Sheridan Human Resources Inter-Scholastic Council presents annual HR Graduate Networking Panel
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) event. Current Sheridan 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.
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.
Recent graduate, Jessica Chisamore captured the attention of the undergraduate attendees with her rendition of her curious career path. After graduating from Sheridan College, Chisamore completed a degree in Brisbane, Australia and on her return to Canada, joined Venere Salon and Spa as a receptionist – to combine her love of hair styling with her professional education. Chisamore said that her intent was to learn the spa business from the ground up, and when it came time to offer her expertise as a human resources professional she captialized on an excellent opportunity to create a human resources process for Venere and became their Human Resources Manager.
Undergraduate students were very impressed by the graduates who attended and took great advantage of the opportunities to speak with a number of them during the networking event.
“The graduates were very inspirational – the best piece of advice I received this time around was to keep all your text books. A graduate I spoke with was placed in an office by herself and had to set things up on her own – she was certainly glad that she kept her textbooks to assist her,” said Jo-Ann Mandau, second year student.
Attending this year’s event were David Leroy, General Manager, AMC Theatres, Ryan Anderson, Human Resources Manager, Kelron Logistics, Heather Wild, Group Benefit Consultant, GMS Insurance, Imram Badshah, Associate Planner, Winners, Jason Aurora, HR Business Partner, Ericsson, Scott Stratten, Un-Marketing.com, Jessica Chisamore, Human Resources Manager, Venere Salon and Spa, Kelly O’Quinn, HR Representative, CAT Finance, Andrea Louca, Organization Development and Design, TDCanada Trust, Maurizio Rinaldi, Supervisor Facilities, CN Tower Ltd., Melissa Striegl, HR Coordinator, Capital One, Tanya Bodiroga, Human Resources Manager, Advance Measurement & Analysis Group, and Geoff Ramey, Human Resources professional.
The HRIC organizing committee included of Julie Gawthroupe, graduate contact coordinator, event planners Jo-Ann Mandau and Monique Whitewood, event hosts Ashlee Tavares and Rahman Noor, event greeters Emily Moss and Justin Petty, and Ti Tran, Chair of the Human Resources Inter-Scholastic Council.
The HRIC is composed of Sheridan School of Business Human Resources students under the guidance of faculty members Laurie Kondo and Judith Hunter, which plans and offers events of interest for HR students and undertakes fund-raising activities to aid community organizations and the students of the Sheridan School of Business.