Welcome to the ILSHRM College Relations Newsletter for HR students, Student Chapter Advisors, and local SHRM chapters engaged in supporting students from college to career. Each month we will send valuable information about student chapter activity, SHRM information and deadlines, Director’s Hot Topics, and more.
In this issue, we highlight the 2016 HR Games and Case Competition hosted by Illinois State University ISU-SHRM chapter. In future issues, we will highlight student and local chapters that are willing to share stories about successful programs and activities, and recognize future HR leaders.
AND THE WINNER IS…….
Stop. Don’t read any further until you watch the video of the February 2016 Illinois State HR Games and Case Competition hosted by Illinois State University (@ISU-SHRM). After watching, you’re either thinking 1) my team and I had a great time networking and learning from others or 2) Why did I miss that? If you didn’t catch us this time, there’s always next year. The Illinois State Council of SHRM (ILSHRM) gives all student chapters the opportunity to host the event on their campus annually. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?
Teams from Illinois State University (ISU), Northern Illinois University (NIU) and Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) competed in two events; HR Games Jeopardy style, and a Case Competition solving a real HR Case. The day wasn’t only about the competition. The students also enjoyed the comedic style of the IMPROV Attacks entertainment group. These geniuses made the #puppymonkeybaby Superbowl commercial (which I never understood in the first place) even funnier than the original.
Teams ISU 2 and 1 placed first and second in the Jeopardy competition, respectively. Another ISU team won the Case Competition and team NIU 2 placed second. Each member of the winning ISU Case Competition team received a complimentary registration for the Young Professionals workshop at the ILSHRM State Conference, which will take place on September 25, 2016. Way to go team ISU!
So who was the big winner of the day, you ask? Kudos goes to all involved. The ISU-SHRM chapter planned a great event that brought together the talents of the Jeopardy team(s) and the Case Competition winner. Let’s not forget the chapter advisors, professors, and ILSHRM volunteers conference attendees. The day couldn’t have happened without them. We’re seeing the next generation of HR leaders. The future is so bright.
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Don’t miss the chance to let your voice be heard. Recognize the contributions of the student chapter advisors and the impact of their efforts on future HR leaders. The voting deadline is quickly approaching for the Student Chapter Advisor of the Year Award. The application is due on March 15th.
Showcase Your Talent at the SHRM Student Case Competition
Are you ready for a challenge? Can you apply your education to a workplace scenario? If you answered yes to both questions, register for the SHRM Student Case Competition and Career Summit. The event is scheduled for April 1st and 2nd in Omaha, Nebraska. Hear from keynote speakers on relevant topics, network with local HR practitioners, and engage with students from IL and surrounding states. Registration deadline is on March 28th.
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Hello and welcome to Illinois SHRM (ILSHRM) College Relations newsletter. My name is Nikki Bolden, and I currently serve as the College Relations Director for ILSHRM State Council. Over the next year, we will focus on providing students with resources and tools to gain insight about their path of interest, as they develop into future HR Professionals.
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