Vol. 2, Issue 8: Nov. 18, 2013
In this Issue: “Dress for the job you want” (page 1) Career Services Calendar of Events (page 2) “7 Top-Paying Nonprofit Jobs That Also Offer Meaningful Work”(page 3) Internship Opportunities (pages 4-6) Job Opportunities (pages 7-8) Follow up: The Federal Career Expo in Photos (page 9) “Top Four Career Fair Tips” (page 10) West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Open House flyer (page 11) OCS Contact Information (page 11)
Job Search Series – Nov 19-21
Career Services Conference Room (Flory 14), 4-5 pm Tuesday, November 19th Part I: What Do I Have to Do to Find a Job Out There?! 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. Wednesday, November 20th Part II: Networking – How is That Going to Get Me a Job? 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. Thursday, November 21st Part III: Creating Your LinkedIn Account 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”
Mon, Nov 25 11 am - 1 pm KCC Lounge 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?
The full calendar of events is available at: http://www.bridgewater.edu/studentlife/services/career-services/events
7 Top-Paying Nonprofit Jobs That Also Offer Meaningful Work November 6, 2013
By Annie Favreau
A large paycheck isn’t usually a reason to work for a nonprofit. Meaningful work, engaging community and diverse projects, yes. But the paycheck? No. “Generally, the jobs with the highest meaning offer low pay. People who want to make the world a better place are not driven by money. They’re driven by a desire to help people,” says Katie Bardaro, lead analyst at PayScale.com. But nonprofit doesn’t have to mean no paycheck. While many nonprofits operate on a different salary scale than traditional corporate organizations or flashy tech startups, you can set yourself up for success (at least when it comes to your pay) by aiming for one of these careers:
1. Grant Coordinator
Median nonprofit pay: $51,000 (source: Payscale)
Grant coordinators keep the grant money flowing into nonprofits. You figure out which grants are bestsuited for your organization, develop proposals and follow up when necessary to ensure everyone’s in compliance with the grant requirements. In short, you oversee the grant procurement process from A to Z.
2. Software Engineer
Median nonprofit pay: $78,000 (source: Simply Hired)
Software engineers design, develop, test and evaluate software and systems. Whether you’re developing a new app for your organization, updating a donor database system or creating a new tracking system for onthe-ground volunteers, you implement and support the techie side of nonprofits.
3. Foundation Program Officer
Median nonprofit pay: $60,000 (Payscale)
Foundation program officers figure out the who, what and how of giving out grant money. It’s your job to make sure the right grant gets to the right organization. To be a program officer, you’ve got to be an expert in your area — whether that’s public health, education, poverty or beyond. Program officers usually come to foundations after pursuing careers in academia, public charities or agencies. Foundations hire you because you have deep knowledge and expertise in a particular area. — Susan Fitzpatrick, Vice President of the James McDonnell Foundation
4. Communications Director
Median nonprofit pay: $63,000 (Simply Hired)
Communications directors are responsible for a nonprofit’s public relations and media outreach. You manage PR staff if you have them, create communication strategies and serve as the spokesperson for your organization. It’s your job to make sure your nonprofit is publicly seen in the best light possible — and that people have actually heard about your work.
5. Museum Curator
Median nonprofit pay: $50,000 (Payscale)
Every museum - whether focused on modern masterpieces or children’s exhibits - depends on the museum curator. You oversee and manage the museum’s collections and displays, ensuring the museum is always stocked with pieces that provoke, engage or induce wonder. You also do a ton of business work-negotiating purchases, categorizing new collection items or figuring out the logistics of loaning out an exhibit.
6. Director of Development
Median nonprofit pay: $58,000 (Payscale)
In the nonprofit world, “development” is generally shorthand for “fundraising.” As such, the director of development is responsible for bringing in the funds that keep a nonprofit on its feet. You create fundraising strategies and oversee outreach to major funding sources like grants, corporate investors, individual donors and fundraising events. You mix financial savvy with the friendly art of persuasion.
