Issue 11: April 19, 2013
In this Issue: Upcoming OCS Events (page 2) “Stay In For Lunch With WomenForHire” (page 2) Charlottesville Community Job Fair (page 3) Internship and Post-Graduate Opportunities (page 4) Interns of the Week: Keith Lance and Bonnie Greenslade (page 5) Summer Opportunities, Volunteering, Job Fairs (page 6) Job Opportunities (page 6-8) “Secrets to Being Likable in Interview” (page 9) OCS Contact Information (page 9)
Build-A-Résumé Workshops! If you are starting from scratch or have a resume that needs some work, by the end of this workshop, you will have a great resume ready to get you that job, internship, or entrance to grad school! A Do-It-Yourself workshop!
Must have “Resume Worksheet” filled out – contact Career Services for more info and to reserve your spot! All workshops take place in Bowman Computer Lab 24 See the schedule on page 2 for dates and times!
Upcoming OCS Events: Build-A-Résumé Workshops! If you are starting from scratch or have a resume that needs some work, by the end of this workshop, you will have a great resume ready to get you that job, internship, or entrance to grad school! A Do-ItYourself workshop! Must have “Resume Worksheet” filled out – contact Career Services for more info and to reserve your spot! Bowman Computer Lab 24 Apr 23 9:30-10:20 am Apr 23 4:00-6:00 pm Apr 30 9:30-10:20 am May 1 4:00-6:00 pm May 2 9:30-10:20 am
WomenForHire.com Online Career Fair
Thu, Apr 25 Women For Hire’s third FREE Nationwide Online Career Fair in 2013. Log on from 1-4pm EST to put your resume directly in front of recruiters from a wide range of top corporations, non-profits and government agencies hiring across the United States. To register go to http://womenforhire.com/online-careerfairs/nationwide-3/
Charlottesville Community Job Fair – Free Shuttle! Weds, May 1 10:00am-3:00pm John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville VA Over 50 Employers from a wide variety of industries such as hospitality, healthcare, retail, food service, education, and government will be present. To see a current list of employers, CLICK HERE. The fair is open to the public and admission for job seekers is free. We do recommend that job seekers pre-register online at: www.charlottesville.org/jobfair. There will be a resource room available onsite where job seekers can get assistance with interviewing and résumé writing, and workshops will be held throughout the day on various employment topics. The Office of Career Services will be providing FREE shuttles to this event! Contact us ASAP for details!
For more details and a complete list of events, visit bridgewater.edu/career-services/events.
Stay in for Lunch with Women For Hire Join us for a working lunch on Thursday, April 25 at our next Online Career Fair, and you'll connect directly with recruiters from top employers across the country in private, text-based chats. Registration for our April 25 event is OPEN, and space is limited!
Internships! Video Production Intern: Bridgewater College’s Office of Marketing and Communications is looking for an intern for the 2013-2014 academic year. Will videotape weekly convocations, musical performances and special events on campus. Could also help with interviews, sporting events, campus life, etc. No videography experience required – only a willingness and excitement to learn! Basic video editing is required. If this opportunity appeals to you, please contact Stephen Hockman as soon as possible: email@example.com; 540-515-3776. Organizational Management Intern: Do you want to help create a more vibrant downtown? Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance is seeking an intern with a passion for economic and community development, business & administration, and non-profit organizations. For application info, contact the Office of Career Services! Marketing Intern to work in the Office of Career Services this summer: Looking for a motivated, creative marketing or graphic design student who enjoys taking initiative and can work independently. Seeking someone to market programs and events in preparation for the Fall 2013 academic year. Contact Sherry Talbott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-828-5369. Summer Interns Needed for a Church Plant just South of Bridgewater: Living Hope Church needs mature Christians to partner with God this summer at ministries related to students, children, young adults, technology, worship/band/arts, and missions/ evangelism. Contact Michael at 804-437-4722. Staff Assistant Summer Internship: Rockbridge Community Baseball needs interns for May-August to help with the business side of The Rockbridge Rapids, a college summer league team. Learn more HERE. Project Vote Smart National Internship Program: This program provides a unique lesson in the study of American politics. Students from across the nation and around the world come to a high tech research center in the Montana Rockies for ten weeks to help American citizens educate themselves about elected officials and candidates. A highly dedicated staff of interns make this program possible. Contact OCS or visit WEBSITE for info. Shentel Summer Internships: 15 Internship and 13 Seasonal Help positions. Internships for rising juniors/seniors pay $12/hour. Seasonal Help positions for freshmen/sophomores pay $8/hour. Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Engineering, Information Technology, and Sales & Marketing. Details at www.shentel.jobs.
