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MBA Students take 3rd Place at SHRM Student Case Competition

Boise State students at SHRM case competition in April 2016

Members of the Boise State chapter of the Human Resources Association (HRA) participated in the 2016 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Case Competition and Career Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, in April.

Career Start students Lisa Whitwell, Anushree Khandelwal, Meghan Perkins and Jeff Dee took 3rd place in the graduate division. Including Boise State, there were 14 schools competing in that division. These four students received there master’s degrees in May.

Other Boise State participants in the SHRM competition were Amy Taylor and Jillian Lumbert.

In this “realistic job preview” competition team members leverage knowledge acquired through their studies and apply it to a realistic HR situation likely to be encountered in the work world. This competition requires integrated HR thinking, ethical decision-making, and strong communication and presentation skills.

As part of the competition’s virtual preparation, teams analyzed and solved a business case, and prepared both a written executive summary and 15-minute oral presentation. Teams competed by delivering their 15-minute oral presentation to a panel of judges and answering additional questions from the judges.

The 2016 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Case Competition and Career Summit is the premier student HR conference in the United States. SHRM provides world-class opportunities for students, student chapter advisors, faculty members and HR professionals to connect through events held in multiple locations across the country.