A Few More Volunteers Needed for the Mock Interviewing Program!

I know you are busy, but if you are looking for a job or internship, you have to take the time to give the employers what they want.  One of the things that employers want is a well-rounded student that has time to volunteer and give back to their community.  If you don’t have time to make a long drawn out commitment, but can spare a couple of hours here and there, then I have the perfect solution (one that you can put on your resume!)

Volunteering for the Mock Interviewing Program

I am looking for volunteers to help for the Mock interviewing Program on either Feb. 17th or Feb. 23.  I am looking for students to be “on call” at the Career Center (or nearby) for a block of time (see below) just in case we have a student scheduled for a mock interview but does not show.  The volunteer will need to have a few copies of their resumes available and be professionally dressed.

Volunteers will need to bring homework, their laptop, or anything else to pass the time because if all of the assigned students actually show up, then you will just have extra study time.   I will provide a quiet place for you to study.

Other responsibilities may include:  Helping with set up, escorting students and employers to their mock interviews, helping me with whatever we may need.

If you are available and interested, please let me know by sending me (dward@vcu.edu) an email and put “Volunteer Mock Interview” in the subject line, let me know the time slot you are available (see below) and the mock day that works best.

Extra Bonus!

The first 6 people who email me to volunteer can have lunch with our employer guests!  This is great for getting service and networking hours!!  (If the 12-1pm does not work for your schedule, let me know so I can make some type of arrangement to get you lunch at another time). 

There will also be a nice career office gift for you as well!!!

Volunteer Time Slots for the Mock Interviewing Program! 


9:45-12 noon



Business Career Fair is today! 10-3pm/List of Employers

Today is the day!!  I want to see everyone out at our Fair today.  Below is the employer list, BUT add these companies:

Key Risk

Virginia Premier Health Plan



Bring plenty of resumes!  See you soon!

Business Career Fair:  TODAY!!  Feb. 11th from 10-3pm in Snead Hall, both Atriums.  All business majors and alumni welcome!  Professional attire is required.

Auditor of Public Accounts Full Time Positions with Accounting, Information Systems and MBA degrees
ALDI INC. District Manager
Accenture Federal Services Federal Financial Analyst; Looking for Accounting, Information Systems, and Finance Majors
Airgas Operations Trainee/Account Trainee/Branch Trainee
ALKU Recruiting/Sales – Entry-Level Staffing; Recruiting Intern / All Majors
Altria All Business School Majors
Anthem, Inc. Direct Sales Agent/all majors accepted
Anthem, Inc. Direct Sales Agent/all majors accepted
AroundCampus Group LLC Summer Sales and Marketing Internship
AXA Advisors Financial Professional
Bankers Life Insurance Sales Agent & Insurance Sales Agent Intern/All Majors
Beacon Hill Associates, Inc. Account Executive – Business / Finance
BerkleyNet Product Management Specialist – Insurance, Claims Representative, Actuarial Analyst, JavaDeveloper,
BlueGrace Companies Sales, Operations,
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC Business Administration (Human Resources), Logistics/Supply Chain/Operations Management
Buckeye International, Inc. Sales Management Program/ All Majors
C.H. Robinson Account Manager, Carrier Manager, Sales Executive, Internship
Carmax IT, Business Analysis, Finance
Carpenter Co Chemists, Engineers, Business
CDW Entry Level Sales- Account Manager
Civilian Logistics Career Management Logistics Management Specialist / All Majors
Cobb Technologies, Inc. Business to Business Solution Sales
Commonwealth Surgical Solutions Operations Specialist (Business Majors)
Continental Underwriters, Inc. Internships, Underwriters, Underwriter Assistants / Finance, Insurance and Risk Management
Crown Automotive Sales
CVS Health Retail Management
EFW Business/Logistics/Accounting/IT/Sales
Fannie Mae Operations & Technology Associate, Operations & Technology Interns, Finance & Accounting
Fastenal Sales Associate – Business, Marketing and Sales Majors
FEMA Program Analyst and Human Resources
Foresters Financial Financial Services Representative


