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Spring 2010

USU students continue nine-year winning streak at HR games

By Megan Starley, contributor

Pictured: Carrie Belsito (Photo by Sterling Morris)

Teams from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business competed at the HR Games contest this year and returned from state and regional competitions with top honors, placing first and second in each event.
This is the ninth year in a row that teams from the Huntsman School of Business have placed first in the state and regional competition.

“We had a lot more competition this year,” said Lydia Bushman, the captain of the first-place team. “It is our team’s second year, but we didn’t know how we would be in the heat of the competition. We’re just lucky that we ended as well as we did.”

Winning the competition takes more than just luck, according to the group’s faculty advisors. The two three-person teams started preparing for the games last fall by dissecting human resource concepts and vocabulary.

Photo by Sterling Morris

The HR Games is a competitive “Jeopardy”-style game that tests students in various human resource areas. The Society for Human Resource Management, sponsor of the contest, grants region winners a trip to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference in San Diego, Calif. this June.
This year’s first-place team at state and regional competition includes Stephen Allred, Lydia Bushman and Brian Francom. Yvette King, Jacquie Snyder and Nate Peterson finished second.

The winning effort was guided by faculty coaches Carrie Belsito and Al Warnick, both of the Department of Management, along with graduate students Cari Markham, A.J. Kim, Jordan Housley, Will Heath and Ben Spicer, who are working on their master’s degrees in human resources.

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