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Call for MSRG 2017-2018 Applications

posted Mar 13, 2017, 7:37 AM by MSRG Technology Coordinator
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Call for MSRG 2017-2018 Applications

The Master’s Student Research Group (MSRG), appointed by Dr. Gabrielle Salfati and Dr. Diana Falkenbach, is an organization of current MA Forensic Psychology graduate students who work to facilitate and promote student research and professional development at the graduate level.

We are looking for self-motivated students who want to be part of and expand the student research community at the college by joining the Master’s Student Research Group as members of the Executive Committee for the next academic year (Fall '17 – Spring '18).

All MSRG coordinators are expected to assist with the following activities:

    • Organizing and conducting information sessions for students, which requires contacting professors, fellow students, and other relevant individuals (e.g. Ph.D. students), gathering other pertinent information, and constructing PowerPoint presentations
    • Serving as a peer mentor to incoming MA students; including compiling information about the program relevant to international students
    • Peer advisement regarding academics, research, and future career opportunities
    • Budgeting for the MA Conference and other events throughout the year, communicating with college faculty members, and responding to students' emails and questions
    • Organizing the Master’s Student Research Conference
    • Organizing social events to enrich students’ social life and facilitate student networking
    • Working closely with Jessica Mooney (Assistant Director of Master's Program Career Advising), Kelisha Layne (Assistant Director of Master's Program Administration), and the Forensic Counseling Student Group.
    • Developing and implementing ideas for future events and avenues for the group

To qualify for MSRG, you must be:
    • A student in good academic standing in the MA program
    • Able to commit to MSRG through May 2018 and available during peak times of the day, if needed
    • A declared thesis track student

We encourage students on the dual thesis/externship track and international students to apply for a position. Candidates should be highly motivated and energetic, involved in research at the college, on the thesis track, able to work well in a team environment, and have excellent time management skills.

If you are interested, please send your unofficial transcript, the name of your thesis advisor, your CV, and a short statement of interest to before Saturday, March 25 at 5pm. Please include in your statement why you believe you are qualified to be a member of the MSRG, how you see yourself helping the Master’s Student Research Group evolve in the John Jay community, and any ways that you would like to further develop MSRG.

As a part of the application process, please be prepared to attend interviews on Thursday March 30 between 10:30am and 1:30pm and Wednesday April 5, from 12:15pm-1pm and 2-3pm. 

All accepted members will be expected to attend the Master's Student Research Conference on May 5th, 2017 from 10am to 4pm.