The College Relations Committee provides assistance to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Doane College – Crete, and Nebraska Wesleyan SHRM affiliated student chapters. The committee coordinates presentations and other activities with student chapters. Members host students at LincolnHR meetings and provide chapter assistance as needed throughout the year.



The College Relations Committee is excited to announce a mentoring opportunity for LincolnHR members! Check out the information below for more details.

Email college.relations@lincolnhr.org if you are interested in signing up!

The Purpose: The purpose of this collaborative effort is to provide short term mentoring to college students interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources.

The Process: We’ll match you with a student mentor and provide some materials to help get you started.  We are available to you throughout the mentoring relationship if you have questions or hit a wall about what’s next.  Here are a few examples of possible activities: give advice on their resume, help them explore professional organizations, set up a time for them to job shadow, and introduce them to others who work in the field.  You don’t have to be a super hero, just willing to collaborate with the mentee and try!  See the handout here for more information on the mentoring relationship and activity suggestions.

The Time Commitment: This will vary from student to student, but we envision most relationships will span 1-5 meetings and up to three months over the spring semester.  The schedule is flexible to meet your and your mentee’s needs.

What’s Next? If you are interested in serving as a mentor or have questions about this opportunity, please email Jenessa Keiser, College Relations Chair, at college.relations@lincolnhr.org.

If the time isn’t right for you to be matched, you can always contact us and we can try to match you as a mentor at a later time.


  • Serve as LincolnHR’s College Relations liaison to local SHRM Student Chapters.
  • Communicate with local college chapters regarding SHRM membership benefits, LincolnHR activities, SHRM Student Regional Conferences, etc.
  • Provide assistance to student chapters in completing chapter goals/objectives.
  • Attend student chapter meetings as needed.
  • Coordinate student LincolnHR meeting attendance and membership.
  • Assist with recruitment efforts to establish student chapters at each college and/or recruitment of additional members for student chapters.
  • Coordinate with student chapters to provide discussions on HR topics, LincolnHR, SHRM membership, SHRM student chapter guidelines, etc.
  • Act as a mentor to college students seeking a career in HR.
  • Evaluate scholarship applications and recommend recipients.
  • Participate in SHRM College Relations Core Leadership Area conference calls and webcasts.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic planning for the chapter.
  • Represent the chapter in the human resources community.

Contact the Committee Chair

Are you interested in volunteering on the College Relations Committee? Do you have questions we can help with?

Contact the College Relations Chair at college.relations@lincolnhr.org.


Committee Members:

Members of the College Relations Committee can provide a variety of assistance throughout the year, including:

  • Setting up speakers or company tours for student chapters as requested, including presenting if needed.
  • Host students attending LincolnHR chapter meetings.
  • Assist College Relations Chair with other responsibilities listed above as requested.