Help! Entering HR career from JD/MBA
August 23, 2013 4:09 PM Subscribe
I'm in the middle of a JD/MBA. How can I plan my time to enter HR as a career?
posted by anonymous to work & money (6 answers total)
I am starting my second year at a big state university's law school. I also completed an MBA program at an Asian university. Although I performed well in the MBA (top-quarter) my performance in law school has not been strong enough to give me much hope for my employment prospects in the lousy American legal market (not terrible, but slightly below median of the class). I am also concerned that I may not enjoy the practice of law. Thankfully, financial aid has kept me out of debt so far, but this is running short.
I am considering changing my career goals. HR seems like an attractive field that I would enjoy and be good at. It also appears to have some application for employment law knowledge if I continue in law school. How can I plan my next year or two in order to enter this field successfully? Unfortunately, my MBA studies did not focus on HR. Should I drop law school to pursue another degree, pursue some supplementary education, or do something else?