LER was an incredible learning experience which positioned me for tremendous career opportunities. LER is so much more than just a place where you obtain superior knowledge in human resources/labor and employment relations. It is a place where you will meet the highest caliber professors, staff, and fellow students who will become your friends, peers, mentors, and advisors for a lifetime!
I have experienced a wonderful, challenging career thanks to my education at LER. However, what I cherish most are the many wonderful, long term relationships and extensive networks of which I am a part because I am a graduate of LER.
Choosing a Master’s degree from LER is one of the best decisions you will ever make. Not only does the program offer a rich foundation in Labor and Human Resources Management practices, the professors and staff make the learning experience enjoyable and practical. With such a strong reputation, the LER program pulls top rated companies to recruit in Champaign. You will have excellent career opportunities not only upon graduating, but throughout your professional career. I am grateful for the outstanding network of friends and colleagues that I have built because of the LER program.
Vice President Human Resources
The LER program will always hold a special place in my heart. Not
only did it help broaden me intellectually but personally as well.
Its relevant course work and personable professors and staff gave
me a strong platform to dive into my career. The skills and
information I learned has been instrumental in establishing
myself within the HR organization as well as with the clients I
support. The thing I value most is the relationships and support I
built with my classmates. Weeks rarely pass without my talking to or
reconnecting with someone from my class. It is comforting to know that my
HR network extends well beyond strictly work purposes
The decision to go LER was the best decision I have ever made.
Aberdeen Operations, Frito-Lay, Inc.