Why IOHRM at App State?

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Real Experience

Our students are heavily involved in a number of research and applied projects. Here are some of the ways you can get involved outside of the classroom.

Students with internships are more likely to be: better prepared for professional life, employed full-time, more engaged at workHR Science Research Team

  • IOHRM students serve on the executive team and lead research on HR-related issues.

Practice HR on Campus

  • Students help schedule, train, and coordinate the HR department for an on-campus coffee shop.

Center for Analytics Research & Education

  • As analytics continues to grow in HR importance, students have the opportunity to learn more about analytics and work with data on real projects.


  • Students gain real-world experience during summer internships at various companies across the nation.

Applied Coursework

  • Courses focus on the application of IOHRM principles and often include applied projects.

Recent Student Accomplishments

  • IOHRM students are recognized for their involvement in a number of additional activities outside the classroom.

Appalachian Safety Summit

  • Students and faculty collaborate on a conference that educates and inform safety employees, teams, and managers about the latest research in safety practices, including things like behavioral safety approaches to safety culture change.

Teach Undergraduate Courses

  • Students act as graduate teaching assistants for undergraduate classes in both the Psychology and Management departments.

Professional Development Opportunities

Each year, students attend and present at a number of professional conferences and serve on the executive board for the App State SHRM Chapter.

River Cities I-O Psychology Conference

North Carolina Industrial and Organizational Psychologists (NCIOP)

Society for Human Resource Management, ASU Chapter

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Supportive Culture

Award-Winning Faculty

  • The IOHRM program has nine full-time, dedicated, award-wining faculty

IOHRM Alumni Network 

  • Alumni interact with current students through the IOHRM Alumni Mentor Program and annual alumni events.

Student Support Fund

  • The IOHRM program provides funding to assist students who present at regional and national conferences.


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