Alumna Chloe Mattison (’09 international business and operations and supply chain, ’12 MHR) attributes her time as an undergraduate and in the Master of Human Resources program at the Moore School to helping her attain a position with social media giant Facebook in London.
As a human resources business partner for Facebook, some of Mattison’s duties include coaching and development, mergers and acquisitions integrations and diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs, among other things.
“I currently work with our Facebook Reality Labs organization, and my primary client groups are in London, Cork, Prague and Zurich,” she said. “This team focuses on augmented/virtual reality and has employees working across multiple roles including engineering, product management, design, research and more.”
Mattison said her time as a Master of Human Resources student in the Moore school was the foundation for her current position.
“The professors and connections with peers I made during my time at UofSC have opened so many doors for me,” she said. “The MHR ingrained in me the drive to ask the right questions and bring curiosity to everything we do.”
The return on investment Mattison got from earning her MHR degree from the Moore school is something she said is “invaluable”.
“The MHR program helped me to develop relationships and networks and open doors to opportunities I never would have gotten otherwise,” Mattison said. “I can’t emphasize enough how much this program helped to accelerate my career in ways I never even thought possible at the time.”
After moving to London from Silicon Valley in early 2020, COVID-19 made life in another country difficult, but with things slowly starting to reopen again, Mattison said she’s enjoying the city in ways she wasn’t able to during the pandemic.
“Things are starting to open back up and it feels like I’m discovering London all over again,” she said. “This city is such an exciting place to live with such a diversity of people from all over the world and with so many things to do and see.”
Amongst the chaos of COVID-19, Mattison still remembers the valuable lessons she learned at the Moore school that have continued to help her throughout her career. She said believes these teachings can provide the foundation for current HR students to be successful in the profession.
“Ask for help when you need it, be a team player and be open to go with the flow,” Mattison said. “One of the best pieces of advice I received from a professor was, ‘Don’t pursue a career in HR just because you like people or are a ‘people person.’’ As HR professionals, we see people at their best and their worst. We are in a unique position to access the inner workings of companies from a very early stage and drive impact through people."