HR Graduate Student Case Competition

March 9, 2019 | Villanova University

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019 

Time: 8AM-5PM

Location: Villanova University

 This year Villanova University is hosting a Human Resource Graduate Student Case Competition. This competition is open to students from any university currently enrolled in an HR or HR related graduate program.  Students will utilize their strategic HR knowledge to analyze a business case and make a recommended HR solution.  The competition will be a one-day event at Villanova University where teams will present their solution to a panel of judges.

This competition is made possible by the support of SHRM and the PA SHRM State Council.

The purpose of the competition is to provide students a unique learning opportunity to utilize their strategic HR knowledge and apply that knowledge to a realistic HR situation.  This competition will require HR knowledge, problem solving, and critical thinking with strong communication and presentation skills.

Each member of the winning team will receive complimentary registration to the SHRM19 Annual Conference & Exposition ($350 value) to be held June 23-26, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV and $500 towards travel reimbursement. 

Download the Team Registration Form

All teams must be registered by March 1st.  Team submissions are due by March 3rd. Late submissions are not accepted.

This competition is made possible by the support of SHRM and the PA SHRM State Council and is open to students from any university with a graduate HR program.  This competition is not limited to students attending schools in the state of Pennsylvania but is open to students from any graduate HR program who would like to compete.

For any questions about the case competition, please reach out to gradhrdoffice@villanova.edu.

Who is Eligible?

Teams of 2-3 students currently enrolled in an HR (or HR related) graduate program. All team members must be able to attend and present on the day of the competition.  All teams must include at least one student in their first year of a graduate program. 

This competition is not limited to students attending schools in the state of Pennsylvania but is open to students from any graduate HR program interested in competing.

 

Students are only permitted to be on one team.  There is no cost for students to participate in the competition.

The Competition

The competition will be a one-day event where teams of three students will work to analyze a business case study and make a recommended HR solution.  All teams will be responsible for preparing a written executive summary and PowerPoint presentation that will accompany their 10 minute oral presentation to be given on the day of the competition.  

 

Teams will be sent the business case study and instructions by February 18th and must return their executive summary and PowerPoint presentation slides by no later than March 3rd

 

The competition will take place at Villanova University on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 8am to 5pm. The winning team will be announced at the Villanova HRD Annual Networking Reception on April 15, 2019.

Judges

A panel of judges with significant and relevant business and HR experience will be selected from members of the regional HR and business community.  

Prizes

Each member of the top two teams will receive complimentary tickets for them and a guest to attend the Villanova HRD Annual Networking Reception on April 15, 2019.

 

THE GRAND PRIZE:  Each member of the winning team will receive complimentary registration to the SHRM19 Annual Conference & Exposition ($350 value) to be held June 23-26, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV and $500 towards travel reimbursement

 

(Note: Substitutions are not permitted for the complimentary registration and travel reimbursement.)