Sarah Hamilton, The 30

Sarah Hamilton

Sarah Hamilton is grateful to know that when she graduates from WMU, her work will have an immediate impact on people’s lives, every day. As a highly involved human resource management major, Hamilton values the importance of building better workplaces. She is using her experience as an HR assistant and recruiter at Montage Furniture Services and as an intern at Parker Hannifin to develop a skill set in recruiting, staffing, total rewards, training and development, engagement and other areas that impact employees.

Hamilton’s passion for improving the employee experience led her to be selected as a 2019 Forbes Under 30 Scholar. Outside of the classroom, she is involved with WMU’s Society for Excellence in Human Resources as well as other HR associations that allow her to take on a peer mentorship role. In fall 2019, she led a team of WMU human resource management students to a second-place finish at the Michigan Society for Human Resource Management’s HR Games.

  • Maven of Making a Difference

    Senior, Human Resource Management
  • Hidden talent:

    She has been practicing American Sign Language for seven years and received her Certificate of Achievement in American Sign Language from Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
  • Best advice:

    Get involved as early as possible! The best experience comes from creating a community and working toward the things you value most to help shape your education.

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