Sa-SYM-330-5 - Integration Of Applied Experience Through Master's-Level Internships

Emerging themes in I/O psychology
Saturday May 20   10:15 AM to 11:15 AM (1 hour)
O'Connor Theatre
 Emerging themes in I/O psychology
Integration of Applied Experience Through Master’s-level Internships
S. Vodanovich*
Main Abstract Content: EAWOP17-SYMPOSIUM
Emerging themes in I/O psychology
Integration of Applied Experience Through Master’s-level Internships
Stephen J. Vodanovich
Please select which type of Symposium you are wishing to submit for: Symposium
Please select which type of paper you wish to submit: Scientist-Practitioner Symposium
Please advise main submission identifier number: EAWOP17-SYMPOSIUM-330
Abstract Content:  Students in the Industrial-Organizational (I/O) Master's program at the University of West Florida have the option to perform a 600-hour internship or write a thesis.  Internship students take a 6-credit hour course and all internships must be approved by I/O faculty and their on-site supervisor. Besides the 600-hour requirement, students are responsible for having their on-site supervisor evaluate their performance across several dimensions after completion of the internship.  
Integrated Paper.  Students write a paper that integrates their internship duties with core content domains (e.g., organizational psychology, personnel selection) within the I/O curriculum by answering four questions given to them at the beginning of their internship.  Preliminary feedback is provided to students by faculty in their area of expertise prior to submission of the final paper.
Presentation.  A formal presentation is required which includes a summary of internship tasks as well as a critique of activities based on "best practices."     
Defense.  Students participate in an oral defense after their presentation where they elaborate upon and clarify the content of their paper, and answer questions posed by faculty. 
Assessment. Pass/fail decisions are made by the I/O faculty as a group after the defense.  Students who receive failing grades may be allowed to remediate, the type of which is determined on a case-by-case basis (e.g., modify existing answers, second defense). Students receiving a failing on their second attempt are no longer allowed to continue in the program. 


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