Ladies in Leadership: The ultimate resume builder

Employers ask a lot from today’s job seekers.  There are a number of skills that they demand to see on candidate’s resumes, but the constant #1 skill in demand is leadership.  Bloggers, you can’t just say you possess leadership skills; instead you have to prove it by communicating the skills on your resume and in plenty of detail in your job interviews.

Being affiliated with a student organization has been a good way to build a number of resume worthy skills, but imagine if you held an important position within that organization.  Better yet, imagine if you held a leadership position within an organization, had an internship, attended school full-time AND made good grades.  That is a lot to balance, but it can be done.  Actually, I know of seven ladies who balance these type of skills on a daily basis and I would like to recognize each one of them.  As associate director and a career counselor in Business Career Services, I have the good fortune to interact with these amazing students at student organization meetings, in face-to-face career meeting, and as volunteers for a number of our career events (Yes, somehow these ladies even find time to volunteer endless hours to countless programs).  I have seen all of their resumes and believe me when I say they are impressive.

Many of my bloggers ask me how to find success.  The common question I’m asked is, “What can I do to get a job offer?”  My answer to all of you is this…  Imitate these seven Ladies of Leadership.  Get to know them, join their organizations and follow their lead.  They are doing everything right and they clearly have what it takes to “WOW” my employers.

Shaunese West, Accounting Major; President, NABA

On-going position at VRS ; Summer 2014 & 2015 accounting Internship

and Keiter

  Shawnnese

*************************************************************************************

Fabby Argandona, Information Systems Major; VP of AITP

2014 Summer Internship with Dominion

Fabby

***************************************************************************************

Shelby Patty, Accounting & Human Resources Major;

President, BAP

On-going procurement internship at the State Corporation

Commission

  Shelby BAP Website

**************************************************************************************

Priscilla Bowles, Information Systems Major; President, AITP

Summer & Fall 2014 IT Internship with Dominion

P.Bowles

*************************************************************************************

Maddie Hall, Human Resources major; Treasurer, SHRM

Fall 2014 HR Internship with Virginia Credit Union

 Madeline Hall

**************************************************************************************

Jazlyn Green, HR & Real Estate Major; President, SHRM

2014 Fall HR Internships at Rock Tenn & Schnabel Engineering

103

**************************************************************************************

Maria Martinez, Accounting Major; VP of BAP

Full-time employment at small business in administration & accounting

Maria Martinez

 

 

 

Full-time Staff Accountant position available for Dec. 2014-2015 graduates

Fantastic opportunity for Myers & Stauffer!  The deadline to apply is COB 9/24.

4946 / Staff Accountant

Position Information

179
M-F
40
Paid
Myers and Stauffer LC is a certified public accounting and health care reimbursement consulting firm. We specialize in providing audit, accounting, data management and consulting services to government-sponsored health care programs (primarily state Medicaid agencies, and the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services). We operate 19 offices nationwide and have approximately 600 associates. We have 30+ years of experience assisting our government clients with complex health care reimbursement and provider compliance issues.

At Myers and Stauffer you will have a career that is rewarding on every level of the organization. We are committed to providing our employees with:

• Professional growth and development opportunities
• Educational opportunities leading to certifications
• A diverse, dynamic, and challenging work environment
• Strong leadership, communication, and feedback
• A well-balanced lifestyle, that includes personal and family time in addition to professional and networking opportunities
• Creative and innovative solutions to challenges facing our government clients

The Staff Accountant will perform reviews of Medicaid provider cost reports, analyze health care provider financial information, perform reimbursement calculations; and prepare written documents supporting professional decisions.

Essential Functions:
• Conduct desk reviews and various on-site audits
• Conduct research in order to determine billing and reimbursement compliance with relevant Medicaid or other government program regulations
• Conduct all phases of the audit including planning and research, risk assessment, fieldwork, reporting of findings, and other procedures as required
• Review applicable Federal and State policies and regulations associated with each specific audit type prior to performing the audit
• Prepare working papers to document scope and findings of audit in accordance with Medicaid or other government program regulations and AICPA standards
• Demonstrate excellence in communication skills, data gathering, analysis, reporting, and process improvement
• Maintain security and confidentiality of all protected health information when analyzing material
• Maintain thorough electronic documentation
• Additional responsibilities as assigned

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required; Master’s degree in accounting or related field preferred
• CPA or CPA candidate preferred
• Internship or equivalent working experience in accounting or related field preferred
• Experience with health care auditing and data analysis preferred
• Ability to review statutory/regulatory or other policy language and apply requirements
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Well organized with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
• Effectively multi-task with planning and efficiency
• Must be able to manage multiple deadlines and prioritize assignments
• Proficient use of applicable technology; specifically Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, etc.)
• Must be able to travel based on client and business needs

Equal Opportunity Employer committed to employment of Females, Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and Veterans. An E-Verify Employer.

