VIP Mentors Student Panel Preview [Guest Post: Elizabeth Hecht]

Below is a guest post by Elizabeth Hecht ’14, Economics Major, Communication (Public Relations) Minor and Intern in the Office for Undergraduate Students.

VIP Mentors is a new student network that aims to connect students within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who have successfully completed internship experiences with students who have a sincere interest in participating in engaging internship experiences. For more information, email: as.internship@villanova.edu.

On Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 5:30 to 6:30pm in the Garey Hall Cafe, VIP Mentors is hosting a panel of students who are going to share their internship experiences.  This panel is going to be a very valuable and interesting event.  The student panelists have had a wide variety of internships in the areas of Law, Politics and Government. The panelists will explain the process they went through to get these awesome internships. They will also discuss the cool and interesting things they did while interning.

Personally, I am interested to hear about how Jessica Dittmer secured her internship with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  And I cannot wait to learn about the process Brendan Fallon went through to become an intern for the United States Secret Service. I am excited to hear all about the experiences these panelists had working for the United States Congress, the United States Department of Health and Human Services and The White House. If you are looking to work in these areas I would definitely recommend attending this event; it will be an interesting and informative way to learn about landing the incredible internships you want.

Register here: http://ow.ly/hKL4m

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This Week’s [OUS Events]

Four OUS events this week…something for everyone!

1. Career Fair 201: How to Follow Up After the Career Fair-1
Thursday, February 7, 2013, 3:00pm-4:30pm, SAC 300

  • Attend an informational workshop on how to follow up with employers you met at the Career Fair (Feb. 5th and 6th).  Learn how to draft a professional email to express your interest in a company and potential internship opportunities.

2. BRIDGE Society: Psychology, Sociology & Education Mentoring & Networking Event
Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Dougherty Hall West Lounge

  • This is an opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced industry professionals. Students will be grouped with a professional mentor to discuss the industry and their individual career journey, followed by an open networking event for all attendees.

3. The Scientist’s Guide to REU Programs
Friday, February 8, 2013, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Mendel 103

  • An informational workshop for students to explore the highly competitive NSF: Research Experiences for Undergraduates sites across the country. Learn what the program entails, where to find a listing of all sites, and how to be a competitive REU applicant.

4. Law School Basics Workshops
Friday, February 8, 2013, 2:00pm-4:00pm, SAC 300

  • “The First Step to Exploring Your Interest in Law School and the Legal Profession” for Freshman/Sophomores is from 2:00pm-3:00pm.
  • “The Law School Application Process, Recommendation Letters & Personal Statements” for Juniors/Seniors is from 3:00pm-4:00pm.

This Week’s [OUS Events]

Several Events this week!

1. Career Fair 101: What to Known Before You’re There-1
Monday, January 28, 2013, 3:00pm-4:30pm, SAC 300

  • Attend an informational workshop on how to navigate the upcoming career fair held on February 5th and 6th in the Connelly Center.

2. Law School Speed Event: Learn Everything You Wanted to Know About Law Admissions & Law School
Monday, January 28, 2013, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Dougherty Hall East Lounge

  • Learn everything you wanted to know about law school and the following law admissions topics: personal statements, legal resume, optional essays, list of schools, legal internships, employment, networking with law school representatives, networking with attorneys, informational interviews with attorneys, LSAT, professionalism, recommendations, and clinical programs.

3. Career Fair 101: Preparing an Elevator Speech
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 3:00pm-4:30pm, SAC 300

  • Attend an informational workshop on how to present yourself to potential employers at the upcoming career fair, held on February 5th and 6th in the Connelly Center.  Learn about elevator speeches, professional introductions, and inquiring about internship opportunities.

4. Career Fair 101: Researching Companies
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 3:00pm-4:30pm, Falvey Library Room 205

  • Attend an informational workshop on how to navigate the upcoming career fair on February 5th and 6th in the Connelly Career Center.  Learn which companies will be at the fair and develop a plan to speak with the companies best suited for your skills and interests.

5. Career Fair 101: The Scientist’s Edition!
Thursday, January 31, 2013, 3:00pm-4:30pm, Mendel 103

  • Attend an informational workshop for students in the sciences on how to prepare for the upcoming career fair, held on February 5th and 6th in the Connelly Center.  Learn how to navigate the Career Fair, present your technical skills, and discuss your research experience with recruiters.

6. Leadership, Professional Development & Internships: The Place to Begin
Friday, February 1, 2013, 2:00pm-3:00pm, SAC 300

  • This workshop covers the necessary steps to build a strong foundation for professional development and future success. Career searches, informational interviews, leadership opportunities, networking, recommendations, and cover letters will be discussed.

7. Career Fair 101: Dress to Impress
Friday, February 1, 2013, 3:00pm-4:30pm, Falvey Library Room 205

  • Attend an informational workshop on how to dress your best for the upcoming career fair held on February 5th and 6th in the Connelly Center. Remember, first impressions matter!

Career Fair & Workshop Series – Next Two Weeks

Get ready for the Spring Career Fairs (see below) by attending these workshops. This workshop series will help you learn how to present yourself and your skills to potential employers.

For more information about each workshop click here or email as.internship@villanova.edu.CareerFairSeriesSSThe Arts and Business Fair will take place on Tuesday, February 5 and the Science, Engineering and Technology Fair will take place on Wednesday, February 6.  Both Fairs will be held from 2 pm – 6 pm in the Connelly Center’s Villanova Room.
If you are looking for an internship, full time job, or just want to get connected DON’T MISS IT!

