Issue 3: Dec. 14, 2012
In this Issue: “5 Ways to Stress Yourself Out, Be Late for Everything, and Die Young” (page 2) Internship Opportunities (page 3) Scholarship Opportunities (page 4) Etiquette Tip of the Week: R.S.V.P. (page 4) Grad School Opportunities! (page 5) Job Opportunities (page 6) Lutheran Volunteer Corps article (page 6) Featured Job Board: AfterCollege.com (page 7) “Why You’re Not Getting a Job” (page 7) OCS Contact Information (page 7)
Stay tuned for our list of upcoming events for the Spring semester!
5 Ways to Stress Yourself Out, Be Late For Everything, and Die Young By Andy Masters, College Central Network If you don't want to be productive or happy, here are five sure-fire ways to run yourself into the ground.
1. Overload your schedule and to-do list We often try so hard to be superheroes in every phase of our lives, every day – a condition known as "Superhero Syndrome." We honorably try to please everyone else first, by putting our own wants and responsibilities last. We must know when to say "No," and when to say "Yes, but not right now."
2. Multitask as many things as possible at once If you attempt to do two (or twelve) things done at once, you can’t get either task done as well, or as efficiently. Master this simple but powerful 2-step process: Prioritize and focus. Tackle your most important task first.
3. Do everything yourself, never ask for help, and don’t delegate ever again "A leader isn’t the person running around doing everything themselves. A leader is someone who empowers others to achieve the goals of the organization as a team."
4. Seek out the MOST time possible with negative and stressful people There are two types of people in this world: Those who lift people up, and those who bring people down. We have a choice of who we spend our valuable time with.
5. Don’t have any fun in your life whatsoever "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, than the things you did." -– Mark Twain Concentration on these 5 principles is a sure-fire way to stress yourself out, be late for everything, and die young. Of course, for best results, don’t forget to sleep poorly, eat unhealthy, and don’t exercise. Best of luck…you can do it! To read the full article, click HERE.
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Internship Opportunities! Marketing Intern, Energizer Personal Care (Personna Industrial Division): Spring 2013 Personna Industrial Products (a division of Energizer Holdings Inc.) is seeking motivated individuals interested in working in their marketing department on product and customer research projects. Located in Verona, Virginia. Intern Abroad! Interested in spending six months as an intern in the UK? BUNAC’s Intern in Britain program gives students the unique opportunity to intern in the UK for up to 6 months. Experience first-hand the famous Great British culture as much more than a tourist, while broadening and internationalizing your resume in one of the world’s most exciting and diverse countries. BUNAC is a UK Government authorized Tier 5 visa sponsor and will help you with all aspects of your visa application. Contact the Office of Career Services for more information and visit www.bunac.org.
Grad School Application Fee Grant: The Hayek Fund for Future Scholars will reimburse up to $300 in application fees, making it possible for promising students to apply to more programs, increasing their chance of acceptance. Further details: www.TheIHS.org/hayek-fund-future-scholars
Paid Policy Internships: The Koch Summer Fellow Program (KSFP) offers paid experience at think tanks and non-profits across the country, a policy workshop in Washington, DC, and mentoring. Find out more about KSFP here: www.TheIHS.org/ksfp. Application deadline: January 31
Graduate Student Funding: The Humane Studies Fellowship Program (HSF) provides a renewable award of up to $15,000 per year to enable graduate students committed to the principles of liberty to focus on research instead of student teaching. Info and online application at www.TheIHS.org/HSF. Deadline: January 31.
The Smithsonian Institution and the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan are both looking for summer undergraduate interns from around the country. See internships here: ICPSR at University of Michigan: Summer Research Program Smithsonian: Development Internship Smithsonian: Discovery Theater Admin/Management Internship Blue Ridge Christian School, Bridgewater, VA An opportunity is available for Spring 2013 for students to gain valuable experience in marketing, event planning, and volunteer management through the Development Office of Blue Ridge Christian School. See the Office of Career Services for more information. Team Shell Internship Program Team Shell Insurance is seeking college students to work approximately 10-20 hours per week for a term of 13 weeks. During this time they will learn about the five pillars of a career in Insurance: Human Resources, Sales/Marketing/Prospecting, Recruiting and Team Building, Management, and Leadership/Personal Development.
Scholarships! 2013 Norfolk Southern Scholarship Program - $10,000 Applications are now being accepted for this competitive leadership scholarship program. Awarded through a competitive application process to a total of 3 scholars across the VFIC consortium and valued at $10,000 over the next two years. See the Office of Career Services for eligibility requirements and application instructions. FastWeb â€“ Your Source for Free Scholarship and Financial Aid Info! Put FastWeb to work for you: 1) To get started, go to www.fastweb.com to create your profile; 2) Fill out your profile completely for more personalized scholarship matches; 3) Keep an eye on your email box for new and expiring scholarships; 4) Use our College Search to find colleges and matching scholarships; 5) Login to FastWeb to apply to all your scholarship matches. Visit facebook.com/PayingForSchool for more info. UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Research Scholarships Sponsored by The Merck Company Foundation, the Science Initiative is dedicated to supporting the training of world-class African American biological and chemical scientists and engineers toward achieving the complementary goals of national economic competitiveness and social diversity. Visit UNCF.org/umsi for more information or contact your Office of Career Services regarding the application process.
