Out of the Darkness Walk

Chi Sigma Iota, the Counselor Education international honor society, is bringing an Out of the Darkness Walk, a suicide awareness and prevention walk to VCU’s campus.  We would love for you to join us and others on Saturday, April 2nd from 10:00AM-11:00AM for a short walk around the Monroe Park Campus beginning and ending at The Compass behind Cabell Library.  Registration begins at 9:00AM.  Join us and Active Minds at VCU to raise awareness of suicide prevention and help end suicide in our own VCU community!

Pathways Programs/Writing Your Federal Resume

Dear Colleagues,

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is offering a series of free online presentations covering “Pathways Programs/Writing Your Federal Resume” for students interested in federal internships or post-graduation employment.

Attendees will be shown a real federal government job posting and walked through a process that helps them review the posting to determine their qualifications, identify the important requirements, and then tailor their resumes to that posting.

The dates and times of each webinar are listed below. Please share distribute this widely to your students and campus partners.

To register for the class, click the link below:

Wednesday, April 6th from 11AM-1PM (EST)

Wednesday, April 6th from 3PM-5PM (EST)

Friday, April 8th from 1PM-3PM (EST)

April 12th @ 12PM-2PM (EST)

April 12th @ 4PM-6PM (EST)


The Career Services staff

“Suit Yourself” by the VCU Career Services

Need an outfit for an interview? Suit Yourself!

April 4th & 5th
11 am-3 pm
University Career Center, Student Commons 1st floor

If you have an upcoming interview or plan to attend professional event, you should focus on making an amazing first impression, not worrying about what to wear. We’ve got you covered. On April 4th and 5th, we’re holding our first ever Suit Yourself clothing giveaway.

Stop by from 11 am until 3 pm and pick out a free, lightly-used, professional outfit from our selection of tops, suits, pants, skirts, dresses and ties. You don’t have to pre-register and we will have fitting rooms available for you to try on clothing if you wish.

This event is first-come first-served and the limit is one outfit per person.

For more information, call 804-828-1645, email careers@vcu.edu, or visit us on the 1st floor of the Student Commons right next to Chick-fil-A.

Fund for the Public Interest

Make a difference on issues that matter this summer with the Fund for the Public Interest!

What are you planning to do with your summer? Do you want to make a real difference, working to protect the environment or public health? Do you want to gain real-world experience and pick up valuable skills? Do you want to make good money?

Apply for a job with the Fund this summer, and you could get all of that and more. We’re a national, non-profit organization that builds the people power for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations.

We’re hiring in over 30 cities across the country this summer to raise money and get thousands of people to take action. You’ll make a real difference on important issues. You may be working to help stop global warming, fight fracking, get factory farms to stop overusing antibiotics or standing up for clean water, just to name a few.

You’ll gain real-world experience and learn valuable skills. Making change happen isn’t easy, but history has shown time and again that when we build enough people power we can win. But to do that we need people who have the skills and leadership ability to get things done. And that’s what you’ll learn with the Fund.

We have a great training program. Training starts the first day, and it continues throughout your time on staff.

You will have the opportunity to learn how to lead a team, run news conferences, all while developing your public speaking skills, raising money and motivating people to get involved and take action. Skills that will be valuable, no matter what kind of job you want in the future.

And, you’ll make good money.

Many people are faced with a tough choice for how to spend their summer. Do I earn money by waiting tables, painting houses or making lattes, or do I take that unpaid internship so I can get real-world experience, or work on something I care about. You don’t have to make that choice.

You can make $4,500-$6,500 this summer while doing something you actually believe in. All while gaining the skills and experience you need to help you succeed in the future.

This is not your typical summer job, but if you’re looking for a great experience where you can make a real difference, and work with some great people along the way, then apply for a summer job with The Fund.

We will be holding information sessions and interviews on Virginia Commonwealth’s campus on Monday 3/21, Tuesday 3/22, and Wednesday 3/23.
Information session locations:
All sessions will be located in VCU Student Commons (907 Floyd Avenue) Metro Room on the 1st floor.

Wed Mar 23, 2016 – 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm
Thur Mar 24, 2016 – 10am, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm

To apply, please visit www.SummerJobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH (753-2784).

Virginia Internship with TNC

I am happy to announce that we are recruiting for a Dave Tice Science Technician Internship position in the Allegheny Highlands Program of VA. The position announcement is available on Nature.org/careers,  job posting number 44058. The position announcement will be posted until April 3rd.

Students may also contact Dr. Lesley Bulluck directly for additional information: lpbulluck@vcu.edu

The Science & Business of Brewing

March 21, 2016
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Alumni Boardroom, 1st floor Student Commons

Do you love beer? Do you love science? What about money? Have you ever thought about combining all of those things in a career?

Join us in the Alumni Boardroom on March 21 to learn from Triple Crossing Brewery and Brown Distributing about the science and the business of beer. The owners of Triple Crossing will talk about their experience as local brewers and a sales representative from Brown will discuss the ins and outs of the beverage industry.

All students are welcome to attend!

Innovation Gateway Pre-Accelerator Program

The Innovation Gateway is excited about partnering with The College of Humanities & Sciences once again for the 2016 Summer Pre-Accelerator Program. This is a 12 week program, exclusive to students in The College of Humanities and Sciences, that provides guidance, accountability, and investor connections to student startups. Accepted students will be awarded $5000, and will walk away with the skills needed to take their businesses to the next level.

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