School of Business
Meredith SHRM Chapter Receives Two Awards
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has announced two awards for the Meredith College SHRM Chapter: the Outstanding Student Chapter Award for 2009-2010 and the Superior Merit Award.
The Outstanding Student Chapter Award is presented to SHRM student chapters whose programs, activities and levels of participation during the academic year distinguish them from other chapters. Ten chapters throughout the country are given this award, and Meredith's SHRM chapter is the only NC chapter.
The award was based on the Meredith SHRM recruitment program. Events and program announcements were blasted to everyone on campus using many media forms, including Facebook, Blackboard, a School of Business bulletin board, and E-Blasts. To ensure that HR professionals were familiar with Meredith College and the School of Business, the students volunteered for the local professional chapter by registering for monthly HR meetings, hosting professional events and getting speakers from the HR community. Internships, part-time jobs, and job openings were more readily available to Meredith students after the efforts.
Award-winning chapters will be presented with a special plaque during the upcoming SHRM Annual Student Conference held in June as part of the SHRM Annual Conference in San Diego, California.
The Meredith SHRM Chapter's Superior Merit Award honors its exceptional job of providing opportunities for growth and development to its student chapter members. "They have demonstrated leadership through their proven ability to serve the networking and educational needs of human resources students and to the advancement of the human resources profession," said Chuck Salvetti, SHRM's Student Programs Manager.
SHRM is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 professional and student members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.