Student Membership Benefits

Get the most out of your student membership!


Your SHRM Student membership is an important first step in starting off strong in your HR career! We want to make sure you are getting the most out of your SHRM membership, so we have outlined some key benefits and resources available to you. Whether it is scholarships, conferences, HR news, research reports or networking events, SHRM Student has you covered!

SHRM Student Chapters: Join a local chapter for networking events, career and resume workshops, and more!

SHRM Foundation Scholarships: In 2018, the SHRM Foundation will award more than $500,000 in support to students and HR professionals seeking undergraduate, graduate, certification, recertification and professional development opportunities. We encourage all eligible SHRMstudent members to apply for one or more of the scholarships or awards found on the Scholarship Overview page.

In addition to multiple other scholarships for students the SHRM Foundation also presents the Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR Award to one student each year.

  • $10,000 renewable for a second year; up to $20,000 total 
  • Applications Deadline: August 15

Publications: Stay up-to-date on HR news and trends by reading:

Webcasts: Learn outside the classroom and become well-versed in HR. 

  • Watch SHRM’s weekly webcasts to learn about pressing HR issues

Information, tools, and guidelines: Need help on school projects and papers? Learn about HR Best Practices, search for survey data, view sample documents and more!

Internships and Jobs: Start building your resume now!

  • Take advantage of SHRM’s partnership with and receive a free premium membership, as well as exclusive access to HR postings
  • HR Jobs: Post your resume and search for positions on the number one HR job board
  • Be prepared for your interviews and review our sample interview questions and possible answers  

Networking Resources: Make valuable connections with fellow SHRM members and HR professionals through:

  • Student chapter meetings and conferences
  • SHRM Connect social network 
  • SHRM Student Social Media
    • Twitter: Follow us @SHRM
    • Facebook: Follow us @SHRM
    • LinkedIn: Follow us @SHRM

Conferences and Professional Development: Attend one of SHRM’s premier annual and regional student conferences to network with professionals and students, explore career paths, and learn from educational sessions.

*To see the student membership eligibility requirements and to sign up for a student membership, please visit here.


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