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    Student Night – Student Liaison

    Date: September 17, 2013, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Embassy Suites, N.Charleston Convention Center


    Donations for Chicora School Still Being Accepted.
    $20 Member, $25 Non-Members (One Meeting Only)
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    Jim Wilkerson is a professor in the Charleston Southern University School of Business.  Prior to coming to Charleston, Dr. Wilkerson’s career was divided between academe, entrepreneurship (he owned and operated two businesses in Illinois and one in Atlanta, and has served as an HRM/OD consultant to a variety of firms and nonprofits), and HRM roles ranging from chief HR officer to specialist in for-profit, nonprofit, and military settings, and in Fortune 50 companies as well as small companies.  He earned his Ph.D. in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology, his MBA from the University of Missouri, and his BS in HRM from the University of Alabama.  Dr. Wilkerson is a lifetime-certified SPHR.


    Relating Facts and Issues About College Students to HRM Practice

    With the decline of the economy, graduates are hopeful but yet fearful for their future.  What facts should our graduates know before they begin their job search?  This meeting will be an interactive presentation in which issues will be presented and the audience will be given an opportunity to identify implications for HRM practice.  The session outline is as follows:

    1. Greetings and ice-breaker
    1. Pay for new graduates (data from the latest survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers), including categorical data, big gainers year-over-year, and benefit preferences
    1. Data on employment rates and salary levels by academic major, experience level, and graduate-degree status
    1. Section on “optimism meets reality” in which work-related expectations of 2013 graduates is compared to reported experiences of 2011/2012 graduates, based largely on Accenture’s March 2013 survey
    1. Original data developed from dozens of students on expected duration of job search, perceived relative qualifications, job-search methods, and chief job-search fears
    1. Final section on HRM-relevant data from the latest Freshman Survey of UCLA’s Cooperative Institutional Research Program

    NOTICE:  Donations for Chicora School Still Being Accepted.  Bring them to the meeting for Shelly Dandrige.  Click here to view wish list!