Is your LinkedIn Account the best that it can be?

Here is your very own LinkedIn Checklist (forms are available in Business Career Services) to help when setting up your profile and some notes from the LinkedIn presentation by JT O’Donnell (thanks for organizing and sharing your notes from the presentation Katherine!)


Make sure your LinkedIn account, your resume and your cover letter are all representing you well!



More Success for Isaiah J. Harvin! He Continues to Impress Us All!

This is not the first time that I have featured Isaiah Harvin.   In August 2015,  I shared a post on Isaiah’s academic success (see below). He had just received a 4.0 in the spring 2015.

I am happy to report that in 2017, Isaiah will be in a new internship at Altria!


Please help me to congratulate our newest Brand Management Intern!


Isaiah J. Harvin

Virginia Commonwealth University | B.S. Marketing 2018 
VCU President’s Office Intern
VCU Residential Life and Housing | Resident Assistant
VCU Activities Programming Board | Marketing Director
Flashback on the previous success post:

Impressive Beyond Belief: Isaiah J. Harvin

Every once in a while you meet people so amazing that they make a lasting impression. I am proud to say that Isaiah Harvin is one of those people. He began coming in to see me his freshman year and I could not believe that someone so early in his academic career could be so driven and so focused.   Immediately, Isaiah became involved and engaged within the VCU community. He was one of the few freshmen who already had a full-page resume.

It has been great to interact with him regarding job prep and shaping his career goals. Currently a sophomore, Isaiah emailed me in May to share fantastic news. Despite all of the demands on his time with his leadership activities and community involvement, he earned a 4.0!    Here are some of his achievements in his own words:  “I’m so grateful to be at VCU! I knew that from my first tour around and inside the School of Business that this was the place for me. I have always felt that it is always important to get involved and get good grades. I have joined organizations such as the Student Government Association, the Residence Hall Association, and Business Student Ambassadors just to name a few.”

Leaving home and transitioning to college life can be difficult.   As an administrator in higher education for over 24 years, I have witnessed many students who lost their way and struggled to strike the right balance between full-time classes, working and staying active. As a parent, I look at Isaiah and I can imagine how proud his parents must be of all of his accomplishments. I remember saying to him last spring, “How did your parents raise such an incredible kid? “ He just smiled shyly, but did not answer. I remember thinking, “I hope my son (who is only 9), will be an amazing young man in college, just like Isaiah”.

On July 31st of this year, I finally got the answer to my question about how to raise a superstar. Isaiah surprised me and brought his parents and his sister in to the Career Center to meet me!  Now that I have met and interacted with his parents, believe me when I say the apple does not fall far from the tree.   They are incredible! That visit has been one of the highlights of my career.

Thank you Isaiah for being such an incredible role model for all of us!   Mr. and Mrs. Harvin, I thank you too!

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Summer 2017 Internships at Allianz Global Assistance (Marketing, Finance and Internal Communications)

Allianz Global

We have internships available in the following areas:

– Market Management

– Finance

– Risk Management

To apply online and learn more about Allianz Worldwide Partners.

Our summer intern program is a 10-week course at our Richmond office, beginning Monday, June 5 through Friday, August 11. The program offers students the opportunity to learn valuable business skills such as project management,
communication and interpersonal skills. Additionally, interns will attend various events such as networking opportunities, lunch and learns, volunteer opportunities, and lunch
with the CEO/President of the company. Apply today!

JOB ID NUMBER 22774 in Hirebusrams!

46 New Opportunities on Hirebusrams this week!!

Students & Alumni,

To get access to Hirebusrams, use our career page ( and click on the appropriate 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 THANKS!

