Internships offer an opportunity to practice different specialty areas of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology and build relationships that can lead to engaging full-time fit with an employer. Building a career in I-O psychology takes years of dedicated study and deliberate practice. Training in the classroom can provide foundational knowledge about the science of workplace behavior, as well as offer the opportunity to learn and practice skills in critical thinking and experimentation; however, the I-O theories and techniques learned in the classroom can look very different from how they are applied in organizations. Whether your career ambitions lie in academia or applied practice, gaining exposure to how organizations implement I-O theory and techniques will provide you with valuable insights into (a) opportunities and constraints for ...

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