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Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology

Students demonstrating high academic standings and a strong commitment to psychology receive applications for membership in their junior or senior years. As members of Psi Chi, students provide many services for the Holy Cross community and the larger Worcester community, and Holy Cross Cares Day, a day of community service by many members of our community. Psi Chi members also serve as moderators of the annual Research Methods symposium, held in the spring semester.

Psi Chi Ceremony

Each year during the fall semester, a number of third- and fourth-year psychology majors are inducted into Holy Cross' chapter of Psi Chi. Induction criteria are that students possess a grade point average of 3.5 overall and in psychology. Further, they should have completed at a minimum five courses in psychology, including Statistics and Research Methods. In these two courses inductees should have attained a grade of B or better.

These selection criteria are significantly more stringent than those of the national Psi Chi organization. The Holy Cross norms were set in order to present a strong statement about the honor of belonging to Psi Chi, and to instill the local chapter with visible stature among Holy Cross students.

Each year, two senior co-chairs are chosen for the society. These two students have the task of maintaining Psi Chi as an active, student-led chapter. They are also charged with the responsibility of setting an agenda for the future of Psi Chi and choosing the next class of leaders for the society.

Student Advisory Council

The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) administers course evaluation forms to every psychology course at the end of each semester. Members of the SAC are elected by all psychology majors in the spring of each year. In addition to the course evaluation forms, SAC officers help in the evaluation process of faculty in terms of appointment, tenure or promotion.

Student Job and Internship Opportunities

The following is a list of current internships, full time and part time job opportunities for students in the field of psychology.

National Institute of Mental Health Bethesda Md.

Emotion and Development Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD.

Brown Medical School research Assistant

Yale University, School of Management

Massachusetts general Hospital Center for Womans Health Clinical Research Coordinator Position

UC San Francisco, Summer internship at the Emotion, Health and Psychology Lab

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab

Lab Manager/Researcher Position at Purdue University

Research Assistant Position (Full time) McLean Hospital Eating Disorders, Belmont Massachusetts

Purdue University's Summer Research Opportunities Program