Psychology Newsletter

February 2023


Important Deadlines

Regular Academic Session Courses (01/11/2023 - 05/03/2023):

  • 2/1/2023: Last day to apply for Spring degree candidacy without a late fee. After this date a $50 00 Late Candidacy Application fee will be assessed.
  • 2/8/2023: Instructor's and dean's signatures are required on a Change of Schedule form to change from pass/fail to regular grades or vice versa.

Seven Week Second Session Courses (01/11/2023 - 03/03/2023):

  • 2/7/2023: Instructor's and dean's signatures are required on all Change of Schedule forms to add or change classes.
  • 2/14/2023: Last day to file for Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO). Last day for students to withdraw from a class online through UAccess.
  • 2/15/2023: Instructor and dean's signatures required on a Late Change Petition in order to withdraw from class and students must have an extraordinary reason for approval.
  • 2/21/2023: Last day for students to submit a Late Change Petition to their college.

Important note: this is not an exhaustive list of all dates and deadlines.

Click here to view the complete list of deadlines.

Contacting Psychology Advisors

Appointments can be scheduled with your assigned advisor or you can search all Psychology advisor availability via Trellis.

Psychological Science Majors and Pre-Majors: Randy Yazzie -

Psychology BA Majors with last name A-K: Rani Metz -

Psychology BA Majors with last name L-Z: Alan Truong -

Christy's Column

Welcome to Christy's Column, February 2023 Edition

Dear Students,


University of Arizona Career Fairs. Please check them out and register for multiple!

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Events to help you get RESUME READY for upcoming Career Fairs Feb 7th 4pm IN-PERSON Tuesday, February 7 at Noon Virtual on Zoom Feb 10th 10am-11am IN-PERSON


Careers in Forensic Psychology RSVP 29

Wednesday, February 1 at 4:00 pm Virtual on Zoom

RSVP on Handshake:

Description: The Psychology Department proudly presents our very own Dr. Andrew Perkins, Clinical Forensic Psychologist. Dr. Perkins will dispel the myth of forensic psychology and shows like CSI while discussing the field and the many varied career paths one can pursue. Please come to this Q&A session ready with questions about the graduate school application process, the field itself, careers, etc.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Resume Workshop-Learn tips and tricks from an H.R. recruiter from AzDCS

Tuesday, February 7 at Noon Virtual on Zoom

RSVP on Handshake:

Description: Please join the Department of Psychology for this interactive Resume Workshop hosted by Colleen Fogel, Human Resource Recruitment Specialist from AzDCS. Come away with tips and tricks to ensure your resume is job-market-ready.

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Careers in Graphic Illustration with Psychology Alum Hannah Montague

Wednesday, February 8 at Noon Virtual on Zoom

RSVP on Handshake:

Description: Hear from our very own Psychology Alum, Hannah Montague, how she started in Psychology and utilized her undergraduate knowledge to pursue advanced studies and, ultimately, her independent contracting career as a scientific graphic illustrator/entrepreneur.

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Careers in Sport Psychology

Wednesday, February 15th, 4 pm AZ time Virtual on Zoom

RSVP on Handshake:

Description: The University of Arizona's own Dr. Rachel Webb, Assistant Athletics Director, Sport Psychology & Wellness, and Dr. Mike Clark, Director, Clinical & Sport Psychology, discuss the Sport Psychology field, careers, and graduate school preparation. Please joins us with questions, as this discussion is interactive.

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Careers in I/O Psychology; From Academia to Industry

Thursday, February 16 Noon Virtual on Zoom

RSVP on Handshake:

Description: Hear Dr. Toby Kyte, I/O Psychologist, share his story from undergrad to internship and how they ultimately led him to his careers in academia and industry. Learn the vast opportunities this field can provide and tips and tricks to gain experience. Please come ready to ask questions, as this guest speaker discussion is interactive.

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From Graduate School to a Career as a School Psychologist

Tuesday, February 21, Noon AZ time Virtual on Zoom

RSVP on Handshake:

Description: Hear from current School Psychology Ph.D. candidate Lakyn Kearns about the graduate school experience and career as a future School Psychologist. Lakyn will share their story about how they figured out this was the career for them and what you can do to see if it is a good match for you. It is encouraged to come with questions about the field, graduate school, and other related careers you could be interested in.

