Participating in a professional internship is a central part of Mays’ MS-HRM program. This opportunity will allow for the application of what has been learned in the classroom and help determine the HR functions of interest to students. Internships are typically 12 weeks in length and provide you with one hour of coursework credit.
Formal Recruitment Process
We understand that securing a great internship is important to you and your future. To streamline internship placements, students undergo a formalized recruiting process with partner companies from our Center for Human Resource Management (CHRM) as well as other Fortune 500 firms. Most of our students will find an internship placement through this process. However, finding a great internship is also largely up to you. How much time and energy are you willing to put into the process?
Below are some resources that will help you in the internship search.
Career Management Center (CMC): Located in 383 Wehner, the CMC provides career services and placement assistance to Mays graduate students. All companies that come to campus to interview go through the Career Management Center. The CMC office, along with the Texas A&M Career Center (located in 209 Koldus), also hosts a variety of workshops and provides resources on résumé building and the job search process.
A CMC representative will contact you the summer prior to starting the program to help you prepare for the recruitment process.
CHRM Résumé Book: The Center for Human Resource Management (CHRM) compiles students’ résumés in a résumé book. Résumés are then distributed to employers who are looking for HR employees. The center has numerous sponsoring organizations that place many of our students in internships with their companies.
MS-HRM Program Team: The program team will inform you of interviewing opportunities as they arise. If you hear of companies seeking HR students, you should also keep the program team informed. The team is continually looking to form relationships with organizations that could potentially hire our students.
Here are a few other avenues to explore when searching for an internship:
- Participate in the Graduate Business Career Fair
- Attend the Mays Business Career Fair and other campus career fairs
- Write letters directly to companies
- Invite personal contacts to interview on campus (via the Texas A&M Career Center)
- Attend meetings with visiting HRM executives
- Research industries, organizations and positions that might fit your personal career plans
- Establish a network of contacts by participating in organizations such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)