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: Apply to win one of the 14 student scholarships

  • 5 Undergraduate Education Awards -$2,500 each
  • 1 Lisa Burke Award (undergraduates)- $2,500
  • 2 Graduate Education Awards - $5,000 each
  • 6 awards for Assurance of Learning Assessment –   $ 200 each

     *Application period is from August 1st to November 1st

 Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR Award

  • Up to $10,000 awarded
  • Applications DUE: August 18th 

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 1 HR job board! 
  • Be prepared for your interviews and review our sample interview questions and possible answers  

SHRM Assurance of Learning Assessment

  • Stand-out among the job competition with a Certificate of Learning accreditation and show HR managers you have sufficient HR knowledge to succeed
  • SAVE $75 with your SHRM Membership! Register for the exam!

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 @shrmstudent, #shrmstudent
    • Facebook: Join our student group 
    • LinkedIn: Connect with other SHRM students in our student group

Discounted Professional Membership: Continue receiving your member benefits after graduation at a discounted price!

  • Total savings of $220 for the first 2 years of your professional membership! Save now!

Conferences and Professional Development: Attend one of SHRM’s 6 premier annual and regional student conferences to network with professionals and students, explore career paths, and learn from educational sessions.

Global Knowledge: Make sure you have the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in an increasingly global world. Visit our global page for:

  • Global HR News
  • Detailed country guides- perfect to learn the language and culture before you travel abroad!
*To see the student membership eligibility requirements and to sign up for a student membership, please visit here.

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