Sponsored Ad:
See the top rated post in this thread. Click here

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Profile Evaluation for Ph.D. in (micro) Organizational behavior

  1. #1
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    15
    Rep Power
    7


    Good post? Yes | No

    Profile Evaluation for Ph.D. in (micro) Organizational behavior

    Sponsored Ad:
    Hi all.

    I need your honest evaluation of my profile for a Ph.D. in organizational behavior.

    Research interest: Organizational behavior with social psychological perspective (specifically, power, unethical behavior, and moral judgement)

    Undergrad: B.S (Management science) from top engineering school in east asia
    GPA: 3.5/4.0

    Postgrad: M.S (from same school)
    GPA so far: 3.8/4.0

    Research Experience: 5 years as RA during undergrad & postgrad
    1 Journal of Experimental Social Psychology publication as 4th author
    1 publication in other area as third author
    1 Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin under review as lead author
    2 working papers as lead author to be submitted to Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
    1 working paper as second author to be submitted to Psychological Science
    1 AOM presentation

    Work Experience: none

    GMAT: 720, V39, Q49, AWA 5, IR 8

    TOEFL: around 105

    LORs: from my advisor and other professors who conducted research with me in my school

    I am going to apply to T20 schools except Stanford OB, which demand GRE.

    Any comment would be really appreciated.

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    A long long time ago XanthusARES's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    1,506
    Blog Entries
    14
    Rep Power
    17


    5 out of 5 members found this post helpful. Good post? Yes | No
    I don't know OB, but your profile looks solid. Great research experience. Someone else will have to speak to your OB abilities, but I'd say you seem like a solid candidate.
    Til now I always got by on my own
    I never really cared until I met you...

  3. #3
    Within my grasp!
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    203
    Rep Power
    8


    3 out of 3 members found this post helpful. Good post? Yes | No
    Good grades, good experience, good scores, good track record. You seem to have very strong credentials. I would hope that a well-matched top 20 would admit you. It seems as though you know what you're getting into. Good luck.

  4. #4
    Eager!
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    53
    Rep Power
    11


    4 out of 4 members found this post helpful. Good post? Yes | No
    Your publications are fantastic! My only advice would be the play up your role in first-authored projects, as that will show you can take the lead on things. You definitely have a great shot at top schools.

    Also (and this is my advice to many folks), consider looking outside of the T20 in terms of applications. Some people are dead-set that they only ever want a tenure-track job at Harvard or Stanford or something, so if that's the case, then sure, only apply to T20 programs. However, I think it can be short-sighted to not consider other programs, so my advice would be to apply to others which closely align with your research interests. You may find you have better fit with a program outside of the T20, but you'll never know if you don't look at them.

  5. #5
    Assumption Investigator
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
    Posts
    1,876
    Rep Power
    19


    4 out of 4 members found this post helpful. Good post? Yes | No
    Honestly, I have no idea what a selection committee would be thinking if it didn't choose to go with you.

    I think north western would be a good fit. I might also consider that GRE because Stanford is a very good fit as well. Harvard has you work closely with the psych department too.

    At this point it's just about asking yourself what you love and finding a department with faculty that share that love. To that point I want to re-emphasize this "You may find you have better fit with a program outside of the T20"

    -Rohny
    Quote Originally Posted by Indus
    Till you feel reasonably enthusiastic about the research area. It is entirely possibel to do a bad PhD at a great program. If you are not motivated by the research area, you would have a hard time finishing a PhD.
    You can find a list of accredited programs:here Do NOT choose a "program" or "format" as these features are quite buggy. 24% don't list GMAT

  6. #6
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    15
    Rep Power
    7


    Good post? Yes | No
    Thank you a lot henders and rsaylors for your suggestions. I will look for other programs outside of the T20.

  7. #7
    Within my grasp!
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    328
    Rep Power
    12


    1 out of 1 members found this post helpful. Good post? Yes | No
    You've got a great profile. You'll do well. I agree, though; take the GRE and apply to Stanford.

  8. #8
    TestMagic Guru-in-Training
    Moderator

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    624
    Rep Power
    12


    Good post? Yes | No
    Great publication record (what you might expect an average PhD student nearing completion to have).
    You should do very well!

  9. #9
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    22
    Rep Power
    5


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: Profile Evaluation for Ph.D. in (micro) Organizational behavior

    Awesome!!! 19 fall here. Could you please tell me which u you are in right now?

  10. #10
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Nov 2020
    Posts
    11
    Rep Power
    1


    Good post? Yes | No

    Re: Profile Evaluation for Ph.D. in (micro) Organizational behavior

    Micro OB/Management PhD applicant

    Test Scores
    (GMAT) 720/800 (94%), V: 41/51 (94%), Q: 47/51 (60%), AW: 5 (56%), IR: 7 (81%)

    Undergrad GPA:
    3.84/4.00 overall, BS in Psych from a solid private school
    Graduate GPA: none
    Research Experience: 2 years, part-time with 3 faculty, econ, OB and Psych. Worked 0-20 hr./week depending on need. Also did several research projects in my research based classes (research design, psych testing, stats in psych, writing in psych, etc.), Research tools: R, Stata, Qualtrics.
    Teaching Experience: 1 semester as a TA for psych.
    Work Experience: 1 year in HR consulting/training as a project manager.
    Letters of Rec: OB professor I did research with, Psych professor I did research with, Psych professor I had 3 classes with and is a mentor/friend.

    Concentration Applying to: Micro OB, interested in Business/Behavioral Ethics, Meaning at Work, Positive Org Scholarship, Moral Psych.
    Number of programs planned to apply to:
    I've applied to 9 as of now, may apply to a few more.
    Dream Schools:
    Harvard, Michigan, Washington


    Other Questions:

    What made you want to pursue a PhD?
    - I thought the career would be intellectually stimulating, flexible, and challenging. I thought research could make an impact and that teaching/mentoring would be meaningful as well.

    Questions or concerns you have about your profile?
    - Concern is my Quant score. It's a solid score, but not too high on percentile. Not sure how much micro OB programs are sticklers on this one? Also, I'm applying straight out of undergrad without a masters, I've heard this isn't too big of a deal as long as you are prepared but wanted more input on that.

    Any additional specific questions you may have:
    - I'm applying to a mix of top 10, top 20 and top 40 schools (based on TAMUGA rankings). Right now I've applied to 9. Should I apply to more? Is my application strong enough for a top 10 school?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. PhD in Organizational Behavior / Profile Evaluation
    By aumgn in forum PhD in Business
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-16-2012, 09:57 PM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-24-2012, 11:19 AM
  3. PhD in Organizational Behavior - future profile evaluation
    By Lemaitre in forum PhD in Business
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-22-2012, 02:57 PM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-02-2010, 04:51 PM
  5. Profile Evaluation: Organizational Behavior
    By Psychology in forum PhD in Business
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-04-2010, 12:29 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •