This conversation with Mr. Michael Smithfield, the president of California State University SHRM Chapter, an affiliate of SHRM. The Chapter was revitalized and re-launched the fall of 2106 and in full swing this spring 2017 semester. Michael discusses the benefits of Student Membership from the local and national perspectives. Michael is graduating on the 20th of May 2017. He is looking at many options for his future and has some significant opportunities ahead. To reach out to Michael to learn more about him and his future goals: his email is: firstname.lastname@example.org The Role of Student Chapters and the support offered by SHRM / 2 The Leadership Challenges nd Benefits both personal and professional. / 3 The California State University Chapter SHRM story! / Lessons learned and the future for Michael Smithfield.