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Academic Advisor Department of Psychology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

First Friday Alumni Panel – Human Resources

How can I use my degree for a career in human resources?
Friday, February 2
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Room 142 Psychology Building

Alumni Panelists:
Eddie Bland, Learning & Development Coordinator, Empire Today

Alicia Canario, Strategic HR Business Leader

Kari Carpenter, Recruiting Operations, TwentyEighty

Lauren Hays, HR Director, Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center

Karen McLaughllin, HR Director, Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Proposal Writing Workshop

Proposal Writing for Undergraduate Researchers Workshop

The Office of Undergraduate Research has partnered with The Writing Center to offer an exciting new workshop for undergraduate students. In this workshop, we will discuss the fundamentals of proposal writing, guiding students to formulate successful research projects and explain their research in a concise and compelling manner that is understandable to a general audience. Students will leave the workshop with (1) basic knowledge about research proposals and their structure, (2) tactics and tools to write successful research statements, and (3) a list of resources for assistance in the writing process.

Each workshop is limited to the first 30 applicants. For more information and for details on how to register please visit:


PSYC 290 Research Fair – Today!

Psychology Research (PSYC 290) Poster/Recruiting Fair

Tuesday, Jan. 23
4-5 pm
Atrium (first floor center section, Psychology Building)

Here are the labs who said they will be at the fair on Tuesday.  If you can’t make the event, feel free to contact the labs for more information about how to apply.

Informal informational event.  No resumes needed at event.

“How do I get involved in research?”

Attention and Perception

*Vision Lab – Alejandro Lleras and Simona Buetti Lleras –

*Virtual Reality Lab – France Wang – http://publish.illinois.edu/franceswang/



*The Personal Relationships, Interpersonal Stress, and Mindfulness (PRISM) lab –           Heidemarie Laurent – http://labs.psychology.illinois.edu/PRISMlab/



*The Language Acquisition Lab – Cindy Fisher – http://labs.psychology.illinois.edu/lalab/



*The Culture and Social Behavior Lab – Dov Cohen

*Social Action Lab – Dolores Albarracin – https://www.socialactionlab.org/



Grants from the Office of Undergraduate Research

Research Support Grant (RSG)

This grant provides students from all disciplines with the funds necessary to conduct research or creative projects during the academic year both on and off campus (including summer terms). Awards will be up to $2,000 and are meant to cover research travel costs, living expenses incurred during academic breaks (i.e., winter break and summer terms, NOT regular semester living expenses), and materials or other ancillary costs.  We hope that this competition will both broaden and deepen the types of research being conducted by undergraduate students on campus, and that the recipients are able to use this opportunity as a way of engaging with their fields.

For details and eligibility requirements please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_RSG

The deadline for applications is March 8, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Questions may be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu

Conference Travel Grant (CTG)

This grant provides awards of up to $350 for undergraduate students to travel to professional conferences to present their research posters, papers, or creative works. Please note, the Office of Undergraduate Research does not provide funds for conference travel for attendance only; grants are meant for students who will present their work.

For details, eligibility requirements, and link to the application please visit: http://go.illinois.edu/OUR_CTG

The deadline for applications is February 21, 2018 at 11:59pm.

Questions may be addressed to ugresearch@illinois.edu 

SOAR – After-School Programs for Latina/o Bilingual Youth

SOAR: Student Opportunities for After-School Resources

1605 W. Kirby Ave.
Champaign, IL (IPA)

Primary Contact:

María Lang, Program Coordinator
(956) 535-1459

SOAR: Student Opportunities for After-School Resources is a partnership between the University of Illinois and the International Prep Academy (IPA) in Champaign. The program provides after-school enrichment for Latina/o bilingual youth. Children in grades 2-5 benefit from tutoring in reading and homework followed by social activities. The program is part of a growing national trend for dual language instruction in schools. Instruction in two languages has value for both emergent bilinguals and those fluent in English. The goal of dual language instruction is to promote positive cross-cultural understanding, bilingualism and biliteracy at a time when knowledge of language and culture confers power.

SOAR is one of several programs available through the Center for Education in Small Urban Communities. The Center is an outreach arm in the College of Education.

Opportunities for U of I students include:

One-to-One Tutoring.
SOAR tutoring is scheduled for TWR from 2:00-3:15, with time for reading, homework assistance, and social activities with the children. Illinois students are paired with the same child for the semester and may choose to volunteer more than one day per week. Spanish-speaking skills are not necessary in order to participate. Tutors will need to complete a background check through the Champaign School District the third week of classes. The SOAR program coordinator will provide the clearance form for the tutors. This opportunity is especially interesting to Illinois students who want to gain cross-cultural awareness and relationship skills.

U of I students who would like to tutor with SOAR need to commit by
January 29th.