Lisa Kath used to be a chemist. Now she’s an IO psychologist. What the hell happened? In this episode, I talk to Lisa about her career transition, how she found out about IO psych to begin with, and what she misses about chemistry. Follow Lisa on Twitter. (Pssst…she’s also the ringmaster […]
On Saturday, May 23rd, the Libertarian Party nominated Dr. Jo Jorgensen as their candidate for President of the United States in the 2020 election. From Dr. Jorgensen’s campaign website: Dr. Jo Jorgensen currently is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Clemson University. She holds a Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Clemson 2002) and […]
A woman named Andrea Healy has been promoted to chief administrative and human resource officer at North Brookfield Savings Bank. Pretty typical press release, but this caught my eye: She has most recently completed an MBA in industrial organizational psychology from Anna Maria College. Telegram.com An MBA in industrial organizational […]
Listener Lindsey Lane asks, “…for a long time I have heard of people combining consulting and academia into one career (i.e., professors that consult on the side). Does this really happen?” Yes, L3, after a long day of teachin’, researchin’, publishin’, and committee chairin’, some profs unwind by pouring themselves a tall, […]
In this episode, I coach “Jeff” (not his real name) who is struggling with a career decision. He’s finishing up a Master’s in IO Psych and an MBA and he can’t decide whether to pursue a PhD or jump right into the workforce. This isn’t scripted or rehearsed–we’re really talking […]
Become the Chief Human Resources Officer of Marriott International, the largest hospital company in history. And while you’re at it, lead Marriott’s merger with Starwood, the second largest hospitality company in history. These days, pretty much everyone feels disconnected and dissatisfied with almost every institution surrounding them—with the exception of […]
Become the CEO of two county-wide charitable agencies simultaneously. Catholic Charites of Steuben (CCS) has announced that Tabitha J. Brewster assumed her new role as the agency’s Chief Executive Officer on Sept. 3. Concurrently, she retains her position as CEO of Catholic Charities Livingston County. By combining these roles, Brewster […]
Become the Chief Human Resources Officer for a biopharm company that’s pioneering mRNA therapies. Moderna, Inc., (MRNA) a clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, today announced that Tracey Franklin has been appointed Chief Human Resources […]
Answer #994: Become the Interim Dean of Students for the New York Institute of Technology. The new Dean, Tiffani Blake, earned a Master’s in IO from Baruch College. Read the press release here.
Answer #4,345: Become the CEO of a state Red Cross. Steve Cunanan, who earned a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from East Carolina University, was recently named CEO of the American Red Cross in Kentucky. Read the press release here.