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Speaker: Melanie Penna


Join us this Wednesday to welcome our speaker Melanie Penna for our last meeting of the fall semester. Ms. Penna is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Service Delivery at Comcast Cable Communications, LLC. You will be able to find out more information about Comcast’s Human Resource practices. Ms. Penna joined Comcast in 1995 and was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources in 1999. She has assumed increased human resources responsibilities for Comcast including partnering with senior leadership to ensure that the human resource function aligns with and supports company business objectives by overseeing due diligence, transition strategy, communications, and the implementation of mergers and acquisitions.

At 12:40 pm, we will move to Room 134 for Lunch with Ms. Penna until 1:30 pm. You will be able to ask questions and get contact information for future opportunities. This is a great networking event so please dress business casual and represent TUSHRM in the best way possible.

You must RSVP here – limited to 25 HRM students.

Some other upcoming events are CommUniversity, Philly SHRM event, and the Potluck. 

  • CommUniversity will be this Thursday at Temple’s Education and Community Entertainment Center 1509 N Cecil B. Moore Ave Room 214/2nd Floor. You can only attend if you went to the training session last week.
  • Philly SHRM Meet & Greet will be at Tavern on Broad 200 S Broad Street from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Contact Tomika (tomika.hendricks@temple.edu) if you would like another student to accompany you to the event. Arrangements will be made to help students get to the location.
  • The Potluck will be held on December 5 during the study days.

Don’t forget to apply for an officer position for the spring semester here. The positions that students may apply for at this time are Treasurer, Community Relations Director, and Corporate Relations Director.

:) Have a great week! :)

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!

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 (tuc58821@temple.edu).

Contact Sonia Blount: (267) 587 7242
Email: youthforchangephilly@gmail.com
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.