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Mentorship Experience & Benefits

HR Professionals that dedicate time to mentoring the next generation of HR leaders are invaluable to students' career development. SHRM's mentorship experiences are designed to support students in sharpening their skills, expanding their professional network, and growing their HR knowledge.

In return, each experience will prove equally rewarding as you:

  • Expand and diversify your talent network.
  • Strengthen your communication and leadership skills.
  • Build confidence through sharing unique professional knowledge and career insights.
  • Earn up to 3 PDCs for participating as a mentor.
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Career Connection Events

Our one-time, virtual mentoring events aim to empower future HR leaders with increased industry awareness of career pathways and insights, while also expanding professional networks.

As a mentor, these one-time events, ranging from 60-90 minutes, offer the most flexibility. You can serve as a panelist and/or as a career mentor for a small breakout group during these events.

Virtual Events

Minute Mentoring Sessions

Career Connection Events Are Facilitated At The Local And National Level In The Following Formats:

Pathways & Perspectives
Facilitated panel discussion with Q&A

Learning with Leaders
Regional small group discussions

Focused Connections
Regional HR themed conversations

HR Talent Accelerator

The HR Talent Accelerator is a four-week virtual experience designed to empower students to apply their classroom knowledge and gain real-world exposure by partnering with HR professionals.

Mentors commit to coaching a small team of students to progress through a project from planning to final pitch. You'll guide your mentees through project challenges, share feedback, and help them reach solutions and goals with confidence. The overall mentor experience in the HR Talent Accelerator is estimated at 1 hour per week.

Virtual Experience

Weekly Mentoring Sessions

Mentors Participating In The HR Talent Accelerator Will Support Students Through Three Phases:

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

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Each week, small groups of participants and mentors will work together in session to complete a project-based learning challenge.

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Engage mentees in self-reflection on their experience, professional growth, and application of knowledge.

HR Career Mentoring

This 1:1 or small-group career mentoring experience pairs a SHRM student member with a SHRM professional member for a three-month virtual mentoring experience.

Students and mentors are matched based on preferences shared on the application and will start the experience with an orientation followed by three monthly coaching and mentoring sessions. These sessions are interactive and will equip students with the tools they need to achieve professional goals.

The overall time commitment for mentors participating in the HR Career Mentoring experience is 4-8 hours throughout the three-month period.

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