Welcome to the October 2008 Issue of The Pink Flamingo!

Can you believe it’s already time for the October issue of The Pink Flamingo? The leaves are falling, the first exams of the term have come and gone, and – be honest, now – you’re ready for a break. What could be better than kicking back and relaxing with your hilarious (and yet educational) newsletter? After all, it’s free, it’s fun, it’s informative, and, unlike the Packer games, you can access it without a rabbit ears antenna. What will you find in this issue? Read on!

  • Breaking News: Most Psychology Classes to Require Experimental Psychology as a Prerequisite

  • P/HD Club News: Meet the Profs and New Graduate School Series

  • Psi Chi News: Do You Want to Be a “ROCKSTAR” PSYCH/HUM DEV Student?

  • Careers of the Month: October 2008 Edition

  • Career Tip of the Month: Begin Networking!

  • Graduate School Tip of the Month: Earning a Great Letter of Recommendation

  • Pink Flamingos in the News: A PF Legal Team Investigation

  • P/HD Club Teams up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

  • New Student Organization Supports College Students Who Are Grieving

  • Registration Info-Fest: Save the Date(s)

  • Your Chance to Learn about I/O Psychology

  • AIC Sponsors Ally Conference

  • Pink Flamingo Mailbox

  • Want Ads:

    • Job Opportunities for New Graduates in Human Development Research Lab

    • Camp Lloyd Application Reminder

Breaking News: Most Psychology Classes to Require Experimental Psychology as a Prerequisite

Starting next fall (2009), Experimental Psychology (PSYCH 300) or Foundations for Social Research (COMM SCI 301) will be required as a prerequisite for most upper-level psychology courses.  In other words, you will need to take PSYCH 300 or COMM SCI 301 before you can take most other courses in the major.  If you have already taken one of these research methods courses – great – you don’t need to worry about anything.  If you haven’t, take one of them soon.  The Psychology department is committed to making as many sections of PSYCH 300 available as possible (there will be at least three sections available both this spring and next fall), but it’s up to you to enroll in the class.  If you have any questions or concerns, see your advisor ASAP.

Psi Chi News: Do You Want to Be a “ROCKSTAR” PSYCH/HUM DEV Student?

Come learn how to get the most out of your major on Monday, October 27th at 5:30 p.m. in MAC 206.  What are the characteristics of stand-out majors?  What will make it more likely for you to get a job or get into grad school?  The sooner you know, the sooner you can start.  This program sponsored by Psi Chi is open to ALL majors and minors and will be of particular use to first, second, and third year students.  Presenters include Dr. Ryan Martin (authority on rockstar students) and Chairs of Human Development and Psychology (Dr. Regan A. R. Gurung and Dr. Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges).

Careers of the Month: October 2008 Edition

This month we are highlighting two careers that might be unfamiliar to Human Development and Psychology students – but which could be exciting options for you!

University Extension Work: Interested in family education or supporting youth leadership activities? Learn more about the work of university extension offices and potential jobs in community outreach and educational roles at: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/qlinks/extension.html

Public Health: Want to pursue work in health education, health care administration, or advocacy? Careers in these areas (and more!) are possible with a graduate degree in public health. Follow this link for more information: http://www.whatispublichealth.org/faqs/index.html