Chapters with non-traditional working student members often struggle to find convenient meeting times and maintain active student involvement due to the many demands on their members' time. The Kentuckiana chapter, a multi-campus chapter with members from five different schools, has come up with a creative solution to this dilemma. They hold their meetings on Saturdays at noon at local businesses. Each month, the chapter finds an HR professional who is willing to speak and to host a meeting at their organization. The members meet on-site in a company conference room, listen to the speaker, and then tour the facilities. Since the students get the opportunity to visit actual companies, the meetings are much better attended than they used to be. The chapter holds its meetings at organizations of different types and sizes in order to give the members a good overview of HR in different settings. The Kentuckiana chapter feels that this unusual meeting format has been the key to its success.
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