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Issue 2: Nov. 30, 2012

In this Issue:  Intern of the Week Highlights (page 2)  Internship Opportunities (page 3)  Pete Leibman Convo Report (page 4)  “Put Some Pizzazz Into Your Job Interview” (page 5)  Current Job Openings (page 5-6)  Job Posting Sites & Opportunities (page 6)  How the Holidays Can Help Your Job Search (page 7)  OCS Contact Information (page 7) 

Stay tuned for our list of upcoming events for the Spring semester! Page 1

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These 5 students were interviewed for Veritas this semester for their great work on their internships! Click the article titles to learn more!

Katie Chittum, Occupational Therapy Intern Woodrow Wilson Rehab Center “Risking My Life to Help Others?” Jessie Owens, Veterinary Intern Copper Ridge Animal Hospital “Raining Cats and Dogs”

Logan Parker, Orthopedic Physician Assistant Intern Rockingham Memorial Hospital “Bowl Full of Bones”

Amy Robb, Photography Intern Richard Lord Photography “Picture Worth 500 Words” Matt Maher, Media Relations Intern Bridgewater Athletic Media Relations “The Sideline Society”

To read the articles, visit our new “Interns in the News” highlight online: For more information about internships, email us at!

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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 Summer Internship Program Sponsored by the Virginia Space Consortium in partnership with Virginia’s Regional Technology Councils and in collaboration with Virginia colleges. Check out summer internship opportunities for Virginia undergrad students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) disciplines. Accounting Internship with Augusta County Government: Spring 2013 County finance office at the Government Center in Verona, VA. For application instruction contact the Office of Career Services. Projects related to governmental accounting/finance include: 1. Set up Government Finance Officer’s Association (GFOA) budget certificate template; 2. Prepare explanatory documentation on each revenue of the government; 3. Assist with cash flow analysis for Capital Improvements Fund; and 4. Analyze funding formula(s) for regional agencies. The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, is a paid 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to minority and female students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors). Candidates who are selected will have the opportunity to work on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. During the 10 weeks, students will work at one of several locations including national laboratories. At the conclusion of the internship, students will attend a “Technical Forum” where they will present their research project and tour technical sites located nearby. For more information or to apply, visit TESLA Summer Internship Program TESLA, Inc. specializes in building econometric forecasting models for electric and gas utilities worldwide. The paid summer internship program, geared towards economics and math students in their senior year, runs from May to August and is based in Richmond, Virginia. If you’re interested in learning about the energy industry, forecasting models and data collection / econometric modeling, please send a resume and cover letter to Please see the Office of Career Services for more details! Department of Energy Scholars Program Summer internships for the disciplines of physical sciences, environmental sciences, computer science and IT, physics, business, policy, program management, mathematics, statistics, safety and health, accounting and finance, law, and communications. Application deadline: Jan 4, 2013. Apply at DOE Scholars

Good source for Internships by major:

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PETE LEIBMAN At age 21, Pete Leibman landed a front-line management job with the NBA’s Washington Wizards. This past Wednesday, he spoke to Bridgewater students about his “6 Simple Steps” to landing their dream jobs after college.

We want to know what you’ve been up to since graduation! Fill out th our brief online survey before Friday, January 4 and we will enter you in a drawing for a chance to win a Kindle Fire (value $200)

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Put Some Pizzazz Into Your Job Interview By Arnie Fertig ( Chances are good that as a job hunter, you have agonized over dealing with the standard, hackneyed interview questions: Tell me about yourself. What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses? What will you be doing in five years from now? What are your salary requirements? And so on.

As much as these questions might cause angst for you, they likely create boredom for the interviewer. They read the same articles you do, they interview many, many candidates, and they can tell a canned answer a mile away. If you treat the interview as something like a test, with questions asked, answered, and graded, it is extremely difficult to break out from the rest of the pack. However, if you dispense with the question with just a short sentence or two, and then reframe it you can bring some pizzazz to the exchange and really differentiate yourself from your competition. Learn how to turn a boring interview into a unique conversation by reading the full article HERE.

Employer Services Manager University Career Services (UCS), University of Virginia Develop relationships with employers looking to hire UVA students and alumni. Jobs@UVA listing

Virginia Sales Producer MAX Insurance Company, Harrisonburg, VA Staff Producer for a unique faith-based property and casualty insurance company. Develop relationships and prospect and sell insurance. Email resume to Sharon Wine, Director of Administration & HR at

Brazen Careerist Digital Open House Looking for an awesome job in the Washington, DC area? Brazen is hiring! Join a fast-growing sales team at a fun company. December 12 from 12-3pm.

Customer Specialist Position CarMax, Harrisonburg, VA Provide exceptional customer service in a fast paced, team oriented environment through the facilitation of sales, vehicle condition assessment for appraisals, and while working in multiple environments including both indoors and outdoors. New jobs available with USDA Agricultural Research Service!

Program Director Shepherd’s Spring Ministry Center, Sharpsburg, MD Work with a team to provide programs for all ages including summer camps, Road Scholar and Heifer Global Village programs. A strong faith background, good communication and organization skills are needed. Submit 3 reference letters with your application and resume. Shepherd’s Spring, PO Box 369, Sharpsburg, MD 21782 or email Page 5

Issue 2: Nov. 30, 2012 Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Career Night at HRECC! Get information and a first-hand look at careers in the field of emergency communications! December 13th, 2012 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Public Safety Building, 101 North Main Street in Harrisonburg, 5th floor. Contact for info.

Patent Classifier KT Consulting is looking for patent classifiers to determine appropriate application classifications in accordance with the US Patent Classification and International Patent Classification systems through technical knowledge, research and automated tools. Please contact the Office of Career Services for more info and a list of technical classifications.

JOB POSTING SITES AND RESOURCES Check out jobs posted EXCLUSIVELY to your school, plus more than 500,000 jobs across the nation! Log in to your account now at For graduates, check out!

Founded in 1999 as the first and only company devoted to a comprehensive array of recruitment services for women, Women For Hire offers signature career expos, inspiring speeches and seminars, a popular career-focused magazine and customized marketing programs. Our website,, offers a wide variety of career-related information and videos geared to working women, and an online job board that helps leading employers connect with top-notch professional women in all fields.

SUMMER CAMPS Camp Ramapo Camp Ramapo is one of the few residential summer camps serving children with social, emotional, and learning problems. Ramapo provides a safe, predictable, and highly structured environment, which fosters the development of positive social and learning skills. In addition, Ramapo offers an on-site college course through the National College Credit Recommendation Service. To learn more, visit For more information on any of the opportunities described in this newsletter, please contact the Office of Career Services at Page 6

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If you will be in the market for a new job soon or are currently unemployed, Holiday Party Season is your season. Networking does not mean you become a walking/talking resume. Think of networking as research. As said in previous Etiquette Tips, the best way to start and continue a conversation is to ask questions: What do you do for a living? How long have you been with that company? How did you first become interested in that company? What do you like best about your company (or job)? How did you get started in that field? This is not just job research, it's company research, because you learn which company has happy and satisfied employees and which ones don't. (One person badmouthing their company might just be a malcontent. Three is a pattern.) Here is the best part. When you ask questions of another person, you show you are taking interest in that person and that makes people feel good about themselves. This is what etiquette is all about. Some people who are out of work avoid holiday parties. Never fear to admit you are out of work. Everyone has been there. Networking skills honed in holiday season are valuable assets when you do find employment. Now get out there and party. Thanks to: The Culture and Manners Institute

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. Page 7

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