Joshua Arbit Headshot

Joshua Arbit

CHRLS Alumni Association Board Member


  • Master of Arts 2007
    Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Carlson School of Management


Josh Arbit, ’07, graduated from the full-time program and is a senior product manager at Amazon. He previously worked at Price Waterhouse Coopers, ThinkTalent, and Target. He says he chose the MA-HRIR program because “it is the top program in the country and I also already happened to live in Minneapolis.” Arbit explains, “I was originally in a program for PhDs in I/O psych but I found I needed something much more applied. After speaking with a few experts, I found HR to be a good mix of psychology, especially human motivation and obviously much more applied.” He says that the program gave “a solid foundation to build on for any specialty area within HR.” His reason for joining the Alumni Board is that he wants “to invent new ways to better engage with the general alumni population.” Arbit’s advice to current students is to “Talk with your professors about publications in the particular sub-area of HR that you are interested in. [It’s a] great way to stay current.”