North Central College - Naperville, IL

Human Resource Management

Why choose human resource management at North Central College?

Unlike traditional business schools, North Central integrates courses in psychology, sociology and gender and women's studies into its human resource management curriculum. This interdisciplinary approach will deepen your understanding of what makes people tick—which in turn will help you identify and leverage their motivations to meet business goals, draw out their best and create a productive work environment.

You can also:

  • Travel, study and work internationally through our study abroad and international internship programs.
  • Identify job opportunities through faculty and alumni networks and our Career Development Center.
  • Apply what you’ve learned in class through campus organizations like Enactus.


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  • Fitness management, Good Samaritan Health & Wellness, Downers Grove, IL
  • Intern, Kane County Cougars professional baseball, Geneva, IL
  • Human resource generalist, Judge & Dolph, Wood Dale, IL
  • Human resource generalist, Business Innovation Services, Naperville


Recent graduates in human resource management include:

  • Compensation analyst, Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL
  • Human resource representative, Kerry Ingredients, Melrose Park, IL
  • Human resource administrator, Wirtz Beverage Illinois, Schaumburg, IL
Human Resource Management

Because he wants to pursue a career working closely with people, it made sense for James to transfer to North Central.

“The small class sizes are great and the professors are very approachable,” he says. “I got the personal attention I needed.”

James first landed a position as treasurer for the Student Human Resources Group. The group is an official chartered student chapter of the international Society for Human Resource Management, which hosts events for students like monthly meetings, seminars and opportunities to network with human resource professionals. He was elected vice president of the organization the following year.

“A career in human resources entails a wide variety of job...

Human Resource Management major

Anna transferred to North Central so she could “walk into a class and see familiar faces” rather than feel lost among thousands of students. The College’s size has provided many other benefits as well.

“There are so many opportunities for leadership,” she says. “Our student clubs are smaller, so I could join the Student Human Resource Group (SHRG) as a sophomore, hold an executive board position the following year, and then get elected president as a senior. I’ve made business connections and friendships through student organizations that will take me places in my career and personal life.”

Anna interns at RCM Industries; she found out about the opening through a North Central alum who had...

Human Resource Management major

“I chose human resource management because it gives me flexibility to take a more in-depth look at a specific area in business,” says Stephania. “North Central does a great job allowing students to pursue the type of career they want without having to stick to generic majors.”

Stephania’s classes have expanded her view of the business world and she plans to expand her views even further by studying abroad. “With North Central’s help, I’m looking at studying in Italy at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. It offers challenging courses in business that could help me in the future.”

Stephania is keeping her eye on the many internships that focus on business-type careers. “Our Career...

Human Resource Management and Psychology double major

Todd’s interest in people’s motivations and perceptions led him to major in North Central’s human resource management program.

“Work is a big part of people’s lives, so understanding what factors affect people’s attitudes and motivations in the workplace is very significant. The HR courses emphasize that knowledge of these areas can help businesses be more effective.”

The courses included business, psychology, sociology and ethics, giving students like Todd a well-rounded, interdisciplinary understanding of the issues human resource professionals face. Todd says the discussion-based classes and faculty are highlights of his North Central experience.

Todd also studied abroad in France, Italy...