The relationship between a local SHRM chapter and a local student SHRM chapter is essential. While students learn the rules and laws needed to work in the Human Resource field, they are not necessarily engaged in the hands-on work that is required of HR professionals. Local chapters are able to provide opportunities to students by offering programs, networking, recognition, and working with local companies, internship opportunities that allow the student to gain hands-on experience.
EPSHRM is very interested in student success because as students graduate, they will enter the workforce. Our 2016 College Relations Director, Gracie Padilla, is working very closely with the UTEP-SHRM Chapter and the EPSHRM Board to ensure that future HR professionals are learning and growing. If you would like to work with Gracie at UTEP-SHRM, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHRM's College Relations Best Practices
Assist a college in chartering a new SHRM student chapter or reactivating an inactive student chapter.
Provide support to a local student chapter through a variety of measures which could include:
Encourage engagement of student members in the chapter through a variety of measures that could include:
Coordinate/arrange for internships for students to gain HR knowledge
In addition to a theoretical education, UTEP-SHRM offers its members hands-on HR experience by working with the El Paso SHRM Chapter. Our support of these students will aid them in developing into the leaders of tomorrow.
UTEP-SHRM Mission Statement
Our Mission is to provide insightful and constructive experiences in the key areas of Human Resource Management and broaden our member’s understanding of the field. In addition, we hope to expand our member’s network opportunities through attendance at weekly meetings, and participation at El Paso SHRM monthly meetings.