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Society for Human Resource Management: Membership Applications

How to Join

Student Membership Eligibility Requirements and Guidelines

Please review and confirm the eligibility requirements and join today.

  • Cost: $49 per year 
  • You are currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program. Students shall provide proof of enrollment in a college or university to qualify for student membership.
  • Students holding any form of a current SHRM professional, associate, retired, global, or general membership are NOT ELIGIBLE to convert to student membership until their next renewal cycle. 
  • Your coursework, taken or planned, supports an interest in Human Resource Management or related degree program (not a Certificate program).
  • Acceptable degree programs include:
    • Human Resource Management 
    • Human Resource Development 
    • Business Administration & Management 
    • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    • Labor Relations 
    • MBA 
    • MBA/HR 
    • Organizational Behavior/ Organizational Development 


To see a full-listing of the Student Membership Benefits, please visit here.

SHRM Student Membership is non-transferable and non-refundable, except in situations where an applicant does not qualify for student membership.

Questions on student membership? Contact Member care via phone 800-283-7476 (U.S. only), +1-703-548-3440 (Int'l), fax (703) 535-6490, or email Member Care.

Walden Email Contact: [email protected]  
Walden Student Chapter Number: 5637


If you want to join Student SHRM now and take advantage of all the member benefits:

• Go to: 

• Click “Join SHRM as a Student” under the “Membership Center” header.

• Click the link for the student online application.

• In the “Required Student Membership Information" section, make sure to select your:

• Major or Concentration: “HR Management” (example)

• State: "Minnesota" (or online/virtual will also get you to Walden)

• College: “Walden University”

• Walden is on the “compressed term” schedule


Once you become a member

Once you become a member:  Send me the name you used to join and your membership number.  Specify if you are a student or professional member.   I am compiling a list for Student SHRM to insure we get everyone moved to Walden’s chapter.   I will send links to our Google Site page and social media so you can communicate with the chapter.

To express an interest in taking on a leadership position with Walden’s Student SHRM chapter, whether short- or long-term, small or large, send me an email.

If you have any questions about membership that you cannot find in the Student SHRM pages, please e-mail [email protected]!

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