PSU HRMA Weekly News (3/24/09)

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

Planning your schedule for Spring Term?

PSU HRMA Speaker Meeting time
(Spring Term)

4:15pm - 5:15pm

Emily Harris, VP Programs


PSU HRMA Recruiting Update

We are very pleased to announce that HRMA is up to 56 members.
During spring term we ALL need to promote HRMA leadership positions to students who are not members already and who will attend PSU next school year. This is important to ensure the continued success of our chapter. If you are a member who will be around next year, please express interest right away since elections are just around the corner. Thanks!

Linda Miller, VP Recruiting


HRM Awards
(Deadline: Sunday, March 29th)

If you would like a word file of the applications, Please e-mail (It was e-mailed to all members).

Georgia M. Sherman Award For Excellence in Human Resource Management

-Open to all Portland State University undergraduate students who are members of HRMA at the time of application and have a major interest in human resource management.
-Applicants must be graduating Autumn term 2009 or earlier.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required.

Drew Lippay Scholarship in Human Resource Management

-Open to all Portland State University undergraduate, graduate or post bac students with an interest in human resource management and a member of HRMA at the time of application.
-Applicants must be graduating after Autumn term 2009.
-A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required.

Tualatin Valley Employer Council Scholarship
(Applications must be received April 1st, 2009)

The scholarship application is in Microsoft Word and can be obtained at

Scholarship applications must meet the following critera:

-Be enrolled in a formal degree or certificate program with either a Human Resources, Business, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, or International Business emphasis; or be a high school senior who has been accepted in such a program; or be an employee of a business in Tualatin Valley area looking to further their education by enrolling in an HR or business related Educational Program, including those designed specifically to prepare HR professionals for exams to obtain their PHR SPHR CCP or similar certifications.

-The educational institution must be accredited and within the Greater Portland Metro Area or State of Oregon.

-Past Scholarship recipients are eligible for reapply one time only.

Columbia Willamette Compensation Group (CWCG) Student Scholarship
(Completed applications for the 2009-2010 academic year will be accepted beginning May 1, 2009 to May 22, 2009)

CWCG has established a Student scholarship for individuals interested in exploring the Compensation and Benefits field.

Visit to obtain the application.

Students meeting the following criteria are invited to submit an application:

-Junior or higher academic status (including graduate students).
-GPA of 3.00 or higher.

-A declared major of HR Management or a related academic field.

-Currently enrolled in an accredited university in the Portland and SW Washington area.


SHRM Web-based Mentor Program

To learn more, visit

Tips of the Week for
the School of Business Administration

SBA Job Fair

Friday, April 17th
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Smith room TBA

Dress is Business Casual.

Seniors and recent grads are invited to meet local employers to talk about job opportunities. Bring copies of your resume.
This is an excellent networking opportunity.

To register send RSVP to

Interview Coaching Day for Seniors
(Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 22nd at 4:00pm - No exceptions!)

Thursday, April 30th
9:00am - 4:00pm (Scheduled 30 minute appointments)

Participants will:
-Be scheduled for a 30-minute practice interview with a business professional. -Receive valuable tips and feedback.
-Gain confidence for their future job-search.

Space is limited so register early to secure your spot.

To register:
-Send a copy of your resume to or bring a copy of your resume to SBA Career Services SBA room 240.

-Specify if you have time preference: AM, PM or NO Preference.

You MUST provide a copy of your resume to participate.


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