Society for Human Resource Management

  • Mission of Organization

    The mission of SHRM is to provide opportunities for students to interact with human resource professionals in a mutually beneficial way for both parties.

    How to Join

    Interested students should email to get more information. 

    Requirements of Members (Membership Fees, Attendance, etc.)

    • Must be enrolled in at least six credit hours in any field of study.
    • Must be an undergraduate student (graduate students should contact the IUP Employment and Labor Relations Department about our graduate chapter).
    • Dues are $15 ($40 optional fee to obtain a 12-month membership to National SHRM).

    List of 2018 Meeting Dates/Times/Locations

    SHRM Undergraduate meetings are held bi-weekly on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the Eberly College, room 121, unless otherwise noted.

    • September 10, 2018
    • September 24, 2018
    • October 8, 2018
    • October 22, 2018
    • November 5, 2018
    • November 26, 2018

    List of 2018 Events/Activities

    For more information, please attend a scheduled meeting, email an officer or check us out on Crimson Connect.  

    Member Testimonials

    “Joining SHRM has been an integral part of my cocurricular experience at IUP! This organization prides itself on providing our members with the opportunities to explore the diverse field of human resources through company tours, presentations from established HR professionals, and a direct partnership with the Indiana County Professional SHRM Chapter. The opportunities to expand your network with fellow students who have similar career aspirations is what specifically drew me to SHRM my freshman year, and I am so honored to now be leading this fantastic group.”

    —Jason Wendel, President 

    “Joining SHRM was the best decision I’ve made here at IUP. The club has allowed me to expand my knowledge in the field and helped me to grow into an aspiring young HR professional. Not only am I able to network, volunteer, and go on company tours, I am able to connect with other aspiring HR managers. This club is not only professional, but also very fun! I encourage anyone who is majoring in HR to join this amazing organization.”

    —Shannon Urich, Vice President

    “I joined SHRM to meet more people within the HR major. It’s also nice because we are able to partake in real life experiences and help the Indiana community. We also get the chance to interact with professionals that are already in our future field of work and see what our future can hold.”

    —Kiersten Sallak, Director of Communications

    “Joining SHRM has helped me grow as a student and a professional. I enjoy being in the organization because of the possibilities that it has opened for me. Getting involved with SHRM has given me the opportunity to meet new peers and professionals, and help get me out of my comfort zone. Getting to hear a variety of speakers, going to events with the club, and doing community service are just a few of the things that SHRM has done for me. It helps me network with my peers who want to be in the human resources and management fields. I encourage any student that has an interest in joining any organization to do so and be networked with as many of their peers as they can!”

    —Dimitri Nelson, Treasurer

    “SHRM is a great way to grow as a professional in human resources. This organization has opened so many doors for me to jump-start my career. SHRM has led me to build professional relationships by networking with students and HR professionals, participating in community service events, and so much more. SHRM has helped me prepare for my future in human resources. I encourage all HR and Management majors to join as well!”

    —Cara Sweeney, Secretary

    Please Note: IUP Undergraduate SHRM has a Sponsoring SHRM Professional Chapter, ICASHRM.

    Advisor Bob Buchanan
    Advisor Beth Fleek
    President Jason Wendel
    Vice President  Shannon Urich
    Director of Communications
    Kiersten Sallack
    Treasurer Dimitri Nelson
    Secretary Cara Sweeney

    Stay Connected

    • Twitter: @SHRM_IUP 
    • Crimson Connect: IUP Undergraduate SHRM
    • Instagram: IUPSHRM