aid, CPR, medication administration, how to handle behaviors, and other classes depending on the assigned home. Training can take up to two weeks, but the good news is that all training is paid! ACR Healthcare does require a minimum of 12 hours a week (around two shifts), and we prefer staff to commit for at least 6 months. ACR Healthcare was voted #1 workplace in Minnesota for 2014, and it is a great company to be involved with. We also have an internship program for any employee planning to pursue nursing, pharmacy, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other health-based careers. Any student that is interested in this position can contact Caitlin Fortin via email (fort0191@umn.edu) or phone (952) 261-7038.
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19.Tutoring Positions at Edina Learning Center
Lindamood-Bell is an organization dedicated to enhancing human learning. We provide intensive instruction in the underlying skills needed for proficiency in reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking, and math. Our instruction helps a wide range of individuals, pre-kindergarten through adult, by developing language processing that is critical to becoming a proficient learner in any subject. Our Edina Learning Center is looking for energetic, positive individuals to work as Clinicians (Tutors). These positions are seasonal. Paid 7-10 day training in our research validated programs is provided. Ideal candidates will have a background in the education field and a passion for helping others. Responsibilities will include: Providing one-to-one instruction based upon each individual client's learning need, working with Center Director and Consultant to implement client plans, and interacting positively and professionally with clients and staff to provide a safe and fun learning environment among other things. Please complete the application for Clinician (Tutor) -Edina, MN online.
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20.Donor Relations Internship with Hennepin Theatre Trust
Have an interest in non-profit fundraising and a passion for the arts? Hennepin Theatre Trust, the non-profit owner of the Orpheum, State, Pantages, and New Century Theatres in downtown Minneapolis is looking for motivated and passionate individuals for its Donor Relations Internship. This position is designed for individuals interested in learning more about the field of development, with a concentration on individual giving and donor relations. The candidate will provide direct support to our development staff. The ideal candidate must have strong organizational, communication and research skills. Please go online for additional information and for instructions on applying.
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9/9/14

