>>My name is Makenzie Snyder and I’m a human
resource management major. So I first found out about human resources
because of my mom. So my mom has been doing human resources for
quite a while now. So that’s kinda how I first heard about it
and really got interested in human resources. And I really wanted to help people, but kind
of in a different way. So HR really kind of is that. You’re kind of helping people, but in a business
aspect, and so that’s what I really enjoy about HR. So as an HR major, we really work a lot with
learning how to be an effective manager, but we also do a lot of different projects as
an HR personnel. So right now as a student, I’m really getting
that hands on experience of those different projects that a company would maybe ask me
to do as an employee. I’m originally from Perrysburg, Ohio, so I’m
about ten hours away from home. When I was looking for colleges, I really
wanted to go out of state. And UAB was in one of my searches. And I was really looking for a university
where I was gonna get that one-on-one connection with the professors. I really did not want to be a number on a
roster. So some of the things that really caught my
attention about the Collat School of Business, was that all the different things that they
have to offer their students to succeed. So the first thing is the career services. So we have a career services for all the of
the university, but we also have a career services just for the Collat School of Business. They do a great job with connecting students
to employers. And that is a huge thing when it comes time
for graduation. Where you really need a job and they have
those connections. One of the things, as a student, that I’ve
really enjoyed are the different opportunities that I’ve been able to interact with. The faculty, the staff members, the different
professors, they have always been positive experiences. They really are here to help you get all your
classes that you need, and get all the help that you need to succeed. So UAB is a very diverse campus. So you’re gonna meet students from all over
the world, all over the United States. They all have all different types of backgrounds,
that’s been really cool. The students are really kind people from all
over. It’s also a really urban campus. So we sit right here in the middle of downtown. It’s been cool, as a student to really kind
of incorporate myself into the city. And kinda become that type of person that’s
really doing all these different things to explore the city and see what it has to offer. My ultimate goal is to get my MBA from UAB. So after I get a few years of work experience,
I wanna come back and get my MBA. And then hopefully, work for human resources
here at UAB. UAB has played such a huge impact in my life
that my end goal really is to kinda end here as well.