Open online course starts on May 22! Welcome to Global Health and Social Media!

Global health and social media.BusinessMan and businesswoman walking through a exhibition with variety of giants mobile devices, smartphones and digital tablets These show the different operating systems available and the wide variety of applications.

The course will provide students at VCU and open participants a chance to learn about social media campaigns for global health issues and to get hands-on experience in developing social media strategies. VCU students are enrolled in the course “MASC 291 – Global Health and Social Media” and open participants will be able to enroll through VCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education.

The course is offered as an open online course by the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture in cooperation with the the Office of Continuing and Professional Education at VCU. It was developed in consultation with VCU’s ALT Lab. This class is one of the first ones at VCU that allows the public to participate in course work and it is viewed as an exciting experiment.

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New Fall 2017 Course – EDUS 494

The Department of Counseling and Special Education is offering “EDUS 494 Special Topics: Interpersonal Communication Skills” as a 100% online course with no prerequisites in Fall 2017.

This online, asynchronous course provides an overview of interpersonal communication skills in personal and career relationships. Emphasis is given to verbal and non-verbal communication skills, leadership skills, interpersonal relationships, and the nature of communication. Individual and group communication skills are also discussed. Great option for any undergraduate major. Contact Dr. Philip Gnilka ( if more information is needed.

VOLUNTEER: Youth Life Foundation of Richmond

A great organization that is looking for mentors and interns!

Interested volunteers are encouraged to participate by becoming weekly mentors.  After forms are completed and training occurs, they will be assigned a child and expected to volunteer two hours each week at one of the Northside Learning Centers.  Each mentor works with his or her child for a two-hour session between 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Mentors provide emotional encouragement, homework assistance and read with the children daily.  Mentors are asked to make at least a one-year commitment.  Their need for volunteer mentors is ongoing. 

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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

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 or (804) 827-5323 or visit

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 or visit

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

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

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