Tuesday Newsday: May 25, 2021
A message about Fall 2021
As we adapt to the shifting health climate, please recognize that Fall 2021 is a transitional quarter. The course offerings in PSY/CD reflect a deliberate planning process that resulted in a strategic combination of virtual and face-to-face course options. We've designed the course schedule in a way that will support student success, provide options, protect the health of our community (faculty, staff, students), and position us to return more fully to pre-pandemic approaches in winter. If you are having difficulty crafting a fall schedule in your preferred learning mode, please make an appointment with Dr. Jipson. There are many options and I am happy to help you think through what's possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience - it's been a whirlwind for everyone and I'm confident that we will best get through this difficult time by supporting one another as we move toward a new normal.
Preview of today's content (click links to jump to content)
New this week...
- Applications to declare a PSY or CD minor will be on hold over the summer. Apply before the end of finals week or plan to wait until fall. https://psycd.calpoly.edu/undergraduate/minors
- Reminder to join the Poly Child Development Jobs Facebook Page if you're interested in working with families and children.
- Opportunity to work graduation for $16/hour. Click here.
This week's events and deadlines...
- Psi Chi Career Panel Wednesday 5/26th @ 7 p.m. Click here for details.
- Psychology Club Virtual Game Night Wednesday 5/26th at 8 p.m. Click here for details.
- PCDC (Poly Child Development Club) will host an informal gathering on Thursday 5/27th at 11 a.m. to chat about upcoming elections. Click here for details.
- Apply to be a New Student Peer Mentor by May 28th
Ongoing and Upcoming Events...
- PCDC will host a Final Exam Week Study event on June 6th @ 10 a.m. Click here for details
- DEI Survey participation requested by June 8th. Click here for details.
- PSYCD Virtual Graduation Celebration Friday June 11th @ 4 p.m. Seniors graduating in Winter 2021, Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 are invited to submit a short video for our Graduation Celebration. Details will be sent to graduating seniors via email later this week.
- Are you interested in pursuing a career in research? Apply for the Psychological Science scholarship by May 31st!
- Permission codes for students doing fieldwork internships in Fall will be sent out during finals week. Students doing research internships need to get permission codes from their supervising faculty.
- We will allow students who have not taken the GWR to enroll in PSY/CD 461 next fall. Email Robyn Hastin to be provided with a permission number.
A committee of PSYCD students and faculty are working on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in our department and will use the findings of this survey to make policy changes. Please help the PSY&CD department by filling out this anonymous survey.
PSYCD Survey Link
We are soliciting applications for peer mentors, which will again be facilitated via the PSY/CD 102 Orientation class in Fall 2021 taught by Drs. Bennion and Jovanovic. The commitment is approximately 6 hours per week, including attending class and mentor meetings from 10-1 pm on Fridays. You are welcome to enroll in 2 units of PSY 401 credit (CR/NC) toward completion of your electives in exchange for serving in this role. See more detailed information and apply here ASAP but no later than Friday, May 28th!
Interested in pursuing a career in research? Apply for the Psychological Science scholarship by May 31.
Are you a Cal Poly Psychology major interested in pursuing a research career rather than a clinical/counseling career? If so- and you meet the following requirements- please consider applying for this scholarship.
- MAJOR: Psychology
- GPA (overall): Minimum 3.5 GPA
- Class Level: Psychology majors who have completed the equivalent of two years of study, including transfer units.
- Focus: Must show promise in the discipline as an empirical scientist, demonstrated by coursework and/or faculty supervised research. (This scholarship is not available for those pursuing a career in clinical or counseling practice.)
- Preference given to students from Cal Poly partner schools, first-generation college students, and/or those with financial need.
To apply, go to the Scholarships tab on your Cal Poly portal and select the scholarship. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2021 for the 21-22 academic year.
Interested in applying for other scholarships?
Two other fantastic scholarship opportunities are available to PSY/CD students (3 total awards). Look at the Scholarships tab on your Poly Portal to learn more! The deadline to apply is May 31, 2021.
