Issue 5: Jan. 25, 2013
In this Issue:
“The Job-Seeker’s Guide to a Good Attitude” (page 2) Upcoming Job Fairs! (page 2) “Dressing The Part at Job Fairs” (page 3) Job Opportunities and Tips for the Job Seeker (page 4) “7 Tips to a Federal Job” Webinar (page 5) The Sankofa Leadership Series (page 5) Scholarship Information (page 5) Internships and Fellowships (pages 6-8) Featured Internship Websites (page 9) Post-Graduate Fellowships (page 10) Featured Resource: Jobs 4 Grads Now! (page 10) Etiquette Tip of the Week (page 11) OCS Contact Information (page 11)
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The Job Seeker’s Guide to a Good Attitude January 4, 2013 on Career Rocketeer There are a variety of aspects of the job search a job seeker just doesn’t have any control over. Even with the great amount of effort you put forth, there’s no guarantee your experience level will impress your potential employer or you’ll make it past a phone interview. But there is one part of the job search you do have complete control over — your attitude. The job search can do a significant amount of wear and tear to your mental outlook. The mixed range of emotions that job seekers experience on a daily basis can sometimes stretch from frustration to an overall lack of lack of confidence — neither of which lend themselves to any sense of positivity.
Upholding a positive attitude allows you to remain powerful and resilient in the face of common struggles during your job search. Your positive attitude can be used as leverage to help you stand out from the competition–you’ll be able to accept criticism and handle rejection better, and it will even help you search harder and potentially help you secure a job faster. Here’s a quick guide to ensuring that your attitude remains positive throughout your search: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
Be Kind To Yourself – Treat yourself with positivity and respect. Take Charge – Be accountable for your own actions. Don’t Take Things Personally – Learn from your experiences as constructive criticism. Get Out – Don’t let your job search turn you into a hermit. Maintain A Schedule – Focus on daily tasks to prevent boredom or frustration. Continue Growing – Work to ensure your skills aren’t going stagnant. Let It Out – Talk to people about your experiences. Consider blogging. Take It Day By Day – Don’t spend all your time worrying about the future. Reward Yourself – Make time to reward yourself for even small accomplishments.
The job search can certainly demolish your attitude, but it’s up to your whether you let that happen. Utilize these tips to stay positive throughout your search.
Edward Jones is hosting a Financial Advisor Career Seminar in Richmond on Tuesday, February 12 from 5:307:00pm. For more details or to register, visit www.edwardjones.com/richmond or contact the OCS.
Online Career Fairs from WomenForHire.com: Thursday, February 28th: Women For Hire’s first FREE Nationwide Online Career Fair in 2013. Log on from 14pm 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.
Thursday, March 28th: Women For Hire’s second FREE Nationwide Online Career Fair takes place from 1-4pm EST. Registration coming soon! Click the link above for more information or to register ahead of time!
Thursday, April 25th: 1-4pm EST. Online fairs are the latest offering from the leader in career expos for women.
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Roanoke College Education Job Fair: Roanoke College is hosting their annual teacher job fair on February 6 from 9am-3pm on their campus. If you want to interview you must make an appointment in advance. Please dress to impress and bring a current resume! For a list of school systems attending and further info, contact the OCS!
