Category Archives: 2. Career Center Tools, Resources, and Events

Women’s Networking Forum–Reston, VA

A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, Accenture Technology Solutions is a global company comprised of technology enthusiasts who focus on delivering deep IT expertise to clients. As more women choose careers in business and technology, we have created unique programs to support women in their career development and progression.
Accenture office in Reston, Virginia
Thursday, March 26, 2009
10:00am to 3:00pm
That’s why we are hosting the Accenture Technology Solutions Women’s Networking Forum
for female students in the Washington, DC area. This is a one-day networking events at our local office for female students in their junior or senior year who are pursuing technology degrees. Centered on the theme of teamwork, these events will help empower a new generation of female leaders by helping female students develop and strengthen their teamwork and leadership skills. You will also have the opportunity to build relationships with
our female employees.
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Visit our website to learn more about the program and application submission process. If you are interested in attending, please submit your application and transcripts via the website.

Upcoming Career Fair—Public Safety

3rd Annual Public Safety Career Fair
March 4th, 2009 10am-2pm
Commonwealth Ballrooms A&B
Hosted By: Eta Lambda Sigma Inc. & IAEM
*All students of any major who are interested in the agencies may attend.
*There is no registration required.
*Please bring copies of your resume and dress professionally.
*If you’re not sure what to say to employers, check out this networking guide.
Agencies Confirmed:
US Dept of State
Air Force
Coast Guard
State Police
Prince William County PD
Chesterfield Police
Virginia Beach PD
Blacksburg Police
Target AP
Chesterfield Fire and EMS
US Capitol Police
IRS Criminal Investigative Unit
Newport News PD
Night Protective Services
Red Cross
Henrico PD

This Wednesday: C2C Fair –all majors welcome; REGISTER TODAY!

C2C Career Fair (all majors welcome)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Greater Richmond Convention Center
<a href="“>Register here
Here is the latest list of employers (as of Feb. 19th)
Altria Client Services
CapTech Ventures, Inc.
Chesterfield County Police Department
Dillard’s Short Pump Town Center
DMG Securities, Inc.
Douglas Aquatics
Eli Lilly & Company
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
First Investors Corporation
First Market Bank
GPR Consulting, Inc.
Greater Richmond Chamber
HCA Richmond Health Systems
Hometown Realty Services, Inc.
Interview Angel Inc.
Jason’s Deli
Lutron Electronics
M.C. Dean, Inc.
Marstel-Day, LLC
Masa Corporation
MassMutual/Capital Financial Partners, LLC
MetLife/Richmond Financial Group
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Old Dominion University
Rainbow Station
Reynolds Packaging
Richmond Times Dispatch
SagePoint Financial Inc.
Southern Teachers Agency
SunTrust Bank
Symplicity Corporation
Union Bankshares
University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies and Human Resources Services
UPS Freight
US Census Bureau
VCU Department of Health Administration
VCU School of Business
Venturi Staffing Partners
Verizon Wireless
Visual Aids Electronic Corporation
Wachovia Corporation
Wells Fargo Financial
Woodmen of the World Life Insurance and Financial Services
WWBT TV Channel 12

Upcoming Career Fairs

Radford University’s Career Premiere
Tuesday, February 24, 2009; 1pm – 5pm
Salem Civic Center (Salem, VA)
For more information:
C2C Career Fair
Wednesday, February 25, 2009; 10am – 4pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center (Richmond, VA)
Register here:
Employers attending (over 80 expected):
18th Annual Capital Region Job Fair
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009; 3pm – 7pm
Northern Virginia Center (7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA)
For more information:
VA Tech Directions Career Fair
Tuesday, March 17, 2009; 10am – 4pm
Squires Student Center (Blacksburg, VA)
For more information:
GMU Internship and Job Fair
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 and Thursday, March 19, 2009; 11am – 4pm
Fairfax Campus, JC, Dewberry Hall (Fairfax, VA)
For more information:
Old Dominion University Spring 2009 Career Fair
Wednesday, March 18th, 2009; 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Ted Constant Convocation Center ((Norfolk, VA))
*Over 100 employers expected
For more information, please visit:
Mary Washington Career Fair
Thursday, March 19, 2009; 4 pm- 7pm
College of Graduate and Professional Studies (Stafford, VA)
James Madison University Spring Career Fair
Monday, March 23rd, 2009; 12:00 pm – 4pm
Festival Ballroom (Harrisonsburg, VA)
For more information:

