Participants in the 2015 CIOP Consulting Challenge (from left to right: Alison Bayne, Inna Koval, Leilani Hedstrom, and Yuyan Zhang)

In May, CIOP holds the Consulting Challenge for Master's and PhD students in I/O Psychology who have just completed their 2nd year in graduate school. The host organization is in the Greater Chicagoland area and is kept secret until the morning of the challenge. Prior host institutions were Sears Holding Corporation and United Airlines. The participants are provided with an opportunity to propose solutions for a real workplace issue and the host organization gains great ideas and possibly a great intern! 

If you are interested in being a participant for 2017, registration is now open at

The Universities represented in previous Consulting Challenges come from Bowling Green State University, Claremont Graduate University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Missouri State, Roosevelt University, University of Central Florida and Wayne State University. Our winning team members include:

2015 - Sears Holdings: Alison Bayne (BGSU), Leilani Hedstrom (RU), and Yuyan Zhang (BGSU)

2016 - United Airlines: Brian Costello (RU), Krystyn Ramdial (UCF), Sami Nesnidol (BGSU)

Congratulations! We truly appreciate everyone who participated and we look forward to the Consulting Challenge in 2017. Student registration begins in March so check back then to register and we look forward to seeing you in May! 

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