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.
🙂 Have a great week! 🙂