Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Weekly Announcements

Student Advisory Committee

For more information about the Psychology & Child Development Department's Student Advisory Committee, please email the department or call 805-756-2033.

October 15 Weekly Announcements

Announcing our 2018-19 Student Advisory Committee

CONGRATULATIONS to the students selected to serve this year on the PSYCD Student Advisory Committee!!
Child Development
Adrienne Ocampo
Danie Thomas
Psychology BS
Riley Felicicchia
Madison Klein
Gabe Lavezzi
Monica Rin
Brooke Sasia
Abbiegail Souki
Psychology MS
Daniel Messiter
Read more about these students on the PSYCD Student Advisory Committee page. These students will provide consultation to the department on issues that matter to students. They are ready to listen to your ideas or concerns! 

Winter Internship Update!

If you attended the October 12th internship meeting you should email or stop by office hours of the Faculty Coordinator for your 1st choice site to obtain contact info for site. THEN set up an interview with site. Once you have secured your placement, be sure to have your site supervisor sign an Orange Internship Card. Return signed card to Department Office. You will NOT receive a permission number for your internship until the end of the quarter. For more information or questions, please see/email Professor Langner (

PSI Chi Club Meeting Tuesday October 16th!

Join the Cal Poly chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology and Child Development students. We will be having our first meeting of the year! Come meet this year's officers, grab a slice of pizza, and participate in a fun, Halloween-related activity. Feel free to join us for the entire time or just stop by and say hi. If you are not yet a member of Psi Chi, but have an interest in joining, you are still encouraged to come. We hope to see you there!

When: October 16th from 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Location 47-24B

Send questions to Follow Psi Chi on Facebook at Psi Chi – Cal Poly SLO

PSY/CD Peer Mentorship Program Meeting!

If you would like to be a peer mentor or mentee for a fellow PSY or CD major (or to learn more about the program!), please come to the first meeting this Wednesday (10/17) at 6:10 pm in 10-125!
During this meeting, you will meet others in the program and express preferences for your mentorship pairings, which will be determined shortly. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Bennion (

PCDC Volunteer Opportunities!

You don't have to be a PCDC member to volunteer!

BOO BASH: On Friday October 26th from 5-8PM This is a GREAT Halloween themed event where families come and participate in many games and festivities. You would be interacting with children and helping the SLO Parks and Rec Department with games, clean up and takedown. If you are interested in volunteering please email no later than October 19th so we can ensure that you will be able to volunteer. If you already put your name down on our sign up sheet, there is no need to send an email.

The Pismo Parks and Rec Department is looking for 3-4 people on October 26th (day before the event) to help set up for their Pumpkin in the Park event. We could set a time frame between the hours of 10am-5pm to help out and carpool if that works for those interested. Please email if you are interested and include which times work for you.

We are looking for new T-shirt designs for our club this year! If you are creative and want to take on the task of making a design for PCDC we would LOVE to see it! Please submit the designs no later than October 16th, by emailing with your design!


Library Fishbowl hours are open each week for use to ALL PSY and CD majors. You don't have to be a member of Psi Chi to use them.

Tuesday, October 16: 6-9 pm 216M

Friday, October 18: 1-4pm 216Q

Saturday, October 19: 12-3 pm 216S

Are you registered to vote?

Last day to register on-line to vote in California is October 22nd! It super easy. Go to Learn more at Rock the Vote!

Are you a CD Major or Minor planning to apply to Cal Poly's Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSTEP)?

Learn which MSTEP prereqs you have to take and which are waived for CD majors and minors.

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 website. Click on the Careers tab for information about prereqs for specific professional programs. Also, Peer Health advisors are available to help you.

Check out what's happening at Career Services THIS WEEK!

Don't miss the workshops and events to prepare you for your profession or graduate school. Click on the Career Services website.

Who is your Faculty Advisor?

PSY Freshmen and new transfers should have received an email from the department over summer with the name of your faculty advisor. CD students will learn in CD102 who will be their advisor. You can find more about Advising on our department website. 

Looking for a Professor's Office Hours?

Click on the FACULTY link on the psycd websiste. Here you will find a PDF link with a list of the PSY & CD professors and their hours and office locations.

Job/Volunteer Opportunities

NEW! Transitions-Mental Health Association is seeking a Childcare Volunteer for a very special parenting class in Paso Robles.
Cal Poly Office of Admissions & Recruitment called Hometown Heroes is looking for volunteers. Represent Cal Poly at your high school alma mater. Sign up HERE or contact Anna Black-Hogins @805-756-5477 for more information.
San Luis Obispo city seeking childcare staff for before/after-school programs at local elementary schools. 
Check out Cal Poly's Student Community Services for a list of current volunteer opportunities.

Planning your schedule for this year? 

Use the Tentative Course Offerings to plan your courses this year. Remember that PolyPlanner is not as up to date as our link.

Need someone to talk to?

The SLO Counseling Service at Cal Poly offers short-term counseling and consultation services.



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