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Evan Wadsworth

Evan Wadsworth

Graduate of the Barney School of Business, May 2012

Human Resourcing Intern for Everybody Wins! CT (local Nonprofit Organization)

Participated in Summer Internship in Fortaleza, Brazil

World Traveler, Cultural Enthusiast

Major in Business Management, Minor in Psychology

 
The University of Hartford was my home for four years. My years at the University have allowed me to take part in experiences that will last a lifetime. Between juggling on campus leadership roles, working part time in the Student Union, and working as a Field Representative for the Department of Commerce, my time there has been anything but dull. I had come into my undergraduate studies with the intention to make the most of my time, and experience as much as possible.

As a senior in the Barney School of Business, in order to graduate I was to partake in an internship program during the course of my junior year, and following summer. It had always been my goal to pursue opportunities abroad while at school, and the internship program served as the catalytic medium.

During the summer of 2011, I was able to fulfill my goal and serve as an Administrative Intern to the Executive Director of the Festival De Carvahlo, in Fortaleza, Brazil. I had the pleasure of helping manage one of the most prestigious classical music festivals in the South-Western Hemisphere.

After returning, I turned my focus back toward my new home in Hartford. During my first semester of my senior year, I was enrolled in a core capstone course, Human Resource Management. We were divided to teams, and our team selected a local nonprofit organization, Everybody Wins! CT, serving Hartford and New Haven counties.  The organization creates programs in the urban schools for volunteers to go to and help implement reading initiatives to increase Connecticut's literacy rate.  We served under the direction of the nonprofits Executive Director, Carol Scully. At the end of the semester, our team had produced several new policies to be implemented in their business structure.

After the semester ended, I had approached Ms. Scully to continue working with her in the following semester. I am worked diligently with her to help conform policies to the new 2011 state tax legislation. We also planed a companywide training program to bring the employees and volunteers up to speed. It was my intention to pursue a career in the Human Resourcing discipline, and this hand's-on experience has provided bountiful knowledge for me to take into the workforce.

As the semester came to a close, a trip to Singapore was in the bag, and with the anticipation of graduation and the planning for my wedding in June, I was excited for the changes that were coming in my life.  Thank you, UHa!

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