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Issue 8: March 1, 2013

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Upcoming OCS Events (page 2) Scholarships and Summer Opportunities (page 3) INTERNSHIPS! (pages 4-6) Post-Graduate and Volunteer Opportunities (page 6) “What to Notice Around the Office When You Go for a Job Interview” (page 7) Current Job Openings (pages 8-9) Job Fair Listings and Job Search Resources (pages 10-11) “Why You Should Go Out of Your Way to Find an Awesome Peer Mentor” (page 12) OCS Contact Information (page 12)

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! Thu, Mar 6 Thu, Mar 7 Tue, Mar 19

4-6 pm 9:30-10:20 am 9:30-10:20

Bowman 24 Computer Lab Bowman 24 Computer Lab Bowman 24 Computer Lab

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Upcoming OCS Events: Career Exploration Day! Thursday, 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!!!

Stay tuned for more information about this BIG event!

Educators’ Expo Annual Job & Interview Fair - UVA Fri, Mar 1 9 am – Noon Newcomb Hall Ballroom Foyer, UVA One-Day event with Candidate Interviews in the afternoon. This annual education job and interview fair is open to all candidates/ students (including those with no affiliation with UVA) interested in k12 positions in Teaching, Counseling, Speech Language Pathology (SLP) or Administration: Free admission and no advance registration. All majors & degrees sought (not just certified candidates); and math, science & Spanish majors highly encouraged to attend. Candidate

Interviews: 12 noon - 5 p.m.

Job Search Series

Part III: Creating Your LinkedIn Account Tue, Mar 5 9:30 – 10:30 am Bowman 103 Thu, Mar 7 3:00-4:00 pm Bowman 104 All job seekers should have a LinkedIn account. It is like Facebook for professionals. It provides an outstanding way to network in your field and learn about jobs and trends in the industry. It is a great way for employers to find you – so you have to look good! There is a right way to set up your profile and most definitely a wrong way. Join this informative session that will help you get connected!

The “Résumé Doctor Is IN” Wed, Mar 6 11:00 am – 1:00 pm KCC Lobby 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 surgery?

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! Thu, Mar 6 Thu, Mar 7 Tue, Mar 19

4-6 pm 9:30-10:20 am 9:30-10:20

Bowman 24 Computer Lab Bowman 24 Lab – Mini Bowman 24 Lab – Mini

Happy Spring Break! March 8-March 17! Have Fun!

Coming up in March and April: CONVO! Career Premiere Job & Internship Fair! CONVO!! Career Exploration Day The Annual BC Suit-ably Savvy Career Fashion Show!

Thu, Mar 28 Thu, Apr 11 Wed, Apr 17

For more details and a complete list of events, visit Page 2

Scholarship Opportunities! Nordic Naturals® Essay Scholarship: Win up to $5,000 to help pay for college!

Nestle Purina Sweepstakes: Sign up anytime from February 12 – August 6, 2013 to be entered for a chance to win a cash prize of $1,500! The US Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Program and Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education are pleased to announce the 2013 Geothermal Student Competition., which seeks to engage students in a collaborative exercise to develop a business plan for developing a geothermal enterprise. For more information contact Dr. Desmond Stubbs, Program Manager:

Summer Projects and Other Opportunities! Excellent Opportunity for Project, Internship, and Volunteer work! is a startup-stage investment/donation nonprofit platform that enables collective, social donations to charities. Open-source project seeking web design ideas to make the platform look awesome. Contact Michael Blinn at to find out more.

Aikman Opportunity Award For Young Christian Writers Patrick Henry College, Guildford Media, and reporter/writer David Aikman announced this award to identify, encourage, and support a new generation of Christian nonfiction testimony writers who can inspire both Christians and general readers with true stories of how God has worked transformatively in the lives of individuals and communities. To read about the contest guidelines, visit For general information see

Now accepting applications for Fall 2013! We are on our nationwide search for bright, talented students seeking an internship opportunity of a lifetime as a Disney College Program participant at the Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort. Explore to learn more about this unique program. Click “Apply Now” and follow the instructions to submit an application. Project Yellow Light is offering an online film competition and scholarship. Create short videos that ask peers to be careful when driving - not to text and drive. The mission is to prevent car crashes – the number one killer of teens and young adults in the U.S. Complete information can be found at

ORISE Summer Student Research Participation Opportunity at NCTR! Summer research opportunities through the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas. Designed for science and math students preparing for careers in toxicology, regulatory science, or related scientific disciplines. Participate in research projects on biological effect of potentially toxic chemicals and solutions to toxicology problems impacting human health and the environment. For additional information visit OUR WEBSITE or contact the OCS.

