Undergraduate Weekly Announcements

 

Undergraduate Advising Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday:     9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday:                           9 a.m. – noon

Walk-in Advising Hours:
Monday – Thursday:     10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friday:                           9 a.m. – noon


Email Address:    psyadvis@pitt.edu

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                       IMPORTANT DATES - 2181

9/4/2017          Labor Day (University closed)
9/8/2017          Add/Drop period ends for Fall Term
9/22/2017       Grade option/audit forms for the Fall Term due in dean's office

10/9/2017        Fall Break for students (no classes); University offices and buildings open 
10/10/2017      Classes scheduled for October 9 will meet on October 10. See Academic Calendar for details 
10/27/2017      Monitored Withdrawal forms for Fall Term due in dean's office 
10/27/2017      Spring Term Veteran Student enrollment appointments begin 
10/30/2017      Monitored Withdrawal forms for Fall Term due in Registrar's Office by 12:00 noon 
10/30/2017      Spring Term non-Veteran Student enrollment appointments begin
11/10/2017      Last day for Spring Term enrollment appointments 
11/11/2017      Spring Term open enrollment period begins 
11/22/2017      Thanksgiving Recess (no classes, all schools) 
11/23/2017      University closed
12/8/2017        Fall Term: last day for undergraduate day classes 
12/8/2017        Spring Term deadline for continuing students to register 
12/11/2017      Final examination period for undergraduate day classes begins 
12/16/2017      Fall Term ends 
12/17/2017      Winter Recess for students, all schools 
12/22/2017      Winter Recess for faculty and staff; Office of the University Registrar closed
1/2/2018          All University offices and buildings reopen 
1/8/2018          Spring Term classes begin
 

Full Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences calendar can be found here.

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • Advising Office Event:  Information Fair - Cancelled
  • PSY 1902: Introduction to the Field Course
  • Undergraduate Psychology Website, Google Calendar

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR) research opportunities 
  • The Woodlands, part-time job opportunity
  • Sleep and Circadian Rhythms Lab Hiring
  • UPMC Children's Hospital Recruiting Ambassadors 
  • Part-time job opportunity-HaRI Lab 
  • Study Participants Needed 
  • PAT (Peer Advocate Team) Research Opportunity, WPIC  
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant - Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
  • Research Study
  • Adolescent Sleep Study
  • The Horizons Fellowship

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants International Panel- New Posting
  • Critical Language Scholarship Information Session- New Posting
  • Networking Event: Communications, Media, and Creative Arts- New Posting
  • Polarization Vs. the Planet- New Posting
  • SHRS Study Abroad and Spring Break Programs
  • G-Grade Enforcement of Policy  
  • Potential Behavioral Economics Club
  • Autism Speaks

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  • Honors College Research Fellowships- New Posting
  • Summer Study Abroad Scholarship Information Sessions 
  • Undergraduate Awards
  • The Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
  • UHC National Scholarship Newsletter

CONFERENCE / GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Chatham University, Counseling Psychology PsyD 
  • University of Miami, Developmental Psychology 
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Educational Psychology PhD 
  • University of Southern California, PhD in Occupational Science 
  • University of California Irvine (UCI), PhD Cognitive Science
  • University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development 
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Applied Developmental Psychology 
  • Penn State College of Health and Human Development, Behavioral Health 
  • University of Minnesota Duluth, Masters' of Arts Program
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D. Program
  • Colorado State University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Experimental Psychology MS Program
  • What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?
  • Interested in Graduate School?

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Research Assistant Position, Carnegie Mellon University- New Posting
  • Lab Manager, University of Maryland 
  • Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice 
  • Research Assistant - University of Delaware

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION
 

Advising Office Event:  Information Fair - Cancelled

Are you interested in talking with current PhD students or faculty or undergraduate students already involved in Directed Research or Supervised Field Placment?  Do you have questions about networking, resumes, interviewing?  Would you like more information on the two active undergraduate psychology student organizations?

If so, please stop by 4127 Sennott Square on Thursday, October 19, 2017 between 3:00 - 5:00 to hear more information.  This is an open house style event so stop by any time.

 

PSY 1902: Introduction to the Field Course

This one-credit course is designed for newly declared psychology majors who have earned 85 credits or less.Course content will provide an introduction to the psychology department, overview of degree requirements, review of experiential learning opportunities, and discussion of graduate school and career options including subfields within psychology and related fields.Through lectures, guest speakers, in-class exercises, small group discussions and written assignments, students will engage in self-assessment, undertake academic and career planning, develop professional skills and learn to utilize available resources to advance in their careers. 

Interested students will need to obtain a permission number from the Psychology Advising Office by emailing psyadvis@pitt.edu or visiting walk-in hours. For questions, please contact psyadvis@pitt.edu or call 412-624-4540.

 

Undergraduate Psychology Website, Google Calendar

The Undergraduate Psychology Advising website now offers a new feature for keeping track of upcoming dates, deadlines and events.  Please view our Google Calendar regularly for important information about upcoming events such as workshops, events and deadlines.

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR) research opportunities 

The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (OUR) will:

  • Offer 10 Archival Scholars Research Awards, in partnership with the University Library System (ULS), each carrying a stipend of $1,000.
  • Offer Borders & Belonging: London Field Studies program

Complete information and applications can also be found on the Undergraduate Studies Web site:  https://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/research

The OUR will also partner with Dietrich School Faculty and ULS staff to offer a workshop series this fall to assist students at all levels. 

