Thursday, March 30, 2017

Deloitte's Technology Women's Initiative - Indiana University Campus Event

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Deloitte’s Technology Women’s Initiative presents:

Careers in Technology Consulting
Interested in learning more about career opportunities in Technology Consulting?
The Technology Women’s Initiative (WIN) from Deloitte Consulting will be holding an event that will give students a real world example of how technology can help solve complex business problems. This is your chance to learn firsthand how technology and business come together and what it’s like to work as a woman in a technology field by networking with female practitioners from Deloitte’s Technology Consulting practice.
Join us for this exciting opportunity!
The event will consist of multiple sessions including an informational overview, keynote speech and panel Q&A, Business Chemistry activity, Technology Trends overview, interactive case workshop, and discussion on how to prepare for the workforce. There is also an option to attend a networking lunch, as well as short networking opportunities after each session.
Event details:
Friday, April 14th | Kelley School of Business
9:00 am – 4:15 pm
Session 1: 9:00 am – 10:55 am

Women in Technology Keynote Speech & Panel

Our keynote speaker is Barbara Manley, a senior manager in Deloitte’s Digital Business and Strategy practice. Her work focuses on helping clients to design next generation digital marketing solutions and execute digital marketing transformation programs to address disruptive market and industry forces. To provide additional perspectives on what it’s like to work as a woman in technology, this session will conclude with a panel of practitioners in various career stages.

Session 2: 11:10 am – 12:45 pm

Breakout Option #1 | Business Chemistry

Business Chemistry is a system designed to provide insights about individuals and teams based on observable business traits and preferences. It draws upon the latest analytics technologies to reveal four scientifically-based patterns of behavior. Prior to the event, you will take an online assessment to leverage during the session, where you will learn about your own business style and how you can leverage Business Chemistry when working with others.

Breakout Option #2 | Technology Trends

Every year Deloitte publishes a Tech Trends report that examines the ever-evolving technology landscape and those trends that have the potential to transform business, government, and society. This session will explore the intersection of technology and business, and take a deep dive into a few of this year’s most exciting trends.

Networking Lunch: 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

An optional networking lunch will provide you an opportunity to speak in small groups with Deloitte practitioners.

Session 3: 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Breakout Option #1 | Case Workshop

This session is a case study “how to” that will consist of an overview of important case study skills, methods for approaching a case interview, and an interactive activity where you will work in groups to solve a case question with guidance and feedback from Deloitte practitioners. It will also include an introduction to the agile project methodology, a method that embraces change and is focused on quickly delivering value to clients.

Breakout Option #2 | Preparing for the Workforce

In this session we will provide tips and advice for preparing for life after graduation. We’ll discuss ideas for what you can being doing now, as well as share what we wish we had known when we were in your shoes.

Please register here by Friday, April 7th if you are interested in attending this event. You may sign up for any or all of the sessions. Registration is limited, so sign up early!

If you have any questions about the event, please reach out to Rebecca Alexander at

Research Assistant Position at the University of South Florida

The Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry, located in St. Petersburg, Florida, within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida announces a research assistant position beginning approximately May 15, 2017. The primary responsibilities of the research assistant will be to coordinate various projects involving children with obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and/or autism spectrum disorders.

Specific duties will include:
  • Recruit and screen potential participants, interview parents and children, and assist with other research activities.
  • Assist with data quality control, data entry, and analysis.
  • Institutional review board (IRB) management for various research studies.
  • Train and supervise undergraduate research assistants in clinic and study procedures.
  • Opportunities to participate in manuscripts and presentations are available.
Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field, and undergrad GPA of 3.5. Candidates should be able to communicate and collaborate well with families and children, and other research team members. Candidates must be well organized, work well independently, and be able to pay careful attention to sensitive and accurate data collection and to detail. Competitive salary and full USF benefits included. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should send a vita and letter of interest via email to both Dr. Eric Storch ( and Sandra Cepeda (, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Eric Storch, Ph.D. University of South Florida, 880 6th Street South, Box 7523, St. Petersburg FL 33701.  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2017 Summer Harlan Awards - Reminder, Applications Due 3/31/17

Attached you will find the 2017 HARLAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM SUMMER RESEARCH APPLICATION.  The Harlan Award is open to graduate and undergraduate students.  Applications are due to Cherlyn Crees ( by this Friday, March 31st at 5pmSee applications requirements listed below:

Graduate applications must include:
·         Application Form
·         One (1) PARAGRAPH describing your proposed research.  It is expected that research will be conducted throughout the summer.
·         Current CV
·         Faculty mentor letter of endorsement
·         If an applicant has received a Harlan award in the past, the faculty member is asked to provide information in the supporting letter to address how the award was used in the past.

