I chose the Masters of Human Resources Management program because I've been a human resources manager for seven years. The Masters of Human Resources program was the next step for my educational and career goals.
When I started looking at all of the different programs for human resources, there were a lot of fancy titles, a lot of fancy terminology that just kind of blinded you when you were looking at the program as a whole.
One university was very straightforward. It made the program understandable. I could relate it back to everything that I was already doing in the field working in human resources.
And then obviously the accreditation. Part of the selection process for me in selecting Walden University was ensuring that the Masters of Human Resources Management program was aligned with the standards from SHERM.
The next goal that I have is to get my certification, and that was an important factor in selecting the school and the program. I think when I first started the program, the biggest thing that excited me was just returning to school.
The degree program will help me in the new position specifically because the company is looking for a more educated base of professionals. I think for future students, when you're talking to the counselors and talking to the advisors and they're telling you that 20 hours a week or whatever commitment that you have to give to your course, you really need to pay attention to the advice that they're giving you.