Minnesota State Mankato Experience

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Highlights of the Minnesota State Mankato I-O Experience

At Minnesota State University, Mankato, we strive to create a highly engaged cohort of students. Students complete rigorous course work but attending classes is only a small portion of what we do. 


  • Work on consulting projects through the Organizational Effectiveness Research Group (OERG
  • Attend monthly meetings of the Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work (MPPAW)
  • Receive mentoring from MPPAW members 
  • Receive one-on-one professional coaching services from advisory board members 
  • Attend Lunch & Learn sessions that highlight professional skill development


  • Complete challenging course work
  • Focus on practical applications in the field
  • Complete real-world projects


  • Travel to meet with clients on OERG consulting projects
  • Travel to the annual Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology conference (2020 – Austin TX, 2021 – New Orleans LA)
  • Travel to specialized conferences (DevLearn- Las Vegas; Qualtrics, Salt Lake City)
  • Travel internationally on our biannual trip (Recent destinations: Belize, Ireland, Austria/Czech Republic, Turkey) 


  • Build strong relationships with peers in your cohort
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and peers on class and consulting projects
  • Attend weekly program social events

Fall Conference