The HR and Management Association at Oregon State University is a powerful resource to guide students in professional development. From professional speakers, to networking events, to professional development opportunities such as conferences, there is something for every student at HRMA.

“Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.” - Paul Hawken

About Us

We are a professional development association focused on helping you become ready for a career after college and are affiliated with the Mid-Valley SHRM ( and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM;

Our goal is to provide OSU students with opportunities to gain knowledge and insight into the effective management of human capital. To help achieve this goal, members are exposed to company tours, informational meetings, guest speakers, professional workshops, and much more! In so doing, we connect students with established business professionals and promote the exchange of work-related experience with the theoretical academic perspectives of students and faculty members.

We also aim to help individuals grow and develop skills that apply not only in business but in life. Not to mention work hard and have fun!

Management Association FAQs

A: Nope, all majors can benefit from attending HRMA meetings! 

A: Professional attire is not required but business casual is preferred.

A: No, but there’ll be plenty of opportunities to step outside your comfort zone and grow.

If you are interested in a leadership position with HRMA you may reach out to anyone on the leadership team or email [email protected]. You can locate the leadership team's information in the section on our website titled "Meet the leadership team". 

For the present term (Spring 2024) our meetings are every Wednesday night from 6-7 pm in Austin Hall 222 or via Zoom. 

Anyone can attend any number of HRMA meetings for free. There are additional benefits however, that members are eligible for if they do pay dues. Dues are 10$ for a term and $25 for a year (3 terms).

The benefits that members receive when they are dues paying members include:

  • Food gift cards at game nights 
  • SHRM membership- Regularly $109.50/year
  • Club giveaways 
  • Assistance attending conferences 

SHRM is the society for Human Resource Management. Students with this resource have access to scholarships, certifications, as well as all business news pertaining to the world of HR.