Category Archives: Career Development

Emory STEM Symposia

Application and registration are free.
 
Key points about the symposium are as follows: 
  • Dates and venue – October 1-3, 2017, Emory Conference Center.
  • Full travel scholarships available for students from underrepresented groups. Last year 60% of student attendees received full travel awards and another 10% received partial travel awards.
  • Application deadline May 1st, 2017
  • Students undergoing their first research experience this summer may apply to a second deadline of August 1st.
  • For undergraduates,  graduate students, and their mentors.
  • Student research presentations, career development workshops and social events.
  • Free application and registration.
Full information, including the schedule form our 2016 Symposium and a brochure for the 2017 Sysmposium, are on our website (http://www.gs.emory.edu/STEM). Details of the conference are summarized below.
 
  • A premier research conference for undergraduates interested in learning about PhD, MD/PhD or postbaccalaureate programs; graduate students contemplating postdoctoral training; and the advisors of these students.
  • Two days of shared research presentations, networking and mentoring.
  • Interactions with Emory research faculty mentors, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Round table discussion for faculty and program staff attendees with a group of Emory faculty.
Due to the success of the previous symposia and the restricted number of attendees, we expect competition for acceptance to be spirited. Only abstracts that report outcomes/results will be competitive. Up to ten students will be selected from the submitted abstracts to present a platform talk, andtheir advisors will also receive a travel award if necessary. All remaining student participants will be expected to present a poster on their research.
 
Mentors who write letters of reference for their students will be notified by e-mail whether or not the application was successful.   At that time mentors will also receive information about how to register to attend with their students if they wish to do so.   If you have any questions, please e-mail us at stem.symposia@emory.edu. We look forward to hearing from you and your students.

Upcoming Pre-Professional Health Workshops

We have some great workshops coming up for students that I wanted to draw your attention to:

Navigating the application process for professional health programs
Each workshop will focus on a specific application process, admission requirements, preparing for standardized tests, utilizing the centralized application services, and financial aid for each profession

Medicine:

  • April 5 | 6:00-7:00pm | Virgina room A, Student commons
  • April 18 | 5:00-6:00pm | Forum room, Student commons

Dental:

  • April 6 | 3:30-4:30pm | Forum room, Student commons
  • April 19 | 5:00-6:00pm | Forum room, Student commons

Pharmacy:

  • April 20 | 6:00-7:00pm | Virginia room A, Student commons

Occupational Therapy:

  • April 26 | 4:00-5:00pm | Forum room, Student commons

Physical Therapy:

  • April 26 | 5:00-6:00pm | Forum room, Student commons

Additionally, Career Services is hosting:

Pre-Health Advisory Committee Interview Prep | April 19 | 3:00-4:00pm | Alumni board room, Student commons
Planning on going through the Pre-Health Advisory Committee process?  Attend this workshop to learn how to be successful.

Finally, we have a new event this year:

Is MD/PhD right for me? | April 25 | 6:00-7:00pm |  MCALC Academic Learning Commons 1102
Michael Donnenberg, M.D. is the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Research Training at the VCU School of Medicine and director of the VCU MD-PhD program. He is a physician, scientist, educator and administrator. Prior to coming to VCU he directed the MD-PhD program at the University of Maryland. His talk will focus on the physician scientist career path, describing what physician scientists do, how they train for their careers, and what undergraduates should do to decide whether to pursue this path and how to prepare to apply for MD-PhD programs.

Scribe America expanding in Richmond!

Please see the correspondence below from a recruiter from Scribe America

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My name is Kierra and I am a Recruiter for ScribeAmerica; a company that hires and trains Medical Scribe for Physicians. This email is to provide information about a truly unique employment opportunity for students interested in careers in medicine. Our company is currently looking to recruit students to work as part-time, full-time, day shift and night shift Scribes in Richmond, VA.  The scribe will work side by side with physicians assisting with documentation for each patient evaluated by the doctor.  It is an exceptional opportunity for any student interested in medicine to gain first-hand experience following a physician.

The role of a scribe is to closely collaborate with their assigned physician by documenting the history of each patient evaluated, the doctor’s physical examination, the results of laboratory/radiological studies ordered, and the eventual diagnosis and disposition.  Becoming a scribe provides the student with first rate exposure to medical terminology, disease processes, emergency procedures, medications, and the medical decision making process performed by the physicians.

This job is not for everyone; the complexity of the material and fast-paced environment necessitate that only the sharpest and most motivated students succeed as a scribe.  We are looking for dependable and hard working employees that have a desire for an eventual career in medicine, or are interested in learning more about careers in medicine.  There are multiple shifts, both day and night and each shift consists of following a single physician, usually lasting 8-12 hours. It is expected that each scribe can commit to 2 shifts per week for at least 2 years.

Paid classroom & clinical training is provided. The training is extensive and intense. Each employee will have multiple training sessions both in the classroom and the emergency department during which we teach the flow of the emergency room, extensive medical terminology, and appropriate medical/legal documentation.

