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MMP WCHRA: November 2020 Monthly Member Program: CMU SHRM Students Present: "Keeping Young Professionals on the Western Slope" Virtual Attendance Only

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Bookcliff Country Club


  • Included in membership
  • Included in membership

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"Keeping Young Professionals on the Western Slope"

effective 11/11/2020 this program was moved to virtual attendance only

Presented by the Colorado Mesa University SHRM Club Students

Paola Perez 


Madison Donnafield

Join us to learn about how to successfully keep young professionals on the Western Slope! 

  • Learn how to effectively communicate with young professionals in the workplace.
  • Identify ways to show young professionals that they are valued members of your organization.
  • Find opportunities for young professionals to have a seat at the table.
  • Learn how to set young professionals up for success when starting an entry level position.
During the WCHRA Fall Conference, the diversity panel provided insight into generational diversity in the workforce. The Grand Valley has an abundance of young professionals entering the workforce after graduating from CMU, but many of them move away shortly after graduation. This inspired the presenters to think of ways that businesses can keep young professionals in the Grand Valley. As two students who have entered the professional workforce through internships, the presenters have developed this program about what they value as employees and what they think are important concepts for employers to consider.

This student-led session will be one you won’t want to miss!

There are several registration types to choose from.. we hope everyone can attend!

Requirements for in-person attendance will be based on the Mesa County Health Department's guidelines and Bookcliff Country Clubs expectations.


Paola Perez is a senior at Colorado Mesa University studying Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management and Business Management graduating in May of 2021. Paola is the Human Resources Intern at the City of Grand Junction, where she is gaining valuable hands-on experience in various HR functions. She is the President of Colorado Mesa University’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Chapter and is on the board of the Western Colorado Human Resource Association (WCHRA) serving as the Student Liaison.

Madison Donnafield is a senior at Colorado Mesa University, graduating in May 2021. She is a Business Administration student with concentrations in Human Resource Management and Hospitality Management. Madison currently has an internship with Monument Health where she is gaining an abundance of HR benefits experience. She is currently the Vice President of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Chapter and the President of the Hospitality Management Club at Colorado Mesa University.  

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