Why did you choose the MILR program?
What was your favorite part about the MILR program?
I made many good memories and even better friends with my peers in the program. I appreciated the professional exposure we were given, and really enjoyed supplementing my classes in ILR with courses from other programs on campus.
What was your favorite class?
I really enjoyed Nonprofit Management and Finance with Joe Grasso. I learned a lot about how non-profits operate and had assignments that pushed me to think critically and hone my financial acumen. I also enjoyed Human Resource Management with Chris Collins and Brad Bell; the class strongly influenced my mindset for the rest of the program.
What is your favorite part of Ithaca?
What advice would you give a prospective student?
What was your summer internship company/location?
I worked as a summer intern for Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company in Eden Prairie, MN, just outside of Minneapolis.
What was the highlight from your summer internship?
Where will you be working full-time after you graduate?
I have started work in an HR Business Partner role for a Mechanical Engineering division of L3Harris, a government contractor, in Palm Bay, Florida.
More about Aileen
Aileen received her undergraduate degree in Comparative Cultures & Politics from Michigan State University just before she joined ILR. She had held summer internships previously with a government contractor in the educational space and did some HR work for a technology sales company.