Oct 29, 2020

Discussion on Intersectionality! Monday 11/2 @ 5:00 pm!

Monday, November 2
5:00 pm
Register HERE

On Monday - November 2nd at 5 pm - the UMD chapters of Girl Up, UNICEF, and She’s The First will be hosting a discussion on Intersectionality. 

Panelists/Speakers include ARHU Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill and Dr. Ruth Zambrana.  

Oct 28, 2020

Johns Hopkins PhD in Cognitive Science Info Webinars!

Johns Hopkins University
PhD in Cognitive Science
Informational Webinars

The Cognitive Science Department at Johns Hopkins University is recruiting motivated students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in Cognitive Science. Our program provides a unique opportunity to tackle questions about the mind and brain in a theoretically-motivated, interdisciplinary environment that has a number of foci, including language, visual cognition, psycholinguistics, cognitive neuropsychology, and a new track in Computational Cognitive Science at the intersection of these disciplines. Our department is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. More information about our faculty, labs, and research areas can be found on our website. PhD students receive five years of funding which includes full tuition, health insurance, and a competitive 12-month stipend. The application deadline is December 1, 2020.

Prospective students are encouraged to attend an informational webinar on the PhD program and application process on Friday October 30th noon-1pm EDT, and Monday November 2nd 3:30-4:30 EST. Sign up here to receive more details.

Our current graduate students are also providing one-on-one mentoring about the application process, with priority given to prospective students from underrepresented groups. To participate, please fill out this form.

Visit our admissions page for details and instructions on how to apply. For general questions about the application process, email me - Sarah Ciotola (sciotol3@jhu.edu).

Interested in a Career in the Clinical Psychology Field? Don't miss the 11/5 Sheppard Pratt Zoom Employer Information Session!

Sheppard Pratt 
Zoom Employer Information Session 
Thursday, November 5, 2020
12:00 pm

Join Stephanie Coakley, Human Resources Coordinator, and learn about Sheppard Pratt’s:

-volunteer, internship and career opportunities

Sheppard Pratt is currently the nation’s largest non-profit private provider of mental health, substance use, special education, developmental disability, and social services. The health system has over 160 programs in 16 counties throughout the State of Maryland.

All current students and recent alumni are welcome to attend. Please note that this event will be recorded. Students will have the opportunity to submit questions during the event. RSVP to access the Zoom link to join the session.

Black in Neuro Conference! October 31st-November 4th!

 Black In Neuro Conference 2020!

Register TODAY for Black In Neuro’s first mini-conference! With events ranging from professional development seminars and panels, to two days full of incredible science presentations from the #BlackInNeuro community, there’s something there for everyone.
Register for #BiNConference2020 here

AND as part of a special collaboration with neuromatch, we’ve teamed to bring you some amazing crossover events featuring panel discussions, a movie screening, workshops, and more! 

Register for #BiNxnmc3 here.

Society for Neuroscience Virtual Graduate School and Career Fair: November 5th-7th!

Society for Neuroscience 

Virtual Graduate School and Career Fair

This November 5–7, the Society for Neuroscience will host its first-ever Virtual Graduate School and Career Fair. This event will provide a unique opportunity for students and graduate programs, as well as job seekers and employers, to connect through live text and video chat.

Exhibitor registration for employers and institutional programs is now open, and attendee registration will open this fall. There is no fee associated with attending the Virtual Graduate School and Career Fair.
Learn More

Career Fair
Learn more about this fall’s Virtual Career Fair and submit this form to receive the latest updates. For questions, contact neurojobs@sfn.org.

Graduate School Fair
Learn more about this fall’s Virtual Graduate School Fair and submit this form to receive the latest updates. For questions, contact training@sfn.org.

Oct 21, 2020

Rutgers PSYC Grad School Virtual Diversity Night!

Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
Diversity-Recruitment Night-Virtual
Date: Friday, November 6, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm- 7:00 pm (EST)

Registration: https://divrecruitment20.eventbrite.com
Must Register by 10/28/2020

Join us to learn about graduate school in Professional Psychology by speaking with current faculty & students who are apart of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology program at
Rutgers. This is also an opportunity to learn about all of the career possibilities after graduation!

