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Indiana Tech’s HR program earns two recognitions from SHRM

September 11, 2023

In August, Indiana Tech’s human resources program received two impressive recognitions from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional society.

The university’s SHRM Student Chapter received from SHRM the Superior Merit Award for the 2022-23 academic year. In addition, Indiana Tech’s HR program was selected by SHRM as one of four universities to launch its new HR Talent Accelerator program, a four-week virtual experience that helps students, emerging professionals and mentors learn, grow and develop new relationships.

“Our business administration HR program, led by Dr. Jeff Walls, is outstanding. Because of Dr. Walls’ ongoing leadership and the strength of the students in this program, this SHRM recognition is reflective of their respect for Indiana Tech and the excellent reputation this program has earned,” said Dr. Angie Fincannon, dean of Indiana Tech’s College of Business. “Given SHRM’s national stature, we could not be more proud to be recognized in this way and we are deeply appreciative.”

Indiana Tech’s student SHRM chapter, which is the largest student organization on campus, has earned a Superior Merit Award every year since 1998. The award recognizes chapters for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members. It began in 1972 to encourage student chapters to require ongoing excellence in the following areas:

  • Student chapter requirements
  • Chapter operations
  • Chapter programming and professional development of members
  • Support of the human resource profession
  • SHRM engagement

Within SHRM’s HR Talent Accelerator program, which will be launched at Tech in February 2024, participants will explore trending HR career pathways and develop high-demand skills in a small group setting. During each weekly 90-minute session, students will:

  • Participate in a panel discussion with HR leaders who specialize in the theme of that week
  • Engage in a project-based, mentor-led learning challenge within a small group
  • Participate in small group presentations
  • Deliver feedback and reflections from their experiences

“When it comes to human resources education at Indiana Tech, our program has achieved a soaring, true Warrior level of excellence by transforming students into exceptional HR professionals. As a result, there is an extensive network of Tech alumni out in the world who provide internships and hire the current graduates from our program,” said Indiana Tech professor of business Dr. Jeff Walls, SHRM-SCP. “It is truly an honor for Tech to be recognized by SHRM, and being a pilot site for its HR Talent Accelerator program will continue to elevate and enhance the opportunities for our students!”

Learn more about Indiana Tech’s human resources program here.