• University Center

    SHRM Conference 2018

    In October of 2018, I had the opportunity to travel to Wisconsin Dells, representing the University Center and UW-Whitewater at the 2018 SHRM conference. At this conference we attended key note speaker sessions, break-out sessions, and a vendor fair. Although the conference is centered around Human Resources, as a public relations major, I still did learn many new things that will help me in my future job search once I graduate college. It was interesting to see the other side of the hiring process and to hear what employers are really looking for when hiring people. One of the most interesting break-out sessions I attended was a conversation about whether…

  • University Center

    End of Semester Reception

    Another event that the University Center puts on every semester is the End of Semester Reception. During this event, graduating and departing student employees are recognized for their hard work, there are games, acitvities, and prizes, and even awards such as “Friend of the UC”, “Student Spirit”, and “Staff Pride”. The UC also has a fundraiser for a pre-determined philanthropic cause, and a competition between the departments as to who can raise the most. As I mentioned before, part of my job is to help plan these events. The UC focuses a lot on student input in events like this, which is a refreshing feeling to actually be heard. The…

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    Summer on the Mall

    In April of 2018 I started working at UW-Whitewater’s University Center as an Administrative Assistant. One of my main jobs is assisting with planning events for the University Center. Every summer, the UC hosts three “Summer on the Mall” events. These serve as pace changers for students, faculty, and staff that are on campus. There is food, games, prizes to win, arts and crafts, and live music. Planning these Summer on the Mall events are a lot of work. Factors like decorations, the menu, finding a band, making the games, and gathering prizes all play in to making the event. My role in particular was focuses on the games and…