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, United Airlines,  Walgreens, and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). 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!   

Unfortunately, this year we were unable to secure an organizational sponsor and will not have a consulting challenge for 2019Alternatively, the Great Lakes Employment Assessment Network is having an event on Friday, May 17th at Roosevelt University. The topic is "Think Forward on Assessment: Best Practices and a Case Study on Assessment Centers" and you can learn more here.

We hope to see our CIOP consulting challenge alum at the SIOP conference in Washington DC in April. 

Some of the Universities represented in previous Consulting Challenges come from Bowling Green State University, Claremont Graduate University, California State University-San Bernardino, Fairfield University, Hofstra U, Illinois Institute of Technology, Missouri State, Missouri U of Science & Tech, Roosevelt University, Teachers College - Columbia U, University of Central Florida, University of Guelph, 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), and Sami Nesnidol (BGSU)

2017 - Walgreens: Kelsey Barringer (Fairfield U), Nicole Carusone (UCF), and Priyanka Devineni (Elmhurst College)

2018 - Chicago Transit Authority (CTA): Kathleen Johnstone (Elmhurst), Zuzuky Robles (Roosevelt U), Xinyue Zhao (UCF)

Congratulations! We truly appreciate everyone who participated and we look forward to the Consulting Challenge in 2019. Student registration is open in March and we look forward to seeing you in May! 

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