Information Resources and Programs

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walks 2019

I am contacting you on behalf of NAMI. We desperately need your help. Colleges and universities across the country face a student mental health crisis. University and college counseling centers find themselves overwhelmed with students that need immediate help with serious mental health issues. NAMI has taken a leading role in helping students attending colleges and universities obtain the help they need through or NAMI college and university chapters. However, NAMI needs to raise more money to permit it to do more. Many of your students will in the future take positions on the frontline addressing mental illness issues.  We are asking that your psychology students consider joining with NAMI to organize a team to walk for the end to the stigma associated with mental illness.  To learn more about  NAMIWalks Virginia please visit www.namiwalks.org/virginia . Thank you very much for your consideration.

Caitlin Reynolds
Development Associate/NAMIWalks Manager
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Virginia (NAMI Virginia)
PO Box 8260
Richmond, VA 23226
Phone: 804-285-8264 x 211
Fax: 804-285-8464
creynolds@namivirginia.org

www.namivirginia.org

 
  • Posted 5/2/2019
Merrimac Mentors opportunity for Psychology Students

Merrimac Mentors is an organization of student-volunteers who engage in weekly sessions with residents of a local juvenile detention center. As a club, we educate and prepare volunteers to build positive and encouraging relationships with the residents. Every week, volunteers will either travel to the center and engage in team-building activities with residents, or organize activities outside of the center in the local community for eligible residents. To take part in an opportunity that has the potential to enrich the lives of both William & Mary students and Merrimac Center residents, apply using the following link: https://forms.gle/xBjbTgQ8K1ds6qBz9

  • Posted 5/1/2019
Full STEAM Ahead 2019 Conference

My name is Della Sigrest, I manage a local non-profit program, Full STEAM Ahead. Full STEAM Ahead is an annual conference by CodeVA dedicated to empowering middle school girls through Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. We inspire our students by connecting them with female role models in engaging hands-on workshops.

I am reaching out because Speaker Applications for Full STEAM Ahead are open, and I’d love to see students from William and Mary get involved! We are looking for a diverse group of ladies in STEAM fields to share their knowledge and experience with our students. In the past, workshops led by students have been very popular with the middle schoolers attending. Planning, proposing, and leading a workshop is also an excellent opportunity for students to include on their resume or to gain volunteer hours. Check out our past workshops for inspiration!

Last year, we accepted students from UVA, University of Richmond, and VCUarts as workshop leaders- each was wonderful! We hope to see students from WM join our workshop line-up. I have attached an informational flyer for Full STEAM Ahead Speaker Applications to this email. Feel free to pass it along at your discretion! If you’d like, I’m happy to schedule a call and discuss further.

Full STEAM Ahead 2019 Conference Details

Full STEAM Ahead will be held Saturday, June 29th at the VCU Engineering Building from approximately 8:30 until 4:00. Workshops will last about 1 hour and accommodate no more than 25 students (rising 6th-9th graders). The goal of the workshops is to inform, inspire, and engage our students. There is limited space for workshops at the event, making our application process selective. We recommend incorporating an interactive or hands-on portion into your workshop, like an experiment, an exercise, a relevant game, artifacts or equipment, or a team activity. Speaker applications are scheduled to close on May 2, but we are able to offer a deadline extension upon request. For more details, check out our facebook page, visit our website, or see our flyer attached to this email.

  • Posted 5/1/2019

 

 
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 nhpaull@email.wm.edu or ntfreye@email.wm.edu  for an application.

Check out our national website www.volunteersaroundtheworld.org.

We look forward to meeting you!

Best,

VAW Williamsburg

 
Making a Difference in a Mental Health Career - LearnHowToBecome.org

Our organization:  LearnHowToBecome.org 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: https://www.facebook.com/wmdesignthinkingclub/

 
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 Psychologyhttps://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/psychology-programs/careers/

Psychology Scholarshipshttps://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/psychology-degree/financial-aid-scholarships/

Careers in Psychology Guidehttps://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/psychology-degree/careers/

 
Psychology Internship Information and Search Platforms

by Reviews.com

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, Reviews.com has published a Student Internship Guide.

You can find it here: http://www.reviews.com/student-internship-platforms/


Psychology.org Resources for Psychology Students

Psychology career information and resources website

For complete information, visit the homepage at:  www.psychology.org

Information about scholarships for Psychology students can be found at: http://www.psychology.org/scholarships/

Also, check out some of the Masters degree programs available at: http://www.psychology.org/degrees/masters/

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- http://www.learnpsychology.org/resources/scholarships-and-financial-aid/
- University Resources for Psychology Students- http://www.learnpsychology.org/resources/resources-for-psychology-students/
- Career Guide for Psychology Students- http://www.learnpsychology.org/psychology/

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.

Best,

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.