Join us on zoom to learn about PSY/CD career options! This time we will be focusing on PSY/CD specific jobs both with and without graduate school. Panelist careers include: Mental Health Specialist, non-profit Program Specialist, Child Psychologist, ABA therapist, School Psychologist, and an AMFT!
**We have added a panelist for our event this week: an LSCW/Forensic Psychologist!**
sign up form: https://forms.gle/Co9sA9wUciwQW1eL8
zoom link: https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/83021555511
Virtual Game Night with the Psychology Club Wednesday 5/26th @ 8 p.m.
Come out and destress with Psychology Club on Wednesday 5/26 at 8 pm! We will be playing a variety of games like skribbl.io and Among Us, but in even more exciting news, will give you a chance to meet the new 2021-2022 board! Hope to see you there!
Zoom link: https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/85090478573
PCDC is opening up their council applications for next year! Deadline is June 4th! Here’s the link: https://forms.gle/JprRWZmhbGrJYK8d8 .
PCDC is also hosting a casual event so students can get to know the current officers before the applications are due. It should be super fun! Zoom ID is: 837 9871 1862
Psychology and Child Development Senior Project Symposium is on Thursday, June 3rd @ 11 a.m.
The PSYCD department is providing an advance look at the 2021-22 course schedule. All offerings are listed as *tentative* and may change. In Fall, some classes will be offered in person, and some face-to-face.
- PSY 458 and CD 411 will not be offered in 2021-22. If you are a PSY or CD major on the 2017-19 catalog who needs these classes to graduate, please consider the options below. If you would like to discuss an alternative substitution, email Dr. Jipson.
- The best options for PSY 458 substitution are PSY 330, PSY 357, PSY 430, PSY 440, and PSY 480. Once you are enrolled in one of these classes, let Robyn Hastin know and she can initiate substitution approval paperwork.
- The best options for a CD 411 substitution are CD 460, CD 356, or another upper-division CD course. Once you are enrolled in one of these classes, let Robyn Hastin know and she can initiate substitution approval paperwork.
- Please note that all CD students do still need to take CD 302. There is no substitution for this 2-unit course.
- We will allow students who have not taken the GWR to enroll in PSY/CD 461 next fall. Email Robyn Hastin to be provided with a permission number.
General information: https://registrar.calpoly.edu/fall-student-planning-calendar
CAL POLY VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT
Cal Poly’s Virtual Spring Commencement will take place on Friday, June 11, and feature six academic college ceremonies. These virtual ceremonies will feature messages from campus leaders and alumni, memories from your time at Cal Poly, the conferral of degrees and graduate name reading. Ceremonies will be made available by 11 a.m. to watch according to your own schedule.
In addition to the official virtual commencement ceremony, the university will also host modified in-person graduation recognition events – one for each college. For CLA this is Sunday, June 13, 2021 @ 4 p.m.
PSYCD VIRTUAL GRAD CELEBRATION June 11 @ 4 p.m.!
We are looking forward to celebrating our PSYCD 2021 graduates! Graduating seniors and MS students should check your email for more details about the informal and fun reception that we know will be virtually the best ever!!
Our 4 p.m. Zoom reception (link to provided before the event) is a chance for graduates and faculty to connect with one another and chat, share memories, ask questions, trade LinkedIn/Twitter/Insta/FB account handles, etc. Earlier in the day, we will unveil an AMAZING and ENGAGING Flipgrid site where you can enjoy videos posted by fellow graduates, faculty, friends and family. Extra points if you find a video of a faculty member wearing a chicken hat!
We are going to close out this year with lots of opportunities to just hang out together. PSYCD Virtual Hang Outs will be held on weeks that there are few organized club events. They will sometimes be club sponsored, sometimes hosted by a few faculty, sometimes hosted by our amazing grad students. Feel free to drop-in and just say hi, or stay awhile and chat about anything and everything.
