Monthly Archives: April 2010

Internships in Sustainability Consulting with Eco-Coach (http://eco-coach.com/) – Washington, DC

Internships 
Join us for the summer or longer!
We are wrapping up our interviewing process for summer interns but there are still a few days left to apply. 
The internships are part-time (15-20 hours/week) for the summer, beginning May 31, 2010, with the option for an extension. A stipend will be provided based on results. Interns can work remotely though DC-based intern preferred 
To apply, e-mail cover letter and resume to mailto:careers@eco-coach.com and include the internship you are applying for in the subject line. We can work with you to receive credit for the internship or help you with green career choices. Only potential candidates will receive a response. 
Marketing Intern 
Responsibilities 
  • Help with day-to-day marketing strategy activities 
  • Market research 
  • Event set-up and promotion 
  • Support social marketing
  • Skills/Experience 
  • Proven ability to work independently and take initiative 
  • Experience and coursework in marketing and/or social marketing 
  • Great interpersonal and written communication skills 
  • Interest/experience in sustainability consulting 
  • General understanding of Internet technologies
Research Intern 
Responsibilities 
  • Research topics related to sustainability on an as-needed basis 
  • Provide background materials for consulting projects (ranges from green building design to green procurement practices) 
  • Summarize research results
  • Skills/Experience 
  • Strong research and analytical skills 
  • Ability to quickly and concisely summarize data 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills 
  • Proven ability to work independently and take initiative 
  • Interest/experience in sustainability consulting 
  • General understanding of Internet technologies 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Public Relations Intern 
Responsibilities 
  • Help with newsletter, book events and client-facing materials 
  • Participate in special events planning and execution 
  • Research and outreach 
Skills/Experience 
  • Strong writing skills 
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills 
  • Interest in sustainability/’green’ topics 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Virginia Commission for the Arts, Norfolk Public Art Commission, Chrysler Museum and Virginia Alliance of Local Arts Agencies are delighted to present our fourth annual spring Mini-Conference inspired by our community’s interest in public art and creative

When and Where?
May 27th and May 28th in Norfolk, VA
Who should attend?
  • Local arts agency leaders
  • Tourism and economic development officials
  • Park and recreation officials
  • Artists
  • Members of city councils and county boards of supervisors
  • Local government officials
  • Chambers of commerce representatives
  • Leaders of arts and cultural organizations

For details, go to:

http://www.artfuldistricts.blogspot.com/

SUCCESS STORY: Vinita Phonseya

Major: Interior Design
Graduation Date: May 2011
Placement:      
Outreach Programs Intern, with the Education Department of the National Building Museum (NBM)
How did you find your internship?  
Through the organization’s website. They list all of the internship opportunities online. 
How the Career Center helped you along the way? 
The career center provided me with help writing guides for my resume and cover letter. Jeanette also reviewed and gave suggestions to edit and stregthen my resume and coverletters via email if we weren’t able to meet. She provided a helpful interview preparation tool and informed me of interview and position acceptance etiquette I would not have known on my own.
Any insights that you have for current students? 
Do not restrict yourself to specific positions or your “ideal/dream” position. Because it is harder to find internships, don’t only look for ones that are advertised or posted. consider all areas/positions with in your field of interests. Helpful advice I got from an alumna was that even just physically working in the environment of your field or industry of choice is still beneficial because you will still be surrounded with those specific professionals and will become more familiar with procedures, the language, etc. Don’t mass email your cover letters resume etc but rather make them as specific to yourself as possible. A great way to get your foot in the door is to visit offices and ask for informational interviews. It may be awkward and come off as pestering to you, but it is common for them to receive requests you will be surprised how much professionals love to speak to students and are interested in what is taught now a day. How a company is perceived on a website and how they are in reality can be totally different. A first hand visit is the only way to find out. Reach out to your professors and ask if they have any relevant contacts. Professors often keep in touch with alumni and are happy to give out emails. I was able to meet an alumna, after getting her email from my professor, who working in DC for lunch and she gave the inside scoop of the design scene in D.C. My best advice is be persistent. If you truely want that opportunity you will be on top of checking in with the application process, sending out follow up emails, know every info tidbit about the specific company etc. My internship application to the NBM was my 3rd attempt to be involved with the organization. I applied for a summer camp job summer 2009. Never heard back from them and I did not follow up. I tried to volunteer over winter break 2009, but was told they only take long term yearly committed volunteers. After I sent my internship application online, Spring 2010, I did not get an email response to set up an interview as the auto reply email said. After my follow up email a week later I was told that an email was “sent” to me the day after they received my application. I personally think it was just a test, because I have no records of that email. At first I thought I pestering too much, but it was better than sitting back and just waiting. You are the one that wants them, they don’t necessarily have to want you. 

