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What is SHRM?

Society of Human Resources Management is the largest Human Resources spreading over to more than 165 countries with more than 285,000 members. They serve the need of HR professionals so they advance in the industry. They make sure to keep HR professionals updated on new laws that might affect HR as well.

Who are we?

SHRM at Virginia Tech is a professional business organization that helps its members become familiar with the human resources industry before they enter the field to be better prepared. We meet with professionals in the area who provide pointers and genuine conversations about their personal ongoing experiences. We also host HR panels, recruitment events, resume reviews, interview workshops, and socials to better know our members.

In December 2019, several students from various majors within the Pamplin College of Business met to confirm the slate of officers for the Virginia Tech Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

SHRM National creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.

The purpose of SHRM is to elevate the HR profession and the Virginia Tech Chapter is working to provide programs, opportunities and professional development to meet that purpose.


"Every business is driven by people. Human assets are the decisive factor for success and the ultimate differentiator for gaining competitive advantages,” stated Dirk Buegel, Assistant Professor of Practice and  former Faculty Advisor for the SHRM VT Chapter. “I am excited and very happy that we have reinvigorated the VT SHRM Chapter that covers this exact success-critical topic through a variety of activities, with a new and excellent leadership team, and committed and engaged students. I encourage and invite you to invest in your employability and take ownership of your own development with us and learn more about managing yourself, managing others and driving positive change with and through people. We are open to business and we would love to join us on our continued journey to deliver added value to students in a diverse and fun team."   

The 2021 Fall SHRM-VT Chapter plans include:

  • Professional Development workshops (in-person and virtual)
  • Guest speakers
  • Professional Networking Opportunities
  • Alumni Connections
  • SHRM conference and HR competition
  • SHRM certification (Seniors)
  • Social Networking Events

For more information on joining the SHRM VT Chapter, please contact:

SHRM Team with Coach Young