Human Resource Management

Career Choices in Human Resource Management

What Can I Do With This Major?

Each of the IU South Bend Leighton School of Business alumni listed below have a degree in Human Resource Management. Each are at different points in their career—some are just starting out, some have years of experience.

While everyone's career path is unique, you can learn more about how your career might look after graduation by reviewing the LinkedIn profiles of these Leighton School of Business alumni:

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How to list this degree on your resume

Bachelor of Science in Business: Human Resource Management

Internship Requirement for Human Resource Management Majors

Human Resource Management majors are required to complete an internship or a field project before graduation. Click here for more information. 

Examples of Jobs in This Field

Below are only a few examples of jobs you can get with this degree.  Learn more about other jobs in human resource management here.

If you have a specific job in mind, you can learn more about it here.  

Examples of Detailed Job Descriptions

To get a professional-level position, you will need a degree AND experience. But what experience do you need? To find out, read job descriptions related to your major. Do this early in your college career.

The sooner you know what experiences employers want, the more time you will have to get them. Experience comes not only from paid jobs, but also from class projects, internships, club involvement and volunteer positions.

Below are a few examples of professional-level job descriptions (those requiring a bachelor degree). To find more, search the web for: "entry level jobs in (your major)."

  • Research, recommend and implement policy enhancements
  • Facilitate recruitment, hiring, applicant testing and new employee orientation; write and place advertisements; maintain new hire and termination records and conduct exit interviews
  • Develop new processes and tools for streamlining current HR processes
  • Work with department supervisors to develop and update job descriptions
  • Assist with payroll, compensation and ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation administration
  • Complete new-hire criminal background checks, administer drug screens, exit interviews, renewal of benefit plans, open enrollment, EEOC, FMLA, and I-9 regulations
  • Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university required, with a discipline in Human Resources preferred. Three to five years of human resources experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. PHR/SPHR preferred

  • Administer employee benefits programs such as retirement plans; medical, dental, vision plans; life insurance plans; temporary disability programs; and wellness programs.
  • Evaluate and compare existing company benefits with those of other employers by analyzing other plans, surveys and other sources of information. Plan, develop and/or participate in area and industry surveys. Analyze results of surveys and develop specific recommendations for review by management.
  • Prepare and execute, with legal consultation, benefits documentation
  • Assure company compliance with provisions of Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Affordable Care Act
  • Qualifications: A bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience in benefits administration, OR a master's degree in human resource management and 4 years of experience in benefits administration, OR any appropriate combination of education and experience. SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) preferred

  • Coordinate the on-boarding process for all new employees
  • Coordinate and schedule training classes.  Create standard and specialized training based on organizational and job needs. Track and measure all training for return on investment
  • Design and conduct post training evaluations and assessments to ensure training objectives are met.
  • Assist in creating basic test scenarios to be used in testing business applications
  • Qualifications: Bachelor degree and a year of experience in training or teaching teens and or adults.  Strong presentation skills.  Experience with Learning Management System administration.  Applicant tracking system experience. 

Student Organizations

Professional Organizations

Listings in this section are not meant to be endorsements of the organizations by the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics.  Listings are meant for informational purposes only.

There may be additional professional organizations on the international, national, state and local levels.  Do an internet search to find more opportunities. 

Professional Development Opportunities

There may be additional professional development opportunities on the international, national, state and local levels.  Do an internet search to discover more options.

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