Psychology Newsletter

March 2022


Important Deadlines

Regular Academic Session Courses (01/12/2022 - 05/04/2022):

  • 3/7/2022: Spring recess begins.
  • 3/9/2022: Last day to make registration changes without the dean's signature.
  • 3/10/2022: Instructor's and dean's signatures are required on all Change of Schedule forms to add or change classes.
  • 3/13/2022: Spring recess ends.
  • 3/29/2022: Last day to file for Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO). Last day for students to withdraw from a class online through UAccess.
  • 3/30/2022: 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.

Seven Week Second Session Courses (01/12/2022 - 03/04/2022):

  • 3/4/2022: Last Day of Class. No registration changes can be made after the last day of class. Final exam(s). Final grades are available in UAccess as soon as the instructor posts them. Per Faculty Senate Policy, grades should be submitted within two business days after the final exam.

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

        Click here to view the complete list of deadlines.

        Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 Schedules are Posted in UAccess

        Shopping carts are also available for each term. Be mindful that registration for both sessions will begin in April 2022.

        • Plan ahead: Add classes to your UAccess Shopping Cart, thereby making it faster to register when your enrollment appointment begins.
        • Check enrollment eligibility: Once a class is added to your Shopping Cart, information appears showing whether you meet the enrollment requirements.
        • Be prepared: Have backup classes ready in case your first choice is unavailable.

        If you are transferring units from another college or university, your class standing could affect your enrollment start date. The evaluation of transfer credits takes up to two weeks. You must have your transcripts evaluated before enrollment appointments are assigned, which means transcripts must be submitted by 3/7/2022. Once enrollment appointments are assigned, they will not be changed.

        Contact an academic advisor if you need assistance selecting courses for the upcoming term.

        Visit this website for more information, including tutorials, on the enrollment process.

        Contacting Psychology Advisors

        The advising team will continue to primarily offer remote advising via Phone or Zoom until further notice. Appointments can be scheduled with your assigned advisor or you can search all Psychology advisor availability via Trellis.

        Christy's Column

        Welcome to Christy’s Column, March 2022 Edition

        Dear Students,

        I’m excited to share that our PSYPREP events are up and running! In February, we hosted and collaborated with other units on presentations about Resume Writing, LinkedIn, Handshake, Careers in Sales at E & J Gallo, Career Fairs, and How to become a Child Life Specialist.

        For March, I’m working on offering the following events: Becoming a Case Manager at the Department of Child Safety, Careers in Marketing, Careers in Human Resources/Recruiting, and Careers in the Insurance Industry. As these events finalize, they will be sent out over the PSYPREP listserv. In addition, I will continue to share events offered by other units as they are relevant.

        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!


        Do you have a Resume?

        Did you know that Resume formatting can be industry-specific?

        Do you need a resume but don’t know where to start?

        The Student Engagement and Career Development office put together the following Sample Resumes by Type. You can download them and tweak them with your information. Psychology Majors go on to careers in each of the industries represented in the samples. There are also examples for those of you early in your undergraduate careers.

        Do you want expert feedback on your Resume? If you answered yes, upload your Resume to the Career Document Dropbox (scroll down on the page). You will get professional feedback within 2-3 days!


        “Together, Wo Got This!”

        Christy M. Ball

        Associate Professor of Practice

        Career & Professional Development/Graduate School Preparation

        Psychology Building room 448


        The University of Arizona also strongly encourages that students test regularly.

        Campus Reentry Resources

        Check out this page for updates and info regarding campus reentry.

        There's also the COVID Ambassador Team Hotline: (520) 848-4045 available 7AM – 7PM daily.

        FAFSA Filing Workshops

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        There are three Psychology scholarships available to apply for now through Friday, April 1, 2022!

        How to apply for Scholarships

        1. If you haven’t already, complete your profile on Scholarship Universe. PDFs below are instructions on how to apply for scholarships in Scholarship Universe. Once you set up your profile, you will automatically be matched to scholarships!
        2. Recommended: File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before you get started on Scholarship Universe. Many scholarships within your department, college(s) and the university require a FAFSA to even be considered for scholarship awards. We strongly recommend you submit a FAFSA if you are eligible to do so. This must be done every year. For more information on the FAFSA, visit the Department of Education’s website:

        Available Psychology Scholarships

        Below are the available scholarships with eligibility requirements. The full scholarship announcements including required submission materials are also included.

        Michelle (Rogers) Villegas-Gold Undergraduate Scholarship in Psychology - $15,000

        • Full-time undergraduate Psychology or Psychological Science Major in their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year
        • Financial need or inability to obtain Federal Financial Aid
        • Preference for first-generation college students
        • Preference for students who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in gender issues, sexual trauma, or mental health issues.

