James Hendricks, Manager of Human Resources
"An MBA program is about perseverance and being able to discover and leverage your personal strengths to get a great job."
- MBA, Case Western Reserve University, 1997
- Bachelor of Science in Management and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Spanish, Case Western Reserve University, 1995 and 1996
- Exchange at University of Seville, Spain
What I Do
Manager of human resources for a leader in the cable news industry
New York, New York, USA
I am responsible for human resource management at a 600-employee facility. My responsibilities span departmental restructuring; performance management and the performance review process; headcount, hiring, and terminations; and training.
Words of Advice for This Career…
Having a psychology degree coupled with the MBA was very useful for a career in human resources, because it does combine two very distinct areas of people dynamics and business strategy.
… And Choosing an MBA Program
Find out who succeeds upon graduation. Look at what sort of backgrounds appear to have success [after] leaving the school. An MBA program is about perseverance and being able to discover and leverage your personal strengths to get a great job.