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: email@example.com.
IN THIS ISSUE:
PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
--1.Let Your Student Voice Be Heard! Take the SERU Survey!
PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
--2.TOMORROW: Pizza, Pop, & Grad School Talk!
--3.DNCE 3334/5334: Introduction To Dance Movement Therapy
--4.Academic Health Services Courses--Health Career Exploration
--5.Registration Is Open For The 2013 Public Health Institute
--6.NOW HIRING: 2013 GRADS!
--7.Federal Government Pathways Programs Info Session
--8.Info Session on Teaching English Abroad
--9.Trauma, Faith, & Healing In The Community
--10.Psychiatry Update Spring 2013: Healthy Eating & Lifestyles
--11.Native Spanish Speaker Needed for Paid Research Assistant Position
--12.SS'13, FA'13, & SP'14 RA Needed for Self-Regulation Research
--13.Summer Residential Youth Counselors Needed!
--14.Corrections, Social Work, & More Internships at Hennepin County Corrections
--15.Part-Time Employer Relations Assistant Position--On-Campus!
--16.Psychology Tutors Needed for McNamara Academic Center
--17.Part-Time Campus Rep Position With Kaplan Test Prep
--18.Summer Program Development Intern For Zero-Waste Events
--19.Health Intelligence & Analytics track--MS in Health Services Research & Admin
PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURES
1.Let Your Student Voice Be Heard! Take the SERU Survey!
Psychology Undergraduate Advising urges you to take the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey, "the ultimate student survey," the most important survey you will take as an undergraduate student at the U of M. SERU is a chance for you to tell faculty, staff, and U leaders about your experiences as an undergraduate--whether outstanding or not so good. We honestly want to know what you think. The questions cover a range of topics, from your relationship with your professors to the learning experiences you've had and your perceptions of the campus environment. Take the 25 minute survey at z.umn.edu/seru (it does not work on mobile devices). Responses are confidential. Participants can win one of 100 $25 gift cards to the U Bookstore or one of two Apple iPad minis. You can learn how the survey is being utilized across campus here. Please make sure your voice is heard!
PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psi Chi/ Psychology Student Association activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!
2.TOMORROW: Pizza, Pop, & Grad School Talk!
Come join Psi Chi/Psychology Club this Wednesday, April 24th, from 4:30-5:30pm in N639 Elliott Hall. It's time for the Pizza, Pop, and Grad School Talk! Graduate students from a variety of areas within the Department of Psychology will be sharing their graduate school experiences, from applying to programs to being a student. Come with questions and we're sure they'll be happy to answer them for you. Free Mesa pizza and pop will be served, and you do not have to be a member of Psi Chi to attend-- all are welcome! If you have questions, attend a meeting or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
COURSES OF INTEREST
3.DNCE 3334/5334: Introduction To Dance Movement Therapy
Dance/movement therapy is a mind/body form of psychotherapy that uses body and movement to facilitate psychological goals of self-awareness growth and change. No previous movement experience is required. The course is appropriate for anyone interested in the relationships among body, movement, creative expression, and psychology and is particularly relevant to the fields of Psychology, Education, Music Therapy, Art and Drama Therapy, Counseling, Family Social Sciences, Social Work, and Movement Studies. The course also complies with Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) Alternate Route requirements. Additional course info can be found through the online enrollment system. If you have any questions, contact the instructor (Loebx001@umn.edu) or the Dance Department at 612-624-5060. To obtain a permission number for this course, visit here.
4.Academic Health Services Courses--Health Career Exploration
Check out these health career exploration courses offered out of the Health Careers Center Fall 2013: AHS 1101 (in person) / AHS 1102 (online): Orientation to Health Careers; AHS 1600: The Future Physician I: The Life & Work of a Physician; AHS 1602: The Future Physician III: Experiences in Medicine (online); AHS 2300: Orientation to Clinical Research; AHS 2400: Writing a Personal Statement; or AHS 2707H: Global Health Challenges for Future Health Professionals. Visit the 'Class Schedule' for registration and additional course details.
5.Registration Is Open For The 2013 Public Health Institute
The institute offers a unique opportunity to explore multiple interest areas within public health, while networking with other students and public health professionals. Courses run May 28-June 14. For registration and more information, click here.
6.NOW HIRING: 2013 GRADS!
