Tuesday, September 4, 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:
PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
--2.Fall 2012 Walk-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
COURSES/PROGRAMS OF INTEREST
--3.Neuroscience Minor Available Beginning Fall 2012
--4.Seats still available in Center for Spirituality & Healing Courses!
--5.Interested in Health Research & Advocacy? AAS/GWSS 3920: Asian-American Health & Research
--6.Health Careers Fair 2012
--7.Interested in a Health Career? General Information Sessions
--8.Get Engaged! Attend the Community Involvement Fair
--9.CLA Internship Fair
--10.Returning From Abroad? Minnesota Study Abroad Returnee Conference!
--11.UGRA Needed for Treatment Outcome Research Lab at VA Medical Center--For Credit
--12.$500-$600! Apply for a Fall 2012 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline 9/21
--13.Have an Unpaid Internship Fall 2012? Apply for a CLA Grant!
PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Psychology Undergraduate Advising would like to welcome you to campus for the start of Fall 2012! As you get back in to gear, keep our office's resources in mind. Over the summer, we moved to a new advising space in N108 Elliott Hall. This new area includes a Community Room (N120) and Study Room (N118) for our undergraduate students to use throughout the day. Feel free to study or relax between classes, or peruse the career and graduate program resources housed in these spaces. We would also be happy to see you for an appointment in our new office spaces! Advisors are available for appointments year-round to assist with psychology course selection and major progress, career and graduate school preparation and selection, and general engagement to make the most out of your time here. To schedule an appointment, visit www.psych.umn.edu/ugrad/appointment.htm . We look forward to seeing you and wish you the best of luck in the coming semester!
2.Fall 2012 Walk-In Hours for Psychology Undergraduate Advising
Due to the high student demand the first two weeks of the term, Psychology Undergraduate Advising will have a walk-in advisor available from 8:00am - 4:30pm M., T., W., F. and 9:30am- 4:30pm Th. for quick five - ten minute issues. Our normal walk-in hours will take effect after Monday, September 17th. After this date, walk-in hours are held by each advisor during a specific time once a week. We are not able to address walk-in questions (including research contract signatures) outside of these times. This semester's walk-in hours can be found on our website at the following link: http://www.psych.umn.edu/ugrad/walkin.html
COURSES/PROGRAMS OF INTEREST
3.Neuroscience Minor Available Beginning Fall 2012
CBS Student Services and the Department of Neuroscience are pleased to announce that a neuroscience minor will be available starting this fall semester. Fall 2012 program admissions requirements, prerequisites and minor requirements are available in the undergraduate catalog. This minor is open to all students at the University of Minnesota. To declare the minor, students may submit the appropriate minor declaration form once he or she has successfully met the prerequisite. Forms may be found here.The neuroscience minor provides an in-depth contemporary understanding of how the nervous system functions in both health and disease. The goal of the minor is to provide instruction that will enrich the curriculum through an array of academic majors. As we will all experience the impact of nervous system disease ourselves or through family members and/or friends, instruction in this minor will offer insights into the nervous system that students can utilize throughout their lifetimes. If you have any questions regarding the neuroscience minor, please contact CBS Student Services at 612-624-9717.
4.Seats still available in Center for Spirituality & Healing Courses!
The Center for Spirituality & Healing (CSPH) is an interdisciplinary department designed to provide students with insight into health and wellness from multiple disciplinary and cultural perspectives. Courses available include 'Principles of Holistic Health and Healing,' 'Ways of Thinking about Health,' and 'Emotional Healing and Happiness: Eastern and Western Approaches to Transforming the Mind' to name a few. For a complete list and to register, visit OneStop's Class Schedule or contact Carla Mantel at email@example.com
5.Interested in Health Research & Advocacy? AAS/GWSS 3920: Asian-American Health & Research
This 3 credit course provides training in social science research methods within the context of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women and public health. Students will learn about API women's health issues both locally and nationally and conduct community-based research. This course will combine research, advocacy, and leadership development using principles of social science research and Asian American studies. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a national API leadership training in Washington, D.C. or Arizona. While this course does not count toward Psychology major requirements, it could be a great addition to your degree and may work toward upper-division outside the major requirements! Visit the enrollment system on OneStop to register.
