Dr. David Bush - Founding Director of the Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development
Dr Bush's research, teaching, consulting and speaking activities revolve around developing HR metrics for measuring talent and performance and how they change over time and through transformation processes. He has worked with change management for three decades in a variety of industries from pharmaceuticals to chemicals to transportation to manufacturing.
Q: Any words of advice that you would offer to students searching for new jobs or internships?
A: Stay actively involved in organizations that will steer you toward opportunities: volunteer or offer your services to organizations that serve your interests and concerns.
Q: Do you find that experiences you have in your professional career prepare you for the courses you teach in the HRD program or vice versa?
A: To perform well in management, people need to go beyond concept learning and be capable of doing, of performing specific tasks and procedures and of making judgments that have real consequences for the lives of people. Experience is required. Experience is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for excellent performance in managing HR.