(click here for a full listing of campus events)
BIPOC Support Group: ROOTS
May is APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) Heritage Month!
See a full list of events here.
Apply for a 2020-21 PSYCD Student Virtual Travel Award
The Psychology & Child Development Department has approved the use of limited discretionary funds during the 2020-2021 academic year for reimbursement of student expenses related to presenting at a virtual conference or attending a virtual conference.
Any Psychology or Child Development major, or Psychology graduate student, who plans to spend personal funds towards such an activity may apply for a PSYCD Virtual Travel Award. Students may apply for one virtual conference reimbursement per academic year. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through June 1, 2021.
Please follow these steps at least 2-3 weeks before the virtual conference (if possible).
- STEP 1: Fill out the Student Virtual Travel Award Application as soon as you know you will be requesting financial support to attend a virtual conference. You can request the application form from Robyn Hastin firstname.lastname@example.org
- STEP 2: If award application is approved, student will be emailed a Virtual Conference Request Form. Student must submit this form at least 10 days prior to the virtual conference.
- STEP 3: Following the virtual conference, preapproved students must send the following information to Andrea Nash (email@example.com).
- Registration fee receipt
- Description of your experience at the conference, and a reflection on how conference attendance contributed to your professional growth (1-2 pages)
- If you presented at the conference, please also attach 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.
Have you (virtually) attended a conference?
The Cal Poly PSY/CD Department and Psychology Club want to hear about your experience attending or presenting research at conferences. We are hoping to share your experiences so that other students may be encouraged to attend future conferences.
Please respond to this survey: https://forms.gle/jLK7GQFPvYE8E4vA9
Feel free to reach out to Rebecca (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Faculty Office Hours
We have now published Zoom links for faculty office hours on the PSYCD Website. Remember that 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.
Student Advisory Committee
The PSYCD Student Advisory Committee provides consultation to the faculty on relevant undergraduate and graduate student issues.
They are ready to bring your comments and concerns to the department so email any member directly. Read about and find contact information for the committee members here: Student Advisory Committee
The SLO Counseling Service at Cal Poly is taking new clients for FREE short-term counseling and consultation.
The clinic is staffed by advanced graduate students in the psychology department and treats Cal Poly students as well as individuals, couples, families, and children from the community. During this time of the novel corona virus, services are offered virtually and they are free. Please call 805.756.1532 for an appointment. Sessions will be conducted by phone or computer.
OPPORTUNITIES AT CAL POLY
Mustang News is hiring!
Mustang News is hiring across all of the Mustang Media Group platforms – Mustang News, KCPR, Mustang Business – and are looking for aspiring journalists, video reporters, photographers, social media coordinators, advertising account executives, designers and so many more. The official list of positions is: News Multimedia Journalist, Sports Multimedia Journalist, Opinion Columnist, KCPR Content Writer, Arts and Student Life Multimedia Journalist, Podcast Producer, Podcast Manager, KCPR News Reporter, Data Reporter, Content Editor, Data Analyst, Video Reporter, Bilingual Journalist, Designer, Photographer, KCPR Designer, Social Media Coordinator, Advertising Designer, Advertising Account Executive
Changing the game takes talent — yours. Join us! For more information visit apply.mustangmediagroup.com.
For further questions about any of the positions, feel free to contact next year’s Editor in Chief Tessa Hughes at email@example.com.
Cal Poly User Experience Club - CPUX Event
AIGA x CPUX Resume and Portfolio Workshop
All experience levels welcome!
- When: May 20 @ 11AM-12PM (noon)
- We will be supplying an outline of good portfolio practices (platform, case studies, layout, etc.) within the design industry. Then, breakout rooms will be available for peer reviews!
- When: May 17th @ 12:00 PM PST (noon)
- Where: Sign up through Eventbrite
- Description: This talk provides an overview of research at the intersection of New Media and Interpersonal Communication. Learn about research related to text interactions, video games, learning, and media effects. Information will be provided regarding a new program on campus called the Media and Communication Research Initiative. Students can apply to participate in this program and receive support and assistance with presenting projects at annual conferences.
