My name is Ryan Murcko and I am a second year CIRP student at CSU. I received my B.A. in Psychology from Youngstown State University in 2008. I chose to enter the CIRP program at CSU for many reasons. Chief among them is the unique duel nature of the program. Unlike most other M.A. Psychology programs, CIRP blends two distinct but related disciplines which engenders its “Cirpers” with unique insights into their fields of study. I’ve chosen to pursue the Industrial Organizational track, but the education in Consumer Psychology has allowed me to apply uncommon or previously unused principles in the I/O realm. This is what gives Cirpers a rare advantage over other more “conventional” program graduates.
Additionally, CIRP is a very statically and methodologically oriented program. You will be exposed to and well versed in many multivariate level statistical procedures after during your time in the program. Finally, the CIRP faculty is second to none with experts in all areas of study (Industrial, Organizational, and Consumer Psychology) that you will encounter. I have had the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on research and gain authorship on several published research studies.
I feel that the CIRP program has prepared me to become an immediate I/O practitioner in the workplace, while also preparing me for eventual Doctoral study
I’m 23 years old and a Florida State University graduate with a B.S. in Psychology. I was born and raised in Miami, FL. Why would I leave Florida? Because I was interested in the CIRP program that Cleveland State University offers. What makes the CIRP program so innovative and different is the fact that it’s the only program in the nation that integrates Consumer and I/O psychology. Try finding that somewhere else!
Hello, I am a second year CIRP student. I am passionate to learn more about consumer purchase decisions. What factors are present (or not) that compel a consumer to make purchases. Additionally I am interested in determinants of online shopping behavior. What website features (across website domains) are present which may appeal or repel the online user. This program has been exciting and presented tools that I know will be invaluable in my future job. What I find especially has impacted my academic success thus far, is my experience working with dedicated faculty members to develop research skills and how their practical experiences and knowledge is integrated with curriculum.
I grew up and continue to live in Orange Village, Ohio. After graduating from Orange High School in 2004, I enrolled at the Ohio University where I majored in Marketing.
In my free time, I am a member of the Cleveland Disc Association and play in the Cleveland Heights summer softball league.
Now a part of the Consumer and Industrial Research Program, I hope to pair my passion for marketing with the skills of statistical and psychological analysis. My goals are to earn my PH.D, to engage in a career dedicated to meaningful consumer research, and to teach business and psychology courses at the collegiate level.
My name is Ashlee Dedek, and I graduated from Miami University with a degree in psychology. I am in my first year of the Consumer and Industrial Research Program, or as we like to say CIRP. While I have always enjoyed psychology, it took me a long time to decide what particular field interested me. I knew that Clinical and Experimental programs were not what I was looking for, so when I heard about the Consumer and Industrial Research Program I was very excited. I love the mix of Consumer Psychology, I/O Psychology, and Research methods. I hope to someday have a career in business consulting, and I definitely feel CIRP is preparing me for it!
Hello, my name is Steven Given and I am a first year CIRP student. My undergraduate studies consisted of majoring in Psychology and minoring in Business Administration at Cleveland State University. In addition to my studies, I also seized the opportunity to become a marketing intern at Blue Technologies. Here I developed advertisements, conducted market research, and managed several customer databases.
Outside of the academic environment, I enjoy playing online strategy video games, moderating websites, exercising, watching Mixed Martial Arts, collecting computer keyboards, and learning three languages (Russian, Spanish, and English). Most people who know me consider me a geek. Aspects of each of my hobbies can be studied from both the Psychological and Business perspectives.
Thus, I chose to become a “CIRPie” in order to unite the hobbies I love with the field of study I am most familiar with. The Consumer Industrial Research Program enables its students to study both Industrial Psychology and Consumer Psychology. Also, the program has a strong emphasis on statistical methodologies used in research. As a first year student, I have only just begun the program. The only problem I have come across so far is the abundance of fruitful research areas. I want to investigate all of them, but must eventually choose an area of focus.
2004 graduated from Syowayakka high school.
2008 graduated from Utica College.
I want to use my background and experience in the I.O field as a Japanese international student. I am interested in applying our study to other cultures and countries.