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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PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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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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EVENTS
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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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RESEARCH
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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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ENGAGEMENT
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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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JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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10.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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PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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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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RESEARCH
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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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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.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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RESEARCH
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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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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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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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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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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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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.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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PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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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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RESEARCH
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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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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.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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PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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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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RESEARCH
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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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SCHOLARSHIPS
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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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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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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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5/13/14

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
EVENTS
--2.University Libraries Offer Distraction-Free Study Time
--3.Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program Summer 2014
SCHOLARSHIPS
--4.CLA Internship Scholarship
COURSES
--5.PSY May Term Psy 3960: Cognitive Enhancement and 'Smart Pills'
GRADUATE STUDIES
--6.Master of Arts in Psychological Science at UMD
JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
--7.Internship Opportunity at Autism Treatment Center
--8.Summer Youth Advocate Interns/Volunteers at Tubman
--9.Case Manager II Position
--10.Positions with Minnesota Reading/Math Corps
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PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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1.Psychology Advising Availability for Summer 2014
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1.Psychology Advising Availability for Summer 2014
Psychology Undergraduate Advising will begin 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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EVENTS
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2.University Libraries Offer Distraction-Free Study Time
The University Libraries will offer "distraction-free" studying for finals that includes extended hours in our buildings, as well as stress-reducing activities. Students can study in our spaces (13 on campus libraries), use our computers (and printers and staplers), enjoy our coffee shops, get help when needed, and take a break with our awesome activities. Walter and Bio-Medical Libraries are open 24/7 now through May 16; Wilson Library will be open 24/7 on May 9-16; Magrath Library (St. Paul) will have extended hours until 2 am on May 9-16. Many of our Libraries host study break activities including puzzles, coloring, games, bubble wrap, plant therapy, coffee, treats, chair massage, animal therapy, origami, button-making and more. All the details can be found online.
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3.Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program Summer 2014
The 2014 Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program offers internship opportunities for undergrads in a variety of areas! To learn more and apply, visit their website!
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SCHOLARSHIPS
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4.CLA Internship Scholarship
Are you doing an unpaid internship this summer? Apply for the CLA Undergraduate Internship Scholarship. The application deadline is June 11th. Find more information online.
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COURSES
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IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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5.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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GRADUATE STUDIES
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6.Master of Arts in Psychological Science at UMD
The Master of Arts in Psychological Science program at the University of Minnesota Duluth is still accepting applications for a limited number of seats in the General-Experimental track. We are seeking to fill seats on wait lists for the Clinical-counseling and Industrial-Organizational tracks. Please submit materials as soon as possible! Please visit our website or email mapsumd@d.umn.edu with any questions.
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JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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7.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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8.Summer Youth Advocate Interns/Volunteers at Tubman
Tubman is currently recruiting for a few summer Youth Advocate Interns/Volunteers at our Maplewood location. Tubman offers safety and support to anyone facing violence, chemical dependency or mental health challenges. This year Tubman will help light the way to hope for almost 40,000 people, from newborn to age 99. With countless ways to help and the best professional staff, Tubman is here. Peace Camp Youth Advocates are responsible for identifying and responding to the individual needs of children and youth residing in Tubman's domestic violence shelters. This includes implementation of activities and fieldtrips, providing child care, completing intakes with mothers, and other projects as needed. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Katie Massie at kmassie@tubman.org.
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9.Case Manager II Position
The Bridge for Youth is a premier resource for youth and families in crisis. We ensure a continuum of care to provide shelter and support, reunite families whenever possible and to build independent living skills in young people. The Bridge for Youth is a community leader in the development of approaches for youth and their families to resolve problems and develop healthier relationships. The Bridge is currently hiring a Case Manager for heir Emergency Shelter Program. For a full job posting, go online.
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10.Positions with Minnesota Reading/Math Corps
If you're looking to explore a career in education, take the first step and become a Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps tutor. We are looking for people who are dedicated to our community. By joining Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps, you can be one of more than 1,000 trained tutors placed in schools across the state. You will guide students toward becoming successful readers by third grade or proficient in math by the end of eighth grade. You'll also see real results and make a lasting impact in our students' lives, as well as in your own career. You'll not only tutor students who need extra support; you'll also make a meaningful connection with the school and our community. During your eleven month of service as a full- or part-time tutor, you'll receive extensive training, support and professional development opportunities. In addition, you'll receive a modest living stipend and an education award of $5,645 (full-time) or $2,822 (part-time). All necessary training is provided and no licensure is necessary. Learn more and apply about MN Reading Corps or MN Math Corps online. Preference is given to tutors who can start serving August 10, 2014. Send questions to recruitment@servemnaction.org or call 866-859-2825.
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5/6/14

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

The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
EVENTS
--1.University Libraries Offer Distraction-Free Study Time
--2.Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program Summer 2014
--3.Win a trip to Ireland representing the U of M as a top student of Psychology
--4.Exam Jam is here!!
--5.Take Advantage of On-Campus Recruiting
--6.'Stressing' Academic Success: When Life Gets in the Way
RESEARCH
--7.Measurement and Educational Psychology Lab looking for talented Undergraduate RAs!
SCHOLARSHIPS
--8.CLA Internship Scholarship
COURSES--
--9.EPSY 2601 - Understanding Differences, Disabilities, and the Career of Special Education
--10.FSoS 3429 - Counseling Skills Practicum
--11.ESPM 3601/HSG 3482 - Sustainable Housing: Community, Environment, & Technology
GRADUATE STUDIES
--12.Master of Arts in Psychological Science at UMD
JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
--13.Summer Youth Advocate Interns/Volunteers at Tubman
--14.Case Manager II Position
--15.Positions with Minnesota Reading/Math Corps
--16.Urban Boatbuilders is Hiring AmeriCorps VISTAs!
--17.Student Success Coach at the University of Minnesota-Rochester
--18.Check Out GradStaff for Post graduation Jobs
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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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EVENTS
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1.University Libraries Offer Distraction-Free Study Time
The University Libraries will offer "distraction-free" studying for finals that includes extended hours in our buildings, as well as stress-reducing activities. Students can study in our spaces (13 on campus libraries), use our computers (and printers and staplers), enjoy our coffee shops, get help when needed, and take a break with our awesome activities. Walter and Bio-Medical Libraries are open 24/7 now through May 16; Wilson Library will be open 24/7 on May 9-16; Magrath Library (St. Paul) will have extended hours until 2 am on May 9-16. Many of our Libraries host study break activities including puzzles, coloring, games, bubble wrap, plant therapy, coffee, treats, chair massage, animal therapy, origami, button-making and more. All the details can be found online.
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2.Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program Summer 2014
The 2014 Wells Fargo Summer Internship Program offers internship opportunities for undergrads in a variety of areas! To learn more and apply, visit their website!
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3.Win a trip to Ireland representing the U of M as a top student of Psychology
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 2nd. 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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4.Exam Jam is here!!
The SMART Learning Commons and the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence are teaming up to provide students with an opportunity to get a jump on their preparations for final exams. Students can prepare for finals by connecting with other students for tutoring and review workshops! The schedule of review workshops for the week of April 5-10 is available at the Golden Gopher Workshop Database. Additionally, students may take advantage of a week of expanded tutoring hours, and an Exam Jam Saturday event this Saturday, May 10 9am-1pm in 140 Appleby Hall (hosted by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence). Tutor schedules and more details can be found online.
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5.Take Advantage of On-Campus Recruiting
On-campus interviews are open to CLA students seeking full-time jobs after graduation or full-time summer 2014 internships. Each semester we host local and national companies, both for-profit and non-profit, of all sizes. Check often as new schedules are added regularly! Search the 'On-Campus Interviews' section on GoldPASS for more information and a full list of on-campus interview opportunities.
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6.'Stressing' Academic Success: When Life Gets in the Way
All University of Minnesota campus community stakeholders (including faculty, staff and students) are invited to participate in the following colloquium: 'Stressing' Academic Success: When Life Gets in the Way, A Day of Conversations Leading to Actionable Solutions' hosted by The Provost's Committee on Student Mental Health. This event will be held Monday, May 19, 2014 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at The McNamara Alumni Center (light refreshments and lunch provided). The motive is to create a University environment where students, faculty and staff can thrive and reach their full academic potential, while recognizing that mental health challenges dramatically impact our ability to thrive and be successful - permeating and negatively affecting all aspects of academic life. The purpose of this event is to provide a forum for all stakeholders to engage in the strategic conversation, strengthen campus-wide relationships, envision and create truly integrated and holistic University support systems, assess and demonstrate academic success. You must RSVP for this event. The Registration deadline is Friday, May 9th.
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RESEARCH
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7.Measurement and Educational Psychology Lab looking for talented Undergraduate RAs!
Dr. Chun Wang (Quantitative/Psychometric Methods) and Dr. Panayiota Kendeou (Department of Educational Psychology) are looking for talented undergraduate research assistants to participate in their collaborative project. In this project, we will use the item response theory (IRT, one modern testing theory) for the analysis and scoring of a reading comprehension recall test. Recall tests are increasingly being used in reading research, while the psychometric properties of these tests are largely unknown. The present study aims to document these properties using an IRT approach. Expectations: Activities include working with children written protocols, applying a coding scheme, entering and checking data. Qualifications: Motivated and diligent undergrads are welcome! Interested individuals will work with both professors to gain research experiences and to learn the application of item response theory in recall test. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Dr. Chun Wang.
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SCHOLARSHIPS
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8.CLA Internship Scholarship
Are you doing an unpaid internship this summer? Apply for the CLA Undergraduate Internship Scholarship. The application deadline is June 11th. Find more information online.
