HR students join professionals to charter SHRM chapter

Tennessee Tech University’s student chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management recently celebrated its charter membership with members of the Upper Cumberland SHRM organization.

National SHRM student program manager Chuck Salvetti presented the student organization a charter plaque during a ceremony held at a luncheon meeting of the UC chapter.

“It was an honor to attend the chartering of the Tennessee Tech student chapter and exhilarating to meet such a professional and motivated group of students,” said Salvetti. “With the leadership of their adviser, Chris Miller, I expect great things from these future HR leaders.”

SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The organization’s student program was created to promote interaction between students and practitioners.

“Part of our local chapter’s overall mission has been to help establish a student chapter and support future human resource managers with information, networking and internship opportunities,” said Sheryl Ransom, human resource manager at Metcom and chapter liaison.

TTU’s charter president Candice Vaughn said the professional organization’s support has been invaluable in providing the contacts needed to help students pursue career goals.

“Having this chapter on campus will provide participating students with access to business professionals, scholarship programs and resources that otherwise would be inaccessible to us,” said Vaughn, a senior human resource management major from McMinnville.

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