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

The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
1.Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
2.$500-$600! Apply for a Fall 2014 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline September 15th
EVENTS
3.CLA Internship Fair Prep Workshops
4.Community Involvement Fair - September 16th
5.Learning Abroad Fall Fair
6.Interviews on Campus
RESEARCH
7.Child Psychology Research Opportunity
8.Research Opportunity with the Adolescent Depression Study
9.Mazzocco Math and Numeracy lab
ENGAGEMENT
10.Take Your Professor To Lunch!
GRADUATE SCHOOL
11.Spring and Fall CSULB Master's Application
JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
12.Behavioral Dimension
13.Full Time Administrative Assistant Position
14.Intern with Jeff Johnson for Governor
15.Full Time Advising Position in Carlson School
16.Paid Student Interview Positions
17.Position in Human Resources
18.Communications Intern with the Governor
19.Jobs with YouthCARE
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PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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1.Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
Psychology Undergraduate Advising has designated drop-in hours during the academic year. However, due to the high student demand the first two weeks of the term, we will have an advisor available from on drop-ins from 8:00am- 4:30pm. Drop-ins are a great time to have research contracts signed, and ask 5-10 minute questions; longer issues will be referred to schedule an appointment. Our normal drop-in hours will take effect Monday, September 15th. This semester's drop-in hours for the Psychology Advisors can be found on our website. While other units may have advisors available at all times, each advisor in our unit holds drop-in hours once a week and cannot address walk-in issues outside of these. While it may seem like a quick issue (such as signing a research contract), it often takes more time than expected and adds up when considering our large student population. To run efficiently and serve our students best, it is important that we recognize and respect these specified drop-in times.
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2.$500-$600! Apply for a Fall 2014 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline September 15th
Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this spring? Or engaging in a learning opportunity that takes you outside of the classroom for a unique experience? The Department of Psychology's Donor Awards for Psychology Undergraduate Engagement are available to support you! The purpose of these awards is to encourage and support psychology majors who engage in learning experiences beyond the University campus and classroom environments (i.e. unpaid internships, volunteer experiences, study abroad containing a psych-related internship or research component, etc.). Up to two awards of $500 will be offered Fall 2014. A third candidate will be selected to receive the named Natalis Award of $600. The Fall 2014 application deadline is September 15, 2014. Notification Date: Sept. 25, 2014. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage.
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3.CLA Internship Fair Prep Workshops
Do you want to attend the CLA Internship Fair but you're not sure what it is or what to do when you're there? CLA Career Services is hosting a pre-fair workshop to give you answers and advice. The workshop will be held twice, Friday, September 19, (12:00 - 1:00pm) or Tuesday, September 23 (3:00 - 4:00pm) in 411 STSS. We'll tell you about the employers attending and how to conduct research on those organizations and their available opportunities. Tips include how to dress, what to bring with you to the Fair, and how to quickly make a good impression. For more information search the 'Career Fairs/Events' section on GoldPASS.
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4.Community Involvement Fair - September 16th
You can make a difference! Come find out how at the Community Involvement Fair on Tuesday, September 16th from 10a.m. to 2p.m. in the Great Hall (Coffman Memorial Union). This free event gives students (grad and undergrad) a chance to learn about Twin Cities volunteer and internship opportunities. Talk to representatives from more than 90 local organizations to find a position that matches your major or interests. Learn about volunteer and internship positions in fields such as: Youth Education and Mentoring, ELL/ESL Tutoring, Environment, Animal Rights, Healthcare / Public Health, Law / Criminal Justice, Housing / Homelessness, Refugee and Immigrant Communities, Political Organizing / Public Policy, Family Services / Family Violence, the Arts, GLBT Communities, Women and Gender issues.
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5.Learning Abroad Fall Fair
The Learning Abroad Center is hosting a Learning Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 17th (10:00am-2:30pm) in the West Bank Plaza. The Learning Abroad Fair is designed for students to discover the variety of learning abroad options available at the University of Minnesota. Students will have the opportunity to meet with: Learning Abroad Center staff, Affiliated program staff, College advisers, Career counselors, and many other departments from around the U that help with the decisions and steps needed to participate in an education abroad experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Maria Wentworth. Thank you again!
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6.Interviews on Campus
Many employers conduct interviews on campus for full-time and internship positions. Each semester CLA Career Services hosts local and national companies, both for-profit and non-profit, of all sizes. Check often as new schedules are added regularly! Some of the interviews happening in the month of September are with: Analysis Group, United Health Group, Kohl's Department Stores, Target Corporation, Insight Global, KPMG, Securian Financial, Ameriprise Financial, General Mills, and more! Search the 'Interview On Campus' section on GoldPASS for more information and a full list of on-campus interview opportunities.
