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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURED EVENTS
--1.SEVERAL SEATS AVAILABLE: WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY?
--2.CALLING FOR STORIES RELATED TO MENTAL HEALTH!
--3.PRESENT OR ATTEND: 2012 MN UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE
PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
--4.MEETING 4/4: GRAD SCHOOL ADMISSIONS W/DR. FLETCHER & FREE ICE CREAM!
--5.DEADLINES APPROACHING FOR PSI CHI APPLICATIONS AND NEW MEMBER FEES!
--6.MEMBER OF PSI CHI & INTERESTED IN GETTING YOUR HONOR CORDS FOR FREE?
--7.INTEREST SESSION: CAREERS IN HIGHER ED & STUDENT AFFAIRS
--8.FREE EVENT FOR PRE-LAW STUDENTS--'LAW SCHOOL: THE FIRST HOUR'
--9.MINNESOTA LAW EARLY ADMISSIONS PROGRAM (MLEAP) INFO SESSION
--10.BUSINESS CAREERS FOR CLA MAJORS
--11.PANEL DISCUSSION: FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCH OF SAME SEX MARRIAGE
--12.VOLUNTEER WITH AT-RISK YOUTH THIS SUMMER! ST. JOE'S YOUTH GARDEN
--13.INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON
--14.PROVIDE ASSISTANCE & CARE FOR PEOPLE W/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES!
--15.FULL-TIME PROGRAM SUPERVISOR POSITION IN HOME HEALTH CARE
--16.PART-TIME WEEKEND POSITION AT GROUP HOME!
--17.POST-GRAD ABROAD FUNDING: FULBRIGHT GRANTS FOR 2013-14
PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURED EVENTS
1.SEVERAL SEATS AVAILABLE: WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY?
Wednesday, March 28; 2:30 - 4:00 pm
N639 Elliott Hall
There are still spots open to attend Psych Advising's "What Can I Do With A Major In Psychology" panel discussion! Don't miss this excellent opportunity to learn about job and career possibilities you may pursue following completion of your Psychology degree. Psychology Undergraduate Advising will host a panel of psychology alumni in medical, finance, human resource, mental health, and research positions who will discuss their career paths and current positions. They'll also share important tips for making a smooth transition from school to the world of work and point out what they did as undergraduates that was helpful (or not!). This event can be useful for those early on in their undergraduate career as well as for those nearing graduation. Attend to learn more about the process and possibilities! The event is FREE--bring a pen, paper, and your questions. You are not required to be present for the whole event. Please RSVP as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, noting you are RSVPing for the WCIDWAMIP event!
2.CALLING FOR STORIES RELATED TO MENTAL HEALTH!
Has your life, or the life of someone close to you been affected by mental health issues? Millions of people are affected by mental health issues ranging from stress to depression, eating disorders, and suicide. To promote awareness about the sometimes profound impact that suffering from, living with, and recovering from mental health issues have on college students, a coalition of student groups on campus are planning a Mental Health Awareness Day on campus. As part of this awareness event, we're asking U of M students, their friends, and families to help make this day as powerful as possible by donating personal stories that we can incorporate into our display. These stories may describe your own experience with mental health, illness, or suicide, or how a loved one's experience affected you, positively and negatively. For more information, please find us on Facebook and submit a story today!
3.PRESENT OR ATTEND: 2012 MN UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE
Saturday, April 28; all day
Gustavus Adolphus Colllege
Deadline to RSVP for the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC) is fast approaching! This conference is a great opportunity to either share your work with your peers or simply learn from others and make connections! It will also feature Keyhnote Speaker, Yale University's Laurie Santos, Ph.D., whose research focuses on the intersection of evolutionary biology, developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. Registration for event attendance and/or submission of a paper or poster for presentation at MUPC 2012 are due by April 6, 2012. Submission and registration information along with event location information can be found on the MUPC 2012 website.
PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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!
4.MEETING 4/4: GRAD SCHOOL ADMISSIONS W/DR. FLETCHER & FREE ICE CREAM!
