We’re excited to make some major announcements in the College Relations space on the blog this month. As students return to school, and those of us that are also educators get back in the semester swing, we’re already thinking about schedules for next Spring, and the heavy workload coming for Fall.
We’re inviting you to make some notes of important dates in your calendars, and dig into your networks to help us with on two projects:
College Competition – Save the Date
A college competition is returning in February 2020! We’re excited to announce that this competition will be held in partnership with the leadership conference on February 20-21, 2020 at the Stonecipher School of Business at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Now is the time to think about your team as we begin thinking about the structure of the event.
We anticipate the following broad agenda:
Thursday, February 20: Competition begins in the afternoon so teams can travel in the morning. Teams will spend the afternoon in a competitive environment bringing their best knowledge about human resources and talent in the future. We hope to announce format in October, but we don’t expect it to be a case study. At this time, we think you’ll likely see a game or simulation format that encourages quick thinking and responsiveness, adaptability, and prioritization (You know, like HR on a day to day basis!)
Friday, February 21: We invite the teams to plan to stay on Thursday and attend the conference on Friday for opportunities to learn from the speakers and network with HR professionals from around the state of Oklahoma. You’ll travel home Friday afternoon.
College Scholarships – Open Now!
We’re excited to announce that our 2020 Scholarship Applications are live and online now. The applications will be open until midnight on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Once the process closes, we’ll review and look to notify winners in February, 2020. Scholarships will be announced and awarded during the College Competition.
Q: How many are awarded and how much are they?
A: There are 2 $1,000 scholarships
Q: What if my school doesn’t have an HR Major?
A: The scholarships are for students interested in pursuing a career in HR, with a relevant major and/or minor. For instance, a communications major with a leadership minor could be planning an HR career, and would be eligible. Please don’t limit yourself.
Q: What can help me have a better chance at a scholarship?
A: Be sure to follow directions and do your best work on the application. Take time to complete your statement about your future goals in human resources, let your ideas and passion show through, be sure to include your letter of recommendation.
Please keep an eye out on the OKHR State Council website for updated information about College Relations, stay in touch with your local chapter College Relations Representative, or reach out to us with any additional questions.