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2013 SIOP Conference Consortia

All three consortia will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Hilton Americas in Houston. Please check registration book for times and rooms.

The 28th Annual Lee Hakel Doctoral Student Consortium
Tracey Rizzuto
Louisiana State University
Wendy Bedwell
University of South Florida

The 28th Annual Lee Hakel Doctoral Consortium  is designed for students who are enrolled in doctoral programs in I-O psychology and OB/HRM, and caters to students with interests in both applied and academic career tracks. The consortium is designed for upper-level graduate students in I-O psychology and OB/HRM nearing completion of their doctorates: third-year students or above who have completed most or all coursework and are working on their dissertations. It will feature an impressive lineup of speakers, both academics and practitioners, chosen for their outstanding contributions to the field and unique perspectives on the opportunities and challenges faced by I-O psychologists at different career stages. Participants will attend two break-out sessions and enjoy small group discussions, a question-and-answer roundtable, and a social hour for networking with panel members and other preconference consortium participants.

In November, each doctoral program coordinator received consortium registration materials. Program coordinators are asked to nominate one student from each program to participate in the consortium. To provide students with a better opportunity to interact with speakers and each other, enrollment in the consortium is limited to a total of 40 students and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee for the consortium is $85 per participant. This fee includes program materials, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. If you have any questions about the consortium, please contact Tracey Rizzuto (trizzut@lsu.edu) or Wendy Bedwell (wbedwell@usf.edu).

The 7th Annual SIOP Master’s Student Consortium
Alison Cooper
Texas Instruments

The 7th Annual SIOP Master’s Student Consortium  will continue to provide valuable information and great networking opportunities for participants. The Master’s Consortium makes its seventh appearance in Houston and promises to provide those in attendance with stimulating and informative sessions hosted by distinguished practitioners and managers.  It is designed for students enrolled in master’s programs in I-O psychology and OB/HRM nearing completion of their master’s degree. The program will include a lineup of speakers who graduated from master’s programs and have excelled as managers and consultants.

Participants and speakers will meet with small groups of students and discuss issues related to finding, keeping, and getting promoted in I-O-related jobs. Students will attend two workshops and a question-and-answer roundtable session. Participants will be afforded unique opportunities to build relationships and make connections with others in the field.

Each master’s program may nominate two students per program to attend the consortium. Nomination forms were sent in November to each university’s program chair. Opportunities to participate in the Master’s Consortium are limited and spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis so we encourage faculty to act quickly when receiving the nomination forms and ask students to complete their applications in a timely manner. The fee for the consortium is $60 per participant. This fee includes program materials and refreshments. If you have questions about the Master’s Consortium, or would like to nominate a speaker, please contact Alison Cooper (acooper@ti.com).

The 8th Annual SIOP Junior Faculty Consortium
Liz Boyd
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

The Eighth Annual SIOP Junior Faculty Consortium (JFC) is designed to assist the untenured faculty members of SIOP to develop and hone the skills needed to meet their career objectives. It has also served as a “realistic job preview” for participants considering entering academics. Again this year the JFC will provide insights from journal editors and academics who have recently achieved tenure, as well as hosting concurrent sessions on research funding and teaching. As always, the JFC will include an impressive lineup of speakers in these areas. New this year are multiple networking sessions where JFC participants will have the opportunity to meet and make connections with other JFC attendees and speakers. The JFC changes from year to year, and as a result past participants have found value in attending multiple SIOP JFCs.

Last year’s participants remarked that that they appreciated the “ability to ask questions to people who succeeded in the field” and the “JFC gave me a great idea of what areas to prepare for as junior faculty member.” After the JFC one participant reported “I feel energized with the tools I need to be a better researcher and teacher.”

Whether you would be a first-time JFC participant or one of our JFC regulars, please join us for an informative, supportive, and enlightening event.  Please register using the online SIOP conference registration process. There is an $85.00 charge to help defray costs for materials, food and beverages. Sign up early because seating is limited. For more information, please contact Liz Boyd (drlizboyd@gmail.com).