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Members who found a job through Chicago SHRM connections
"Joining Chicago SHRM has enabled me to build and grow my HR career by learning from the best local professionals. Whether I am making connections at a networking event, hearing insights from seasoned professionals at a panel session, or sharing my own thoughts at a roundtable discussion, I am confident that I chose the best local resource to improve my skills in HR. I have greatly appreciated the opportunities for mentorship and philanthropy, and will continue to dedicate my time towards these efforts."
"When I made the decision to move to Chicago, the market was not strong, and I knew I would have to build a network here to identify my next great opportunity. Fortunately, I was introduced to past-president Carol Semrad by a contact who’d been in transition. It was from Carol that I first learned about Chicago SHRM. What a valuable introduction! I made countless contacts (and many friends) by attending informal and formal networking sessions, plus I grew my HR knowledge thanks to the numerous educational offerings. It was also incredibly helpful to be offered a discounted membership fee while in transition. Chicago SHRM has become my go-to resource, and I credit the organization and its members for helping me land on my feet in such a challenging job market."
Members who benefited from the Chicago SHRM Mentor Program
"I participated in the Chicago SHRM Mentor Program, and it was one of the best professional development experiences I've ever had. I was paired with a mentor who is not only an incredibly successful HR professional, but also a great person, so we became instant friends. Thanks to her advice and expertise I’m a much more assertive and self-confident HR practitioner. She also introduced me to a number of Chicago SHRM members and encouraged me to volunteer at one of the Chicago SHRM Committees, which helped me grow my network tremendously. I highly recommend the Chicago SHRM mentoring program not only to future mentees, but also to seasoned professionals who can serve as mentors. A word of advice and friendly support can make a world of difference in a young practitioner’s career!"
Community Partners who successfully partnered with Chicago SHRM
"As the executive director of a social impact organization, Spark, I rely on corporate partners to drive and support our work. Chicago SHRM gave us such an opportunity when they invited me to speak at their 2014 Full Day Conference to reach HR leaders looking for employee engagement opportunities. As a result, we not only gained corporate partners to mentor our students, but offers of strategic support. As a growing organization looking to increase impact, Chicago SHRM has proved to be the perfect partner!"
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