GRADUATE STUDENT OPPORTUNITY

TOPPS graduate student members dedicate a minimum of 7 scheduled hours per week to conducting their responsibilities and attending a 60-minute program meeting. TOPPS is usually federally funded; therefore, graduate students are more times than not expected to work on research grants, usually as performance coaches and/or administrators up to 20 hours a week. They are culturally diverse, passionate about learning, responsive to feedback, intelligent, achievement-oriented, socially adept, and compassionate. As undergraduate student, they evidence a minimum G.P.A. of 3.4. If you meet these criteria, please click the application tab below if you are interested.

If your application is not accepted for an interview, you will receive a letter encouraging you to apply in the future when your application is stronger. If your application is accepted, you will receive an email or telephone call inviting you for a telephone, videoconference, or in-person interview with Dr. Donohue (Program Director) within one week of your submission. If you do not receive correspondence within one week, please contact the Membership Coordinator at 702 895 2468.

Dr. Donohue will evaluate your match with his interests, your character, and your qualifications during the interview. He will answer questions, review the process of applying for the Clinical Psychology, Ph.D., Department of Psychology at UNLV (if applicable), and upon request, he will discuss your potential to get into this department. If you are not interested in applying to the Ph.D. Department of Psychology at UNLV, but are a graduate student interested in being a TOPPS member, there are two possibilities; 1) you will not be accepted into TOPPS and receive a letter encouraging you to apply in the future when your application is stronger, or 2) you are accepted and receive an email or telephone call within 1-week scheduling you for an electronic orientation and program meeting, in-person feedback meeting, and you will be initially assigned to Community Service, Training, and/or Program Development and Evaluation. If you do not receive correspondence within 48 hours, please contact the Membership Coordinator at 702-895-2468.

TOPPS Interview

TOPPS members are skilled in performing presentations at professional conferences, schools, businesses, and organizations. They create networking opportunities, develop software, videos, how-to manuals, conduct research and evaluation, and implement training and community service. If accepted for an interview, you will be assessed in the following:

  • Technology skills.

  • Social skills.

  • Presentation skills.

  • Data Management and Analysis skills.

  • Networking skills.

  • Contribution to diversity at TOPP.

  • Handshake firm and extended with a smile.

  • Positive affect.

  • Spontaneously asked appropriate questions throughout.

  • Complimented others throughout.

  • Spontaneously demonstrated passion for TOPPS initiatives.

  • Goodness of fit and ability to assist the development of TOPPS.

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