Letters of Recommendation

If you would like to request a letter of recommendation for graduate schools or other organizations, please fill out the application below and include it with the rest of your materials for Dr. Cushenbery. Click here to download the Letter of Recommendation Application. Please give a stamped, addressed envelope for each hard copy requested.

Applying to Graduate School

There are several useful resources for students who are interested in learning more about the application process for business schools.

Business students: To download the presentation for applying to graduate school in business programs, click here. For career information and occupational outlook for management, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Information for Students

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Psychology students: To download my presentation for applying to graduate school in psychology programs, click here. To learn more about what I-O psychologists do, download my I-O presentation to Psi-Chi here. For more information, see this site and this one, too. You can also find more general information about applying to grad school in Industrial-Organizational psychology at the SIOP graduate program website and on this blog by Dr. Richard Landers at Old Dominion University. To learn about the occupational outlook for I-O psychology, visit this Bureau of Labor Statistics site.

For more information on applying to graduate school, I recommend these books:

And for getting through graduate school and beyond, may I suggest:

Andy Field also has a great (and funny) statistics resource page here and youtube site here.

And just for fun, check out Research Wahlberg, What Should We Call Grad School, and PhD Comics:

Other programs at Stony Brook University

Want to check out more innovation initiatives in the College of Business? Visit Stony Brook’s Innovation Center.

Find an internship or job through ZebraNet at the Stony Brook Career Center.

Did you know that as a Stony Brook student, you can get an MBA along with your BA degree from any major in only one extra year of school? Learn more here.

Both business majors and non-business majors can receive course credit towards their degree while studying abroad for a few weeks. Both graduate students and undergrads can apply. See the program website here.

Light reading (because us professors love this stuff):

Instructions for Current Research Assistants

After being accepted in the LC lab, all new research assistants must compete the following:

    1) the Lab Roster Form (each semester)

    2) the CITI ethics training (once every three years)


You can receive course credit as a research assistant in the LC lab. Stony Brook students can register for BUS 487 (undergraduate) or MBA 595 (graduate), which are three credit courses. When filling out your roster form (above), you can indicate that you’d like to sign up for the class. You will also need to register before the adding classes deadline at the beginning of the semester.

Dr. Cushenbery will assign your grade for this class based on your performance in the lab.

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