7. Executive Director
Median nonprofit pay: $61,000 (Payscale)
Landing a gig as the head honcho is generally the best bet for making a big(ger) income. Executive directors are like the CEOs of the nonprofit world. You keep your organization alive by steering the policy, leading your team and creating new strategies to sustain your nonprofit’s mission and vision over the long haul. The best part of the job? “I meet truly amazing human beings every day. I know that sounds a little Disney princess, but seriously, I work in arts and medicine and typically prima donna jerks don’t wake up and think, “I’m going to go write poetry with ladies at the senior center today.” Far and away, I meet Testing wonderful human beings. — Katy Liljeholm, Executive Director at Well Arts
So maybe it’s not about the paycheck after all. Would you consider a nonprofit job?
Internship Opportunities Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Internships: Available to undergrad and grad students with an interest in history, education, or museum careers. Work with exhibits, research, visitors, historical interpretation, planning, and assisting in implementation of new programs/special projects. For more info, visit www.historyisfun.org. Virginia Amateur Sports Internships: Roanoke, VA. Non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of benefits of physical fitness and healthy lifestyles through sports education, training and competition. Internships in Marketing/Events Management, Operations, Games, Presidential Assistant. www.CommonwealthGames.org. Men’s Health Network Internships: Washington, DC. Focus on Family and Parenting, Health and Medicine, Mental, Men’s Issues, Fatherhood, and Veterans’ Issues. Could include Public Policy work, Health outreach, Social media, Research issues. Send your resume, goals and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Safety Intern: Dynamic Aviation, Bridgewater, VA. This role will support the Environmental, Health and Safety Supervisor to research, establish, and perform safety related tasks to meet compliance requirements. Apply HERE. Media Intern: The entertainment venue, The Gateway in Waynesboro VA seeks a media intern who will assist with arts/video/social networking/marketing with specific focus on developing a presence on YouTube and using video on the organization’s website. Small stipend provided. Contact Dr. Clair Myers (email@example.com.) Disney College Program: The deadline to apply for the 2014 Spring, Spring Advantage, and Spring Advantage Quarter programs for the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort is rapidly approaching. Interested students, who have not yet applied, should do so immediately on disneycollegeprogram.com. Music Magazine Internship: Under the Radar, a nationally-distributed indie music magazine, is seeking Spring and Summer interns to help accommodate their continued growth. Work 1-3 days a week and receive college credit, new CDs and free swag. Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact OCS for instructions. CrossRoads Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center: Internships in Communications, Museum Management and Educational Programs available. Visit www.vbmhc.org or contact email@example.com for more information.
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Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC): The LVC application is now available and the first deadline is January 15 . To learn more about what it means to spend a year working for justice, living simply and sustainably and in international community please check out www.LutheranVolunteerCorps.org. Wildlife Rehabilitation Externships: The Wildlife Center of Virginia is a non-profit teaching and referral hospital for native wildlife. This externship provides an in-depth, hands-on experience in the field of wildlife rehabilitation. Lasting 600 hours over a minimum of 12 weeks, externs will learn about wildlife husbandry, nutrition, handfeeding techniques for a variety of orphaned species, capture and restraint methods, wildlife laws, and release criteria. Email cover letter, resume and application to firstname.lastname@example.org and contact OCS for assistance. Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President – Washington, DC: The USTR is a federal government agency under the Executive Office of the President which is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. trade, commodity, and direct investment policy with other countries. The intern program at USTR is a semester-long, volunteer program in which undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students gain knowledge and experience in conducting U.S. trade policy. Assignments may include research, analysis, statistics, and coordination of briefing books, report preparation, meeting and conference planning, letter writing, and covering meetings, hearings, and/or legislative markup sessions.
The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2014 Summer Term internship/fellowship opportunities at Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratories. These competitive, paid internships, are for 10 weeks during the Summer Term (May to August timeframe), and include support for travel and housing. ď‚ˇ
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/.
The Community College Internship (CCI) program encourages community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE Labs. Students work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities related to ongoing R&D programs. http://science.energy.gov/wdts/cci/.
The Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to the DOE mission areas. In this program, selected university/college faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory research staff on a research project of mutual interest. Faculty member participants may invite up to two students (one of which may be a graduate student) to participate in the research project. Applicants establish their collaborations with laboratory research staff in advance of applying and must submit a co-developed research proposal as part of the application. Students apply separately at the invitation of the faculty member. http://science.energy.gov/wdts/vfp/.
Applications for these three programs must be completed and submitted online by 5:00 PM ET on January 10, 2014 (including all required application materials and recommendations).
Job Opportunities! VA Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired: Program Support Technician Sr. – Winchester (LINK) by 11/20, Placement Counselor – Loudoun (LINK) by 11/20, DDS Regional Director – Henrico (LINK) by 11/24, .NET Web Application Developer – Henrico (LINK) by 12/02 Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services: VTC Support-Henrico (LINK), PERT Transition Resource Specialist (LINK), Counselor II/Lead Vocational Evaluator (LINK) Under Armour at Tyson’s Corner Mall: Part-time positions available for cashiers, sells specialist, and freight associates, complete with competitive pay, flexible scheduling and an amazing discount. Visit www.underarmour.jobs and visit OCS for details! Police Officer: The City of Staunton is seeking candidates for a position responsible for public safety, law enforcement, crime prevention, traffic control, and accident investigation. Visit www.staunton.va.us and contact OCS for details about the application process. Data Entry Clerk: BEAM BROS. Trucking, Inc. Full time position entering repair orders and providing general administrative assistance in the shop. Knowledge of Word and Excel required. Complete the Non-Driver Application at www.beambros.com and attach resume.
Check out the great job opportunities available at Union First Market Bank! CLICK HERE Contact Career Services for more information and a recommendation!
Anchor/Producer: WHSV-TV. Dynamic leader to anchor and produce 11pm newscast with the established female anchor. Successful candidate will be able to handle breaking news, recognize relevant content, and produce to a targeted audience. Send resume, recent newscast, references to Kay Norred, News Director: email@example.com. Meteorologist: TV3 Winchester looking for a candidate to join the morning team. Should be able to create graphics to complement a convincing and energetic weather story while maining a strong interaction with news anchors and viewers. Rush your resume and tape to Tracy Vosika, News Director: Tracy@TV3Winchester.com. Coordinator of the TRIM and EFSM Ministry Training Programs: Bethany Theological Seminary – Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership. Half-time position adinisters two of the four educational tracks required for set-apart ministry in the Church of the Brethren. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Office Manager: RRSI – An industrial refrigeration recruiting agency. Waynesboro, VA. Responsibilities to include invoicing (receivables and payables), payroll, tax use and deductions, credit card reconciliations, account reconciliations, financial reporting, and managing/training 4-6 staff members. http://4rrsi.com/job/1521 Personal Care Attendant: Local resident looking for an individual to help in the care of a 20 year old male with cerebral palsy for specified times on weekends and school holidays. For more information, contact Career Services. Human Resources Assistant: Dynamic Aviation. Provide customer service, devlop position advertisements, review resumes, provide information to applicants, enter information into databases, complete initial applicant screening, file employee paperwork, support benefits administrator. https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=475944 For more information on any of the opportunities listed in this newsletter, please contact the Office of Career Services at email@example.com!
