The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2019-2020 Outstanding Award designation to the Florida Tech SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student members. The SHRM Outstanding Student Chapter Award recognizes chapters for specific projects and activities that distinguish them from other chapters. This designation was awarded to only 12 student chapters out of approximately 500 nationwide.
The Florida Tech SHRM chapter focused on students’ transition from school to the workplace. Some notable accomplishments under the past President, Lida Ponce, included five educational events, three volunteer events, and a fundraiser in September 2019 that had a great turnout from the community! The chapter also piloted a mentorship program where students were strategically paired with a local HR professional within their field of interest.
"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the chapter president for Florida Tech’s student SHRM chapter for the 2019-2020 year. When I became the chapter president, I recognized an opportunity for us to grow as a chapter by working closely with the local professional chapter to learn as much as possible from their wealth of knowledge and experience. It was a fulfilling year, and I am incredibly grateful to the executive board team and our advisor, Ivonne Delgado, for persevering and being results-driven! Our hard work has paid off and is culminated by this incredible recognition and honor from SHRM. We have grown stronger and closer as a student chapter this past year, and I cannot fully express how amazing it feels to have had our hard work and growth recognized by SHRM”, said Lida Ponce.
The Florida Tech SHRM student chapter looks forward to continuing educational and professional career development opportunities for its members. The chapter strives for inclusion and diversity, hosting events for campus students and community members, and increasing involvement. Visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our upcoming events.
If you are interested in joining the Florida Tech SHRM student chapter or hearing more about it, please contact: [email protected].