There is a flyer found here providing more information about the positions and how to apply.  We would greatly appreciate it if you would take the time to forward this email to any of your students that are interested in careers in medicine, or any students with an interest in learning more about medicine.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity which has demonstrated itself to be excellent experience for students preparing for careers in medicine.  Our past employees that excelled as scribes have gone on to receive outstanding evaluations in their clinical years and residencies.

For more information you may also visit our website www.scribeamerica.com.  Please contact me if you have any questions about our program.

Regards,

Kierra

ScribeAmerica
Kierra Posey
Recruiter
Direct: 954.947.0615 | Corporate: 877.488.5479 | Fax: 786.497.4105
kierra.posey@scribeamerica.com
1200 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 201 | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
ScribeAmerica.com | Doctors Save Lives. Scribes Save Doctors.

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Teacher Preparation Information Session

The School of Education Student Service Center is hosting a Teacher Preparation Information Session on Thursday, March 23rd from 3 pm to 4 pm.  This session will be held in room 215 of the Student Commons (Office of Multicultural Student Affairs).

During this information session, we will be providing information on the Teacher Preparation program and answering any questions prospective students may have.

Refreshments will be provided so we do ask that those who are interested to RSVP by Wednesday 3/22.

Please feel free to reach out to myself, Courtney Walker (cewalker@vcu.edu) or Ivan Orr (orrie@vcu.edu) if you have any questions in regards to our information session.

Internship Description

The Hatteras Island Ocean Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization searching for interns for the summer of 2017. The Ocean Center runs programs geared towards children and adults that are focused on ecotourism and environmental education. Interns at the Ocean Center will be actively involved with all tasks related to daily operations for the Center. Interns will also help forward the Center’s mission of revitalizing the local economy of Hatteras Village.

Interns should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of running a nonprofit. We are currently looking for interns with backgrounds in:

● Biological Sciences

● Earth Sciences

● Environmental Science/Studies

● Education

● Marketing

● Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Tasks and Responsibilities

● 50% – Run educational programs for children and adults

● 30% – Assist with the daily operations of the Center (greet visitors, give tours of the facilities, and running the cash register at the gift shop, etc….)

● 20% Help maintain the building and property (lawn work, cleaning, equipment and general maintenance).

Qualifications

● Have a passion for ecotourism and environmental education

● Must be outgoing and able to encourage conversations with visitors of all ages

● Excellent oral and written communication

● Student in their Junior year of college or higher preferred

● Current valid CPR/First Aid Certification (or higher) preferred

● GPA of 3.0 or higher

● Able to work several hours outside in summer heat

● Must be comfortable working in and around water and on watercrafts

Living Arrangements

● Free housing (shared living space) is provided

● Interns are responsible for their own living and travel expenses outside of housing arrangement

● Jobs in village outside of working hours are permitted so long as they do not conflict with internship

Other Details

● Internship dates are from May 22nd – August is 11th.

● Internship is 12-weeks long

Other Opportunities

Interns will have the opportunity to volunteer with the National Park Service (NPS) on their Turtle Patrol and Nest Sitting initiatives.

On Turtle Patrol interns will accompany a Park Ranger or seasonal NPS staff member on an off-road vehicle to search for nesting sea turtle tracks, excavate nests, and perform necessary protocols associated with identification and marking of new sea turtle nests on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

During nest sitting interns will be able to educate and interact with the general public and ensure the safety of new sea turtle hatchlings at nest sites close to their hatching date. Interns will be responsible for raking out a path from the nest to the ocean, preventing visitors or animals from trampling the nest site or “turtle runway,” answering questions, and helping hatchlings to the ocean if problems arise.

How to Apply

If interested in this internship, please email your cover letter and resume to info@hioceancenter.org.

We will contact you within a day or two and let you know that we received your information.

Application deadline is March 15, 2017.

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73rd Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference

The 73rd Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference will be held April 9-11, 2017 in Norfolk, Virginia at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Hosted by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, this year’s theme is: “Relevancy and Agility: The Rising Tide of Conservation.

Program Highlights

The program will consist of:

  • Over 120 technical oral presentations
  • Over 30 poster presentations
  • 7 workshops
  • 4 special symposia
  • 1 plenary session
  • Special student activities
  • Social events
  • And more! Review the program.

Planning to Attend? 

If you’ve already registered, thanks for signing up! If you have not yet done so, full conference and one day only options are available. Rates increase after April 5; act now to save! Register to attend.

Overnight accommodations at the host hotel are beginning to sell out on some nights of the conference. A block of rooms is also available at the federal per diem rate of $91 (for those who are eligible) at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside, located one block from the Marriott. Learn more about lodging options.

About the Annual Conference

The annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference attracts over 500 natural resources professionals in the fields of wildlife biology, fisheries and fisheries management, information and education and law enforcement. The event provides opportunities for education, discussion, and exchanging of ideas. Highlights include: Plenary Session & Awards; student focused events; technical presentations; plenty of opportunities for networking and socializing.

NEAFWA | www.neafwa.org/conference

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

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