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Entries in National SHRM (9)


Happening Now! D.C. SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition

Visit the SHRM website to see the Conference At-A-Glance, Speakers, Concurrent sessions, and more!


Villanova Wins SHRM Student Case Competition!

Over Spring break 5 Villanova HRD students traveled to Atlanta, GA to compete in the SHRM Student East Division Case Competition. This year's case was based on a fitness focused nonprofit in Michigan that displayed issues in all areas of their HR function. In response they wrote a 2 page executive summary and created a 15 min. presentation on the case and their proposed interventions, which included a comprehensive HR audit, implementing a workplace violence prevention program, and aligning their HR strategy with the mission and goals of the organzation. While there, Alex Miller, Rita Snell, Nick Kruger, Rebeca Pareja, and Samantha Khan presented their findings in front of a panel of judges and again in front of the conference as a whole and in the end they were rewarded with the 1st place prize at the 2016 East Regional SHRM Case Competition. This prize includes tickets for all competition team members to the SHRM Annual Conference in Washington DC as well as $2500 for travel to the conference! 

Interested in being on the case competition team next year? Contact 2016-2017 VU SHRM co-presidents Rita Snell ( or Nick Kruger ( to find out more about how to get involved. 



SHRM Student-to-Professional Membership (

Graduating this year? Don't forget to transfer your SHRM student membership to become a professional SHRM member!

Graduating SHRM student members may upgrade to professional membership at a special discounted rate of $90, regularly $190*, for two consecutive years. You’ll get immediate access to all of the professional member benefits and extend your membership 12 months.

Read about the benefits and upgrade to the SHRM professional membership HERE!


Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities from SHRM! (

SHRM Foundation Student Scholarship Program

The SHRM Foundation will award more than $37,000 in scholarships to SHRM student members in 2016, an increase of more than $10,000 over last year!

Who Is Eligible
SHRM student members with a valid SHRM ID number as of November 1 are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Local student chapter members who are not SHRM members are not eligible to apply. SHRM professional, general and associate members are eligible for another SHRM Foundation Scholarship program for HR professionals, but are not eligible for this student scholarship program.

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VU SHRM Participates in the Northeast Regional SHRM Case Competition!

This past weekend, four VU SHRM members participated in the Northeast Regional SHRM Student Case Competition in Providence, Rhode Island.  Pictured from left to right: Noelle Withelder, Andrew Papino, Megan Bosler and Courtney Kimbrough.

At the event, there were SHRM student chapters from colleges and universities that competed against each other in the Annual Case competition.  The competition included both undergraduate and graduate students who acted as consultants to solve an organizational problem.  During the four hour preparation period, each team created a solution to an organizational problem using academic and professional experiences.  At the end of the preparation period, each team presented a solution to a fictitious “board of directors”.  These judges were panel of experienced HR professionals posing as the clients.

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Olympian Goes for Gold at Work Using Lessons from Rink

By Kathy Gurchiek

When gold medalist Cathy Turner curls up in front of the TV with her daughters to watch speed skaters fly around the rink during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, she’ll be reminded of the intensity of purpose and the fear of failure that propel these athletes to “go for the gold.”

She lived it.

Today the certified PC/network technician applies the lessons she learned while pursuing athletic excellence to her work at Rochester, N.Y.-based Paychex, where she is an Oracle database administrator (DBA) III. Before joining Paychex, she spent more than five years as a software engineer and DBA at Windstream Communications.

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Join Villanova Student Chapter of SHRM!

Become a VU SHRM Member Today!

  • Membership available to both campus and online students!
  • Great Resume Builder and networking opportunities
  • Additional opportunities to become involved with the on-campus HRD program
  • Become eligible for the VU SHRM involvement award at the Annual Networking Reception
  • Receive a VU SHRM bag
  • Select events will be posted for viewing on YouTube for online students
  • Yearlong membership 
  • LIKE US on Facebook:  
  • FOLLOW US on Twitter @ VU_SHRM


How to apply:

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VU SHRM Visits The 2013 SHRM National Conference

The Villanova University SHRM (VU SHRM) Student Chapter officers Christopher Konnick, Kristen Panny, Andrew Papino, and Ali Yousaf attended the SHRM National Conference this past June. The conference tickets were the prizes for winning the 2013 SHRM Northeast Regional Student Conference case competition. The VU SHRM officers attended both the student conference and the national conference that were a part of the five-day event held in Chicago. Some of the highlights were the keynote speakers Hillary Rodham Clinton, Fareed Zakaria, and Dan Pink. The VU SHRM officers attended seminars throughout the day that ranged from the topics of social media recruiting to optimizing HR strategy for organizational effectiveness. During their downtime, the student officers were able to visit some of the famous tourist attractions of Chicago such as the Willis Tower Skydeck and Millennium Park. VU SHRM eagerly anticipates an opportunity to win next year's SHRM Northeast Regional Student Conference and be able to attend the 2014 SHRM National Conference in in Orlando, FL.


2013 SHRM NE Regional Student Conference Case Competition Winners

Congratulations to Christopher Konnick, Kristen Panny, Andrew Papino, and Ali Yousaf of Villanova University’s Student Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (VU SHRM) for winning the 2013 SHRM Northeast Regional Student Conference case competition. On March 15th and 16th, Delaware University hosted the annual Northeast Regional SHRM Student Conference where SHRM student chapters from colleges and universities competed against each other in the SHRM Annual Case competition. 

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