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SHRM@QU Presents: Geronda Wollack, HR Management Associate – Global Sales Recruiting at Gartner

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SHRM@QU is a local student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. We provide students from across the University with the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into the effective management of human capital in the field of Human Resource Management through affiliation with the New Haven Chapter, the CT State Council, and the national SHRM organization.

The objectives of this chapter include:

*Promoting the exchange of work-related experience of established business professionals with the theoretical academic perspectives of student and faculty members through open forums and information exchanges.

*Encouraging the acquisition, growth, and continuation of our respective careers in human resource management through expanded knowledge, camaraderie, respect, and mutual support among chapter members and through our affiliation with SHRM and our sponsoring chapter.

*Provide a pool of human resource management leaders for perpetuation of the chapter and of SHRM.

*Function as an important vehicle for promoting the field of human resource management to students.


Geronda Wollack (photo from LinkedIn profile)

On September 13th, 2016 Geronda Wollack came to talk to SHRM@QU about the transition from undergraduate/graduate school to work life. She currently works at Gartner as an HR Management Associate and graduated from the University of New Haven with a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She also earned a B.S. in International Business with concentrations in Human Resource Management and Psychology from Johnson & Wales University.

Ms. Wollack provided insight to our members based on her personal journey. She advised that we continually reflect on our experiences and be “open continuously to feedback.”

She gave us advice on how we should choose something to excel at and that we do not need to have everything figured out now. Her key takeaways included the following:

  • Work life is more fast paced with higher expectations
  • Continue to explore your strengths and development areas
  • Reflect on your experiences
  • Own your development and be in competition with yourself
  • Do the right things and you will be fine!

She also recommended that we read “The First 90 Days” by Michael D. Watkins and “It’s Showtime! Richard Butterfield’s Power of Persuasion” by Richard Butterfield.

The SHRM@QU members greatly appreciated the discussion. We would like to thank Ms. Geronda Wollack for taking the time out of her busy schedule to talk with us about her experience and share her advice.


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