Student Case Competition

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. As many as thirty (30) teams may compete.  This competition requires integrated HR thinking, ethical decision-making, and strong communication and presentation skills.
As part of the competition’s virtual preparation, teams will 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 will be held onsite. Teams will compete by delivering their 15-minute oral presentation to a panel of judges and answering additional questions the judges deem relevant to ask. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams in the undergraduate and graduate divisions at each of the three competitions held across the U.S. 

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Team Registration Deadlines & Submission Deadlines


Houston, TX
March 10-11, 2017
Tigard, OR
March 31- April 1, 2017
Philadephia, PA
April 21-22, 2017

Case Competition Team Registration Deadline




Virtual Preparation
Case Study/Supporting Documents E-mail Date

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Virtual Preparation
Written Executive Summary and PowerPoint Slides Submission Deadline


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About the Case Competition

2017 Case Competition Final Team Ranking - Central
2017 Case Competition Final Team Ranking - West
2017 Case Competition Final Team Ranking - East
Case Competition Rules & Regulations 
Case Competition Team & Individual Eligibility Requirements
Team Captain Eligibility & and Responsibilities
2017 Case Competition Prize 
Case Competition Scoring Rubric - Oral Presentation
Case Competition Scoring Rubric - Written Executive Summary 
Case Competition Team Waitlist Policy
Case Competition Cancellation & Transfer Policy
Student/Advisor/Faculty Member Code of Sportsmanship
Sample Case Studies


Case Competition Volunteers

Case Competition Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Registration