Do-it-yourself mentorship program

Moose Jaw HR students founded mentoring program to meet their needs
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/22/2004

One might say the HR management class of 2003/2004 at the Moose Jaw campus of SIAST learned early about innovating to be competitive.

Ask Tracey Schmidt, one of about 20 students in the HR program that last year founded the Palliser Human Resource Management Association, named after the Moose Jaw campus of the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology. For too long, the two-year diploma students in HR management at the Palliser Campus felt they were playing second fiddle to the four-year university degree students at other schools, including those at the University of Regina, 80 kilometres away.

They tried to attend lectures and other networking events hosted by professional HR associations in Regina, said Schmidt, but most of these activities were during lunchtime.