February 18, 2010 - California State University, Bakersfield human resources management students will test their skills and knowledge at the California HR Games on Saturday, Feb. 27. The daylong event will be hosted by CSUB in Science III beginning at 8:45 a.m. with the final round at 5 p.m. Twelve teams from six CSU campuses will be competing.
"The games are designed to foster friendly competition among students while preparing them for human resources careers," explained Diane Decker, CSUB professor who coaches two teams. "The competition also helps students prepare for the professional in human resources certification exam. It's a great experience and we're pleased to be hosting the event for the first time."
Students compete throughout the day using a "Jeopardy" style format that covers topics such as employment law, recruiting, staffing, compensation benefits and unions. Winners will be invited to participate in the Regional HR Games taking place next month in Reno, Nev.
"In addition to the pride of being chosen to represent their university, student teams also compete for scholarships," Decker said. "We invite the community to come out and see our students in action."
Two teams from CSUB will compete in the HR Games. Team members are Monica Heredia, Tabitha Jacobs, Adrian Nevarez, Amber Newsom, April Perreira and Art Rodriguez.
Major sponsors of the HR Games include Associated Students Inc., Aera Energy LLC, Kern County Chapter of SHRM, California State Council of SHRM, PIHRA Foundation, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, State Farm Insurance, and CSUB Student Chapter of SHRM.
PHOTO: CSUB HR team participants Amber Newsom, Adrian Nevarez, April Perreira, Monica Heredia and Tabitha Jacobs.
For more information:Diane Decker
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