Two Types of Mock Interviews: Practice with a Counselor (2/21) or Practice with an Employer (2/27)!

From time to time, we all need to practice.  If you want to practice your interviewing skills with either a career counselor or an employer, make sure you sign up!

Counselor Mock Interviews:  Wednesday, 2/21

Use this link to select a time for a practice interview with our career counseling staff.  Available time slots are from 9-4pm (with the exception of the lunch hour).  This day is for students and alumni who want practice with staff before they practice with an employer!  If you are still a bit nervous, then this might be the better day.

Mock Registration form Counselor

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Employer Mock Interviews:  Tuesday, 2/27

Use this link to select a time for a practice interview with an employer.  Available time slots are from 9-4pm (with the exception of the lunch hour). This day is for students and alumni who have interviewing practice before and now believe they want direct feedback from employers.

Mock Registration form Employer

How to register:

Registration is now open and it is on a first come, first served basis!  Please download and then email the completed registration form or drop off the form in the Business Career Center.  On the form, indicate ALL of the time slots that work best for you.  I am going to assign each person who registers one interview.

If you are going to email the form, send it to  dward@vcu.edu and put either counselor mock interview” or “employer mock interview” in the subject line.

Deadline to register:  Feb. 20, 2018

Location of the Mocks:

Interviews will be conducted in Snead Hall.  Please check in at our office at B1102

Prep Workshop for Behavioral Interviewing:

No RSVP or professional dress required.

Cintas Info Session: Today from 12-1:30pm (Recruiting for Rotational Management Training Positions)! Ideal for recent graduates and May 2018 graduates!

They have a wonderful Management Training program that rotates through the following functions:  HR, Service, Warehouse, Production, HSS, Sales, Six Sigma, and Management).  The position is posted on Hirebusrams:  Job ID 31008.

They will be conducting on-campus interviews on Feb. 23rd so apply through hirerams for the position to see if you can get selected for an interview.  Think you might need some interviewing prepping?

We have Interview Prep Mini-Sessions today at 2pm and two sessions on Feb. 8th.  You can just walk in!  See the calendar of events for more details!

Yes, Career Services Does Work!

What we do!

VCU’s School of Business Career Services is dedicated to assisting business students and alumni in defining and attaining their career goals. We recognize the need for differentiation in today’s competitive job market, and provide the necessary tools to help students develop and showcase their skills and experience. We help students graduate as professionals with a degree … and a job.

Services we provide!

Students and alumni have access to a broad spectrum of services and resources including:

  • Career consulting
  • Career plan development
  • Resume development
  • Interview preparation
  • Professional etiquette dinners
  • Internship opportunities
  • Career fairs
  • Employer information sessions
  • On-campus interviews
  • Networking
Proof that it works! 
Shariar, Information Systems, Dec. 2015
I owe a lot of my recent career success to your assistance. When I graduated from VCU, I knew what I wanted to do, but networking was not my strong suite at all. You helped me find a job and an internship which have helped define my career path into exactly what I was looking for. I’ve wanted to say thanks for a while now, and I figured that this was the perfect time to give you an update on what I am up to these days. It’s been almost exactly 2 years since I graduated back in December ’15.
First, you helped me obtain an internship with a startup company called Amicitia, Inc., which develops tabletop games. They were looking for an intern to assist with their web development needs. Being an Information Systems major and someone who adores games, this was right up my alley. I was hired after about 6 months and continue to work for them today as a part-time full stack web developer.
Secondly, you helped me land a job at what was known as IBS at the time, a small software company based in the West End that specialized in golf/country club management software. It was my first real 9-5, working in customer support. Because of this opportunity, I learned how to troubleshoot technical problems efficiently. We also needed to have a strong understanding of HTML and SQL, which I quickly learned to love. I was promoted to a tier II customer service technician within 8 months, where I got to deal with nastier SQL issues, logging UI software bugs, and all the other issues no one else could figure out.
I am currently working in Charlottesville, VA for a company called Alere Informatics as an Interface Analyst.. I’ve been at my new position for a little over 10 months now and I’m starting to feel like I finally made it. I love what I do, I love my coworkers, and I owe it all to your guidance. I had no idea what to do when I graduated and I feel like I’ve come a long way in only a few years. I aspire to continue studying web development and obtain SQL certifications so I can go for my DBMA.
Attached to this email is a picture of the Alere Informatics (now Abbott) Interface Analyst’s team (I’m in the bottom right corner in the green North Face). I couldn’t ask for a better team to work with and continue my growth.
Keep up the fantastic work, and thank you for everything Darlene!
How to reach us!
  • Schedule an appointment with one of our career counselors through Hirebusrams
  • Drop in on Tuesdays from 4-6:30pm
  • Drop in on Wednesdays from 9-12 & 1-6:30pm

