Hello again everyone! We hope that ya'll are having a great start of the week so far.
For this week's meeting, we had another guest speaker! Dr. Morales' colleague, Dr. Alison Cerezo, a Counseling Psychologist from the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara, came into talk a little about herself, and what she's currently doing in the field of psychology!
Her area of research is about eliminating social and health disparities. A little bit about herself is that she is from Pico Rivera, and has two brothers! She completed a research master's program at UCLA, and she studied ethnic identity. She realized that she had a passion to write and serve her community. She eventually got admitted to the University of Oregon, and went into counseling psychology. She was there for 5 years, and went on to complete an internship at UC San Diego!
Some recommendations she had to our Psi Chi members that do not know what they want to do with a Psychology bachelor's, was to not stress too much, focus on productivity, and continue to do good work. She also recommended that if you want to get your Masters, that it's better to look into Cal States, and if you want to get your Doctorates, it's better to look into UC's.
Dr. Alison Cerezo, definitely gave an interesting and engaging talk to our Psi Chi members! We appreciate and are thankful for her efforts to come to our meeting to personally give us some insight. Thank you so much Dr. Alison Cerezo!
Thank you again to our members who came out this week. We hope to see ya'll next week!
Hello everyone! We hope that studying is going well for all of you. Remember to take frequent breaks and take it easy on yourself!
For this week's meeting, we did a fun activity because we know that all of you are pretty stressed out. The fun activity was KAHOOT! It was nice to just sit down and relax with all the members. To make it a little bit more fun, we added in some questions that aren't related to psychology, but about some of our E-Board members! We all had a good time, and we hope that we can do this again sometime in the future!
Have a great rest of the week! Below are just some pictures from the meeting.
Welcome to a new week everyone! It's already Week 5 and it's midterm season. Hope everyone is studying hard!
Well for this week's general meeting we had special guest, Dr. Michael Giang come in to guest speak for Psi Chi. To recap what he said, he first started off explaining a little about himself and where he was from. Dr. Giang was born in Vietnam and currently lives in the Rosemead/Monterey Park area. As for his academics, he attended Mount Sac and then transferred to UCLA. He also studied experimental methods at CSUN and got his masters there. Then he became a professor at Mount St. Mary’s College. Currently, he is teaching here at Cal Poly Pomona, and he’s actually searching for research assistants. To those that are interested in becoming a research assistant for Dr. Giang, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the end of the meeting, our new E-board were also announced and they are the following:
Social Chair: Isabella Raman
Conference Chair: Raelene Somjit
Community Service Chair: Michael Rhodes
C.L.A.S.S. Representative: Genesis Zamora
Congratulations to our new E-board members, and we're excited to continue this great journey ahead of us! To our candidates, we would like to give a big thank you and a round of applause for your participation and your dedication to Psi Chi. Please don't give up!
Our members that are also apart of Peer Mentors, gave a little introduction about who they are and how they can help the students. If anyone has any questions or concerns with just about anything, Peer Mentors can definitely aid you. Please stop by their office located at the Student Success Center. Don't be afraid!
Other than that, we hope that everyone has a safe and stress-free week. Take care!
For this week's general meeting we had ELECTIONS! We are so happy to finally have these open Executive Board positions filled up. Candidates that wanted to run for the positions had to give a one to two minute speech about why they wanted to run for that particular position. First up, we had Conference Chair. Our candidates, Sarah Moore, Raelene Somjit, Jasmine Leigh, and Deniz Kivrak gave their amazing speeches, and they were able to start elections off on a great note! Next position was C.L.A.S.S. Representative. Candidates Isabella, Genesis, and Martha were able to explain why they should be elected, and what they were able to contribute as a C.L.A.S.S. Representative. Those running for Social chair were up next, and candidates Jasmine, Isabelle, and Cecilia, gave their ideas about what their plans were if they were to be elected! Last but not least, for our Community Service Chair position, Michael ended the meeting with an enthusiastic speech about why he was the best fit for the position.
Elections this year was definitely a tough one! But please make sure to attend next Tuesday's meeting to see who your new 2018-2019 Executive Board members are.
Since we did have some time left at the end, Catherine gave a quick presentation about Psi Chi's International Membership. The link to the presentation is attached below if you would like to view it again.
Other than that, Have a wonderful rest of week! See you all next Tuesday!
Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a great week so far and that you're finally getting the hang of things.