The Craft of Undergraduate Research Proposals:

This workshop is designed to teach undergraduates the steps in writing effective independent research proposals for award and funding opportunities within the Office of Undergraduate Research or elsewhere in the University. Participants will learn techniques to strengthen proposals and discuss best practices with faculty experts. Students should attend who are in the early stages of writing a proposal for one or more specific opportunities. Participants are required to bring a proposal draft to this workshop.

 

The Woodlands, part-time job opportunity 

The Woodlands, a Wexford-area nonprofit providing retreat and respite services for individuals experiencing disability and chronic illness, is currently seeking motivated and passionate students to immediately fill open weekend positions supporting our participants in all aspects of their time with us on a 52-acre, barrier-free campus. These employment opportunities are scheduled on weekends, Fridays at 4pm through Sundays at 12pm (overnight Friday and Saturday evenings) with housing and meals provided. They include:

  • Counselors: perfect for aspiring, educators, therapists and trainers, social workers, and counselors, role; and
  • Healthcare Associates: geared towards future nurses, doctors, medical technicians, and physician assistants.

Counselors earn $64/day; healthcare associates $75. Weekend staff members work directly with participants of all ages, adapting PT, RT, and OT-based activities, engaging in direct, holistic personal care, and practicing both individual and group instruction.  Many students use these paid positions to satisfy internship, practicum, observational, or fieldwork requirements as dictated by their academic programs. Staff typically accrue between 40 and 60 hours of work per month, 20 per weekend.

The skills garnered at the Woodlands are prized the region’s academic community and employers in a variety of fields. Students will especially learn to apply these skills through a variety of hands-on experiences, including:

Adapting Arts, Sports, and Recreational Activities

  • Students learn to: coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate recreational, leisure, and self-expressive activities and interventions for participants in a barrier-free environment
  • Students help participants experiencing disability develop gross and fine motor skills
  • Students refine leadership, planning, observational, and self-assessment abilities

Educational Practices

  • Students refine: group management, instructional, and intervention skills while working in large-group, small-group, and one-to-one settings
  • Students practice differentiated instruction within a variety of participant age groups
  • Students work directly with IEPs, ISPs, behavioral plans, support staff, and personal care aids

Developing Wellness & Rehab Science Skills

  • Students implement a variety of therapeutic interventions
  • Students assistant participants practice activities of daily living across the lifespan
  • Students work with adaptive technologies including mobility, communication, and support tools
  • Students interact with participants families, support staff, and medical professionals across the continuum of care

Healthcare Experience

  • Students practice direct personal care with licensed RNs
  • Students check and distribute medications, practice interview skills, and engage in brief physical examinations under RN supervision
  • Students become familiar with varying medications, primary and secondary diagnoses, diabetes management, wound care, and other medical conditions and practices

Because of the immersive learning environment and hands-on work these positions offer employees, the application process is highly competitive, but Pitt students have always proven to be some of our most dedicated, compassionate, and talented staff members. We look forward to reaching as many as possible, and with their help continue to advance the Woodlands’ mission. Students are encouraged to apply for our open positions by sending a resume and completed employment application to pjoyal@woodlandsfoundation.org. Note that interviews are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, and these positions, once filled, will not typically re-open for a semester or longer. Those interested should reach out with application materials as soon as possible.

 

Sleep and Circadian Rhythms Lab Hiring

Adolescent Sleep Studies         PI: Dr. Brant Hasler

We are looking for one or more directed research undergraduate students to assist on several studies looking at how sleep and circadian rhythms in adolescents affect their thinking and mood as well as the risk for engaging in drug and alcohol use. The studies all involve overnight visits to the sleep lab, and some also include fMRI scans. Undergraduate students would assist in administering tasks to and monitoring participants during their overnight lab visits. They would also assist in study preparation, data entry, and preprocessing of fMRI data.

Because two of our studies involve working with minors, the student will need to have the Act 33 Child Clearance, Act 34 Criminal Clearance, and Act 73 FBI Clearance. Those interested should contact Dr. Hasler at haslerbp@upmc.edu.

 

UPMC Children's Hospital Recruiting Ambassadors

This is great experience for anyone interested in this field; you will be helping people, the schedule is entirely flexible, and compensation will be provided. Here are more details about contributing to the project: https://sova.pitt.edu/blog and feel free to email Cassandra long at cassandra.long@chp.edu with any questions. We are excited to offer the members of Pitt's Psychology community an opportunity to join the team, please forward this information to them and let me know if you have any questions about the project.

Some things to know:

We want Ambassadors to try to write one blog post a month and comment on blog posts once a week
Our team helps them edit the posts and come up with ideas!
Ambassadors would receive compensation (Every month that they write a blog post, they will receive $10. If in that month, they also comment once a week, they will receive an additional $5. If they complete the 3 month survey, they will also receive $10.)
Blogging may help individuals deal with their own stress and worry, and looks great on resumes and CVs

Here is our YouTube video with more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKUNdyk7-Jo

Feel free to check out our website for more information sova.pitt.edu

 

Part-time job opportunity-HaRI Lab

Supervising faculty: Dr. Bambang Parmanto, Health Information Management

Contact: Zara Ambadar, ambadarz@upmc.edu

We are seeking a part-time (hourly pay) student research assistant to begin work immediately at the The Health and Rehabilitation Informatics (HaRI) Lab. Primary responsibilities include research support to the various studies on mobile health for people with disability (e.g supporting usability studies, focus group, training patients, contacting patients, collecting data, data entry, etc.). Some administrative work is necessary. Training will be provided. Incumbent must be motivated, enthusiastic, organized, reliable, able to work 3-5 hours /day on average and is interested and able to work long term (at least 2-terms commitment and preferably 2 years or more). Interest and sensitivity to work with individual with disability is important.

