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SHRM@QU Alumni Spotlight: Kyla Fuentes

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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.


Kyla Fuentes is a Quinnipiac University alum and came to speak to the students of SHRM at QU about searching for jobs and her position at Kyla started by teaching members the top hacks and tricks about job searching on Indeed. She discussed the importance of creating an account on Indeed, exploring different job trends, ranking your priorities, setting job alerts, mastering online techniques and applying from your mobile devices. Kyla also discussed the importance of keywords in your resume and job applications that companies look for and how to stand out when applying for jobs. She emphasized knowing your priorities before entering job interviews and the importance of knowing what salary you are looking for and the benefits you want. Kyla presented the importance of negotiating and that often students out of college are afraid to negotiate and miss out on a better salary. Kyla left members with important information on applying to job sites directly or using easy apply on websites such as Indeed or LinkedIn. Kyla emphasized that the application pool for the long applications are much smaller and you have more of a chance to stand out than those who use easy apply with hundreds of applicants.

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