Part-time Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions!

Part-time Undergraduate Research Assistant Positions
The Hardy Lab
Children's National Hospital
Washington, DC

The Hardy Lab (Principal Investigator: Dr. Kristina Hardy), associated with the departments of Neuropsychology, Neurology, and Hematology/Oncology at Children’s National Hospital, in Washington, DC, is looking for part-time undergraduate research assistants. The research program focuses on identifying factors associated with neurocognitive difficulties in survivors of pediatric cancer and children with neurofibromatosis, as well as developing and assessing behavioral and medical interventions for these difficulties.

• Recruitment of child and adolescent participants
• Data collection and monitoring
• Data scoring and processing
• Participation in hospital didactics and other training opportunities

Relevant Interests Include:
• Pediatric Medicine (Oncology or Neurology)
• Neuropsychology
• Pediatric/Child Psychology
• Neuroscience
• Cognitive Science
• Education

Contact us for more information:
Christina Sharkey, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Make Your Voice Heard! Complete the Multicultural Climate Survey!

The Department of Psychology's Diversity and Inclusion Committee would like to invite you to participate
in our annual Multicultural Climate Survey. The purpose of the survey is to understand how inclusive our Psychology department feels to you. We would like to hear your honest feedback about our strengths and weaknesses as they relate to our mission of creating a respectful, affirming, and inclusive environment. Please complete the survey no later than October 30. Your responses are anonymous. We will not ask you to identify yourself by name. 
The Psychology department will use the survey results to help us improve our multicultural climate. In the past, your responses have informed faculty training and the development of tools to advance multicultural and anti-racist practices, expansion of the Psychology Research Empowerment Program program, development of the Rainbow Room, and much more.

We will hold a Town Hall meeting to discuss the results of this survey in February 2021.

It is our hope that you will partner with us in this departmental evaluation and answer as honestly as possible. Thank you in advance!


The Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Naz Salahuddin, Erica Glasper, Monica Kearney, CJ Seitz-Brown, Fanita Tyrell, Jen Wessel, Alexis Foley, Jaeeun Lee, Jose Lima-Rosas, Kimberly Crawford, Juhi Narula, M Pease, and Michael Spooner

Psi Chi Grad School and Careers in Psychology Panel!

Graduate School and 
Careers in 
Psychology Panel Q+A 
Wednesday, October 21
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Meeting ID: 724 895 7667

Missed the Clinical Psychology Grad School Webinar? The Recording is now available!

Getting Into Graduate School: 
COVID Edition  
Dr. Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Get the inside scoop on the Clinical Psychology Graduate School Process! Learn practical application and admission tips on applying to Graduate School. Access a recording of the webinar HERE.

Oct 20, 2020

Undergraduate Research Grant Awards!: Deadline is November 2nd!

The Dr. Dennis F. Marion Research Endowment will support merit-based undergraduate student research
related to the study of mental health, including but not limited to student research stipends and scholarships, and costs associated with research such as conference travel and presentation, data purchases, and equipment needs.

Up to two students will be granted awards of $500. Students must be psychology majors.

Please complete this application for funding for Fall 2020 experiences no later than November 2 at 5pm.

Oct 19, 2020

Now Hiring: Personal Support Counselor!

Personal Support Counselor Position

**This position is funded by the state of Maryland’s Developmental Disability Administration (DDA)
through the Self-Directed Waiver Program. This position provides direct care and support services to an adult client who has a Disability.** 

Location: Rockville, MD Mileage Reimbursement Available 
Hours: Flexible/ Part Time 
CPR/First Aid Reimbursement 
Offered Salary: $16-20 an hour Paycheck Direct Deposit Available 

