Tuesday, March 22, 2016

March 22nd, 2016

March 22, 2016

Psychology Advising

1. Drop-in Hours Canceled Wednesday, 3/23

Events

2. Undergraduate Research Symposium

Research

3. Summer Research Opportunities at ADAPT4U

Engagement

4. Pause & Plan: A Workshop for New Transfer Students
5. Apply to Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society

Learning Abroad

6. Did You Study Abroad? Market Your International Experience Workshop
7. Postgraduate Study in Asia Info Session

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

8. CLA Career Services is Hiring Peer Advisors!
9. Summer Analytics Internship at Kohl's
10. Full Time Care Manager with Natalis Outcomes
11. Psychology/Neuroscience Research Assistant Job Opening at Virginia Tech
12. Full-Time Research Assistant Position at Yale

March 22, 2016
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Psychology Advising

1. Drop-in Hours Canceled Wednesday, 3/23
Due to a shortage in staff this week, drop-in hours for Wednesday, 3/23 from 10:30-12:30 will be canceled. Feel free to email psyadvis@umn.edu with questions. Drop-ins will resume on Thursday from 1:30-3:30. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Events

2. Undergraduate Research Symposium
Friday April 29th, Coffman Memorial Union - Register
This year the University of Minnesota's Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held in conjunction with the Winchell Undergraduate Symposium. Both events will take place on April 29 in Coffman Union. Registration for the U's Symposium is free and open to any undergraduate who wants to present research, scholarly or creative project results. This is a great opportunity to present UROP and other independent research projects!

Research

IMPORTANT: Not all research opportunities listed below are affiliated with the Department of Psychology. If you are receiving credit for a research experience outside the Psychology Department, you will need to check with Psychology Advising about how it will fit into your academic program.
3. Summer Research Opportunities at ADAPT4U
Are you searching for research experience in a study to strengthen your research expertise? The ADAPT4U (After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools) study at the University of Minnesota is now offering multiple summer opportunities for undergraduates. We are seeking undergraduate students for a variety of positions at various skill levels. Some opportunities include data entry and others require advanced skills, such as coding observations of parent-child interactions, and coordinating multiple data resources. Detail oriented students, who are interested in developing their research expertise and are interested in a lab experience should contact us for more information. We provide mentoring, training and a productive lab experience. All positions are qualified to receive directed research credit. For more information about us check our website www.adapt4u.umn.edu To apply contact Amy Majerle at gibs0007@umn.edu

Engagement

4. Pause & Plan: A Workshop for New Transfer Students
On your resume, “Education” only comprises the top third of the page. What experiences are you going to gain as a U of M student to begin filling in the other two thirds? From student group involvement to research opportunities, learn how you can take advantage of all the U of M has to offer beyond the classroom. A workshop just for new transfer students will be held on Friday, April 1st from 12-2 in Folwell Hall, room 104. Lunch will be provided. Register Now!
5. Apply to Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society
Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary research society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise and honor scientific achievement. There are nearly 60,000 Sigma Xi members in more than 100 countries around the world. The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program that has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and mentors, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning. Applications are due April 8th and can be downloaded here. For more information, please send an email to:sigmixi@umn.edu.

Learning Abroad

6. Did You Study Abroad? Market Your International Experience Workshop
"I'm More Open-Minded": Making the Soft Skills You Learned Abroad Work for You!—Rebecca Dordal
Thursday, April 7th12:00-1:00pm, 130 Blegan Hall.
The Learning Abroad Center is hosting a Market Your International Experience workshop for students who have had an international experience and would like to learn best practices in incorporating it into their job or graduate school search! By attending one or all of these workshops, you will learn how to define your experience abroad for employers and graduate schools. An experienced UofM career counselor will lead each session. In addition to learning helpful information, you will also have time during workshops to put what you learned into action.
7. Postgraduate Study in Asia Info Session
Monday, March 28th 2:30-3:30pm, 240 Northrup
Students can earn a degree, gain work experience, or learn a language as a postgraduate study experience. In the info session, you will learn about Yenching Academy, critical language study awards, and a variety of scholarships and fellowships.

