Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) — Student Chapter
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a professional organization representing the interests of over 175,000 members. The society's mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. The society's influential voice is used to advance the human resource profession and to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy.
Currently, SHRM has more than 500 professional chapters, more than 400 student chapters and nearly 10,000 student members. Also, there are more than 500 affiliated chapters within the United States and members in more than 100 countries.
The society is a founding member of the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations, which links human resource associations with 55 nations. Members of the 400+ student chapters participate in activities that build their knowledge and help them develop valuable leadership and organizational skills. By interacting with local HR professionals, students make contacts that could help them find a job when they graduate. SHRM activities are open to all students.
In 2010 the UW Oshkosh SHRM chapter won the Outstanding Student Award from the national organization for its service-oriented spring break in New Orleans! Read about this experience and their 2011 NYC experience on our blog!
Recently the group has been awarded Volunteer Organization of the Year from the Student Leadership and Involvement Center 2010-2011.
Visit the SHRM Student Chapter Web site for more information.
Faculty adviser: Sarah DeArmond