The inherent issue with responding to a posted job or internship opportunity is that they generally receive many applicants depending on the number of people that see the advertised position. As a junior, Morgan, chose her own route and sent an unsolicited letter of interest to an overseas organization where she had a desire to work.
The recipe for a successful college experience calls for 3 main ingredients: Class, College involvement/extracurricular activities, and internships. First, class provides the basic knowledge for your future career. For example, in my HR role at Carolina Dairy in Biscoe, NC I reference classes that taught the FMLA, ADA and other discrimination laws. Second, college involvement provides the people skills. Whether you are involved in Student Association, Housing and Residence Life, Academic Coaching or another organization, you learn how to listen and talk to people. Read More
Entering into the Human Resources minor at Daemen College was the best choice I could have made. It paved the way for the beginning of my career. It opened doors for me to get involved with a campus club (SHRM), participate in community service, meet incredible professors and friends, have amazing experiences (HR Student of the Year), and land internships I could only have dreamed of. Not only did Professor Buszka focus on teaching us about Human Resources, she really taught us about what life is like after college. She prepared us by allowing us to participate in meetings with HR professionals, past alumni and attending seminars. We also put on events for the campus (mock interviews) to prepare other college students for the real world.
2014 Graduate, BS in Business Administration, specializing in Human Resource Management, dual minors in Public Relations & Entrepreneurship
Specializing in Daemen College's Human Resource Management program was the best decision I could have made for my career. Coming to college, I knew I wanted to major in Business Administration, but I wasn't sure what specialization to choose. After attending one SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) club meeting my freshman year, I knew the field of Human Resources was what I was searching for. HR is centered on being socially interactive with current or future employees, all while having a basis in employment laws and regulations.
The Daemen Experience helped me discover my true self, my true friends, and my true career path. The business professors are not only instructors, they become part of your family.
The HR Management specialization in the Business Administration program at Daemen College thoroughly prepared me for the rigorous tasks I would face in the HR world. In my current position, I'm able to apply things I learned in my HR classes. My best experience was meeting all the great people in the program. As a result, I developed amazing life-long friendships.