The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Human Resource Association (HRA), a student organization at the College of Business Administration, has earned a Superior Merit Award from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
The SHRM student chapter merit award program, which began in 1972, was created to encourage student chapters to require ongoing excellence in the following areas: student chapter requirements, chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession, and SHRM engagement.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, UNO HRA students attended local and chapter events sponsored by the Human Resource Association of the Midlands (HRAM) and SHRM. HRA also collaborated with HRAM for a mentorship program. During this program, students were paired with HR professionals in Omaha based on their interest in talent development, benefits and compensation, training, generalist, consultation and employment law.
During the school year HRA also did philanthropy work for organizations in Omaha. They helped organized a bake sale for Habitat for Humanity and organized a coat drive for nonprofit Completely Kids, donating 27 coats to children in Omaha. HRA also adopted a family through the ‘Adopt-a-Family’ program.
Additionally, HRA partnered with Millard North High School to host a mock interview workshop. This opportunity helped the students enhance the skills they have learned from classes and also support future Mavericks.
Congratulations, UNO HRA!
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