CSU’s Nance College of Business Administration SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) team placed first in the state in the 2009 Ohio Human Resource Games held at The University of Akron. The team of Nikki Mangano, Nick Misch and Rachel Garcowski won the Jeopardy-style academic competition in which three-person undergraduate teams win points by “ringing-in” with correct answers to questions about Human Resource Management.
The competition is designed to help students prepare for the “Professional in Human Resources” certification exam. Members of SHRM professional chapters formulate the questions and serve as judges for the competition, giving the students the opportunity to network with professionals in the field. Team members faced more than 200 questions over the course of the six-hour competition.
The winning CSU team won a close match against The University of Akron to win the crown. A second CSU team made up of Melissa Miller, Amanda Koenig and Ksenia Firdman also performed very well, making it to the semi-final round. This is the first time two CSU teams made it past the preliminary rounds. Gwen Cales served as the alternate team member and is well-prepared to serve as a team member at next year’s competition.
The CSU students competed against teams from The University of Akron, Baldwin-Wallace College, The University of Toledo, Miami University, Kent State University and Youngstown State University.
The team will represent CSU and the State of Ohio in the North Central Regional Competition this Friday and Saturday at The University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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