Attention to detail and willingness to learn new technology is very important. Student must have a 3-5 hours /day on average in his/her weekly schedule.

For information about the lab, please visit the website: http://www.rercict.pitt.edu/. Hourly rate is competitive.

 

Study Participants Needed 

Widener University’s Human Sexuality Studies Program 

We are using an online survey to collect data from transgender people of color about their experiences of everyday, commonplace acts of discrimination known as microaggressions. The survey is anonymous and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, participants can click a separate link and enter to win a $50.00 Amazon gift card.
 
In order to be in the study, you must be:
 
1.      18 years of age
2.      Identify as a person of color
3.      Identify as transgender
 
If you are interested in participating in the survey, please click on the link: https://widener.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6GdCYq1Q5tsHipT

 

PAT (Peer Advocate Team) Research Opportunity, WPIC  

Several positions will open at WPIC – act now if you would like to be considered.  
 
We are seeking 3 upperclass, female students to assist us with a special project, named PAT (Peer Advocate Team). PAT is a unique, ground-breaking patient-centered long term project, the goals of which include increasing patient satisfaction, increasing patient education, and reducing complaints. One of the special attributes of PAT is that participants are recovering community members themselves (meaning former patients) who wish to help patients and share their messages of hope. These particular individuals, currently more advanced in their recovery, now work as peer specialists as part of the UPMC family, yet still serve as work group members related to patient experience efforts as we work to gather first hand input and implement strategies. Currently, when patients contact Patient Relations, information shared such as unease related to an involuntary commitment or disappointment conveyed that no one seems to understand his/her feelings, is addressed telephonically. PAT team members will instead respond to calls for help in a face to face fashion, with a warm smile. PAT team members will assist with complaint resolution, share patient education, and serve as a listening ear during times of unease.  The role of these students is to conduct pre- and post telephonic assessments with patients regarding their interventional encounters with members of the PAT team, that is former patients helping current patients reach their personal recovery goals. 
 
Students should email Dr. Karen Robinson at robinsonkl@upmc.edu an updated copy of their resume and interest in the position.

 

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant - Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
 
The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a student worker to enhance recruitment efforts for on-going research at the UPMC Center for Eating Disorders. The position will involve community flyering and outreach activities to increase awareness and enrollment into the active study. In addition to recruitment activities, the student will assist research staff with data entry and day-to-day research activities.

Must be a full-time University of Pittsburgh student, majoring in psychology, or a related field. Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA. 2-term commitment required. Student must have excellent communication skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and to maintain confidentiality is essential. Previous advertising and/or research experience and interest in clinical psychology is preferred.
 
 

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons School of Technology supports 35 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our tuition-free programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! Our curriculum, developed by ex-Salesforce and Optimizely engineers alongside PhD candidates in computer science, is designed to teach students how to build web, mobile, and desktop applications.

Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, McKinsey, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more

Our Horizons Speaker Series brings in successful founders, investors, and technologists into the classroom. You'll hear from some of the industry's foremost experts. We've had some amazing speakers like the founders of Zenefits, Coinbase, Digital Ocean, Andela, X.ai, Shapeways, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. We've welcomed National Math Olympiad winners, USA Computing Olympiad participants, renowned college entrepreneurs, students with perfect SAT/ACT scores, talented designers, photographers, and more as part of our previous cohort.

Course Offerings

  • 4-month semester program
  • 3-month summer program
  • 2-year co-op program


Application Process/Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in (or recently graduated) an undergrad or graduate university program
  • Submission of resume and standardized test scores on www.joinhorizons.com
  • Series of fit and logic interviews
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

UNIVERSITY EVENTS/INFORMATION/RESOURCES

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants International PanelNew Posting

Monday, October 16  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    William Pitt Union 548
Part of International Week, this diverse panel features several national scholarship winners and is a great learning opportunity for anyone interested in studying or doing research abroad. Snacks and refreshments provided!


Critical Language Scholarship Information SessionNew Posting

Hosted by Slavic Languages & Literatures
Wednesday, October 18  3:00 PM - 4:30 PM  Cathedral of Learning 142 (Yugoslav Room)
The Critical Language Scholarship provides funding for immersive summer study in one of thirteen critical languages in a host country. Depending on the language, programs are offered at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. U.S. citizenship is required. Deadline is November 15, 2017. 

 

Applying for Graduate Studies Abroad?New Posting

Wednesday, October 25th 3-4pm 4209 Posvar Hall
Have you considered graduate school abroad? Does is cost more or less than studying in the USA? How
do overseas credentials transfer back to PhD programs, or make sense to US employers? Hear directly
from Pitt alumni who have received a graduate credential from overseas. Discuss ways to tailor your
applications with admissions councilors and members of admissions committees. Learn the pros and
cons and the tips and tricks to successfully apply for graduate programs abroad.

 

Networking Event: Communications, Media, and Creative Arts- New Posting

The Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance at the University of Pittsburgh extends an invitation to all students interested in pursuing careers in Communications, Media, and Creative Arts to network wirh Pitt alumni and professionals currently working in the field. 

October 25, 8-9:30 pm WPU Kurtzman Room

You can find more information by searching "Networking Event" in Handshake.