VMFA Art on the Spot Statewide Educator

Highly motivated educator to conduct lessons for the VMFA’s statewide Art on the Spot in-school program for grades K-5. Educator will be responsible for learning and presenting lessons based on Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools. Educator also will be responsible for scheduling school visits, coordinating classroom presentations, and maintaining teaching kits. This position requires travel within the state of Virginia, including occasional overnights. 
Qualifications: Undergraduate degree from college or university in art education or education. Excellent teaching skills with at least two years of teaching experience in an elementary classroom setting required. Working knowledge of museum education programs and art history desired. Applicants must be organized, enthusiastic, and flexible and be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive approximately 250 miles/week using personal vehicle. Mileage will be reimbursed according to Commonwealth of Virginia regulations and policies. Some heavy lifting required. A security background check is required. 
This position is for an 11-month period, from August 2010 through June 2011. Pay rate is $14.04/hour (including travel time). This is an hourly position and does not include benefits. Average 25-hour work week will fluctuate depending upon teaching schedule. Educator will be based in the Central Virginia area, preferably in or around Lynchburg of the state. Applicants must be available in August for 2-4 days of training at the VMFA in Richmond. 
To apply, log into the Commonwealth of Virginia Online Employment System at http://jobs.virginia.gov to submit your application.  This position is open until filled.  Please contact the HR office at (804) 340-1485 if you need assistance. EEO/AA

Full-time and Paid Associate Designer / Intern – Magnani Caruso Dutton; New York, New York

Application Requirements
You must include:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Portfolio samples 

Interested  - apply through RamsRecruiting
today! 

You
can find out more by logging into your RamsRecruiting account. Make sure that
your resume has been approved before you apply for this position. You can do so
by contacting your Career Consultant or utilizing our walk-in hours:

 

http://www.students.vcu.edu/careers/resources/counseling.php#consultants

 

http://www.students.vcu.edu/careers/contact.php

Walk-in
Hours (left hand side of the page)

 

Don’t
have a RamsRecruiting account? 

It
is easy to get one! Stop by the Career Center in the University Student Commons (across from the Chick-Fil-A) and
request an account or email us at mailto:careers@vcu.edu

DIGITAL MEDIA INTERN PAID INTERNSHIP Editor. Writer. Producer. Director. How do these credits sound? If they sound good to you, read on.


OUR
PROBLEM

We wince when we hear this, “The
Career Center?  We have one of those?”

 

·       
We need to
improve our visibility among students and/or create a more positive perception
of what we do.

 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU: 

  • Access to
    technology for digital video and audio recording, mixing and editing 
  • Build your multimedia
    portfolio
  • Creativity:  You are the expert on what will grab the
    attention of your fellow students
  • Credits: Editor,
    Writer, Producer, Director
  • Academics: Seek
    approval from the School
    of Mass Communications
    for credit internship.
  • MONEY:  Hourly rate of $10 per hour for 10 hours
    per week. (Hours equivalent to a two-credit internship)

 

DOWN
TO BUSINESS: JOB EXPECTATIONS

  • Research and
    develop  messages for target
    audience (VCU students)
  • Collaborate on
    concept and script development, digital video and audio recording and
    editing
  • Collaborate on producing
    3 multimedia presentations for web distribution.
  • Web sites,
    podcasts, etc.

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL

  • Creativity,
    motivation, dependability and organization
  • Ability to
    establish realistic production schedule and meet deadlines
  • Strong
    writing,  interpersonal and team player
    skills
  • Previous experience
    with video and audio recording and editing, is preferred, but not
    required.  
  • Portfolio a plus (web
    or printed copies)
  • Mass
    Communications or Arts majors preferred; however, candidates from other
    majors who fit the above description are welcome to apply.

 

WHEN AND WHERE

  • August 26- December 11 (Fall)
  • Student who can also work in Spring 2011 is
    preferred
  • Your main hub will be the:

      University
Career Center

907 Floyd Ave., Student Commons Room 143

Richmond, VA 23284

 

 

 

WHO DO CONTACT:

Alicia
Aroche, Associate Director

University Career Center

akaroche@vcu.edu

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Send
resume and cover letter to Alicia Aroche by Friday, May 7, 5:00 p.m. 

 

Interviews will be held between Monday, May 10 -
Friday, May 14,  in the University Career
Center.   

 

If
called for an interview, be prepared with the names and contact information of
three references.   Also, if you have a
web or print portfolio, be prepared to offer that at the interview.

 

Important Notes:

If
hired, and you have not worked at VCU previously, you will be required to
undergo a background check, as well as provide documentation of your
eligibility to work in the U.S. 

This
documentation includes:  a driver’s
license/ state issued id, social security card, and birth certificate. 

 

Applicants
who are international students should consult with the Office of International
Education’s Immigration office for eligibility information.

 

 

 

Summer Intern; The McCann Worldgroup – San Fransisco, VA

Job Title:  Summer Intern

We are looking for smart, talented
people who want to make stuff happen for global clients like
Hewlett-Packard, iShares, Intel, Cathay Pacific, Wells Fargo, and Boys
and Girls Club of America. If you’re interested in digital, offline,
traditional and non-traditional advertising and marketing, we’d love to
talk to you.

The McCann Worldgroup SF internship program is
designed to provide a meaningful learning/working experience to students
interested in pursuing careers in advertising. This is a paid position.

