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News from the San Diego State University SHRM Chapter

Thursday, July 18, 2019   (0 Comments)
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News from the San Diego State University SHRM Chapter

 by Angelica Prout, SHRM SDSU President


On May 18th weekend, many of our officers and members, including myself, graduated at San Diego State University. It has been a month since the school semester has ended and many of our student members became SDSU alumni entering the workforce as HR professionals.

Our SHRM SDSU graduates: Angelica Prout, Julia Denbaugh, Suzette Kaminski, Sandy Athniel, Sayra Flores, Hallie Roberts, Jessica Nash-Odom, Alexis Conde, Sabrina Cremascoli, and Jessica Palmer  

On May 22nd, Vincent Young and I were able to attend the San Diego SHRM Breakfast Program “Navigating the Landmines of Social Media in the Workplace”. We learned how social media can be beneficial to employees, customers and future employees when used properly, but may also bring legal issues when not. Shauna Sinnott, Partner at Andrews Lagasse Branch + Bell LLP, presented how to protect your company from exposure to legal issues involving social media regarding employment, such as monitoring, discipline, recruiting, and more.  

Angelica Prout and Vincent Young at the SD SHRM May Breakfast Program

On June 11th, a handful of our students and recent alumni attended the San Diego SHRM Emerging Professionals Event at Ballast Point Brewery to network with other HR professionals in the San Diego community. Many recent alumni were able to mingle with future employers and other emerging professionals in the San Diego community interested in the field of HR.

SHRM SDSU at the SD SHRM Emerging Professional Event in Ballast Point Brewery. Danilo Urquia, Alexis Conde, Xala Glover-Pamittan, Monzerrat Ruvalcaba, Katherine Mackenzie, Angelica Prout, Julia Denbaugh, and Vincent Young.

On June 22nd, SHRM SDSU sent 18 of our students to attend the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas. Many of our students attended sessions in efforts to learn and obtain professional development opportunities. During the Emerging Professional Sunday Session on June 23rd, SHRM SDSU was presented the Outstanding Student Chapter Award for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is the highest merit designation given annually to the top twelve student chapters nationwide. This is our 5th time in the past 6 years we have received this top merit award.  Thank you to our Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 officers for all your efforts to make this award possible!  We also enjoyed seeing our fellow San Diego SHRM chapter at the conference and look forward to participating in the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition here in San Diego next year!

SHRM SDSU receiving the 2018-2019 SHRM Outstanding Student Chapter Award at the Emerging Professional Sunday Session at SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas

SHRM SDSU officers with Faculty Advisor, Dr. Michelle Dean



SHRM SDSU members with Dr. Michelle Dean, Scott Ferrin, Andy Covell, Emily Mullin, and Jon Decoteau at SHRM Annual Conference

As my time serving as the SDSU chapter liaison to San Diego SHRM has come to an end, I would like to thank San Diego SHRM for the time I spent attending Board of Directors meetings. Working with San Diego SHRM for the past two years has been fun and rewarding. I have grown so much professionally and personally, have gained knowledge and insight on the latest HR laws and trends, and met numerous people that let to many opportunities, for not just myself, but for our student chapter.  We appreciate the partnership and continued support that San Diego SHRM provides to students and emerging HR professionals.  I have enjoyed watching our chapter grow with our student-to-professional initiatives and become more involved in the San Diego HR community. Though I will be passing the baton to the next Fall semester to our next student chapter President, Katherine Mackenzie, I look forward to continuing to be involved with both San Diego SHRM and SHRM SDSU.  Best wishes to our incoming Fall 2019 officers, and I’ll look forward to seeing you at future events!

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