GEICO Insurance Management Development Program, Summer Management Development Internship
Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman Audit Associate & Audit Intern
Genworth Financial Marketing, Brand, Communications, Business Management
Hometown Realty Realtors- Business/Marketing
Independent Insurance Agents of VA All Business Majors
Insight Global Recruiter / Account Manager
James River Insurance Company Underwriting, Claims / Majors – Accounting, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management,Economics, Business
“K” Line America, Inc. Business Analysts, Logistics Coordinators
Kinsale Insurance Underwriter, Claims, IT
Kroger Mid-Atlantic Co-Manager
Landlock Pest Control Sales and Marketing Team
Liberty Mutual Insurance Underwriter Training Program, Underwriting Internships; Risk Management Majors preferred,all
Mapcom Systems All Business Majors
Marcus & Millichap Commercial Real Estate Investment Sales
Mariner Finance Branch Manager Trainee
Markel Corporation All Business Majors
MassMutual Greater Richmond Financial Services Representative
McBee Associates, Inc. Consultant; Finance ,Accting, Health Majors
McKesson Corporation Operations Management Development Program
Metro Systems Inc. Recruiters and Sales/All Business majors accepted
MMA Mid-Atlantic Client Management Interns/Risk and Insurance Studies
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Claims Specialists / Open to all Majors
Neff Rental LLC Sales Coordinator
Network Building + Consulting Site Development Intern
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Financial Representative Intern & Post Graduate Program Financial Representative/ All Majors
Owens & Minor 2016 Summer Internship
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. General Manager, Assistant Manager, Lead Counter Help, Service and Kitchen Team
Paramount Builders, Inc. Sales Representative, Door to Door marketers, Telemarketers, & Administrative positions
PIEtech, Inc Business Analyst, Contract Specialist
PITT OHIO Enterprise Solutions Representative Trainee
Plow & Hearth, LLC Design, Graphic Design, Marketing, others
Proxios Systems Engineer
Prudential Financial, Inc Financial Professional Associate/ Business, Finance
Red Ventures Sales
Republic National Distributing Company Operations, Sales, and Administrative
Rite-Hite Corporation Sales Trainee and Sales Intern / Business, marketing, communications and related
Robert Half Accountants/Auditors/Accounting, Financial Analysists/Business/Economics,
Royall & Company Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Copywriter, Art Director, Account Management
Rush Enterprises Inc. New Graduate Program Trainee
Sagepoint Financial, Inc. Account Executive/Financial Advisors
Signature Consultants IT Recruiter
Snagajob Sales; Internship
Springleaf Financial All Business Majors
State Corporation Commission Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Engineering(Civil, Electrical, Mechanical),
State Farm Insurance Companies State Farm Agents
STR Software Company Marketing interns / Marketing majors
Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inside Sales, Chemist, Scientist,  Associate , Quality Assurance Associate, Staff
SUPERVALU All Business Majors
Target Corporation Store Executive Team Leader, Store Executive Intern
The Sherwin Williams Company Management Sales Trainee (Entry Level), Management Sales Summer Internship
Total Quality Logistics Sales Representative
Travelers Claim Professional Trainee Fulltime, Bond Development Program Fulltime
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Special Agent, Security Engineering Officer, Security Technical Specialist, Diplomatic Courier,
UDig Business, Computer Science, Communications, Psychology, English, Engineering
Union Bank & Trust Retail Banking and Analyst positions; all majors considered
VCU Brandcenter Recruiting students for advertising and branding master’s program
VCU, Graduate Studies Graduate Students
Waffle House Operations Leadership
WestRock internships, co-ops, entry level full time in marketing, supply chain, sales, human resources and
Yount Hyde & Barbour, PC Internship Externship and Full time Entry Level Staff Accountant
YP Sales

Full-time Billing Manager Position at PIASCIK

If you are interested in this position, send your resumes to spiascik@piascik.com and copy dward@vcu.edu.  Put “Billing Manager” in the subject line.  The position is located in Glen Allen, VA.

Billing Manager

This position is responsible for leading and planning the billing operations and internal reporting for a 15 person CPA Firm. The individual is responsible for implementing and enforcing policies and procedures, to streamline an effective billing process and managing the firm’s centralized database, Practice CS. This position is highly visible and requires a strong leader with the ability to prioritize, plan, and take responsibility for all billing/reporting for the firm.

The ideal candidate possesses:

▪ College degree in accounting/finance/business management
▪ Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
▪ Strong leadership skills with an ability and excellent communication skills both written and verbal
▪ Proven track record for improving process efficiencies and solving problems
▪ Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently – good time Management required.

Responsibilities Include:

▪ Prepare and ensure timely delivery of all monthly invoices, both progress, as well as, time incurred and input weekly time of all employees

▪ Oversee and streamline billing and AR collections processes
▪ Encourage and sustain an open line of communication regarding billing and AR with executive staff
▪ Maintain the firm’s database on Practice CS – input staff’s weekly hours, input new projects, update project budgets as needed, mark projects as complete
▪ Proven ability to perform strategic planning and priority setting for a billing department – including realization reports and budget to actual comparisons
▪ Proficiency with Practice CS reporting – run weekly sales reports, maintain annual sales reports, input referral sources, etc.
▪ Handle all client billing inquiries in a friendly, warm, and welcoming manner
▪ Process all Engagement Letters – input clients, projects, and billing schedules into Practice CS


Visit us atwww.piascik.com

Human Resources Internship (spring & summer) at Liqui-Box!


