Every year, the IOHRM program tests its potential graduates with comprehensive exams. For one hour, three faculty members ask the students comprehensive questions about everything they have learned during their time in the program. This exam is known to be very difficult and requires students to demonstrate deep knowledge of all the content they have learned over the past two years, without the aid of notes or textbooks. This year, for only the second time in the program’s history, the entire Class of 2020 passed their comprehensive exams upon their first attempts! Additionally, two graduate students have been working on theses over the last year. Matthew Laske defended his thesis, entitled “Who is better at identifying at-risk behavior? Leader versus employee processes to implement task-specific behavioral pinpoints” and Maira Compagnone defended her thesis entitled “DART: A Data Analytics Readiness Assessment Tool for Use in Occupational Safety” in front of students, faculty, and deans. Both students successfully defended their master’s theses!
Congratulations to these talented soon-to-be graduates!