Vol. 2, Issue 1: July 12, 2013
In this Issue: Internships and Fellowships (page 2) Job Opportunities (pages 2-4, 7-8) Featured Job Search Resource: AlumniCentral.com (page 5) “3 Common Mistakes Grads Make When Finding a Job” (page 6) OCS Contact Information (page 8) Did You Know… That even after you graduate, you still have access to the Career Services Office? We can help you with your resume, your job search, interviewing, and lots more! Check out our website resources or give us a call for a consultation! www.bridgewater.edu/careerservices
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Internships and Fellowships Summer Marketing/Communications Intern: Marketing firm The Gravity Group is looking for a detail oriented intern with strong writing skills to help with media monitoring/reporting for all of their clients as well as social media, research, and client manager support. Familiarity with Macs a plus. Send cover letter and resume to Dawn Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit gravitygroup.com for more info. Contact OCS for assistance. Political Intern/Fellow: The Terry McAuliffe for Governor Campaign is looking for young people to play an integral role in the most dynamic and high-profile race in the country. Positions are available for part-time Interns (10-20 hours/week) and full-time Fellows (30-40 hours/week) in both campaign headquarters and state-wide. Application nd deadline August 2 for work August 16-November 5. Visit www.terrymcauliffe.com/intern for an application. Public Service Fellows Program: Partnership for Public Service. An opportunity for undergrads, grad students and recent grads to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills. Duties may include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities. Stipends based on experience. Apply by July 19 for fall or October 25 for spring: WEBSITE.
Job Opportunities! Environmental Educator / Seasonal: Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s program at Camp Allegheny in Stoystown, PA needs educators for fifth grade students from September 17-October 25, 2013. Visit the Audubon Society’s page at www.aswp.org or contact OCS for more details about the position and application process. General Ledger Accountant: Harrisonburg. Prepare financial statements, bank reconciliations, tax returns, journal entries, internal audits. Resume & salary history: email@example.com. Contact OCS about cover letter! Sales & Marketing Manager: Showalter’s Orchard and Greenhouse. Interest in sales/marketing of craft beverages to restaurants, wine shops. Promote and sell Old Hill Cider, establish business relationships, maximize social media tools for marketing, plan events. Submit letter and resume to Sarah Showalter: firstname.lastname@example.org. Caretaker: Central Virginia Parrot Sanctuary in Louisa County, VA. Part-time. Daily feeding/cleaning and operating tasks. Entry level starting at $10.00/hour with opportunities for advancement. Interest and experience with animals preferred. Training provided. Call 540-967-0447 or email email@example.com to set up an interview. Account Manager – Large Store: Coca-Cola North America Group. Primary Coca-Cola contact between large store managers or store owners. Responsible for customer relationships and increasing business withinin sales territory. Execute sales calls, sell in incremental displays and promotional programs. Visit WEBSITE for more information. Market Development Manager: Coca-Cola North America Group. Develop, maintain and grow On Premise and CDC account volume and gross profit within an assigned territory. Reponsible for account development and retention, new account acquisition and face to face order taking. Visit WEBSITE for more information. UA Brand fanatics and talented teammates: Under Armour Retail. Exciting opportunities available for the new store in Tysons Corner Center in Northern Virginia. Apply ASAP at http://www.underarmour.jobs/retail.asp. For more information on any of the opportunities described in this newsletter, please contact the Office of Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Job Opportunities! Operations Dispatcher: BEAM BROS. Trucking. Handle breakdown situations, accidents, driver questions, give directions, problem solve. Knowledge of Excel. 2 full-time positions available. Non-Driver Application: WEBSITE. Office Assistant: BEAM BROS. Trucking, Inc. General office functions and errands. Detail oriented and able to multi-task effectively. Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Complete Non-Driver Application: WEBSITE. Human Resources Assistant: BEAM BROS. Trucking. Assist with FMLA, tracking time-off, onboarding, terminations, generating/analyzing reports, progressive counseling techniques. Proficiency in Word & Excel. WEBSITE. Cross Country and Track Coach: Pulaski County High School, Dublin, VA. Job to include coaching distance runners, all 3 seasons (indoor and outdoor). Apply online at http://www.pcva.us. Interviews currently being scheduled. High School Math Teachers Needed: Pulaski County High School. Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Adv. Algebra-Trigonometry, Algebra Functions & Data Analysis, Calculus, Probability+Statistics. http://www.pcva.us.
