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News from the San Diego State University Student SHRM Chapter

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News from the San Diego State University SHRM Chapter

 by Angelica Prout, SHRM SDSU President and SD SHRM Student Liaison


SHRM SDSU finished the semester strong with many professional development and social events. On April 8th, SHRM SDSU attended the Fowler College of Business Council Achievement Awards ceremony where we were honored to receive four out of eight categories. Congratulations to our SHRM recipients: Andy Esparza - Outstanding Alumni Award, Dr. Michelle Dean - Best Faculty Involvement, Danilo Urquia - Outstanding College of Business Council Representative, and Arturo Fernandez Rios - Outstanding Undergraduate Student. Arturo was also selected as a recipient of SDSU’s annual Quest for the Best Award. This award celebrates 10 high-achieving SDSU students for outstanding performance in academics and community service. Arturo honored Professor Dean by naming her his most influential professor at SDSU and presented her with a faculty Quest for the Best Award. Congratulations to all of our SHRM award recipients!


SHRM SDSU members at the Business Achievement Award Ceremony with Fowler College of Business Dean Lance Nail

On April 10th, select student organization leaders, including SHRM executive officers, were invited to join the Fowler College of Business private luncheon with George Anders, LinkedIn Senior Editor at Large. He spoke to the group about developing our personal brand with digital-media tools to become career-ready and to make our job search both easier and more successful. Later in the evening, SHRM SDSU joined with the SDSU Management Department and Professor Dan Eaton’s Legal Issues in HR class to meet with WD-40’s global HR professionals and CEO, Garry Ridge. The students interacted with both domestic and international HR leaders to learn more about the WD-40 company tribe story and how they turned a great company into a community of belonging.

WD-40 Global HR event participants

On April 16th, we held our 6th Annual HR Professional Speed Mentoring Event. At this event we awarded our 2019 Natasha Sandrock Arthur Outstanding Service Award to Nina Woodard, Chief 'N' Sights Officer of Nina E. Woodard & Associates. We were pleased to be able to honor Nina for her continued commitment to serve the next generation of HR professionals via her in her role as CalSHRM’s College Relations Director. At the event, our students received lots of great advice and tips for entering the HR field. A huge thank you to San Diego SHRM for holding their monthly board meeting at SDSU to facilitate having multiple board members participate in our event. We are truly grateful for San Diego SHRM’s dedication and commitment to HR student success.

6th Annual HR Professional Speed Mentoring Event mentors and mentees

On April 18th, myself and SHRM SDSU alum, Katherine Santos, attended the San Diego SHRM Breakfast Program “The Anatomy of an Employment Lawsuit and the Tools for Prevention,” presented by Marie Kenny and Bob Levy at Corporate Alliance. The event provided a great overview on addressing HR legals issues and how to prevent them through best practices.

Angelica Prout, Kathy Santos, and Heather Whitley-Quinn at the SD SHRM April Breakfast Program

On April 23rd, we held our Fall 2019 officer elections. Congratulations to our new officers: President Katherine Mackenzie, Vice President Kelly Huynh, Secretary Luis Rodriguez, Treasurer Biana Moro, Marketing & Social Media Director Kylie Bergen, CBC Representative and SDHR Forum Liaison Vincent Young, San Diego SHRM Liaison Marcus Campagna, and Development Director Daniel Armstrong. In addition, our SHRM SDSU Point System had a successful conclusion with 20 members receiving SHRM graduation cords for their active engagement with the chapter.

Incoming SHRM SDSU Fall 2019 Officers

Top: Luis Rodriguez, Vincent Young, Marcus Campagna, and Daniel Armstrong. Bottom: Kelly Huynh, Katherine Mackenzie, and Briana Moro

SHRM SDSU members earning their SHRM graduation cords

On April 26th, I was able to attend the San Diego SHRM’s 4th Annual HR Career Day to network and connect with HR Professionals to hear their insights, passion, and journey as an HR professional. April 26th was a busy day as we also held our SHRM SDSU annual Officer Recognition Dinner.  This is a great event where we recognize the work of our current officer team, welcome our new officers, and network with SHRM SDSU alums.  In our efforts to continue to grow and provide professional development opportunities for our members, in June, we look forward to sending 18 students to the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas.

SHRM SDSU Annual Officer Recognition Dinner at Harbor House

As the semester is coming to an end and graduation is approaching for many of our SHRM officers and members this weekend, I just wanted to say it has truly been a pleasure serving as the SHRM SDSU president this Spring semester. I enjoyed watching our chapter grow with all our student-to-professional initiatives and become more involved in the San Diego community. I cannot wait to see what our Fall 2019 officers have in store!

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