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Graduate School and Careers in Educational Psychology with Daisy Di, PhD

Wednesday, February 22, Noon AZ time Virtual on Zoom

RSVP on Handshake:

Description: Join us to hear from recent University of Arizona graduate, Daisy Di, PhD, about the graduate school application process, journey and the variety of career paths possible in the field of Educational Psychology.

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Discover Your Dream Career in Aging!

Tuesday, February 28th, 12-12:45 pm Virtual on Zoom

RSVP on Handshake:

For the first time in United States history, individuals over the age of 65 are projected to outnumber children in 2034. As our population rapidly ages, is the workforce ready for such a change? As you prepare for your future career, are you aware of careers in the field of aging? This presentation will provide students with general information on aging, the various careers in the field, and ways to increase professional marketability. Students will also be introduced to the NEW Certificate - Insights into Healthy Aging. See you there!

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Please check out the schedule of events we have so far! So many career and professional development opportunities to help you figure out what you want to do for your career! Career Prep Events


Are you actively applying to graduate school? Do you need a professional to review your Resume and Personal Statement? If so, please check out the following services:

  • Resume/C.V. Editing dropbox You can upload your Resume/CV and get professional feedback within 2-4 business days from professionals at Student Engagement Career Development.
  • Personal Statement Tutoring drop-ins or appointments You can drop in or schedule a tutoring appointment to help you write/edit your statements with the Writing Skills Improvement Program.

In closing, if you have an idea for an event or want to learn about something specific related to career, professional, and graduate school preparation, please email me directly at I will see what I can do!


"Together, We Got This!"

Christy M. Ball

Associate Professor of Practice

Career & Professional Development/Graduate School Preparation

Psychology Building Room 448


Black History Month Kickoff

The Department of Africana Studies hosts an afternoon of amazing performances in a club-like atmosphere. Delicious food will be served. No charge!! Bring your friends and come and get to know us and our program!

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Suit-Up Event

The JCPenney Suit-Up event takes place on February 5th 3-6pm at the Tucson Mall. There will be 40% discounts on professional attire in preparation for the Spring career fairs.

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If you receive a Pell Grant, you may be eligible for the Gilman Scholarship and Gilman Application Award to Study Abroad!

If financial considerations are standing in the way of your international exploration, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and Gilman Application Award may be the right fit for you.

Gilman Scholarship:

By elevating undergraduate students who have financial need and are eligible for a Pell Grant, the Gilman Scholarship has been successful in supporting students who have been historically underrepresented in education abroad, including but not limited to first-generation college students, veteran students, ethnic or racial minority students, students with disabilities, students attending minority-serving institutions and students coming from U.S. states with less study abroad participation. Scholarship amounts range from $100-$5,000 depending on need and expense of Study Abroad program chosen. To learn more about the University of Arizona’s history of sending students abroad with the Gilman Scholarship and to read about two previous winners’ experiences, check out this article.

Gilman Application Award:

Additionally, whether or not they are chosen to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, all eligible students who successfully complete and submit a Gilman Scholarship application will receive the Gilman Application Award, an award of $500 to be used on a UArizona Study Abroad experience.

Deadline: March 9, 2023

To help you find out more and complete your Gilman Application, the Study Abroad office is offering several events:

For questions, please contact Dafne Johnson at

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2023 HSF Scholar Program Application

Phase I of the 2023 Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) application is due February 15, 2023. No essays or recommendations are required for Phase I. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.

Please see additional details here ( and below.

HSF Scholar Benefits

As an HSF Scholar, you will have access to HSF’s invaluable Scholar Support Services and be eligible to receive a scholarship, depending on available funds.

  • Every year, HSF selects 10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants
  • HSF Scholars have access to a full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training
  • Career services include access to select internship and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners
  • HSF Scholars are eligible to apply for all Scholar Conferences including, the STEM Summit, Finance Conference, Media & Entertainment Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, and Healthcare Summit
  • Exclusive access to the HSF Insider which shares invaluable information and career opportunities
  • Finally, and importantly, HSF awards more than $30 million in Scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which range from $500-$5,000 and are awarded directly to students


Scholars are selected based on merit. Award amounts range from $500 - $5,000, based on relative need.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2023-2024 academic year
  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)


Psychology Peer Mentor Program 2023-2024

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As a Psychology Peer Mentor, you will have the opportunity to mentor first-semester Psychology Majors, co-facilitate a 1-hour weekly class, learn basic counseling skills, and earn course credit! Applications due April 17th 2023.

