Every semester the SHRM Aloha Chapter hosts several workshops for our members. We like to offer a wide variety of topics that touch upon important issues that need to be addressed in order for our members to become successful and influential business professionals.
The Society for Human Resources Management, Aloha Chapter intends to equip its members with the skills necessary to transform their professionalism into a career. Through a series of tiered workshops that build upon each other, students will learn what skills are necessary to become a professional and how to utilize these skills to obtain a career.
Company Tours are opportunities to gain insight about exceptional businesses in Hawaii. Members will see behind the scenes and learn about the corporate culture and how facilities are run in the company, as well as the role it plays in Hawaii’s community. Members will learn the different areas and positions in the company and find out what the company looks for in job candidates. Company visitations allow members to interact with top managers, listen to their enriching and inspiring career stories, and receive personalized advice in their career development.
Community services is a way for members to help and give back to their community. Members will have several opportunities to donate or volunteer in various services through the chapter. This will also help create bonds and friendship between their fellow SHRM Aloha Chapter members.
CHAPTER’S SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Social events provide members with fun recreational activities. They are able to meet new companions, develop their communication skills, and gain new interests. Learning how to interact with peers and to create relationships is something that is further developed outside the classroom. Socializing is an integral part of college life, as evidenced when talking with friends or networking with faculty. Our goal is for members to become comfortable and open-minded in these situations, while discovering the benefits of being socially competent in professional settings.
Super Clubs Day is an IBC hosted event; IBC is the abbreviation for the Inter-Business Council, a student organized council in the Shidler College of Business. IBC serves as a bridge between the undergraduates and their organizations, the Shidler College of Business, faculty, and the Hawaii business community. Super Clubs Day is an event that brings together the 11 business clubs in a friendly competition in various activities such as dodgeball, volleyball, brain-bowl/relay, and cheer. These activities will be calculated by a point-ranking system, and the club with the most points will be honored with the winning trophy.
The Alumni Social is an annual networking and social event where current members from the SHRM Aloha Chapter may meet alumni from previous years. This event allows members the opportunity to ask past members and board members of the Aloha Chapter questions and advice and to gain a sense of community between new and old members of the chapter. Guests will be provided with food and entertainment for the evening.
Our biannual banquet is an event that celebrates the coming of the end of the semester and to recognize the hard work and dedication of the members throughout the semester. On this evening, members will be provided with dinner, entertainment, an award ceremony, speeches, games, and the company of friends and peers. SHRM Aloha Chapter’s banquet will allow the chapter to recognize members who made active status, the Hoss Election winners, the graduating seniors, and to introduce the new executive board for the upcoming semester.
Mock Interview is an event where students are paired and scheduled to meet with volunteered HR professionals provided by the chapter, and will participate in a job interview that will act as practice for the students. The purpose of this event is to allow students to gain exposure to and learn the process of preparing and conducting themselves in an interview setting. After the interview, members will be given feedback from their respective professionals. Through this experience, student will learn, grow, and discover their strengths and weaknesses, and sharpen their interviewing, rapport, and soft skills.
Professional Interaction Night (commonly referred to as “PIN”) is the biggest professional event hosted by the SHRM Aloha Chapter. This event will serve as the capstone event of the semester and is the culmination of all the professional training and exposure the members have accumulated. It is filled with opportunity for members to meet, interact, and have dinner conversations with professionals in Hawaii’s business community. The event begins with a casual mixer, then transitions into dinner, where members will sit next to their first professional pairing. After dinner the members will move to their second professional pairing. This event allows members to network and ask questions and the professionals to meet new, incoming talent which may lead to internships and full-time hires.