Dr. Mary Inman & Rebekah Givens September 15, 2014 • What is IO Psychology and its subareas? • Related Careers • Job searching (determine what education is needed) • What should I be doing now to prepare for those careers? -- Suggested Hope courses and experiences • Undergraduate experiences (Rebekah Givens) • Question/Answer Industrial-Organizational Psychologists apply psychological principles to work, to improve the dignity and performance of workers, to improve work conditions, and to advance the science of human behavior (Rucci, 2008) I/Personnel Psychology improve hiring, selection, evaluation, and training of employees. Job satisfaction and motivation O/Organizational Behavior improve leadership, job satisfaction, motivation, communication at work, conflict management, organizational development & change, and group processes Human Factors/Ergonomics minimize stress at work: workplace design, human/machine interaction, ergonomics, physical fatigue and stress Some Job titles of careers related to IO psychology Human resource director/assistant/representative Staffing manager IO psychologist* Consultant* Director of assessment, selection, training Diversity specialist Professor* Personnel manager Research analyst* Manager of leadership and development* *need MA or PhD in IO psychology visit www.onetonline.org (Occupational NETwork ONLINE) for specific details Step 1: Clarify your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree do you need one to do what you want to do? If you want to be a psychologist, then you need to pursue a doctorate. If you want to work with people in general, a bachelor’s degree may suffice. Step 2: Resources: ◦ Read the resource books in the Psych secretary’s office. ◦ See information about psych careers at http://hope.edu/psychology/related links and “career” links ◦ Visit http://www.onetonline.org/ to look see occupations, skills, education needed, and job outlook for many careers ◦ Talk to profs in your area interest ◦ Job shadow careers of interest (see Joelle Fundaro at Career Center) See www.hope.edu/psych/students/career Is Graduate School for Me? Slides IO Coursework MBA Coursework Statistics (1-2 more MA, PhD more) Statistics Experimental Research Business Research Job Analysis Organiz Behavior Employee Selection & Psychometrics Administrative Policy Employee Training Managerial Economics Performance Appraisal Organizational Psychology Marketing Management Managerial Accounting MBA = Masters in business administration Terminal Masters Degree (MA) MA then PhD in IO Want an applied job in an organization Want to teach, do research, or consult Less stringent entrance requirements, 3.5 gpa & More stringent entrance req, high GRE score (Math 123). Varies see siop.org better research facilities `3 years 3 years MA, 2 more PhD Internship & comprehensive final test That & dissertation last 2 years Employed mostly in private companies or consulting firm, then public sector Employed in education, private companies, & consulting Complete list of grad programs at www.siop.org In 2006, median salary $72,000 Median $98,500 (Aamodt,2010) If wanting Organiz Beh PhD or Human Resources MA in BUSINESS school, take Econ 211, 212, MGMT 222, Human Resources from Hope business department…beyond your psych major. Drs. Stacy Jackson, Peter Boumgarden, Marcus Fila (MA) are IO psych at Hope. Careers needing only BA degree • This advice is for psychology majors • Take IO related psych courses: Social, IO, Statistics, Methods • Take related nonpsych courses: • • • • • • • Communication Leadership (Comm 355, Fall) Organizational Communication (Comm 330, Spring) Econ 211 Macro Economics Managemt 222 Perspectives on Management Human Resources In the Business Dept (though prerequisites) Business Computing Skills (or learn from Media Center in Library) Look for a human resource internship here or in Philadelphia Careers with MA or Phd in IO Psychology dept Do the above AND *Psych 390 Supervised Research in Psychology *Advanced Statistics Course *Math 123 to prepare for the math part of the GRE dictionary.com for widening your vocabular • Junior Year o narrow down specific interests (interviews, job shadow) o get actively involved in research (lab, psy390, independent project, present research at a conference) o study for GRE o Make a resume & take related courses o Start identifying graduate programs of interest • Senior Year (if wanting graduate school the next year) o compile list of programs that offer the degree you want o apply to schools in Sept-Nov of Senior Year o thoughtfully write your application essay o October: take GRE and subjects tests o finalize resume/CV o ask letter writers early Rebekah Givens’ experiences Questions & answers…. THANK YOU FOR COMING!!!