CBA Human Resources Students Host CSU-Wide Competition


CBA Human Resources Students Host CSU-Wide Competition
CSU student teams competed in a ?Jeopardy? style competition at the 2006 California State HRGames on Feb. 24 and 25 at the Collins School of Hospitality Management.
Cal Poly Pomona?s Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) student chapter hosted this year's California State HRGames.

Cal Poly Pomona's Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) student chapter hosted the 2006 California State HRGames on Feb. 24 and 25 at the Collins School of Hospitality Management. The event attracted nearly 160 HR students, faculty and alumni from numerous CSU campuses, including Fresno, Long Beach, Pomona, San Jose, San Luis Obispo and Stanislaus.

The California State HRGames Competition is an annual academic event designed to foster friendly competition among human resources students. Sponsored in large part by the California State Council of the Society of Human Resource Management, the competition provides a fun way to introduce students to HR careers and prepare them for the Professionals in Human Resource (PHR) Certification Exam.

“We are proud of the leadership our students have shown in hosting the HRGames,” says Kathleen Harcharik, acting chair of the Management & Human Resources department. “This is an important test of knowledge of human resources principles and practices. By participating in the games, students are more likely to pass the PHR exam and, as a result, are eagerly sought after by recruiters.”

This years event opened with keynote addresses from Ryan Ward, area human resources manager of Lowe's, and Jason Hatcher, human resources manager of Target Corp., at the evening reception on Feb. 24.

The following day, 11 student teams competed in a “Jeopardy” style competition. Students were asked general management and human resource management questions. The competition was judged by certified human resources industry professionals based on current best practices in the field of human resources.

The winning team, this year from CSU Stanislaus, will advance to the Regional HRGames on April 7-8 in Hawaii.

For more information, call Cheryl Wyrick, faculty co-adviser of Cal Poly Pomona's PIHRA student chapter, at (909) 869-2431.