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Apr 17, 2015

Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences Program (SDOS) Lab Research Assistant opportunities!

Research Assistant Position
Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences Program (SDOS)

Description:
Undergraduate Research Assistants needed in the SDOS Lab! The Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences Program (SDOS) Lab is seeking bright, highly motivated, and hardworking undergraduates to join the lab as research assistants this summer and continuing through the fall semester. There are several projects related to diversity, negotiation processes, and other topics related to social or organizational psychology. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate work in social psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, or related fields.

Responsibilities:
-Conducting literature reviews
-Recruiting participants
-Running studies
-Data entry

Qualifications:
-Minimum 3.3 GPA
-Available 4-8 hours per week
-Responsible and motivated
-Enthusiastic
-Strong interest in research (Social or Organizational Psychology)

How to Apply:
Please email resume, unofficial transcript, and the days and times you are available to Jasmine Wheeler at jwheele5@umd.edu.

Questions and Contact Information:
Name: Jasmine Wheeler
Email: jwheele5@umd.edu

Apr 16, 2015

NSF Graduate Fellowship Grant Writing Workshop!

BSOS 388N BSOS Summer Grant Writing Workshop: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Summer I (2015): Tuesdays 5:00-7:00 PM
(Brief Application Required) (1 or 0 credits)

Want to take a course this summer that helps you prepare your application for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

Associate Dean and Professor Carl Lejuez is offering a summer 2015 workshop to walk you through preparation of an outstanding application for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! This is an incredible opportunity to be mentored by Dr. Lejuez, who is an accomplished researcher and who has had great success mentoring students in preparing funded social sciences grants.

Please click here to apply for the summer workshop by May 1, 2015. You will be notified of your acceptance by May 15, 2015. If accepted, then you will have the option of registering of a 1 credit class in Summer I, if you wish. A non-credit option is also available, but you must still apply online to participate. Note that this opportunity is primarily for BSOS Undergraduate students. However, other students may inquire about a seat on a space-available basis.

For questions regarding registration, please contact, Blessing Enekwe at blessing@umd.edu

DC Urban Education Program Summer Volunteer Internship!

DC Urban Education Program
Summer Volunteer Internship 
Full-time (minimum of 40 hours per week)  

If you are interested in a rewarding summer internship in education reform, consider applying for the DC Public Schools’ Urban Education Leaders Internship Program (UELIP)! Working at the district's central office, UELIP Associates have the opportunity to participate in mission-critical projects for DCPS and to be on the front lines to see the positive changes to close the achievement gap. The program is also offered during fall and spring semesters. This is a volunteer internship position, but applicants can apply for an economic hardship stipend for up to $2,000 for the summer internship!

How To Apply:  
Go to http://ter.ps/dcurbaned to submit your application or contact Lindsey Benjamin at linbenj@terpmail.umd.edu 

Apr 15, 2015

Neurocognitive Development Lab research assistant position!

Research Assistant Position
Neurocognitive Development Lab
Dr. Tracy Riggins
Begins May/June through Fall 2015

Description:
The Neurocognitive Development lab run by Dr. Tracy Riggins is seeking undergraduate RAs to begin in May/June and remain through Fall 2015 to assist with our research on memory and brain development in childhood. RAs will assist with participant recruitment, data collection and analysis for projects that include a variety of methodologies including EEG, MRI, and behavior. Research experiences, such as this, can add value to a student's graduate school application, and provide an opportunity for students to earn a positive letter of recommendation. Credit for PSYC479 is also possible. If interested, please contact Liz Mulligan at emulliga@umd.edu request an application and to set up an interview.

Responsibilities:
-Participant Recruitment
-Data Entry
-Data Collection
-Data Organization
-Opportunity to perform Data Analysis 

Qualifications:
-Minimum 3.3 GPA
-Strong communication and organizational skills
-Experience working with children
-Interest in developmental neuroscience 

How To Apply:
Contact Liz Mulligan at emulliga@umd.edu to request an application and to set up an interview.

Maryland ADHD Program Research Assistant position!

Maryland ADHD Program
Research Assistant Position 
Beginning Summer or Fall 2015

Description:
The Maryland ADHD Program is a clinical research program with a strong commitment to conducting clinical research that advances our knowledge about the assessment and treatment of ADHD, providing comprehensive, empirically-based assessment and treatment of ADHD and associated behavior problems, training the next generation of child clinical psychologists in evidence-based assessment and treatment practices, and educating parents, schools, and the community about empirically-based assessment and treatment for ADHD. A secondary line of research aims to examine the trajectories of young children displaying behavioral inhibition, including the development of psychopathology, and to intervene by targeting key moderators of outcome.

Responsibilities:
-Data Entry
-Phone screens and assessments
-Assisting with research visits
-10 hours per week
-Minimum commitment of 2 semesters

Qualifications:
-High motivation
-Detail-oriented
-Committed
-Psychology major preferred

How To Apply:
To learn more about a research assistant position beginning Summer or Fall 2015 and how to apply please visit our website (https://sites.google.com/site/marylandadhdprogram/) or contact Kelsey Woods at kwoods90@umd.edu.

Apr 14, 2015

Next week's 4/22 Psychology Professor Lunch: Dr. Redcay! Limited spots available so act now!

Student-Faculty Lunchtime Conversations  
Dr. Elizabeth Redcay
Wednesday, April 22

http://ter.ps/redcaylunch 

Psi Chi and the Department of Psychology are hosting a series of noontime lunches giving undergraduates an opportunity to talk with faculty about career paths, what the life of a professor is really like, how faculty view undergraduate teaching, and many other possible topics. At the same time, the professors can learn about what the life of a student is really like, how students view undergraduate teaching, and students’career goals and concerns. In other words, a conversation over a free lunch.

Each lunch group will be one professor and 6 undergraduate Psychology majors (3
Psi Chi and 3 non-Psi Chi Psyc majors). Students can sign up for as many lunches as they desire, but you are not allowed to attend more than one lunch during the semester. For Psi Chi members, attending a lunch can count as one of the three
required meeting points for the semester.

If you are interested in attending a lunch, please send an email to
agnesmvarghese@gmail.com with “Student-Faculty Lunchtime Entry” in the
subject line and include in the text which lunch you are requesting, your name,
email address, phone number, and whether or not you are a member of Psi Chi.


Some rules before signing up:
1) Students may not sign up for lunch with a faculty member if they already work in his/her
lab.
2) The deadline to sign up for a lunch is Friday 11:59pm of the week before the lunch.
Students will be notified if they were randomly selected to join the lunch by Monday noon
(2 days before the lunch). In that email they will receive all the necessary details.
3) If you opt to attend the lunch, but do not show up, you will be charged the cost of your
plate at the lunch.

The schedule for the remainder of the semester is:

Wednesday, April 15th- Dr. David Yager (Neuroscience)
Wednesday, April 22nd- Dr. Elizabeth Redcay (Cognitive Developmental)
Wednesday, April 29th- Dr. Jude Cassidy (Developmental)
Wednesday, May 6th- TBA 

A short bio on Dr. Redcay can be found at the following link:  http://ter.ps/redcaylunch  

Apr 13, 2015

Behind The Scenes Animation Presentation on "Inside Out" five emotions comedy/fantasy film!

Behind The Scenes Animation Presentation
Daniel Holland, Pixar's Sets Art Director 
Wednesday, April 15
5:00-6:00 pm
Biology-Psychology Building
Room 1250
Doors open at 4:30 pm

Inside Out is a comedy/fantasy film set in the mind of a young girl where five emotions (Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear, and Sadness) try to lead her through life. Great plot for psychology majors!  It will be released June 2015. This session will feature an animation presentation by Daniel Holland, Pixar Sets Art Director who has worked on the film. Don't miss this opportunity!  

Apr 10, 2015

Research Internship with the Social Learning Lab!

Social Learning Lab
Undergraduate Research Internship 

Description:
The Social Learning Lab (directed by Dr. Lucas Butler) is looking for highly motivated, detail-oriented undergraduate students to work on various projects investigating children's early social and cognitive development this summer, with the opportunity to continue working in the lab for credit in future semesters! Interns will work closely with the PI and the lab coordinator, and will gain hands-on experience conducting cutting-edge psychological research with young children. Interns will assist with many important research activities, including participant recruitment and scheduling, creating experimental stimuli, behavioral observation and testing with children, and data coding/entry. In addition a fun and stimulating way to spend your summer, this experience can bolster your future applications to graduate school, and provide the opportunity to earn a strong letter of recommendation. For more information, see: http://www.education.umd.edu/HDQM/labs/SocialLearning/

