PSU HRMA Weekly News (4/14/09)

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

PSU HRMA Speaker Meeting

Market Pricing: How HR determines what to pay employees
Speaker: Niki Jordan

Wednesday, April 15th
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Smith 296

Open to all majors. Refreshments provided.

Niki will also be touching on the opportunities in HR related to compensation and typical paths for HR students to enter that field of specialty. Niki is the Compensation and Benefits Manager at the Port of Portland. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Columbia Willamette Compensation Group (CWCG).

PSU HRMA Speaker Meeting

Life After College Panel

Wednesday, April 22nd
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Smith 294

PSU Alumni Panel Members:

Francisco J. Marquez
HR Manager (previously Corporate Recruiter) at Reser’s Fine Foods.

Earl Meininger
HR Generalist at Columbia Machine, Inc.

Kim Miller
Compensation Analyst at A-dec, Inc. and Recent PSU Grad (June 2008)

Open to all majors.
*Refreshments Provided by Reser’s Fine Foods!*

2009 - 2010 PSU HRMA Leadership Elections

It is that time of year again...elections! HRMA has worked so hard this year to set up our succession plan to carry on for years to come.

Please e-mail with the subject line "09-10 Elections" if you have any sort of interest in developing your leadership skills, want something great to put on your resume, or simply want to be more involved in your student organization.

Elections are in May.

Doug Mansfield, PSU HRMA President

Volunteers needed for Northwest Youth Career Expo

Thursday, May 7th
8:00am - 3:00pm (shifts available or volunteer all day)
Oregon Convention Center

Volunteers with some interviewing experience are needed to to assist in mock interview sessions during the 5th Annual Northwest Youth Career Expo.

Please e-mail Emily Harris, VP Programs at asap with the subject line "Volunteer for Northwest Youth Career Expo".
(Please include the time you are available to volunteer).

Emily will connect you with the professionals organizing this event.

Additional Volunteers Needed

Thursday, April 30th
9:00am - 4:00pm (2 hour Shifts)

Volunteers are needed to help at the check-in desk for the
SBA Interview Coaching Day. (This involves interaction with professionals in the Portland area).

(Each year, PSU HRMA volunteers at this event sponsored by SBA Career Services).

Please e-mail PSU HRMA at asap with the subject line "Volunteer for Interview Coaching Day".
(Please include the time you are available to volunteer).

If you would like to register for a practice interview, please e-mail SBA Career Services directly. (Registration information is listed at the end of this blog post).

Update your resume for the PSU HRMA Resume Book.

The PSU HRMA Resume Book is posted every Spring on the PHRMA website.

Deadline to submit your resume: Monday, May 4th

(Look for details on file type next week).


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

SBA 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