Tasks associated with human resources and training often include attracting, selecting, training, assessing, and rewarding human capital. Human resource management is a term used to describe a set of tasks aimed at effectively managing an organization’s employees, commonly known as its human resources or human capital. Industry professionals will simultaneously oversee organizational leadership and culture.
Designing your major
Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to human resources and training, including:
Learn about careers in the field
- Human Resources Director
- Corporate Trainer
- Benefits Manager
- Personnel Director
- Organizational Consultant
- Employment Counselor
- Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
- Training Director
- Career Development Director
- Instructional Coordinator
- Training Specialist
- Program Manager
- Chief Operating Officer
- Compensation Analyst
Learn through experience
Join a student organization
Student organizations can help us clarify our interests and build experience. Here are a few ideas of organizations in this area:
- Union Board
- 180 Degrees Consulting
- IU Dance Marathon
- Human Resource Association
- Indiana University Student Foundation
- Student Alumni Association
Volunteering in the community has many benefits for the community and for your personal and professional development. How can you use your knowledge and skills to make a difference?
- South Central Indiana Human Resource Association
- South Central Community Action Program
- Area 10 Agency on Aging
- Hoosier Hills Food Bank
- Monroe County Humane Association
- Habitat for Humanity ReStore
- City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Interested in graduate school?
In this field, some common graduate school programs may include Human Resources Management, Organizational Leadership, Project Management, Business Administration and Management, Healthcare Management, and many more!
There are many ways to explore careers, through research, gaining experience, and talking with other people. Your career coach is here to mentor you and help you find ways to explore that fit you best.