Eastern Michigan University Student Chapter Wins SHRM 2017 Regional Competition


EMU SHRM’s student team (MSHROD Student, Nabiha Mirza, and MBA-HR Student, Banpreet Kaur) took first place in the Division II (Graduate) SHRM 2017 Regional Competitions held in Houston last week. Thirty teams competed in the competition. This is truly a wonderful accomplishment.

SHRM states: 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.

Teams analyze a business case study and come up with a solution, preparing both a written executive summary and PowerPoint slides to be used for the 15-minute oral presentation at the onsite competition. Preliminary and final oral presentation rounds are  held onsite. Teams compete by delivering their 15-minute oral presentation to a panel of judges and answering additional questions the judges deem relevant to ask. Prizes are awarded to the top teams in the undergraduate and graduate divisions at each of the three competitions held across the U.S.

The winners receive complimentary registrations to the SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition, to be held June 18-21 in New Orleans, LA. A team plaque is presented at the Saturday Awards Ceremony and a check for $2,500 goes to the university to pay for travel reimbursement.