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Call for Abstracts 2017

posted Feb 22, 2017, 9:36 AM by MSRG Technology Coordinator

Dear Students,
We are very excited to announce the Call for Abstracts for John Jay's 13th Annual Master’s Student Research Conference, to be held on May 5th, 2017, from 10 am - 4 pm in Moot Court. All MA students involved in research are invited to participate in this event showcasing MA student research.
We invite students who have either completed a research project, or completed data collection at the time of submission and completed analyses by May to give oral presentations; priority will be given to graduating thesis students for oral presentations. We also invite students conducting ongoing theses as well as other student-led projects to present their ongoing or completed research as a poster.
The submission deadline is April 1st, 2017 by 5 pm. For those students interested in submitting an abstract, please click on the following link and complete the form:


Please take note of the following important dates and be on the lookout for future emails:

Conference Abstract Submission Due: April 1, 2017 by 5 pm

Mandatory Conference Workshop for those presenting posters or oral presentations: April 4, 2017 & April 6, 2017 (must attend one)

Completed Posters and Presentations Due: May 3, 2017 by 5 pm

13th Annual MSRG Conference: Friday, May 5th, 2017; 10 am-4pm in Moot Court

Imani, Nicole, Sydney, and Cameron  
2016-2017 Master's Student Research Group

First Externship Session

posted Feb 14, 2017, 1:31 PM by MSRG Technology Coordinator

Hi all, 
Please join Jessica Mooney, MSRG, FCSG for the first Externship session. If you are interested in learning more about the externship requirements, please attend the session tomorrow from 1:40 to 2:40 in room 1.66. If you cannot attend this session, please keep an eye out for additional sessions in the next coming weeks or contact us!

Spring 2017 Welcome

posted Feb 6, 2017, 8:31 AM by MSRG Technology Coordinator

Hi everyone, 

Welcome to the Spring 2017 semester. Be on the lookout for a redesigned website and updated links and resources. 

Good luck this semester everyone!

10th Annual MSRG Call for Abstracts!

posted Mar 27, 2014, 9:46 AM by MSRG Technology Coordinator   [ updated Mar 27, 2014, 9:48 AM ]

The 10th Annual MSRG Research Conference is fast approaching! Please submit your abstracts to MSRG by April 2nd, 2014 (msrg@jjay.cuny.edu). All accepted students will be required to attend one of MSRG's poster/presentation information sessions on April 9th/10th, 2014. Check your email for details on these events! Good luck! 

9th Annual Master Student Research Conference

posted May 9, 2013, 7:32 PM by MSRG Technology Coordinator

Come out and support the Forensic Psychology Master's Research Students at the 9th Annual MA Student Research Conference.
Friday, May 10, 2012, 9am - 5pm

Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to hear close to 30 students present their research finding on topics such as: PTSD, intimate partner violence, emotional intelligence, crime scene behaviors, offender profiling, terrorism, eyewitness identification, psychopathy and much more! There will be two poster sessions during the day.

Hope to see everyone there!

Clara Mayo Grants Opportunity

posted Apr 4, 2013, 6:43 PM by MSRG Technology Coordinator

The Clara Mayo Grants
In Support of Masters’ Theses and Pre-Dissertation Research on Sexism, Racism, or Prejudice

The Clara Mayo Grant program was set up to support masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome.

Individuals who are SPSSI members and who have matriculated in graduate programs in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines. A student who is applying for a Grants-In-Aids may not apply for the Clara Mayo award in the same award year. Applicants may submit only one Mayo application per calendar year.

Up to six grants will be awarded annually. The maximum amount of any grant is $1,000. Proposals that include a college or university agreement to match the amount requested will be favored, but proposals without matching funds will also be considered.

Click here to view previous Clara Mayo Grant Winners!

Apply Online Now
Online submissions are the preferred method.

Please limit the number and size of files uploaded when applying online. This document must be completed and included as part of your online submission.

Application should also include:
Faculty advisor’s recommendation, including certification that the proposal is for a master’s thesis or for pre-dissertation research; If available, an institutional letter of agreement to match the funds requested.

The annual deadline for the Spring round is May 7th. Winners will be announced by July 15th.

Late applications may be held until the next deadline.

Sponsored by: SPSSI’s Clara Mayo Memorial Fund made possible by bequests from the family and friends of Professor Clara Mayo and by SPSSI member donations.

Information provided by:
208 I St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Call for 2013-2014 MSRG Applications

posted Mar 17, 2013, 6:49 PM by MSRG Technology Coordinator

The Master’s Student Research Group is looking for self-motivated students who want to be part of and to expand the student research community at John Jay by joining the MSRG as new mentors for the next academic year (Fall ‘13 – Spring ’14).

