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Mentorship Experience & Benefits

We know it can be challenging to pursue your purpose without a professional network. That’s why the SHRM Foundation hosts mentorship experiences that will help you build your network, sharpen your skills and provide you the outlet to share your unique perspective and ideas with experienced HR professionals. Ranging from one-time virtual career mentoring events to a three-month in-depth coaching program, SHRM mentorship will get you workplace ready.

The depth and breadth of knowledge that the panelists have. It was a real, honest and transparent conversation filled with so much useful and helpful information.

I was very hesitant to attend today’s mentoring meeting. I had never attended one and I didn't know what to expect. I am so glad I attended. I learned so much from the mentors and the other participants. I felt welcomed and was given great advice.

It was honestly great. I usually hate networking events, but this was really productive and provided a comfortable environment. Thank you!

Smart insights, engaging speakers and facilitator, interesting questions for panelists.

One-Time Career Connection Events

Our national and local virtual career mentoring events are designed to increase students’ awareness of HR career pathways, gather HR career insights, and expand HR professional networks. SHRM student members and non-student members can attend multiple Career Connections Events.

Pathways & Perspectives

Facilitated panel discussion with Q&A

Learning with Leaders

Regional small group discussions

Focused Connections

Regional HR themed conversations with breakout discussions

HR Talent Accelerator

Leadership, analytics, diversity – whatever your HR career interests, pursue them in the HR Talent Accelerator. This four-week member-exclusive mentorship and project-based learning experience explores trending HR career pathways and develops high-demand skills in a small group setting. With weekly mentor sessions and workshops, you will dive into the world of HR and find the career that’s right for you!



Select an HR track to engage in new learning including case studies:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Data Analytics
  • Employee Onboarding
  • HR Talent Development
  • Inclusive Workplaces


Create your own original work following the instructions provided in your track, gathering feedback from your peers and mentors along the way.



Prepare a final presentation to share with your peers and mentors which can be added to your professional portfolio for use in scholarship applications, internship and job interviews, and more.



Engage in self-reflection on your experience, growth and application of learning.

HR Career Mentoring

Registration Opens November 2nd

This three-month member exclusive career mentoring program pairs you with an experienced HR professional to establish goals, develop or enhance an HR career plan, and strengthen high-demand skills. As a member you will receive interactive 1:1 or small group career coaching and facilitated learning sessions.



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