Intern Program eligibility requirements:

•     Must be
currently enrolled in an accredited college or university – going into
your junior or senior year, a new (spring) graduate, or in the case of
two-year colleges, students must be in their second year;  
•     Must
have an overall grade point average of 3.0 (B)
•     Able to intern
for the complete 10 week program; June 7th – August 13th
•     Reside
in the San Francisco Bay Area during the internship.

To Begin
the Internship Application process:

•     Submit the following by
April 30th via the McCann Careers website (www.mccannsfcareers.com):
•     **PLEASE
UPLOAD AS ONE DOCUMENT that includes the following
1.     Cover
letter
2.     Resume
3.     GPA

DEADLINE:  

April
30th, all initial applications must be submitted to the McCann Careers
website by this date.

•     INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE
CONSIDERED.

Process
•     Selected interns will be contacted
for first round phone interviews and next steps.
•     Onsite and
second round phone interviews will be held the week of May 10th and 17th
•     Final
decisions will be made by the last week in May

Students may
choose two of the following areas for their internship:

•     Creative – The team in this department consists of art directors and copywriters who are responsible for the concept, design and execution of advertising messages in a variety of media.  Their goal is to create great advertising that also meets the requirements of the creative brief.  They must meet with account managers to ensure that all strategic and tactical considerations are addressed.  In addition to the presentation and selling of the creative idea, they must oversee all phases of production.

•     Interactive Studio – This team represents one of the fastest growing areas in the media and marketing world.  The Interactive Studio is made up of computer-based designers, developers, producers, and programmers, as well as strategists who understand how marketers can use interactive media creatively and effectively.

•     Account
Services – The team in this department works with the client to develop
advertising objectives and strategies and long-term marketing and
advertising goals. They act as liaison between the agency and the client
(this is what’s known as “being between a rock and a hard
place”).  They communicate the client’s needs and interests to the
agency and the agency’s point of view to the client and ensure that the
agency’s work is “on strategy, on budget, and on time”.

•     Account
Planning – The team in this department focuses on understanding the
consumer through an array of research methods such as focus groups,
ethnographies, phone/email surveys, and expert panels to relay
understanding and insight about consumers to the rest of the agency team
and to the client.  All of this is done at the inception, development
and evaluation of a campaign.  Planners work as an integral part of the
account team, partnering with the account, media and creative
departments to make sure that the right thing is said to the right
audience, in the right way.  

•     Finance
- The Finance department communicates with clients and employees,
dealing with everything from internal expenses to client budget
forecasts.  

•     Project Management – This team is responsible
for managing the successful execution of advertising campaigns.  They
supervise profitability, delivery of campaigns on-time, and on budget,
while meeting the client’s expectations.  

Hours, Length of
Internship

Summer semester interns may work up to 40 hours a week and
may be earning course credit for this period of time.  The internship
will run for 10 weeks from June 7th – August 13th.

Evaluation: 

Interns will be evaluated in their performance at the end of the
internship program  The evaluations are used to allow interns the
opportunity to give feedback on their experience as a McCann Worldgroup
SF Intern and vice versa.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY!!! – FRIDAY APRIL 23RD

Creativity / Commerce / Culture
Spring 2010
VCU Brandcenter Friday Forum
Apr. 23 / 11am – 12:30pm / VCU Commons Theater / 907 Floyd Ave.
Heidi Ehlers
Founder / BLACK BAG Creative Recruitment + Career Management
Topic / Camp BLACK BAG: The Boot Camp for Your Career
Descriptor / Having a successful career as a creative person takes much more than being a creative talent! It also takes a lot more than having a great portfolio. It takes strategic, considered thought. It takes behaviour that is alligned with the goal you have created for yourself. It takes understanding what a goal is, and what it isn’t. It takes a plan that will help you make that goal happen.
For 15 years, Heidi Ehlers has specialized in the hiring of creative talent – those
elusive souls that are the catalysts for any company.
She created Diary of a Creative Director© because she wanted to know: Do creative
people who achieve uber-success think and behave differently?
The learning from Diary of a Creative Director© created Camp BLACK BAG©, a
program that teaches creatives how to strategize a great career.
She founded The Talent Attraction Institute© – a methodology to help companies fill their talent pipe with the world’s best creative talent.
BLACK BAG creative recruitment + career management is the mother ship: a talent consultancy specializing in creative talent, creative departments, and creative careers.

Simplicity® Patterns is hosting an Inspired by Project Runway® design contest that may be of interest to your students.  It is a wonderful way for aspiring designers to exercise their creativity and skills while competing for a range of prizes, including the chance to have their design manufactured and distributed worldwide as part of Simplicity’s Inspired by Project Runway® pattern collection.  Additional prizes include a Brother sewing machine, valuable tools and shopping sprees at Simplicity.com.  Will you please consider sharing it with your students?  For your reference, I’ve included links below to the design contest page as well as to the entry form and rules. Below my signature I’ve also included information from our press release. 
  
More contest info here: 
Entry form/rules: