Psychology Student Conference

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Venue:GC Ballrooms

The Psychology Student Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 25th 2016 in the GC Ballrooms from 9am-4pm. The psychology research forum is scheduled directly after the student conference from 4:30pm-7:30pm.

The student conference delivers informative sessions throughout the day which exposes students to career resources, employment and internship opportunities. For example, students can acquire resume building knowledge and connect with potential employers that traditionally hire students in from the field of psychology. Another facet of the conference encourages students to begin planning for graduate school. These sessions typically cover the necessary key areas such as graduate admission requirements, and goal setting as an undergrad in order to successfully transition into a graduate program. Students also have the opportunity to get involved in research by attending sessions that showcase research being conducted by psychology faculty. The research workshops allow lab managers and directors to actively recruit students who are interested in research to work in labs on campus thereby allowing for a mentorship opportunity between faculty and students. It also allows faculty to mentor students assigned to a lab. Although the conference program involves a variety of topics throughout the day, the theme of the conference each year answers the question: “What can I do with a bachelor’s degree in psychology?” Click Here to view Conference Program.

EXTRA CREDIT: If your professor decided to give extra credit for attending the conference, once you check into the conference with your FIU Panther Card, we can collect data on your attendance to send to your professor. Students must attend at least one 40 minute session to earn extra credit.

PLEASE HAVE YOUR STUDENT ID'S READY AT THE DOOR TO BE CHECKED IN

This year, the psychology department has declared October 24th – October 28th as Psychology week! This week is dedicated to undergrad psychology majors. In addition to planning this year’s student conference the Psychology advising team will coordinate with student groups such as the Psychology Ambassadors for Student Success, PsiChi, and TedEx FIU to facilitate workshops throughout the entire week. Students will be able to select one or two workshops each day during Psychology Week. To highlight; workshops during psych week will be dedicated to student success. Advisors will provide workshops for students with low gpa, graduate school planning workshops, careers and internship workshops and many more options.

Click Here to view Psychology Week Schedule