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7.Child Psychology Research Opportunity
Undergraduate research assistants needed in the Relationships Research Lab. We are beginning two large research projects investigating (1) how young children understand relationships; (2) the neural processing of relationship information by young adult couples. Major responsibilities will include transcription and data entry. Additional opportunities to gain research experience will be available, including opportunities to attend regular lab meetings and discuss ongoing and future research questions. We require a 3 credit commitment. If you are interested please contact Professor Glenn I. Roisman at roism001@umn.edu.
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8.Research Opportunity with the Adolescent Depression Study
Dr. Karina Quevedo is currently looking for undergraduate students interested in gaining volunteer experience in her lab in the Department of Psychiatry! About the Lab: Depression and the Adolescent Self (DAS) is a neuroimaging and psychoendocrine study designed to better understand adolescent depression. It was inspired by: 1) research showing that our identity forms during adolescence; 2) that poor formation of a self-identity is linked to depression; and 3) that intense sensitivity to social rejection can trigger depression. Therefore, DAS focuses on the brain function of adolescents - with and without depression - while they think about themselves during an fMRI scan. Who We Want: We are looking for highly motivated students with an interest in neuroscience and child and psychopathology research. Volunteers may talk with families and make phone calls regularly, so strong interpersonal and phone skills are required. Basic duties include data entry and basic clerical tasks. Students with high analytical and/or computer skills will be encouraged to directly learn to process brain imaging data and we will help them to produce a poster after about one 1/2 year with the lab. This is usually an excellent way to pave your way to graduate or medical school applications. There is opportunity to gain directed research credit. Students should be in good academic standing and be willing to devote 5-12 hours a week to this study. If interested, please email the Research Coordinator a copy of your resume and unofficial transcript: Hannah Scott.
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9.Mazzocco Math and Numeracy lab
Researchers at the Institute of Child Development are currently seeking motivated undergraduate students who are interesting in participating in developmental research. Our projects may be of particular interest for those pursuing research experiences in developmental, educational, or cognitive psychology. Students who are available Wednesday afternoons (for lab meetings) and can commit to 6 to 9 hours a week with a minimum of 2 semesters are preferred. Lab duties may include but not limited to coding, data entry, and recruitment. There are 5 Research Assistant positions across 3 projects: Evaluating Counting books (2 openings), Number concepts in young children (2 openings), "Number sense" in adults (1 opening). Interested students will Earn CPSY 4994 Research Credits, which will count towards the PSY Elective portion of the Psychology Major. The lab will expect 3 hours per week per earned research credits (CPSY 4994), 2 semesters commitment (Fall + Spring), and 6 hours minimum (9 maximum) per week. Volunteers will be asked to make a 3 hours minimum commitment for at least one semester. Lab days are Tues- Friday, on the St Paul Campus. For more information visit our website. To apply email an application (from website) to mazzocco@umn.edu.
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10.Take Your Professor To Lunch!
If you are an undergraduate in a class of 30 or more students, we will pick up the bill for lunch when you and at least two other classmates take your professor to lunch. Click here for details.
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11.Spring and Fall CSULB Master's Application
The CSULB Psychology department is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for a special Spring 2015 entry for our MA-Psychological Research and MS-Human Factors programs. Please check out our website to review submission dates for both Spring and Fall 2015,
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JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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12.Behavioral Dimension
Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. We are looking to hire for positions throughout the metro area. Part time and full time positions are available. Go online for more information.
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13.Full Time Administrative Assistant Position
Augsburg Fairview Academy seeks a full time administrative assistant for the social work department. The Social Work Administrative Assistant will be responsible for managing all administration for Augsburg Fairview Academy Social Workers and Social Work Interns. The full job posting can be found online. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. ONLY electronic applications will be considered. Submit a cover letter, résumé, and three letters of reference to: jenny.andersen@afa.tc.
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14.Intern with Jeff Johnson for Governor
The Jeff Johnson for Governor campaign is currently looking for interns to help out starting immediately. Duties will vary depending on what is happening that week in the campaign but we are able and willing to help provide a glimpse into many different aspects of a campaign, such as GOTV activities, volunteer outreach, participating in campaign events like parades and fundraisers, and more. The position would be unpaid. Jeff Johnson was endorsed by the base of the Republican Party in May, won the Republican primary in August, and he is the best candidate to take on Mark Dayton in November. Jeff is able to win over voters because of his focus on fiscal issues, reducing the size and scope of government and eliminating the achievement gap in K12 education. If you are interested or have any questions email info@johnsonforgovernor.org.

