Mark Your Calendar - Upcoming Event!!!

The UN Advising Office is offering Walk-ins in the afternoon: Monday - Friday from 1 PM - 3 PM, in room 100 PSY Building.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Upcoming PSY Service & Intern Fair

It is not too early to start planning for summer!!  The Psychology Undergraduate Office has organized and will host the annual Service and Intern Fair next week.

What:  Service & Intern Fair
When:  Thursday, February 7, 2013
Time:  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: 1st Floor Psychology Building

The agencies will have their tables located on the 1st floor.  Completed list of committed organizations will be sent next week.  Come and browse anytime...

And More ….

Don't miss this once a year event!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New Year, (k) new you?

It's already week two of classes and you are getting the hang of it. I hope!  Isn’t there a saying that “time flies when you are having fun”.  Let’s hope it is the case for many of you.

This new semester brings along a new routine in classes, work, volunteering, and fun times to adjust to.  Let us not forget a new set of faculty, expectations, and the different styles of teaching.  Most importantly, an introduction to new or more in depth course materials: some interesting and some just plain difficult to get through the 1st paragraph.   You would think that you are in a beginner's Latin class, but your schedule and textbook says PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology. 

These changes give you an opportunity to evaluate and better understand your strengths and weaknesses.  We all have some.  Some of us are great writers, researchers, public speakers, shmoozers, etc…  Although we only want to highlight our strengths, acknowledging and working on our areas of weakness is also key. 

MSU offers tons of resources to help in these two areas.   Just in case you don't know, check out the following university resources: (Or the one nearest you!!)

  •              Learning Resources Center: Coordinates tutoring for most introductory as well as upper level courses.  Help with time management, note and test taking, etc, etc…
  •       Writing Center: Most of us need help looking better on paper.  Always have difficulty generating interesting topics? Not sure why and how to use punctuation? Run on thoughts and ideas: One sentence does not make a paragraph.  Help is available.
  •             Math Learning Center: Most will wait until the last minute to tackle the least favorite subject: Don’t. 
  •       Professor’s office hours: Know who they are: Dr. XXX and where you can reach them.  Don’t just go and complain after the test.  Go regularly to discuss a lecture, clarify assignments and create a good impression.  If you are looking for a Psychology professor, we have a list available in room 100 Psychology Building
Utilizing these resources can be beneficial and make the difference between good and great.

While you are looking into University resources, also check our website with information on:
Psychology Monthly Newsletter: January edition
Service & Intern flyer

If all else fails, one additional piece of information to keep in mind is this: dropping with full refund is February 1.
Stay tuned for our next tidbits....

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Commitment not resolution!!

Whenever the New Year begins, I have a tendency to imagine these grandiose plans that I will get accomplished by year end.  Only to have it edited, adjusted, updated and ultimately changed to something totally different or better yet, just put it on a shelf and not accomplishing it at all. 

We are well on our way into 2013 (week 2), a new “New Year”.  With that New Year comes newly improved plans of outlandish activities and miles of “to accomplish” lists.  So, I suggest scaling it down to just two or three goals that are feasible and attainable.

We have tons of advice that we would like to share with our students. The most important one is to start NOW.  Today is the day to start planning your academic as well as future career.  Think about what you will get involved in this semester that will propel you forward on this journey.  So, here are a few of the activities that you should consider attending:

These are only a few experiences that will enrich your time at MSU.  So, look at the list of upcoming activities and events, choose one or two, mark it on your calendar and start the journey!!

Keep us posted on what you have done.  Don’t forget pictures are worth a thousand words….

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hello World

This is our first foray into the blogosphere! I welcome you.. Follow us and you will have a great time.

Meantime visit the MSU Psychology Department.