Crafting a Future in Talent Acquisition

September 11, 2023
Lubin alumnus Steven Anglade '23 standing in the lobby of his office building at the nonprofit Rising Groundat

Steven Anglade

Talent Acquisition Specialist, Rising Ground

Class of 2023

MS in Human Resources Management

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Throughout his life, Steven Anglade '23 has made it a point to seek out quality education—that's why he enrolled in the Lubin School of Business' MS in Human Resources Management program. Between his desire to constantly learn new things and the knowledge he gained as a Lubin student, Steven is now successfully taking on the world of human resources, ensuring the prospective and current employees are getting the best experience possible.

Why did you choose Pace University and the Lubin School of Business?

Being a Haitian-American born and raised in Brooklyn, I was always fortunate enough to take advantage of the opportunities and resources I was provided and given access to by a single mother who prioritized quality education. To reflect on her priority, I promised myself to take advantage of what the Big Apple has to offer, including gaining access to a nationally ranked university that prides itself on transforming lives through opportunities for students. In addition to the convenient location in the heart of the Financial District, I chose the Lubin School of Business for the reputation of its faculty, being a globally recognized leader in the world of business education, and its successful track record of alumni. I knew my return on investment would not just be a second graduate degree but a promising career ahead.

What attracted you to Lubin's MS in Human Resources Management program?

Since completing my bachelor's degree, most of my professional experience has been in human resources management in the private sector within non-profit organizations. After earning my MPA from Long Island University, I wanted to take my education one step further because I knew there was additional knowledge that would help me excel in this industry. The curriculum within Lubin's human resources management program focuses on developing leaders. In addition to this school being one of the few in the country to have dual AACSB-accreditation, the human resources management program is known for its alignment with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), which gives students a competitive advantage to apply the best practices towards organizational talent. Therefore, as an HR professional, I knew that from an academic perspective, I would gain the tools necessary to advance in this career field.

You recently accepted an offer as a Talent Acquisition Specialist for a non-profit. How have your classes at Lubin prepared you for this role?

My classes at Lubin allow me to apply theory to practice to bring value to organizations when it comes to the management and retention of employees. Specifically, my favorite class, Recruitment and Staffing (MGT 685), with Professor Lisa Dash-Grimes, taught me valuable knowledge and concepts that I needed to thrive in this field. After completing this course, I took full advantage of what Professor Dash-Grimes taught me and applied it to my everyday business practices to grow in the field of recruitment. I also took Leading and Managing Teams ((MBA 814) with Professor Eric Kessler, PhD, which motivated me to pursue leadership opportunities. In a recent interview, the hiring managers were not only pleased with my professional experience but also impressed with the knowledge and theories I gained at Lubin.

What are some skills you gained at Lubin that you will bring with you into your new role?

Lubin has recognized my full potential and has pushed me outside of my comfort zone to help me thrive in this field. As a Lubin student, I had the opportunity to earn a Compensation Analyst Credential (CAC) while taking a related course with Professor Matt Renna. In preparation for this certification, I was able to learn more in-depth about the value of successfully administrating total rewards packages throughout organizations. This certification has given me the knowledge necessary to discuss and explain benefits packages to prospective candidates to attract and retain talent throughout organizations.

What has been your favorite opportunity at Pace?

My favorite opportunities include gaining access to resources such as LinkedIn Learning as an additional tool and attending lectures and networking with guest speakers and alumni, such as the Dean's Roundtable with Dean Lawrence G. Singleton, to learn what life is like in the corporate world.

Use your time wisely by taking advantage of the resources offered for development. You are in a competitive place where you have access to resources that will enhance your growth. If you have the time, get involved!

Do you have any advice for other Lubin students?

My advice for other Lubin students is to use your time wisely by taking advantage of the resources offered for development. You are in a competitive place where you have access to resources that will enhance your growth. If you have the time, get involved!

What does #LubinLife mean to you?

When I think of #LubinLife, I think of opportunity and social networking. From grabbing your favorite drink at Starbucks on Park Row or in our cafeteria with friends, to discussing business development initiatives or ideas in our Lubin Lounge, to taking a walk through City Hall Park while connecting with other students, we are truly surrounded by both opportunity and networking initiatives.

Connect with Steven Anglade on LinkedIn.