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COURSES
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IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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9.EPSY 2601 - Understanding Differences, Disabilities, and the Career of Special Education
If you are considering becoming a special education teacher, the Educational Psychology department is offering a new course, EPSY 2601 - Understanding Differences, Disabilities, and the Career of Special Education. This course provides students with hands on learning and experience working with students with disabilities. The course description follows: The purpose of this course is to explore the world of disabilities, understand the impact of disabilities on the individual and family, consider support systems for persons with disabilities, explore the concept of advocacy and discover approaches for advocacy, and employ reflective practices when considering issues related to the concept of disability. This course has an imbedded school-based practicum. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Susan Hupp shupp@umn.eduin the Special Education program.
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10.FSoS 3429 - Counseling Skills Practicum
Looking for an exciting, hands-on, skills-based course to take this summer? Consider enrolling in FSoS 3429: Counseling Skills! This course emphasizes the development of counseling skills (rather than academic reading or writing), which makes it a perfect selection for summer. The skills emphasized in the course are applicable to career paths in social work, couple and marriage and family therapy, education and teaching, psychology and psychiatry, etc. Please contact the instructor, Dr. Cynthia Meyer (cjmeyer@umn.edu) with any questions you may have.
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11.ESPM 3601/HSG 3482 - Sustainable Housing: Community, Environment, & Technology
How can sustainable housing practices build community? Can we build houses that use less energy? Explore the relationship between people, buildings, and the environment. Learn about technology being used to build high performance homes (Meets T&S Liberal Education requirement).
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GRADUATE STUDIES
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12.Master of Arts in Psychological Science at UMD
The Master of Arts in Psychological Science program at the University of Minnesota Duluth is still accepting applications for a limited number of seats in the General-Experimental track. We are seeking to fill seats on wait lists for the Clinical-counseling and Industrial-Organizational tracks. Please submit materials as soon as possible! Please visit our website or email mapsumd@d.umn.edu with any questions.
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JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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13.Summer Youth Advocate Interns/Volunteers at Tubman
Tubman is currently recruiting for a few summer Youth Advocate Interns/Volunteers at our Maplewood location. Tubman offers safety and support to anyone facing violence, chemical dependency or mental health challenges. This year Tubman will help light the way to hope for almost 40,000 people, from newborn to age 99. With countless ways to help and the best professional staff, Tubman is here. Peace Camp Youth Advocates are responsible for identifying and responding to the individual needs of children and youth residing in Tubman's domestic violence shelters. This includes implementation of activities and fieldtrips, providing child care, completing intakes with mothers, and other projects as needed. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Katie Massie at kmassie@tubman.org.
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14.Case Manager II Position
The Bridge for Youth is a premier resource for youth and families in crisis. We ensure a continuum of care to provide shelter and support, reunite families whenever possible and to build independent living skills in young people. The Bridge for Youth is a community leader in the development of approaches for youth and their families to resolve problems and develop healthier relationships. The Bridge is currently hiring a Case Manager for heir Emergency Shelter Program. For a full job posting, go online.
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15.Positions with Minnesota Reading/Math Corps
If you're looking to explore a career in education, take the first step and become a Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps tutor. We are looking for people who are dedicated to our community. By joining Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps, you can be one of more than 1,000 trained tutors placed in schools across the state. You will guide students toward becoming successful readers by third grade or proficient in math by the end of eighth grade. You'll also see real results and make a lasting impact in our students' lives, as well as in your own career. You'll not only tutor students who need extra support; you'll also make a meaningful connection with the school and our community. During your eleven month of service as a full- or part-time tutor, you'll receive extensive training, support and professional development opportunities. In addition, you'll receive a modest living stipend and an education award of $5,645 (full-time) or $2,822 (part-time). All necessary training is provided and no licensure is necessary. Learn more and apply about MN Reading Corps or MN Math Corps online. Preference is given to tutors who can start serving August 10, 2014. Send questions to recruitment@servemnaction.org or call 866-859-2825.
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16.Urban Boatbuilders is Hiring AmeriCorps VISTAs!
Urban Boatbuilders is hiring two AmeriCorps VISTA positions: Outreach and Development Coordinator & Program and Volunteer Coordinator. These positions will help Urban Boatbuilders build the quality of our programs and the capacity of our organization to serve more youth! Go online for more information.
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17.Student Success Coach at the University of Minnesota-Rochester
UMR is hiring for a Student Success Coach to join the coach team to provide academic advising, and career and life coaching to students in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program. The full job posting can be found online.
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18.Check Out GradStaff for Post graduation Jobs
GradStaff provides employment services focusing exclusively on a unique labor pool - the college graduate. Using our proprietary interviewing technique, we invest a considerable amount of time getting to know each candidate and understanding their core skills and attributes. In understanding our candidates better, we then identify exciting employment opportunities that help them combat the often-frustrating "Catch-22" of needing experience, but not finding a job where they can gain that experience. We place our candidates in a variety of different areas: Banking, Benefit Administration, IT, Electronics, Customer Service/Sales, Financial Services, Human Resources, Insurance, Marketing, Operations and Retail Operations. All costs for our services are paid for by our client companies - graduates who apply with Gradstaff NEVER pay us a fee.
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4/29/14

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

The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
--1.Psychology Colloquium: Forty Years Later: What Happens to Mathematically Precocious Youth
--2.Seniors! Don't forget to RSVP
EVENTS
--3.Exam Jam is here!!
--4.Take Advantage of On-Campus Recruiting
--5.'Stressing' Academic Success: When Life Gets in the Way
--6.Now Hiring 2014 Grads!
--7.Kaplan Offering Free Course Scholarship
--8.Startup Weekend EDU
RESEARCH
--9.Measurement and Educational Psychology Lab looking for talented Undergraduate RAs!
--10.Opportunity for Undergraduate Research Assistants
ENGAGEMENT
--11.Volunteer in a Psychology Clinic
COURSES
--12.LASk 1001 Mastering Skills for College Success
JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
--13.Check Out GradStaff for Post graduation Jobs
--14.YouthCARE is Hiring!
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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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1.Psychology Colloquium: Forty Years Later: What Happens to Mathematically Precocious Youth
Wednesday, April 30th N119 Elliott Hall (NOTE: room change) 3:00-4:00pm. Findings from the first midlife follow-up of 1,650 participants from the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth's (SMPY's) two oldest cohorts will be presented. During 1972-1974 and 1976-1978, participants were identified at age 12 as in the top 1% in mathematical reasoning ability. They were surveyed from January 2012 to February 2013 on their accomplishments, families, and personal well-being. Particular attention will be devoted to their occupational attainments, creative accomplishments, and mate preferences, as well as how they invest their time currently and plan to in the future. Sex differences in occupational preferences, personal views, and life values will be reviewed and placed in a broader theoretical context. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of participants' satisfaction with their careers, personal relationships, and lives in general.
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2.Seniors! Don't forget to RSVP
Psychology majors who have applied for Spring 2014 graduation should have received an email invitation to the 2014 Psychology Undergraduate Celebration. This annual psychology undergraduate event recognizes award recipients and graduating seniors in front of peers, staff, faculty, and family for all of their accomplishments! The event will be held on campus Friday, May 9, 2014 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. RSVPs are due by this Sunday, May 4th. Visit our Facebook page to view pictures of last year's celebration.
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3.Exam Jam is here!!
The SMART Learning Commons and the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence are teaming up to provide students with an opportunity to get a jump on their preparations for final exams. Students can prepare for finals by connecting with other students for tutoring and review workshops! The schedule of review workshops for the week of April 5-10 is available at the Golden Gopher Workshop Database. Additionally, students may take advantage of a week of expanded tutoring hours, bookended by two Exam Jam Saturday events: May 3 1pm-5pm in 204 Walter Library (hosted by the SMART Learning Commons) and May 10 9am-1pm in 140 Appleby Hall (hosted by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence). Tutor schedules and more details can be found online.
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4.Take Advantage of On-Campus Recruiting
On-campus interviews are open to CLA students seeking full-time jobs after graduation or full-time summer 2014 internships. Each semester we host local and national companies, both for-profit and non-profit, of all sizes. Check often as new schedules are added regularly! Search the 'On-Campus Interviews' section on GoldPASS for more information and a full list of on-campus interview opportunities.
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5.'Stressing' Academic Success: When Life Gets in the Way
All University of Minnesota campus community stakeholders (including faculty, staff and students) are invited to participate in the following colloquium: 'Stressing' Academic Success: When Life Gets in the Way, A Day of Conversations Leading to Actionable Solutions' hosted by The Provost's Committee on Student Mental Health. This event will be held Monday, May 19, 2014 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at The McNamara Alumni Center (light refreshments and lunch provided). The motive is to create a University environment where students, faculty and staff can thrive and reach their full academic potential, while recognizing that mental health challenges dramatically impact our ability to thrive and be successful - permeating and negatively affecting all aspects of academic life. The purpose of this event is to provide a forum for all stakeholders to engage in the strategic conversation, strengthen campus-wide relationships, envision and create truly integrated and holistic University support systems, assess and demonstrate academic success. You must RSVP for this event. The Registration deadline is Friday, May 9th.
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6.Now Hiring 2014 Grads!
Seniors and recent graduates, attend this event to meet and connect with 30+ employers who are looking to hire University of Minnesota seniors and recent graduates! Now Hiring: 2014 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 will be held Tuesday, May 6th from 2:00-4:00pm in the Carlson School Atrium. The event is free and open to ALL graduating seniors from the U of M Twin Cities campus. This is not a job fair. Business casual attire is required. Refreshments provided by The Cookie Cart. To register visit GoldPASS or The Edge and search the event Now Hiring: 2014 Grads!. For more information, to register, and to see a list of attending employers search for 'Now Hiring' in the 'Career Events' section in GoldPASS.
