Advisor Spotlight: Hettie Richardson
Monday, November 28, 2011
What do you do at LSU? I am an Associate Professor of Management and Co-Chair of the Rucks Department of Management in the E.J. Ourso College of Business.
What groups or organizations do you advise at LSU? The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
How long have you been advising this organization? I’ve only been advisor since June 2011, but SHRM at LSU has a long and successful history. In fact, the chapter was recently awarded its 22nd consecutive Superior Merit Award from the national SHRM organization. The consistent strength of SHRM at LSU is due entirely to its student members!
How would students get involved in your organization? SHRM is open to students of any major who are interested—or think they might be interested—in human resource management as a career. It provides excellent opportunities for networking with future HR professionals, building mentoring relationships with current HR leaders, and gaining access to internships and jobs. Anyone who is interested can simply attend one of the regularly scheduled SHRM meetings—which are held every other Tuesday at 6 p.m. in 2149 P. F. Taylor Hall. The next meeting will be held sometime early in the spring semester. To find out specifics, feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or SHRM president, Toya Spruel (email@example.com).
Does your organization have a website? The chapter is currently working to get its website and Facebook page up and running. In the meantime, potential members can check out the National website (www.shrm.org) and Greater Baton Rouge SHRM website (gbrshrm.shrm.org) . Information about SHRM at LSU can also be found out at www.bus.lsu.edu/academics/management/.
Do you have any advice for students interested in getting involved on campus? The great thing about a big university like LSU is that there is a group for everyone—no matter what your interests might be. Students shouldn’t feel shy about exploring all the options available at LSU. Once you get involved with one group, it becomes easy to get involved with others.