Dr. John (Jay) Michela is an associate professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Waterloo. Since the 1990s, Jay has led the Waterloo Organizational Research and Consulting Group (WORC Group) as its founding director. His research in organizations involves management issues connected with leadership and teams, including teamwork that seeks entrepreneurial product innovation. His research with university students has examined (a) identity-based motivation toward career choice and (b) cognitive-motivational and experiential learning processes in development of employability skills or professional competencies. His interests in these topics has led to his collaborations with the Waterloo Centre for the Advancement of Co-operative Education (WatCACE) on research around these issues for co-op students.

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