Human Resource Management

HRM Student Organizations

Rutgers' HRM programs have an incredibly diverse student body from around the world, adding to the already rich international flavor of central New Jersey’s vibrant cities and towns. Campus life is further enriched by the many on-campus clubs and organizations at Rutgers. Some of the most popular Rutgers clubs and organizations with HRM students are listed below.

Rutgers Society for Human Resource Management

Rutgers Society for Human Resource Management (RU SHRM) is a student unit of the national Society for Human Resource Management, the world's largest association devoted to human resource management, representing more than 200,000 individual members. SHRM’s mission is to advance the profession by ensuring that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. Both an undergraduate and graduate chapter are available for students to join.

Affiliated with the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and managed by a leadership team under the guidance of a faculty adviser, RU SHRM keeps students abreast of the latest trends in the HR field and strives to increase interaction among Human Resource Management students, researchers, and practitioners. Student membership with the national SHRM organization is offered at lower fees, and numerous events are sponsored throughout the year, including: 

  • an annual business conference featuring academic and industry experts
  • monthly chapter meetings open to all students
  • workshops on resume writing, Microsoft Office, and other topics helpful to HR professionals

For more information on RU SHRM, visit

Rutgers Graduate Student Association

GSA iconThe Rutgers Graduate Student Association advocates graduate student concerns to the greater Rutgers University community and provides financial support to recognized graduate student organizations. Graduate student activity fees fund all programs and activities. 

The Rutgers Graduate Student Association's mission is to:

  • act as the main clearinghouse for information for graduate student affairs
  • advocate for graduate students and represent their interests to the university administration
  • recognize and fund over 50 individual student organizations with diverse interests-academic, social, cultural.

International Student Affairs Committee

International Student Affairs CommitteeInternational Student Affairs Committee (ISAC) aims to provide support to the Rutgers international graduate student community and with other Rutgers groups to achieve this goal. These include the Center for International Faculty and Student Services (CIFSS), Rutgers Counseling, and the undergraduate International Student Association (ISA). 

Social activities are arranged regularly at the New Brunswick campuses. ISAC is well known for its "Pizza Hours" (Social Hours), held bi-weekly on Friday evenings during the semester. Typically 30-100 grad students, post-docs, visiting scholars, and spouses attend these multicultural social gatherings. These mixers are open to all graduate students and provide an informal environment to catch up with old friends and make new ones. We serve food and beverages at every event and have games, movies, quizzes, treasure hunts, and more.