Dressing the Part at Job Fairs Curtis Burk -- Job fairs can be your first opportunity to interact one-on-one with employers. But in order to be perceived as a potential job prospect, you need to look and act the part. Here's what to wear: Your guide to job fair preparation Job fairs are a wonderful place to make contact with a multitude of industry professionals. You can meet members of prominent government offices at a DC fair, for example. But in order to be perceived as a potential job prospect, you need to look and act the part. The following is a guide to dressing the part at fairs. The blazer While they impart a sense of authority and responsibility in a way that no other article of clothing can batch, wearing a blazer can, unfortunately, be subject to the temperature. If you are attending a Boston fair in January, a blazer is definitely a viable option. And even if you are attending an LA job fair in August, there's always the chance that the venue is well air-conditioned. But nobody likes a sweaty job applicant, so if you feel remotely uncomfortable wearing a blazer, you shouldn't feel bad about taking it off to maintain a polished appearance. Just make sure the rest of your ensemble "works" without the blazer. The top Women have a lot more leeway when it comes to clothing in general, so it comes as no surprise that women can wear a number of different tops... underneath a blazer. If, as mentioned above, a blazer is impractical, women will need to try a little harder. Even LA fair attendees shouldn't wear a camisole to a fair. A button-down top is always an option, as is a modest blouse in a neutral color. Men, of course, have it easy -- just wear an ironed button-down top and a conservative tie. Make sure all clothing fits properly, even if this means visiting a tailor before a job. Baggy clothes look sloppy and tight clothes are inappropriate for most professional environments. The bottom Men can wear slacks in black or another dark, neutral color. Women may wear trousers or skirts in a neutral color. Make sure skirts are not too short -- they should hit around the knee. If you are attending a Boston fair during the colder months, make sure you wear stockings so you legs don't freeze between your car and the career fair. The shoes Wear shoes that are polished and completely unscuffed. Women should limit heel heights to one or two inches. The extras Bring several copies of your rĂŠsumĂŠ, carried either in a briefcase or a folder. Bring a legal pad to take notes. And smile -- likeability can go a long way toward getting your foot in the door. ÂŠ 2013 Curtis Burk
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Job Opportunities! Assistant Dean for Career Services: West Virginia University College of Law is seeking a leader for the Career services department on their campus in Morgantown, West Virginia. Ideal candidate will provide career counseling, develop outreach programs and services for students, alumni and employers. For full announcement th and application, visit http://www.spelmanandjohnson.com/jobs/assistantdeanofca_363/. Deadline Feb. 15 . Dining Room and Culinary Positions: Free Room and Board! The Eseeola Lodge at Linville Golf Club in Linville, NC (www.eseeola.com ) is currently hiring for our 2013 season. May-October employment is required to be eligible for employment. Very competitive pay. Free housing and meals for our full time staff. Eseeola is a great place to learn, make friends, and save money. For an application and further info please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Summer Staff Openings at Camp Pine Lake: Searching for committed Christians with a willingness to accept the teachings of the Church of the Brethren to live with campers and share leadership responsibilities during summer camp activities in Iowa. For details and application, please contact the OCS. http://www.camppinelake.com/ WRIC TV: TV station based out of Richmond has the following current openings: Media Coordinator, Clerical/Receptionist, Digital Account Executive â€“ Outside Sales, and Account Executive. See OCS for details! Junior Clinical Systems Analyst: RMH Healthcare seeks a Junior Clinical Systems Analyst to assist in supporting project teams with advanced clinical initiatives. Will provide in person support during go-live/post-live of software implementations. Part-time temporary position until mid-May. For more info, CLICK HERE or visit RMHOnline.com After School Program: The Hunter McGuire Lower School is looking for someone with experience working with elementary age children to substitute in its afterschool program â€“ Dragons Den. Qualified individuals will be polite, attentive, self-motivated and act as positive role models. Position begins mid-March and runs for 6-8 weeks. Mon-Fri, 3-5:30, $10/hr. www.stuarthallschool.org. Contact OCS for application instructions. East Coast Regional Trade manager: SGS North America seeks a Regional Trade Manager to be based out of Norfolk, VA or Savannah, GA. For complete info, visit: http://www.maxoutreach.com/job.aspx?1445446 th
Math Tutor: A tutor is needed for a 4 grader and a 6 grader in Math and extra support. If you are interested, please contact Andrea Jones at 540-213-7375 or email@example.com.
Tips for the Job Seeker Make sure that your resume mirrors the same key words that are listed in the job posting that you are replying to. Many employers use computers to scan resumes submitted to their database. Matching those key words may strengthen your resume's chances of being identified. Be sure however that you do indeed can have the required qualifications.
