On January 10, 2014, HR Florida student chapters representing five universities from around the state participated in the second annual HR Florida Student Games in Orlando. Both undergraduate and graduate teams, consisting of between three to six team members competed in the event. Two winning teams (undergraduate and graduate) received sponsorship to represent HR Florida in Washington D.C. to compete in SHRM’s regional student games competition. Our undergraduate winner is The University of Central Florida and our graduate winner is The Florida Institute of Technology. Congrats to all of the teams who participated!
Each team had four hours to prepare a written executive summary and oral presentation based on a case study provided to them. After four hours of preparation time each team had 15 minutes to present their recommendations to three c-suite executives. When all of the teams had finished their presentation, they were invited back in to sit with the executives for a 30-minute debriefing in which the judges gave each team constructive and valuable feedback on both their written and oral recommendations.
After completion of the games, the students and advisors were invited to stay, network, and learn with more than 300 HR leaders from around the state. One of the winning teams was selected to present their oral presentation in front of 300 HR professionals during the leadership conference luncheon.