Main Line Health – Recruitment Seasonal Internship

Note: this is a non-paid internship – 20 hours per week: schedule (days/times) is flexible

Main Responsibilities:
-Process Criminal Background Checks and Education Verifications (Certiphi®) for potential new employees
-Send interview invitations with appropriate documents as well as link for online reference checking (Skill Survey®)
-Ensure completed files for new employees by printing necessary paperwork
-Phone Screen applicants in applicant tracking system (e-Recruit®) as assigned by recruiters
-Schedule internal applicants for interviews at various Main Line Health campuses
-Perform other administrative tasks as assigned by coordinators
-Complete file audits at Main Line Health entities to ensure compliance of recruitment paperwork

Potential Projects:
-Learn and utilize the video interview tool (ASYNC) to help pre-screen applicants
-Learn and utilize CareerBuilder’s Talent Network to help increase applicant pipeline

To apply, email Megan Galeone at GaleoneM@MLHS.ORG

Villanova Office for Undergraduate Students Video Production Internship

The Office for Undergraduate Students, located in the Saint Augustine Center, is the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences resource for academically related student needs. We strive to provide students with the resources needed to be academically successful achieve through comprehensive Academic Advising, Leadership and Professional Development and Internship Programs. Currently, we are seeking a video production intern to assist with promoting our office through video communication. This exciting opportunity will provide a student with the chance to help script, shoot, edit, and debut videos pertaining to the Office for Undergraduate Students’ services, and Villanova students.

Requirements:
-Current full time undergraduate student in good academic standing seeking a for credit internship opportunity
-Technical fluency with editing and graphics software for video (preferably access to FinalCut)
-Knowledge and ability to use video production equipment
-Ability to troubleshoot technical concerns related to required software & hardware
-Creative thinking and flexibility
-Ability to work independently and problem-solve
-Availability to work during office hours and some evenings/weekends as needed

Applicants should email their cover letter and resume to Chuck Francisco at charles.francisco@villanova.edu no later than 5pm on Wednesday, August 27th.

BRAIN ANEURYSM AWARENESS 5K RUN/ 1 MILE WALK – 9/6

The Brain Aneurysm Awareness Run is organized by members of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory Lab, in the Psychology Department at Villanova University. As cognitive neuroscientists who study memory, we have observed the devastating effects of brain injury in many stroke patients. We want to give something back to these patients who so generously contributed to our understanding of the consequences of brain injury. With your help, we can help fight the devastation caused by brain aneurysms and save lives right here in our community.

Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. • Event begins at 9:00 a.m.
Pre-registration fee of $25 (adult) • $15 (students & children 6 and over)
*includes tshirt if registered by 8/22; Tshirt sizes include standard adult & children sizes *includes chip timing for all runners

After 8/22 registration fee will increase to $30 (adult) $20 (students & children 6 and over)
*tshirts are available while supplies last.

To pre-register please scan the QR Code below or go to
give.bafound.org/2014BAAR

For even more details, or to spread the word, view the full flyer here: baar2014_flyer

The Matthew J. Ryan center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good

Come visit the Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good!  Located in Old Favley 304, we are a place to discuss serious ideas about politics.  We believe active citizenship is not simply about voting every four years or turning on cable news or Colbert once in a while.  Politics is about asking questions like: What makes a good citizen or statesman?  What is freedom?  And is it something we should care about?  Become a member of the Ryan Center, and participate in discussions about contemporary and controversial political issues, reading groups, public lectures, and more.  Please email Brenda Hafera (brenda.hafera@villanova.edu) for more information.  

Vizion Group PR Fall Internship

The Vizion Group PR are searching for students who are interested in a fall internship. They are looking for students who are currently pursuing communications, public relations, marketing and other related majors. Students need to be able to commit at least 12 hours a week at this unpaid office position. Students that are interested in this position should contact Nicolette Blackwell at vizionpr1@teamvizion.net

Vizion Group

 

 

 

Why History?

An essay by Jennifer Burns, Assistant Professor of History, Stanford University.

As a history professor, I hope students love my classes so much they decide to declare a major or minor ithe subject. Yet if I succeed, I know my students will hear the inevitable question: “History, huh. What are you gonna do with that?” So I suggest three ways they might respond: a simple answer, a complicated answer and a philosophical answer.

The simple answer is that history majors have a proven track record of success in any number of fields, and make excellent lawyers, consultants, business owners, policy makers, corporate executives and so forth. To study history is to train the mind to assimilate information, recognize patterns and make judgments about what is most important.  Each lecture, I explain, I will throw a huge amount of information at my students: dates, faces, names of legislation, battles, books economic statistics, etc. Their job will be to sort through this overload and use it to construct meaningful arguments about what mattered most, and why. I will teach them to question their sources, so they are not blind consumers of dubious Internet wisdom. And I will test them on their ability to assess, evaluate and construct interpretations of the past.

All of these skills translate directly into professional competencies. Would you like to be a diplomat? I ask. If you get through the first Foreign Service examwhich will be full of questions about global history and geographyyou will be placed in a room with a huge stack of reports, and will have a few hours to reduce these hundreds of pages to a concise several pages. If youve taken a history course, you will already have done this for the research paper and final exam. Do you want to go into business, be a consultant or an analyst? Again, you’re going to find yourself with a stack of reports, or an entire industry to research and a summary due. And youll be promoted based on the boss believing she or he can trust you to have selected out the most important information, overlooking nothing relevant, yet presenting it all in a pithy and readable format.

All the data are clear on this point: history majors earn comfortable salaries, with most closing the gap with professional majors by peak earning years. History majors are actually more likely get into medical school than science majors. And they emerge as leaders in their fields because they are comfortable with the big-picture thinking and long-term vision that the study of history cultivates.

Not sure what kind of job you want? This is where the more complicated answer comes in, for a history major is training for jobs that do not yet exist. The simple fact is that most Stanford students will end up crafting their own roles and responsibilities in the workplace, rather than fitting themselves in like cogs to a machine. To do this, theyll need boldness, creativity and imagination. And they can foster those habits of mind and being by thinking deeply about change, continuity and the radical instability of the present moment.

Studying history underscores the way the future unfolds out of the past. It teaches students to sense possibilities where they cant yet be seen, and in so doing makes it possible to chart a path into the unknown. Looking at history, you’ll understand how new industries emerge and will be able to craft a career path that intersects with the emerging economy of tomorrow.

History also teaches students to appreciate and navigate complexity and change. Studying the past helps students develop judgment, for it puts before them a panoply of human folly and achievement that can help guide them in unfamiliar terrain. Young people learn that the best laid plans often go awry; that human emotions can prove the driving force of history; that unintended consequences are the rule more than the exception; and that injustice is both real and terrible and can be changed by the actions of a dedicated few. All of this creates a supple intellect that can respond to new situations with ease, confidence, and creativity. And it is superb preparation for the customized careers students will craft out of an unknown future.

And then there is the philosophical answer to “why history?”: that historical knowledge is a good unto itself, and we dont need to “do” anything with it, other than to use it to see the world in a different way, to appreciate its richness and variety. That is particularly true in courses on modern America, where we do a slow slide into the present. In the last few weeks of the course, I tell students, things will start looking more and more familiar. But they will also look different, because now they’ll know where everyday features of the presentfrom the vote to the personal computer—came from, and thus understand their true meaning and significance.

I turn to T.S. Eliot for a concluding coda:

We shall never cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.

In the end, then, history responds to that ancient Greek injunction, gnothi seauton:know thyselfIt also embodies the original impulse of the humanities, Geistewissenschaften, or spiritual studies. For it is only with self-knowledge that we can become conscious, moral, and purposive actors in our own lives.  And only by knowing ourselves can we hope to change the world.

Committee of Seventy 2014 Communications and Fundraising Internship

Seventy is the only independent non-partisan government watchdog in the region fighting tirelessly for better government by involving more citizens in public life, promoting greater competition among candidates and parties, and making sure that our public officials are held accountable. 

Seventy’s Communications and Fundraising Interns work with the Vice President for Development and Operations and Development Manager and are provided with hands-on experience in donor research and cultivation, organizational branding, and revenue generating events. 

Seventy speaks out when others can’t and uses it reputation as an honest broker to: 

• Educates citizens on how government can work better; 

• Fights for the best use of taxpayers’ dollars, calling attention to government misconduct and wastefulness; 

• Monitors and work to ensure fair and well-run elections; and 

• Advocates for efficiency, transparency and ethical behavior from public officials and all branches of regional governments. 

 

 The Committee of Seventy is looking for an energetic self-starter seeking professional communication, development and non-profit experience. The intern will report directly to the Development Manager

Responsibilities may include: 

•  Support Seventy’s website including content creation, editing and image searches to populate the site. 

• Assist with all fundraising efforts including prospect research, events and the implementation of a new membership program. 

•  Contribute and grow Seventy’s social media and online presence. Dependent on the identified intern’s interest and experience, develop in-house videos to highlight mission, supporters and promote audience engagement. 

