Psychology Newsletter

January 2023


Important Deadlines

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

  • 1/16/2023: Martin Luther King Day, no classes
  • 1/18/2023: Last day to use UAccess for adding classes, changing classes, or changing sections
  • 1/19/2023: Instructor approval required on a Change of Schedule form to add or change classes
  • 1/24/2023: Last day to drop without a grade of W (withdraw); Classes dropped on or before this date will remain on your UAccess academic record with a status of dropped, but will not appear on your transcript. Last day for a refund.
  • 1/25/2023: Beginning today, students may completely withdraw from all classes in the term, W period begins a penalty grade of W will be awarded for each withdrawal and the class(es) will appear on your transcript

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

  • 1/14/2023: Last day to use UAccess for adding classes, changing classes, or changing sections
  • 1/15/2023: Instructor approval required on a Change of Schedule form to add or change classes
  • 1/16/2023: Martin Luther King Day, no classes
  • 1/17/2023: Last day to drop without a grade of W (withdraw), Classes dropped on or before this date will remain on your UAccess academic record with a status of dropped, but will not appear on your transcript, Last day for a refund
  • 1/18/2023: W period begins a penalty grade of W will be awarded for each withdrawal and the class(es) will appear on your transcript

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, January 2023 Edition

Dear Students,

Welcome back! It is going to be a great Spring semester!


University of Arizona Career Fairs. Please check them out and register for multiple! Now is the time to get your Resume ready. See the January Events below for a resume workshop and more!


Resume Workshop/Perfecting your Resume with E. & J. Gallo Winery

Tuesday, January 17, Noon Virtual on Zoom:

RSVP on Handshake:

Please join the Department of Psychology for this interactive Resume Workshop hosted by Massimo Lesti, Sales Recruiter from E&J Gallo Winery. Come away with tips and tricks to ensure your resume is job-market-ready.

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Careers in Social Work and the Graduate School Application to ASU MSW with Pizza!

Tuesday, January 24, Noon-1pm Must RSVP in Handshake to attend.

RSVP on Handshake:

Please join us for Pizza as we hear from ASU School of Social Work Faculty about the Masters of Social Work program. Arizona State University has one of the world's largest and most diverse social work programs- and they offer an in-person Master's in Social Work program right here in downtown Tucson! The program prepares social workers to enhance individual, family, and group problem-solving capacities and to help create a more nurturing, just, and humane social environment. Social Workers are employed in government, non-profit, and community agencies as therapists, social advocates, grant writers, case managers, program planners, forensic interviewers, and more!

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Careers in Case Management: A Day in the Life of a Case Manager at AzDCS

Wednesday, January 25 at Noon Virtual on Zoom


Description: Scott Chasan, Program Administrator Northwest and Arizona Alum, will join us from the Arizona Department of Child Safety to discuss careers and advancement at the Arizona Department of Child Safety and the day-to-day work responsibilities as a Case Manager. Please come with questions, as this presentation is interactive.

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Career paths and Q & A with Special Agent Dollard of the FBI

Tuesday, January 31 Noon AZ time Virtual on Zoom


Description: The Psychology Department proudly presents Special Agent Chavar Dollard of the FBI. Special Agent Dollard will share information about various career paths in the FBI and field questions.

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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


Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP)

WSIP regular free services for undergraduate and graduate students resume next week. Our specialists will be available for tutoring, and we'll have our first workshop, "Overview of Academic Writing." We support students throughout the writing process-- from brainstorming to drafting, to finalizing all academic documents. Our aim is to help them become stronger writers with greater confidence in their academic writing abilities.

We have recently moved and are now located on the first floor of the Chavez Building in the heart of the main campus. We're still in the process of getting situated, but we're looking forward to having visitors soon. In the meantime, we are available for tutoring online.

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THINK TANK would like to promote our FREE Academic Skills Workshops for the spring 2023 semester led by our Peer Academic Coaches.

Our scheduled workshops found here:

We also do workshops by request for classes, clubs, activities, etc. The process for this and the list of workshops/descriptions are found here: If you would like to request an Academic Skills Workshop, please fill out our request form here.

If you want to sit down and map out your semester, discuss study strategies, stress management, etc. please feel free to direct them to meet with a Peer Academic Coach. Here is more information on Drop-ins (available both online and in-person).

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Spanish Psychology Club

All Spanish levels welcome!

What: Come practice communicating psychological science in Spanish with fellow graduate students, faculty, & staff.

How: Through discussions about psychological concepts & research in Spanish ( lead

discussions, share ideas, or simply come and listen!)

When: Wednesdays @ 2-3pm (starting Jan. 18th, 2023)

Where: PSY 323 // Zoom (alternating modalities week-to-week) —

Interested in joining?! See the attached flier to sign-up and review the semester agenda!


Lidia Obregon (,

Alma Tejeda Padron (, or

Giovanni Marquez (

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APA Opportunities

Get Answers to Your Questions About APA’s New Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships for Underrepresented Students
APA is offering grants to help students from underrepresented groups gain summer research experience before applying to grad school. Funding is available for both students and mentors! Read about these here, and attend a live Q&A on January 25 to learn more about the program and its application process. Register here.

Attend the Next “Becoming a Psychological Scientist” Webinar: Choosing the Right Program
Tell your undergraduate students to join us for part 5 of our webinar series on how to successfully apply to grad school. This session will dive deep into how to select a program that’s a good fit. Register here for the FREE January 31 webinar.

UCP of Southern Arizona’s ASCEND Program

UCP of Southern Arizona’s ASCEND Program will be offering a presentation to any potential and/or current employees. The topic is: How to Become a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. This presentation will be hosted by Caitlin Welty, UCPSA-ASCEND’s Program Director. Caitlin will share her experience working as a BCBA and how to navigate the learning and supervised experience process. We wanted to reach out and share this opportunity with your students in case any of them would like more information about the career path of a BCBA.

Who: Potential or current UCPSA employees

What: How to Become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst

When: 2/3/23, 10AM-12PM

RSVP: Please RSVP by 1/27/23 to

This event will be free, also attached a flier below.

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Research Assistant Position

Happy New Year! I know many students are looking for directed research credit again. My lab is actually pretty full already, but we are looking for an RA or possibly 2 to fill one highly specific position.

Dr. Sullivan’s Cultural-Existential Psychology lab is recruiting research assistants to work on a qualitative study examining the beliefs and perceptions of Native American identity as held by non-Native Americans in different locations around the United States. Successful candidates will receive training and carry out qualitative data analysis in exchange for independent study/directed research credit. We are especially recruiting candidates with the following skills and capabilities: Interested in working with theory and data related to Native American identity and general racial stereotypes; Interested in working on a long-term project to be completed this Spring (2023) semester; Potential interest in future projects that stem from this project.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email PhD student Alexis Goad at

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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 (