4th Annual HR Career Day April 26th
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
On April 26th we had our 4th Annual HR Career Day. A big thank you to our host, sponsor, and mentors. Our mentors were generous enough to donate gift cards and Shadow Day opportunities to the students.
We started our morning off by splitting the mentors and students into various groups so they could have insightful conversations about what it is like to work in HR. This gave the mentors an opportunity to share their wisdom and daily tasks, while the students were able to learn firsthand what it is like working in HR and could ask any questions they had regarding HR as a profession.
After our first set of discussions we sat down to listen to our speaker, Tara Fournier, talk about : From Backpack to Briefcase: Navigating a Career in Human Resources from Entry-Level to the C-Suite. Tara gave an insightful presentation about having a career in Human Resources and went over where attendees could look for jobs in HR. The attendees participated in a live poll and watched short videos on having a career in Human Resources. Tara kept everyone engaged, talking, and laughing during her presentation.
After Tara's presentation the mentors and students sat down for a few more rounds to chat. Once that wrapped up all the mentors gathered at the front of the room to answer any questions the students had. This gave everyone an opportunity to chat about various topics they had a curiosity on regarding Human Resources. The students were able to hear different answers from various mentors and get any lingering questions they had answered.
We wrapped up the day by drawing the student winners for the gift card donations and Shadow Day Certificates given to them by our wonderful mentors! Everyone left with a smile on their face and new connections!