Utah SHRM 2019 Student Case Competition
Students interested in Human Resources - this is your chance to put your HR knowledge to the test! The Utah Human Resources State Council, offering a fun, competitive learning experience, sponsors this statewide competition and we encourage all to participate.
WHAT IS A CASE COMPETITION?
In this “realistic job preview” competition, team members leverage knowledge acquired through studies and apply it to a realistic HR situation likely to be encountered in the work world. This competition requires integrated HR thinking, ethical decision-making, and strong communication and presentation skills.
Teams will analyze and solve a business case, and prepare both a written executive summary and 15-minute oral presentation within a 4-day timeframe to be presented to a panel of judges that in essence represent the Executive Team of an organization. Your goal is to present your recommendation to the Executive team as a potential solution to the problem presented. Written presentations are due prior to the competition to be judged separately and prior to the oral presentations.
Oral presentation rounds will be held at Utah Valley University this year. Teams will compete by delivering their 15-minute oral presentation to a panel of judges and answering additional questions. The judges will rate the oral and written presentations based on rubrics that will be provided with the case. Please note that students will be presenting twice.
Cash prizes from UHRSC will be awarded to the top teams in the undergraduate and graduate divisions based on the total highest points from written materials and oral presentations – hopefully to contribute to their student chapter’s activities and events for the year. This is your chance to represent your student chapter!
WRITTEN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Case emailed to team captain – Thursday, February 21st @ 6:00 pm
Case deadline – Monday, Feb. 25th @ 10:00 pm
ORAL PRESENTATION – Friday, March 1st, Utah Valley University University, 800 W University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058
11:30 – 12:15 Registration - lunch will be provided
12:15 – 12:30 Introductions and Instructions
12:30 – 12:45 Break
12:45 – 3:15 Oral Presentation competition begins, each team will present twice **
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:30 Student/judges Q&A - coaching
4:30 - 5:00 Results and award recognition
**Please note this schedule is subject to change based on how many teams register and plan on competing
HR Professionals – interested in volunteering to judge the Utah SHRM Case Competition?
Volunteer judges are needed for our Utah SHRM competition that are willing to also coach and mentor students. Please note that judges do need to be CERTIFIED in order to participate as judges. Professional chapters, please let your boards know about this fun opportunity to participate in mentoring the next generation of HR professionals! And thanks to those of you who have already volunteered; I’ll send you a separate email confirmation.
Student Teams please RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 13th
Please note there is a $50 registration fee for each team. Each student chapter participating can have up to 2 teams. One can be an undergraduate team, and the other a graduate team. You cannot have two undergrad or two grad teams at the same time.
For Questions and/or Concerns
Steven J Smith, UHRSC College Relations Director