7 Tips to a Federal Job
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The Sankofa Student Leadership Series Sankofa, an Adrinka sybol of the Akah language from Ghana, West Africa, means “it is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot,” or, in other words, “we should reach back and gather the best of what our past has to teach us, so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward.” Applicable to any culture, Sankofa embodies the abilities of leaders to use historic knowledge, mentorship and selfevaluation to lead in an effective, ethical manner. The Sankofa Student Leadership Series provides an opportunity to engage in workshops that explore the six pillars of the series. The pillars are: SelfKnowledge (self-exploration), Purpose (discovering or exploring personal passion), Perseverance (overcoming obstacles), Relationships (connection to others and the community), Self-Examination (responding to feedback), and Transformation (examination of change in self and community). To sign up for the workshop visit: surveymonkey.com/s/BCSankofa2013.
Scholarships! 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 searching for funding. Additional info and online application: www.TheIHS.org/HSF. Application deadline: Jan 31.
Internships and Fellowships! Spring and Summer 2013 The HIS Journalism Internship Program offers interns the experience, mentoring, and knowledge necessary to make it in the journalism job market. We are looking for talented communicators with an interest in advancing freedom in society. Learn more at www.TheIHS.org/journalism. Application deadline: January 31. VSGA Internship in Golf Administration: The Virginia State Golf Association’s program designed to give an aspiring golf administrator a “hands-on” experience. The program consists of: two paid internships—a three-month internship and a 12-month internship, each to begin no later than June 1, 2013; Assist with tournament administration, junior golf, communications, course rating, handicapping, membership, the VIP program, and database management. Application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2013. www.vsga.org I.T. Internship: Liventus Corporation is seeking a detail-oriented person with knowledge of HTML, JQuery, VB, C#, MS SQL Server, T-SQL, ASP.NET, and other related server technologies used to implement .NET applications. Experience in UI design, Commerce Server, and Content Management Systems is a plus. Internship located in Northbrook, IL and housing is provided. Apply: http://www.liventus.com/careers/onlineapplication.aspx?JID=7. Frontier Culture Museum Internships: The Frontier Culture Museum is currently accepting applications for unpaid internships throughout the year. Our museum is able to offer a wide range of internship opportunities throughout the museum. For a listing of possible internship areas or application information, contact the OCS! Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR) is seeking an organizational management intern for the spring of 2013 who has a passion for economic & community development, business & administration, and non-profit organizations. This is the ideal opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience with a small non-profit, build a strong resume, and engage with local businesses and community members. www.downtownharrisonburg.org. NASA Announces STEM Summer Internship Program: Summer NIFS internship application open until March 15, 2013. Go to https://intern.nasa.gov/ for a full listing of opportunities! Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Intern Program: Offering academic and experiential internship to qualified undergraduate and graduate students interested in gaining practical museum experience and who have a strong interest in history, education, or a museum career. For information on applications and interviews, please contact th the OCS! Deadline for summer internships is April 15 . Summer Intern Housing in NYC: The Fashion Institute of Technology offers fabulous summer housing to students interning in NYC. Features: loft style apartments with AC, full kitchens, private bathrooms, wireless internet, cable TV, fitness center, laundry facilities, 24-hour security, on-call maintenance staff; easy walking distance to NYC subways, buses, and trains. For promotional rates and discounts, contact the OCS for a flier! The Hoch 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 KSFP: www.TheIHS.org/ksfp. Deadline Jan 31
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Spring and Summer 2013 Congressman’s Office Internships: Congressman J. Randy Forbes is offering unpaid spring and summer internships to qualified students or recent grads in his Chesterfield District office. Designed to give students interested in government an inside view of how a congressional office functions on a day-to-day basis. Send resume, writing sample and cover letter to: Joan Fallon, senior constituent services representative, 9401 Courthouse Road, #201, Chesterfield, VA 23832. Fallon can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-318-1363. Street Team Interns: The Richmond Kickers are seeking a select number of enthusiastic and hardworking Street Team interns for the 2013 USL PRO season. Serve as ambassadors for the Kickers and represent the organization at community and media appearances throughout Richmond. Receive practical learning experience through th exposure to all facets of a professional soccer team’s front office. Application deadline: February 20 . The Wildlife Center of Virginia: Wildlife Rehabilitation Summer Externships provide students with