Halton Chapter, HRPA host networking event for Sheridan School of Business Human Resource Management students

Carmen Braund, Director of Communication HRPAH speaks with Sheridan students.

Carmen Braund, Director of Communications, HRPAH, speaks with Sheridan School of Business Human Resources students.

More than 200 Human Resource Management OGC and Business Administration – Human Resources students seized the opportunity to network with Human Resources professionals in the recent HRPAH sponsored event held in Macdonald-Heaslip Hall at Sheridan College, Oakville.

Asking good questions is the key to good networking

Asking good questions is the key to good networking.

The annual event, sponsored by the Halton chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPAH), drew an almost capacity crowd to the hall as eager students nurtured links with working HR professionals.

“The point of the event is to get students together with Human Resource professionals so that they can ask intelligent questions about the path to the workplace,” said John Hardisty, past president of HRPAH, program coordinator of the Sheridan School of Business Human Resources group of programs, and the event organizer.

Past president HRPAH, John Hardisty speaks to the networking group at Sheridan College.

Past president HRPAH, John Hardisty speaks to the networking group at Sheridan College.

Students made good use of the opportunity to connect with a wide variety of Human Resource professionals, HRPAH members, recent graduates, and Sheridan Human Resource professors to talk about employment opportunities and professional development in the casual atmosphere of a wine and cheese reception.

HRPAH organizers got students thinking and talking on stage through several networking activities and rewarded the participants with a wide array of prizes and incentives.

Past president, HRPAH, Mike Bennett answers questions from Sheridan students

Past president, HRPAH, Mike Bennett answers questions from Sheridan students.