Part-Time Evening Hours Available! Responsive Management, a wildlife/natural resource research firm, is hiring employees to conduct telephone research surveys (NO SALES). Part-time to full-time evening hours. Apply at 130 Franklin Street in Harrisonburg. Contact OCS for more details!
Bilingual Warehouse Training Facilitator: Family Dollar. Manage DC Training Specialists who conduct need assessments, training delivery, OD interventions, executive coaching, performance management issue analysis and solutions. Visit website for full description. Area Manager: Family Dollar Distribution Center, Front Royal. Provide leadership, orientation, training, discipline to employees. Conduct physical inspections of assigned area/equipment. Contact Career Services.
Chemical Engineer – Research and Development: INVISTA. Conduct research on polymers, materials, production processes supplying the global apparel industry. Responsible for identification, development, commercialization of innovative process and product technologies that meet important market/business needs. Apply HERE. News Director: WRIC TV. Responsible for developing the news department’s strategic plan by advancing relevant content for Broadcast TV, Web, Social Media and future platforms. Resume to email@example.com. News Producer: WRIC TV8. Someone who thrives during breaking news situations. Solid editorial judgment, strong writing skills and good people skills. 1-2 years experience preferred. Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Business Manager: WRIC TV Richmond. Four year degree in accounting and 6+ years of experience, preferably in the broadcast industry. Background in Human Resources. Resume to email@example.com. Creative Services Producer/Videographer/Editor: WRIC TV Richmond. Work with Creative Services and Sales Departments determining client & campaign needs, writing, shooting/editing commercials. Copywriting, videography experience req’d. Link to reel & digital resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact OCS for more info. Digital Content Producer: WRIC TV Richmond. Produce/monitor content for digital platforms. Produce engaging, accurately written news content. Also responsible for monitoring and posting relevant content to social media sites. 2 years experience in digital media preferred. Send resume to email@example.com. Account Executive: WRIC TV. Experienced professional with presentation skills. Extensive training and support will be provided. Outside sales background req’d. Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Job Opportunities! Account Executive: WSLS-TV 10 Roanoke. Responsible for making revenue budgets. Includes selling advertising time to existing clients, developing marketing solutions for advertisers. 2 yrs experience preferred. www.wsls.com Digital Journalist: WSLS-TV 10 Roanoke. Under the supervision of the Evening Anchor and News Director the Digital Journalist is responsible for gathering all necessary information to tell the story of a news event. Minimum of 1-3 years experience as a news photojournalist or reporter. Contact OCS for more info and visit www.wsls.com. TV Anchor Weekday Evening: WSLS-TV. Gather information about news stories, proof scripts, and present news on-air. Knowledge of video editing and previous experience required. http://www.mediageneral.com/careers. Senior Writer/Producer (Marketing): WSLS-TV. Leads the station image campaign, writing, editing, producing and directing on-air promotions. Excellent oral, written and visual communication skills are essential, as is television experience. Application available at http://www.mediageneral.com/careers. Multimedia Reporter: TV-3 Winchester. Knowledge and experience with internet news presentation desired. Email resume to Tracy Vosika (News Director): email@example.com. Contact OCS for demo tape instructions. Sports Anchor/Reporter: TV-3 Winchester is looking for a reporter with a true passion for local sports stories. Strong background in covering high school sports creatively. Knowledge of DVC & P2 cameras and non-linear editing essential. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact OCS for demo tape mailing instructions. Editor/Photojournalist: WHSV-TV. Edit newscasts, work under deadlines, knowledge of a newsroom is helpful. May shoot breaking news stories. Familiar with non-linear editing. Email resume/reel to email@example.com. Client Support Representative: Computer Packages Inc. Looking for Computer Science Majors for a variety of positions in the Rockville, MD office. Recent grads welcome. Resume only to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry-level Chemists for Biodegradation Department: Wildlife International seeking qualified chemist with experience using LC-MS/MS analysis for elucidation and identification of xenobiotics and degradation products. Duties include method development and analytical support for studies used to assess the degradation of chemicals in a variety of matrices. Located in Easton, MD. Please apply at http://www.eaglabs.com/efce/careers.html. Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant: RehabCare. Work in a team to provide quality, compassionate care in a secure setting. Implement residentâ€™s Care Plan for rehabilitation. Help mentally and/or physically impaired residents to participate in tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance their performance. Apply HERE. Speech Language Pathologist: RehabCare. Provide a full range of speech-language pathology services including identification, assessment, treatment planning and therapeutic interventions in an interdisciplinary environment. Certificate of Clinical Competence eligibility required. Apply HERE. Occupational Therapist: Kindred Healthcare, Staunton. Evaluate residents, develop specialized treatment plans to help them achieve as much as possible in regaining well-being through exercise or use of prosthetic/orthotic devices. Play an important role in recovery. Valid Occupational Therapy license or equivalent required. WEBSITE. Referral Coordinator: Blue Ridge Legal Services, Harrisonburg. Responsible for coordinating volunteer attorneys and referring and monitoring cases under the Pro Bono Referral Program. Must work well with the public, possess strong writing skills, operate under stressful circumstances, and be familiar with Microsoft Word and general computer skills. Starting salary $28,801. Submit resume/cover letter to John Whitfield at email@example.com.
Featured Job Search Resource: AlumniCentral.com
Add this NETWORKING action step to your personal job search checklist: Do not ignore live on-campus career and job fairs. These days, some job seekers believe building connections online via social networking is enough for a successful job search. REALITY CHECK: social networking is important, but if employers and recruiters consider live job fairs an important part of their hiring process, so should you. Take advantage of every opportunity to get face-to-face with them. After all, this is why they invest their time and money in attending these events. They want to see you in the flesh! Live events can be a networking treasure trove provided you are properly prepared for them. Do this: visit your college or university career center website and take note of the date of the next on-campus job fair. Some career centers require you to register online for the event, so... REGISTER. This is no time to stand on the sidelines. Registering for the event helps organizers plan the event and provide you with information you'll need to make the most of the experience. On the day of the event, arrive early. There's a good chance you'll have many of the recruiters and HR reps all to yourself if you can beat the rush. Is there a dress code for the event? If you aren't sure, it's better to err on the side of being overdressed than underdressed. Think business attire. What are employees expected to wear in the workplace for the type of job you seek? Do your homework and dress the part. Is food being served? Skip it, unless offered to you by a recruiter or employer as a conversation starter. You want to keep your hands free for hand shaking and rĂŠsumĂŠ distributing. Put your phone on mute (or turn it off). No texting. No Twitter. No Facebook... whatever. Keep your focus squarely on the exhibitors at the event. Step right up and shake hands firmly (no death grips). Look them in the eye and introduce yourself. SMILE. Be prepared to give your spiel. Make it short and to the point. Tip: they want to know that you've given your future some thought, so work a brief summary of your goals into the mix. Ask intelligent questions about their organization. This will tip them off that you have done some research and are serious about career advancement.
