“To companies who strive to be premier!
Over the past eight years, Leadership Worth Following, LLC (LWF), has richly benefited from a partnership with the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program at The University of Texas at Arlington. When our company was just starting out in 2004, they were instrumental in answering specific questions we needed answered through rigorous research. We gave them topics. They did the research and wrote comprehensive White Papers. They then very capably presented their results directly to our Board of Directors. The students and faculty in the program then provided essential support in building cutting edge leadership development products, and then designed and built the essential delivery systems necessary to commercialize our products.
At every turn, we have found the Program to be well-led by strong competent faculty who have always been very customer focused. The Program has also supplied LWF with students to help us in both large and small ways. (And one of their graduates is now a key leader of our firm!)"
Dr. Dale Thompson, Founder and CEO
Leadership Worth Following, LLC
“UTA’s Office of Information Technology used a number of students in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program to conduct a study that gauged the morale and attitudes of OIT’s staff late in 2011. The graduate students who conducted the study were extremely professional in their approach to the gathering, analysis, and reporting of data and their outstanding work resulted in OIT’s management gaining a deeper understanding of our staff and their needs. The work product that they produced rivaled anything that we have received from paid consultants and we wouldn’t hesitate to use students from the program again.”
Dr. Maurice Leatherbury, CIO
Office of Information Technology, UT Arlington
“I can’t say enough about our I/O Intern from UTA. I expected solid book knowledge and he delivered. What’s better is that he came to the table ready to learn, ready with questions, attentive to detail, and proactive. His initial scope was reporting and analysis, but he quickly ramped up to take on many different requests across OMD. We are looking to hire him full time and we are backfilling with another UTA student!”
Byron Johnson, OMD Director
“I have been extremely happy with our intern from UTA. She has been a great addition to my team as she has a great work ethic, is dependable and highly knowledgeable in many of the Human Resources, Organizational Development and Industrial/Organizational Psychology areas related to her project work. She brings a positive energy and fresh perspective to the table. Her desire to learn and drive for success were exactly what we needed.”
Dr. Lauren McEntire, OMD Manager
“I recently worked with a group of interns from the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at UT Arlington to research best practices in adult learning, instructional design and e-learning. The students worked very quickly within my tight deadline to compile their findings into a professional, well-written white paper. Partnering with Dr. Lopez and the students was simple, straight-forward and a very positive experience. I received an exceptional final product and it was great getting to know our up-and-coming I/O talent. I highly recommend considering students within the program for your next project.”
Dr. Ashley Acker, Owner
Elite Leadership Consulting
“We have had several UTA students work for us over the years as interns and we have always been pleased with the level of productivity and aptitude they have demonstrated. In every case, the intern was a teamplayer and added value to our business.”
Dr. Joel Bennett, President and Founder
Organizational Wellness and Learning Systems
“We here at Mental Health America had a wonderful experience with one of the students from the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program. Donielle Gustafson and Dr. Lopez were wonderful. They created a screening tool for our volunteers and we are hoping to have the opportunity to implement their model statewide for our organization. Donielle was articulate and helped us all to look at things in a fresh light. Dr. Lopez, who would come with Donielle, was also helpful and spent so much time with us helping us concentrate the direction that we wanted to go. I can’t say enough good things about the program, the student or Professor. We had a wonderful experience.”
Paula Faircloth, Managing Local Ombudsman
Mental Health America of Greater Tarrant County