Post-Graduate Opportunities: TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) and EPIK (English Programs in Korea): TaLK is similar to a study abroad or internship program. Upon one’s choice to sign six month or one year contract, they can go to Korea and participate in cross-cultural experience while teaching Korean students English at an after-school setting. EPIK is an opportunity well-suited for native English speakers who have the desire to make positive impact through teaching English at a Korean public school. Some of the benefits include roundtrip air ticket, monthly stipend, accommodation, health insurance, vacation leave, etc. Contact OCS for details and visit www.kecdc.org. CIEE Teach Abroad: Teaching abroad offers recent graduates an introductory career move that’s about more than spending 9-to-5 in a cubicle. Through CIEE Teach Abroad, professionals improve decision-making skills, are able to better navigate ambiguous and varied situations, and gain valuable life skills and international knowledge. Visit www.ciee.org/teach for more information and to hear from real participants about their experiences abroad.
Intern of the Week! Keith Lance and Bonnie Greenslade: Gemeinschaft Gemeinschaft is a German word, usually taken to mean “Community”. The Free Dictionary defines it as “a social group united by common beliefs”. Gemeinschaft Home in Harrisonburg is a transitional housing program for ex-convicts. Through community-oriented programming and supervision of activities, the home provides a structured living environment for individuals in transition from prison to free society. This semester, both Bonnie Greenslade (senior Sociology major with a minor in Crime and Justice) and Keith Lance (senior Psychology major) have chosen to pursue internships at Gemeinschaft. Bonnie, who learned about the program through her Adjudication and Corrections class, wanted to see the perspective of ex-convicts. Keith, on the other hand, hopes to find a career in law enforcement or counseling, so found the internship valuable in determining the types of people with whom he would interact in such a career. Often when new residents arrive at the house, they have very little with them in the way of possessions. Keith had one favorite story to share about a new resident who arrived last week: “When [he] came in, he didn’t have any clothes. We normally take trips to Mercy house, but... These guys were willing, just to get him out of those jail clothes, to give him a shirt, or a pair of shoes. I thought that was really helpful. Most people wouldn’t have helped, but these guys have a sense of community because they’ve all been there… they may all have different specific goals but they all have the same main goal of becoming a better person while in the program.” When asked what they would want to tell their fellow students about working with ex-convicts, Bonnie explained, “you can’t just label someone as a criminal; you need to realize everything that’s played a part to get them where they are, and then realize the lack of resources that certain populations have in our society.” Keith agrees, adding that “they all just need a helping hand. No matter how rugged their past or how bad their past may be, they still have a possible great future.” To sum up her thoughts on the internship program at Bridgewater College, Bonnie says, “You end up learning a lot – more than you can learn in a text book or a class. You get to apply what you’ve learned in those classes, and go beyond that.” Keith asserts that “I feel like everyone should do it if they have the opportunity. Seeing things on TV or hearing a teacher teach a subject is one thing, but actually doing it for yourself and seeing it in real life is a different feeling.” See the full story in the Veritas this week!
Summer Projects and Other Opportunities! Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program: Year-long paid internship program for young adults ages 18-25. Work full time for Maryland nonprofits and government agencies in environmental restoration, sustainable agriculture, energy conservation, forestry or environmental education. Includes training, conferences, site visits and a grant program. Visit www.cbtrust.org/chesapeakeconservationcorps for more info. Aikman Opportunity Award For Young Christian Writers: Patrick Henry College, Guildford Media, and reporter/writer David Aikman announced this award to identify, encourage, and support a new generation of Christian nonfiction testimony writers who can inspire both Christians and general readers with true stories of how God has worked transformatively in the lives of individuals and communities. Visit the WEBSITE. Deadline May 1st. Now accepting applications for Fall 2013! We are on our nationwide search for bright, talented students seeking an internship opportunity of a lifetime as a Disney College Program participant at the Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort. Explore disneycollegeprogram.com to learn more about this unique program.
