Emma always wanted to keep her options open when it came to her career path. She started her study journey with a Bachelor of Business which provided the foundation she needed to have a broad career.
After completing her undergraduate degree – where she discovered a keen interest in both human resources and law – she ventured into the professional world as a HR Assistant in a law firm.
“It was a wonderful learning experience and made me realise I was passionate about the role employment law has within human resources,” Emma said.
In addition to working full-time, Emma completed a Diploma in Human Resources Management and a Graduate Certificate in Industrial Relations but felt she still needed more. So, she enrolled in a Master of Human Resources and Law at the University of Newcastle.
“Continued learning and further developing myself are very important to me, but so is making good use of time.
“The intensive course concept of the Master of Human Resources and Law really appealed to me. The concentrated mode was a great way to fast track my study and finish sooner than originally planned.
“I completed two intensive face-to-face courses for the law side of my degree – Mediation Skills and Theory, and Corporate Power and Corporate Accountability.
“The teaching staff were fantastic, and the content was engaging and relevant. It gave me the opportunity to network with students from different backgrounds, so everyone had range of insights to offer and different learnings to take away.
“These courses really allowed me to embed myself into the content for a short period of time but also to revisit face-to-face style learning which is so important when studying online,” Emma added.
As for her career now – Emma is putting her newfound skills to good use in her new position.
“I was recently promoted to a HR Business Partner supporting NSW Operations and Finance at a national level. The Master of Human Resources and Law has definitely supported me in succeeding in this role,” Emma concluded.
Emma completed two intensive face-to-face courses for the law side of her degree – Mediation Skills and Theory and Corporate Power and Corporate Accountability.
The intensive course concept of the Master of Human Resources and Law really appealed to me. The concentrated mode was a great way to fast track my study and finish sooner than originally planned.
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