Preparing for Career in Organizational Psychology
One question the prospective graduate student in Organizational Psychology should consider is — are you by nature entrepreneurial? The program offerings at the Professional School of Psychology will provide you with core competencies to guide and manage organizational change, but will not teach you how to be confident. While you may develop networking-oriented relationships with other students, many of our students are older (“mature learners”) and are already involved in corporate environments, or already have substantial contact bases, which they hope to leverage with the advanced degree they will receive at PSP.
We have had students who come to the organizational doctoral program with Masters’ Degrees in Clinical Psychology – they have, perhaps, become involved in the administration and maintenance of the “corporate culture” of an agency that provides clinical services as the “product,” but is managed by people who have no education in the best practices of organizational management. On the other hand, we have had students who have a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Development, who now want to move to the next higher level of capability.