Now that the Career Fair is Over, it is time to Prep for Interviewing! Behavioral Interview workshop is on Monday, 2/20!

Don’t miss this golden opportunity to learn more about behavioral interviewing!

Sharan Gore, who was the HR Manager at Travelers (now retired), will be here on Monday, 2/20 at 11:00 to discuss behavioral interviewing.  Why do employers think it is the most popular way to interview?  What type of questions should you expect on your next interview?  How can you give an answer that makes the employers sit up and take notice?  How can the STAR method help you to formulate a great answer?

Over 90% of our business employers use this type of interviewing so it is something you should learn how to do well.  I know all of us are busy and have our hands full, but this is not something you do not want to miss!

 Darlene with her hands full of her 130 pound dog, Ace!

You do not have to RSVP or be dressed professionally for this event.  Just come in and be ready to learn.  We will be in B-2165.

All business students and alumni are welcome to attend!.

See you there!!

Darlene (dward@vcu.edu)

 

The Business Career Fair is today! Updated List of Employers and Majors!

Spring 2017 Business Career Fair Companies-

10-3pm in Both Atriums!

 

 Advance Auto Parts Retail Management / Sales / Business
AgilQuest Corporation Marketing Specialist
Aldi District Manager Intern, District Manager Trainee
Allan Myers Cost Accountant, Assistant Cost Accountant / Business, Accounting, Finance
Alsco Linen & Uniform Rental Services Business Administration
Altria Client Services Accounting & Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Market Research, Human Resources, Supply Chain
Apex Systems Recruiter, Inside Sales, Outside Sales, Account Manager, Sales Rep
AroundCampus Group Summer Sales and Marketing Internship
Auditor of Public Accounts Full Time Positions with Accounting, Information Systems and MBA degrees
AXA Advisors Financial Advisor/Financial Planning Associate – All Majors
Bankers Life Insurance Sales Agent & Insurance Sales Agent Intern/All Majors
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Base Real Estate Agents, Interns, Real Estate
Buckeye International, Inc. Sales Management Program/ All Majors
C.H. Robinson Account Manager, Carrier Manager, Sales Executive, Internship
CarMax http://jobs.carmax.com/
Carpenter Co Chemists, Engineers, Business, Accounting, Operations
Chick-fil-A X.C.C.L. A Leadership Development Program/All Majors
Cintas Corporation Management Trainee
CMA CGM (America) LLC Permanent Hires / Summer Internships / Fast Track Program Trainee
Cobb Technologies, Inc. Business to Business Solution Sales
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company Positions: Sales, Management, Benefit Conselors, Marketing, Insurance Agent, // Majors: Business, Marketing,
Colonna’s Shipyard Hiring for a Management Trainee/Intern
Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc. Summer Intern-Management Training, Management Trainee
CoStar Group Research Associate, Tenant Research Associate, Tenant Surveyor
Crown Automotive Sales
CVS Health Retail Management
Davenport & Company LLC Finance/Business-related positions
DMG Securities, Inc Account Executive/sTOCKBROKER
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Internship, Financial Advisor Career Development Program / Finance
Elephant Auto Insurance IT/Finance/Product/Sales/Service/Claims
Enterprise Holdings, Inc Management Training Program – All Majors Considered
Estes Forwarding Worldwide, LLC Sales, Operations, Advanced Leadership Program
Fastenal Sales Associate – Business, Marketing and Sales Majors
Foresters Financial Services Inc. All business majors
Fort Lee – Civilian Logistics Career Management Office (CLCMO) Logistics Management Specialist; Student Trainee
GEICO Insurance Management Development Program, Business Leadership Summer Internship Program
General Electric Information Systems for Programmers
Genworth Financial Marketing, Brand, Communications, Business Management
Insight Global Recruiter/Account Manager
J.B. Hunt Transportation Launch Program, Managers in Training
James River Insurance Company Underwriting, Claims / Majors – Accounting, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, Economics, Business
Key Risk UnderWriting Trainees
Keystone Insurers Group Insurance Agent/Business
Kinsale Insurance Underwriting, Claims, IT
Kroger Co-Manager
Landlock Pest Control Sales and Marketing Team
Lilly USA Sales Representative
Mango Salon Guest Services, Salon Leader, Assistant Manager
Mapcom Systems, LLC Information Systems & Marketing
Marine Corps Community Services Accounting, Economics, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Management
Mariner Finance Branch Manager Trainee, Internships
Markel Corporation All Majors
Marsh & McLennan Agency Mid-Atlantic Summer Intern – Risk Management & Insurance Majors
MassMutual Greater Richmond Financial Services Representatives
MassMutual, Mid-Atlantic All business majors
Metro Systems, Inc. Entry-Level Recruiter/Account Manager
Neff Rental LLC Sales Coordinator
Newport News Shipbuilding Various
NORTHERN NECK INSURANCE COMPANY Insurance related internships
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Financial Advisor
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. General Manager, Assistant Manager, Lead Counter Help, Service and Kitchen Team
Parallon Manager Trainees, Shared Services Center Interns, Financial Analysts
PepsiCo/ Pepsi Beverages Company PepsiCo Sales Management Associate and PepsiCo Sales Management Intern
PIEtech, Inc. Business Analyst, Graphic Desinger, Client Services, Software Design Analyst, .NET Developer, Salesforce
Republic National Distributing Company Operations, Sales, and Administrative
Retail Data, LLC Client Services, Sales, IT, Business degree, MBA, Marketing degree
Robert Half Finance/Accounting, Office Team,
Scottrade, Inc. Finance/Business preferred, but open to many others
Sheehy Auto Stores Sheehy Management Training Program / Bachelor’s Degree all majors
Snagajob All business majors
STR Software Company Content Marketing Specialist, Marketing Intern / Marketing majors
Target Executive Team Leader and Executive Intern
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Information Technology, Financial Analyst, Economist, Examiners
The IQ Business EIM Junior Developer/ Solutions Architect
The Sherwin-Williams Company Management/Sales Trainee (Entry Level) & Management/Sales SUMMER Internship (PAID)
Travelers Claim Professional Trainee Fulltime and Internship, Business insurance Underwriting fulltime and internship
Union Bank & Trust Retail Banking and Analyst positions; all majors considered
VCU Brandcenter Recruiting students for advertising and branding master’s program
VCU Business, Graduate Studies Graduate Students
VCU Marketing Business to Business Field Salespeople!
VCUHS – Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc. Analyst Development Program, Business and IT Analyst, Clinical Nurses
Verizon Retail Sales
Virginia Lottery Associate Sales Representative
Virginia State Corporation Commission Acct., Fin., Econ., Business Administration
Walgreens Business, Management, ALL
Waffle House Management
WestRock internships, co-ops, entry level full time in marketing, supply chain, sales, human resources and finance
Whereoware Digital Marketing Associate, Digital Marketing Intern, Digital Marketing Manager, Junior Project Manager, Digital
Yount Hyde & Barbour, PC Internship Externship and Full time Entry Level Staff Accountant

