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HR Management majors set the bar with 100% pass rate on SHRM-CP exam

Brooke Leabch
Amanda Carpenter

The SHRM-CP exam is a certification for HR professionals who implement policies and strategies, serve has a point of contact for staff and stakeholders, deliver HR services, and perform operational HR functions. To be eligible to take this exam individuals are required to have various years of experience based on the completion of their degree program. Through the efforts of Instructor of Management, Kathy Jones, UND is a SHRM approved school, which allows students with a minimum of 500 internship hours to sit for the exam prior to graduation.

Brooke Leabch and Amanda Carpenter, are two examples of the exceptional students at the CoBPA.  Both students were actively involved in the UND SHRM chapter which takes part in state conferences, case competitions, chapter meetings, and volunteer work in the community. Additionally, they both took part in multiple internships while completing their coursework providing them the hours needed to be eligible to obtain their certification. “The classes at UND were spot on with what you needed to know for the exam, “said Leabch who was the first to take the exam.  Carpenter signed up shortly after and agreed with Leabch, “We have an incredible Management Department at UND and I felt prepared from my courses here at UND,” said Carpenter.

Both Leabch and Carpenter will graduate in May 2019 and now have an outstanding credential to accompany their college degree. The both attribute their success to the combination of the coursework, lectures, and textbooks utilized in their courses at UND.

“We are really proud of them,” says Kathy Jones who serves as the advisor for the UND SHRM organization and an exceptional champion for our HR Management majors.