HR Professionals at NC State

The role of HR professionals at NC State is integral to the success of the university.  It requires a blend of technical expertise in multiple areas, an understanding of human behavior, knowledge of governing laws, and the ability to provide strategic guidance.  HR professionals demonstrate leadership skills at every level within the university even if they are not in a formal leadership role.

Sprint to the Future! The 2020 annual conference will be offered as a virtual series beginning in October.

HR Connections consists of HR professionals and representatives form all across campus. Meetings are generally held every other month and HR related communications are sent out via the listserv.


Academic HR Training and Resources–Training and resources to help you gain a better understanding of the unique aspects of managing human resources in an academic environment.

(Reporter)–In the course catalog, select “Human Resources and Leadership Development” in the SUBJECT AREAS field.

Department HR Representative Resources

University HR Organization Chart

LinkedIn Learning is an online video training library with thousands of expert-created courses covering human resources, technology, software, hardware, business, career-building, creativity, and more. All NC State students, faculty, and staff have full access to LinkedIn Learning.

CUPA-HR TRAINING RESOURCES/OPPORTUNITIES (Must be on the NC State CUPA-HR Roster, sign up for free)

CUPA-HR Events–Webinars, conferences, symposiums, workshops, etc.

CUPA-HR Higher Education HR Glossary

HR Bootcamp (Free Online Course Recommended for all HR Professionals)

Understanding Higher Education (Free Online Course Recommended for all HR Professionals)

Human resources professionals aren’t required to earn HR certifications, but in many cases, getting certified is a valuable investment in your long-term career. Obtaining HR certification is a personal decision, below are some resources to help determine if/which HR certification is right for you.

Understanding Certification
Certification Comparison Chart

HR Certification Institute (HRCI)–Offers seven accredited certifications to accommodate multiple stages of HR careers. (ex: PHR, SPHR)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)–Offers a couple of options for certification (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP)

SAMPLE STUDY MATERIALS AND CLASSES (this is not a comprehensive list nor an endorsement of the products by UHR):

SHRM Certification Handbook
–Study Materials on Amazon
LinkedIn Learning
Duke Continuing Studies course
Raleigh Metro SHRM Chapter (Study classes)
Valdosta State Career Development–Certification Prep Courses

As the association for HR professionals in higher education, CUPA-HR provides leadership on higher education workplace issues in the U.S. and abroad. They monitor trends, explore emerging workforce issues, conduct research and promote strategic discussions among colleges and universities.

NC State University is a member of CUPA-HR and all HR Professionals are welcome to be added to the roster and create your account to receive CUPA-HR communication and resources.