HR Games & Case Competition

The ILSHRM Student Conference – HR Games & Case Competition is an exciting and unique opportunity for students across the state to learn, connect with their peers, and participate in a competitive HR challenge.

The Student Conference has three main objectives:

  • To provide a forum where students can experience real world problems through case preparations and learn from diverse perspectives
  • To encourage relationships between students and faculty from schools around the state
  • To provide an opportunity for industry professionals to witness future HR leaders

This year, the conference will be held on March 29 – 30, 2019 at the Illinois State University University.

HR Games

On Friday night, teams of students will test their academic knowledge answering HR related questions in a fun, laid-back format.  Over multiple rounds in Jeopardy-style game format, students will answer questions on HR-related topics.

Case Competition

On Saturday, teams will compete to deliver the best solution to an HR-related business case.   The case competition provides the opportunity to develop capabilities in finding strategic solutions to a real-life business issue.

How does it work?

Students participating in the Case Competition must designate a team captain to register the team using the Student Conference and Case Competition option.  The team captain will receive the HR Case Scenario and the team will have two weeks to submit their proposed solution in a PowerPoint presentation and return via email.

Teams present their proposals during a 15-minute presentation to a panel of judges followed by a 10-minute Q&A from the judges. Winning teams will be announced at the end of the conference.

  • Each school may have a maximum of two teams compete in the Case Competition.

Students not participating in the Case Competition will register using the Student Conference option, and will engage with speakers on current topics and trends in HR.

Faculty/Chapter Advisors will register using the Faculty/Chapter Advisor option.

Dress Code

Friday – Casual attire for the HR Games.  Feel free to show your school pride and wear university swag.

Saturday – Business casual for the Case Competition and other sessions of the conference.

Do not dress in college/university colors or wear clothing bearing any reference to your university. Please remove your name badges before entering the oral presentation room if you are competing or observing.

Dates & Events Information

2019 ILSHRM Student State Conference – Illinois State University

2020 ILSHRM Student State Conference – Southern Illinois Edwardsville

Registration will open in 2019

The conference is free for students and SHRM Student Chapter Advisors.