Clubs & Student Organizations

SHRM: Lewis Chapter

SHRM-Lewis chapter is part of the national Society for Human Resources Management. The Lewis chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a great tool for not only Human Resource Management majors, but for students from any business related field of study. This chapter provides opportunities to network with students, faculty, staff, and alumni of HRM. The events hosted by SHRM discuss relevant information on HR, leadership, internships, and more!

The Society for Human Resource Management: Lewis Chapter

The goal of SHRM is to provide students with experience to learn about real issues that are relevant and can be used after graduation. The society provides great learning opportunities that cannot be found in the classroom. For example, we connect students with prospective employers or internship opportunities, or arrange past interns to provide guidance on how to successfully gain an internship.

SHRM-Lewis chapter is always looking for motivated students to join us as student officers or as student members. There is No fee, membership at SHRM-Lewis is free. If you join us as a student officer, it will be a fantastic learning opportunity if you are interested in gaining leadership skills and contributing to a student organization on-campus. Our chapter officers meet once a month, and organize two-three highly successful events.

Some of the events SHRM-Lewis chapter has organized in the past were:  having VP (Diversity) of Walgreens give a lecture on being an effective leader, alumni panel giving practical tips on internship and job success, organizing a charity drive collecting gently used/new clothes for different charitable organizations, etc.

See what one of our past VPs has to say:

 

"My experience as a member of the society and executive committee has provided me with immense opportunities. I have improved my networking skills, learned about leading a diverse workplace, and also learned about the different areas of HR that I can pursue a career in. My experience on the executive committee has also provided me with the opportunity to act in a leadership position, which has in turn, allowed me to grow in both my internship and career. Through SHRM, I have gained knowledge and experience that is not available to me in the classroom."

Kelsy Witmer, VP of SHRM Fall 2014

 

If you are not interested in becoming a student officer, we would still encourage you to join us as a student member. For additional information about joining the SHRM Lewis chapter as a student officer, volunteer, or member, please contact:

Neena Gopalan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Office: BE-113
Phone: 815-836-5149
Email: gopalane@lewisu.edu