About the HR Young Professionals Special Interest Group: SOCT SHRM has initiated this Special Interest Group to better serve the needs of HR Young Professionals (YP’s)* and increase the Chapter’s responsiveness to their unique needs. The chapter conducted a focus group and survey of this demographic group and has launched a new initiative to offer special benefits to those who participate. The chapter will explore offering activities focused on topics of interest to HR YPs such as career development, overview of the HR Generalist role, tips on certification for the PHR/SHPR, networking opportunities, information on benchmarking, discussions with other experienced HR professions, and more.
HR YP SIG Advisor:
Michele T. Beccarelli, SPHR
Director, Marketing Communications (Website)
Note: If you are not an SOCT SHRM member, we invite you to two free HRYP events to get to know us. You will be expected to join the chapter after two meetings. The third meeting forward will require a fee of $20 unless you are an SOCT SHRM member who may attend for free as a benefit of membership. Joining the chapter is an “investment” in your future development. It’s also an opportunity to meet people and develop relationships with other HR professionals. SOCT SHRM offers special HRYP Membership Rates: Free chapter membership with SHRM NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP or a special HRYP discount for SOCT SHRM Chapter rates: $40 now through 2017. Join today atsoctshrm.org! Visit our Membership Center on the website to join.
We would love feedback (email addresses below) on the following topics…
1. Professional development topics of interest.
2. Event ideas
3. Mentorship Program…Would you like to be able to talk to another HR Professional who can act as a Mentor to you? Think about how great that could be–a sounding board, someone who could offer advice, answer questions, talk about their experience. If so, send us an email to let us know! The chapter has put together a program to match you up with another HR professional. It’s a great opportunity!
4. Other suggestions to enhance the group.
Feel free to share this note and let us know if we should add anyone to our mailing list. We will advise you of the venue for our upcoming events and look forward to seeing you there!
Note: If you are not a SOCT SHRM member, we invite you to two HR YP events to get to know us. You will be expected to join the chapter after two meetings to continue participation in the group. Joining the chapter is an “investment” in your future career development. It’s also an opportunity to meet people and develop relationships with other HR professionals and build your network. We hope you will join us!
HR YP SIG Advisor: Michele T. Beccarelli, SPHR Director, Marketing Communications (Website) SOCT SHRM
SOCT SHRM Certification Scholarship
for HRCI and SHRM Credentials
SOCT SHRM is offering two scholarships to HR professionals that are interested in obtaining their HR Certification credentials for the HRCI credentials – PHR, SPHR or GPHR or the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. The intent of the scholarship is to assist with study preparation costs.
There are two awards offered per year:
$750 for a candidate using the SHRM Learning System self-study option.
$750 for a candidate taking one of the following: SHRM seminar /course or equivalent HRCI preparation class for the PHR/SPHR/GPHR.
Must be a current National SHRM member or SOCT SHRM Chapter member.
Must have a demonstrated interest in Human Resources, preferably through work experience; however, internships, volunteer or academic work will be considered.
Proof of registration in a SHRM certification (or equivalent HRCI) self-study program, seminar or course.
Recipients must commit to one year of active SOCT SHRM membership.
Must provide an essay that includes:
Why you are interested in getting certified.
What the SHRM or HRCI certification will do to support your career aspirations.
What you believe is the biggest impact the HR function has on a business organization .
What you have done to further your HR experience (i.e., networking, volunteering, interacting with student and/or local chapters, internships, academic work and mentoring programs).
Applications may be submitted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed and selected by respective SOCT SHRM Board Chairs and presented to the Board of Directors.
For questions and to submit your applications, please contact the Chair of College Relations: