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Mentorship Experience & Benefits

We know it can be challenging to pursue your purpose without a professional network. That’s why the SHRM Foundation hosts mentorship experiences that will help you build your network, sharpen your skills and provide you the outlet to share your unique perspective and ideas with experienced HR professionals. Ranging from one-time virtual career mentoring events to a three-month in-depth coaching program, SHRM mentorship will get you workplace ready.

People are Talking

Jason Fisher

This was an excellent event. I am new to the HR world and as a transitioning soldier from a long career in the military, the insights gleaned here were incredibly helpful. Thank you all so much and will certainly be around for future events!

LaToya Wood

I plan to use all the nuggets of advice from the panel in order to build my career in HR. Great session!

Dana Barnes

I had a fantastic experience participating in the HR Talent Accelerator program and I highly recommend that other emerging HR professionals register to participate in the future.

Tammy Gunnerson

Great job SHRM! I really enjoyed this experience. I feel like I challenged myself and now I am more confident. Thank you.

One-Time Career Connection Events

Our national and local virtual career mentoring events are designed to increase students’ awareness of HR career pathways, gather HR career insights, and expand HR professional networks. SHRM student members and non-student members can attend multiple Career Connections Events.

Pathways & Perspectives

Facilitated panel discussion with Q&A

Learning with Leaders

Regional small group discussions

Focused Connections

Regional HR themed conversations with breakout discussions

HR Talent Accelerator

Talent development, data analytics, DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) – whatever your HR career interests, explore them further in the HR Talent Accelerator. This four-week member-exclusive experience explores trending HR career pathways and develops high-demand skills in a small group setting. Through group-based mentorship and weekly, project-based learning challenges, you will dive into the world of HR and discover more about yourself and your career goals!



Select an HR track to engage in new learning including case studies:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Data Analytics
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Talent Acquisition and Employee On-boarding
  • Talent Development

CREATE / Pitch

Create your own original work following the instructions provided in your track, gathering feedback from your peers and mentors along the way.



Engage in self-reflection on your experience, growth and application of learning.

HR Career Mentoring

This three-month member exclusive career mentoring program pairs you with an experienced HR professional to establish goals, develop or enhance an HR career plan, and strengthen high-demand skills. As a member you will receive interactive 1:1 or small group career coaching and facilitated learning sessions.

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