Human Resources & Industrial Relations Careers

Listing the Carlson School of Management on your resume is just the beginning. With the support of our Carlson Business Career Center team and their strong connections with alumni, businesses, and other organizations, you'll be able to develop your professional skills to help you stand out from the crowd.

  • $85,000 median salary with U.S. work authorization for the Class of 2023
  • 97% of the Class of 2023 accepted internship offers
  • The Carlson Business Career Center organized 471 events across 13 programs

Impressive Outcomes 2023 Graduates

In the Class of 2023, 98% of MHRIR graduates secured offers either within six months of graduation or before. These impressive outcomes were accompanied by a median base salary of $82,000. Graduates found opportunities in top industries such as manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, and consulting.

Your return on investment

Learn about Carlson School's Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations' return on investment from alum Lua Davis.

Career Resources — For a Lifetime

Through a wide range of services and resources, the Carlson Business Career Center (CBCC) prepares Carlson School students for successful internship and job searches, and connects students to top companies across the country. The CBCC 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.

Learn more about the Carlson Business Career Center

The CBCC 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 CBCC 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 CBCC 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.
  • On-Campus Interviews - Throughout the year, MHRIR 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 CBCC 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.

Meet with the MHRIR Career Coach

Stephen Glomb, Ph.D
Senior Associate Director and Career Coach

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