Located 15 miles West of Downtown Los Angeles in the city of Westwood, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is consistently ranked in the top 3 public schools and is currently ranked the 20th best university in the United States by the U.S. News. Currently, the only HR program offered at UCLA is under the UCLA Extension branch, which serves to help adult students get certified in specialized fields. Therefore, the program is not offered to undergraduates. For this reason, our student chapter aims to bring the knowledge and resources needed to make students interested in HR into competitive candidates.
Founded in the Fall of 2020 amidst the coronavirus pandemic, it is understandable that the UCLA student chapter is very young and very new. However, while the pandemic hindered chances of having in-person events, the student chapters’ founders worked hard to utilize the online setting to the best of their abilities. This meant various opportunities for chapter members to become more educated in Human Resources through networking directly with professionals, having their resumes critiqued, learning about the field through guest speakers, and so much more! We are a SHRM and PIHRA Student Chapter, and moving forward, we hope to continue these opportunities in person to many more students and improve the resources we offer.
Our student chapter strives to be the community for the Bruin “HR Leaders of Tomorrow” by providing the tools, network, and career guidance needed for their success in the HR profession.
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President: Hannah Ban
Vice Presidents: Ingrid Chang, Nick Widjaya, Brian Ha
Treasurer: Brian Ha
Secretary: Britt Samaras
Director of Technology: Evelyn Arrieta
Director of Communications: Leah Towery
Director of Corporate Relations: Nick Widjaya
Director of Student Relations: Natalie Dunn
Director of Internal Relations: Stephanie Foo
Program Coordinator: Isabella Richards
Marketing Chair: Jazmine Morales
Finance Chair:: Vivian Yee
Recruitment Chair: Cherry Huang
Operations Chair: Jennifer Be
Immediate Past President: Ximmy Wang