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Driving the future of the HR profession through educational and professional development opportunities across the Cornell community.





The HCA offers a variety of opportunities to learn about human capital and interact with experts in the field:

  • Annual HCA Symposium
  • Leadership Trek
  • Deloitte/GE National MBA Human Capital Case Competition at Vanderbilt University
  • Events with our partners, an opportunity to learn about current topics in human capital and to network with business leaders


HCA has over 100 members, the majority of whom are pursuing masters degrees at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and/or the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Becoming a member of HCA is easy! Join the HCA campus group.





The Human Capital Association (HCA) is a student-run organization within Cornell’s Johnson School and School of Industrial and Labor Relations, which strives to bring together companies with students passionate about the field of human resources.


Originally founded as SHRLOE (pronounced “sure low”) in the fall of 2002 at Cornell University, the organization was intended to bring students at both schools together to discuss strategic human resource issues and promote understanding of their impact on organizational effectiveness. In the spring of 2010, the SHRLOE executive board voted to update the name of the organization to the Human Capital Association. 


HCA provides a forum for students, faculty and corporate executives to explore the various dimensions of human capital issues prevalent in global business.