Past Events

2021 Events

April 8, 2021 – Hosted The Civility Project at UM-Flint

University of Michigan-Flint School of Management and UM-Flint Society for Human Resources Management Student Chapter present The Civility Project. We have scheduled a session for The Civility Project to speak to SHRM/UM-Flint community on Thursday, April 8th, 2021 @ 7:00-8:00 PM EST.
Americans are best when they engage in civil conversation with people of opposing views, but today many feel they can’t be friends with those whose politics are different. The Civility Project is changing that.

Long-time journalists and unlikely friends Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley launched the Civility Project, where they show that civility IS possible, and why we should all embrace it as a way to move ourselves forward in life and in work. They also offer tips for building civility in your own life, starting now.

April 1, 2021 – Co-Hosted An Evening with Greg Phillips

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Greg Phillips, former President of Operations at Hougen Manufacturing, will be speaking to SHRM/IBSO members and other interested students on Thursday, April 1st at 5:00-6:00 PM via zoom.

In this discussion/Q&A, Greg will talk about his experience working at the local international business out of Swartz Creek, MI, and answer student questions. The first 20-30 minutes will be an introduction/brief history about Hougen Manufacturing, business operations, how he became the VP of Operations, challenges he faced during his career, and how a family-owned business competes with larger competitors. He will also give advice and tips on a changing industry, “making the sale,” and how to market yourself to employers. The last 10-15 minutes will be for Q&A.

March 17, 2021 – Hosted Do you know what it takes to get your SHRM-CP?

The Senior Vice President of HR from Financial Plus Credit Union will be speaking to the group about “Do you know what it takes to get your SHRM-CP” for the first 30 minutes and have a Q&A. She will talk about the SHRM-CP (certified professional) process: costs, prep, exam, what it can do for your career, and recertifying, and the different levels of such as SHRM-SCP. Presentation found here. Must have a umich account to view.

March 1-12th, 2021 – Hosted Rapid Resume

Send SHRM your resume and receive advice on how to improve your document before the UM-Flint Career Fair on Wed. March 17th!
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This service is open to all UM-Flint Students. Questions? Email

March 4 – March 11, 2021 – Participated in the First Annual HR Case Competition [SHRM x GAASRHM]

SHRM UM-Flint members participated in the first annual Human Resources Case Competition for UM students hosted by the University of Michigan’s SHRM student chapter and the Greater Ann Arbor SHRM. The competition provides student teams with an opportunity to enhance and test their knowledge of human resources by working on a variety of unique challenges. Teams had the opportunity to present their ideas and network with HR professionals from the Greater Ann Arbor SHRM.

February 17, 2021 – Hosted First Annual SHRM Alumni Panel


Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021Time: 4:00-5:00 PMRSVP:


Former UM-Flint Society for Human Resource Management members will participate in a Q&A panel about their experiences on finding a career, what to expect out of college, and advice for current UM-Flint students interested in HR Careers or majoring/minoring in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management. This event is open to all UM-Flint students! Our panelists are:

  • Brooke Boldig, OBHRM BBA ’20, Real Estate Agent at Brookstone Realtors
  • Larry Jasinski, OBHRM BBA ’17, Recruitment Specialist at Seneca Gaming Corporation
  • Cheyanne Nordberg, OBHRM BBA ’20, Leasing Consultant at Edward Rose & Sons
  • Jeff Wilson, OBHRM BBA ’19, Document Specialist at eRecording Partners Network

February 20, 2021 – Participated in UM-Flint School of Management Admitted Student Day

February 9, 2021 – Participated in the SOM Pre-Business Welcome/Student Org. Social

January 21, 2021 – Participated in Winter Mgagement Fair hosted but the Student Involvement and Leadership Office

Interested in joining SHRM and learning about Human Resources? Meet your peers interested in HR at the Mgagement fair! Drop-in from 5-7 pm.

2020 Events

November 19, 2020 – Hosted How to Foster a More Diverse and Inclusive Workplace with Samara Hough

Join the Society for Human Resources Management as we welcome the Director of the UM-Flint Center for Gender and Sexuality, Samara Hough, LMSW. Presentation topics include terminology, SCOTUS Anti-Discrimination ruling on the basis of sex, current concerns related to workplace discrimination for gender non-conforming and transgender identity, and what employers can do to minimize these challenges. Discussion open to all UM-Flint students and alumni! Please register for the event if you are a non-SHRM member or alumni. 

October 15, 2020 – Hosted Evaluating the Changing Work Environment with Professor Gregory Laurence

Join the Society for Human Resources Management and the School of Management as we learn how to set up a functional workspace, handling work-life balance, avoiding burnout, and effective work in the new workplace realities of the virtual environment. Discussion open to all UM-Flint students and alumni! Please register for the event if you are a non-SHRM member or alumni. Register Here

Professor Laurence will be available after the event for Q&A and networking. Go to for more information about the speaker.

October 7, 2020 – Participated in the SOM Pre-Business Welcome/Student Org. Social

July 17, 2020 – Participated in SOM: Clubs Virtual Panel

Looking for opportunities to be involved at UM-Flint this fall? Tune in to hear from current UM-Flint students about what it’s like to be a part of our campus community through engaging student organizations!

