I am a 1st year student currently attending Houston Community College Central and was looking to transfer to a 4 year university for my bachelors after my prerequisites at HCC. I was wondering what degree program would you recommend that I get into if I wanted to pursue a career in Human Resources? What type of entry level HR experience should I try and get while I am obtaining my degree that would be valuable to a company once I graduate?
Good Day Fellow HR Enthusiast,
Human Resources is a wonderful and rewarding career, I am glad you have interest. There are many disciplines within the HR family such Benefits, HRIS, Talent Management, Talent…
I am international student graduating December 2016. I am receiving a Bachelors in Finance. I am currently applying for OPT (a year one program allowing employment for international students). How can I go about the process of job searching and landing a job, while also probably needing to take a year off for the OPT program?
Congrats on your upcoming graduation! Your first step as an international student looking to work - whether through OPT or other options - is to get in touch with your career services office for foreign students…View all answers »
I'm a senior about to earn my Mechanical Engineering degree. I feel I have qualities to become a corporate trainer. Should I start my career on a different track than my major, or should I just stick to engineering and see for the future?
You have come a long way to turn back now. I would recommend that you stick to engineering and pursue training opportunities on the side or that closely relate to engineering. In corporate environments, there…View all answers »
I'm an undergrad student majoring in Business Marketing. I'm also a member of the American Marketing Association and the PR for marketing club at the University of West Georgia. Would being an AMA member hold much value to employers at companies I wish to pursue for future employment opportunities?
You should absolutely include that information in your resume. It's always good to promote your "industry knowledge" through the organizations you are involved in. It also allows the recruiters and hiring managers…View all answers »
As a young professional, I want to be growing and gaining experience, but I'm not sure what I should be focusing on most. Any thoughts on goals I should be setting for myself or things I should work toward in my personal development?!
Great question! Professional development is not an easy task when trying to identifying goals and objectives, as well as your own development needs. I would suggest, first taking the time to reflect on your…View all answers »
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