Northern Illinois Society for Human Resource Management
2014 Scholarship Winner
2014 Scholarship Winner Kathleen Bartke
Kathleen was born and raised in the small town of Laramie, WY, where she received her Bachelors in Business Management and a minor in International Business at the University of Wyoming. Kathleen is currently pursuing her Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL.
During her time in graduate school, she has taken up the Treasury position with the local SSHRM chapter and works as a graduate assistant at the University's Engineering Career Services office. She loves her classes and looks forward to applying them to the business world through a graduate internship this summer in Houston, TX. Kathleen also worked as a Human Resources Intern with Cloud Peak Energy during the summer of 2013, in Denver, CO, for which she performed many tasks in the Total Rewards program. Some of the duties included giving the monthly safety, health, and wellness presentation, compiling bid information from benefits consultants, creating and producing a health insurance marketing plan related to PPACA, and studying mining industry compensation surveys to evaluate the strength of the current organizational plans.
Outside of school Kathleen enjoys reading, snowboarding, hiking, camping, watching movies, and traveling.
The $1,000 scholarship received from NISHRM will help to fund her fall semester tuition.