Events & Involvement

SPRING 2024 events

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Psych Internship & Job Search Workshops

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 OR Wednesday, January 31, 2024 5-6pm in Brogden, 338 (Berkowitz Room)

**Students seeking a Summer 2024 internship are especially encouraged to attend the January 24th session.

Register hereA minimum of 15 students must be registered by the day before the session for it to run.

Attend this in-person event to:

  • get an overview of the search and application process.
  • explore resources.
  • hear tips and tricks for securing employment.

Psych Graduate School Workshop

–NEW Virtual Psych Graduate School Workshop event coming soon–

Thursday, February 8th
Room 121 Brogden Psychology building

This workshop is designed for undergraduate psychology students who are in early stages of graduate school exploration! We will discuss different types of graduate programs, how to search for programs, application components, timing, and funding.

Register here

Alumni Panel: Gap Year Experiences

Wednesday, February 21
5:00-6:00pm CT

UW Psychology alumni will share their gap year experiences and provide advice to students that are considering taking time between undergraduate and graduate studies.

Additionally, this panel will highlight the diversity of experiences that badgers can pursue with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Hosted by the Psychology Career Advisor, Stephanie Scholze.

Register HERE

Alumni Panel: Sport Psychology

Tuesday, March 5
12:00pm-1:00pm CT

UW Psychology alumni will share their academic and professional experiences in the applied field of Sport Psychology. Additionally, they will provide insights and advice to students that are considering the field.

Hosted by the Psychology Career Advisor, Stephanie Scholze.

Register HERE

Undergraduate Research Fair

Wednesday, March 6th
Berkowitz (room 338) Brogden Psychology building

Wondering what it is like to be a Research Assistant (RA) in Psychology? Join us at the Undergraduate Research Fair! Students will learn about undergraduate research opportunities in the Psychology department by talking with representatives from various department research labs.

Psychology Honors in the Major Panel Session 

Tuesday, March 12th 1-2pm
Room 338, Brogden Psychology Building
Join a panel of current Psychology Honors in the Major students to explore the program!
Register online HERE!
Learn about:
  • Honors in the Major program requirements
  • What is involved in honors classes
  • The process of getting involved in research, developing, and carrying out a thesis
  • The benefits of joining an honors program

Alumni Panel: Careers with Children

Thursday, April 4
5:00-6:00pm CT
Brogden Psychology Building, Room 121
Register Here!

Hear from UW Psychology alumni who have worked with children in a variety of roles, including child and adolescent psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, social work, school counseling, and more. Panelists will share about their career journeys and current roles, offer advice to students exploring careers working with kids, and answer student questions.

This event is hosted by the Department of Psychology in partnership with Psych Club and Psi Chi.

Alumni Panel: Careers in Education (Non-Teaching)

Monday, April 8
5:00-6:00pm CT
Nancy Nicholas Hall, Room 1125
Register Here!

Join a group of UW alumni working in non-teaching roles in education settings, including school social work, school counseling, school psychology, and more! Panelists will share their career journeys and insight about their roles, including advice for students considering a career in education.

This event is co-hosted by the School of Human Ecology and Department of Psychology.

Alumni Career Spotlight: Rehabilitation Psychology/Neuropsychology

Thursday, April 18
12:15-1:00pm CT
Brogden Psychology Building (Room Number TBD)
Register Here!

Hear from psych alum, Shelby Bowser, M.S., LPC, who built a career path in rehabilitation psychology that has provided her with an incredibly diverse professional experience!

Topics that will be addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Gap year experience
  • Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling M.S.
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Outpatient private practice
  • Inpatient consulting on brain injury unit
  • Neuropsychological testing/psychometry
  • Work with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, dementia, traumatic brain injuries, cognitive and learning disabilities, and more

This event is hosted by the Department of Psychology.

Psychology STaRS (Student Thesis and Research Showcase)

Psychology STaRS
Friday, April 19
Varsity Hall III, Union South

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Psychology is hosting the undergraduate Student Thesis and Research Showcase (STaRS) this Spring on Friday, April 19 at 4pm in Varsity Hall III, Union South. This showcase will provide an opportunity for current thesis students to present their research to peers, faculty, staff, alumni, family, and friends.  All are invited and welcome to attend.

Undergraduate Awards Reception

On Friday, April 19, 2024, in Varsity Hall, Union South, from 5:30-7:30 pm the Department of Psychology invites undergraduate student award recipients, faculty and staff, family and friends, donors and alumni to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of our outstanding undergraduates. All students who received a Psychology departmental award in the 2023-2024 academic year are invited to attend. RSVP required.