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

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

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

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

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

The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
1.Fall 2014 Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
2.Like Psychology Advising on Facebook!
PISA - Psychology International Student Association
3.PISA Welcome Back
EVENTS
4.Basic fMRI Design and Analysis Using SPM Workshop
RESEARCH
5.Opportunity for Undergraduate Research Experience
6.Research Lab at the VA
7.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Political Communication
ENGAGEMENT
8.New LAC Programs in Thailand
9.CAPE and The Major Network Looking for Major Mentors
JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
10.Gain Experience in Working with Individuals with Disabilities
11.Student Worker Positions
12.Position in CEHD Student Services
13.Youth Work Positions at YMCA
14.Fall Internship at Washburn
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1.Fall 2014 Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
Psychology Undergraduate Advising has designated drop-in hours during the academic year. However, due to the high student demand the first two weeks of the term, we will have an advisor available from on drop-ins from 8:00am- 4:30pm. Drop-ins are a great time to have research contracts signed, and ask 5-10 minute questions; longer issues will be referred to schedule an appointment. Our normal drop-in hours will take effect Monday, September 15th. This semester's drop-in hours for the Psychology Advisors can be found on our website. While other units may have advisors available at all times, each advisor in our unit holds drop-in hours once a week and cannot address walk-in issues outside of these. While it may seem like a quick issue (such as signing a research contract), it often takes more time than expected and adds up when considering our large student population. To run efficiently and serve our students best, it is important that we recognize and respect these specified drop-in times.
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2.Like Psychology Advising on Facebook!
Likes the Scoop? Like us on Facebook too! As I'm sure you know, the Psych Scoop is a great resource for: Campus Groups and Opportunities, Latest course information, Research Opportunities, Upcoming Events on and off Campus, Available Jobs & Internships, and much, much more! Psychology Advising also has a Facebook Page, Twitter Account & LinkedIn where we will post this type of information as well! Be sure to Like Us on Facebook & Follow Us on Twitter to get the most Recent and up-to-date information from Psychology Advising!
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PISA - Psychology International Student Association
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PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in PISA activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!
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3.PISA Welcome Back
The Psychology International Student Association (PISA) is holding its first 2014-2015 school year event! Please come and join us for the PISA Welcome Back Celebration! It will take place outside the main entrance of Elliot Hall, on Friday, September 5th from 4-6 pm. We will introduce and discuss the future plans of PISA with our new and returning members, along with other fun activities. Pizza and drinks will be provided! Please come and celebrate with us, if you want to learn more about our new student group, or just have a good time! If you want to contact someone to learn more about PISA or about the event, email Nijhum Dutta at dutt0097@umn.edu. Please RSVP through the Facebook event.
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4.Basic fMRI Design and Analysis Using SPM Workshop
Basic fMRI Design and Analysis Using SPM is a 5-day workshop designed for investigators having familiarity with the fundamental principles of fMRI measurement and design, with some experience in functional neuroimaging data acquisition and analysis. The strongly interactive workshop will focus on using SPM12 and its extensions for preprocessing, statistical modeling and visualization of data associated with a range of basic and clinical fMRI experimental designs. The fundamentals of analyzing both task-related and resting state data will be covered. While the primary emphasis will involve using the core SPM12 programs for these purposes, there will also be extensive discussion of a variety of software tools that extend the power of SPM12. Some of these tools facilitate fMRI quality assurance through artifact detection and mitigation at various analysis stages. Other tools support a variety of data visualization methods, including MRIcron, xjView, FSLview, and FreeSurfer. This course is appropriate for investigators who have had some experience with previous versions of SPM.) The workshop will be hosted in September, costing $1500 for regular participants, $1000 for students. Go online for more information.
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5.Opportunity for Undergraduate Research Experience
We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented students who can work in Dr. Ted Christ's research lab and help with data entry, organization, assessment development, and other lab activities related to School Psychology and reading and math assessment research during the fall semester. Credit and volunteer options are available. Please contact Dr. Mary Jane White by email (whit0782@umn.edu) if you are interested and attach a 1 page resume that includes information about your work and schooling experience, references, skills using Microsoft Office (WORD, Excel, etc.), SPSS, R and/or other statistical software.
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6.Research Lab at the VA
A laboratory at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System is conducting treatment outcome research to examine how individuals with schizophrenia change as a result of participating in computer-based skills training. There is an opportunity for 2 undergraduate students to become involved with this project as a Research Lab in Psychology experience. The students will learn about the assessment and treatment of schizophrenia, with emphasis on symptom severity, social functioning, cognition, and rehabilitation. Student will work as a part of a research team lead by a psychologist and will be involved primarily with scoring measures and entering data. As part of the research experience, students will attend a weekly lab meeting in which topics related to the project are discussed. In addition, students will write an APA-style paper on a related topic. All research activities are conducted at the VA Health Care System. Students must be able to commute to the VA. Student will be asked to register for research credit and to commit an average of 9 hours each week between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. Availability on Tuesday and Thursday is preferred. For more information, please contact Tasha Nienow, Ph.D. at 612-467-1004 or send a resume to Tasha.Nienow@va.gov.
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7.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Political Communication
The Political Communication Lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants to start work during the Fall semester, earning research credit for PSY 5993. RAs will be assisting with literature reviews and data analysis in a study examining the relationship between different types of verbal accounts (e.g., excuses or denials) and political scandal. Responsibilities include conducting literature reviews, helping to build a large database using news archives from across the country, and attending a weekly team lab meeting, which will be scheduled based on lab members' availability. The position runs during the Fall semester, with the opportunity to continue into the Spring. RAs will be expected to work approximately 9 hours per week (may vary across weeks). Strong candidates for this position will be conscientious, bright, motivated students interested in the research process. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the University Honors Program, to students willing commit to at least 2 semesters in the lab, and to those with previous research experience. If you would like to apply for an RA position, send an email with the subject line "Political Communication Research Assistant Position" Pierce Ekstrom (ekstr076@umn.edu) by 1pm on Tuesday, September 2nd, containing the following information: Name, Email, Class Year, Cumulative GPA, and Reason for applying (no more than one sentence, please). Only students who respond accordingly will be sent the full research assistant application and considered for this position.
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8.New LAC Programs in Thailand
Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, the Learning Abroad Center will offer 2 new programs in the Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID) family. MSID Thailand puts students in direct contact with the social and economic realities of actual communities and of people working within them to address complex problems. The curriculum explores the theoretical and practical implications of international development and intercultural issues in Thailand, the only southeast Asian country not be colonized by European powers and a hub for manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism. The program is based in Chiang Mai, and students will also spend time in the hill-tribe region surrounding Chiang Mai. Field experience is an integral part of all courses. On the Intensive Thai in Thailand program, students enroll in 4 credits of intensive beginning or intermediate Thai language, where they learn in small classes taught by host-country instructors and practice Thai each day with their host family. The program appeals to students interested in completing a full semester of Thai language in only 3 weeks. This program can be an optional pre-session for MSID Thailand or can be taken on its own. Students can apply for these programs beginning this fall. Learn more about these programs on our website, or contact Vanessa Walton.
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9.CAPE and The Major Network Looking for Major Mentors
The Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE) provides personalized services to help undergraduate students like you develop an Action Plan to aid in your major and career decision-making process. The Major Network is a University of Minnesota cross-college network that connects upper-level students who are passionate about their majors, with students who are exploring different major options. Exploring students are paired with an upper-level mentor in a low-key and time-commitment-friendly environment where students can receive a firsthand look at what it is like to be a student in a particular major. Exploring Students and Mentors collaborate to ask questions and share information about their major(s) of interest in a variety of ways. Upper-level Mentors are students who have been identified as excellent peer resources in particular areas of study. Mentors should be passionate about their major and need to have completed a significant amount of upper-division coursework within their particular major. If you are an upper-level psychology student, consider applying to be an upper-level mentor! More information can be found online.
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IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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10.Gain Experience in Working with Individuals with Disabilities
REM Hennepin is a company dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities to become independent and live the highest quality of life possible! We help individuals in a community and home based setting to learn new independent living skills on a daily basis! Our Direct Support Professionals are given the opportunity to work with individuals who may have mental illness, mental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, high medical needs, and a range of other behavioral and cognitive disabilities. GAIN REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE WHILE MAKING A TRUE POSITIVE CHANGE IN PEOPLE'S LIVES! We provide comprehensive trainings and have locations throughout Hennepin county! We offer full time, part time, and overnight positions allowing for flexibility for all schedules! All Direct Support Professionals must be 18 years old and have a true passion for working with people. More information and applications can be found online!
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11.Student Worker Positions
Academic Technology Support Services is seeking applications for multiple student production assistant positions for the upcoming academic year. The position description is available on the U of M employment site - requisition #193378.
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12.Position in CEHD Student Services
CEHD Student Services is now accepting applications for a Transfer Student Adviser & Admissions Coordinator position.This role is crucial to the College meeting its enrollment targets. This person is responsible for the creation, implementation, and evaluation of transfer student recruitment goals and strategies, and functions in many ways as an academic adviser with a special emphasis on the advisement and recruitment of prospective internal and external transfer students. The posting is available on the University of Minnesota employment website, requisition 193369, and can be found online. We will accept applications through 11:59 PM on Sept. 10.
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13.Research & Evaluation Associate in San Diego
Gregory Aarons, Ph.D., of the University of California San Diego Psychiatry Department, is currently seeking a Research and Evaluation Associate to assist with research and evaluation studies examining novel service delivery strategies in behavioral health, criminal justice, and social service settings. The implementation of evidence-based practice into real-world human service settings is an important priority for improving the quality of services and outcomes for individuals and families. Multiple ongoing research and evaluation studies utilize quantitative and quantitative methods to develop detailed service assessments and improvement recommendations for behavioral health and criminal justice service settings within San Diego County and throughout the State of California. Under supervision, the incumbent will function as a Research and Evaluation Associate in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry who will provide support for all phases of the research and evaluation process for one or more studies involving behavioral health, physical health, and/or related social service and criminal justice organizations and systems. Under supervision, the incumbent will be an active member of the research team and assist in literature reviews, study design, measurement, IRB protocol processing, data collection, data analysis, and manuscript/report/presentation preparation as needed. The incumbent will also support study administration tasks such as preparing IRB documentation, coordinating and participating in meetings and assisting with other study responsibilities as needed. The ideal candidate will have completed college level coursework in psychology, psychiatry, sociology, or a related field and/or have equivalent experience, possess knowledge of public sector mental health and social service organizations, and have demonstrated experience designing and conducting evaluation studies with advanced knowledge of SPSS, STATA, SAS and/or other software packages for data management and analysis. Candidates with any qualitative research experience are especially encouraged to apply. The position is full-time, starting salary ranging from $ 3,302.52 - $ 3,598.32 per month. Full benefits are available. Preferred start date is late summer and a two-year commitment is strongly preferred. Interested applicants should send their resume to jiphillips@ucsd.edu and apply online. The deadline for application is 9/4/2014. After that date, we will be unable to consider applications.
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14.Youth Work Positions at YMCA
As we gear up for the school year we have some openings at YMCA Sheridan Beacons Center! The position will be a part time (15-20 hours/wk) Group Leader (youth worker). Staff will be responsible for planning and executing fun, engaging, and educational activities for young people ages 6-13. Interested students should go to www.sheridanbeacons.blogspot.com and click the 'work with us' link. For more information about the Beacons Program check out their website.
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9.Fall Internship at Washburn
There are currently unpaid internship positions open at Washburn Center for Children in our Family Focused program this fall. The Family Focused Program serves families needing an intensive combination of periodic parent groups, in-home and center-based therapy and a therapeutic preschool for children. It is designed to decrease the potential for harm to children and to help parents provide a safer, more nurturing environment for their children. In Family Focused, preschool aged children come to the center for milieu therapy four half days a week, all year round. They are in small groups of about 7 to 9 children each. There are three to four adults (which include the interns) with a group so interns have a lot of direct involvement with the children. During the fall interns in Family Focused volunteer 2 half days a week. The schedules that are available include: Monday/Wednesday mornings, Monday/Wednesday afternoons, Tuesday/Thursday mornings and Tuesday/Thursday afternoons. For mornings the hours would be 8:45am-12:30pm and for afternoons the hours would be 12:45pm-4:30pm. Our fall internship placements run from the end of August until the middle of December. Applications are available on our website at: www.washburn.org. For more information, contact: Colleen Hegy, Intern Coordinator, at 612-872-3341 or email internships@washburn.org.
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8/19