The next Psi Chi/Psychology Club meeting will be on Wednesday, April 4th, from 3:00 - 4:00pm in N639 Elliott. We are pleased to have Professor Randy Fletcher, a faculty member in the Department of Psychology, as a guest speaker. He will be sharing very useful information about the graduate school admissions process, what departments are looking for in applicants, and what you can do to be competitive candidate. If you are considering grad school, this meeting is for you! Also, there will be free ice cream! You do not have to be a member of Psi Chi to attend-- all are welcome! If you have questions, attend a meeting or send an email to email@example.com for more information.
5.DEADLINES APPROACHING FOR PSI CHI APPLICATIONS AND NEW MEMBER FEES!
The deadline for applying to become a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, is THIS WEDNESDAY, March 28th. You can learn more about what it means to be a member of Psi Chi here. Applications can be picked up and submitted outside S104 Elliott Hall. Completed applications can be returned to the drop box. If you have been accepted into Psi Chi and have yet to pay your one-time membership fee, it is due in the form of a check by Wednesday, April 4th. These can be submitted to the drop box outside S104 Elliott Hall or given to one of the officers.
6.MEMBER OF PSI CHI & INTERESTED IN GETTING YOUR HONOR CORDS FOR FREE?
Participate in Relay for Life! Our Psi Chi chapter will subsidize the entire cost of Psi Chi commencement honors cords for those who join our team and participate with us in Relay for Life. Click here to join our Relay team! If you are interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7.INTEREST SESSION: CAREERS IN HIGHER ED & STUDENT AFFAIRS
Tuesday, April 3; 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Yudof Hall, Common Room (lower level)
Do you have an interest in a career in student affairs? If so, you are invited to attend an interest session designed especially for you to learn more and make connections with folks in the field of student affairs. This can be an excellent career fit for psychology students! Explore your interest in a graduate program in higher ed./student affairs and network with current practitioners who work in higher ed. Panel guests come from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, St. Thomas University, as well as Western Illinois University. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and mingle with the panelists before and after they speak. If interested, please RSVP to attend no later than April 1, 2012.
8.FREE EVENT FOR PRE-LAW STUDENTS--'LAW SCHOOL: THE FIRST HOUR'
Thursday, April 12; 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Mondale Hall Room 25 (Lockhart), University of Minnesota Law School
Kaplan Test Prep is offering a free event for all pre-law students at the University of Minnesota. Back by student request, "Law School: The First Hour" is an annual event designed to give pre-law students in the Twin Cities a chance to experience and simulate their first hour in a law school classroom. Taught by Kaplan LSAT Faculty Member Joshua Newville, one of the highest rated Kaplan LSAT instructors in the nation and a current student at the University of Minnesota Law School, this event has been the most popular Kaplan pre-law event in the Twin Cities for several years running. Register here today, as seating is limited, and registrations are filling up fast!
9.MINNESOTA LAW EARLY ADMISSIONS PROGRAM (MLEAP) INFO SESSION
Wednesday, April 4; 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Please join Associate Director of Admissions, Rachel Martinez to learn more this exciting new opportunity for Minnesota undergraduate students. The purpose of MLEAP is to provide current University of Minnesota students who have not taken the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) an opportunity to apply to the Law School. Students considering MLEAP should have researched law programs and determined that the University of Minnesota Law School is the best choice for their legal education. This binding decision program requires that admitted students do not take the LSAT prior to matriculation or initiate any new law school admissions applications. Light refreshments will be provided. No RSVP necessary. For additional information on MLEAP please visit here.
10.BUSINESS CAREERS FOR CLA MAJORS
Tuesday, April 17; 12:00 - 1:15 pm
512A Science Teaching & Student Services
Attend this free event to learn how a Liberal Arts major like Psychology can lead to a successful business career. We'll tell you which skills businesses look for and how to acquire them. Featured speakers include U of M / CLA alumni working in the business field. They will provide advice and answer questions. No registration required.
