Information Resources and Programs

2019 DC DataFest Registration

Over the April 5-7 weekend, Summit Consulting and UMD - JPSM will be hosting a data analysis challenge open to all William & Mary undergraduates. The event is called DataFest™, and it’s a data analysis challenge where students work in teams to attack a large and complex surprise dataset over one weekend. 

The main goal is to get students to collaborate (and compete) on a data analysis question that is likely beyond the scope of what they see in their classes.  The judging is based not only on the computational and the analytical skills of the competitors, but also how well they communicate their results in a short amount of time.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would pass the attached flyers along to undergraduate students in your department. The competition is for undergraduate students, but interested graduate students are welcomed to stop by and help mentor and guide teams.

Please feel free to direct any students with questions to  OR at .


2019 Vancouver Study in Canada - University of British Columbia Faculty of Science

After a highly successful 2018 Vancouver Summer Program (VSP), with students from over 50 international institutions attending University of British Columbia classes here on our beautiful Vancouver campus, we are very excited to be offering some very strong packages from the Faculty of Science.

The Integrated Sciences program at UBC will be offering two packages, ‘Game Theory and Symmetry’ and ‘Exploring Vancouver: Systems and Sustainability’. These Integrated Sciences packages offer highly interactive experiences stressing active learning, group discussion, field trips and collaborative research. The courses focus on interdisciplinary within the sciences and are applicable to students in all science specialties. In addition to the content-related objectives that distinguish the courses, these packages aim to strongly develop transferable skills and attitudes to support the students in their other studies. Courses are directed and taught by UBC faculty members and overseen by Professor Lee A. Groat, award winning scientist and teacher.

More specific details on our packages (including sample course outlines) can be found here:

Course Dates: July 13-August 13, 2019

Registration Deadline: March 31, 2019

It would be greatly appreciated if you could please forward this information to your students. Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions about our programs.

Mary Anne Lyons
Program Manager & Academic Advisor | Faculty of Science | Integrated Sciences
The University of British Columbia | LSK 464
Phone 604 822 0548



Writing course for Research students or Honors students

Hello Students,

In the spring, F from 2:00-2:50 (Location: ISC 3280), I am offering an interdisciplinary one-credit pass/fail course on writing: "Writing from the Reader's Perspective Across Disciplines" (INTR 490-02, CRN 21900).  Students will submit new text for peer-review and revision each week, making this a potential mechanism for steady progress on a thesis or other writing project.   The approach is George Gopen's "writing from the reader's perspective", and the methods for this course were developed in collaboration with Sharon Zuber (Director, WM Writing Center).  

Each week, there will be one 50-minute session on structuring text to make it understandable and clear to readers (Fridays 2:00 - 2:50 pm), and one flexible 50-minute period of peer–review/revision.  Peer review sessions are formally scheduled Fridays from 3:00 – 3:50 pm, but students may reschedule those to any time in the week.

Please circulate this email to others who may be interested!  Permission of instructor is required; interested students should email me at, including in their email a brief explanation of the writing they wish to accomplish this spring.  I can accept students who will be writing a thesis or working on any substantial writing project.

Paul Heideman

Volunteers Around the World

Love Traveling? Love Volunteering?

Join Volunteers Around the World in Williamsburg! This is an incredible opportunity to work alongside physicians to provide basic medical care to underserved communities abroad. Volunteers will take vitals, shadow doctors, distribute medications, learn about basic pharmacology, and prepare a public health lesson to teach to children. You will also have opportunities during free days to explore the country and fully immerse yourself in the culture. This is a 2-week intensive trip valuable to those who want to get some hands on volunteering experience while also having fun exploring a new country.

We are currently accepting applicants of all majors for our Summer trip and we also have leadership positions available! Email us at or  for an application.

Check out our national website

We look forward to meeting you!


VAW Williamsburg

Making a Difference in a Mental Health Career -

Our organization: is a comprehensive career resource with a mission to help students and aspiring professionals understand what it takes to land their perfect career.  Please visit our web page for more information on Making a Difference in a Mental Health Career

Innovation and Design Thinking Club Promotion

Design thinking is more than an exercise in creativity and product design. It can transform how you look at your future and your career! You can learn more about the club here:

Community for Accredited Online Schools Career Resources site

Online guidebooks created to help college students learn the insights on things like preparing for job interviews, creating professional social profiles, how to locate volunteer opportunities that lead to employment, and how to find the best internships in your area.

Career Paths in Psychology

Psychology Scholarships

Careers in Psychology Guide

Psychology Internship Information and Search Platforms


Internships provide many benefits to students such as college credits, extra spending money, and  most importantly valuable work experience. The challenge for students, however, is knowing where to find available internships in their area. To help students navigate the process, has published a Student Internship Guide.

You can find it here: Resources for Psychology Students

Psychology career information and resources website

For complete information, visit the homepage at:

Information about scholarships for Psychology students can be found at:

Also, check out some of the Masters degree programs available at:

Learn Psychology Resources for Psychology Students

I know this is a busy time of year with school starting, but I hope you can take the time to review a few updated guides my team and I at Learn Psychology just released. The guides should be very helpful for your Psychology students.

The guides provide financial aid information for Psychology students, resources for them to use while in school and career options for them once they graduate. All of these guides can be checked out below:

- Financial Aid for Psychology Students-
- University Resources for Psychology Students-
- Career Guide for Psychology Students-

I hope you take the time to review this guide and consider including them to your site. They should be strong additions to your site and very helpful for your online community. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Kyle Smith
Director of Communications
Learn Psychology

About us: Learn Psychology provides in-depth information and resources for those interested in pursuing a degree in psychology and other mental health professions.