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Call for Applications:TIP-TOPics Student Columnists

The August edition of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP) will mark the end of the 2-year tenure of our current TIP-TOPics columnists: Grace Ewles, Jessica Sorenson, and Thomas Sasso, from the University of Guelph. As they prepare to depart the TIP team, we begin a new search for columnists to continue the tradition of communicating the graduate student experience within the webpages of TIP.

TIP-TOPics is a graduate student editorial column published in TIP, which has been very popular historically. The column provides information and advice relevant to SIOP’s student membership, as well as to prospective graduate students and faculty.

The columnist team may be made up of 1-6 students from the same university or different universities; however, you must be current Student Affiliates of SIOP in good standing. In order to showcase unique approaches to graduate studies in I-O psychology, applicants should attempt to represent diverse experiences (e.g., education level, background, career aspirations, etc.). Proficiency in English, strong written communication skills, and experience within SIOP or I-O psychology are desirable.

The TIP-TOPics columnists will have a 2-year tenure beginning with the October 2017 issue and ending with the July 2019 issue. Columnists must be graduate students throughout this period, thus all prospective columnists should be at least 2 years from graduation. Columns are approximately 2,000 words, due quarterly (August 24, November 24, February 24, May 24), and written according to APA guidelines.

Application Information

Statement of interest and one letter of recommendation (from a faculty member who is familiar with the work of the potential columnist/s) should be sent via e-mail to Tara Behrend (behrend@gwu.edu) by April 10, 2017. The statement of interest should include the following: (a) all potential columnist names, university affiliations and expected graduation dates, and areas of expertise; (b) an explanation of how your team will work together; and (c) a statement explaining your interest in pursuing this position and your plan for how you will approach the content, style, and structure of the column, including a few potential column topics.

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