Posting Information

Glen Allen
VA
Accounting/Auditing–Public
Full-time Entry Level
Alumnus/Alumna, Student
3.25

Employers: For those who require specific citizenship requirements by law, regulation, executive order, or government contract please select the option “1. Eligible to work WITHOUT visa sponsorship”.
Otherwise, please select both options (using the CTRL or Command button) to include ALL students (1. Eligible to work WITHOUT visa sponsorship & 2. Eligible to work WITH visa sponsorship).

Students: This indicates the required worth authorization needed for the position. If confused on your current status, please contact your advisor in the International Student and Scholar Programs (817 West Franklin Street; GEOIS@vcu.edu; 828-0595)

1. Eligible to work WITHOUT visa sponsorship
December 2014
December 2015
Bachelor’s, Post-Baccalaureate, Master’s
School of Business

 

Accounting Internship for either Spring or Summer with Myers & Stauffer

Please note that this position is open to undergraduate/certificate accounting majors and the deadline date is the COB on 9/24.

4945 / Spring & Summer Intern

Position Information

178
M-F
40
Paid
Myers and Stauffer LC is a certified public accounting and health care reimbursement consulting firm. We specialize in providing audit, accounting, data management and consulting services to government-sponsored health care programs (primarily state Medicaid agencies, and the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services). We operate 19 offices nationwide and have approximately 600 associates. We have 30+ years of experience assisting our government clients with complex health care reimbursement and provider compliance issues.

At Myers and Stauffer you will have a career that is rewarding on every level of the organization. We are committed to providing our employees with:

• Professional growth and development opportunities
• Educational opportunities leading to certifications
• A diverse, dynamic, and challenging work environment
• Strong leadership, communication, and feedback
• A well-balanced lifestyle, that includes personal and family time in addition to professional and networking opportunities
• Creative and innovative solutions to challenges facing our government clients

The Intern will work directly under the supervision of a member of the accounting services management team and will provide outstanding service to internal and external clients. This position has the potential to become a direct hire in a full time position after graduation.

Essential Functions:
• Perform all aspects of a specific project or work in progress with a goal to train or continue to train the incumbent
• Possess and apply a solid understanding of the work environment; be punctual and present
• Possess a general understanding while able to articulate various services provided to clients
• Respond to inquiries and requests
• Strive to attain goals established by direct supervisors
• Positive attitude toward self, other professionals, clients, and Myers and Stauffer
• Ability to gain computer proficiency relative to administrative programs, spreadsheets, word processing, and internet research
• Professional in appearance and manner
• Additional responsibilities as assigned

• Intern must be working toward a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in accounting or related field
• Cumulative GPA of at least 3.25
• Active participation in student organizations and work experience in related field a plus, but not required
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Well organized with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
• Effectively multi-task with planning and efficiency
• Must be able to manage multiple deadlines and prioritize assignments
• Must be able to work in a team environment
• Proficient use of applicable software programs, including Microsoft Office suite
• Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time

Equal Opportunity Employer committed to employment of Females, Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and Veterans. A E-Verify Employer.

Posting Information

Glen Allen
VA
Accounting/Auditing–Public
Internship
Student
3.25

Employers: For those who require specific citizenship requirements by law, regulation, executive order, or government contract please select the option “1. Eligible to work WITHOUT visa sponsorship”.
Otherwise, please select both options (using the CTRL or Command button) to include ALL students (1. Eligible to work WITHOUT visa sponsorship & 2. Eligible to work WITH visa sponsorship).

Students: This indicates the required worth authorization needed for the position. If confused on your current status, please contact your advisor in the International Student and Scholar Programs (817 West Franklin Street; GEOIS@vcu.edu; 828-0595)

1. Eligible to work WITHOUT visa sponsorship
December 2015
December 2016
Bachelor’s, Post-Baccalaureate
School of Business

Why haven’t you applied for this awesome internship? 6124 / Energy Operations Associate Intern

Business students, what is going on?  You have not applied for this job and I am guessing that you just have not had a chance to see it.  My employer wants a strong candidate pool, so read the information I have provided from hirebusrams, and apply.