New Cal Poly club focuses on mental health
Wazo Connect is a new student organization that aims to improve mental health on our campus through peer mentorship and wellness activities. We offer all students in need with a peer mentor for 6 weeks per quarter. All our mentors are trained and hand-picked to help their mentees feel comforted and connected to campus life. The mentee and mentor will have goal-oriented weekly meetings for 1-3 hours for 6 weeks in the quarter. We also offer 4 Wazo Wellness activities per quarter which are designed to provide our mentees with alternative forms of self-care and self-expression. Previous workshops were on meditation, aromatherapy, yoga, dance, improv and more.
We are reaching out to see if YOU would be interested in pursuing a position in our club as a board member or mentor! Links to the applications are listed below. Help us improve mental health at Cal Poly! If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Link to Mentor application! https://forms.gle/mrqmU1ixoRFxJFs36
Link to Board Member Application! https://forms.gle/3apt8w7jfyhHSeCS9
Genetic Counseling Student Interest Group
The GCSIG meetings for spring quarter will be on Mondays at 4 p.m. PST; the first meeting will be on April 12th. We will be presenting an introduction to the career of genetic counseling and what our club is about, so now is a great time to stop by even if you have never come before! The zoom link for this meeting is https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/85955497181. Even if you can’t make this weeks meeting, please join our slack and follow us on instagram to learn more!
Poly Canyon Ventures is now accepting applications
If you are interested in everything sustainability, VC, entrepreneurship, or are looking to gain more experience then please apply! PCV is looking to bring in new creative thoughts regardless of experiences and/or major. Please see the flyer here or for any questions feel free to reach out to email@example.com
Teaching for Inclusivity and Equity Program
Cal Poly's new residency program, Teaching for Inclusivity and Equity Residency (TIER) funds residents 27K to attend the program. They make a 3-yr commitment to work in either Santa Maria or Lucia Mar after the program. These students are also desirable employee candidates because these partner districts will be involved in their training throughout the program. In the news
Are you interested in a health-related profession?
If you are thinking of pursuing a health-related career (e.g. medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, public health) check out Cal Poly's Peer Health Advising Blog to learn about workshops and events happening this quarter.
Off-Campus Research, Mentoring, Conference, and Employment Opportunities
*New announcements will be posted in full for 2 weeks. You can access prior Tuesday Newsday announcements via the links at the end of this page. There's lots of good stuff in the archives - check it out!
CHECK OUT THIS NEW WEBSITE THAT COMPILES PAID INTERNSHIPS, CONFERENCES, GRAD SCHOOL INFORMATION SESSIONS. PSYCHRESEARCHLIST
THIS IS ALSO A GREAT SOURCE OF INFORMATION ABOUT GRADUATE SCHOOL, INTERNSHIPS, ETC. RESOURCES
grad school info
Get Extra Cash for Summer – Sign Up to Work at Cal Poly’s In-Person Graduate Recognition Events! Cal Poly students have the opportunity to make some extra cash by working at the spring graduate recognition events at Spanos Stadium! Benefits: Earn $16 per hour. Multiple shifts available during finals week and commencement weekend, June 7-13. Free coffee and hearty snacks all day
Tasks include: greet guests at stadium gates, walk the field to ensure that graduates find their seats, greet students on O’Neill green as they walk through a series of stations prior to entering the stadium, work with safety and security personnel to ensure guests have access to shuttles, wheelchairs, First Aid;
All students will be required to follow public health guidelines (masking, physical distancing, hand-washing, etc.) at all times and will need to participate in a short training prior to the event.
Join the Poly Child Development Club Jobs Facebook Page to see postings for work with children and families.
Family Care Network is hiring a Rehabilitation Specialist!
County of San Luis Obispo is hiring a B.H. Specialist!
Evolve Treatment Centers is hiring!
