If you are a psychology major, odds are you have looked at your schedule and wondered what exactly the Student Psychology Association is. The Student Psychology Association, known informally as the Psychology Club, is a student-run organization open to psychology majors and those interested in psychology.
The Psychology Club was created last year under the leadership and direction of Cori Lydic [who graduated last May]. Throughout its first year, the club brought in professional guest speakers, hosted two fellowship events (a Christmas party and an end of the year party) and took its first steps as one of Corban’s largest student organizations.
Now, in its second year, the Psychology Club is taking all of that to the next level.
The club is proud to host its first Internship Fair, which will take place on Friday, September 7th, from 3:30 to 5:30 in PV101. This is an amazing opportunity for psychology juniors and seniors who have not yet completed their internship requirements (4 credits/200 hours).
During the event, representatives from various internship opportunities in/near Salem will be present to answer any questions students might have about their organization. Freshmen and sophomores are also encouraged to come and get an understanding of what internships are all about. (Students can come and go as they please during this event.)
The Psychology Club will also meet throughout the semester to hear from guest speakers, fellowship, and learn about psychology. Its first meeting is going to be on Thursday, September 6th, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Emitte Center. This will be an informal meeting to introduce the leadership and club plans, and to give members a chance to see what the Psychology Club is all about.
Entering the club’s second year, leadership is putting a lot of emphasis on communication. This was one of the club’s weaknesses last year, so now leadership is reaching out and communicating through various ways. You might see signs posted around campus, slides shown before chapel, emails (that students can opt into/out of) and even snail mail. Another way to keep in touch with Psychology Club is to join our Facebook group or check out the newly redesigned Psychology Club Board (still somewhat under construction) located across from Dr. Rich Meyer’s office in the 5th floor of the AC building.
As the president of the Psychology Club, I (Curtis Brown) strongly recommend that every psychology major comes to at least one club meeting or event. It was created to be a resource for students: a place of learning and fellowship between students all striving to make a difference in the world for Christ through the field of psychology. Even if you can only make it once, at least come see what you might be missing.
If you have any questions feel free to email Curtis Brown (President of the Psychology Club) at firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call at 503-851-0127.