Opportunity for Students in Math 131/141

VCU is offering a unique opportunity for students currently enrolled in MATH 131/141 who have historically struggled with Math.  In a not-for-credit program designed to improve students’ Math performance, students will attend two 1-hour lectures and ten 50-minute one-on-one sessions. The one-on-one sessions will be at mutually convenient times on campus. The sessions will be recorded, and students will maintain a Journal through the program (provided).

This program will prepare students to earn their required Math credits by addressing three barriers commonly faced in Math: a poor relationship to or bad memories of the subject, foundational issues that limit progress, and limited experience in independently studying new Math topics.

For more information, please contact Govind Narayan at gnarayan@vcu.edu.

VCU LEAD: Applications Accepted

VCU LEAD accepts applications for the new class of VCU LEADers. VCU LEAD is a dynamic two-year living and learning program designed to help students hone leadership skills and gain the real world leadership experience needed to be successful when transitioning forward from VCU. LEADers have access to inspirational speakers, hands-on leadership experiences and engaging leadership courses that build students as leaders within the university and the community. Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 3. For more information, contact Jimmie Gahagan at leadllp@vcu.edu or (804) 827-5323 or visit http://www.students.vcu.edu/vculead.

Summer Academic Enrichment Program

Application Deadline Approaching

The Division for Health Sciences Diversity invites all eligible applicants interested in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy or physical therapy to apply for the Summer Academic Enrichment Program. This program simulates the first year of a professional school to prepare students for their first year and for the application process. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Feb. 1. To apply, visit the website below. For more information, contact Taryn Hayes at hayesta5@vcu.edu or visit http://www.dhsd.vcu.edu.

Career Services Spring Events!

Resumes, part-time jobs and all things career
Wednesday, January 18th
4:00 pm-4:30pm
University Student Commons, 1st floor, Forum Room

Careers In the Commons: U.S. Army Recruiting
Wednesday, January 18th
11:30 am-3:00 pm
University Student Commons, Outside Commons Theater

Careers in the Commons: DC Public Schools
Monday, January 23rd
11:00 am-2:00 pm
University Student Commons, Outside Commons Theater

Pizza and Resume Tuesday
Tuesday, January 24
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Military Student Services, Harris Hall, Room 3122

Spring Part-Time Job Fair
Wednesday, January 25th
12:00 pm-3:00 pm
University Student Commons, 2nd floor, Richmond Salons

Resumes, part-time jobs and all things career
Wednesday, January 25th
4:00 pm-4:30pm
University Student Commons,1st floor, Forum Room

How they succeeded: A panel of VCU students accepted to healthcare graduate programs
Wednesday, January 25th
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Forum Room,1st floor, University Student Commons

Careers in the Commons: Virginia State Police
Friday, January 27th
11:00 am-1:00 pm
University Student Commons, Outside Commons Theater

Careers in the Commons: Bug Busters Internship Program
Monday, January 30th
10:00 am-2:00 pm
University Student Commons, Outside Commons Theater

Gaining Research Experience at VCU and Beyond
Monday, January 30th
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Room 1030J, VCU Globe Building

Need to take the SAT or GRE?

OCPE Workshops, Information Sessions and Test Prep Courses

The VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education holds a variety of free online strategy workshops, on-campus information sessions, and fee-based test prep courses for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT and SAT. Live-online options are available. Use promo code VCU50 to save $50. For more information, contact Liz W. Fillman at ewfillman@vcu.edu or (804) 827-9341 or visit http://www.ocpe.vcu.edu/vcutestprep/.

Allied Health Career Exploration

2016 Program dates: Jun 5-16, 2017
Application available: Oct 15-Apr 3, 2017

Health Professions Career Exploration is a program designed to expose college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to the diverse professional programs available at the VCU School of Allied Health Professions.


In this two-week, nonresidential summer program, students will:

  • Explore each department/degree program in the VCU School of Allied Health Professions: patient counseling, clinical laboratory sciences, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, rehabilitation counseling, radiation sciences, health administration and gerontology
  • Experience hands-on and interactive activities within each discipline
  • Attend workshops on current health care topics
  • Gain knowledge of professional and clinical ethics
  • Participate in workshops to strengthen skills in interviewing, resume development and personal statement writing
  • Receive the information necessary to navigate the application process for a program in the School of Allied Health Professions
  • Gain confidence about pursuing a health professions program

Continue reading “Allied Health Career Exploration”

Volunteers Around the World

Volunteers Around the World (VAW) is an organization devoted to improving the standard of living for those that live in some of the most poverty stricken communities around the world. There will be 2-week trip to a different country which gives students the opportunity to take vitals and practice triage, do intake and practice language skills, shadow local doctors, and learn basic pharmacology.  They are in the process of planning our trip for Summer 2017 and looking into going to Vietnam.  This organization is open to everyone regardless of major or tracks. Please contact Ngoc (Crystal) Duong at duongnt2@vcu.edu for more information.  Interest meeting on Wednesday, November 2nd from 6-8pm in Cabell library Room 240e.

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 .