Tuesday, October 9, 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
--1.Psych Advising Walk-In Hour Changes for this Week!
--2.Join Psychology Advising for an Open House in our New Space!
PSI CHI/PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION
--3.Next Meeting Thursday 10/18: CLA Career Services & Officer Panel
--4.Interested in Grad School & Making a Difference? Idealist.Org Grad Fair TONIGHT!
--5.Make a Difference in Education--Learn How at Teach For America's Recruitment Event
--6.Work w/People w/Disabilities at ACR Healthcare Group--Attend Employer Open House
--7.Grad School Option in Medicine: Osteopathic Medicine Info Session & Admission Fair
--8.Want to Help Others & Gain Leadership Experience? Become a Major Mentor!
--9.Community Engagement Scholar Program Hiring Part-Time Student Employee!
--10.Hiring Two Part-Time Direct Care Counselor Positions!
--11.Next Steps Plus Additional FREE Practice Test for GRE, MCAT, & More from Kaplan
PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING ANNOUNCEMENTS
1.Psych Advising Walk-In Hour Changes for this Week!
There are a couple changes to Psychology Undergraduate Advising's walk-in hours for this week. First, Holly's regular walk-ins from 1 - 3pm on Wednesday 10/10/12 will be CANCELED. Second, Becky's walk-ins will be shortened to 3 - 4pm on Thursday 10/11/12 due to our Open House that will be taking place prior. Our front desk will not be staffed during the time of the Open House (1 - 3pm 10/11/12), so please plan accordingly. You may send any questions during this time to email@example.com. Thank you!
2.Join Psychology Advising for an Open House in our New Space!
Thursday, October 11th; 1:00-3:00pm
Psychology Advising Community Room, N120 Elliott Hall
Psychology Undergraduate Advising would like to invite you vistit our new space in Elliott Hall's North side during an Open House. Please join us for food, beverages, and fun! Check out our new area (including a central office and brand new study spaces!); catch up with your advisors, instructors, and fellow students; meet Psi Chi representatives and learn about involvement and leadership opportunities through Psi Chi and the Psychology Student Organization; and browse engagement, career, and graduate school resources. Take a study break to enjoy free food and good company! We are excited about what this new space offers our students and would love to share it with you. We hope to see you there!
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!
3.Next Meeting Thursday 10/18: CLA Career Services & Officer Panel
Psi Chi/Psychology Club had a great turnout last week--thank you all who came! Our next meeting will be October 18th at 4:30pm. We will be having an officer panel discussion and will also have representatives from CLA Career Services to present on perfecting our resumes for scholarships, jobs, and grad schools! All are welcome and snacks will be provided. More information to come in the next Psych Scoop.
4.Interested in Grad School & Making a Difference? Idealist.Org Grad Fair TONIGHT!
Tuesday, October 9th; 5:00 - 8:00pm
Coffman Memorial Union, Great Hall
Idealist.org Graduate Degrees for the Common Good Fair is hosted by the Humphrey School and boasts over 70 school recruiters to share their programs. In addition to the Humphrey School's nationally ranked programs, recruiters from schools in policy, international affairs, law, business, nursing, social work, public health and others will be at the fair. Students can learn more about who will be at the fair at the Idealist website.
5.Make a Difference in Education--Learn How at Teach For America's Recruitment Event
October 15, 17, & 18 by appointment
524 Science Teaching & Student Services (STSS)
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates, graduate students, and professionals - of all academic majors and career backgrounds - who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools. Each year, a diverse corps of individuals is accepted who have the skills and commitment to improve the quality of education for students growing up today in low-income communities. Want to learn more? Sign up to meet with a Teach For America representative through the "On-Campus Interviews" section on GoldPASS (Scheduled ID # 2608). Registration required through GoldPASS.
6.Work w/People w/Disabilities at ACR Healthcare Group--Attend Employer Open House
Thursday, October 18th; 11:30am - 2:00pm
518/520 Science Teaching & Student Services (STSS)
Looking for a job? Want free food? Join us for a casual open house event where you can mingle with ACR representatives and learn about job opportunities working with people who have disabilities. There will be snacks, free Mesa Pizza, and opportunities for questions and discussion with current employees, including current students at the U of M! Also featuring short presentations from a Registered Nurse and a Residential Supervisor to learn about their role at ACR. Drop in at your convenience to chat, ask questions, and hang out! For more information search the 'Career Events' section on GoldPASS. No registration required.