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7.Kaplan Offering Free Course Scholarship
As requested by numerous students, this spring, Kaplan will be raffling off one free course scholarship! The winner will receive a free Kaplan advantage on site, classroom anywhere or on-demand course for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, PCAT, DAT or OAT! The drawing is open to all University of Minnesota, Augsburg and St. Scholastica students, as well as young professionals in the Minneapolis area. Alumni are also eligible for the drawing! We will be holding the drawing on May 9th, and we will contact the winner via email. The course will need to be redeemed by August 1st, 2014.You can enter the drawing online. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alyssa.johnson@kaplan.com.
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8.Startup Weekend EDU
Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here's your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complementary skills and the passion & dedication to build an education product in one weekend. Design for learning, conduct user tests, receive coaching from experienced education designers & industry professionals and win prizes that will help take your idea to the next level! Startup Weekend EDU brings together a diverse group of people - educators, technologists, designers, and business professionals - passionate about making a positive impact on education. In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, design products and launch education startups. Startup Weekend EDU begins with open-mic 60-second pitches on Friday night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable education concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday focusing on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the education market. On Sunday, teams demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. (Hosted by the Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota at Hanson Hall, 1925 4th Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55455). Ticket includes 7 great meals, plus some freebies from the sponsors. For more information or to buy tickets,go online.
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RESEARCH
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9.Measurement and Educational Psychology Lab looking for talented Undergraduate RAs!
Dr. Chun Wang (Quantitative/Psychometric Methods) and Dr. Panayiota Kendeou (Department of Educational Psychology) are looking for talented undergraduate research assistants to participate in their collaborative project. In this project, we will use the item response theory (IRT, one modern testing theory) for the analysis and scoring of a reading comprehension recall test. Recall tests are increasingly being used in reading research, while the psychometric properties of these tests are largely unknown. The present study aims to document these properties using an IRT approach. Expectations: Activities include working with children written protocols, applying a coding scheme, entering and checking data. Qualifications: Motivated and diligent undergrads are welcome! Interested individuals will work with both professors to gain research experiences and to learn the application of item response theory in recall test. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Dr. Chun Wang.
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10.Opportunity for Undergraduate Research Assistants
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 summer. There are options to continue into the coming school year. 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.), Camtasia and other audio/video editing software, SPSS, R and/or other statistical software.
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ENGAGEMENT
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11.Volunteer in a Psychology Clinic
We are looking for individuals to volunteer at our psychology clinic. The work would be mainly administrative-scheduling clients, taking copays, making charts and various documents, but it would give volunteers an idea of the inner workings of a psychology clinic. Volunteers frequently talk to clients on the phone/including initial appointment intakes, and there are great opportunities to attend workshops for free and possibly sit in on sessions. This experience is a bit of a commitment, as we are looking for people to stay for about year because the training takes some time. If you are interested email b.shaheen@kenwoodcenter.org.
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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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12.LASk 1001 Mastering Skills for College Success
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 Engagement. 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 careers. Any student who would like to learn skills for working smarter and more effectively should check out this course! Go online for more information.
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JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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13.Check Out GradStaff for Post graduation Jobs
GradStaff provides employment services focusing exclusively on a unique labor pool - the college graduate. Using our proprietary interviewing technique, we invest a considerable amount of time getting to know each candidate and understanding their core skills and attributes. In understanding our candidates better, we then identify exciting employment opportunities that help them combat the often-frustrating "Catch-22" of needing experience, but not finding a job where they can gain that experience. We place our candidates in a variety of different areas: Banking, Benefit Administration, IT, Electronics, Customer Service/Sales, Financial Services, Human Resources, Insurance, Marketing, Operations and Retail Operations. All costs for our services are paid for by our client companies - graduates who apply with Gradstaff NEVER pay us a fee.
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14.YouthCARE is Hiring!
YouthCARE is a multicultural nonprofit 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. YouthCARE operates three highly regarded programs: Camp Sunrise, YouthLEAD and the Young Women's Mentoring Program. Program services include youth employment, leadership development, outdoor education and positive after school, weekend and summer social, recreational and educational activities. Camp Sunrise, a program of YouthCARE is the site of a residential Summer Program serving youth, 13-18 years old, from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Activities at camp include canoeing, hiking, camping, community service projects, arts and crafts and team building. YouthCARE currently has a Full Time Program Specialist Position open, and Summer Positions at Camp Sunrise that include: Program Coordinator, Junior Counselor Crew Leader, Head Cook, Counselor and Assistant Counselor. Go online for more information about these openings.
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4/22/14

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:
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
--1.Psychology Colloquium: Psychiatric Genetics: A Current Perspective
--2.Psychology Colloquium: Forty Years Later: What Happens to Mathematically Precocious Youth
EVENTS
--3.Mental Health Awareness Day TOMORROW!
--4.Now Hiring 2014 Grads!
--5.WSAC'S Revolutionary Art THing: Spoken Word Featuring Frannie Choi
--6.Text, Talk, Act - Support Mental Health
--7.Business Careers for CLA Majors
--8.What's Next? Job Search Strategies for Graduating Seniors
PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
--9.End of the Year Social!
--10.Psi Chi Graduates: Purchase Honor Chords ASAP
RESEARCH
--11.Opportunity for Undergraduate Research Assistants
ENGAGEMENT
--12.Volunteer in a Psychology Clinic
COURSES
--13.BTHX 5000 Topics - Bioethics, Psychiatry and Psychology (3 cr)
JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
--14.Hiring Psy Major to Lead Weekly Study Sessions F14
--15.Unpaid On-Campus Internship - Gain Exposure to Counseling Psychology Work
--16.Part Time Paid Psychology Tutoring Positions Available!
--17.Reading Corps Literacy Tutor At March Open School 2014-2015
--18.Summer Research Analyst Internship for Continuing Students
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1.Psychology Colloquium: Psychiatric Genetics: A Current Perspective
Friday, April 25th 402 Walter Library from 9:00-10:15am the Psychology Colloquium presents special guest and invited speaker: Kenneth S. Kendler, MD. Dr. Kendler is a Rachel brown Banks Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry; Professor of Human genetics; Director, Psychiatric Genetics Research Program; Director, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. This program is sponsored by Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research's (CSPR) Research Day in conjunction with the Biological Psychopathology (BP) & Personality, Individual Differences, and Behavior Genetics (PIB) Programs.
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2.Psychology Colloquium: Forty Years Later: What Happens to Mathematically Precocious Youth
Wednesday, April 30th N119 Elliott Hall (NOTE: room change) 3:00-4:00pm. Findings from the first midlife follow-up of 1,650 participants from the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth's (SMPY's) two oldest cohorts will be presented. During 1972-1974 and 1976-1978, participants were identified at age 12 as in the top 1% in mathematical reasoning ability. They were surveyed from January 2012 to February 2013 on their accomplishments, families, and personal well-being. Particular attention will be devoted to their occupational attainments, creative accomplishments, and mate preferences, as well as how they invest their time currently and plan to in the future. Sex differences in occupational preferences, personal views, and life values will be reviewed and placed in a broader theoretical context. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of participants' satisfaction with their careers, personal relationships, and lives in general.
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3.Mental Health Awareness Day TOMORROW!
Roughly 1 in 4 Americans struggle with mental illness every year, and 1,1000 students die by suicide nationwide. The University of Minnesota is no exception. It's time to talk about it! Active Minds and USAP will recognize Mental Health Awareness Day tomorrow (April 23rd 9:00am-3:00pm) with an event on Northrop Plaza to encourage conversation and show support. Get out and support Mental Health!
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4.Now Hiring 2014 Grads!
Seniors and recent graduates, attend this event to meet and connect with 30+ employers who are looking to hire University of Minnesota seniors and recent graduates! Now Hiring: 2014 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 will be held Tuesday, May 6th from 2:00-4:00pm in the Carlson School Atrium. The event is free and open to ALL graduating seniors from the U of M Twin Cities campus. This is not a job fair. Business casual attire is required. Refreshments provided by The Cookie Cart. To register visit GoldPASS or The Edge and search the event Now Hiring: 2014 Grads!. For more information, to register, and to see a list of attending employers search for 'Now Hiring' in the 'Career Events' section in GoldPASS.
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5.WSAC'S Revolutionary Art THing: Spoken Word Featuring Frannie Choi
Throughout the month of April WSAC has been hosting our annual WSAC's Revolutionary ArtTHing, or WRATH. WRATH focuses on a different art form each year, with this year's being spoken word. The spoken word-related events we host during this are intended to bring awareness to gender-based inequalities, along with intersections that occur with other parts of identity such as race, class, sexual orientation, etc. This week Thursday April 24th, (1:30-3:00pm) in Nolte 140, WSAC will be hosting SPEAK UP!: Spoken Word Poetry as Radical Truth-Telling. Spoken word poetry offers an avenue for historically silenced people to reclaim their voices. Through writing and performance exercises, we will take a stab at speaking back against the dominant narrative and telling our truth. Refreshments will be provided! If you can't make it for the afternoon workshop, the conclusion of the WRATH series will be held from 6:00-9:00pm in the same place (Nolte 140). The evening will also feature Frannie Choi and other local artists. Food will be provided!