Volunteers Needed! The BC Center for Cultural Engagement is conducting a survey in the Northeast Neighborhood and needs Spanishspeaking volunteers. Days and times flexible. If youâ€™re interested in community development and want to gain valuable research experience, contact Arielle Martin: email@example.com. Bridgewater Community Little League needs volunteers to help with concessions at tournaments in the next few weeks. Opportunities as an umpire or field maintenance also available. Contact Patti Landes, Concessions Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Teacher Job Fair! Petersburg City Public Schools Teacher Recruitment Fair: Saturday, April 20 from 9am-12pm at Vernon Johns Junior High School in Petersburg, VA. Those endorsed in Mathematics, Sciences, English, Reading Specialist, Math Specialist are highly encouraged to attend. Please contact OCS for more information!
Graduate School Open House Mary Baldwin College: MBC is launching new programs in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physicianâ€™s Assistant, through their Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences. Come to their Spring Open House on th Saturday, April 20 from 10am-noon at the Augusta Health Community Care Building in Fishersville, VA for more information. To register, visit www.mbc.edu/health_sciences. Contact OCS for more information!
Job Opportunities! Computer Systems Analyst: K3 Solutions in Washington, DC seeks candidate to establish best practices in software and database development. Ability to design web applications, develop web reports / architecture, test application. Database work. Contact the Office of Career Services for more information on how to apply! Program Admin Specialist: K3 Solutions in Washington, DC. Responsible for development, coordination, and recording activities of the tasks. Perform analysis, development, and review of program administrative operating plans and procedures. Strong experience workign with senior project executives preferred. Contact OCS for info.
More Job Opportunities! Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services: Rehabilitation Counselor Trainee: description. Program Support Technician: description. Marketing and Web Support Assistant: description. Office Support Assistant: description. Hourly Instructor, Life Skills: description. Rehabilitation Counselor: description. Life Skills Instructor: Woodrow Wilson Rehab Center, Fishersville VA. Provides life skills instruction to clients in the Life Skills Transition Program. Knowledge of accomodations for persons with disabilities required. Apply HERE. Engineering Technician: The City of Staunton’s Engineering Department is seeking a candidate to perform responsible technical work in surveying, computer-aided drafting and mapping, GPS technology, utility database management, plan review and on-site inspection of public improvements. Apply online at www.staunton.va.us. Summer Riding Instructors Wanted: Summer staff needed for Camp Hebron’s Equestrian program located in central PA. Visit www.camphebronbuildthebarn.com for more information or to apply. Residential Teacher: Childhelp seeking teachers to plan and implement instructional programming to provide related educational services for students with severe emotional and behavioral disabilities. Preference given to candidates with Special Education certification. Contact Henry Eggleston: email@example.com. Human Resources Generalist: Truck Enterprises, Inc. Oversees payroll preparation and benefits administration. Successful candidate will also assist in employee relations, background checks, maintaining HR database, and compliance. Oversees performance appraisal program. Five years of experience in HR preferred. Contact OCS. Communications and Grants Coordinator: Health & Medicine Policy Research Group seeking skilled applicant. Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and past salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org. Development Coordinator: Albany Park Theater Project seeking coordinator to assist in enhancing current programs, strengthen fundraising efforts and develop branding. Please submit resume accompanied by thoughtful letter that explains your interest and writing sample to email@example.com. See OCS for details. Bilingual Customer Care Representative: The City of Harrisonburg has a part-time position available in the Public Utilities Department. $10.93/hour. Spanish language skills preferred. Applications HERE. Seasonal/Temporary Teller: Pendleton Community Bank looking for high energy, self motivated individuals for summer job in Harrisonburg. Cover letter and resume to Monika Eckard (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 30. Operations Dispatcher: BEAM BROS. Trucking seeking a full time Operations Dispatcher. Excellent communication skills required. Complete Non-Driver Application at www.beambros.com. Attach resume & salary requirements. Associate Director for Career & Internship Development – NOVA Region: Radford University is seeking a candidate to be responsible for career & internship development in the Northern Virginia region. WEBSITE. Assistant/Associate Director, Career Services: Virginia Military Institute seeks an experienced professional to plan and implement career programs through the use of innovative and multi-modal strategies. Apply HERE. Transfer Advising Coordinator for Northern Virginia Community College: James Madison University is seeking a full-time academic advisor to work at NVCC. A new position designed to enhance the university’s outreach to Virginia’s community colleges. Master’s degree required. http://www.jmu.edu/humanresources/joblink.shtml. For more information on any of the opportunities described in this newsletter, please contact the Office of Career Services at email@example.com.
