SPIOP is a student organization that aims to promote I/O Psychology and increase the understanding and acceptance of I/O Psychology in the community it serves. We have monthly meetings, guest speakers, and a variety of social events throughout the quarter. If you are interested in I/O Psychology or a related field, SPIOP will give you access to a large network of contacts and opportunities to promote I/O Psychology.
We are thrilled to have you as a part of our community. SPIOP was conceived by a group of first-year I/O students attending the 'Professional Issues in Psychology' class during Fall Quarter 1992. Credit for the creation of also belongs to Silvia Swigert, and outstanding MS I/O student of 1992-1993 who conceived and developed the original structure of SPIOP. These students were inspired by the message that better communication practices can increase the understanding and acceptance of I/O Psychology in the community it serves.
SPIOP became a CSUSB chartered student association in December 1992. It assists in connecting I/O students to the community by establishing relationships with CSUSB I/O alumni, regional business organizations, and CSUSB business and psychology student organizations.
Anyone interested is welcome to join, however, you are required to show an interest in I/O Psychology.
- To promote the practice of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology in general to regional business organizations and to CSUSB students.
- To maintain a CSUSB I/O program and SPIOP Alumni Network.
- To serve as a social and educational forum for students who are interested in I/O Psychology.
Who can join? Anyone interested is welcome to join, however, you are required to show an interest in I/O Psychology or related fields. If you wish to become a member, please join us at one of our monthly meetings held on the first Wednesday of the month in SB 402A.
How much are dues? Members are required to pay dues of $35 per year to help cover the cost of presenters, events, conferences, and graduation.
What are the benefits of joining SPIOP? SPIOP is an organization that aims to assist I/O graduate students develop as students and professionals. By being a member of SPIOP, you will automatically be connected to a large network of practicing I/O professionals as well as fellow graduate students that can help you assist you in your own journey through the MSIO program at CSUSB. We reach out to MSIO alumni to present at our meetings and attend our functions, and it is with the intention that by networking with other professionals we can further promote I/O Psychology and help you develop as an I/O professional.