Undergraduate applications must include:
  • Application Form
  • One (1) PAGE describing your proposed research.  Include proposed start and end dates during the summer session.
  • Current CV
  • Faculty mentor letter of endorsement
·         If an applicant has received a Harlan award in the past, the faculty member is asked to provide information in the supporting letter to address how the award was used in the past.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Harlan Laboratories & Psychological and Brain Sciences (PBS): 
Harlan Laboratories was founded by Howard P. Harlan in 1931 in Indianapolis, IN and was expanded by Hal Harlan to become the leading provider of animal research models.  PBS researchers have used Harlan animals for generations to make fundamental contributions to the creation of knowledge in behavioral neuroscience.  A permanent sign of the Harlan’s relationship with PBS exists in the form of the larger-than-life limestone brain sculpture, installed outside the Psychology building in 2013 with the support of the Harlan family, including Doug and Hugh Harlan.  To strengthen this relationship further, we expect that the Harlan Scholars program will produce a cadre of outstanding young researchers who will carry forward Harlan's lasting impact on animal research in neuroscience. 

Harlan Scholars Program:
The Harlan Scholars Program recruits and trains students who conduct neuroscience research using animal models and focus on problems related to behavior, disease, and fundamental processes that affect health and wellbeing.  The Harlan Scholars Program invites applications from PBS graduate and undergraduate students (in good academic standing) to conduct behavioral neuroscience research. We expect that most Harlan Scholars will be grad students, but exceptional undergraduates will be considered.  Harlan Scholars will receive a stipend to conduct research in the summer, with the expectation that a faculty sponsor will pay for research expenses.  A brief progress report (describing research accomplishments) is due on the first day of fall classes at the completion of the summer research program.  In addition, Harlan Scholars are asked to acknowledge the support of the Harlan Scholars Program in their publications, and to update their progress report for a period of three years when their manuscripts are accepted for publication.  Approximate award amounts (subject to availability of funds):  graduate students $5,000; undergraduate students $2,500.  It is expected that award recipients will devote 100% effort toward their research during the award period.  Therefore, it is expected that award recipients are not enrolled in coursework during the award period (research credit hours are permitted).  It is expected that award recipients are not paid for other work during the award period; note that a Harlan award replaces PBS teaching obligations in summer and replaces PBS teaching stipend in summer.         ​

Monday, March 27, 2017

Fall 2017 Field Experience Courses

Are you looking for real-world hands-on experience in the mental health care field? Applications are beginning to open for Fall 2017 Field Experiences! These Field Experiences are open to undergraduates in ALL majors and ALL years of study.

PSY-X476 Practicum in Psychology (3 cr.): The class will meet infrequently (e.g., mandatory orientation). Students will primarily work on-site at the field experience under the supervision of qualified mental health professionals. The on-site time commitment will vary by site, so carefully review site-specific information. The field experience sites available this semester include:

  •  College Internship Program: You will serve as a social thinking mentor to help young adults on the Autism Spectrum and with Learning Differences develop social skills and improve functioning.
  • Centerstone Research Institute: CRI is the research lab situated within Centerstone. As part of the CRI team, you will contribute to one or more research projects, gaining skills relevant to clinical science along the way. Through this experience, you may gain exposure to interesting clinical populations (e.g., schizophrenia), settings (e.g., jails), and assessment tools (e.g., structured clinical interviews).
  • Centerstone CCPE (Community Capacity for Prevention & Education): You will work as a provider of brief motivational counseling and community outreach intern within the CCPE team, using evidence-based practices to target and reduce risk of substance-related problems and HIV in adolescents and adults within the community.
  • Aldrich Project: You will work as a mentor, in collaboration with students from the IU School of Nursing, to implement evidence-based group interventions within schools and other settings. Your work will target and reduce risk of substance-related problems and HIV in children and adolescents within the community.
  • Meadows Hospital: You will work as a Unit Clerk within the inpatient unit of Meadows. You will assist staff with organizational and clerical tasks, as well as interact with patients and families via phone and in-person. Through this experience, you may gain exposure to group interventions and team meetings, if you are able to complete your tasks efficiently and show initiative.
  • Milestones: You will assist therapists in group interventions for children and adolescents. You will learn about the type(s) of group therapy you will be assisting with, and then help to design and implement activities to meet specific therapeutic goals.