6124 / Energy Operations Associate Intern

Position Information
1
Flexible – Preferred Minimum of 3 days per week
10-20
Paid
Hourly Rate
9/1/2014
No end date
Associate will assist the Operations/ Trading group in various tasks related to the purchases and salse of natural gas and natural gas liquids. Duties will include:
-Confirm deals with counterparties and track using in house system.
-Enter production and usage data into system to be used for profit and loss statements.
-Track natural gas usage and transportation details to help prepare invoices.
-Job will require some data entry but in doing so associate will learn and be exposed to the natural gas market.
Candidate should be a business major with with high attention to detail.
-Microsoft excel proficiency is desired.
-Not required, but programming in Microsoft Access in addition to doing general business tasks would be highly sough after.
-The job does not require heavy analytics, but relies heavily on tracking and working with numbers.

Posting Information

Glen Allen Va
VA
Other
Part-time
Student
2.80

Employers: For those who require specific citizenship requirements by law, regulation, executive order, or government contract please select the option “1. Eligible to work WITHOUT visa sponsorship”.
Otherwise, please select both options (using the CTRL or Command button) to include ALL students (1. Eligible to work WITHOUT visa sponsorship & 2. Eligible to work WITH visa sponsorship).

Students: This indicates the required worth authorization needed for the position. If confused on your current status, please contact your advisor in the International Student and Scholar Programs (817 West Franklin Street; GEOIS@vcu.edu; 828-0595)

1. Eligible to work WITHOUT visa sponsorship
May 2015
May 2017
Bachelor’s
BU Accounting, BU Business, BU Business Administration, BU Information Systems, BU Business Administration & Mgmt, BU Finance, BU …

more

BU Accounting, BU Business, BU Business Administration, BU Information Systems, BU Business Administration & Mgmt, BU Finance, BU General Business, BU Information Systems., BU Undecided – Business, BU Management

less

9/18/2014
10/6/2014

Thank you for all of the Birthday well wishes!!!

How on earth did so many of you find out that I celebrated my 31st birthday this week?!

Um…well…Ok, so that might be somewhat of a stretch.  You might want to add another 18 years to that age.

Maybe I could say that I feel like I am 31 years old?

Thank you so much for all of the nice cards and emails wishing me well on my special day!  I did get a few gifts too!  Probably one of my favorite gifts of all times was given to me 9 years ago.  It is one of those gifts that you love more and more every day…..

Evan at School

Notice any resemblance to your career counselor?

 

New job posting, new employer: Associate Plan Administrator with The Newport Group

This position may be a good fit for those who are entry level and for those with experience.  If you are interested, apply through the company’s website.  The more I learn about this company, the more I seem to like!

https://rew21.ultiproworkplace.com/NEW1020/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*1A821ED4269C6DBD

Requisition Number 14-0079
Post Date 9/4/2014
Title Associate Plan Administrator
City Heathrow, Dallas, Los Angeles, Richmond
State FL
Description The Associate Plan Administrator will assist to plan, develop, deliver and service clients’ corporate non-qualified plans. Will assist with implementing, tracking, monitoring, and maintaining client non-qualified benefit plan accounts, fund investments and distributions. The Associate PA will support the Plan Administrator with facilitating daily transaction activities with the Trustee and trading desk.

Will review all documents for completeness and accuracy, while insuring all checklists are completed. S/he will work to maintain knowledge and understanding of Plan Recordkeeping system and functions. In addition, will assist in the implementation and ongoing maintenance and application of regulatory requirements for client benefit accounts

Requirements:
The successful applicant will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience. The candidate must have strong problem solving skills, must be proactive, resourceful and be able to exercise sound judgment. Ideal candidate has exceptional excel skills.

S/he will have the ability to build internal relationships and communicate effectively with others. The candidate will work in a fast-paced, demanding environment and will be a “self starter” working continuously under tight deadlines.

Mock Interviews: It was a lot of fun! Positive feedback from both students and employers!

This semester’s mock program was probably one of my favorites.  Over two days we had 25 companies mock interview 84 business students and alumni.  Based on the feedback I received, I think everyone had a good time.

