Friday, March 29, 2013

Psychology Internship Course this Summer

Internships are a very helpful way to learn more about psychology through first-hand experiences, to explore career options in psychology, and to become a more competitive applicant for both graduate school and jobs.  The Department of Psychology will be offering an internship course — PSYC 393 – during the Summer 2013 semester that will be taught by Dr. Meyers.  PSYC 393 is a three credit class that counts towards the psychology major and towards graduation.  

Students will select a 150-hour internship placement at an approved site that interests them.  Undergraduates also will participate in an online component of the class that involves weekly discussion postings, readings, and written assignments about their site work.  This opportunity is open to both Chicago and Schaumburg students, and can even be completed out of state with appropriate arrangements.

Click here to learn more. 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Northwestern's Annual Diversity Recuitment Event

Northwestern's psychology department is hosting a program on June 7th and 8th for undergraduates who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups, and who are potentially interested in pursuing graduate study in psychology. 

Activities will include a workshop designed to help with the graduate school application process and opportunities to meet psychology department faculty members and graduate students to learn what graduate school is like and how they might fit into the graduate programs and laboratory groups at Northwestern.  Travel and accommodation costs associated with participation will be covered, and the application process will be fast and free (applications are due by April 12th).  Check out this website for more information:

Friday, March 8, 2013

News from our student organizations

Psi Chi: Chicago Chapter

The Chicago Chapter of Psi Chi will have their ceremony to induct this year's new members on Tuesday, April 16th at 4:30 pm.  Congratulations to the inductees!

Psi Chi: Schaumburg Chapter

March 10th, 3:30 - 6:00 pm:  Bowling at Strike Ten Lanes, 800 E. Nerge Rd., Roselle, IL 60172.

March 26th:  Planning for graduate school: PsyD vs. PhD vs. MA