Name: Nyla Whalum
Membership Level: Professional Member
Title and Company: Talent Acquisition Partner, CIOX Health
Education/Certifications: PHR certified, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) English Language and Literature, Spelman College
As superficial as it may sound, Human Resources truly chose me! Like many college students, when I graduated from Spelman College in 2016, I had no idea what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. All I knew is that I wanted to work with and help people. Late in 2017, I saw an opening for a HR Coordinator/Recruiter role for a smaller company that was close to my home; I decided to take a risk and test out some new waters. With no surprise, I loved working in the HR space; I finally had the opportunity to help and have a positive impact. I have gladly been working in the HR field for 3 years!
Make sure to take advantage of opportunities presented to you; any HR related projects are always a boost for your resume. Also make sure to join HR related groups (NAAAHR, SHRM, ATD etc). NAAAHR has been a great asset for me in navigating where I want to take my career. I’ve also had the opportunity to establish great relationships with knowledgeable HR professionals; keep in mind that your next opportunity may not be determined by what you know, but by who you know.
Networking and developing relationships with others can have a vast impact on your professional career; it’s truly an opportunity to give and receive information from like-minded individuals. Networking with NAAAHR had a great impact on my job search; I was able to connect with members that were able to introduce me to various opportunities. *
“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Meet Nyla and other like-minded professionals in Human Resources and other fields by joining NAAAHR-ATL and attending our events. Be sure to also check out our calendar of upcoming events here.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO GREETING YOU!!!