11.PANEL DISCUSSION: FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCH OF SAME SEX MARRIAGE
Thursday, April 19; 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Room 3-100 Mayo Memorial Building
The Minnesota Psychological Association - in conjunction with Minnesota Women in Psychology and the U of M GLBTA Programs Office, Program in Human Sexuality, and the Women's Center - will be hosting a panel discussion on "Feminist Perspectives on the Psychology of Same Sex Marriages" featuring three nationally renowned psychologists, researchers, authors, and teachers. Lisa Diamond, Beverly Green, and Glenda Russell will discuss their research and clinical perspectives on marriage equality and the marriage amendment. Their specialties are in GLBT concerns and they will speak about women's issues, sexual orientation, ethnic and cultural diversity, and feminism and marriage. Greene will focus on marriage equality as a wedge issue used to divide African Americans and LGBT people. Diamond will discuss areas of caution in the fight for marriage equality, specifically regarding the movement to position same sex couples as indistinguishable from heterosexual couples. Russell will discuss feminist views of marriage from the second wave in the 1970s to the present time. This event is free and open to the public. Gender neutral restrooms will be available. This event is being held during Gender Justice Week .
12.VOLUNTEER WITH AT-RISK YOUTH THIS SUMMER! ST. JOE'S YOUTH GARDEN
We are currently recruiting motivated and compassionate volunteers who are interested in gardening alongside homeless and at-risk youth at St. Joseph's Home for Children in South Minneapolis. As mental health professionals who work with these youth, we have created St. Joe's Youth Garden Project to address poor nutrition, lack of knowledge about diet as it relates to health, and the high rates of obesity among this population. Students will find it not only to be a valuable learning experience, but also a rewarding investment into the lives of these youth. 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 Julia Axelrod at email@example.com 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 April.
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13.INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON
Looking for an internship in the field of public service? The Office of Governor Mark Dayton Internship Program is a great opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, law school students, and recent graduates interested in public service to serve their state and work toward building a better a Minnesota. The program offers internships in five main areas: Citizen Outreach/Constituent Services and Appointments; Communications; Legislative and Cabinet Affairs; Office of the Lieutenant Governor; and General Counsel's Office. Internships are split into three trimesters: Fall (September through December), Spring/Legislative Session (January through May) and Summer (June through August). Minimum number of required hours per week varies by department, but is generally 15-20 hours in the Fall and Spring and 20 hours in the Summer. Internships are unpaid. To learn more about each of these internship areas and to apply, please click here.
14.PROVIDE ASSISTANCE & CARE FOR PEOPLE W/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES!
Dependable Home Health Care currently is looking for people with strong communication skills and a willingness to help others learn to manage affairs of everyday living. Compassion and patience are key attributes to be able to work with our clients who are adults and children with developmental disabilities. Our positions range from between ten to twenty hours per week, typically during the afternoons and evenings during the week with some weekend shifts possible. Some of our clients have flexible schedules and are willing to accommodate for the right support provider! Visit our website to learn more about our current positions. For more information, please contact Jane Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.779.9810 x101.
15.FULL-TIME PROGRAM SUPERVISOR POSITION IN HOME HEALTH CARE
At Dependable Home Health Care, we are seeking an organized and experienced Program Supervisor to manage our group homes in Andover. The Program Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the group home, the coordination of services as direct in each resident's Individual Service Plan, and all licensing compliance regarding DHS rule 245B and 203B. The Program Coordinator also oversees the resident files, reviews incident/accident reports and follows established process for reporting abuse/neglect. Ideal candidates would have a bachelor's degree and at least two years experience working in this field. Knowledge of DHS licensing rules 245B and 203 is ideal. Visit our website to learn more about our current positions. For more information, please contact Jane Schneider at email@example.com or 651.779.9810 x101.
16.PART-TIME WEEKEND POSITION AT GROUP HOME!
Come make a weekend fun and enjoyable to some unique people who need great role models at one of our group homes. At Dependable Home Health Care, we are seeking energetic and motivated staff who will take people to community events, teach daily living skills and model healthy relationships. Weekend staff work 1 weekend then have 3 weekends off. Staff work approximately 36 hours during a weekend shift. Few part-time jobs offer such an opportunity to enrich the lives of others without consuming all of your weekends! Visit our website to learn more about our current positions. For more information, please contact Jane Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651.779.9810 x101.
17.POST-GRAD ABROAD FUNDING: FULBRIGHT GRANTS FOR 2013-14
Attend an info session to learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which provides 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 application deadline for 2013-14 Fulbrights: August 2012. For info session dates and more information about the Fulbright program and other national scholarships, please click here.