At PIHRA, we recognize that many scenarios exist for students who are attending school and/or completing an HR-related course. The PIHRA membership is an important first step for you and your HR career.
To help you get started, we suggest you reach out our Emerging Leaders Committee and our College Relations Committee so you can get connected.
Please visit pihra.org/studentfaqs for frequently asked questions regarding the PIHRA Student Membership. Click here to download a PDF of the FAQ’s.
WHY BELONG TO PIHRA?
Network with over 4,300 members and stakeholders.
Attend PIHRA continuing education sessions and webinars at member discounted rates.
HR Compliance library of HR tools, including a job description builder and a downloadable employee handbook.
Unlimited calls to PIHRA Live and get answers to your HR and compliance challenges.
Career and internship support through Intoo YourNextStep and the PIHRA Career Center.
NEW IN 2022!
Become a PIHRA Student Member in 2022 and attend the 2022 California HR Conference virtually for free. That’s a $250 value.
Student Membership: $30
Student Upgrade (current members only upon graduation): $95
Fully Employed Student ($50 off regular rate): $100
For questions contact PIHRA Member Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (424) 329-0210.
Student Membership Eligibility Requirements
1. Must be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student in an accredited college or university.
2. Enrolled in a minimum of 8 units under the quarter system, or 6 units at an under the semester system.
3. Academic course work must have a Human Resources emphasis or be closely related.
4. Unemployed or working 20 hours or less per week, not receiving benefits.
5. Proof of Eligibility:
a. Submit Current class schedule to email@example.com.
b. Signed Faculty approval form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Payment of $30 for Student Membership.
Student Membership Application
Student Membership Guidelines
Student Membership Benefits Flyer
Student-to-Professional Membership Upgrade
Are you graduating soon? Gain the confidence you need and continue to learn by upgrading to a regular PIHRA membership. Impress your boss while continuing to grow as a leader. Plus, stay qualified and stay current on HR knowledge.
Save $55 and upgrade to a Professional or General Member today!
PIHRA student members who are graduating may upgrade to professional membership at a special discounted rate of $95, regularly $150.
Fully-Employed Student Discount Eligibility
An example of an individual who may not completely meet the student membership requirements is an individual who works a full-time job, and is enrolled in a Human Resource course at UCLA Extension. Below are some guidelines that we use to determine if an individual is eligible for the fully-employed student discount.
1. Must be enrolled in a minimum of one course at an accredited college or university.
2. Program course work must have a Human Resources emphasis or be closely related.
3. Proof of Eligibility:
a. Submit Current class schedule.
b. Signed Faculty approval form.
4. Payment of PIHRA Membership minus $50 discount.
Fully-Employed Student Downloads
Fully-Employed Student Membership Application
Fully-Employed Student Membership Faculty Approval Form
Please contact PIHRA Member Services at email@example.com or (424) 329-0210 for more information about the discount for fully-employed students.