University's student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management places fourth in regional case competition
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Members of the Kansas State human resources case study team, from left, are Maggie Mosley, Mariah Strahm, Kylie Hardman and Jake Burnett. | Download this photo.
MANHATTAN — Four members of the Kansas State University student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management earned fourth place honors at the recent Society for Human Resource Management Central Regional Conference Case Competition in Omaha, Nebraska.
The competition, which saw the Kansas State University team face off against 17 universities, was designed to provide a realistic preview of the types of problems that students may eventually encounter in the workplace. The case study focused on a number of human resource and workplace issues that required strategic thinking, ethical decision-making and strong leadership and presentation skills.
Kansas State University's team was made up of Jake Burnett, senior in management, Lenexa; Mariah Strahm, senior in management, Sabetha; Kylie Hardman, senior in management, Topeka; and Maggie Mosley, senior in management, Buffalo, Illinois. The team was accompanied by faculty adviser Valerie Barnett, an instructor of management at the university.
"I am proud of the K-State Society for Human Resource Management team and the way they represented Kansas State University at the competition," Barnett said. "They worked hard to prepare, and did an excellent job of exhibiting their human resource management knowledge and expertise in the analysis of the case they were given."
The competition is in conjunction with the society's regional career summits, which are the premier student human resource conferences in the United States. The Society for Human Resource Management career summits provide opportunities for students, faculty members and human resource professionals from around the country to network and learn from each other.