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Internships! Summer Internship Program: Start your career before you graduate

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Internships: Participate in the Summer Food Services Program to observe the effective administration of this federallyfunded initiative. Excellent communication skills required. Positions available in Verona and Lynchburg. 25 hours/week, May-August. Visit OCS for a full job description & application!

Virginia Cooperative Extension is the primary outreach arm of Virginia Tech. With offices in 106 counties and cities in the Commonwealth, we help people put research-based knowledge to work to improve their lives and their communities. 30 positions available across the state working alongside Extension field faculty in the program areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Science and 4-H Youth Development. Job descriptions, application information and other information needed by your students can be found on the website.

AGV Sports Group has several internship openings: Fashion Design Intern: LINK Graphic Arts Intern: LINK Information Technology Intern: LINK Intern Coordinator: LINK International Interns: LINK Legal Interns: LINK Legal Interns-Immigration Issues: LINK Management Interns: LINK Sales Marketing Intern: LINK Supply Chain/Logistics Intern: LINK Video Intern: LINK Web Development Intern: LINK Online Social Community Manager Intern: LINK Regional Race Representative Intern: LINK

Virginia Cooperative Extension internships give you the opportunity to explore careers in nutrition, agriculture, environmental science, natural resources, family and consumer sciences or community and youth development. Looking for college students with a heart for Virginia and a desire to change their world. Go to: /index.html for more information. Applications are due by mid-April. Check the website for specific dates.

Full-time Summer Marketing Internship: Royall & Company, a leader in recruitment marketing, accepting applications for summer internship program. Potential for a career after graduation! Deadline March 25. LINK.

Business Internship: You’ve Got It Made, LLC is a local promotional products business looking for an (unpaid) intern. Please contact OCS for details before sending resume to Jennifer Cottrell ( Virginia Association of Broadcasting Internships! VAB offers paid summer internships to juniors/seniors in computer science, business, electronic media, engineering, graphic design, mass communications (advertising, journalism, marketing, public relations). Contact OCS for application! Summer Student Associate (Interns) – Biosciences: SRI’s Center for Advanced Drug Research has 12-week internships available in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and parasitology. Visit WEBSITE for details! Summer Missionary Interns at Community Crossing: Unique leadership program with included scholarship for participants. Community Crossing is a faith-based ministry in McDowell County, WV. Summer program focuses on youth groups and provides service projects, spiritual challenges, and team building opportunities. Deadline March 15. Visit the WEBSITE for details or OCS for an application! Virginia Cooperative Extension Intern: The unit intern will work with agents to develop, implement and evaluate Extension programs within the county, including corn hybrid test plots, pressure canner clinics, dairy judging practices, summer enrichment camps, Junior 4-H camp, and more. Visit for details. Harvest of Hope Paid Summer Intern: The Society of St. Andrew is a domestic hunger-relief ministry based in Big Island, Virginia. Harvest of Hope is the mission retreat program of SOSA. For more information or an application, contact Bill Leach, Director of Harvest of Hope: 434-299-5956 or See more at

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More Internship Opportunities! NASA Announces STEM Summer Internship Program: Summer NIFS internship application open until March 15, 2013. Go to 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! Congressman’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 or 804-318-1363. 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: 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! 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. 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, Horseback, Outdoors, Sports, Aquatics/Lifeguard, Support Staff, Internships. Visit for details. 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, 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 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! Intern in Britain! BUNAC’s Intern in Britain program allows students and recent grads to undertake an internship in the UK for up to six months to add international flair to their resume.

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Even More Internship Opportunities! 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 for more info. 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! 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. 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 See OCS for details! Summer Intern as Childcare Worker: Advent Group Ministries is a non-profit, interdenominational Christian agency which provides social service programs for disadvantaged children and families. No experience required; willingness to live with 6 adolescents and work with a team of mental health professionals in providing residential care. Will acquire training to become a Resident Childcare Worker. Contact OCS for more information.

