How to Kickstart a Career in Non-Profit HR

When people think of human resources or “HR” they might picture a mysterious hiring and firing department, or the downtrodden HR rep Toby from the NBC comedy “The Office.” But don’t be fooled—HR work can make for a great, challenging career.

As the name suggests, HR professionals usually have stellar people skills, but their responsibilities go far beyond reading resumes. They’re crucial to upholding the culture of a workplace, and they play a vital role in an organization’s mission.

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences