The Career Insider

Volume IV, Issue 10

Week of March 21 , 2016

In This Week's Career Insider Issue...

  • Career Accelerator accepting applications
  • CityYear Information Session on April 7th
  • FBI Information Session Rescheduled for Tuesday, April 12th
  • Meet-Ups for this Week
  • Career and Professional Development is Hiring!
  • Register for Online Courses this Fall 2016!
  • Breakthrough Houston Summer Internships
  • Exxon Mobil Houston Summer Internships
  • Call for PeaceCorps Ambassadors
  • Mobile Career Center
  • Walk-in Hours
  • Need a LinkedIn Photo - Schedule it with Us!
  • Resume Drop Off Service Resumes Monday!
  • Get Connected!
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The St. Edward’s University Career Accelerator is a program designed to prepare students for competitive internships and full-time job opportunities. Graduates of this program will be equipped with the following resources and skills:

  • Professional, polished and tailored resumes
  • A concise and focused pitch of desired career objectives
  • An articulate and well summarized inventory of experience and abilities
  • Practiced and skilled at interviewing
  • Trained to perform and excel in a real-world work environment

After participating in the Career Accelerator, students will have a chance to connect with participating employers and potentially to interview for internship/job opportunities.

To learn more about the Career Accelerator schedule, click here.

Register for the Career Accelerator here:

Questions? Contact Adrian D. Ramirez, Associate Director (

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Tuesday, March 22nd - Creating a Resume
Learn how to write an effective resume and cover letter that will make employers want to learn more about you and your experience. Whether this is your first time developing a professional resume and cover letter or you are trying to update an older version, this workshop will provide you with great tips, tricks and reminders that will help you develop polished professional materials.

Wednesday, March 23rd- Searching for Internships
Are you getting ready to graduate? Need to start planning for that full-time job? There's a lot more to finding a job than handing out resumes or going online. There are several different methods for finding employment and it's best to use a variety of them for success. Join us to get the resources you need to be successful in your job search!

Register for Fall 2016 Online Courses!

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We're Hiring!

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Summer Opportunities

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BREAKTHROUGH HOUSTON Exxon Mobil Community Summer Jobs Internship

Job Title: Breakthrough Houston Special Events Coordinator

Mission: A member of the Breakthrough Collaborative, our organization has a core mission of preparing underserved middle school students to succeed in rigorous college preparatory high school programs, while training high school and college-age students as the next generation of American educators.

Program Summary:

BTH is the only program that follows the “Students-Teaching-Students” model, encouraging talented high school and college students to teach and advocate for educational equity. The student teachers, together with veteran mentor teachers, build a rigorous curriculum of four core courses in Math, Science, Literature and Writing. In addition, teachers are responsible for academic and non-academic electives, and confidence-building activities. Our program consists of an 8-week intensive summer, academic program and a school year program consisting of 11 Saturday sessions for the students. During the summer, students are divided into family groups allowing the teachers to work closely with nearly 130 students.

Job Summary: A collaboration of Episcopal High School, St. John’s School, and the Houston Independent School District, Breakthrough Houston serves linguistically and ethnically diverse students who are motivated yet underserved. The person selected to fill this position will be responsible for coordinating all Breakthrough Houston special events for eight weeks during the summer. Because of the strenuous academic curriculum, the program believes that students should be exposed to “fun” adventures as well as the academics, electives and activities. The special events are often a chance to build character among the students which is just as important as the academic rigor. Some of the special events are on campus and some are off campus and the special events intern is in charge of all of these. For many of the events, the intern works with the teachers who are on committees. This is a full-time paid internship.

Time Frame
: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 to Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Orientation Week – June 1 through June 11; Saturday,June 4 and June 11 are required days

Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 5 PM (1 hour lunch)

Hours worked above 40 will be considered voluntary

Location: St. John’s School, 2401 Claremont Lane, Houston, TX 77019

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all summer special events. This list includes our “Meet the Teachers” for middle-school students and parents, a program - wide community service project, a 7th grade Zoo field trip, a career day for the 8th graders, a college visit for the 9th graders, an 8th grade after hours “extravaganza”, an all program dance, and working with BTH staff and summer intern teachers to produce the culminating community-wide end-of-program celebration event. In addition, a parent/teacher conference night and a parent workshop is organized by the intern. Other events include 2 Visitor’s Days for the Houston community and intern is instrumental in getting those organized and implemented.
  • Work with teachers on committees to organize and supervise events.
  • Develop all schedules, agendas, handouts, permission slips, and evaluation tools to support special events and act as liaison between participating agencies or individuals and Breakthrough Houston.
  • Catalog and store all information and documentation pertaining to the special events.
  • Coordinate photography of all special events for web site and use in promotional materials.
  • Help to teach an elective “video” class to students
  • Work with Development Director on end-of-summer report to be included in Breakthrough Houston Annual Report
  • Solicit in-kind donations of food from area businesses.
  • Assist BTH staff with projects as needed.
  • Attend Exxon Mobil Community Summer Jobs Program Internship workshops and meetings, as needed

Skills to be learned and enhanced:

· Database Management

· Writing, Communication and Teaching Skills

· The Mission and Work of an Educational Non-Profit and its contributions to the Houston community

Project Outcomes:

  • Intern’s job responsibility will include exposing Breakthrough Houston to the Houston community through the set-up of community service projects, Career Day and Visitor’s Days. Six different community service projects are done on one Friday in June; past examples of projects have included Urban Harvest Community Gardens, Japhet Creek Park, Galveston Bay Nature Center, Sheltering Arms, The Houston Arboretum, Plant it Forward, Friends of the Houston Public Library, Casa Amigos and more. Past Career Day sponsors have been Rice University Engineering Department, Harris County District Attorney’s Office, The Houston Chronicle, Texas Heart Institute, Bouncing Pixel Studios, and more.
  • Visitor’s Days implemented by intern will expose the Houston community to the student and teacher population of Breakthrough Houston and the work that is done giving academic enrichment to the students and classroom training to the teachers, during the 6 week summer program.


· Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher

· Possessing strong communication skills, both written and oral

· Ability to write clearly and concisely

· Highly organized

· Detail-oriented

· Able to multi-task

· Team-oriented

· Self-motivated

· An interest in the field of education, educational advocacy, or non-profit management is a plus.

· Must be returning to college in the fall of 2015 as a full time sophomore, junior or senior. A major in Social Justice, Special Events, Education Policy or Non-Profit Management is a plus

· All candidates must pass a criminal background check

· Relatives of EXXON MOBIL employees or retired employees are ineligible

· Relatives of VOLUNTEER HOUSTON staff and board members are ineligible

Special Requirements: Only travel involved will be to and from work each day, and errand trips to purchase supplies. (Gas expense for errands will be reimbursed)

Compensation and Benefits:

Breakthrough Houston Special Events Coordinator will earn $2750 for the 8-week session. Benefits include Workman’s Compensation and Free Parking.

Contact Information:

Please e-mail or fax resume and cover letter to Kathy Heinzerling no later than April 1, 2016.

Fax: 713-622-2309


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The Mobile Career Center - Monday - 2nd Floor Ragsdale Lobby

Stop by the Mobile Career Center to get help with you resume, find out about on-campus interviews, upcoming events and much more! We'll see you there!
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