Pursue your professional goals while enrolled in the online MHRIR program.

Student Outcomes

Eighty-four percent of online students are promoted or change employers during their degree or within six months of graduation. Graduates also average a 26% increase in salary following their graduation. We’re proud of our students, and invite you to read more about their success: 2024 Online Graduate Outcomes.

Expanding Your Professional Network

Students are encouraged to engage with and follow our active alumni network through the School’s LinkedIn page. Additionally, many professional organizations offer student memberships at reduced cost and offer many options for involvement in committees and local chapters. As an example, see the membership options available through Chicago SHRM.

Planning for Professional Success

The online program provides a variety of resources to assist with our students’ professional needs. You can see more about the resources at our Online Student Career Assistance page.

We offer a dedicated Career Consultant, Erin Mies, MHRIR 05, to assist with our online students’ professional needs. Erin is the co-founder and Principal of an HR consulting firm, People Spark Consulting, where she provides HR solutions and strategies for small- and mid-sized businesses. She supports students through one-on-one appointments (phone or video call), and programming with webinars on topics that focus on career (resume, interviewing, networking) and professional (employee relations, specialist roles, HR in industries) development. Topics are student-driven, and we regularly ask for feedback.

You are encouraged to reach out to program staff to discuss academic progress, opportunities for professional involvement, and/or faculty areas of research in order to identify opportunities that best meet your professional aspirations.

Learn more about our program and how we can help accelerate your career: