Human Resources


A Human Resources department assumes responsibility for a company’s personnel sourcing and hiring, applicant tracking, skills development, employee training, benefits administration, work-life balance, and compliance with associated government regulations. HR implements strategies and policies relating to the management of individuals within that organization.

Department Website

College of Professional Studies

Job Titles

Affirmative Action Coordinator HR Coordinator
Arbitrators HR Development Specialist
Compensation Manager/Specialist HR Generalist
Customer Service HR Information System Specialist
Director of HR* Job Analysts / Position Classifier
Director of Industrial Relations* Labor Relations Manger*
Employee Assistance Plan Manager* Mediators
Employee Benefits Manager/Specialist* Occupational Analyst
Employer Relations Representative Recruitment Specialist
Employment Interviewer Training and Development Manager/Specialist*
Employment/Placement Manager* Training Manager/Specialist*
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer* Volunteer Coordinator (Non-Profit)
HR Consultant

Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).
Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.


Banks and financial institutions Hotel, restaurant, and retail chains
Community agencies Labor unions
Consulting firms Manufacturing firms
Educational institutions Military research organizations
Employment and staffing agencies Nonprofit organizations
Federal government agencies including: Other medium and large size organizations
    Bureau of Labor Private Foundations
    Employment Security Commission Professional employment organizations (PEOs)
    Department of Labor Public interest legal agencies
Hospitals and healthcare organizations Test preparation companies



These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Human Resources Intern
  • Training and Development Internship
  • Customer Service Intern

To search for internship opportunities, log in to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship database for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.


For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


The following resources include websites and various resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Career & Job Websites

Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

 Social Media

Sample Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: