Name: Rachel Troch
Major: Biology with a minor in
Graduation Date: May 2012
Company Name/Position Title
(grad school and program): University of Maryland School of Medicine –
How the Career Center helped you along the way: The
career center really helped me to polish my interviewing techniques. I had two
practice interviews, one for the prehealth committee and one for my medical
school interview. Ms Kohout helped me to focus on how I structure answers to
questions so that I gave concise but complete responses. The practice
interviews helped me to feel confident in my interviewing abilities so that I
was able to present myself as a qualified and desirable applicant.
insights that you have for current students: Make use of the many
opportunities available to you at VCU to assist applying to Graduate School or
for a job. I met with the Writing Center multiple times when writing my personal
statement. I also attended a seminar on interviewing held by Ms. Kohout and had
mock interviews. I believe that all of these contributed to my success.
The application for the Summer 2012 Department of State Internship
Program has been extended to November 7th. Interested qualified
students are encouraged to submit their application by the new deadline of
Monday, November 7th. Individuals who have already submitted an application will
be able to update, edit, and resubmit their application until the new closing
All applicants are encouraged to submit their application in advance of the
closing date to avoid any complications which may be experienced due to heavy
application volume in the final days and hours prior to the announcement
For more details on the internship application process, please download the
Internship Information Brochure (updated 10/27/2011, 998kb, PDF).
The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute is accepting
applications for the VCU Leadership Development Program class of 2012. The goal
of this program is to develop approximately 25 current and emerging leaders each
year at VCU who represent the academic and administrative units of the
university and the VCU Health System. Applications for the 2012 class are due
Tuesday, Nov. 1. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
–>We are pleased to inform you that we are are still accepting applications for
the following U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Specialist positions:
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, available for
worldwide assignment, including Washington, D.C., and able to obtain security
and medical clearances. Please read the vacancy announcements carefully
for all qualifications and requirements.
We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.
U.S. citizenship is required. An equal
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 Honorsnso@vcu.edu.
Name: Malcolm Barnett
Major: Information Systems,
Concentration: Business Analyst
Graduation Date: May 2012
Name/Position Title: SunTrust Banks Inc. Bank Operations Analyst
Career Center helped you along the way: The entire UCC staff helped me land my
job by setting up my RamsRecriuting account, teaching me valuable interviewing
skills and by helping with my Cover Letter and Resume.
Any insights that
you have for current students: The UCC is the key to becoming employed.
The successful candidate will be able to perform the following with or without reasonable accommodation:
- Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays
- Ability to stand for long periods of time
- Ability to complete all paperwork completely, accurately, in a timely manner
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
- Ability to operate a personal computer, wireless equipment, copier and fax
- Ability to work in other locations as the needs of the business dictate may be required.
- Complete all aspects of opening and closing the store in accordance
with written procedures. Submit all transaction journals on a daily
- Assists with inventory maintenance
- Willingness to handle rejection from customers
- May be required to wear a uniform
- Validate and report test results accurately and legibly
- Obtain and process blood and/or biological specimens from patient
- Calibrate, standardize and maintain instruments following
established procedures; perform quality control to ensure proper
functioning of instruments, reagents and procedures; recognize
malfunction and out-of-control test results and take corrective action
- Prepare reagents, standards and controls according to prescribed procedure
- Check supply inventory, maintain and monitor cost-effective purchasing and inventory control to prevent interruption of service
- Adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and take corrective action
- Follow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling/processing,
test analyses, report and maintain records of patient’s test results;
maintain records that demonstrate proficiency testing samples are tested
in the same manner as patient specimens
- Adhering to laboratory’s quality control policies, document all
quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and
BS/BA degree or equivalent Medical Technology experience
Certified as a medical technology or clinical laboratory scientist by
the Board of Registry of ASCP or the National Certification Agency.
(Certification as a medical technologist by the American Medical
Technologist is acceptable.)
Requires 3+ years of experience in a clinical laboratory.