Fox Holds HRM Co-Op Event

Fox School of Business welcomed industry leaders during the Co-OP in Human Resource Management. During this event, Human Resource Management students made their final presentations for the Co-Op in HRM. This marked the culmination of The Co-Op in HRM.

In the course, an elective offered by the Fox School’s Department of Human Resource Management (HRM), students swap classroom learning for professional experience. Students are assigned a co-op with one of the program’s industry partners, where they report to work 10 hours weekly. The students are tasked with tackling a pressing issue in the human resources industry, and producing an evidence-based management paper that presents their research toward pinpointing a solution.

Students communicated their research findings and the best solution to addressing the HR issue they had selected during the final presentations. The final presentations were held Dec. 5, 2014 at Alter Hall. Professional mentors representing the companies and non-profit organizations that students were assigned to as well as other industry leaders interested in participating in the program in the future were in attendance.

Professionals submitted index-card notes to the students for an on-the-spot input on their respective presentations. This year, there were 22 students that participated in the Fall 2014 semester.

“Internships and co-op assignments like the ones offered by this course, are salient learning opportunities that help make Fox School’s students more competitive when they enter the job market,” said Dr. Crystal Harold, Associate Professor of HRM. “Some of the students who have taken this course in years past are offered employment opportunities with their co-op organization. Others use their co-ops as an opportunity to segue into their next position.”


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