Mentor Program


The Hampton Roads SHRM mentorship program is designed to encourage local SHRM students to learn from professional SHRM members and develop a strong professional network, which is vital to a successful career. The mentorship program will last seven months, from October 2022 to April 2023.

Mentor Program Handbook
Mentor Application
Student Application

Benefits of a Mentorship Program

We believe in the impact of individual mentees learning from mentors in a one-on-one relationship built on trust and respect. The mentorship program provides job skill development and opportunities for professional networking to SHRM student members. Professional SHRM members who participate as mentors in the program will gain new insight and sharpen their leadership skills.

Additional benefits include:


  • Explore the world of work through interaction with professionals in the HR field of their choice.
  • Gain an experienced HR practitioner’s perspective on applying textbook concepts to real-life situations.
  • Familiarize themselves with corporate protocol.
  • Identify long-term professional development needs.
  • Realize the value of networking.
  • Develop a meaningful professional relationship over a specified period of time.


  • Contribute to the professional development of the future HR workforce.
  • Identify potential interns and new hires for their organization.
  • Assist students in beginning successful careers.
  • Give something back to the profession.

Mentorship Program Requirements

Mentors are identified based on their skills, experience, knowledge, and interest in serving. The program enables participants to gain support and feedback as they seek to grow personally and professionally. Mentees and mentors meet a minimum of one time each month for seven months to discuss the mentee’s goals, exchange ideas, and learn. In addition, case studies will be provided by the program coordinator to facilitate and guide discussions. During the monthly meeting, mentors will share real life examples that relate to the case study and provide information, advice, and support to mentees.

How to Participate

To participate, please complete the form and send it to