 

Polarization Vs. the Planet- New Posting

Please join us on Friday, October 27, 2017, at for a campus-wide student lunch program titled “Polarization Vs. the Planet”.  Pitt student groups will come together to host a forum that will explore the impact of social and political polarization on the ability to develop policy to address climate change. This special event features an opening conversation by Dr. Gordon Mitchell, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh Department of Communication, regarding polarization in America. The keynote speaker is the Honorable Bob Inglis, former U.S. Representative and Executive Director, republicEn; with Dr. Yoram Bauman, the world’s first and only standup economist, as the final speaker. The goal of the event provide an opportunity for individuals that have been left out of the climate change conversation to participate in the development of solutions, incite action and courage across the political spectrum, and broaden the conversation of understanding, all while continuing to foster civility.

Please register for lunch at:  http://www.elsiehillmanforum.pitt.edu/planet

 

SHRS Open House 

Everyone is welcome!

You are cordially invited to attend our Open House on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11:00am - 1:00pm. Take this opportunity to meet with SHRS faculty and students from each of our Departments. Learn firsthand about our programs and explore the many career opportunities they offer. Whether you're in high school, or you're an undergraduate, graduate, transfer, or nontraditional student, Open House is the perfect time to learn more about the structure of our programs and understand the admissions process. For a complete list of programs, visit our Academics Page

Please register for this event here.

 

SHRS Study Abroad Programs 

This is the long-running SHRS in Ireland program in May… next year will be number 13!  One month in duration, open to students who have completed their junior year. This year for the first time also welcoming applications from non-SHRS juniors  interested in studying issues of disability and rehabilitation in children and adults.

Applications welcome until Oct 15, 2017 http://www.abroad.pitt.edu/shrsireland  

 

 

G-Grade Enforcement of Policy  

The Registrar's Office will be enforcing University policy that students must complete all outstanding incomplete work (G or I grades) within one calendar year after the semester in which the course was taken. 
 
  • Students will only have until the end of the summer of 2017 to complete outstanding work for classes taken in the summer of 2016. 
  • Students will only have until the end of the fall 2017 semester to complete work for classes taken in the fall of 2016. 
  • Students will only have until the end of the spring 2018 semester to complete work for classes taken in the spring of 2017.
All change of grade requests are to be submitted on Grade Change Requests Forms and require written explanations of the reason for the changes.

 

Potential Behavioral Economics Club

Anyone interested in hearing from speakers and discussing the interdisciplinary field of Behavioral Economics? This club will consist of speakers, discussions, and our own research. If you are interested in finding out more, please fill out the Google Form in order to stay informed about the upcoming informational meeting! If you have any other questions, email Rehana Saifee at ras220@pitt.edu.

 

Autism Speaks

Interested in Autism? Know someone on the Spectrum? Want to volunteer and fundraise for research? Then Autism Speaks U Pitt is for you!
Autism Speaks U Pitt is a group of students committed to volunteering, fundraising, and raising awareness for the autism community around campus and throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

What do we do?

  • Volunteer events including group and individual opportunities
  • Fundraise for the Autism Walk in Pittsburgh
  • Interact with individuals on the Spectrum
  • Light Pitt Up Blue

Email: cmp115@pitt.edu or kmm258@pitt.edu with any questions!

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Honors College Research Fellowships- New Posting

Brackenridge Research Fellowship

This fellowship supports University of Pittsburgh undergraduates who conduct an independent research project. Fellows will also participate in an interdisciplinary weekly seminar in which they present and discuss their projects, and attend a series of 3-4 faculty talks, workshops, and panel discussions. The fellowship awards a stipend of $800; in addition, it requires students to register for 1 credit of research. Awards will be divided evenly among arts/humanities, natural sciences/professional schools, and social sciences disciplines. Students can read more about the fellowship and apply here: http://www.honorscollege.pitt.edu/fall-spring-brackenridge-fellowships

Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Research Fellowship 

These semester-long fellowships support undergraduate researchers in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who are at the early stages of their academic careers. They are intended for students with little to no prior research experience. Fellows work with a graduate student or faculty mentor who teaches them the research methods of the field and assists them in conducting their individual research projects. Applicants will be responsible for selecting their own mentor prior to applying. Undergraduate fellows receive a $500 award for their work during the spring 2018 semester. Graduate student mentors may also be eligible for a $500 award for their service as a mentor during the semester (see website for details). Students can read more about the fellowship and apply here: http://www.honorscollege.pitt.edu/has-fellowship

All applications are due November 6, 2017. Questions may be directed to jason.sepac@pitt.edu

 

Summer Study Abroad Scholarship Information Sessions

Our program has granted 1,284 scholarships totaling over $2,865,000 to date. In 2016 we awarded 45 scholarships and $165,000 in award money. If you plan to study abroad next summer, check our eligibility requirements and the list of individual scholarships on the other side of this page. Applicants may apply for two scholarships, but can only receive one award. We welcome students of all majors and courses of study.
To sign up for a scholarship information session, please go to  www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/scholarshipsgrants, call (412) 624-6150, or visit our office at 1209 Cathedral of Learning.
 
