Career

Cody Cox & Greg Poole on Mixing Academia & Consulting

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…


Coaching “Jeff” at a Career Crossroads

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…


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

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…


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

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…


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

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…



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

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…


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…