Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Tuesday Newsday: May 3, 2022


  1. Read Tuesday Newsday every week.
  2. Follow the PSYCD Department on FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn
  3. Get involved in the Poly Child Development Club, the Psychology Club and Psi Chi (the National Honors Society for Psychology). 
  4. Get advising. Scroll to the bottom of Tuesday Newsday for information about advising appointments and faculty office hours. 




Celebrate Our Donors!


10-1p, Bldg 47, Rm 24. Help us thank our donors to the PSYCD Department. Enjoy some taquitos, write a letter or two, and connect with faculty and students.

Mark your Calendars! 



Summer Registration is Now Open!


The PSYCD Department is planning to offer the following classes this summer.  Classes will only be offered if there is sufficient enrollment, so register now if you are interested in using the summer to advance your degree progress!

Watch out! 

Degree Planner does not have the most up to date information about when classes are going to be offered. Check the Tentative Course Offerings for more accurate information! 


  • The process for obtaining a fall internship is already underway.  For questions, please contact Dr. Garcia.


  • A limited number of summer internships are available only for students who need to complete internship in summer in order to graduate Summer or Fall. Please contact Dr. Garcia if you are interested in (and eligible) for summer internship. 
  • Note: Interviews for summer internships happen during the spring quarter.  You would need to be enrolled over summer in PSY/CD 453/454 to complete a summer internship.


  • Research internships will be limited to students graduating in or before Winter 2023 and to students on the PSYCD Research Track (PSY/CD 448, 449)

  • To explore the possibility of a research internship, please review faculty research interests on our faculty page. Not all faculty are accepting research interns at this time. To find out whether you might join a faculty research lab, attend the office hours for professors whose research activities match your interests.

Think Ahead: Fall Registration is Right Around the Corner!


PSYCD Tentative Course Offerings

Interested in the Research Track?

This video provides information for interested students.  See information below to decide whether the Research Track is right for you.


Senior Project Symposium, June 2nd from 11-1

Every spring we gather to hear about the work PSYCD seniors have been doing for their senior projects.  

Interest Form for Senior Project Seminar

Senior Celebration, June 3rd 6 - 9 p.m. @ The Kinney!!!


The PSYCD Department is planning a Graduation Celebration for our 2022 Graduates. It will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, June 3rd. Are you a senior graduating in Spring or Summer? You're invited to come eat, drink, dance, play skeeball/jenga/shuffleboard/pinball and bask in the glow of your accomplishments with your peers and faculty!

We are also looking for students to help plan this event - Juniors are particularly encouraged to pay it forward. Contact Dr. Jipson if you want to help with the event.  

Help Senior Project Students



Want/Need Financial Support? Apply for Scholarships Now! 


Even though it doesn't look like there are many opportunities specifically for PSYCD, there is actually a good amount of money for university-wide scholarships and each department gets to make a few awards to their students.

The university’s Common Scholarship Application is linked from Apps in MyPortal and allows students to apply for all CP scholarships with just one application.

The Scholarship Office encourages students to apply by April 30 in order to maximize the opportunities available, but the PSYCD department will extend our consideration to May 6th.

Here is one that is specific to PSYCD...


Psychological Science Scholarship Endowment

The Psychological Science Scholarship Endowment supports upper division Psychology majors concentrating on psychology as an empirical science. Selected student must have a minimum 3.5 Cal Poly GPA with preference to students who attended a partner high school, are first generation and/or show demonstrated financial need.

Apply through the Common Scholarship Application and include: college courses and research internships that you have taken to prepare for a career as a scientist in the discipline of psychology, your career goals as they relate to psychology and psychological research, and unofficial college transcript.

2021-22  Student Travel/Professional Development Awards


The Psychology & Child Development Department has approved the use of limited discretionary funds during the 2021-22 academic year for reimbursement of student expenses related to presenting at a conference (in person or virtual).  This award is also available to graduate students attending workshops or other professional development opportunities

Any Psychology or Child Development major, or Psychology graduate student, who spends personal funds towards such an activity may apply for a PSYCD Student  Award. Students may apply for one conference/workshop reimbursement per academic year. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through June 1, 2022.

Please follow these steps at least 2 weeks before the event (if possible).