in-depth, handson experience. Students will learn about animal husbandry, nutrition, hand-feeding techniques for a variety of orphaned species, capture and restraint methods, wildlife laws, and release criteria. Students are trained and supervised by Professional Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitators. Application deadline February 15! Virginia Department of Transportation Internship Program: Paid developmental work experience in the summer of 2013. Coaching by an expert in your field. The opportunity to provide transportation solutions to the citizens of th Virginia. Deadline for applications is February 4 . http://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/ca-internprog-apply.asp Des Moines University’s Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program (Health P.A.S.S.) is a great way for promising college sophomores and juniors to prepare for and enhance their chances of getting into medical school and other health professions programs. The program is June 10-28, 2013. Application deadline March 1. Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) Camp, a nonprofit member organization dedicated to supporting the education, research, animal care, and sustainability mission of the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park, is currently accepting applications for our residential camp at the Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute located in Front Royal, VA. To learn more, visit: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Education/Camps/NightCamp/. Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology – Sensing and Signaling Research Experience (REU): The BCMB Department at UT-Knoxville will once again offer a special REU program for undergraduates interested in hands-on scientific research experience. Program May 29-August 7. Application deadline Feb. 28. Camp Horizons Summer Camp Staff: Positions currently available: Creative Arts (guitar, dance, movie making, drama, arts & crafts, model rocketry, photography), Horseback (riding instruction), Outdoors (tubing, caving, rock climbing, canoeing, biking, high ropes, fishing/nature), Sports (basketball, archery, golf, volleyball, street hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, yoga), Aquatics/ Lifeguard (swim lessons, water polo, canoeing/kayaking), Support Staff (activity leads, head counselors), Internships (outdoor recreation, nursing, education). www.camphorizonsva.com. Intern in Britain! BUNAC’s Intern in Britain program allows students and recent graduates to undertake an internship in the UK for up to six months to gain valuable career experience and add international flair to their resume. www.bunac.org/usa/interninbritain.
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Spring and Summer 2013 Marketing and Event Planning Internship: Blue Ridge Christian School has an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience in marketing, event planning, and volunteer management. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, display creativity in project management, be proficient in Microsoft Word and Publisher, and be a committed Christian. Contact Mary Beth Anderson, Events and Volunteer Coordinator, for more information: 828-2233 or email@example.com. Prison Fellowship, the world’s largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families and The Colson Center, which equips Christians to live out their faith in the culture, have exciting internships available for undergraduate and graduate students. Visit www.prisonfellowship.org/internships for more info. For a list of currently available positions and other information, contact the Office of Career Services! Human Resources Intern: Dynamic Aviation is seeking a Human Resources Intern ASAP! 20 hours per week assisting in recruiting, benefits, and administrative projects/tasks. If an applicant is local and would also be available to work during the summer, that would be great as well, although it is not required. Apply at: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=3769671. Paid Policy Internships: The Koch Summer Fellow Program (KSFP) offers paid experience at think tanks and nonprofits across the country, a policy seminar in Wash., DC, and mentoring. www.TheIHS.org/ksfp. Deadline: Jan 31. Paid Summer Journalism Internships: Interns get eight weeks of experience in new media, broadcast, print, or investigative journalism, plus the portfolio and network needed to enter the journalism job market. Investigate further: www.TheIHS.org/journalism. Application deadline: January 31. German Chancellor Fellowship: The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship allows you to conduct an independent project at a host institution, in cooperation with a host in Germany you have selected for one year. The project should involve original exploration of a topic or issue, or research in your respective field of interest. Through your experience in Germany, you will acquire greater knowledge of your fields, gain new international experience, and strengthen your intercultural competence - all essential qualities for future professional leaders. www.humboldt-foundation.de. Work New Zealand and Work Australia: Participants between 18 - 35 years old can live and work 'Down Under' for up to 12 months. Explore the outback, dive the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy the vibrant life of the big cities. BUNAC has offices in Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne to assist students with finding jobs, accommodation, banking, tax, and even their social calendar! www.bunac.org/worknewzealand.