I wanted to share two comments from my students.  The first is from a very shy accounting major who had a mock interview with Mr. Joe Becht (VCU Alum), of Becht Consulting.  ” Darlene, Thank you so much for mock interview.   I know that you care about everyone of us and I know that Mr. Becht, with his incredible accounting experience with the Big 4 and in consulting, was the best choice in helping me prepare for future interviews. I also talked to Professor Hill today too and he was able to help as well.  Once again, thank you for your love and care. It was very important for me to learn to build more confidence in myself”.

Another student said, “Hello Mrs. Ward. I had my mock interview with Joel Waxman (former student, VCU Alum) from Admiral Administration. The mock interview gave me an impression of what a real interview would be like. I learned my strengths and weaknesses throughout the interview. Mr. Joel gave me feedback on my resume and the overall interview. Later we discussed his job and company. It was nerve wrecking at first, but I did better as the interview went along.  The mock interview was a great learning experience”.

My favorite take away for this semester’s mock program was probably realizing that so many of the employer interviewers were actually my former business students.  In the first picture below, my student Lamin Koroma, IS major, is standing with Travis and Phil, GE employees in the IT field.  Phil is a graduate from VCU Business and as a matter of fact, used to work in the University Career Center! I have stayed connected with Phil and nothing pleases me more to watch his career continue to rise.  Currently, he is the Information Security Analyst at GE Corporate.
Travis, Lamin and Phil posing for a quick photo after the mock interview!
GE and Lamine
If you did not get the chance to experience the mock program this semester, don’t worry, we will offer it again in the spring.  Thank you so much for participating and taking the job preparation process so seriously!
Lunch mock interview pic
Lunch shot of employers, Dr. Miller and Mike E. having lunch.  There are actually three of my former students, now employers, featured!

 

New Logistics position posted in hirebusrams

Logistics/Supply Chain Management is one of the hottest business fields right now Bloggers!  Explore more and consider this area!

6154 / Program Support Trainee – Business Services

Position Information

Full Time
40
Paid
VHDA is currently seeking a Business Services Program Support Trainee. This position provides a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to understand the Authority from the prospective of procurement and supply chain management. The successful candidate will interact with leadership in the planning and acquisition of goods and services necessary for completion of the Authority’s strategic vision. The successful candidate should feel comfortable working in a collaborative environment and generating creative solutions to challenging procurement issues.
The job requires the ability to conduct independent research; develop procurement documents; facilitate meetings and deliver presentations; provide Associate training; and manage projects. A degree in business, logistics or management is preferred. This position reports directly to senior management. This is a fantastic opportunity for recent college graduates to learn the organization and grow within their division. The first two years will include leadership development and training opportunities as you prepare for a career with VHDA.

Posting Information

Richmond
VA
Supply Chain Management/Logistics
Full-time Entry Level
Alumnus/Alumna

Employers: For those who require specific citizenship requirements by law, regulation, executive order, or government contract please select the option “1. Eligible to work WITHOUT visa sponsorship”.
Otherwise, please select both options (using the CTRL or Command button) to include ALL students (1. Eligible to work WITHOUT visa sponsorship & 2. Eligible to work WITH visa sponsorship).

Students: This indicates the required worth authorization needed for the position. If confused on your current status, please contact your advisor in the International Student and Scholar Programs (817 West Franklin Street; GEOIS@vcu.edu; 828-0595)

1. Eligible to work WITHOUT visa sponsorship
Bachelor’s
9/19/2014
10/2/2014

Congratulations To Sidd Kumar: Job Success with the help of a powerful industry

I wanted to give special recognition to recent alum, Sidd Kumar (Marketing, 2014).   Sidd had been looking for a new position and was utilizing all of the typical job search strategies:  websites, websites and more websites.  Then he decided to let someone else help him to create strategies for becoming more competitive in the marketplace.  His solution:  He enlisted the help of a staffing agency, Ajilon.  He went in to interview some of their recruiters and it did not take them long to recognize the value in Sidd’s diverse skills he gained from some of his part-time positions and his professionalism.  In just one week, Ajilon connected Sidd with Bon Secours Health System, working at St. Mary’s Hospital in Patient Access Services!

Sidd reached out and told me, “I love the job and since working there I have made a lot of new connections.  I look at this as my foot in the door”.

When I asked Sidd to share any job search advice with my bloggers, he said. “The job application/search process is a very tough process, especially right after graduating. My advice is to make as many connections as you can, while you can, to help build your references and whatever you do, take advantage as many resources possible”.

The Staffing Agency industry has helped many of my business students and alumni.  If you are looking for a job, are you connected with one?

Sidd's picture for the blog