hmpsychology Posted May 15, 2014 Share Posted May 15, 2014 (edited) Hi, I am a recent grad (May 2013) and am a research assistant at a great psych research lab at a top institution. I was always going for the Clinical PhD but recently have been thinking a career outside of academia in the business world may be best for my personality. (I talk way too much and am too impatient to be a therapist!). I love Clinical but I think that IO will be a better fit in terms of my skills. I love organizing people and presenting and increasing efficiency and looking at what makes people tick (and conversely, how to calm them). I think I would be better served not in a lab and around people where it is more fast paced and the challenges are different. Also, I think IO will give me more options. My other thought is to apply to some of the psychology and social intervention/public policy programs (NYU, Georgetown). However, my reasoning aside- I think I will apply to these programs and I would like to know if I would even be considered. I took almost every psych class my undergrad institution offered (slight exaggeration) excelled in all of them. GRE scores are 170verbal 162 quant and 850 Psych gre (99th percentile). GPA undergrad 3.72 magna cum laude Did an honors thesis I have 3 publications, one first author publication. And will be on 8 posters (3 first author) by the time I apply. However I have no relevant experience and a lot to learn about IO. My research is in neuroscience and psychotherapy. I am just wondering, is there anything I need to do to be a viable candidate for an IO program? I have not taken any marketing/business/OB classes. I know that this seems rushed/brash but before I do more research on IO and my options in general I wanted to consult with the gradcafe community to see if anyone has any insight. Thank you in advance! Edited May 15, 2014 by hmpsychology Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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