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

The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
1.Fall 2014 Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
RESEARCH
2.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Conflict Mediation
3.Research Lab at the VA
4.Psychiatry Research Opportunity
COURSES
5.Courses in Gerontology
6.SASS Courses
7.Courses in Bioethics
JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
8.Work Study Positions
9.Fall Internship at Washburn
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1.Fall 2014 Drop-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
Psychology Undergraduate Advising has designated drop-in hours during the academic year. However, due to the high student demand the first two weeks of the term, we will have an advisor available from on drop-ins from 8:00am- 4:30pm. Drop-ins are a great time to have research contracts signed, and ask 5-10 minute questions; longer issues will be referred to schedule an appointment. Our normal drop-in hours will take effect Monday, September 15th. This semester's drop-in hours for the Psychology Advisors can be found on our website. While other units may have advisors available at all times, each advisor in our unit holds drop-in hours once a week and cannot address walk-in issues outside of these. While it may seem like a quick issue (such as signing a research contract), it often takes more time than expected and adds up when considering our large student population. To run efficiently and serve our students best, it is important that we recognize and respect these specified drop-in times.
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2.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Conflict Mediation
The Conflict Mediation Lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants to start work during the Fall semester, earning research credit for PSY 5993. RAs will be assisting with coding participants' written responses from conflict mediation sessions and data analysis in a study examining the effect of verbal and non-verbal behaviors on conflict mediation outcomes. Responsibilities include coding mediation data as well as attending a weekly team lab meeting, which will be scheduled based on lab members' availability. The position runs during the Fall semester, with the opportunity to continue into the Spring. RAs will be expected to work approximately 9 hours per week (may vary across weeks). Strong candidates for this position will be conscientious, bright, motivated students interested in the research process. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the University Honors Program, to students willing commit to at least 2 semesters in the lab, and to those with previous research experience. If you would like to apply for an RA position, send an email with the subject line "Mediation Research Assistant Position" to Ally Williams (will3621@umn.edu) by 1pm on Tuesday, September 2nd, containing the following information: Name, Email, Class Year, Cumulative GPA, and Reason for applying (no more than one sentence, please). Only students who respond accordingly will be sent the full research assistant application and considered for this position.
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3.Research Lab at the VA
A laboratory at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System is conducting treatment outcome research to examine how individuals with schizophrenia change as a result of participating in computer-based skills training. There is an opportunity for 2 undergraduate students to become involved with this project as a Research Lab in Psychology experience. The students will learn about the assessment and treatment of schizophrenia, with emphasis on symptom severity, social functioning, cognition, and rehabilitation. Student will work as a part of a research team lead by a psychologist and will be involved primarily with scoring measures and entering data. As part of the research experience, students will attend a weekly lab meeting in which topics related to the project are discussed. In addition, students will write an APA-style paper on a related topic. All research activities are conducted at the VA Health Care System. Students must be able to commute to the VA. Student will be asked to register for research credit and to commit an average of 9 hours each week between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. Availability on Tuesday and Thursday is preferred. For more information, please contact Tasha Nienow, Ph.D. at 612-467-1004 or send a resume to Tasha.Nienow@va.gov.
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4.Psychiatry Research Opportunity
Dr. Marilyn Carroll is looking for students to work in her research lab in the Department of Psychiatry. Students may work for credit, or on a volunteer basis. The time commitment is flexible. We are looking for students who can work at least this Fall semester. The hours per week would depend on the number of credits taken (approximately 3 hours/week per credit). If the student is a volunteer we would expect 5-10 hours per week. The lab would be of particular interest to students interested in behavioral psychology. Most of the studies we conduct are cocaine addiction studies. We conduct the research on rats, so the lab might be of particular interest to someone who wants to gain experience with laboratory animals. Students should expect to attend short, weekly meetings. They will need to work with laboratory rats in order to maintain their health and well-being. There will also be some data entry and data analysis. We have several studies going on at one time, but we typically have directed research students work with one study and complete a poster to present in the Undergraduate Research Symposium at the end of the semester. Interested students please email Heather Veglahn, vegla003@umn.edu with their availability for the Fall. The lab is open from 7:30am-3:30pm every day.
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IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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5.Courses in Gerontology
The Gerontology Department is offering several great courses this Fall, including: GERO 5105: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging; GERO: 5115 Introduction to Geriatrics; GERO 5125: Gerontology Service Learning, and GERO 8023: Aging Policy Seminar. If you are interested in working in geriatrics, gerontology, or public health, you may want to check these courses out.
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6.SASS Courses
Student Academic Success Services (SASS) at UCCS is currently offering two different courses for Fall Semester, 2014 to assist student with their academic efforts. LASk 1102 is designed for students: on academic probation; returning from an academic suspension; or having significant academic issues. Students completing this 2 credit course speak highly of the experience - please keep it in mind for students you think would benefit from more focused, individualized assistance. To register: Student should call the SASS/UCCS front desk at 612-624-3323 to get registration paperwork, or email UCCS@umn.edu for the same. After submitting their paperwork to UCCS@umn.edu, students will receive a permission number to complete their registration process. LASK 1001: Mastering Skills for College Success, is a perfect 2-credit course for any student looking to hone their academic skills. It focuses on five factors for academic success: Active Learning, Self-Awareness, Study Skills, Life Balance and Campus Enlargement. While freshmen and sophomores benefit greatly from this class, juniors and seniors will also learn vital information that they can use throughout their academic and professional career. Consider recommending this course to any student who would like to learn skills for working smarter and more effectively! For more information, visit us at: www.sass.umn.edu.
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7.Courses in Bioethics
The Center for Bioethics is offering some courses this fall that psychology students may be interested in. A few courses of interest may be: BTHX 5010: Bioethics Proseminar; BTHX 5210: Ethics of Human Subjects Research; BTHX 5400: Introduction to Bioethics in Health Policy, and BTHX 5610: Research & Publication. These courses cover a range of topics including ethics and policy issues in research on human subjects, the analysis of policy history and changes. For more information and a completely listing of courses, visit the Bioethics website. If you have any questions or would like to request a permission number for registration, contact Margie O'Neill through e-mail at bthxed@umn.edu or by calling 612-626-4817.
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IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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8.Work Study Positions
TRIO Upward Bound is a federally funded college prep program focused on equipping low income, first generation and urban Minneapolis high school students with the skills and information needed to achieve their collegiate dreams. TRIO UB is currently accepting applications for the following work-study student positions: Tutor (work study only) (req#193047); Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (work study) (req #192994); Student Office Assistant (Req#193069). Tutors and Teaching Assistants require weekly availability during the hours of our after-school services which run M-Th from 3-6pm in Appleby Hall. Office Assistants should have daytime availability between 9-5pm M-Th. To apply go to employment.umn.edu and search the position using the requisition numbers listed above. All positions require an updated resume, cover letter, and references and college transcripts; final candidates must pass a criminal background check. Interviews will take place at the end of August, early September; Staff will start no later than 9/20 (training). TRIO UB academic year after-school services are held at Appleby Hall and will start on 9/29. Questions about the Tutoring & Teaching Assistant positions should go to Tricia Wilkinson @ wilk0109@umn.edu or 612-625-3369. Inquiries regarding the Office Assistant position should go to Elizabeth Nelson at echa0001@umn.edu or 612-624-0865.
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9.Fall Internship at Washburn
There are currently unpaid internship positions open at Washburn Center for Children in our Family Focused program this fall. The Family Focused Program serves families needing an intensive combination of periodic parent groups, in-home and center-based therapy and a therapeutic preschool for children. It is designed to decrease the potential for harm to children and to help parents provide a safer, more nurturing environment for their children. In Family Focused, preschool aged children come to the center for milieu therapy four half days a week, all year round. They are in small groups of about 7 to 9 children each. There are three to four adults (which include the interns) with a group so interns have a lot of direct involvement with the children. During the fall interns in Family Focused volunteer 2 half days a week. The schedules that are available include: Monday/Wednesday mornings, Monday/Wednesday afternoons, Tuesday/Thursday mornings and Tuesday/Thursday afternoons. For mornings the hours would be 8:45am-12:30pm and for afternoons the hours would be 12:45pm-4:30pm. Our fall internship placements run from the end of August until the middle of December. Applications are available on our website at: www.washburn.org. For more information, contact: Colleen Hegy, Intern Coordinator, at 612-872-3341 or email internships@washburn.org.
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8/5

