“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” – Napoleon Hill
Before I begin to enlighten you about the MHRM program at The Ohio State University, you should know a little about me.
I graduated from a small private college in the foothills of the Arkansas Ozarks. After graduating, I married and moved back to Texas to pursue a career in education. I taught high school History and coached varsity football. I have to admit that there is something special about coaching football on Friday nights in Texas. Six years later, I knew that a career change would be the best move for my family. I worked for Google as a Field Marketing Representative in Austin for about a year and then took a job as a licensed Personal Banker for JP Morgan Chase. Last year, I decided to move my wife and son up north to one of the top ranked Human Resource Management programs in the United States.
So why did I choose Human Resource Management as a graduate degree? This took a lot of personal assessment and collaboration with friends and family. Career evaluation tests suggested that my skills would be a great fit for Human Resources. The future of the field was promising as most businesses realize the importance of human capital. And, after speaking with other HR professionals, I understood that this would be a fulfilling career. I became more and more confident that this would be a great field for me.
My fear when applying to this program centered around my lack of relevant education and experience. Those fears have been completely erased. During orientation, my cohort shared these same fears and concerns. As I have learned from talking with some HR executives and from the second year MHRM students, the program at Ohio State prepares you to hit the ground running. The professors offer an excellent mix of academia and work experience. Companies that recruit the MHRM students acknowledge the elite value of the program. Most importantly, the courses are designed to build a business savvy foundation.
I had a desire to attend a highly rated MHRM program that was based in a business school. This narrowed my choices to a few colleges. What set Ohio State above the rest was the quality of the professors, its well connected alumni, and the relationship with high profile companies. So far, my expectations have been exceeded.