To learn more about each individual site, please visit:
Once the applications are open, you may apply here:
(In order to get access to submitting applications, click “Join this Course” on the right side of the screen. Then, click “Enroll in Course” on the pop-up screen. Then, click “Go to Course” on the next screen. At this point, you are enrolled in the Canvas course, NOT the actual Field Experiences course.)

Note: These courses are in the process of being changed from PSY-P457 Topics in Psychology. They will now have a new course number (PSY-X476) and course title (Practicum in Psychology), and will be listed as its own course.

Please send any questions to Dr. Ke Anne Zhang (

Research Assistantship Call-Out

Research Assistant Positions

The Computational Cognition and Learning Lab is looking for motivated undergraduates interested in assisting graduate students in experimental psychology research for Summer 2017/Fall 2017 course credit in X397/X398, X497/X498.

Our lab studies human development and learning through both empirical studies and computational models. We are particularly interested in how language is grounded in sensorimotor experience and how language development depends on complex interactions among brain, body and environment. To learn more, please visit the lab website at

If you are interested in learning how to conduct research, and have 7.5 - 10 hours available a week, we're looking for you.  In addition to valuable research experience, you will receive lab class credit. More importantly, if you're considering graduate school, this is a great opportunity to see what working in a lab is really like. During your time in the lab, you will attend bi-weekly lab meetings, run subjects in experiments, score and analyze data, and help design new experiments.

No prior lab experience is necessary, but relevant skills such as experience working with children or computer science background may be considered.

For more information, please contact Anting Chen at

Please include the following information:
  • Your Name
  • Year in School (freshman, sophomore, etc)
  • Number of hours available to work and tentative time blocks available (please indicate Summer 2017 or Fall 2017)
  • Major (declared or undeclared)
  • GPA
  • Psychology/Cognitive Science/ Computer Science classes (taken or will be taking)
  • Have you worked in any other labs?
  • Why are you interested in working in this lab?
  • Experience working with children?

*Also, please attach a resume and a transcript.

Full-Time Lab Manager at Stony Brook University

A FULL-TIME LAB MANAGER/RESEARCH ASSISTANT is sought by the Social Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory ( at Stony Brook University (Dr. Johanna Jarcho, Director), to begin in Summer 2017.  The lab aims to isolate neural mechanisms and corresponding behavior that support normative development of social cognition, or increase risk for and expression of deficits in social competence linked to psychopathology.  Behavioral, eye tracking, EEG, and fMRI methods are used to achieve these aims.  The individual who fills this position will be involved in numerous aspects of the research process (e.g., recruiting, screening and running adult and adolescent participants, study design and implementation, preprocessing and analysis of data, preparation of publications) and contribute to day-to-day operations of the lab (e.g., various administrative duties, oversight of volunteer RAs, IRB management). This 2-year position is ideal for a highly motivated individual who plans to apply to graduate school in psychology or related fields.

Essential Duties:

  • Data Acquisition: recruiting, schedule, staff, and run research visits with adult and adolescent participants (25%)
  • Management: training and supervising volunteer research assistants (25%)
  • Coordination: coordination, scheduling for lab, budgeting, approval of research by oversight bodies, and administrative tasks of the laboratory (20%)
  • Data Analysis: study design, data management, and analysis (15%)
  • Special Projects: Assisting the Principal Investigator in the preparation of presentations, manuscripts, and grant applications (15%)
Preferred ​Degree/​Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field in hand or by official start date
  • Prior experience with fMRI, EEG, eye tracking, and/or psychophysiology data collection and analysis 
  • Experience with EPrime, Matlab, and/or Python
  • Prior experience working with and/or collecting data with children
Required Qualifications(Evidenced by an attached resume)

  • Associate’s or Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field. 
  • Ability to demonstrate professional competence in research activities. 
  • Experience working in psychology, neuroscience, or related lab. 
Interested applicants should:
1.    Submit a formal application at the following website:

2.    Send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, and two letters of reference to Dr. Jarcho (
Please include "FULL-TIME LAB MANAGER/RESEARCH ASSISTANT” in the subject line.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Career Development Center Newsletter 3/21/17