Student Club Named Top 10 in County

For the third year in a row, a College of Business Administration (CBA) student club has been named one of the 10 outstanding student chapters in the country by its parent organization.

The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) again selected the CBA's Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) to be honored out of 400 student clubs throughout the country. To be considered an outstanding chapter, the club members must meet several guidelines that include networking with industry professionals, performing community service and encouraging more students to pursue human resources as a career.

This school year, Cal Poly Pomona's PIHRA chapter more than fulfilled the criteria. Students organized Evening with Industry, an event that allowed some of the top human resources professionals in Southern California to meet with students. PIHRA members also organized a clothing drive for the victims of last year's wildfires in San Diego and worked with the CBA to recruit high school and community college students.

“It just reaffirms that we have something special and were doing something right and we truly have benefits to offer students,” PIHRA president April Chen said of the honor.

The Cal Poly Pomona PIHRA chapter will be recognized for its accomplishment on June 21 at the SHRM Annual Conference in Chicago.