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A Note from the President of the California State University San Marcos Student SHRM Chapter

Friday, May 3, 2019   (0 Comments)
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A Note from the President of the California State University San Marcos Student SHRM Chapter

by Amanda Shepherd, CSUSM SHRM President

As the spring semester comes to an end, I am so fortunate to be able to reflect on what an amazing semester we have had here at Cal State San Marcos. Together as a society, we came together to unite students who were interested in pursuing HR. Our society grew substantially over the course of this semester, and we had the pleasure of hosting a total of six meetings this semester with influential guest speakers and a great group of students.

Starting from the beginning of the semester, we worked hard to recruit new members to our society. With an impressive jump in our society member count from last semester, we believe we did a tremendous job advertising and selling our society to interested students around campus. I am a very proud president because I believe that my board members worked together so well to pull the society together. With the help of our Treasurer, Elena Ornelas, Secretary, Alexa Cordero, Director of Community Relations, Virgen Gonzalez, and Director of Social Media, Jazmin Flores, we worked hard together to make sure our organization was functioning both in person, in our community, and online. In addition, our amazing faculty adviser, Nina Woodard, was there with us every step of the way to give us feedback, guidance and great ideas. Being able to form great connections with our society members and watching the society continuously grow were such rewarding aspects of being a part of the society these last few months.   


Our excited CSUSM SHRM member, Andrew, holding up our flyer after signing up to be on the mailing list for CSUSM SHRM this semester.

This semester, we were really excited to design our first ever CSUSM SHRM T-shirts. They were a great hit with our members, and they really helped us to feel united and proud to be a part of the organization on campus. Our treasurer, Elena Ornelas, also created her very own fundraiser for CSUSM SHRM this semester which showcased her artistic and creative talents. Using her Cricut printer, she was able to print and sell unique, personal designs that could be transferred to a variety of materials such as vinyl and cloth. With cool CSUSM SHRM sticker designs and great personalized gift ideas, Elena played a great role this semester in making our SHRM society extra money to put toward funding our future society events.


Our society posing with our amazing guest speaker, Sandra Fichter.


Our society intently listening to our guest speaker, Pierre Towns, discuss his fundamental HR philosophy.


Our society posing with our motivational guest speaker, David Berry.


Our SHRM Board at our Last Meeting 4/25: Jazmin Flores (Director of Social Media), Alexa Cordero (Secretary), Nina Woodard (Faculty Adviser), Amanda Shepherd (President), Virgen Gonzalez (Director of Community Outreach) Missing from Photo: Elena Ornelas (Treasurer).

At the end of the semester, we were super excited to have the opportunity to attend the 4th Annual HR Career Day where our society members had the chance to interact with HR professionals around San Diego. We took so much from the great professionals and we are really thankful to San Diego SHRM for putting on such an incredible event.


Speed-interviewing sessions with professionals from diverse HR backgrounds.


Our CSUSM SHRM Turnout: (Back Row) Brent Allen, Jocelyn Renfro (Front Row) Fabiola Aguilar, Amanda Shepherd, Sally Tsai, Bianca Sanchez.


Friendships and smiles all around during the HR Career Day!

We are sincerely looking forward to our continuing growth going into the future. I am excited to announce that our society will be having some presidential changes coming up as well. As I prepare to step down as President after next semester, I have our wonderful Treasurer, Elena Ornelas, ready and eager to take the role, and our fantastic Secretary, Alexa Cordero, ready to step in as Vice President. CSUSM SHRM wishes every one a great and safe summer!


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