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Mentorship Experience & Benefits

We understand that pursuing your purpose and kick-starting your career can be daunting without a professional network. That’s why the SHRM Foundation offers mentorship experiences designed to help you build your network, hone your skills, and deepen your HR expertise. Additionally, it provides a fantastic platform for sharing your unique perspectives and ideas with experienced HR professionals. With programs that range from one-time virtual career mentoring events to a comprehensive three-month coaching program, SHRM mentorship prepares you for the workplace.

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One Time Commitment

HR Pathways & Perspectives

Our national and regional one-time virtual career mentoring events – HR Pathways & Perspectives - are designed to increase participants awareness of HR career pathways, gather HR career insights and expand HR professional networks. These 60-minute events feature HR professionals representing diverse demographics, career experiences, roles and perspectives ranging from Chief HR Officers to early career talent. SHRM student members and non-student members can attend multiple one-time events.


HR Talent Accelerator

The HR Talent Accelerator is a four-week, member-exclusive virtual experience that leverages project-based learning and group mentorship to explore HR career pathways and develop high-demand skills in a small group setting. Each week, participants will engage with featured HR leaders in Q&A focused on trending HR topics in talent acquisition, learning and development, diversity – equity – inclusion, data analytics, and more. Following these facilitated discussions, participants will work in small groups to complete a short, project-based learning challenge focused on the theme of the week. Each small group will be supported by an HR career mentor.

  • Across the four-week program, participants will dive into the world of HR and discover more about themselves and their career goals
  • The time commitment for mentees is 90-minutes for four weeks.
  • The time commitment for mentors is at least one 90-minute session aligned to a mentor’s career experience.
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3-Month Commitment

HR Career Mentoring

This three-month member exclusive career mentoring program pairs mentees with an experienced HR professional mentor to clarify career goals, develop or enhance an HR career plan and strengthen high-demand skills. Participants will receive 1:1 career coaching and engage in monthly facilitated learning sessions for all mentors and mentees in the program that are designed to equip everyone with tools and activities to leverage in 1:1 discussions.

  • For each HR Career Mentoring cohort, we recruit HR career mentors that represent diversity in demographics, industries, experiences, and perspectives.
  • Throughout the 3-month experience, we will administer pulse check surveys to ensure a high quality mentorship experience.
  • The time commitment for mentors and mentees is approximately 2 hours per month for three months.


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