Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work

I-O psych students listening to a speaker while attending the MPPAW conference in Minneapolis

Each month, I-O students travel to Minneapolis to attend the MPPAW conference. MPPAW benefits members through sharing ideas and information relevant to psychology as applied to work. Students have the opportunity to receive a mentor who is a current I-O professional, which in turn provides incredible insight and potential opportunities.

Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology

a group of women standing in front of a glass building

Each year, I-O students travel to attend the annual SIOP conference. SIOP is the membership organization for the science and practice of I-O psychology and represents district 14 of the American Psychological Association. Previous conferences have been held in Washington, D.C., Austin, TX, and will be in New Orleans in 2021.

On-Site Visit

I-O psych students posing in the classroom next to the projection board that says welcome to Minnesota State University, Mankato

Students have the privilege of gaining information on roles of current employees, opportunities for internships, and learning about the numerous ways I-O is applied in the workforce. Companies that come to speak to students include, but are not limited to, UnitedHealth Group and 3M.