Here is a note from a brand new employer interested in hiring a VCU Rams for the spring or summer.  Current students or alumni can apply for this paid HR internship.  The hours are part-time in the spring and full-time in the summer.  The position is located in Richmond. See the note below from our employer:

I am looking for an HR intern for the spring and summer.  Below is the outline for this position and we are looking to pay $15.00 per hour.  Please let me know if you would have any students in mind.  Ideally I would love someone with a lot of technical aptitude as well, as this role will be assisting with setting up approval workflows in our HRIS system.

Human Resources Intern – Richmond, VA


The Human Resources Intern will directly assist the Director of Human Resources with a wide range of projects related to HR compliance, recruiting, onboarding/orientation, employee benefits, and payroll. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Human Resources Intern will learn practical application of the following functions:

  • The interrelationship of HR and Finance in the areas of employee data and recordkeeping; payroll administration related to onboarding, weekly pay processing and terminations; use of a payroll management database and report generation.
  • The importance of employment law and compliance, especially regarding employment eligibility, confidentiality, proper maintenance of employee files and forms management.
  • Design of HRIS and Payroll systems to include set-up of workflows within the databases
  • Steps in the recruiting and hiring process, including: posting job openings, reviewing resumes, conducting telephone and in-person interviews, and making job offers.
  • Employee benefits management issues related to benefits enrollment and termination, troubleshooting employee benefits issues, and the customer service aspect of benefits oversight.

The Human Resources Intern must have the following qualifications:

  • Current or recent enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in Human Resources
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet applications;
  • Student Member of SHRM a plus

Please submit resumes to HR@liquibox.com and copy dward@vcu.edu.  Put Liqui-Box in the subject line.

Liqui-Box is a Drug-Free and Equal Opportunity Employer

Full-time Entry Level position for IS majors/alumni interested in Software Development!

IS students and alumni,

Retail Data LLC has a full-time, entry level software developer position available here in Richmond, VA.  Recent alumni or May 2016 graduates should jump at this wonderful opportunity.  They have the position posted in Hirebusrams and they are at the Engineering Career Fair today until 3pm.  Come by and find out more, and then apply!!

15882 / Software Engineer – Junior

RetailData, LLC

Position Information

Work Schedule:

Mon – Fri

Hours per Week:




Employment Start Date ​(Anticipated)​:


Employment End Date:


  1. PURPOSE: Primarily responsible for the development of web-based enterprise applications, with secondary tasks to include assisting other developers, contributing to software architecture, and assisting in the development of software standards. II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. With a moderate amount of oversight and support, designs, develops, and maintains enterprise-wide web applications using ASP.net, VB.net, C#, AJAX, JavaScript/JQuery, LINQ, and XML. 2. Designs, develops and maintains n-tier business and data tiers including a custom framework built in the .NET 3.5+ framework. 3. Sets up and manages IIS 7+. 4. Develops software using newer language and technology features of the .NET framework including WCF/WEB API 2.0+ 5. Keeps current with new technologies and software methodologies related to the Microsoft software development platform. 6. Creates and maintains code libraries and documentation. 7. Analyzes, tracks and fixes defects in current applications written in ASP.net, VB.net, & C#. 8. Other duties as assigned.


III. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 1. Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology with a concentration in programming; and 2. Minimum of 1 year of software development experience, or 3. Equivalent combination of education and experience. IV. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Understanding of the .NET framework version 2.0 & 3.5. 2. Understanding of the software development life-cycle. 3. Strong foundation in object oriented programming. 4. Knowledge of web development, HTTP, CSS, and JavaScript, and browser compatibility. 5. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills. 6. Ability to work in a team-based environment. 7. Strong attention to detail.

Posting Information

Location City:

Richmond, Va

Location State:


Position Function:

Programming/Software Development

Full-time Entry Level

Applicant Type:

Alumnus/Alumna, Student

U.S. Work Authorization:

Eligible to work WITHOUT visa sponsorship, 2. Eligible to work WITH visa sponsorship now or in the near future

Degrees Preferred:


Post Date:


Expiration Date:




The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) announces the Summer Internship Program!

I certainly appreciate staying connected to VCU alum in the area.  Erica Billingslea (M.A. in Economics) is one of my favorite former students who helps me stay abreast of internships in her organization.  Erica is a Senior Research Analyst at VRS and she just happens to coordinate the summer internship program.