For this week's general meeting we did a really fun activity and created Rorschach shirts. We were so happy that so many of you came out to create your own t-shirts. Everyone had such cool and unique designs, it was really fun to see how creative our members are. We hope that through this activity some of you were able to get to know each other a little more and get closer with one another! There will be many more activities in the future, so don't feel too bad if you missed out on this one. I'll post some photos below so you can see what some of our members created!
We do have elections coming up next week, so to those who want to run for positions, please prepare a 1-2 minute speech about why you want to run for that particular position. To our other members, we highly recommend you to come out and cast your vote! We need your votes!
Other than that, have a lovely rest of the week everyone!
Thank you again to everyone who came out for this week's meeting. It was nice to see some old faces from last week's meeting, and new faces this week too! We are so incredibly happy that we had a such a great turnout this week, and we hope that we will continue to see familiar faces each week. So please, continue to come out to our meetings and stay tuned for what's coming up!
For this week's meeting, our members played an ice breaker activity that helped everyone get to know each other a little bit more. It was super fun and everyone had some good laughs. It's fortunate to see such a large group of diverse individuals get along really well.
At the end of the meeting we also went into more details about the duties of each current E-board position to get members to run. We collected a handful of names of those who wanted to run. Again the open E-board positions are: Conference Chair, Social Chair, Community Service Chair, and C.L.A.S.S. Representative. Elections will be happening on Tuesday, September 18th during our general meeting. On that day all you'll need to do is have a 1-2 minute speech about why you want to run for that particular position.
We have a powerpoint about each position below, and if you plan to run, please type in your name under the position you want to run for.
Also, we will be collecting membership dues from our meetings here on out, so please pay your dues.
Each Semester: $20
Whole Year: $35
You can Venmo Catherine, our Treasurer, @Catherine-Smith-146 or pay in cash.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us through any of our social media pages, or on the "Contact" tab which is located at the top of the page. For next week's meeting we'll be making Rorschach t-shirts, so it's going to be a lot of fun! Have a great rest of the week!
Hello everyone and welcome back! Thank you to those who attended our very first meeting of the academic year. It was so nice to see both old and new faces! For those who missed the meeting, no worries i'll give you a recap of what went on in today's meeting.
To start off the meeting, the Executive board gave an introductory powerpoint of what Psi Chi is and what you can gain out of joining the club. Some opportunities you can receive is to be able to network, to lead, and to learn! You'll be able to hear faculty come in and talk, learn more about research experience, understand careers in psychology, and we even have graduate school prep! Our club also includes a variety of cool events like fundraisers, socials, conferences, volunteering events, and we even have an induction banquet at the end of the year for International Psi Chi members.
If you are interested in joining the club as a member, chapter membership is $20 a semester or $35 the whole academic year. You can come to any one of the e-board members to pay your membership fee.
If you would like to be an International Psi Chi member, please apply through Psi Chi International Honor Society. After, Dr. Morales will be able to approve you and you'll get the chance to be inducted during our ceremony at the end of the year.
We also talked a bit about WPA, which is a conference where you can learn about current research, attend poster talks, sessions, and workshops. This year WPA is being held in Pasadena, CA from April 25th to 28th so we hope that more of our members can attend this year.
Also, we have four OPEN e-board positions that we are hoping can be filled up. They are the following: Social Chair, Conference Chair, C.L.A.S.S. Council Representative, and Community Service chair. If you are interested in ANY of these position please let one of the e-board members know, or contact us on any of the social media platforms.
Finally, at the very end of our meeting, Dr. Blumenfeld came in to talk about a Brain Awareness Week event and was looking for about 10-15 volunteers to help him with this event. Meetings are every other Fridays from 1-3pm. If you do have more questions about this please contact him by his email @email@example.com.
To communicate with one another more efficiently we use a Group Instant messenger app called "GroupMe." This app is free to download and if you're interested in being added to the group please email and give us your 1)Name 2)Email 3)Phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you everyone! Hope to see you at our next meeting (:
WPA 2018 was a success! Thank you to the members who attended this conference and we hope you all had an amazing time! We began this meeting to discuss the experience we all had regarding the conference and the city of Portland. Students had nothing but great things to say about the overall trip and we hope the students who could not attend this year will come next year as it will be in Pasadena, CA!
It's WPA week folks!!! We hope you're ready for the big weekend that is to come in Portland, OR. We spent this meeting finishing discussing from last week on important information about what to expect at WPA and answering any last minute questions students may have about the trip! There was also some important information discussed about checking into the hotel. The room assignments document that was sent out before has been updated with a section that answers some questions you may have about check-in and check-out.
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