Karina Vals, our President of SHRM at SJSU is graduating Spring 2018 and majoring in Business with a concentration in Human Resources. Karina joined SHRM in order to broaden her network in the HR field as well as connect with peers. Through SHRM, Karina interned with NetApp in the HR field, and competed in the national SHRM competition. In her free time, Karina likes to cook, spend time with friends and family, watch movies, and relax with a good glass of wine.
Greetings from Océane Brouard, our Executive Vice President ! She is a fourth-year international student studying Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management. After her transfer from her 2 year-college in Seattle, she decided to meet people in her field by joining the Society for Human Resources Management. This experience as a SHRM@SJSU member helped her gain further knowledge and understanding about the Human Resources roles in a company. Since fall 2016, she has developed her skills through the Resume Blast and Interview workshops as well as expanding her networking with the various company tours offered by SHRM. During the 2017’s spring semester, Océane decided to grow as an HR professional by joining the Case Competition team. This incredible experience bolstered her capacity to work on a concrete case with a team of students; and through research, work experience and knowledge her team came to possible solutions. As a returning officer, she hopes to be able to give as much as she got from her previous year with SHRM as a member. With this position in SHRM, Océane aspires to meet people and share point of views, to strengthen her networking and communications skills, and to efficiently respond to the members’ needs. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to wherever she can go, to experiment with new baking ideas and to learn about others’ culture. Océane wishes you a fantastic new semester!
Kaily Nguyen is our VP of Operations & VP of Careers and is a recent transfer student from De Anza College. Currently as a Junior, she is pursuing Business Administration, concentrating in Human Resource Management and will be graduating in Spring of 2019. Kaily joined SHRM in Fall 2017 and it was her mission to take advantage of the all of the opportunities of SHRM@SJSU, resulting in being one of the top 3 students to attend all of the events for the semester. She enjoys the workshops, company tours, and buddy program; it has helped her connect with fellow students and professionals that also have a passion for Business and HR. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking and trying new things like taking salsa lessons. Kaily welcomes you to connect with her!
Suzette Sandoval, our VP of Finance, is a fourth year majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management. Suzette is pursuing a career in Human Resources because she is passionate about helping others and believes HR does just that. SHRM has allowed Suzette to build the skills, networks, and mindsets to launch her career. In her free time, Suzette enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring, and trying new food.
Toni Jarin, also known as TJ, is our VP of Membership. TJ transferred to SJSU in Fall 2016, she is majoring in Business Administration with concentration in Human Resources Management. In Spring 2017, she joined SHRM to enhance and strengthen professional relationships. TJ is currently an intern at Seal Software and a part-time executive assistant. She is graduating Spring 2018 and is working towards gaining SHRM CP and a PHR. In her spare time, TJ likes to watch ESPN, play basketball, dance hula and Tahitian, hike, paint, spend time with friends and family, and binge watch Hulu.
Alton Brennan Bartolome is graduating in the Spring 2018 semester and is majoring in Business with a concentration in Human Resource Management. Alton joined SHRM to develop his leadership, communication, and public speaking skills. In addition, he also would like to build his network and establish good relations with his peers. Alton is a man of music, and in his spare time he practices singing and performs with an Acapella group SJSU Pitch, Please!
Chelsea Parcero is our VP of Communications. She is pursuing her bachelor's in Business administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management. She is currently a junior transfer student and will be graduating in Spring of 2019. Her reason in joining SHRM@SJSU was to build her network both on a professional and personal level. Chelsea enjoys working with diverse groups and making each interaction count. A possible field she is interested in after graduation would be diversity and inclusion (D&I). Her hobbies include snowboarding, spending time with her family and trying out new restaurants.
Arelie Razo is our VP of Events for Spring 2018. Arelie transferred to SJSU Fall 2016 from West Valley College and will be graduating Fall 2018. She is also majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management. Arelie joined SHRM Fall 2017 in hopes to expand her network and come across job opportunities in HR. She is currently working as a Sales Associate for the Senior Sales Director at Sage Intacct, a cloud accounting software company here in downtown San Jose. In her spare time, Arelie enjoys playing soccer for an outdoor league, doing arts and crafts, watching basketball (Go Golden State Warriors!), watching The Bachelor, drinking wine, and being a hardcore Greys Anatomy fanatic.
Rick Partridge is an accomplished senior HR leader with demonstrated success in increasingly responsible roles across all areas of human resources. His career spanned 25 years in a wide variety of HR roles at IBM, Georgia-Pacific, BEA Systems, and Second Harvest Food Bank. He has taught in the HRM concentration since Fall, 2006, and serves as a faculty advisor to the SHRM@SJSU student club. Additionally, he provides a variety of career services to students. He has a BS from Vanderbilt University and M. Ed. and Ed. S (one-year post Masters) degrees from the University of Florida. He holds certifications in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Professional Qualifying Program, Corporate Coach University, and Achieve Global Leadership Skills Training