She gives her time to VCU Business by volunteering for several of our professional development programs, such as Resume Express and the Behavioral Interviewing Program.


Erica Bills picture

See the information below and if you are interested, go ahead and apply!

Investment Interns

Open to Undergraduate and Graduate Students eligible to work in the U.S.

Posting Period:  February 9th – March 8, 2016 

The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) is the 21st largest public or private pension plan in the United States and the 49th largest public or private pension plan in the world with more than $66 billion in assets under management.  The VRS summer Investment Intern program is seeking bright and highly motivated students to work under the supervision of the Director of Research for Investments assisting Program Directors and their teams over a wide range of projects in one or more of the following areas: Global Equity, Internal Equity, Fixed Income, Credit Strategies, Real Assets, Private Equity, Research or Strategic Initiatives.

The Investment Intern can expect to gain experience and training in a wide range of areas including portfolio management, investment strategy, manager relations, data management and analytics, and operations.

Qualifications: Candidates must be currently attending a college or university in a Bachelor’s degree program or Graduate degree program.  Focused training in business, economics, finance, information systems, statistics, or operations research is preferred.  Candidates should have intermediate skills with Microsoft Excel or more advanced data manipulation tools.  Some projects require integrating finance, data management and analysis skills.  Internship candidates should be highly motivated students with excellent academic records who are also engaged in university activities outside the classroom. Candidates must possess strong analytical skills as well as written and verbal communication skills. The VRS expects all interns to exemplify the VRS values of Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability and Agility.

Salary is commensurate with experience, typically starting at $15 per hour.

To apply:  The VRS will consider resumes received in Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on March 8, 2016.  Send resumes to careers@varetire.org and copy dward@vcu.edu.  Put “VRS” in the subject line.

Human Resources Office

1200 East Main Street

PO Box 2500

Richmond, VA 23218-2500

Point of Contact: Paula Davies

E-mail:  careers@varetire.org

An EEO/ADA Employer 

An Independent State Agency

56 New positions in Hirebusrams!

To get access to Hirebusrams, use our career page (www.business.vcu.edu/career) and click on the Hirebusrams link.  Make sure your profile is up to date and your resume looks amazing before you apply for these positions!

If you have questions, please reach out to me at dward@vcu.edu. THANKS!

Employer Organization Name Job Title Job ID
VCU Department of Physical Therapy Administrative Assistant 15942
Canon Virginia, Inc. 2016 Summer Internship Program 15946
Virginia State Corporation Commission Associate Insurance Financial Analyst 15952
PIEtech, Inc. Business Analyst 15955
Randstad (formerly The Mergis Group) Accounting Receivable Coordinator 15956
PIEtech, Inc. Software Developer 15957
PIEtech, Inc. Front End Web Developer 15958
PIEtech, Inc. Software Developer Internship 15959
PIEtech, Inc. Business Analyst Internship 15960
AXA Advisors Financial Professional 15963
Swimways Corporation Marketing Intern 15964
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, CyberSkills Management Support Initiative Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative 15965
Davenport & Company LLC Research Associate 15968
QRC Technologies, Inc Junior Software Engineer 15970
Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance Summer Underwriting Intern 15972
State Farm Insurance and Financial Services Professional 15974
ThyssenKrupp Elevator Sales Trainee 15980
ThyssenKrupp Elevator Operations Supervisor Trainee 15981
Kirkland’s Team Member 15982
UDig Talent Acquisition Specialist 15983
P.A.G.E. Enterprises, Inc. A&R Representative Internship 15985
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Risk Assurance – IAS/PA Associate S/F 2016 – Richmond 15986
Gartner Account Manager – SMB 15987
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Temporary Hire Student Internship Program *Pay Band 01/02* 15988
AFLAC Sales and Marketing Intern 15993
Dominion Payroll Services Payroll Implementation Specialist 15994
Northeast Construction Inc. Estimator 15995
Dominion Payroll Services Accounting Specialist 15996
AFLAC Business Admin Intern 15997
SWIFT Associate Developer 15998
Macaulay & Burtch Administrative Assistant/ Law Office 15999
It Takes 2 Inside Customer Service/Appt. Setter 16001
Private Advisors, LLC Analyst 16003
Asta CRS Inc Business Analysts / Data Analysts 16005
The Urban Farmhouse Market & Cafe Business Administrative Intern 16011
AXA Advisors Financial Professional 16013
Estes Forwarding Worldwide Analyst, Customer Information Solutions 16014
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc Counter Help 16015
Performance Food Group Senior Internal Auditor 16016
UnBoundRVA Summer Internship 16019
General Foam Plastics Associate Brand Manager 16020
RePublic Schools Operations Associate (2016-17) 16030
RePublic Schools Operations Associate (2016-17) 16031
Wunderman Data Internship 16035
Wunderman Project Management 16036
Ad Vice, LLC Sales assistant 16038
WestRock Tax Intern 16043
KPMG LLP KPMG’s Summer Leadership/Discover Program 16053
Townsend & Associates Product Design Scientist 16055
Science Museum of Virginia Retail Sales Associate 16056
Goldman Sachs 2016 Goldman Sachs Graphic Design Intern 16057
ChemTreat Summer Sales & Engineering Undergraduate Co-Op 16059
ChemTreat Sales and Customer Support Representative 16060
Organic Account Service Intern 16061
Organic Strategy Intern 16062

