Alumni Success Stories

Heather Kchodl

Graduated May 2004
B.S. Psychology
Grad School: Pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

I am currently working on getting through graduate school with the eventual goal of having a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology. I am collecting data for my thesis and should have my master's degree conferred by December 2006, and a year-and-a-half after that I should have my Ph.D.

Ultimately, I would like to be an internal consultant to a large corporation overseeing all of their I/O psychology needs from selection to organizational development. If I don't do that, I would like to work for the military in some fashion, likely training and performance evaluation.

My favorite memories of Honors center around the people -- late night card games, running around Salt Lake City with a couple of very fun girls, and always having a very good friend very close by.

Participating in the Honors Program gave me opportunities to network with people on and off campus, and that taught me how to build long-term professional and personal relationships. What I remember and value most about the Honors Program was the people: my friends, Maude, and my Select Sixty Mentor/Friend Laurie Chesley.