A chapter of the Society for Human Resources (SHRM), has been established on the Taylor University campus. The new chapter was made possible in part by funding from a Women’s Giving Circle grant awarded to Dr. Julie Little, associate professor of business at Taylor.
Prior to joining the Taylor faculty, Little had been familiar with the Society for Human Resources and the benefits and opportunities that chapter membership brings to students. She said students participating in SHRM will be able to develop real world skills that include event planning, creating, building and review of resumes; and making professional connections.
The Taylor chapter of SHRM will be affiliated with the national SHRM program.
“We’re partnering with the Calling and Career Office, the Human Resources department, and the business department,” Little said, adding SHRM hopes to have a presence in events such as Professional Palooza on campus and long-term goals include regional and national competitions, and for the students in SHRM to be active off-campus as well.
“We are going to be a service organization—students helping students while gaining career opportunities themselves and development,” Little said. “My hope is for us to take and partner with CCO and … go out into the community and find women’s shelters, homeless shelters, and things like that—people trying to find jobs, trying to help them with skills.”