Service-Learning in Developing Nations

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As I-O psychology expands its boundaries to deal with world problems and the vulnerable people in our world, our educational preparation must change as well. Future professionals must have the skills and knowledge to pursue the expanded activities that will be open to them. Minnesota State University is a leader in this new education by developing experiential learning courses in developing nations for their graduate students. The students learn that their set of I-O skills can be beneficial to people working their way out of poverty. For individuals, they can help them with job searches, resume writing, and interviewing skills. They can help local organizations with organizational development, problem solving, managerial skills, and program evaluations.



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Industrial and Organizational Psychology Help the Vulnerable: Serving the Underserved