Monthly Archives: October 2011

Snow Queen and Elf: Legendary Santa Positions at CMoR – Details available on RamsRecruiting

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

·         University Career Center Career Consultants by Major:

·         Walk-in hours (Spring and Fall) are Tuesday through Thursday 11 am-1pm; SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Job Outlook: The Candidate Skills/Qualities Employers Want

Spotlight for Career Services Professionals, October 26, 2011

When it comes to the importance of candidate skills/qualities, employers are looking for team players and candidates who have strong verbal communication skills, according to respondents to NACE’s Job Outlook 2012 survey.  

Survey participants rated “ability to work in a team structure” and “ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization” as the two most important candidate skills/qualities. These are followed by candidates’ “ability to make decisions and solve problems,” “ability to obtain and process information,” and “ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work.”  

The least important candidate skills/qualities on the list are the “ability to create and/or edit written reports” and the “ability to sell or influence others.” 

Following is the list of the employer ratings: 

Employers rate the importance of candidate skills/qualities 



Weighted average rating* 

Ability to work in a team structure


Ability to verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization



Ability to make decisions and solve problems


Ability to obtain and process information


Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work


Ability to analyze quantitative data


Technical knowledge related to the job


Proficiency with computer software programs


Ability to create and/or edit written reports


Ability to sell or influence others


*5-point scale, where 1=Not important; 2=Not very important; 3=Somewhat important; 4=Very important; and 5=Extremely important 

Source: Job Outlook 2012, National Association of Colleges and Employers 

The Job Outlook 2012 survey was conducted August 3 through September 23, 2011, among NACE employer members; 244, or 26.8 percent, took part. The report is available to NACE members at  


National Scholarship Information Session

Mr. Jeff Wing, Director of the National Scholarship Office, will be holding an information session about different national scholarship opportunities available to VCU students on Monday, October 31, 2011 at noon in Room 1303 at The Honors College (701 W. Grace Street).  Mr. Wing will give an overview of nationally competitive scholarships and discuss what students can do to prepare for these competitions and make themselves more competitive for the best graduate schools, jobs, etc. First and second year students are especially encouraged to attend.   
Successful candidates for these awards often have been planning their applications since early in their college careers.  Whether you already have begun to think about national scholarship opportunities or you are just curious regarding what it takes to compete for these awards, please join us to learn more.  A second national scholarship information session will be held on Tuesday, November 8, at 12:30p in Room 1303 at The Honors College (701 W. Grace Street). 
If you have any questions, please email

Fundraising Manager, Richmond VA

The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has been providing help and hope to kidney patients and their families since 1950. Today, with local offices across the country, NKF is meeting the growing public health challenge of chronic kidney disease with a range of vital programs and services for the public, patients and healthcare professionals.
We are currently seeking an experienced special event fundraiser or sales specialist to plan and execute fund raising activities primarily in the Richmond VA area.   
Execute the Virginia Kidney Walks and assist with other events as needed. Secure support from individuals, clubs and organization, and corporations. Identify, solicit and manage event sponsors, participants and supporters. Recruit, train and support volunteers. Develop sponsorship proposals and marketing communications. Meet budgetary income goals for the event and special initiatives. Oversee logistical requirements for pre and post events including onsite execution. Bachelors Degree and minimum 3 years related experience in Fundraising or sales. Experience managing volunteers and working with sponsors. Previous experience working for a non profit organization is a plus..  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal, organizational skills. Regional travel to Roanoke, Virginia Beach, Charlottesville, and Charleston, West Virginia. Some evening and weekend work required. Must possess valid driver’s license and have own vehicle. 
Send resume & salary requirements to:
 Donna Giannone
VP, Human Resources 
National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Tele: (212)-889-2210 Ext. 139
Fax:  (212)-779-8056

Institute for Humane Studies

IHS Public Policy Internships
Dedicate your summer to
freedom, friends, and your future! Public policy internships at organizations
located across the US, with a federal, state, or single issue policy focus. The
comprehensive summer program includes two career workshops in Washington, DC,
and weekly policy lectures by academics and policy professionals. Interns
receive guidance on writing policy pieces, sharpening their resumes, and
interviewing. A stipend and housing allowance is included. Apply by January 31.

Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
Humane Studies
Fellowships award up to $15,000 to current and prospective graduate students and
outstanding undergraduates whose career interests advance a free society.
Full-time students studying at universities worldwide, and from all disciplines,
are eligible. Select winners and finalists present their work at the IHS annual
research colloquium. Apply by December 31.