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CCES Career Center Grants call

To increase real-world projects in the classroom as well as career exploration and student professional development, Miami’s Center for Career Exploration & Success has a restricted account designated for Career Grants available for faculty and staff on the Oxford campus.

Proposals for Spring 2021 opened on September 14, 2020, with priority being given to those that apply by October 30, 2020. For Fall 2020, CCES awarded more than $14K to faculty from 3 academic divisions to fund 5 virtual career-related projects.

Submit Date: Priority will be given to those that apply by October 30, 2020.

Information/Submit ProposalLearn More/Submit

Questions: Should you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Shelby Summers Ballard at summers4@miamioh.edu.

Spring 2020 Make It Miami signups

Once again we are looking for faculty members to represent psychology at Make It Miami events this semester. Faculty attending the sessions are asked to arrive at Fritz Pavillon (top floor of Armstrong Center) by 11:20 am, and they will be on hand to answer questions until approximately 12:15 pm. The events usually run on Fridays or Mondays, and they are great opportunities to meet prospective students and their families, and answer questions about the major (and many questions involve the neuroscience co-major and “what can you do with a psychology degree?”). The sessions begin on February 14 and run through April 17. Please review the Make It Miami signup Google sheet and sign up if you feel that this is an event that plays to your strengths. We will need at least one person for each session (two is okay, but probably overkill). Thanks for your engagement in this important recruiting activity! You can review and add your name to the google doc:


Student-athlete advising weeks Oct 14-25

Spring Semester advising will kick off with student athlete advising weeks, slated for Monday, October 14th through Friday, October 25th. Students will be informed of these dates and are expected to meet with their assigned advisor to discuss both their spring schedule and any issues they might have with their advising communication plans.

Drop in advising in PSYC on 21Oct, 21Nov, and 5Dec

The Miami Center for Career Exploration and Success will be holding drop-in advising sessions in 130 PSYC on October 21, November 21, and December 5 (each day from 2-4 p.m.). Career advising services provided include career exploration and planning, resume assistance, cover letter assistance, networking tips, job and internship search strategies, grad school preparation, and interview preparation. In addition, students can sign up for advising appointments available every day of the week, which are held at the Career Center ASC 0045 (set up using handshake).

New Undergraduate FAQs on department website

Thanks to everyone, especially Anna Radke and everyone who contributed their questions and answers, for putting together a list of frequently asked questions that our undergraduates often have, which is a broader effort to upgrade our department’s on-line resources for students. As you advise your students, please be sure to let your students know about these FAQs and how they can help educate themselves on issues such as “what careers are available with a psychology major?” or “how do I transfer credits?” or “how do I join the psychology honors program?” Also, I encourage all members of the department to review these questions for their own education as well. Thanks again to Anna, everyone who contributed to the FAQs, Elise Clerkin (for spearheading our work on advising improvement), and everyone who provided feedback on the effort along the way!

Quick tips for advising

Some random but useful notes from Jay, addressing common advising points:

  • If advising first year students – if they haven’t taken ENG111 – they should do so in the spring (do not wait for fall).
  • STA 261 covers both Miami Plan and CAS formal reasoning requirements.
  • Language requirement is through the 202 level of the given language – so for a person starting from scratch that is usually four semesters. This can be shortened by either AP scores or scores on the placement test (for those languages that have them). For example if a person took the Spanish placement test and placed into SPN201 – then they would take 201 and 202 and be done with the requirement.
  • PSY/Neuro (co-major/minor)/ Pre-med is a feasible (and popular) combination – particularly if the student is a first year.
  • PSY400 and PSY394 can count towards upper level requirements
  • The language is changed a little but the upper level requirement is still 2-300 and 2-400 (with one being the capstone) – we tried to build some flexibility into this (e.g., 3-300 level or multiple 400 level) – but deviations from the 2/2 will still need to be cleared by the CDA
  • For Miami Plan stuff follow this link; it has requirements for both of the current Miami Plans (2014 and before/ 2015 and beyond).
  • For CAS stuff follow this link; not as straightforward but can give you a general rundown of the key stuff.

SSC Campus training dates

There are several upcoming dates (below) for the hands-on advisor training (Module 3) for the new advising system, Student Success Collaborative – Campus (SSC Campus). Recall that this system should be used from this point forward, and that starting January 1 only advising activity logged in the system will be fully considered when evaluating faculty advising contributions (i.e., next year’s activities reports). To sign up for one of these sessions, use this link or visit the Advisor Training Canvas site.

October 23, 2017 – 3:30PM (116 Laws)
October 24, 2017 – 11:00AM (WEBEX)
October 26, 2017 – 2:00PM (116 Laws)
October 31, 2017 – 9:00AM (WEBEX)
November 3, 2017 – 1:00PM (WEBEX)
November 15, 2017 – 2:00PM (WEBEX)
November 20, 2017 – 12:30PM (116 Laws)
November 29, 2017 – 3:00PM (WEBEX)
December 4, 2017 – 10:00AM (WEBEX)
December 6, 2017 – 8:30AM (116 Laws)


Career development/internship workshop for students

From the Dean’s office, sponsoring an in-person career workshop specifically for liberal arts majors:

This October CAS is partnering with Vocatio to help students identify and hopefully land great internship or job opportunities. Vocatio’s Career Hacks program will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. for three weeks in October, culminating in a showcase to employers. Students will have an opportunity to find jobs that best fit them, increase their career-readiness, work one-on-one with potential employers, and land an internship or a job. This video can give you more of a feel for the program. Students who participated last year found it very helpful and many got internship/job offers, so please make your students award of this opportunity. The program is limited to 200 students. If they are interested they should sign up today or sooner than later.

Department flyer

Each year, Jason Barone (CAS communications) produces flyers for each department. These are targeted at prospective and incoming students, and used by CAS advising for students indicating an interest in changing/adding majors. Vaishali worked with Jason to update the flyer, which can be found here. Feel free to use as you see fit.