The Port of Virginia’s 8 Week Summer Internship Program

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Internship Program.

The Port of Virginia’s 8 Week Summer Internship Program runs from June 5 – July 28 and is designed to develop, teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students as they explore career opportunities within the maritime industry. Students will be given the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to hands on project focused tasks in various departments throughout The Port of Virginia.

Potential Internships include the following departments:

Marketing/Communications

  • Strategic Planning
  • Marine Incident Response Team (MIRT)
  • Legal
  • Economic Development
  • Operations
  • Project Team
  • Sales
  • Process Excellence
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Sustainability
  • Finance

Detailed descriptions for each of the individual internships are available through the careers section of our company website:Summer Internship Program

Students interested in multiple internships must submit a separate application to each individual posting

 Eligibility Requirements
1. Must be available to work full time (40 hours per week) during June 5 – July 28. 2. Must be currently enrolled in an accredited four year college program (having completed freshman year). 3. Must have a 3.2 GPA or higher (must be able to provide proof of current enrollment and GPA if selected).

  1. Selected applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment background check which may include any of the following: Academic record and verification of education

and/or certifications; Employment history (including references); Criminal history; Driving record; Fingerprinting; drug and alcohol testing, Fit for duty Physical, Other

records or information related to the candidate’s suitability for the position.

