October 23, 2017

Human Resources

Human Resources is one of those majors that will always be in use.  If you are a human resource worker, you might not only have endless opportunities, especially during a recession, but you will also be loaded with connections.  There really is no job you cannot get with the knowledge attained in this major, but also with the connections that you received during school.  Also, if you network, then not only will you be able to attain lucrative and satisfying management and executive careers, but you will also find yourself directly in the path of wonderful scholarship tuition funding.

 

Human Resources: The Inherent Advantages

There is not one organization (that is somewhat established) that does not have a use for HR.  Human Resources works because everyone is in the people business.  No corporation ever got anywhere with some HR department of some kind.  The HR department is often the gatekeeper between the corporate office and the franchise store.  In addition to that, you will find that you will be the one to explain and update benefit programs.  It is essentially your job to tell the employees that are in your care how much their job is worth to them.  this means that there will literally be hundreds of scholarship opportunities out there for you.  Why?  You are crucially valuable to businesses and they will pay to make sure that you are educated.

 

Opportunities

Like in many majors, getting into the right opportunities means being at the right place at the right time.  If you make sure that you’ve done your due diligence and applied for at least 20 major scholarships in your major, then you will be able to afford the best schooling experiences.

Also, you need to make sure that you line yourself up with your future places of employment early on.  The reason is simple.  If you get yourself a job, by your sophomore year of college, then you will be able to get into their scholarship award programs.  Also, you will literally guarantee yourself a job before you graduate.  That kind of stability is priceless in a world economy that seems to be highly unstable.

The key to keeping your options open is to make sure that your standardized testing is up, and your GPA remains at least a 3.0.  If you can do this, then you will have a solid chance at getting a rather hefty percentages of the scholarships for which you applied.

 

Some Scholarships On Which To Begin

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) scholarships are offered to student members in good standing who show interest in a human resource management career:

  • The SHRM Foundation Dissertation Awards are in recognition of notable research being done by doctoral level students whose studies show promise for the field. Generous awards are up to $5,000.
  • The Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award provides up to a whopping $50,000 for astounding research that promises to make contributions to the field of HR Management.
  • General undergraduate and graduate scholarships up to $5,000 are awarded to deserving Human Resources Management students.

The San Diego Society for Human Resource Management scholarship recognizes undergraduate human resources management students who are already making contributions to their intended field. Scholarships may be up to $2,000.

The Center for Human Resource Management, a part of Mays Business School at Texas A&M, sponsors scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate HR Management students. Scholarships are funded by corporate partners and vary in amount.

Portland State University sponsors the Drew Lippay Scholarship in Human Resource Management. Recipients for this award must be members of the Northwest Human Resource Management Association, maintain a 3.25 GPA and undergo a rigorous personal interview. The panel will look not only at academics, but also at leadership, career goals and extracurricular activities.

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Thomas Bergmann Scholarship recognizes those students majoring in human resources management who do not necessarily hold the best GPAs of their class, but have demonstrated leadership talent. Awards are up to $500.