San Diego Student Chapter
SD SHRM is proud to offer a student chapter at California State University San Marcos and at San Diego State University. If you are a member of the CSUSM Student Chapter or a member of the SDSU Student Chapter, your SD SHRM student membership fee is $50 (includes a SHRM student membership), and the advantages are invaluable. If you are currently majoring in a human resources related field at CSUSM and would like to become a member of SD SHRM, go to Student Membership under Join/Renew.
What Student Pricing Means to Students:
As a recent graduate and former president of SDSU’s student chapter of SHRM, I know what it means to be a college student on a tight budget. While in college I joined National SHRM and my student chapter on campus, but didn’t understand the benefits of joining San Diego SHRM as well. After meeting the SD SHRM members and attending events, I can say that the benefits of membership are far greater than I knew. Natasha Arthur, SD SHRM’s president, explained it simply. You join National SHRM for information, but you join San Diego SHRM for networking. Being a member gets you access to over 1,000 HR Professionals here is San Diego. Everyone I have met has been welcoming and encouraging of student participation in the chapter. Several members have reviewed our students’ resumes, met for coffee and have gone out of their way to help student members however they can. With the new reduced fee of just $15 for SDSU student members, there is no reason not to join!
One of the challenges of networking is that you have to attend events to have the opportunity to meet people and many of the events are cost prohibitive for students. With the new student pricing, students can attend SD SHRM events for as little as $25! Students from SDSU have attended all of the events this year and they are amazed how much they learn and how many people they meet in just one day!
SD SHRM also realized that switching from a student membership to the full priced professional membership is difficult for college students. They also know that the emerging professional group is the future of HR. As a result, they are now offering new graduates a $100 discount for the first two years of membership to help ease the hardship and encourage participation when we need it most.
My participation in SD SHRM this past year has been invaluable. I have met a great group of people who want nothing more than to help me succeed. I have attended educational events, mixers, networking events and tradeshows that allowed me to expand my HR knowledge and my HR network. I look forward to growing with SD SHRM as I grow in my HR career.
Student Pricing Details
San Diego SHRM has recently changed its membership structure to allow students to join at a reduced rate. Currently, student membership is $50 annually. With the new price structure, if San Diego State student chapter members join National SHRM at their normal rate of $35 they can join San Diego SHRM for just $15! You don’t have to be a student at SDSU to take advantage of this offer. SD SHRM welcomes students from any university in San Diego. If you are interested in joining the student chapter or participating in events please contact email@example.com for more info.
Recent graduates also benefit from the new structure. For the first two years after graduation, graduates can now join for just $50! That is a $100 savings per year.
In addition to the discount on membership, San Diego SHRM is now offering students reduced fees to attend events.