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6.Text, Talk, Act - Support Mental Health
Text, Talk, Act is a nationwide text-enabled dialogue on mental health on April 24. All you need is 1 hour anytime of the day, at least 4 people, and at least 1 phone. All you need to do is: 1. At any time on April 24th, gather 3-4 of your friends, family, classmates, students, and/or colleagues; 2.Text "start" to 89800; and 3. Receive polling and discussion questions via text messaging while having face-to-face dialogue with your group. It is a great and easy way to get involved and talk about mental health! If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to wpuetz01@hamline.edu
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7.Business Careers for CLA Majors
Discover how a Liberal Arts major can prepare you for a successful career, what skills businesses look for and how to acquire them, and the importance of relevant work and internship experience. Business Careers for CLA Majors will be held this Thursday, April 24th from 2:30-4:30pm in 101 Walter Library. For more information search the 'Career Events' section in GoldPASS.
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8.What's Next? Job Search Strategies for Graduating Seniors
This week Wednesday and Thursday (Wednesday, April 23rd at 2:00pm and Thursday, April 24th at 3:00pm), GradStaff will sponsor a webinar to help graduating seniors best to prepare for the work force. Topics Outline: Identifying transferable skills and career interests: Where you fit in the workplace; Demographic trends: How an aging workforce can impact your job search; Where the jobs Are: Comparing Large vs. Small/Medium Employers; Target industries: Examples of industries that are hiring; 5 Entry-level career opportunities that you don't know about: Some examples to get you started; The importance of personal networking and useful tips; If you are unable to attend at the scheduled time, please register and information on how to view a recorded version of the webinar will be sent at the conclusion of the presentation. Technology: Access is available from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. Webinar Recording: The webinar may be replayed on our website within 24 hours of the live presentation. Questions? Email any questions to info@gradstaff.com or call (612) 339-5332 Ext.20.
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PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
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PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psi Chi/ Psychology Student Association activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!
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9.End of the Year Social!
Join us for our last meeting this Thursday 4/24 in Elliot Hall N639. This will be a less structured meeting- come for treats and meet your fellow Psychology Majors!
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10.Psi Chi Graduates: Purchase Honor Chords ASAP
Any graduating members of Psi Chi who would like an Honor Chord to wear at graduation can purchase them online from the Psi Chi website. Make sure to order them as soon as possible to ensure they arrive before graduation!
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RESEARCH
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11.Opportunity for Undergraduate Research Assistants
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 summer. There are options to continue into the coming school year. 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.), Camtasia and other audio/video editing software, SPSS, R and/or other statistical software.
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ENGAGEMENT
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12.Volunteer in a Psychology Clinic
We are looking for individuals to volunteer at our psychology clinic. The work would be mainly administrative-scheduling clients, taking copays, making charts and various documents, but it would give volunteers an idea of the inner workings of a psychology clinic. Volunteers frequently talk to clients on the phone/including initial appointment intakes, and there are great opportunities to attend workshops for free and possibly sit in on sessions. This experience is a bit of a commitment, as we are looking for people to stay for about year because the training takes some time. If you are interested email b.shaheen@kenwoodcenter.org.
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COURSES
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IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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13.BTHX 5000 Topics - Bioethics, Psychiatry and Psychology (3 cr)
Explore philosophical and ethical issues in psychiatry and psychology. Potential topics include the moral responsibility of psychopaths/sociopaths for their actions, insanity pleas, the sociology of institutionalization, clinical trials of psychiatric drugs, cosmetics psychopharmacology, recent work in experimental philosophy; and class experiments in social psychology. Fall 2014, Thursdays 9:30am-12:00pm, Carl Elliot, MD, PhD. Prerequisite: Jr, Sr, or Grad. Contact Margie ONeill at bthxed@umn.edu for permissions. Go online for current courses in bioethics.
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JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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14.Hiring Psy Major to Lead Weekly Study Sessions F14
SMART Learning Commons is hiring an undergrad psychology major to lead weekly study sessions for students in PSY 1001 in Fall '14. Please see description, requirements, and the application online.
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15.Unpaid On-Campus Internship - Gain Exposure to Counseling Psychology Work
The Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic (CCAC) is seeking an undergraduate intern for the 2014-2015 school year (beginning in summer, 2014). CCAC is a non-profit career counseling clinic that has served the community for over 30 years. The intern is involved in administrative tasks that help the clinic run smoothly. The intern has the option to attend our biweekly case consultation meetings where counselors discuss their clients' goals and strategize how to best meet those needs. Finally, it may be possible for interns to take the career assessments offered by the clinic to gain their own self-knowledge. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone considering a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology or related fields. If you are interested, please email Liza Meredith at lizameredith4@gmail.com for more information.
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16.Part Time Paid Psychology Tutoring Positions Available!
Tutor student-athletes who are seeking tutoring either one-on-one or in small groups in Psychology. Successful applicants: Must be at least a junior in good academic standing; Possess an overall Cumulative GPA of 3.0.; Have taken and passed with and "A" or "B" any course for which you wish to be considered eligible to tutor/or equivalent courses from other universities; Be able to provide three recommendations from professors/instructors; Capable of working flexible hours. Prior experience and training as a tutor or in education is preferred. Tutors must also: Demonstrate and model the highest degree of academic integrity; Assess and address student-athletes strengths and weaknesses as it pertains to the class and the material; Be reliable and punctual for every appointment; Possess subject-specific knowledge as well as the ability to present it in creative and effective ways; Have a contagious passion for Psychology and learning in general; Provide academic assistance to student-athletes who are seeking tutoring either one-on-one or in small groups; Be willing to learn and address learning styles and tutoring techniques; Thoroughly and accurately document every session; Create activities and drills to help student-athletes learn the material. NOTE: Hours will vary; graduate students may not work more than 14 hours per week. Pay is $11/hr for undergrads and $14/HR for graduate students. To apply: Send an email to Jamie Zamjahn, Coordinator of Learning Services / McNamara Academic Center at jzamjahn@umn.edu. Please attach a current resume, cover letter, list of references, unofficial transcripts, and hours of availability.
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17.Reading Corps Literacy Tutor At March Open School 2014-2015
Help our kids grow the skills they need. Whether you're looking to explore a new career in education, reenter the workforce or simply want to work with kids, you can make an impact on children's success. Become a Minnesota Reading Corps literacy tutor at Marcy Open School to create meaningful growth. We are looking for people who are dedicated to our community. By joining Minnesota Reading Corps, you can be one of more than 1,000 trained tutors placed in schools across the state. Tutors are parents, grandparents, recent college grads, and mid-career professionals. You will guide students toward becoming successful readers by third grade, see real results and make a lasting impact in our students' lives, as well as in your own career. You'll not only tutor students who need extra support; you'll also make a meaningful connection with the school and our community. During your eleven month of service as a full-time / part-time tutor, you'll receive extensive training, support and professional development opportunities. In addition, you'll receive a living stipend of about $484 biweekly (full-time) / $250 biweekly (part-time) and an education award of $5,645 (full-time) / $2,882 (part-time). All necessary training is provided and no licensure is necessary. Pass the word on to friends and family members! Strong preference is given to tutors who can start serving August 10, 2014. Send questions to recruitment@servemnaction.org.
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18.Summer Research Analyst Internship for Continuing Students
Headquartered in Eagan, MN, Questar delivers business results. Our Customer Experience Management programs are designed to support each client's unique brand experience and business requirements. We integrate multiple sources of customer feedback and business data, and provide actionable insights through real-time, distributed reporting. Our analytics focus managers on improving the customer experience in ways that drive increased sales. Questar has been providing customer experience solutions to multi-unit restaurants, retailers and services companies for over 25 years. They are looking for a Research Analyst for their Summer Internship. The Research Analyst Intern will assist the VP of Product Innovation and Senior Research Consultants with research projects and presentations of research results. We are looking for someone who wants to gain real-world experience conducting research and who can work part-time (30+) hours weekly during the summer. The full posting is available on the company web site: http://questarweb.com/careers/research-analyst-intern
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4/15/14

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

The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
--1.Psychology Colloquium: Forty Years Later: What Happens to Mathematically Precocious Youth
--2.Psy 3801: Summer Online
--3.May Term Psy 3960: Cognitive Enhancement and 'Smart Pills'
--4.Summer Psy 3960: Psychology of Stress and Trauma
EVENTS
--5.Violence Awareness Day - April 17th
--6.4th Annual Collaborative Health Care Event
--7.Criminal Prosecution and the Courts
PISA - PSYCHOLOGY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION
--8.Apply to be a PISA Officer Next Year (2014-2015)
RESEARCH
--9.Social Interaction Lab Looking for Research Assistants
--10.Karatekin Research Group is Looking for Volunteers
ENGAGEMENT
--11.Volunteer for the NAMI Spring Gala
--12.Volunteer at St. Joseph's in South Minneapolis
COURSES
--13.GWSS: Feminist Perspectives on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (3cr)
--14.Health Career Exploration Courses
--15.Comm 4404W Language Borderlands
--16.PA 5451: Immigrant Health Issues
--17.DNCE3334/5334: Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy (2 Credits)
--18.IBH 6910 001: Dance/Movement Therapy I - Theory and Practice (30 hrs)
--19.BBE 3201: Sustainability of Food Systems - A Life Cycle Perspective (3cr)
--20.CPSY Courses That Will Count Towards Your Psychology Major
--21.Summer Family Social Science Offerings
JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
--22.Hiring Psy Major to Lead Weekly Study Sessions F14
--23.Unpaid On-Campus Internship - Gain Exposure to Counseling Psychology Work
--24.PT Paid Psychology Tutoring Positions Available!
