Tag Archives: Fall 2016

The Healthcare Experience Series

Getting certifications in the healthcare industry

Wednesday, Oct. 26
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
University Student Commons Theater

Certification opens up doors to a lot of new opportunities. Why wait until graduation to start working in the industry. Start building experience now! We’ve invited representatives from several healthcare employers their tips and tricks on getting certifications in healthcare as an undergrad. Panelists will discuss the various application processes, cost, and completion times for several certification programs.

Volunteering in healthcare panel

Tuesday, Nov. 1

2:00pm-3:00 pm
University Student Commons Theater

Volunteering is a key component of of admission to many healthcare professional programs. Join us as a panel of volunteer coordinators from local healthcare organizations offers tips on how to choose the right volunteer opportunities for you and how to get involved with their organizations.

Career Treks: UNOS

Throughout the semester, we’re taking a few students to different Richmond employers to explore career opportunities and meet fascinating people working in industry.

Registration is free and you can signup for as many different trips as you choose. Space is limited to 20 students per trip.

United Network of Organ Sharing

October 28
12:30 pm-3:30 pm
REGISTER

UNOS is where science, technology, and a nonprofit mission meet to change lives. Attend the trip to learn about careers as an Organ Placement Specialist, software/database developers, and research analysts.

We will meet at the Campus Connector bus stop in front of Cabell Library to ride the Campus Connector to UNOS’ downtown facility.
If you have any questions or concerns or need to cancel your reservation, please contact Carrie Hawes at cjhawes@vcu.edu.

Optometry Careers

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in Hibbs Hall 328

State and Local Government Career and Internship Fair

Wednesday, October 12
12:00-3:00 pm
University Student Commons, Richmond Salons

Explore careers with local, state, and federal government agencies at our October 12th career fair. More than 30 representatives will visit campus to meet students and alumni interested in internship and full-time opportunities. Agency recruiters are seeking people with diverse skills from all types of education backgrounds, so you should attend regardless of your major.

This event is open to all students and alumni and will be held in the Richmond Salons on the second floor of the University Student Commons.

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

Presented by VCU Career Services and the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

Personal Statements: A hands on approach to writing about yourself

Tuesday, October 11
3:45-4:30, MCALC 4100
and
Thursday, October 27
3:45-4:30, MCALC 4100

Writing a personal statement can be tough. How do you begin? What if you don’t understand the prompt question? What if there are no prompt questions?

Our highly-interactive workshop introduces students to writing a personal statement for their application to a graduate or professional school, Teach for America or any other program which requires at Personal Statement. We will cover the key points to consider and steps in the process. We will teach you strategies to help you understand the prompt questions, organize your ideas, and draft a compelling statement that will help you stand out from other applicants.

Note: You only need to attend one workshop.

These workshops are presented in partnership with the VCU Writing Center.

Monday Pop-Up Advising

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Study Abroad Fall Fair

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Multiple Mini Interview workshop and practice session

Multiple Mini Interview workshop and practice session

Monday, Oct. 3
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms B,C,D
Registration required

Increasingly, healthcare professional programs utilize the Multiple Mini Interview as a part of the admission process. A Multiple Mini Interview is like speed dating, but with a whole lot more on the line. You have five to ten minutes to impress your interviewer while you answer a question or respond to a scenario. The process repeats several more times until you have interviewed with eight to ten different people in under 90 minutes!

During the workshop, Career Services will discuss MMI success strategies and then you’ll practice the MMI with Pre-Professional Health Advisors and faculty and staff.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 50 participants. Professional dress is strongly recommend. For more information, contact VCU Career Services at careers@vcu.edu or 804-828-1645.

 

Registration link: https://www.myinterfase.com/vcu_ucc/event_view.aspx?token=y5W5Dr4+zoJJk2ff4Dssiw%3d%3d

 

 

Panel on Graduate School in the Sciences

Tuesday, September 27
3:30pm-4:30pm
University Student Commons, Forum Room

It’s no secret that many jobs in the sciences require a graduate degree. So we’re willing to bet you’ve pondered the costs, the time commitment and probably thought about whether you could handle a graduate program.

Give us an hour and we will help you make a decision.

We’ve assembled a panel of four VCU science and healthcare professors to offer their advice and reflections on succeeding in a graduate program. During this one-hour Q&A, our panelists will discuss

  • How to select a good program that aligns with your research interests
  • How to stand out as a graduate student
  • How to use your graduate degree to advance your career

We hope you’ll join us for this informative session, which we know will add clarity to your decision about graduate study.

Fore more information, contact us at careers@vcu.edu.

Career Treks

Throughout the semester, we’re taking a few students to different Richmond employers to explore career opportunities and meet fascinating people working in industry

Registration is free and you can signup for as many different trips as you choose. Space is limited to 20 students per trip.

Massey Cancer Research Center Laboratory

October 14
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

REGISTER

Wonder what it is like to work in lab? Thinking of doing research while at VCU or beyond? Interested in cancer research? Join us for a fun and informative trip to Massey to tour a lab and find out what it is like to work at one of the nation’s leading research labs!

Meet at the Campus Connector bus stop in front of Cabell Library to ride the Campus Connector to Massey Cancer Center.

United Network of Organ Sharing

October 28
12:30 pm-3:30 pm
REGISTER
UNOS is where science, technology, and a nonprofit mission meet to change lives. Attend the trip to learn about careers as an Organ Placement Specialist, software/database developers, and research analysts.

Meet at the Campus Connector bus stop in front of Cabell Library to ride the Campus Connector to UNOS’ downtown facility.
If you have any questions or concerns or need to cancel your reservation, please contact Carrie Hawes at cjhawes@vcu.edu.