Robert Klee

CHRLS Alumni Association Board Member


  • Master of Arts 2011
    Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Carlson School of Management


Robert Klee, '11, graduated from the full-time program, and currently works as senior manager of corporate benefits with Bertelsmann. Prior to this role, he held positions at Mercer and Reed Elsevier. Rob chose to attend the HRIR program at the Carlson School because of its strong reputation. “[The program] provides students with unique educational opportunities focused on the needs of today's HR professionals,” he says. “The MA-HRIR degree provided me with the opportunity to learn about the various aspects of human resources, which serve as a strong foundation to be successful in the field.” He chose to join the Alumni Board “as a way to give back to the Carlson HRIR community and support current and former students of the school,” he says. And, as for advice to current students?  “There are so many facets to HR and varied opportunities as both generalist and specialist,” he notes. “Use your time in the MA-HRIR program to learn about as many of these opportunities as possible.