September, 2013

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MBTI & Youth For Change

Youth For Change

Our meeting this week had a Temple Alumni – Sonia Blount come speak about her organization Youth For Change. It’s a great program that helps children in the Philadelphia area gain skills and education through fun learning programs. TUSHRM is actively involved in Youth For Change and you can get in contact with Sonia or Jackie, our Community Relations Director, for more information about volunteering.

This is a great way to get involved in the community while making a positive impact for the children you will be working with. You can watch Sonia’s whole presentation in the Meeting Videos.

If you have not received your Members Only password, contact Adriana (

Contact Sonia Blount: (267) 587 7242
Facebook: Youth For Change Philly

Instagram: Youth For Change
Twitter: Youth For Change

This weeks meeting helped analyzed the results of your MBTI test. The ability to accurately assess oneself and others is an essential interpersonal and leadership skill. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an internationally recognized instrument that identifies preferences and personality types and provides insights into workplace behaviors.

The MBTI has been used as the definitive tool to explore the relationship between personality type and workplace behaviors. This is the most widely used personality indicator instrument in the world. You can access the PowerPoint in the Members Only section where you can view the description of your personality results.

You can take the MBTI test here to gauge what personality type you are.


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Speaker: Michael Robinson

Today we had an amazing speaker come to our TUSHRM meeting – Michael Robinson. Mr. Robinson has conducted hundreds of professional development workshops, lectures, and motivational presentations for corporations, political forums and more! As an employee for the Temple University Human Resource Department, he oversees the Community Outreach & Hiring. His PowerPoint “Workplace Expectations: Re-Tool, Re-Brand, Re-Launch!” can be found in the Members Only page of the website. It was great learning about the do’s and don’t’s of finding a job. His lecture contains important knowledge on becoming a well rounded professional. As HR Majors, we should be the archetypes of what other professionals look up to.

We also were able to briefly join committees which you will be hearing more about in upcoming meetings! Also, sign up for the Mentor/Mentee Program which you can view more about here. The deadline is fast approaching and this can really benefit juniors, seniors and graduate students.

Don’t forget to take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test here. We will be discussing the results in our next meeting.

Fall Meet and Greet Night

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Join us at our Fall Meet and Greet Night – November 14, 2013

Register Today!

Philly SHRM’s Emerging HR Leaders group is for individuals with 0-8 years of HR experience, including current college students interested in working in HR after graduation. Join us at our Fall Meet and Great Night to enjoy networking with your HR peers while sharing insights and support. You’ll have the opportunity to meet new people in a relatively similar stage of their HR career and build a network for future opportunities! Registration includes fun networking opportunities, great food and one drink ticket (good for beer or wine).

Where: Tavern on Broad
200 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

When: Thursday November 14th, 2013

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Cost: $20 Member, $25 Non-Member, $20 Students

Click here to register.

Student Mentoring Program

>>Philly SHRM Student Mentoring Mentee Application<<

This a highly competitive pilot program with an opportunity for only 10 students and 10 mentors. The deadline for applying is 9/25/2013!

>>Student Mentoring Program<<

This is the first year and first semester of this pilot mentoring program. Collaboration with Temple SHRM is ideal – well established student chapter, students, advisers, and faculty are all interested. Philly SHRM support from the Emerging Leaders Committee and beyond is critical for the programs success and evaluations. What we learn – success and problems will guide us in refining and expanding the program in future years

The goal is to match mentors with mentees where the relationships will be comfortable and rewarding for both mentor and mentee and create a network of mentees and mentors. To expose mentees to the Philly SHRM Emerging HR Leaders Committee to create awareness of Philly SHRM and encourage continuing affiliation with the Chapter. Also to help mentees achieve their specific goals while building their coaching and leadership skills of the mentors.
The Mission of the Student Mentoring Program is to unite students majoring in Human Resources with young HR professionals for guidance, advice, and interaction for an enhanced perspective of transitioning from classroom to the workplace.

Send application to Lane Tita

Exciting HRM Orientation

Fall 2013 HRM Orientation

Wednesday we had our orientation for all HRM majors and it was so great to meet all of you. Deanna Geddes, Chair of HRM, hosted the orientation that offered fun activities and good food for all attendees. Students also received a knapsack containing relevant information concerning changes and alternative resources concerning HRM. We had around 100 students come and interact with each other. We hope that you were able to become friends with other like-minded people. Faculty members were also sitting at every table so students could interact with their future professors. Tomika, Jon, and Tara showed some very entertaining videos to give students an idea of what to expect when they start their careers. Finally, we finished off the orientation with a fun team-building experience by having each table draw an abstract picture containing “HRM.”

TUSHRM had a lot of events planned for this year including community service events and activities to introduce you to more HRM students and to help you grow you network. We hope to see you again in our regular meetings because there will be even more events planned and opportunities for professional growth.