A team of Central Michigan University students placed third in the Human Resource Student Games during the Michigan Society for Human Resource Management state conference in October. Nearly 1,000 human resources professionals from around the state attended the three-day event.
Sidney Switanowski, Cierra Gleason, Dani Ventura-Montes and Libby Cousino, all seniors in the human resources management program, competed against teams from several Michigan universities.
The games were structured like a quiz show: Students were asked two rounds of retired questions from the SHRM certification exam. The first round consisted of knowledge-based questions, and the second round consisted of situational judgement questions.
“The competition offers a unique opportunity for human resources students to apply in-class learning to showcase their knowledge to seasoned human resources practitioners,” said Callie Zipple, SHRM-CP, and a field services director at SHRM.