Post-Graduate Opportunity: Teach in China for 10 months! Appalachians Abroad Teach in China program prepares and places around 50-60 participants each year to teach English in China. Participants in this program can spend an academic year (10 month contract) in China. They will teach approximately 16 to 20 hours per week and in exchange be provided free housing on campus, medical care, monthly salary range from $1,000 USD up to $2,400 USD, travel stipend for touring China, and a round-trip international airline ticket upon completion of teaching contract. Contact OCS for details and visit the WEBSITE!

Volunteers Needed! The BC Center for Cultural Engagement is conducting a survey in the Northeast Neighborhood and needs Spanishspeaking volunteers. Days and times flexible. If you’re interested in community development and want to gain valuable research experience, contact Arielle Martin: The Heritage Museum in Dayton needs volunteers to work a few hours per week to help the historical society museum. Needs include greeting visitors, reception desk, tour guide at historic house, genealogy library tasks, office help. Email Margaret at or call 879-2616.

For more information on any of the opportunities described in this newsletter, please contact the Office of Career Services at

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What to Notice Around the Office When You Go For a Job Interview In Pictures: 11 Things to Notice Around the Office When You Go For a Job Interview from

You just arrived for a job interview. As you wait in the reception area your mind is racing. But instead of running through your rehearsed responses to possible questions again, use that time to survey the workplace. In fact, you should be keenly observant from the time you arrive until you say your goodbyes. Why? Paying close attention to the workplace and people will allow you to get a better sense of the company culture, and in turn, can help you determine whether it’s a good fit for you. Interviewers can tell you what they want about the environment and personnel—but your own first-hand observations will be far more useful. “The interview process is a two-way street,” says Amy Hoover, president of Talent Zoo, a site for marketing, advertising, and digital professionals. “Not only are you being evaluated, but you should be evaluating the company and its people. It’s absolutely your duty as an interviewee to observe the culture of the company and its employees. If you’re not offered a tour, be sure to request one so you can get a sense of the environment and its vibe. If possible, you should also request to meet some potential co-workers. It’s as much your responsibility as the candidate to determine if you’re a good fit for the company as it is your interviewer’s, so don’t be shy.” Dr. Katharine Brooks, director of Liberal Arts Career Services at The University of Texas at Austin and author of You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career, agrees. She says it’s hard to relax and remember to observe when you’re stressed about an interview, “but make a plan to stop for a minute and assess the office or setting,” she says. “Just take thirty seconds to look around and see how formal the setting is. Do people have personal items on their desks? Is there informal and casual conversation in the hallways? Is the feeling relaxed or tense? Does everyone seem like they are on an urgent mission? These are easily made observations despite personal nervousness.” So, while you’ll still want to use the interview as your chance to make a great impression and ask important questions, you should also think of it as an opportunity to evaluate the role, the prevailing culture, the company’s leadership, the growth path, and the boss, says Meredith Haberfeld, an executive coach and co-founder of the Institute for Coaching. Here are 11 things to look out for while you’re on a job interview: 1) How do employees interact with each other? 2) Are the people happy and welcoming? 3) How do employees answer the phone? 4) What does their body language say? 5) Is it a fast-paced work environment? 6) Is it an organized place? 7) What is the physical office environment like? 8) How do employees dress? 9) What is the physical layout of the office? 10) How do managers interact with employees? 11) Is everyone busy? Read the full article HERE.

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Job Opportunities! Sage Point Financial

Weekend Sports Anchor / Reporter: WHSV-TV accepting resumes

Will be on Campus to Interview Candidates for

for full-time position to shoot, edit, produce, and report/anchor. Send resume and reel to Kay Norred, News Director (

Account Executive/ Financial Advisor

Human Resources Assistant: BEAM BROS. Trucking seeking full time

Thursday, March 21 Starting at 9:00 am 30-minute interviews

Part-Time English Teacher: The Ameson Foundation’s Year in China

Please submit resume and cover letter to the Office of Career Services by Wednesday, March 13 Sage Point is currently hiring fulltime Account Executive/ Financial Advisors for our Richmond, VA location. These Account Executives are independent professionals who provide sound, unbiased advice concerning financial goals for retirement, estate planning and company plans. They take a personal interest in helping individuals invest for a secure future and are dedicated to developing meaningful, long-term relationships that clients can depend on and trust. Sage point provides an extensive training program covering the following areas: · Licensing with FINRA · Value Added Sales Process · Portfolio Diversification & Allocation Theory · Investment Securities and Retirement Plans Qualifications: Ideal candidates must excel in the following areas: · Verbal Communication · Persistent Work Ethic and Desire to Succeed · Entrepreneurial Spirit and Drive · Self Motivation Please contact the Office of Career Services with questions or if you need assistance.

assistant with good communication skills. Application at Program seeks English teachers to serve as ambassadors of their country. Visit and apply by March 31.

