Opportunities for Psychology Students

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From time to time, the Department of Psychology will post opportunities to this page and update this information. 

As always, please remember that we do not explicitly endorse the opportunities that we pass along and we recommend that you do your own research. Our faculty would be happy to help students and alumni with that process.

If you would like to have an opportunity posted here, please email details to Steve Antol ( 

For information on external career services and professional organizations, please use this link


Rewarding & Enjoyable Summer Teaching Jobs

Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020

The Institute of Reading Development offers summer reading skills programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Since 1970, the Institute’s teachers have helped over 3 million students master valuable reading skills and develop a lifelong love of reading.  Programs designed by the Institute give students the right skills, books, and experiences that result in greater success in school and beyond.

We are currently hiring hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs. As an Institute teacher you will:

·         Earn up to $8,000 in one summer. Our full-time teachers typically earn $550-$700 per week.
·         Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
·         Gain over 400 hours of classroom teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to adults.
·         Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We are seeking applicants from any academic discipline. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field before the start of our teaching season.

Successful Institute teachers:

·         Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
·         Are responsible and hard-working, with good communication and organizational skills
·         Will be patient and supportive with students

Learn more about teaching for us and apply today: Summer Teaching Jobs

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On behalf of the Social Work Department and Career Services at Cleveland State University, you are cordially invited to the 2020 Social Impact Career Fair. The event will be held March 26 from 2-5pm in Cleveland State University's Student Center Ballroom. The fair is open to service focused candidates who would like to seek job opportunities with nonprofit and service organizations.

It is free to attend.

Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Saint Francis University
Loretto, Pennsylvania

Join us for the 23rd annual Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference hosted by the Psychology Department at Saint Francis University. The Conference is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students in Psychology to present their research and to discuss their findings with other faculty and students


  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Idan Shalev, Penn State University: "Early-life adversity gets under the skin: New insights from the biology of aging"
  • Posters and Oral Presentations by Undergraduate Students.
  • Registration fee is $18 including catered lunch or $12 for the conference only.

Conference Proposals

We will be accepting proposals for oral presentations and posters starting December 2, 2019.

Proposals are due by March 20, 2020.

Conference Registration

The cost per person is $12 for the conference and $6 for lunch.

Click here to Register

Registration is due by April 10, 2020.

Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference Consortium

The 2020 conference will be held on Saturday, April 4 at Lorain County Community College

Spitzer Conference Center, LCCC

1005 N Abbe Rd – Elyria, OH 44035

Cleveland State University, co-host

Guest speaker: Dr. Paul Thibodeau,
Oberlin College, Associate Professor of Psychology

The Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference Consortium is a system of institutions that vigorously encourage and support social science research by undergraduate students. Initiated by John Carroll University in 1987 by Dr. Janet Larsen, OUPRC provides students who are interested in graduate level study, or who are interested in careers in research settings, with the opportunity to present their work to a supportive and constructively critical group of faculty and students.

The conference, a “safe haven” for scholars-in-training to share their research, allows all students who submit to present and is traditionally held in mid-April, just before the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) conference and provides excellent practice for students continuing on to MPA.  OUPRC Host sites are selected on a rotating basis from member institutions.

M.P.A. will begin Thursday, April 23, 2020. The ECSC conference will be March 21, 2020. The judged student poster session at the Ohio Psychological Association conference will be Friday, April 26th in Columbus.  The 34th annual OUPRC will be held at Lorain Community College on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Questions & Concerns

For conference submission information:
Dr. Conor McLennan
Cleveland State University

For registration and host site information:
Mr. Jim Jordan

Other OUPRC Questions?

Ohio Psychological Association Poster Session

The Ohio Psychological Association is holding its annual convention from 23-25 April in Columbus. They’re introducing a new format for research presentations and are inviting undergraduate and graduate students to submit their work using the P.O.D. (Posters on Demand) format. This is a new virtual format where you record a 5-minute presentation with no more than 7 slides.

You can view the details about the P.O.D. poster session here.

The deadline to submit a poster is this Monday (2 March). P.O.D.-cast winners will have their work presented at the awards luncheon on the 25th (and will receive a cash prize and other goodies).