Looking back on my internship in Industrial Psychology at Omnicor, I can’t help but feel a surge of pride and eagerness for the next chapter. This past quarter, I’ve been hands-on with the Assessments Team, diving into the fascinating world of psychometrics.
So, what’s been going on?
Well, first off, I got a grasp on how Omnicor handles psychometric testing. I had to understand the policies and processes. This was key to ensuring our assessments were ethical, accurate, and customer focused.
A standout moment for me? Observing a feedback unfold and the nitty-gritty of the assessment administration. This gave me the confidence and skills to step in later and guide clients through role-play exercises and other assessment tasks. The biggest takeaway? The importance of building trust and creating comfort for the candiate during these sessions.
Now, let’s talk about report writing. I made good progress learning how to master the art of crafting reports in the signature Omnicor style. The challenge? Making complex info bite-sized and digestible. Because what’s the use of an assessment if no one can understand the results right?
And speaking of results, understanding the myriad of test batteries was another key part of my journey. It’s like having a toolbox and knowing exactly which tool to use for the job. Customising our approach for each client was crucial, ensuring we delivered insights that hit the mark every time.
One thing I’m particularly proud of? Learning to navigate the unique challenges of assessments, like catering to visually impaired individuals. It’s all about thinking on your feet and finding ways to adapt.
The icing on the cake was a hands-on statistical analysis project. Sifting through data, spotting trends, and translating numbers into meaningful insights made me feel like a detective in the world of psychology.
In a Nutshell…
This internship has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride, packed with learning and growth. With three-quarters done, I’m fired up for the home stretch. It’s been a fantastic reminder of why I love this field.
Author – Anike Theron