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Blacks in I/O Psychology


We are well aware being a minority in undergraduate/graduate programs, and even in workplaces, can be overwhelming. Establishing the Blacks in I/O Mentorship Program allows for, YOU, our members to interact and learn from those who look like you and/or who are in spaces you hope to reach.

"Mentorship provides access to those who might not otherwise have it...Mentorship builds up a network and opens doors to new relationships that can influence a career trajectory."

Marcus Stevenson, Salesforce


  • All current Blacks in I/O members are eligible to apply.
  • A mentee is defined as anyone who is currently an undergraduate student, graduate student or someone who has less than three years of professional experience in the field of I/O.
  • A mentor is defined as a professional working in an I/O-related field and has at least 5 years of experience (or at least 2 years of PhD experience). Additionally, the mentor has a desire to serve as an educator, motivator and role model for aspiring and young I/O professionals.


To participate in the mentorship program, Blacks in I/O would like to uphold the following expectations:

  1. Interested individuals must be current, active members of Blacks in I/O
  2. The full program is a year-long engagement, so applicants need to be able to dedicate a year to this relationship.
    • The 3-month Pilot Program will start on March 2, 2021 and will end May 31, 2021. Participants in the Pilot program have the option to re-commit at the onset of the full launch on June, 1 2021.
  3. You get to design your relationship with your mentor/mentee, and we highly encourage dedicating at least 1 hour per month to fostering your relationships.
  4. Mentorship would not be possible without goals, so it is our hope that each mentee, with the help of their respective mentor, will be able to work towards his/her/their goals

 Resource for 2021-2022


The year long program began on June 1, 2021. 2021-2022 Cohort is currently in session!  Please check this page soon for next year!


If there are additional questions regarding the program, please feel free to reach out to Riza Leak yazir10@gmail.com.

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