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Summer 2024 Weekly Opportunities Reminder:

The Psych Weekly Opportunities is posted once a month for the summer. We will return to our weekly posting in the fall term.

 

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We are here to provide guidance, support, information, and referrals.

1. Psych Peer Advisor Hiring!

Are you excited about psychology and eager to help your fellow students? Do you have an interest in advising, counseling, or student affairs? Psychology Peer Advising is a great program to get involved in. We are seeking students who are enthusiastic about our major and are passionate about helping others succeed at Berkeley. Peer advisors come from diverse backgrounds, bring their perspectives and experiences at Berkeley, and share their strategies for academic success and knowledge of resources. Besides advising, you will also get involved in management of the undergraduate program and participate in departmental events. Peer advisors will earn 1-3 units of Psych 197 on a P/NP basis. We provide training for our peer advisors and additionally support their development through guided career planning discussions and professional mentorship.

Qualifications:

  • Must be registered students at the University of California at Berkeley.
  • Declared in the Psychology Major or are eligible to apply to declare.
  • Must have already completed at least one upper division Psychology course.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Must be reliable, self-directed, able to independently problem-solve, and sensitive to student needs.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Prior advising or related experience is helpful though not required, familiarity with Berkeley campus resources a plus

Terms of the Position:

  • The position begins Fall 2024 and continues through the end of the Spring 2025 semester, multi-year commitment preferred. 
  • Peer advisors are supervised by Zoe Xu, Undergraduate Major Advisor, but will work under the guidance and mentorship of all UMA's in Psychology Student Services. Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory job performance evaluation by the undergraduate advisors. 
  • Must be able to work 3-9 hours per week. Ability to dedicate 6 hours of work during the first semester is preferred. 
  • Peer advisors will create and present a workshop on a topic related to the field of Psychology, attend 2 workshops organized by their colleagues, and take on other projects as assigned. 
  • Peer advisors are expected to attend a mandatory orientation the business day before the first day of classes, at 9am-12pm, each semester, as well as monthly team meetings at 11am-12pm on the first Friday of the month. (Fall 2024 orientation: Tuesday, 08/27 9am-12pm). 
  • Must be available to volunteer at 2025 Cal Day (usually the second or third Saturday of April) and/ or Commencement (usually during the week after finals) 
  • Grading of Psych 197 is based on successful completion of the work duties and meeting the terms of the position.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 30, 2024 by end of day

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The following describes some of the general duties of this position.

Advising

  • Provide 3-9 hours per week of advising. 
  • Provide general information to undergraduate students regarding major requirements and procedures using resources such as the major website, informational flyers and various forms. 
  • Assist students with course schedule planning and declaring the major.
  • Provide general information about career and graduate school options. 
  • Make appropriate referrals to professional advisors, campus services, resources and events.

Programming and Publicity

  • Assist SSO with events - attendance to the 2025 Cal Day and/ or departmental commencement are mandatory. 
  • Give presentations to students about the Psychology major - peers are required to lead one workshop per semester on psychology related topics. 
  • Assist the SSO advisors with academic and career-related programs. 
  • Produce content including videos or social media materials for events and advising. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

2. Summer Course Highlight:

Check out Psych 166AC Cultural Psychology with Joseph M. Ocampo, Summer Session D. Counts towards the Tier II Social/Personality Area or Tier III Elective requirement for Psych Majors see Psych Major Requirements. The course will review research on culture, race, and ethnicity and will consider the implications of these findings for our understanding of race, culture, and ethnicity in American society.

 

3. New Berkeley Support Portal.

Berkeley Support Portal is a single entry point for all UC Berkeley community members to find support for themselves or others about a variety of concerns.

 

4. Important Berkeley Way West (BWW) Reminders:

  • It is critical that everyone accessing the building after hours or entering key-carded areas of the building be sure to tag (use key card) to access these spaces for themselves, when at Berkeley Way West. This especially applies after hours and at all times to any floors and interior spaces that require key card access.
  • Those with key card access are not permitted to allow others into these secured spaces (tail-gating) for any reason and will lose after-hours access to BWW if they are found breaking this policy.
  • BWW recently sustained extensive damage in January due to a breach of this policy. Your adherence to this policy will contribute to our community safety and security.