Etiquette Tip of the Week: R.S.V.P. As anyone who throws parties will tell you, one of the challenges is understanding the letters, "R.S.V.P." R.S.V.P. stands for the French "respondez s'il vous plait" meaning, "Please respond," as in whether you plan to attend or not attend the event. It does not mean "Regrets only." If you are throwing the party, using "Regrets only" is regrettable, because it assumes rude people who never respond will be there. ("Honey, why do we have so much left over shrimp dip?") Respond to an email invite by email. Respond to a phone invite by phone. Respond to a formal invite through the postal mail by a written reply through the postal mail, using a fold-over note. In your response, say, "I am replying..." not "I am R.S.V.P.ing." (Which does not have a nice ring to it, in any case.) It is rude to ask your host or hostess, "Who else will be there?" as it implies that accepting or rejecting the invite is contingent on there being people more important to you than the one throwing the party. (No one likes to feel like a tuna sandwich to a person who prefers grilled salmon.) Try to respond to an invitation as soon as you know you are able to attend...not at the last minute, because you have been holding out for a better offer. Once committed, stick to it, even if the better offer does come. There are certain parties, such as an open house, where you may pop in, then leave to attend another party. But you may not leap up in the middle of a dinner party and announce, "I have somewhere else I have to be!" (I'm so popular!) If an emergency arises, contact your host or hostess and let them know you will be unable to attend. Count on people who don't respond to an invite just showing up. Have enough food and a little flexibility -because it would be difficult to suddenly shut off the lights and have all of your guests hit the deck and pretend like they are not there. The next time, you can leave non-responders off your invite list. Thank you to the Culture and Manners Institute at http://www.cultureandmanners.com.
Grad School Opportunities! Accounting majors interested in taking the CPA Exam Over the course of a 40-year career, a CPA can earn up to $1 million* more than a non-certified accountant. Becker Professional Education can help. Learn more at becker.com. Brandeis University’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program Start on the path toward medical school and other health professions in the innovative postbaccalaureate premedical program at Brandeis, designed for career-changers and recent college graduates. For more information, visit www.brandeis.edu/programs/premed. University of Michigan School of Information We are one of the nation’s foremost information schools, teaching students how to change the world through information and technology designed for real people. If you are interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Information, Doctor of Philosophy, or Master of Health Informatics, please visit umsi.info/i_change or visit your Office of Career Services! Savannah College of Art and Design SCAD offers the largest array of degree options of any nonprofit arts university in the U.S. Launch your creative career today. To request more information or apply, visit scad.edu/info and scad.edu/apply. Vanderbilt Peabody College – M.Ed. Higher Education Administration Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, the nation’s top-ranked graduate school of education, offers an innovative master’s program in Higher Education Administration (M.Ed.). The program prepares students to work in a variety of college and university administrative positions through five program specializations: student affairs, enrollment management, higher education policy, international higher education, and general administration. To learn more, visit peabody.vanderbilt.edu or see your Office of Career Services for more info. New York Film Academy – School of Film and Acting The NYFA Master of Fine Arts program focuses on the following areas: Filmmaking; Acting for Film; Producing; Screenwriting; Photography; Documentary; Cinematography; Game Design. To learn more about this and other opportunities, one and two-year conservatory programs, summer camps and study abroad opportunities, visit www.nyfa.edu or visit your Office of Career Services for a complimentary brochure.
Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the websites provided. Visit What Can I Do With This Major?
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What if you could spend a year making a difference? Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) is a community of faith that unites people to work for peace with justice. LVC matches volunteers with full-time positions in social justice organizations for one year in one of 14 US cities. LVC Volunteers commit to three core practices: building community, working for social justice and living simply and sustainably. When you join LVC, your talent, strength and imagination will be valued in our collective struggle for justice. In addition to gaining valuable life and work experience, all Volunteers receive health insurance, modest living stipend, two weeks vacation and additional program support. www.lutheranvolunteercorps.org/ind ex.cfm/apply-today Application Deadline: January 14, 2013!
Residential Life Coordinators South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, SC SCGSAH is seeking residential life coordinators for summer programs. These staff members are valuable members of the student services team, providing direct oversight and direction for students during their out-of-classroom summer experience. www.scgsah.org.
Campus Student Employment Coordinator Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA This position oversees all aspects of Campus Student Employment Federal Work Study, SBC Work Study, and general Campus Employment); assists with the Career Services Center’s programs, events, career counseling appointments, and serves as one of the liaisons with alumnae needing career development assistance. www.sbc.edu.
Work Abroad! Interested in job opportunities in Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand? BUNAC offers visa and travel assistance for students wishing to intern or work abroad for up to one year. For more information, visit www.bunac.org or visit your Office of Career Services!
STA’s Southern Teachers Fairs for 2013 These fairs will take place on February 9th (Atlanta), February 27-March 1 (Philadelphia), and March 23 (Washington). For more information, please visit OCS. SouthernTeachers.com
For more information on any of the opportunities described in this newsletter, please contact the Office of Career Services at email@example.com.
Here are some great job opportunities for Biology Majors selected from AfterCollege.com! Great for ALL Majors looking for Jobs After College! Senior Manufacturing Technician with Life Technologies, Frederick, MD Laboratory and Research Specialist for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Research Scientist for the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
By Amit De, CEO and Co-Founder of CareerLeaf Quit blaming your failed job search on a down economy; it’s time to evaluate your efforts instead. While no job seeker likes to hear that his strategies are failing, it’s important to know when your practices need revising—or should be dropped altogether. So rather than letting job search frustrations take a toll on your attitude and confidence, consider these six reasons your job search might be failing:
1. You have a negative attitude or lack of confidence 2. Your online presence is non-existent or vulgar 3. You’re looking in all the wrong places 4. You don’t know how to network 5. Your resume isn’t up to par 6. You never ask for advice Click HERE for the full article! We want to know what you’ve been up to since graduation! Fill out our brief online th 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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