Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN THIS ISSUE:
--1.Join Psychology Advising in Saying Farewell to Casey Dinger!
--2.Psych BS Student in Need of an Outside Foundation Course? PHIL 1005 Scientiﬁc Reasoning
--3.Research Opportunity with Minneapolis VA Healthcare System
--4.Research Assistants Wanted for Lab Relating to Parental Incarceration
--5.AIDE Abroad is Now Hiring for Paid Jobs in Australia!
1. Join Psychology Advising in Saying Farewell to Casey Dinger!
Psychology Advisor Casey Dinger will be leaving the Department of Psychology and the University of Minnesota on Thursday, July 26th. We know many students have benefited from Casey's helpful assistance and kind guidance. If you would like to say farewell, please take a few minutes to send him an email at email@example.com or drop by his office in S102 Elliott Hall next week. Casey will be moving out of state following his last day here. While we're sad to say goodbye, we're excited for this next journey in his life. Best wishes to Casey!
2. Psych BS Student in Need of an Outside Foundation Course? PHIL 1005 Scientiﬁc Reasoning
Seats are still available in PHIL 1005(H) Scientific Reasoning, which may be used for Psychology BS students toward Cluster A of the Outside Foundation Requirements. This course explores the following questions: How does science work? How do I evaluate claims derived from scientiﬁc investigation? What makes a claim about some topic 'scientiﬁc'? (Has science demonstrated that red wine and dark chocolate are good for me?) What kind of reasoning supports these claims? What is a scientiﬁc model? What happens when scientists disagree? How is science used in decision making, both personal and political? Students will tackle these and other questions with lots of case studies (e.g., Galileo, Greed, and Gaia). Designed for students of ALL majors and may fulfill several requirements beyond that of the Psych BS. Check with your college advisor for its general applicability. See the registration system for more details.
3. Research Opportunity with Minneapolis VA Healthcare System
The Minneapolis VA Healthcare System is seeking an undergraduate research assistant to work with a program evaluation project on internalized stigma among veterans with serious mental illness. Duties may include reviewing the literature on internalized stigma, chart reviews, data gathering, analyses, and taking a role in writing the final report. Assistance is needed for summer, fall, or both. Students have the opportunity to volunteer or enroll in this experience as PSY 4993 credit toward the major (credit for Fall involvement only). Interested students should contact J. Irene Harris at Jeanette.firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Research Assistants Wanted for Lab Relating to Parental Incarceration
An Institute of Child Development lab is looking for exceptional undergraduate students to help with several research projects on topics related to parental incarceration. The primary project is an ongoing evaluation of Isis Rising, a prison-based parenting and pregnancy support program at the Shakopee women's prison. Other projects include a national review of video visitation policies, and a needs assessment of county jails in Minnesota. Students would assist with data collection, entry and analysis, as well as conference presentations and manuscript preparation. Interested students should contact Rebecca Shlafer (email@example.com).
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5. AIDE Abroad is Now Hiring for Paid Jobs in Australia!
Enhance your resume while having the experience of a lifetime in Australia. There are three great programs with paid opportunities to recommend! Work Experience Australia--Earn $18 per hour working in a luxury resort in Australia. In the Work Experience program, you'll be placed in a position in the hospitality and tourism industry in Australia - BEFORE you depart. Nowhere else can you find a company that will guarantee a job in advance and with some of the finest resorts and hotels in the world! Current open jobs include: Food and Beverage Attendant, Pastry Chef, Room Attendant, Spa Therapist, Tour Guide, Valet/Porter. Work and Travel Australia--For the Independent Job Seeker! The Work and Travel Australia program allows you to work abroad in paid positions anywhere in the magnificent country of Australia! You are provided with the resources necessary to get you going and you provide the leg work to take you where you want to go! This program is for the independent spirit that wants the freedom to work and travel around the country as they please. Based on your qualifications, you could find yourself doing any number of jobs available! Pick up a new position in a new destination and work your way around Australia! Work Outback --With the Work Outback program, you're guaranteed a paid position on an Australian ranch before you leave your home country! If you're a hard worker who enjoys being outside, this is a wonderful opportunity for you! You'll be earning good money, fulfilling a lifetime adventure, and experiencing the real Australia. Work available: cattle and/or sheep stations (horses or motorbikes), general farm work, polo stables, trail riding centers, seasonal harvest work. These opportunities are available for a limited time only, so book now and be in Australia in no time! For more information, contact an AIDE Abroad Program Advisor today!