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SHRM@QU Alumni Series Presents: Hannah Blockis

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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.


On Monday, October 8, 2018 SHRM@QU held another alumni series presentation by Hannah Blockis, Technical Recruiter at Apex Systems.

Hannah graduated this past May from QU majoring in business management with a concentration in HRM. Throughout her time at QU, she served on student government for two years, as an orientation leader for three, and was the founding president of Gamma Phi Beta on campus. After graduation, she started her career in IT Staffing & Recruiting, and is using her HR background to help her excel. Tonight, Hannah shared with us the importance of detail and well described experience when searching for new jobs. She let us in on the behind the scenes of recruiting, and shared with us what recruiters are really looking for when selecting candidates. Hannah discussed the importance of having all of the correct information selected and filled out when registering on sourcing sites. She shared that more often than not, recruiters will be searching resumes and profiles for buzz words, organization, spelling & grammar, and consistency. Hannah shared with us that there is always room for flexibility when it comes to desired salary, and to never be afraid to ask for what you truly believe is a proper self and market value. Lastly, she explained that enthusiasm is key. If you get a recruiter on the phone wanting to submit you to positions, sometimes it really is your personality that can set you miles apart from competition.

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