--25.Reading Corps Literacy Tutor At March Open School 2014-2015
--26.Summer Research Analyst Internship for Continuing Students
--27.Korn Ferry Looking for Project Coordinators
--28.Neuromodulation Technician
--29.Behavior Therapist Full Time/Part Time
--30.Minnesota Alliance With Youth Recruiting AmeriCorps Promise Fellows
--31.Living Skills Instructor
--32.Behavioral Dimension
--33.Resource Inc Employment Counselor
--34.Dreamline Job
--35.Minnesota Consumer Analyst Position
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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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1.Psychology Colloquium: Forty Years Later: What Happens to Mathematically Precocious Youth
Wednesday, April 30th N119 Elliott Hall (NOTE: room change) 3:00-4:00pm. Findings from the first midlife follow-up of 1,650 participants from the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth's (SMPY's) two oldest cohorts will be presented. During 1972-1974 and 1976-1978, participants were identified at age 12 as in the top 1% in mathematical reasoning ability. They were surveyed from January 2012 to February 2013 on their accomplishments, families, and personal well-being. Particular attention will be devoted to their occupational attainments, creative accomplishments, and mate preferences, as well as how they invest their time currently and plan to in the future. Sex differences in occupational preferences, personal views, and life values will be reviewed and placed in a broader theoretical context. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of participants' satisfaction with their careers, personal relationships, and lives in general.
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2.Psy 3801: Summer Online
For the first time this summer, the Department of Psychology will be piloting an online section of Psy 3801. If you are interested in taking Psy 3801 online, and being part of the initial offering of the course in a NEW format, check out the summer course schedule!
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3.May Term Psy 3960: Cognitive Enhancement and 'Smart Pills'
Use of stimulant medications such as methylphenidate (trade names such as Ritalin and Concerta) and amphetamine (Adderall) by psychologically healthy individuals as so-called "smart pills" (nootropics: drugs designed to improve mental functions) has undergone recent increases in popularity. Most notably used to treat psychiatric conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stimulant medications are thought to enhance cognition by increasing alertness and energy, improving positive mood, and prolonging physical and mental stamina. College campuses, athletic settings, and workplace environments are among nonmedical settings that one might find individuals using such medications in hopes of gaining a "competitive edge." However, to what extent these medications actually boost a person's cognitive ability (versus one's perception of effectiveness) or what the potential aversive consequences may be from taking stimulants (e.g., dependence, iatrogenic effects) remain to be better understood. This course will give a brief history of stimulant drug usage (prescription and non-prescription; e.g., nicotine, caffeine) as it pertains to medical (e.g., asthma, ADHD) and nonmedical (recreation, cognitive enhancement) applications. We will also investigate present-day prevalence of stimulant usage: who is using stimulants and for what reasons? Folk belief of stimulants' effect on a person's cognitive ability is that these drugs enhance learning/memory processes among other executive functions and motor abilities. To this regard, we will ask whether stimulant medications actually "work" for the common person and if so, how? Several considerations of stimulant usage will be discussed. Do stimulants work for all people in the same way? How should policy-making institutions view the use of stimulant drugs for nonmedical purposes (is it "cheating?")? Is it ethical for the medical profession to prescribe these drugs for this purpose, especially when parents request them for school-age children? Given that methylphenidate and amphetamine are government-controlled substances, what potential concerns are there for the neurotoxic effects and addiction? Go to the Summer Course Schedule to register!
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4.Summer Psy 3960: Psychology of Stress and Trauma
This course is an introduction to the psychological aspects of stress and trauma. Students will gain understanding of the major theories and research findings related to stress and trauma, including the effects of stress and trauma on mental and physical health, factors related to more effective coping with stress/trauma (e.g., social support). and interventions designed to decrease the negative effects of stress and trauma (e.g., stress management training). Students will practice analyzing and critiquing the scientific methods used to study these topics and will have the opportunity to apply stress and trauma research to their own lives through reflection and personal application assignments.Go to the Summer Course Schedule to register!
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5.Violence Awareness Day - April 17th
Violence Awareness Day will be held on April 17th from 5:00pm-8:30 pm at The Bell Museum. This fundraiser for The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education is being hosted by the Violence Intervention Student Advisory (VISA) Board and raises awareness about sexual violence. Featuring speaker and researcher Dr. Pat Frazier (Distinguished McKnight University Professor; Department of Psychology) and with performances by hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, social justice activist, educator and writer Guante, and slam poets Sierra DeMulder, Mollie Lacy and Jennifer Wang. Open to the Public, Snacks provided!
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6.4th Annual Collaborative Health Care Event
The 4th Annual Collaborative Health Care Event will be held April 17th from 6pm-8pm in STSS 412. Participants will be able to interact with health care professionals at the U and in the metro area and learn about challenges and successes with the inter-professional health care model. There will also be food and a chance to win prizes. This is a great opportunity for all pre-health students (or anyone interested in the health field) to learn about collaborative practice of health professionals - which will shape the future of health care in the US. RSVP for the event online.
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7.Criminal Prosecution and the Courts
The U of M Pre-Law Society will host an event titled Careers in Criminal Prosecution and the Courts on Tuesday, April 15th at 5:00 PM in 530B STSS. The event will feature the Hon. Liz Cutter, a current Hennepin County District Court judge and former Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney and Special Assistant Attorney General. Judge Cutter is considered an expert in criminal law and has served on an outstanding number of local, state, and international advisory boards, including as the President of Minnesota Women Lawyers. Additionally, she was honored as a 2011 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer. Please join us for a discussion of Judge Cutter's career and topics in criminal law.
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PISA - PSYCHOLOGY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in PISA activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!
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8.Apply to be a PISA Officer Next Year (2014-2015)
Psychology International Student Association (PISA) is recruiting new officers for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. This is a great opportunity to get involved in "everything" in Psychology and build connections with your fellow students and professors. PISA supports international students within Psychology, as well as to educate American students regarding international student issues within Psychology. To apply or if you have questions, please email huixx058@umn.edu. The application deadline is 4/21/14. Applicants who are short-listed will be invited to attend interview.
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RESEARCH
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9.Social Interaction Lab Looking for Research Assistants
The Social Interaction Lab run by Dr. Jeffry Simpson is looking for summer research assistants to work on a variety of projects. We are hiring for projects focusing on prosocial behavior, social support and PTSD, and decision-making in romantic couples. RA duties include recruiting participants, running participants through lab sessions, and/or coding videos of romantic couples' interactions. If you're interested in receiving more information about these positions and applying, send Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) an email by 5pm on Thursday, April 17th, with "Interest in RA Positions" as the subject line and the following information contained in the body: Name, Email, Class Year, GPA, and Reason for Applying (no more than one sentence, please). We encourage interested students to proofread their emails before submitting-- emails with typos or other errors may be rejected. Qualified applicants will receive a full RA application and more detailed descriptions of the available positions. Late emails will not receive a response. Email Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) with any questions about these positions or the application process.
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10.Karatekin Research Group is Looking for Volunteers
The Karatekin Research Group is currently looking for volunteer students interested in a research project on parent- and sibling-directed aggression. The project is conducted in collaboration with Tubman Center (http://tubman.org/home/) , the largest provider of domestic violence services in the state. We are currently conducting semi-structured interviews with mothers and interested children over the age of 12 on these topics. The interview takes approximately an hour. The interviews may be conducted in Maplewood or the Minneapolis locations of Tubman, or at the U if the parent can come to the U. Interviews may occur once every few weeks, depending on how often potential participants contact us, and can be conducted at any time based on your and the parent's schedules. To conduct the interviews on your own, you'd need to go through Tubman's 6-session training, observe another interviewer twice, and be observed yourself twice. Because the training is time consuming, and interviews may not be scheduled very frequently, you should be willing to commit to the project for at least a year. This project can be a very useful opportunity for students who are interested in these very under-researched aspects of domestic violence and who want to gain experience with interviewing parents. If you are interested, please contact Canan Karatekin, Ph.D (karat004@umn.edu).
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ENGAGEMENT
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11.Volunteer for the NAMI Spring Gala
This years Music For The Mind Spring Gala, will be held Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at the Sheraton of Bloomington, MN. The 1920's themed event will run from 4:00 to Midnight and feature the musical talent of The Classic Big Band. They are looking for volunteers to help throughout the night with the following: Logistics Crew, Silent Auction Crew, Data Entry, Theme Crew, and Interior Program Crew. If you're interested in volunteering please send me an email to Audrey at Events@nami.org. Volunteers will get free admission to the night's festivities and a meal prior to the event, but will be busy much of the time. The Gala is a way to get involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It is a a fun event to raise money for their many groups and advocacy work.
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12.Volunteer at St. Joseph's in South Minneapolis.
We are seeking students who are interested in a volunteer opportunity promoting gardening and nutrition with at-risk teens. The time commitment would be approximately one to two hours a week, and would involve working in the garden and cooking with the youth. Volunteers with gardening and/or cooking experience will be preferred, but the most important qualification is a desire to invest in the lives of the youth at St. Joes. The time frame would be May through September, with flexibility for vacations, etc. This position offers flexibility to the volunteers involved, and will also offer support from experienced gardeners and the St. Joseph's nursing staff. Please contact Jess Welsh if you're interested in receiving more information on this opportunity. Due to the overwhelming response last year, we will only reply to e-mails that have a resume or description of the volunteer's qualifications included. We will select our volunteers by the first week in May. Please email Jess Welsh with your materials (jaw08@hotmail.com).