3 Common Mistakes Grads Make When Finding a Job Mistake #3: Sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring. This is something we see a lot, since for the better part of the last 20 years, grads have been conditioned to think that good grades and a good “education” would be sufficient for finding a job. And while we certainly respect the overall education system, we think it’s safe to say that a 3.0 GPA, and a college diploma aren’t going to save the day when it comes to landing your ideal job. Instead, we recommend grads get out of the house and start networking. We’re talking about local Chambers of Commerce, Business Associations, Kiwanis Clubs, Rotary Clubs, nonprofit organizations, cocktail parties…anyplace where you can find people who have jobs in your industry. Now with that said, the likelihood of finding a Hiring Manager at one of these functions is pretty remote. However, a lot of times you’ll run into people who even though they might not be the hiring authority for a position, they might know someone, who knows someone else who might be looking to hire someone just like you. And by meeting that original contact, you’re gotten the ball rolling for finding a job. Mistake #2: Not having a gameplan, Not having a professional looking resume. This is a real common mistake, since most grads we’ve run into have more or less…how shall we say, flown by the seat of their pants when it comes to finding a job. Sure everyone wants a job, and most grads even have an idea as to what industry or even company they might want to work for. But beyond that, there’s usually not too much of a gameplan for physically making that happen. Which needless to say is a real mistake if you plan on finding a job in the shortest time possible. Mistake #1: Solely relying on “Monster” and other job posting sites. This is an absolute killer for anyone coming out of school looking for a job, because here’s how the story usually goes… You’ve come out of school with good grades and a degree, and you’re feeling good about your prospects for finding a job. So after doing a little research and creating a resume, you do what any normal person would expect…you post your resume online. You go to this site, and that one. You go to company websites and message boards…all the while posting your resumes along the way. So a few hours later you sit back in your chair, exhale loudly and get ready for the job offers to come in. Except guess what? It never happens! Sure you might get some calls, but at the end of the day it usually just turns out to be a recruiter or some other person “screening” applications, and you just happened to be next in the stack. If we could impart one piece of advice to today’s college grad it would be this: Get in the game. To find out how to “get in the game,” read the full article HERE at Jobs4GradsNow.
SPRING/SUMMER TUTORS needed for all subjects in Bridgewater area $20+/hour
T-Mobile Sales Representative: MarketSource. Position located inside of Wal-marts, Costco’s, and Sam’s Clubs. Aggressive sales position Weds through Sun. Visit website or contact OCS. $11.00/hour.
All tutoring conducted one-on-one at neutral location such as a library, on campus, or at a nearby coffee shop.
HP Technology Sales Specialist: MarketSource. Inside Best Buy/Fry’s. Tech savvy, outgoing personality, not afraid to approach customers. Weekends. Visit website for application or contact OCS. $13.50/hour.
Tutors get to pick their students, set their rates, and plan their schedules.
Human Resources Assistant: Dynamic Aviation. Support HR dept, deliver value to internal/external customers. Contact OCS & website.
If interested, please contact Justin@wheresmytutor.com for more info.
Accounting Manager: Dynamic Aviation. Support company operations by ensuring that A/P, A/R and payroll functions provide efficient and effective service to internal and external customers. Degree in accounting or equivalent experience required. Contact OCS or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Engineering Technician III: Virginia Department of Transportation, Winchester. Working knowledge of standard survey procedures using CADD required. Contact OCS for info or email Stauntonjobs@vdot.virginia.gov. Project Manager: G4S Secure Solutions has an immediate opening for an experiences PM with a background in security. Administer security contracts and ensure compliance with contractual requirements. WEBSITE.
Even More Job Opportunities! Media Support Specialist: Church of the Brethren, Elgin, IL. Creating and updating web pages; formatting and posting PDF files; maintaining Google calendar; work with news director to maintain digital photo/video archive; assist with technical support within the office. Contact email@example.com for an application. Assistant to a Montessori Teacher: Bridgewater Montessori School. General classroom supervision/management. See OCS for full description before sending cover letter/resume to Danielle Jahne firstname.lastname@example.org. Wellness Center Instructor: Summit Square Retirement Community in Waynesboro is seeking a creative, energetic, highly motivated individual to lead group exercise classes. Please contact OCS for the full job description and view application HERE. Contact Matt Dameron at email@example.com with questions. Store Manager, Retail: Starbucks Coffee Company. Help store partners make connections with the customers they see every day. Lead store operations, staffing, customer satisfaction, product uqality, financial performance and team development. Please contact OCS for full description and application assistance or visit the WEBSITE. LIFEGUARDS WANTED: Massanetta Springs has several openings for Lifeguards. Maintain surveillance of pool patrons; provide emergency care as needed; maintain a clean and safe environment. All certifications need to be current; previous experience preferred. Hours vary. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Deputy Field Organizer: McAuliffe for Governor Campaign. Assist in building a political network and executing strategy to win targeted electoral campaigns throughout the Commonwealth. Recruiting and training volunteers to participate in grassroots activities such as door-to-door, phone banking and early voting. Send cover letter and resume to Michelle at McAuliffeDFOs@gmail.com. Contact OCS for assistance in preparing these materials!
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.
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