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NYU Tandon’s student chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management wins big

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TechSHRM (formerly known as PolySHRM), the Tandon student chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management, has been named Outstanding Student Chapter of 2019-2020 by SHRM, in recognition of its excellence and achievement. The award marks the highest recognition a student chapter can receive. 

TechSHRM focuses on bringing cutting-edge HR technology trends and people analytics information to NYU Tandon School of Engineering students. Regular meetings, outstanding speakers, networking and mentoring activities, workshops and other programs are designed to assist students in their transition from college to career.

In addition to the laurel for the chapter as a whole, New York City SHRM awarded Sreenidhi Rabindranath (M.S. MOT 2020), who served as TechSHRM president in 2019-2020, the Harry Sherman Award for her exceptional leadership of the NYU Tandon chapter. She was awarded $1,000 and invited to NYC SHRM’s annual meeting, where the prize was presented virtually, while highlighting Sreenidhi’s accomplishments. 

“Overall, Sreenidhi’s ongoing efforts have established a sustainable stream of students that resulted in increased membership and growth of TechSHRM,” Professor Emeritus Harold Kaufman — who directs the Research Program in Human Capital Analytics and advises the chapter — said. “It is very clear that she has contributed greatly to the continuing viability of the TechSHRM student chapter in an adverse environment.”

As chapter president, Sreenidhi focused on programming and marketing events to promote the chapter and its activities among students. Through her efforts, she increased membership by an impressive 79% and was instrumental in fulfilling the requirements for the coveted Outstanding Student Chapter Award. Some of the activities she helped organize included a networking and mentoring night with graduates and industry panels on internships and job opportunities in people analytics, coordinated with NYU Tandon Career Services.