Issue 6: Feb. 1, 2013
In this Issue: Career Services Calendar of Events: February (pages 2-4) Upcoming Job Fairs! (pages 4-5) “7 Tips to a Federal Job” and the Sankofa Leadership Series (page 5) Job Opportunities (page 6) Internships and Fellowships (pages 7-9) Hampton University Graduate Open House (page 10) “Social Media Etiquette: 12 Step Checklist” (page 11) OCS Contact Information (page 11)
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Mark Your Calendars with these Great February 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-It-Yourself workshop!
Must have “Resume Worksheet” filled out – contact Career Services for more info and to reserve your spot!
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Activities Fair! Wed, Feb 6 7:30 pm Cole Hall Come by our table at the Activities Fair and find out what exciting plans the career services office has planned to help you with achieving your career goals! Pick up your brick and some great information! CONVO! “The Dream Share Project” w/Filmmaker Q & A Thu, Feb 7 7:30 pm Cole Hall Co-sponsor: Office of Career Services The Dream Share Project is an inspirational documentary film that follows Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin, two recent college graduates, on a road trip across America, as they explore how successful people have chased their dreams. The Dream Share Project features eye-opening advice and anecdotal wisdom from an Olympic skier, one of the original Latin Kings of Comedy, a slam poet, a Project Runway fashion designer, the CEO of a sustainable flip flop company and many more. The Dream Share Project is a film that encourages people to live up to their fullest potential and reject societal pressure to “play it safe.” Senior Transitions Feb 11-14 MANDATORY Attendance! Choose One – Exempt if You Attended in the Fall: Mon, Feb 11 6:00 – 7:00 pm Bowman 101 Tue, Feb 12 6:00-7:00 pm Bowman 101 Wed, Feb 13 3:00-4:00 pm Bowman 101 Thu, Feb 14 9:30-10:20 am McKinney 100 Thu, Feb 14 3:30 -4:30 pm Bowman 101 Thu, Feb 14 6:00-7:00 pm Bowman 101 Senior year is a pivotal time for transitioning from college to the professional world, whether going straight to work or to grad school. Attend this important meeting for valuable information to make sure you are ready for life after graduation! Peace Corps 101: Learn How Two Years of Volunteering Will Change Your Life and Others Tue, Feb 19 11:00-1:00 pm KCC Lounge Information Session 3:00 pm Bowman 109 The Peace Corps is seeking dedicated people to fill thousands of program assignments around the world. Applications for next winter’s assignment is Feb 28th. Come hear this important information so that you are ready for your next great adventure! Job Search Series Part I: What Do I Have to Do to Find a Job Out There?! Tue, Feb 19 9:30 –10:20 am Thu, Feb 21 3:00-4:00 pm
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Monster.com does not a job search make. Are you serious about finding a job? Then you need this workshop! Learn how expert job seekers find the hidden job market and make the most of the resources available to them. Learn what employers look for and the ins and outs of an effective job search. Creative Family Solutions on Campus Great Opportunities for Psychology, Social Work, Pre-Med, and Family & Consumer Sciences
Wed, Feb 20 11:00 am–1:00 pm KCC Lobby Information Session 3:00 pm Bowman 109 Creative Family Solutions is currently hiring for direct care positions. The staff work one on one with individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities to increase their independence. Learn more about this opportunity and about the field for now or for later as you explore career and experiential opportunities! Career & Service Day at EMU Wed, Feb 20 3:00–6:00 pm University Commons Indoor Track Join students from EMU, MBC, and BC for envisioning your journey on a day filled with opportunities to pursue your future career & service path. Network with businesses, community organizations and human services to discover opportunities for jobs, internships, community service, and volunteerism. A great event for gathering great information through networking. Job Search Series Part II: Networking – How is That Going to Get Me a Job? Tue, Feb 26 9:30-10:20 am Bowman 103 Thu, Feb 28 3:00-4:00 pm Bowman 104 Networking is one of the best ways to find a job. Most college students don’t do it, but it is easy once you know the ropes. What it is, how to do it, and how to get results. Annual K-12 Education Job and Interviewing Fair at JMU Thu, Feb 28 10 am-Noon Interviews: Noon-4 pm Festival Ballroom Limited to JMU, BC, EMU, MBC, and SU students and alumni. Fully or soon-to-be certified candidates for K-12 positions in Teaching, Counseling, or Speech Language Pathology (SLP). Math, science, and foreign language majors are highly encouraged to attend. Registration is onsite the day of the event only. No fee. Dress professionally, research employers of interest, and bring copies of your resume. WomenForHire.com Online Career Fair Thu, Feb 28 Women for Hire’s first 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/newsroom/nationwide-1/.
