Spring Soirée networking night connects HR students with industry leaders

Mar 05, 2012

HRSA logoThe Human Resources Students’ Association (HRSA) at Simon Fraser University is to host its first annual professional networking night, Spring Soirée 2012, on March 21. Held at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in downtown Vancouver from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Spring Soirée provides an opportunity for Beedie School of Business students in the HR field to network with experienced HR professionals.

With support from title sponsors HSBC and Angus One, the Spring Soirée will be attended by a number of HR specialists, generalists, consultants and directors representing companies such as Deloitte & Touche, Aerotek, Staples Canada, and McNeill Nakamoto.

In addition, keynote speakers presenting at the Spring Soirée include Lewisa Anciano, VP People at Coast Capital Savings and Jillian Walker, Human Resources Manager at UrtheCast, a company which is creating the world’s first high definition live streaming video feed of Earth from space.

Throughout the night, partial proceeds from a silent auction will benefit the student-led charity One Big Movement (OBM), a non-profit organization addressing a number of community societal issues such as poverty, homelessness and illiteracy. The Spring Soirée aims to support OBM’s first charity drive, The Big Baby Drive, which focuses on raising support and awareness for low-income parents living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver at the end of this March.

HRSA’s mandate is to serve the needs of students at Simon Fraser University, including those with the Beedie School of Business with an interest in entering into careers in Human Resources, by providing invaluable professional interaction opportunities through a series of workshops and networking initiatives each semester.

The Spring Soirée is open to all students from post-secondary institutions, with tickets now on sale. For more information about the Spring Soirée, visit http://soiree.sfuhrsa.com/, follow them on Twitter at @SpringSoiree or visit the HRSA Facebook page.

Further questions about the event can be directed to HRSA Project Manager Leo Ng at lsng@sfu.ca.

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