Career Development / Life Plan – Human Resource Management

Minimum of 750 words. Min of 3 scholarly sources. ****Please be as detailed as possible in your answering and justification of your responses. 

Current job – Administrative Assistant for a DoDEA Elementary school

Future job – Human Resource Specialist 

Career Goal – Deputy Chief of Human Resources of Department of Defense Education Activity

Instructions: Graduate programs are organized to help provide the student with a well-rounded, balanced curriculum of interrelated courses.  These courses are to help stimulate and facilitate learning on a higher-level for graduate students, but sometimes the higher-level or order of thinking is not fully utilized to its fullest extent.  In many instances, students are asked to recall, comprehend, and apply given concepts, issues, and theories – instead of analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating their importance or relevance to one’s future career aspirations.  Thus, one’s countless hours of studies to obtain a graduate degree may mean just that – a graduate degree in a physical sense, not a practice one. — How can you use your coursework in your current and future career plans? 

— Have you been able to incorporate and utilize the various elements of learning (concepts, theories, issues, discussions) into your current work situation? 

— Please provide a detailed discussion of this potential application process of your graduate coursework. 

— Specifically, do you think that you will be able to carry over the knowledge gained in your graduate coursework into your future career plans? 

— Were there specific courses that you considered more important than others in terms of your personal and professional development? 

— Were there courses that you helped you to achieve more personal and professional enrichment? 

Courses:

HRMT600 – Human Resource Management 

MGMT600 – Organizational Management 

MGMT601 – Organizational Behavior  

MGMT610 – Cross-Cultural Management  

MGMT615 – Strategic Planning  

MGMT618 – Ethics in Leadership  

MGMT501 – Research Methods in Management Science