PSU HRMA Weekly News (4/7/09)

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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


Speakers: Natalie Miller and Claire Richtman

Wednesday, April 8th
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Smith 298

Open to all majors. Refreshments provided.

Natalie is currently the Vice President of Business Development for the Portland office of Lee Hecht Harrison.

Claire is a career coach at Lee Hecht Harrison with a background in training and facilitating with emphasis on Leadership Development and Succession Planning.

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).

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.

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

Please e-mail PSU HRMA at by Monday, April 13th 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).

PSU HRMA Recruiting Update

We are very pleased to announce that HRMA is up to 58 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


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