Responsibilities and Requirements:
-Participant recruitment 
-Subject testing
-Data coding
-Data entry
-Data organization
-Stimuli creation

Qualifications:
-Academic background in psychology, human development, or related field 
-Minimum 3.3 GPA
-Experience working with children
-Strong communication skills
-Able to work independently 

How To Apply:
To apply, please send a CV, a short paragraph describing your interest in the lab and why you think you would make a good addition to the team, and a short statement about your availability both over the summer and in future semesters. These materials should be sent to: Dr. Lucas Butler, lpbutler@umd.edu

Apr 9, 2015

Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab seeking motivated RAs for summer and fall!

Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab
Research Assistant Positions 

Description:
The Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab (MPCRL) provides high-quality, low-cost counseling and psychotherapy to adults in the Prince George's, Montgomery County, and Washington, D.C. area. Research conducted in the lab aims to study the effectiveness of psychotherapy. The lab is looking for motivated undergraduate research assistants for the summer and the Fall 2015 semester.

Responsibilities:
-9 hours per week
-Behavioral Coding
-Transcription
-Administrative Duties
-Interaction with clients and therapists

Qualifications:
-Minimum 3.0 GPA
-Reliable
-Psychology major
-Interest in research 

How To Apply:
Please email a brief statement of interest and a resume/curriculum vitae to Sydney Baker at sbaker14@terpmail.umd.edu 

Apr 8, 2015

Attend a Free Human Trafficking Symposium!

Human Trafficking Symposium (free event)
Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse at the University of Maryland
Art/Sociology Room 2203

April 20th, 7-9pm

Event Description:
Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse at the University of Maryland has organized a human trafficking symposium which will take place on April 20th from 7-9pm. The program is being funded by the Leadership and Community Service Learning Office in Stamp Student Union and is free for all students. The event will begin with the viewing of the film Flesh, which is a documentary following the lives of several sex trafficking victims, and end in a discussion about human trafficking led by a panel of experts. Panelists will include Cathy Royal, President of Zonta International, Patricia K. Cronin, Executive Director of The Family Tree, Inc., Melissa Yao, Anti-Trafficking Specialist, Amanda G. Weikel, Church Partnerships Manager of The Maryland Rescue and Restore Coalition, and Nick Weikel, Human Trafficking and Pornography Specialist.

Click here for the full event flyer.

Apply for a Position in the Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab!

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience (DSCN) Lab
Dr. Elizabeth Redcay

Description:
The Developmental, Social, Cognitive Neuroscience (DSCN) lab (directed by Dr. Elizabeth Redcay) is looking for bright, detail-oriented undergraduate students to assist with multiple behavioral and fMRI studies investigating social cognition in children and adults this Summer, with the opportunity to continue in additional semesters. RAs in the DSCN lab will gain hands-on experience with neuroimaging, behavioral, and developmental methods, which can increase the value of one’s graduate school application as well as provide an opportunity to earn a strong letter of recommendation. Class credit will also be made available to those interested and qualified. Initially, RAs will be involved in participant recruitment and data entry. Contingent upon performance, RAs will have the opportunity to become involved in more advanced research tasks in the lab.

Responsibilities:
-Participant recruitment
-Data entry
-Data coding
-Data organization
-Stimuli creation
-Data collection
-Opportunity to perform data processing and analysis

Qualifications:
-Academic background in psychology, neuroscience, or computer science
-Minimum GPA of 3.3
-Experience working with children
-Strong communication skills
-Moderate to strong technical/computer skills
-Keenly interested in social development and developmental neuroscience
-Able to work independently

How to Apply:
More information about the lab is available online at our website: http://www.dscn.umd.edu/. To apply please email dscn.umd@gmail.com or follow the instructions and download our application from the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3J5C9JlcA5XUnpZZkcwRDY2Nlk&authuser=0

Questions and Contact Information:
Name: Kayla Velnoskey
Email: dscn.umd@gmail.com

Apr 7, 2015

Career Center Events and Programs happening this week!

Upcoming University Career Center Events and Programs 
Monday, April 6-Friday, April 10

Real Real World Career Series: Juniors and Seniors (April 6-10)
The Real Real World Career Series is designed to give juniors and seniors a sense of what it's like to be a professional in the real world outside of the day-to-day job and provide advice on how to successfully navigate the basics of being a top-notch young professional. Visit ter.ps/RRWS for more information on this series.