Tuesday, May 7th; 2:00 - 4:00pm
Carlson School Atrium
Seniors, attend this event to meet and connect with 20+ employers who are looking to hire University of Minnesota seniors and recent graduates! This event is open to ALL graduating seniors from the U of M Twin Cities. At this event, connect with employers from a wide range of industries who have open positions with their organizations. NowHiring: 2013 Grads! provides University of Minnesota graduating seniors the opportunity to gain personal connections, explore job opportunities, and learn creative job search strategies directly from employers. This free event is for the Twin Cities campus only and is not a job fair. Business casual attire is required. Refreshments provided by The Cookie Cart and door prizes available. For more information on resumes, job searching, upcoming events, and how to prepare for this event, visit CLA Career Center. For more information about this event, search the 'Career Events' section on GoldPASS.
7.Federal Government Pathways Programs Info Session
Thursday, April 25th; 1:00 - 2:00pm
Please join the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for an informational session on the Pathways Programs, the new program to connect students to Federal internships, jobs, and career opportunities. It will focus on the Pathways Internship, Recent Graduates and Presidential Management Fellows Programs, and will also include discussion of the importance of Federal service and career opportunities. There will be a panel of speakers present to discuss their experiences working for the Federal Government. Current students and recent graduates welcome! Please register for this session here.
8.Info Session on Teaching English Abroad
Friday, April 26th; 4:00pm
110 Heller Hall
The Learning Abroad Center is hosting an information session on Teaching English Abroad after graduation. The information session will include information and resources for learning about teaching opportunities abroad and how to go about searching for positions. There will be a great group of panelists that have taught all over the globe on various types of programs. For any questions please contact Lindsey Lahr at email@example.com or 612.625.8827.
9.Trauma, Faith, & Healing In The Community
Wednesday, April 24th; 2:00pm
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
Conversations with South Africa's Tutu Sisters, will take place. Find out how faith, consensus-building, and communal reconciliation can heal community spirit in a special public discussion with the daughters of renowned South African social rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu: the Rev. Mpho Tutu; race and gender activist Naomi Tutu; and researcher Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe.
10.Psychiatry Update Spring 2013: Healthy Eating & Lifestyles
Friday, May 3rd
The Commons (formerly The Radisson)
Experts from a variety of disciplines (psychiatry, psychology, sports medicine, pediatrics, biochemistry, and internal medicine) will present evidence-based approaches promoting healthy lifestyle choices throughout childhood and adult life. The conference will focus on effective management of obesity, physical inactivity, stress, and tobacco use. Register and find additional details here.
11.Native Spanish Speaker Needed for Paid Research Assistant Position
Professor Maria Sera's Language and Cognitive Development Lab is looking for a native, fluent speaker of Spanish to assist with data collection in a language development study. Psychology, Child Psychology, or Education majors who have experience working with children, and have taken statistics and methods preferred. Primary duty will involve testing children and adults in a word-learning task for approximately 10 hours per week. Must have availability for the remainder of the semester and through the summer. Please contact Christopher Hammerly (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or with a resume and statement of interest.
12.SS'13, FA'13, & SP'14 RA Needed for Self-Regulation Research
The Health and Eating Lab run by Dr. Traci Mann is seeking research assistants (RAs) interested in the self-regulation of eating and exercise. RAs should intend to stay for both spring and fall semesters (volunteer or for credit). RAs can volunteer over the summer, as well. Primary tasks involve 8 hours a week of running participants and entering data. There is also a one-hour weekly lab meeting. This is a non-paid position which offers excellent experience in the social psychology department. It may be taken for PSY 4993 or PSY 5993 if interested. Learn more about the lab at the website and apply online here.
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13.Summer Residential Youth Counselors Needed!
Like working with youth? Need a job and a place to live? TRiO Upward Bound is hiring Residential Youth Counselors for Summer 2013! Residential Youth Counselors are live-in positions on the University of Minnesota campus for the duration of TRiO Upward Bound's 5-week experiential summer program. For more information and to apply, visit the U's employment page (#183232). Applicants must provide an updated resume, cover letter, references, and recent transcript; final candidates must pass a criminal background check. Apply by May 1st.
14.Corrections, Social Work, & More Internships at Hennepin County Corrections
Hennepin County has numerous internships posted through GoldPASS that includes: project management, IT, library, corrections, and social work. Search GoldPASS for Hennepin County internships to find additional details and to apply. Application due dates are fast approaching (ranging from 4/26/13 to the beginning of May).