Friday October 21st • 3pm-4pm • 204 CL
Thursday October 27th • 1pm-2pm • 227 CL
Tuesday November 1st • 9:30am-10:30am • 2318 CL
Wednesday November 9th • 10:30am-11:30am • 501 CL
Monday November 14th • 12:30pm-1:30pm • 304 CL
Tuesday November 22nd • 9:30am-10:30am • 2318 CL
Thursday December 1st • 10am-11am • 540 WPU
Wednesday December 7th • 10:30am-11:30am • 501 CL
Tuesday December 13th • 3pm-4pm • 204 CL
Wednesday January 4th • 10am-11am • 501 CL
 
UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
 
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident 
  • Must be a current full-time student on a University of Pittsburgh campus both fall and spring semesters prior to and immediately following the study abroad experience
  • Proposed study abroad program/internship/research must be credit-worthy (i.e. receive credits from the University) and related to career goals
  • Must be available for panel interview in January/February 
  • Minimum stay of five weeks in one country or region during the summer term
  • Must have a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 
  • Must have at least 60 credits by the end of April 2017 (no AP credits will apply); Sophomore or Junior in 20162017 academic year
 
Undergraduate application deadline: January 9, 2018
 
 
Undergraduate Awards

Undergraduate Awards are the world’s largest academic awards programme. It is uniquely pan-discipline, identifying leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. The Undergraduate Awards provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths, as well as coming to Dublin for an all-expenses-paid trip to receive their medal. UA discovers academic excellence at the undergraduate level by inviting the world’s top students to submit their coursework (academic papers from courses).

 

The Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship Opportunities


Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 13th largest of more than 750 community foundations across the United States.
As a community foundation, our resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to the Pittsburgh community. The Foundation currently has more than 2,000 individual donor funds and, together with its supporting organizations, assets of more than $1.14 billion. Grantmaking benefits a broad spectrum of community life within Pittsburgh and beyond
The Foundation has strengthened its focus on community and the positive impact it strives to achieve through its grantmaking, the engagement of its donors in critical regional issues and its activities around convening and leadership in collaboration with funding and civic partners.

There are multiple scholarship opportunities with varying deadlines.  For more information and scholarship details visit the website.

 

UHC National Scholarships Newsletter


The University Honors College provides guidance and support to undergraduate students and alumni who are interested in pursuing national and international scholarships, fellowships, and grants. These competitive awards create enriching educational opportunities for students that include domestic and international research, foreign language acquisition, and post baccalaureate study.

National scholarship advising is available to all Pitt undergraduates and alumni. As a first step towards national scholarship advising, attend a general information session held on Mondays at 12 PM and Tuesdays at 12 PM on the 37th floor of the Cathedral of Learning,

For more information visit the UHC website.

AWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

DAAD Undergraduate Programs Information Session
Monday, October 30
5:00 PM
Cathedral of Learning 35th Floor
DAAD provides opportunities for undergraduates to go to Germany to study, perform summer research, learn the German language, and more. U.S. citizenship is NOT required. Deadlines run between December 1, 2017 and late-January 2018, depending on program.

 

CONFERENCE/GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Chatham University, Counseling Psychology PsyD 

Our PsyD program in Counseling Psychology will be accepting applications from Bachelors level students beginning with the 2018-19 academic year.  The revised curriculum will allow students to complete their MS en route to the PsyD without re-applying for doctoral study.

Our program is well suited for students seeking to pursue a career in direct, evidenced-based practice as licensed psychologists.  We are housed in Chatham's School of Health Sciences and offer practicum training experiences in integrated care sites as well as traditional mental health settings.  Our program is APA-Accredited.

Admissions requirements include 15 credits of undergraduate psychology preparation, a 3.5 overall GPA, strong GRE scores, and an on campus interview.  The deadline for applications is December 1st.

 

University of Miami, Developmental Psychology

The Developmental Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Miami invites applications for fall 2018. The deadline is December 1st. Students are typically fully funded and receive excellent training for careers in research and teaching. Our program focuses on understanding the mechanisms of children’s cognitive, language, social, and emotional development in typically-developing, atypically-developing, and at-risk populations. Our developmental studies often include bilingual children and children from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The outstanding faculty in our program are committed to graduate training and mentorship.

Please see our brochure (http://www.psy.miami.edu/faculty/dmessinger/UM_Dev.pdf) and visit our page (www.psy.miami.edu/graduate/child-division/developmental) for more information about our faculty and research.

 

Virginia Commonwealth University Educational Psychology PhD

Interested in improving student and teacher motivation, learning, and well-being? Join the Virginia Commonwealth University Educational Psychology Ph.D. concentration for a webinar at 5:00 p.m. EST on October 17th to learn more about our program! Current faculty and graduate students will answer participants' questions and share information about program attributes, areas of research, and application requirements. RSVP by October 16, 2017.

RSVP link: https://goo.gl/forms/QUWd45yzBvQB7cF83

 

University of Southern California, PhD in Occupational Science 

Dr. Lisa Aziz-Zadeh's laboratory at the Brain and Creativity Institute and the Division of Occupational Science at the University of Southern California is looking to take a new PhD graduate student in Occupational Science starting the Fall of 2018.  The project will focus on brain imaging and behavioral testing of children with autism, children with dyspraxia, and typical controls. This is a 5-year paid PhD graduate student position (http://chan.usc.edu/academics/phd).  Individuals with experience with brain imaging (MRI/fMRI) are especially encouraged to apply. To learn more about our lab, please see: http://chan.usc.edu/academics/phd. To apply, please see: http://chan.usc.edu/admissions.

 

University of California Irvine (UCI), PhD Cognitive Science 

Faculty in the cognitive development cluster in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California Irvine (UCI) will be recruiting graduate students interested in pursuing a PhD in Cognitive Sciences starting Fall 2018. UCI CogSci is a highly unique, interdisciplinary department with faculty who conduct research across a wide range of areas, including cognitive and conceptual development, social cognition, linguistics, decision-making, memory, philosophy, and neuroscience. Faculty research employs a variety of methods, including behavioral, neuroscientific, and computational. In addition, there is a strong developmental presence in neighboring departments, including the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior and the School of Education.