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Check out our video to get prepared and learn which employers are attending at careers.villanova.edu >events> career fairs.

For more information: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/vpaa/careers/events/careerfairs.html or email careerfairs@villanova.edu

This Week’s [OUS Events]

Hope you enjoyed your three-day weekend! Check out these two OUS events:

1. The Scientist’s Guide to Internships-1
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 3:00pm-4:00pm, Mendel 103

  • An informational session for students in the sciences on how to research, prepare for, and find internship opportunities in STEM fields.
  • Refreshments will be served.
  • If you have questions, please contact: as.internship@villanova.edu.

 2. VIP Mentors Welcome and Information Session
Thursday, January 24, 2013, 5:30pm-6:30pm, Falvey Library Room 205

  • Attend the welcome and info session to learn more about the program, meet students who have completed internships, get application and interview tips, and to learn how you can find similar internship opportunities.
  • Pizza and refreshments will be served.
  • Registration is required: here.

This Week’s [OUS Events]

Welcome back! Hope you all had a great winter break! -1

OUS has many events planned this semester. Check back every Monday for a quick rundown of this week’s events. And follow OUS on twitter @novaous for reminders about events and various professional development info!

1. How to Earn Academic Credit for Your Internship Workshop
Thursday, January 17th, 2013, 1:00pm-2:30pm, SAC 300

  • Attend an informational workshop on how to earn academic credit for a spring, summer, or fall internship. Students can earn 3 credits for every 150 hours they intern!
  • Refreshments will be served.
  • If you have questions, please contact: as.internship@villanova.edu.

This Week’s [OUS Events]

This is the last week of OUS events until the Spring Semester: 4 different events!
Also, there are some academic notes below and The Startup Ventures Resume Book from the Villanova Career Center/ICE Center.

1. The Place to Begin: TODAY
Monday, November 12, 2012, 4:00pm-5:00pm, SAC 300

  • Start your professional development plan!
  • Discuss career searches, international interviews, leadership opportunities, networking, recommendations, cover letters, and more!
  • Registration required: please complete the form here.

2. Entrepreneurial Internships for A&S Students: Informational Session
Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 3:00-4:00pm, SAC 300

  • Learn about the Villanova Center for Innovation, funding opportunities, and how to best leverage your A&S degree for a career in Entrepreneurship.  This event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week
  • Refreshments will be served.
  • For more information: as.internship@villanova.edu

3. BRIDGE Society Lunch: Organizational & Personal Leadership Strategies: Gain an Understanding of How to Develop Both
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 11:30am-12:30pm, Falvey Library Room 205

  • Presenter: Tommy Re, Chief People Officer at Lonesource, Seton Hall University, Bachelor of Arts in Communication, 1984, and Master’s in Corporate and Public Communication, 1993.
  • Spots are limited, registration required: please complete the form here.

4. BYOL: How to Find an Internship
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 3:00pm-4:00pm, SAC 300

  • Bring your own laptop and learn how to use social media to find an internship and create an online presence.
  • Refreshments will be served.
  • For more information: as.internship@villanova.edu

Academic Notes from OUS:

1. 11/14 & 11/15 Office for Undergraduate Students Extended Hours

  • OUS will be holding extended hours to assist Freshman with online registration. Please stop by SAC 107 with any questions on Wednesday, November 14th and Thursday, November 15th until 9:00PM.

2. Final Exam Schedule

  • Please consult the Final Examination Schedule located at the below link BEFORE making your travel plans at the end of the semester. Final exams CANNOT be changed due to travel plans as the Final Examination is available well ahead of time. If you have more than two exams scheduled on any given day, you have the right to reschedule one of them. Speak to your professors now to determine which professor can best accommodate you. Plan now if this is an issue. No exceptions will be made except in extreme circumstances about which documentation can be provided.

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This Week’s [OUS Events]

This is the second to last week of events for this semester, so stop by!

1. BYOL: Leveraging Social Media to Get an Internship
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 3:00pm-4:30pm, Falvey Library Room 205

  • Bring your own laptop and learn how to use social media to find an internship and create an online presence.
  • Refreshments will be served.
  • For more information: as.internship@villanova.edu

2. Law Advising Workshop Series: Law School Basics

  • For Freshmen & Sophomores!
  • Thursday, November 8, 2012, 4:00pm-5:00pm, SAC 300.
  • A computer is required for all workshops!
  • To sign up for a workshop, please complete the form here.

3. Law Advising Workshop Series: Application Process, Recommendations & Personal Statements

  • For Juniors & Seniors!
  • Thursday, November 8, 2012, 5:00pm-6:00pm, SAC 300.
  • A computer is required for all workshops!
  • To sign up for a workshop, please complete the form here.

This Week’s [OUS Event]

Just one event from OUS during this unexpectedly shortened week.

1. BRIDGE Society Lunch: Careers in Business for A&S Women, How to Create Competitive Advantages Through Powerful Performance
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 11:30am-12:30pm, Falvey Library Room 205

  • Presenter: Danielle Fagan, Founder and Director of SoccerDCF LLC; Villanova University, Bachelor of Arts in English, Minor in Communications, 1992, and Master of Business Administration, 1995.
  • Spots are limited, registration required: please complete the form here.