Student Membership
Stand out from the competition

Pursue Your Purpose

Unlock the power of SHRM Student Membership and embark on a transformative journey toward your HR career. SHRM Student Membership is more than just a membership - it's an investment in your future success as an HR professional.

Be Ready for the Workplace & Inspired to Make it Better

SHRM student membership is designed for students actively pursuing a degree. For only $49 per year, you gain access to a treasure trove of resources to help you launch your career in HR. Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices as you sharpen your skills and expand your expertise.

Join a community of more than 325,000 members worldwide. Never be at a loss for mentors, role models or those all important connections. Learn and advance throughout all stages of your career with continuously growing.

Resume Templates

Make a great first impression with SHRM resources. From resume templates to interview questions and mock interviews, we’ll help you find that first job or internship.

Job Search

Get a detailed look at various HR positions, plus job outlooks and salary predictions, all with HR Jobs Career Insights.

Student Mentorship

Build your network, sharpen your skills and find the resources you need to share your unique perspectives and ideas with experiened HR professionals. Find a mentor while still in college is a smart choice for both you and your career.

Set Yourself Up For Success

Expand your network at the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2024 by connecting with HR professionals, industry experts and thought leaders. Join us in Chicago, June 23-26, 2024 to jump-start your HR career.

People who are SHRM certified earn, on average, 20% more than their peers. In addition, hiring managers value SHRM credentials, which gives you an advantage over the competition.

Practicing HR requires specialized training and lots of support. SHRM Student members are eligible for scholarships, grants and awards provided by the SHRM Foundation.

SHRM has an organization on campus. Being a member, you get a lot of exposure to guest speakers. Being knowledgeable about what’s going on in the industry allows you to have more background and insight when you’re entering a full-time job.

Scott Rochman, Student Member

Pennsylvania State University


Full-time and part-time students studying at a degree-seeking college or university in the United States are eligible to join SHRM as a student member.

With SHRM student membership comes an arsenal of toolkits tailored to equip you with practical resources for various HR scenarios. From resume templates that showcase your unique talents to mock interviews that prepare you for real-world challenges, these tools will elevate your confidence and set you apart from the competition. 


But it doesn’t stop there. One of the most valuable aspects of your membership is the opportunity to connect with a network like no other. Gain access to over 325,000 professionals who share your passion for HR. Engage in meaningful conversations, seek guidance from seasoned experts, and forge connections that will shape your future career path.

Joining SHRM as a student member is a steal! For just $49 a year, you get all the same awesome benefits as a professional membership, except for a physical copy of HR magazine and access to Knowledge Advisors. Don't worry though, you still get loads of great benefits that will be sure you boost your career now and down the road.