BSOS Career Lab: Choosing a graduate school program
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Are you considering graduate school? Not sure what programs may be a fit for you? Spend 50 minutes in the Lab to find out what factors are important when choosing a graduate program and get started on your research. Each student will also receive a graduate school application timeline to keep you on track.

*Note: This Lab is for students in the early graduate school exploration process (sophomores or juniors, most likely). Note: bring your laptop or tablet to access website resources we will be using. Several computers are also available on a first come first serve basis. This event is part of the BSOS Career Lab for students in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Receive Reminder E-mail?: Click here

BSOS Career Lab: LinkedIn for beginners
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

LinkedIn is the most powerful professional social networking site available. Have you been wondering how to get started? Attend this Lab to get started on your profile and learn how to best implement this useful tool to research career paths and network with people in your field of interest.

*Note: bring your laptop or tablet to use when developing your profile. Several computers are also available on a first come first serve basis. No prior use of LinkedIn is required. Receive Reminder E-mail?: Click here

CAREER FAIRS
Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair 2015

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 • 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual Event

Students & Alumni Meet Employers Live online in a Virtual Event. Recruit Jobseekers from 17 Hire Big 10 Plus Universities (List Here)

It's an easy and efficient way to find Full-time Jobs, Internships, and Co-ops. Note: This Recruiting Event is Free for Students & Alumni across All Majors & Degrees. To register: https://www.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairId=f1af992d-33b1-4aa5-93f9-a41b01761db6

More information: 770.980.0088 or hirebig10@careereco.com.

Health Professions Recruitment Fair 2015
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 • 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Grand Ballroom

Are you interested in a Health Profession? Do you want to be a Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacist, Physician’s Assistant, Physical Therapist or Nurse?

If you answered yes, plan to attend the 2015 Health Professions Recruitment Fair to meet representatives from Graduate and Professional schools in Medical, Dental, Allied Health & Post-Bacc programs. The event is open and free to UMD students and all local university and college students. Co-sponsored with the University of Maryland's Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office.
Review listing of participating schools

Start Up Career & Internship Fair 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Grand Ballroom

Jobs and Internships at start up firms can be exciting and challenging, a great environment for current college students and recent graduates. The Washington, DC and Baltimore areas are home to many of these organizations and they are looking for talented, diverse, and creative people like you. Do not miss your opportunity to network with these cutting edge employers!

Schedule:
12:00 p.m. • Event begins
12:15 p.m. • Pitch Competition (attend a Pitch Perfect session)
12:30 p.m. • Fair/Networking begins
4:00 p.m. • Fair/Networking ends
View the list of employers

NETWORKING EVENTS
U.S. Secret Service: Employer Networking Sessions
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

United States Secret Service will present an information session on their Special Agent, Uniformed Division Officer, and Various administrative, professional, technical opportunities positions. They are interested in students from ALL majors. Read more about the U.S. Secret Service, http://www.secretservice.gov/join/careers.shtml.

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

RSVP for this event: Click here

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, April 09, 2015 • 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals from diverse academic and professional backgrounds to be part of our Agency. To learn more about CIA employment opportunities as well additional information about:

- CIA Organizational Structure

- Application Process

- Obtaining a Security Clearance

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

RSVP for this event: Click here

Ocean Mammal Institute: Employer Networking Sessions
Thursday, April 09, 2015 • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

The Ocean Mammal Institute takes 30-40 interns every year to spend 3 weeks in the hot Maui sun learning how to conduct field research on the humpback whale. No experience is necessary! Interns come from ALL majors and ALL college age ranges.

Our objectives are to change people's awareness, help them feel their connection to the natural world, and to protect ocean mammals. We believe efforts to protect a specific species are an effective way to address the abstract issues of biodiversity and ecosystem protection. Consequently our programs have three goals:

1. To study the impact of human marine activities including noise pollution on whales and dolphins.

2. Apply the results of our research to protecting marine mammals and their environment.

3. Educate people about important conservation issues and empower them to act responsibly.

Come to this session to learn how you can spend your winter break in Hawaii!

Appropriate Attire: Minimum attire for ALL sessions with employers present is business casual unless otherwise specified.

