3/18/2021 6pm- 3/19/2021 3pm

Envisioning The HR Future


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We invite you to join us virtually as we explore the future of human resources! As always, the MSU SHRM Conference will feature experts from Fortune 500 companies as they share their vision for what is up-and-coming in our field. This will be a great opportunity to network and connect with others who share a similar passion for human resources and are excited to learn about the future of this business. This SHRM Accredited conference is for anyone and everyone interested in the field of human resources, whether you are an undergraduate student eager to learn more about the field of business or a seasoned HR professional working for a thriving business.


We hope you can join us in kicking off the conference with networking activities, breakouts, happy hour and much more with our pre-conference mixer on March 18, 2021


Sponsors of this event include Chevron, bp, PepsiCo, International Paper, Honeywell, Dell, Raytheon, Whirlpool & Textron!

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Thursday, March 18 – Pre Conference Mixer:



Session opens up



Welcome and breakout sessions introduction


6:15pm - 7:00pm

Breakout rooms with Companies


6:15pm - 6:35pm

Breakout 1


6:35pm - 6:55pm

Breakout 2


7:00pm - 7:15pm

Conference introduction and upcoming learnings, introduction of Keynote


7:15pm - 7:40pm

Keynote from BP


7:40pm - 7:50pm

Quick breakout



Close and review of conference schedule

Friday, March 19 – Conference:


8:30am - 9:00am

Unofficial Start 

(attendees can read the program, watch posted videos, and become familiar with Expo features)


9:00am - 9:15am

Opening Remarks


9:15am - 9:30am

Haven House Fundraising Remarks


9:30am - 10:15am

Opening Keynote:

  • Bp

  • Topic: TBD

  • Speakers: TBD


10:15am - 10:30am

Break – HR Trivia


10:30am - 11:15am

Breakout Session 1

  • International Paper


  • Topic: Recruitment Trends/Changes

  • Speaker: Melanie Giles – Senior Recruiting

  • Raytheon Technologies


  • Topic: DEI

  • Speakers: Zack Olson – Strategic Partnerships and Programs Manager & Morgan Thomas – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist

  • Dell Technologies


  • Topic: Building a Customer Focused, Future Orientated Talent Management Strategy

  • Speakers: Josie Trine – HR Director & Jennifer Newbill – Director of University Recruitment

  • Honeywell


  • Topic: HR Data Analytics

  • Speakers: Josh Pascoe – Vice President of Talent Acquisition


11:15am - 11:30am

Break – Office Stretches


11:30am - 12:15pm

Breakout Session 2

  • Textron


  • Topic: Artificial Intelligence in HR

  • Speaker: Cara Lundquist – Director of Workforce Planning and Strategy

  • PepsiCo


  • Topic: TBD

  • Speaker: Kelly Snow – Senior Director

  • Whirlpool


  • Topic: Employee Engagement in a Virtual World

  • Speakers: Kailey Swanson – HR Director & Jasmine Hunter – Senior Analyst


12:15pm - 1:15pm


  • 1:00-1:15pm – Ele’s Place Fundraising Remarks


1:15pm - 2:00pm

Afternoon Keynote Speaker

  • Chevron


  • Topic: TBD

  • Speakers: Chris Rice – HR Manager & Claude Vaughn – General Manager


2:00pm - 2:15pm

Break – Hot Topics in HR


2:15pm - 2:30pm

Introduction of MSU SHRM 2021-2022 E-Board and Scholarship Award


2:30pm - 2:45pm

MSU Food Bank Fundraising Remarks


2:45pm - 3:00pm

Closing Remarks



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2021 MSU SHRM Conference FAQ

Pre-Conference Mixer

Join us for an opportunity to connect with conference speakers, mingle with students and professionals, and kick-off the 2021 MSU SHRM Conference the evening before the conference. Thursday, March 18, 2021, the pre-conference mixer will take place from 6:00PM-8:00PM EST. This will be a networking Happy Hour.

Dress code is business casual.    


The 2021 MSU SHRM Conference will have an unofficial start at 8:30AM EST on Friday, March 19, 2021. During the time of 8:30AM-9:00AM EST, attendees will have the opportunity to read the program, watch posted videos, become familiar with Expo features, and get ready for the day. Opening remarks will begin at 9:00AM EST. The conference will consist of 2 keynote speakers, 2 breakout sessions, and some networking opportunities during the breaks. 

Dress code is business professional. 

How do I choose which breakout session I attend?

A preference survey will be sent to all conference attendees two weeks prior to the conference. 

Should I prepare my resume?

No, not for this event. This conference is intended for learning – not to solicit for jobs.

Who is sponsoring the MSU SHRM Conference?
  1. bp
  2. Chevron
  3. Textron 
  4. Raytheon Technologies
  5. Dell
  6. International Paper
  7. Honeywell 
  8. PepsiCo
  9. Whirlpool
Additional Questions?

Please contact Jay Harvey, MSU SHRM President, at harvey42@msu.edu.

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Still have questions?
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Email us at shrmmsuhr@gmail.com

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