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Career Development

Graduate Business Career Center

Through a wide range of services and resources, the GBCC prepares Carlson School students for successful internship and job searches, and connects students to top companies across the country. The GBCC offers extensive services and resources to help you with all aspects of your career development, from career coaching and mock interviews to internship placement and negotiation strategies.

Career Support

The GBCC will help you discover the career best suited to your interests, educational background, and professional goals. Some of the ways we can help are:

  • Career exploration - Learning about yourself, the world of work, and where you best fit is an important first step for a successful business career, and GBCC provides valuable resources for this exploration process.
  • Resume and Cover Letter Assistance - We'll help you customize your resume and cover letter to a specific type of employment opportunity.
  • Interview Preparation - All graduate students can conduct a practice interview with a career coach and get immediate feedback on their interviewing skills.
  • Job search tools - A well-planned job search strategy can help you stay focused and gain a competitive edge, whether launching or advancing your career, and we have several tools to make your job search easier and more efficient.
  • Networking - We'll get you started with networking, both formally and informally. Networking is a process of connecting and building relationships with professionals, and involves giving and receiving help, information, and advice.
  • Offer Evaluation and Negotiation - Talk one-on-one with a coach and obtain valuable Employment Statistics to help you make the most out of your offer.
  • Library resources - We have the best, most up-to-date books on job search strategy, interviewing, resumes, and cover letters. You can check books out with your student ID at the GBCC office.
  • One-on-One Career Coaching - Need career advice? Our professional career coaches can help with all aspects of your career development. From defining a business career that fits you best to negotiating job offers, your career coach will be with you every step of the way.
  • Express Advising - Have a quick question and need to talk to a coach? GBCC coaches are "on call" several times throughout the week to answer your questions without having to make an appointment.

Career Advancement Opportunities

  • On-Campus Interviews - Throughout the year, MA-HRIR are invited to more than 40 recruiting events. Each year, more than 100 employers recruit on campus for internships and full-time opportunities, while another 300 companies use the Carlson School external job posting system, TalentLink.
  • Company Information Sessions - Company information sessions are an excellent opportunity for students to make an initial contact with a company representative. The company presentation gives you information about the company and position.
  • Networking Receptions - There are several networking receptions planned by the GBCC every year – connecting students with potential employers. 
  • Career Workshops - Held during evening hours, the Carlson School offers 20- 30 workshops per year to provide career tools students can implement immediately. 

Connect

Stephen Glomb, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Director and Career Coach
Phone: 612-625-3632
Email: smglomb@umn.edu

Recruiting Companies

There are a variety of companies ranging from small to large and local to national that recruit our HRIR students. Below is a sample of the recent organizations who recruited students from our program:

 

HRIR Recruiting Logos

Organizations Who Hired MA-HRIR Students in 2015

3M Fraser
Andersen Corporation General Electric Company
Anheuser-Busch InBev General Mills
Arista Networks Gopher Resource
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp Graco
Boston Medical Center Hearth & Home Technologies
BP America IBM
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Ingersoll Rand
CH2M Hill Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Comcast Microsoft Corporation
Cretex Companies Monsanto
Danfoss PepsiCo
Deloitte Consulting Polaris Industries
Eaton Corporation Shell Oil & Gas Explorer
Emerson Electric TE Connectivity
Essentia Health US Department of Veterans Affairs
ExxonMobil UnitedHealth Group
Ford Motor Company Zipnosis


 

Class of 2015

  • 100% of students in the Class of 2015 with permanent work authorization received summer internships.
  • Average internship salary was $31.64 per hour.

Class of 2014

  • Students reporting Full-time offers within 90 days of graduation:
    • Permanent: 100%
    • Non-Permanent: 80%
    • Total Graduates Seeking Employment: 94%
  • Average base salary for students with permanent work authorization: $74,991 

Career Positions

Recent HRIR graduates have found jobs as:

  • HR representatives
  • HR generalists
  • HR specialists
  • Compensation analysts
  • Staffing coordinators
  • Labor relations reps
  • Technical recruiters
  • Associate consultant

Employment Locations

Recent HRIR graduates have found jobs in:

  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • New York
  • Seattle
  • San Francisco
  • St. Louis
  • Tampa

2015 Employment by Industry

Manufacturing 31%
Consumer Products 25%
Technology 5%
Other 11%
Petroleum/Energy 11%
Real Estate 3%
Non-Profit 3%
Pharma/BioTech/Health 5%