New Students Welcomed During MHRM Orientation 2012

New students within the master of human resource management (MHRM) program.

On August 23, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations welcomed 106 new students into the internationally renowned master of human resource management (MHRM) program. Students came together at Rutgers Visitors Center, where they were introduced to SMLR Dean Susan J. Schurman and MHRM Program Director and Professor Dave Ferio. With Rutgers’ historic timeline decorating the center’s walls, attendees received an overview of the school’s MHRM program and offerings.

Steve Cugine, MHRM alumnus and executive vice president of global new products innovation at Church and Dwight Corporation, was the guest speaker.

Steve Cugine, SMLR MHRM alumnus and executive vice president of global new products innovation at Church and Dwight Corporation, was the guest speaker. Cugine shared details of his HR career, explained HR’s role in business, and provided insight into his years spent studying within Rutgers’ program. Following his talk, Len Garrison, career services manager; Ellen Weber, HRM administrative assistant; and Joanna Eriksen, HRM program coordinator offered their academic and career services.

Eager to meet their new students, MHRM faculty provided academic advice and insights into their courses. The professors urged students to be active participants in the classroom in order to enhance their experience. They also advised students to take courses that will support their future goals.

MHRM Faculty welcome new students. From left, Professors Susan Jackson, Department Chair Patrick McKay, Bill Catellano, Charles Fay, and Joseph McCune.

Susan Jackson, a distinguished SMLR professor, proposed thought-provoking questions to the group. “Where will you be 10 years from now? What industries are you interested in? Good students know this and approach materials with that goal in mind,” she says.

In addition to the professors’ talk, Daniel Malave, a Rutgers graduate student, discussed the university’s policy on academic integrity. Donna Schulman, director of SMLR’s Carey Library, outlined the resources available for research. Rutgers Society of Human Resource Management highlighted the organizations’ activities and provided information on membership.

“Our master’s program is not only centered on advancing HR, but we are also building future leaders,” says Professor Dave Ferio.

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On August 23, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations welcomed 106 new students into the internationally renowned master of human resource management (MHRM) program. Students were introduced to SMLR Dean Susan J. Schurman, MHRM Program Director and Professor Dave Ferio, academic and career service professionals, and several HR faculty members.