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Issue 1: Nov. 16, 2012

In this Issue:  Upcoming Events (page 2)  INTERNSHIPS! (page 3)  Current Job Openings (page 4-5)  Diversity Career Day @UVA (page 6)  OCS Contact Information (page 7) Sherry Talbott, Director of Career Services

Take advantage of our career planning and placement tools online!

for Bridgewater College has been selected as a featured career counselor for the national website, The website has been highlighted and used as a resource by the White House, the United States Department of Labor, Forbes Magazine,, and Yahoo. com. Sherry joins career experts from M.I.T. and the University of Tennessee in presenting career advice to college students seeking assistance in the job market and preparation for graduate school. See the latest article featuring Sherry’s advice at Page 1

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CONVO! Pete Liebman: 6 Simple Steps to Landing Your Dream Job!

November Events: Build-ARésumé Workshop! Bowman 24 Computer Lab Thursday 11/29, 4-6pm 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!

“The Résumé Doctor Is IN" Cole Hall Wednesday, 11/28, 7:30pm

KCC Lounge

Monday 11/19, 11am-1pm

Look for the Résumé Doctor during lunchtime. Bring your résumé by for an examination. Will your résumé walk away with a clean bill of health or will it need emergency

How did a 21-year-old land a front-Line management job with the NBA's Washington Wizards? "Impossible." That's what Pete Liebman was told at every turn.


CONVO! Pete Liebman! Cole Hall

Wednesday, 11/28, 7:30pm

Manager for the Washington Wizards shares the secrets of his success.

Lean how to put his strategies for Success to Work for You and Land the Job of Your Dreams! Sponsored by CAREER15 and Career Services.

For more details and a complete list of events, visit

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Intern of the Week!

For more information about internships, email us at!

Portfolios! Did you know the BC Bookstore sells portfolios? This is a great way to look professional in an interview for only $7-22!

Athletic Media Relations Intern Senior Health and Exercise Science major Matt Maher has been helping the Director of Athletic Media Relations, Tim Leister, as part of his internship this fall semester. Matt’s duties include videotaping games, running the score board, using the tri-caster during football games, assorted office work, and helping to set up for all the home football games. Running the tri-caster, which is his favorite part, involves real-time video editing: “You have to pick the best picture and know when to mute the announcers and when to go to commercial; it’s cool because you get really involved in the game,” Maher explains.

To read the full article, visit our new “Interns in the News” highlight online:

Internship Opportunities! Organizational Management Internship: Spring 2013 Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance is currently accepting applications for their organizational management program. Click here to learn more: Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program The CSIIP program is offered by the Virginia Space Consortium in partnership with Virginia’s Regional Technology Councils and in collaboration with Virginia colleges. CSIIP provides an online system specifically for Virginia undergrad students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) disciplines.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES! Killer Resumes and Cover Letters

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is a great website

Employers take less than thirty seconds to decide if they will or will not interview you. To attract their attention, you must create an exciting and dynamic presentation focused on their needs. We can help.

Examples of Job Listings: Georgia - Research Horticulturist North Carolina - Biological Lab Tech Pennsylvania- Research Chemical Engineer For student and summer positions with the USDA, visit:

to check if you are interested in careers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The Environmental Job Alert Bulletin is a wonderful source

3 Job-Search Mistakes You Don’t Realize You’re Making ( “How long has it been since you either became unemployed or began looking for a new job while stuck in one you hate?”

for current job listings in engineering, science, policy, energy, and more! Find them on Facebook or Twitter (@envjobalert)! Sample Job Listings: Maryland - Energy Efficiency Installation Technicians (temporary) Massachusetts - Campaign Representative, Beyond Coal- CoalFree New England, Massachusetts Chapter Director New York - School Programs Seasonal Instructor, Ecology Education Research Program Leader, Program Manager for New York and North Jersey, Part-Time Bridging the Gap Teaching Fellow, Early Childhood Education Teaching Fellow Washington, DC - Policy Outreach Director, Environmental Job Alert Bulletin - Wildlife and Climate Safeguards Intern

Did you know that OCS offers a career aptitude test “If the answer is somewhere between ‘a while’ and ‘way, way too long,’ it’s worth rolling up your sleeves and asking some uncomfortable questions about why you haven’t landed somewhere new yet.”

called COPS (Career Occupational Preference System)? Take the test and learn if your personality fits your professional career goals!

CLICK HERE to read more. For more information on any of the opportunities described in this newsletter, please contact the Office of Career Services at Page 4

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MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES REPORTER/PHOTOJOURNALIST WHSV-TV is looking for a full-time REPORTER/PHOTOJOURNALIST. But we don’t want just anyone. We want someone who wants to tell compelling stories. We are looking for an experienced and imaginative storyteller who can take a routine story and make viewers care about it. This position is primarily responsible for gathering and reporting news, as well as shooting and editing video. The successful candidate will be comfortable on camera, have strong journalistic skills in writing, interviewing, and ethical decision-making. You will be responsible for generating sources, enterprising story ideas, and follow-ups. The individual must be a good communicator, work well with others, and take direction from management. The ideal candidate would have at least one year of experience on camera. A Broadcast Communications / Journalism degree or equivalent work experience is needed. E-mail resume, cover letter, and link to reel to: You may also mail your materials to: WHSVTV 3, Attn: Kay Norred, News Director, 50 North Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 22802. DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, Wilmington NC Surf Camp Inc, located in the coastal city of Wilmington, NC, is seeking a growth-oriented professional with a strong entrepreneurial mind-set who has the drive and desire to grow our company’s industry-leader position through innovation, improved efficiencies, and strong leadership. This position is responsible for the success and growth of a multi division company with a twelve year history of facilitating high quality programs for children, teens, and adults all over the world. Their curriculum focuses on surf instruction, ocean safety education, and the marine sciences. The Director of Operations will manage and lead all divisions of the company, bringing new ideas from concept to reality. Master’s degree and 5 years of camp management experience preferred. Compensation is based on experience and education. Send resume and cover letter to Rick Civelli at

Add this career planning action step to your personal job search checklist: Before jumping directly into writing résumés and searching online job boards, take some time to do a little soul searching. Ask yourself the following: "What is my purpose?", "What do I really want in life?", "What do I want in my career?", and more specifically, "What is my ultimate job search goal?" These are big questions and will undoubtedly result in some big answers. So, take time to think big thoughts! These questions deserve all the attention you can devote to them. If you're like most people, your job search goal probably includes obtaining a good job in your field of interest, preferably with the employer of your choice. Feeling anxious or overwhelmed? You're not alone. The key to success in achieving any goal: break it down into smaller, more manageable tasks. This goal setting technique obliterates fear, uncertainty, and feelings of being overwhelmed by what may seem an impossible achievement when starting from square one. Writer Robert Brault put it this way, "We are kept from our goal not by obstacles, but by a clear path to a lesser goal." Segmenting your job search into clearly defined mini-goals provides you with a step-by-step roadmap to your ultimate goal of a great job. Check out jobs posted EXCLUSIVELY to your school, plus more than 500,000 jobs across the nation! Log in to your account now at If you are a graduate, check out!

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Diversity Career Day at UVA

Over 150 corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies in attendance

Networking opportunities with local and national companies

Convo Credit!

Every fall, UVA hosts their annual Diversity Career Day at the John Paul Jones arena in Charlottesville. Bridgewater students carpooled to the event this October with the Office of Career Services in order to meet prospective employers, practice their networking and interviewing skills, and get insight into the local job market.

For a list of attending employers, visit:

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*National Association of Colleges and Employers 2013 Job Outlook report*

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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