Congratulations to our 2020 Business Women’s Forum (BWF) scholarship recipients, Savanna Stevenson and Jazmin Andrews. This scholarship is awarded to women scholars pursuing a degree at Post University’s Malcolm Baldrige School of Business.
Andrews is a junior who resides in Queens, New York and will graduate in 2022 with a double major in accounting and finance, along with a minor in mathematics. She also plays as an outfielder on the women’s softball team.
“Besides playing division two softball, I decided to attend Post University because of the size of the school,” said Andrews. “Coming from New York City, I am accustomed to crowded areas as well as large schools. Being able to connect personally with my professors and peers was something that I knew would benefit me in the future, and by the way things have gone the past two years, I believe I was correct.”
After graduating, Andrews plans to pass all four sections of the CPA exam on her first attempt and work at an accounting firm either in her home state or in Connecticut.
“A long-term career goal of mine is to own a business that can be in my family from generation to generation,” said Andrews.
Andrews has an internship set up for the summer of 2021 with BlumShapiro in West Hartford.
“Earning this award reassured me that my hard work and dedication is paying off,” says Andrews. “It shows me that the sacrifices that I have made to put my best foot forward academically are worth it. Financially, this award also helps me to achieve my goal of graduating from college debt-free.”
Stevenson is a senior from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. She is pursuing her degree in sports management with a minor in legal studies and plays on the women’s ice hockey team. She plans to attend law school and become on of the first female hockey sports agents.
“After many great conversations with the admissions team and coaching staff, I felt Post was going to be the best place for me to further my education and continue my hockey career,” said Stevenson.
Stevenson completed two internships throughout her time at Post. She worked with the Connecticut Chiefs, a hockey team in Newington and with the Bristol Blues, a baseball team in Bristol, CT.
“With the Connecticut Chiefs, I was able to learn and experience the management and operational side of sports. Whereas, with the Bristol Blues, I was able to learn the marketing, sales and game-day operation side of sports. By completing these internships, I now have a better understanding of the Sports Industry as a whole, while developing skills to make me a better employee,” said Stevenson.
“I feel as though this award proves that people believe I have what it takes to not only reach my career goals and aspirations, but also be successful in doing so. I am very honored to be chosen as a recipient of this award,” said Stevenson.
The Business Women’s Forum, part of the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is led by female executives dedicated to the professional and personal growth of working women. The BWF’s mission is to raise scholarship funds for female Post University students pursuing a degree in business, and over the pat 37 years, an excess of $200,000 in scholarships has been granted.