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Hello Everybody!


My name is Joe Thornton. I currently work for Verizon communications as a local Manager in the Optical Center of Excellence. I have been a Management employee for nine years. I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Management, and I'm currently working on a Masters in Psychology, with a specialization/concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. I am an active member of the universities Psychology club, and a member of SIOP (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologist).


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Welcome, Joe. 

Management and Psychology:  a powerful mix.   You've undoubtedly noted the strong undercurrent of organizational behaviorism  in the M-T ouevre... 

John Hack

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Yes, I believe that you'll find a lot of value in the I/O path. Do you plan to remain in management after the degree or transition into more of a HR or Org Effectiveness role?

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I would like to try an Org effectiveness role, but I'm almost open to anything.