ECP Corner

Early career psychology awards

The ECP committee has approved new awards and is actively recruiting new members.

By Paula Fite, PhD

Dear Div. 37 Early Career Professionals,

Please let me begin by introducing our 2015 ECP committee members:

  • Angelique Day - Wayne State University.
  • Cynthia J. Najdowski - University at Albany, State University of New York.
  • Christy Olezeski - Yale University School of Medicine.
  • Sawyer - Engility Corporation & University of Missouri.

The main objectives of the committee are to recruit new ECP members and to provide additional resources and support for our current ECP members. To this end, we are excited to report that the executive board has approved two new early career awards, a research grant (up to $1000) and a service award ($500), for division members. Applications will be due June 1. More information will be available shortly on the division website. Other initiatives to serve and recruit ECPs include sending out recruitment letters to early career professionals and utilizing social media to communicate opportunities and related news and events. In fact, we are looking for an early career member to serve as co-chair of the social media committee. The position would include working in a mentorship capacity with student members. Please let me know if you have any interest in serving in this leadership role.

Also, don't forget to check out our ECP link on the division website, which provides a multitude of helpful resources to early career members. If you have any suggestions for other information to include on the link, or how to better serve our ECP members, please let me know.

Finally, thank you to the 2014 ECP committee members who have rotated off for their service.