Prior to the Awards Reception, the Department of Psychology invites students and their guests to attend the Psychology Student Thesis and Research Showcase (STaRS) event from 4-5:30pm in Varsity Hall III.

Psychology's Graduation Celebration

Congratulations to our students graduating December 2023, May 2024, and August 2024!  We’re grateful to have been part of your journey and look forward to celebrating your accomplishments!

Psychology’s Graduation Celebration will take place on Saturday, May 11th, from 9am-11am at the Brogden Psychology Building. Invitations with additional event details will be sent to students who have applied to graduate in March.

View photos from the Psychology’s 2023 Graduation Reception

Information regarding the College of Letters and Science Commencement Experience can be found at Information regarding the ALL-CAMPUS UW Commencement ceremony can be found at

Taking courses is only one part of your educational journey while at UW-Madison. Myriad opportunities are available for students looking to get involved on campus and beyond. Whether you are interested in getting involved in research, events, student organizations, or volunteering in the community, the Psychology Department and surrounding community have something for you.

The Psychology Department hosts several events throughout the year. The Psychology Department is also affiliated with two student organizations Psychology Club and Psi Chi, which are detailed below. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has over 850 student organizations. For a full listing of organizations, visit The Center for Leadership & Involvement, located in the Red Gym.

Psychology Club offers social, academic, and service events for students.  Psych Club is a great way for students to get involved with the Department, meeting professors and peers with similar interests in Psychology. Members have opportunities to develop academic and professional skills through events and group activities.  The club participates in service-related events around campus and the Madison community.

Want to get involved?
Look for us on Facebook – UW Psychology Club
Contact us via email at
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Join our mailing list:
1. Visit our Google Groups page
2. Click “Join Group”
3. Under “Subscription” select “Every New Message”
4. Click “Join Group”

Psychology Club Executive Board 2023-2024
President: Conner Kopidlansky
Vice President: Alena Louie
Treasurer: Logan Lofland
Community Service Chair: Julie Kim
Social Chair: Taylor Steinbach
Communications Chair: Ian Burton

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meet the minimum qualifications. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS). Learn more about Psi Chi International Honor Society on its website.

Why Join Psi Chi?  
READ  The what and why of Psi Chi: Opportunity knocks when you join Psi Chi.

Psi Chi’s UW-Madison Chapter serves two major goals. The first is the Society’s obligation to provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership. The second goal is the obligation of our local chapter to nurture a spark of accomplishment by offering a climate congenial to its creative development. The chapter makes active attempts to nourish and stimulate professional growth through programs designed to augment and enhance the regular curriculum and to provide practical experience and fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. In addition, the national organization provides programs to help achieve these goals, including national and regional conventions held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations, research award competitions, and certificate recognition programs.

Membership requirements for Psi Chi
The Psi Chi Constitution requires that undergraduate student applicants to Psi Chi:

  • Must be enrolled as a student at UW-Madison
  • Must be enrolled as a major or minor in a psychology program
  • Must have completed at least three semesters of college (second-semester sophomore)
  • Must have completed at least 9 semester credits of college level, psychology coursework
  • Must be in the top 35% of their class. This is approximately a 3.5 cumulative GPA and will be determined each semester.
  • Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA in psychology courses

*Please note: Undergraduate students who transferred to UW-Madison and are interested in becoming a Psi Chi member must meet the requirements listed above, plus complete one semester (12 credits) at UW-Madison to establish a GPA.

Psi Chi Applications
Applications for Psi Chi are reviewed twice per year in the fall and spring semesters. Deadlines are October 15th and February 15th, respectively. To apply, complete the Psi Chi Online Application.

Psi Chi Activities at UW-Madison
The UW-Madison Chapter offers practical experience by organizing programs designed to enhance the regular curriculum. Events from recent years include presentations from university researchers and clinicians, which allows students to connect with a network of professionals in the field, community service events, and opportunities for professional development. In addition to attending monthly Chapter meetings, all active members are invited to apply for a leadership role by serving on the executive board. Members are also invited to serve on the Newsletter Committee.  The Newsletter Committee compiles student work, faculty and graduate student interviews, community professionals and alumni biographies in the annual Psi Chi Newsletter.

Psi Chi Executive Board  – 2023-2024 Academic Year
President: Lauren Hermann
Vice President: Stephanie Gomez
Initiation Chairs: Zoe Lash & Leah McKirgan
Speaker Coordinator: El Muratoglu
Communications Chair: Sophie Weissman
Community Service Chair: Anna Rehfeld
Fundraising Chair: Irene Chao
DEI Chair: Aarushi Sureka
Newsletter Chair: Claire Papandrea

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