Employer Organization Name Job Title  Job ID
SmartUp Digital Marketer – High Growth RVA Startup 22728
Virginia Resources Authority Financial Analyst 22729
SmartUp Journalist/Writer: Technology, Startups + Innovation 22731
The Wet Seal, LLC Asst. Store Manager – Tyson’s Corner 22732
Molina Healthcare Intern – Business Development & Research Analysis 22736
Elephant Insurance Services, LLC Pricing Analyst 22738
Elephant Insurance Services, LLC Pricing Internship 22739
Yukon Learning Operations Manager 22740
U.S. Army Audit Agency Auditor/Recent Graduates GS-0511-07 22742
It Takes 2 Inside Customer Service/Appt. Setter 22743
U.S. Army Audit Agency Auditor 22744
Ajilon Entry-Level Sales Associate (December ’16 Grads!) 22747
The Compass School Staff Accountant 22749
Ochsner Health System Supply Chain Leadership Development Fellowship 22750
Insight Global, Inc. Recruiter/Account Manager 22753
Boat America Corporation Claims Liability Adjuster 22756
Intercept Youth Services IT Project Manager 22767
Acorn Sales Company, Inc Social Media Assistant/Customer Service 22771
Venture for America Venture for America 2017 Fellow 22773
Allianz Global Assistance (formerly Mondial Assistance) Summer Intern Program 22774
Reynolds and Reynolds Entry Level Customer Training Professional (Traveling Representative) 22775
Sabreez Project Manager 22777
The Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) Research Intern 22779
City of Harrisonburg GIS Analyst 22781
Meadows Urquhart Acree & Cook, LLP Accounting Intern 22782
Anton Paar USA Product Specialist – Raman Technologies 22783
Pacific Life Insurance Licensing and Commissions Representative 22785
Virginia Retirement System (VRS) Investment Interns 22786
SIMA Financial Group Accountant 22787
Virginia Retirement System (VRS) Technology Intern (Desktop Support) 22791
Xenith Bank Information Security Officer 22792
Huber Engineered Woods LLC Human Resource Representative 22794
JB Hunt Transport Inc. Operations Manager In Training 22796
Castro & Company Staff Auditor 22799
Capital One Technology Boot Camp Associate 22800
WestRock Global Business Services Co-op 22806
Metro Systems Inc. Entry Level Recruiter / Account Manager 22807
First Investors Corp. Financial Service Representative 22810
Deloitte Consulting LLP Financial Analyst, Federal Engagement Financial Management 22814
CareerBuilder Research Associate with CoStar Group 22817
EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program Marketing Coordinator at EPA 22821

Marketing Coordinator position at Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.

Marketing Coordinator

Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., a leading designer, marketer, and distributor of small household and commercial appliances, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Marketing Coordinator located at our headquarters office in Innsbrook Corporate Park.  The Marketing Coordinator’s primary focus will be to provide marketing support for the product development and sales teams.

Responsibilities Include:

Planning, coordination and support of trade shows

  • Managing day to day marketing and product development support activities
  • Facilitate online marketing activities, including editing and adding new content, and reporting results
  • Provide support for the sales team, includes meeting planning, working on displays, and ordering product samples, catalogs and other materials

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent required
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and the proven ability to work effectively in a fast paced team environment
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks, be flexible, and maintain accuracy in details
  • Strong computer skills with MS Office Suite
  • Must be comfortable doing occasional presentations
  • A passion for cooking and cooking tools a plus

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.  Our employees enjoy working in a tobacco-free and drug-free environment.   We do not consider candidates who use tobacco products.  Military Veterans, minorities, females, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To apply for this position, please use the following URL:

EOE/AA/M/F/Veterans/ProtectedVets/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity



Executive Team Leader or Executive Intern positions at Target!

VCU Students,

Only 1 summer left and looking for a leadership internship?  Graduating and looking for a career?

Become an Executive Team Leader or Executive Intern and focus your efforts in a specific area of store operations, including Guest Experience, Human Resources, Sales Floor, Logistics, Assets Protection or Food. Motivate a team of 15-45 team members to improve performance and ensure guests have the best possible Target shopping experience during every visit.

Skills we look for:

  • Action-oriented leadership
  • Relationship-building aptitude
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities
  • Problem analysis, decision making and analytical capabilities
  • Diverse background, experiences and skill sets

Apply online at and create your candidate profile for: Executive Team Leader, Job Code: STO000LBA

Executive Intern, Job Code: STO000LBH

Once you’ve applied, email with your resume and to express your interest!

Kind Regards,

David Wyant
Sr. Campus Recruiter, Virginia/West Virginia/North Carolina

Summer Investment Intern Program at the Virginia Retirement System

Summer Investment Intern Program

APPLICATION: Please go to the Careers page on the VRS website at and click on the Commonwealth of Virginia Job Site link to view and apply for this position. 

Questions:  E-mail:

Posting Period:  November 30th – January 13, 2017 About Us

The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) is the 22nd 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. Our intern Program

VRS is seeking bright and highly-motivated undergraduate and graduate students who are eligible to work in the U.S. for our Summer Investment Intern Program.  Interns will assist 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
  • Strategic Initiatives

Interns can expect to gain experience and training in a wide range of areas including:

  • Portfolio Management
  • Investment Strategy
  • Manager Relations
    • Data Management and Analytics
    • Operations


Candidates should have excellent academic records, be engaged in university activities outside the classroom and possess the following qualifications:

  • Currently attending a college or university in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • Focused training in business, economics, finance, information systems, statistics or operations research is preferred.
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Excel or more advanced data manipulation tools as some projects will require integrating finance, data management and analysis skills.
  • Strong analytical skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.


Commensurate with experience, typically starting at $17 per hour.


Hey Information Systems students, Did you know that AITP Means Success?!

Yes it is true!  AITP Means Success!  I can prove it!

How lucky for you if you are an information systems major!  If you follow my Blog and  you are looking at job opportunities, you will see that there is not a shortage of employers seeking technical interns or full-time employees.  If you have strong technical skills and you are an analytical thinker, it is time to put yourself out there to gain first hand experience with one of the MANY companies recruiting for IT talent here at VCU Business.

What is you need to do next??

Join AITP, the Association of Information Technology Professional.  We have a chapter right here at VCU.  These students get plenty of opportunities to network with professionals in the field to learn more about IT career paths.  They have an employer speaker series, an employer Networking Night event twice a year and have several employer panel discussions to allow you to explore more about your major.  Don’t just join, get active with this organization!

Since I have been at VCU Business, I have seen countless AITP members land positions at Accenture, Freddie Mac, Deloitte Consulting, Capital One, Dominion, Altria, Cap Tech, Genworth, The Federal Reserve Bank, Newport News Shipbuilding, UPS Freight, Anthem….. and these are all job offers from this year!

Check out these testimonials!

The current President is Shaye Jarvis: Through being a member of AITP since fall 2015, I was able to realize that I needed to apply for internships. Career services helped me with my resume and cover letter. While AITP helped mock interview me, and prep me to be a young professional through the experiences of my peers. I obtained my internship with Dominion in May 2016. I am a Business Systems Analyst on their IT distribution team. I currently work there part-time during the school year, and I will be in their internship program again in the summer of 2017.

                        shaye-jarvis  Shaye!

I will also share that the past two presidents of AITP have found success at Dominion.  The president prior to them is working full-time at Deloitte Consulting and starting her masters degree in IT.


Eric Dong is also an AITP member, but you did see him too much this semester because he is in Georgia!!  He has taken this fall off to work as a co-op student at Delta Air Lines.  This is Eric’s second internship/co-op opportunity at Delta in an IT role.  Currently, he is a Data Analyst in the department of Operations, Analysis & Performance.  He will be back this spring and will continue as a full-time student and active member of five student organizations!  Eric graduates in May 2017.

eric-4  Eric!


Hello! I’m Andrew Peachy and this is my last semester here at VCU as an IS major. I am currently in my second year of interning at WestRock or formerly known as MWV. I truly believe that the reason I was able to get this internship was AITP. I attended the AITP networking night 2 years ago where I was able to meet with companies that were specifically looking for IS interns and positions. AITP also allowed to me to connect and get to know other IS major. If I had any advice for any freshman who is interested in IS it would be join AITP and start networking!

                         peachy Andrew!


I’m Gary Camper currently I’m a senior with anticipated graduation in May 2017. My major is Information Systems I’m mostly focused on the information security side of IS. This past summer I was a asset management intern at Technology Integration Group while also receiving a job offer for a cyber-security position at TEK systems. Since joining AITP I have learned many valuable skills that have helped me out on my job searches. One in particular was learning the STAR interviewing technique which I use frequently. As well as all of the other informative events AITP host over the semester. AITP has been one of the most influential clubs I have been part of since attending VCU.

student Gary!


Michael Dillon, a former AITP member, really became engaged with the career center in 2012 and was extremely active with the career fairs, info sessions and workshops.  This former VET did everything he could to get his name and his resume out there to employers, including attending Engineering-related career events and being extremely strategic with his search process. I just received an email from him letting me know that he has received another promotion to Project Manager at Freddie Mac!

Michael Dillon 03-25-14 Michael!

See this article which featured him from Diversity in Action.


Last, but not least, is Partap Singh!  I just featured him on my Blog recently.  Partap graduated from VCU in May 2016 with an IS Degree.  He landed two full-time positions, and ended up going with Accenture.  Partap was also an active AITP member!!

                    partap Partap!


If there is one thing that is clear about all of these successes, it is that AITP Means Success!  If you are interested in becoming a member, reach out to Shaye at





Alumni Partap Singh Giving Back By Recruiting New Talent for Accenture!

