Jas Minhas: The face of HR at Miami

Jas Minhas

Jas Minhas

By Becky Stephenson, personnel associate, human resources

Jas Minhas is the first point of contact in Miami’s human resources department. The personnel technician manages the front desk, the phone line (9-3131) and takes care of visitors to 15 Roudebush Hall. Here’s some things I learned about Miami’s “face of HR.”

Q: Tell us about yourself, and why you choose to work in human resources?

A: I'm an alumna of Miami University and graduated with a bachelor’s of science in international studies. I was born in India and moved here my freshmen year in high school at Talawanda. Both of my parents have worked for the university.  My mother still works on campus. I have two siblings and they're both students at Miami.  My future goals include working toward a master’s degree in human resources.  I choose to work in human resources because it affects every aspect of an organization both on the local and global levels.

Q: What do you like most about working in HR at Miami?

A: I get a lot of satisfaction helping someone, solving problems and seeing the results.  I've learned a lot of new things working in HR. Every day is an opportunity to make a difference.

Q: What are some things you like to do outside of work?

A: Outside of work, I like to travel, try new things and learn about other cultures. I'm also part of an Indian organization where I teach young children about Indian culture.

Q: You just completed your first Red Brick 5K Run, congratulations! What was it like to train for a 5K?

A: During the training I met a lot of other new and former Miami employees.  I learned a lot from them, and everyone was very supportive. Our wellness staff did a tremendous job coaching all levels of training. All of the coaches provided a lot of helpful information about running and proper form. My coach inspired me to compete in other races.

HireTouch training for employees

Is there a job you would like to apply for posted in HireTouch but you need some assistance applying for it online?  A help session for employees is scheduled for 10:30 am.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in 33 Boyd Hall. Stop by and get all of your questions answered and complete an online application if desired.  No appointment is necessary.

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