November 2016 Alumni Newsletter
Greetings from your CHRLS Alumni Board of Directors!
My name is Marc Gauthier, and I'm a proud member of the CHRLS Alumni Association's Board of Directors, currently serving the last year of my three-year term. I'm pleased to be leading our mentoring initiatives as chair of the Alumni Mentorship committee this year.
The goal of our committee is to facilitate personal and professional development for our students and alumni through mentorship opportunities. Mentoring can boost our MA-HRIR student experience with real-world exposure to the HR field through the professional coaching by our alumni and other HR professionals in the community, and can provide similar reinforcement to our alumni, as well.
We are excited to offer several mentoring opportunities this year: we kicked things off with an in-person "Speed Mentoring" event that was very well received by students; we will be launching a more traditional one-on-one mentoring matching program right after the first of the year (see more details below); and will be offering another mentoring event next spring that we are in the process of planning. While these mentoring experiences may be delivered in different formats, what they share in common is the desire to help our students and alumni to further develop their skills, improve their performance, and maximize their potential.
In this season of Thanksgiving, we on the Mentoring Committee, and the greater Alumni Board, are most grateful for the ongoing support of you, our alumni - your continued engagement with your alma mater is motivating to us, and inspiring to our current and prospective students. We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving holiday.
Marc Gauthier, '12 MA-HRIR
Program Brings Families Together
Thanksgiving is just a few days away and for many, it's a time for gathering with family and other loved ones to share good food and warm memories. For some families, talk at the table is based around new jobs, relationship statuses, or the weather, but for families with more than one graduate of the MA-HRIR program at the Carlson School of Management, conversation may turn to whether carving the turkey is more or less difficult than working regression models! Read the full story here.
I Left My Heart in San Francisco...and Silicon Valley...and Phoenix
Staying connected to the HRIR program isn't always easy when alums are located outside the Twin Cities. That's why the CHRLS hosted several regional HRIR alumni gatherings this fall in Phoenix, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. These events gave alums the chance to reunite with former classmates, make new connections, and catch up on news from the program. Read the full story here.
Calling all Mentors!
Are you interested in an opportunity to shape future HR leaders while giving back to the Carlson CHRLS program? Then consider being an Alumni Mentor!
The CHRLS Alumni Association Board is launching an Alumni Mentor program, and we need you. As an Alumni Mentor, you will be matched with a current MA-HRIR student who is hungry to learn from your experience. We will ask that you commit to connect with your mentee for at least one hour every month to share your insights on HR and business beyond the world of academia, as well as discuss current HR trends and topics.
Don't live in the Twin Cities? No problem. You and your mentee are welcome to connect by phone or video conferencing! To sign up, please complete the CHRLS Alumni Mentor Program application; the deadline to apply is December 15.
Also - please plan to join us for the Mentoring Program Kick-off on Monday, January 30 at 5:45 p.m. at the Carlson School. At the kick-off meeting we will cover mentoring tips and best practices, and you can meet your mentee in-person!
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case Competition: A Winning Experience for All
Congratulations to all who participated in the 4th Annual International HR Case Competition (CIHRCom)! The successful three-day event included teams from Queensland University of Technology, Australia; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Minnesota, United States; Sun Yat-Sen University, China; Welingkar Institute, India; and Yonsei University, South Korea. Read the full story here.
HR Students Hone Crucial Expertise in Global Teaming
In an increasingly globalized business world, companies demand HR leaders who can overcome cultural barriers to accomplish key goals. This year, students in the MA-HRIR program will get hands-on experience navigating multicultural teams as they collaborate with peers hailing from all corners of the globe: the incoming class features students from 14 countries. Read the full story here.
- Assistant Professor Le (Betty) Zhou was recently featured on the Carlson School website where she talked about the issues she's currently studying, following, teaching, and reading about.
- New research by Professor Theresa Glomb and Associate Professor Colleen Manchester was recently featured in the Carlson School alumni magazine.
- Glomb and Senior Lecturer Kevin Wilde were interviewed in a recent article in the Star Tribune.
- Greg Cline, '05, is a managing partner at InclineHR
- Dave Dahlgren , '08, is Workday HRIS systems administrator at American Crystal Sugar
- Sandee Joppa, '91, is executive director of RealTime Talent
- Laura Kato, '05, is people & culture business partner manager at Stitch Fix
- Jing Liao, '97, is chief human resources officer at SoFi
- Kelly Marshall, '09, is senior HR consultant with Capital Group-American Funds
- Na Sun, '07, is compensation manager at U.S. Bank
- Tiffany Trzebiatowski, '11, is assistant professor in the Department of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst