Summer Internship Opportunities

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Wednesday, November 2
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
University Student Commons, Forum Room

On November 2 representatives from EAB | Royall & Company and Hardwick Day will visit campus to meet students interested in their PAID summer internship program. Twenty-two internships are available for this 8-week summer program that runs from June 5-July 28 at locations in Richmond and Minneapolis Minnesota.

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Personal Statement Workshop

October 27
‘Personal Statements: A Hands-On Approach to Writing About You’
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Career Services presents a personal statement workshop in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 4100. This highly-interactive workshop introduces students to writing a personal statement for graduate or professional school or any other program which requires at personal statement. This workshop will cover the key points to consider, the steps in the process and strategies to stand out from other applicants. For more information, contact Brian Nicholas at careers@vcu.edu.

Leadership Opportunities at VCU

Lunch ‘n Lead Series
These free one-hour lunchtime leadership workshops encourage students to explore their leadership potential. They are open to any current VCU student and include a free lunch. 
All sessions are from noon-1 p.m. in the University Student Commons Alumni Board Room. To access the required registration, click on the “Campus Links” tab on RamsConnect.
Thursday, October 27            Fighting for Change – A Social Activist Lens on Leadership
Monday, November 7             Servant Leadership Has No Position

Wednesday, November 30      Challenge the Process

Tuesday, December 6            One Word-Daily Mantra for Leaders

‘Paws for Stress’ Event

October 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

University Counseling Services and The Center for Human-Animal Interaction present “Paws for Stress” in the University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms A-D. Participants can play with certified therapy dogs from the Center for Human-Animal Interaction as a way to unwind from semester stress. For more information, contact Tori Keel at vakeel@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6200 or visit http://www.students.vcu.edu/counseling.

Stress Management & Self-Care Resources

It’s a busy and stressful time of the semester, so make sure to take some time to relax and take care of yourself! Here are some stress management and self-care resources to help you get started!

Mindfulness

http://www.thewell.vcu.edu/healthy-living/mindfulness/

http://artfulness.vcu.edu/

Healthy Living

http://www.thewell.vcu.edu/healthy-living/

Deep Breathing

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Healthcare Experience Series

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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.

Volunteer & Shadow with Bon Secours

Volunteer: Visit this link to view all opportunities to volunteer with Bon Secours. For the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), make sure to designate this area of interest in your application. Students will need to commit to a 3-4 hour shift, once a week for a semester, and you must provide your own transportation. If you have any questions about the HELP program at St. Mary’s specifically, please contact Donna Spainhour at 804-287-7084 or donna_spainhour@bshsi.org .

 

Shadowing: The online application to shadow is now available at this link. Anyone seeking this opportunity within Bon Secours Richmond should begin this process no later than two (2) weeks prior to the planned date. The individual must be 18 years old to shadow without a school requirement. Shadowing is limited to 16 hours, UNLESS there is a requirement for additional hours. If you have any questions or concerns about the process, please contact Pam Pinkleton at 804-285-6830 or Pamela_Pinkleton@bshsi.org .

Welcome Week Major Events!

New Student Convocation & Class of 2020 photo, 4:00pm-5:10pm, Siegel Center (1200 W Broad St)

This is a formal welcome to the VCU Academic Community!

Ram Spirit Walk 5:10pm-5:30pm, following convocation, walk from Siegel to the block Party

Monroe Park Block Party 5:30-8:00pm

For more information, go here.