Psychology Newsletter

November 2022


Important Deadlines

Regular Academic Session Courses (08/22/2022 - 12/07/2022):

  • 11/11/2022: Veteran's Day, no classes
  • 11/24/2022: Thanksgiving recess begins today with no classes until Monday

Seven Week Second Session Courses (10/13/2022 - 12/07/2022):

  • 11/10/2022: Last day to make registration changes without the dean's signature
  • 11/11/2022: Instructor's and dean's signatures are required on all Change of Schedule forms to add or change classes
  • 11/17/2022: Last day to file for Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO)
  • 11/24/2022: Thanksgiving recess begins today with no classes until Monday

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

Click here to view the complete list of deadlines.

Winter 2022 and Spring 2023

The Schedule of Classes for Winter 2022 and Spring 2023 is viewable in UAccess.

The dates/enrollment appointments for undergraduates are:
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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, November 2022 Edition


Please take this course: PSY 396C Preparation for Graduate Programs in the Field of Psychology (and related fields). It is offered fully online in 7wk1 in Spring 2023, and registration begins soon! This course is recommended for Juniors and above who are considering applying to graduate school, or are curious about the process.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about the different fields of post-undergraduate study within and related to Psychology.
  • Understand the general graduate school application steps and program-specific admission procedures, requirements, and steps.
  • Describe the 3 sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and ways to prepare for the exam.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Personal Statement format, content, structure, grammar, and flow.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Resume/CV format, structure, and style for graduate school.
  • Understand degree-specific funding options and the necessary resources to apply for additional funds.
  • Learn the different types of graduate school interview processes and gain tips and how to prepare for them.
  • You will complete the course with a firm grasp of your chosen graduate school field and the requirements to get in.

Course Exercises & Deliverables:

  • In-depth research exercises evaluating one's own preparation, goals & interests in a specific graduate program to see if they align.
  • Preliminary list of top-5 graduate programs you are interested in applying to.
  • Draft introductory paragraph or full personal statement draft.
  • Draft resume/C.V.
  • Identification of 3 possible candidates to write letters of recommendation.
  • In-depth research of your top five graduate programs within your chosen field.
  • Faculty member interview in area of interest.
  • Graduate student interview in area of interest.
  • Practitioner member interview in area of interest.

SECD Resume Review & Career Fair Preparation - Virtual Drop-ins

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
11:30am - 12:30pm
Virtual Session

Prepare for the upcoming career days by developing a resume tailored to your industry and asking any questions you have about attending.

In this VIRTUAL environment, you can learn how to improve your resume:
• Create a strong document that shows your top skills
• Write effectively to highlight your achievements
• Resources to help you continue to perfect your resume

Ask these common questions or bring your own to learn about career fair preparation just in time for Tucson Jobs Now:
• Who will be attending and who should I talk to?
• How should I approach employers?
• What do I say?

What you need to do:
• Have your resume and/or be ready to take notes so you can edit your resume.
• Bring any questions you have regarding using the career fair to land an interview.

Sign up now so we can have enough people to help you! Space is limited.


If you miss the above event, Submit your resume to this dropbox to get professional feedback within 3-4 business days!

FINAL PSYPREP EVENTS (for fall 2022, more in spring 2023!)

Discover Your Dream Career in Aging

Wednesday, November 9, at Noon Virtual on Zoom


For the first time in United States history, individuals over 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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Top Things to Know as You Apply to Grad School

Students interested in applying to doctoral programs for psychological science are invited join APA for a live question and answer session about topics such as how to pick a program, funding your education, deciding where to apply, and more. Watch a quick 10-minute video to gain insight into the top tips. Part two is also available online.

OSFA Workshops

The Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (OSFA) will be hosting helpful workshops this month.

FAFSA Filing Workshop

Filing Your 2023/2024 FAFSA: Yes, we know it’s only October, but next year’s FAFSA is already open and available for students to complete. The workshop will present an overview of the FAFSA and include an opportunity to meet 1:1 with a financial aid counselor for personalized assistance. Students and their supporters can attend this workshop in either English or Spanish.

Taking Care of That Past Due Balance: The stress of a past due balance impacts a student’s ability to be successful. This virtual workshop can help students determine options to pay down their past due balance, so they can focus on their studies

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New Psychology Department Website

We recently launched a new Psychology website:, and we want to highlight some new features and content designed with you in mind!