•  Develop and enhance communications materials, including news alerts, messages to the board, fundraising packets and original content. 

• Track and record Seventy’s impact using Google Analytics, TrackVia, and Meltwater. 

•  Assist individuals who call the new 855-SEVENTY hotline or submit inquiries via email. Interns will be trained in the basics of local government and Philadelphia politics – particularly with regard to elections and voting.

Students must show initiative, flexibility and creativity. Strong organizational, communications, writing and research skills are a must. 

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Beth Vogel at bvogel@seventy.org 

Journalism and Music Writing Internship with TapSongz

TapSongz is a new Music site where kids can find new music. Our goals are to work with young, talented artists by promoting their music, writing up feature articles on their career and helping share their story. (www.tapsongz.com) 

TapSongz is looking for talented college students particularly interested in the music industry and writing to join our staff as a writer. They would have the opportunity of interviewing a variety of artists, bands and musicians and then writing up feature articles on these artists to be published on our website. Students can work on their writing skills, build their connections with music professionals, network with others in the music industry, interview some of their favorite artists, and learn how to build and market a brand. Our LLC has become large enough where we typically qualify for media passes at music festivals in which some students may be interested in attending to cover the event as a media outlet. The position would be a great experience for journalism, communications and public relations majors as well as any student interested in music. 

Tasks would include posting music to social media, conducting phone or email interviews with artists and writing a variety of editorials to be published on our website. Interested students should email their resume and a cover letter to Eric Rustad at tapsongz@gmail.com.

Fluency in Information Technology (FIT) Certificate

(http://csc.villanova.edu/academics/FIT)

Recognizing the need for all educated people to have a level of fluency in information and computing related topics, the Department of Computing Sciences offers a new option for obtaining that fluency and for documenting the accomplishment with a certificate.

The certificate addresses the goals set forth in a report from the National Research Council:.

FIT individuals, those who know a starter set of information technology skills, who understand the basic concepts on which information technology is founded, and who have engaged in the higher level thinking embodied in the intellectual capabilities, should use information technology confidently, should come to work ready to learn new business systems quickly and use them effectively, should be able to apply information technology to personally relevant problems, and should be able to adapt to the inevitable change as information technology evolves over their lifetime.[1]

The FIT certificate recognizes that most of our graduates will not aspire to careers in computing, but that all will have many occasions to draw on the problem solving approaches and the higher level thinking abilities inherent in the computing field. Unlike other options for a major, minor or concentration, the FIT certificate comprises only courses with no prerequisites, courses that are accessible to any student at the university.

Required, Two courses: 
CSC 1035. Databases for Many Majors. Databases are everywhere. Be prepared! 
CSC 4797. Capstone. Integrate your computing knowledge with your own major

Electives, Two courses from many options: 
Any CSC course with no prerequisites counts. Options include 

  • Computing and the Web
  • Problem solving with computers
  • Computing with images
  • Algorithms, cartoons, animations
  • Algorithms & Data Structures I
  • Web Development and Technologies
  • Information Security and Protection

In summary, the FIT certificate provides a fundamental understanding of the computing technologies of the 21st century. It prepares students for general understanding of the technologies that will greatly influence the way they live and work, and the ties that understanding to their chosen major field of study.

Download the FIT proposal PDF for a more detailed description.

[1] Committee on Information Technology Literacy, National Research Council Being Fluent with Information Technologyhttp://www.nap.edu.openbook.php?record_id=6482 1999 The National Academies Press

NEW FALL ’14 COURSE OFFERING – PA 5000

NEW COURSE OFFERING for FALL 2014:
AN OVERVIEW OF THE NONPROFIT SECTOR – ACTIVITIES AND IMPACT
PA 5000

TR, 10-11:15am
Prof. Catherine E. Wilson

This course provides an exploration and analysis of organizational challenges and opportunities facing nonprofits in the U.S. and abroad, as well as offers an in-depth discussion of a range of ways to work in the nonprofit sector.

*For class, students will write targeted assignments, relevant to work in the nonprofit sector, including involvement in a team-based project for a nonprofit in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Elective for the Minor in Public Service and Administration
*One of two courses designated as Optional Service Learning for the Minor

In order to receive the Minor in Public Service and Administration, students must include a Service Learning component in either PA 5000 or PA 1050 (Public Administration)

For more information about the Minor in Public Service and Administration please visit: www.publicadmin.villanova.edu Or contact Prof. Catherine Wilson at: catherine.wilson@villanova.edu