A Special Interest Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management


Join SMA and The Connecticut Career Consortium (CCC) for “Elevating the Candidate Experience”, a panel discussion on best practices in recruiting and retaining job candidates through thoughtful and engaging processes.  The panel includes:


Chrissy Semenza, PHR, SHRM-CP, Talent Acquisition Manager at Enterprise Holdings

Ashley Browning, Assistant Director, Corporate Partner Relations at UConn Center for Career Development

Mike Hayden, HR Intern at U.S. Electrical Services, Inc.; Senior at Western New England University

Mike Mueller, SPHR, Vice President, Human Resources at U.S. Electrical Services, Inc. will be moderating this event.


This panel will dive into:

  • Tools and technologies to manage your candidate’s experience and save you and your team time
  • The importance of communication with candidates during the recruiting process
  • Nuances within early career recruiting and best practices on tapping into college career center resources

A candidate’s experience within the recruiting process can impact an organization’s employment reputation. When done well, the process can elevate an organization’s brand, and provide meaningful engagement with an applicant. Join us for a lively and candid discussion.


The Connecticut Career Consortium (CCC) provides state-wide leadership, advocacy, and education in support of career and experiential learning for college students and alumni. Comprised of over 15 Connecticut higher education institutions, it offers opportunities for strategic partnerships, best practice sharing, and professional development for its members. Learn more about CCC 



Tuesday November 12, 2019

Memorial Hall, Constitution Room

Central Connecticut State University

1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT

Visitors can park in the Student Center Lot (B) or any area marked ‘red’ and the event will be in building 18 (Memorial Hall, Constitution Room, 2nd Floor).
CCSU Parking

8:00-8:30 am – registration, networking and continental breakfast
8:30-10:00 am – presentation and Q&A

SMA Chapter Members: $30.00
Guests: $40.00
SMA Chapter Members in transition: $20.00

CCC members should select “pay at the door” when registering.

$5.00 from each registration will benefit the SHRM foundation!
The SHRM Foundation's mission is to mobilize the power of HR and activate the generosity of donors to lead positive social change impacting all things work. The Foundation is committed to elevating and empowering HR as a social force through its innovative solutions to workplace inclusion challenges, programming designed to inspire and empower the next generation of HR leaders, and awarding scholarships and professional development grants to educate and develop students and HR professionals.  The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.