ILSHRM Student Conference – has been cancelled due to COVID19

Call for Volunteers and Sponsors: ILSHRM Student Conference and Case Competition

The ILSHRM State Council is pleased to announce the annual Student Conference and Case Competition hosted by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on March 27-28, 2020. The purpose of this conference is to provide a unique learning experience for HR students exploring career opportunities in the human resources profession.  

We rely on industry volunteers to make this event a success.  This is a great opportunity to connect with future HR leaders and to keep abreast of which skills are being taught.

Who are we looking for to get involved?

  • HR Certified professionals to be a Judge for the HR Games or Case Competition.
  • Speakers to deliver content relevant to current HR issues, trends, legislation, etc. 
  • Sponsors needed to support a feature of the conference and showcase their company. 

HR Case Competition (Friday)

Join us March 27th from 4:30p – 5:30p, Case Competition begins at 6:00p.  We will conduct virtual training one week before the conference.

Judge (PHR/SPHR/SHRM-SCP Certified): You will be part of a panel that will judge the oral presentations based on the rubric provided.  Once the final round is complete and the winners announced, the judge may provide tips and feedback to students.

Case Competition Team Connector: You will be responsible for directing teams to the judging rooms and ensure the presentations are available on the computer.  You are also tasked with keeping time and ensuring all teams adhere to the rules of the Case Competition.  

HR Games (Saturday)

Join us March 28th for Registration and Breakfast at 8am with Volunteer Training (Jeopardy) from 8:30am – 9am.  8:45-9am for the kickoff. We will conduct virtual training one week before the conference.


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.


The ILSHRM Student Case Competition offers an excellent opportunity to show your corporate support of the student community and to help develop tomorrows leader today. By doing so, you have a unique opportunity to promote your business, its people, products and services to select groups of individuals from across Illinois.  (e.g. conference swag, sponsor lunch/breaks, competition award, etc.)

Sponsor Packages

TIER 1 Platinum Sponsor – $500 

  • Recognition on the ILSHRM State Conference website
  • Logo recognition on PowerPoint slides utilized throughout the event
  • Sponsor acknowledgement during event
  • Option for podium time to welcome and/or assist with award presentations
  • Dinner Sponsor Day 1

TIER 2 Silver Sponsor – $250

  • Recognition on the ILSHRM State Student Case Competition website
  • Acknowledged via e-mail and social media communications from Event Organizer
  • Company logo included on conference communication to attendees  
  • Lunch Sponsor Day 2

TIER 3 Gold Sponsor – $100

  • Recognition at the conference
  • Breakfast/Breaks Sponsor Day 2

Additional Sponsorship opportunities

  • Conference Swag
  • Conference Giveaways – $100
  • Speaking for a Session
  • Hosting an Interactive Breakout Session