Applied Experiences

Students gain experience in their I/O coursework by working with a variety of clients to solve their organizational problems. Every student will get an opportunity to play a role in several projects throughout their time in graduate school and these experiences have proven critical in helping students attain employment. These projects are collaborative in nature and allow students to experiment with different roles in the consultative process.

Students also are required to complete a summer internship between their first and second years. These experiences further aid in the application of the principles learn and serve to broaden the experience of our students.


Recent client projects have included the following organizations across a wide variety of topics:

  • Phoenix Packaging
  • City of Christiansburg Police Department
  • National Bank of Blacksburg
  • Warm Hearth Village Center
  • Volvo Manufacturing