 To Apply
1. Interested students must apply via The Port of Virginia by March 3rd

www.portofvirginia.com/about/careers 2. Must attach a resume 3. Must attach a cover letter/statement of interest that addresses the following:

–         Why are you interested in this Internship Opportunity?

–         What impact do you feel this Internship Opportunity will have on your long term career goals?

–         What course work/classroom knowledge do you feel you would be able to apply to your work environment?

FT Marketing and Communications Manager at Innsbrook Foundation!

Company:   Innsbrook Foundation

Mission Statement: To support and enhance the Innsbrook brand by providing opportunities which encourage community engagement, business development and philanthropy.

Job Title:  Marketing and Communications Manager

Job Description and Purpose:

The Marketing and Communications Manager will be involved in every aspect of Innsbrook Foundation events. The successful candidate will be involved in creative planning, selling sponsorships, promotional materials development and dissemination and the implementation for the events.   She or he will write, coordinate, and implement marketing plans for all events.  Event planning will also include layout creation, coordination with staff and committee members and the creation of relevant timetables to plan for events.  He or she will be responsible for overseeing invoicing and monitoring budgets for events and various projects and assist the Executive Director with her duties.  This person will also be responsible for interacting with vendors, employees, residents, and guests who live, work and play in Innsbrook and the surrounding community.  He or she may have supervisory responsibility for other employees, interns and volunteers.

Job Duties:

Daily tasks will include creating and implementing marketing plans for all events, writing, and submitting copy and photos for website, online information blasts and management and maintenance of social media. Being able to anticipate deadlines for projects and events and discernment of priorities is critical to the successful execution of duties.  Prioritizing tasks that correspond to the events calendar and coordinating the various aspects of events in the park.  Coordination of duties with Events Coordinator will be an ongoing responsibility and is critical to the successful planning of events and programming.   Duties also include maintaining a timetable for the successful accomplishment of tasks for events and being sensitive to deadlines for the submission of promotional materials for web, radio, television and print media.  Effective and timely communications are essential with property managers, owners and other relevant parties regarding events in the park.  Recruitment and management of volunteers for events is an ongoing responsibility for the staffing of events and relationship building with contacts in businesses in Innsbrook.  Duties will also include working alongside other staff members, creating assignments and supervising interns and other staff.   Teamwork is a critical part of the corporate culture of the Innsbrook Foundation.

Skills/Qualifications:

Excellent communications skills and expository writing and speaking skills

Experience in developing marketing plans and/or degree in marketing

Social media knowledge and acuity; ability to maximize ROI on use of social media and digital marketing

Project management of multiple events and work assignments

Professional and refined interpersonal skills

Supervision of personnel and volunteers

Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years’ work experience in working with the public; at least 1 year in public relations and writing preferred. Some experience in planning and coordinating events desirable.

Proficient in using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and mail merges; proficient in Publisher and other platforms for creating fliers, posters, etc.

Budget preparation and monitoring; keeping track of event finances including check requests, online payments and invoicing

Salary: $35,000 – $40,000

Bonuses are possible based on merit and length of service

How to Apply:

Send resume, references, and letter of interest to ynelson@innsbrook.com

*Successful interview candidates will need at least three letters of recommendation with telephone contact information . 

 

 

 

Spring Semester Senior Auditor Intern at VHDA!

Date Posted:  February 9, 2017

Position begins in March 2017

Staff Auditor Intern

Virginia Housing Development Authority in Richmond, VA

Overview                                                                                    The Audit & Risk Division consists of the Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk Management, Process Excellence, Project Management Office and Organizational Performance Reporting departments.  These departments report to the Managing Director of Audit and Enterprise Risk Management.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

The intern will perform staff auditing level duties to include the following:

  • Updating audit programs
  • Selecting audit samples
  • Assisting audit staff and seniors in the completion of audit fieldwork activities
  • Assist in administrative duties

Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Chosen candidate will have the opportunity to work up to 20 hours per week
  • Must be enrolled in a degree program during internship

To apply for an internship position, provide the following information:

  • A current resume
  • VHDA Internship Application
  • An unofficial transcript is initially accepted, but candidate must arrange to provide official copy of transcript to VHDA in a sealed envelope upon employment.