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COURSES
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IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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13.GWSS: Feminist Perspectives on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (3cr)
This course focuses on the history of and contemporary thinking about activism, social change, public policies, and legal remedies directed toward sexual assault and domestic violence in the US, particularly from the point of view of feminism. The course deals, for example, with how notions of privacy and assumptions about traditional gender roles contribute to attitudes toward stranger sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Readings in the course offer insight into early links between slavery and rape, between the temperance movement and domestic violence, and between views of child abuse and sexual abuse, as well as the increasing roles of psychiatry and social work in addressing such violence. The course traces how these historical foundations and cultural attitudes help determine contemporary responses by legal officials, and the course covers such diverse topics as sexual abuse of men and women in prison; incest; child abuse; and sex offender treatment. Students read a memoir (Alice Seabold's Lucky) about surviving sexual assault and view a film (The Accused) as well as read historical and analytical texts. The course ends with a close look at a project by the president of William Mitchell College of Law on sexual predator laws, in terms of their effectiveness, feminist perspectives, and impact on Constitutional rights. Other speakers include a representative from MNCASA (Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault), the former head of the Minneapolis Police Department Sex Crimes Unit, and the Executive Director of Project Pathfinder, an organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse and restoring lives through clinical therapy.
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14.Health Career Exploration Courses
The Health Careers Center offers health career exploration courses (AHS) for students interested in future careers in the Health Careers. Courses include: Orientation to Health Careers, The Future Physician: Medicine in the 21st Century, The Future Physician: Experiences in Medicine, Orientation to Clinical Research and Writing a Personal Statement. Read more about these courses online.
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15.Comm 4404W Language Borderlands
It is estimated that at least half of the people in world speak more than one language. This course will explore the experience of living in more than one language or dialect. We will read first person memoirs by people who are polylingual or bidialectal. The following questions will guide our work: What is life like when it is lived in more than one language? How does language contribute to our sense of identity, sense of community, to our sense of being part of a nation or the world? Some of us will be thinking about these questions from a multilingual background, others from a monolingual background, and some will be somewhere in between. Does it matter? Some polylinguals had to learn English because their families fled their homeland and settled in an English-speaking country. Some are American born. Some are living their lives in another language or languages by choice. Some are choosing to assimilate to a new language and culture on their own terms. Each writer struggles to fit into more than one language world and hence more than one culture. Each person searches for self-unity and struggles to understand their multiplicities. Their languages or dialects have been a source of self-exploration and richness, but also self-disruption and fragmentation. We will come to understand how living in a language borderland led them to greater self-reflection, brought some degree of self-integration, and may be a celebration of being "multiple". We will explore some gifts and heartaches of living within and across other languages or dialects. We will contextualize the personal experience of multilingualism and mutidialectalism by considering language issues in the world such as: killer languages, language death and revitalization; multilingualism in the US; linguistic prejudice, the English-only movement, and language ideologies related to race, ethnicity, gender. How does this material relate to you? Whether you are monolingual or polylingual, or somewhere in between, you will explore your family's linguistic history, the multilingual/multidialectal world we live in, and the power of language over us. You will learn sociolinguistic concepts to help you understand the key role that language in social interaction plays in your personal life as well as a citizen in local, national and world politics. You will be opened to new worlds and new ways of seeing your world. We will explore how language can be an instrument of oppression when governed by misunderstandings and biases that we may not be aware of. But when we are informed with accurate information about language, we can reframe "problems" and controversies. We can better apply ourselves to creating social justice, can better recognize the advantages, and inevitability, of social diversity, and will see the central, powerful role of language in human life.
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16.PA 5451: Immigrant Health Issues
The demography of American communities is changing dramatically, but many of our institutions have not kept pace with the needs of new African, Asian, Eastern European and Latino residents Health care and social service providers used to treating European origin families and some Latino residents are suddenly seeing refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia, Laos, Bosnia, Cambodia and the Sudan. In order to meet the needs of these new residents, it is imperative for providers and policy makers to understand the context and motives for immigration, as well as the characteristics and belief systems of their clients. If this interests you, as you begin to plan your schedule for the Fall semester, consider PA 5451: Immigrant Health Issues. This is an online course for graduate students interested in Public Policy, Education, Public Health, Nursing, Social Work, Pharmacy and other related fields. Email Stacey Grimes with any questions you may have (grime004@umn.edu).
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17.DNCE3334/5334: Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy (2 Credits)
Dance/movement therapy is mind/body form of psychotherapy that uses body and movement to facilitate psychological goals of self-awareness growth and change. No previous movement experience is required. The course is appropriate for anyone interested in the relationships among body, movement, creative expression and psychology and is particularly relevant to the fields of Psychology, Education, Music Therapy, Art and Drama Therapy, Counseling, Family Social Studies, Social Work and Movement Studies. The course also complies with DMT Alternate Route requirements. To register: contact the Dance Department - 612-624-5060 or umdance@umn.edu or the instructor: loebx001@umn.edu, 612-916-1829.
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18.IBH 6910 001: Dance/Movement Therapy I - Theory and Practice (30 hrs)
Dance/movement therapy (DMT) focuses on the understanding and use of movement, body awareness and dance with persons who have psychological and behavioral issues. The introductory course introduces basic DMT theory and skills with an emphasis on multicultural perspectives for working with non-verbal behaviors. Students study 1) the diverse and universal role of movement and dance as a healing, transformative modality; 2) the history and development of DMT; 3) movement intervention skills.
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19.BBE 3201: Sustainability of Food Systems - A Life Cycle Perspective (3cr)
Hamburger or hummus? Organic or conventional? Mediterranean diet or McDonald's? What dietary choices are truly the most sustainable when we consider that what we eat affects not just our health but also the environment and the well-being of others? This course will provide you with an overview of our world's food system and its many impacts from the individual to the global scale. Meets LE Requirement-Global Perspective.
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20.CPSY Courses That Will Count Towards Your Psychology Major
There are 2 courses from the Child Psychology Department that can count towards the Psychology Major requirements, CPSY 3301: Introductory Child Psychology for Social Sciences and CPSY 4303: Adolescent Psychology. Both courses count towards the Area B (Clinical, Personality & Social Area of the Major). If you have already fulfilled Area B, these courses can count towards your Psychology Elective Requirement. For information about the topics of these courses, see the CPSY Course Catalog, and see the Summer and Fall 2014 Class Schedules to see their offerings.
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21.Summer Family Social Science Offerings
If you are looking for some online or short-term course options for this summer, the Family Social Science Department is currently offering a myriad of courses that you may be interested in. Check them out online!
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JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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22.Hiring Psy Major to Lead Weekly Study Sessions F14
SMART Learning Commons is hiring an undergrad psychology major to lead weekly study sessions for students in PSY 1001 in Fall '14. Please see description, requirements, and the application online.
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23.Unpaid On-Campus Internship - Gain Exposure to Counseling Psychology Work
The Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic (CCAC) is seeking an undergraduate intern for the 2014-2015 school year (beginning in summer, 2014). CCAC is a non-profit career counseling clinic that has served the community for over 30 years. The intern is involved in administrative tasks that help the clinic run smoothly. The intern has the option to attend our biweekly case consultation meetings where counselors discuss their clients' goals and strategize how to best meet those needs. Finally, it may be possible for interns to take the career assessments offered by the clinic to gain their own self-knowledge. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone considering a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology or related fields. If you are interested, please email Liza Meredith at lizameredith4@gmail.com for more information.
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24.PT Paid Psychology Tutoring Positions Available!
Tutor student-athletes who are seeking tutoring either one-on-one or in small groups in Psychology. Successful applicants: Must be at least a junior in good academic standing; Possess an overall Cumulative GPA of 3.0.; Have taken and passed with and "A" or "B" any course for which you wish to be considered eligible to tutor/or equivalent courses from other universities; Be able to provide three recommendations from professors/instructors; Capable of working flexible hours. Prior experience and training as a tutor or in education is preferred. Tutors must also: Demonstrate and model the highest degree of academic integrity; Assess and address student-athletes strengths and weaknesses as it pertains to the class and the material; Be reliable and punctual for every appointment; Possess subject-specific knowledge as well as the ability to present it in creative and effective ways; Have a contagious passion for Psychology and learning in general; Provide academic assistance to student-athletes who are seeking tutoring either one-on-one or in small groups; Be willing to learn and address learning styles and tutoring techniques; Thoroughly and accurately document every session; Create activities and drills to help student-athletes learn the material. NOTE: Hours will vary; graduate students may not work more than 14 hours per week. Pay is $11/hr for undergrads and $14/HR for graduate students. To apply: Send an email to Jamie Zamjahn, Coordinator of Learning Services / McNamara Academic Center at jzamjahn@umn.edu. Please attach a current resume, cover letter, list of references, unofficial transcripts, and hours of availability.
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25.Reading Corps Literacy Tutor At March Open School 2014-2015
Help our kids grow the skills they need. Whether you're looking to explore a new career in education, reenter the workforce or simply want to work with kids, you can make an impact on children's success. Become a Minnesota Reading Corps literacy tutor at Marcy Open School to create meaningful growth. We are looking for people who are dedicated to our community. By joining Minnesota Reading Corps, you can be one of more than 1,000 trained tutors placed in schools across the state. Tutors are parents, grandparents, recent college grads, and mid-career professionals. You will guide students toward becoming successful readers by third grade, see real results and make a lasting impact in our students' lives, as well as in your own career. You'll not only tutor students who need extra support; you'll also make a meaningful connection with the school and our community. During your eleven month of service as a full-time / part-time tutor, you'll receive extensive training, support and professional development opportunities. In addition, you'll receive a living stipend of about $484 biweekly (full-time) / $250 biweekly (part-time) and an education award of $5,645 (full-time) / $2,882 (part-time). All necessary training is provided and no licensure is necessary. Pass the word on to friends and family members! Strong preference is given to tutors who can start serving August 10, 2014. Send questions to recruitment@servemnaction.org.
