Welcome to FSBT SHRM Chapter

The Ashford University Forbes School of Business & Technology SHRM Chapter is a student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). SHRM is the world’s largest association committed to human resource management. The AU FSBT SHRM Chapter offers free membership to Ashford University alumni and current graduate and undergraduate students from all degree programs. As a virtual organization, the chapter uses technology to facilitate webinars and networking opportunities. Under faculty guidance, all Chapter activities are student-led and driven.

AU FSBT SHRM Virtual Chapter – Mission Statement

The AU SHRM Chapter is committed to:

  • Furthering the growth and development of human resource professionals
  • Sponsoring and providing educational events, thought leadership, community and advocacy to enhance the practice of human resource management
  • Promoting the human resource profession as a strategic partner within an organization

Dr. Katie Thiry, Founder and Faculty Advisor

About SHRM

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at shrm.org.  You can get more information on the SHRM Overview, Vision, Mission & History, Board of Directors, Executive Leadership and Awards & Scholarships by visiting the About SHRM page on shrm.org.

Testimonials

“The SHRM Club leadership has created a culture of inclusiveness where everyone has a voice and contributes to add value.  Meetings are always insightful and inspiring…there is alignment and synergy within the group and everyone matters and is valued.  It is a great group and platform to learn from.”

 

Program Chair, Bachelor of Arts of Operations Management and Analysis (BAOMA) Forbes School of Business & Technology

“My new employer is very employee oriented. During the interview, he asked more questions about my SHRM Chapter membership and roles of President and Advisor than about my degrees in Business Administration and Organizational Management. He just purchased the business and wants a people-oriented manager to change the previous culture.”

Founding Chapter President Forbes School of Business & Technology

“As a student of AU’s MHRM program, joining the SHRM student chapter made a lot of sense to me.  The chapter offers access to a strong network of peer learners, program alumni, HR faculty, and learning opportunities that helped me rebrand myself professionally and link up with people in the HR industry network.”

Graduate, Masters of Human Resource Management Forbes School of Business & Technology

“One of the many benefits of membership in the AU FSBT SHRM Chapter has been the opportunity to gain leadership experience, expand my network, and obtain valuable information that has helped me in my professional and personal life. Participation in the chapter also provided me the opportunity to connect live with members at the annual Meet & Greet, meet with other professionals in my new network at the SHRM Annual Conference, and expand my professional outreach to include other impressive senior HR professionals.”

Founding Chapter Vice-President Forbes School of Business & Technology

“I have gained leadership skills and a deeper understanding of how important Human Resources is to all organizations regardless of the industry. My professional network has increased thanks to the webinars and guidance provided by the AUFSBT SHRM advisors. I I also gained long lasting friendships with the officers and faculty advisors”

Founding Chapter Secretary Forbes School of Business & Technology

 “The #1 question I receive from students and graduates pertains to how to gain experience in order to qualify for HR or leadership positions. The AU FSBT SHRM Chapter is an excellent platform to gain and demonstrate practical experience. Current students are invited to apply for student officer positions where they will have unique, hands-on experience to showcase in a resume. They will also build a terrific network to gain credible letters of recommendation. Graduates have a platform to share their areas of expertise and gain presentation skills to build their portfolios.”

Program Chair, Master of Human Resource Management(MHRM) and Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management (BAHRM); Faculty Advisor, AU FSBT Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Chapter Chair, HRM Advisory Committee, Forbes School of Business and Technology

“The AU FSBT SHRM Chapter is a great student organization which provides added value to the students and University both academically and professionally.  Members have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of different ways from applying for an officer position to presentations.  The  AU FSBT SHRM Chapter is also a great networking opportunity for students.”

Assistant Professor, Master of Human Resource Management(MHRM) and Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management (BAHRM); Faculty Advisor, AU FSBT Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Chapter; Vice-chair, HRM Advisory Committee, Forbes School of Business and Technology

Benefits of Membership

 

Benefits of membership to the Ashford University Forbes School of Business & Technology SHRM Chapter include opportunities to:

  • Experience the “real world” of human resources through interaction with HR practitioners.
  • Network with alumni, students, industry professionals, and business leaders.
  • Participate in chapter events to develop leadership skills and expand HR and business knowledge.
  • Access the chapter’s group forum on LinkedIn to connect with members.
  • Receive notification of HR internships and entry-level HR jobs.
  • Attend webinars and networking events.