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There are a number of opportunities for students in the laboratory, including completing an honors thesis and graduate degrees. Students who are interested in becoming involved in any of the following ways should contact Dr. Starzyk.

 

GRADUATE STUDY

Students who want to complete an M.A. or Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology, or possibly Clinical Psychology (as students can now be co-supervised by members outside of the Clinical Program), and have research interests that are complementary to Dr. Starzyk's should (ideally) contact Dr. Starzyk prior to applying to the program (deadline December 15th). 

 Dr. Starzyk will be accepting one graduate student to begin in September 2019.

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UNDERGRADUATE HONORS THESIS

Dr. Starzyk prefers to supervise honors students who have been involved in the lab previously but also encourages other highly motivated students to get in touch. Interested students should email the following to katherine.starzyk@umanitoba.ca:

  1. a curriculum vitae (an academic resume) or a resume

  2. a writing sample (e.g., paper from a class, if available)

  3. an unofficial transcript

  4. a description of long-term academic or professional goals

Typically the honors students in Dr. Starzyk's lab have a high GPA (4.0 and higher) and plan to apply to a graduate program in Psychology or other disciplines or a professional program (e.g., Law).

 Dr. Starzyk is not accepting more honors students for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

 

VOLUNTEER RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS

Volunteer research assistants commit 5 hours/week, for one or two terms, and help conduct or support studies during the regular class period. There are many advantages of volunteering. Students who volunteer in the lab:

  • Get exposure to how research in Personality and Social Psychology is conducted.

  • Receive valuable professional training (e.g., information on how to apply to graduate schools).

  • Have first choice to complete an honors thesis with Dr. Starzyk, so long as they maintain excellent academic standing and are interested in doing research in one of her areas of expertise.

  • Are considered first for paid lab research assistantships, when available and if there is a good match between the volunteer's skills and job requirements.

  • Obtain reference letters from Dr. Starzyk, for graduate school and job applications. Students who intend to apply for graduate study in Psychology should position themselves so that they can obtain three reference letters from people who can say good things about their skills and that they know them relatively well. Students planning on applying to graduate schools should therefore seek to obtain volunteer experience as early as their second and third years.

  • Meet other students in Psychology and tend to experience a greater sense of connectedness to the university.

Interested students should email the following:

  1. a curriculum vitae (an academic resume) or a resume

  2. a writing sample (e.g., paper from a class, if available)

  3. an unofficial transcript

  4. a description of long-term academic or professional goals

  5. a description of availability (days and times available)

An ad for volunteer research assistantships will go out to the UPSA mailing list in July 2018 for the 2018-2019 year.

 

PAID RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS

None available at this time. Paid research assistantships usually go to students already in the lab.