JiYeon is a graduate student in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a Business Administration minor. After graduating she began working in the consulting and electronics industries and acquired nine years of HR experience prior to starting the graduate school. When she started her career in HR consulting at IBM, she was exposed to project planning opportunities. Her HR career continued at LG Electronics in talent management and international HR. She designed and delivered multiple new hire/functional/leadership trainings, on-boarding programs, and provided career coaching and mentoring. Her primary duties in career development were providing career counselling, creating development plans, and implementing job rotation programs. As a HR business partner and a headquarter representative, she traveled to diverse regions such as Africa, China, CIS, and Europe to support human capital related issues. She also served as the HQ performance manager for three years and managed the corporate performance system and policies. Employee performance appraisals, leadership assessments, and capability assessments were the core pillars of her work as the performance manager. As a graduate assistant at the department of Economics, her goal is to use her HR experiences to help students who are exploring various professional and academic career paths.
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School of Labor and Employment Relations