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March 22, 2017 - Welcome to spring!

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Events & Programs
  1. The State of Virginia's Still Hiring! Tips and Tricks for a Strong State Job Application - March 29th
  2. The Career Benefits of Working in Food Service in College: A Panel Discussion - March 22nd
  3. Careers in Historic Preservation & Public History - March 27th
  4. A Networking Reception with the Cohen Career Center Employer Advisory Board - March 30th
  5. Deadline Extended to THURSDAY! 5th Annual Grant Thornton Case Competition


Articles

  1. "5 Tools You Need to Jump Start Your Productivity"

  2. "4 Common Resume Mistakes: Find Them, Fix Them"


Video of the Week

  1. "The Skills Gap: 5 Ways To Reduce It"


Job Opportunities

  1. Peace Corps Campus Ambassador Program
  2. Office of Administration Student Internship Program (Summer)
  3. Funded Local Community Summer Internships through W&M Office of Community Engagement
  4. Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service Summer Interns
  5. Corporation for National and Community Service - Government Relations Summer Intern
  6. Smithsonian Office of International Relations Summer Internship
  7. RespectAbility National Leadership Summer Fellowship
  8. Americorps positions
  9. Urban Teachers
  10. Program Manager, After School Kids (ASK) Program – Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service, Georgetown University
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The State of Virginia's Still Hiring! Tips and Tricks for a Strong State Job Application

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The Career Benefits of Working in Food Service in College: A Panel Discussion

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Careers in Historic Preservation & Public History

RSVP on Tribe Careers under "Workshops." Or just show up!
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A Networking Reception with the Cohen Career Center Employer Advisory Board

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Deadline Extended to Thursday! 5th Annual Grant Thornton Case Competition

In the case competition, teams will be given a real world business problem and have a week to solve and present their solutions to a professional panel. This year’s case will involve public sector consulting with a data analytics focus.

Friday, March 31, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Cohen Presentation Room: Introduction of Case Study by Grant Thornton Sponsors

Friday, April 7, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm: Cohen Center and Sadler Center: Presentations, Lunch, and Awards Ceremony

1st Place: $1,000
2nd Place: $750
3rd Place: $500
4th Place: $250

Juniors (who intend to graduate in May or December 2018) and Sophomores (who intend to graduate in May or December of 2019) from ALL MAJORS are invited to register a team of 4-5 individuals. Business analytics, finance, accounting, public policy, international relations, government, economics, computer science, and STEM majors/minors are strongly encouraged to participate.

THE IDEAL TEAM WILL BE COMPOSED OF MEMBERS FROM DIFFERENT MAJORS & DISCIPLINES.

The registration deadline has been extended to Thursday, March 23 at 11:59. There are still a few spots left, so don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity! Complete this Tribe Form and reserve your space! (https://forms.wm.edu/30772).

Questions? Contact Briana Legerlotz (csga03@wm.edu) or Virginia Damron (vmdamron@wm.edu) at the Cohen Career Center.
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"5 Tools You Need to Jump Start Your Productivity"

These five technological tools are proven to help reduce distractions and break bad habits. I'm particularly excited to listen to the podcast from #5.

"4 Common Resume Mistakes: Find Them, Fix Them"

This article provides a list of common resume mistakes, where they tend to rear their ugly, proverbial heads, and of course, how to correct them. Fixed these mistakes but want someone to look over your resume? Feel free to come in for quick-advising hours at the career center any day of the week. Times listed here.

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Peace Corps Campus Ambassador Program

Peace Corps campus ambassadors are student advocates who serve as peer-to-peer outreach experts on undergraduate campuses across the country. Working closely with Peace Corps recruiters, ambassadors use their campus connections and social media to share about the life-changing opportunity that Peace Corps offers. Apply now.

Office of Administration Student Internship Program (Summer)

Begin a challenging and exciting internship with the Executive Office of the President (EOP) providing support to the President of the United States. This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful development work at the beginning of their career, before their careers paths are fully established. Participants in the program will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn about the mission of the Office of Administration and its role and responsibility to the Executive Office of the President. Application Deadline: March 30th.

Funded Local Community Summer Internships through W&M Office of Community Engagement

The Office of Community Engagement is funding five internships this summer in the local community. Selected student interns will serve 200 hours with their community organizations from May 15-August 25. Individual schedules will vary and will be determined by the community partner and student intern. In recognition of their work, student interns will receive a $2,000 stipend. Deadline: March 28th.


  • Olde Towne Medical and Dental Center Health Assessment Intern
  • Community Action Agency Head Start Human Services Intern
  • Guinea Heritage Association Community Museum Intern
  • Virginia Living Museum Volunteer Management Intern
  • Versability Resources Marketing and Development Intern

Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service Summer Interns

The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS) will put you on the front-lines working to solve local and national issues. Are you active in your community and on your campus? Are you interested in exploring a career in the nonprofit sector? If so, this is the program for you. Employers are looking for recent graduates with experience, and the best way to stand out after graduation is to complete an internship and make connections now.

The comprehensive package includes a guaranteed internship placement, courses for transferable credit, furnished housing, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking. IPVS truly provides the ultimate summer experience in Washington.


Application Deadline: April 5th

Corporation for National and Community Service - Government Relations Summer Intern

Interns provide support for the Office of Government Relations (OGR) by conducting research, tracking legislation, preparing briefing documents and other materials, maintaining OGR databases, drafting letters and other communications, and other tasks.

Smithsonian Office of International Relations Summer Internship

OIR is currently offering an internship to support our office in its day-to-day functioning as it works with large-scale international programs and with international visitors coming from abroad, as well as supporting various communications needs. The internship provides professional development opportunities for students/recent graduates interested in international affairs, communications, history, art & culture, conservation science and other relevant disciplines. The intern will serve primarily in an administrative capacity. The internship has the option to be taken for university credit.


The intern will work with the supervisor to set goals. Duties and learning objectives may include:

• Assist with the flow of incoming international visitors,

• Support organizing and managing programming for international activities.

• Research and document international Smithsonian activities (current and historic).

• Engage with various members of the OIR team to provide project management support.

• Support digital communications, including content research, creation, and analysis.


Go on Tribe Careers to Apply

RespectAbility National Leadership Summer Fellowship

The National Leadership Program is ideal for people who want to gain media, policy, communications and development skills and contacts while making a positive difference for people with disabilities. The National Leadership Program enables young leaders to gain critical skills, contacts and experiences necessary to be accepted into graduate school or go directly into careers in public policy, media or advocacy. This program is fully accessible for people with disabilities and offers full-time in-house job coaching, skills development, networking opportunities, assistive technology and personal care support. People with and without disabilities are encouraged to apply but applicants must have a strong commitment to fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities.


Internship Opportunities:

  • Public Policy/Employment
  • Communications
  • Program Development/Fundraising
  • Faith Inclusion

Apply here.

Americorps positions

Interested in taking a gap year or two? This site shows all the different AmeriCorps options out there. This can be a great opportunity to discover a new passion or expand upon an existing one while giving back to the community. Read an interview with a W&M Alum to find out what it's really like!

Urban Teachers

Urban Teachers seeks strong, passionate individuals who are ready to do what it takes to become effective teachers for students in low-income communities. They invest time in getting to know each applicant to ensure every person we accept has the qualities of a successful teacher-in-the-making. Deadline to apply is March 27th.

Program Manager, After School Kids (ASK) Program – Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service, Georgetown University

The Program Manager of the ASK Program is responsible for on-site coordination and preparation of the program sites of a tutoring and mentoring program for court-involved youth which employs up to 150 part-time university student workers and volunteers serving 200 youth living in Washington, DC each year.

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