Even More Job Opportunities! LIFEGUARDS WANTED: Premier Aquatics is looking for lifeguards, pool managers, and supervisors to work this summer in the DC Metro area. Apply today at www.premier411.com or call 703-373-0350 for more info! Camp Staff: Brethren Woods Camp and Retreat Center needs 25 people to be part of their summer camp staff, including: cabin counselors, crafts director, nature director, lifeguard, challenge course facilitator, adventure director, kitchen staff, maintenance assistants, and administrative staff. www.brethrenwoods.org. Summer Staff: Wisconsin Badger Camp seeking energetic summer staff to gain rewarding experiences working with people who have disabilities. Contact 608-348-9689 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Platteville, WI. Head Cook: Boy Scout Camp in Alaska seeks head cook and assistant cook for the summer season, June 8th-July th 20 . Successful candidate will have the ability to cook single meal options for groups of 100-150 youth. Experience with the culture of the Boy Scouts of America helpful, but not required. Position includes housing. Residential Relief Staff: Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board seeking temporary part-time workers to assist staff of community-based residences. Duties include counseling, crisis intervention, community activities, etc. Working knowledge of mental illness/substance abuse preferred. Visit www.hrcsb.org for info. Pharmacy Technician: Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board (HRCSB) seeking part-time help for individuals needing medication assistance. Work with Mobile Meds program. Working knowledge of mental illness and substance abuse. Certification required. Visit www.hrcsb.org or contact OCS for details. Reporter/Photojournalist: WHSV-TV is accepting resumes for a full-time reporter who can tell compelling stories. Gather and report news, shoot and edit video. Must be comfortable on camera, have strong journalistic skills and have at least one year of experience. Email resume, cover letter, and link to reel to email@example.com. Meteorologist: WHSV-TV is looking for a meteorologist to translate complex weather science into relevant forecasts for viewers in a conversational way. Experience with WSI and social media a plus. Send resume, cover letter, references and video link to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact OCS for detailed instructions. Meteorologist: WRIC TV has an immediate opening for an energetic meteorologist who embraced the concept of hyper local forecasts and storm tracking. At least two years on air experience and a related degree are preferred. Send non-returnable DVD and resume to email@example.com or contact OCS for detailed instructions. Senior Producer: WRIC TV looking for a strategic thinker who can execute a plan. Strong writing and communications skills are a must. Three years newscast producing required. Contact OCS for details. Account Executive: WRIC TV looking for an experienced energetic self-starter with good presentation skills to join their sales team. Training provided. Outside sales background and college degree required. Education Coordinator: Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired. Dynamic, caring professional to ensure that children who are blind, visually impaired or deaf receive needed services to participate and progress in developmental, educational and extracurricular activities. Visit the WEBSITE for a full description. Oceanographic Teaching Staff: The Acadia Institute seeks to add 1-2 female teaching staff to work with 10-19 year olds for one-week and two-week programs. Teach at the shore, on board boat and in the lab working closely with other staff members to implement lessons. Hiking, whale watching and working with great kids and staff are the perks of the job. Contact OCS for instructions before submitting an application, and check out www.ecojobs.com.
Secrets to Being Likable in Interviews By J.T. O’Donnell, CAREEREALISM writer, on LinkedIn
When people are looking for work, especially if they are between jobs, it's not uncommon to have a crisis of confidence in interviews. As an interviewer, it's pretty easy to spot someone who is experiencing this. They tend to do one of two things:
Act overly confident and boastful, hoping to appear too good to be true.
Act extremely humble and too nice, hoping to appear very grateful for the opportunity.
Both approaches can cost the job. Balance of Confidence & Humility The secret to being likable in interviews is to find that fine balance of confidence and humility. There is a simple two-step process you can use when answering interview questions to help with that. 1) Always talk about yourself using quantifiable accomplishments. Back-up every statement you make about your abilities with facts and statistics to validate what you are saying. 2) Make it clear that while you are proud of these accomplishments, you did not achieve them alone. Give credit to those who helped you achieve those accomplishments as a way to prove you understand there is no "i" in "team." You Are Not Special, But You Are Unique In interviews, your goal is to show the employer how you're unique from other candidates. Specifically, how that uniqueness will provide the greatest return on their investment. It is not your goal to appear special - none of us are. Keep that in mind on interviews and you'll not only find it easier to keep the crisis of confidence in check, you'll be more likeable too.
Questions? Comments? We can help! Bridgewater College Office of Career Services Flory Hall Room 10/11 (Lower Level) Call 540-828-5357 to set up an appointment.
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