Autumn Quarter 2020

Completing Honors in Psychology
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 6:00 pm via Zoom; Register here!

Anyone interested in honors should attend this informational session but it is especially important for seniors planning on graduating with honors this year. 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.

URIP Workshop: Applying to Graduate School
Thursday, October 1, 6:00 pm via Zoom; Register here!

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
Monday, October 5, 6:00 pm via Zoom; Register here!

If you are interested in psychology, attend our virtual 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. There will be plenty of time for students to ask questions and meet the director of UG Studies (Anne Henly) and this year’s PRISM preceptor (Natalie Brezack).

Lab Night: Getting Involved in Research
Thursday, October 8, 6:00 pm via Zoom;  Register here!

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. 

URIP Workshop: Writing a Statement of Purpose
Thursday, October 15, 6:00 pm via Zoom; Register here!

Hands-on writing workshop to help students preparing personal statements and CVs for their graduate school applications. A time convenient to participants will be set at the Applying to Graduate School workshop on Oct. 5. If you are interested in this workshop but were unable to attend the other, PLEASE CONTACT Natalie Brezack to let her know,

Clinical Psychology and Mental Health Workshop: Preparing for a Career in Mental Health
Thursday, November 12, 6:00 pm via Zoom; Register here!

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?

UC Psychology Club (UC PSYCH) RSO
Virtual Meetings on Mondays, 4:00 - 4:40 pm; More info here

Winter Quarter 2021

Honors and Earl R. Franklin Fellowship Info Session 
Date and Time TBA

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 
Date and Time TBA

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
Date and Time TBA

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
Date and Time TBA

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.

UC Psychology Club RSO 
Time and Location TBA

Spring Quarter 2021

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 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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.