NYIT-SHRM General Meeting
October 18 | 6:00 pm
The Chapter's next General Meeting will be held on Friday, October 18th starting at 6:00. Our monthly General Meetings are held in the conference rooms of Career Services at both campuses. We use a Zoom video link so attendees at both locations can participate in the meeting. The locations are: Career Services Manhattan, 26 W 61 St, room 211 and Career Services Old Westbury, Salten Hall room 3.
Our guest speaker for October 18th will be Ashli Pacheco, MS, SHRM-CP. Ashli graduated from NYIT in May 2019 and was the co-President of the Chapter 2018-2019. Ashli won the SHRM-LI’s Matt Halpern Scholarship in 2019 (see picture). She works in the HR Department of America’s Food Basket, and she will talk about HR career choices and SHRM certification.
Give Back to Veterans
NYIT-SHRM has partnered with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) on their NYC Veterans Day Parade activities for the last two years, and we will be there again in 2019. The NYC Veterans Day Parade will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 and we are hoping you will join the NYIT-SHRM Chapter in supporting IAVA. Student Advancement credit will be available to students who sign up in advance and participate with NYIT-SHRM on Veterans Day.
What: The pre-event rally and breakfast is IAVA's central community building aspect of this special day. This is where 150-200 veterans, family and supporters of IAVA will meet to rally, share stories and prepare for the parade march through the city of New York.
Ask: IAVA is asking for volunteers from NYIT to join and support them to help kick off of the day right by greeting their members and helping to serve breakfast and hot drinks at the beginning of this amazing day.
When: Monday, November 11, 2019
Shift Time: Approximately 9:00 to 11:00 AM
Location: Flatiron Plaza - E 23rd St. & 5th Ave
Number of volunteers: 5-10
Additional information: IAVA would also love for volunteers to join them for this entire exciting day and march with them and get to know the community. This year IAVA will have a deluxe float in the parade and will be an integral part of the parade, which will be live broadcasted! Volunteers are not required to march in the parade to earn Student Advancement credit.
To register for the event and receive Student Advancement credit: please email NYIT-SHRM's President, Ishita Trikha (firstname.lastname@example.org) by no later than Sunday, October 20th.
Many MS students have been actively pursuing SHRM Certification! This semester three graduate students and one undergraduate student are taking certification prep courses here at NYIT, and they will be taking their certification exams in the Winter exam period (December 1, 2019 to February 15, 2020). Two students (including Ashli) successfully became SHRM-certified in Spring 2019, and two other students became certified in Winter 2019.
If you are considering becoming certified while you are still a student, you can take an NYIT certification prep course at either campus or online in the Fall or Spring semesters. NYIT MS students in their last year of study can qualify to take the SHRM-CP exam with as little as 500 hours of HR internship or work experience--this is a special program through SHRM, not available after graduation. Contact Prof Ninehan if you are considering a certification prep course. Registration for Spring 2020 courses will be underway in early November, so this is the right time to start considering a SHRM certification prep course if you will be in your final year of study and have the required experience.
Convos & Coffee
Students from New York Institute of Technology’s School of Management participated in SHRM National’s Workplace Convos and Coffee event at the NYC Oculus Sept 25 & 26. The visit to the event was organized by the NYIT-SHRM Student Chapter and included Human Resources Management and Business Students, professors, and staff. The event had two focuses—for SHRM to introduce new research about the financial and other impacts of poor workplace cultures, and to give event participants a chance to network and talk with each other over free coffee about their own workplace cultures, and what they can do to improve them.
Our students had the opportunity to hear from and meet Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM’s CEO and President, as well as Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst, MBA, JD, Esq., who is a practicing civil attorney and Impact Ambassador for Dress for Success. They talked about many of the issues that impact workplace culture, and how workplace culture affects business and the five generations of people who make up our workplace.
The students had a great time and learned a lot!
Last general event with Cynthia fana
The meet and greet event held by the NYIT-SHRM Chapter was a magnificent opportunity for all HR students to meet some officers of the Chapter as well as the chapter advisor, Professor Ninehan, and the HR Department Chair, Professor Kroumova, and to have the point of view of an Alumni student, Cinthya Fana, as a guest speaker on the profession. Cinthya Fana graduated from NYIT in 2017 and she is now the Director of Human Resources at Iraq and Afghanistan veterans of America (IAVA), a non-profit organization.
Cinthya discussed her career before and after NYIT. Before becoming a student at NYIT in Human Resources and Labor Relations, she worked 4 years in the HR department of the U.S. Army. Before her current position, she was a Human Capital Coordinator for IAVA. Her biggest challenges were to create a synergy between the two centers of IAVA, NYC and Washington DC, and to update the Employee Handbook.
Cinthya told everyone that the key to get a good job was networking and SHRM is an excellent opportunity to develop a network. Her recommendation was to attend every event organized by the NYIT Center for HR Studies in order to perform well in our professional life.
Cinthya concluded by sharing with us that she prefers to deal with employee relations and training and development.