Nothing makes me smile more than a VCU Alumni giving back to the School of Business!  One way that many alumni give back is to reach out and try to attract more VCU Business majors and alumni to their companies.


Partap Singh graduated from VCU in May 2016 (Info Systems) and is working as a Technology Analyst in Northern, VA.

He has already starting giving back.  He emailed to let me know that his place of employment, Accenture, is still hiring.  Partap is more than happy to get your resume in the right hands at Accenture, so what are you waiting for!!  If you are a business major, preferable, Information Systems, Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain Management and you are looking for a full-time job, then send in your resume to me ( and I will get it to him.  Please put “Accenture” in the subject line.

Here is the job description:

As a Technology Analyst at AFS you are incredibly intrigued by technologies new and old, and want to explore this interest in a fast paced, collaborative environment. You want to be the bridge between your client and your team, helping to envision, design, and deliver solutions and innovations that could make a measurable impact on your country. Whether it’s gathering your client’s requirements or learning a new technology to craft a solution, your role is vital in the development lifecycle.

You might spend your day: • Working in an agile environment as part of a team that measures itself daily in terms of quality and speed of delivery • Translating your client’s business needs into technical requirements • Defining Features, User Stories, and Functional Requirements documents • Working with large and complex data sets to solve difficult and non-routine problems • Building a common set of technology capabilities across assessment, planning, design and implementation • Identifying client’s vulnerabilities and designing protection systems to safeguard their intellectual property • Identifying, designing and testing new tools and techniques that enhance our solutions • Supporting, monitoring and troubleshooting complex production applications • Designing, developing and supporting underlying application technical architecture • Helping create and implement Cyber Security strategies and architectures • Working with large and complex data sets to solve difficult and non-routine problems • Developing analytic models and work closely with cross-functional teams and people to integrate solutions • Driving the collection of data and refinement from multiple high-volume data sources • Researching methods to improve statistical inferences of variables across models



Basic Qualifications:

Accenture Federal Services analysts are well-rounded with a consistent track record of outstanding academic performance and high learning agility. We are looking to build our teams with individuals who are open, entrepreneurial and collaborative. • Bachelor’s degree (with a graduation date no later than August 31, 2017) • Legal Authorization to work in the US without company sponsorship now or in the future • Strong Analytical and Problem Solving Skills Preferred Qualifications (Not Required): • Bachelor’s degree or minor in Computer Science, Engineering, Sciences, Technology or comparable experience • Programming or systems integration related internship • Proficient in one or more of the following program languages: Java, HTML5, JavaScript, Swift/objective-C, C#, .NET, Python, Ruby, Grails, PL/SQL, PHP • Experience with Scrum, Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and/or Automated Testing • Experience with one or more of the following: o UI/UX design o Distributed computing tools like Hadoop o Statistical techniques using SPSS, SAS, R or similar toolsets and an understanding of exploratory data analysis, predictive modeling, data mining, statistical inference and/or classification algorithms o Relational and Non-relational data modeling o Amazon Web Services or other server virtualization tools

Full-time Operations Manager position at the Yukon Group, Inc!

Position: Operations Manager (Full-time)

Company: Yukon Group Inc.

Location: Glen Allen, VA

Date Posted: 12/01/16

A growing Richmond-based company and global leader in rapid e-Learning is looking for a detail oriented individual with a positive attitude for a full-time position as Operations Manager, reporting directly to the EVP of Operations.

Responsibilities include:

 Maintain and update multiple company websites

 Create landing pages and email marketing campaigns

 Develop detailed project plans for global projects

 Update project plans and provide summary reports to Leadership Team

 Assist with Open Enrollment Articulate trainings and communications with attendees

 Proof-Reading, Ordering/Printing, Shipping/Tracking Course Materials

 Answer Phone, File, Copy, Scan, Process Mail

 Ordering/Maintaining Office Materials

 Assisting with Managing the Office Environment & Set-Up for Trainings

 Enroll Students in Yukon University & Cameo

Minimum qualifications:

 Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in corporate environment

 Solid Microsoft Office skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

 Experience managing multiple projects

 Excellent written and oral communication skills

 Strong organizational & customer service skills

 Goal oriented & hardworking business ethic

 Experience working in an office environment

 Good team player with a can-do attitude

 Google Mail, Calendar & Docs a PLUS

 WordPress experience (desired)

Benefits include:

 Individual Health and Dental Insurance – 100% paid for employee

 Yukon 401K Retirement Plan – Up to 5% matched by Yukon

 Paid vacation and time-off days


 Send cover letter and resume to Kim Perkins at