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

Can You Spare Some Change?

Posted on March 19,2014 by jeanc2013

Change. It happens to every single one of us every single day.

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Tagged Change of Career, Personal Growth, Organizational Psychology & Leadership, Executive Coaching

Tips for Surving the GRE

Posted on February 27,2014 by aliatmspp

For some of us, standardized tests are the last thing on our bucket lists. The truth is if you thought you were done with filling in bubbles with the SATs, I have some tough news for you: not only do you need to bubble-in like a champion for many national voting procedures, but equally bubble-riffic are exams like the GRE and the Examination of Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). However, depending on where you take it, it’s likely that your exam will be administered on computers, so you can put your #2 pencil away. As you may know, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for entrance to MSPP’s Clinical PsyD graduate program; it is an optional application material for the Master’s programs, and the PsyD programs in both School Psychology (“strongly recommended” that you take the GRE for the School Psych PsyD program) and Leadership Psychology. This post will take a closer look at the GRE and offer some tips to employ when tackling that computer screen’s challenges.

As previously mentioned, for most test takers, this exam will be computer based. Please note that there was a significant overhaul of the GRE a few years back, so for those of us who may be rusty, let me offer some conventional wisdom: from what I understand, the “newer” (as of 2012, I believe) GRE is adaptive between sections, not within sections. Knowing this takes the pressure off those first five questions that had been touted as the most important in the previously adaptive GRE. Also, you can skip questions, flag questions, and scroll through questions. This is helpful for those moments when you’re stumped and feel the need to move on but not completely abandon ship. One overarching theme I might advise is to be sure that you understand what each question is really asking. This applies to both verbal and quantitative questions. If you’re not sure about a response, it’s okay to flag it and come back to it.

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Tagged Change of Career, Clinical PsyD, Organizational Psychology & Leadership, School Psychology, 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

Networking is not a dirty word

Posted on March 29,2013 by msppjen

What a busy week! I've been working hard and playing hard and this past week has been no exception!

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Tagged Change of Career, Organizational Psychology & Leadership

Lately

Posted on March 21,2013 by msppjen

What I've been doing lately:

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Tagged Organizational Psychology & Leadership

You can take the girl out of MSPP...

Posted on March 11,2013 by msppjen

...but you can't take MSPP out of the girl!

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Tagged Organizational Psychology & Leadership

Next Steps

Posted on March 01,2013 by msppjen

It seems to be that time a year with a number of my fellow bloggers posting about finding jobs, etc... I am also thinking about what the near future holds for me. I turned in the last requirement of my degree TODAY and now I am finished. What now?

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Tagged Organizational Psychology & Leadership