Mental Health Careers Panel – Monday, March 26

We’ve invited three former Psychology students (two undergrads and one grad) to talk about their journey and their current profession.

Join us on Monday, March 26, at 4:00 pm in Room 142 Psychology Building for a panel discussion.

Laura Faynor-Ciha, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Naperville, IL

                (BS Illinois ’83; MS Illinois State ’85; PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology ’95)

Jacquelyn Hines, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, McKinley Health Center, Urbana, IL

                (BS Illinois ’06; MS Indiana ’08; PhD, Counseling Psychology, Illinois ’13)

Beth Rom-Rymer, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Chicago, IL

                (BS Princeton ’73; MA Illinois ’80; PhD Illinois ’86)


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

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 –



*The Personal Relationships, Interpersonal Stress, and Mindfulness (PRISM) lab –           Heidemarie Laurent –



*The Language Acquisition Lab – Cindy Fisher –



*The Culture and Social Behavior Lab – Dov Cohen

*Social Action Lab – Dolores Albarracin –



Google Values Soft Skills

“The seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas.”

Sounds a lot like the skill set you develop in Psychology and LAS.

(STEM expertise is #8, and you get that with our major, as well!)

Read the article in today’s Washington Post.


Graduating Students – Declare Your Concentration and Apply to Graduate!

If you plan to graduate in Spring 2018 or Summer 2018, please be sure to add your name to the appropriate graduation list in Enterprise by applying to graduate. Just follow the instructions in Enterprise Self-Service. For Spring 2018 graduation, you will need to do this by the 10th day of classes (Monday, January 29). This will notify the College of LAS that you intend to complete your degree; your records officer will contact you if there are any shortages towards the completion of your degree.

Keep in mind that when you apply to graduate, your current major and concentration (if any) will be what you are applying under. If you are graduating between December 2017 and December 2018 and wish to declare a concentration, please do so as soon as possible. If you have already applied to graduate and still need to add a concentration, we can still do that, too! Just let me know.

To check your degree audit in uAchieve, log in at, select UKV as the College, use the drop-down menu to find the appropriate concentration, and choose Fall 2015 or later as the catalog year (for Social, Personality, Intradisciplinary, Diversity Science, and Cognitive Neuroscience, choose Fall 2017 or later).

If you have already applied to graduate for December 2017, May 2018, or August 2018 and you do not need to declare a concentration, ignore this post!

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional Program

Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional
Diversity Education

Do You Want to…

Serve as a peer leader on campus?

Help create and maintain a welcoming and safe campus community?

Work collaboratively with students and organizations to learn more about different populations and create new and creative programs?

Expand your knowledge about social identities and how to be more inclusive?

Develop public speaking and interpersonal communication skills?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this is the leadership opportunity you’ve been searching for. Apply today to become a workshop facilitator for DiversityEd Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional Program. The program provides students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of diversity and social justice issues. Through training courses, students will learn how to facilitate and develop interactive learning programs in the form of workshops.

The link to apply is !

For more information, please contact Teryl Brewster, Program Coordinator @


Illinois Summit on Diversity in Psychological Science

The Department of Psychology is sponsoring the Illinois Summit on Diversity in Psychological Science, March 26-28, 2018. The Summit aims to set a new agenda for research in psychological science that will transform the way we think about diversity and its context in the academy and in society more broadly.

Registration will begin on November 13 at: The website will not be available until November 13.

Student registration is limited to 50 undergraduates–first-come-first-serve basis & registration fees will be waived for those attending the conference.

Questions? Contact:

Drop-ins and Appointments

Hi everybody!

I’ll have all-day drop-ins tomorrow, Friday, October 20: 9:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 4:00. Tomorrow is the drop deadline, as well as the Credit/No-Credit and Grade Replacement deadline. If you need to drop a course, get a CR/NC form signed, or discuss Grade Replacement, please stop by the Advising Office – just sign in at the front desk in Room 12.

As a heads-up, during the three weeks of registration (Oct. 30 – Nov. 17), we’ll be trying something new in the Advising Office. We’re going to try “Express Advising Appointments” of 20-minutes in length to cut down on the lines that often happen during drop-ins. Our hope is that this will also allow more people to get in to see us during this busy period. We cannot change over to 20-minute appointments until after Friday, October 27, so don’t be alarmed that no appointment times are available in the On-Line Scheduler for the weeks of registration yet. They will appear at the end of the day next Friday!