Part-Time Allows for a Good Time

Posted on April 24,2014 by jeanc2013

I am a part-time student in MSPP's Organizational Psychology & Leadership graduate program. The part-time program works really well for me with my full-time career and mobile, active lifestyle. I began in the program in August 2013 and anticipate graduating with a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Psychology in August 2015.

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Tagged Organizational Psychology & Leadership, Online Education, Applying to MSPP

Top 4 Tips for Interviewing

Posted on February 25,2014 by msppblog

Our Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department recently hosted a "Breaking In" workshop for current students and alumni. These 4 Top Tips For Interviewing were provided by MSPP Organizational Psychology Alumni, Marge Dupere and Dennis Woodruff.

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Tagged Change of Career, Organizational Psychology & Leadership, Online Education

Top 3 Tips for Linked In

Posted on February 25,2014 by msppblog

Our Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department recently hosted a "Breaking In" workshop for current students and alumni. These 3 top tips on Linked In were provided by MSPP Organizational Psychology Alumna, Leto Papadopoulos.

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Tagged Change of Career, Organizational Psychology & Leadership, Online Education

Top 3 Tips for Resume Writing

Posted on February 25,2014 by msppblog

Our Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department recently hosted a "Breaking In" workshop for current students and alumni. These 3 top tips on Resume Writing were provided by MSPP Organizational Psychology Alumna, Kelly Armstrong.

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Tagged Change of Career, Organizational Psychology & Leadership, Online Education

An Afghan Adventure

Posted on February 20,2014 by jeanc2013

So, I spent the past 10 months at a Marine Corps base in Afghanistan.

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Tagged Change of Career, Global Mental Health, Personal Growth, Online Education, Experiential Education

Work Self versus Non-Work Self...in Bangkok

Posted on December 08,2013 by jeanc2013

Letting my hair down at the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangnan, Thailand.

Some of us have a distinct Work Self separate from our Non-Work Self. You know, the driven, straight-laced person you are at work juxtaposed against the person who lets their hair down in appropriate settings outside of work. I personally see the benefit to nurturing both, and it strongly aligns with the notion of "work hard play hard."

Let's preface this by saying that in my day-to-day life on a military base in Afghanistan, I work very, very hard. I'd like to offer you a snapshot of how I maintain a globe-trotting life abroad whilst attaining a master's degree.

This week I'm on R&R, tending to my Non-Work Self touring Southern Thailand.

I landed in Bangkok where I stayed two nights at the Lebua State Tower, a lovely four-star hotel that you may remember from the Hollywood hit The Hangover: Part II. I met so many interesting people; ate so many weird things; saw so many beautiful places; and saw some things that I’ll never be able to un-see (i.e. “the ping pong show” that I was unwittingly hoodwinked into buying a ticket for).

I’m still processing some of it, which could explain why I wake up some nights in a cold sweat huddled in the corner.

Just kidding.

My unique experience in Bangkok left colorful imprints on my mind. It’s a mind-blowing city with an intricate culture that has something to offer everyone.

Next I flew to the beautiful, quiet island of Koh Samui, where I unwound for a couple nights at a reasonably priced luxury resort with hi-speed Wi-Fi that kept me connected to MSPP. The Tangolux Beach Resort. I’d stay there again in a heartbeat. I had a great view of the Buddah temple that lit up with the backdrop of each sunset.

After some much-needed relaxation, I hitched a ferry to Koh Phangan where I engaged in the slightly hedonistic, ultimate international beach bash that is “The Full Moon Party”. That was an experience-and-a-half. I admittedly, most likely, shed some brain cells that I could have otherwise reserved for my studies. Alas, when in Thailand…buckets up.

You may think that this sounds like a post that is not particularly complimentary to the calibur of student that MSPP accepted in my case. Well, my real point here is that it’s completely possible to successfully undertake graduate-level psychology work, travel the globe, and have a great time doing both. I engage my Work Self when it's time to get work done.

The fact that I am able to enjoy such enriching experiences abroad while simultaneously seeking higher education means that the future is now. MSPP technology is enabling us to get smarter no matter where we are…or what we drank last night.

How does your Work Self differ from your Non-Work Self? Do you know anyone who struggles differentiating the two?

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Tagged Personal Growth, Online Education

Get Excited

Posted on February 23,2013 by msppjen

I am back and feeling much more lively than last week! I have successfully completed my Capstone and now just under a week and the rest of my field placement stand between me and my degree!

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Tagged Organizational Psychology & Leadership, Online Education, Experiential Education

Applying to MSPP for My MAOP

Posted on February 04,2013 by msppjen

I wrote in my first ever post about how I chose organizational psychology and MSPP. What I didn't detail was what it was like applying, playing the waiting game, and finally getting accepted!

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Tagged Organizational Psychology & Leadership, Online Education, Applying to MSPP

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jerri Lynn Hogg

Posted on January 14,2013 by msppjen

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Tagged Organizational Psychology & Leadership, Online Education

Connections

Posted on December 12,2012 by msppjen

This past Saturday, I went to MSPP for the first time ever. I know, I know... I am an MSPP student, I live in Newton, what's the deal? Well, with a busy work schedule and demanding classes, I never seemed to find the time to head over, despite great interest.

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Tagged Organizational Psychology & Leadership, Online Education