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SHRM@QU Alumni Spotlight Presents: Olivia Atkin

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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.

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Olivia for WordPress

On September 19th, 2017 Olivia Atkin, a Quinnipiac Alumni came in to speak to the members of SHRM about life after college. Olivia started the SHRM chapter at Quinnipiac as a freshman and graduated last December with a management major, and minor in sports studies. Olivia talked about her job currently working at IPP Pressworks and her job working with the New York Giants. Olivia gave advice to the students in SHRM on how to best be prepared for working life after college. She gave tips such as always taking notes on every single thing you do, knowing Microsoft Excel, and try to find a work-life balance because it is difficult to find the balance in your first year of work. Olivia also mentioned how she became HR certified through the test that is offered through SHRM. Olivia also gave advice on taking what you learn from classes seriously. It may not seem like everything you learn can be applied but everything you learn will come back while you are working in your field and it is extremely helpful. Olivia also gave the members advice on looking for jobs your senior year of school. It is important to make connections at Internships. While applying for jobs always look at a company’s websites and try to find the jobs for you, applying to hundreds of jobs a day and not looking into the application enough will not help you find the job you are looking for. Always stay organized and learn on the go and be open to learning new things, it will help you be successful in the workforce!

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