Rider student group receives award from world’s largest HR association

Students recognized as 'future of the HR profession'
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2016-2017 Merit Award designation to Rider’s Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) for providing superior growth and development opportunities to student chapter members. Of the 327 student SHRM chapters from across the United States, Rider was one of 149 winners.

The SHRM student chapter merit award program, which began in 1972, was created to encourage student chapters to require ongoing excellence in the following areas: student chapter requirements, chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession and SHRM engagement.

“These chapters truly represent the future of the HR profession,” said Susan Post, SHRM-SCP, East Divisional Director at SHRM and the lead for SHRM’s Student Programs. “Their achievements go above and beyond their everyday academic and work commitments and we applaud the positive impact their efforts have on their schools, their local communities and beyond.”

The Rider chapter had an active year with guest speakers from across the industry, a young HR alumni event, a trip to the regional SHRM collegiate chapter conference, and several other student engagement activities. The chapter is open to students from any major who may be interested in learning more about human resource management.

For information about the Rider chapter, please contact president Christina Leib ([email protected] ) or advisor Dr. Gene Kutcher ([email protected]).