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26.Summer Research Analyst Internship for Continuing Students
Headquartered in Eagan, MN, Questar delivers business results. Our Customer Experience Management programs are designed to support each client's unique brand experience and business requirements. We integrate multiple sources of customer feedback and business data, and provide actionable insights through real-time, distributed reporting. Our analytics focus managers on improving the customer experience in ways that drive increased sales. Questar has been providing customer experience solutions to multi-unit restaurants, retailers and services companies for over 25 years. They are looking for a Research Analyst for their Summer Internship. The Research Analyst Intern will assist the VP of Product Innovation and Senior Research Consultants with research projects and presentations of research results. We are looking for someone who wants to gain real-world experience conducting research and who can work part-time (30+) hours weekly during the summer. The full posting is available on the company web site: http://questarweb.com/careers/research-analyst-intern
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27.Korn Ferry Looking for Project Coordinators
Korn Ferry is looking for recent Psychology graduates for entry-level positions as Project Coordinators. Korn Ferry is a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. They currently employ more than three thousand professionals operating in forty countries and serving clients all over the globe. As one of them, you will have endless opportunities to innovate, make an impact, and work with the best. You will also have plenty of freedom to chart your own course, as you grow and develop with our business. If you are interested in this position, please visit their website and scroll down to the Leadership and Talent Consulting section.
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28.Neuromodulation Technician
This position is open to individuals that have completed a Bachelor's Degree and have experience with human subjects and EEG, TMS, or TCS equipment. See the full posting online.
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29.Behavior Therapist Full Time/Part Time
Looking for behavior therapists to conduct in-home behavior therapy services for young children with autism in the Twin Cities Metro area. Experience working with adults or children with disabilities required. Paid training is provided. This is a salaried position with full benefits. Contact Charryse Luckey at charryseluckey@lovaas.com. A bachelor's level degree is required.
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30.Minnesota Alliance With Youth Recruiting AmeriCorps Promise Fellows

The Minnesota Alliance With Youth is recruiting AmeriCorps Promise Fellows to support academic achievement and civic engagement gap work at a variety of both school-based sites and community-based organizations throughout the state of Minnesota. AmeriCorps Promise Fellows coordinate tutoring and mentoring programs before, during, and after school for youth in grades 6-10 at risk of dropping out of school. Members provide small group and one-to-one support, connect youth to service-learning opportunities and caring adults, manage community volunteers and other activities that support overall success in young people's school, work, and life. The AmeriCorps Promise Fellow program is a full-time commitment; the term of service is September 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015. Applicants must be US citizens, nationals, or legal residents; high school graduates; and pass a criminal background check. They cannot be employed or enrolled in school full-time while serving. AmeriCorps Promise Fellows receive a bi-monthly living allowance, health coverage, student loan deferment, education award, and ongoing training. You can find more details about this great opportunity and apply online. The priority deadline to apply as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow is May 1st, but interviews will occur on a rolling basis as applications arrive.
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31.Living Skills Instructor
Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. is currently seeking part-time direct-care Living Skills Instructors. This position includes assisting and teaching adults affected by autism and moderate to profound intellectual disability in a progressive residential setting. Requirements include: at least 15 college credits completed and the ability to work a variety of shifts, including AMs, PMs, Overnights, and weekends. Starting wage is $13.56 per hour, we offer $500 per academic semester scholarships, and we encourage the use of work hours toward academic internship credits. Please submit a resume to gpalkki@afpwa.org, call 763-560-2988 for more information, or visit our website at www.afpwa.org for a full job description. You can also find this position listed on GoldPass.
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32.Behavioral Dimension
Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. We are looking to hire for positions throughout the metro area. Part time and full time positions are available. Go online for more information.
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33.Resource Inc Employment Counselor
Graduating seniors who are looking for jobs, check out Resource Inc. They are currently accepting applications for an Employment Counselor or MFIP Case Manager. Check out their website to find out more.
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34.Dreamline Job
Dreamline is a Nonprofit program based out of the Sanneh Foundation in St. Paul, and they are currently recruiting talented youthworkers to serve students in St. Paul schools during the 2014-2015 school year. Dreamline coaches are high-energy positive role models based full-time in a school, building relationships and mentoring students to increase academic performance and self-efficacy, and help change the overall school climate. They specifically target youth who are academically disengaged or feel disconnected from school. Dreamline is looking for idealistic, passionate, resilient people to join our diverse youth development team. In particular, they are looking for people who have lived experience or work experience with urban and immigrant youth, as they work hard to have coaches reflect the demographics of the students in the schools. For more information on exactly what the position entails and what they're looking for, please visit their website.
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35.Minnesota Consumer Analyst Position
The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is accepting resumes from recent graduates and upcoming 2014 college graduates who have the professionalism, capabilities, and motivation to perform outstanding work on behalf of the people of Minnesota as a Consumer Analyst. Consumer Analysts perform important work that makes a difference in the lives of Minnesota citizens as part of a highly committed team of professionals. Our Consumer Analysts assist and advocate for Minnesota citizens on an array of different issues. Analysts research and analyze complex laws and problems and communicate with a variety of different parties to help forge solutions that benefit individual consumers. Applicants must have superior written and oral communication skills, strong research and analytical abilities, good judgment and character, and leadership potential. CLA Career Services will again be hosting on-campus interviews for the Consumer Analyst position with the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. The interviews will take place on Thursday, May 1st. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter through the 'On-Campus Interviews' section on GoldPASS by April 23rd (GoldPASS Schedule ID: 3363).
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4/8/14

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

The psychology undergraduate newsletter provides a weekly update on the latest course information, upcoming events, and currently available job, internship, and research opportunities relating to your major! Find past issues here. If you would like to start receiving the Psych Scoop directly to your inbox, send a request to: psyadvis@umn.edu.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
EVENTS
--1.Big 10 Virtual Career Fair
--2.Active Minds Meeting
--3.Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Presents The Vagina Monologues
--4.General Mills Sourcing Career Day
--5.Criminal Prosecution and the Courts
--6.Secrets from CLA Alumni: How They Got Great Jobs
--7.Fulbright Scholarships For 2015-16 Info Sessions For Undergraduates
--8.Careers in Social Work 2014
RESEARCH
--9.Karatekin Research Group is Looking for Volunteers
ENGAGEMENT
--10.Volunteer at St. Joseph's in South Minneapolis
--11.Volunteer for Mental Health Awareness Day 2014
--12.iCan Summer Bike Camp
COURSES
--13.CPSY Courses That Will Count Towards Your Psychology Major
--14.Summer Family Social Science Offerings
JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
--15.Minnesota Alliance With Youth Recruiting AmeriCorps Promise Fellows
--16.Living Skills Instructor
--17.Behavioral Dimension
--18.Resource Inc Employment Counselor
--19.Dreamline Job
--20.Minnesota Consumer Analyst Position
--21.Paid Research Assistant Positions
--22.Work That Matters With The Fund for the Public Interest This Summer
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1.Big 10 Virtual Career Fair
Looking for a job or internship? Meet recruiters live, online. Students and alumni can interact with employers via chat sessions at the Big 10 Virtual Career Fair this week (Tuesday, April 8 - Thursday, April 10)! Employers are recruiting talent across all majors and degrees. Register online.
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2.Active Minds Meeting
Active Minds will have its next meeting on April 9th. Four panelists will be there to discuss various career options in the mental health community. This will be a good opportunity to ask questions about potential careers in addition to hearing about just a few of the many careers aimed to support positive mental health. The following organizations/departments will be represented: University Counseling and Consulting Services, The Aurora Center, The Emily Program, and Disability Services. Wednesday, April 9th, 7:00-8:00pm in Coffman 213.
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3.Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Presents The Vagina Monologues
April 13th: The Vagina Monologues (7-8:30 pm, Coffman Memorial Union, $5 - Students; $8 - Non-students). Once a year a performance of this play, along with other works created by V-Day, raise awareness and funds to help end violence against women and girls. This event is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) activities being organized by The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education during the month of April. To register, click here.
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4.General Mills Sourcing Career Day
This Friday, April 11th (from 8:30am-2:30pm) General Mills Worldwide Sourcing is excited to invite you to experience "a day in the life" of a Sourcing Management Associate (SMA). You will have the opportunity to see a world-class sourcing organization, shadow Sourcing professionals, and experience personalized career development. You will be able to create connections for future internship opportunities through case studies, mock interviews, and more! (Located at 1 General Mills Blvd. Golden Valley, MN 55426).
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5.Criminal Prosecution and the Courts
The U of M Pre-Law Society will host an event titled Careers in Criminal Prosecution and the Courts on Tuesday, April 15th at 5:00 PM in 530B STSS. The event will feature the Hon. Liz Cutter, a current Hennepin County District Court judge and former Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney and Special Assistant Attorney General. Judge Cutter is considered an expert in criminal law and has served on an outstanding number of local, state, and international advisory boards, including as the President of Minnesota Women Lawyers. Additionally, she was honored as a 2011 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer. Please join us for a discussion of Judge Cutter's career and topics in criminal law.
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6.Secrets from CLA Alumni: How They Got Great Jobs
This event will be held this Friday, April 11th from 12:45-4:00 p.m. in McNamara Alumni Center. "Secrets from CLA Alumni" is a career-planning event aimed at CLA juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. This is a great opportunity to hear from recent CLA Alumni on how they landed their dream jobs! Students will hear from keynote speaker, Career Consultant Sarah Rohne on Building Your Brand as a Young Professional, a panel of alumni will discuss career advice, and there will be plenty of time to practice networking skills with other attendees and alumni.
Cost of attendance is $5 and registration is via GoldPASS.
