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    Utah SHRM 2018 Student Case Competition

    Students interested in HR - this is your chance to put your knowledge to the test!   This statewide competition is sponsored by the Utah Human resources State Council offering a fun, competitive learning experience and we encourage all to participate.


    In this “realistic job preview” competition, team members leverage knowledge acquired through studies and apply it to a realistic HR situation likely to be encountered in the work world.  In fact, our case has been prepared by a local company specifically for our Utah event! This competition requires integrated HR thinking, ethical decision-making, and strong communication and presentation skills.

    Teams will analyze and solve a business case, and prepare both a written executive summary and 15-minute oral presentation within a 4-day timeframe. Oral presentation rounds will be held at Weber State University's Davis Campus this year. Teams will compete by delivering their 15-minute oral presentation to a panel of judges and answering additional questions.  The judges will rate the oral and written presentations based on rubrics that will be provided with the case. 

    Cash prizes from UHRSC will be awarded to the top teams in the undergraduate and graduate divisions based on the total highest points from written materials and oral presentations.  We will be following SHRM’s rules and regulations at


    Case emailed to team captain – TBD

    Case deadline – TBD

    • ORAL PRESENTATION – Friday, March 2nd, Weber State University, Davis Campus, 2750 University Park Blvd, Layton, UT 84041

    AGENDA:     12:00     Registration, introductions/instructions, lunch will be provided

                        12:45     Oral Presentation competition begins, each team will present twice

                         2:45     Break

             3:00     Student/judges Q&A - coaching

                         4:00     Results and award recognition

    HR Professionals – interested in volunteering to judge the Utah SHRM Case Competition? 

    Volunteer judges are needed for our Utah SHRM competition who are willing to also coach and mentor students.  Professional chapters, please let your boards know about this fun opportunity to participate in mentoring the next generation of HR professionals!  And thanks to those of you who have already volunteered; I’ll send you a separate email confirmation.

    Teams & Volunteers, please RSVP by Monday, Feb. 12       
    Steven J Smith, UHRSC College Relations Director