Winter Quarter 2020

Honors and Earl R. Franklin Fellowship Info Session 
Wednesday, January 8, 5:30 pm, Green 104

Sophomores and juniors interested in completing honors in Psychology please attend this informational meeting to learn about the honors program and the Earl R. Franklin Research Fellowship. First year students interested in psychology are of course welcome. Senior honors students and Earl Franklin recipients will be on hand to share their experience and provide advice.

Summer Plans: Internships and Opportunities 
Wednesday, January 15, 5:30 pm, Beecher 101

This program invites students to share information on summer activities and programs they have been involved in, including educational programs at other universities, community service, business internships, research assistantships, etc. Although we distribute a handout of resources, websites, and common sources of information, the focus is on how to do the legwork to find the right position for you. A representative from Career Advancement will attend to talk about their resources and services.

Behavioral Science Career Pathways: Careers Beyond Academia
Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 pm, Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge

What do psychology majors do with their degrees? How can you translate your research skills and knowledge of people’s behavior into a career outside of academia? What kinds of jobs exist and what fields are they in? We have invited panelists working in a wide variety of professions from industry and business to education and the public sector, to talk about their work, their career paths, and opportunities in their fields. Whether you are a first year just starting to think about your major or a fourth year making plans for your future, this event will help you think about options.

Workshop: Proposal Writing for Fellowships and Grants
Wednesday, February 26, 9:00 am, Green 117

This workshop is targeted at students currently in the process of writing research or project proposals for applications to summer programs such as the Earl R. Franklin Fellowships, PRISM grants, or external programs.

Research Forum: Presenting Your Research
Time and location TBA

Learn about venues tailored to undergraduates for presenting your research. We will discuss how to prepare an abstract for submitting your research, how to prepare and present a poster, and discuss students’ research in progress. This forum is specifically designed to help you get ready for CAURS! The Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium which is scheduled for Sat., April 4 at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Abstract submission opens in February.

Psi Chi Psychology Club RSO 
Time and Location TBA

Autumn Quarter 2019

Senior Honors Meeting (rsvp for lunch!)
Wednesday, October 2, 12:30 pm, G 117

Seniors planning on graduating with honors should attend this informational session to make sure you understand the process for completing the honors program in Psychology. We will go over what to expect from your research advisor and graduate students involved, what your responsibilities are, and how to manage your project to be sure your thesis will be approved in time. Essentially, you will learn what you should be doing, when you should be doing it, and how to get it done. RSVP to by noon on Oct 1 if you want lunch!

URIP Workshop: Applying to Graduate School
Thursday, October 3, 12:30 pm, G 117

This workshop is especially important for students currently in the process of applying to graduate school but will be useful for any student who thinks they may eventually go to graduate school. We will discuss the admissions process and what admissions committees look for in applicants, as well as what you should look for in choosing programs to apply to. We'll share advice on contacting faculty in graduate programs, preparing personal statements, approaching letter writers, etc. Students considering applying for graduate school in future years are welcome to attend; learn what you should be doing now in order to be ready to apply in the future.

Reception and Orientation to the Psychology Major
Wednesday, October 9, 5:00 pm, Stuart Hall 101

If you are interested in psychology, stop by the Psychology Department for an informal orientation to the major. Find out more about the field of psychology, our undergraduate program, getting involved in research, graduating with honors, double majors, Psi Chi and our UG Psychology RSO, etc. There will be plenty of time for students to catch up over refreshments, ask questions, and meet the associate director of UG Studies (Anne Henly) and this year’s PRISM preceptor (Natalie Brezack).

Getting Involved in Research: Lab Night 
Thursday, October 10, 5:30 pm, McCormick Lounge, Reynolds Club

Whatever your career interests, research experience is an invaluable way to strengthen your psychology education. Lab night is an annual fall quarter event to help match students looking to acquire research experience with research labs looking for assistants. Researchers from a wide variety of psychology-related labs across the university will be present to describe the research projects in their labs and the types of opportunities available to undergraduates. Representatives of labs in Psychology, Neurobiology, Psychiatry, Economics, Booth School of Business, School of Social Service Administration, and others will be present. Even if you aren't ready to start looking for a research position yet, come and learn about the many different kinds of psychology-related projects going on. And have some pizza!

URIP Workshop: Writing a Statement of Purpose
Time and Location TBA

Hands-on writing workshop to help students preparing personal statements for their graduate school applications. A time convenient to participants will be set at the Applying to Graduate School workshop on Oct. 4. If you are interested in this workshop but were unable to attend the other, PLEASE CONTACT ANNE HENLY to let her know,

Clinical Psychology and Mental Health Workshop: Preparing for a Career in Mental Health
Wednesday, October 23, 5:00 pm, G 104

Join the discussion in this quarterly workshop for students interested in clinical psychology or other mental health professions. This quarter we will discuss how to structure your undergraduate courses and activities for a future career in mental health. What is the right major? Do I need research experience? How do I get hands-on clinical experience? Why are there no clinical courses offered in psychology? What courses should I take?

Psi Chi Psychology Club RSO
Time and Location TBA

Spring Quarter 2020

Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS)

Field trip for students presenting posters or talks or simply wanting to attend the conference. Stay tuned for organizational email.

Mini-Lab Night

Are you looking for a summer research position in a psychology-related lab? If so, it is not too late! Please join us to learn which labs looking for research assistants will talk about the projects and positions they have available.

Honors Day Symposium
Thursday, May 14, 4:00 pm, B 101

Poster session and reception for honors students to present their research projects and celebrate their accomplishments with department members as well as friends, and family. All department members—majors, grad students, post-docs, and faculty are invited to attend.