Jobs Description: 
● Helps in planning day trips and driving long distances (Hershey Park, Kings Dominion, Six Flags, Ocean City, Utz Factory, Sandy Point Beach). 
● Helps in planning volunteer events within the community (Food Drive, Toys for Tots, Clothes Drive, Soup Kitchen, Meals On Wheels ). 
● Assists in planning activities within the community (pool parties, tie dying shirts, bowling, movies, dining out, ice skating, skiing, jet skiing, horseback riding ect. 
● Helps individuals in achieving personal support goals as stated in their annual person-centered plan. 
● Provides help in particular areas ( budgeting, healthy cooking, menu planning, using the gym, going to doctors appointments, doing errands).
● Submits weekly notes by email to the team 
● Must Attend all group staff meetings. 
● Submits every 2 weeks or one a month the mileage reimbursement form. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
● Some college courses preferred, but not required in (Health and Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, Criminology, Special Education, and Counseling). 
● Some experience, but not required, working with an individual with developmental disabilities. 
● Must be a fun and energetic person. 
● Must have a vehicle,with a valid US Driver’s License, and a good driving record. 
● Must be CPR and First Aid Certified. 
● Must be able to successfully complete a criminal background check. 

How To Apply:
If you are interested in this position please send your resume to Nick at s.directedwaiverprogram@outlook.com or Text/Call Nick at 240-731-1382.

Oct 16, 2020

Struggling and need a listening ear? Don't forget UMD The Help Center!

The Help Center is the University of Maryland’s student-run peer counseling and crisis
intervention hotline that provides free and confidential help to the UMD community. Anyone can call and be connected to student counselors who are trained to help with any problems you may be facing.

You don’t have to provide your name or any identifying information – all calls made to Help Center are kept strictly confidential. We welcome all callers; no issue is too big or small. We also provide walk-in counseling and free, confidential pregnancy tests without an appointment.

Our website is https://helpcenterumd.org/ and our phone number is 301-314-HELP.

Health and Wellness Entrepreneurship Career Internships!


Inspiring Vitality has internship opportunities available for students interested in learning about

an entrepreneurial career in health and wellness. This position can be done remotely but could include some in-person opportunities as well.

-12 weeks
-5 hours per week including one 30-minute strategy call per week
-Statement of what skills you are most interested in learning so that I can meet your needs in addition to you performing some tasks that are not as exciting but helpful to me and that show you what needs to be done to manage

-Proficient with Microsoft products including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
-Proficient in Instagram and willing to learn applications such as Trello and Canva
-Pleasant, confident phone skills and professional email correspondence skills
-Willing to do some clerical work

Sample Projects and Tasks:
-Hashtag research and compilation
-Social media post planning
-Online course module compilation (will teach you the system)
-Light video editing (will teach you but a plus if you already have these skills).
-Outreach for social media scheduling such as podcasts and blogs
-Corporate client acquisition research on LinkedIn and entry into Hubspot Customer Management System
-Assistance with Facebook Lives and Zoom webinars

Benefits to You:
-Gain better understanding of the inner workings of an entrepreneurial business
-Gain skills in social media planning and execution
-Improve professional confidence
-Secure an entry for your resume and a recommendation!

For information, contact Cathy Richards at cathy@cathyrichards.net

Please sign up for a PREP info session today! Go to our website, read some of our student bios, and meet Dr. Naz and our two peer mentors next week. Don't miss this opportunity!

Psychology Research Empowerment Program
PREP Website

To diversify graduate programs in psychology by creating a pipeline from first year to PhD programs for students from groups that are historically underrepresented in PSYC doctoral programs

PREP is a great fit for you if you are:
-a PSYC major;
-a first year or sophomore student;
-interested in exploring graduate school in psychology/ AND
-from a low income background, the first in your family to go to college OR from a racial/ethnic group underrepresented in PSYC

Benefits of PREP
Get involved in research! Build a strong social and professional network! Learn about graduate school!

Students enroll in a 4 course sequence:
PREP for Psychology: Spring 2021
PREP for Research: Fall 2021
PREP for Graduate School: Spring 2022
PREP for Next Steps: Fall 2022

*All courses are 1 credit

The PREP Peer Mentors (Michael Spooner and Whitney Clarke) and Dr. Naz will hold virtual information sessions beginning next week-- we would love to meet you!

Information Sessions
Please RSVP here to sign up for an information session. If the scheduled sessions do not fit in your schedule, we will reach out to schedule a separate time.

Dates for upcoming information sessions:
Tuesday, October 20, 3 - 4pm
Thursday, October 22, 4 - 5pm
Monday, October 26, 3 - 4pm
Thursday, October 29, 4 - 5pm


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