Still looking for a job? Try the C2C Fair: February 25th

Event Name:
C2C *09/ College to Career Fair
Register Today:
Sponsored by the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Over 100 Chamber members companies are expected to participate.
Open to college students in Central VA.
Highlights include an advance online resume posting system to allow students the opportunity to submit resumes prior to meeting with employers at the fiar. Participating companies will be able to access registered students’ qualifications prior to C2C.
Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St., Richmond, VA 23219
2/25/09 – 2/25/09
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Panel Discussion that will be held from 10 – 11 am . The topic is: The Health Care Industry – A Future of Change and Opportunity”. Please attend this session as the health field continues to grow and has opportunities in Accounting, Business, HR, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Pre-health, Sciences, Safety, Marketing, English , Foreign Languages,and many more!

18th Annual National Capital Region Job Fair

Students and alumni from Virginia Commonwealth University who are presently job seeking are invited to attend:
18th Annual National Capital Region Job Fair
Tuesday, March 10
VA Tech/UVA grad center in Falls Church
7054 Haycock Road across from the West Falls Church metro*
Sponsored by: Virginia Tech Alumni Association
*Parking is very limited so please take Metro to the West Falls Church VT/UVA Station (Orange Line).
More than 50 professional and high tech companies from Virginia, Maryland and DC will be recruiting for all levels and disciplines. No cost to attend and all job seekers are welcome! While this is a Virginia Tech Alumni Association sponsored event, it is open to the general public.
Come early to the “How to Make the Most of a Job Fair” session at 2:00 pm and learn how to work the room, what to say to employers, and what they’ll expect to hear from you!
Be sure to register online and submit resumes by March 5th. Visit the web site for more information and a complete list of participating companies:

Green Employers from the Green Job Expo 2009!

IEC Chesapeake
Corporate Accountability International
Apollo Alliance
Enterprise Community Partners
Environmental Defense Fund
Green For All
Bright Green Talent
Building Bridges to the Outdoors
Prophyte Solutions
Keystone Clean Air
Pinnacle Green
Grassroots Campaigns
The Sage Soapbox
Green Leaf Cabinetry
Health Care Without Harm
Practice Greenhealth
Sierra Club
Associated Builders and Contractors
M.C. Dean, Inc.
The Cadmus Group, Inc.
Clean Currents, LLC
Resource Dynamics/Green Building Education
Green Homes Blue Sky LLC
Veterans Green Jobs
Pepco Energy Services
Blue Green Alliance
American Wind Energy Association
Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Alliance for American Manufacturing
Green Building Institute
US Green Building Council
Solar Energy Industries Association
National Council for Science and the Environment
Federal Green Jobs Exhibit
US EPA Office of Brownfields and Land
For more details on the February 5th conference, please visit:

ICE Menlo International Cooperative Education session: February 9th (4-5 pm)
Are you interested in educational opportunities abroad?
Do you have a passion for traveling and experiencing different cultures?
Would you like to establish valuable contacts with leading businesses around the world? Find out how ICE Menlo can help you find an international internship or cooperative education opportunity.
Date: Monday, February 9, 2009
Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Building: VCU Student Commons
Room: Richmond Salon I

On- the-spot interviews will be offered to qualified candidates, following the presentation, from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. in Richmond Salon I. Snacks will be provided!
Opportunities for 2009 include
GERMANY: Well-known engineering, chemical and banking firms.
ENGLAND: Rolls-Royce, Mini-Cooper, exclusive hotel/resort
CHINA: Engineering, insurance, teaching English
ARGENTINA: Electrical engineering, computer science, tutoring
For more information or special accommodations, call 827-3686 or e-mail

I’m Graduating… Now What? How to Stand Out in a Personal Statement

Where: The Writing Center
When: Wednesdays at 3:00 pm. Workshop led by Ashley Oxendine.
So you’re almost done with your undergraduate education and you’re applying for grad school. Congratulations. Now comes the dreaded graduate school application. The facts and numbers on the application are easy: GPA, test scores, and so forth. The hard part is the personal statement. This workshop will focus on helping applicants write personal statements that are well thought out and attention grabbing, personal statements that help their applications stand out from the rest. Students who attend this workshop will leave with a better understanding of what makes a personal statement unique and how to sell themselves as candidates.
For more information or other workshops, please visit: