College Relations

Mission 

The college relations committee endeavors to assist institutions of higher education with Human Resources programs to develop student led professional chapters. These student chapters expose students to educational, career and professional opportunities to explore human resources as an area of study and career choice. Student chapters are fostered and supported by Middle Tennessee SHRM (MT|SHRM) through professional resources and membership dues subsidies.

If you are interested in the College Relations Committee or volunteering with one of our universities, please contact Jade Wilkerson.

For volunteer opportunites, please contact Sandi Edwards.

Active Affiliate Chapters for 2016-2017

University

Middle Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University
Belmont University
Lipscomb University
Vanderbilt University, Peabody College
Argosy University - Online Chapter
Devry/Keller

*for information on how to contact the chapters, please contact Jade Wilkerson.

Student Membership

Congratulations on taking the next step in your journey to becoming an HR Professional! We look forward to having you join Middle TN SHRM (MT|SHRM), and becoming an active member of our chapter. Student membership with MT|SHRM is limited to students enrolled in one of our Affiliate Student Chapters (see above) or for current SHRM National Student members. Student membership is free for Local-only members or current SHRM National Student members and $20.00 for those wishing to join SHRM National in addition to the local MT|SHRM chapter. Open enrollment for student members will occur bi-annually from September 15 – October 20 and again from March 1 – March 31. All MT|SHRM memberships are anniversary based and will expire 1 year from your date of enrollment.

Spring enrollment is now closed. Fall enrollment will reopen beginning September 15, 2017.

If you are planning to join SHRM National as a Student member, in addition to becoming a member of MT|SHRM, you will need to complete a separate Student SHRM paper application, available from your student chapter advisor. The fee for Student SHRM members is $40, ½ of which will be paid by MT|SHRM. Completed Student SHRM National applications will be mailed or faxed by the MT|SHRM administrator to the SHRM National office within 5-7 business days following receipt of payment for your local dues. For questions regarding your SHRM National Student membership, please contact the SHRM office at 800- 283-7476.

Student Discounts

Reduced National SHRM Membership Dues

♦ MT|SHRM will pay ½ of student dues ($20.00) provided dues are processed through the MT|SHRM College Relations Committee 

Reduced Monthly MT|SHRM meeting attendance

♦ $9.00/$14.00 for regular meetings for Active Student members of MT|SHRM, depending on whether it is a breakfast or lunch meeting.

♦ $12.00/$17.00 for regular meetings as a late registration or walk-in, for Active Student members of MT|SHRM, depending on whether it is a breakfast or lunch meeting.

Reduced fees for other MT|SHRM events

Mentor Program

♦ Program starts in October each year and runs through April of the following year. The mentor program partners student members with MT|SHRM professionals, and gives the students a chance to learn through their mentor's personal experience in the HR field. Click the link below for more information.

MT|SHRM Student Conversion Membership

♦ Convert to Professional membership for ½ dues within 6 weeks of graduation ($44.50 National member; 49.50 Local only member).

To take advantage of these student member discounts, or inquire about eligibility requirements contact your Chapter Faculty Advisor, University Liaison or Workforce Planning Director Jade Wilkerson for more information on taking advantage of the discounts.

Scholarship Applications 

♦ Scholarship application for Graduate and Undergraduate (Junior level or higher). **SCHOLARSHIP APP click here.

Student Scholarships are due by November 14, and will be announced at the December Volunteer and Awards meeting.

Eligibility Requirements:

♦ Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in Human Resource related degree program (graduate or undergraduate) at a college or university within the Middle Tennessee area
♦ Junior standing in degree program for undergraduate applicant
♦ Current MT|SHRM Student member

Application Requirements:

♦ Completed Student Scholarship application
♦ Current copy of resume
♦ List of current and past extracurricular activities (including SHRM chapter involvement)
♦ Brief essay discussing your career goals and why you believe you should be selected for the scholarship. Also, explain your financial need for this scholarship. Maximum of two typed pages, double spaced.
♦ Two letters of recommendation – One from an active MT|SHRM Chapter Member preferred, but not required
♦ One official copy of your graduate or undergraduate transcript in sealed envelope.
For more information, contact Jade Wilkerson.

Guest Speakers

Our universities are always looking for guest speakers. If you have an interest in speaker for a meeting or a webinar at one of our universities, please contact Jade Wilkerson on how to participate. 

For More Information

For information on how to start a student chapter, go to www.shrm.org and select community and student programs or contact Jade Wilkerson.

College Relations