Important Upcoming Events! CAREER PREMIERE JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR! Thu, March 28 11:00 am–3:00 pm Salem Civic Center Salem , VA One of the largest career fairs in Virginia for liberal arts graduates! Meet and network with employers across the state of Virginia. Discover great job opportunities and get started toward your career! Transportation Provided!! Registration with the Career Services Office required. Contact the Office of Career Services for more information x5692 and visit the website at http://www.careerpremierefair.com. CONVO!! Career Exploration Day Thu, Apr 11 9:30–11:45 am Nininger Gym Hurricane Sandi foiled us in the Fall, but we’re back! Network with over 50 BC alumni and seasoned professionals who are eager to share their knowledge and experience about how they transitioned from
college graduate to professional. A great time to practice your professional communication skills, find internships and seek great advice. Play the Networking Game for a chance to win great prizes!!! The Annual BC Suit-ably Savvy Career Fashion Show! Wed, Apr 17 7:00-8:00 pm KCC Dining Hall The event of the season! Join Career Services in presenting the BC Career Fashion Show highlighting Business, Business Casual, and Casual Wear for the savvy professional. Latest fashions modeled by our own BC students! YOU want to be there!!
Job Fairs! BC CAMP FAIR: Tues, Feb 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., KCC Lounge. Reps from 11 summer camps! Summer employment and volunteer opportunities, ranging from cabin counseling and teaching to lifeguarding, cooking, maintenance, and more! A great opportunity to learn more about how you can have an unforgettable summer and make a world of difference in the lives of some amazing kids. Featured Camps: Brethren Woods Camp Bethel Camp Overlook Camp Swatara Camp Virginia Jaycee Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp Cove Valley Christian Youth Camp Highland Retreat Kaleidoscope at WCRC Shepherds Spring Westview on the James th
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. Career & Service Day at EMU, Wed, Feb 20 3:00–6:00 pm at University Commons Indoor Track. Join students from EMU, MBC, and BC for envisioning your journey on a day filled with opportunities to pursue your future career & service path. Network with businesses, community organizations and human services to discover opportunities for jobs, internships, community service, and volunteerism. A great event for gathering great information through networking. Online Career Fairs from WomenForHire.com: Thursday, Feb 28th: Women For Hire’s first 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. Online career fairs are the latest offering from Women For Hire, the leader in career expos for women. http://womenforhire.com/newsroom/nationwide-1/ Thursday, March 28th: 1-4pm EST. Registration coming soon! http://womenforhire.com/newsroom/nationwide-2/ Thursday, April 25th: 1-4pm EST. Registration coming soon! http://womenforhire.com/newsroom/nationwide-3/ Career Premiere Job and Internship Fair! Thu, Mar 28, 11:00 am–3:00 pm at Salem Civic Center, Salem , VA CONVO! One of the largest career fairs in Virginia for liberal arts graduates! Meet and network with employers across the state of Virginia. Discover great job opportunities and get started toward your career! Transportation Provided!! Registration with the Career Services Office required. Contact the Office of Career Services for more information x5692 and visit the website at http://www.careerpremierefair.com Career Exploration Day! Thu, Apr 11, 9:30–11:45 am, Nininger Gym, Bridgewater College. Hurricane Sandi foiled us in the Fall, but we’re back! Network with over 50 BC alumni and seasoned professionals who are eager to share their knowledge and experience about how they transitioned from college graduate to professional. A great time to practice your professional communication skills, find internships and seek great advice. Play the Networking Game for a chance to win great prizes!!!
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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! Education Career Fair at Radford University: Open to all candidates/students interested in K-12 positions in th Teaching, Counseling, Speech Language Pathology, Administration, teacher candidates. Tuesday, February 15 in Peters Hall Gym. 9am-11:30am Career Fair: Meet education recruiters and schedule interviews with schools. 11:30am-3:30pm Scheduled Candidate Interviews. To register, send your name, major, school name, and graduation year to Carolyn Sutphin at email@example.com. Over 42 schools will be in attendance; for more info or a list of the schools, visit OCS or the website. Annual K-12 Education Job and Interviewing Fair at JMU: Thu, Feb 28 10 am-Noon; Interviews: Noon-4 pm Festival Ballroom. K-12 positions in Teaching, Counseling, or Speech Language Pathology (SLP). Math, science, and foreign language majors highly encouraged to attend. Registration onsite the day of the event. No fee. Dress professionally, research employers of interest, and bring resumes.
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 self-evaluation to lead in an effective, ethical manner. To sign up for the workshop visit: surveymonkey.com/s/BCSankofa2013.
For more information about any of the opportunities listed in this newsletter, contact the Office of Career Services! (Information on page 11) Page 5
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 – 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 – 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. Human Resources Generalist: Fisher Auto Parts is accepting resumes for a part-time Human Resources Generalist (up to 28 hours per week). The position would be located in Staunton, VA. Applicants can email their resume to Andrea Hull, Human Resources/Benefits Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org. General Engineer: U.S. Department of Labor – Mine Safety and Health Administration. Located in Triadelphia, WV. See website for details: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/336885200.
Internships and Fellowships!
