Athena Rampino '15
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
I became acquainted with HR through the introductory course and joined SHRM after they gave a presentation to the class. I became the vice president of communications for SHRM and was on the organization’s executive board. My ability to work in groups, to speak to a large audience, and to effectively communicate with industry professionals all improved by seriving in these roles. I also gained practical experience through SHRM case competitions, which allow you to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to a professional setting.
It was such a great experience to serve as president this past semester after being involved with SHRM since sophomore year. I've become really passionate about human resource management and worked as a summer analyst in the Human Capital Management division of Goldman Sachs, where I will be returning full-time.
The companies I interviewed with were extremely interested in SHRM, because not many schools have an undergraduate chapter. I think my ILR degree, coupled with my SHRM experience, made me a unique applicant for many of the positions I applied for, and it was one of the main reasons I got the internship with Goldman.
Office of Career Services (OCS)
I found my internship through OCS. ILR provides a lot of support for career development and job searches. Through OCS, I participated in resume and cover letter critiques, as well as mock interviews, which made me a more confident interviewee and job applicant. OCS was one of the reasons I got my internship, and ultimately, my job, so I am very grateful.