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Psychology Virtual Conference Registration Now Open to Students

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Registration is now open for the Fall 2013 Virtual Psychology Research Conference hosted by Argosy University.

The conference is to be held Friday, November 8, 2013, from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET and is open to graduate students, undergraduate students, recent alumni and faculty affiliated with the College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at Argosy University.

Both online students and students from our campus locations are invited to attend.

The conference will feature two keynote addresses, and current research by five graduate students. All attendees will be entered in 6 drawings for Argosy University prizes!

To register, visit After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the conference.

Schedule of Events*

12:00 PM: Welcome from Dr. Collins-Jones, Assistant Dean of the College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM: Presentation by faculty member Dr. Cindy Edins:
 Animal Assisted Therapy Calms Distress Issues in Consumers with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Poster sessions - Five Argosy University graduate students will present their doctoral research.
Listen to a brief (10 minute) presentation and then interact with the presenters.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM: Presentation by faculty member Dr. Laura Freberg:
Q-Sorting to Capture First Impressions: Psychopaths, CEOs, and Generals, Oh My!

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Closing remarks by Dr. Collins-Jones

All event times are Eastern Time.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about current research in psychology and the work of our faculty members and students!


Related Post: Get Involved with Our Semiannual Psychology Conference!

To find more events sponsored by Argosy University, visit the Events Calendar in the Campus Common.

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At Argosy University, we understand that getting your degree takes time, effort and dedication, and we want to provide you with the support you need every step of the way.

That’s why from day one, you’ll have a Graduation Team—your Admissions Representative, Student Finance Counselor and Academic Counselor—here to help you. Each of these people will be dedicated to answering your questions, encouraging you and guiding you along your academic journey.

Let’s explore more how each of these people help put you on the path to academic and professional success.

Admissions Representative

• Work with you to identify a degree program
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• Assist with online orientation and your first course

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• Serve as your financial advisor through to graduation
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• Determine what payment plan may work best for you
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• Answer questions about your degree program
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A Student's Guide to Twitter

Twitter birdSo many social media sites exist that it can be hard to know how you should position yourself on each one.

You’re probably already using Facebook to stay in touch with friends, family and other Argosy students. Hopefully, you’ve already built a professional profile on LinkedIn. What about Twitter? As a student and a career-driven professional, how can you be using Twitter to your benefit?

It might surprise you to discover that Twitter can be a great tool for networking, building your professional reputation, and even searching for the next step in your career. Let's take a look at some of what you could (and should) be doing on Twitter.

1. Connect with industry colleagues.

Find and follow established companies and professionals in your field and possibly in your city. Pay attention to what they’re tweeting and when you see something you like or agree with, retweet it. Even better, reply with your opinion included.

Based on someone’s tweets, you can also start a conversation about a shared interest. Ask their opinion on something or recommend articles or sites you think they’ll enjoy. Connecting with someone on Twitter can be an easy way to start a professional relationship!

2. Build your professional reputation.

Start by choosing a Twitter handle that sounds professional and writing a bio that speaks to who you are and where you are in your career. Your tweets should reinforce whatever this bio says. If you say you’re a working mom, dedicated nurse and lifelong learner, that’s what you should tweet about. Find articles that talk about things like balancing your personal and professional life, the benefits of education, or new trends in nursing. Even better, give your own advice on this topic. Build credibility by showing that you’re aware of what’s going on around you and that you have something to contribute.

3. Search for Jobs.

Did you know that jobs are often posted on Twitter? Search using hashtags and keywords to find job postings in your area. Try searching #Jobs, #JobOpening, #ApplyNow, or search for a combination of those with your career field – something like #PsychologyJobs or #ITJobs. Searching “#PsychologyJobs” and “Phoenix,” for example would allow you to narrow your search even further.

In addition, if you’re interested in specific companies, many organizations have Twitter accounts dedicated to job openings. Follow these accounts to know right away whenever a job in your field opens up!

Read More

4 Proactive Ways Job Seekers Should Use Twitter
How to Tweet Your Way to a Dream Job
4 Ways To Use Twitter To Find A Job
How to Effectively Use Twitter as a Job Search Resource

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