Stacy Nichols was never thrilled when College of Business Administration professors assigned group projects. She preferred working independently, without the worry of whether other group members would successfully complete their portion of the project. Soon after graduation, Nichols realized the benefits of such assignments.
â€œTake advantage of the group projects even though you probably hate them,â€ Nichols says, as advice for current students. â€œThey will prepare you for interactions with coworkers in the future.â€
Nichols is the human resources generalist at Terrebonne General Medical Center and an adjunct manager instructor at Nicholls State University. Nichols most enjoys the universityâ€™s comfortable classroom setting where students and faculty members interact frequently. Nichols says she was best prepared to enter the human resources management career field through Society for Human Resource Management opportunities to network with local professionals.
The most memorable experience Nichols had at Nicholls was her last final exam in the MBA program. â€œI finally got to take a deep breath and relax after years of hard work,â€ she says.