Leadership & Involvement
Organizations directly related to psychology
There are many other organizations to consider joining that can enhance your marketable skills (leadership, service organizations, etc.).Go to the Student Organizations webpage http://uwec.orgsync.com/ where you can search by type of activity, or stop by the second floor of Davies to check out their new space.
Collaborative Research with Faculty:
The Psychology Department encourages its students to work with faculty members on research. Discuss this opportunity with your adviser or another Psychology faculty member. Credit for this work can be earned through PSYC 396 and many projects pay student stipends.
Student Academic Apprenticeships:
Students may assist a faculty member in teaching a course by tutoring the students in the course, helping to develop class activities, assisting in the grading of assignments, and learning what is involved in teaching. Credit for this work can be earned through PSYC 397.
Campus Autism Program: CAP gives psychology students majoring in the Behavior Analysis emphasis the opportunity to work as student therapists, providing intensive behavioral intervention for young children with autism or related pervasive developmental disorders.
The following study abroad sites are a good fit for psychology majors:
- Murdoch University - Perth, Australia
- Southern Cross University - Coffs Harbour Campus, Australia
- Lancaster University - Lancaster, England
- University of Winchester - Winchester, England
- Laurentian University - Sudbury, Canada
- University of Ghana - Legon, Ghana
- University of Malta - Msida, Malta
- Massey University - all campuses, New Zealand
- University of Aberdeen - Aberdeen, Scotland
- University of Glasgow - Glasgow, Scotland
- University of Stirling - Stirling, Scotland
National Student Exchange (NSE):
NSE gives students the opportunity to spend a semester or academic year at a host institution for the same cost as UW-Eau Claire tuition. Visit the NSE's website for more information on locations throughout the United States, Virgin Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
Service-Learning and other Volunteer Activities:
UW-Eau Claire's Service-Learning requirement can allow you to craft a service experience that will help you explore your interests related to psychology. Visit the Service-Learning webpage(http://www.uwec.edu/SL/projects/student.htm) for more information on planning your project.
The Community Action and Life Long Learning (CALL) site is another great resource for planning volunteer experiences. This site lists agencies throughout the Chippewa Valley by category and indicates what types of volunteers they need. Think about the following categories listed on this site:
- Adoption, pregnancy counseling, and family planning
- Chemical dependency services
- Criminal rehabilitation
- Services for people with developmental and/or physical challenges
- Domestic abuse and protective services
- Emergency assistance and crisis lines
- Family counseling, parenting, and child care
- Health care
- Assisted living services
- Juvenile delinquency services
- Mental health services
- Senior citizens services
- Youth services