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Receives Merit Award from SHRM

On July 30, 2020, the Society for Human Resource Management awarded a 2019-2020 Merit Award designation to the Ashford University Forbes School of Business and Technology SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student members.

The SHRM student chapter merit award program encourages the development of more effective student chapters and distinguishes outstanding activities and projects. Chapters are recognized based on chapter operations, chapter programming and professional development of members, support of the human resource profession, and SHRM engagement.

“Today’s members of our student chapters are the HR leaders of tomorrow. They are the movers and shakers of the future, and we cannot understate the vital role they play in SHRM’s success,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, SHRM president and CEO. “The Ashford University Forbes School of Business and Technology is evidence that the future of HR is, indeed, in good hands. I applaud their accomplishments and ability to fiercely move forward during a time of such change and uncertainty in the workplace.”

SHRM student chapters have the opportunity to earn an award based on the number of activities they complete during the merit award cycle, the most recent one of which lasted from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020.

In 2020, the Forbes School of Business and Technology SHRM Chapter sponsored two educational events, offering students HRM educational opportunities and SHRM Recertification credits. On March 5, 2020, the Forbes School of Business and Technology SHRM Chapter hosted a free webinar titled “Interviewing Skills, Transferrable Skills and HR Competencies” by Rose Capono. Later in the year, on April 2, 2020, the Chapter held another free webinar on “How to Bring Your Best Self to Work” by Cindy Wilson.

 

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.