Dorm Staff (Part-Time): The VA Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services seeks part-time dorm staff for their office in Fishersville. LINK

PERT Transition Resource Specialist / Field (Central): VA Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services has a full time opening at their Fishersville office. Click HERE for info.

Software Engineer, College-Hire: Metron Aviation is looking to expand its ranks to support the growing need of Air Traffic Management (ATM) research, product development and mission analysis. LINK

Software Engineer, Commercial Products & Services: Looking for software developers. Experience in Java a plus. Visit WEBSITE for details.

USAJobs has several jobs available in the sciences: Biological Science Laboratory Science Technician LINK Senior Sustainable Agricultural Systems Advisor LINK Secretary (OA) LINK ; Senior Agricultural Biotechnology Advisor LINK National Program Leader (Food Science and Technology) LINK

College Services Specialist: College Central Network seeks candidates with variety of backgrounds for support positions. Contact OCS for info!

Purchasing Assistant: Work closely with a Purchasing Agent on an assigned commodity team to source product for both contract specific and stocking requirements. Visit Safety and Occupational Health Manager: The US Department of Labor has a full-time health administration position in either Delaware, Maryland or Pennsylvania. Visit USAJobs for more details! Dining Room and Culinary Positions: Free Room and Board! Eseeola Lodge at Linville Golf Club in Linville, NC is hiring for 2013. May-October employment required. For an application email Retail Sales Representatives: Verizon Wireless is currently hiring Sales Reps for their Harrisonburg, Staunton and Roanoke areas. To be considered, please apply online at Network Analyst: Farmers & Merchants Bank in Timberville, VA. Analyst will design, support, maintain and evaluate computer networking and telecommunication systems. Visit WEBSITE for details.

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More Job Opportunities 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. WRIC TV: Based in Richmond; 3 openings: Senior Producer, Media Coordinator, Account Executive. Contact OCS! 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 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. Position begins mid-March and runs for 6-8 weeks. Mon-Fri, 3-5:30, $10/hr. Contact OCS for 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: th


Math Tutor needed for 4 grader and 6 grader. Contact Andrea Jones: 540-213-7375, Human Resources Generalist: Fisher Auto Parts accepting resumes for part-time position in Staunton, VA. Email resume to Andrea Hull, Human Resources/Benefits Administrator: General Engineer: U.S. Department of Labor – Mine Safety and Health Administration, Triadelphia, WV. WEBSITE. Assistant/Associate Director, Career Services: Virginia Military Institute seeks an experienced professional to plan and implement career programs through the use of innovative and multi-modal strategies. Apply HERE. Transfer Advising Coordinator for Northern Virginia Community College: James Madison University is seeking a full-time academic advisor to work at NVCC. A new position designed to enhance the university’s outreach to Virginia’s community colleges. Master’s degree required. Promotions Producer: TV3 Winchester has an immediate opening in the Creative Services/Promotions Department. Promote the station through script writing, audio/video collection, studio/field lighting, video editing and graphic design. Must be fluent in a Mac environment. Submit resume/reel etc. to Full-Time Television Director: TV3 Winchester. Candidate will work closely with the news team to execute on-air, live morning broadcasts in a multiple-camera studio. Reply to if interested. Resident Childcare Worker: Advent Group Ministries non-profit agency. Resident Childcare Worker will be responsible for overall care and supervision of six behaviorally/emotionally disturbed and/or chemically dependent adolescents and live with them 4 days a week. For more information, visit Staff accountant: Bowman Andros Products, LLC has an opening at its Mt. Jackson Facility. Duties will include daily cash reconciliations, month-end journal entries (prepaid and accruals) and balance sheet reconciliations including intercompany and account analysis, and ad-hoc reporting. Contact OCS for details. Content Manager: Capital One is seeking an applicant with knowledge of programming languages to author content according to instruction from internal creative team, identify content gaps and solve through research, and manage workload appropriately by efficiently servicing multiple requests. LINK.

