"Brick & Mortar" Education and "Real World" Experience: Assessing HRM Alumni Perceptions of their Early Professional Development

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  • Jennifer Menci University of Minnesota at Duluth
  • Scott W. Lester University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
  • Kristina A. Bourne University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
  • Cheryl L. Maranto Marquette University

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In this research we examined the extent to which three  distinct  human resource management (HRM) undergraduate programs provide coverage of the 13 core content areas specified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and explored the usefulness of various ways of learning including  their undergraduate  coursework, an internship, and previous work experience as related to early professional development.  Based on perceptions of HRM alumni, the  findings reveal that the three curricula provided significant differences in levels of proficiency in seven of the core areas and in perceived usefulness of the learning methods.  Implications for HRM curriculum development and students’ professional development are discussed.

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Menci, J., Lester, S. W., Bourne, K. A., & Maranto, C. L. (2010). "Brick & Mortar" Education and "Real World" Experience: Assessing HRM Alumni Perceptions of their Early Professional Development. Journal of Human Resources Education, 4(2). Retrieved from https://journals.troy.edu/index.php/JHRE/article/view/61

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