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Details and Awards


This will be an opportunity for students to compete while sharing creative solutions with business leaders from the companies that do HR best. Additionally, the competition will feature both a graduate and undergraduate division, with cash prizes rewarded to 1st- and 2nd-place teams in each division, as well as the best speaker and the best Q&A responder among all participants.

Award Amounts 

Graduate Team Awards

  • 1st Place Winner: $2,500
  • 2nd Place Winner: $1,500

Undergraduate Team Awards

  • 1st Place Winner: $2,000
  • 2nd Place Winner: $1,000

Individual Awards

*The recipients of the Individual Awards do NOT have to be on the winning teams.

  • Graduate Best Responder for Q&A: $250
  • Graduate Best Speaker: $250
  • Undergraduate Best Responder for Q&A: $250
  • Undergraduate Best Speaker: $250 

*After much deliberation, we have made the following adjustments to our 2020 HR Case Competition & Conference!

Due to COVID-19 and Purdue University Policies, the 2020 HR Case Competition will now be fully virtual, and the HR Conference is cancelled for this year. Also, due to budgetary constraints and university guidelines, the award amount(s) will be reduced. Consequently, registration fees will also be adjusted accordingly. The 2020 HR Case Competition will simply be a much shorter online version.

We still expect our 2020 HR Case Competition to be held to the upmost quality. Please be assured that our committee is working very hard to ensure this becomes a smooth transition and process for all our participants. Our goal is offering all participants an excellent experience, but on a much smaller, virtual scale.

As always, thank you to our corporate sponsors for your continuous support of Purdue’s Krannert School of Management. We thank everyone for their patience, and hope to see you all virtually in November!

Conference Sponsors

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Cummins Dell Fidelity
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General Electric IBM Phillips 66
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Trane Technologies