PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 27, 2018) – The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) today announced that Barry Melnkovic ‘81, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of U.S. Steel, will serve as the 2018 Convocation Speaker. Melnkovic will address the School’s nearly 1,000 degree candidates and their families on Saturday, May 12. “I am honored to be a part of this year’s Convocation,” Melnkovic said. “My education at Rutgers played a critical role in my professional career, and I hope to inspire members of the class of 2018 as they enter the... read more

On April 11, 2018, SMLR was honored to host Peter Georgescu, former CEO of Young & Rubicam, as he discussed his provocative book, Capitalists, Arise!. In a room full of students, faculty, and alumni from SMLR as well as event partner, Rutgers School of Business, Peter shared his view that business leaders can help solve the problem of income inequality by leading the change to save free market capitalism and returning to the values once upheld by companies to pay their employees fairly and recognize their critical role as value creators and innovators.  If you enjoyed... read more

We proudly congratulate John O’Reilly, our Labor Studies and Employment Relations student, for his recognition as a Student Athlete Achiever by Rutgers Student Leadership Academy. He is honored for “well-rounded achievement in the classroom and representing the very best that Rutgers has to offer,” according to PNC Bank, which sponsors this exceptional designation. We wish John continued success!

Building the Bench organized a spring webinar on Wednesday, March 28 2018. The webinar focused on "How are our networks and organizations dealing with sexual harassment?” We explored approaches and curriculum that were not “textbook” — but ones that focus more on the type of culture that we want to build and support in our organizations, networks and communities. Our goal was to share different approaches, share materials, foster discussion of real challenges and complexities, and generate new ideas and approaches.  The webinar was led by two Building the Bench leaders... read more

Rutgers Giving Day has arrived (extended from March 21-22 due to the weather)! Think bigger by supporting Rutgers SMLR on campus or online. #RUGivingDay Every dollar contributed tomorrow to the SMLR Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund will be matched 1:1 up to $5,000 by SMLR Alumna Melissa Daniel and her husband, Charles.  The endowed scholarship fund provides student support to undergraduate and graduate SMLR students across both the HR and Labor Studies & Employment Relations departments.  In 2016, less than 45% of SMLR's undergraduate students... read more