More Job Opportunities! Associate Director of Children’s Disaster Services: Church of the Brethren, Elgin, IL. Part of the Global Mission and Service team. Provide oversight, leadership and administration of CDS. Coordinate new program development and provide sound financial management. Request an application packet from firstname.lastname@example.org. Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Assistant: Central Shenandoah Valley Office on Youth: Family Services Division. Responsible for the implementation of teen pregnancy prevention education and famly services programming. Must possess strong public-speaking skills and be comfortable teaching sensitive area curriculum to youth and/or parents. Contact the Office of Career Services for more info and visit www.waynesboro.va.us. Account Manager – Harrisonburg Area: American Red Cross – Donor Recruitment and Sales. If you have sales and marketing experience, love to work in a fast-paced environment, enjoy variety and mobility and want to work for a prestigious organization where your work will make a difference – this is the job for you. Apply HERE. Full Time Counter Sales: May Supply Company. Sell plumbing supplies, water systems and other related products for sale at the warehouse counter. Should be personable, energetic, comfortable with the public and seeking a career. Send resume to Larry Fanella, President, May Supply Company: 1775 Erickson Ave. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Part-Time and Seasonal Sales Associates: Christopher William Jewelers in Weyers Cave is currently looking for people who are energetic, driven, and interested in working in an upscale environment. Must have previous sales experience. https://www.christopherwilliamjewelers.com. Get an application from OCS. Inside Sales Specialist: Rosetta Stone. Prospect leads via proactive outbound telephone outreach methods in an effort to cultivate initial interest in RS. CLICK HERE. Sales Engineer: Rosetta Stone, Harrisonburg. Help guide the client through its implementation by resolving issues and coordinating activities. CLICK HERE. Sales Trainee: Fastenal. Staunton/Waynesboro. Training program includes hands-on, online and classroom through corporate university. www.fastenal.com/careers to apply! Part-time Afterschool Recreation Aide: Augusta County Parks and Recreation. Work with elementary school kids. Must be available M-F 2:30pm-6pm. Application.
Recent Graduates and Graduating Seniors in Biology and Chemistry! Wildlife International is in a growth phase and will be increasing their work force next year. This could mean potential job opportunities! If you are interested, please send resume and cover to: Wildlife International 8598 Commerce Drive Easton, MD 21601 ATTN: Darryl Anderson You can also submit your resumes using the Wildlife International website: http://www.eag.com/efce/careers.html
Afterschool Program Aide: Rockingham County Parks and Recreation has part-time positions available. Must be able to work 2:45pm-6pm and have reliable transportation. See OCS for details. Ski/Snowboard Instructor: Massanutten Resort. Working with children or adults to teach snow sports skills beginning at a basic level. No teaching experience required. Apply at www.massresortjobs.com. IT Specialist: U.S. Department of Labor OASAM Regional Office in Philadelphia. Full time position from $61K. Please submit your application online at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetail/355165300 by 11/22. Host: WSLS-TV. Host and produce daily entertainment program. May be required to set up, produce and writ4e television feature stories, segments and live shots. 3 years experience recommended. Send link to reel and resume to email@example.com or contact OCS for further information.
On Wednesday, November 13th, students attended the
Federal Government Career Connections Expo at Sweet Briar College with the Bridgewater Office of Career Services
The expo featured panels with representatives from a variety of different government, military and other federal jobs. Students were able to attend three different panels, enjoyed a complimentary lunch, and networked at a minicareer fair before riding back to Bridgewater in the BC vans.
Our top four career fair tips By Colleen Sabatino, The Intern Coach
Career fairs are sprouting up on campuses all year round, not just at the end of the year. In fact, the fall is high season for internship and career events. At these events, you can network with company reps for either internship or job opportunities. Here are our top 4 tips on how to make the most of your next career fair. 1. Make sure your resume is up to date with all your latest achievements, including part-time jobs, volunteer work, internships, academic honors, study abroad semesters, unusual hobbies, etc. Your career center will help you update your resume to showcase your skills. Then, print out your resume on good quality paper and take them with you to the career fair. Present your resume at each company that interests you. 2. Research what companies will be attending , so you can Google them in advance and find out about the company. Then, you’ll be able to carry on an intelligent conversation and ask relevant questions, showing the representative that you cared enough to research the firm. After you do your research, you may be able to find out if you know anyone who works there who could help you connect with the proper personnel and whose name you could mention to the representative at the career fair. 3. Review your wardrobe to be sure that you’ll make a professional impression on the companies at the career fair. A clean white shirt or blouse and a neutral skirt or slacks will be a safe combination. Keep your hairstyle and jewelry simple and refrain from using scents. You want the company to see that you would “fit” in at its office, whether as an intern or new employee. 4. Get there when it first starts. You’ll have a better chance of being remembered if you talk to the companies when everyone is fresh and the fair isn’t crowded. Plan ahead on what you’ll say when you approach each booth. Try to ask a question based on your research. After you engage a representative in conversation, you might even ask if you could do an informational internship interview with the company.
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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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