Welcome to the Home of UNI's Psychology Club
Announcements1. The next club meeting will be early in Fall, 2011 (stay tuned here for more details).
2. More than a hundred UNI psychology students participated in Psychology Club during academic year 2010-2011. Let's all work to make 2011-2012 even more successful! Meanwhile, best of luck as we wrap up the Spring semester, and have a great summer, everyone!
What is Psychology Club?If you are considering Psychology (or any other social science), the Psychology Club is for you.
Besides taking the courses to get your degree, what else do you need to do to have a satisfying and successful career in Psychology? Lots! And much of what you need to know will seldom be mentioned in classes. Part of the mission of Psychology Club is informing students about needed career skills and opportunities, building a resume, and getting that first job!
One important activity is participating as a volunteer in community agencies that hire psychologists. Psych Club can help you find the right experience matching your career plans.
Did you know that about half of Psychology students go on for graduate training? Many careers in Psychology require an advanced degree, but getting in to grad school is competitive. Psychology Club can help you increase your chances of getting into the graduate program of your choice.
A degree is not a ticket to a satisfying career...find out what else you need to do!
What does Psychology Club do?Psychology Club carries out several important activities during the year that benefit anyone interested in psychology:
Regular Meetings -- Members of Psychology Club meet once a month for meetings that include speakers and activities designed to increase the professional awareness and knowledge of Psychology majors. Along with public meetings, club officers meet monthly for executive meetings, serving as the routine decision-making body of the organization. Members and officers of Psychology Club operate under specific bylaws for the organization. Minutes of recent meetings are posted here.
Volunteering Opportunities -- Along with academic success, it's important to have a resume reflecting volunteer experiences. The Psychology club looks to inform students of local volunteering opportunities by sharing some personal stories and ways in which to contact agencies. There will also be group volunteering activities throughout the year aimed at getting the entire club involved.
UNI's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Student Research Conference -- Psychology Club is a good place to hear about opportunities to get involved in research under the direction of UNI faculty. Many club members choose to present research projects they have done at the annual CSBS student research conference. Psychology Club sponsors workshops on poster design for presentations at that and other professional conferences.
Psi Chi Membership -- Psychology Club is closely linked with the local UNI Chapter of the national honor society for Psychology, Psi Chi. Psychology Club officers must be members of the Psi Chi chapter and serve both organizations. Not all Psychology Club members are eligible for membership in Psi Chi, but those who are eligible are encouraged to become members. Consult the Psi Chi page for details on membership and the annual initiation ceremony. Requirements for membership in Psi Chi include high grades and a minimum number of Psychology courses. Students usually apply for membership in their junior or senior year.
Graduate School Events -- A majority of graduates receiving a BA in Psychology eventually continue their education (either immediately, or after working). It is important for Psychology majors to know what courses to take, and what skills to develop, in order to gain entrance to the highly competitive world of graduate education. Don't wait until you're a junior to investigate these topics; sophomores and even freshmen can learn a great deal about preparation and application for graduate school through presentations at Psychology Club meetings.
How do I get involved?Everyone is welcome at Psychology Club meetings. They are held the first Monday of each month when classes are in session, and are open to the public. Meeting topics are announced by flyers posted around campus, periodic e-mails to psychology majors and minors, and the Psychology Club website.
For more information email President Kayla Nalan, email@example.com, or call the Psychology Department office at 273-2303.
Official membership in Psychology Club is open to all interested students. Yearly dues are $5 and may be paid at any meeting (make checks payable to "UNI Psychology Club"). You may also contact Treasurer, Alex DeWitt, or drop off your dues in the Psychology Office (Baker 334). Although everyone is welcome to attend monthly meetings, you should only list membership in Psychology Club on your resume if you have paid your dues.
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