Human resources is a great job to get into since it spans the gamut of several organizations and business sectors. You can work for any company in any vertical!
The skills required for this job include strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to mediate conflict, extreme levels of patience, and the willingness to work with a variety of people every day!
If this job sounds like a great fit for you, you might be wondering how you get started on this path. Choosing a school and majoring in human resources is a great first step! We acquired a list of the six best human resources colleges for undergraduate for any aspiring HR professional.
In 2019, I had the chance to interview several people who headed up the human resources programs at Villanova. In the interview, I learned that Villanova created the HRD Master’s Program back in 1980, and has graduated more than 2,500 human resource professionals. I’m a big believer that one of the most valuable aspects of a college education is the network that comes along with the degree. With Villanova, graduating into a network of 2,500 HR professionals seems like a valuable benefit.
Brett Farmiloe, Markitors
Louisiana State University
The business school at Louisiana State University offers a B.S. management degree with a concentration in human resource management. The program is ranked in the top 10 in the United States and offers students experience in business, economics, communications and requires a certain amount of hours interning in the field. LSU allows students to get a broad scope of the business world while also allowing students to explore the depths of human resource management.
Carey Wilbur, Charter Capital
San Diego State University
San Diego State University offers a B.S.B.A. in human resource management. For students interested in staying in the western United States or coming to the western United States, SDSU offers some of the best college experiences and programs for HR undergraduates, including an active SHRM chapter.
Dan Reck, MATClinics
Cornell University has an excellent human resources management program. There is an opportunity to pursue an undergraduate degree in the field as well as a 15 month master’s program that is geared towards getting HR professionals into senior positions. The program is considered to be in the top 10 nationwide.
Ryan Nouis, TruPath
New York University
I have a personal affinity for NYU as I’ve studied there, but there are countless other programs that are solid. However, it’s how the student applies what they learn and remains curious and open in this field that is central to long term success more so than the undergraduate or graduate program they attend.
Nadine Mullings, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Arizona State University
I completed my undergraduate degree at Arizona State University. My area of study was business and sociology. As I began to understand where these two disciplines intersected I realized that I enjoyed the talent acquisition piece of the business as well as HR the most.
Steven Brown, DP Electric Inc