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Teacher Job Fair! Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Teacher Recruiting Open House: Saturday, April 6 from 9am-12pm at Lord Fairfax Community College (Corron Community Development Center). 10am Interviewing Skills Workshop; 10:30 Resume Writing Workshop; 11am Interviewing Skills Workshop; 12:30pm Substitute Teaching Certification (*2 hours). Participating school systems: Clarke County, Shenandoah County, Frederick County, Warren County, Page County, Winchester Public Schools. For more information please contact the OCS!

Online Diversity Job Fair will be hosting the annual Online Diversity Job Fair through the end of March. The program builds a database of diverse faculty, doctoral students, and professionals and alerts them of current job openings in their area of expertise. For details visit

Osteopathic Medicine Open House The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is hosting an Open House on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 8:30am – 1:30pm.

Highlights · Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine demonstration · Network with faculty and current students

- Tour of Campus - Admission Requirements


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Featured Job Search Site: Ministry Source Sample of Current Job Listings: Business: Program & Community Affairs Officer, Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV Business Development Assistant, New Hope Center, Northville, MI Director of Organizational Development, Frontline Technologies, Exton, PA Development and Marketing Officer, Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Education: Analytics (Online) Adjunct, Northwestern College, Iowa Teachers, Haven of Peace Academy, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Ministry: Student Ministries Pastor, Plum Creek Community Church, Denver, CO Campus Pastor, Westside Community Church (Aloha), Beaverton, OR Director of Youth Ministries, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Omaha, NE Full-Time Youth & Family Minister, Novesta Church of Christ, Cass City, MI Executive Director, The Salvation Army, San Bernardino, CA Director of Student and Social Media Ministries, St. Stephen United Methodist Church, Charlotte, NC Camp Counselor, Lighthouse Christian Camp, Smithville, TN Religious Services Chaplain (Bi-lingual English/Spanish), Church World Service, Los Fresnos, TX Lead Pastor, Compass Christian Center, Federal Way, WA Pastor, Lord’s Peace Chapel, Vancouver, BC

Music/Arts: Director of Music/Organist, Towson United Methodist Church, Towson, MD Music Minister, Hunting Creek Baptist Church, Big Island, VA Children’s Worship Leader/Arts Director, The Ark Church, Conroe, TX Part Time Minister of Music, East Avenue United Methodist Church, Norwalk, CT

Miscellaneous: Video Graphics/Editing Engineer, Call of Love Ministries, Mason, OH Executive Director of Strategic Communication, Evangelical Covenant Church, Chicago, IL

For more information, visit or visit the Office of Career Services!

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Why You Should Go Out of Your Way to Find an Awesome Peer Mentor February 5, 2013 By Hila Mehr at Imagine…You just had an invaluable meeting with one of your mentors. You feel really stuck at work, unsure whether to take that great promotion or follow your passion with the startup that asked you to join their team. Your mentor went through a similar dilemma, and their advice was fresh and honest. Now, what if we told you that your mentor was not a senior leader in your field, a professor or your boss? Rather, your mentor was your peer—someone at the same level as you in their career. But, you ask, how can a peer be a mentor, and why would I even want a peer mentor? Here are four reasons why you should have a peer mentor and some key steps to building a peer mentoring relationship that will last a lifetime: 1. They’re at the same stage of life you are The advantage of peers is that only they understand what it means to be a Twitter-obsessed Millennial in a recession economy in ways that senior mentors cannot. 2. They’re fluent in the new way of working We live in an age of rapidly evolving technology and social media, which has impacted the way we work and live. Your peers are more likely to be excited about embracing these new technologies and work habits, whereas you might have to convince older generations of their value. 3. They’re safe sounding boards Voicing your ideas, doubts and insecurities to someone who is at the top of their field is valuable, but it’s also incredibly intimidating. 4. Your peers will be the leaders of tomorrow Mentorship is ultimately about collaboration, sharing ideas, asking for feedback and not being afraid to ask for help or advice. Whether you are mentored by your peer or the CEO of your company, don’t forget to be open, honest and giving in return. Hila Mehr is a social enterprise fellow based in India. Follow her at and @HilaMehr.

Read the full article HERE!

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 12

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