PSU HRMA Weekly News (1/19/09)

Welcome to the weekly PSU HRMA blog.
We provide weekly updates on current PSU HRMA related events and information.

PSU HRMA Resume Workshop

Graduating soon? Have a resume? Do you want to make it better?

Resume Workshop: Part I
Speaker: Peter Paskill, Senior Consultant and Director of CareerMakers

Wednesday, January 21st
4:15pm - 5:15pm (regular meeting time)
Smith room 294

Open to all majors. Refreshments provided.

All are welcome and there is no need to register.

Resume Workshop: Part II
Resume Review

Wednesday, January 28th

Sign up for a 20 minute one-on-one appointment with
a professional in Human Resources.

Appointments are available at 2:40pm, 3:00pm, 3:20pm and 3:40pm.

Space is Limited.
If interested, please e-mail Emily Harris at with your first and second choices for time slot.


Valentine's Day Rose Sale Coordinator: Renee Castillo

*Committee members needed for Valentine's Day Rose Sale*

There are various ways to help out with this event including planning the event, collecting orders, preparing orders and delivering orders.

*Remember that you are considered an active member by volunteering for PSU HRMA. This is important for members wanting to receive funding towards the
SHRM Conference.

E-mail Renee at if you would like to be part of the Rose Sale Committee.

Golf Tournament Committee Meeting
(First Meeting)

Monday, February 9th
4:00pm - 5:00pm
SBA room 270

Everyone is invited to attend.

This will be an informational meeting and we will be going over some of the beginning details of the tournament.

*This is our primary fundraiser for members attending the SHRM Conference.
Volunteering at the PHRMA Golf Tournament is a requirement for members attending the SHRM Conference.

E-mail if you would like to be part of the PHRMA Golf Tournament Committee.

Membership Special Ending soon!

If you have a friend or classmate that is interested in joining,
please urge them to join now so they can take advantage of the cost savings.

If they join both HRMA and SHRM now, they save $15.
(HRMA membership dues are waived).

Membership Special ends January 31, 2009

E-mail for more information.

PSU HRMA Speakers from last week

Thank you to Fran Moga for speaking to us about SBA Career Services.
For more information visit:

Thank you to Elizabeth Snyder for speaking to us about the
PSU Professional Deveional Development HR Certificate Program
For more information visit:

Minutes from last week taken by PSU HRMA Secretary, Sarah King
are currently available:

Tips of the Week for
the School of Business Administration

Job Search Seminar

Friday, January 23, 2009
9:00am - 12:00pm
SBA room 130

*3 Separate Sessions.

*Attend any or all of the sessions listed below.

Session I. Resume & Cover Letter Writing (9:00 - 10:00am)

Session II. Interview Preparation (10:00 - 11:00am)
Guest Speaker: Lucas Moore, HR Analyst at Verizon Wireless

Session II. Job Search Strategies (11:00am - 12:00pm)
Guest Speaker: Melissa Mackie, College Relations, Regence Blue Cross

Apply for 2009-2010 Scholarships
(Deadline: Monday, February 2, 2009)

Access the PSU online Undergraduate Scholarship application at:

Note: This includes specific HR Scholarships.

(Be sure to also fill out the School of Business Administration section of the online application).

The PSU online Undergraduate Scholarship application is due by 11:59 pm, Monday, February 2, 2009 Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Blog updated by: Kerensa Loucks, VP Internal Relations - PSU HRMA