UCI is a public research university located in the heart of Southern California with an excellent track record of serving underrepresented populations. Successful applicants will be guaranteed full funding for five years.

Laboratories seeking students interested in cognitive development include:

The Development of Social Cognition Lab (DoSC Lab; PI: Nadia Chernyak) investigates early childhood cognition and learning. Specific topics include the development of prosocial behavior, fairness and cooperation, free will and agency beliefs, and conceptual thought.

The Computation of Language Laboratory (CoLaLab; PI: Lisa Pearl) investigates the complex system we call human language, focusing on language acquisition and information extraction from language.

The Sarnecka Cognitive Development Lab (PI: Barbara Sarnecka) conducts behavioral studies of conceptual and language development in young children, especially in numerical cognition.

Prospective students who have overlapping interests with one or more of the above faculty are encouraged to apply. Applications are due December 1st, 2017. For more information, please visit https://www.cogsci.uci.edu/graduate/program.php

 

 

University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development

Join us at the University of Delaware and become an integral part of collaborative research teams dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, and families. Learn how to generate, translate, and share research to make a difference.

Our strong faculty are eager to mentor students who are motivated to work on projects that promote school and life success. Our faculty hold grants from NIH, NSF, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), and private foundations.

We support students in good standing for 5 years of study and prepare them to become leaders in their fields. Highlights of our PhD program in Education with a specialty in Learning Sciences include:

CHANGING EDUCATION CHANGING WORLD for a

  • Our focus is interdisciplinary, bridging education with cognitive science, psychology, and human development. We draw from courses all over the University to equip our graduates with an understanding of how to engender deep learning.
  • We focus on many areas: STEM learning, language, cognitive, and numerical development, learning disabilities, and the use of technology and media in education.
  • We study how learning takes place outside the classroom. Some faculty are involved in bringing learning science to places like supermarkets, homes, museums, and after school programs.
  • Students develop a rich methodological toolkit for designing investigations related to learning and instruction and and assessing outcomes of educational interventions.

Graduates of the learning sciences are in demand! They obtain positions at colleges and universities as well as at research, development, and policy agencies.

For more information, visit www.education.udel.edu/doctoral/phd/LS/

Questions? Interested in applying? Contact Dr. Jordan or Dr. Golinkoff. Please also get in touch if you would like to meet at the upcoming CDS meeting in Portland. Many of our current and former students and fellows will be presenting.

Dr. Nancy Jordan: njordan@udel.edu | Dr. Roberta Golinkoff: roberta@udel.edu

 

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Applied Developmental Psychology

The Applied Developmental Psychology Program reflects the intersection of developmental psychology and applied science by considering questions of developmental import within the social context of individuals’ everyday lives. Students in the program will acquire knowledge and skills to conduct research and work in jobs focused on child/adolescents, family, and school well-being, particularly in underserved and underrepresented groups as well as cultural minority and cross-cultural contexts. Graduates have taken positions teaching and conducting research at universities, analyzing public policy, working in hospital settings, conducting evaluations of infants, toddlers and children, and designing interventions for children/adolescents and their families. In consultation with their mentor, students enrolled in the program develop a program of course work, research and practicum experiences tailored to the demands of their specific career aspirations.

Degrees Offered

The Department of Psychology offers graduate programs leading to Ph.D. degrees in Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) and Human Services Psychology (HSP). Students in the ADP program can elect to earn an M.A. in ADP en route to earning their doctorate.

Program Admissions

  • Admission to the program is based on a review by the admissions committee of
  • The applicant's grade point average in the baccalaureate degree; must be a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale; • Performance in relevant courses of study;
  • GRE scores on Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytic;
  • Evaluation by referees;
  • Relevant research and practical experience;
  • Identification of an area of research interest compatible with the research interests and competence of the program's faculty.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2017. Individuals wishing to apply for admission to this program should contact the Graduate Program Director for further information.

For More Information Visit: http://psychology.umbc.edu/adp/

Contact: Susan Sonnenschein Graduate Program Director 410-455-2361 sonnensc@umbc.edu

UMBC 1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250 410-455-2537 www.umbc.edu/gradschool/ umbcgrad@umbc.edu

 

Penn State College of Health and Human Development, Behavioral Health 

Deadline for Applications: Dec 1, 2017.   For more information see: http://bbh.hhd.psu.edu/graduate
 
We invite applicants to our innovative, interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Biobehavioral Health (BBH). We examine the intersection of biological, psychological, social, environmental, and cultural influences on health and disease throughout the lifespan.  We provide training in three primary training domains as related to health, in addition to statistics/methods, ethics, diversity, and professional development.
Typical career paths of graduates - We train and develop the next health leaders in basic, mechanistic, and applied research that addresses critical issues in health and prevention throughout the lifespan. Our graduates work in diverse settings, such as academia, research centers, government, health care, and private industry.


Eligibility – A competitive applicant will have an undergraduate or a health professions degree in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Health Promotion, Biology, Epidemiology, etc.); a 3.5 GPA or higher (3.0 min); GRE scores at 50th% or higher; strong letters of recommendation; research or lab experience; and at least some basic training in statistical/quantitative methods (e.g., Intro Statistics and Research Methods). A master’s degree and/or publications are valued but not required. Visit our website for additional details.


Application process - The deadline for full consideration is December 1, 2017. Visit our website to complete the online application. 


