Pop up advising: March 15

FDA Commissioner’s Fellowships

Apply to be a Commissioner’s Fellow at the FDA!
NOTE:

VCU Career Services is having a workshop on writing federal resumes, such as an applicant for this position would need, this Wednesday, 2/22 at 4pm in Globe 1030J.
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Touch the Lives of All Americans! FDA invites outstanding healthcare professionals, scientists, and engineers to apply to the Commissioner’s Fellowship Program, where they will receive regulatory science training and the chance to conduct cutting-edge research on targeted scientific, policy, or regulatory issues under the mentorship of an FDA senior scientist.
Coursework & Preceptorship
The FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship program combines coursework designed to provide an in-depth understanding of science behind regulatory review with the development of a carefully designed, agency priority, regulatory science project.
Who Should Apply? Applicants with doctoral level degrees (M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.C., D.D.S., D.P.M., Pharm.D., Dr.P.H, or Ph.D.) or with bachelor’s or master’s degrees can apply. Each Preceptor(s) will list specific eligibility criteria for their respective projects on their project description pages annually. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or have been admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence at the time their applications are submitted. Applicants cannot be current FDA employees or FDA contractors (such as ORISE fellows). NOTE: All degree requirements (including thesis defense) must be complete before applying.
For more information, or to apply, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/CommissionersFellowshipProgram
Questions? Email us: fdacommissionersfellows@fda.hhs.gov.
Applications will be accepted starting March 16, 2017 through April 25, 2017 5pm EST.
Reference letters will be due May 9, 2017

Ecosystem Field Studies summer courses

Please see the message below from Ecosystem Field Studies regarding their Summer 2017 field courses.

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AMAZING SUMMER, 3-CREDIT, FIELD SCIENCE COURSES with Ecosystem Field Studies 

 
An opportunity to apply your classroom & textbook learning

while immersed in a spectacular & transformative educational setting!
Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies
* Study, snorkel & SCUBA dive on the Caribbean coral reef of Mexico *  May 21- June 10  or  June 14 – July 4
Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies
* Study, camp, & hike in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado
June 18 – July 8  or  July 15- August 4
  • Gain valuable career skills in hands-on scientific field research
  • Earn 3 undergraduate academic transfer credits over summer-break
  • Join a diverse & exciting group of college students for an experiential learning experience of a lifetime!
For all course information visit the website: 

 
Open to students from all universities & majors | Accredited by the University of Montana at Missoula, Environmental Studies Program: ENST 391- for 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits
Direct questions to Professor Steve Johnson, EcoFS Director at steve@EcoFS.org

2017 EcoFS Summer Course Flyer

CANCELLED: 18th Annual Darwin Day at VCU!

UPDATE: THIS EVENT CANCELLED:
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The snowstorm that tore across the Northeast cancelled Dr.  Graur’s connecting flights from Houston.  While they found another connecting flight option, that too did not make it.

He was very sad not to be able to share his work with us and promised to come another time.

Thank you everyone who helped during the planning process and it’s such a shame that the weather interfered on this day of celebrating Darwin!

Cheers,

GOBS

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The 18th Annual Darwin Day will be held on February 10th at 11 AM in the VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons.  Dr. Dan Graur will be giving a talk titled, “The Imperfection of Evolution and the Evolution of Imperfection.”  The poster for the event can be found here
We hope to see you there!
Thank you,
Graduate Organization of Biology Students

Scholarship Opportunities for Biology Majors

The Department of Biology has four merit-based scholarships that it awards each year to continuing students majoring in Biology.  For more information and to apply, visit https://vcu.academicworks.com/ and search enter “Biology” as your search term.  The deadline to apply for these scholarships is February 28th!  The applications require that you submit a resume, a copy of your transcripts, and an essay.  You MUST also have a faculty member write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.  You should contact your potential recommender as soon as possible to give them adequate time to prepare your recommendation before the February 28th deadline.

If you have any questions about the scholarships or the application requirements, please contact Dr. Joseph Battistelli (battistellij@vcu.edu) in the Department of Biology.  If you have any questions about how to use the Academic Works system or difficulties with the application process, please contact Caitlin Hanbury (cshanbury@vcu.edu) in the Dean’s office of the College of Humanities and Sciences.

Camp Easter Seals at the Nonprofit and Social Services Career & Internship fair

Whitney Civitts, the Assistant Camp Director at Camp Easter Seals UCP, will be at the Nonprofit and Social Services Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday February 15th from 12pm- 3pm at the Student Commons in the Commonwealth Ballroom . Camp Easter Seals UCP is an overnight camp that serves both children and adults with disabilities. They offer a unique, supported camp experience for both campers and staff.  Many of their staff have called their time at Camp Easter Seals UCP a “LIFE CHANGING” experience.

They are currently hiring staff to join them for summer 2017.   Feel free to contact Whitney Civitts at the contact information below for more information.

Please see the brochure here

Whitney Civitts
Assistant Camp Director
Camp Easter Seals UCP
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia, Inc.
201 E. Main Street
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: (540) 777-7325 ext. 8114
Fax: (540) 777-2194
whitney.civitts@eastersealsucp.com

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Nonprofit & Social Services Career & Internship Fair

Nonprofit & Social Services Career & Internship Fair

Wednesday, Feb. 15
12:00-3:00 pm
University Student Commons, 2nd floor

Join us for our annual Nonprofit and Social Services Career Fair. Representatives from more than 70 nonprofit and social service organizations will fill the Commonwealth Ballroom for three hours of education and networking. Organizations attending this fair are actively seeking students and alumni to fill roles in diverse job functions including, fundraising, community organization, marketing and operations. Many of the organizations are offering internships as well as full- and part-time jobs.

This event will be held on the second floor of the University Student Commons in the Commonwealth Ballroom and Richmond Salons.

For more information and a complete list of attending organizations is available on our Facebook page.

No pre-registration is required. All students and alumni may attend. 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.

Presented by VCU Career Services and ConnectVA

 

There are a number of organizations attending next week’s Nonprofit and Social Services Career & Internship fair that may be of interest to you, including:
  • American Red Cross
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Camp Easter Seals
  • Church Hill Activities & Tutoring
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • The Daily Planet
  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • World Pediatric Project

VCU Career Services – Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever felt like an imposter? Like someone is going to find out you really don’t belong in science? You are not alone. Dr. Michael Southam-Gerow, VCU Psychology professor, is an expert on imposter syndrome. This is a well researched phenomenon where high-achieving individuals (like you!) suffer from an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as “fraud”. Dr. Southam-Gerow is highly entertaining and will give you all some great tips on how to internalize how awesome you are!