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7.Fulbright Scholarships For 2015-16 Info Sessions For Undergraduates
Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarships, which provide generous support for 1000+ recent college graduates to study, carry out research or creative work, or serve as English Teaching Assistants abroad in over 100 countries. U.S. citizenship is required. Approximate campus application deadline for the 2015-16 Fulbright Program: August 2014. For more information about the Fulbright program and other national scholarships, please visit http://www.honors.umn.edu/scholarships. Current juniors (class of 2015) who want to spend a year abroad after graduation are especially encouraged to attend. Event times: Wednesday 4/9, 12:00-1:00, Lind Hall 303 (East Bank); Wednesday 4/9, 4:00-5:00, Vincent Hall 113 (East Bank); Thursday 4/10, 12:30-1:30, 120 Coffey Hall (St Paul).
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8.Careers in Social Work 2014
Did you know that Social work employment is expected to grow by 20% in the next decade? Join our panel of School of Social Work alumni to discuss the trends and career opportunities they anticipate in their organizations and practice areas over the next decade. This program will be appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level students and include discussion about both generalist and clinical social work practice and career opportunities. This event will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, April 9, 4:30 - 6 pm at The University of St. Thomas, McNeely Hall, MCH100. Go online for information about the schedule, specific panelists, and to register (event is free).
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RESEARCH
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9.Karatekin Research Group is Looking for Volunteers
The Karatekin Research Group is currently looking for volunteer students interested in a research project on parent- and sibling-directed aggression. The project is conducted in collaboration with Tubman Center (http://tubman.org/home/) , the largest provider of domestic violence services in the state. We are currently conducting semi-structured interviews with mothers and interested children over the age of 12 on these topics. The interview takes approximately an hour. The interviews may be conducted in Maplewood or the Minneapolis locations of Tubman, or at the U if the parent can come to the U. Interviews may occur once every few weeks, depending on how often potential participants contact us, and can be conducted at any time based on your and the parent's schedules. To conduct the interviews on your own, you'd need to go through Tubman's 6-session training, observe another interviewer twice, and be observed yourself twice. Because the training is time consuming, and interviews may not be scheduled very frequently, you should be willing to commit to the project for at least a year. This project can be a very useful opportunity for students who are interested in these very under-researched aspects of domestic violence and who want to gain experience with interviewing parents. If you are interested, please contact Canan Karatekin, Ph.D (karat004@umn.edu).
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ENGAGEMENT
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10.Volunteer at St. Joseph's in South Minneapolis.
We are seeking students who are interested in a volunteer opportunity promoting gardening and nutrition with at-risk teens. The time commitment would be approximately one to two hours a week, and would involve working in the garden and cooking with the youth. Volunteers with gardening and/or cooking experience will be preferred, but the most important qualification is a desire to invest in the lives of the youth at St. Joes. The time frame would be May through September, with flexibility for vacations, etc. This position offers flexibility to the volunteers involved, and will also offer support from experienced gardeners and the St. Joseph's nursing staff. Please contact Jess Welsh if you're interested in receiving more information on this opportunity. Due to the overwhelming response last year, we will only reply to e-mails that have a resume or description of the volunteer's qualifications included. We will select our volunteers by the first week in May. Please email Jess Welsh with your materials (jaw08@hotmail.com).
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11.Volunteer for Mental Health Awareness Day 2014
Roughly 1 in 4 Americans struggle with mental illness every year, and 1,1000 students die by suicide nationwide. The University of Minnesota is no exception. It's time to talk about it! Active Minds and USAP will recognize Mental Health Awareness Day on April 23rd with an event on Northrop Plaza to encourage conversation and show support. The event starts at 9 am and ends at 3:30 pm, but we also need volunteers to help setting up from 7 to 9 in the morning and cleaning up from 3:30 to 4:30. It is required for the people who volunteer between 9 to 3:30 to attend an one hour training. The training is on Thursday, April 17 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm and Friday, April 18 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. You can choose to attend the training that works with your schedule. The location of the training is not known yet, but we will update you once we decide. If you are interested in being a volunteer for the MHAD, please email xuexx106@umn.edu the time you are available to volunteer, and your t-shirt size. Last but not least, breakfast and lunch will be provided! :) Your support is always appreciated!
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12.iCan Summer Bike Camp
Are you looking for a community service opportunity that blends fitness and service? Consider volunteering at the iCan Bike Camp - Twin Cities the week of August 4th. You are instrumental in a camper achieving a milestone in life...independently riding a two-wheel bike.... that creates confidence, independence & friendship. You may find volunteer and camp information at www.dsamn.org, www.icanshine.org, or http://www.facebook.com/ICanShineTwinCities.
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COURSES
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IMPORTANT: Courses listed below are not offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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13.CPSY Courses That Will Count Towards Your Psychology Major
There are 2 courses from the Child Psychology Department that can count towards the Psychology Major requirements, CPSY 3301: Introductory Child Psychology for Social Sciences and CPSY 4303: Adolescent Psychology. Both courses count towards the Area B (Clinical, Personality & Social Area of the Major). If you have already fulfilled Area B, these courses can count towards your Psychology Elective Requirement. For information about the topics of these courses, see the CPSY Course Catalog, and see the Summer and Fall 2014 Class Schedules to see their offerings.
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14.Summer Family Social Science Offerings
If you are looking for some online or short-term course options for this summer, the Family Social Science Department is currently offering a myriad of courses that you may be interested in. Check them out online!
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JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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15.Minnesota Alliance With Youth Recruiting AmeriCorps Promise Fellows

The Minnesota Alliance With Youth is recruiting AmeriCorps Promise Fellows to support academic achievement and civic engagement gap work at a variety of both school-based sites and community-based organizations throughout the state of Minnesota. AmeriCorps Promise Fellows coordinate tutoring and mentoring programs before, during, and after school for youth in grades 6-10 at risk of dropping out of school. Members provide small group and one-to-one support, connect youth to service-learning opportunities and caring adults, manage community volunteers and other activities that support overall success in young people's school, work, and life. The AmeriCorps Promise Fellow program is a full-time commitment; the term of service is September 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015. Applicants must be US citizens, nationals, or legal residents; high school graduates; and pass a criminal background check. They cannot be employed or enrolled in school full-time while serving. AmeriCorps Promise Fellows receive a bi-monthly living allowance, health coverage, student loan deferment, education award, and ongoing training. You can find more details about this great opportunity and apply online. The priority deadline to apply as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow is May 1st, but interviews will occur on a rolling basis as applications arrive.
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16.Living Skills Instructor
Alternatives for People with Autism, Inc. is currently seeking part-time direct-care Living Skills Instructors. This position includes assisting and teaching adults affected by autism and moderate to profound intellectual disability in a progressive residential setting. Requirements include: at least 15 college credits completed and the ability to work a variety of shifts, including AMs, PMs, Overnights, and weekends. Starting wage is $13.56 per hour, we offer $500 per academic semester scholarships, and we encourage the use of work hours toward academic internship credits. Please submit a resume to gpalkki@afpwa.org, call 763-560-2988 for more information, or visit our website at www.afpwa.org for a full job description. You can also find this position listed on GoldPass.
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17.Behavioral Dimension
Behavioral Dimensions, a private company based out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, provides services to children with autism and other disabilities. We are looking to hire for positions throughout the metro area. Part time and full time positions are available. Go online for more information.
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18.Resource Inc Employment Counselor
Graduating seniors who are looking for jobs, check out Resource Inc. They are currently accepting applications for an Employment Counselor or MFIP Case Manager. Check out their website to find out more.
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19.Dreamline Job
Dreamline is a Nonprofit program based out of the Sanneh Foundation in St. Paul, and they are currently recruiting talented youthworkers to serve students in St. Paul schools during the 2014-2015 school year. Dreamline coaches are high-energy positive role models based full-time in a school, building relationships and mentoring students to increase academic performance and self-efficacy, and help change the overall school climate. They specifically target youth who are academically disengaged or feel disconnected from school. Dreamline is looking for idealistic, passionate, resilient people to join our diverse youth development team. In particular, they are looking for people who have lived experience or work experience with urban and immigrant youth, as they work hard to have coaches reflect the demographics of the students in the schools. For more information on exactly what the position entails and what they're looking for, please visit their website.
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20.Minnesota Consumer Analyst Position
The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is accepting resumes from recent graduates and upcoming 2014 college graduates who have the professionalism, capabilities, and motivation to perform outstanding work on behalf of the people of Minnesota as a Consumer Analyst. Consumer Analysts perform important work that makes a difference in the lives of Minnesota citizens as part of a highly committed team of professionals. Our Consumer Analysts assist and advocate for Minnesota citizens on an array of different issues. Analysts research and analyze complex laws and problems and communicate with a variety of different parties to help forge solutions that benefit individual consumers. Applicants must have superior written and oral communication skills, strong research and analytical abilities, good judgment and character, and leadership potential. CLA Career Services will again be hosting on-campus interviews for the Consumer Analyst position with the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. The interviews will take place on Thursday, May 1st. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter through the 'On-Campus Interviews' section on GoldPASS by April 23rd (GoldPASS Schedule ID: 3363).
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21.Paid Research Assistant Positions
Part time undergraduate research assistants needed to help with conducting driving simulation experiment in research lab. Responsibilities include collecting data from research subjects who will drive through a set of simulated roadway scenarios. Schedule will be arranged individually with each hire. Pay is $12/hour. If interested please email, Kathleen Harder, Ph.D., at kharder@umn.edu.
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22.Work That Matters With The Fund for the Public Interest This Summer
Work to protect the Boundary Waters and win campaigns on other issues with the Fund this summer! The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns. In Minnesota, we'll be working with Environment Minnesota to protect the Boundary Waters from toxic sulfide mining. Last summer our staff helped stop toxic gas drilling, worked to end subsidies for junk food, and built support for equal rights for all Americans- all while building valuable leadership skills. Currently, we have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills. As a member of our staff, you will fundraise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.
To apply, please visit www.JobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH (1-800-753-2784).
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