 Send all information to:

Internship Program Manager  Organizational Development and Learning Division  Virginia Housing Development Authority  601 S. Belvidere Street  Richmond, Virginia 23220

Email

Intern.coordinator@vhda.com

Programmer Associate at Affinity Group Underwriters! (internship or full-time)

NEW POSITION – Programmer Associate

Work Location:

Affinity Group Underwriters

4510 Cox Road Suite 111

Glen Allen, VA 23060

To apply:  Email your resume to Steve Wyss – swyss@agu.net and copy dward@vcu.edu.  Please indicate if you are interested in this role as a full-time position, part-time or internship.

Will consider intern, part-time and full-time candidates

Able to work at least 20 hours per week

Insurance experience not required

Salary Range: intern or part-time: +/- $15.00/hour / full-time: $30,000 to $35,000.

Full-time includes all company benefits (group insurance, paid vacation, etc.).

The primary duties of the position involve assisting the Program Administrator with the development of new applications and editing of existing applications for the company’s administrative system.

Requires knowledge of MicroSoft Access and SQL database programming as well as some familiarity with integrating databases and web-based applications, including the use of MySQL and PHP MyAdmin.

Seeking candidates who:

  • demonstrate initiative by assuming/volunteering for additional responsibilities beyond assigned duties
  • are detail-obsessed / will rigorously check own work
  • want to understand why a task is being performed, not just how to do it
  • are innately curious and enjoy the challenge of learning new things.

 

Updated job post: Full-time Marketing Specialist position with AgilQuest!

The job has now been classified as a full-time position!

Marketing Specialist

Local Richmond software company seeks a well-rounded marketer who wants to develop their marketing skills and learn new marketing tools by helping us bring a new cutting edge Software as a Service product to the market. Do you enjoy reading people and how they react to and engage with different messages? Do you have a keen eye and appreciation for effective design? Unintimidated by social media messaging? Are you a task manager who gets a thrill from creating and checking off lists? A fast learner? Apply those skills to the latest in marketing automation and e-mail marketing with a position at AgilQuest!

AgilQuest is searching for the right blend of creative thinking and task execution to join its Marketing team. This is a great opportunity to advance your marketing skills while working in an environment that promotes exceptional work-life-balance.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Optimize our marketing automation and lead nurturing processes through email, content, and social channels using the Eloqua marketing automation system.
  • Manage various email campaigns, including the template designs, calls-to-action, and content used in our email sends.
  • Manage data, contact lists and inbound leads with Salesforce CRM
  • Manage the company’s Social Media profiles and messaging to drive consistent, relevant traffic and leads.
  • Assist with creative design and graphic elements, nothing too complicated
  • Update web content using CMS platform (Joomla!), some HTML knowledge helps
  • Assist with managing content library

Requirements:

  • BA/BS or equivalent working experience.
  • Ability to quickly learn new tools and systems. A bonus would be a proficiency in marketing automation systems and integrating those systems with other technologies.
  • Understanding of basic marketing copywriting for optimized landing pages and emails.
  • Strong analytical skills (including mastery of Microsoft Excel) and experience with reporting and data analysis.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time in a fast-paced environment.
  • Technically capable, excellent communicator, and a desire to improve processes.

Submit your resume to: marketing@agilQuest.com

 

Are you ready for the Career Fair? Make sure your Elevator Pitch is on point!

The Engineering Career Fair is today from 10-3pm and the Business Career Fair is on Feb.16th, from 10-3pm.  Make sure your resume looks amazing, you are dressed professionally and you are ready to network with employers.  Not sure what to say?  Take a few minutes to practice your elevator pitch.

Greeting

Introduce Yourself: Hello, I’m __________.

Acknowledge Employer: I am pleased to meet you, Mr./Ms./Dr. ______ (repeat employer’s name).

Educational Background

Your year in school or anticipated graduation date.

Your major, minor.

Your GPA, if 3.0 or higher.

Experience and Skills

Be brief! Only discuss most impressive or relevant.

