About our Blog Post Author: Leigh Crick, PHR is the Manager of Human Resources for the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine.  Leigh has over 7 years of Human Resource experience and has previously served as a member of the College and Community Relations Community for the past two years.  Leigh earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Western Kentucky University and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

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As an IndySHRM member you have a great opportunity to volunteer and give back to the Human Resource profession.  Recently, IndySHRM hosted an Interview and Resume Help Workshop for the members of the IU Kelley School of Business Student SHRM Chapter.  IndySHRM members were able to offer their expertise through one on one resume help as well as give suggestions on how to prepare for an interview.  This event was well received by the students and gave them insight on what recruiters are looking for as they sort through hundreds of resumes.

One of the goals of the College and Community Relations Committee is to network and assist young HR professionals in the pursuit of an HR career.   Currently our committee holds three events throughout the year with the IU Kelley School of Business Student SHRM chapter.  It is our hope that we can expand to include other Student SHRM chapters in the area as well as additional programs in the next year.

On a personal note, I started my involvement in SHRM when I was an undergraduate at Western Kentucky University and was a member of that student SHRM chapter.  It was at that time that I realized the value of networking with other Human Resource Professionals.   I can remember similar events that I attended as a student and found great value in the HR professionals that spoke to our chapter.  Now as an IndySHRM member I find it extremely rewarding that I am able to volunteer and potentially make an impact on the career of a student just like me.  IndySHRM offers great opportunities to volunteer and get involved.  If you are interested in volunteering on this committee or other IndySHRM committees please visit the IndySHRM website and complete the online volunteer form.