Jessica Chisamore, Manager of Human Resources for Salon Venere, networks with a group of Human Resources students about her somewhat unusual career path.
More than a dozen graduates of the Sheridan School of Business Human Resources Management program returned to Sheridan College to network with their undergraduate colleagues in the annual Human Resources Inter-Scholastic Council (HRIC) Graduate Panel event. School of Business faculty, and first, second, and third year Human Resources students got the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with HR graduates now working in the field during the event held in the Trafalgar Student Union Conexxion.
Human Resource students got up close and personal with Jason Aurora, Sheridan graduate, to learn how to make it in an Human Resources career.
The undergraduate students were impressed by the Sheridan graduates who attended and took great advantage of the opportunities to speak with them during the networking event.
HRIC event organizers invited a wide variety of graduates to network with the Human Resources students, including graduates now working in the Human Resource field, graduates who were pursuing higher education, and a graduate who chose a different path and is now a successful lawyer practising in Hamilton.
Graduates of the Human Resources program were invited to present the story of their education, career path, and their current positions in a casual networking atmosphere.
Students mine Geoff Ramey's experiences about his HR career path.
“These events put on by the HRIC are invaluable, because they provide opportunities to create a network with past grads who give some amazing advice. There are some tough decisions we have to make to qualify for the CHRP (Certified Human Resource Professional) and hearing first hand the choices previous grads made after finishing school makes the decision making process a bit simpler,” said Sophia Chaudhry, second year Human Resources student.
Right, Rani Khan is now a succesful lawyer practising in Hamilton.
Attending this year’s event were Andrea Louc-Ricci TD Canada Trust, Robin Heroux, Cargill Ltd, Crystal McDonald, Shaw Communications, Ernest Wong, IKEA, Geoff Ramey, SAS Goldfields Ltd, Jason Aurora, Ericsson , Jeff Baliat, Allegis Group, Jenny Parsons, Grenville, Jessica Chisamore, Salon Venere, Jonathon Freeland, Katalogic Inc, Ryan Anderson, Pivotal Solutions, Grisselda Maradiaga, Aldershot Greenhouse Ltd, Brad Parker, The Stevens Co, Adam Baines, The Employment Solution, Rani Khan, Hamilton Mountain Legal and Community Services, and Ti Tran, currently at Ryerson.
“What I took away from this event was how important networking is – I highly recommend networking events like this one for any business student,” said Corey Clark, Human Resource student and HRIC Student Union contact person.
The HRIC organizing committee included event planners Julie Gawthroupe, Jo-Ann Mandau, Andrea Miksic, Sophia Chaudry, and members of the Sheridan School of Business, Human Resources Inter-Scholastic Council.