Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently in need of volunteers to make this competition a success.

Friday, March 31 from 5:30pm-9:00pm (Training begins at 6:15pm, Games begin at 7:00pm) & Saturday, April 1 from 9am-4pm.  Meals for volunteers are provided. The summaries for volunteer options are listed below.

HR Games Volunteers (Friday)

  • Judge (PHR/SPHR/SHRM-SCP Certified): It is your responsibility to decide whether an answer provided by a team is correct or incorrect. If the answer the team gives is different from that on your answer sheet, use your discretion in ruling it correct or incorrect.
  • Host/Alex Trebek: You are responsible for providing rules/announcements to competing teams.  In addition, it is your responsibility to read the questions for each team to answer and to determine which team buzzes in first.
  • Timekeeper: You are responsible for making sure the game stays on track with time.  It is up to you to inform the presenter if neither team answers in a timely fashion.  You also call the game when time is up.

HR Case Competition (Saturday)

  • Judge (PHR/SPHR/SHRM-SCP Certified): You will be part of a panel that will judge the students oral presentations based on the rubric provided.  Once the round is complete and the winners announced, the judge may provide tips and feedback to students.
  • Career and Professional Topics speakers: You will meet with students (approximately 15-20 minutes) in small groups and provide HR career advice and information about recent HR issues to students in a discussion format. You may answer career development questions, and/or provide insight into the HR profession from a firsthand perspective.  If you have a hot topic in mind, send an email directly to Terry Bishop, NIU Faculty Advisor at tbishop@niu.edu and register online.