First thing you’ll notice is that you can now access the advising page ( from the main page! We’d also like to bring your attention to some new and improved pages:

  1. Career & Grad School Planning – On this page, you can find career-related information on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, careers with a bachelor's degree, and graduate school prep information on personal statements, letters of rec, CVs, and careers with a graduate degree, and so much more!
  2. Research, Internship & Teaching Experiences – On this page, you can access all the information you need to get involved with research, internships and teaching experiences!
  3. Student Opportunities – On this page, you’ll find information on clubs and organizations, scholarships, mentor opportunities and more!

We hope you will take time to explore these great resources available for you!

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COVID Testing

The University of Arizona strongly encourages that students test regularly.


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FREE, VIRTUAL Conference to learn more about I-O psychology. This virtual conference is designed to help racial and ethnic minority individuals, particularly undergraduate students, learn more about I-O psychology.

The DIP conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET Nov. 7 and 8:

  • Day One will focus on the I-O PhD experience. Attendees will hear from distinguished speakers about what a career in I-O psychology is like, how to pursue a career in I-O psychology, and what a PhD program involves.
  • Day Two will focus on the application process, including how to find programs that are a good fit, the application itself, interviewing, and preparing to start the program.
  • Each of the six sessions will include time for students to ask questions.

Learn more and register by visiting the DIP website.

Undergraduate Certificate: Insights Into Healthy Aging: Promoting Healthy Minds, Brains and Lives

Students are now welcome to enroll in a new undergraduate certificate offered through the Psychology Department. The certificate is intended to help students develop transferrable skills that are highly valued by employers and to make students more marketable upon graduation. One of the classes offered through the certificate program in Fall 2022's Second Seven Week Session is PSY 386: Caring for Aging Adults and Selfcare for the Caregiver. This class emphasizes self-care and stress management for professional and family caregivers and though the focus is on aging adults.

Additional information on the certificate can be found here:

Health Psychology and Clinical Science Program REP'D Open House

The Ph.D. program of Health Psychology and Clinical Science (HPCS) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York seeks promising underrepresented students to apply for admission. HPCS is committed to bringing the knowledge of health and clinical psychologies to bear on understanding and addressing mental and physical health with sensitivity to the intersectionality of identities and lived experience. HPCS is accredited by APA in clinical psychology.

We are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion. We acknowledge the importance of recruiting diverse graduate students across ethnic, racial, sexual orientation, and other identities from across the nation in order to create a field that more closely reflects the heterogeneity across the nation. To that end, we are eager to receive applications from promising underrepresented students whose research interests would fit or add to our Ph.D. program. If you know of any such individuals, please share the attached flyer with them.

As the attached flyer indicates, we will be hosting a #REP’D Information Session or open house for potential applicants who are of underrepresented or minoritized backgrounds on Monday, October 24, 2022, from 6:00-8:30 pm, EST. “REP’D” stands for Recruiting and Empowering Psychologists for Diversity. We welcome the participation of your students.

Thank you in advance for your assistance with increasing the diversity of our graduate student applicant pool. If you have any questions about our Ph.D. Program, please review our website,, or contact me.


Regina Miranda, Ph.D.


Department of Psychology

Hunter College, CUNY

695 Park Ave., Room 611HN

New York, NY 10065

Tel: (212) 772-4809


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Volunteer for The Tucson Buddy Walk

The Buddy Walk was developed in 1995 to promote awareness and inclusion for people with Down syndrome and to raise money for research and education programs. The Buddy Walk Program has expanded from 17 walks the first year to more than 250 last year. Today, the Buddy Walk Program is supported nationally by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and locally organized and hosted by SANDS.

The Tucson Buddy Walk is the primary fundraiser and awareness-building event for the Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome (SANDS). The Tucson Buddy Walk is an extended family picnic for the entire community that features exhibits, food, entertainment, a raffle and silent auction. Although the Tucson Buddy Walk is less than one mile, it is the largest walk of its kind in Southern Arizona and anyone can participate without special training.

When: Saturday November 12, 2022

Where: MICA Mountain High School

10800 E. Valencia Road

Tucson, AZ

Times Vary by Volunteer Role

Start time 9:00 am

Finish time 2:00 pm

Link to sign 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 (