7.Grad School Option in Medicine: Osteopathic Medicine Info Session & Admission Fair
Thursday, October 18th; 4:30 - 7:00pm
2-620 Moos Tower
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine will be making a visit to the University of Minnesota (first in many years!), and along with them will be representatives from about 10 osteopathic medical schools around the region and country. There are only 29 DO schools in the whole country, and none in Minnesota, so this will be a wonderful opportunity for students to speak with admissions reps from these schools and learn about the "DO difference". What is Osteopathic Medicine?Find out here. The event will consist of an information session, a Q & A session with admissions representatives, followed by a resource fair in the Moos Tower hallway where each school will be tabling. Guests can come and go as fits their schedule! There is no RSVP required, although some people have been RSVPing on the Facebook event page.
8.Want to Help Others & Gain Leadership Experience? Become a Major Mentor!
The Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE) provides individualized advising and career coaching to guide students through the process of finding a major. CAPE has launched the Major Mentor program to match excellent peer mentors in a particular area of student with undergraduates who are exploring majors and want to learn more. To find out more about the activities required of a Major Mentor and to apply, please visit their online myu link. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and positions will be filled as needed. Once you apply and attend an Introduction Session, you are officially a Major Mentor! Then, just wait for CAPE to contact you with your first mentee's contact information. Questions? Call 612-624-3076, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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9.Community Engagement Scholar Program Hiring Part-Time Student Employee!
The Community Service-Learning Center is currently looking to hire a student for a part-time work-study position. If you are interested in helping professions, this is a great place to start! The Community Engagement Scholars Program Administrative Support Position will work 10-15 hours per week. Work study required, past experience with service-learning a plus. Complete qualifications and position description can be found on the employment webpage. Send resume and cover letter to Laura Dammer Hess email@example.com by Monday October 22nd.
10.Hiring Two Part-Time Direct Care Counselor Positions!
Dependable Home Health Care has been providing support services for people with developmental disabilities for over twenty years. We are seeking two caring, patient and responsible people for Direct Care Counselor positions, delivering supportive services for individuals with developmental disabilities living in a group home. Two positions are currently available at Dependable Home Health Care--one during morning hours, the other weekend. The Morning Direct Care Counselor would help our group home clients with their morning routines in one of our group homes in either White Bear Lake or Maplewood. Successful candidate would work 10-15 hours per week Monday- Friday from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 or 9:00a.m. The Weekends Direct Care Counselor would join the team at one of our group homes in Northern Ramsey County. The Weekend Direct Care Counselor will work directly with persons served in the implementation of the written Individual Support Plans, documenting progress and response to program services, and ensuring the safety and well-being of each person. This individual generally works without direct immediate supervision in the performance of assigned tasks. Requirements for each position include: Experience working in a group home is preferred; Able to read, write and speak the English language; Minimum education High School Diploma or GED; Clean driving record for the past three years; Must pass criminal background check. Please visit our website to learn more about our current positions and to apply. For more information, please contact Jane Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org or651.779.9810 x101.
11.Next Steps Plus Additional FREE Practice Test for GRE, MCAT, & More from Kaplan
For students who DID take advantage of last weekend's Kaplan practice tests, Ann Peckskamp will be available this Friday, October 12th at a table by Starbucks in Coffman to go over your scores and answer any questions you may have. For those of you who were unable to take the FREE Practice Test for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT, a re-take will be available on Saturday, October 27th. As space is limited, this event does require pre-registration. The event will be more convenient than ever as you'll be able to take the exam live and online in our Classroom Anywhere environment: Available from anywhere you have internet access. Tests will be proctored like an actual exam, and students will receive their score immediately following the exam. After the test, one of the Kaplan instructors will give a short workshop on test-taking strategies and will answer any questions that you may have. This is a great opportunity for you to see how you might score on the real thing, and also to become familiar with the kinds of questions that will be on the real test. To register for this free event, fill out the following web form: bit.ly/mnmakeupfallpt (case sensitive). For additional information, visit our website or call one of Kaplan's test experts at 1-800-KAP-TEST. Before the event, you will be sent an e-mail confirming your registration and providing you instructions for checking in. Visit here for all the details of what to expect on Practice Test Day. Feel free to contact Kaplan's UMN Campus Manager, Ann Peckskamp, with any questions or for additional test dates at email@example.com.