The role of a training and development coordinator is to plan, coordinate, and manage the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of training programs for an organization. They are responsible for ensuring that all employees have access to professional development opportunities in order to improve their skillset. Training and Development Coordinators typically work with stakeholders across different departments within an organization such as human resources (HR), learning & development (L&D) or talent acquisition teams. They may also be involved in creating learning materials or delivering presentations on topics related to employee development initiatives. Additionally they may also b...
I really wanted to work with people but also wanted to be in business because I thought I could still help while making a lot of money.
I had a business major and did a concentration within that major in human resources and then also ended up doing a minor in psychology which also really helped and translated well into the HR work.
If you're interested in business in general it's a really great place to be because you really get to see how staffing works, how people make decisions around staffing for a new product or whatever and it can really give you exposure to various different aspects of the company.
So if you're an HR manager you're handling everything from managing people's time off to benefits to staffing, possibly recruiting and maybe you're an HR business partner where you're part of the business and helping make business decisions.
Human Resources is about helping employees but with the bottom line it really is about helping the business succeed and stay profitable and so sometimes you know you're having to put the business needs ahead of what might be nice to do for others as employees and that can be a struggle sometimes for some.
If you find that you're interested early enough even getting an internship while you're in high school or an undergraduate can really give you a lot of exposure to all the different facets of HR and then also kind of get you in at a company early.