Career

Naz Tadjbakhsh on the Dissertation Journey

What’s the danger of going down too many rabbit holes during a lit review? How do you keep going when you want to quit? In this second episode of a two-part series, newly-minted PhD Naz Tadjbakhsh talks about her dissertation journey. (My…


What (Else) Can I Do With an IO Psych Degree?

Answer #2,967: Become the Chief Customer Officer for Bank of the West. Kyle Groff, who earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. in IO Psych from the University of South Florida, moved to the Bank of the West position after fulfilling…


Mentors and Protégés of a Feather

According to a study conducted by Marcy Young Illies (Saint Cloud State University) and Roni Reiter-Palmon (University of Nebraska Omaha), protégés who perceive a high degree of value similarity with their mentors also reported greater mentoring success. The results indicated…


Advice for Pavel Smirnov

Pavel Smirnov is working in retail in Brooklyn while he goes to Hofstra part-time for IO. Can he get a job in the field now or should he stick it out for another year and a half until his internship…


What Can I Do With an IO Psych Degree?

Answer #4,351: Become the Human Resources Manager for Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers. Miranda Swartwout, who holds a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology-Organizational Development and Consultation from the University of New Haven, will be responsible for overseeing HR…



New Chair

Julia Fullick-Jagiela–who earned both her Master’s and her Ph.D. in IO Psych from the University of Central Florida–has just been named Chair of the Management Department at Quinnipiac University. Well done, Dr. Fullick-Jagiela! Read the article here.


From the Projects to a Doctoral Degree

Do what you feel called to do. Be patient. Work smart. Be reminded that limitations are self- imposed. A profile of I/O psychologist Preston Vernard L. Lindsay in Black Enterprise.


Michael Chetta & Sy Islam Debate the MBA

If you’re getting a graduate degree in IO Psych, is it worth it to get an MBA, too? In this episode, friends and business partners Mike Chetta and Sy Islam debate the issue and talk about their own adventures with…


Head Games

Jimmy Johnson picked up two Super Bowl rings and a national championship in a three-decade long career, but in all reality fell into coaching by chance. Johnson originally planned to be an industrial psychologist, putting his degree from the University…