March 26, 2018

Psychology Guidebooks to better help job seekers, professionals, and students

Here are links to Psychology Guidebooks to better help job seekers, professionals, and students understand the changing academic landscapes of mental health and its impact on careers and employment.  The two websites listed include:

  • A comprehensive look at the growth of online psychology degree options at not-for-profit universities;
  • Tips for pursuing your PsyD degree while working;
  • A list of accredited counseling programs for ROI against a student's degree that are segmented by state.

https://www.psychologydegrees.org/
https://www.counselingdegreesonline.org/

June 25, 2018

Opportunity for STEM majors at Washington University in St. Louis

Dear Student, 

The Horizons Fellowship is recruiting!

The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become multidisciplinary leaders using technology. Our fully-funded program provides real-world technology courses geared towards high-achieving college students. 

Horizons students have gone onto work at a variety of amazing companies - Google, Facebook, Visa, The Stanford Research Institute, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, McKinsey, Bloomberg, J.P. Morgan, EA Games, and more. 

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Babson, Wellesley, Colgate, Brown, Michigan, great state schools, community colleges and more. We've had computer science majors, math majors, economics/business majors, biology majors, english majors, and art majors all take our program. 

Interested students can start an application here!

June 7, 2018

Denise Head awarded scientific heirloom

Leading female scientists awarded scientific heirlooms

Embargoed until 00:01 Wednesday 6 June 2018 

[LONDON, UK, 6 June 2018] Leading female scientists awarded scientific heirlooms by their peers at the 5thSuffrage Science Awards for Life Sciences on 6 June 2018. 

A hundred years after the first women in Britain got the vote, women still only make up 23% of those working in core science, technology, engineering and mathematics occupations in the UK. 

On 6 June 2018, 11 female scientists from across the world will be presented with hand-crafted jewellery at the Suffrage Science awards ceremony, held at the Academy of Medical Sciences, London. The awards celebrate women in science and encourage others to enter science and reach senior leadership roles. 

The 11 awardees are chosen by the previous award holders for their scientific achievements and ability to inspire others. The awards themselves are items of jewellery, inspired by the Suffrage movement, and are passed on as heirlooms from one female scientist to the next. 

Alongside the awards science writer and broadcaster Vivienne Parry will lead a discussion on Women in Science- Then and Now. Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of Suffragette Emeline Pankhurst, will discuss her new book Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women's Rights - Then and Now, while Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies and ScienceGrrl Director Dr Anna Zecharia, will share their insights on the current landscape for women in science, explore why change is taking so long and discuss how to make a difference for women in the future. 

The Suffrage Science scheme was initiated by Professor Dame Amanda Fisher, Director of the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (MRC LMS) in 2011. 

Amanda says “Now in its seventh year, these heirlooms createa self-perpetuating network of talent and contacts to help others succeed in science. This year’s awardees join a community of over 100 women scientists. Since 2011 the awards have travelled from the UK, across Europe to the USA, Hong Kong and now to Australia, illustrating the international nature of science and the global effort to improve female representation.” 

May 24, 2018

Post-Baccalaureate Opportunity at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Dynamic Academic Translational Research Post-Baccalaureate Opportunity in Developmental Disabilities

The Neurobehavioral Group within the Division of Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is an internationally known translational research team focused on improving outcomes for persons with developmental disabilities. Our interdisciplinary team includes physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, basic neuroscientists, and members of many other disciplines coming together to translate our findings in the lab into new and innovative treatments for our patient populations. We have specialty research programs focused on autism spectrum disorder and fragile X syndrome. We have regular paid post-baccalaureate opportunities for high achievers looking for a motivating and dynamic experience for two or more years prior to entering graduate or professional schools. Opportunities exist across our research environment from bench to bedside. Application review is competitive and we draw nationwide for placements with our group. Interested applicants can send their CV and letter of interest to the Neurobehavioral Group leader Craig Erickson, MD at craig.erickson@cchmc.org

May 14, 2018

JCC Inclusion Counselor Positions Available!

I wanted to bring to your attention an opportunity for summer work and experience in a disability related field.  The Jewish Community Centers of St. Louis are looking for people to serve as one-on-one shadow counselors working with children with developmental disability or other related diagnosis ranging in age from 5-15 in their JCC Day Camp program this summer. 

Anyone who is age 18 and above is eligible to apply.  Here is the link to apply: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=12988&clientkey=7E63DFEC85A682F39444D953B924F7CC.

Any questions, contact the J Inclusion Coordinator, Sara Carpenter at scarpenter@jccstl.org

May 8, 2018

STL Summer ABA Consulting Services Positions Available

For those students who may be interested in positions working with children with autism and who will be around for the summer, I’d like to make you aware of ABA Consulting Services (ABACS), LLC, which was formed in 2001 by Debra Bryant in order to serve children with special needs, particularly those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

There is the opportunity to train to become a RBT (Registered Behavior Technician).  Attached is a flyer from ABACS that lists positions at their agency, and explains the RBT. 

If you have questions, please contact Katie Dennis, the RBT Coordinator: katie.dennis@stlaba.com

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