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
8. CLA Career Services is Hiring Peer Advisors!
Looking for a job for next year? CLA Career Services is looking for excellent students to join their team. Peer Advisors work in the resource room approximately 10-14 hours a week during the normal office hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Active participation in weekly one-hour staff meeting is required. We will be hiring for 5-6 positions starting in September 2016 for the 2016-17 academic year. The position pays $9.50/hour. To apply, go to the U's employment site by searching for job ID 308148. The deadline to apply is 12pm (noon) on Friday, March 25, 2016. Want to learn more about being a peer advisor? Consider attending one of the optional information sessions on either Tuesday, March 22 at 11:30am or Wednesday, March 23 at 12:30pm, both occurring in 518/520 Bruininks Hall.
9. Summer Analytics Internship at Kohl's
Every day, Kohl’s is capturing data and lots of it. From our customers using their Kohl’s charge cards to Kohls.com web site traffic, the company is constantly collecting data. Now comes the hard part...what do we do with it.? Several teams at Kohl’s are working on taking that data and turning it into true intelligence and meaningful insights to drive key strategic decisions for the company. If done well, these teams are helping to drive a competitive advantage for the company. Students interested in internships within analytics may end up on one of several teams: Marketing Analytics or E-Commerce Analytics. The internship is located in Milwaukee, WI. For more information and to apply, go to GoldPASS (#167339). Applications due March 31st.
10. Full Time Care Manager with Natalis Outcomes
Natalis Outcomes is seeking to hire a full-time, clinic-based behavioral health care manager. Principle duties include (1) coordinating care for persons with mental and behavioral health conditions; (2) tracking and communicating care outcomes between primary and specialty care providers; (3) counseling persons in need of community resources; (4) conducting new client intakes; and (5) supporting the clinical work of licensed providers at the clinic and (6) an ability to effectively handle urgent client needs and (7) able to occasionally work outside of normal business hours. The wage and compensation package is based on working 40+ hours per week at a rate of $17 per hour. Optional health and life insurance benefits are available. NOTE: This is overtime exempt salaried position with paid time off and 7 paid holidays per calendar year. Selected hiree must agree in writing to a criminal background check. Desired qualifications include the following: (1) Soon-to-be or recent bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or other health and human services field; (2) experience working in a care setting; (3) good verbal communication and rapport building skills; (4) knowledge or experience with electronic databases; (5) good personal organization skills; (6) comfortable serving diverse and inclusive clients with limited English and minority cultural backgrounds; (6) working knowledge of suicidality. Please e-mail a cover letter, three references and resum√© to Jeffrey.wigren@natalisoutcomes.org
11. Psychology/Neuroscience Research Assistant Job Opening at Virginia Tech
The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is seeking a new full-time research assistant. This is a great entry-level position for students who will be gratuating this spring. Projects in the labs combine methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics with functional neuroimaging (fMRI) to investigate decision-making in healthy and clinical populations (including adults with mood/anxiety/substance disorders, and at-risk youth). Training will be provided for all aspects of the job. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in graduate school in clinical or cognitive psychology/neuroscience. A full job description can be found here.
12. Full-Time Research Assistant Position at Yale
We are seeking motivated individuals for a Research Assistant position with Haskins Laboratories located near Yale University in New Haven, CT. This is a bachelor's level position. The position will provide hands-on research experience on multiple projects funded by the National Institutes of Health on basic and applied research on spoken and written language. Haskins’ scientific team focuses on understanding (1) how the language apparatus, biologically specialized for speaking and listening, becomes adapted to reading and writing, (2) the brain systems supporting spoken language and reading across languages within monolingual and bilingual populations, (3) disorders of language and reading, as well as intervention, and more. Please visit our website (www.haskins.yale.edu) for descriptions of our studies. Our projects employ multiple neuroimaging modalities, including MRI, EEG and NIRS, in combination with eye-tracking, computational modeling and behavioral testing of children and adults. The selected applicant will also have the opportunity to participate in relevant scientific talks, meeting and conferences, and meet with senior scientists. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Kaja Jasinska (kaja.jasinska@yale.edu) for more information and application instructions.

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