Paid or unpaid experience.

Leadership positions, organizations.

Skills, strengths, personal traits.

Purpose

The kind of experience you’re seeking (or specific position) and why.

Why you’re interested in the company.

This is where you highlight your value proposition (what you offer/why you’re the solution).

Request/Closing

Don’t leave the conversation hanging. Now is the time to convey your interest in continuing the dialog, make a specific request and/or thank the person for his/her time and consideration. For example, if you’re in an interview and you’re using the elevator pitch to respond to “so, tell me about yourself”, you can easily wrap up the elevator pitch by saying, “…I appreciate the opportunity to talk with you further about how I will contribute to XYZ organization”.

Tips for creating and conveying your elevator pitch:

Tailor your pitch for each employer/position/opportunity.

Practice. Don’t memorize it. Your pitch should be natural and comfortable to you. This takes practice, edits and more practice. If you find yourself stumbling over the same statements, this is an indicator that additional tweaking is needed—perhaps just a small change in a word or two will make it feel more comfortable to you.

Print it on a wallet-size card and carry it with you for ready access.

Do focus on how you can benefit the employer and help him/her solve problems. Remember, the listener is mentally waiting for the answer to, “What’s in it for me (or my company)?”

Don’t forget to include your competitive advantage or value proposition.

Don’t leave the conversation hanging. Convey your interest in continuing the dialog, make a specific request and/or thank the person for his/her time and consideration.

 

HR Assistant temporary position through Caliper, Inc.

If you are interested in this position, please sent your resume to: Katy Kennedy k-kennedy@caliper.net through Caliper, Inc.

The Human Resource Office of a state agency located in downtown Richmond has an excellent opportunity for a qualified, enthusiastic individual. This position provides administrative support for a variety of human resource processes & projects & has direct exposure to all facets of HR. As the first point of contact for the HR office, this position greets visitors & responds to applicant inquiries. This position updates the Recruitment Management System (RMS) & Learning Management System (LMS) & generates related reports; handles the recruitment & orientation of hourly (wage) positions; prepares spreadsheets to report workflow activities & performance evaluations; updates HR systems; coordinates copier & fax maintenance and repairs, orders supplies, & performs other administrative duties. Responsibilities also include processing of Extended Coverage and HIPAA notices based on Benefits Eligibility System (BES) reports and providing administrative support for payroll/leave functions

Qualifications: H.S. diploma or equivalent, bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. Prior administrative experience, preferably in human resources. Knowledge of human resource laws, practices, policies & procedures is preferred. Accurate word processing/computer entry skills & document verification skills; attention to detail; proficient usage of MS Word & Excel; experience maintaining personnel files & automated systems. Experience using Human Resource Information Systems such as RMS, Peoplesoft, PMIS, CIPPS or comparable HRIS is helpful. Ability to understand policies and procedures; to manage & complete multiple assignments accurately within established time frames; and to communicate effectively w/ employees/managers/applicants in a customer service oriented environment. Demonstrated ability to successfully function in a team environment. Selected applicant must pass a background security clearance check.

Entry Level Acquisitions Analyst position with Clear Trail Real Estate!

Join one of Richmond’s fastest growing real estate acquisition and property management firms. We are exceptionally well capitalized by large institutional investors and are poised to acquire an industry leading portfolio of assets in our target markets. We are in need of talented and hardworking professionals to support our growth.

Apply through Hirebusrams or email resumes to dward@vcu.edu.  Put “Clear Trail” in the subject line.

Successful candidates will possess a high level of:

  • Analytical Ability
  • Productivity
  • Professionalism
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Computer skills with exceptional Excel knowledge
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration skills

College degree required. Some overnight travel required.

Job duties will include:

  • Analyze operational data and Identify business and market trends for potential acquisition targets
  • Perform desktop and onsite diligence and prepare follow-up reports
  • Support management with all transaction closing tasks
  • Assist management on-board new assets.

This is a full-time position with a competitive starting salary and benefits. There is great potential for growth, potential bonuses, and career advancement.

E-mail a resume with compensation requirements. This position is available immediately.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Richmond, VA
  • Required education:
  • Bachelor’s