Professor John Budd and External Relations Coordinator Anne Obst traveled to Houston to visit with alumni in the area. Nine alums/interns joined Budd and Obst at a tapas restaurant, then the next day 12 alumni working at ExxonMobil hosted a lunch for Budd and Obst.
At New Student Orientation, alumni Justin Ahlstrom, Nick Christenson, Carrie Guthrie, Emily Mack-Olson, Dino Sassan, Eva Treuer, and Mandy Zhao stopped by to introduce themselves to our new first-year students and share a bit about their careers since leaving the HRIR program.
As students got back into the swing of classes, the Graduate Business Career Center, or GBCC, worked hard to put on information sessions, resume review sessions, and mock-interviews. By taking advantage of these resources, students were preparing themselves for on-campus recruiting that would begin later in the fall.
At the first HRIR Alumni Mentoring event of the academic year, Laura Elletson, ’91; Camri Jacobson, ’00; Larry Morgan, ’87; Dino Sassan, ’95; Ying Wang, ’09 MBA; Roxana Martin, ’09, and Na Sun, ’07 discussed their careers in HR since leaving the MA-HRIR program, and answered students’ questions.
The 5th Annual International HR Case Competition (CIHRCom), included graduate students from around the world: Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Sun Yat-Sen University, China, NMIMS, India; Yonsei University, Korea, and the Carlson School and Penn State University, United States. The successful three-day event included a case provided by Lead Sponsor Land O’Lakes, and came to a close with our very own Carlson School of Management team taking first place!
Carlson School alums gathered in mid-December at the Seattle Alumni Social. Specifically MA-HRIR alumni included alums Jinny Aguilar, Erika Berndt, Robert Chai, Jen Frisch, Meghann McKee Albertson, and Cindy Zhang at the evening event, and Francine Barley earlier in the day, as well.
Alumni and students alike, enjoyed networking and great food at the January Alumni Board/GSHRL Board Social, which we hope to make an annual event!
Mari Miyamoto (1st year), Shelby Snell (1st year), Wei Xi (2nd year), and Iris Lu (1st year), competed against seven other teams at the Ohio State Case Competition. The teams worked hard to solve a pressing issue facing lead sponsor Eaton. Our ammade us proud when they took first place!
During Admitted Student Day, we welcomed the class of 2020! These students, who would start in the fall of 2018, got to listen to alums Nikki Broderick, Nick Christenson, Shannon Doherty, Mary Jo Flan, Jason Grosz, Kristin Lee, Liz Pagel, Crystal Sequeira, Amanda Warner and Lindsay Wenzel talk about their experience in the program, and any advice they had to share.
April marks one of our most anticipated events of the year, HR Tomorrow. The theme of this year’s day-long event was “HR Tomorrow 2018: The Evolution of Our Workforce.” We couldn’t have made it happen without our generous sponsors, and amazing group of speakers.
As the academic year came to an end, second year students celebrated their success at commencement. 84 students graduated in total, and 61 students walked at commencement. This was the largest group of MA-HRIR students to ever walk at commencement! Congratulations to you all.
Warm wishes for a rewarding and relaxing summer!