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Paid summer internships at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Info session

April 26, 2016
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Scherer Hall, Room 401 (923 W. Franklin)

Learn about Summer 2017 internship opportunities with The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency at the April 26 info session. Representatives will discuss the internship opportunities and the application and security clearance process.

With operations in Washington D.C. and Missouri, the NGA delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cellphone relies on NGA.

The NGA offers PAID internship opportunities for students with backgrounds in:

  • Homeland Security
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Area Studies
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Foreign Languages
  • Geography
  • GIS
  • International Affairs
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Sciences

Please contact careers@vcu.edu with any questions

New Course – Science Journalism

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Course #: MASC 491-005

CRN: 34606

Earth Day Bazaar

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Experts-in-Residence: HCA Health System

Experts-in-Residence: HCA HEALTH SYSTEM

April 21, 2016
2:00 pm-3:00 pm, Alumni Boardroom
3:00 pm-4:00 pm, University Career Center Conference Room

Sometimes you just need an expert. Fortunately, we have some! Our Expert in Residence program brings successful professionals to VCU to share their experiences and offer advice on how to chart your own career path.

We’d like to invite you to meet our Experts from HCA Health Systems. Learn about non-clinical careers in the healthcare industry, how each of our experts entered the field, and get tips for your own job search.

Our panelists include:

Ryan DeWeese
Associate Administrator Johnston-Willis Campus, CJW Medical Center

Pete Long-Innes
Assistant Administrator Chippenham Campus, CJW Medical Center

Greg Burnham
Resident Regional Manager, Crothall Healthcare – CJW Medical Center

Karen Walters
EVS Patient Experience/HR/Training Manager, Crothall Healthcare – CJW Medical Center

Make sure to prepare questions to ask the group! You can reference our informational interview guide for examples.

Ardent Internship :: Deadline FRIDAY 4/15

Ardent Internship Fall '16

SWC Information Session

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BIOL 498 Insects & Plants Service Learning Course

If you have experience with organic farming or are interested in exploring careers in sustainable agriculture, horticulture, or entomology, please consider enrolling in BIOL 498 Insects & Plants Service Learning.

This service-learning course “counts” as a lab and also as a capstone experience for students who have completed the biocore and are co-enrolled in BIOL 477 Capstone Experience. For more information please contact Dr. Karen Kester: kmkester@vcu.edu

Just-in-time Career Fair

Full-time, part-time, and summer jobs at the Just-in-Time Fair

April 6th, 2016
12:00-3:00 pm
Student Commons, Richmond Salons

We invite you to attend the Just-in-Time Career Fair on April 6th in University Student Commons, Richmond Salons. Organizations from around the Richmond region will attend to hire current and graduating students for fill full-time, part-time, and summer opportunities.

List of attending organizations
No pre-registration is required. All students and alumni are welcome.
We strongly encourage you to dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume. For more information, contact us at careers@vcu.edu or at 804-828-1645.

Prelude to Flint, MI

Washington DC Lead Crisis 2001 – 2006: Prelude to Flint, MI

Marc Edwards, PhD, MS

Charles Lunsford Professor of Civil Engineering
Virginia Tech

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

12:00-1:00 pm
SunTrust Building 4th Floor Auditorium
919 E Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Dr. Edwards was one of the Primary Investigators on the Flint, MI water study team that identified the water crisis amid resident concerns.  Edwards is a Past-President of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Science Professors.  In 2004 and 2010, he testified to the United States Congress on the issue of lead in Washington DC drinking water and scientific misconduct at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), respectively.  His research group is currently emphasizing research on premise plumbing– a problem costing consumers in the U.S. billions of dollars each year and which also can endanger the safety of potable water.  Time Magazine named Dr. Edwards “The Plumbing Professor” in 2004 and listed him among the 4 most important “Innovators” in water from around the world.

 

Additional information on the Water Study team can be found at http://flintwaterstudy.org/

Please join us for this incredibly important talk regarding successful community-academic partnerships on one of the most significant American public health crises in recent years.