- Participating in a required professional internship is a cornerstone of the MS-HRM program. This experience will help you apply classroom learning and help identify the area of HR best suited to you.
- All internships vary by industry, location, and position. Part of the process is finding out what company and culture best fits YOU.
- In addition to professional growth, you can learn new things, experience new places, and build your network through everything internships offer!
- Internships are typically 12 weeks in length and provide you with one hour of coursework credit.
Formal Recruitment Process
- Since securing a great internship is important to you and your future, we provide unparalleled networking opportunities such as the Early Recruiting Event (ERE) with our 18 board companies.
- 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 find internship placement through this process. Finding a great internship depends on how much time and energy you are willing to put into the process.
Helpful Resources for Internship Search:
Career Management Center (CMC): Located in 383 Wehner, the CMC provides career services and placement assistance to Mays graduate students via a dedicated Career Coach, an online career portal (MaysConnect), and a variety of other career-focused resources . Companies that come to campus for interviews go through the Career Management Center and post their jobs and events on MaysConnect, solely for masters students. The CMC office, along with the Texas A&M Career Center (located in 209 Koldus), host a variety of workshops and provides resources on resumé building and the job search process.
*A CMC Career Coach will contact you the summer prior to starting the program to help you prepare for the recruitment process. Link: Career Launch.
CHRM Resumé Book: The Center for Human Resource Management (CHRM) compiles students’ resumés in a resumé book. Resumé Books are distributed to employers 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:
- Attend the Mays Business Career Fair, and other career fairs: https://careercenter.tamu.edu/Events/Career-Fairs
- Network through the Aggie network, LinkedIn, in-person and other relevant resources
- Attend meetings with visiting HRM executives (find events in MaysConnect)
- Research industries, organizations and positions that might fit your personal career plans
- Establish a network of contacts by participating in organizations such as the Texas A&M Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)