Each organization will present about their past accomplishments and future plans and goals for the 2020-2021 academic year. SOM clubs are open to all majors.

This virtual panel is open to current UM-Flint students, incoming freshmen, transfer students, and potential students.

March 31, 2020 – Co-Hosted Japanese Jobs 101


Join the UM-Flint International Business Student Organization & UM-Flint Society for Human Resources Management welcome bilingual representatives from Hinoki Foundation, Ikigai Connections, GEN-J Michigan, Shiga Prefectural Government, Kids Explore Japan, and Accurate Japanese Language Services! Our honored guests will go over bilingual jobs, teaching English, job searching, and how to prepare!

*This event is open to interested students from the surrounding Genesee County Colleges & Universities!

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Speakers:– Hinoki Foundation- Ikigai Connections- GEN-J Michigan- Shiga Prefectural Government- Kids Explore Japan- Accurate Japanese Language Services 

Presentation Agenda:
– Why Study Japanese?
– Let Senpai Stories Spark Your Imagination
– Job Search Tips
– Internships

– To emphasize the importance of knowing other languages/cultures.
– To inform bilingual speakers about career opportunities available at global companies (including 500+ Japanese companies in Michigan!).
– To give students advice on what to do in your job search.

March 11, 2020 – Hosted How to Survive & Thrive when working with Multiple Generations

Join the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the School of Management as we learn about the generational differences that exist among coworkers. Join us to learn how to foster a better understanding of generational differences and apply your strengths when working with other generations.

Our guest speaker, Mary Barry-Cybulski, Ed.D. President of Learning Solutions Consulting will be hosting a workshop on How to Survive & Thrive when working with Multiple Generations.

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February 24, 2020 – Participated in the SOM Student Org. Social

February 12, 2020 – Hosted Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Join the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the School of Management as we learn how to identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact your decisions and results. Our guest speaker, Dr. David Luke, Interim Campus Diversity Officer and Director of the Intercultural Center at UM-Flint and will be hosting a workshop on the Unconscious Bias In the Workplace. Attend this workshop to learn strategies to practice more conscious awareness so you are better able to advocate for inclusion in your current or future organization!

Speaker Bio:
Dr. David J. Luke joined the University of Michigan-Flint campus as the Director of the Intercultural Center in 2018 after working approximately three years in the University of Kentucky Office for Institutional Diversity as Assistant and Associate Director of the Martin Luther King Center and subsequently as Director of the Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives while completing his graduate studies in sociology.

A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, David is a fiercely proud alumnus of Grand Valley State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, subsequently working as an accountant and earning his Certified Public Accountant license. David returned to school to study sociology at the University of Kentucky and earned his Ph.D. in May 2018 with a dissertation focusing on affirmative action, diversity programs, and racial inequality in higher education. Dr. Luke has presented his research at numerous regional and national conferences and has authored or co-authored a number of scholarly articles and a book. As a classroom instructor at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Luke earned awards from both the Department of Sociology and the College of Arts & Sciences for his exemplary teaching of topics dealing with issues of race and social inequality. Beyond academic research and classroom instruction, David takes great joy in applying his knowledge to providing programming, student support, and other efforts to increase the sense of belonging among people of color and other marginalized students, faculty, and staff, and is grateful for the opportunity to do this work as part of the UM-Flint family.

February 8, 2020 – Participated at Admitted Student Day for UM-Flint

SHRM members tabling at Admitted Student Day event

2019 Events

November 18, 2019 – Hosted LinkedIn Photo shoot for UM-Flint Students

The Society for Human Resources Management UMF chapter and the School of Management invites UM-Flint students to join them on taking a professional headshot to update your profile picture on LinkedIn for free. Receive 2-3 edited head shots within seven to ten days. This event is first come, first serve. Each person will have three to five minutes. We ask that students dress professional and come prepared (collar shirt, blouse, suit jacket) for their picture.

November 13, 2019 – Hosted Attributes & Qualities for a Successful Negotiation with Terry Eurick

The Society for Human Resources Management UMF chapter and the School of Management invites UM-Flint students, alumni, staff, and faculty to a discussion with Terry Eurick, former negotiator for General Motors, on personal attributes and qualities for a successful negotiation. If time permits, we will also break down the latest GM & UAW negotiation.

Terry Eurick Bio:
Terry Eurick worked for General Motors for forty years. He held a variety of positions across the Midwest like working in Labor Relations for nine years at Pontiac Motor Division (MI) and Personnel Director positions at Bowling Green (KY) Corvette Assembly, Marion (IN) Stamping, Flint (MI) Stamping and Flint (MI) Truck Assembly. For the last fourteen years, he was the Director of Labor Relations in Vehicle Manufacturing. During his 40 year career, he bargained on six Local Agreements at the plants where he worked and also four National Agreements, the last in 2015. In May 2018, he retired from his career at GM. Terry was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan and graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1974. He received his BA in Economics at the University of Notre Dame in 1978 on a four-year football athletic scholarship.

October 16, 2019 – Hosted Resume Workshop

October 2, 2019 – Participated in the SOM Pre-Business Welcome/Student Org. Social