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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Chapter

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The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Founded in 1948 and comprised of more than 275,000 members, SHRM works to serve the needs of human resource professionals and advance the human resource profession. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States as well as subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.

SHRM offers opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students to network through student chapters. SHRM student chapters offer educational webinars, the opportunity to be mentored by human resource professionals and information about careers in all aspects of human resource management, including: recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, health and safety in workplaces, talent management, and employment law. Visit the SHRM website.

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Excelsior's Virtual SHRM Student Chapter

Membership in Excelsior's Chapter is open at no charge to any undergraduate and graduate student in the School of Business and Technology who is carrying at least a 6-credit course load per term.

This SHRM Student Chapter hosts webinars, guest speakers, networking opportunities with human resource professionals throughout the world, and career mentoring, and publishes a monthly on-line newsletter.

The current Student Chapter President is Siara Ramos, and Dr. Michele Paludi is the Chapter Advisor. Read more.

SHRM-Aligned Concentrations at Excelsior

Excelsior's concentrations in Human Resource Management within these programs are SHRM aligned:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science Management (MSM) 

SHRM has acknowledged that these degree programs fully align with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 419 programs in 317 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013, are part of SHRM's Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR

The Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship honors former SHRM president and CEO, Susan Meisinger. It is a premier source of funding for first-time Masters students in HR who are SHRM members and/or certified HR professionals. The fellowship features a $10,000 award that is renewable for one additional year. Learn more and apply at the SHRM web site.


Join Excelsior's SHRM Chapter

If you are a student interested in becoming a member of the Excelsior College Society for Human Resource Management Chapter, email us at

For information about the computer hardware and software for participating in our meetings, please review the requirements.

SHRM Student Chapter Monthly Webinars and HR and Leadership News We Can Use

These educational programs are offered weekly (HR  News) as well as monthly (Webinars) to all HR and Leadership faculty, students taking HR and leadership courses, and faculty program directors in the School of Business and Technology for sharing with their faculty in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Global Business, and Logistics.  In addition, these educational materials are sent to members of the Capital District Human Resource Association.

More recent samples of HR and Leadership News We Can Use and webinars are provided below.  For additional PowerPoint slides on other HR topics, please contact SHRM Student Chapter Advisor Dr. Michele Paludi.

This material is discussed in SHRM Student Chapter webinars, faculty webinars and in discussion forums. Members of the online faculty and students as well as staff from the College’s HR Department frequently collaborate with Dr. Paludi on these educational programs.

Online Newsletter and Webinar

SHRM 2015-2016 Honorable Mention SHRM 2016-2017 Superior Merit