Social Event with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Prospective Volunteers
Friday, April 10, 2015 • 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Location: The Common (Inside the Marriott Hotel, on the corner of Adelphi and University Blvd) University of Maryland University College, 3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783

Join us to speak with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers on the University of Maryland Campus. This is an opportunity to talk to Volunteers about what serving in the Peace Corps is really like. You can also connect with a recruiter to discuss the Peace Corps application process and gain tips and advice. We hope to see you there!

Please RSVP at: peacecorpsumd@umd.edu.

CAREER SHUTTLES

Career Shuttle: Prince George’s County Police Department (Waitlist now open!)
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 • 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Join the University Career Center & The President's Promise on a Career Shuttle to the Prince George’s County Police Department to learn about the wide variety of careers available in the field of law enforcement!

The trip will include a welcome from the Inspector General (an alumnus of UMD/ARHU), an overview of the law enforcement field and tours of facilities such as the crime scene investigation room, firearms library, DNA lab and more. You can learn more about careers with Prince George’s County Police Department here.

Space is very limited - please RSVP today! Due to the limited space and the expected high demand for this trip, we will be enforcing our "no show" policy. Contact Kate Juhl immediately at kjuhl@umd.edu if you register and are unable to attend.

Graduation Ceremony RSVP, Award Nominations, & Student Speaker Proposals


Senior PSYC Terps,

First, congratulations on your upcoming graduation!  We could not be more proud and excited to celebrate, and hope that you plan to join us for our May 2015 Psychology Commencement Ceremony.

All students that wish to attend and have their name called must RSVP by Friday, April 17.  Before you submit your RSVP, please speak with any guests that plan to attend so that you have accurate information about total numbers and whether any will require specific accommodations (e.g., wheelchair seating, interpreter for hearing impairment).

For ceremony details and to RSVP, click here.


Student Leadership Award

Each year the Department of Psychology’s Award for Excellence in Student Leadership goes to a student nominated by his or her peers for an outstanding commitment to advancing the opportunities and achievements of fellow psychology majors, students and community members.

When you submit your RSVP you will be asked if you want to nominate one of your fellow PSYC Terps.


Student Commencement Speaker

If you had the opportunity to address your fellow graduates at this year's commencement ceremony, what would you say?

Each year the Department of Psychology selects one undergraduate student to deliver a 5-minute speech at its commencement ceremony.  The theme of your speech is entirely up to you so long as it in some way reflects the significance of graduating from the University of Maryland with a graduate or undergraduate degree in psychology.

All graduating seniors are encouraged to apply and semifinalists will be selected on the basis of the fit with their theme and their record of academic excellence and outstanding contributions.  If you would like to be considered...

Step 1: Prepare your written reply to these two prompts
  • Why do you believe that you should be selected to represent the graduating class?  Consider your record of academic achievements as well as your contribution to the Department, the College, the University and the Community at large. (200 words max)
  • Provide a summary of the overall message you would like to convey to your fellow graduates. (300 words max)
Step 2: Visit http://ter.ps/PSYCspeaker to submit your proposal by Monday April 20, 2015.

Applicants selected as semifinalists will draft the complete speech and interview with members of the Department of Psychology’s Undergraduate Committee.

Apr 6, 2015

Full-Time Research Assistant position with UT Health and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences!

Full-Time Research Assistant Position The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences https://jobs.uth.tmc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp

The Psychological Interventions and Research Program for Mood Spectrum Disorders (PIRP-M) with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas HSC at Houston, has an opening for one or perhaps even two full-time research assistant positions. 


For questions or informal inquiries please contact Dr. Thomas Meyer, Ph.D. at thomas.d.meyer@uth.tmc.edu 

Autism Movie Event and Guest Panel!

The University of Maryland Autism Research Consortium (UMARC) is an interdisciplinary group of
researchers in the Departments of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Psychology, Human Development, Linguistics, Kinesiology, and Special Education at the University of Maryland. Our goal is to advance the understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in children and adults, and to contribute to the development of effective treatments and interventions In honor of Autism Awareness month, The University of Maryland Autism Research Consortium is partnering with the Maryland Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Associated to show The Story of Luke with a panel discussion following the film. The film is about a young man with autism who is on a quest for a job and a girlfriend. The event will take place Saturday April 11, 2015 from 2pm-5pm in the Hoff Theater. Tickets can be purchased at http://umdtickets.com. Student tickets are $3.50 and general admission is $6.00.