Back to school again…

Ah yes, as a bonus prize for visiting my blog, you get excellent video content such as the one above.  LOL.

Several months ago, my husband went back to school.  The company pays for it, so why not?  He’s going for his Business degree.  And doing very well at it (show off)!  So that inspired me to go back to school.  Sort of.  I signed up for a 2 week/4 session course at Rice University for Human Resources.

I’ve worked on the staffing/recruitment/talent acquisition side of HR for almost 20 years.  I’ve had some exposure to some of the other aspects, but not a lot.  So I thought it would be a good idea for me to learn a little bit more about the other sides.  I have no intention of leaving my current job.  But I feel like enhancing my knowledge can only be a good thing.

I passed!

I’m very proud of myself that I stuck with it, and attended all the classes.  It was all run online, so that was helpful.  If I’d had to attend in person (and drive all the way to and from Houston to do so), it would have be a no go.  But all I had to do was listen to the lecturer (and participate in “discussions” via a chat board), take the modules’ quizzes and the final exam.  3 hours a night for 4 nights.  Not too difficult.

I feel as if I learned a decent amount in the class – a good primer of HR.  I am notoriously bad at not retaining info that well, though, long term.  For example, all the stuff I learned in college.  *sigh*  But I’ll be holding on to my coursebook and workbook for this program, and trying to review the info and retain what I can.

I would definitely do something like this again.  Courses to keep my skills fresh and keep learning.  It probably wouldn’t hurt me to take a course in Excel or PowerPoint or something like that.

What are you doing to enhance your skill set?

About meredithelaine

forty-something. jersey girl in texas via california.
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