RMSHRM promotes college outreach by appointing a Director of College Relations each year to serve as a liaison between our Chapter and student Chapters from Meredith College, William Peace University and NC State University. Our student members are a very important part of our organization as they represent our future HR leaders!
Student Mentor Program
Currently we have 20 HR professionals as active mentors to student mentees from all three of the RMSHRM sponsored colleges. The mentor program pairs professionals with student chapter members who have an interest in the Human Resources field. The pairing is based on information provided by both the professional and the student on profile forms. The amount of time devoted to the program depends on the professional’s schedule and the student’s needs.
Mentees have an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities with their mentor ranging from job shadowing, staff meetings, business lunches, chats over coffee, resume reviews, interview tips and or simply getting that spur of the moment question answered when needed! The professionals mentoring find the experience to be rewarding and a great way to help shape the future of the HR profession.
If you have been looking for a way to get involved with our chapter but have limited time available, this program will fit in easily with your schedule.
Traditionally, the program begins with a social. Paired mentors and students will be introduced at this event and can discuss their expectations for what they would like get out of the program. We will provide a list of potential activities that you and your mentee can do to get conversation rolling. It is recommended that the professional host the student at the next RMSHRM meeting as part of the introduction to the program.
Contact our College Relations Director to learn more about becoming a student mentee or volunteer mentor.