It is important to understand that employers hire people, not degrees. The skills and knowledge you develop as a result of your education, as well as in your work and community activities, have the greatest impact on hiring decisions. Listed below are some specific knowledge and transferable skills you will acquire as a result of your university education and your focus on Human Resources.
Specific Knowledge Skills
Valuable Transferable Skills
Information-gathering and Communication Skills
Thinking, Planning and Organizational Skills
Teamwork and Management Skills
Career Options (Samples Only. Additional education, training or experience may be required.)
Human Resource - Generalist
Generalists in human resources often plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of human resources and personnel departments, and develop and implement policies, programs and procedures regarding human resource planning, recruitment, collective bargaining, training and development, occupational classification, and pay and benefit administration. They represent management and participate actively on various joint committees to maintain ongoing relations between management and employees. Human resource managers are employed throughout the private and public sectors.
Compensation & Benefits
Human Resource Administration
|Human Resource Management
Occupational Health & Safety
Training & Development
Human Resource - Specialist
Specialists in human resources develop, implement and evaluate human resources and labour relations policies, programs and procedures and advise managers and employers on personnel matters. Specialists in human resources are employed throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.
|Employee Relations Associate
Human Resource Consultant
Human Resource Policy Analyst
Labour Relations Associate
Human Resources Professionals Association - hrpa.ca
International Association of Business Communicators - iabc.com
North American HR Management Association - www.nahrma.org/content/canada
Certified Human Resources Professional - www.chrp.ca
Society for Human Resource Management - shrm.org
American Society for Training and Development - astd.org
Professional Designation and Laurier Course Equivalency List*
*check hrpa.ca for a complete listing of course equivalency requirements
Are you interested in learning first hand about the careers our alumni have successfully pursued? Connect with Laurier alumni through the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) program. Participating alumni represent a variety of disciplines, careers and industries.
In addition, the Career Centre has compiled Career Profiles from Laurier alumni. Read about their career paths and how their experiences have led them to their current roles.
This resource is available at the Career Resource Centre.