Illinois Student Case Competition

 

Announcing the 2022 Case Competition Winners

The Illinois Student Virtual 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.

WHY PARTICIPATE? IS YOUR STUDENT CHAPTER UP TO THE VIRTUAL CHALLENGE?

Put your knowledge to the test.

Participating in the virtual case competition provides our students the inclusive opportunity to learn by working through challenging HR case studies and come up with a solution within a limited time frame. Judges assess presentations on how well the team navigates through situations that most likely they will face in their future HR jobs.

Benefits include:

    • Virtual. No travel costs!
    • LinkedIn Training Session
    • Networking Opportunities
    • Teamwork is a Learned Competency Through This Experience
    • Learning/Growth/Networking Breakout Room Opportunities
    • Case competition awards, opportunity drawing

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?

Team Eligibility:

    • College/University must be located in Illinois.
    • Maximum of up to 3 (three) teams from each campus.
    • Teams should include a minimum of 3 (three) team members, and maximim of 5 (five).
    • Switching teammates is permitted until the start of the games. However, there will be no switching of team members during the games.
    • Students from a college/university where no SHRM student chapter exists may form a team.

WHEN DOES FUN START?

Watch for 2023 dates coming soon! The 2022 event was held March 1st.
    • Case Study Will Be Given In Advance
    • 7:00 – 7:45 pm – Opening & LinkedIn Training
    • 7:45 – 8:30 pm – Presentation of Case Competitions
    • 8:30 – 8:45 pm – Networking and Judge Deliberation
    • 8:45 pm – Case Competition Winner Presentation & Closing Remarks

HOW DOES IT WORK?

All teams will be judged at the same time. The competing teams will move into a Zoom room at a set time with judges waiting. The team’s presentation will be loaded, and they will be in the room for 30 minutes: 15 minutes for the team’s presentation, 15 minutes for Q&A.

The judges will take another 15 minutes to allow judges to complete scoring, score the Executive Written Summary & PowerPoint which is submitted in advance (review timeline) and feedback paperwork. Judges score the oral presentations based on the teams’ ability to analyze the information presented in the case and clearly and effectively communicate the recommended course of action, using the rubric provided.

Dates & Events Information

February 1, 2022: Registration is Open

February 18, 2022 – Deadline to Register

February 21, 2022 – Case Release – team captains will receive case via email

February 27, 2022 – Presentations/Executive Summary Due – 5:00 pm Central Time

March 1, 2022 – ILSHRM Student Case Competition

Dress Code & Rules

  • Dress comfortable, and professional. All teams are expected to be present by video and audio.
  • Stay positive, flexible, supportive and kind to yourself and others.
  • Refer to virtual tips sheet.
  • Practice dignity, inclusion and respect to all.
  • Have fun!

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