‘Careers’ Category


Cultivating career relationships–Figuring out WYTYWTD

Understanding a career plan, and how to get there, is complicated, isn’t it? Starting to explore a career track and what jobs might be part of some career can be daunting. How do you figure out WYTYWTD? What does that even mean? Tonight on campus students from many majors joined Marshall Lichty ’99 for a […]

Psi Chi Event: Speaker Deb Johnson ’90

The Psi Chi honors society recently invited Gustavus alumna Deb Johnson ’90 to speak with Psychological Science students. Deb is currently the Education and Exhibits Director at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. She spoke about her journey from Gustavus grad with a Psychological Science degree to school psychologist, to stay at home mother, to where […]

Matt Broschard ’16: Research Observer in Computational Memory Lab

Matt Broschard ’16, a Psychological Science major, was a Research Observer in Dr. Sean Polyn’s Computational Memory Lab at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Broschard ’16 was supported in this endeavor with an award from the Ivey Psychological Science Student research fund from Gustavus Adolphus College. His main project was analyzing data for an EEG […]

Gustavus’s Center for Developmental Science Honored with Visit from Museum of Science Representative

In October, the Gustavus Adolphus College’s Center for Developmental Science (CDS) was visited by Katie Todd, a representative from the Museum of Science, Boston. The visit was part of the establishment of a Living Laboratory by the Gustavus Adolphus College’s Center for Developmental Science at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota in Mankato. The Living […]

Student Summer Internship Experiences: Kelsie Close ’16

In this post, Professor Scott Ickes of the Gustavus History Department, a specialist in Latin American and Brazilian history, interviews senior History major Kelsie Close. Name: Kelsie Close Year: Senior (Graduating Spring 2016) Major: History, Minor: Classics Hometown: East Bethel, MN Area of Interest in history: I really enjoy ancient Roman and Greek history as […]

Psychological Science Guest Speaker: Alyssa Kaying Vang, PsyD, LP

Gustavus Adolphus College’s Psi Chi chapter recently invited Dr. Alyssa Kaying Vang, PsyD, to speak with our Psychological Science students.  Dr. Vang is a licensed clinical psychologist who discussed how she promotes mental health in adults and children in the Twin Cities area.  In particular, she spoke to her experiences as being the first Hmong-speaking […]

Skylar Schulz ’10, Psychological Science Alumn, Shares Insights for Undergrad Gusties

Last year, Gustavus Psychological Science alum, Skylar Schulz ’10 was awarded the Edith Mueller Endowed Fund for Graduate Education in the Tucker Center at the University of Minnesota. We are delighted to have Schulz share insights and tips for undergrad Psychological Science Gusties with major Tara Hoverstad ’16. Tara: What advice would you give to PSY […]

Living History by Greta VanOsdol ’16

I have spent the past three summers at a historic military fort in Copper Harbor, Michigan, acting as a costumed interpreter. Fort Wilkins was built in 1844 as a response to the need for policing in a newly thriving copper mining area. It was occupied for two years until 1846 when the soldiers left the […]

Allison Birnschein ’17 Conducts Dementia Research at University of Iowa

  Full of opportunities to develop my research skills, the ten weeks I spent at the University of Iowa this past summer with professional researchers, clinicians, medical students, graduate students, and undergraduate students were invaluable to say the least. Enrolled in an interdisciplinary undergraduate research program, I was matched with mentor, Dr. Natalie Denburg, a […]

Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant Report

This past summer, Dr. Lauren Hecht (Psychological Science) and Psychological Science Honors major Matt Broschard (‘16) received a 2015-16 Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant for their project: Building an Olfactometer to Determine Neural Mechanisms of Attention. These grants allow faculty and students to collaborate on research and are supported by The John S. Kendall Center for […]