- Master of Arts 2011
Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Carlson School of Management
Kristyn Aasen, '11, graduated from the full-time program and currently works as an HR manager at SuperValu. She has previously worked at Thomson Reuters, GE and Medtronic. Aasen chose the MA-HRIR program at the University of Minnesota because of its "excellent" reputation and because it gave her the opportunity to focus on building her experience in HR which was crucial to launch her career. Aasen also appreciated that while on campus, she had the opportunity to take advantage of leadership opportunities, internships and mentoring relationships. "These experiences helped me apply the classroom learning to the real world while developing the skills needed to be a successful HR partner," she says. Aasen joined the CHRLSAA Board to give back to the community and to grow relationships with other Carlson alums. Aasen's advice to current students is to take advantage of their time in the program as it goes by very fast. "Because there are so many opportunities to interact with companies and HR professionals, you have a chance to either discover or refine your career path and interests," she says.