IBM is hosting an Info Session targeting sophomores and juniors on Feb. 13th!

IBM Info Session
2/13/2018 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Engineering East Hall, Room 2219

Learn more about IBM’s Consulting by Degrees (CbD) internship program at this information session. In the Consulting by Degrees (CbD) program, you join a cohort of talented and committed colleagues on a two-year journey designed to develop you into a top consultant at IBM.

With over 1,000 CbDers on hundreds of different client projects, the CbD Program is an opportunity to experience a variety of roles, grow as a consultant and transform into an IBM leader. CbDers are supported by program managers, peer buddies, project managers and extensive in-person training.

APPLY TODAY!
Check out IBM’s posted internships and apply today!

– Business Transformation Internship – job #31343
– Technology Internship – job #31346
– Data Analytics Internship – job #31345

IBM is hosting an info session on Feb. 13.
IBM is targeting sophomores and juniors from the following School of Business majors:

Information Systems

Finance

Human Resources
Business Administration
Supply Chain Management
However, all School of Business students are invited to attend. You can find out more about the event here: https://www.myinterfase.com/vcu_engineering/event_view.aspx?token=GgQRiVrDiB+dZOj6FBlrxQ%3d%3d

Do you need a Summer Internship? Take a look at Performance Food Group with 8 internships posted!

I really like this company!  The internships that they have posted are some of the best experiences related to a number of business majors.  Go onto Hirerams and see the job descriptions for yourself!  We have had a number of VCU students in these roles and they have told me that they are amazing!!

Company Profile:

Performance Food Group is one of the nation’s largest foodservice distributors. Our network of distribution facilities deliver national and proprietary-branded food and food-related products to independent and national chain restaurants, quick-service eateries, pizzerias, schools, hotels, health care facilities and other institutions. We operate one of the nation’s largest private truck fleets, as well as 67 distribution centers and 13 Merchant’s Mart locations across the United States. PFG serves all 50 states and over 40 foreign countries, and we employ more than 11,000 people nationwide. For more information, visit www.pfgc.com.

Internship titles on Hirebusrams:

Training Intern

Financial Planning and Analysis

Brand Intern

Supply Chain Intern

Human Resources Intern

Contract Pricing Intern

Info Technology Intern

Sales Intern

 

The Events Are Right Around the Corner…Are you Ready?!!

Here is another heads up!  The events are right around the corner, so I hope you are preparing.  Have you seen the Calendar of Events?  I have attached it to this post so you can add them to your calendar.  Look for additional blog posts describing a few more of the programs in detail.  For now, these pictures could be a reminder of what to expect.

Remember:  All business students and alumni are welcome to participate!!

      Career Fair Prep Workshop:  Learn how to prepare for the Fair and craft your                                                    elevator pitch!

 

Mock Interviews:  Practice interviewing with an employer or a career counselor!

              Career Fair! Do you have enough resumes to go around?

       

 

                    Career Fair!  Make sure your introduction is on point!

      CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR SPRING 2018