Villanova SHRM Student Chapter


The Villanova University SHRM Chapter is an active student group founded in 1985.  This student organization is an affiliate of the Society of Human Resource Management.  

VUSHRM is run by a Board of HRD graduate students who organize and coordinate interactive programming for students in the Human Resource Development graduate program and all VUSHRM members.

This student SHRM chapter has been awarded both the Outstanding Chapter Award and Superior Merit Award dozens of times since it was founded.  Most recently, VUSHRM was awarded the Superior Merit Award for 2019-2020.

Throughout the year, VUSHRM plans networking opportunities, hosts workplace site visits, coordinates a mentoring programs, holds professional development workshops and actively volunteers in the community.

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Joining VUSHRM is an excellent way for students interested in HR to jump start a career in human resources! 


Membership for the 2020-2021 academic year will be FREE for all students interested in joining VUSHRM.  This year, all programming will be virtual and monthly events will be free for all interested to attend. 

(Note: Some special programs offered may require a fee to register.)

If you are interested in joining VUSHRM please fill out this form


All VUSHRM members are encouraged to also join the SHRM National Organization.  SHRM National Student membership is available at a discounted rate and includes all the amazing resources for HR professionals.  Information on joining SHRM National can be found here.

VUSHRM Monthly Newsletters

Stay up to date on VUSHRM activities through the monthly newsletter.

2020 VUSHRM Board

Co-President | Jennie Killebrew

Hi everyone! My name is Jennie Killebrew and I'm currently a second-year graduate student and a graduate assistant in the HRD program. I am originally from Birmingham, AL where I graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2017 with a B.S. in Psychology. I wanted to pursue a Master's in the HRD program to jumpstart my career in HR and fully immerse myself in the field. Before coming to Villanova, I worked as an HR Assistant for a company in the hospitality industry and that experience solidified my interests in working towards improving overall employee well-being. My first year in the HRD program was a wonderful experience and I'm looking forward to all that this year holds!

Contact Jennie by email or connect with her on LinkedIn.


Co-President | Kelly Maguire

Hi everyone! My name is Kelly, I am a second-year HRD student and Graduate Assistant. I am originally from outside of Boston, MA. I graduated from Villanova University in 2018 with my Bachelor’s in Psychology and minor in Communications. I worked for just over one year in a rotational development program at an insurance company after graduating – this experience helped me to realize my strong interest in HR and is what pushed me to pursue a Master’s degree in the field. Over the summer, I held an HR internship with SAP on their People & Culture team and was able to spend the summer in Chicago! I am passionate about health and wellness, and hope to ultimately find an HR position at a company within this general industry. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, trying new workout classes, running, and spending time with family and friends. I am excited to be back for my final year of the HRD program and am looking forward to all that this year will bring!


Contact Kelly by email or connect with her on LinkedIn.


Director of External Relations | Simon Song

Hello! My name is Simon Song and am one of the graduate assistants for the HRD program. I am from Norwood, NJ which is right outside of the NYC area. I graduated from Villanova with a B.A. in Psychology this past May. I first became interested in the HRD program after I took I/O psychology my junior year. From this course, I discovered how psychological principles could be applied to organizations and the different ways in which strategic HR positively impacts organizations. This summer, I had the opportunity to work as a Human Resources intern for AIG and this experience substantiated my interest in the HR career field. In my free time, I love to play sports like basketball, tennis, and golf!

Contact Simon by email or connect with him on LinkedIn.


Director of Internal Relations | Jedidiah Benhur Margoschis (Ben)

My name is Jedidiah Benhur Margoschis. I am originally from India. I have lived and worked in two countries. I am currently a graduate assistant at Villanova's HRD office. I worked for seven years in various capacities in the training sector. I have a superpower: I write. I am loving the United States.

Contact Ben by email or connect with him on LinkedIn.


Treasurer | Caleb Gravot

Hello, everyone I am Caleb. Originally from Fairview Heights Il, and this is my first year as a Graduate Assistant. I graduated from Evangel University in December 2019 where I majored in Psychology. During my time at Evangel University I was first exposed to the world of Human Resources Development when one of our Alumi talked to us about IO Psychology. After hearing her talk I knew that was the career path that I wanted to follow. To work in an environment where I can bring the best out of people is what drives me and brings out my passion. When applying for Graduate school Villanova was not on my register until I received information about the program in the mail. The rest is history. I am excited to start my journey here at Villanova continuing to learn and grow during my time here.  

Contact Caleb by email or connect with him on LinkedIn.

Support VUSHRM

VUSHRM is a student run organization funded entirely through a small Villanova student organization budget, donations, and fundraising.  All the merchandise on the VUSHRM Shop will help to support VUSHRM programming. 

All the t-shirts you see in this picture and the hat are available to purchase in limited quantities and sizes.  Shipping is included in all prices.  (Please not that shipping is sent USPS first-class and may take 7-10 business days to arrive.) 


Thank you for supporting VUSHRM!

Get Involved

Members of the Villanova SHRM chapter are encouraged to also get involved with their local SHRM professional chapters for additional resources, local networking, and professional development events.


Use this list to connect with some of the local Philadelphia chapters and see their event information, check out each of their websites:

  • Philly SHRM - Philadelphia Chapter of SHRM

  • GVFHRA - Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association

  • DELCO SHRM - Delaware County SHRM

  • CCHRA - Chester Country Human Resource Association

  • SEPA SHRM - Southeastern Pennsylvania SHRM

If you are not in the Philadelphia area, you can use the SHRM Chapter Locator to find a local chapter in your area. 

Outstanding Involvement Award

Each month, VUSHRM will award one member the "Outstanding Involvement" award.  This award goes to the student who attends the most affiliate SHRM events that month.  These events can be local chapter meetings, conferences, or webinars.  They must be events hosted by SHRM or SHRM affiliate chapters.

To enter each month, fill out this online form with the events you attended, a picture from the event (selfie, picture of event setup, or even a screen-grab from a virtual event) and share a one sentence takeaway from each event.  Entries are due on the first of the month following.  

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Outstanding Involvement Winners

September Winner: Genna Small

October Winner: Michael McElroy

November Winner: Yasmin Foster

January Winner: Samantha Flowers

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