Co-hosted by Toronto Chapter

Every year, the HRPA hosts the Student Case Competition through its Toronto Chapter. This one-day event engages the best and brightest upcoming HR leaders and professionals and challenges them to tackle real-life business and HR situations.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students who want to: 

  • Apply their classroom knowledge to a real-life business scenario
  • Upgrade their resume with impressive and relevant experiences
  • Get valuable, constructive feedback directly from a panel of Senior HR Professionals

The 4th Student Case Competition will be held in 2022.


What to expect:

Participating students will be presented with an HR business case on the day of the Case Competition. As a team, they will have 2 hours to read and analyze the case, develop a response strategy, and produce a 20-minute presentation with their team’s recommendations. A panel of judges, comprised of senior HR Professionals, will review and score the presentations based on a point system.

The top three teams with the strongest presentations will be awarded first, second, and third place prizes.

Eligibility criteria:

The HRPA Annual Student Case Competition is open to all students currently in their final year of a post-secondary HR program. This includes students working towards a:

• Diploma
• Undergraduate degree
• Master’s degree
• Postgraduate degree



Past Student Case Competitions:

On March 20th, the HRPA hosted its 3rd Annual Student Case Competition through its Toronto Chapter. The event was held on a virtual platform for the first time due to COVID-19. More than 40 students were in attendance, representing eight universities and colleges from across Ontario, including Durham College; Wilfrid Laurier University; Georgian College; Sheridan College; University of Windsor; Seneca College; Conestoga College; and Lambton College.

Congratulations to all the following 2021 HR Student Case Competition winners:

1st Place: Conestoga College 
Represented by Shannon Robinson, Jessica Reed, Katie Hensen, Tara Eykens, and Chanel Oakes

2nd Place: Wilfrid Laurier University
Represented by Cassidy Janet Porco, Maneesha Suresh Kumar, Sayivaruni Visagan, Ellen LaFroy, and Kanika Dave

3rd Place: Seneca College
Represented by Kunal Sunil Soni, Inna Obolenko, Kirsten Howlett, Fayloa Dara Phillip, and Amanda Boyle

Unfortunately, due to COVID19 the event was cancelled for 2020.

HRPA held its first Annual HR Student Case Competition on Saturday, March 23rd, hosted by the Toronto Chapter at George Brown College.  The Case Competition brought together enthusiastic students who flexed their knowledge by applying it to real scenarios brought forward from the following eight Ontario Universities and Colleges: Centennial College, George Brown College, McMaster University, Ryerson University, Seneca College, Sheridan College, University of Windsor, and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Congratulations to all the following 2019 HR Student Case Competition winners:

1st place: University of Windsor 

Represented by: Emily Katherine Teetzel, Samantha Marasco de Man, Lindsay Ye and Rashed Bin Najib. Congratulations on this great achievement!

2nd place: Wilfrid Laurier University

Represented by: Dina Gjaferi, Shaylyn Keyes, Marnie McCormac, Julie Ya, and Anakin (Yu-Le) Zhou.

3rd place: Centennial College

Represented by: Levie Marilao, Patrick Jeanes, Maria Dyan Jennica Camanag, Shermaine Confesor, and Ha Chan Nhu (Naomi) Troung.

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