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Student Connections

HRMA is connected to several post-secondary institutions throughout the province which offer academic programs/studies in human resources management. HRMA student members use this connection to support their educational pursuits toward a career in the human resources.

Get Involved

At HRMA, there are eight regions throughout BC and the Yukon which have an Advisory Council and a Post Secondary Liaison whose role is to develop relationships with the regions’ post-secondary institutions. Through these strong links the student membership flourishes and programs and services are developed to support our future HR professionals.

Student representatives, who are members of HRMA, may be appointed to foster the relationships between the institution’s students, faculty, staff and HRMA. These roles are typically available at the end of the school year in preparation for the next year. This provides an excellent opportunity for our student members to get involved with their professional association.

Student Events and Programs

HRMA undertakes and supports many post-secondary events and programs across BC. These vary from region to region and may include:

    • HR Cafés – speak directly with HR professionals about what it is like in their job and how they got there (check out one of the 2012 conversations at #hrcafe)
    • Student Roundtables – discuss, connect and learn with professionals
    • On-campus HR Clubs – student-lead HR groups
    • Case Competitions – HRMA has partnered with HRIA on the HRC West – Western Canada’s premier HR case competition. HRMA also supports business competitions such as Excalibur and Jeux du Commerce (JDC) West as well as the teams attending them.
    • Job Shadowing – join a HR practitioner on the job for a day (limited availability). Current application for the Okanagan area available until February 10th, 2017.
    • KPU/HRMA Connections for Emerging Professionals – The CEP program is designed to assist fourth year Kwantlen students in their learning and, ultimately, in launching their careers.


Scholarships & Bursaries

HRMA supports several annual scholarships and bursaries throughout the province. The size of the award, nature and terms of reference vary from region to region and school to school. The following are the current awards in each region:

Central Interior

Coastal Vancouver

  • Capilano University
  • University of British Columbia

Greater Vancouver

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Simon Fraser University

Fraser Valley

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • University of the Fraser Valley


Southern Interior

Vancouver Island

  • Camosun College

Contact your regional Member Relations Manager for more information.