  • STEP 1: Fill out the Student Award Application as soon as you know you will be requesting financial support to present at a conference or attending a workshop. You can request the application form from Dr. Jipson (
  • STEP 2: If award application is approved, student will be emailed a Travel Request Form. Students are asked to submit this form at least 10 days prior to the conference.
  • STEP 3: Following the conference, preapproved students must send the following information to Christi Brizzolara (
    • Registration fee receipt
    • Description of your experience at the conference/workshop, and a reflection on how  attendance contributed to your professional growth (1-2 pages)
    • If a conference, evidence of your authorship role, such as an acceptance letter or copy of the conference program that includes your name and the title of your presentation.


Psi Chi

(see social media for event updates!)

Psychology Club 


Hello all! Psychology club has some exciting events, so get ready to mark your calendars! This Thursday, May 5th join us in Baker Rm 101 at 11:10 for a game day. After some fun and relaxation, we’ll all make our way over to the psych department office for the Taquitos and Thank You Notes event that the PSY/CD department is putting on. If you’d prefer, you can meet us at the thank you card event!

The following week on Thursday, May 12th, we are hosting a psychology-themed Jeopardy game in Baker Rm 101 from 11:10am-12pm. There will be snacks for everyone and gift card prizes for every winning team member! We can’t wait to see you all at these awesome events!

Finally, we have extended the due date of the club’s board application until this Sunday, May 8th. This is a wonderful opportunity for psych and non-psych majors alike! We are looking forward to meeting you all, so get those apps in by Sunday night! The application can be found in the bio of @cpslo.psyclub on Instagram. If you have any questions, DM that account or reach out to

Poly Child Development Club

(see social media for event updates!)


Undocu-Issues Event

// Date: may 3, Tuesday, 4pm -5:30pm



 Fisher 33-285
Nuestra Ciencia is a club devoted to promoting equitable science education among elementary children, especially those growing up in Spanish-speaking households, through designing and implementing educational activities in English and Spanish. We are having a social this week where you can learn more about our team, our work, and opportunities to participate. Stop by to chat and for some pizza!

Become a CLA Ambassador!

Being a member of this club is a great leadership opportunity and is open to all students in their second year and above, who are a part of the College of Liberal Arts. Below is a brief description of what our club does/its requirements plus the actual application link.

Description: “CLA Ambassadors serve as the student public relations representatives of the College of Liberal Arts. We conduct one-hour info sessions for prospective students and supporters, as well as mentor the freshman CLA Learning Community. We meet twice a month and ambassadors are required to lead one info session per quarter.”





In no particular order....
NEW JERSEY: Memory and Computational Cognition Lab - Rutgers University

The Memory & Computational Cognition Lab (MC2) directed by Dr. Kimele Persaud at Rutgers University – Newark is looking to hire a full-time lab manager/research specialist. This position will manage and contribute to research on understanding how individuals across different groups leverage their prior knowledge and expectations to help encode, store, and reconstruct information from memory. This position is for an initial contract of one-year, with the possibility of two additional years pending positive performance. The preferred start date is June 15, 2022.  For more information about MCLab research, please visit,

To apply, please email a cover letter, a resume or CV, and the name, title, and email addresses of at least two academic or professional references. Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled. 

Please check Tuesday Newsday archives for past info on opportunities.


These are our most recent job postings. For previously posted opportunities, see here or use the Tuesday Newsday archives at the bottom of this page.

Do you want to make a direct impact this upcoming school year? Consider applying to Teach For America’s Ignite Fellowship to work directly with elementary or middle school students this fall.

TFA's Ignite Fellowship looks for current college students to lead virtual, small group tutoring sessions with students during the school day while partnering with veteran educators. This is a part-time, paid, virtual opportunity to build meaningful relationships with youth, accelerate student success, and hone your leadership skills. TFA’s Ignite Fellowship is accepting applications until June 6th. Start your application here.

We have two upcoming info sessions during which we will share details about the fellowship, provide tips on submitting a strong application, and answer questions you may have. Register for the May 12th info session here or the May 17th info session here. Interested instead in paid, full-time post-grad opportunities? Check out our 2023 TFA corps application here.

Apply here!


We are hiring over 2,600 summer staff members to lead our students this summer in the Bay Area, Southern California, Seattle, Chicago, and Washington DC. Here’s a quick summary of Galileo’s open summer staff positions:

  • Camp Counselors: Our Camp Counselors  will take their small groups of campers from rotation to rotation, and spearhead camper management and community building. Recommended for undergraduates looking to gain leadership and/or education experience. 
  • Instructors: Focus on teaching one elementary-level subject (art, science, or outdoor play) to a specific age group for the entire summer. Recommended for students with leadership and childcare experience. 

