October, 2013

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Speakers: Brian Case & Maria Cherichella

Today we had a great meeting with two speakers from PPL Corporation, Brian Case and Maria Cherichella. It was interesting to hear how the path to a human resource career differs so greatly for everyone. Mr. Case spoke about having “transferable skills” that will allow you to move between different HR functions. For example, an outstanding HR professionals is able to create policies, job descriptions, recruit people, and create workshops. This will make you more marketable to companies and show that you are capable of performing leadership roles.

Ms. Cherichella also spoke about PPL and her career path to become an HR professional. Her three important points are to focus on what type of industry you would want to work for, would you like to be at a start-up or a stable company, and would you prefer a small or big organization. Also, do not be afraid of taking positions that will put you outside your comfort zone. Having well-rounded experience is important and you never know what path your career can take unless you try.

Remember to RSVP for the CommUniversity Event and attend the training on the 14th before the actual workshop on the 21st. This is a great experience to see how well you perform as an HRM major. We have a limited capacity so sign up now!

Also, three officer positions are open for next semester. Applications can be found under the “Officer Applications” tab. Make sure to submit your resume with the application in the file uploader on the page.

ūüôā Have a¬†great week! ūüôā

AIDS Walk & Upcoming Registration Meeting


Thank you to everyone who attended the AIDS Walk this Sunday. I know getting up early is hard but you did it for a great cause! TUSHRM members are actively involved in helping the community and broadening their outreach to help many different organizations.

This upcoming meeting will be a candid discussion of registration for classes. No professor or administrator will be present to give a chance for all us to speak honestly about our experiences in the HR classes we have taken and what recommendations we have for students trying to select those courses. Registration starts Thursday at 7 AM and will continue through next week. Please remember to check your DARS and speak with your adviser to make sure you are on track for your graduation requirements. A list of all the HRM requirements can be found here.

Join us for a great night of fun and networking on¬†November 21, 2013¬†through¬†Philadelphia SHRM’s¬†Emerging Leaders Committee.¬†This is a great opportunity to begin meeting some of your peers in the area and make connections in the HR community. Please feel free to¬†spread the word to¬†the members of your SHRM chapters and those who may be interested.¬†Thank you and I hope to see you there!

PSHRM Emerging HR Leaders Meet and Greet Night –¬†Thursday, November 21, 2013
Tavern on Broad, 200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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. You will 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).

For more information and to register, click here.

The Bake Sale is tomorrow between 11 – 4 PM, contact Tiffany for more information (tuc36706@temple.edu)

Speaker: Tara Fournier

Come join us this Wednesday to hear an amazing presentation about social media and recruiting! Tara Fournier is the Manager of Member Engagement for SHRM, focusing on the development and implementation of student programs and young professional initiatives. Ms. Fournier has been named one of the top 25 most listened-to guests of all time on HR’s #1 online radio show, DriveThru HR.¬†Since joining SHRM in 2012, she has visited 26 states and 1 U.S. territory and interfaced with thousands of SHRM student members, volunteers, chapter advisers and the community to help students and young professionals engage, grow and connect!

Our chapter is supporting a professor at the University of Wisconsin who is studying student perceptions of the Assurance of Learning (AoL) exam. We are asking you to join us in participating in the study by taking the survey.  It will only take 10 minutes to complete. Click here for the survey.

Participation is voluntary. No individual’s responses will ever be revealed, and only summary data will be presented in any written form.

Kyle donating to U Can TU

Members of TUSHRM have also been actively engaged in supporting causes such as U Can¬†TU. Yesterday students were able to donate canned goods or non-perishable food items at¬†the Howard Gittis Student Center. It’s great to see TUSHRM members, like Kyle, participate in good causes that help the community. Temple University is always trying to work with the city of Philadelphia to live up to the title of “The City of Brotherly Love.”

Be sure to visit the official Temple University HRM Facebook page!

Great Committee Meeting!

Today at our meeting we broke out into our committees to find more ways to get involved. This a great way for you to get to know the officers and for us to get  to know you! We will be looking for 3 new officers for next semester and by joining a committee, you can greater increase your chances of becoming a TUSHRM officer.

We are going to have a bake sale on Tuesday October 22nd from 11-4. You can either sit at the table at any point during that time or donate baked goods. Our bake sales will help us provide food and more things for our members so please get involved. The front page of the website has an Event Calender which you can sign up for the bake sale if you did not have a chance to during the meeting. Click on the the highlighted date to sign up.

Also, don’t forget to vote for our Halloween social event! Right now Six Flags and Eastern State Penitentiary are leading in the votes. It’s a close call! Voting will go on until the week before the event because the sooner we know where everyone wants to go, the better deals we get! HRM majors are welcome to bring their friends to the event.

The Alumni event on October 18th will be held from 5-8 at the Draught Horse. This will be a laid back event and a chance to network with HR professionals.

We are also having a¬†T-Shirt Design Contest, so please submit your designs to Gia at¬†tue50904@temple.edu¬†by¬†October 22! The design must include the official SHRM logo which I have attached to this email. (Do not modify the logo¬†design in any way.The logo may only appear in the colors 100% blue (Pantone 282) and 100% gray (Pantone 424). The background may be any color, but the “HR” must “reverse out” meaning it will also be the background color.)

Youth for Change Orientation¬†–¬†Tuesday October 15th/Thursday October 17th from 6:30-7:30¬†at Amos Recreation Center 1817 N 16th Street Philadelphia, PA 19121 Volunteer and help children in the Philadelphia area gain skills and education through fun learning programs.

Contact Sonia Blount: (267) 587 7242
Email: youthforchangephilly@gmail.com
Facebook: Youth For Change Philly
Instagram: Youth For Change
Twitter: Youth For Change

Joney Mai’s Survey

Joney Mai is an HR intern for Dr. Harold at Temple University Main campus. She is currently working on a project for her internship that studies our major’s brand image. She is conducting a survey about how students think about the HR major.
Students who take this survey have a chance to be raffled in a lottery to win a $50 Amazon.com gift card.
Here is the link for the survey
Thank you. If there are any questions please contact Joney at joney.mai@temple.edu