A look back at November

November was a busy month for HRMA. Elections were held, torches were passed, and new beginnings were abound!

New Officers

PSU HRMA is proud to welcome new officers to the team: 
  • Director of Chapter Information Systems - Alexandra Meneely
  • Director of Visibility - Angelene Green
  • Treasurer - Brooke Konrad
  • Secretary - Ashley Newman
Looking to get involved? There is still one officer position available! HRMA needs a Director of Merit to maintain the SHRM Student Chapter Merit Award checklist. (Click to see position details) 

Guest Speakers

Dante James from City of Portland spoke about diversity at our November 5th meeting. He brought real-world examples of workplace challenges and offered insightful perspectives. 

Alan Cabelly shared slides and videos from his recent adventures in Vietnam. 

Finally, Kim Miller and Jamie Autry spoke about compensation for our last meeting of Fall Term. They offered an overview of compensation in the industry as well as helpful details about typical duties of Compensation Analysts. 

What's Next?

With winter break right around the corner we look forward to resuming our weekly meetings again in January. Meeting details TBA by the beginning of next term. In the meantime, good luck with finals everyone! Have a fun and restful break! 

HRMA April 24th Fundraiser

We are going to be hosting a fundraiser for HRMA on April 24th. It's going to be Circus themed! After purchasing a ticket, you can meet with other Human Resource Professionals, enjoy food and drink, and play all kinds of fun games at the booths we'll be setting up there! For more information, please see the flyer below. Pre-order tickets here.
 
 

PSU HRMA News (1/05/2013)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Welcome to the PSU HRMA news blog where we provide updates on current and future PSU HRMA relative events!


Weekly Meetings
Please join us in kick starting Winter Term during our first meeting of the term on January 17th!
Location:  SBA 160
Time:  4:14pm - 5:30pm
We hope to see many new and returning faces!


Coffee in the Lobby
Get your morning started of with a cup of joe, courtesy of PSU HRMA.
Location:  SBA Lobby
Date:  January 15th


Casino Night
PSU HRMA will be holding its second annual Casino Night in order to raise funds to send its members to the National SHRM conference in Chicago!! Mark you calendar for a night filled with fun!!
Location:  Hoffman Hall
Date:  March 2, 2013
Time:  7:00pm - 11:00pm
For ticket and more information please contact Alexandra at alex.busch@comcast.net with the subject line Casino Night.


January PHRMA Luncheon *Volunteers Needed*
When:  Wednesday, January 16, 2013.  10:45am - 1:00pm
Where:  DoubleTree Hotel, Lloyd Center, 100 NE Multnomah, Portland, OR 97232

This is a great opportunity to become involved with the PSU HRMA student chapter!  This volunteer opportnity will also allow you to interact with other HR like minded professionals in the Portland area!  Lunch is provided as well!
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Alexandra at alex.busch@comcast.net with the subject line January PHRMA Luncheon.


Blog updated by:  Brandon Merrill, VP of Internal Relations - PSU HRMA

PSU HRMA Weekly News (11/27/2012)

Welcome to the weekly PSU HRMA blog.  We provide weekly updates on current PSU HRMA related events!



Weekly Meetings

Please join us this Thursday, November 29, 2012 for our last weekly meeting of the term!
Location: SBA 140
Time: 4:15pm - 5:30pm
This will be our last meeting of the term so we hope to see you all there!



December PHRMA Luncheon *Volunteers Needed*

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2012.  10:45am - 1:00pm
Where:  DoubleTree Hotel, Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah Portland, OR 97232

This is a great opportunity to become involved with the PSU HRMA student chapter!  This volunteer opportunity will also allow you to interact with other HR like minded professionals in the Portland area!  Lunch will be provided as well!
If you are interested in volunteering please send your email to alex.busch@comcast.net with the subject line December PHRMA Luncheon.



Blog updated by:  Brandon Merrill, VP of Internal Relations - PSU HRMA

PSU HRMA Weekly News (11/6/2012)

Welcome to the weekly PSU HRMA blog.  We provide weekly updates on current PSU HRMA related events!



Speaker Meeting Recap

Christina York from Marsh USA. Inc.


Key takeaways from the meeting;

Personal Branding:

As you meet people you begin to build your personal brand image.
Brand:  how you are perceived when your name comes up.
Dress for the job you want.
Email and voicemail should be professional.
Speak up at meetings/classes with thoughtful input.

Resume Essentials:

Crisp verbs, not paragraphs.
Bullet points (easy to read)
Purpose of resume is to impress a recruiter and spark a conversation.
Spelling is critical.
Have personal info current.
Include GPA (above 3.0 is rule of thumb), leadership roles and extra curricular work (volunteering) and extra skills (bilingual, CPR, computer skills, etc..)
Make sure references can quantify your experience.
Limit to one page.

Career Services:

Take advantage!!!
Preparation is key!
Mock interviews, resume and cover letter reviews equally important.
Visit PSU career services website: Becky Einhoff is SBA career advisor.

Elevator Pitch:

Sell yourself in 30 seconds.
Items to include, Education, Credentials, Accomplishments, Interests.
Elevator pitch gives employers something to resonate with.
Make a personal business card for networking purposes.  Puts you a step further ahead of what everyone else is doing.

Networking:

Very important.
Helps develop your personal brand.
Push yourself outside your comport zone.
Always send follow up thank you notes.
Keep in touch with your contacts.



November Luncheon *Volunteers Needed

When:  Thursday, November 15th, 2012 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Where:  DoubleTree Hotel, Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah Portland, OR 97232
This is a great opportunity to become involved within PSU HRMA.  This volunteer opportunity will allow you to interact with other HR like minded professionals.
Lunch/Dinner is included.
*Volunteers are required to be members of PSU HRMA.
If you are interested in volunteering please send your email to alex.busch@comcast.net with subject line November PHRMA Luncheon.



Blog updated by: Brandon Merrill, VP of Internal Relations - PSU HRMA