Spring and Summer 2013 VSGA Internship in Golf Administration: Program consists of two paid internships, each to begin no later than June 1, 2013. Assist with tournament administration, junior golf, communications, course rating, handicapping, membership, VIP program, database management. Application deadline March 1. www.vsga.org I.T. Internship: Liventus Corporation. Requires 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, Content Management Systems a plus. Located in Northbrook, IL (housing 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: Organizational Management internship for spring 2013. Passion for economic/community development, business/administration, non-profit orgs. 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 students interested in gaining practical museum experience and who have a strong interest in history, education, or a th museum career. For more information, please contact the OCS! Deadline for summer internships is April 15 . Summer Intern Housing in NYC: The Fashion Institute of Technology offers summer housing to students interning in NYC. Loft style apartments with AC, full kitchen, private bath, wireless internet, cable, fitness center, laundry, 24-hr security; easy walking distance to NYC subways, buses, and trains. For promo rates/discounts, contact OCS! Congressmanâ€™s Office Internships: Congressman J. Randy Forbes offering unpaid spring/summer internships in his Chesterfield District office. Get an inside view of how a congressional office functions on a day-to-day basis. Send resume, writing sample, cover letter: Joan Fallon, senior constituent services representative, 9401 Courthouse Road, #201, Chesterfield, VA 23832. Fallon can be reached at email@example.com or 804-318-1363. Street Team Interns: The Richmond Kickers (professional soccer team) are seeking a select number of Street Team interns for the 2013 USL PRO season. Serve as ambassadors and represent the organization at community/media appearances throughout Richmond. Deadline Feb 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
Internships and Fellowships! Continued
Spring and Summer 2013 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) Residential Camp: Nonprofit dedicated to supporting the education, research, animal care, and sustainability mission of the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park. Location: Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, VA. 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. Marketing and Event Planning Internship: Blue Ridge Christian School. Ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, display creativity in project management, be proficient in Microsoft Word/Publisher, and be a committed Christian. Contact Mary Beth Anderson, Events and Volunteer Coordinator: 828-2233, firstname.lastname@example.org Prison Fellowship Internship: 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. For a list of currently available positions and other information, contact OCS! Visit www.prisonfellowship.org/internships for more info. Human Resources Intern: Dynamic Aviation is seeking a Human Resources Intern ASAP! 20 hours/week assisting in recruiting, benefits, and administrative projects/tasks. If applicant is local and would also be available to work during the summer, that would be great. Apply at: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=3769671. 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. Under the Radar Internship: Nationally-distributed indie music magazine seeking superb written and verbal skills, a love for journalism and the publishing industry, and a die-hard indie music fan. Must be able to work 1-3 days/week for 5-6 hours. Please send resume to email@example.com. In the email, please state why you want to intern here, a list of your favorite bands and why you are qualified. See OCS for more details!
Internships and Fellowships! Continued
Spring and Summer 2013 German Chancellor Fellowship: The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship allows you to conduct an independent project at a host institution for one year. The project should involve original exploration of a topic, 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. Blue Ridge Area Food Bank: Two summer internship opportunities available to students, one in Verona and one in Lynchburg. 25 hours per week from mid-May through August with a flexible schedule. $2000 stipend plus gas mileage. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. See OCS for details! As a Disney College Program participant, you’ll become part of the magic that is known worldwide. You’ll get valuable, onthe-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!
Want to grow in your relationship with God and help some kids from every walk of life do the same? Want to make at least $2,500 for next year’s college tuition expenses? Want to wake up with a frog in your sleeping bag? Then consider applying for a
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, email@example.com, Rebecca 207
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. Hanover’s Future Leaders Program (FLP): Hanover Insurance Group provides recent grads 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 work accomplished. 2 year program. http://collegerecruiting.hanover.com.
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Social Media Etiquette: 12 Step Checklist Courtesy of Ilya Pozin, LinkedIn Contributor I love social media. I can connect with others and quickly find out what they're doing. But when I learned some people are now finding out about the death of friends via Facebook, I began to despise the impersonal nature of these online social tools. A friend of mine recently shared a few stories with me, the first occurring a few months ago when she found out about her good friend and co-worker’s death on Facebook. After seeing a mournful Facebook update from a friend, Goeckler was able to use Facebook to confirm her friend had died of a major heart attack. “I was not keen on the way I found out about the death,” she said. “It seemed so impersonal.” These stories made me reconsider how we use social media. These incidences were huge life events that may not have been properly handled by being blasted through Facebook posts. Social media is valuable, but we should teach etiquette to guide people on the best ways to use it. Goeckler says everyone should ask themselves the following 12 questions before posting: Should I target a speciﬁc audience with this message? Will anyone really care about this content besides me? Will I offend anyone with this content? If so, who? Does it matter? Is this appropriate for a social portal, or would it best be communicated another way? How many times have I already posted something today? (More than three can be excessive.) Did I spell check? Will I be okay with absolutely anyone seeing this? Is this post too vague? Will everyone understand what I’m saying? Am I using this as an emotional dumping ground? If so, why? Is a different outlet better for these purposes? Am I using too many abbreviations in this post and starting to sound like a teenager? Is this reactive communication or is it well thought-out? Is this really something I want to share, or is it just me venting? Consider these questions before clicking “post.” You’ll be happy you double-checked before making a slip-up public to the world.
Questions? Comments? We can help! Bridgewater College Office of Career Services Flory Hall Room 10 and 11 (Lower Level) For Appts: 540-828-5357 or firstname.lastname@example.org Page 11