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Internships Page 4

Jobs Pages 10-11

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Grad School Opps Pages 12-18

Job Search and Job Opps

Other Opps Pages 5,6-7,9

Pages 19-20 #1 SOURCE The Latest Jobs, Internships, Advice, and Events!


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Did you know... “Graduate schools require at least three letters of recommendation, so it is an excellent idea to begin seeking out the professors who can write them for you. Make connections with a few of your professors outside of the classroom.“ Via GradSchools.com Want more graduate school advice? Grad School Panel Convo NSVR Grad School Fair

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Even after you graduate, you still have access to the Career Services Office! We can help you with your resume, your job search, interviewing, and lots more! Check out our website resources or give us a call for a consultation!


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September 22 September 22 9:30 AM Cole Hall

September 22 JMU窶認ree Shuttle! October 16 10 am-2 pm Richmond窶認ree Shuttle! October 28-29 Newcomb Hall, UVA窶認ree Shuttle! November 4 Roanoke Free Shuttle!


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Contact The Office of Career Services for more information and how to apply! Email ocs@bridgewater.edu

IT Intern—BC IT Center Work with the IT Center on campus for the Spring 2016 semester. Intern—BC Human Resources Office Will assist with new employee paperwork, manage files & databases, perform data entry, and complete various HR-related reports/projects. Development Intern—The Explore More Discovery Museum Manage database and assist with preparation of reports; promote the Museum through mailings, website, and other media as appropriate. Nonprofit Management Intern—United Way Assist staff with event planning; research grant opportunities; create fundraising tools.

Don’t see an internship you’re interested in? You can create one! Visit the Office of Career Services to find out how.

Writer Intern— The Borgen Project This is 12-week, part-time internship is a great opportunity to have your articles published on a website with over 100,000 monthly visitors.

Curatorial Intern— The Virginia Quilt Museum Care for interpret objects in the quilt collection. Museum Studies Intern— The Virginia Quilt Museum Work alongside the Museum's Director on one or more museumstudies projects, as well as select day-to-day tasks. Political Affairs Intern— The Borgen Project Conduct lobbying meetings with Congressional offices. Build support for key legislation that impacts the International Affairs Budget and the world's poor.


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Mon Sep 21, 8:30 pm—12:30 am Wed Sep 23, 8:00 pm – Midnight Tue Oct 6, 8:20 pm—12:30 am Sat Oct 10, 12:00 pm – 4 pm ONLINE at www.kaptest.com/gre#freeprep Reserve your space for Kaplan’s FREE GRE Practice Test. See where you need improvement to do better on the real thing! All you need is a laptop, sound, and the internet! You must register ahead for this event! Please contact Career Services if you need help.


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Ernie the Eagle Wants to Join the ! Be an Ambassador for Career Services. Help promote programs. Develop marketing techniques. Share your ideas. You have been asked to be a member of the OCS Task Force because we believe you can make a difference! The OCS Task Force will meet quarterly. Email ocs@bridgewater.edu to join!


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Urban Teachers prepares you for a successful career in urban education. Join us in Baltimore City, Washington, DC, or Dallas, TX (pending state approval)!

Apply Now Want to learn more? Visit our new website or join us for our first webinar Sept. 24, 2015 at 9PM EDT. Register here. Urban Teachers 1500 Union Ave Suite 2200, Baltimore, MD, 21211 US 410.662.6600 urbanteachers.org


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Student Account Officer— Stratford University Provide exceptional customer service and financial counseling.

Assistant Librarian— Stratford University provides support for the Learning Resource Center.

Police Officer—The U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) City of Staunton Police Department: Police Officer Public Safety Dispatcher Westmorland County: Librarian Science Teacher Math Teacher Contact The Office of Spanish Teacher Career Services for more information and how to apply! Email ocs@bridgewater.edu

Travel Specialist/Office Assistant—City of Harrisonburg Maintain databases, mail merge conversions, daily reports, guest registries, maintain print and electronic files; will travel to special events and oversee hospitality tables to promote the City; will assist with updating on-line event calendar related to special events in the area and with monthly themes in the Hardesty Higgins House.

Executive Director—City of Harrisonburg Lead the revitalization and economic development of downtown Harrisonburg.

Packers, Feeders, Warehouse Positions —Randstad Randstad is currently seeking hardworking and reliable candidates for the distribution facility.

Accountant—City of Harrisonburg Will assist in the planning and maintenance of the City's accounting functions and related operations, including budgeting and payroll functions; preparation of the annual budget and audited annual financial statements.

Second Grade Elementary Teacher— Buckingham County Public Schools Media Manager—WHSV-TV Want to join the fast paced TV industry? This candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent analytical, organizational, multitasking and communication skills.

