Spring Quarter 2023
Spring Lab Night: Getting Involved in Research
Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 pm Cox Lounge, basement of Stuart Hall
Are you looking for a summer research position in a psychology-related lab? If so, it is not too late! Please join us to hear from labs looking for research assistants over the summer months. Representatives from a variety of labs will talk about the projects and positions (including paid and part-time opportunities) they have available. Food (with gluten-free and vegetarian options) will be provided.
Diversity in Children's Media: Why It Matters
Wednesday, April 26, 6:00 pm, Beecher 101
Why is it important for media programming to reflect diversity? Does the diversity of characters in children’s media affect kids’ attitudes and development? What factors (e.g., emotional outcomes, identity formation, social attitudes) should we consider when studying the effects of media “representation” on viewers? Join your fellow students in a discussion of these issues. We’ll watch clips of children's television shows and discuss how diversity in television programs might affect the viewers. Light dinner will be served.
Honors Day Symposium
Thursday, May 4, 3:30 pm, Beecher 101
The Honors Day Symposium is a poster session for honors students to present their honors 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. This year, Honors Day will be held in person with live presentations of research posters.
UC Psych UG RSO! semi-weekly meetings
Winter Quarter 2023
Info Session: Honors in Psychology & the Earl Franklin Fellowship
Tuesday, January 10, 5:30 pm, Green 104 (Psychology building)
Students interested in completing honors in Psychology and/or applying for the Earl R. Franklin Research Fellowship should attend this meeting. The director of UG Studies in Psychology will discuss the benefits of these programs and how to apply, and senior honors students and Earl Franklin recipients will be on hand to share their experiences. Light refreshments provided!
Preparing for Graduate School in Psychology
Monday, January 23, 4:00 pm, via Zoom. Please register here.
For more information, visit the UChicago Psychology graduate program website.
We aim to provide structured guidance for students who are considering applying to Psychology PhD programs in general and our Psychology PhD program in particular. We will offer insights into attributes of competitive applications, including advice on how to research and craft a successful candidate statement and communicate your valuable “hard” and “soft” skills. We will also discuss how to apply for reseach assistant positions. Finally, the webinar will include a panel discussion with current PhD students, who can provide some first-person thoughts on transitioning to a PhD program. There will also be time set aside for Q&A.
Psychology as a Pre-Health Major: Med School and Beyond
Thursday, January 26, 6:00 pm, via Zoom. Please register here:
Speak with members of the Psychology Department along with the UChicago Careers in Health advising team to learn more about the relevance of a psychology major to careers in health and medicine. How does psychology connect to health professions, and why is learning about psychology so important to becoming a health professional? How well do psychology majors fare in applying to medical school, and what are some of the curricular and co-curricular choices that psychology majors can make to help prepare for a career in a health profession?
Getting Experience in the Mental Health Field: Post-BA Options
Thursday, February 2, 7:00 pm via Zoom. Please register here:
We’ve invited several recent alumni who are working in a variety of mental health-related fields to talk about their post-BA positions—what they do, how they found and obtained their positions, how the experience has informed their interests and career plans, and the relevance of their undergraduate training in psychology. Please join us to hear more about their experiences!
Health Careers Forum (sponsored by the Career Advancement Office)
Friday, February 17, 12:30pm-3:30pm, Ida Noyes Hall, 1st Floor Library and Library Lounge
Career Advancement will host 3 back-to-back panel discussions of the following topic areas with networking opportunities between panels.
Society and Health: An Academic Perspective
Sponsored by the Health and Society Minor Program
- Serving Individuals: 1:1 Practice
- Applications at Scale: Industry/Government Agencies
URIP Workshop: Proposal Writing for Fellowships and Grants
Tuesday, February 21, 6:00 pm via Zoom. Please register here:
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, QUAD grants, or external programs. Anyone who just wants to learn more about the summer grant writing process is also welcome to join! We will cover internal and external grant opportunities available to current students.
UC Psych UG RSO! semi-weekly meetings
Autumn Quarter 2022
Completing Honors in Psychology
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:00 pm in B101 (Psychology Building)
All students interested in honors are welcome to 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 student mentors 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.
Help us plan for refreshments by registering here but feel free to attend even if you didn’t register. https://forms.gle/GWwvTBmNpnCCGrnU6
Orientation to the Psychology Major
Thursday, September 29, 6:00 pm in SS122
If you are interested in psychology, attend our welcome reception and orientation to the major. Find out more about the field of psychology, our undergraduate program, getting involved in research, graduating with honors, double majors, our UG Psychology RSO, and plans for our new Collegiate Psychology Fellows program. There will be plenty of time for students to ask questions and meet the director of UG Studies, Anne Henly, and this year’s Psychology preceptors, Tess Fulcher and Freddy Rockwood.
Help us plan for refreshments by registering here but feel free to attend even if you didn’t register. https://forms.gle/QfrdkcdMZZMwDJpF8
Lab Night: Getting Involved in Research
Monday, October 3, 7:30 pm, South 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, Crown School of Social Work, 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.
Help us plan for refreshments by registering here but feel free to attend even if you didn’t register. https://forms.gle/VE13ZDjfTnfAqCp8A
URIP Workshop: Applying to Graduate School
Thursday, October 6, 6:00 pm via Zoom, register here for the link:
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. Please register for this event to get the link.
URIP Workshop: Writing a Statement of Purpose
Wednesday, October 12, 6:00 pm, via Zoom, register here for the link:
Hands-on writing workshop to help students currently preparing personal statements and CVs for their graduate school applications.
Clinical Psychology and Mental Health Workshop: Preparing for a Career in Mental Health
Tuesday, November 1, 6 PM, via Zoom, register here for the link:
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?
Intro to Library Resources for Psychology (presented by Holiday Vega)
Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 PM, https://uchicago.zoom.us/j/99582689833?pwd=SlVodFZOdnJ0cS9OamtRM1Z3V2JEZz09
This session will help you find the most recent full text research articles to support your assignments, literature reviews, and your own topics of interest in Psychology. You will also learn how to search databases more effectively beyond Google Scholar, such as PsychINFO and Web of Science, and you will learn how to easily create APA formatted reference lists.
UC Psychology Club (UC PSYCH) RSO
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UC Psych’s weekly meetings will give students a chance to meet with other undergraduate students who are interested in psychology, regardless of whether or not they are majoring in it. At these meetings, members will take turns leading discussions about areas of psychology they are interested in, collaborate on a biannual UC Psych journal, and also get a chance to talk to upperclassmen about their experiences with classes and the major.