2020 NAAAHR New England & GattiHR Scholarship Recipient
GattiHR is proud to announce Symone Foster as the 2020 NAAAHR New England & GattiHR scholarship winner!
Symone is currently enrolled in a dual program at Quinnipiac University, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Management, minor in Human Resources and master’s in business administration. She stumbled across a post advertising the scholarship on LinkedIn that was shared by a connection she met at a SHRM event. As Symone is studying for both her bachelors and masters right now and considering staying at Quinnipiac for a 5th year, her course load is heavy and costly. She applied, submitting an article about the importance of diversity in HR.
As for Symone’s interest in #HR, it started with an interest in business. She knew she wanted to pursue a business degree but was not originally sure which path to take. Symone spoke with her advisor who had a background in HR and encouraged her to try it out. After looking into the SHRM chapter on campus, she realized that this was the right industry for her. Symone quickly got involved with her program of study and is now the president of Quinnipiac University’s SHRM chapter.
Symone is also a short sprinter for QU’s track and field team and was awarded conference rookie of the year. She also is an active member of the Black Student Union.