        The John Weiner and Lynne Lehrman Weiner Memorial Scholarship - $2,500

        • Full-time undergraduate Psychology or Psychological Science Major in their 3rd or 4th year
        • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
        • Currently be conducting research in a Psychology lab
        • Preference for students who plan to pursue a graduate degree in Psychology

        Colin Harwood-McCollester Undergraduate Scholarship in Psychology – up to $500

        • Undergraduate student majoring in Psychology
        • Financial need or inability to obtain Federal Financial Aid
        • Preference for non-traditional students

        More information can be accessed at

        Peer Mentor Opportunities

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        Job Description/Responsibilities

        • Assist the Psychology Academic Advisors in mentoring undergraduate Psychology majors

        • Co-facilitate 1-hour weekly classes (class times are dependent on schedule) on topics such as fields of Psychology, engagement opportunities, graduate school overview, resume writing, learning styles and study strategies, networking, campus resources

        • Provide accurate and reliable information regarding all of the above topics

        • Meet with mentees once a month outside of class during the semester, about 10 hours a week

        • Attend weekly staff meetings (time and day to be determined), about 1.5 hours a week

        • Keep detailed and accurate notes in student files


        Peer Mentors can:

        • Earn 3 credits in Fall 2022 and 3 credits in Spring 2023 of Psychology practicum credit

        • Receive valuable training and experience working in a University setting

        • Learn teaching methods, basic counseling skills (interviewing, reflective listening) as well as skills and competencies necessary to be an effective and knowledgeable mentor

        • Become more involved with the Psychology Department

        • Obtain valuable information to prepare for graduate school in Psychology or other areas of interest

        Minimum Qualifications

        • Psychology or Psychological Science major with Junior or Senior status during the 2022-23 academic year

        • Completed a minimum of 9 units in Psychology coursework (at least 6 units at the U of A)

        • Minimum 2.5 cumulative and Psychology GPA

        • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

        • Highly dependable and punctual

        • Ability to give 2 semester (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023) commitment to the program

        • Able to participate in a mandatory in-person training session on Friday, August 19, 2022 from 9AM-4 PM and Tuesday, January 11, 2023 from 9AM-2PM

        Peer Mentor Application for the 2022-2023 year can be accessed below.

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        Virtual Business Career Showcase

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        Medical Directive Club

        Medical Directive is a UArizona pre-health club that offers students many different opportunities to engage with the community in health related volunteering. Interested students have the opportunity to help the people of Tucson experiencing homelessness.

        My name is Vasanth Sathish and I lead the homeless outreach program through Medical Directive, a pre health organization at the University of Arizona which helps students get more involved in the community. In the past year, several members and I have gotten together to support the people experiencing homelessness in Tucson by handing out clothes, hygiene kits, and water bottles. Since we got this program set up and running, we are opening up the opportunity for everyone to join us, even if you are not a member. Additionally, we are collaborating with Gospel Rescue Mission to provide other opportunities for you to be involved! To gain more information, please complete this Google Form and I will follow up with another email with more information. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you!

        Psychology Study Participant Recruitment

        Dr. Mehl's NOSI social psychology lab is hosting a new study and is in need of study participants. The study is interested in how people cooperate with artificial intelligence when playing a navigation-based mobile game. This study lasts 180 days and involves monetary compensation based on participation (up to about $500). It also involves wearing a smartwatch (Garmin Vivoactive 4), which the team provides, and which you are free to keep ($350 value) if you remain in the study for at least 45 days.

        The main criteria for eligibility are:

        • Having an Android phone
        • Willing to be paid using Venmo
        • Being okay with having our study apps on your personal phone

        For more information, and to see if you are eligible, please email the project coordinator at , or reach out directly to Dr. Mehl at

        Editor’s Note: This opportunity is to serve as a participant in a research study. It does not grant directed research credit.

        Climate Change Movie Night

        In conjunction with UArizona DIVEST, the Department of Psychology's Climate Action Committee is pleased to host a filming of "Coming Clean: A Demand for a Fossil Free UC" on Mon, March 21st at 6pm in ILC 130.

        The film is available online and anyone who wants can watch or preview it now: . At the Movie Night, we'll watch the film together, then discuss the impressive changes happening on in the UC system and ways to engage similar student, faculty, and staff activism at the UA. The session is open to anyone and everyone, and I hope we hope to see some of you on the 21st!

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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 your assigned advisor.


        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 (