Jessica Hooper

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Jessica Hooper
CHRLS Alumni Association Board Member


  • Master of Arts 2014
    Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Carlson School of Management


Jessica (Roberts) Hooper, ’14, graduated from the full-time MA-HRIR program and is an HR Officer at World Animal Protection. She previously worked at D.G. Techlink LTD, Stich Fix, and TE Connectivity. “I chose to attend the University of Minnesota directly after my undergraduate degree in part because it was listed among the top master's programs for HR in the world,” she says. She’s grateful that the degree set her up for success. “In those two years, I learned much more than the standard HR knowledge; I also learned how to be a professional. Participating in the MBA courses was a huge plus for me in the program,” she says. “I left with a better grasp on business than when I started, as well as the skills I needed to find a fulfilling position in a challenging job market.” She joined the Alumni Board for a few reasons. “I was excited about the opportunity to give back to the alumni community and help current students,” she says. “It is also a great way to stay connected to other interesting professionals and the University.” Her advice to current students is to, “know yourself first. Take time to truly understand your motivations and passions.”