Little Sprouts SLO and Avila are hiring for the summer! Little Sprouts is an infant and toddler daycare for children 5 months to 3.5 years old. Fun work environment with flexible hours/ schedule. Looking for both full-time and part-time positions! If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is hiring a summer intern! The intern will work primarily in a project to analyze data related to evictions, but may work on other projects as requested by attorneys. This can include help with research, data collection, filing, and case investigation. The project will require the intern to work on-site and do field work in San Jose, so the intern must be able to travel to San Jose to work on the project.
Hand In Hand Preschool and Infant Center is seeking a full-time Infant, Toddler and Preschool Teacher!
Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD) is hiring!
United Methodist Preschool is hiring a teacher!
River Way Ranch Camp is searching for college students who are passionate about working with youth in the outdoors and who would love an opportunity to further their education and training. They provide over 55 hours of in-depth training, including American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED, Ropes Challenge Course Facilitation, child behavior and emotional skills training, and more. Furthermore, they focus on developing critical soft skills such as reliability, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. This paid position provides full room and board, and it is an opportunity that can bolster resumes and advance career development in this area of study. River Way Ranch Camp is located in the foothills of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park and just 35 minutes east of Fresno, CA. Find them on topeducationdegrees.org as one of the ‘50 Most Amazing Summer Camps in the U.S.’ For more information, please click here.
- Little Wings Preschool is hiring teachers!
- Love to Learn Preschool is hiring part-time teachers!
- Transitions Mental Health is hiring a Behavioral Health Navigator. This position provides emotional support, education, information, referrals and community outreach for adults with mental health challenges, with an emphasis on reaching underserved communities in rural regions of the county. More info here.
Internships (PAID AND UNPAID) and mentoring programs
The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Counselor, Research Assistant, and Teacher/Classroom Aide positions for 2020. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. More information here!
The Plasticity in Neurodevelopment (PINE) Lab at Northeastern University is hiring a lab coordinator to start late spring/early summer 2021. This person will have the opportunity to work on a series of projects using neuroimaging to examine neurodevelopmental mechanisms linking experiences of stress and adversity to social and affective learning. The person in this role will gain experience with all aspects of the research process, which could serve as a launch pad to graduate studies. A two-year full-time commitment is preferred, and we encourage applications from members of under-represented groups in science. Click here for additional information.
The Leonard Learning Lab at Yale, directed by Dr. Julia Leonard, is seeking a full-time lab manager for a 2-year-position to begin around July 2021. The lab investigates the underlying cognitive capacities and environmental factors that shape children’s learning and persistence. This position is ideal for those interested in gaining more research experience before pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology, cognitive science, or education. The lab manager will work closely with the PI, participate in all aspects of the research process, and have the potential to co-author posters and manuscripts and attend conferences. The successful candidate will be a founding member of a new lab and benefit from being part of the broader intellectual community at Yale. Click here for more information.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Search the 2021 REU opportunities for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences here! Deadlines vary per program.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I get help with the technology I need for my online classes?
- It will be essential to have regular home internet access this academic year. It will also be helpful to have access to a computer, but in most cases you should be able to access content on a smart device (e.g., iPad, tablet, phone). If you need any help with technology send an email to email@example.com.
- Cal Poly Information Technology Services is offering access to certain software previously only available in on-campus computer labs. Learn more about Virtual Computer Lab.
How can I learn more about senior project?
We have updated information about Senior Projects on the department website including an Online Learning Update.
Planning your schedule for the year?
And as always....
To make an advising appointment with Dr. Jipson, please use the link below. Remember - if you make an appointment, keep it! Or cancel it ahead of time. Thanks!
For ICMA requests, please complete the Eligibility Inquiry Form prior to attempting to meet with Dr. Jipson. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Tuesday Newsday Archives
March 15, 2021 (scroll to the bottom to see links to all archived Tuesday Newsdays from Winter 2021)
December 1, 2020 (scroll to the bottom to see links to all archived Tuesday Newsdays from Fall 2020)