Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURED EVENTS
--1.WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY? FIND OUT!
--2.PRESENT OR ATTEND: 2012 MN UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE
--3.INTERESTED IN MENTAL HEALTH? ATTEND MPS-IBH PROGRAM INFO SESSION!
--4.INTERESTED IN CAREERS IN WRITING & INFORMATION DESIGN?
--5.'GIRLS LIKE US' PANEL DISCUSSION FOR SEXUAL ASSULT AWARENESS MONTH
--6.APPLYING TO MED SCHOOL THIS SUMMER? INFO SESSION ON AMCAS PROCESS
--7.FULL-TIME RESEARCH ASSISTANT IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AT UC-DAVIS
--8.WORK FOR THE DIVISION OF INDIAN WORK! PART-TIME STREET OUTREACH
--9.ON-CAMPUS JOB--BECOME A PEER ADVISOR IN CLA!
--10.PART-TIME DIRECT SUPPORT ASSISTANT FOR TEEN WITH AUTISM & ADHD
--11.AMAZING JOBS WORKING WITH YOUTH THIS SUMMER IN MINNEAPOLIS!
--12.INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE ABROAD: MSID IN ECUADOR
PROGRAMS OF INTEREST
--13.ACCEPTING APPLICANTS: CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES PROGRAM
PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING FEATURED EVENTS
1.WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY? FIND OUT!
Wednesday, March 28; 2:30 - 4:00 pm
N639 Elliott Hall
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 your undergraduate career as well as for those nearing graduation. Attend to learn more about the process and possibilities! Please RSVP for the event by Monday, March 26th 2012 by emailing email@example.com, noting you are RSVPing for the WCIDWAMIP event. Seating is limited, so act fast!
2.PRESENT OR ATTEND: 2012 MN UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE
The Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC) will be held on April 28, 2012, at Gustavus Adolphus College. 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.
3.INTERESTED IN MENTAL HEALTH? ATTEND MPS-IBH PROGRAM INFO SESSION!
Wednesday, March 21; 5:30 - 7:00 pm
20 Ruttan Hall, St. Paul Campus
The Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health (MPS-IBH), offered through the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, merges mental health and substance abuse education and training into a single program. Graduates will be part of a new generation of uniquely qualified professionals that are capable of meeting the interrelated treatment needs of individuals with co-occurring disorders. Attend an information session to learn more about the program and applying! Please RSVP on the program's webpage.
4.INTERESTED IN CAREERS IN WRITING & INFORMATION DESIGN?
Thursday, March 29; 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Nolte Center, Minneapolis Campus
Have you enjoyed writing for PSY 3001W or other scientific writing courses? Learn about what you can do with a Certificate or Master of Science degree in Scientific & Technical Communication (S&TC)! The event is free and includes a pizza lunch. Join past, current, and prospective students--plus community partners from business and industry-- to learn how writers and problem solvers in S&TC start and advance their careers. What are hiring managers looking for? What should be in your portfolio? What are the best and worst cover letter ideas? What is the technical communication job outlook? If planning to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'RSVP' in the subject line.
5.'GIRLS LIKE US' PANEL DISCUSSION FOR SEXUAL ASSULT AWARENESS MONTH
Monday, March 26; 7:00 pm
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union
An important prelude to Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, the Aurora Center, along with the Women's Center and others, sponsors this panel discussion regarding issues of race and privilege as it relates to domestic trafficking. People of all opinions are welcome! For more information, visit The Aurora Center's website.
6.APPLYING TO MED SCHOOL THIS SUMMER? INFO SESSION ON AMCAS PROCESS
Thursday, March 29; 12:30 pm - OR -
Wednesday, April 11; 2:00 pm
2-565 Moos Tower (2nd floor of Moos)
Are you thinking about - or planning to apply to medical school this summer? Wondering what the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) system will look and feel like? The Health Careers Center on campus is hosting information sessions this spring to review the AMCAS process. Click here to register on the Health Careers Center's website. As always, stop in the Health Careers Center office anytime with your questions.
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7.FULL-TIME RESEARCH ASSISTANT IN COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AT UC-DAVIS
The Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab at the University of California Davis is seeking applicants for a full-time research assistant (RA) position starting in the spring or summer of 2012. The main focus of the lab is the investigation of neural mechanisms of cognition and their impairment in psychiatric illness using neuroimaging and other cognitive neuroscience methods. The RAs will be working in a dynamic and friendly environment on a variety of projects involving behavioral, fMRI, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and EEG methods, with healthy and psychiatrically ill subjects. The scope of responsibilities is broad and may include subject recruitment and clinical characterization, behavioral, fMRI and EEG experiment implementation, data processing and data analysis. Individuals with experience in computer programming, including MATLAB, are particularly encouraged to apply. This position would be ideal for individuals planning to apply for medical school or graduate studies in neuroscience or cognitive psychology. We are looking for a two-year commitment. We offer a competitive package of salary and benefits. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, list of relevant course work, including GPA, transcript, and references should be sent to Anthony Grandelis at email@example.com.
