Nicholls Society for Human Resource Management Remains Undefeated

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THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls Society for Human Resource Management remains undefeated in the State of Louisiana SHRM Case Competition under the direction of Dr. Melanie Boudreaux since its inception in 2016. Nicholls entered two teams, a graduate team and an undergraduate team, which took first and second place respectively.

For the competition, students receive a scenario describing a company that is facing a HR issue. Students are given a week to produce a solution and a presentation arguing why their solution is best for the panel of judges. This year, the case involved a bank facing difficulty hiring and keeping talent due to the demand for remote work.

Caleigh Adams, undergraduate team captain said, “Competing in this case competition was such an awesome experience. Because the case dealt with a very current issue, it was beneficial to be able to research and come up with a solution that I can one day apply in the workplace. I loved working with my amazing team members.”

The graduate SHRM team members awarded first place are:

  • Cailey Rousseau (captain), MBA student from Terrytown, La.
  • Miles Hill, MBA student from Sugar Land, Texas 
  • Brianna Simon, MBA student from Bourg, La. 
  • Austin Trahan, MBA student from Avery Island, La.  
  • David Vial, MBA student from Luling, La.

The undergraduate SHRM team members awarded second place are:

  • Caleigh Adams (captain) MBA student from Montegut, La.
  • Charley Cancienne, Management major from Houma, La.
  • Caroline Delaune, Management major from Vacherie, La.
  • Sarah Oubre, Marketing major from Thibodaux, La.

The SHRM program at Nicholls assists with professional development in all careers through mock interviews, networking, resume building, utilizing LinkedIn and more. It is the largest student SHRM chapter in the state. 

The program provides students with connections to various companies and many students acquire full-time jobs by being a part of the student organization. The SHRM student chapter at Nicholls is affiliated with the Bayou SHRM Chapter and connected to Louisiana SHRM and National SHRM. 

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