The Southeastern Student SHRM Conference was held at Clemson University March 23-24, 2012. The Student Chapter of South Brevard SHRM represented HR Florida. The event was comprised of speakers and HR Games. The speakers covered topics from the importance of networking to a keynote from Kevin C. Synder on Passion= Productivity=Performance.
The South Brevard Student team was one of nine teams competing in case studies with over eighty-eight students in attendance. The Case Competition covered a variety of HR topics from Management Practices, Selection and Recruitment, Training and Development, Compensation and Benefits, Employee/Labor Relations, and Health, Safety, and Security, or a combination of these. The teams had four hours to read, evaluate, and draft both the oral and written presentations. After the four-hour preparation period, the teams provided their written presentation to one set of judges for review and presented their oral presentation to another set of judges. The competition was exciting and challenging. In the end the team from University of Tennessee was declared the winner.
HR Florida is so proud of the hard work and dedication displayed by the South Brevard Student Chapter. The students had a wonderful opportunity to learn and network with other future HR Professionals, and they gained insights that will help them as they venture into their professional lives. Which student chapter will win the honor of competing in next year’s Regional Student Games? Find out at the annual conference in August when all Florida Student Chapters will have the chance to earn a trip to the Regional Student Games!
From left to right: Michael Tocci, Regan Lineberger, Christa Phillips, Jessica White, Andrew Hickman. All are Graduate Students in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Florida Institute for Technology.