What is IOPAC?
The Industrial/Organizational Psychology Association of Colorado (IOPAC) is the I/O graduate student organization at Colorado State University.
Our Mission is To:
- To promote professional development and growth within the field of I/O psychology.
- To provide an arena for students in CSU's graduate program to voice their ideas and concerns.
IOPAC coordinates many of the program’s events, such as the Fall banquet, recruitment weekend in the Spring, and CSU’s hospitality suite at SIOP every year. Check out pictures of these events. Each Spring, we also publish a newsletter for our valued alumni and friends of the program.
Kicking off Fall 2013, IOPAC is proud to announce its newest program, "Mentoring Undergrads to Graduate School Success” or MUGSS. The goal of this program is to foster growth within the field of I/O psychology by helping undergrads become competitive applicants to I/O graduate programs. MUGSS matches current CSU I/O graduate students with undergraduates who aspire to attend I/O graduate programs. In addition to this invaluable one-on-one support, MUGSS mentors will also deliver a variety of department-wide workshops which will cover the basics of the graduate school application process.
2013-2014 IOPAC Goals:
1. To promote student development and the CSU brand.
- IOPAC will support student research by funding projects when possible and appropriate, and by providing a space and audience to practice presenting research.
- IOPAC and program money will be allocated in ways that further the goals of the program.
- IOPAC members will be encouraged to submit papers, posters, and other presentations to SIOP.
2. To create a forum for safe discussion and collegiality among students.
- IOPAC will provide a forum for students to share ideas, information, and resources as well as voice their opinions.
- IOPAC will foster an environment where students can support one another personally and professionally.
- IOPAC presidents and faculty liaisons will facilitate open communication and understanding between students and faculty.
3. To encourage and foster community involvement within the I/O psychology, CSU, and Fort Collins communities.
- IOPAC will provide opportunities to volunteer in each of these communities.
- IOPAC will reach out to undergraduates, specifically those involved in the I/O concentration.
- IOPAC will encourage students to connect with CSU business school.
- IOPAC will help students network and connect CSU alumni and other I/O professionals, for example, at the annual SIOP suite.
Recent IOPAC Practicum Projects:
- Working with the City of Fort Collins, Larimer County, and Poudre School District to develop and execute developmental assessment centers for new leaders.
- Helping a Colorado organizational development firm advance their leadership development program.
- Developing a customized engagement survey for a local mental health care organization to help understand their organizational culture and the drivers of employee engagement.
- Involved in an interdisciplinary project investigating internet risks and threats.
- Providing standardized leadership assessment and feedback/coaching to managers based on participation in a live simulation exercise via Virtual Assessment Center (LeaderLab).
Other Related CSU / Psychology Links
Colorado State University http://welcome.colostate.edu/
CSU Graduate School http://graduateschool.colostate.edu/
Student Resources http://ramweb.colostate.edu/
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Inc. www.siop.org
CSU I/O Graduate Student Listserv: email@example.com