6.Health Careers Fair 2012
Thursday, September 27th; 1:00 - 4:00pm
Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall
Thinking about a career in a health profession? Wondering about the options for education in the medical and health fields? Come to the fair and learn about the many different academic programs leading to a health professional career. Open to all students! Meet with admissions staff from the different health professional and health-related programs here on campus (and outside the U!) and ask them your questions. Pre-health student groups will also be in attendance. A more detailed list of attendees can be found on the HCC website.
7.Interested in a Health Career? General Information Sessions
Are you planning to be a health professional? Come learn about the variety of options, and how to prepare for application in a Health Careers Information Session. Each session will include time for Q & A with Health Careers Center consultants and will take place in the HCC, 2-565 Moos Tower. Sessions will cover: how to be a competitive applicant; a review of Academic Health Center programs in health, including clinical laboratory sciences, dentistry, dental hygiene, dental therapy, medicine, mortuary science, nursing, OT, PT, pharmacy, public health, veterinary medicine, and emerging disciplines; an overview of Health Careers Center programs and resources for undergraduate students -- online workshops, in-person information sessions, and classes. Please RSVP at HCC Website. Several dates and times are available.
8.Get Engaged! Attend the Community Involvement Fair
Thursday, September 20th; 10:00 - 2:00pm
Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall
You can make a difference in the Twin Cities community! This event provides students a chance to learn about local volunteer and internship opportunities. Talk to representatives from more than 90 organizations to find a position that matches your major and/or interests. Learn about volunteer and internship positions in fields such as: youth education and mentoring, ELL/ESL tutoring, the environment, animal rights, healthcare / public health, law / criminal justice, housing / homelessness, political organizing, public policy, family services / family violence, the arts, GLBT communities, and women and gender issues. Please visit here for more information
including a list of organizations that will be in attendance.
9.CLA Internship Fair
Tuesday, September 25th; 10:00am - 2:00pm
Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union
Stop by to learn about internship openings and talk to the employers offering them. All CLA students and recent alumni are welcome to attend. This is also an opportunity to network and get advice. See details at CLA Career Services. Registration encouraged via GoldPASS
10.Returning From Abroad? Minnesota Study Abroad Returnee Conference!
Already missing your abroad experience? Plan to attend the Minnesota Study Abroad Returnee Conference on Saturday, September 22nd and learn what to do with the meaningful experience you just had. Concurrent sessions will include: Go Abroad Again: Teaching and Short-term Work; Digging Deeper: Stories and Identity; International Careers at Home and Abroad; Graduate School at Home and Abroad; Get Engaged: Local and International Volunteer Opportunities. Share your experiences by participating in the poster competition or photo contest! Registration is open now through September 15th. For more information, visit the Learning Abroad Center and mnreturneeconference.org.
11.UGRA Needed for Treatment Outcome Research Lab at VA Medical Center--For Credit
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 one undergraduate student to become involved with this project as a Research Lab in Psychology experience. The student will learn about the assessment and treatment of schizophrenia, with emphasis on symptom severity, cognition, and rehabilitation. The student will work as a part of a research team and primarily will be responsible for scoring and entering data, assisting with the piloting of study protocols, and attending weekly lab meetings. In addition, the student will write an APA-style paper on a related topic. All research activities are conducted at the VA Health Care System. The student must be able to commute to the VA and be available to attend meetings on Tuesdays mornings. The student will be asked to commit to an average of 9 hours/week for one semester and can receive research credit for PSY 4993. For more information, please contact Tasha Nienow, Ph.D. at 612-467-1004 or send a resume to Tasha.Nienow@va.gov.
12.$500-$600! Apply for a Fall 2012 Psych Engagement Award! Deadline 9/21
Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this fall? 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 Fall 2012. A third candidate will be selected to receive the named Natalis Award of $600. The Fall 2012 application deadline is Sept. 21, 2012. Notification Date: Oct. 5, 2012. For details about the awards and application materials, visit www.psych.umn.edu/ugrad/engawards.html.
13.Have an Unpaid Internship Fall 2012? Apply for a CLA Grant!
The College of Liberal Arts offers $1,500 grants to a small number of CLA undergrads participating in unpaid internships. Apply by September 26th if you have an unpaid internship this fall. Find details and application instructions on the grants page.