Human Resources Track

Prepare for a career in human resources with the diverse skill set that you need.

CAREER PATHS

Students interested in human resources may pursue a broad range of career paths including:

  • Compensation and benefits
  • Organizational development
  • Recruitment and talent acquisition
  • Workforce development

Preparing for one of these interest areas often involves building applicable coursework and experience through internships, projects and campus leadership. It could also involve adding an additional major or minor.

Concentration Requirements

This summary provides coursework required for a human resources concentration. Those wanting to concentrate in human resources should take 2–3 of the following courses, depending on guidance received from your faculty advisor (who may also recommend an additional major and/or minor).

  • BUS 352 – Human Resources Management*
  • BUS 395 – Training and Career Development*
  • BUS 395 – Recruitment and Selection*
  • BUS 395 – Leadership and Teams*
  • ECON 403 – Labor Economics*
  • COMM 220 – Task Group Leadership
  • COMM 330 – Organizational Communication
  • LDRS 292 – Trusted Advisor
  • PSY 280 – Social Psychology*
  • PSY 350 – Industrial / Organizational Psychology*

*counts toward a portion of electives required in the business major

FIRMS ENGAGED ON CAMPUS

We help you discern your calling through programming events and engagement with firms on campus.

Opportunities

  • Career panels
  • Meet the firm presentations
  • Networking events
  • Resume/interview prep

Sample Firms

  • Disher
  • Kellogg's
  • Gentex
  • Herman Miller

JOB TITLES

ENTRY LEVEL + INTERNSHIP

  • Global employer brand marketing and talent attraction
  • HR benefits project manager
  • HR development intern
  • HR manager
  • Lead campus recruiter
  • Recruiter
  • Staffing and retention
  • Coordinator
  • Talent acquisition consultant

EMPLOYERS

  • Adecco Staffing
  • Disher
  • General Mills
  • Gentex
  • Herman Miller
  • International Justice Mission
  • Kellogg
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Steelcase
  • Tesla
  • Wolverine Worldwide