On Wednesday, February 9, students and professors from the University of Akron chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management traveled to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores' corporate headquarters in Hudson to meet with the company's Human Resources leadership team.
Students who attended the trip were Danielle Lewis, Sanna Feinstein, Joe DelGallo, Kyle Bowling, Kaitlyn Mihuta, Leslie Bergey, Wen-Pu Tsai, Josh Hutton, Brett Spangler and Thomas Huth. The faculty who accompanied were Dr. Ash and Mr. Martin. The group listened to the perspectives of the Senior VP of HR, Tom Williams, as well as to those of compensation, compliance, and HR technology directors.
The leaders spoke on each of their roles, and also fielded student questions ranging from career advice to interview tips. UA SHRM plans to return to Jo-Ann's headquarters soon to tour the company's distribution facility. If you are interested in becoming a member of UA SHRM, contact Thomas Huth at firstname.lastname@example.org.