Why Human Resources?

What do you think of when you hear, Human Resources? Perhaps what comes to mind is The Office, hiring, firing, or getting a paycheck.  Well HR is much more than that! HR has become a vital strategic business partner that helps organizations attract, develop, and retain quality talent to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage.


If you enjoy motivating people, feeling gratification from solving complex problems, and being in a position to make change, a career in Human Resources may be for you! 

Daniel Rellaford

BYU Class of 2016

"I chose HR as a career because it was the intersect between my fascination with business and my desire to help people. I love solving people-related problems, and in finding solutions that make for better employee experiences. Most of all-- I like knowing that the work I'm doing is helping people on a one-on-one basis. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a challenging field in which the solutions aren't obvious and the fruits are satisfying."

Erin Hildebrandt

BYU Class of 2017

"Honestly, I never heard of HR before attending BYU. I developed the motto "Be the change you wish to see in the world." After looking at all the different business majors, I stumbled across HR and soon discovered this is where I could make a change and a lasting difference. HR truly is working with people and helping individuals and groups become their best selves. HR is the best career because every day you get to deal with the company's greatest asset - their people."

Chandler Bush

BYU Class of 2016

"No matter what product or service your business is selling, the quality, productivity, satisfaction, and overall success of your employees is all determined by the business's commitment to effective people operations principles. I personally find that aspect of business most fulfilling."