Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Tuesday Newsday: May 7th

PSY&CD Department Phone/Email 

Phone: (805) 756-2033

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For this week's PSY&CD spotlight feature, we are highlighting 3rd year psychology student Porter Collins. Read more about him below!

Porter Collins, 3rd Year Psychology Student

What do you most value in your friends?

 I value transparency and authenticity in my friends. I appreciate those who are true to themselves and others. Connecting with someone genuine, without any facade, is truly rewarding.

Which living person do you most admire?

The person I admire most is my mom. She is the epitome of selflessness, care, and genuineness. Throughout my life, she has been my biggest supporter in all my endeavors and constantly encourages me to explore new opportunities, for which I am deeply grateful. She has instilled in me the values of hard work and self-respect. She is also one of the funniest people I know and always brightens my day during stressful times. She is my greatest role model.

What is the best place to get a sandwich in SLO, in your opinion?

 As a vegetarian, I typically find sandwiches a little boring. However, the veggie sandwich at High St. is so good—10 out of 10 recommend it.

What is your favorite local place?

In all honesty, my grandma's house is probably my favorite place to be locally. I'm fortunate to have her living close by. If I could offer any advice, it would be to spend time with your grandparents. They've been around the block a few times and have lots of valuable insights to share. Plus, my grandma always has the best snacks, which is especially nice when I haven't had a chance to go grocery shopping

Nominate someone for the weekly spotlight!!!

If you're interested being in the spotlight or nominating another student, faculty member, or staff member in our department, please fill out this google form.


Important Dates


Summer class schedule viewable: April 15

Summer course registration: April 24-30

Fall course registration: May 20-June 28

Senior Project Symposium: May 30, 11am-1pm (Chumash auditorium)

Senior Celebration: Friday evening, May 31

Commencement: June 16

PSYCD Graduation Stoles and Psi Chi Graduation Cords

Are you a senior graduating this year? PSYCD graduation stoles are available in the department office (47-24) for $20. If you are a Psi Chi member, please fill out this interest form to receive a graduation cord! Link:

Graduation Celebration Tickets 

Graduation Celebration Slideshow 

Please email any pictures you would like in the graduation celebration slideshow to

Psi Chi Office Hours 

Happy Spring Quarter Psi Chi! We are so excited to welcome you back with our new OFFICE HOURS every Tuesday from 11am-12pm in room C102 of the Construction Innovations building! You can use this space to study, take a break, or ask us any questions you may have about Psi Chi. Come stop by and visit us to learn more about us, get to know our board, and just hang out :) We’ve missed you!

Psi Chi Board Applications are Open

Get involved! PSI CHI Board Applications are OPEN for the 2024-25 school year! We have many positions to choose from including Secretary, Treasurer, Social Media, DEI Lead and Community Outreach or Event Coordinator. No experience required, anyone is welcome to apply. It’s a great opportunity to build your resume with leadership experience. We would LOVE to have YOU on our team! Please message with any questions. Link to the form:

Psi Chi 40 Prado Event

"Hi, PsiChi!

We are so excited to tell you about our volunteer opportunity this quarter. We plan to serve dinner (or breakfast depending on need/availability) at the 40 Prado homeless center. This facility and organization through CAPSLO provides many essential resources including meals, shelter, laundry, and showers for those without access. Our tentative plan is to help with the dinner service on Saturday May 4th from around 5-6:30.

In order to participate and sign up you will need to complete this application and have proof of COVID vaccination. Here is the link to the application:

There are many volunteer opportunities besides dinner or breakfast service so feel free to sign up on your own as well! If you have any questions please reach out through email at



If you are missing a permission number for internship or senior project, you can email Beatriz Peralta in the main office or the faculty member who is supervising that course.


*The Helping Relationship (PSY323) is being offered in Summer with Kendra Williams. This is a great opportunity for those who would like to do their internship in Fall quarter at the middle school wellness center that Kendra Williams is developing. This section of 323 will be in-person during the 10 week session.

*We will raise cap on the 344 (section 81) soon - so some students will be getting in off the waitlist.

*Please check out all the courses being offered - most of them are asynchronous.

FSN 202 Summer Course



If you are now a senior based on completed coursework, make sure that your intended graduation date is updated with the Cal Poly “changing your graduation term” form on the registrar website.


Fieldwork: Students gain experience working within local social service and governmental agencies, schools, businesses, and other organizations.

Research: Qualified students interested in research experience may find opportunities to work within faculty research labs. These positions are limited. 

See our internships page for more detail.


Internships in Fall 2024 are only available to students with senior standing or expected graduation dates of Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Winter 2025, and Spring 2025. If you are junior or senior standing and plan to do your internship in Fall, you should be on the department's Field Internship Orientation canvas page (if not, please email to be added).

Email Dr. Jessica Kaczorowski (jkaczoro@calpoly) with any general questions about internship. 


  • All students eligible for fieldwork internship and graduating in Summer 2024 or during the 2024-2025 academic year have been invited to join the internship canvas. If you did not receive an invitation to the canvas page and meet the requirements for internship (i.e., you will be a senior, taken required coursework, and are graduating next academic year), please contact Dr. Jessica Kaczorowski (
  • If you will be enrolling in PSY/CD 453 in Fall 2024, OR you are planning to complete PSY/CD 454 at a different site in fall, complete the Internship Placement Interest Form Survey by Friday May 3rd on canvas. This gives a sense of how many people will be enrolling in internship in Fall and what sites people are interested in.
  • If you are planning to stay at your same site in Fall 2024 for PSY/CD 454, submit the Continuing at Same Site Survey by Friday May 10th on canvas.
  • Faculty will begin providing contact information for internship sites on Monday of Week 6. Please do not email faculty requesting that information before then as we are gathering information still.
  • Feel free to email Dr. Jessica Kaczorowski ( with internship related questions


OUDI Internship


There are additional options beyond the 'research track' (applications due at beginning of Junior year). When faculty members are looking for research interns, we will post that info in the Tuesday Newsday. Another way to seek out research experience is to talk to your professors in office hours about your interest in research and whether they know of any projects or will keep you in mind for future projects. A few of our students have secured research internships with faculty in other departments at Cal Poly and in some cases it is possible to substitute internship units for the PSYCD internship requirements. See below for info on the SURP summer opportunity.


Tentative Course Offerings (TCO) for 2024-25


Please always check our TCO because it is where we first publish our updates:

FYI: ***The listings for Summer and Fall 2024 are UPDATED*** 


Career Services Toyota Info Session

Raquel Willis Keynote Invitation

Dr. Martha Galván Mandujano Teacher-Scholar Project Presentation

Recognizing & Responding to Hate Crimes in CA Talk

Mustang Media Group is hiring!

Applications are currently open and close on May 8th! To learn more and apply, visit our website!

Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

The annual San Luis Obispo Out of the Darkness Campus Walk is back! This gathering will support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s education, research, and survivor support programs. In addition to raising awareness and funds to fight suicide, the walks give those who attend a chance to connect with others and know they are not alone, whether they walk in memory or in support of a loved one or in honor of their own mental health journey. Event details: The San Luis Obispo Out of the Darkness Walk Cal Poly, SLO University Union (UU) Plaza Mustang Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 May 11, 2024, 11am (check-in begins at 10am) Register yourself, or as a team, at Sign up to volunteer at (shifts available from 8:30am-1pm) If you would like to be more involved or have a personal connection with this event topic and would like to speak at the event, email Alexis Becerra at


Campus Health Resources 

-Health services  [ and]

-Mental health services [ and]

-Food pantry (

Kennedy Library Resources


On Campus Study Locations

Click here for a list of study locations on campus. This list includes real-time occupancy information for some of the temporary spaces.


