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Human Resources Management at St. Thomas: learn to select the best employee for the job.

What are recent graduates doing now?

Katie is a human resources professional for Accenture, which conducts many of the HR functions for Best Buy. Katie had an internship at Best Buy while completing her HR program and was asked to continue with Best Buy. She loves the challenges of developing new programs for a rapidly growing organization and one that is expanding into culturally diverse areas such as China.

Learning opportunities outside of the classroom:

Internships. Because UST is located in the heart of a thriving business community, there are many opportunities for internships. Companies such as Target, Best Buy and 3M regularly employ our business students in a variety of work assignments.

Study abroad. Business students have many options for studying abroad as part of their business program. Many of our business students have done semester-long studies in London, Ireland, Rome, Madrid, Seville and Trier, Germany.

With a global business marketplace, study abroad opportunities give students the chance to experience different cultures. From these experiences, they bring a multicultural aspect to their organizational experiences. Moreover, study abroad helps students grow and learn about themselves, an important process for any leader or manager.

Faculty at work

Members of the Management Department are actively engaged in consulting with local and regional businesses. This keeps them current with the latest business practices, which they integrate into their teaching. They also are conducting research in areas such as human resource strategy, student intercultural development resulting from studying abroad, mid-career development and intercultural team development.

What jobs are possible with a Human Resources Management major?

  • Interviewing specialist
  • Labor relations specialist
  • HR placement specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Training and development director
  • Staffing specialist
  • Employment recruiter
  • HR administrator
  • Compensation and benefits specialist
  • Negotiator
  • Director of employee relations
  • Personnel manager
  • Employee counselor
  • Director of Human Resource Services
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