ECC Technician— City of Harrisonburg Will assist the Technology Coordinator with installation, operation, maintenance and repair of desktop/server computers and ancillary equipment.

Click here to read “Recruiter Pet Peeves: Top 10 Pitfalls that Drive Them Crazy” on The LinkUp Blog.


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Don’t see a job you’re looking for? See more jobs at College Central, a feature found on the Office of Career Services’ webpage! Featured Jobs Include: 

Bilingual Product Support Specialist  Web Producer  Autism Paraprofessional  Financial Advisor  Natural Resource Specialist  Financial Analyst


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By Cecile Peterkin Via Career Services Central

When it comes to strategic career planning, approach it as if you were building your own business. A personal coach outlines the foundations for long-term career success. Managing your career and managing a business are similar in so many ways. If you want to be successful in your career or your business, you need to set your eyes on your goals and stay committed to achieving them. In addition to this, there are other business behaviors you need to develop so you may advance in your career. Financial management If you’re not good at managing your own finances, you will have a hard time managing others. Good managements skills are a necessity if you want to advance in your career.


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Relationship oriented Your career growth can strongly be influenced by how strong your relationships are with your professional network. No matter how far you’ve reached in the career ladder and how fast you reach your position, you will always need the support of your peers. Familiarity with Technology Being familiar with modern and important technology will help you overcome various technical challenges. You may also use such technology to become more productive and efficient. Your knowledge of available tools will also enable you to create methodologies or systems that will help your organization save time and money. Solid personal brand A strong personal brand can get you recognized as a highly reliable person, especially in instances where individuals with your strengths and skills are needed. When an opportunity becomes available and your name gets mentioned, it is your brand that will convince people that you are the person to call. Self awareness There is no reason you should shy away from your weaknesses. Rather, you have to be fully aware of them so that you will know which aspects of yourself need to be improved. Through selfawareness, you will also be able to pursue learning opportunities when possible. Self marketing Even if you’re not in the sales department, it is important that you know how to sell yourself confidently. Problem solving skills To be able to advance your career, you need to develop the ability to identify problems and solve them. You can take advantage of such skills even when you have to work with a group, and it will also help you overcome any challenges as you move along your career path. Optimism Having a positive mindset and attitude can keep your eyes open to great opportunities and alternatives especially when you’re encountering difficult situations. Values oriented There is nothing more important than staying true to your values and beliefs in life. Wherever your career path may take you, it is important that you do things according to your values. In the end, this will be your means of measuring your career success. When it comes to strategic career planning, you have to approach it like building your own business. You know a lot of work has to be done and so many challenges and difficulties may come your way. The biggest weapon you’ve got is your determination, commitment and belief in yourself that you can be whatever you want to be.

Cecile Peterkin is a certified career and retirement coach, and a registered member of the Career Professionals of Canada and the International Coach Federation. She is also the Founder and Senior Career Strategist at Cosmic Coaching Center, provider of career and life management services for middle managers and mid-career professionals across Canada, United States and Europe.


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Tuesday, September 22, 4-7 at the Festival Conference and Student Center at JMU

FREE Shuttle Service provided! Contact Career Services at ocs@bridgewater.edu to register!


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Wednesday, September 23, 4-7 Newcomb Hall Third Floor at UVA

FREE Shuttle Service provided! Contact Career Services at ocs@bridgewater.edu to register!


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Click here to register.


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National Virtual Career Fair College Students, Graduates, Veterans, Young Professionals, and Job Seekers with Disabilities

October 15, 2015 Noon - 4:00 PM Eastern Do you work with students who are seeking internships or their first job? Know of someone looking for a career change? Mentoring opportunities? Inform them of this opportunity to virtually meet with top US employers who are looking for top talent! Click here to register! This virtual career fair allows you, from the comfort of your home, office, smartphone or tablet to meet with employers from the following fields:  Information Technology  Engineering  Accounting and Finance  Business Management  Defense/Aerospace  Hospitality  Education  Healthcare  And MORE! For more information click here, or paste the following link into the URL bar: https://www.brazenconnect.com/event/dcbln-careerfair-oct


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Fellowships for College Students The Aquarium offers fellowship opportunities in marine science, animal care, exhibits and education to college or post-graduate students. These fellowships include a stipend to help offset personal and incidental expenses. Batten Fellowships fund students to complete work in specific projects and programs.

Applications are now being accepted for the following positions: 

Exhibits and Husbandry  Herpetology  Mammals

All those who are interested can review details at http:// www.virginiaaquarium.com/join/batten-fellowship. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at sreid@virginiaaquarium.com or 757.385.0274.


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