|PSI CHI DIGEST #223 | April 11, 2014 |
In This Edition of the Digest:
• I'm a Psi Chi Member—Now What?
• Psi Chi Induction Ceremony 101
• Chapter Annual Reports
• Other Opportunities
I'm a Psi Chi Member—Now What?
Whether you’re an undergraduate, graduate, faculty advisor, or alumnus, here’s a quick list about how you can get the most out of your honor society.
See additional benefits HERE.
- Apply for some of Psi Chi’s annual $350,000 in awards and grants (including travel grants!).
- Submit your empirical research to the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research (now accepting undergraduate, graduate, and faculty submissions).
- Run for office in your chapter! The leadership (and friendship) experiences gained will benefit you for the rest of your life.
- Visit our new website at psichi.org. Your login is active once you receive an e-mail notification of acceptance and payment of membership fees. Here, you can customize your account, and your faculty advisors and officers can provide you with a calendar, blog, photos, and more to describe your chapter’s events. Attention Alumni: Take this opportunity to update your profile and reconnect with your chapter!
- Attend regional or national psychology conventions (see upcoming RMPA, WPA, and MPA events).
- Show your Psi Chi pride with our merchandise and graduation regalia. These funny symbols T-shirts are especially popular!
- Check out our quarterly Eye on Psi Chi magazine for articles about getting into graduate school, advances in psychology, chapter activities to give you ideas for your own chapter, and more!
- Join our private LinkedIn group and update your personal profile (and your résumé!) to reflect your new membership. This group hosts open-question discussions with top psychologists that you will not want to miss!
- Join our Facebook and Twitter pages too.
Psi Chi Induction Ceremony 101
Are you planning an induction ceremony? If so, check out THIS new page on Psi Chi Induction Rituals (faculty advisor or officer login required). You can now download documents—formal and informal rituals, platonic myth, and candlelight ceremonies—and customize for your event!
The possibilities for your ceremony are endless! Many chapters record their inductions and include food, a program guide, a guest speaker, a segment on the history of their chapter, or a slideshow of previous Psi Chi events. You may also wish to conduct a candlelight ceremony or present Psi Chi T-shirts and other merchandise to new members because this is a great way to spread the word about your chapter!
Chapter Annual Reports
Officers should report on the past year’s chapter activities by May 1, 2014. In this report, please include all events that occurred (or will occur) between June 30, 2013, and June 30, 2014. Also, any additional funds received May 1, 2014, through June 30, 2014 can be updated July 1, 2013, through September 1, 2013.
Log in and complete the Annual Report online HERE.
Call for Division 52 ECP Awards
Early career professionals who significantly contributed to the field of international psychology should apply for the Division 52 ECP Awards by April 30, 2014. Please send (a) a cover letter describing your accomplishments; (b) a curriculum vitae; and (c) three letters of support to Suzana Adams, PsyD (firstname.lastname@example.org), Maria Lavooy, PhD (email@example.com), or Helene Fung, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Call for Applications: Graduate Interns at the United Nations
APA is accepting applications for psychology graduate student interns to work with APA's NGO representatives at the United Nations from September 2014 to June 2015. Applications are due April 30, 2014, 5 p.m. EST. Please see the complete call HERE for more information.