Clayton State University senior Management majors Krystle Carter (Wahiawa, Hawaii), Chelsie Glanton (Jackson, Ga.), and Martina Moore (from Walterboro, S.C.) recently competed in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Case Competition in Baltimore, Md.
The SHRM Case Competition is an annual event that provides a realistic preview for students on the types of problems that they may eventually encounter in the workplace. There were 29 teams in the competition, including students from NYU, Temple and the University of Texas. Even though this was the first time Clayton State participated in this event, Carter, Glanton and Moore still managed to place in the top 10. They were accompanied by Dr. Leon Prieto, chapter advisor to the Clayton State SHRM Chapter
The case scenarios reviewed during the competition focused on a human resource issue facing an organization and required strategic thinking, ethical decision-making, and strong leadership and presentation skills. The Clayton State SHRM team presented their recommended solutions to a panel of judges in a 15 minute oral presentation and they also prepared a two-page written executive summary.
Carter, who also serves as the president of the Clayton State SHRM chapter states, "to see where we began and where we ended is a humble feeling. From the preparation and studying, to brainstorming ideas and then to present on a national level is an accomplishment in itself. I am proud that our teamwork led us to placing in the top 10."
“This experience has opened my eyes to conquering scary things! My confidence level has been boosted because I had to force myself out of my comfort zone!" says Glanton.
“Even though we did not win the competition I am very proud of Krystle, Chelsie, and Martina, and I feel honored to serve as their advisor for this competition,” adds Prieto. “Our students have what it takes to perform well at these national competitions and in the future I expect other members of our SHRM chapter to also be successful.”