APA Division 53 Mentorship Program

Health Professional Track of California Pre-Doctoral Program

Therapist-Led Shop Talks

Hand In Hand Preschool and Infant Center

CAL Fresh: You may be eligible!

We are an on-campus organization known as CalFresh Outreach. We aim to raise awareness of student eligibility for CalFresh benefits, which can provide students with up to $291/month for groceries if they qualify. 

Because of expanded eligibility through “Local Programs that Increase Employability (LPIEs),” an estimated ~15,000 students at Cal Poly are now eligible, even based only on their major. Approved programs include:

  • most undergraduate majors in CLA
  • every undergraduate major in CENG
  • every undergraduate major in CAFES
  • every undergraduate major in COSAM
  • every undergraduate major in CAED
  • most undergraduate majors in OCOB
  • many grad programs

Enrollment in one of these majors alone could make a student likely eligible for CalFresh benefits (they must also meet basic eligibility criteria). This short survey is a great resource to explore eligibility & share with students:

Childcare Jobs

Looking for paid experiences working with children? Be sure to join the Poly Child Development Club Jobs Facebook group

The PSY&CD deparment does not advertise family care opportunities in the Tuesday Newsday; see the "Poly Child Development Club Jobs Page" at You will have to request to be added to the group and then, once approved, you will be able to post.



How can I learn more about senior project?

We have updated information about Senior Projects on the department website.

  • PSY/CD 461 is a seminar-style class where you attend class and work with a team to identify an area of interest and conduct a literature review on that topic. Registration for this is through the usual process.
  • PSY/CD 462 is a supervision-mode class where your team gets matched with a faculty advisor who guides you in developing and conducting a project related to your literature review from PSY/CD 461. The final deliverable includes a written paper that usually consists of sections typical to APA articles (Abstract, Literature Review, Method, Results, Discussion, References).Registration for this is by permission number given out during PSY/CD 461.

Planning your schedule for the year?

We have updated the Tentative Course Offerings link to reflect the courses we are offering this academic year. REMEMBER, however, things can change so check back often.



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What Kind of Advising is Available?

I have a question related to GE requirements...

The advisors in The College of Liberal Arts Advising Center can answer your questions about General Education (GE) requirements, registration, academic planning, support services, major changes, and academic policies and procedures.Additional useful academic resources can be found on Cal Poly's Enrolled Students web page, including links to the Cal Poly catalog, registration information, academic records and evaluations, finals schedules, etc. Website:

In-Person & Zoom Appointments: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Closed for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 pm)

Zoom Drop-in Advising: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm – 4:00pm

I have a question related to major and/or minor requirements in Psychology, Child Development, or Gerontology...

The Psychology and Child Development Department has several faculty members who serve as academic advisors for our majors and minors. Students are invited to attend office hours or make appointments with any of these advisors. For advisor contact information and office hours, click here.

For 2022-23, the Academic Advisors are:

Advisor Advising Area

Dr. Carrie Langner

Department Chair


Psychology Major 

Child Development Major

Child Development Minor

Gerontology Minor


Dr. Jessica Kaczorowski

(Associate Chair)

Child Development Major 


I have a question about graduate school and/or careers...

All active faculty in the Psychology and Child Development Department hold weekly office hours to support students in talking about educational and career plans. For advisor contact information and office hours, click here.

PSY/CD Advising Structure

The main roles of each of our advisors is outlined below, however our motto is: When in Doubt, Seek Someone Out!  You are welcome to contact any faculty member for support and they will direct you to the most appropriate person depending on your needs.  Click here PSY/CD Advising to read about the new PSY/CD process for helping you!

How Can I Sign Up for an Appointment?

Office hours are posted on the PSY/CD Website (or use QR code below). Unless indicated, office hours are opportunities to drop-in with advising questions, career/graduate school questions, or just to introduce yourself and chat.



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