Meet Our Students

In our HRIR program, students study together in tight-knit groups during their time in graduate school. Each cohort is unique and bonds are created that last a lifetime. We invite you to meet our students.

Kiah HRIR

Kiah

- Master's in Human Resources and Industrial Relations

I grew up here in Minneapolis before moving to Madison for college. In 2016 I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in Spanish and Teaching English as a Second Language. After graduating, I worked in higher education for a couple years before returning to school to get my master's. I am just finishing up my first year in the MHRIR program before going to St. Louis this summer where I will be an HR intern for Boeing.

Favorite Courses
Staffing, Training & Development

Previous Study
Spanish and ESL

Hobbies & Interest
Running, hiking, the Wisconsin Badgers, dogs, travel

Laura HRIR

Laura

- Master's in Human Resources and Industrial Relations

I attended Lawrence University for undergrad and graduated with my B.A. in Psychology with a Music minor in 2019. I am a Minnesota native who grew up in St. Paul and I will be interning at PepsiCo in their Frito-Lay sales division this summer! I am looking forward to starting my second year of the MA-HRIR program in the Fall. I fell in love with HR when I realized that it was the crossroads of business and psychology. I chose this program because of its incredible reputation and comprehensive learning experience.

Favorite Courses

Data & Metrics; Staffing, Training & Development; Labor Relations

Previous Study
Psychology

Hobbies & Interest
Hockey, restorative justice, singing, traveling, and dogs

Paige HRIR

Paige

- Master's in Human Resources and Industrial Relations

I attended the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for undergrad and graduated with my BS in Psychology in May of 2019. After working as an HR intern at Metalcraft of Mayville in Wisconsin, I moved to the Twin Cities area for the MHRIR program. I am finishing up my first year, and I’ve really enjoyed all of the connections I’ve made through the Carlson and our program. I have also been very involved with the Graduate Society of Human Resource Leaders as Vice President of Social Events, as well as working as an HR Assistant at a skilled nursing facility, the Estates at Roseville. I am super excited for the opportunity I have this summer to work as an HR intern with PepsiCo in the Frito-Lay sales division in Seattle, WA!

Favorite Courses
Staffing, Training & Development

Previous Study
Psychology

Hobbies & Interest
Hiking, trying new coffee shops and breweries

Siraj HRIR

Siraj

- Master's in Human Resources and Industrial Relations

I attended the University of Northern Iowa for undergrad and graduated with my BA in Sociology in 2018. I will be finishing my first year of the MHRIR program here soon and will be an EPIC HR intern with Trane Technologies in Davidson, NC! I have received many amazing opportunities during my short time here in the program including taking part in Carlson International Human Resource Case Competition and working with Quality Bicycle Products as a Talent Acquisition Intern during a full recruitment cycle for their Equity and Diversity Internship program. I was very involved during my undergraduate career from serving as President of NRHH-Panther Pride Chapter to becoming the Homecoming King, I have been able to continue my passion outside of the classroom here in the program through involvement in organizations like Graduate Society of Human Resources Leaders and as a Managing Partner for Graduate Volunteer Consultants.

Favorite Courses
Human Resource Information Systems; Staffing, Training & Development

Previous Study
Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Sociology of Law

Hobbies & Interest
Traveling, watching cooking shows, and FaceTiming with my Niece and Nephew 

Yining HRIR

Yining

- Master's in Human Resources and Industrial Relations

I completed my undergrad at the University of Minnesota as well with a BS in HR. Now I'm a first-year international student in the MHRIR program, which really helps me explore and fulfill my passion in the field. I'm glad that this fantastic program and I chose each other.

Favorite Courses
Staffing, Training & Development; Using Data & Metrics in HRIR

Previous Study
Human Resources Development

Hobbies & Interest
Traveling, and I hope to own my own pet one day

Connect with us

Need help navigating the admissions process? Have questions about the program? We're here to help!

Let me know if you'd like me to connect you with one of our students.

Amy Danzeisen

Amy Danzeisen

Assistant Director of Recruiting and Admissions

Human Resources and Industrial Relations

danz0024@umn.edu 

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