The benefits to being part of the M  Student Research Group include:
  • having an opportunity to network with various members of the John Jay community, including peers, professors and administrative faculty
  • adding a leadership position to your CV or resume
  • being involved in the planning and implementation of activities outside the classroom or research lab
  • learning how to organize events such as information sessions and a professional psychology conference
  • improving highly-valued skills such as public speaking and budget planning

All MSRG members are expected to assist with the following activities:
  • organizing and conducting information sessions for students, which requires contacting professors, fellow students, and other relevant people (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
  • budgeting for the MA Conference and other events throughout the year communicating with college faculty members and responding to students' emails and questions
  • developing and implementing ideas for future events and avenues for the group
  • organizing the MA Student Research Conference
  • peer advisement regarding academics, research, and future career opportunities
  • organizing social events to enrich students’ social life and facilitate student networking

We are looking to fill the following roles:

MSRG Coordinator
  • assign incoming students a mentor
  • develop emails to be posted on MA listserv
  • take minutes during all MSRG meetings
  • book rooms for all MSRG events
  • liaison between MSRG and Graduate Studies
Technology Coordinator
  • website maintenance
  • create and maintaining the MSRG calendar
  • management of the MSRG email
Alumni/Faculty Coordinator
  • contact faculty members regarding whether they need RA’s or are accepting thesis students and requirements for each
  • contact faculty members regarding where their previous thesis students went after graduating from the program
  • reach out to Alumni Relations to see if they have any information about where graduates from the program are finding employment
Professional Development Coordinator
  • contact professors regarding the conferences they attend annually
  • compile a list of conferences including their dates, time, places, registration, fees and deadlines, and submission deadlines and requirements
  • create a PowerPoint of the above listed information and present it to students
  • liaise with the graduate career advisor regarding CV development and co-present with her on this topic to students

To qualify for MSRG, you must be:
  • a student in the MA program
  • able to commit to MSRG through May 2014 and available during peak times of the day if needed
  • a thesis track student
  • available on May 2nd from 11:30 a.m. until the end of the day for interviews
  • we encourage students on the dual thesis/externship track and international students to apply for a position
Candidates must be highly motivated and energetic, involved in research at the college, plan on completing a thesis, work well in a team environment, and have excellent time management skills.

If you are interested, please send your GPA, the name of your thesis advisor, your CV and a short statement to msrg@jjay.cuny.edu before April 15th at 5pm.  Include in your statement the specific position for which you are applying (you may apply to multiple positions, but please rank them in your order of preference), why you believe you are qualified according to the above-mentioned duties, how you see yourself helping the MSRG evolve in the John Jay community, and any ways that you would like to further develop MSRG.

Thank you,
MA Student Research Group

Call for MA Conference Abstracts

posted Mar 17, 2013, 6:43 PM by MSRG Technology Coordinator

9th Annual Forensic Psychology MA Student Research Conference
May 10th, 2013

Submission Details:
All MA students involved in research are invited to participate in this event showcasing MA student work.
Students who have completed a research project or have completed data collection at the time of submission and will have completed analyses by May are invited to give oral presentations; priority will be given to graduating thesis students for oral presentations, ongoing theses as well as other completed student-led projects are eligible to present their ongoing or completed research as a poster.

If you would like your project to be considered, please send the following information by 5pm on Monday April, 15th, 2013 to msrg@jjay.cuny.edu:
    1. Your name
    2. Your contact information (email and phone number)
    3. Name of your thesis advisor or faculty member with whom you're working
    4. Title of your project
    5. Whether you hope to do an oral presentation (data collection must be complete at this time, thesis students
        have priority) or a poster (all students involved in research)
    6. 250 word abstract make sure your advisor has seen it prior to submission

All students who plan to take part in the MA Student Research Conference must attend the MANDATORY poster and presentation information session.  The information session will be held at 11:30am Tuesday April 9th (email msrg@jjay.cuny.edu for location details).  For students who are unable to attend the information session due to class or work please email MSRG.

Please contact the MA Student Research Group (msrg@jjay.cuny.edu) with any questions.

Annual MA Student Research Conference

posted Mar 4, 2013, 6:53 PM by MSRG Technology Coordinator   [ updated Mar 4, 2013, 6:55 PM ]

This year's conference will be held on Friday, May 10th, 2013. Visit www.fpmsrg.com/events/annual-research-conference for more information and details about submitting your project.

Center for Career & Professional Development Workshops

posted Feb 18, 2013, 12:26 PM by MSRG Technology Coordinator   [ updated Feb 18, 2013, 12:26 PM ]

Upcoming workshops being offered by John Jay's Center for Career & Professional Development:
Job Search Strategies Workshop February 19, 2013, 1:45 - 2:45 pm
Resume & Cover Letter Success Workshop February 22, 2013, 1:45 - 2:45 pm

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