Student Leader Profile: Hope McKee

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Hope McKee  

September 24, 2018

BATON ROUGE - Hope McKee, president of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at LSU, shares her take on the benefits of student involvement.

Hope McKee
Hometown: Baton Rouge
Major: Human Resource Education
Year: Senior

How did you become involved with your student organization?
I learned that SHRM isn’t just a student group, but part of a national professional organization that is vitally important to HR professionals. I went to my first meeting and have loved it ever since.

How does your organization serve students? Why should students get involved?
Our organization gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of HR by meeting professionals throughout Louisiana. SHRM opens doors to internships and networking opportunities.

Do you have advice for incoming students?
Get involved! I’m sure you hear this a lot, but it cannot be said enough. Being part of any organization at LSU is so fulfilling and allows you to take full advantage of everything the university has to offer. You can meet new people and set yourself up for success.

What are you looking forward to this year?
I am so excited to be able to represent the LSU SHRM chapter and make it the best year yet. We have a lot of activities planned. There will be a Chapter Night Out with our chapter and HR professionals. We are teaming up with Live 2 Serve to serve children in the area and are bringing in amazing speakers to speak about a variety of topics related to HR.

Favorite spot on campus or favorite LSU tradition?
My favorite spot on campus is the Starbucks in Barnes and Noble. I love being able to wake up early, grab some coffee, and get my work done whether sitting inside or outside.

How will this leadership opportunity shape your career?
Throughout your years at LSU you will be given many opportunities for leadership and success. I have been lucky enough to be able to take every opportunity and give it everything I have. It has prepared me for anything and offered me the experience and confidence to be a true leader in any situation.

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