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

The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
1.PSY 3960: Stress & Trauma - 3 credits
PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
2.Like Psychology Advising on Facebook!
RESEARCH
3.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Conflict Mediation
4.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Political Communication
COURSES
5.Register now for EPSY 5401 - Counseling Procedures
JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
6.Intern with the Sexual Violence Center
7.Employment with The Annex Teen Clinic
8.Communications and Network Associate
9.Office Manager in STSS
10.MCTC Student Services Resource & Referral Specialist
11.World Without Genocide Internship
12.Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
13.Fall Internship Opportunity with Congressman Ellison
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1.PSY 3960: Stress & Trauma - 3 credits
This new course is an introduction to the psychological aspects of stress and trauma. Students will gain understanding of the major theories and research findings related to stress and trauma, including the effects of stress and trauma on mental and physical health, factors related to more effective coping with stress/trauma (e.g., social support). and interventions designed to decrease the negative effects of stress and trauma (e.g., stress management training). Students will practice analyzing and critiquing the scientific methods used to study these topics and will have the opportunity to apply stress and trauma research to their own lives through reflection and personal application assignments. Sign up today!
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2.Like Psychology Advising on Facebook!
Likes the Scoop? Like us on Facebook too! As I'm sure you know, the Psych Scoop is a great resource for: Campus Groups and Opportunities, Latest course information, Research Opportunities, Upcoming Events on and off Campus, Available Jobs & Internships, and much, much more! Psychology Advising also has a Facebook Page, Twitter Account & LinkedIn where we will post this type of information as well! Be sure to Like Us on Facebook & Follow Us on Twitter to get the most Recent and up-to-date information from Psychology Advising!
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3.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Conflict Mediation
The Conflict Mediation Lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants to start work during the Fall semester, earning research credit for PSY 5993. RAs will be assisting with coding participants' written responses from conflict mediation sessions and data analysis in a study examining the effect of verbal and non-verbal behaviors on conflict mediation outcomes. Responsibilities include coding mediation data as well as attending a weekly team lab meeting, which will be scheduled based on lab members' availability. The position runs during the Fall semester, with the opportunity to continue into the Spring. RAs will be expected to work approximately 9 hours per week (may vary across weeks). Strong candidates for this position will be conscientious, bright, motivated students interested in the research process. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the University Honors Program, to students willing commit to at least 2 semesters in the lab, and to those with previous research experience. If you would like to apply for an RA position, send an email with the subject line "Mediation Research Assistant Position" to Ally Williams (will3621@umn.edu) by 1pm on Tuesday, September 2nd, containing the following information: Name, Email, Class Year, Cumulative GPA, and Reason for applying (no more than one sentence, please). Only students who respond accordingly will be sent the full research assistant application and considered for this position.
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4.Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed - Political Communication
The Political Communication Lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants to start work during the Fall semester, earning research credit for PSY 5993. RAs will be assisting with literature reviews and data analysis in a study examining the relationship between different types of verbal accounts (e.g., excuses or denials) and political scandal. Responsibilities include conducting literature reviews, helping to build a large database using news archives from across the country, and attending a weekly team lab meeting, which will be scheduled based on lab members' availability. The position runs during the Fall semester, with the opportunity to continue into the Spring. RAs will be expected to work approximately 9 hours per week (may vary across weeks). Strong candidates for this position will be conscientious, bright, motivated students interested in the research process. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the University Honors Program, to students willing commit to at least 2 semesters in the lab, and to those with previous research experience. If you would like to apply for an RA position, send an email with the subject line "Political Communication Research Assistant Position" Pierce Ekstrom (ekstr076@umn.edu) by 1pm on Tuesday, September 2nd, containing the following information: Name, Email, Class Year, Cumulative GPA, and Reason for applying (no more than one sentence, please). Only students who respond accordingly will be sent the full research assistant application and considered for this position.
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COURSES
IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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5.Register now for EPSY 5401 - Counseling Procedures
EPSY 5401(Counseling Procedures) is designed as an introduction to counseling. Students will learn about the types of issues that clients bring to counseling, counseling and interpersonal skills that can be used with clients and in students' own lives, case studies, role playing, and demonstrations will be used. Multicultural counseling topics will be covered. For individuals who are interested in exploring the field of counseling and for individuals whose professional work may include counseling and interviewing. Both graduate and undergraduate students are invited to enroll.
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IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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6.Intern with the Sexual Violence Center
The Sexual Violence Center (SVC) is currently seeking interns for the upcoming 2014-15 year. Interns provide crisis phone counseling, short-term individual counseling, and advocacy support to clients. SVC is a non-profit agency with offices in Minneapolis and Chaska, serving youth and adult victims/survivors of sexual violence 12 years of age and older, free of charge. SVC prefers interns who can commit to at least 6 months, but a commitment of 12 months is preferred. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Kristen Sukura at ksukura@sexualviolencecenter.org.
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7.Employment with The Annex Teen Clinic
The Annex Teen Clinic provides low cost, confidential, nonjudgmental sexuality-related health care for adolescents and young adults through age 25. We provide sexuality-related health care services in a friendly and comfortable setting. We also facilitate fact-based education for young people, parents, professionals and community members. The Annex Teen Clinic is seeking passionate youth workers to fill two positions as a Teen Outreach Program (TOP) Facilitator! Learn more and apply online (at: https://careers-macc.icims.com/jobs/2222/teen-outreach\program-%28top%29-facilitator/job).
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8.Communications and Network Associate
Sprockets is Saint Paul's out-of-school time network which includes the City of Saint Paul, Saint Paul Public Schools and over 45 community organizations including the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College. Sprockets key strategies are designed to improve the quality, availability and effectiveness of out-of-school time learning for all youth in Saint Paul. Sprockets communications and network building strategies are key to our mission. Sprockets is focused on building public awareness about the importance of after-school and summer learning while helping families and youth learn about and connect to OST opportunities in Saint Paul. Sprockets also focuses on network communications, ensuring our network partners and other stakeholders have reliable information about both the state of after-school and summer learning in Saint Paul and the opportunities available to them through Sprockets to strengthen quality and accessibility. Sprockets is currently hiring a Communications and Network Associate to coordinate communications and event activities while providing administrative support. See the full posting and apply online! (http://ow.ly/zVhiy )
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9.Office Manager in STSS
The Career Services Center in STSS is hiring for our Office Manager role. The Office Manager will serve as office manager, overseeing the reception area, supervising of student employees, and assists with projects within the unit. We are seeking a candidate with excellent customer service skills and would ideally prefer a candidate with past experience in a career services or student services setting. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates. Interviews will be conducted over the next few weeks with the goal of hiring someone by the beginning of the school year. Complete details can be found online (employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=122499).
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10.MCTC Student Services Resource & Referral Specialist
Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) is currently hiring a Student Services Resource and Referral Specialist. The position will be responsible for coordinating and leading a network of campus and external services to mitigate issues of homelessness, hunger, health, child care and housing affecting MCTC students. See the complete job post, or apply online. http://mnscu.edu/jobs/viewPosting.php?pid=11805
