Let’s do an exercise: think back to your graduate school days and to those who graduated with you; or, if you’re still enjoying the graduate life, think about the alumni that you have met from your program. Now, did all of these individuals go into practice? Did they all go into academia? For most PhD programs, we would guess that the answer to both of these questions is “no”; rather, graduates likely pursued a mixture of both of these career paths. Now think about the program itself. Was it focused more on the practical aspects of I-O consulting—on planning and executing projects, on interacting with various stakeholders, and so on? Or was it more research focused, concentrating on I-O theory and a variety of advanced statistical technques? Or was it a fairly even offering of the two, equipping students with either (or both!) skillsets? Now here’s the kicker: Did you know, going in, what this focus was? If so, to what extent did that influence your decision to attend that program? If not, would you have changed your decision having had this information?