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Darla Moore School of Business

HR Scholars Program

The Human Resources Scholars Program at the University of South Carolina is committed to expanding student knowledge in the human resources career field.  Our faculty will prepare students for their transition from the classroom to a competitive business world. The program is designed to maximize your ability to get the highest-quality placement as an HR professional upon graduation.

In this program, you will:

  • Take two additional HR electives, including a special seminar offered exclusively to HR scholars. In total, the scholars program requires 21 credit hours in HR, in no specific order.
  • Complete an HR internship. You have the option of taking this internship for credit.
  • Have exclusive access to visiting HR executives, faculty mentoring and other professional development opportunities.

Who Should Apply?

The HR Scholars program is ideal for students who are committed to a career in HR and are interested in entering the workforce directly after completing their undergraduate studies.

The Human Resources Scholars Program admits a select number students each academic year.  The admissions process is highly competitive, and the program is rigorous and challenging. Undergraduate students with the interest, ambition and drive to pursue a career as an HR professional are strongly encouraged to apply.  The application process occurs in the spring semester and requires a resume, statement of interest and interviews with human resources faculty.

Admission Requirements

  • Must be majoring in Management, B.S.B.A. Management of Human Resources
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Have completed MGMT 371 with an "A"
  • Have completed MGMT 374 with an "A," OR
    are enrolled in MGMT 374 (conditional acceptance until completion with a grade of "A")

How to Apply

Meet A Future Scholar

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Rebekah Vandersloot

I am a junior at the University of South Carolina studying human resource management, with a minor in Spanish. I intend to further my education by earning a masters degree after I graduate.

I interned at Magna Drive Automotive (Summer 2022) in the HR department where I gained a lot of experience by conducting interviews, fine-tuning orientation methods, and overall learning the ins and outs of HR as it relates to manufacturing.

More recently, interned with temp agency Hire Dynamics (Winter 2022) to further my experience.

In the future, I hope to have opportunities to experience HR in other settings and to expand my skill set and professionalism within HR.  


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