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School of Labor and Employment Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Student Demographics and Recent Placements

The PhD program typically has 12-15 students enrolled in the doctoral program.

LER PhD students come from various countries and a wide variety of undergraduate institutions.¬†Undergraduate degrees of our students include psychology, sociology, business administration, accounting, economics, communications and political science. Seventy-seven percent of the students entering the PhD program have a master’s degree and several have had prior work experience. We value and encourage a diverse population.

PhD Students 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total 11 13 15 15
Female 5 4 5 5
Male 6 9 11 10
International 7 8 11 12
African American 0 0 0 0
American Indian 0 0 0 0
Hispanic 0 0 0 0

Recent Placements

  • Eunkyoung Lee (2014 Ph.D.), University of San Francisco, USF School of Management
  • Jooyeon Son (2015 Ph.D.), University of Melbourne, Department of Management and Marketing
  • Jihae You (2016 Ph.D.), Louisiana State University, E. J. Ourso College of Business
  • Saengdow Prasittisuk (2016 Ph.D.), University of Chamber of Commerce (UTCC), Department of Business Administration
  • Wonjoon Chung (2017 Ph.D.), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PolyU Business School
  • Justin Weigand (2018 Ph.D.), San Diego University, Department of Management
  • Sooyeol Kim (2019 Ph.D.), National University of Singapore, NUS Business School