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 wonderful bonds are created within each group. We invite you to meet our graduates.

Lauren HRIR

Lauren

- Master's in Human Resources and Industrial Relations

I attended Michigan State University for undergrad and graduated with my BS in Psychology in 2018. I just finished up my first year of the MA-HRIR program and am now working as an HR intern with Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix, AZ!

Favorite Courses
Compensation & Benefits

Previous Study
Business and Human Resources

Hobbies & Interest
Ice skating, bullet journaling, travel

Jerri HRIR

Jerri

- Master's in Human Resources and Industrial Relations

Before joining the HRIR program, I worked for a few years in Finance (Internal Audit) and International Education (Study Abroad). In these roles, I found that I kept getting drawn to people-focused projects and finally had the realization that a career in Human Resources was the right fit for me. Coming back to school, I was a bit concerned that I was "out of practice" and that I might have trouble in re-acclimating to student life. However, once I got to the University of Minnesota it quickly became clear that there was a very strong support network to help me be successful. Our program leadership, professors, career services, and peers have all made me feel supported and empowered to go into my HR career feeling confident. I have also really enjoyed the opportunity to build relationships with students from all over the world and a strong alumni network. The HRIR program has truly been the perfect fit for me. I am currently interning with Boeing in Seattle (and LOVING it) and am looking forward to returning to complete the HRIR program next year.

Favorite Courses
Business Statistics, Organizational Behavior, and, Staffing, Training, and Development

Previous Study
Business Management: International Business

Hobbies & Interest
Hiking, dogs, movies, reading, traveling, animals

Eduard HRIR

Eduard

- Master's in Human Resources and Industrial Relations

I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I spent most of my time outside of school participating in various competitive sports. Post high school, I attended the University of Minnesota where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Sociology. As we head into the fall semester, it will be my second year of the MA-HRIR program.

Favorite Courses
Staffing, Training, and Development

Previous Study
Business and Human Resource Management

Hobbies & Interest
Hanging out with my two dogs. Playing competitive sports.

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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