June 13th Info Session

Here is Arliza, our Graduate Student Council Representative, and Dr. Anna Tavis, Clinical Associate Professor at NYU sharing information about NYU and the HR program to prospective graduate students!

Recipient of SHRM Superior Merit Award for 2017-18!

Our chapter has received the SHRM Superior Merit Award for 2017-18! This is our chapter’s 5th year in a row receiving this award from SHRM.

The award recognizes chapters for outstanding activities and projects by chapters in the following areas:

  • Student Chapter Requirements
  • Chapter Operations
  • Chapter Programming and Professional Development of Members
  • Support of the Human Resource Profession
  • SHRM Engagement

We will be recognized at the SHRM National Conference in Chicago during the week of June 17th. Congratulations to the 2017-2018 executive board for all their hard work and dedication which allowed them to receive this award!

New NYU SPS SHRM Executive Board!

We would like to introduce our new NYU SPS SHRM Executive Board for the 2018-2019 academic year! We are excited to hit the ground running and come up with some great events for all of our NYU SPS HRMD MS students/NYU SPS SHRM Chapter members! Follow our chapter on Instagram and Twitter @nyuspsshrm for updates on our upcoming events as well as liking our NYU SPS SHRM Chapter page on Facebook! Feel free to also email us at sps.shrm@nyu.edu with any questions. Enjoy your summer and looking forward to seeing you all in the Fall!

NYU SHRM Receives 2016-2017 SHRM Superior Merit Award

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at shrm.org.

Merit Awardhttps://www.shrm.org/Communities/student-resources/Pages/chapterfaq.aspx#merit


NYU SHRM was honored with 2016 President’s Service Award



From Left to Right: Qing Wan, Cholda Techamani, NYU President Andrew Hamilton, Marissa Patton, Prachi Khanna, Associate Dean Scott Stimpfel, Advisor Vincent Suppa


From Left to Right: Shaocheng Jiang, Anita Vengal Chandy, Chen Feng, Qing Wan, Prachi Khanna, Cholda Techamani, Marissa Patton, NYU SPS Assistant Director Shivani Dhir


NYU President’s Service Awards “recognize student organizations and individual student leaders for their distinguished achievements and service to New York University.”

At 32nd Annual President’s Service Awards 2016 Ceremony, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) NYU Chapter was honored “for dedication to diversity, providing a bridge between the classroom and the office, and helping School of Professional Studies students leverage their degrees to find meaningful work upon graduation.”

Associate Dean Scott Stimpfel, Faculty Advisor Vincent Suppa, NYU SPS Assistant Director Shivani Dhir also attended the ceremony at Kimmel Center.

NYU Chapter wins 2016 SHRM Case Competition – Central!


Left to right: Qing Wan, Marissa Patton, Prachi Khanna, Cholda Techamani 

Congratulations to Prachi Khanna, Marissa Patton, Cholda Techamani, and Qing Wan for winning 2016 SHRM Case Competition – Central, held in Omaha, NE from April 1 to April 2, 2016.

The SHRM Case Competition:

The SHRM case competition is an annual event organized by SHRM which provides a realistic preview for students of the types of HR or business problems that they may eventually encounter in the work world. “This 30 team competition requires integrated HR thinking, ethical decision-making, and strong communication and presentation skills.”

“As part of the competition’s virtual preparation, teams will analyze and solve a business case, and prepare both a written executive summary and 15-minute oral presentation. Preliminary and final oral presentation rounds will be held onsite. Teams will compete by delivering their 15-minute oral presentation to a panel of judges and answering additional questions the judges deem relevant to ask. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams in the undergraduate and graduate divisions at each of the three competitions held across the US.”

More information: http://conferences.shrm.org/student-conferences

The Conference:

The 2-day Case Competition and Career Summits was held inside the Hilton Omaha in Omaha.

Throughout the first day, each team presented to 4-5 panel judges on their analysis and recommendations to the case study. The keynote speakers talked about a critical element to be a successful HR professional: relationship management, and provided practical suggestions to grow a powerful network of relationships. During the conference, SHRM also offered outstanding opportunities for students to have one-on-one meetings with different HR professionals to revise resume, practice interview skills, and expand network.

The second day opened with keynote presentation by Elissa O’Brien, the Vice President of SHRM Membership. After the presentation, two finalist teams from each undergraduate and graduate division were announced to advance to the final round, where each team presented to 5 panel judges and all participating students and professionals. After that, a panel discussion was held to show participants the path others have taken to success in the HR field.

The Winners:

The case competition winners for Central Division were announced during the Award Ceremony on Saturday afternoon. There is one winning team from each of the undergraduate and graduate division. Each winning team receive

  • Complimentary registration to the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition.
  • A Team plaque.
  • A check for $2,500 for travel reimbursement made out to your college/university.

The case competition offered great learning opportunity because students had to take on the role of HR professionals and present to senior leaders on HR recommendations that are relevant to the success of the organization. We recommend all students to attend next year’s SHRM case competition.


Discovering Careers in Consulting


On Friday, February 19, 2016, the NYU Wasserman Center at the School of Professional Studies and the NYU SPS SHRM Chapter co-hosted a workshop titled “Discovering Careers in Consulting.” Professional consultants with diverse backgrounds and experience provided excellent insights on the consulting industry.

Great panelists spoken about what it meant to work in consulting, the variety of industries that offer consulting career paths, and how to start the career in consulting!

Land That Internship and Turn It into an Awesome Full Time Job


On Friday, February 5th 2016, NYU SPS SHRM Chapter hosted an event titled “Land That Internship And Turn It To An Awesome Full Time Job” to discuss how to get an internship and turn the dream internship into a full-time position.

Students from the M.S. Human Resources Management and Development program and Management & System participated in the event. Four great panelists provided useful tips and advice both from the perspective of employers and previous students who had the similar experience.


Great panelists (from left to right): Yang Yang, Cathy Torres, Susan Kim, Prachi Khanna

HR Careers in Nonprofits and Public Sectors

Written by Shaocheng Jiang, Master’s candidate, HRMD Program
Photos by Anita M Vengal, Master’s candidate, HRMD Program


On Friday night, December 4th, NYU SHRM host the last event of the Fall Semester, co-sponsored by the Wasserman Center at the School of Professional Studies.

We were glad to invite 5 speakers with various backgrounds to join our panel discussion about the HR Careers in Nonprofits and Public Sectors. They shared their career path and real working experience in the nonprofits and public sectors with participants who had interests in these areas. They also gave sincere advice and suggestions for interviewing for nonprofits, the different features of working for the government, and their own point of view of the future of HR careers.

After the panel, both the guest speakers and participants enjoyed the networking session very much. It was always a great way to extend your network in different areas. We are looking forward to meeting you all again in the spring!