Shannon Hines

  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Vernon, CT, United States
  • Jan 30, 2018
Full time Business Development Entry Level Human Resources

Personal Summary

As a recent graduate from the University of New Haven, I believe that my academic background and training have prepared me perfectly for the road ahead. While an undergraduate student at Western New England University, I had the opportunity to participate in many activities including research, group work, and more that will undoubtedly contribute to my success in this role. More specifically, I have participated in industrial-organizational psychology research focusing on the issue of work-life balance programs available to employees in various organizations regarding which programs were deemed more favorable. Also, while completing my undergraduate education, I had the pleasure of taking human resource management and social psychology classes. My previous work experience involves my participation as a Human Resources Intern with a graphic design company, which helped me to obtain first-hand knowledge of human resource management processes. Through my experience in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Master’s program at the University of New Haven, I have furthered my knowledge of various psychological theories and have learned more about essential strategies for conflict management, leadership, organizational development, and more. Through my course load at the University of New Haven and my experience as a Human Resources Intern for The Human Resource Consulting Group, LLC, I believe I have developed a solid foundation in the field of human resource management and business consulting.

Work Experience

Human Resources Internship
Oct 2016 - Jul 2017 The Human Resource Consulting Group, LLC
  • Improved an interstate client employee handbook to convey updated policies and laws.
  • Reconciled medical, dental, and vision client bills for accuracy to balance client spending.
  • Created offer letters and saved completed I9s for new client hires to streamline the onboarding process.
  • Created a complete company HRA training manual.
Human Resources Internship (Virtual)
May 2015 - Sep 2015 Graphic Creative, Inc.
  • Recruited and selected over 40 interns for various graphic design positions.                    
  • Took the lead on development of HR department and organizational culture.
  • Posted position listings on various job and internship boards.
  • Functioned as main HR and employee training and development contact with CEO.
Circulation Desk Associate
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015 D'Amour Library - Western New England University
  • Assisted patrons with item searches over the phone and in person.
  • Maintained organization of library resources for patron use.
  • Used university specific software for managing library resources.   
  • Functioned with the Circulation team as the face of D’Amour Library.

Education

M.A. Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017 University of New Haven
B.A. Psychology
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015 Western New England University