Volunteer Information and Registration

HR professionals are invited to support the future of the human resources profession by volunteering for a 2017 SHRM Student Case Competition and Career Summit. Volunteers are an important part of making the event a positive and meaningful experience for students. There are many onsite volunteer opportunities, and the Written Presentation Judge is a virtual volunteer opportunity. For more on the available roles, please see the volunteer opportunities link below.  You are welcome to sign up for the Central, West and/or East Virtual Written Presentation Judge opportunities.  

Volunteer Questions?  Contact Nancy.Conway@shrm.org
Hotel/Travel Information
(Central, West and East)

Volunteer Registration Open 

Volunteer Opportunities 

Central Division Volunteer Registration  

West Division Volunteer Registration 

East Division Volunteer Registration 

Case Competition Information  

All Volunteers

  • Volunteers will receive a confirmation e-mail from Nancy Conway after signing up for a volunteer role.
  • Please save this confirmation and mark your calendars appropriately.   
  • Volunteers will receive regular communications from SHRM.
  • In the event that you sign up to volunteer and then are unable to, please contact Nancy.Conway@shrm.org so we can fill your position. 
Career Connectors
  • Career Connectors will be asked to provide their resume to Nancy Conway.
Oral Presentation and Virtual Written Presentation Judges
  • Both oral and written judges are required to watch a training webinar.
  • The training video will be provided at least one month prior to when judging begins.
  • This training webinar will help judges get acquainted with the Case Competition rubric, rules and what they can expect. 

Virtual Written Presentation Judges Only

Written judges will be sent Case Competition written executive summaries 14 days prior to the start of the Case Competition and Career Summit and will have 9 days to complete their scoring and feedback forms. For specific dates/times relating to the Central, West and East events, please see below:


Central Division
Houston, TX
March 10-11, 2017
West Division
Tigard, OR
(greater Portland metro)
March 31- April 1, 2017
East Division
Philadephia, PA
April 21-22, 2017

Judges Receive Written Executive Summaries for Review
(5 p.m. ET)


February 24, 2017

March 17, 2017

April 7, 2017

Judges’ Scores/Feedback Forms Due 
(Midnight ET) 


March 5, 2017

March 26, 2017

April 16, 2017