School of Management News
Apr 15 2014
NYIT Graduate Students Win HR Competition
NYIT HR students

Congratulations to the NYIT team that won the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Northeast Regional Case Competition for graduate students, April 11-12 in Providence, R.I. They include (left to right) Brendan Feifer, Stephanie Trinidad, Ingrid Bryni, Yuqing (Kenneth) Geng, and Rebecca Weisz.

Team NYIT won $2,500 to share among them and individual free registration for each member to attend SHRM's annual conference in Orlando this June. All students on NYIT's team are enrolled in the M.S. in Human Resources Management and Labor Relations program and are members of NYIT's SHRM chapter.

During the competition, graduate and undergraduate teams competed separately based on a specially-written case revealed on the first morning of the competition. They had four hours to create a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation of their case analysis and recommendations as well as an executive summary. A panel of HR judges scored the presentations and selected two finalists among the graduate teams. In the second round, NYIT faced off against New York University. Each team had less than an hour to give a final presentation judged by another panel.

NYIT's team began to prepare for the competition with their faculty advisor William Ninehan, director of NYIT's HR development program, this past November. They held practice sessions with faculty, alumni, and HR professionals to gain feedback and improve their presentation skills. This year was the first time that NYIT competed.

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