As a Disney College Program participant, you’ll become part of the magic that is known worldwide. You’ll get valuable, on-the-job experience in our parks and resorts, and expand your knowledge in a classroom with international diverse students from all over the country and potentially the world. Discover new worlds and create long-lasting memories. Because here, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will change your life forever. Online applications will be available in early February on disneycollegeprogram.com!
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BC SUMMER CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE SCHOLARSHIP This spring, several BC students will be selected to serve in church-related summer camps in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania for ten weeks and receive at least a $2,500 scholarship applied toward next year’s tuition expenses. In addition, the host camp will provide room and board and $20 a week (an additional $200) directly to you! Applications are available in the Office of Career Services and must be in by Monday, Feb. 11 Questions? Contact Chaplain Robbie Miller: 828-5383, firstname.lastname@example.org, Rebecca 207
Featured Internship Websites: Internships.com! This website features opportunities in all industries. A few samplings include: Finance: Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Citi, Wells Fargo PR/Advertising/Marketing: Edelman, Ruder Finn, Rogers & Cowan, MWW, Ogilvy Fashion: Vera Wang, Chanel, Gucci, BCBG, Betsey Johnson, Dolce & Gabbana Television, Music & Film: Comedy Central, NBC Universal, Dick Clark, Warner Music, CNN Political, Sports, Legal, Publishing, Event Planning, Non-Profit and more – click on the picture below!
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Post-Graduate Fellowships! The Global Health Corps Fellowship: a 1-year, paid fellowship with a non-profit organization or government institution focused on public health. We offer positions in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US (Boston, DC, th Newark, New York), and Zambia. Application deadlines February 4 . Visit http://ghcorps.org/connect/apply.. The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice: The Villers Fellow works as a full-time policy analyst in Families USA’s Health Policy Department. The fellow’s principal responsibilities include conducting primary and secondary research on a range of health care issues and health reform topics –such as Medicaid, Medicare, the state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the private insurance market, and health care delivery system reforms—as well as writing and contributing to publications that are relevant to current health reform issues. For more info, visit www.familiesusa.org/villers or contact the OCS. Application deadline January 25. Hanover’s Future Leaders Program (FLP): The Hanover Insurance Group’s Future Leaders Program provides recent graduates with the comprehensive job skills and leadership development training necessary to enhance their technical, financial, analytical, project management and leadership capabilities. Seeking candidates that are excited to solve business challenges and offer innovative approaches to getting the work accomplished. Two year program. http://collegerecruiting.hanover.com.
Jobs 4 Grads Now! Job Search System Bridgewater College’s Office of Career Services has partnered with Jobs 4 Grads Now to offer students free access to a 10 Step System for getting hired which includes an interactive series of video workshops on virtually every aspect of the job search process. From identifying your ideal job to writing a stellar resume to developing exceptional interviewing skills, this 10 step system is designed to guide you through a structured process of acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in your own job search.
10 Step Process 1. Assessing Who You Are 2. Resumes and Cover Letters 3. Motivating Yourself for the Job Search 4. Making Effective Use of the Telephone 5. Traditional Networking 6. Social Networking 7. Prepping for the Interview 8. Game On! The Interview 9. Following Up and Beyond 10. The Job Offer
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Etiquette Tip of the Week Have you ever been on the phone with someone and you could hear a soft tap, tap, tap... of their computer keyboard? When we are tapping away computer keyboard, clicking a mouse, or chewing food, others can hear it over the phone. If someone is checking messages, surfing the web or watching TV, we can feel the distraction in how that person responds. The purpose of etiquette is to be attentive to the people around us. Set aside digital distractions. Put down the turkey sandwich (or your New Year's Resolution snack of carrots and yogurt.) If you must cough, cough away from the receiver. And unless you are the football coach, do not chew gum. Take an interest in the person who is calling. Give them your full attention. Do not make them feel like they are interrupting your work. Courtesy of the Culture and Manners Institute: http://www.cultureandmanners.com/
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