Workplace consulting and research

Applied Psychology and Organizational Research Group (APORG)

One of the advantages of coming to Wayne State University is the wealth of applied opportunities offered to graduate students through the APORG. APORG's mission is to partner with organizations to provide high-quality research expertise and apply cutting-edge methodologies to improve organizational performance.


Through APORG, graduate students have the opportunity to obtain internships as well as to work on applied projects. Here are some of the APORG projects in which students have engaged:

  • Survey development
  • Focus groups
  • Recognition programs
  • Customer service
  • Training programs
  • Development and validation of assessment/selection tools
  • Multi-rater appraisal
  • Process improvements

Partners of APORG

The following are some of the organizations with which APORG has partnered:

  • American Society of Employers
  • AON
  • AT&T
  • Arrow Uniform
  • Chrysler
  • CSC
  • Detroit Public Schools
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Ford
  • Grosse Pointe Public School System
  • Legoland California
  • Lillian Vernon
  • Malloy
  • Nathan Neuman, Nathan & Zousmer
  • P&G
  • PathPoint
  • plante moran
  • Polaris
  • PVS Chemicals, Inc.
  • Right Management
  • Sheraton
  • Terumo Cardiovascular Systems
  • The P.H.I. Group LLC
  • TRW
  • Visteon
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts