UNM Anderson School of Management Press Release

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2010 SHRM Southwest Central (SWC) Regional Student Conference

February 1, 2010

Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
2010 SHRM Southwest Central (SWC) Regional Student Conference
Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27, 2010
The University of New Mexico

The 2010 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Southwest Central (SWC) Regional Student Conference is coming to Albuquerque. The conference will be held on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27, 2010, at the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management.

SHRM's SWC Regional Student Conference provides students from surrounding states (Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, and Utah) with the opportunity to network with Human Resources (HR) professionals, explore potential careers in HR, and expand their knowledge of human resources management. Attendees meet other students, HR professionals, and student advisors from their regions to share experiences and exchange ideas. The conference hosts HRGames competition which is a fun way to motivate and prepare students for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) nationally recognized certification.

This conference invites all SHRM student members and chapter advisors to attend from the Southwest Central Region. While all student-members at large are encouraged to attend, only undergraduate student members who are members of affiliated student chapters may compete in the HRGames academic competition. As this is a volunteer-intensive program, many volunteer leaders will be in attendance as well. This is Albuquerque, New Mexico's opportunity to cultivate and demonstrate organizational and leadership abilities.

Dinner and entertainment will be provided on Friday, March 26, 2010. Saturday, March 27, 2010's event will begin with a dynamic key note speaker Brett Farmiloe. Brett Farmiloe and Zach Hubbell found themselves among the 75 million Americans who are dissatisfied with work. They quit their corporate jobs and embarked on a 16,000 mile, 38 states road trip to interview over 300 professionals about how to find passion in work. We will learn more about their Pursue the Passion tour during this event; however, if you would like to read up on Brett and Zach's journey prior to the event, please log on to http://pursuethepassion.jobing.com/about.php. Brett will be launching his new book, Pursue the Passion, in spring 2010.

The conference is sponsored by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) of New Mexico State Council,www.shrmnm.org, the Human Resources Management Association of New Mexico (HRMA), www.hrmanm.org,The University of New Mexico's (UNM) Anderson Schools of Management (ASM) www.mgt.unm.edu, and UNM's Division of Human Resources http://hr.unm.edu/.

SHRM 2010

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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