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SHRM@QU Presents: Evonne Duzant

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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.


Evonne Duzant is a Senior Personnel Analyst for the City of New Haven. Evonne came in on September 26, 2017 to discuss her career path to HR. The major part of Evonne’s job for the City of New Haven is Civil Service Testing. Evonne administers the exams for all workers for the city required to complete the civil service testing. She creates scores and administers the exams. Evonne is also involved in employee training and development for the City of New Haven. She discussed her career path with the students and how she went from many different majors and careers from building houses, engineering, and computer science and finally landed in business. Evonne eventually went finished school and received her business management degree from Southern Connecticut State. The members of SHRM asked Evonne what the most important thing we should take away from her interesting career path and she told the members of SHRM that you need to be passionate about what you do and be in love with your job. Get internships and experience and find what you really love doing and choose that as your career path. Do not end up someplace that you feel going to work everyday is a hassle. Evonne also stressed when looking for jobs and going on interviews make sure your social media is clean, companies can find your information and it can make or break the hiring of an intern or employee in business. The most important thing to take away from this workshop is to ask yourself why you are in your major? Find your passion and do what you love.


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