College Relations

Hello Arizona HR Community!

Arizona swept the annual 2015 SHRM Student Case Competition & Career Summit for the SHRM Western Region.  Held this year in Ontario, CA on March 13, 2015 and March 14, 2015, the Thunderbird School of Global Management and the University of Phoenix were among 21 colleges and universities competing for the coveted undergraduate and graduate division titles.  The University of Phoenix placed 1st in the undergraduate division and the Thunderbird School of School of Global Management placed 1st in the graduate division.  Way to go teams!  This will also be the 3rd championship title for the Thunderbird School of Global Management; winning the graduate division titles in 2013 and 2012.  A more detailed report about this event is forthcoming-once National SHRM completes the student case competitions for the remaining regions.

University of Phoenix-Please See Attached

University of Phoenix

Undergraduate Team and Faculty Advisor

From Left to Right

  1. Leslie Oakley:             Student Chapter Director of Student Relations
  2. Dr. Rosalie Lopez:       Student Chapter Faculty Advisor  *(non-competing team member)
  3. Katrina Ballard:           Student Chapter Secretary
  4. Michelle Rhoads:        Student Chapter President

Thunderbird School of Global Management-Please See Attached

Thunderbird School of Global Managment

Graduate Team

From Left to Right

  1. TingTing Zeng:           Student Chapter Member
  2. ​Neetika Varma:           Student Chapter Vice President
  3. Michelle Monteiro:     Student Chapter Member
  4. Candice Wallace:        Student Chapter President

Joint Team Photo


Are you a student who is interested in working in the Human Resources Profession?  If so, we encourage you to get connected with a SHRM Student Chapter and to attend local SHRM Chapter meetings. The benefits of SHRM student membership include, internship and job opportunities, networking, access to information resources such as HR magazine and Echoes student newsletter and much more.

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