Applications can be found here:


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Child Life Specialist Info Session

All students welcome. Click here to RSVP.
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Project Coordinator Job at UVA

The Program for Anxiety, Cognition and Treatment (PACT) Lab at the University of Virginia, under the direction of Bethany Teachman, Ph.D, in collaboration with the Sensing Systems for Health Lab, under the direction of Laura Barnes, Ph.D, seeks applicants for a full-time Project Coordinator to start July 10, 2023 (though specific start date is negotiable).

The team investigates cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of anxiety and related disorders, and we use mobile assessment methods and digital interventions to reduce anxious thinking and increase access to mental health services. The position will involve coordination of lab-, mobile- and web-based data collections, with a focus on using physiological monitoring to detect periods of anxiety and offer targeted mHealth interventions. We work with a broad age range and a variety of anxious populations, including communities that are traditionally underserved (e.g., racial and ethnic minoritized).

Duties will include helping to manage the psychophysiological data collections and cleaning, database management, coordinating IRB applications, assisting with participant recruitment and study protocol implementation, preparation of study materials (including programming support for our development team), training research assistants, and general administrative and lab project support. The Lab Coordinator will also have opportunities to co-author scientific papers and conduct independent research. This is an excellent position for a college graduate who is interested in gaining additional research experience before going on to graduate study in clinical psychology or engineering.

Learn more about the position and apply here!

Webinar for Prospective Graduate Students - MS Information Science and MS Data Science

Wednesday, February 8th at 8:00am MST

Hosted on Zoom


More info:

Are you interested in launching your career in data and technology? Join us on Feb 8th for an informational webinar and Q&A on the MS Information Science (with sub-plans in Machine Learning and Human-Centered Computing) and MS Data Science degrees at the University of Arizona. Offered through the School of Information, Arizona’s only iSchool!

Students in these degrees can pursue exciting careers in a wide variety of fields. Common job titles include data scientist, data engineer, business data analyst, machine learning or artificial intelligence engineer, and software or web programmer. Many of our degrees are offered either on main campus, fully online, or through UArizona global programs and can be completed in as little as 1.5 years. Our students come from a wide variety of majors and go on to work not only in the tech industry but in any field that manages data. Our interdisciplinary faculty are experts and do research in fields such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, virtual/mixed reality, game development, data mining, cognitive science, and more!

If you are interested in learning more about the application process, please RSVP here: If you are unable to attend, you can still complete the RSVP and ask to receive a recording of the session afterwards.

Students can find application instructions for MS Information Science and MS Data Science on our website, or e-mail for more information.

Level Up Your Education

The Psychology department is now offering a new undergraduate certificate entitled, Insights into Healthy Aging: Promoting Healthy Minds, Brains, & Lives.

The certificate is intended to help students develop transferrable skills that are highly valued by employers and to make students more marketable upon graduation.

Only 4 courses are required to earn the certificate, and two of the certificate classes are offered in Spring-2 (starting mid-March). They are:

  • PSY 367: Relationships and Aging in a Sociocultural Context
  • PSY 459: Adult Development and Aging

If you are interested in enrolling in the certificate program, talk to your academic advisor! Schedule an appointment using the Trellis scheduling system. There are phone, Zoom, and in-person appointments available.

PSY 360 Offered in Seven Week - Second Session

If you’re looking for a new class to pick-up for the Spring-2 semester beginning March 13th, I recommend checking out PSY 360: Social Psychology with Professor Alma Tejeda Padron. Enrolled students will learn about the self, social cognition, attitudes, interpersonal relationships, group processes, prejudice, aggression, and more. This is one of our most popular courses, and typically fills to capacity. Professor Tejeda Padron has won numerous teaching-related awards and was recently spotlighted by the Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning.

We just added the course to our Spring line-up, so this is a great opportunity to get enrolled before spots fill up!

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Psychology Advising

How to Make an Advising Appointment

Advising appointments are for majors only can be scheduled by going to Trellis. Students can search for any of the names listed below to meet with.

Psychology minors, please email


Randy Yazzie - Psychological Science major and pre-major (

Rani Metz - Psychology BA Majors with last name A-K (

Alan Truong - Psychology BA Majors with last name L-Z (

Melanie Lipton - Assistant Director of Academic Advising (