Funding - We provide 5 years of funding to all students who maintain good standing. Visit our website for more details, including fellowships, training grants, and summer support opportunities.
Additional training options - Penn State currently offers dual-title degrees and minors in a variety of programs, such as Bioethics, Clinical and Translational Science, Neuroscience, and Demography.

 

University of Minnesota Duluth, Masters' of Arts Program 

The Experimental Track of the Master’s of Arts in Psychological Science (MAPS) program at the University of Minnesota Duluth is accepting applications for admissions into the program for Fall 2017. 
Experimental Psychology encompasses a variety of experimental research areas within psychology. Our faculty have backgrounds and current research interests in:
• Biopsychology
• Cognition
• Social psychology
• Evolutionary psychology
• Perception and action
• Psycho-linguistics
A Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology offers a wonderful opportunity to develop research skills that will prepare individuals for a doctoral degree in any field of psychology (including applied fields such as clinical, counseling, and industrial organizational psychology).  Such a degree also prepares students for teaching positions in higher education and research positions in the field.
What Makes the MAPS program at the University of Minnesota Duluth Stand Out?
●     Small student-to-faculty ratio:  Many track-specific courses have fewer than 10 students.  Our program typically admits a maximum of 6 students per track each year.  Students work closely with faculty and receive exceptional mentorship and supervision.  Experimental Faculty members accepting students for Fall 2017 include Drs. Aydin Durgunoglu, Rebecca Gilbertson, Eric Hessler, Robert Lloyd, and Ashley Thompson. For more information on faculty, visit the faculty list on our website.

●     Funding: To date, most graduate students have accepted a one semester teaching assistantship with salary and 50% tuition waiver.  There is also financial support for a supervised research experience and travel, and many students receive departmental grants for their research projects.  Out-of-state students may be eligible to pay only in-state tuition rates.

●     Rigorous academics.  The MAPS program is a rigorous, full-time, 2-year program that prepares students well for doctoral programs or careers at the master’s level.  Most students are deeply involved in research experiences and have opportunities for advanced training in research methodology and statistics.  The department houses a state-of-the art psychophysiology laboratory for use in student projects across all tracks.

●     The Duluth community:  Perched on Lake Superior and nestled between national forests, Duluth is picturesque during all four seasons.  It is deemed one of the top 10 outdoor towns by Outside Magazine cities and is a destination city for outdoor enthusiasts, trail runners, mountain bikers, and rock climbers

Please visit our website z.umn.edu/mapsumd for further information and to apply. Feel free to contact us with any questions at mapsumd@d.umn.edu.

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D. Program

Announcing a new Ph.D. program in Special Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Please see attached for a flyer announcing a new Ph.D. program in Special Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This program is designed to train education researchers in the development of academic interventions for children with learning disabilities.

Faculty in the Special Education program at UNL have a broad range of research interests, including reading, writing, and mathematics, as well as how cognitive factors such as executive functioning support student learning. Students in this program will gain experience designing interventions and conducting high quality, quantitative education research.

We are currently recruiting students to begin the program in the Fall 2017 semester. Admission is currently being granted on a rolling basis.

 

Colorado State University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

The Emotion Regulation & Relational Processes(ERRP) Faculty
in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Colorado State University invite high-quality applications to our Ph.D. program in Applied Developmental Sciences (ADS) and Master’s programs in Prevention Science and Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT). Both our ADS doctoral program and our MFT Master’s program are ranked in the top 20 in the U.S.  We are also excited to announce our new Prevention Science Master’s program, which prepares students for a variety of careers, from applied work in human services to contributing to the knowledge base as a researcher or policy analyst.

Faculty and graduate students in the ERRP area conduct cutting-edge research on emotion regulation and self-regulation processes in human development, in romantic, familial, and social relationships, in the context of the cultural environment. As part of our emphasis on translational and community-based research, many of us conduct and evaluate interventions to promote positive regulatory processes throughout the lifespan.

Our department provides a collegial and energetic learning environment and excellent interdisciplinary research training.

Questions about our graduate program, research, or funding?  Review our information page or contact us at:  hdfsgradinfo@colostate.edu

 

Experimental Psychology MS Program

The primary goal of our program is to prepare students to be competitive for admittance into a Ph.D. program or for direct entry into research-intensives jobs.

Program Overview
All students complete 36 hours of coursework, or 3 classes per semester, for two years. Our program is organized like most doctoral programs. We have a small number of graduate students who work one on one with faculty. All students begin working with a faculty member by the end of their first semester. Students pursuing a thesis degree develop a thesis proposal in their second semester, and collect data and defend their thesis by the end of their second year. Students pursuing the non-thesis degree work in one or more faculty laboratories as part of their research coursework, developing skills in data collection, data management and analysis. This work culminates either in a literature review or data visualization project at the end of their second year. The non-thesis option with the Data Visualization and Analysis concentration leads to conferral of the MS, plus the specialist certificate in Data Visualization and Analysis. See below for additional information for all options.


For more information can be found on the website.

 

What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?

Students who earn a psychology degree from the University of Pittsburgh acquire a number of marketable skills and are well qualified for many entry level positions in a variety of career fields.  If you are unsure about going to graduate school right after completing your undergraduate degree or not sure graduate school in general is right for you this website is a good place to begin your research about "What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?"  This site includes information for careers that require all levels of a degree in psychology, steps to help facilitate a career path, links to other valuable sites, and salary information. It also has information relevant to related fields (e.g., Social Work).

 

Interested in Graduate School?

As it is the time of year when staff and students begin in earnest to reach out to prospective graduate school mentors, we are excited to share with you a new resource that may be of interest to some of them. The Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Special Interest Group (ASDD SIG) of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) has been focusing efforts on supporting prospective graduate students interested in ASD in the pursuit of their training goals.