IS Majors/Alumni welcome at the Engineering Career Fair on Feb. 10th

Here is the list of Engineering employers for the Fair.  It is in Snead Hall, both Atriums (Feb. 10th from 10-3pm).  Don’t confuse this Fair with the Business Career Fair on Feb. 11th.

Fair Registration Organization Name
R.E. Mason Company
IBS Club Software
Accenture Federal Services
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
UPS Freight
Crowder Construction Company
Newport News Shipbuilding
Whereoware, LLC
Atlantic Constructors, Inc.
RDA Corporation
Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Tata Consultancy Services
Cianbro Corporation
ColonialWebb Contractors
Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
Red Hat
PRA Group
Mapcom Systems, LLC
Austin Brockenbrough & Associates, LLP
QRC Technologies, Inc
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
Elephant Insurance Services, LLC
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Fannie Mae
STR Software Company
Amsted Rail/Brenco
ICF International
Industrial TurnAround Corp.
Henrico County Department of Public Utilities
PIEtech, Inc.
Joint Warfare Analysis Center
WorldView Solutions
Altria Family of Companies/Altria Client Services
Trimech LLC
Ippon Technologies
Porvair Filtration Group, Inc.
Carrier Enterprise
Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
Chesapeake Controls, Inc.
Thomas & Betts Power Solutions
MAXX Potential
Radus Tek Services
Ashland, Inc.
Synergy Technical
WSP| Parsons Brinckerhoff
Evonik Industries
MGA Research Corporation
RetailData, LLC
Old Dominion Insulation, INC.
AMF Bakery Systems
Capital One
Clever Devices
Virginia Public Access Project
VSP Technologies
General Electric (GE)


KPMG Day: Feb. 15th from 9-4pm (Office Hours)

Accounting Students and Alumni,

Pete Bartok, our HR Recruiter from KPMG, will be here on 2/15.  He will have open office hours from 9-9:45am, then an Information Session from 10-11am in B-2165, and then back to open office hours from 2-4pm.

The office hours will be here in the Business Career Center.  No appointments are necessary (first come, first serve).  Come and ask him questions about the KPMG Leadership Conference and the open positions at his company.   Below is information that he wanted me to share:

For any accounting majors who will graduate in May with 150 credits (or who are close enough to 150 that they can complete their remaining courses before Fall 2016), we still have openings for Audit Associates and Tax Associates in our Richmond, Norfolk, and Washington D.C./Tysons Corner offices.  There are also openings for those same positions in several of our other 87 U.S. locations, so if a student is from out-of-state and has a desire to work closer to home, we can consider those students based on the needs of the office they’re interested in.

For any accounting majors who will obtain 150 credits in either December 2016 or May 2017 (i.e., juniors who will not need to get a Master’s degree or seniors who are planning to enroll in a Master’s program), we are looking for Audit Interns and Tax Interns in Richmond, Norfolk, and Washington D.C./Tysons Corner.  Again, if students have an interest in another office not listed here, I can check to see if those other offices still have open internship positions for this coming summer.
For any sophomore and junior accounting majors, we are looking for candidates for our spring and summer leadership programs.  Because the demand for accounting students is high, we tend to start recruiting for interns well over a year in advance, so the students we’d invite to these leadership programs this summer would be candidates for a Winter 2017 or Summer 2017 internship with KPMG.
As a general rule, we’re looking for candidates with at least a 3.0 GPA or higher, and to the extent that a professor is willing to put in a good word for a student, we give that strong consideration as well.  As far as the information I’d need from the students, a great starting point would be:
  • A current resume
  • Their preference between Audit or Tax
  • The office they’d most like to work in upon graduation (preferably with a reason why) and maybe a second or third option that they’d be willing to consider
  • Their plans for obtaining 150 credits