All you need is 15 minutes and an updated resume to take the next step in having one of the most transformative summers of your life! Need help with your resume? We’ve created this template for you to use when updating your resume.

Our final priority application deadline is Sunday, May 15th, at 11:59 PM PT. 


River Way Ranch Camp: Several Summer Openings

River Way Ranch Camp is a residential summer camp for children ages 7-16, located in the foothills of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park and just 35 minutes East of Fresno, CA. We are currently looking for Resident Camp Counselors and Mentors, as well as specific Activity Directors. We include over 55 hours of free, intensive training such as Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid, Ropes Course Facilitation, Child Behavior and much more.  Additionally, all sports training is included along with FREE housing and meals for the length of the summer. This is a paid position, and is fantastic for students that currently live on campus since they'll need a place to reside after school ends. 

For more information, contact 

Aaron Magazine



The San Luis Obispo United Methodist Children's Center (UMCC) is a NAEYC Accredited Preschool and has proudly been open for over 30 years. We are conveniently located off the freeway near Cal Poly. We are in need Summer Preschool Teachers starting June 13, 2022. There are multiple positions available- some are M-F, and some are MWF or TTH. You must have Early Childhood Education units (a minimum of 6 ece units and enrolled in college, or 12 ece units) and a love for young children is a must! Your daily job duties would be planning an age-appropriate curriculum, setting up the classroom and team teaching with another teacher. Our Summer Session is 8 weeks, June 13-August 5. When emailing us, please include your unofficial transcripts and your resume. Please contact Liz or Mona at 805.549.0332.


Center for Service in Action: AmeriCorps-VIP Fellowship positions

The Center for Service in Action has started recruitment for the 2022-23 AmeriCorps-VIP Fellowship positions in San Luis Obispo and we would love your help recruiting students who may be graduating in the Spring. AmeriCorps is a great opportunity for students who are graduating and may have a gap year between school and their future careers or grad school. This program partners individuals with SLO community nonprofits and other agencies to address volunteer infrastructure needs through a national year of service​ and a simultaneous professional development program. 

We are hosting an info session about these positions on Thursday May, 5th from 4-6pm in Building 52 Room E3. We also have the position posted on handshake:



Office Hours are posted on the PSYCD Website. These times are reserved for you! Drop in with advising questions, career/graduate school questions, or just to introduce yourself and chat.

  • Remember: Your faculty advisor can serve as your academic and career mentor and their signature is often needed for important paperwork. Be sure to reach out to talk with your faculty advisor on a regular basis. PSY First Year Students and new transfers received an email from the department with the name of your faculty advisor. CD students can find their advisor under Academic Advising on our department website. Students admitted into the PSYCD majors through ICMA will receive an email with advisor information.
  • Returning students can contact the department office if you need to be reminded of your faculty advisor's name and contact information.
  • Dr. Jipson is also available to advise students advise about minors, ICMAs, course schedules, and graduation requirements.*  Her office hours are listed below.  Please use the calendar links below to sign up for appointments.  

*All internship-related questions should be directed to Dr. Julie Garcia.

Dr. Jipson's In-Person Advising

Use this link to schedule:

  • Mondays 11-1/Thursdays 9-11 a.m.: In person advising only. Students can schedule a 15 minute time slot using the In-Person calendar link above, or drop in.  If dropping in, priority will be given to those with an appointment.

Dr. Jipson's Zoom Advising

Use this link to schedule:

  • Tuesdays 1-2 p.m/ Wednesdays 8:30-10:30 a.m.. Zoom advising only.  Students can schedule a 15 minute time slot using the Zoom appointment calendar link.


College of Liberal Arts Advising

CLA Advising is available to assist with registration, academic planning, general education and other degree requirements. referral to support services, advice about major changes, and academic policies and procedures.
CLA Advising Center Hours and Contact Information: 
In-person & Zoom Appointments: 
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Virtual Fridays: 9:00 am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm
To schedule an appointment, see website. 
Zoom Drop-In Advising: 
Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm – 4:00pm 
(hours extended during busy times, see website)
No in-person drop-in advising
Phone: (805) 756-6200



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