With over 500 organizations on campus, Oklahoma State University ensures a place for every member of the Cowboy family. This weeks organization spotlight is the Human Resource Management Association (HRMA).
OSU’s HMRA's purpose is to encourage networking, campus involvement and to provide connections for anyone interested in human resources or the business field.
Junior Claire Shuster, Vice President of HRMA, said that learning about HR can benefit students of all majors.
“Employees and work environment are present in every business, and that’s what HR is responsible for,” Shuster said. “I think it’s important for everyone to be aware and learn about HR especially since they are responsible for recruiting. I would really encourage HR and any business majors to join because of how interested professionals are in it. I’m in the process of applying for different internships for the summer and HRMA has really helped me stand out.”
A speaker usually attends each meeting with a presentation prepared on his or her experience in HR or the company they are promoting. The organization is a great opportunity for students to learn about the roles of HR and explore different job opportunities.
“We have people speak from different companies around the community and they speak about the different areas like benefits, compensation, talent development, talent acquisition, employee engagement, and all different components of HR,” senior Katie Evans, HRMA president said. “It’s a great way for employers to get involved with HR students and same with HR students getting to network with employers and hopefully it leads to job opportunities.”
Sophomore Jaycie Cash, director of recruitment for HRMA, said the process of becoming a member is easier than ever this semester.
“All you have to do is just request to join us on campus link, you’re welcome to come to any of the meetings,” Cash said. “Typically, we have dues but with us just getting back in person this semester we don’t. Students also have access to free food at each meeting. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter, that will give you live updates on our club and the kind of things we’re doing.”
The organization’s next meeting is on Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in room 040 at the Spears School of Business. For more information on HRMA, students can visit the organization’s Instagram and twitter at @hrmaokstate.