What is the Placement Center?
Placement Center is a virtual job board where job seekers can upload their resume, organizations can post job openings, and both groups can search the database for individuals/organizations that match their desired search criteria. At the SIOP Annual Conference, there is a designated location in the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center for the Placement Center where employers can connect with job seekers and conduct in person interviews. Registration is required to participate.
How do I register for the Placement Center?
The Placement Center can be purchased anytime during the normal conference registration process, which is now open.
What are the benefits of participating in the Placement Center?
For job seekers, the Placement Center offers:
For employers, the Placement Center offers:
What can I expect when I register for the Placement Center?
The Placement Center is NOT an open marketplace. Job seekers and employers should plan to schedule interviewers in advance of the conference.
How can I maximize the benefits of participating in the Placement Center?
For job seekers:
What are the Placement Center registration fees?
The Placement Center hours of operation during SIOP 2019 are:
The Open House is from 10:00 - 11:00 AM Thursday, April 4, following the Opening Plenary. It will be located in National Harbor 4 in the Placement Center area of the hotel.
Check in/ Waiting area - National Harbor 8
Interview rooms - National Harbor 7
Mock Interviews room - National Harbor 6
Please visit Placement Center FAQ page.
Please contact Placement@siop.org for general assistance or firstname.lastname@example.org for technical assistance.
What do previous participants think about the Placement Center?
“The resources and services provided by the SIOP Placement Center helped me to find my current position. Searching for jobs relevant to the I-O psychology field can be a challenging task. Using the Placement Center’s job database, I was able to find roles relevant to my career aspirations and communicate with employers looking for candidates with my experience, skillset, and education. After scheduling interviews for the conference weekend, I elected to sign up for the Placement Center’s Mock Interview Program. I was able to meet with a professor at the conference who provided feedback and encouragement in preparation for the real interviews. The Placement Center was instrumental in my job search and made finding a job much easier for me.”
–David O’Connell, former Placement Center participant
“Utilizing the SIOP placement center jump started my career and professional network. While in graduate school, I was limited to networking with my alumni network and cohort. The Placement Center enabled me to gain access to opportunities outside of my small professional network. I was able to obtain my first job out of graduate school utilizing the Placement Center. Aside from gaining my first professional I-O job, I was also able to network with additional mentors with who I still remain in contact. The Placement Center process was efficient, convenient, and very beneficial. The Placement Center opened up many avenues professionally and I am extremely appreciative of this SIOP service.”
–Kaitlyn Mikush, former Placement Center participant
“Not only was I able to obtain a job by participating in the Placement Center, but I was able to network with other I-O psychology professionals. As a candidate who was finishing up graduate school, I did not have many professional connections. I think that it is safe to say that my professional network tripled because of my involvement in the Placement Center. I was able to interview with multiple organizations from all over the country without spending multiple days traveling back and forth, while networking with a variety of professionals at various stages in their career.”
–Brittany VanArkel, former Placement Center participant
We want your feedback! If you previously participated in the Placement Center and would like to share your experience with us, please email Placement@siop.org