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: Isabella Richards
Secretary: Britt Samaras
Treasurer: Emily Kim
Director of Internal Programs: Stephanie Foo
Director of Technology: Emmy Khuu
Director of Communications: Tyler Cordero
Director of Student Relations: Kanishka Mehra
Corporate Relations Chair : Daniel Huang
Co-Recruitment Chair: Monique Caridad
Co-Recruitment Chair: Young Seo (Amy) Choi
Finance Chair:: Caroline Hong