Russell Kaya, MHRM '07
HR Specialist, Employment Coordinator
Finance Factors, Ltd.
"The MHRM program opened doors for me that I never knew existed. The experience you gain and the people you meet are superb. Shidler has the most organized and relevant HR programs in the state."
Kara Iwasaki, MHRM '13
"Obtaining a MHRM at Shidler has provided me an opportunity to build upon my working HR knowledge through a comprehensive 16-month program filled with essential topics of HR today. I strongly believe that employees are the most important asset to an organization, thus a focus on HR (the people!) is key to maintaining success. I also found the network of professors, instructors and professionals within the cohort to be an extremely integral part of the program."
Lee Higa, MHRM '05
Director of Graduate Career Services and Professional Development
UH Mānoa, Shidler College of Business
"Prior to enrolling in the MHRM Program, all of my HR experience was learned on the job and limited to my workplace. One of the greatest assets of the program is that assignments, projects and discussions are based on the work experiences of the participants. This allows you to focus on projects that will benefit you and your workplace and discuss topics as they affect you with perspectives from other HR professionals. You also have the opportunity to learn from your peers and gain insight on the operation and design of other organizations here in Hawai'i and throughout the world."
Kimberly Miyashiro, MHRM '09
Director of HR Consulting Services
"Deciding to go back to school was incredibly daunting but the staff at Shidler's Executive Education Center married high customer service skills with exceptional advising. The degree has proven to be one of the best investments I have made in my career. I developed exceptional strategic skills coupled with deep technical knowledge and I was instantly applying practical experience that I was learning in the program to my leadership role in HR. In addition to the obvious skill set, exposure to the leading HR executives as colleagues in the program, faculty, alumnae and the advisory board members has been invaluable."
Royanne Mukaisu, MHRM '09
Human Resources Coordinator
Remedy Intelligent Staffing
"The MHRM has been a great opportunity to meet and associate with both advances and upcoming professionals in the field. Our diverse backgrounds and personalities have given me more insight on how to add value to my organization and professional development. It has been an enriching experience to network and learn from others who are looking to advance the HR profession."
Kristi Inkinen, MHRM '04
Remedy Intelligent Staffing
"After making the difficult decision to return back to school to further my education in 2002, I was please to discover the newly created MHRM program at the University of Hawai'i and was honored to be a member of the first graduating cohort class. The MHRM program gave me the extensive human resources knowledge to be successful as an HR professional in the staffing industry. The accelerated timeframe of the program with evening and weekend class schedules accommodates my work priorities perfectly. I couldn’t have asked for a better Master’s program!"
Karen Oshiro, MHRM '04
Human Resource Manager
Mililani Town Association
"I would encourage anyone who would like to see the best return on their investment to enroll in the MHRM program at the university. Intellectual capital will be the ticket to better opportunities and rewards. My goal was to enhance my contribution to the organization and to be better equipped in mentoring the next generation of Human Resource professionals. I highly recommend this to anyone seeking to make a difference whether in themselves or their careers."
Leland Nye, MHRM '09
Hawaiiana Management Company
"The MHRM really caters toward working professionals. The night and weekend classes allowed me to work and go to school full-time. The MHRM staff is very distinguished and the professors have many years of hands-on work experience and shared many of their work experiences to the students which helped in the learning process. The course selection was very diverse and touched on almost every aspect of human resource management. I feel fortunate to be a part of this program."
Jill Brockett, MHRM '09
Bank of Hawaii
"The Masters in Human Resource Management program at the University of Hawai'i, Shidler College of Business afforded me the opportunity to expand my knowledge of many facets of the Human Resources field. The cohort structure provided me with excellent networking opportunities and valuable resources which will benefit me throughout my career."
Christie Fukumae, MHRM '07
Human Resources Assistant
Bank of Hawaii
"I achieved a well-rounded HR education, by having professors who were experts in their fields, classmates with extensive HR backgrounds, and through the collaborated hands-on projects. I also made life-long friendships and colleagues through this program."
Kim Brooks, MHRM '07
Internship and Career Placement Coordinator
School of Travel Industry Management (TIM), University of Hawai'i
"Graduate school was not originally part of my career plans but after learning about the MHRM program I quickly reconsidered. What I value the most though is the connections I've made and the career support I've received from classmates since graduating from the program. The Master of Human Resource Management degree has truly provided both personal and professional growth for me, and it's led me to the rewarding position I am in now at the University of Hawai'i."
Isaac Kaopua, OD, MHRM '07
"Why would a self-employed optometrist go back to school to get a Master’s in Human Resource Management? For me, it was a professional necessity. Understanding the diverse aspects of human resources is critical to running any successful business. The MHRM program helped me to create my first employee handbook. It gave me greater confidence handling human resource issues and the knowledge gives me greater peace of mind to run my business. I recommend this program to all business owners, no matter how small."