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11.World Without Genocide Internship
World Without Genocide (www.worldwithoutgenocide.org) is a human rights organization headquartered at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN. We provide education to raise awareness about past and current conflicts and advocacy at local, state, and national levels for policies and legislation to protect innocent people, prevent genocide, prosecute perpetrators, and remember those whose lives have been affected by genocide. We address conflicts in the past, those occurring today, and the challenging problems of child soldiers, human trafficking, gender-based violence, weapons trafficking, and resource scarcity or abundance as causes of conflict. World Without Genocide is currently looking for an Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator for Fall 2014. This is an unpaid internship (12-15 hours per week) that could be sponsored for credit. The full internship post and information about how to apply can be found online. http://worldwithoutgenocide.org/about-us/internship-opportunities
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12.Cognitive Trainer Positions Open
We have part-time positions open for Cognitive Trainers in Chanhassen and Maple Grove. Come join the LearningRx cognitive skills training team and help change lives by improving cognitive ability! Our part-time Cognitive Skills Trainers work one-on-one with individuals utilizing clinically-proven procedures to improve areas such as memory, attention, auditory processing and IQ. We are looking for quick thinking, high energy individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree or are graduating soon. Hours are flexible but we require at least four days with availability between the hours of 3PM-8PM. For more information and to request an interview give us a call at 952-949-6900. After calling - resumes can be sent to nate.maus@learningrx.net.
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13.Fall Internship Opportunity with Congressman Ellison
Congressman Keith Ellison is looking for the next group of smart, hardworking, and dedicated students for a fall internship opportunity in his Minneapolis office. Internships are offered for individuals interested in learning the operations of a Congressional office: current events as they relate to Congressional activity, federal legislation and legislative issues, constituent services, and events research and planning. Interns must work at least 15 hours per week. Unfortunately, due to House ethics guidelines, we are not able to offer compensation to interns. People of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and those from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Though this internship demands high-quality work and investment, we are seeking applicants who are passionate about social justice and in need of experience. Applications are due by August 15, 2014, and may be emailed to nicky.leingang@mail.house.gov. Please see the full posting online for more information. If you have any questions, please email Nicky Leingang via email (nicky.leingang@mail.house.gov) or telephone (612-522-1212).
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Psych Scoop 7/22/14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
--1.Psych Scoop Summer
RESEARCH
--2.CPSY Research Assistant Positions Available!
SCHOLARSHIPS
--3.Apply for a Summer 2014 Psych Engagement Award! $500! Deadline June 16th
JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
--4.Part Time Student Positions in One Stop
--5.Lab Technician Position in Biomedical Engineering
--6.Full Time Staff in Business Development
--7.Full Time Position in CEHD
--8.Jobs with Ramsey County
--9.Volunteer Position Available with Forensic Services
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1.Psych Scoop Summer
During the summer months, the Psych Scoop will only be sent out every-other Tuesday. The information will still be relevant and informative, so be sure to stay up-to-date with the information and opportunities!
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2.CPSY Research Assistant Positions Available!
The Carlson Child Development Lab offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience and earn college credits while working with preschool and school-aged children in a laboratory setting. Current research topics include self-control, perspective-taking and pretend play. Our undergraduates are an integral part of our lab, and participate in all levels of our research. From offering suggestions for developing protocols to running sessions with children and families, research assistants are afforded every opportunity to pursue their own interests and apply their own skills within our lab. As a Carlson Lab RA, you will interact with some of the leading scientists in the field of child development. You will also have the chance to contribute to presentations of our research at international conferences and be included in future publications. This is the perfect opportunity to develop important research skills and relationships while learning about children's social cognitive development. Schedules are highly flexible. Inquiries can be directed to childlab@umn.edu, or by submitting an application from our website.
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3.Apply for a Summer 2014 Psych Engagement Award! $500! Deadline June 16th
Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this summer? Or engaging in a learning opportunity that takes you outside of the classroom for a unique experience? The Department of Psychology's Donor Awards for Psychology Undergraduate Engagement are available to support you! The purpose of these awards is to encourage and support psychology majors who engage in learning experiences beyond the University campus and classroom environments (i.e. unpaid internships, volunteer experiences, study abroad containing a psych-related internship or research component, etc.). Up to two awards of $500 will be offered Summer 2014. The Spring 2014 application deadline is June 16, 2014. Notification Date: June 26, 2014. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage.
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IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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4.Part Time Student Positions in One Stop
One Stop Student Services is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for several part-time student positions in our STSS (East Bank) and St. Paul locations. The positions will begin this summer and continue through the 2014-15 academic year. You can view the job description here. The requisition number is 191564. Review of applications began immediately upon posting.
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5.Lab Technician Position in Biomedical Engineering
This position is within the Biomedical Functional Imaging and Neuroengineering Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering within the College of Science and Engineering. This position reports to Prof. Bin He, the faculty supervisor, and is responsible for assisting in coordinating various projects supported by various sponsors, and for assisting in noninvasive human data collection and analysis such as brain waves. Responsibilities will include: coordinating collaborative projects; recruiting human subjects; ensuring IRB compliance; editing research manuscripts; providing administrative support to multiple activities; assisting in data collection and analysis of EEG for various human protocols, and other related activities as supervised. The complete job posting can be found online.
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6.Full Time Staff in Business Development
The Jandris Center/higher education program (Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development) at the University of Minnesota is seeking its first full-time professional staff member to lead business development. The central function of the position is to generate enrollment for MA/certificate programs and develop new revenue opportunities for these programs. Ideally, we are seeking someone with higher education and business development/marketing experience who can work independently and works collaboratively with faculty, students, staff, Jandris Center affiliates, and other partners. The full posting can be found online: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=120125
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7.Full Time Position in CEHD
CEHD Student Services has reformulated their front desk position. We are putting an emphasis on the development of all of our student staff, recognizing the important contribution they make to our work, and the great opportunity they can have to develop work and life skills with us. Primary responsibilities for this position include creation and implementation of a new student employee development program emphasizing development of student personnel throughout CEHD Student Services, and managing the front desk student staff. The development program to be created will include an on-going training program that emphasizes career assessment, work- and life-skill development and regular feedback for 40 student staff who stay with our program throughout the undergraduate career. Student staff will specialize in one staffing area, but be cross-trained by the Coordinator for all student roles in Student Services (which include front desk and advising assistance, career services, admissions, orientation and general office support). As supervisor of the front desk, the person in this role is responsible for making a first impression about the college at the desk and various events, and therefore is essential for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment consistent with college and unit mission in providing excellent customer service to students and other guests. The full posting can be found online.

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

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

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