To that end, the ASDD SIG Graduate Training Initiative has yielded a first-of-its-kind (to our knowledge) comprehensive, fully searchable database of faculty who provide doctoral-level training in ASD assessment and intervention. It is our hope that this database will be a unique and useful resource for prospective graduate students who are interested in pursuing doctoral training with a clinical and/or research focus on ASD. We extend our deepest gratitude to Tamara Rosen, Laura Graham Holmes, Jenna Mendelson, the graduate students who spearheaded the effort to compile – and ensure accuracy of – this list.

 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Research Assistant Position, Carnegie Mellon University- New Posting

Dr. Kasey Creswell’s lab is hiring a full-time research assistant (with benefits) in the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. Ideally, we aim to hire someone for a two-year position (or longer) starting around mid to end of November 2017.

Job Description—Highly motivated, responsible, and professional research assistant needed to assist in all aspects of a large, federally-funded, longitudinal study examining responses to alcohol consumption and the development of alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Major responsibilities will include helping to do the following: recruit and schedule research participants, run community participants through sensitive research procedures (including alcohol administration protocols and structured clinical interviews to diagnose AUD; training will be provided), prepare materials for research studies, perform video and audio recording assessments, program ecological momentary assessment surveys and monitor incoming data, train undergraduate research assistants, code video data using Ekman’s Facial Action Coding System (FACS; training will be provided), input data, analyze data, track participants for follow-up sessions, attend lab meetings, maintain lab rooms/supplies/equipment, and prepare manuscripts. Because this position involves observational coding using FACS, experience in this area is desired but not required.

Interested applicants should have a B.A. or B.S. in psychology, decision science, or other related fields. The ideal candidate will have prior research experience and knowledge of experimental methods in psychology, excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, exemplary written and oral communication, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Applicants must have strong interpersonal skills and be comfortable interacting with diverse people in the community.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact lab manager Ela Sehic (esehic@andrew.cmu.edu) or Dr. Kasey Creswell (kasey@andrew.cmu.edu) with questions. If you would like to apply for the position, please email Ela your CV, a cover letter describing your interests in this job, and contact information for at least three references.

 

Lab Manager, University of Maryland 

The Social and Moral Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland, supervised by Professor Melanie Killen, is recruiting a lab manager.  The lab manager will be responsible for overseeing research projects on topics related to morality, the development of fairness and equality concepts, prejudice and bias in childhood, intergroup friendships, mental state knowledge in the context of morality and intergroup relationships, and peer-based social inclusion and exclusion.

Data recruitment (contacting school administrators for participation agreements, obtaining consent forms, and managing compensations for school participants), data collection (administering protocols to children and adolescents), coordination of communication with the lab team, instrument development, submission of IRB protocol forms, management of the lab and the lab website, coordination with the university lab preschool research staff, and general execution of research projects.  The lab manager will work closely with the P.I., graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants.

This position is a great opportunity for recent college graduates who would like full-time research experience prior to enrolling in a graduate program in developmental psychology, developmental science or related fields.  Collaborative research opportunities with the P.I. and the research team are part of this position. University of Maryland is 30 minutes from Washington D.C., affording research, educational, and cultural opportunities.

Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S. in psychology, human development, or a related field
  • Background in child development, developmental psychology, or related fields
  • Interest in an organizational position with responsibilities
  • Experience working with schools and/or teachers
  • Desire to learn about the topics studied by the lab group
  • Familiarity with research software (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Power Point, Qualtrics)

If interested, please submit the following to moraldevelopment@gmail.com

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover letter detailing interest in the position and previous research experience
  3. Unofficial academic transcripts
  4. Contact information for three professional references

The position is currently open, and review of applications will begin immediately.  Start date is January 15, 2018, or sooner. For questions about the position, send an email to Professor Melanie Killen at mkillen@umd.edu.

 

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice 

DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Education reform in low-performing public schools
* Fighting for immigrants' rights

RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/Pitt

Positions start January 16, 2018 in Miami, FL, Daytona Beach, FL, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Topeka, KS and Columbia, SC.

Positions start August 13, 2018 in Knoxville, TN, Columbia, SC, Lexington, KY, Topeka, KS, Richmond, VA, and Daytona Beach, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits.

Although it may be helpful, no prior organizing experience is necessary. Fluent Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit www.thedartcenter.org. Still have questions? Contact Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org or (202) 841-0353.

 

Research Assistant - University of Delaware

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Miscellaneous Wage (paid hourly, no benefits)

Applications are being sought for a part-time research assistant position (approximately 25 hours per week) in the Personality and Dysregulation Lab of Dr. Naomi Sadeh at the University of Delaware. The lab is currently conducting studies designed to look at the brain networks that contribute to impulsive and harmful behaviors in adults with and without mental illness. For this position, we are looking for individuals with research experience, preferably in psychology or neuroscience, who are interested in working with adults with mental illness and/or conducting clinical neuroscience research. Preference will be given to individuals with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, strong organizational skills, experience working in research teams, and a demonstrated ability to work well with others. Knowledge of neuroimaging data analysis is desired. Responsibilities will include facilitating recruitment of research participants, active involvement in data collection/ analysis, and coordinating day-to-day operations in the lab. We anticipate a start date of November 1st, 2017.

If you are interested in being considered for the position, please send a current CV or resume, a brief statement of interest, and the names of three professional references to Dr. Naomi Sadeh at nsadeh@udel.edu