8.WORK FOR THE DIVISION OF INDIAN WORK! PART-TIME STREET OUTREACH
This is a part-time non-exempt position at the Division of Indian Work. The outreach worker will perform outreach and case management with homeless/street youth. Qualifications include: two-year degree in Human Services or equivalent experience; knowledge of the needs of American Indian parents and families; knowledge of the homeless youth community, specifically American Indian youth; effective communication skills, including writing ability; effective organizational skills; must be a team player and be able to work collaboratively; must be flexible in varied working situations; must be willing to two weekends a month and four mid-to-late nights a month; must have a valid MN driver's license and a car for work. Responsibilities include: perform outreach and emergency case management with homeless/street youth; data collection; maintain an up to date filing system; complete reports in a timely manner; attend staff and team meetings. Must be flexible and willing to take on additional tasks as instructed by the Program Director. Salary depends on qualifications. The application deadline is March 19, 2012. To apply or with questions, contact: Noya Woodrich, Division of Indian Work, 1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407 or 612-722-8722 Ext. 300
9.ON-CAMPUS JOB--BECOME A PEER ADVISOR IN CLA!
College of Liberal Arts Student Services is hiring a Peer Advisor for one of the advising student communities. This is an excellent opportunity for Psychology majors to put their skills and knowledge to use in a meaningful student job. Visit the U of M's employment website for more information and application instructions.
10.PART-TIME DIRECT SUPPORT ASSISTANT FOR TEEN WITH AUTISM & ADHD
Family is seeking a responsible, energetic person to mentor and provide support for a 13-year-old with Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD. Gain experience working with a teen with autism and ADHD. Learn more about the disorder and how to use positive behavior support systems. Responsibilities include: modeling appropriate social skills, group participation, adult behaviors and problem-solving skills; providing direct instruction and prompting for daily living activities and social skills; monitoring ability to follow directions and attend designated activities; redirecting inappropriate behavior and implementing positive behavior support plan; providing social skills and behavioral support for community outings; some meal preparation and transportation. Family will provide training in behavior management and information about autism and ADHD. Some time will be spent at the University of Minnesota campus, and some time will be in the family's home and community outings in the west metro suburbs. Preferred qualifications include: must be reliable and able to pass a background check; excellent communication and teamwork skills; knowledge of and experience working with children with autism, a plus; valid drivers' license and good driving record, a plus. Please note that the household includes a dog. Pay rate is $12/hour; average of 10 hours a week. Please send a letter of interest and resume with references to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
11.AMAZING JOBS WORKING WITH YOUTH THIS SUMMER IN MINNEAPOLIS!
TRiO Upward Bound, the longest standing college preparation program in the Twin Cities, is now accepting applications for various positions including: Classroom Assistant, Administrative Assistant, and Residential Adviser. TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota is a federally funded college prep program. Each summer, they coordinate an academic and residential summer program for their high school aged participants. If you're interested in working in a fast-paced environment with the opportunity to impact some amazing Minneapolis youth - this is the job for you. Each position is posted separately on the University of Minnesota employment site and also on GOLDPASS. To learn more about the positions and apply, click on the respective position above. Apply by Friday, April 6, 2012 for full consideration.
12.INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE ABROAD: MSID IN ECUADOR
Experience contemporary Ecuadorian culture--a blend of indigenous and Spanish colonial--while improving your Spanish language skills and gaining a plethora of transferable career skills! Students taking part in MSID International Development in Ecuador can focus on environmental and public health issues from a grassroots perspective or work toward understanding the struggle for social justice through an intensive internship with a non-profit. Learn more about the MSID Ecuador. Ask Psychology Advising about ways to work toward major requirements while on this program!
PROGRAMS OF INTEREST
13.ACCEPTING APPLICANTS: CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES PROGRAM
Clinical laboratory scientists (CLS), also known as medical laboratory scientists, play a crucial role in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients. They are the third largest medical profession (after doctors & nurses). Clinical laboratory scientists perform complex testing using sophisticated instruments to detect diseases and monitor treatment. Approximately 75% of medical decisions, diagnosis, treatment and evaluations, are based on the interpretations of laboratory test results. In addition to the medical laboratory setting, graduates of this program are qualified to work in a variety of other laboratory facilities such as research, environmental, biomedical, or forensic laboratories. With the curriculum emphasis on developing quality understanding of laboratory methods and their diagnostic interpretation, our graduates are also excellent candidates for graduate research degree programs or medical professional schools. If this sounds exciting, then clinical laboratory science could be the college major and career for you. To find out more about careers that are available for CLS graduates, check out this great web site. The Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program is still accepting applications from qualified applicants. Please find more information about the program, admissions, and the online application (right hand link - How to Apply) here. Applicants with questions about the process and/or prerequisites may contact our prospective student advisor, Robyn Zastrow, at email@example.com.