15.Part-Time Employer Relations Assistant Position--On-Campus!
CLA Career Services is hiring a part-time student Employer Relations Assistant position. This rewarding opportunity supports the work of CLA's Employer Relations team in building strong relationships with a variety of employers who are interested in recruiting CLA students. Primary responsibilities include assistance with managing GoldPASS and employer relations-related projects. The start date for this position is May or June 2013. Priority deadline for students to apply is May 3rd. The full position description and application can be found via the U's employment page(requisition #184167) or via GoldPass (#94289). CLA students in their sophomore or junior year are strongly encouraged to apply. Questions? Please contact Beth Lory at email@example.com or 612-624-7387.
16.Psychology Tutors Needed for McNamara Academic Center
Apply to be a tutor to UMN-TC student-athletes who are seeking tutoring either one-on-one or in small groups in Psychology. Successful applicants must be at least a junior in good academic standing, possess an overall Cumulative GPA of 3.0, have taken and passed with and "A" or "B" any course for which you wish to be considered eligible to tutor/ or equivalent courses from other universities, and be capable of working flexible hours. Tutors must demonstrate and model the highest degree of academic integrity, assess and address student-athletes strengths and weaknesses as it pertains to the class and the material, be reliable and punctual for every appointment, possess subject-specific knowledge as well as the ability to present it in creative and effective ways, have a contagious passion for Psychology and learning in general, be willing to learn and address learning styles and tutoring techniques, thoroughly and accurately document every session, and create activities and drills to help student-athletes learn the material. NOTE: Hours will vary; pay is $11/hour for undergrads. To apply, send an email to Jamie Zamjahn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Attach a current resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and hours of availability.
17.Part-Time Campus Rep Position With Kaplan Test Prep
Kaplan Test Prep is currently hiring a part-time Campus Rep for the fall semester! A part-time job with Kaplan is both a great resume-builder and an opportunity to contribute to the campus community by helping to build futures one success story at a time! Benefits of working for Kaplan: Flexible part-time hours right on-campus; competitive hourly pay rates; gain experience and build your resume with a world-leading education company; earn a free Kaplan test prep course; and help students achieve their educational and career goals. For more info and to apply for a Campus Rep position, please visit http://bit.ly/umnkaplancr (case sensitive). Please contact the hiring manager, Ann Peckskamp, at email@example.com or 612-916-0381 with any questions.
18.Summer Program Development Intern For Zero-Waste Events
Eureka Recycling is seeking a self-motivated, flexible, and organized individual to support the research and development of the zero-waste initiatives. This position would include hands on activities to support our zero-waste event program as well as research for this and other zero- waste programs and initiatives. This intern will see firsthand how Eureka Recycling works to achieve its mission to reduce waste through entrepreneurial projects that engage the community. This internship is ideal for someone who is interested hands on-work as well as assisting in research and data analysis that supports a waste free tomorrow. The Program Development Intern will support the zero-waste event program and other zero-waste and composting programs. This will include hands on labor for events including organizing equipment and working at Rock the Garden, Bastille Day, and other community events that are partnering with Eureka Recycling to work towards zero waste. 12-15 hours per week, June - August 2013. Complete an online application here. If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Eureka's Human Resources Department at 612-455-9135.
19.Health Intelligence & Analytics track--MS in Health Services Research & Admin
The University of Minnesota School of Public Health is pleased to announce a new Health Intelligence and Analytics (HIA) track for its Master of Science (MS) graduate program that can be completed within one calendar year. The HIA track provides students with the skills to help clinicians, managers, and policy-makers translate data into evidence. Students develop expertise in health information and analytic skills necessary to use health data from multiple sources such as medical records, surveys, and health insurance claims to obtain the information and evidence required to improve health care. Students also choose a specialization in Health Care Cost Effectiveness, Health Care Quality Improvement/Operations Research, or they may develop an individualized specialty plan in collaboration with a faculty adviser. Candidates for this program will hold strong quantitative skills, such as statistics and calculus, and strong writing and communication skills. A health services background is helpful, but not required. Graduates will gain an understanding of clinical, business and policy issues that are applicable to numerous environments. Employment opportunities exist in managed care organizations, health insurance companies, departments of health and human services, the medical device industry, health research organizations, and other practice-related health-related industries. More information is available here.