Department

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to examine three students’ different paths and perspectives of internships at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the Learning, Growth and Management Department (LG&M). The need for this project was highlighted by a lack of internship practicum-based information presented in past research conferences. This poster first examines the different teams and functions of those teams that the interns were apart of during their internships at TVA. Then the project identifies types of jobs that I-O Psychology Masters candidates can expect to be qualified and/or recruited for within the constraints of TVA and the LG&M department. Next, key projects, and SIOP competencies strengthened through these projects, will be discussed. Finally, recommendations for students seeking internships and companies seeking to recruit top quality I-O students are given. In sum, while this project only examines three students’ paths at one company and in one department, we believe this information will help I-O psychology students identify internships that can develop important competencies that SIOP has designated as necessary to be a successful I-O psychology practitioner and offer helpful recommendations for students and companies alike.

Date

October 2018

Subject

Industrial and organizational psychology

Document Type

posters

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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Serving the People of the Tennessee Valley: Perspectives on Learning, Growth and Management Internships

The purpose of this project was to examine three students’ different paths and perspectives of internships at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the Learning, Growth and Management Department (LG&M). The need for this project was highlighted by a lack of internship practicum-based information presented in past research conferences. This poster first examines the different teams and functions of those teams that the interns were apart of during their internships at TVA. Then the project identifies types of jobs that I-O Psychology Masters candidates can expect to be qualified and/or recruited for within the constraints of TVA and the LG&M department. Next, key projects, and SIOP competencies strengthened through these projects, will be discussed. Finally, recommendations for students seeking internships and companies seeking to recruit top quality I-O students are given. In sum, while this project only examines three students’ paths at one company and in one department, we believe this information will help I-O psychology students identify internships that can develop important competencies that SIOP has designated as necessary to be a successful I-O psychology practitioner and offer helpful recommendations for students and companies alike.